Alec Holden is 100 today and has made headlines after winning £25,000 from a bookmaker after placing a £100 bet with them a few years ago that he would make it to 100 (if you think about it, a bet which, if lost, hardly matters).He also mentionned porridge and breathing as being important, but can you really believe that?
Asked the inevitable questions about how he accounts for his longevity ... one of his answers was that he plays a game of chess every day and still runs a club. He is celebrating his birthday at a party later today and he made a point of mentioning that he would be taking his chess set with him.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
In Praise of Chess!
Posted by Tom Chivers
Fear that chess will be the death of you? Maybe. Or, maybe not:
at 12:09 p.m.