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Reginald Joseph Broadbent
R Broadbent 
Number of games in database: 61
Years covered: 1931 to 1954

Overall record: +24 -25 =12 (49.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C71 C83 C78 C97 C92
 Sicilian (8) 
    B20 B73 B91 B58 B72
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C96 C92 C97 C90
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E26 E20 E29 E42 E41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Broadbent vs O Friedmann, 1946 1-0
   R Broadbent vs G van Doesburgh, 1938 1-0
   C H Alexander vs R Broadbent, 1946 0-1
   R Broadbent vs Bogoljubov, 1951 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   London A (1946)

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(born Aug-03-1906, died Oct-29-1988, 82 years old) United Kingdom

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Reginald Joseph Broadbent was born in Durban, South Africa. He won the Liverpool club championship at the age of 20, and later the Lancashire championship three times and the Manchester championship four times. He was Northern Counties Champion 1933-46, the Surrey champion 1947, and the British champion in 1948 and 1950. He played for England in international matches against Holland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Australia, and has taken part in two international tournaments: London 1946, and the Staunton Memorial Tournament 1951.

Last updated: 2019-08-03 04:32:54

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 77  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Broadbent vs H G Rhodes  1-0481931BCF-ch 24th Major OpenC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
2. J A Seitz vs R Broadbent  0-1481931BCF-ch 24th Major OpenE15 Queen's Indian
3. R Broadbent vs E M Jackson  0-1371931BCF-ch 24th Major OpenC71 Ruy Lopez
4. R Broadbent vs Znosko-Borovsky  0-1271931BCF-ch 24th Major OpenC71 Ruy Lopez
5. R Broadbent vs H E Atkins  0-1211932Yorkshire - Lancashire mC71 Ruy Lopez
6. G van Doesburgh vs R Broadbent  0-1501938ENG-NEDD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
7. R Broadbent vs G van Doesburgh  1-0211938ENG-NEDC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. R Broadbent vs N Cortlever  1-0391939NED-ENGB72 Sicilian, Dragon
9. N Cortlever vs R Broadbent 0-1551939NED-ENGC05 French, Tarrasch
10. R Broadbent vs Prins  0-1541946London AC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
11. P List vs R Broadbent  0-1411946London AA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. R Broadbent vs O Friedman 1-0301946London AB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
13. Tartakower vs R Broadbent 1-0301946London AB20 Sicilian
14. R Broadbent vs H Steiner  0-1431946London AC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
15. J Stone vs R Broadbent  0-1741946London AB02 Alekhine's Defense
16. R Broadbent vs Opocensky  0-1481946London AB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. Pomar Salamanca vs R Broadbent  1-0371946London AD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
18. R Broadbent vs O Bernstein  1-0551946London AC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Golombek vs R Broadbent 1-0381946London AD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. R Broadbent vs W Fairhurst ½-½591946London AC71 Ruy Lopez
21. R Broadbent vs A R B Thomas  0-1411946British ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
22. F Parr vs R Broadbent 1-0311946British ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. R Broadbent vs R G Wade 1-0341946British ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
24. B H Wood vs R Broadbent 1-0301946British ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. R Broadbent vs Milner-Barry  1-0401946British ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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  Benzol: Reginald Joseph Broadbent
Born 3rd August 1906 in Durban, South Africa
British champion in 1948 and 1950. He was also 1st= in 1947 but lost the playoff.
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  chancho: Reginald Joseph Broadbent, played a game of living chess with Nicholas Rossolimo, at London's South bank during the Festival of Britain in 1951.
Aug-03-06  Eastfrisian: ... And still living ?

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  keypusher: Author of a book on Bird's Opening, according to Tartakower. Has anyone got a copy?
Aug-03-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Of course there's a chance that he's still alive, but I think it's more likely that his passing away has simply not been reported and as such is still assumed alive.

Anyway, in case I'm wrong, happy birthday Mr. Broadbent!

Aug-03-06  BaranDuin: Unfortunatly, he is already dead.
According to ( he died on 29.10.1988.
Aug-03-07  xenophon: still dead i presume
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Picture from the Contestants at Nottingham 1946:

Back row l - r: Gabriel Wood, <Reginald Broadbent>, Philip Milner-Barry, A.R.B.Thomas, Barry Wood.

Front: Bob Wade, Frank Parr, William Winter, Robert Combe, Hugh Alexander, Harry Golombek, Gerald Abrahams.


Aug-03-08  artyom2008: happy birthday mr broadbent
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  GrahamClayton: Is this Broadbent the same person after whom the 1925-1937 style of Staunton knight design is named after?

May-28-09  YoungEd: I've read the Broadbent book on Bird's Opening--checked it out from a college library. Interesting and fun, though not groundbreaking.
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  whiteshark: <Author of a book on Bird's Opening, according to Tartakower.> Now I know where Khalifman got the idea of his opening book series ...
Aug-03-10  eightsquare: Happy Birthday!!!
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Reginald Joseph Broadbent.
Aug-03-14  Nosnibor: Of all the games in the data base there is not one that features Bird`s Opening and even more strange none of his games from either the British championship of 1948 or 1950 for which he won both.To make amends and in memory of Broadbent I am attaching hereunder his last round win which secured him the title in 1950. White:R.J.Broadbent.Black:C.H.O`D.Alexander.Ruy Lopez,1e4,e5.2Nf3,Nc6.3Bb5,a6.4Ba4,Nf6.50-0,Be7.- 6Re1,b5.7Bb3,0-0.8d3,d6.9c3,Na5.10Bc2,c5.11Nbd2,-
Rg8.50Nh6,Black Resigns.1-0
Aug-03-17  Nosnibor: Today we remember you Mr. Broadbent.You seemed to have stopped playing the year that I first started playing.

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