Frederick Yates (1884-1932) was a six-time British champion (1913, 1914, 1921, 1926, 1928, and 1931). In 1911, he tied for 1st in the British championship, but lost the play-off to Atkins. He took 1st place at Hastings in 1920/21. He was trained as an accountant, but abandoned this career in favor of chess and journalism. He was the chess correspondent of the Manchester Guardian. A leak from a faulty gas pipe killed him while he was asleep. He had just finished a 16 game simultaneous exhibition in London.