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Mar
21

Daily Quiz Answers

Test Your Chess Knowledge No.280 - Bits & Pieces! Chess novice and speed learner Max Deutsch lost a game to Magnus Carlsen in 2017 after he had one month to prepare. Then, at the beginning of April 2021 there was a rumour that Magnus Carlsen had retired from chess as a result of losing a [...]
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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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Dec
07

Countdown to Christmas – December 7th

Robert Halse mates in eight!
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Dec
06

Countdown to Christmas – December 6th

Keith Gregory who is known for his positional play produces a tactical masterpiece.
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Dec
05

Countdown to Christmas – December 5th

Allan Pleasants uses a development lead to punch through his opponent's position.
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Dec
04

Countdown to Christmas – December 4th

From a quiet looking opening Richard Allis sets up an irresistible attack.
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Dec
03

Countdown to Christmas – December 3rd

Ken Smith calmly defends and then turns the tables and attacks.
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Dec
02

Countdown to Christmas – December 2nd

Christian Westrap very sportingly submitted this game where he fell into a well known trap.
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Dec
01

Countdown to Christmas – December 1st

Alan Dommett with a standard Blackmar Diemer Gambit attack that could have been played in his sleep!
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Nov
06

Daily Quiz: Answers 151-200

Test Your Chess Knowledge No.200 - You are the Arbiter! White wishes to castle queenside. Which squares are allowed to be under attack by the Black pieces for such castling to be permitted? More than one answer may be valid. A) a1 B) b1 C) c1 D) d1 E) e1 Answer: A & B FIDE [...]
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British Championships 2016, Local Results

SectionPlayerClubScoreRoundsPosition ChampionshipOliver GillEx-Ringwood5.51136th= Mike WaddingtonDorchester51149th= Allan PleasantsWeymouth41168th= Martin SimonsSouthbourne41168th= Ian ClarkWimborne41168th= Major OpenAlfonso Llorente Zaroex-Poole10112nd Daniel GomezPoole6.5114th= James ForsterSouthbourne5.51116th= Martin ClancyRingwood1.5535th Over 50Kevin GoaterDorchester572nd= Martin ClancyRingwood3715th= Over 65Andrew FootnerDorchester4711th= Bill AdawayDorchester & Bridport3722nd= Over 50 U150Peter WilcockWimborne452nd= Frank Hamilton-TaylorSouthbourne356th= Over 65 U150Jørgen Holmstrøm NielsenWimborne354th= Alan TylerWimborne2.5514th= Paul ErringtonBournemouth2.5514th= Under 14Andre ReidPoole2.5718th= Under 12Ciaran SoutheyBournemouth Grammar3724th= [...]
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Sep
14

Daily Quiz Answers: 101-150

Test Your Chess Knowledge No.150 - You are the Arbiter! Player A forgets to press his clock after their move. Who can point this out to him or her? A) No one. B) His opponent only. C) An independent arbiter only. D) His opponent and an independent arbiter only. E) His opponent, an independent arbiter [...]
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Sep
07

Dorset Blitz

The Dorset Blitz tournament which was due to take place in October 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation. The report on the 2019 Dorset Bltiz can be found here.

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Jun
29

Coronavirus Update – Completing the 2019/20 Season – Feedback Received

Martin Simons would like to thank all those who have responded to the coronavirus consultation and updates.   Comments received in response to the 30th August update Paul Errington, Bournemouth, 31/8/20 Bournemouth Chess Club have started to meet up on Wednesday evenings for friendly games of chess at the Winton Liberal Club from 7.30pm. Other […]

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Oct
15

54th Dorset Open 2019

Full results and a report from Ian Clark on the 54th Dorset Open

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Jul
07

James Forster in state of shock after winning a strong Dorset “Closed” Open at Merley, Sun 7 July

7 July: According to informed sources, James was a reluctant late entrant for the Open Championship – he felt out of practice, the season is over etc. But enter he sportingly did, fearing the worst, as the Open section was so strong. But with 3/4 he played some great chess and won – much against […]

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