David vs Goliath?

David vs Goliath? Leam Lane Bullets 1½ – 3½ Forest Hall Ensigns (Tuesday  November 7, 2017) Match report by Ian Rook (Captain of Forest Hall Ensigns) I’m not sure what I was looking forward to least, finding the venue through the rabbit warren of side streets (even if I was […]

Puzzles E and F

Puzzle E. Black to play and win.   Puzzle F. Black to play and win.

Knockout Competition Results (completed)

Knockout Competition Results 2017 Round 1 Leam Lane 2 – 4½ Forest Hall G Forest Hall E 2½ – 4 v Morpeth B Forest Hall C 2 – 2  Gosforth C (Gosforth C win due to lower total grade) Gosforth D 1½ – 4 Forest Hall D Jesmond 4 – 3½ Forest Hall F […]

Puzzles C and D

Puzzle C. White to play and win.   Puzzle D. White to play and win    

British Chess Championships 2017

Yichen Han has won the Under 11 section of the British Chess Championships in Llandudno with a 100% score of 7/7. Under 11 Prizewinners 1st:  Yichen Han (Forest Hall) 7/7 2nd:  Logan Fear (Homefield Prep) 5½/7 3rd= Adam Hussein (Carrick), Andrew Kirby (Crowthorne) 5/7 3rd= and best girl Anum Sheikh […]

Delancey UK Chess Challenge: Northern Gigafinal 2017

Northern Gigafinal: Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th July 2017 in Manchester   Under 9 Boys winner Yichen Han (6/6).   Under 15 Boys winner Zheming Zhang (5.5/6).

Puzzles A and B

Puzzle 1 Easy White to play has several good moves.  Which is the best?   Puzzle 2 Harder White to play has a very good position. How can he make it even better? Try to work out White and Black’s next two moves each.

Forest Hall Junior Chess Club

Details about the Junior Chess Club. Forest  Hall Junior Chess Club meets on Friday nights from 5-15 pm to 7 pm in Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute at 26 Crescent Way, Forest Hall, NE12 9AR.  The club is normally referred to as the Legion by local people. The chess club meets […]

Evening Chronicle Article 2

The major event in the British Chess Calendar each year is the British Chess Championship. This first started in 1904, taking over from a more erratic series of events dating back into the 1880’s. It has happened almost every year since, excepting the war years and a small number of […]

Evening Chronicle Article 1

    Teenage Tactics There is a lot of debate in chess circles about the relative merits of a tactical  versus a strategical  approach to the game.  Some would describe it as a trappy versus a more deep thoughtful method.  At the highest level  Tal, Kasparov and Carlsen are viewed as […]