Book signing at SASCA venue

Some of SASCA’s top juniors joined players from around the Sheffield league at a talk and book signing yesterday given by the UK’s strongest ever blind player Chris Ross.

The book, Blind Faith, was published by local company Steel City Press. Chris explained how the chess board works for blind players and then went through two of his games, including this fine win against an International Master from Serbia in the IBCA Olympiad, which does not feature in the book – so our juniors got to enjoy some ‘bonus’ content.

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 e6 5. Bd3 Nbd7 6. O-O dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 a6 9. a4 Bb7 10. Qe2 Be7 11. Nbd2 b4 12. e4 c5 13. e5 Nd5 14. Nc4 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Nc5 16. Bc2 O-O 17. Rd1 Qc7 18. Qg4 g6 19. Bh6 Rfc8 20. Rac1 Qd7 21. Na5 Rab8 22. h4 Bf8 23. Bxf8 Kxf8 24. h5 Ba8 25. Qg5 Kg7 26. Nc4 Qe7 27. Qg3 Nd7 28. Nd6 Qf8 29. hxg6 Rxc2 30. N4f5+ exf5 31. Nxf5+ Kg8 32. g7 1-0