Re: British players defeating reigning world champions
Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:26 pm
<snip>Leonard Barden wrote:The postman arrived just as I was leaving the house on the departure day for Leipzig, delivering inter alia the latest issue of the Deutsche Schachzeiting. I hastily jammed the mail into the rest of my luggage, which included my opening indexes, then around 40 thick looseleaf files, effectively a handwritten ChessBase. There was a significant excess luggage charge at the airport.
Apologies for snipping the rest of your post (which as Kevin Thurlow said was fascinating), but the bit you wrote above reminded me of something I read in a chess book recently, and I was ready to find the book and quote it, but frustratingly I can't locate the passage in question, or even the book (it might even have been in a chess magazine).
The anecdote concerned someone carrying several suitcases full of opening preparation around Europe and nearly missing a train connection when trying to get the suitcases on and off trains. The story stuck in my mind because it was such a contrast to how things are now, and I'm hoping someone can remind me where I read this!