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John Rice - Grandmaster!
Written by David Friedgood   
John Rice

John Rice speaking at the final of the WCBCSC at Eton College in February 2013

The BCPS heartily congratulates John Rice, one of its leading members, who will be awarded the title of Grandmaster of Composition at the WFCC congress in Poland later this year. John was also elected as President of the Society at the recent Annual General Meeting in Nottingham; he is the first past president to be elected for a second term of office.

John is known mostly as a master of the directmate twomover and is celebrated as the first composer to achieve a cyclic Zagoruiko. He now composes in most genres, including Fairies. He is an author of books on chess problems and was for 14 years the General Editor of The Problemist. He would surely have earned the GM title long ago, had he not had breaks in contributions to the FIDE Albums, most notably when he was elected for the tough job of President of the FIDE Commission for Chess Composition, now the World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC).

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:04
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