Games played by club members in the 2018-19 season

24. Kingside attacks are quicker

Ravi scores a full point to help Bedford A beat MK.

23. James shares top spot in EACU Championship

Our own James Gardener continued his impressive season by sharing first place, with John Anderson and Graham Moore, at the EACU Closed Championship.

He shares a couple of his games.

22. EACU success

Another winning game from James.

21. Exploiting pawn weaknesses

Mindaugus demonstrates.

20. If you can’t castle…

Richard makes the most of a direct attack against the Sicilian.

19. The pendulum swings

Richard seizes on his opponents inaccuracy.

18. Derby captains clash

This was the last game to finish, with the match score poised at Bedford A 2.5-1.5 Bedford B.

17. More spectators than time

John:- “In my game a dodgy ‘theoretical novelty’ at move 5 led to a decent position where I eventually won a pawn. Disaster struck as I was coasting to victory, with more spectators than time.”


16. Captain’s draw

Paul’s draw  in his team’s match against Milton Keynes B.


15. Petroff novelty

Peter:-  “I have never seen this before. Despite my atrocious play I am publishing it as it may be of interest to other e4 players who enounter the Petroff.”


14. Collacott’s legacy

A number of players commented that they could “retire happily from chess” if they emulated Nick’s achievement here.


13. Missed opportunity

Paul misses a forced mate in a crucial match