Mark Whitehead RIP

It is with sorrow we have learnt of the death of Rochdale club player Mark Whitehead. Mark was known around the 4NCL for captaining the Manchester Manticores. Mark played many games for Lancashire at various levels in the County Championship and was a regular supporter and player at the Lancashire congresses, as well as a regular player for Rochdale Chess Club in the various chess leagues across the county.

In memory and celebration of Mark’s chess, we present a game indicative of his combative attacking style, taken from the 2002 County Championship quarter finals against Warkwickshire.