Bletchley Park

In Alan Turing Year it’s interesting to recall the roll of chess players at Bletchley Park. One of Britain’s best chess players, Hugh Alexander, was Alan Turing’s second in command in Hut 8 there, but was effectively in charge of operations.

Here’s a nice documentary on this Geeky side of the war effort:

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Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: