On the Sunday at the 4NCL, Cheddleton were paired against Barbican 2 who had convincingly beaten Blackthorne Russia on the previous day.
I was paired against Jonathan Rogers with the White pieces.
Knowing that Rogers was a dangerous opponent, I decided to avoid handing him the early initiative, and instead I gained an attack which should have led to a draw.
Instead my opponent missed a tactical point and ended up resigning on move 23.
The 4NCL kicked off quite recently. As the Jutes of Kent has folded I was lucky enough to join another great team, Cheddleton.
Cheddleton already has a number of players that are good friends of mine and we also have a very good chance of finishing very high in the league.
In my first game for the team, I had the Black pieces against Ben Savage. After a long break, I thought that it was time to go running back to my first love, the Classical Dutch :)
A couple of days ago I stumbled across the film ‘Ivory Tower’. This is a rather strange comedy film, where the main plot line is the Canadian Chess Championship. Anyway I enjoyed it a lot, so highly recommended.
It has also introduced me to the world of ‘Chilly Gonzales’ whos mix of rap and piano music is very unique and inspiring.
Here is the solution to the tactic that I posted a couple of days ago.
Spot the finish!
Work out the consequences of …Rxh3 gxh3 …Nxh3+ Kg2. How should Black continue the attack after Kg2?
This post first appeared on Danny Gormally’s The Chess Coaching Website.
So we’ve played 3 games in the World Championship and it’s now time to take stock.
The Jutes of Kent bravely took on the forces of Europe in Rhodes this year by entering the 2013 European Club Cup Championship.
It was a great event but, unfortunately, it also seems like the last event for the team.
I have written a report below, with some game highlights.
The production quality is first-rate and so this all adds up to a tremendous package. I highly recommend the DVD.IM Andrew Martin, English Chess Federation Right Move Magazine, February 2010
Williams can be described as the world’s leading authority on the subject. Not only has Williams written about the opening, he has also played it for about twenty years. Williams’s understanding of his topic shines through whenever he is on the screen. The presentation is fluid, as he unhesitatingly talks about the opening and its many nuances and variations. It is as though he is giving the viewer a one-on-one lesson on the opening.Carsten Hansen, Chess Cafe
Grandmaster Jones is undoubtedly one of the World’s leading experts on the Grand Prix Attack against the Sicilian Defence. On this DVD, He '...reveals the secrets behind his success' through 26 video lectures.Sean Marsh, Marsh Towers
The technical merits of the DVDs are also considerable. Comparing them with the Chessbase DVDs, there is no doubt that GingerGM have raised the bar in terms of professionalism and production standards.Steve Giddins, British Chess Magazine
oy ginger! think they had it right in the olden days ginger witches should be burnt at the stake for their blasphemy 18 Nov 13 05:43 pm
He certainly has, it it going to be tough to catch him now. 18 Nov 13 09:53 am
Glad you liked the book Klaus, I will have to double check this line. One thing that I plan on doing is to do updates every now and again for those poeple who have purchased the book, might consider looking at this line then. 18 Nov 13 09:52 am
Have you brought some new shoes yet Bez? 18 Nov 13 09:50 am
Sounds a bit like John, every team needs a mascot... 18 Nov 13 09:50 am
Yeah.... Ok Bez, where are your Maracas? 18 Nov 13 09:49 am
RT @richardpalliser : Today's been @billforsternz 's birthday. In honour, went with @GMGawain to Byron's on Ken High Street. #goodburgers 9 Dec 13 10:55 pm
Very friendly squirrels in Holland Park! pic.twitter.com/JwWmxuKOaJ 9 Dec 13 03:09 pm
Hoping the plumber due to arrive at 12.30 will arrive soon. 46min late and counting. Surely a tweet will make him come immediately? 3 Dec 13 01:16 pm
So nice having a tidy house. Thanks to @WIM_Maroroa for giving up her day off to make home immaculate! Wonder how long it'll last time time. 3 Dec 13 12:30 pm