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New Zealand chess championships, 1956

New Zealand chess championships, 1956

Russian-born chess player Arcadios Feneridis ponders his next move, probably at the 1957 New Zealand chess championships in Wellington. He tied for first place at these championships with a 14-year-old, Rodney Phillips, who became the youngest winner of a Commonwealth national title. Feneridis dominated Wellington chess from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1956/2995-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Mark Derby, 'Cards, board games and puzzles - Non-gambling games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38898/new-zealand-chess-championships-1956 (accessed 30 April 2017)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013