‘Wild Bill Batley’ rides again.

This is another game from a simultaneous exhibition, again featuring William Batley, the well-known Woodseats Chess player (see recent posts on this site) v. Akiba Rubinstein, a member of the…

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Do you offer draws?

Rob raised the question of 'draws' and the vital statistics of same: Here's an interesting article that I've just pinched off the Internet that gives a lot information and comparisons:…

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A tiger writes . . .

A member of the club, who is a bit of a literary gent on the quiet, recently sent me an email that started off "Dear Tiger . . .", an…

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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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