Fifty or so of the 140 chessmen competing in the 34th Annual International Chess Congress at Hastings, settled down on Dec 30 for the second day's play.
GV. HASTINGS PROMENADE.
GV. INTERIOR OF THE HALL.
SV. P. BERLACKI IN PLAY. (FRANCE)
SV. A.A. VANDER WILLIGEN IN PLAY. (HOLLAND)
CU. PAN V. BEKKER. (HOLLAND) IN PLAY.
SCU. Mons.P.GUILLAUME. IN PLAY (FRANCE)
SV. SPECTATORS WATCHING FROM OUTSIDE.
SV. ROBERT WADE, (NEW ZEALAND) LEFT - & ERNO GEREBEN, (STATELESS) RIGHT.
SV. GEZA FUSTER, (CANADA) IN PLAY.
SV. ROBERT WADE, (NEW ZEALAND) IN PLAY.
CU. THE SPECIAL CHESS CLOCK.
SV. ANDREAS DUCKSTEIN, (AUSTRIA) WHO HAS THE BEST RECORD OF ANY PLAYER IN THE WORLD.
GV.PAN FROM INTERIOR TO EXTERIOR OF THE HALL.
Initials S-D/CW MR/VCW
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Background: Fifty or so of the 140 chessmen competing in the 34th Annual International Chess Congress at Hastings, settled down on Dec 30 for the second day's play. The Congress is being played in the Marina Sun Lounge, St. Leonards on Sea, and winds up on Jan. 7.
During the Premier Class games, the whir of the Visnews camera pierced the sepulchral hush and protests drove the cameraman from the Sun Lounge.
Before ejection Visnews filmed the matches of New Zealander Robert Wade; Canadian Geza Fuster, former Hungarian Master; Austrian Andreas Duckstein, former world champion; and Erno Gereben, Stateless and former Hungarian Master.
Of these Premier Class players, Duckstein beat Radoicic of Yugoslavia, and Gereben had his game against Wade adjourned, as did Fuster in his against Barden.