Grandmaster Keith Arkell guests at a weekly Zoom session for Camberley Chess Club to discuss two games in detail. First a very technical double rook ending from a Smyslov Caro-Kann and secondly a win against GM Julian Hodgson from the Sutton Congress.
Camberley Chess Club have suspended meetings at the club, however, we are meeting online
We are meeting online as follows:
Camberley Chess Club are running online meetings via video conference every Tuesday evening.
We offer a mix of informative chess related topics, interactive chess coaching, grandmaster appearances.
If you are a member and would like to join in online, please request to join by emailing email@example.com
We are also on Chess.com. Why not come and join us online at https://www.chess.com/club/camberley-chess-club
We are also on Lichess.org Why not come and join us online at https://lichess.org/team/camberley-chess-club
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How to build a wooden chess set:
The January 2020 English Chess Federation grading database is now out
Camberley Chess Club organised a rapid play tournament on Tuesday 17th December.
From Tuesday 8th October 2019, Camberley Chess Club will now be meeting at the earlier time of 6:30pm. Previous it has been 7:30pm.
This change will help all those who want to start earlier, in particular juniors and anyone else who prefers this earlier start time.
Home matches in the Berkshire Leagues or Surrey Border Leagues will continue to start at the normal time of 7:30pm
Camberley Chess Club supported the Camberley Farmers’ & Artisan Market for the first time on the 21st September 2019.
There was a lot of interest with members of the public coming and sitting down to play chess and meeting some of the members of the club.
The 2019 event was held on Saturday 14th September from 10am, to 6pm.
Here is a short video of the event
Entries, Pairings and Results are here
Congratulations to the winners:
First Place: Clive Frostick
Camberley Club Champion: Colin Purdon
Junior Award : Ranesh Ratnesan
U150 grade Award : Jessica Mellor
On the 3rd of September 2019, Paul Sloane, long serving club member, provided a chess chat on one of the club nights. He gave us all some innovative words of chess chat wisdom on his chosen area of expertise – playing the Caro-Kann as black.
The Caro-Kann chess opening
The Caro–Kann Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. e4 c6. The Caro–Kann is a common defence against the King’s Pawn Opening and is classified as a “Semi-Open Game” like the Sicilian Defence and French Defence, although it is thought to be more solid and less dynamic than either of those openings.
Paul Sloane video of Caro-Kann chess chat
Here is one of the games that Paul demonstrated
Other Camberley Chess Club games
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Long time club member Colin Lyne analysed a couple of high class games on the demonstration board. He ran a quiz based on what the best moves were and why, at various key points in the games.
The quiz winners were Colin Purdon and Julien Shepley pictured here receiving their chess book prizes from Colin Lyne (R).