CHESS CHAM­PION CHECKS OUT HER OLD CLUB

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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

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