Yates, Frederick

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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. 

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