Barclaycard boss David Chan enjoys a very different kind of board meeting

 
Gabriella Griffith
Grand chessmaster David Howell is blindfolded for his match against David Chan
Coming up against a chess grandmaster must have been pretty nerve-wracking for Barclaycard Europe’s chief exec David Chan – lucky for him, however, he was allowed to blindfold the chess genius first.

The bizarre match took place in the Houses of Parliament earlier this week in celebration of the Yes2Chess championship, an initiative developed by Barclaycard to encourage more kids to start playing the challenging board game.

Despite the obvious handicap of grandmaster David Howell, Chan could only muster a draw, due to time constraints, apparently.

But The Capitalist hears they are keen for a re-match (and that Chan joked he wants Howell to wear earplugs too next time). Well, if he doesn’t win that one…

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