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Event: 64th Varsity Match • Venue: Lud-Eagle CC • Date: 18 March 1946 • last edited: Monday March 18, 2024 11:15 AM
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The 64th Varsity Chess Match between Oxford University and Cambridge University was held at St Brides' Institute on 18 March 1946. No game scores from this match are available.

1945 (unofficial) 1939 (official)«     1946 Varsity Chess Match     »1947
Bd Oxford University 1946 Cambridge University Openings
1w Leonard Judah Richenberg (Corpus Christi) 1-0 Kenneth Preston Charlesworth (Emmanuel) Dutch
2b David le Brun Jones (Trinity) 0-1 John Edward Richardson (Jesus) QGD
3w Robin Charles Oliver Matthews (Corpus Christi) 1-0 James Malcolm Mitford Veitch (St John's) QP
4b Edward James Barry Harmer (Wadham) ½-½ John Robert Gilbert (St Catharine's) Sicilian
5w John Ouvry Lindfield Roberts (Wadham) 0-1 John Harwood (Queens') QGD
6b John Edwin Jones (Hertford) 1-0 Francis Henry Charles Marriott (Emmanuel) English
7w Richard Shermer Lankester (Jesus) 1-0 Henry Peter Francis Swinnerton-Dyer (Trinity) Queen's Indian

Sources: Oxford-Cambridge Chess Matches (1873-1987), compiled by Jeremy Gaige, Philadelphia 1987; The Times, 19 March 1946; BCM, May 1946, p149; CHESS, May 1946, p183.

Venue: Lud-Eagle Chess Club, St Bride's Institute. Adjudications by Sir George Thomas (boards 1 and 3)

[The Times, 19 March 1946, p6] "CHESS VICTORY FOR OXFORD - The chess match between Oxford and Cambridge Universities took place at the Lud-Eagle Chess Club, London, yesterday. Oxford had white on the odd-numbered boards and won by 4½ points to 2½. The results (Oxford names first) were:—..."

[BCM, May 1946, p149] "This has been Oxford University's year. Not only did they win the Boat race, but they also beat Cambridge at chess by 4½-2½. Here is the score. Played at Lud-Eagle Club on March 18th..."

[BCM, Feb 1947, p57] "A match, Oxford Past v. Cambridge Past, was played in London on 21 December 1946 at St Bride's.

(for full details of this match and player biographies, see the 1947 Varsity match page)

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