Category: News

June 6, 2018 Matthew Sadler No comments exist

This week, I made some more good use of my return to the UK by playing some Tuesday evening blitz after work in the Sam Black Memorial Open Blitz in Wanstead, London. Professor Sam Black is a former chairman of the North London League and this tournament was set up in his memory when he…

May 17, 2018 Matthew Sadler 2 comments

One of the nice things about looking at the games of a great British player of the past like Sir George Thomas is that you can happily spend hours looking through the British Newspaper Archives, gathering biographical information and reading the tournament reports of that time (and occasionally getting distracted by all the other news…

April 27, 2018 Matthew Sadler 5 comments

In this month’s New in Chess, I review a fantastic book by the Odessan study composer and historian Sergei Tkachenko published by the Elk and Ruby publishing house and entitled “Alekhine’s Odessa Secrets. Chess, War and Revolution”. Apart from detailing Alekhine’s activities in Odessa during and after the 1st World War, the book also excelled…

April 27, 2018 Matthew Sadler No comments exist

Having moved back to England gives me the opportunity to take part a little more in English chess life. This year I was glad to be able to take part again in the “Celebration In Memoriam 2018” held at the King’s Head pub on 17th February. The tournament is sponsored by GM David Norwood and organised…

December 29, 2016 Matthew Sadler No comments exist

Thanks to a tip from Allan Beardsworth (allanbeardsworth.com) , it is now possible to play through (some of) the material on this blog online. Just go to my Chessbase Cloud site at http://cloudserver.chessbase.com/MTIyMTYx/replay.html and you’ll find the .pgn files for my latest article presented via the Chessbase Viewer. Time permitting, I’ll gradually add some older articles…