William Winter (1898-1955) was an International Master (1950). He was a nephew of Sir James Barrie who wrote Peter Pan and two-time British champion (1935 and 1936). He had been an active Communist Party organizer and was once sentenced to 6 months in jail for sedition. Winter became a chess player after his doctor told him to give up politics. In 1919, he was champion at Cambridge University. He was London Champion in 1926, 1928-29, 1932, 1939, and 1947. He probably played the only game in master chess that it would have been more profitable to draw or lose than to win. A draw or loss would have qualified him for special awards to non-prizewinners in the London 1927 tournament, which was in excess of 7 English pounds, more than his 6th place prize. He played in 4 Olympiads for England. He was a chess journalist for the Manchester Guardian and the Daily Worker.