Speelman, Jon, The Independent (London, England)
Although it's always played on the same 64 squares, there are significant geographical and national differences as to how chess is construed in different parts of the world.
English players, at least of my generation, have tended to be rather eccentric, due to the relatively small amount of formal training we received; Chinese players tend to be ferocious tacticians, and in Hungary there has always been a great emphasis on not losing, rather than winning.
This was borne out by the result of the six-player double round tournament in Heviz, which I discussed at the beginning of last week. Certainly, there was some excitement, especially in the final round when the …
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