All the pieces matter
Chess master Sam Collins looks at why the game has become a passion for so many Irish children
How is it that, in an age of social media, increasing distractions and shrinking attention spans, Irish junior chess is more popular than ever before? Grand Master Alex Baburin is a big part of the answer.
I meet Baburin for breakfast in Blackrock, where he has lived with his family since 1993, after an invitation from businessman (and former Irish champion) Eamon Keogh to live and play here for a year. A professional player once...
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