Let's Chess Again - 62500 children in British Land UK Chess Challange
Monday, 16 May 2011 18:58
For some years the British Land UK Chess Challenge has been (probably) the biggest chess competition in the world. Each year some 70,000 children throughout the U.K. take part, a large percentage of them receiving their first introduction to the game thanks to this creation of Mike Basman. It has been running since 1996, attracting 23,000 children in that first year.
Two of the young competitiors produced this amusing video: "Lets Chess Again" courtesy of Alex & Marcus of St Andrew's Primary School, Much Hadham, Herts, UK and the British Land UK Chess Challenge. Very nice, even though you will no doubt notice that 4.b2xa3 is far from the best move in the position!
The 2012 edition of the Chess Challenge, the 17th, has seen a change of sponsor and a change of name. It is now The Delancey UK Schools' Chess Challenge. You can read more about it here.