Friday, 13 August 2010

Chips Rafferty

Chess Archivist Paul Dunn dug up a picture of famous Australian actor Chips Rafferty playing a game of chess on the set of 'Smiley Gets a Gun' (he is sitting on the right). What Paul didn't realise when he first mentioned it to me is that there is a family connection with Chips, as he was my wife's great-uncle. While my wife played a little chess when she was younger, and a little more during our courtship, the chess playing genes have clearly been passed down to our son, who picked up a perfect score on board 1 for his team in the ACT Primary Schools Final, and finished the schools chess season with 20/21.
(*Click on the photo to see it at full size)

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