Nov 132018
Calderdale Individual Championship: Round 1 report

Last Monday night Hebden Bridge Chess Club hosted round 1 of the 2018-19 Calderdale Individual Championship  at the Trades Club. Coverage of this year’s event will be somewhat diminished in stature given that your editor is not participating in this year’s competition. Nevertheless we still intend to bring you a brief summary of the round […]

Sep 162018
Amuse bouche anyone?

An amuse bouche, often accompanied by a complementing wine, are served both to prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef’s approach to the art of cuisine. The term is French and literally means “mouth amuser” The new Calderdale Evening Chess League season begins tomorrow night. So, on the […]

Sep 042018
Zugzwangs at the Sinquefield Cup

During last year’s summer programme we ran an endgame workshop all about the concept and practical applications of ‘zugswang’. For the uninitiated, here is a dictionary definition for the term: Definition: zugzwang (German for “compulsion to move” pronounced [‘tsu:ktsvan]) A situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage […]

May 142018
Team Lightning and Juniors at the Pennine Megafinal

Just for a change, today we publish some news that is less than a month old! Your editor promises to bring the Calderdale League reporting to a conclusion later this week. Until then, we bring reports on the Calderdale Team Lightning and Junior Pennine Gigafinal events. On Monday 30th April, Belgrave Chess Club hosted the […]