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Kenneth Kirby
Number of games in database: 19
Years covered: 1958 to 1964
Overall record: +5 -7 =7 (44.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-01-1915, 104 years old) South Africa

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Kenneth Farquhar Kirby was born in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. He was joint South African Champion in 1959 and 1963.

 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Aloni vs K Kirby 1-058195813th olm qual. group 2D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. K Kirby vs K Darga  0-145195813th olm qual. group 2E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
3. K Kirby vs M Farre  0-147195813th olm qual. group 2A81 Dutch
4. K Kirby vs Bisguier ½-½27195813th olm qual. group 2D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
5. K Kirby vs P Ofstad  ½-½51195813th olm qual. group 2D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. K Kirby vs H Mashian  ½-½85195813th olm qual. group 2D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. M Rantanen vs K Kirby  0-144195813th olm qual. group 2D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. Aitken vs K Kirby  1-039195813th olm final CC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. K Kirby vs P Oliveira  1-054195813th olm final CD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. M Borja vs K Kirby  ½-½67195813th olm final CD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. K Kirby vs A Anastasopoulos  ½-½84195813th olm final CE61 King's Indian
12. K Kirby vs K Ennigrou  1-074195813th olm final CA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. K Kirby vs H Mashian  0-154195813th olm final CE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
14. A Tarazi vs K Kirby  ½-½59195813th olm final CC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. K Kirby vs L Wilken 1-0191961corres EURC29 Vienna Gambit
16. K Kirby vs Botvinnik 0-1481964Tel Aviv ol (Men) qual-AB08 Pirc, Classical
17. G Philippe vs K Kirby  ½-½621964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-DC59 Two Knights
18. K Kirby vs J F Olivera 1-0281964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-DD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. K Kirby vs J Durao  0-1401964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-DE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-01-08  Udit Narayan: Kirby is my favorite Pokemon :)

Nov-01-08  hedgeh0g: He isn't a pokémon...Kirby is a Nintendo character in his own right.
Nov-01-08  JB64: I knew Kenneth Kirby when I was a schoolboy at Westerford High School, in Cape Town, in the 'sixties.

He organized the Chess club, producing one of the strongest schoolboy (yes it was all boys in those days) teams in South Africa.

Although he never talked about it, we learned that during WW2 he fought with the Eighth Army in North Africa and Italy; in the artillery.

Great bloke!

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  offramp: He is quoted in the notes at Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963.
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  MissScarlett: Racist Farquhar.
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  GrahamClayton: Kirby also won the 6th (1955 – 1956) and 7th (1957 – 1958) South African Correspondence Championships.

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