Archive for July 19th, 2015

In 1944, the newly formed Bedford Castle Chess Club played a match against the BBC Symphony Orchestra and beat them, see below for details: bedsv4 bedsv3 Next up ISIS, or should I say ‘The ISIS’, an old rival. What is interesting to note from the following excerpt is that more information is provided about the mystery chess player who spent time in a concentration camp where he used bread to make his pieces and pawns according to a previous report:bedsv2bedsv1Here is another account of our mystery man. (

The old 'ISIS' Chess Club, Bedford.

The old ‘ISIS’ Chess Club, Bedford.

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