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.
Early in his career, he won the 1966 British Under-18 Chess Championship and placed forth in the 1969 European Junior Championship.
Tragically, he was impulsively murdered by his troubled son, Dennis, following an argument.
He and his brother and professional bridge partner, Roger, grew up in London, England.
At the European Team Championship of 1980, he was defeated by then-rising chess star Garry Kasparov.