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SPITTING by world champions in public (writes our hawking correspondent) is nothing new. A century before Bobby Fischer's eloquent expectoration in Sveti Stefan, Wilhelm Steinitz was accused of spitting at opponents. Alexander Alekhine (champion 1927-35 and 1937-46) was probably no spitter, but he did, in a drunken moment, urinate on stage during a tournament.

Waiting for further gobbets of news from Fischer, we cannot let the great battle between Tinsley and Chinook pass without giving one draughts game.

So line up your pawns and minor pieces on the black squares, save the kings, queens and rooks for draughts kings, and prepare to boggle.

Although draughts has a perfectly good notation of its own (simply numbering the squares from 1 to 32) we give the game, for the sake of familiarity, in the usual chess notation. Remember that Black moves first, capturing is mandatory (no 'huffing') and that only kings can reverse direction.

This is game 32 of the match, a lovely defensive effort by Chinook. With 13. h4-g5, he let a piece stray in distinctly inhuman fashion into the enemy camp. Late in the game, Black's men look impossibly tangled, but from moves 33 to 35, Chinook sets up some lovely tactics to leap to freedom.

Black: Chinook

White: Tinsley

1 g3-h4 f6-e5 19 g5-f6 h6-g5

2 e3-d4 g7-f6 20 f2-g3 g5-h4

3 f2-e3 d6-c5 21 e3xg5 h4xf2

4 c3-b4 e5xc3 22 d2-c3 f2-e1

5 b4xd6 c7xe5 23 c3-b4 c5-d4

6 b2xd4 e5xc3 24 b4-c5 e1-d2

7 d2xb4 f6-e5 25 c5-d6 d2-e3

8 a1-b2 h8-g7 26 f6-e7 e3-f4

9 b2-c3 e5-f4 27 g5-f6 d4-e3

10 e3xg5 h6xf4 28 e7-d8 e3-d2

11 c1-d2 b8-c7 29 d8-c7 d2-e1

12 g1-f2 c7-d6 30 f6-e7 e1-d2

13 h4-g5 b6-c5 31 e7-d8 d2-e3

14 f2-e3 g7-h6 32 d8-e7 f4-g5

15 e1-f2 d6-e5 33 h2-g3 g5-h4

16 b4xd6 e7xc5 34 c7-b6 a7xc5

17 c3-b4 d8-e7 35 e7-f6 h4xf2

18 b4xd6 e7xc5 36 f6xb6 draw