On a bumper day of 35 young chess players we welcomed new players Larissa, Tiam and Eric (Jr) which we’re very happy to receive and help with all thing’s chess.

Thanks to Graham / Steve / Paul / Leo and James Comer.

Eric took the advanced sessions through a recent game played by Nick Lee from Poole Chess club which contained various ideas offering a pawn sacrifice for development to disrupt the opponent’s structure, pins, and eventual zugzwang.


1. e4 d5 2. d4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 e3 5. Bxe3 Bf5 6. Qd2 e6 7. Nge2 h6 8. g4 Bh7 9. h4 Nbd7 10. g5 Ng8 11. O-O-O c6 12. Nf4 Qa5 13. g6 Bxg6 14. Nxg6 fxg6 15. Bh3 Bb4 16. Bxe6 Bxc3 17. Qxc3 Qxc3 18. bxc3 Ngf6 19. Rhg1 Nf8 20. Bc4 Nd5 21. Bd2 O-O-O 22. Rde1 Kd7 23. Bd3 Ne7 24. h5 g5 25. f4 Ne6 26. fxg5 hxg5 27. Be2 Nd5 28. Bg4 Rde8 29. Re5 Kd6 30. c4 Nf6 31. c5+ Kd7 32. Bf5 Re7 33. Rge1 Rhe8 34. Bxg5 a6 35. h6 (undermining the defence of the knight; I also had c4 threatening d5, or even just moving my king as black is in zugzwang) black resigns

This game can be followed move by move in our ‘GAMES’ page

Challenge match

Lytchett Minster Comprehensive School have offered to come to our club on the 24/6 for an invitational match against our juniors. The match will be from 10am-12pm.

Our advanced and intermediate players have been invited to play and we have a provisional team of about 13/14 players.

Normal lessons and games will continue for all other players that are not playing in the match on the 24/6.

Eric Sachs

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