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Every move you make, every pawn you take, I'll be watching you

Sting and Steve Davis pit their wits against Garry Kasparov at a celebrity tournament in west London yesterday to promote awareness of the inherited condition, Fragile X syndrome, writes William Hartston.

The world's chess champion wandered around an obstacle course of 25 boards, on each of which he faced a team of four players consulting over moves. Five minutes before play began, someone bought a copy of a book entitled "How to Beat Garry Kasparov", but eventually even the writers' team, led by Julian Barnes, lapsed into silence after beginning in a spirit of intellectual investigation. PHOTOGRAPH BY ADRIAN DENNIS