Philip Stuart

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Philip Stuart was born in Hendon, London back in 1906 to Edward and Edith.  From all accounts, he was a talented chess player winning the first British Boy’s Championship in 1923.  He attended Cheltenham College winning a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge.

Between the years of 1929 to 1938 he was a city stockbroker, from 1938 he worked for the Times as a chess correspondent until 1945.  He was so good at the game it placed him as an International Master.  He represented England in the international Chess Olympiads from 1937 to 1939.  From 1945, he joined the Treasury working there until his retirement in 1966.  He died in 1995 in London at 88. 

What you may not know about Sir Philip Stuart Miner-Barry is that he also worked at Bletchley Park during WWII, heading up Hut 6 which was responsible for deciphering messages from the Germans Enigma machine.  He is also noted in the history books for chess in reference to the three opening variations (whatever that is).  Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I have read about Philip and know what he wrote about the opening moves.

Being an unorthodox player it will keep the book players on their toes.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 06, 2017 05:08 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This machine amazed me and those like Philip, who worked on it were incredible.

Jun 06, 2017 05:34 AM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It makes sense that a chess master would have the mind to break codes.

Jun 06, 2017 05:39 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

His mind was amazing and he live a great life.

Jun 06, 2017 06:10 AM #4
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like he would beat me quickly at chess, as my skills aren't very refined, haha.

Jun 06, 2017 06:40 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I knew of Bletchley Park, because there was a PBS series about the women who worked there, and how they ended up continuing the same type of work after the war.  It was a fictional series and very well done.  A

Jun 06, 2017 06:54 AM #6
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Just think of the problems that would have erupted if the German would have found out that we had one of their decoders James Dray 

Jun 06, 2017 07:19 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Jun 06, 2017 09:39 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James,

On this anniversary of D Day, I still marvel at all the technology that came out of WWII. Philip was a genuine hero for his contributions.

Jun 06, 2017 02:38 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- I have to echo what Sheri Sperry - MCNE® said. Hardly a mention of D-Day but it was significant as were the many heroes from it. 

Jun 06, 2017 05:27 PM #10
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

I think it is just grand for anyone to master the game of CHESS.  Though I tried to get interested in the game, I did not succeed. I love mental challenges, however the game - just like baseball - takes too long to play.

Jun 07, 2017 03:58 PM #11
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Great story . . . . Sir Philip Stuart Miner - Barry  lend an interesting life.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 08, 2017 08:19 PM #12
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

Not a stretch to see a brilliant chess mind could be a wizard at decoding. I used to love chess in my teen years but seldom find time now to play.

Jun 22, 2017 07:31 AM #13
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
There's no place like home.

Thank you for introducing me to Mr. Stuart.  I hadn't heard of him, nor of his accomplishments.

Jul 05, 2017 04:13 PM #14
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

To put a penny into one's pocket, one needs to look on the ground at all times

like those can scavanger....

Jul 05, 2017 07:39 PM #15
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