GM Jonathan Penrose OBE †

Friday, December 24, 2021: Jonathan Penrose

GM Jonathan Penrose OBE †

It is with great sadness that the EFCC reports the death of GM Jonathan Penrose OBE at the age of 88.

His highest ICCF rating was 2724 in 1993. He finished in third place in the ICCF World Championship 13 Final. He represented England with great success in the ICCF Olympiads. He scored 6 out of 9 on board 1 for England in the final of ICCF Olympiad 10 which enabled England to finish in second place, narrowly behind the Soviet Union. That is England’s best performance in the ICCF Olympiad to date.

Jonathan was also an excellent ‘over the board’ player having won the British Championship on ten occasions. He was made an OBE in 1971 for his services to chess.

Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Ian M Pheby
EFCC President


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