Leicester

Chess For Pleasure

Convenor: Graham Williams

Playing for pleasure! Here is an opportunity for an informal game of chess with other members in a light-hearted and sociable setting. If you are interested in chess and know the basic rules come along and join us. We don't have any sort of league, etc. so there is no need to turn up for every meeting if you don't want to. You can just come when you want to enjoy a game.

The meetings tend to last for around two hours and members would typically get to play a couple of games in a session.

When: at 10.30 am, 1st Monday of the month, in members’ homes. (This can occasionally change, by arrangement, if the Monday happens to be a bank holiday.) Send a message from this page to find where next month's meeting will be.

Next meeting will be at Graham`s house.

I show some diagrams of chess positions each month on this page. This is just for fun and won't be too complicated. Clicking on the diagram will show a question about the position. Anyone is welcome to have a look and send me their thoughts if they want to - you don't have to be a member of the chess group. No prizes I'm afraid!

To see the positions from earlier months, together with their solutions, click on Chess - Previous positions above this month's positions.

This month's positions. In the first there looks to be a really good move for White but it doesn't quite work. White can sort this by making a preparatory move first. The second and third are about a piece doing too many jobs - make it do one so that it is no longer doing the other.

Click the diagrams to see a larger board and for full details.

Position One - December 19 Position Two - December 19 Position Three - December 19

November's positions with solutions. Click the image to see the text.

November 2019 Position One November 2019 Position Two November 2019 Position Three

October's positions with solutions. Click the image to see the text.

October 2019 Position One October 2019 Position Two October 2019 Position Three

September's positions with solutions. Click the image to see the text.

September 2019 Position One September 2019 Position Two September 2019 Position Three

Augusts's positions with solutions. Click the image to see the text.

August Position One August Position Two August Position Three

A new YouTube video link demonstrating five traps in the `Centre Game` opening - a very common sequence of moves. WARNING - you may see adverts.

Five Opening Traps

 

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