This lunchtime we were delighted to greet Laimonas Kudzuma (FIDE Trainer and vice-chair of the Lithuanian Chess Federation) accompanied by the father of his son’s bride-to-be (they were getting married tomorrow in Edinburgh).
The club’s archivist group (viz. Bill, Dennis and myself along with Colin who arrived half-way through) showed him around and we were then entertained by him demonstrating:
- first an end-game study he’d devised, then
- a tasty preview of a lecture on the scotch game and gambit, and finally
- a high level summary of some of his detailed analysis of the Baltic defence!
Quite different to the normal Monday dusty dive into the archives …
Given that he may be visiting Edinburgh again in the future he indicated he would be delighted to present a lecture to the club and indeed he is considering joining the club taking away an application form!?