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Keith Bevan Richardson
Number of games in database: 91
Years covered: 1960 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 1967
Highest rating achieved in database: 2250
Overall record: +33 -28 =30 (52.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   I W Sharpe vs K B Richardson (Nov-04-12) 0-1
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   K B Richardson vs F van Assendelft (Jul-15-12) 0-1

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(born Feb-02-1942, died Apr-10-2017, 75 years old) United Kingdom

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Keith Bevan Richardson was born in Nottingham, England. Awarded the IMC title in 1968 and the GMC title in 1975, he finished 3rd= in the World Correspondence Championships of 1975 and 1984.

Last updated: 2017-04-26 14:38:29

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Koltanowski vs K B Richardson 1-0121960Simul blind 1/56C55 Two Knights Defense
2. K B Richardson vs Wade  0-1361961Appleby-FrodinghamE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. J A Sutton vs K B Richardson  ½-½611961Appleby-FrodinghamC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
4. K B Richardson vs D A Smith  1-0371961Appleby-FrodinghamA53 Old Indian
5. K B Richardson vs J A Lawrence  ½-½441961Appleby-FrodinghamE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. P M Shaw vs K B Richardson  0-1361961Appleby-FrodinghamA16 English
7. K B Richardson vs C Zuidema  ½-½3619631st Niemeyer tournamentC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
8. Dick van Enk vs K B Richardson  0-13119631st Niemeyer tournamentE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
9. J Sloth vs K B Richardson  1-0561964WchT U26 11th qual-BA10 English
10. J T Farrand vs K B Richardson  0-1521968BCF-chA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
11. K B Richardson vs Hartston  ½-½291968BCF-chB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. G Speed vs K B Richardson  0-1291968BCF-chB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. K B Richardson vs J Penrose  0-1501968BCF-chB07 Pirc
14. B Cafferty vs K B Richardson  ½-½251968BCF-chB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. K B Richardson vs C Hilton  ½-½561968BCF-chC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
16. M H Horton vs K B Richardson  ½-½601968BCF-chB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
17. K B Richardson vs C W Pritchett  0-1291968BCF-chE17 Queen's Indian
18. K B Richardson vs F Parr  1-0561968BCF-chB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
19. A H Williams vs K B Richardson  ½-½241968BCF-chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. K B Richardson vs N Littlewood  1-0201968BCF-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. K B Richardson vs Keene  0-133196919th Autumn CongressB07 Pirc
22. H Cording vs K B Richardson  ½-½1719727th CC World Ch Final 7276E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
23. K B Richardson vs F Brglez  0-14419727th CC World Ch Final 7276C67 Ruy Lopez
24. K B Richardson vs V Zagorovsky  0-1371972W-ch7 corr7278B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
25. K B Richardson vs J Zapletal  1-03119727th CC World Ch Final 7276C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
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Nov-19-14  ljfyffe: Member of the CC Olympiad VII and VIII team in Final (1972-1976;1977-1982).
Jul-06-15  ljfyffe: In 1972-76 Vll World Correspondence Championship Final Richardson scored 11/16; in 1978-1984 X Final scored 10/15.
Jul-06-15  ljfyffe: In1984-1991 XII World Correspondence Chess Championship Final Richardson scored 3/14.
Apr-22-17  Nosnibor: Sad news just learned that Keith passed away recently following a long illness. Played him once sometme in 1967 when the game was drawn Always a gentleman and became a very strong C C player
Apr-26-17  Nosnibor: Further to my recent post Keith was playing in a tournament in Cannes when after three rounds he was forced to withdraw through illness and return home where he died a few days later on the 10th April. He leaves a widow Sandra and two sons. There are many tributes to him on the English Chess Forum.
Apr-27-17  Nosnibor: In 1962 he won the British Junior Championship with 8/11 Some five years later I met him in a club match when I played top board for Leicester against Nottingham. White: J K Robinson, Black: K B Richardson, Sicilian Defence Ply Count B96 1e4,c5.2Nf3,e6.3d4,cxd4.4Nxd4,Nc6.5Be3,Nf6.6Nd2,- e5.7Nxc6,bxc6.8Bd3,d6.9h3,Be7.100-0,0-0.11Nf3,Qc- 7.12c3,d5.13Qc2,Rb8.14Rfe1,dxe4.15Bxe4,Nxe4.16Qx- e4,Rxb2.17Nxe5,Bf6.18Nc4,Rb5.19Bf4,Qd7.20Re3,Rd5- .21Rae1,Ba6.22Ne5,Bxe5.23Bxe5,Bd3.24Qa4,Bg6.25bG- 3,c5.26Qxd7,Dxd7.27Re7,Rxe7.28Rxe7,a6.29Rc7,Bb1.- 30a3,f6.31Bd6,Rd8,32Bxc5,Rd1+.33Kh2,Be4.34Re7,Bf- 5.35Bb4,Rc1.36Ra7,Bd3.Draw agreed .
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  ChessHigherCat: You wouldn't be J K Robinson by any chance? I know the name Nosnibor from the character in Erewhon.
Apr-28-17  Nosnibor: <ChessHigherCat> That is my name and I am surprised that as you are from Costa Rica that you have read the novel"Nowhere"by the Victorian author Butler. I promise that I was not aware of the original connection!
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  ChessHigherCat: Hi Nosnibor, You knew about "Erewhon" and "Nowhere", right? I'm an American expat and I've never read so much since I've been here, even though the bookstores are terrible, thanks to and amazon kindle (no this is not an ad:-) I've always traveled a lot and before it was a big problem trying to lug around a lot of books and dictionaries but now they're all on my hard drive. Anyway, cheers, and I didn't mean to pry, I just couldn't resist when I saw your handle and read your post.
Apr-28-17  Nosnibor: This is definitely not Keith Richardson playing black in this game but some novice. During 1960 he was attending Nottingham High School studying for his A Level Examinations. In August of that year he played in my home town of Leicester by competing in the British Boys Championship where he finished 5th equal on 8/11.
Apr-28-17  Nosnibor: In my last post I am referring to the 1960 game that he supposedly played against Koltanowski.
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  GrahamClayton: Richardson had a lengthy career with Barclays Bank in London, which gave him the stability required to devote his time to top-level international CC.
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