RIP Don Smedley 1933 – 2020

— from Christopher Jones

I should pass on to you the sad news of the death on 12th October of Don Smedley. His is a great loss to the chess problem world – a former President of the British Chess Problem Society, and a thoroughly charming person. When I began my interest in helpmates he was the editor of the helpmates section of the British Chess Problem Society magazine and I found him immensely helpful and encouraging. An obuituary by John Griffin can be found here –