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 […]