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Grand Chess Tour heads to Croatia.

Posted by ian on June 27, 2019 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

11 rounds of classical chess with a super strong field. World Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen in action.

Live Games.

Free Live commentary now With GM Yasser Seirawan GM Maurice Ashley GM Alejandro Ramirez and IM Jovanka Houska

Chess Extravaganza at Bolton University.

Posted by ian on June 16, 2019 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Children from across Bolton descended on the University last week to do battle at chess.

Patrick McGhee, Asst. Vice Chancellor, welcomed them to the University and recalled his own experiences starting out in chess and playing for Scotland.

Just under one hundred children took part in what was the grand finale to the chess season. There were three trophies up for grabs:

Farnworth Schools Chess League Winners All Saints Primary School

Bolton South Schools Chess League Winners Bolton School

Bolton North Schools Chess league Winners St Maxentius

Julian Clissold, Junior Chess Organiser for Manchester, who controlled the event, thanked the University for their support and noted that this was the biggest Junior event ever to have taken place in Bolton.

The children described the event as really exciting.

Picture of some of the top children taking part.

Greater Manchester county Open team lose 11.5-4.5 vs a strong Surrey team last Saturday.

Posted by ian on June 10, 2019 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Sadly the journey ended on Saturday for the Greater Manchester county Open team. In the National Semi-final. Lost to a very strong Surrey team 11.5-4.5. A big thank you to team manager John Reyes for picking the players for match days. A big thank you to Alan Walton for captaining the team on match days.A big thank you to all the players who played in the games this season in Birmingham.

Salford International Chess Tournament Saturday June 22nd 2019.

Posted by ian on June 5, 2019 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5AW

Entry is free to MCF members and to visiting guests from Clermont-Ferrand, St Ouen and Lünen

There will be a free buffet throughout the day.

The tournament will be a five round Swiss Tournament with 20 minutes on the clock plus 10 second increments for all moves.


10:50 to 11:40

11:50 to 12:30


12:45 to 13:35

13:45 to 14:25

14:35 to 15:40

Winners will receive commemorative plaques. Children will receive certificates.

Chess Congress entries to


4,Vale Street, Turton Bottoms, Bolton BL7 0EB


Entry form can be found at the link.

Ashton Rapidplay Sunday 7th July 2019.

Posted by ian on June 3, 2019 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Ashton Rapidplay Saturday 7th July. 3 Sections under 150 under 115 under 80/ungraded. Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8RS

Entry form can be found at the link.

Fide Women's Chess Candidates 2019.

Posted by ian on May 30, 2019 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Begins Friday 31st of May.

officiall Website:

Live games:

Promo Video of the players

Live commentary with GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko and IM Elisabeth Pähtz.

Moscow Chess Grand Prix. Starts this afternoon.

Posted by ian on May 17, 2019 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Format: Each round consists of two games of classical chess, with a time control of 90 minutes/40 moves + 30 min to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. If the match is tied two 25+10 rapid games are played. If still tied, there are two 10+10 games, then two 5+3. Finally a single Armageddon game is played, where White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4 (with a 2-second increment from move 61) but Black wins the match with a draw.

Live Games:

Round 1 pairings:

Giri - Dubov

Radjabov - Nakamura

Duda - So

Karjakin - Grischuk

Nepomniachtchi - Aronian

Wei Yi - JakovenkoVitiugov - Svidler

Wojtaszek - Mamedyarov