For many years the Chess club was based in the Belsfield Hotel – the proprietor was Rod Wiseman a keen chess player himself. Although i beat him several times over the years i’ll always remember my loss – i was in a winning position and my mobile phone went off! DAMN! I had to forfeit the game.
At the first Chess prizegiving i attended in 2004, we set up a chess team called the PawnStars. Needless to say we are better chess players than footballers!
Bob Kermeed has won the Manx Championships 21 times. Neville Gill 19 times. Me, never.
Howard missed a 2 move checkmate against me in the Manx Chess Championships. He is such a kind generous man. I like playing Howard,
My endgame is atrocious – will need to work on this. Training is definitely required. Brian Woodard lent me Silman’s complete endgame course. A brilliant book, the best endgame book i have ever read.