Month: July 2016

July 10, 2016 Matthew Sadler No comments exist

Swale Chess Club on Thursday 7th July was the latest stop in our “Chess for Life” tour. While the German and French football teams battled for a place in the finals of the European Championship, more than 20 keen chess players gathered at the UKP Leisure Centre in Sittingbourne to discover the mysteries of Alekhine’s…

July 8, 2016 Matthew Sadler 8 comments

One of the eternal questions that practical players face is how to remember more than a couple of theoretical endings. Taking rook and pawn endings as an example, knowledge of the simplest positions such as Philidor’s defence in rook and pawn against rook…   Philidor’s position     1…Rb6 2.d6 Rb1 3.Ke6 Re1+   …or…