|Dec-23-04|| ||Benzol: Reginald Joseph Broadbent
Born 3rd August 1906 in Durban, South Africa
British champion in 1948 and 1950. He was also 1st= in 1947 but lost the playoff.
|Dec-04-05|| ||chancho: Reginald Joseph Broadbent, played a game of living chess with Nicholas Rossolimo, at London's South bank during the Festival of Britain in 1951.|
|Aug-03-06|| ||Eastfrisian: ... And still living ?
|Aug-03-06|| ||keypusher: Author of a book on Bird's Opening, according to Tartakower. Has anyone got a copy?|
|Aug-03-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Of course there's a chance that he's still alive, but I think it's more likely that his passing away has simply not been reported and as such is still assumed alive.|
Anyway, in case I'm wrong, happy birthday Mr. Broadbent!
|Aug-03-06|| ||BaranDuin: Unfortunatly, he is already dead.
According to (http://www.arves.org/Biografie.htm) he died on 29.10.1988.
|Aug-03-07|| ||xenophon: still dead i presume|
|Aug-03-08|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
Picture from the Contestants at Nottingham 1946:
Back row l - r: Gabriel Wood, <Reginald Broadbent>, Philip Milner-Barry, A.R.B.Thomas, Barry Wood.
Front: Bob Wade, Frank Parr, William Winter, Robert Combe, Hugh Alexander, Harry Golombek, Gerald Abrahams.
|Aug-03-08|| ||artyom2008: happy birthday mr broadbent|
|Nov-23-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Is this Broadbent the same person after whom the 1925-1937 style of Staunton knight design is named after?|
|May-28-09|| ||YoungEd: I've read the Broadbent book on Bird's Opening--checked it out from a college library. Interesting and fun, though not groundbreaking.|
|Aug-03-10|| ||whiteshark: <Author of a book on Bird's Opening, according to Tartakower.> Now I know where Khalifman got the idea of his opening book series ...|
|Aug-03-10|| ||eightsquare: Happy Birthday!!!|
|Aug-03-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Reginald Joseph Broadbent.|
|Aug-03-14|| ||Nosnibor: Of all the games in the data base there is not one that features Bird`s Opening and even more strange none of his games from either the British championship of 1948 or 1950 for which he won both.To make amends and in memory of Broadbent I am attaching hereunder his last round win which secured him the title in 1950. White:R.J.Broadbent.Black:C.H.O`D.Alexander.Ruy Lopez,1e4,e5.2Nf3,Nc6.3Bb5,a6.4Ba4,Nf6.50-0,Be7.-
|Aug-03-17|| ||Nosnibor: Today we remember you Mr. Broadbent.You seemed to have stopped playing the year that I first started playing.|