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Stalbridge, Dorset, England
Submitted by Daddy-Gambit on May 13, 2012 11:05 AM.
On the basketball court behind the old Quick Save grocery store, four half drunk gang members were playing two on two under the one hoop in town that still had a net. Darnell faked a move in one direction t...Read more »
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Born in the summer of 1984 in London, Alexander's father was a scottish immigrent named Gann and his mother a sweedish air hostess named Faye. Alexander was given his fisrt chess set at the age of seven and was taught the rules and basic strategies by his local priest. His enthusiasm for the game was clear to his parents, as Alexander spent countless summers away from home playing with his priest.
Somewhat of an outcast in his early school life Alexander became withdrawn and introverted, but continued to show a real passion for the complex and mentally stimulating world of chess, 'on the chess board' was where he felt at home and spending many hours practicing ment his talent was burgeoning.
In 1995 Alexander attended secondary school and exelled in English, Mathmatics and Art. He also sucessfully founded the schools first chess club and was then bullied for his remaining years at school. Leaving in the year 2000, and winning a place at the prestigious Brooklands techinical college. He went on to progress his English and Art. Alexander also sucessfully set up the college's first chess club.
In 2002 however, after becoming increasingly irritated and impatient with his studies at Brooklands. Frustraighted by his peers ineptitude in Art, Engish and most importantly Chess, Alexander was expelled from Brooklands, after a dramatic incidient whereby a fellow Art student was stabbed in the leg with a pair of safety scissors.
This was to signal an important break for Alexander, moving away from England he spent 5 years traveling the war torn areas of Africa. He was on a humanitarian mission to teach English and Chess. Alexander sucessfully set up the first orphan's chess club. It was during these drug fuelled years that he became increasingly fasinated with painting the orphan childrens faces, many of whom wound up running round the village's looking like clowns. This was an art project that remains unfinished.
In 2008 Alexander returned to England with drug problems and chronic alcohol dependency and spent much of 2008-2009 on the street, where he honed his talent against tramps and hobo's. In this period he was responsible for creating the well known opening 'the bums gauntlet'. A high pofile court case saw him face charges of Actual Bodily Harm for stabbing a burger king worker in the eye with a drinking straw, after he'd apparently, "check mated him improperly!" The case was later thrown out.
Alexander returned to chess as Daddy-Gambit, the name he'd been given at, and become known by in the flop houses where he bedded down with the street people who stole his lunch and then puked on his bedding.
In 2010 Alexander sucessfully set up the first YMCA chess club, and also brought a counter lawsuit against Burger King to the courts. In which he is seeking reporations of £20'000'000 for slander and emotional distress. A suitable resolution has yet to be agreed.
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