Recently, Alan Merry‘s International Master title (at the age of 19) was great news for Suffolk Chess, as a ‘home-grown’ talent. But a generation ago, it was the Pert twins, Nicholas and Richard, who were the first local players to achieve FIDE titles. Nick has since gone on to become the county’s first Grandmaster (at the age of 20). There are 27 years between these two photos – can you tell who is who? The Perts are now aged 36.
But have I got them the right way round??