Monday, May 05, 2008

Peter Black vs Boris Spassky

They called Fischer vs Spassky the "Match of the Century" - until now.

Lib Dem AM Peter Black is taking on former world chess champion Boris Spassky at Booth's bookshop in Hay-on-Wye on 25 May. Spassky is giving a simultaneous display, playing 20 opponents at once.

I once drew with Nigel Short in such circumstances, though he was only 14 at the time.

The display is being put on for charity, and Peter is supporting Childline. If you visit Peter Black's blog you will find details on how to sponsor him.

Are there any other Lib Dem chess playing parliamentarians out there? Evan Harris used to be a pretty hot player as a junior.

1 comment:

Peter Black said...

Lembit plays as well. I have had a few games of chess with him in the past.