Black is a couple of pawns up and has a safer King. He could just swap Queens and stand much better. However there is a tactic to finish the game

Black to Play


We are BACK!

Our new venue is The Bradshaw Mill in Broadstairs and chess activities will start next Monday 20th September

Our internal competitions will commence in a couple of weeks time and with inter club matches already being arranged, we will all have plenty of chess to play

White to Play

Magnus played the only winning move

  1. Bxf7+ Kf8 2. Re8+ Rxe8  3. Qxg7+ Kxg7 4. Bxe8 and the b pawn queens

If 1. Bxf7+ Kxf7 2. Re7+ followed by Qxg7 wins

The following position was reached in the final game of the Final of the Aimchess US Rapid.

World Champion Magnus Carlsen was playing White against the young Russian Vladistav Artemiev; Black has just played Ng4 pinning Carlsen’s Queen.

There is only one winning move, can you find it?

White to Play

Our game this week was played over the board, not in a big international event, but in the 1st round of the 2021/2 Swale Chess Championship.

Both players are well known to me – with the White pieces is youngster Eli Gallamoy and with Black the current Swale Chess Champion David Page.

This was Eli’s first competitive game using a clock and, it is fair to say, that Time Management is the only weak link in his chess armoury


 White:  Gallamoy, Eli      Black:  Page, David

Swale Championship Round 1 – Sittingbourne – 26th August 2021

Game in 60 minutes + 15 seconds per move increment