London Chess Classic

London Chess Classic

Good morning all, I thought I would take this opportunity to remind you all that the fantastic London Chess Classic is nearly upon us, and will be taking place from 6 th – ... Continue Reading →

4NCL 2014/15 Weekend 1 – White Rose

4NCL 2014/15 Weekend 1 – White Rose Links: Official 4NCL Website All 4NCL Posts Yorkshire Chess Div 3 North Report Spirit of Atticus Report by John Carleton and Andy Mort Manchester ... Continue Reading →
When the lightning bolt of inspiration strikes for the first time at the chess board it's an experience you'll always remember

Travail Pursuit #38: Bolt from the blue

For today’s post we are going all the way back to the earliest stages of my time as a chess player. This game was played (on November 23rd) in my first year at University in 1994! ... Continue Reading →
Andrew Bak

2014/15 Yorkshire League – Round 4

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 →
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 →
Gawain Jones cropped

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 →