03.12.2020 - What's On This Week

• Thursday 3rd December at 5:30pm – Dave Graham continues his HOW TO series on Zoom with “How to Trap” once again Dave leaves us with a mystery. What are we trapping? Come along and find out.• us02web.zoom.us/j/9798343402 aimed at our Under 1600 ratings though all are welcome.• Thursday 3rd December Worthing Invitational tournament - join in after the training at about 6:00pm or if not attending the training from 5:15pm.• lichess.org/tournament/GM6BLw0t Adults and Juniors welcome.• Friday 4th December at 6:30pm it is our regular Club Night Arena for Adults and Juniors • lichess.org/tournament/LiY2Z1f2 • Saturday 5th December at 3:00pm the Juniors play in XVIII Worldwide Junior Team Battle in Division A• lichess.org/tournament/lQdIcfl7 Juniors Only All the above events will be supported with a Zoom Meeting. us02web.zoom.us/j/9798343402 New Members Apologies to some of our newer members who had difficulty joining these...

24.11.2020 - What's On This Week

Thursday 26th November at 5:30pm – Dave Graham continues his HOW TO series on Zoom with “How to Decide when to Capture” so unless you are a paid up member of the “Take Everything” Club there is plenty to learn. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9798343402 aimed at our Under 1600 ratings though all are welcome. Thursday 26th November Worthing Invitational tournament - join in after the training at about 6:00pm or if not attending the training from 5:15pm. https://lichess.org/tournament/qHvxL04s Adults and Juniors welcome. Thursday 26th November from 7:00pm it is the Last Thursday Sussex Team Battle – join and play for your Team Adults and Juniors welcome. https://lichess.org/tournament/4JSsuhb0 Friday 27th November at 6:30pm it is our regular Club Night Arena for Adults and Juniors https://lichess.org/tournament/wG092ub6 ...

04.11.2020 - Newsletter

What's on This Week Wednesday 4th November at 6:00pm Variant Chess – Chess960 this week for Adults and Juniors. https://lichess.org/tournament/RHM0y6g6 Thursday 5th November at 5:30pm – Dave Graham continues his HOW TO series on Zoom with the Part Two of ‘How To Beat the World Champion’ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9798343402 aimed at our Under 1600 ratings though all are welcome. Thursday 5th November Worthing Invitational tournament - join in after the training at about 6:00pm or if not attending the training from 5:15pm. https://lichess.org/tournament/tSj3bdnG Adult and Juniors welcome. Friday 6th November at 6:30pm it is our regular Club Night Arena for Adults and Juniors. https://lichess.org/tournament/Y0mNE4gd Saturday 7th November at 3:00pm it is the big one XVI Worldwide Junior Team Event for Under 16s. Also please note you must also hav...

28.10.2020 - What's On This Week

First of all Welcome to all our new members who have joined in the past few weeks from Worthing. New members if they have not already done so should login to their Lichess Account, goto our team page https://lichess.org/team/crowborough-chess-club Click the Join button, and most importantly answer the mate in one question. We will then admit you into the team. As well as permitting you to play in our Lichess tournaments this will also allow us to message the Lichess usernames directly with reminders on forthcoming events. WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK Wednesday 28th October at 6:00pm Variant Chess – Racing Kings this week for Adults and Juniors. https://lichess.org/tournament/1xAJSg2o Thursday 29th October at 5:30pm – Dave Graham continues his HOW TO series on Zoom with the ambitious title of ‘How To Beat the World Champion’ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9798343402 aimed at our Under 1600 ratings though a...

12.10.2020 - The Rat Simul

I hope everybody enjoyed The Rat simultaneous exhibition the other day. I certainly did. It is a little known opening that is super-easy to play. All the moves are thematic and take little thinking time in the early stages of the game. As everyone can clearly see, The Rat is a forced win by Black from move 4! If you look at the statistics it shows that it might be the strongest defence for Black there is! Black wins 54% of the time, White only 10%! In the simul, I had 3 wins and 6 losses. Most of the games were won positions but there wasn’t enough time allocated to me! I will cover that below. Given an extra 30 minutes, I think I would have had 5 wins, 2 draws. The game against HLS20 seemed level, until I got very low on time. I had a tough game against Markapp74, where I also blundered a complete rook due to having to move instantly! When you’ve never played in a simul before, you don’t know what to expect. So I have a few takeaways...

06.10.2020 - What's On This Week

5th October to 11th October • Wednesday 7th October at 6:00pm Anti-Chess Club Championship• lichess.org/tournament/LQbPmwy9• Followed by a Special Event at 7:15pm – Jon Lawrance Simul on Lichess – THE RAT – not Jon, the Opening• https://lichess.org/simul/9W8uOgfU• Thursday 8th October at 5:30pm – Basic Chess with special guest David Graham on Zoom – How to Defend• Followed by an Arena Tournament hosted by Worthing Chess Club• lichess.org/tournament/0wYKt94P• Friday 9th October at 6:30pm Club Night• lichess.org/tournament/F1UViuI9• Saturday 10th October at 4:00pm it’s the XIV Worldwide Junior Team event• lichess.org/tournament/7tn3qC8cAll Zoom Meetings will have the same regular link of us02web.zoom.us/j/9798343402Meeting ID: 979 834 3402Club ChampionshipsCan you get your name on the Wall of Fame its Anti-Chess this week where piece sacrifices are definitely a good idea.Can you lose all your pie...

29.09.2020 - What's On This Week

 Wednesday 30th September at 6:00pm Three Check Club Championship   https://lichess.org/tournament/J6jsLCFI  Thursday 1st October at 5:30pm Basic Chess Training on Zoom us02web.zoom.us/j/9798343402 ·   Thursday 1st October following our Basic Training we will be joining up with Worthing Chess Club and playing in their junior tournament https://lichess.org/tournament/YbRuO2Gw  Friday 2nd October at 6:30pm it is Club Night https://lichess.org/tournament/cm1Iql4v Club Knock Out Tournament Can the last three 1st Round Games be played before Friday please these are; ·        CaptainBen vs TM9261 ·        Tocsmon vs rishajithendra ·        RJ2308 vs Cutebutterfly Time control 10+5 random colours any problems contacting each other message CrowChes...

28.09.2020 - Worldwide Junior Team Battle XIII

Congratulationa to all our players who were in our Worldwide Team on Saturday special mention to Ben, Peter, Lucy, Elena and Raina who all have Birthdays in September.Despite flirting with relegation for most of the 1st half of the tournament we repeated our 5th place finish in Division A. I had warned at the start that the three promoted teams from Division B were very strong and I was vindicated in my comment in that they finished 1 - 2 - 3 with last time winners Team Krasyliv finishing 4th. So a 5th place by our team lead superbly by ArchiePawn was impressive.I hope I did not get carried away in the Zoom commentary by twisting players arms to continue playing as they were tiring in the last ½ hour. This plea was certainly listened to by our regular speedy player Chess-Feminist whose flurry of last minute games confirmed our 5th place.All the results and games can be found at https://lichess.org/tournament/UkyZHjCn ...

23.09.2020 - What's On This Week

21st - 27th September 2020   Wednesday 23rd September at 6:00pm King of the Hill Club Championship ·        Thursday 24th September at 5:30pm Basic Chess Training on Zoom ·        Thursday 24th September at 7:00pm Sussex Team Battle ·        Friday 25th September at 6:30pm its Club Night ·        Saturday 26th September at 4:00pm Worldwide Junior Division A  We kick off with the King of the Hill Club Championship. We all know that centralising your pieces is important but your King? Well that’s the way to win in this variant. On Thursday we have Basic Chess training where last week all the players promised not to move the same piece twice in the Opening. Will these promises be kept? Format is about half an hour training on Zoom followed by Davids Arena where t...

21.09.2020 - 3rd KO Blitz Tournament

1st Round Results Time Control 10+5 Ratings as at 2pm September 16th 2020 Seed  User Name  Rating Result Game 1  1  ArchiePawn (w) 2166 1  9  markapp74 (b) 1634 0 Game 2  5  palkon2020 (b) 1847 1  13  PuffyTum (w) 1470 0 Game 3  3  Captainben1 (w) 1896 1  11  TM9261 (b) 1634 0 Game 4 ...

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