Lockdown2 Challenge

Club member Geoff Chandler has accepted the challenge to seek out the unpublished games of James Macrae Aitkens, Scottish Chess champion and Bletchley Park WW2 cryptanalyst.

The club was previously presented with JM Aitken’s library and chess writings which includes chess scorebooks covering his lifetime of playing chess.  Whilst many of his games are recorded it was clear that a great number had not been published previously.

Geoff has reached book 5 (out if the 45 have found so far ….) in his journey and has already made many discoveries – which are being written about in his Red Hot Pawn blog (perhaps?!?) and also soon to be reported in a future edition of Chess magazine.

They will be made available through John Saunders’ BritBase.