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 […]

Apr 062018
Calderdale Individual Championship Round 5: Drawing to a conclusion

Apologies for the recent radio silence on this website. Your editor has been in the throes of leaving one job and starting another and therefore there has been even less time than usual to keep on top of the website. Hopefully we can catch up quickly so expect a few posts in the coming weeks […]

Feb 212018
Calderdale Individual Championship Rounds 3 and 4: Cookie monster devours all-comers

Round 4 of the 2017-18 Calderdale Individual Chess Championship took place at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge on Monday the 5th of February. The competition has reached the sharp end of proceedings and the leaders at the top of the standings took each other on to decide who would remain in contention when the […]

Jan 212018
Leaders keep up the pace

It’s been over a month since our last report on the Calderdale League. We didn’t report at all on the seventh round of League 1 which took place just before Christmas. The main reason for this was that, unfortunately, neither Hebden Bridge team contested their scheduled matches. Hebden Bridge ‘B’ were unable to field a […]