Thursday, May 26, 2005


We have a pair of Hungarian teenagers staying with us at the moment. I defeated the lad Tomas at chess half an hour ago. He is the second best chess player at his school so I feel mightily pleased. No Eastern European scalp over the black and white squares is to be sniffed at. He wants a rematch later and pathetically I feel slightly nervous. I sort of miss the cut and thrust of competitive chess so maybe I should start wood-pushing again. I had an offer to join the Upton club a few weeks back so perhaps I should take the plunge.