Chess legend to visit Brentwood

A CHESS legend will be visiting Brentwood next month to play against 30 opponents simultaneously.

Nigel Short, famous for his world championship matches against Gary Kasparov, will be appearing at the Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, on February 14.

Also at the event will be the president of the English Chess Federation, and resident BBC Egghead, CJ De Mooi.

Gavin Strachan of the Essex Chess Association said: “It’s an honour and a privelege to announce the tour. It’s very exciting, he’s the number two or three in the UK and one of the top players around.

“He doesn’t tour very often and it’s amazing to have the chance to play against him.”

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Short first came to the chess world’s attention as a child prodigy in the 1970s before becoming a grandmaster at just 19 years old in 1984.

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