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Posted by Matthew Sadler on 27th April 2018

Blitz and Beer in Memoriam

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

Posted by Matthew Sadler on 27th April 2018

Attacking with Tal – Part 1

Chess has taken a back seat for me after a recent move back to the UK from Holland. It’s been quite strange to fit back into British life after 18 years abroad, but 6 months on I can barely believe I ever lived anywhere else but here! As everything is settling down now, chess is

Posted by Matthew Sadler on 15th December 2017

The London Classic 2017 Dinner

The London Classic 2017 was rounded off according to tradition with a lavish closing dinner at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand. As well as beautiful food and wine, guests can take part in a raffle and – more importantly – a silent auction for chess memorabilia (for example a board signed by all participants of the Classic) and events

Posted by Matthew Sadler on 17th November 2017

King, Rook and 2 Pawns vs King, Rook and Pawn – Part 1

I’ve been spending some time looking through Muller and Konoval’s “Understanding Rook Endgames” presents findings about King, Rook & 2 Pawns versus King, Rook & Pawn endings using the latest 7-man tablebases.     One fact that amazed me was that the superior side wins 46% of King, Rook, a & b / g & h

Posted by Matthew Sadler on 3rd November 2017

Lessons from Haarlem 2016 – it ain’t necessarily so

Looking through some old analysis, I came across these fragments from a tournament I played just over a year ago. They seemed interesting to me so I hope you like them too! One of them at least is pretty spectacular!   From round 1: Sadler,Matthew D – De Roode,Martijn Haarlem 2016     We had