Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Three Check Chess

For an interesting tactical variant of chess. Have you tried three check, where the person to check their opponent's king thrice wins. Former world champion Karpov was an expert at this variant. Here is a game played by a club member.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Which pieces have the best survival chances in a game

As a bit of fun, a computer programmer has calculated the percentage survival rate for each piece at the end of a game.

Aside from the King, on average h-pawns have the least chance of being taken during a game.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

2014 Summer Closure

The club is now closed for the summer. The first night back will be Friday 29th August for our AGM.

Don't forget there are some great elite tournaments that can be followed online - for example:

The 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. Watch live games and commentary at   

Live games from most GM and IM tournaments can also be followed at

Have a great summer