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 – https://steelcitypress.co.uk/product/blind-faith-ebook/

 

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

 

Chris.

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