2017 British Chess Championships in pictures

2017 British Chess Championships in pictures

Photographs from our special correspondent, Dim Parcio 1. Venue Cymru, Llandudno – ready and waiting 2. Sieges Perilous – where the top players sit in the public gaze 3. Start – handshake time 4. Play in progress 5. Conor Murphy v GM Gawain Jones 6. GM David Howell v Graham Moore 7. GM Gawain Jones… Continue reading »

British Championships, Llandudno

British Championships, Llandudno

reported by our Welsh-speaking correspondent Dim Parcio Shwma!  Mae’n dda gen i gwrdd â chi! Each year the British Chess Championships visit themselves upon some outstanding gem of the British coastline such as Llandudno, Torquay, Eastbourne, Aberystwyth, etc.  Next year is Hull. This year it was Llandudno, an elegant and graceful resort – swmpus as… Continue reading »

Lessons learned 3

Lessons learned 3

25 June 2017 Chris Tatham writes:  “I’m a newbie chess club member having just completed my first season of competitive chess.  Whilst I’ve reached an age where I’ve reconciled myself to never becoming a Grandmaster, I’m still keen to improve. The season’s end seemed a timely opportunity to summarise some of the key lessons I’ve… Continue reading »

Revolutionary talk

19 June 2017 Which author wrote this? “Chess in particular had always annoyed him.  It was the dumb way the pawns went off and slaughtered their fellow pawns while the kings lounged about doing nothing that always got to him;  if only the pawns united, maybe talked the rooks round, the whole board could’ve been… Continue reading »

Lessons learned 2

Lessons learned 2

16 June 2017 Chris Tatham writes:  I’m a newbie chess club member having just completed my first season of competitive chess. Whilst I’ve reached an age where I’ve reconciled myself to never becoming a Grandmaster, I’m still keen to improve. The season’s end seemed a timely opportunity to summarise some of the key lessons I’ve… Continue reading »

Lessons learned 1

9 June 2017 Chris Tatham writes: I’m a newbie chess club member having just completed my first season of competitive chess. Whilst I’ve reached an age where I’ve reconciled myself to never becoming a Grandmaster, I’m still keen to improve. The season’s end seemed a timely opportunity to summarise some of the key lessons I’ve… Continue reading »