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.