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PUBLISHED: 10:52 12 January 2006 | UPDATED: 20:09 28 May 2010

Greg Thompson brings chess to Saffron Walden

Greg Thompson brings chess to Saffron Walden

Chess fan Greg Thompson, brought chess to Saffron Walden town centre on Saturday. He played blitz chess, games of which can only last a maximum of six minutes, outside the library in the market square throughout the morning. Greg said: The day went very

Chess fan Greg Thompson, brought chess to Saffron Walden town centre on Saturday.He played blitz chess, games of which can only last a maximum of six minutes, outside the library in the market square throughout the morning.Greg said: "The day went very well, a fair amount of interest was shown and it looks like we might actually get a chess club in Saffron Walden soon."Greg blitzed the opposition, playing and winning 20 games against about 15 different opponents.The fast-paced style of play in blitz chess meant that Greg had a sizeable advantage over first-time players.He said: "I think our next job will be to try and find a venue for the club."Anyone who would be interested in joining a Saffron Walden chess club should contact Greg by telephone on 01799 508509 or email him at greg@gtfs.co.uk

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