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This part of the website is for analysing games plus some general guidance on how to improve at chess.

The principal subsections are:

Games Analysis  Alan has a national reputation as a chess writer and analyst . In this column he features interesting games from Dorset players, mainly from the British Championships held at Bournemouth in July/August 2016

Martin’s Column  During the British Championships,Martin Simons not only played in the Championship itself, he somehow found time to write a daily commentary on how Dorset players were faring, with games analysis as well

Bashing the Birds  Martin assesses the potential of the relatively unknown Birds Opening, also known as the Nimzo-Larsen

Improve your Chess  An article with tips to improve performance, reproduced the International Chess School

[pgn] [Event "1st Dorset Chess Congress"] [Site "New York, NY USA"] [Date "2018.11.03"] [Round "4.6"] [White "Paulsen, Louis"] [Black "Morphy, Paul"] [Result "0-1"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bc5 5. O-O O-O 6. Nxe5 Re8 7. Nxc6 dxc6 8. Bc4 b5 9. Be2 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 Rxe4 11. Bf3 Re6 12. c3 Qd3 13. b4 Bb6 14. a4 bxa4 15. Qxa4 Bd7 16. Ra2 Rae8 17. Qa6 {[#] Morphy took twelve minutes over his next move, probably to assure himself that the combination was sound and that he had a forced win in every variation. } 17... Qxf3 !! 18. gxf3 Rg6+ 19. Kh1 Bh3 20. Rd1 ({Not} 20. Rg1 Rxg1+ 21. Kxg1 Re1+ -+) 20... Bg2+ 21. Kg1 Bxf3+ 22. Kf1 Bg2+ (22...Rg2 ! {would have won more quickly. For instance:} 23. Qd3 Rxf2+ 24. Kg1 Rg2+ 25. Kh1 Rg1#) 23. Kg1 Bh3+ 24. Kh1 Bxf2 25. Qf1 {Absolutely forced.} 25... Bxf1 26. Rxf1 Re2 27. Ra1 Rh6 28. d4 Be3 0-1 [/pgn]

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21 July: Enjoy a great day of competitive chess in the excellent playing conditions at Furzebrook Village Hall. A superb free lunch is included too. Organiser is Steve Peirson and details plus entry forms available via the main menu bar above "Congresses" Main picture Thomas Trach (left) who w
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The 2nd 1 Day Dorset Closed. Sunday, 7 July '19. Merley, Wimborne. Entrants need to have a Dorset connection. All moves in 1 hour plus 10 second increments per move. Results count for grading. Just £12 to enter and this includes free lunch and refreshments. It is possible to enter online or, by completing an entry form manually. Please go to "Congresses" on the main menu bar of the Dorset Chess website and then please click on "2nd Dorset One Day Closed Congress", where Organiser Ian Clark has also posted full information.