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Chris Bak at the Reykjavik Open Part 3

In March I played in my first (and hopefully not last!) international tournament: the Reykjavik Open in Iceland. I strongly recommend this tournament to chess players of any strength. ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Bak at the Reykjavik Open Part 1

In March I played in my first (and hopefully not last!) international tournament: the Reykjavik Open in Iceland. I strongly recommend this tournament to chess players of any strength. ... Continue Reading →
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YP Article 19 – Gormally takes Hebden Bridge by storm

This is an extended version of the column published in The Yorkshire Post on 20th of February 2016. Following the devastating flood damage in the Calder Valley caused at the end of ... Continue Reading →
James' own illustration of the Squashing Frog

The Squashing Frog

The Squashing Frog, a trivial dispute. James Carpenter shares some of his experiences with the French Defence August, a quiet dry month filled with contemplations of past glories and, ... Continue Reading →
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2015-16 Yorkshire League Preview

So suddenly it’s Autumn and the new Yorkshire League season is upon us. Before we look at the season ahead I’d like to make a few observations on how the Yorkshire Chess ... Continue Reading →
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Fiona Steil-Antoni Simultaneous – April 26th

Fiona Steil-Antoni Simultaneous Harrogate Chess Club are pleased to confirm Woman International Master Fiona Steil-Antoni will be giving a simultaneous exhibition on Sunday 26th April ... Continue Reading →
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YCA League Extra Plus Other News

Woodhouse Cup There were two matches brought forward due to the 4NCL clash on 28th March but both were critical ones. The champions polished off Leeds CCCC A 6-2 while York RI A defeated ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Bak’s Doncaster Congress Part II

Chris Bak concludes his report from the Doncaster Congress. Click to read Part I here Round 4 Welcome to the second and final part of my Doncaster experience! A quick recap of the current ... Continue Reading →
Last year's U160s Champions.

2014-15 NCCU U160 County Championships

To use that old cliche …’the War of Two Halves!’ There I was, on arrival, feeling a little smug as I handed my team sheet over to Bill O’Rourke. I knew I had ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Bak’s Doncaster Congress Part I

Thanks to Chris Bak who describes his adventures at the recent Doncaster Congress. Click to read Part II here Greetings, chess players of Yorkshire (and beyond)! Like many British chess ... Continue Reading →