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John Brown's body of work

I was at the WECU Easter Congress in Exmouth today for the final round (news at http://chessdevon.co.uk/), and heard from Bill Frost that Brian Gosling has written a book about the problems of Dorset composer John Brown. And I thought if I hadn't heard about it, then perhaps you haven't too.

Holidays

pThe Junior club will be meeting every Friday until the end of May,br / including Friday 22nd and Friday 29th April./p pHope to see you there!/p pD/p

Plagiarists' Corner

pI've just noticed that one of my favourite comedians, Stewart Lee, has a little bit of his website devoted to rip-offs of his work:br / a href="http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/plagiarists.htm" title="http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/plagiarists.htm"http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/plagiarists.htm/a/p pOn a completely different topic, you might be interested to compare the design of a popular locally produced scorebook:br /

Chess: the musical

p...coming to the Princess Theatre, Torquay/p p"Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood directs an amazing cast in an extraordinary new staging of the classic musical CHESS."/p p“em…possibly the ultimate staging of Chess./em” The Chroniclebr / "/p pAncient chessplayers who remember the KK struggles of the late 1970s and early 1980s will find some echoes here./p pLyricist Tim Rice is apparently a chess player, although he seems to have let his grading lapse./p pRead more:/p

Happiness

"Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby!", said GBS, but typically there's not a lot of overlap between my day job in health and education and my pastime of chess.

Then two come along at once :)

My colleague David McGeorge called to my attention to some research about going second, which looked at penalty shoot-outs and the game of chess.

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