Number of games in database: 106
Years covered: 1933 to 1979
Last FIDE rating: 2099
Overall record: +40 -41 =25 (49.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
Most played openings
|B29|| ||Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein (7 games)||B06|| ||Robatsch (7 games)||B09|| ||Pirc, Austrian Attack (4 games)||D00|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (4 games)||A99|| ||Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3 (4 games)||A80|| ||Dutch (4 games)||D31|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined (3 games)||A10|| ||English (3 games)||D61|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack (2 games)||A04|| ||Reti Opening (2 games)|
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(born Dec-17-1918, died Dec-28-2003, 85 years old) United Kingdom
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|Frank Parr was born in Wandsworth, London. He was a strong and experienced player of both over-the-board and correspondence chess, and enjoyed one of the longest chess-playing careers on record. |
He was British Correspondence Champion in 1948 (joint), 1949 (joint), 1950 and 1956.
He won a notable game, F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938, in the London Chess Club Championship, that has since been published in many magazines and anthologies. He had a key position from this game made into an elegant tapestry which he hung on the wall in his living room at home. His son David Parr was also a good player.
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|May-10-04|| ||Benzol: From a recent article from Len Barden's Guardian Weekly Column.|
"Frank Parr, who won the Hastings Premier in 1939-40 and was one of the last links with pre-1939 British chess, has died aged 85. He was a feared attacker".
|Dec-17-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Frank Parr|
|Dec-17-07|| ||BishopofBlunder: I loved him on "The Tonight Show".|
|Dec-17-07|| ||brankat: While looking at his photograph I could not help thinking: What happened there?! So young, such a potential! And yet, as Sir Walter Reilgh spelling?) would say: "Even such is time ....." |
Either way, Happy Birthday Mr.Parr!
|Dec-17-08|| ||walker: Happy 90th Birthdy, Mr. Parr!
Is there a picture of that tapestry? Who was rhe weaver? Hope someone here knows.
|Dec-17-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Master Parr!|
|Dec-17-08|| ||walker: Still...anyone about the tapestry?|
|May-03-09|| ||GrahamClayton: Frank's son Peter Parr has owned the Chess Discount Sales shop in Sydney, Australia for over 20 years.|
|May-05-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: His game was below Parr!|
|Sep-30-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Obituary: http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/news/obit...|
|Dec-17-10|| ||fm avari viraf: During my frequent participation in the International Hastings Chess Congress Chess Tournaments at Hastings, England, I often met him & also witnessed his games. He was a thorough gentleman & a Wonderful person. May God Bless His Soul Peace in Heaven, Eternally.|
|Dec-17-10|| ||ozmikey: I met him only once, at the 1996 Hastings (introducing myself on the basis that I knew his son in Australia very well, which was true!). There was a great warmth and generosity about him which was immediately apparent.|
<GrahamClayton> I spoke to Peter a few weeks ago, he's finally selling up at Chess Discount Sales. The end of an era!
|May-31-13|| ||The Last Straw: Does anyone know his highest rating by any chance?|
|May-31-13|| ||Nosnibor: According to the first National Grading list in 1953 he was a 3A player .By 1957 he had risen to a 2B Grade.Equivalent to a rating in the U.K.between 217 and 224.This put him in the top 23 players at that time.The equivalent elo grade would have been approximately 2344.I boarded at the same house with him in 1969 whilst playing at the B.C.F.events in Rhyl Wales.A very pleasant gentleman.|
|Oct-28-15|| ||WizPip: I'll check to see if I can find any info on this tapestry, but I don't remember seeing it.|
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