Dorset now has a National Chess Champion!

Report and game analysis by Martin Simons

Over Easter 2017, Allan Pleasants participated in and deservedly won the Welsh Chess Championships in Cardiff for his first time with an outstanding score of 6 out of 7, remaining unbeaten throughout the Championships. This is a great performance and a fantastic achievement by Allan which has also earned him a qualifying place at the British Chess Championships this summer to be played in North Wales at the seaside town of Llandudno.

Here is Allan’s last round win. He only needed a draw but Allan completely outplayed his opponent, Alan Young, finishing the game off in fine sacrificial style!

Welsh Championships – 2017.04.17 – Round 7 Young, A (2056) v Pleasants, A (1982)

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Dorset Chess2 weeks ago
See the Poole Chess website for the fascinating story behind Steve Bailey's visually impaired Barbados cricket tour during July '18. The Poole club ran fund raising activities to enable Steve to take part as Head Coach. The tour was a huge success!
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Dorset Chess added 4 new photos — at Bournemouth Library1 month ago
Visited the Bournemouth Junior Chess Club this morning. Such a good turn out and thoroughly enjoyed the chess game analysis/lesson with Ian 👍 #juniorchess
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Dorset Chess2 months ago
Dorset Junior Chess 10am every Saturday morning at Bournemouth Library. Always very well attended. Plus other junior events. Please see Dorset Chess website. www.dorsetchess.co.uk for much more
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Dorset Chess3 months ago
Informal chess every week in Swanage