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Woodseats Chess Club, which is actually in Heeley and easily accessible on the 24/25/43 bus routes out of the town centre, is one of the oldest chess clubs in Sheffield and welcomes players of all...

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Woodseats Chess Club, which is actually in Heeley and easily accessible on the 24/25/43 bus routes out of the town centre, is one of the oldest chess clubs in Sheffield and welcomes players of all strengths. Whether you’re a beginner who has discovered chess on the Internet or in the …

Red Lion Pub in Heeley, Sheffield stages World Chess Championship!

It doesn’t really . . . but in November (9-28 November 2018) for the first time for eighteen years (Kasparov v. Kramnik) it will be staged in London. Another significant anniversary is that it is twenty-five years since British born (Leigh in Lancashire) Nigel Short challenged Kasparov for his crown …

Chess Openings and variations that might be worth a try: the London System

When members of Woodseats Chess club get together on Monday at the Red Lion on Chesterfield Road (see Find us in the top menu), they like to try out different chess openings and plot fiendish traps for their opponents in upcoming matches. Here’s an example of what might happen in …