John Dunleavy Prize 2017

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John DunleavyThe “John Dunleavy Memorial Best Game Prize” is awarded for the best game played at the annual Hampshire Chess Congress. The memorial prize was kindly donated by his nephew Stephen. John was academically gifted and at the age of 10, a year early got a scholarship to Taunton’s Grammar School in Southampton.

Before the war, it was a fee-paying school but awarded several scholarships to local boys like John to ensure they got pupils of talent. Further information on John may be read at Keverel Chess.

The 2017 prize has been awarded to Graham Stuart for a beautifully played and dynamic win with the Black pieces. The winner has kindly annotated the game.

The game may be replayed online at


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