P.S. Further to my talk about Rowson, there's a characteristically thoughtful piece about Rowson as part of Streatham & Brixton Chess Club's series of posts about Improving at Chess

Chess Quotes

> Does anybody know the etymology of skittles?
"Once in a Moscow chess club I saw how two first-category players knocked pieces off the board as they were exchanged, so that the pieces fell onto the floor.
It was as if they were playing skittles and not chess!
Think Like A Grandmaster by Alexander KOTOV

Michael Trent,