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Reginald Walter Bonham
Number of games in database: 18
Years covered: 1934 to 1954
Overall record: +4 -10 =4 (33.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-31-1906, died Mar-16-1984, 78 years old) United Kingdom

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Reginald Walter Bonham was born in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, England. He was Blind World Champion in 1958 and Correspondence Blind World Champion in 1957, 1959, 1961, 1964 (jointly) and 1966. He was also British Correspondence Champion in 1943, 1947 (jointly) and 1951 (jointly). He passed away in Worcester in 1984.

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 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A P Lacy-Hulbert vs R W Bonham  1-0261934Midlands Individual ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
2. D E McNab vs R W Bonham  1-0231945Shropshire & Herefordshire v Worcestershire County MatchA48 King's Indian
3. R W Bonham vs L Alster 1-0401947Match MCCU-CZEE72 King's Indian
4. L Alster vs R W Bonham ½-½511947Match MCCU-CZED62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
5. R W Bonham vs E A Isles  0-1331950British ChampionshipD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
6. H Israel vs R W Bonham  0-1551953BCF-chB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. R W Bonham vs S Davey  1-0191953BCF-chD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. Milner-Barry vs R W Bonham  1-0631953BCF-chB56 Sicilian
9. R W Bonham vs A Y Green  1-0321953BCF-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. M J Franklin vs R W Bonham  ½-½301953BCF-chE72 King's Indian
11. R W Bonham vs R G Wade  0-1251953BCF-chE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
12. C H Alexander vs R W Bonham  1-0291953BCF-chB56 Sicilian
13. R W Bonham vs D Hooper  0-1821953BCF-chD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
14. T H Wise vs R W Bonham  ½-½281953BCF-chE60 King's Indian Defense
15. R W Bonham vs P Clarke  ½-½201953BCF-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. D Mardle vs R W Bonham  1-0191953BCF-chB56 Sicilian
17. R W Bonham vs B Koch  0-1271954Dyckhoff mem-A corr5456D85 Grunfeld
18. R W Bonham vs L Schmid  0-1461954Dyckhoff mem-A corr5456A43 Old Benoni
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  Benzol: Reginald Walter Bonham
Born 31st January 1906 in St Neots
Died 16th March 1984 in Worcester
Blind World Champion in 1958
Correspondence Blind World Champion 1957, 1959, 1961, 1964 (joint) and 1966. British Correspondence Champion 1943, 1947 (joint) and 1951 (joint).
Dec-12-05  cyclemath: Here's Bonham on the losing end of a short game against Peter Gibbs, who was one of England's prominent players in the 50s and 60s. This was played on Gibbs's 21st birthday.

R.W. Bonham White
P.C. Gibbs Black
British Championship Qualifier 1955 King's Indian Defence

1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 g3 Bg7 4 Bg2 0-0 5 0-0 d6 6 c4 c5 7 Nc3 Nc6 8 h3 Bd7 9 Kh2? cxd4 10 Nxd4 Nxd4 11 Qxd4 Ng4+ 0-1

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  wordfunph: Reginald Bonham co-authored these books with R. Wormald..

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Jan-31-18  Nosnibor: I recall playing Reg.Bonham in a British Qualifying section in March 1964.The game was a Gruenfeld Defence by myself and finished as a draw. I accepted his offer as a draw because although I had a won game after 25 moves the time on my clock had almost expired.. Mr. Bonham was a kindly gentleman and it was a pleasure to play him although at that time I did not know of his achievements in winning the Blind World Championships in prior years.
Jan-30-20  BIDMONFA: Reginald Walter Bonham

BONHAM, Reginald

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  MissScarlett: (Portsmouth) Evening News, April 20th 1951, p.6:

<Last night the blind player, R. W. Bonham, Midland champion in 1949 and 1950, played simultaneous games against 12 opponents, winning eight and drawing four.

Mr. Bonham is an expert in blindfold chess play, and next year hopes to set up a new English record by playing 16 simultaneous games.>

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