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Prestigious Invitation - Twelfth Knight Simul with Indian Woman's Grandmaster

During October, I was invited by Chess Master Carl Portman and Mrs Hedges to play a chess Grandmaster called Tania Sachdev. A Grandmaster is the highest achievable rank in chess.

Tania, whilst visiting Britain was asked to play 12 different chess players from around Oxfordshire, who ranged from young to old and expert to rookie, at the same time!

There were 5 under eighteens, and one over ninety! I once tried playing three people at the same time and it was impossible. I can’t imagine the intellect, expertise and skill required to play twelve at the same time with hardly any time to think about her moves!

The event was held on Saturday 4th November at Shutford in their newly built village hall. Out of the twelve who played her, only one emerged victorious, and that, unfortunately, wasn’t me.

Despite this, we all had a great time and received prizes signed by Tania herself.

Sidharth Panicker, 10CTTS

Posted: 2017-11-17 16:59:47
Last Edited: 2017-11-29 10:11:31