IM Andrew Martin – Pawn Structure: How and Why it Matters

Zoom online

Popular author, commentator and International Master Andrew Martin will be our special guest.  He will talk to us about pawn structure and its importance. If you would like to attend, but are not already an online member, please request a Zoom link in advance by emailing info@camberleychess.co.uk To automatically receive a Zoom link to this event, and all other future

Informal Club Night

Zoom online

On Tuesday 14th September, club members are invited to contribute items for discussion - talk through a game or a puzzle or anything else that you think will interest fellow members.

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Pine Ridge Golf Club Old Bisley Road, Frimley,, Camberley, Surrey

Camberley Chess Club will meet at Pine Ridge Golf Club on Sunday 19th September at 5pm for informal chess games, outside weather permitting. If the weather is poor, we will move inside!

Jim Stayt – some memorable games

Zoom online

On Tuesday 21st September, friend of CCC and Reading Chess Club member Jim Stayt will talk us through some of his best and most memorable games. To automatically receive a Zoom link to this event, and all other future Zoom events this season, please become an Online Member on our Membership page. If you would like to know more about

Mark Taylor – Boris Spassky, A Selection of Attacking Games

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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

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Pine Ridge Golf Club Old Bisley Road, Frimley,, Camberley, Surrey

Camberley Chess Club will meet at Pine Ridge Golf Club on Sunday 3rd October at 5pm for informal chess games, outside weather permitting. If the weather is poor, we will move inside!

IM Matthew Wadsworth – Games from the Varsity match

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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. 

GM Peter Wells – exchange sacrifices

Zoom online

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

IM Nigel Povah – More Brushing Up of Your Ending Skills

Zoom online

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME THAN NORMAL  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 return to K&P and R&P endings and also talk

2021-2022 Over The Board

Camberley Baptist Church 15 Frimley Road, Camberley

This Thursday, 21st October, will be a special evening for our Club.  It will be the first meeting at our home venue since March 2020.  We will catch up with many of our previous members, and, very importantly, welcome newcomers who have started playing chess, or have rekindled their interest, during lockdown. We will mark the event with a presentation

FM Hamish Olson – Pawnless (and near Pawnless) Endings

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. He joins us fresh from his excellent equal second place at the recent British Championship.  Inspired by his game against Louise Head in that tournament, he will talk to us about endings

2021-2022 Over The Board

Camberley Baptist Church 15 Frimley Road, Camberley

Every Thursday evening from 21st October 2021 to 28th April 2022

Informal Club Night – Chess Books

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Club members are invited to contribute to an informal discussion about their favourite books. Please come prepared to tell your fellow members about books that you have found useful, inspiring or entertaining.  Recommendations for books that will help beginners and improving players are particularly welcome.  To automatically receive a Zoom link to this event, and all other future Zoom events

2021-2022 Over The Board

Camberley Baptist Church 15 Frimley Road, Camberley

Every Thursday evening from 21st October 2021 to 28th April 2022

Informal Club Night

Zoom online

Unfortunately our special guest has had to cancel at short notice, so we will have an Informal Club Night tonight. Club members are invited to contribute items for discussion - talk through a game or a puzzle or anything else that you think will interest fellow members. To automatically receive a Zoom link to this event, and all other future

2021-2022 Over The Board

Camberley Baptist Church 15 Frimley Road, Camberley

Every Thursday evening from 21st October 2021 to 28th April 2022 We meet Over The Board every Thursday evening 7:30pm from 21st October 2021 to 28th April 2022 at Camberley Baptist Church, 15 Frimley Road, Camberley, GU15 3EN. Free parking is available close by off Sullivan Road, GU15 3AZ Simply come along on a Thursday night to see the club

Colin Purdon – The Short session

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Colin Purdon will give us an insight into Nigel Short and his games. Nigel David Short MBE (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, columnist, coach, commentator and, since October 2018, Vice-President of FIDE. Short earned the Grandmaster title at the age of 19, and was ranked third in the world by FIDE from July 1988 to July 1989. In 1993 he became the

2021-2022 Over The Board

Camberley Baptist Church 15 Frimley Road, Camberley

Every Thursday evening from 21st October 2021 to 28th April 2022 We meet Over The Board every Thursday evening 7:30pm from 21st October 2021 to 28th April 2022 at Camberley Baptist Church, 15 Frimley Road, Camberley, GU15 3EN. Free parking is available close by off Sullivan Road, GU15 3AZ Simply come along on a Thursday night to see the club

IM Cyrus Lakdawala – How to Play in Harmony with our Natural Styles

Zoom online

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. 

2021-2022 Over The Board

Camberley Baptist Church 15 Frimley Road, Camberley

Simply come along on a Thursday night to see the club for yourself, play some chess, meet some members with no obligation to join. Once you have been a couple of times, if you wish, we can discuss Casual Membership or Over The Board membership or Online Membership. Every Thursday evening from 21st October 2021 to 28th April 2022 We