Yes , knew Pete Costello , nice bloke.Played him a few times too!Did you know Dave Tout who played both for Civil Service and Exeter.I sat next to him at school , lost touch with him around 2005 but he was in bad health then.Pete Costello was someone I knew from the Exeter Club in the mid 1970s who had civil service connections
Did you respond Knight to f6 to the Vienna opening ?Dave Beckwith was a master at Exeter School ( friend of Steve )but not too sure of his age so probably later on the scene.
Yes , Steve was a very good intuitive player.He usually beat me. Strangely enough he beat me one year I won the Devon Inter very easily indeed , even remember it was with the Vienna opening ( sad man that I am , but that’s how my memory works!) ,and I was sure he’d win overall ,but somehow he didn’t . Used to go to his house for meetings near the Gallows , then a few times up on Woodbury.Lovely bloke.
As Clint said in Dirty Harry , ‘ In all the excitement I kinda forgot’Did you respond Knight to f6 to the Vienna opening ?
Has he played six moves or only five.....?As Clint said in Dirty Harry , ‘ In all the excitement I kinda forgot’
I remember vaguely that not being versed in it his 2 . Nc3 threw me. 2 Nf6 in reply is the Falkbeer Variation or something similar. Never played it since and that must have been well over thirty years ago so forgive me!
Now that sounds like my kind of game!!!