Club member Mark Taylor from Crowthorne CC will give a talk about the life and games of Russian chess legend Boris Spassky. He (Boris, not Mark!) was world champion from 1969-72 and played Bobby Fischer in the most famous match in chess history. In his heyday in the 60's he was one of the most inventive and exciting players
21 year-old Matthew is one of England’s most promising young players. He earned his FM title in 2016 and IM title in 2019 and has a Grandmaster norm from his excellent performance in the Four Nations Chess League (4NCL). He is currently reading Economics at Cambridge University. He will present some games from recent Varsity matches between Cambridge and Oxford.
Peter has long been one England's top players. He became a FIDE Master in 1982, an IM in 1987, and a GM in 1994. He has written many books, both on openings and on improving your chess. The theme for his talk will be exchange sacrifices. Peter has said that he welcomes as much audience participation as possible and would
It is our great pleasure to welcome back Nigel, who gave one of the best attended and best received talks during our successful 2020-21 season of meetings. In his last talk Nigel focused on Pawn endings and Rook endings. This time he will talk about Queen endings and Minor Piece endings. Nigel is a very experienced International Master, Correspondence Grandmaster,
Hamish is one of Scotland's strongest players. He is captain of the Bon Accord Club in Aberdeen, against whom CCC played in an enjoyable online match last year. Hamish later presented his games in that match to us in a very clear and insightful way. We welcome him back to talk about some of his recent games. To automatically receive
It is our great pleasure to welcome back Keith, who was our first "big name" speaker back in June 2020. In his last talk Keith demonstrated some key principles of pawn structure in endings. This time he will talk about some of his own games that illustrate Positional & Tactical Motifs. Keith welcomes as much audience participation as possible
It is our great pleasure to welcome back Cyrus, who entertained us back in February 2021 with a talk about puzzles and studies from his book "Rewire Your Chess Brain". This time he will talk about how to play in harmony with our natural styles, based on his book "Chess for Hawks". Cyrus will join us from San Diego, California.
We welcome back Richard Webb from Crowthorne Chess Club. Richard is a very experienced Fide Master and has been one of the strongest players in our local leagues for many years. He will talk about Queen and Pawn Endings. To automatically receive a Zoom link to this event, and all other future Zoom events this season, please become an Online
Jim became an IM in 1981 and GM in 1985, tied for second at Hastings in 1984-85 and was British Chess Champion in 1990. He has written several chess books, mainly about openings. He continues to be active in chess from his home in Spain. Outside of chess he is famous for winning £250,000 in the TV quiz "Who Wants