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Sinquefield Cup 2021 starts tonight.

Posted by ian on August 17, 2021 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The Sinquefield Cup is a 10-player classical round-robin taking place in the Saint Louis Chess Club from 17-27 August 2021. It's the fifth and final stage of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour, a series of five events with a total prize fund of $1.275 million. The players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Official website:


Live Games:


Live Commentary GM Grischuk GM Williams IM Toth

Chess in Schools vacancies in Manchester.

Posted by ian on August 9, 2021 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Anyone in Manchester, interested in teaching chess in schools. There are some availble slots. If Interested please contact Sarah Longson. At Sarah email address for further details.

Online Chessable Masters starts today.

Posted by ian on July 31, 2021 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun and the world's youngest ever grandmaster Abhimanyu Mishra are among the 16-player field for the Chessable Masters, the 8th event on the $1.6 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, which runs from July 31 to August 8 on chess24. The 3-day preliminary stage sees the players face each other once before the bottom 8 are eliminated while the top 8 advance to a knockout consisting of 2-day matches. The time control is 15 minutes for all moveswith a 10-second increment per move from move 1. The knockout match-ups consist of 4-game matches on the first two days. If the match score is 1:1, two 5+3 games are then played followed, if needed, by Armageddon, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4 but a draw counts as a win for Black

Live games

Live commentary GM Daniel King and IM Tania Sachdev

MCF AGM Online - 8th September 2021 (7.30pm)

Posted by ian on July 16, 2021 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Club Secretary,


The 2021 AGM will be held online and I will send you the zoom link a bit nearer the time.


Meanwhile, if you could let your members know the date of the meeting I would appreciate it.


Thanks and best wishes,


Andrew Shingleton - General Secretary MCF

4NCL Open Live games Leamington Spa.

Posted by ian on July 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Manchester Juniors and the Four Nations Chess League.

Posted by ian on July 5, 2021 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester Juniors and the Four Nations Chess League  During 2020 and 2021 Young People from Manchester or

Manchester Chess Clubs, took part in both the Online 4NCL and

the Online Junior 4NCL. Sixty children have taken part. We had

seven teams in J4NCL and three teams in the 4NCL.

 Teams play on alternate Tuesday evenings (4NCL) and Thursday

evenings (J4NCL).

 The season will start in mid August and go on until Christmas.

 Matches last about an hour (J4NCL) and three hours (4NCL).

Grades in the J4NCL vary from 1500 to 2000; in the 4NCL they

start at around 1750 up to Grand Masters.

 If you would like to take part, or any juniors in your club are

interested, email Julian Clissold Junior Organiser, MCF at

Goldmoney Asian Rapid, the 7th event on the $1.6 million Online Meltwater Champions Tour.

Posted by ian on June 26, 2021 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Magnus Carlsen plays Alireza Firouzja, Hou Yifan & Wesley So as the Goldmoney Asian Rapid, the 7th event on the $1.6 million Meltwater Champions

Online Chess Tour, starts today 12:00 GMT Live Games and lot of new faces playing in the event.

Live commentary with GM Danny King and IM Tania Sachdev

Live commentary GM David Howell and IM Jovanka Houska