Saturday, 9 November 2013

Flashback to 1964

This photo from 1964 appeared in yesterday's East Anglian Daily Times.

Does anyone have any idea who the players are?

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In the first round of the World Chess Championship, played this morning, Carlsen and Anand reached a draw (by repetition) after only 16 moves.   To view the game, click here.


5 comments:

  1. Is one of the players you Bob? Chris D

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  2. I guess the young lad does look a bit like I did back in '64 (when I was 19). But I lived in Sussex and didn't get to Suffolk until 1969.

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  3. Interesting that they are not using clocks.

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    1. There's no room on those tables for clocks, let alone scoresheets! I wondered if the photo was taken at the old Bury St Edmunds & West Suffolk Club, when they met at the Constitutional Club in Guildhall Street. If so, these people may have been club members.

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  4. Hi Bob,
    Sorry can't help as this was just before my time and I was still playing at northgate School. I would have been 14 then. I looked at the set on the nearest board, while it is a strange concoction of pieces, look at the two totally different queens and the variety of rooks, bishops and knights it does not seem to have hindered these two players.
    I remember seeing a set something like this when I first played for Ipswich chess club which I guess was not long after this photo was taken.
    Regards
    David Green

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