The Scotland on Sunday
in the supplement The Spectrum
Three pages of the chess scene in Scotland.
Interviews with GM's Rowson and Araakhamia-Grant and other chess players.
I appear on the third page:
"Chandler settles on the couch in front of the window, the afternoon sun
making a halo of what remains of his bushy hair and rolls a cigarette."
'...What remains of his bushy hair.....' I'm suing the lot of them. 🙂
The full interview will appear online sometime next week.
I do sneak in a mention for Red Hot Pawn!
Went to the Edinburgh Lothian Championship today to browse tthe bookstall.
It was not there. Not an entirley wasted day.
In the last round someone had gone home making it an odd number and
I was asked to play just to give the lad a game instead of him getting a bye.
I was a bit reluctant. Been 2½ years since I pushed a tournament pawn also
I was tired as I had finished work at 4.00 am that morning.
But what the heck - a free game of chess.
Last tournament game I played was v IM elect Neil Berry.
It was nice and messy and I'm pondering cheapo's. Suddenly this lad starts
talking to me during the game about the brilliancy prize I am supposed to be
judging. I'm pulled away from the board for a minute or two, return, blunder and
resign. This wee tale is relevant.
G.Chandler - M.Ridge (1890) Edinburgh 2011
Here is another game with same opening.
G.Chandler - D. Patterson, Edinburgh Leaguie 1996