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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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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Hillsborough D vs Woodseats B

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We returned to the New Barrack Tavern to face Hillsborough again in the league. Fortunately for us it was their D team rather than the C team who gave us…

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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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Woodseats C vs Sheffield Nomads C

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Wins for Rob and Steve, but losses for both myself and David, resulted in a tied match with Nomad's C team. I was seated next to Rob, and it looked…

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