Ardy has done a magnificent write-up on the type of chess used in A Game of Shadows, as well as more information on other versions of speed chess. We talked about this a bit in Episode 15: A Game of Shadows, so listen, read, and rest assured that you now know more about chess and how badass it is.
Mostly because Lyndsay asked, and because in my youth, I was slightly obsessed with chess. I am not very good at it—you can’t be if you learn it at an age in double digits, unless you have a truly exceptional mind—but it fascinates me.
Chess in AGOS. Are you ready?
Text of the Caitlin Moran article from tomorrow’s Times (it’s gone up rather early).
Do buy a copy of the Times as Benedict is on the front cover of the magazine and it’s an incredibly log article and it will probably have different photos inside!
An absolute must buy for any Sherlock fan!