Who?

No Irish player has ever beaten a reigning world champion. (In a regular game, that is, leaving aside simuls.) Even victories over future or past world champions have been very rare: half a dozen or so in all.

One such victory was achieved by a player, born in Belfast, who has been described as “among the foremost British players of the sixties”. Who does this describe, and which future or past world champion did he defeat?

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