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Simon Webb (June 10, 1949 - March 14, 2005) was a British chess player, an International Master, and a chess writer.

Born in London, he was joint British under-18 champion in 1966, and fourth in the European Junior Championship in 1969. Webb was briefly a professional player in the late 1970s, participated in a number of strong tournaments, and met some strong players, including a 17-year-old Garry Kasparov at the 1980 European Team Championship (Webb lost). At one event, he was assigned a lady translator. Webb married her and took her to England. He was joint second in the 1975 British Championship behind William Hartston. Perhaps his best tournament result was joint first with Liuben Spassov at Hamburg 1977, ahead of István Csom and Milan Matulovic. He was famous for his ability to save or even win from hopelessly lost positions, which earned him the nickname "Houdini". He became an International Master in 1977. His final FIDE Elo rating was 2420.

Webb took up correspondence chess in the early 1980s, and all but gave up over-the-board play for a long time. He gained the International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster title in 1983 and scored a number of impressive results. In the 14th World Correspondence Chess Championship, won by Tőnu Őim, Webb finished fifth of the 15 participants with 8.5/14. His final International Correspondence Chess Federation Elo rating was 2609.

Webb was perhaps best known for his humorous book on practical tournament play, Chess for Tigers (Oxford University Press, 1978, ISBN 0-19-217575-0). As well as his chess achievements, he also represented England at bridge, partnered by his brother Roger.

In later years, Webb lived in Sweden. Since the late 1990s, he played in the Swedish team championship.

On 14 March 2005, he was stabbed to death in the family kitchen by his 25-year old son, Dennis, after an argument. His son, who had spent time in jail for drug-related offences, subsequently crashed his car at high speed into a bus shelter, in an apparent attempt to kill himself. He survived with just a broken nose.
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Mary Ann Cotton Victorian Serial Killer
2015 - Mary Ann Cotton VIctorian Serial Killer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781523222964
ISBN-10: 1523222964
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Suffragette Bombers Britain's Forgotten Terrorists
2014 - The Suffragette Bombers Britain's Forgotten Terrorists (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781783400645
ISBN-10: 1783400641
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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A 1970s Teenager From Bell-Bottoms to Disco Dancing
Dynamite Treason  Plot Terrorism in Victorian  Edwardian London
Execution A History of Capital Punishment in Britain
2012 - Execution a History of Capital Punishment in Britain (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780752464077
ISBN-10: 0752464078
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Life in Roman London
2012 - Life in Roman London (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780752465364
ISBN-10: 0752465368
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Unearthing London
2011 - Unearthing London (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780752462745
ISBN-10: 0752462741
Genre: History
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Nicholas Breakspear The Pope from England
2009 - Nicholas Breakspear the Pope From England (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780956455109
ISBN-10: 0956455107
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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In Search of the Northern Saints
2009 - In Search of the Northern Saints (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780954475970
ISBN-10: 0954475976
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In Search of the Little Count Joseph Boruwlaski Durham Celebrity
2008 - In Search of the Little Count Joseph Boruwlaski Durham Celebrity (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780954475956
ISBN-10: 095447595X
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Deep Roots A Fresh Look at the Origins of Some Quaker Ideas
2007 - Deep Roots a Fresh Look at the Origins of Some Quaker Ideas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780954475925
ISBN-10: 0954475925
Genres: History, Christian Books & Bibles
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Chess for Tigers
2006 - Chess for Tigers [Batsford Chess Book] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713489880
ISBN-10: 071348988X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Hot Spot Pollutants Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
2004 - Hot Spot Pollutants Pharmaceuticals in the Environment [Advances in Pharmacology] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780120329533
ISBN-10: 0120329530
Genres: Science & Math, Medicine, Engineering & Transportation, Medical Books
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Open House A Quaker Tale in Verse
2003 - Open House a Quaker Tale in Verse (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780954475901
ISBN-10: 0954475909
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Chess for Tigers
1978 - Chess for Tigers (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780192175762
ISBN-10: 0192175769
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Chess for Tigers
Chess for Tigers (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780080377889
ISBN-10: 0080377882
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment
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NATO and 1992 Defense Acquisition and Free Markets  July 1989/R-3758-Ff
George Fox in Barbados With the Complete Text of the Letter to the Governor of Barbados
Chess for Tigers
Chess for Tigers [Cadogan Chess Books] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781857440218
ISBN-10: 1857440218
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Elective Home Education in the UK
Elective Home Education in the Uk (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781858564821
ISBN-10: 1858564824
Genre: Nonfiction
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