On Sunday 10th July, Chess in Schools and Communities
Newham supported the Newham Lord Mayor’s Show with a chess tent, where
all comers could play throughout the day.
One of the stars of the Newham junior squad,
Shahjahon Saidmurodov, made a big impression on everyone by giving a
simultaneous display against members of the police force, fire and
ambulance services, as well as council leader Ken Clark and Lord Mayor
Sir Robin Wales who, we discovered at the
inaugural event in Newham
(see video), and then again in an
with the Mayor of Sunrise in California, is an
accomplished player himself.
In an impressive display, 10-year old Shahjahon
defeated all his opponents, with the Mayor putting up the longest
resistance in a close game.
Photos by Gulbahor Hamdamova