Selection of studies out of more than 800 composed by

Charles Michael (Mike) Bent

(England, 27.11.1919 - 28.12.2004)

See also EG156 about him

 Articles of him 1975-Jan and 1975-Feb (about studies of Sokov and Gorgiev) 

More about him can be found at Wikipedia and Chesscomposerblogspot.

There we can read:

Mike Bent was a prolific composer of endgame studies. He edited the British Chess Magazine study column for ten years and contributed articles to EG (the links to his EG articles can be found on Wikipedia).

In 1993, he published "The Best of Bent" together with Timothy Whitworth.

As John D. Beasley wrote in his obituary in BESN 2005a:

"We knew him as a study composer, but he was much more: a tennis player good enough to compete at junior Wimbledon,

an athlete able to run a half-marathon in his seventies,

a knowledgeable and enthusiastic fell walker,

a skilled boyhood carver of model battleships (he was from a naval family, a career denied to him by seasickness),

the owner of a splendid collection of Malayan butterflies assembled during some postwar years as a rubber planter,

a lifelong lover of word play and word puzzles, a talented writer of light verse."

(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015) ).

More studies can be replayed of this composer at this page:

 Charles Bent studies page-2

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