Robert Graham Wade was born April 10th 1921 in Dunedin, New Zealand and died in London, England Saturday 29th November 2008.
It is with sadness that I must report the passing of a New Zealand Legend.
Wade is pictured seated below, he is surrounded by other NZ champions who attended the Queenstown Chess Classic in 2006. Wade was still an active player and was a confirmed entry for the 2009 edition of the Queenstown Chess Classic.
The following game is a great encounter between Chandler and Wade.
Chandler,M (2537) - Wade,R (2171) [C90]Queenstown Classic/113th NZ Chp Queenstown (2.2), 16.01.2006
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.d3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.Nbd2 h6 12.Nf1 Nh7 13.Ne3 Ng5 14.h3 Be6 15.Nh2 g6 16.d4 h5 17.Nd5 f6 18.f4 exf4 19.Bxf4 cxd4 20.cxd4 Bxd5 21.exd5 f5 22.Rxe7 Qxe7 23.Qd2 Nxh3+ 24.gxh3 Nc4 25.Qg2 Qf6 26.Nf3 Rfe8 27.Bd3 Ne3 28.Qh2 Nxd5 29.Bxd6 Re3 30.Be5 Qb6 31.Be2 Re8 32.Kh1 f4 33.Rg1 Qe6 34.Bd1 Rc8 35.Qg2 Kf8 36.Bb3 Qf5 37.Bxd5 Rc2 38.Qf1 Ree2 39.Bb3 Rxb2 40.d5
40...Qxe5! 41.Bd1 Qe4 42.Bxe2 Rxe2 43.Rg2 Rxg2