It is Peter’s 90th birthday this week and members of Clacton chess club organised a birthday card and celebratory cake to mark the occasion.
The cake design shows a spectacular Queen sacrifice end position from one of Peter’s many victories. Of the many games published during his long chess career this one typifies his style of play, which was never dull. Rather than slog out a slight advantage, he would often find ways to trade in material for a quick mate. This game is dated ‘c1970’, where Peter played Black in a Two Knights Defence against Niemand which lasted only 15 moves! Despite the game taking place some 43 yeara ago Peter instantly recognised it. You can follow the game here:-
During the evening eveyone present had a piece of Peter’s cake with their coffee/tea.
More pictures below, showing Peter playing his game with John Perfect from Maldon (match result here):-