Simon Webb

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Birthday
10, 1949
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 14, 2005 (55)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
10, 1949
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 14, 2005 (55)

About

Remembered for his 1983 International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster title, as well as for his 1977 International Master designation, Webb finished in second place at the 1975 British Championship and tied for first at a prestigious 1977 chess tournament in Hamburg, Germany.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he won the 1966 British Under-18 Chess Championship and placed forth in the 1969 European Junior Championship.

Trivia

Tragically, he was impulsively murdered by his troubled son, Dennis, following an argument.

Family Life

He and his brother and professional bridge partner, Roger, grew up in London, England.

Associated With

At the European Team Championship of 1980, he was defeated by then-rising chess star Garry Kasparov.