Archive for Month: January 2019

Yichen Han Simultaneous

On Saturday 12th January Forest Hall Chess Club’s Yichen Han, the current Under 12 and Under 11 British Chess Champion, played a simultaneous exhibition against 17 opponents at the Queen’s Hall in Hexham. He won 12, drew 3 and lost 2 games. A comprehensive report and a short video can […]

Game of the week

Tynemouth C vs Forest Hall D White: Ryan Duff (77D) (Forest Hall) Black: Joe Murray (114C) (Tynemouth) 1. e4 g6 2. d4 c6 3. Bd3 Bg7 4. c3 d6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 e5 8. Bc4 Qd7 9. O-O b5? With my opponent’s king still in the middle […]

Northumbria Masters postponed

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Northumbria Masters will not now be going ahead on its scheduled dates of February 16-20, 2019. It is planned to organize the event in the same format later in the year. My mother, Margaret, pictured above, passed away suddenly just before Christmas, leaving our […]