Reginald Pryce Michell

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Reginald Pryce Michell (9 April 1873 in Penzance – 19 May 1938 in[1] Kingston-upon-Thames) was an English chess master.

He was British Amateur Champion in 1902. He played in eight England vs. USA cable matches between 1901 and 1911,[2] and twice represented England in the 1st Chess Olympiad at London 1927 and the 5th Chess Olympiad at Folkestone 1933.[3]

Michell was a frequent competitor in the Hastings International Chess Congress over 20 years, defeating Mir Sultan Khan and Vera Menchik in 1932/3. He finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the British Championship proper, defeating Henry Ernest Atkins on several occasions.[4]

He worked in the Admiralty, and his wife Edith Michell (née Tapsell) was British Women's Champion in 1931 (jointly), 1932 and 1935.


  1. ^ Kingston-upon-Thames Burial Records
  2. ^ "Home".
  3. ^ "Home".
  4. ^ " British Chess Game Archive".

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