Peter Hugh Clarke

– 2014


Who was Peter Hugh Clarke?

Peter Hugh Clarke, chess player and writer, was born in London on 18th March, 1933. At the age of eight or nine he taught himself the game of chess from ‘The Book of Knowledge.’ Peter was a student at St. Bonaventure's School and London University.

He held the titles of FIDE Master (FM) and International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster. He represented England in numerous international events, including the Chess Olympiads of 1954, '56, '58, '60, '62, '66 and '68. He won an individual silver medal at the 1956 event, scoring: +7, =5, -0. He never won the British Championship, but placed second on five occasions.

He wrote books on chess and translated several articles from Russian into English. He was also a FIDE International Arbiter from 1976.

He died on 11 December 2014 in Cornwall, England, aged 81.

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Nov 12, 2014
Cornwall, England

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