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Puzzle Competitions Coming Soon!

The new chess website – mikebasmanchess.com – has everything for every type of chess player; tournaments, lessons, a book stall, reports of champion players, articles and now: COMPETITIONS! The Mike Basman Chess Course is unrivalled for its insight and imagination and anyone who uses it will realise that the sky is no limit for theirContinue reading “Puzzle Competitions Coming Soon!”

Between a Rook and a Hard Place

Like most other walks of life, lockdown brought an abrupt end to chess games, clubs and tournaments across the country. Whilst some sense of ‘normality’ is starting to seep its way back into our particular corner of the world, it seems as though chess hasn’t suffered quite so severely as one may initially havethought. AsContinue reading “Between a Rook and a Hard Place”

5th Telex Championship Results

Here are the full results of our fifth Telex Championship: Surrey Telex Challengers A well contested event between up and coming Surrey junior players saw victory go to Rohan Bhalla of Claremont School.  Congratulations also to runners-up Aarav Gupta (Kings College) who won the gold medal; silver medalist Sammy Leakey (Parkside School) and Ewan KimContinue reading “5th Telex Championship Results”

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