David James Payne
Favourite Music Band/Singer:
Claudio Sanchez of Cohead and Cambria
Favourite Film of all time:
The Fifth Element
Last book read (excluding Chess):
Ready Player One
Favourite Holiday Destination:
Most memorable Holiday:
Now for some Chess Stuff!
When did you start playing?
1975 ( I was 8 years old)
When did you first join a club?
1978 – Bridgend Chess Club in South Wales
Most memorable Chess Moments:
Happy times at the school chess club in 1986
(L to R: Tony Mortimer (E17), Nick Berry, Unknown, Woody Allen)
Funniest Chess Moment: I once played a player who was drunk during a league match and he fell asleep during the game. His captain woke him up when he started to snore. Needless to say I won the game.
Why did you become interested in chess: I enjoy the battle of minds , the psychology of the game and seeing people squirm in difficult positions.
What are your strong points and weak points? Making a complicated position even more complicated! Probably my endgame play needs to improve the most.
Do you have a copy of your best ever win? Yes I have a good collection of my games over the years.
Your aims for the future: To get to 175 in the next few years