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Chess hopefuls make their moves against master

Dan Beyers takes on international chess star Gary Lane at Stockland ahead of the Queensland Open Chess Tournament in Gladstone this weekend.
Dan Beyers takes on international chess star Gary Lane at Stockland ahead of the Queensland Open Chess Tournament in Gladstone this weekend. Rebekah Smith

SHOPPERS strolling through Stockland on Thursday night may have seen a number of hopefuls try and check-mate international star Gary Lane at a game of chess.

In what resembled musical chairs, but with chess pieces, Mr Lane walked up and down the aisle of eight players, with one move at a time.

The chess exhibition was held ahead of this weekend's Queensland Open Chess Tournament hosted by Gladstone Chess Club at CQUniversity.

Dan Beyers, who has played chess for four years, was among the players who stopped in for a quick game.

"I was just walking through and felt like a game of chess," he said. "I just love that you're testing your mind and you're trying to see the future really. Trying to predict the next move."

Mr Lane was quite impressed with the skill level of the younger players.

"A lot of them play online and you can see that they are good, they are above average compared to normal school kids."

Topics:  chess, chess tournament, cquniversity




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