A report on round 1 of the Calderdale Individual Championship has been posted on the Yorkshire Chess website.
Our headline of course refers to Joseph Blackburne’s famous quote about checking all checks. Unfortunately one of the most significant stories of the round was John Kerrane overlooking a mate in 1 against the top seed Mitchell Burke which would have been a really amazing result for him.
“It’s something I’m always reminding my juniors to do”
said John somewhat remorsefully when I spoke to him about the incident. At least he can take some satisfaction from having played well enough to achieve a position with such potential. Mitchell on the other hand can count himself most fortunate…