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
You cannot play simultaneously games from PDF file on Windows PC. Not to my knowledge. Only as I told you - on Android platform: http://asim-pereira.android.informer.com/ Basically, like in old times you have the book and you layout position on the real chessboard. But I think it is worthwhile investing in Android phone, and then you can do many other things about chess - on the go, or even at home when you have Wi-Fi wireless. Try also 3 for 2 on Everymanchess: http://www.everymanchess.com/index.php with ChessBase or again for Android/iPhone ChessViewer. While GingerGM's book is quite original - and incomparable to any other Dutch opening publication, eBook or print the lacking of links from TOC and even the page numbers is a real drawback. GingerGM promised to address this shortcoming and update the current version. 21 Jan 14 09:58 am
iatelier? Anyone? I can not find any way to play through games with a PDF text format with your basic Windows laptop. 17 Jan 14 05:38 am
Do you have anything on the 2011 Irish Veterans Champion, Jack Killane's variation? It goes like this: 1 .d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg3 d6 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. 0-0 e5 6. dxe5 dxe5 - allowing the e7-e5 pawn-break in one move. 10 Jan 14 03:36 am
Steven , suppose Simon only made 2 blunders in his life , would the grammar be correct ? In fairness i could introduce him to my NUMEROUS blunders , just to even up the score ! 5 Jan 14 02:35 pm
If not, I would suggest you possibly not use the phrase 'e-book'. If you look at 99% of the chess e-books, they are of the type where you can actually play thru the variations. Everyman, etc and just say it is a downloadable PDF and leave it at that. That or provide a PGN file to those of us who have purchased the book. Surely you have the material in PGN format? 29 Dec 13 07:05 am
Hello? Anyone know how I can play thru the PDF book on a Windows based laptop??? 26 Dec 13 08:32 pm
@ginger_gm Keep up the good work! Here's a Dutch (Stonewall variety) I played today for inspiration :) chessmicrobase.com/g/37amj0yx 25 Feb 14 11:27 pm
@ChessVibes Thanks. It is one of those openings that u know u shouldn't play, but sometimes it just feels so good playing 2 f4 ;) 25 Feb 14 10:10 pm
First tweet from my new desktop. Laptop looks puny next to nice big monitor. Now have to get round to installing @ChessBase etc. 25 Feb 14 06:54 pm
Just noticed that the megalomaniac James Bond villain 'Blofeld' bears a striking resemblance to someone in the ECF!? pic.twitter.com/JkT2rioPqK 25 Feb 14 09:15 am