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Manchester Junior Chess Junior 4 Nations Chess League 18/19th January 2020

Posted by ian on January 23, 2020 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester Junior Chess

Junior 4 Nations Chess League

18/19th January 2020

South Normanton

Manchester entered two teams in the J4NCL, one each in the FIDE rated A Division and one in the ECF Rated B Division.

The A Team came third which was an outstanding result given that we were including two very new players to the FIDE rated tournament.

Sam Parry Leek & Cheddleton

Kyle Pelling Heywood

Edward Jackson Three C’s

Ethan Gardi...

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Gibraltar Masters 2020 is underway.

Posted by ian on January 22, 2020 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Gibraltar Masters 2020 starts Many top English GMS in action including Adams and Jones. Also 3Cs GM Stephen Gordon is playing.  Commentary live daily from 2pm GMT. with GM David Howell and WIM Fiona Stelli Antoni.

Twitch TV Live commentary

Live Commentary

Live games

Players https://chess-results...

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Stockport Rapidplay this coming Sunday. More details below.

Posted by ian on January 21, 2020 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)


OPEN Open to all

MAJOR For players graded below 170

INTERMEDIATE For players graded below 140

MINOR For players graded below 110

 Each player will be allowed 30 minutes for all moves. Players can have a First Round ½ point bye if requested at time of entry.

In each there will be prizes of £140, £90 and £40 along with grading prize of £40.

The highest scoring ...

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Manchester EPSCA Team Trial Saturday 1st Feb 2020.

Posted by ian on January 14, 2020 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)



Manchester EPSCA Team Trial


Every year Manchester enters teams in the EPSCA Associations Championships. There are three teams, Under 11, Under 9 and an Under 11 Girls team. Children who wish to represent Manchester need to either attend the Manchester Trials or register to play.


Manchester Juniors Trial


Where: Cleveland School


425 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5DH


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Wijk aan Zee Tata Steel 2020. World Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen back in action.

Posted by ian on January 11, 2020 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Super strong 13 round all play all starts to day.  Games start 12:30 pm GMT

Live games Masters

Livw games Challengers

Players in the Masters

Players in the Challengers

Live Commentary GM Jan Gusti and GM Peter Svidler...

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Manchester Junior Chess Tour. Shanghai July 2020.

Posted by ian on January 9, 2020 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)




Following successful visits over the last ten years to Poland (x2), Germany, Eire (x2) Spain and Russia (x2), Manchester Junior Chess has agreed with the Shanghai Ex Pat Chess Academy for a summer tour to Shanghai in July 2020.

The itinerary would include chess matches against children in Shanghai, an open Rapidplay and some social chess against our hosts. There will also be opportunities for seeing...

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ECF Arbiters Course 15-16th February 2020 in Daventry.

Posted by ian on January 8, 2020 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The ECF will be running an ECF Arbiters course at the Daventry Court Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry NN11 0SG on 15th – 16th February 2020. The lecturers will be Adrian Elwin and Alex Holowczak. For more details and registration go to

Congratulations to Bolton Chess Club's IM Joe Mcphillips. Who won the Telford Open at the weekend.

Posted by ian on January 6, 2020 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Bolton Chess Club's IM Joe Mcphillips 4.5/5 who won the sponsored Telford Open,outright this weekend. Beating IM Ameet Ghasi 2497 in the final round.To score 4.5/5 winning £1000. Open results.   All Tournament results

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Women's World Chess Champioships 2020. Six games in China then Six games in Russia. More details below.

Posted by ian on January 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Women's World Chess Championship game 1 GM Alexandra Goryachkina vs GM Ju Wenjun GM Nigel short and WGM Zhang Xiaowen live now with commentary

Official website

Caplin Hastings international Chess Tournament 2019-2020.Gets underway this afternoon.

Posted by ian on December 28, 2019 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Caplin Hastings international Masters 2019-2020 starts today. strong field this year GM David Howell is number 1 seed pairings round 1 can be found here.

Live games. 14:15 GMT each round.