Thursday puzzle / game

White to play and win At first glance it might seem that White is in trouble but it is Black that is going down! Solution

Monday puzzle / game

White to play and win There is only one move that wins here whilst everything else loses. Can you find it and the critical second move follow up? Solution

Thursday puzzle / game

Black to play What is Black’s strongest continuation? Solution

Monday puzzle / game

White to play and draw This is a study by Oldrich Duras. For the avoidance of doubt the board is round the normal way and the diagram is accurate, i.e the black king is on a1 and White can play 1.Qxf1+ if he/she wants to! There is a nice theme in this puzzle that gets […]

Thursday puzzle / game

White to play and win White is threatening mate but he has to deal with potential perpetuals. Solution

David Prior, R.I.P.

David Prior of Southbourne Chess club sadly passed away on 27th October 2021. David (pictured fourth from left below, partially behind Russell Pegg) was well known to local chess players having been active in the area for many years and particularly at Southbourne Chess Club in the 1980s and 90s when he held the position […]