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 …

Cobra Meeting on New Year’s Eve – How can we be the best of Sheffield Chess Clubs?

We had a meeting of the Woodseats ‘Cobra’ on the morning of New Year’s Eve.  It took place in Bill’s front parlour.  Present were Bill, Shane Frith, Peter Hulse and at least one of Bill’s cats.  There were apologies for absence from Andy Lee and Jon Sparkes.  Everybody else was …