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Frank Parr
F Parr 
 
Number of games in database: 157
Years covered: 1933 to 1982
Last FIDE rating: 2099
Overall record: +51 -58 =48 (47.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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FRANK PARR
(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.

Parr won Hastings (1939/40). 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 City of London C.C. 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.

Wikipedia article: Frank Parr

Last updated: 2021-04-25 14:20:32

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 157  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Parr vs E R Shaw  1-0291933London Boys ChampionshipD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
2. F Parr vs P B Cook  1-0281935London Boys ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. F Parr vs J Dean 1-0331935British Boys ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. W Schelfhout vs F Parr  1-0431937MinimatchA09 Reti Opening
5. F Parr vs A Lenton  1-0311937BCF-ch 30thD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. H G Rhodes vs F Parr  0-1501937BCF-ch 30thD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. H Atkins vs F Parr  1-0291937BCF-ch 30thD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. F Parr vs G Wheatcroft 1-0301938City Of London CC ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
9. Alekhine vs F Parr 1-0581938Simul, 21bB54 Sicilian
10. E Mulder vs F Parr 0-1231939NED-ENGE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. F Parr vs E Mulder  ½-½371939NED-ENGE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
12. F Parr vs A J Mackenzie  1-0331939Hastings 1939/40D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
13. F Parr vs H G Schenk  1-0311940Hastings 1939/40D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. G Abrahams vs F Parr  0-1371946BCF-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. F Parr vs R Broadbent 1-0311946BCF-chD00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. R F Combe vs F Parr  0-1381946BCF-chE72 King's Indian
17. F Parr vs C H Alexander  0-1511946BCF-chD00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. A R B Thomas vs F Parr  1-0221946BCF-chB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
19. W Winter vs F Parr  1-0371946BCF-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. F Parr vs R G Wade 0-1311946BCF-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. B H Wood vs F Parr  1-0521946BCF-chA03 Bird's Opening
22. F Parr vs Milner-Barry  0-1581946BCF-chD00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. G Wood vs F Parr  1-0401946BCF-chE91 King's Indian
24. F Parr vs Golombek ½-½191946BCF-chE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
25. D E A Riley vs F Parr 0-1201949BCF-ch 36thE61 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-10-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

PARR, Frank
http://www.bidmonfa.com/parr_frank....
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Dec-17-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Obituary: http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/news/obit...
Dec-17-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Mar-05-17  WizPip: Whilst going through my grandfather's photo collection I came across a 1975 photo of the tapestry! It was faded and blurry, so I've done my best to enhance it: http://imgur.com/a/qMuw8
Mar-05-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Do you know where in Wandsworth he was born? Feel free to go to street level - I know Wandsworth very well.
Apr-25-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  John Saunders: The obituary linked to above can now be found here: https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/a...
Apr-25-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: <WizPip>. That's wonderful that you were able to find the photo and enhance it. Thank you so much for taking the trouble and letting us all see the tapestry!
Apr-25-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: According to Chessmetrics, Frank Parr was the No. 233 player in the world in November 1946 and January 1947. His highest rating by their reckoning was 2463 in September 1955 (at which time he was No. 250 in the world). http://chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/Play...

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