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Adrian Swayne Hollis (b. August 2, 1940 in Bristol, England), is an English correspondence chess grandmaster (title awarded in 1976) and was British Correspondence Chess Champion in 1966 (jointly), 1967, and 1971[1].

He studied classics at Christ Church, Oxford and represented Oxford University Chess Club in four annual Varsity chess matches (1959-1962), playing on the top board in the 1961 and 1962 matches[2]. He also played in the (over the board) British Chess Championship a number of times during the 1960s, with a best placing of seventh equal (in 1961)[3]. He was a lecturer in classics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford and retired in 2008.

Adrian Hollis is the son of Sir Roger Hollis, who served as Director-General of MI5 from 1956 to 1965. His uncle Christopher Hollis was a writer and Conservative politician, and his first cousin Crispian Hollis is a Roman Catholic bishop.

References

  1. ^ English Chess Federation Yearbook of Chess 2009
  2. ^ Oxford-Cambridge Chess Matches (1873-1987), compiled by Jeremy Gaige (Philadelphia 1987)
  3. ^ British Chess Magazine 1961

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Adrian Swayne Hollis (born August 2, 1940 in Bristol, England), is an English correspondence chess grandmaster (title awarded in 1976) and was British Correspondence Chess Champion in 1966 (jointly), 1967, and 1971.[1]

He studied classics at Christ Church, Oxford and represented Oxford University Chess Club in four annual Varsity chess matches (1959–1962), playing on the top board in the 1961 and 1962 matches.[2] He also played in the (over the board) British Chess Championship a number of times during the 1960s, with a best placing of seventh equal (in 1961)[3]. He was a lecturer in classics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford and retired in 2008.

Adrian Hollis is the son of Sir Roger Hollis, who served as Director-General of MI5 from 1956 to 1965. His uncle Christopher Hollis was a writer and Conservative politician, and his first cousin Crispian Hollis is a Roman Catholic bishop.

References

  1. ^ English Chess Federation Yearbook of Chess 2009
  2. ^ Oxford-Cambridge Chess Matches (1873-1987), compiled by Jeremy Gaige (Philadelphia 1987)
  3. ^ British Chess Magazine 1961

External links

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