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Vernon Rylands Parton

Contributor, Game Inventor, Deceased

Any chess variant enthusiast is familiar with the name of V.R. Parton (1897-1974). Born in Cannock, Stadffordshire, England, he lived there up to 1960 when he moved to Liverpool. He was a very active chess variant promoter and has invented some of the most famous and most remarkable games. His interests were wide and he was a great believer in Esperanto. He was particularly passionate with Lewis Carroll's world.

Click the link above for some of his texts.

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