The provisional fixtures have been released for the 2017/18 Season, and will be going into the Calendar over the next few days. If you are a team captain, please make sure that the dates are correct.
In the meantime, hope you all had a great summer – the club opens for chess on the 5th September!
See you there.
Tuesday 6th September sees the club re-open for the 2016-17 season.
Pop down with your tales of summer victories & defeats, holiday photos and tales of what you’ve been up to over the last few months.
There’ll be five teams running again this season, so lots of opportunities for games. The calendar will be updated soon with all the fixtures.
When I play blindfold chess, the first four or five moves that characterize the opening don’t present too much of a problem, and I am reasonably okay when the game resolves to King and pawn versus King, or King and Rook versus King, but I have to admit, I have to look at the board for the bit in-between. So, I guess my efforts might better be described as peek-a-boo chess.
Continue reading Blindfold Chess
I used, too many years ago to count, to play in the Birmingham League which had a 40 move time control at which point, a player had the right to adjourn the game and seal a move.
Continue reading Bad Losers
The 2015/16 Derby Chess Club season started with a couple of quick-fire tournaments. Continue reading Shaking the Rust Off With Quick-play