Arthur Cootes

Arthur Cootes was the chess-playing pseudonym of Victor Coates.

Arthur played chess for Cambridge University in the mid-1920s, but largely gave up the game for many years until his retirement. He started playing in earnest again in the mid-1960s and his fearless attacking style made him a handful for even the best players. He won the Williamson Shield in 1973. He was also a former President of the Ulster Chess Union, and was responsible for the revival of the both the CIYMS and Civil Service Chess Clubs

Arthur Cootes (1907-2002): An obituary by Gerald Harvey

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