Chelmsford Junior Chess Club exists to give junior chess players in Chelmsford of all ages and strengths the chance to play and learn chess in a fun and safe environment. Players will have the chance to make new chess-playing friends while getting some coaching to guide them on their chess path.
The blog exists to promote Chelmsford Junior Chess Club in particular and junior chess in Chelmsford and Essex in general.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
This Sunday is the Basildon Junior Chess Congress (one of a
series that make up the Essex Grand Prix). Players from our club will be
competing in all the sections from Under 6 to Under 18. Best of luck to
everyone and results will appear at www.ejca.co.uk
Some players (juniors and adults) enjoy the competition of
tournament chess and others prefer to play purely socially. Some enjoy solving
puzzles and others enjoy looking at famous games and trying to work out the moves.
One of the great things about chess is that you choose your own path.
Last week at the club the players in Year 5 and above looked
at the first part of a game that will end in a fatal assault on the black king
and debated the moves they would play at different stages. Points were awarded
for choices and explanation. We’ll see the end of the game in a future week. Link
below to the game.
Next week the younger players will be looking at dangers at
the start of a game.
We’ll be using this puzzle soon as it is a favourite of mine.
Devised by the rich imagination of English problem composer Thomas Dawson
it invites you to find a checkmate in one move for white. No problem there but
then you put the mating piece (and any captured piece) in the box and find a
fresh checkmate. And again. And again. In total there are 12 consecutive
checkmates to find. Enjoy!