CHESS CHAMPION CHECKS OUT HER OLD CLUB
AN INTERNATIONAL chess champion returned to the club where she learned how to play as a youngster.
Natasha Regan, who went to the Gerrards Cross Chess Club as a child, visited last month with the co-author of her book, Matthew Sadler.
Ms Regan is a women’s international master and co-wrote Chess for Life with grand-master Mr Sadler.
During the evening they gave a lecture on their book and Mr Sadler played 20 members of the chess club simultaneously, with the result being Matthew 20, Gerrards Cross Chess Club 0.
‘Chess for Life’ is an inspirational chess book with interviews from famous players that analyses key games to reveal the secrets of their success over many years.
Ms Regan is a great example of how a simple interest in childhood chess can lead to a lifetime infatuation.
From looking at the picture of a chess set on the back of a Weetabix packet at the age of seven to joining a chess club to taking part in the Beijing Olympics and Women’s Olympiad Team for Chess in Manila 1992 and Moscow 1994.
Having a grand time: Natasha Regan revisited the coub where she learnt to play in Gerrards Cross and right, as a young player