Chess is Suspended

Given the current situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus, and recent government advice, we have decided to cancel our Monday evening sessions at the Abbey, with immediate effect. We'll keep you…

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The Tiger rides again!

Another splendid picture black and white photo of Petrosian: The game is very short but it's got a very neat exchange sacrifice in it: Yes, you've spotted it. I posted…

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Chess in the Olden Days!

In these days of everything on-line, it does no harm to think back to a different age . . . Here's the game that's mentioned in the clip and some…

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Red Hot pawn!
Two Members of Woodseats chess analyse an opening variation of immense complexity

Red Hot pawn!

Do you miss playing a good-humoured 'over the board' game with friends? Well, we can't replace that experience, but you can challenge any self isolating friends to an enjoyable stress-free…

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Long live the Petrov Defence
Although he lost this game; one of the greatest World Champions.

Long live the Petrov Defence

A recent correspondent (the correspondent) of this website mentioned his fondness for the Petrov Defence (see the comments below the sheep picture). Here is a rather brilliant game in that…

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Spot the World Champion!

There is at least one future World Champion on this photo. There are also many other famous players to be . . . ¬†and a man from Woodseats! See if…

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Petrosian plays blitz!

Since lichess.org. is practically melting at the moment, I thought I would go back to a time before the Internet, when they played 'Blitz' with proper chess clocks! There are…

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