May 8, 2020

Now we know regular football has a problem moving online. Most active, physical sports do.

Not so chess.

Chess has always had an online presence, and the terrible situation, isolation and social distancing occasioned by Covid-19 has only served to boost its online popula...

December 24, 2019

It was our 1st Christmas Blitz, It was our 1st Blitz tournament. It was our first tournament of any description open to other clubs...and it ran smoothly and was a success. We did it! Congratulations to everyone at the Club for helping to make this happen.

It was 12 pm...

September 27, 2019

 ...and so we find ourselves once again on the eve of another season, of another year of tournament and competitive chess in the Manchester and Stockport Leagues.

This year we begin our campaign emboldened by the achievements of last year and strengthened by the ac...

June 11, 2019


2018 -2019 has been a year of progress, friendship and achievement at Northenden Chess Club.

It is the first time the club has won 2 major trophies in one season.

This year 2019 we are the unbeaten champions of E division in the Manchester Chess Federation and we have re...

April 7, 2019

Here at Northenden Chess Club we like to support each other. We share ideas on openings, traps, combinations, puzzles, endgames etc. and we all seem to end up crowding round a normal chess board, jostling to get a good view.

Liam was not that happy about this and I said...

Chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. The game of chess might not help you build your biceps or tone your abs, but your lifelong mental health can certainly benefit from it. And a sexy and beautiful mind is one of the be...

Original article at https://thechessworld.com/ They have loads of great articles. Well worth a visit.

As we all know, once safely out of an opening we all too often find ourselves making heavy weather of the middle game with indecision and occasional panic. The article...

January 4, 2019



Chess and Nutrition – how to feed a chess grandmaster.
By Roberto H. Baglione, RD
Department of Nutrition, National Sport High Performance Center (CeNARD),
Buenos Aires, Argentina.



High-level competitive chess is considered a demanding sport, not only mentally spea...

December 23, 2018

"I was at the world chess championship match between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and his challenger, the American Fabiano Caruana. Believe it or not, I am the elected President of the English Chess Federation; so it was not only a thrill for me to attend but a duty.

And it...

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