Train with GM Danny Gormally

Danny Gormally

Forest Hall Chess Club is proud to host its first-ever Grandmaster Training event, with GM Danny Gormally from Alnwick, the North East’s strongest player, on Saturday February 4, from 11:00am to 1:30pm, at the club.

Apart from being a highly experienced Grandmaster and England team member, Danny is also an acclaimed writer about chess. He has written a series of instructional books, and has also written a highly entertaining diary of a professional player, titled: “Insanity, Passion and Addiction: A Year Inside the Chess World.”

Danny will be leading an interactive 2 ½ hour training session on “How to punish weak moves in the opening.” The coaching will be supported by Tim Wall and Mike Smith.

This is a brilliant opportunity to learn from a Grandmaster, and is open to everyone – aspiring club and non-club members of all ages and abilities. The session includes exercises and feedback, and the entry fee is £10.

To book your place on the course, contact Mike on:

Danny Gormally 1-0 Julio Granda Zuniga

  • Event: Douglas PokerStars op
  • Date: 2014.10.05
  • White: Danny Gormally (2488)
  • Black: Julio Granda (2674)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e4 b5 6. e5 Nd5 7. a4 Nxc3 8. bxc3
Bb7 9. e6 $1 {An excellent pawn sacrifice to gum up Black's development.} f6
10. Be2 Qd5 11. O-O Qxe6 12. Re1 Qf7 13. Nh4 b4 14. Nf5 a5 15. Bf3 Nc6 {
The Peruvian grandmaster probably thought he had escaped the opening
reasonably safely, but Danny's next move finished the game immediately. Can
you see it?} 16. Nh6 $3 {A really unusual way to trap the Queen. If the knight
is taken or ...Qg6, Bh5 wins with a pin. Otherwise, her Majesty has nowhere to
hide! So Black felt he had nothing left, except to       resign.} 1-0