Friday August 23rd. Judged the game to be a draw. 6 – 6.
Wednesday. August 21. Block II played Block I chess; 12 boards; played 2nd board, and won my game against Bewlay; score 5½ – 5½, and top game left to Bewlay and me to adjudicate.
Thursday. August 1st. Played and lost one of the keenest games of chess I’ve ever had, against one Haddon. Lasted 2¾ hours. Adjourned twice. Thought the position each time was worth recording. I played black.
Saturday July 13th Great excitement has us all in thrall. It seems fairly official that negotiations are in hand at the Hague for the immediate exchange of prisoners, whether direct repatriation, conditional or unconditional; or internment in Holland. I confess myself sceptical. Beaten at chess. 2½ hours.
Wednesday July 10th. Felt rather better. Still have no appetite. Beat another man at chess.
Monday July 8th. Feel jolly bad, and totally disinclined to eat, especially this black bread. Afraid I’m going to be ill. Beat some fellow at chess. He must have been rotten.
Thursday. July. 4. Feeling rather better. News of a issue of grub tomorrow. Also revisiting the dentist; still it’s no good getting grub if you can’t eat it, is it? Joined Chess Club today. Class A.