Congratulations to Clacton’s Mike Coughtrey, who is 80 years young today.
At yesterday’s family party he received presents of an Ipad and a bottle of whisky, which means (he says) he is now drunk in charge of an Ipad…
It’s good to see that Mike’s chess is still going well. Last year he attained his highest-ever grade of 128; this January he’s at 113.
In 2013 he was runner-up (with a grading performance of 163) in the Intermediate (u145) section of the Bury Congress and in 2014 lost only one game. Keep playing Mike!