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David Pritchard

(Correspondence to the Editors by e-mail)

December 27, 2005

I am sorry to report the death of David Pritchard, author of the Encyclopedia of Chess Variants, at the age of 86, following a fall while in London on 12 December 2005. Several chess friends, including myself, attended his funeral on 22 December in Gloucester, UK.  David leaves his wife Elaine ( former British Women's champion ) one daughter and five grandchildren. At the time of his death David was still an active chess player and president of the British Chess Variants society.
Mike Adams
Guildford Chess Club