Why has British Chess stood still for 25 years

autobunny
FlippantEmerald wrote:

I don't think that British Chess is standing still...

Indeed it's moonwalking

autobunny
novacek wrote:
Ziryab wrote:
Raymond Keene

Care to elaborate?

Ray was too keen

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Keene#Controversies

The-Kremlin-Gremlin
Jimmykay wrote:

Britain is a tiny nation...the question should not be what happened to British Chess, but how were they ever strong in the chess world in the first place?

Things are just, statistically, back to normal. 

There is no reason to think that England, or the UK, should be a strong chess nation. 

bobgladstone
Jimmykay wrote:

Britain is a tiny nation...the question should not be what happened to British Chess, but how were they ever strong in the chess world in the first place?

Things are just, statistically, back to normal. 

There is no reason to think that England, or the UK, should be a strong chess nation. 

Britain may be a small island with a 70m population but in many sports Britain more than match many other "bigger" countries the USA included.