4NCL 2014-15

4NCL 2014/15 Weekend 1 – Division 3 North

4NCL 2014/15 Weekend 1 – Division 3 North Links: Official 4NCL Website All 4NCL Posts More pictures from the weekend Spirit of Atticus Report by John Carleton and Andy Mort Manchester ... Continue Reading →
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Hull DCA ‘Grandmaster Challenge’ with GM Gawain Jones

Saturday November 8th saw Hull and District Chess Association hold the first of what is hoped to be an annual event – a simultaneous exhibition event dubbed the ‘Grandmaster Challenge’. ... Continue Reading →
Position after Black's 21...b6! preparing a nice mixed kebab on the long diagonal.

Travail Pursuit #37: Abrakebabra!

“Abra-abra-cadabra I wanna reach out and grab ya!” – Steve Miller After the execrable excuse of a game published in my last post I felt the immediate need to redeem myself. Fortunately ... Continue Reading →
Welcome to Calderdale! The Calderdale Individual Championship is back and, contrary to this correspondent's better judgement, it's in rude health. Hurrah!

Calderdale Individual Championship Round 1: Reports of its death are greatly exaggerated

The 2014-15 edition of the Calderdale Individual Chess Championship began on Monday night at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge. This competition follows its usual (but unusual) format ... Continue Reading →

Carlsen vs Anand, for us Yorkshire folk!

Hello all, I thought I’d quickly introduce a post following the Carlsen vs Anand World Championship match currently underway in Sochi, Russia. What a fascination encounter this ... Continue Reading →
Occasionally, when you can't win 'good' you have to be happy to win 'bad' or 'ugly'. Or even 'bad' and 'ugly'! As in today's example.

Travail Pursuit #36: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

In today’s post I’m going to do something that I haven’t stooped to thus far in this series. I’m going to publish a game that I must openly classify as a bad game of chess. ... Continue Reading →
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Player of the month

Player of the month – October Apologies for leaving this so late but I have finally decided my player of the month for October. Andrew Ledger was a joint winner of the immensely ... Continue Reading →

Interview with Peter Svidler

Interview with Peter Svidler Russian super GM Peter Svidler is known to have a passion with cricket. His ICC handle is Tendulkar after the Indian batsmen. Here Dave Smith from Rose ... Continue Reading →
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Your feed back, if you please…

Hey all, your favourite editor Matt here! I’m hoping you can help me out.  As time is always a limiting factor and the Yorkshire Chess editorial team have so many wonderful ideas ... Continue Reading →
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YCA League 2014-15 Round 3

First of all I’m sorry that this report is slightly late. I also apologise that there are some admin points I need to cover before we can move on to the action. Firstly there ... Continue Reading →