YP Article 36 – 18th June 2016

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The main chess season closely mirrors that of football’s, running from September to April. However there are several events taking place in Yorkshire over the next few weeks.

Next weekend on June 24th-26th, Sheffield is hosting its annual Congress at King Edward VII Upper School, Glossop Road. This event has often attracted a strong field; 2015’s event was won by GM Mark Hebden and YCA president Jim Burnett while 2014 was jointly won by IM Daniel Fernandez and Sheffield’s Oskar Hackner. There are four sections for different abilities.

The Whitby Chess Congress runs following weekend from July 1st-3rd at Whitby Conservative Club where there are two sections, an Open and a Minor. The new established warm up for the British Championships is now the Leeds Congress running from July 15th – 17th at Wellington Hill Residents Association Club House, Ringwood Drive. While this is only the 5th edition, this has already proven to be an attractive event with high standards across the four sections.

The Winning Move

Korchnoi-Petersons, Kiev 1964. The legendary GM Viktor Korchnoi recently passed away aged 85. How did White finish off his opponent here in the 1964 Soviet Championships? Last week: 23.f5! won on the spot as both the Queen on g6 and the Bishop on a4 are attacked.

Korchnoi-Petersons, Kiev 1964. The legendary GM Viktor Korchnoi recently passed away aged 85. How did White finish off his opponent here in the 1964 Soviet Championships?
Last week: 23.f5! won on the spot as both the Queen on g6 and the Bishop on a4 are attacked.