YP Article 27 – 16th April 2016

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The Yorkshire Chess Association will be holding a grand simultaneous exhibition on Saturday May 14th 2016 at the prestigious Leeds Civic Hall. This exhibition will be raise vital funds for the victims of the devastating floods that left hundreds of homes and businesses under water on Boxing Day in the Yorkshire area. All the proceeds from our event will go towards the Yorkshire flood relief fund.

The grand chess simultaneous event will take place in the Banqueting Suite of the Leeds Civic Hall between 1pm-5pm. We are hoping to have 70+ participants at the simultaneous who will pit their chess wits against specially invited chess masters. International Grandmaster Danny Gormally and International Master Richard Palliser will be taking on all-comers (including 20 juniors) simultaneously to raise vital money for this cause. Of the 20 juniors taking part, 10 will be from Yorkshire primary schools participating in the Chess in Schools and Communities programme.

If you can’t play on the day, there will be various stalls and activities. The whole exhibition will run from 1pm to 6pm and promises to be a fun, interactive event bringing together representatives from local organisations, charities, schools and companies for a very worthwhile cause.

The Winning Move

Gormally – Leatherbarrow, Hebden Bridge 2016. What is White’s best move? Last week: 26…Qd2! and White has to give up a rook to prevent checkmate with 27.Re2 or 27.Be2. Black played 26…Rd2 which was met by Rf2 and eventually finished in a draw.

Gormally – Leatherbarrow, Hebden Bridge 2016. What is White’s best move?
Last week: 26…Qd2! and White has to give up a rook to prevent checkmate with 27.Re2 or 27.Be2. Black played 26…Rd2 which was met by Rf2 and eventually finished in a draw.