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2015 Dorset Open

This tournament was held at the Carrington Hotel. Ian Clark thanked Matthew Staniforth for his generous bid of £3000 for the Drueke Chess Set and Board with proceeds going towards junior chess in Dorset.

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2010 Dorset Open

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2011 Dorset Open

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2012 Dorset Open

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2013 Dorset Open

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2014 Dorset Open

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May
09

Daily Quiz Answers

Test Your Chess Knowledge No.330 – Bits & Pieces! This is the last Daily Quiz Question and will be replaced by the Weekly Find The Plan Question on Saturday. So, to celebrate all our publications during Lockdown … To the nearest 50, up to today (7th June 2021), how many main Bulletins, extra Bulletins (when [...]
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Mar
21

Daily Quiz Answers 251-300

Test Your Chess Knowledge No.300 – Bits & Pieces! Which music composer was a strong enough chess player to beat each of Lasker, Capablanca and Rubinstein in simuls? A) Sergei Prokofiev B) Maurice Ravel C) Dmitri Shostakovich D) Aaron Copland E) Edward Elgar Answer: A Prokofiev was a keen follower of chess, a personal friend [...]
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Jan
29

Daily Quiz Answers 201-250

Test Your Chess Knowledge No.250 – Bit & Pieces! Which of these famous people is the strongest chess player? A) Bill Gates (business) B) Steve Davis (snooker) C) Simen Agdestein (football) D) Ivan Lendl (tennis) E) Lennox Lewis (boxing) Answer: C Simen Agdestein played football for the Norwegian national team (8 caps, 1 goal) and [...]
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Dec
24

Countdown to Christmas – December 24th

Phil Taylor-Bowd sacs the lot to finish top of our Christmas tree!
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Dec
23

Countdown to Christmas – December 23rd

Tim Lines provides a vivid account of how it feels to be on the receiving end of “A blast from the past'!
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Dec
22

Countdown to Christmas – December 22nd

Mike Waddington shows great imagination to produce a quick mate.
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Dec
21

Countdown to Christmas – December 21st

Christian Westrap shows you don't need a queen to go on a king hunt! Very pretty!
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Dec
20

Countdown to Christmas – December 20th

Alan Dommett's Budapest punishes his opponent's early queen advance.
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Dec
19

Countdown to Christmas – December 19th

David Fuller with another f5 Grand Prix special. See 8th December if you missed the first!
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Dec
18

Countdown to Christmas – December 18th

In an opening where White normally builds gradually, Bill Adaway takes a short cut to victory.
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Dec
17

Countdown to Christmas – December 17th

Martin Simons outguns a Gunderams Defence in the Blackmar Diemer Gambit.
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Dec
16

Countdown to Christmas – December 16th

Peter Anderson takes advantage of his opponent's slow development to launch a direct attack.
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Dec
15

Countdown to Christmas – December 15th

Eagle-eyed Mike Waddington makes it look easy (but it isn't) with accurate play and a sharp finish.
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Dec
14

Countdown to Christmas – December 14th

Ian Clark is in his element in a tactical smash up.
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Dec
13

Countdown to Christmas – December 13th

Alan Dommett's Black Lion roars to a rapid win with a stunning 8th move!
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Dec
12

Countdown to Christmas – December 12th

Martin Simons, when still a junior, being given a harsh chess lesson by a Grandmaster in waiting!
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Dec
11

Countdown to Christmas – December 11th

John Weatherlake produces a very pretty mate in just 10 moves!
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Dec
10

Countdown to Christmas – December 10th

Mike Waddington puts a twist on a well known but easy to miss idea to produce a very pretty finish.
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Dec
09

Countdown to Christmas – December 9th

Peter Anderson nicely punishes his opponent for opening up the position.
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Dec
08

Countdown to Christmas – December 8th

David Fuller shows his expertise in the Grand Prix Attack.
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