A festive season without chess can feel a bit like cold turkey

Travail Pursuit # 67: Another helping of cold turkey

If you’re an active club player then it’s all too easy to start feeling ‘chess withdrawal symptoms’ during the festive season. A couple of week’s without ... Continue Reading →
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12th 4NCL Congress Harrogate – 6th-8th Jan 2017

12th 4NCL Congress Harrogate – 6th-8th Jan 2017 The 4NCL are bringing another of their high quality congresses to Yorkshire. This one is taking place over five rounds on Friday ... Continue Reading →
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Travail Pursuit #66: London Chess Classic blog (part 4)

Part 4 The elite GMs came back to the London Chess Classic with a real bang yesterday after their rest day on Wednesday. There was a real buzz of excitement around the venue as Fabiano ... 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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2016/17 Yorkshire League Round 5

Yorkshire League Reports Enter your report & results here! Welcome to the Yorkshire League 2016-17 season, below you will find match reports and results at they are submitted today ... Continue Reading →
Back into the labyrinth with 9.Nf4 in the French Tarrasch

Travail Pursuit #65: Back into the labyrinth

Before I get into today’s post I should explain the reason for my extraordinarily lengthy hiatus. To begin with, in August and early September I was spending all my ‘chess ... Continue Reading →
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Yorkshire League Update

Yorkshire League Update Dear All Firstly can I apologise that I managed to miss not one but two updates; one caused by a busy work schedule and the other by a bout of ill health. This ... Continue Reading →
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Hull Rapidplay – 27th November

Hull Rapidplay – 27th November 2016 Hull are hosting a one-day rapidplay tournament on Sunday 27th November at the Lawns Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham HU16 4RE. The venue ... Continue Reading →
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Simon Ansell Simul at Harrogate – 4th December

Simon Ansell Simul at Harrogate – 4th December Harrogate Chess Club are pleased to confirm York-based International Master Simon Ansell will be giving a simultaneous exhibition ... Continue Reading →
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2016/17 Yorkshire League Round 4

Yorkshire League Reports Enter your report & results here! Welcome to the Yorkshire League 2016-17 season, below you will find match reports and results at they are submitted today ... Continue Reading →