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Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013
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Chess for Life, Matthew Sadler Chess, Natasha Regan
Chess for Life, Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan

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23rd March 2017
Matthew Sadler

Lessons from the 4NCL – March 2017

I didn’t feel in great shape at the last 4 NCL weekend in March, but I did have an interesting middlegame on the Sunday morning which gave me some nice analysis practice on the early morning flight back to Amsterdam! My preparation for the weekend had mainly consisted of analysing games of HE Atkins and read more…

17th March 2017
Matthew Sadler

H.E. Atkins, 9-times British Champion – Part II

The Yorkshiremen F.D Yates and H.E. Atkins were frequent rivals in the British Championships from 1909 until Yates’ untimely death in 1932. Yates came second to Atkins in 4 of Atkins’ 9 British Championship victories! The first game in this article is taken from the match played in 1912 to decide the winner of the read more…

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- Alexander Alekhine

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I am a Chess Grandmaster and writer, and one of England's top players. When I am not doing my job as an IT Consultant in Holland, I try to fill my free time with as much chess as possible


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Writing and discussing chess has always been one my passions. I review chess books in a regular column for New in Chess magazine and have written 6 books myself. I also contribute to chess videos regularly.

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"How many moves do I consider when analysing? Only one, but it's always the best one!"

- Emanuel Lasker

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