Upcoming Events

Monday 17th January 2022 at 7.30

We plan to run a ‘Pairs’ event in which strong players will be paired up with weaker players, who will then play alternate moves without consultation. Each pair will be allocated to a group of four pairs, who will play a mini all-play-all with 3 rounds. The clocks will be set to 15 minutes with 10 second increments.  During the game, each pair may at any time call for one ‘1-minute time out’, when the clock is stopped and that pair remain at the board and discuss the position, with the other pair having left the board so they cannot over-hear what is said.   At the end of the one minute, the players resume their seats and play continues.  The stronger player in each pair will be expected to keep a record of the game, so that a 10-15 minute post-mortem can take place after the game, which should help the weaker players to learn from these games. Thus each round should last about one hour in total.  Anyone interested in participating in this event should either complete the registration form which will be found on display at the Club, or should contact Nigel White to register their interest.

GM Danny King on the World Championship Match

Grandmaster Danny King, who has played for Guildford in the past in both the 4NCL and the Surrey League, came along to the Club on Monday 6th December to give a talk about the ongoing World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi. The session was very well attended by around 40 Club members and Danny regaled us with stories about previous World Championship matches, as well as taking us through some very interesting moments in the current match, with a particular focus on the spectacular game 6.

Danny after the event wearing his Guildford Chess Club Polo shirt and toasting with his Guildford Chess Club mug.

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