SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
TODAY’S TRAINING SESSION!
”Every loss provides potential gain–particularly in knowledge as to what happened and why. But to realize this potential requires a profounder perspective. The ability to see that losing a match is just a small part of something much bigger helps give you energy to recover.”
Widely felt to be the greatest player in the history of the sport, Jahangir burst onto the international scene as a 15-year-old in 1979 when he became the youngest-ever winner of the World Amateur Individual Championship. In November 1981, he became the youngest World Open champion of all-time at 17, beating Australian favourite Geoff Hunt in the final – and went on to establish a remarkable 555-match unbeaten run over five and a half years (from April 81 until Nov 86), winning six World Open and a record 10 British Open titles. A former Chairman of the Professional Squash Association, Jahangir retired from the sport in 1993 after helping Pakistan to win the World Team Championship in his home town Karachi. First elected Vice-President of the World Squash Federation in November 1998, Jahangir was President from 2002–2008. One of the greatest sportsmen Pakistan has ever produced, Jahangir was nominated as ‘Sportsman of the Millennium’ by the Government of Pakistan
These chess problems below were compiled from actual games by Canadian master Bill Evans. The solutions can be found at this link: