I’ve rediscovered chess. Hadn’t you heard? Yeah, apparently chess went missing some time last year, lucky I found it!

I had a couple of chess programs, including Waxman, a 16-bit shareware version that I’m still rather fond of, that seems to have dropped off the face of the internet, and a couple of versions for my Psions (3mx and 5mx), but I wanted something a little meatier. A couple of weeks ago I bought the Chessmaster 10th Edition from Ubisoft, which is rather good with its tutorials and other extras. I still prefer the 2D newspaper-style board to the complex 3D versions, however.

I’m also ploughing my way through a couple of chess books, one by a Scottish grandmaster. My friend Matthew has challenged me to a game before he leaves Edinburgh later this year.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 49 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.