In the meantime, I chatted with other people about the lack of sufficient chess activity in London. There is no equivalent of the Marshall Club in London. I also gave advice to young players about chess. Then I went on to the moment I had been waiting for.
Kasparov got a brief glimpse of me and smiled. Malcolm Pein the MC asked me if he met me. I said no then he mentioned Kevin Denny out of the blue. I mentioned that I studied chess with Denny in Barbados and I went on to say that Denny needs to live in Europe to become strong. Then the moment came I went up to the man and I said, "At last"!
"I can't wait to see what you will write on Fischer. "At this point Kasparov said it would come out in Christmas. I went to say I will do an astrological survey of his predecessors. At this point Kasparov said, "Interesting." I got a response which no Jamaican would give me. And we shook hands. I went out to play chess inspired by that moment in my life.
Take care. Gentlemen.
"He who dares wins."
4 July 2004