One week to go to the MCF Summer Chess Congress 2017. Still time to enter, more details below at the link.
|Posted by ian on August 11, 2017 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to GM Gawain Jones the British Chess Champion 2017. After winning a 4 way play off. Congratulations to British Ladies Champion 2017, IM Jovanka Houska.
|Posted by ian on August 9, 2017 at 4:30 AM||comments (0)|
British Chess Championship 2017 Final Results: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr293939.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=9&flag=30&wi=821
|Posted by ian on August 8, 2017 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Appeal for chess friends / players to attend the funeral of Bert Thomas.
The family would like it very much if some of his chess friends came to his funeral at
1pm Friday 18th August at Altrincham Crematorium and / or afterwards from 2.45pm at Ashton on Mersey Cricket Club, Little Ees Lane, Sale, M33 5GT. See you there. Regards Katie Poulton nèe Kay Thomas and Jeannie Thomas
Congratulations to 3Cs FM Andy Horton. On securing an IM norm, following his draw vs GM Nick Pert. In the final round of the British Chess Championship 2017.
|Posted by ian on August 6, 2017 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
Photograph by Arnold Lutton.
|Posted by ian on August 5, 2017 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
Bert was Manchester Chess Federation President for a record 6 years in a row 2000-2006. As well as Secretary of the Manchester Chess Federation 2011 -2015. Bert was a lynchpin of the chess community, and will be sadly missed by everyone in the chess world.
|Posted by ian on July 30, 2017 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
Round 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkjni50oqrs&t=17sGM Nick Pert vs Daniel Gallagher
Round 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIWbZS9QQn0&feature=youtu.be IM Craig Pritchett vs GM David Howell
Round 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVRCV0Var0k IM Richard Palliser vs GM Gawain Jones
Round 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IMWPvCmZJg John Merriman vs GM Mark Hebden
Round 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB4ub4CY9Ow IM Jack Rudd vs GM Peter Wells
Round 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjNKAy3YiRg GM Luke Mcshane vs GM David Howell
Round 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jytRk3TxEkA GM Gawain Jones vs IM Jovanka Houska
Round 8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dJ73QA7qRg GM Peter Wells v Conor Murphy
Round 9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVanqcJNELk ; IM Yang Fan Zhou vs IM Craig Hanley
|Posted by ian on July 29, 2017 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
British Chess Championship 2017 round 1 pairings are out http://chess-results.com/tnr293939.aspx?lan=1. Live games can be found here on Saturday afternoon 230pm. http://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/live-games-2017-championship/ Live commentary http://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/live-comms/
|Posted by ian on July 27, 2017 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by ian on July 27, 2017 at 5:15 AM||comments (0)|
200th Anniversary, Manchester Chess Club
Wednesday 3rd September 1817 was a very significant date in the history of chess, not only in Manchester but throughout the country. That evening a group of local chess enthusiasts met at the Albion Hotel in Piccadilly, Manchester (unfortunately now the site of a Morrison's superstore and a Travelodge) and a few hours later ended their meeting having formed the very first organised chess club in Britain - the Manchester Chess Club.
Although now, 200 years later, the club itself is no longer in existence and had endured both good and bad times, being disbanded and reformed on several occasions, it's place in history cannot be denied as the FIRST.
Therefore, on Sunday 3rd September 2017 - exactly 200 years to the day of that historic meeting - the Manchester Chess Federation are organising a "friendly" match against the Liverpool Chess Club, which itself will be 180 years old in December 2017 and is the oldest EXISTING chess club in England. (NB: Manchester v Liverpool as a friendly isn't what you might often read elsewhere !)
The venue for this historic match will be the Albert Square Chop House, formerly known as the Manchester Memorial Hall in Albert Square and right in the heart of Manchester city centre. The building itself, dating back to the 1860s, is one of the finest examples of Venetian Gothic Revival architecture in the country and is less than half a mile from the former Albert Hotel, the actual birthplace of club chess in Britain, thus making it ideal for such a celebration.
The match will be played over 25 boards of various grades with an additional 10 board junior challenge and whilst food and drink will be provided by the hosts for all in attendance, the Liverpool team are playing their part in celebrating the history of the event by travelling to Manchester on the day by train, just as many of their predecessors would have done all those years ago.
Following a pre-match lunch, white's clocks are due to be pressed at 1pm and an invite is open to anyone who might wish to visit to help celebrate this historic event.
|Posted by ian on July 24, 2017 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
Live chess commentary from Biel GM event July 2017 Round 1. Live now, with GM Danny King and GM Joe Gallagher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5oZxm6e11Q