Nunn-event

Nunn-event

26 June 2020Round 1 of the National Clubs Championships reviewed by Lumpy Kustud When our top-board player Paul Johnson saw the draw for Limewood team in round 1 of the online National Clubs Championships, he was taken aback to find he was pitched against Grand Master John Nunn – just a shade nunn-plussed in fact…. Continue reading »

In praise of the Grob

In praise of the Grob

The Grob (1. g4) is a much maligned opening but one of our members (who shall remain nameless as this post may be seen by prospective opponents) is rather fond of using it and has had a surprising amount of success with it. He may like to know that he is not alone as a… Continue reading »

Wet, wet, wet

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Scarborough Chess Congress reviewed by Lumpy Kustud and our Welsh reporter Dim Parcio 27 October 2019 Lumpy Kustud: This year the Scarborough Chess Congress coincided with the Scarborough Rain Festival. Yes, it was wet, wet, wet. Hey, that’s a catchy little phrase! I might copyright it. Dim Parcio: Think you’ll find some Scots have got… Continue reading »

Lost – gone missing

3 June 2019 Fears were expressed tonight for the wellbeing of members of the Awkward Squad. They were scheduled to attend the AGM of the Leeds Chess Association but unaccountably failed to appear. Fixtures Secretary Mike Bramson offered to organise a search party. Chairman Ian Strickland said, “I don’t understand it – I didn’t have… Continue reading »

Tweets Ahead! – Part 4 (conclusion)

Tweets Ahead! – Part 4 (conclusion)

28 April 2019 Final part of Chris Tatham’s account of the club’s Twitter presence ………. (You can view Part 1 of the series here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here) So who is interested in following the news and views of our humble little chess club? Well, after a manual trawl and analysis of… Continue reading »

Tweets Ahead! – Part 3

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21 April 2019 Continuing Chris Tatham’s account of the club’s Twitter presence ………. (You can view Part 1 of the series here and Part 2 here.) So who is interested in following the news and views of our humble little chess club? Well, after a manual trawl and analysis of our 302 followers at the… Continue reading »

Sex at the County Championships

21 April 2019 Extract from newsletter to ECF Silver members sent by the Silver Members’ reps on the ECF Finance Council: “……….  there is a proposal, from the Director of Women’s Chess, that teams in the County Championship Open section must include one female player.  The player would not be required to satisfy the eligibility… Continue reading »

Tweets Ahead! – Part 2

Tweets Ahead! – Part 2

14 April 2019 Continuing Chris Tatham’s account of the club’s Twitter presence ………. (You can view Part 1 of the series here.) So who is interested in following the news and views of our humble little chess club? Well, after a manual trawl and analysis of our 302 followers at the time (there must be… Continue reading »