Travail Pursuit #30: Zeitnot!

“Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error” – Moliere All chess players know the truth of these words from French playwright Moliere. Blitz and Lightning games are strewn ... Continue Reading →
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Hull Congress 2014

For those of you unaware, the annual Hull Chess Congress is taking place next weekend 3rd-5th October. Up to date entries for the event are published on their official association website: Entries Current ... Continue Reading →

2014/15 Yorkshire League – Round 1

Yorkshire League Reports Enter your report & results here! Welcome to the Yorkshire League 2014-15 season, below you will find match reports and results at they are submitted today ... Continue Reading →
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FCO 2014: Review

All of the other chess websites did their reviews of Tromso weeks ago so it’s high time we published our reflections on the Fantasy Chess Olympiad that we ran alongside it! I ... Continue Reading →
Andrew Zigmond (Custom)

YCA League 2014/15 Preview & AG Sunderland Cup

We’re now just one week away from the start of the 2014-15 Yorkshire League. The 2013-14 edition was a classic with Bradford A breaking the dominance of York and Sheffield, a ... Continue Reading →
Double Dragon was about the hottest game in the arcade at some point when I was a teenager

Travail Pursuit #29: Double Dragon

For those of you who are too old (or too young!) to get the reference, Double Dragon was a very popular video game when I was a teenager. Basically it involved two brothers on a mission ... Continue Reading →
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Minster Inn – Rapidplay

Minster Inn Rapidplay A maximum 16 players crowded into the front room of the Minster Inn for the pub’s latest rapidplay on Thursday 11th September. Regular Yorkshire Terrier ... Continue Reading →
I'd go to the barbers every week if I thought I was going to get offered and annotated game in my favorite opening instead of prophylactics

Travail Pursuit #28: A little something for the weekend?

Here’s a miniature to celebrate the weekend. Of course we’ve mentioned the Budapest Gambit several times in previous posts (#’s 21 and 23). This game illustrates the dangers ... Continue Reading →
The Open Variation of the Spanish is exactly the king of opening I like: sharp, unclear and a lot of fun!

Travail Pursuit #27: An ‘Open’ can of worms

Today’s game was played exactly eight years ago yesterday and was my first appearance in the Calderdale League for Hebden Bridge. A watershed moment in my chess playing life I suppose. In ... Continue Reading →
B NovyGrad facing SOCAR in Rhodes

European Club Cup – Bilbao

White Rose takes part in the European Club cup in Bilbao from Sept 13 to Sept 20. This is the Champions league of chess for clubs around Europe. Some tremendous teams are taking part. ... Continue Reading →