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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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This is a popular chess congress in a stunning location! Link to the congress website is http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/html/temp/cong-2019.shtml
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The 24th Dorset Rapidlay is taking place on Sunday, 24 March 2019, run by Dorset County Chess Association. Venue is Greyfriars, Ringwood and this is an open event. For details and entry information please go to the Dorset Chess website: www.dorsetchess.co.uk
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The 53rd Dorset Open Championship will take place at the Elstead Hotel, Bournemouth the weekend of 12-14 October 2018. Entries now possible, please see Dorset Chess website