Wilhelm Steinitz knew what it took. Needless to say having a massive beard was an important factor!

Caïssa’s Wisdom: #4 – Attributes of a Good Chess Player

Rules and Etiquette for Chess Amateurs Our patron goddess Caïssa visits me in my sleep and pours sage words into my ears. I am in all things her instrument. Having provided clear guidelines ... Continue Reading →
Yorkshire On Tour

YCA League Reports – Round 3

Yorkshire League Reports Enter your report & results here! Welcome, the Yorkshire Chess League season is now well under way please see the third round fixtures, once the results ... Continue Reading →
Ihor Lewyk

Guernsey Chess Festival

Guernsey Chess Festival Richard Archer and Ihor lewyk travelled to the Channel Islands to take part in the Guernsey Chess Festival. Arriving in Guernsey we turned up to the ‘Chess ... Continue Reading →
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Who Keres?

Who Keres? Recent Congresses This year’s Scarborough Congress proved as popular as ever with a strong local showing. It won’t be a surprise to most that IM Jonathan Hawkins ... Continue Reading →
The long suffering Vera Nabokov even studied endgame table-bases with her chess junky husband it seems! The woman's patience knew no bounds it seems

Caïssa’s Wisdom: #3 – Chess Addiction

Rules and Etiquette for Chess Amateurs My friends! Today a final cautionary note from our celestial benefactor on how to successful maintain a ‘special relationship’ outside of ... Continue Reading →
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Who Keres?

Who Keres? Upcoming Congresses A lot of Yorkshire folk will be heading to the seaside as the ever-popular Scarborough Congress takes place this weekend. There are five sections all ... Continue Reading →
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John Frankland RIP

Mike Dow has kindly sent us his memories of the recently departed John Frankland The loss of John Frankland, a good friend and valued member of Alwoodley Chess Club at aged 68 is immense. ... Continue Reading →
Yorkshire On Tour

YCA League Reports – Round 2

Yorkshire League Reports Enter your report & results here! Welcome, the Yorkshire Chess League season is now well under way please see the second round fixtures, once the results ... Continue Reading →
Marcel Duchamp: artist and chess junky

Caïssa’s Wisdom: #2 – Chess and Marriage

Rules and Etiquette for Chess Amateurs In the elysium of sleep a new missive has come to me from our patron goddess. Today’s pearl of wisdom continues with last week’s theme about ... Continue Reading →
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White Rose at the ECC in Eilat

White Rose has once again sent a team to take part in the European Club Cup (ECC) in Eilat Israel. Because of the expense of the event White Rose has taken the minimum number of players ... Continue Reading →