Diamond Wedding Anniversary

I’m sure you’ll all join me in sending best wishes to RTCC legend Michael Franklin, an English international in the 1960s.

Michael and his wife Jean celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today. Congratulations to you both, and many thanks, Michael, for representing Richmond & Twickenham Chess Club with immense skill and quiet dignity for more than half a century.

Michael is not a computer user himself but I’m sure he’ll receive the message as he keeps in touch with many of his old friends in the chess world.

Wishing Michael and Jean a wonderful time on this very special day.

Here’s a game in which he deploys one of his trademark openings.