For those of you who can’t get enough top quality Broadstairs chess, here is one more from our world famous victory over Margate on Monday. Paul Carfrae was another who was outgraded by his opponent and this is a very different game from the last. Here Paul is under the cosh for most of the game, forced to ditch his normal swashbuckling style by an unorthodox White opening that ultimately backfires.

White:   John Thorley (145)     Black: Paul Carfrae  (133)

Millar Cup v Margate

Monday’s terrific win over Margate must have been a bitter blow to our local rivals who brought with them the strongest team they have put out against us for some years. Needless to say, there were some fine performances from the home side with several contenders for Game of the Week. Bob Cronin is first out of the traps with this excellent win against Clive Le Baigue who, along with Colin Gregory, having lost against Broadstairs in the Hargreaves last week, returned only to lose again.

White:   Clive Le Baigue (118)     Black: Bob Cronin  (104)

Millar Cup v Margate

This is Michael’s second entry  for Game of the Week this season and it is interesting to see how White not only manages to extricate his Queen trapped for twenty moves but goes on to win the game. The win was vital because it helped Broadstairs win a narrow match against Margate (see earlier report).

White:   Michael Doyle (81)     Black: Roy McAloney  (83)

Walker Shield v Margate

Many thanks to Michael Doyle for contributing this exciting counter-attacking game from the club championship for our latest Game of the Week. Purists will say that it was a game lost by White but congratulations to Michael for a storming finish as Viktor’s king is besieged by the Black pieces moving in for the kill.

White: Viktor Selyukov  (71)     Black: Michael Doyle (81)

Broadstairs Club Championship 2017

Our first Game of the Week for the new season features a fine win by Nick McBride who wins the John Couzens Vase for the first time with this exquisite finish. It is rare for David Faldon to be reduced to such helplessness as Nick’s marauding pieces bore down on his king. Bad luck, David, but congratulations to Nick: a game worthy of the final.

White: David Faldon  (174)     Black: Nick McBride (173)

John Couzens Vase Final 2017