Meet GM Reggie Gottschalk

Meet the latest edition to the Gottschalk clan, Reggie is already kicking up a storm on the chess board! He has dad, Danny, right where he wants him! So Dad,…

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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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My opponent won’t resign!

Following of from last week’s presentation, Mark Allison runs through a game and talks about staying calm and keeping a cool head, when your opponent won’t resign a lost position. (more…)

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Online Arena #7

Only 4 of us for this week's Lichess arena. A win for myself on 9 points, second for Brendan on 7 points, and third for Bill on 6 points. Enjoyed…

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Online Arena #6

Congratulations to Daniel for his win tonight in our online tournament, finishing on a whopping 16 points, with David second on 12 points, and Brendan third on 8 points. Final…

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Online Arena #5

There were 6 of us for this week's Lichess arena (some of us were away at the Doncaster Chess Congress). This week's winner was Jamie on 7 points, with runners…

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Online Arena #4

A win for Jamie this week on 10 points, with Daniel and Brendan both finishing on 4 points. Only 5 players though, so we didn't all get the same number…

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Online Arena #3

Great drama tonight in our online Lichess arena. Some very close and tense games. Some daylight chess robbery. Some of us definitely need to work on our time management skills.…

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Online Arena #2

Well done to Jamie (me), who won our second online Lichess arena this week. Congratulations also to Daniel who finished second, and Brendan who finished third. (more…)

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Lichess

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Quite a few of us have been playing on popular internet chess website lichess.org. More recently, we've been running an online tournament for club members every Sunday evening from 6:30pm.…

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