My First Chess Club

After moving from the South East of France to the West, I finally was able to join a chess club and thrive, well, almost.

Photo by Alexis Fauvet on Unsplash

The previous story in this series was The Fallout of Fischer Vs Spassky

After staying at my uncle’s place in Aix-en-Provence and living in appalling conditions, my mother was posted to Bourcefranc-le-Chapus so we moved West to Charente-Maritime.




This publication tells stories from the competitive chess circuit from the technical to the hilarious. Along the way, an experience player will tell you how to improve your chess

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JG Estiot

JG Estiot

I write to challenge my audience through creative ideas and pertinent observations. I do not feed any particular worldview.

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