Former British Champion Brian Eley gained notoriety by absconding while on police bail relating to an investigation into paedophilic activities. Brian enjoys the distinction of being the only British Chess Champion to appear on the British television programme Crimewatch. Here he breaks 20 years’ silence to Kingpin reader Ron Bishop.
Ron: How would you describe your approach to chess and life?
Brian: Touch and move.
[Should you ever come across Brian please contact the police immediately. Ed]
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Brian Eley died on April 6, 2022 in Amsterdam (findagrave.com/memorial/240703264)