The visitors took an early lead when, on bottom board, Brian's extra
piece got sidetracked and the opposition's pawns rolled unstoppably
It looked like we would be two down when Will lost a pawn early on,
but, with his opponent focussing on the Queen's-side, he picked up a piece
and put together some decisive threats on the other wing. (1-1)
Always-enterprising Chris Lowe did his best to upset Trefor's solid
build-up, but after some tense manoeuvres, was happy to agree a draw
when White refused to be distracted. (1½-1½)
This year's results from menu to your left
Previous year's results also to your left
Longer ago: see Roll of Honour
Club Champion's Simultaneous Display 11th October 2016
1/2 vs Brian Aldwin
1-0 vs Will Marjoram
1-0 vs Ian Simpson
1-0 vs Barry Page-Thomas
0-1 vs Sean Pope
1/2 vs Richard Scholes
1-0 vs Richard Player
0-1 vs Alan Dean
+/- vs Leif Hafstad
0-1 vs Paul O'Neill
0-1 vs Tim Paulden
0-1 vs Alan Smith
0-1 vs Giles Body
"What's this piece called?"
"A Bishop. What is it in Spanish, Sophie?"
"And in French, Agathe?"
Therein lies a story...
The old Arab form of chess had a piece called the elephant, which, unlike most elephants I know, could jump two squares at a time, diagonally. And 'al-fil' means the Elephant in Arabic (Pil in Persian).
But if you have a lump of stone, or wood, and you want to show that it is an elephant, you might carve two curving lines on it for tusks, or make two points on it to show the same.
Cotswold Chess Congress
The event will be staged at King’s School in Gloucester over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend – May 28th – 30th. Our website is at http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk/
I've been slow to tune in to what's available on places like YouTube for chess instruction, but here's a start, and I'll add to it over the while.
Comments and recommendations welcome; if there's an obvious gap I might have a go myself.