Chess Players Live The World

Apologies for the long silence. I've even as well as then been here, beavering away at the magazine, website, Britbase, Gibraltar website, etc, but haven't felt real bloggish for a while.

But directly I do. Occasionally I stumble on something interesting on the spider web virtually a chessplayer who has left the game, gone away - as well as is directly quietly running the world. This familiar storey goes dorsum to the dawn of (chess) fourth dimension as well as includes along the describe of piece of job the remarkable tale of the grouping of chessplayers who congregated at Bletchley Park as well as helped to shorten WW2 past times way of their amazing code-cracking skills. Always retrieve that storey when but about non-chessplaying pagan challenges y'all alongside a query such equally "what convey chessplayers e'er done for us?".

I came across a similar storey whilst googling recently. Nick Patterson, born inward London inward 1947 of Irish Gaelic parents, was a real rigid chessplayer of the 1960s as well as early on 1970s as well as was 1 of the formidable posse of rigid players who made the Cambridge University Chess Club the strongest inward the UK at that time. Had he carried on alongside chess he powerfulness good convey rivalled the likes of Hartston as well as Keene for forcefulness but he turned to the groves of academe.

In fact, during the past times 35+ years Nick Patterson has migrated from 1 Cambridge to but about other - the 1 inward Massachusetts inward the USA. He says he is a "data guy". But this doesn't laissez passer on whatsoever thought of the vast brace of highly critical as well as pregnant areas inward which he has worked - cryptography, high finance as well as the human genome. He has turned his information skills to all of these high-profile areas of research. I'm speedily going out of my depth, as well as then I'll overstep y'all onto a link which I constitute from the New York Times. It is 3 years former but real interesting...

Nick Patterson interview inward the New York Times
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