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The cutting below, which reports on the 1953 British Chess Championships:

Fig.2

Which appears in this post (https://mccreadyandchess.com/2015/06/05/bedfordshire-chess-in-the-70s-its-past-and-its-future/) can be qualified by John Saunders excellent work on Britbase hereĀ http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/pgn/195308bcf-viewer.html. Please note the following that R. H. Rushton (of Luton) came joint second rather than second outright, as the local reportage implies. Games 170 [versus Bonham:he referred to in the cutting], 156, 137, 124, 112, 88, 78, 58, 37 (Draw with Golombek), 27, 14( bad loss to R. G. Wade [19. …Nxc2 looks highly suspect to me]) are all Mardle’s. I think it can be argued quite easily that Mardle is, with the possible exception of W. Ward, whose identity is a little problematic to say the least, Luton’s strongest ever player.

In the style of Tom Sweby I would like to apologize for the lack of input recently. I have time off from work but have been very ill of late.

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