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 …

Woodseats Games

Woodseats Chess Club Game Database The club is gradually building up a database of games played by its members.  You may want to look at games in the database for a number of reasons, for example:   a fellow-team member may want you to advise on a recently-played (or adjourned) …

Games collection 2011-12

[pgn eo=t pd=SheffieldChampionship.pgn] [/pgn]  Here is a collection of games played by the members of Woodseats Chess Club during the 2011-12 season.  They cover a whole range from IM to…There will be updates in the near future.  Games are always accepted for submission from members of whatever strength.  Please send …

Next move Problems to improve you chess play in Sheffield

Hey Chess warriors! I have decided this week to not include an opening theme but to set some next move problems. Both are taken from games featuring strong masters. I hope you enjoy them and find them useful. Please respond with your solution! Shane. [pgn layout=horizontal height=250 initialHalfmove=16 autoplayMode=none][Event “white …

Flying pieces!

Here’s a treat.  Paul has annotated the very dramatic game that he played on Board 2 against Nomads B.  Click here for another way of viewing the game that will let you play through all the variations: [pgn layout=horizontal height=250 initialHalfmove=16 autoplayMode=none] [Event “Woodseats A v Nomads B”][Site “Sheffield”][Date “2011.12.07”][Round “?”][White …

Sheffield Championship Round 1 – Not all chess in Sheffield is played for Sheffield Chess Clubs

This is a very interesting game played by Jon Sparkes in the Sheffield Championship, with a moral question attached.  The unanimous opinion among those people who have expressed one is that he behaved in a very sporting manner: [pgn layout=horizontal height=250 initialHalfmove=16 autoplayMode=none] [Event “Sheffield Championship Rnd 1”][Site “?”][Date “5.12.11”][Round “?”][White …