The UK’s Strongest ever fully blind chess player is coming to Hammersmith


By Christopher Skulte

We are very very very excited (yes 3 very’s!) to announce that the 2015 IBCA Olympiad silver-medallist Chris Ross will be coming to Hammersmith Chess Club on the 20th June 2022 (start time 7:30pm).


It’s not every day that you will have a chance to listen and ask questions to the UK’s strongest ever fully blind chess player and learn about his journey from amateur club player to a 2250-strength player.


He has just released an 80-chapter book tackling some of the aspects of the game which club players find most difficult:  how to plan; manoeuvring and positional play; defence, and the all-important questions of practical over-the-board chess.



Praise for Blind Faith:


”Although Chris has never been a full-time chess player, having pursued a successful career in academia, his approach has always been professional. He has developed an impressive opening repertoire and worked on his endgames and middlegame planning. I hope the reader enjoys this fine collection.” – Grandmaster Neil McDonald


If you would like to pre-order a hard copy of Blind Faith by Chris Ross, I have 10 hard copies available for £20 each. (RRP is £19.95, I just don’t want to handle the change…) –  please message Chris Skulte on 07881472324 to reserve your copy.


Note: Digital copies can be purchased here for £9.99 –


We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday the 20th!



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