Chairman of the board JJ Walsh

Jim Walsh, the world’s longest-running chess correspondent, first filed his chess  piece for this newspaper in 1955

Jim Walsh, the world’s longest-running chess correspondent, first filed his chess piece for this newspaper in 1955

 

Sir, – Congratulations and thanks to your chess correspondent JJ Walsh on presenting his 14,000th chess problem this week.

Older chess enthusiasts will remember that back in the pre-internet era JJ (Jim) Walsh presented a weekly column which kept us aware of events in the world of competitive chess.

I recall looking forward to these bulletins, while competing as a schoolboy, back in the early 1950s.

Long may the JJ Walsh/Irish Times partnership last. – Yours, etc,

JOHN McMAHON,

Lucan,

Co Dublin.