Ladies & Gentlemen, we have a very exciting announcement – Hammersmith Chess Club will be hosting GM Chris Ward next month for a Simultaneous across 25 boards!! Details below:
- Date: Tuesday 4th April
- Time: 7pm start
- Venue: Lytton Hall (our home venue)
- Boards: 25
- Entry: £3 per board
- Contact: John White to confirm your spot
Please remember this is strictly first come, first served, so reserve your place now!
We hosted Chris this time last year, putting out 15 boards in one of the best events of the last 12 months. It was a fantastic evening of competitive chess, interspersed with some great stories and patter from the esteemed GM. Sadly for us, Chris won 14-1, but our sole victor Carsten did a great write-up of his victory.
One of the highlights of a Simultaneous is the opportunity it presents for players of all abilities. Two of the closest-run games last time came from players rated under 125. The pressure on the GM is immense and quite a leveller. You stand to learn something no matter what the result.
We’re expecting a strong response on this one, so make sure you get in touch with John White (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your spot as soon as possible. We’ll be opening up the invite to other clubs & non-members later in the month if there are any spots left!
In Other News…
Don’t forget the return leg of our double-header against South-West London juniors at Lytton Hall this Monday 13th. As usual, it’s an early start for the youngsters with the game kicking off at 6.15pm. We’ve got 20 boards confirmed, so promises to be a hectic evening!
SW London’s main man, ECF trainer Tony Niccoli will be staying with us after the game to present another evening of training and analysis. His last session was a truly valuable evening. He’s a super-strong, ultra-sharp and engaging trainer. No matter what your grade, I guarantee you will learn something from Tony!