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The club's Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday 27th June 2017 and the minutes from that meeting can be read here

Jim Bingham has been playing in the County Championship Open section, along with John Robinson, Sherif Gonem and Richard Hanscombe

Here are a couple of positions from his recent games, can you find the best moves?

Firstly against John Denton one of the lines of analysis yielded this position, with John (black) to play :-

An appealing line is then 29....Rb5 when black is starting to threaten to win another pawn and free up his position. But white still has some drawing chances, starting with ......?

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Secondly against Dave Farall one of the lines of analysis yielded a position something like this, with white to play :-


White’s position looks a bit perilous but he has a resource (found by Fritz) to gain a draw. So what is it?

Happy solving from Jim B

The January 2017 grades have been released, they are on the gradings tab - these will be used in the 2017 Summer Cups and the County Championships.

The league fixtures and results for the season 2016-17 can be found on the fixtures & results tab

If any member wishes to have their game published on the website please send it in pgn format to your webmaster and it will be done. See the games tab for a game between your webmaster and the county champion which was wilder than normal.

 

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