Earliest English Chess Clubs

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John Clarke
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Re: Earliest English Chess Clubs

Post by John Clarke » Sat May 12, 2018 1:02 am

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 9:24 am
I can only sympathise with Michael and Kevin on the evident decline in English chess standards.
Put me down as one who helped accelerate the decline. As a schoolboy, I sometimes wrote moves like N-Kt5 just to be different.

A fellow team-member used to employ his own set of initials for the pieces (B = "Building" = rook; C = "Clergyman" = bishop, etc).
"The chess-board is the world ..... the player on the other side is hidden from us ..... he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
(He doesn't let you resign and start again, either.)

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