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You can't be serious

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Very disconcerting f5 you too !!

Oct 13th 2017 - Have a Banana

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Mate in one! Have a banana if you can solve it!

Oct 6th 2017 - LPDO

John Nunn coined the phase "Loose pieces drop off", well! If he didn't actually coin this phrase, he borrowed it and used it a lot in his books. Sometimes we look at a position and see a lot going on and we are unable to focus on the key tactical elements. Take a look at this position for instance. Don't look at tactics first, but look for weaknesses in piece coordination. You should notice something hanging in White's position and then it's easy to find the move.

Black to play and exploit White's hanging looseness

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Chaos Chess 7pm - 10pm Saturday evening 7th Oct 2017

Get your rust off!
Chaos Cards are holding a quick play Swiss style chess tournament Saturday 7th October, 7pm-10pm. Open to all ages; the old, older and even older! Venue: 100 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2BW – Chaos Cards 5 rounds of 15 minute games. (R1: 7pm R2: 7.35 R3: 8.10 R4: 8.45 R5: 9.20 prize giving 9.55) earlier if the schedule permits. Pay entry fee at shop till. Be registered and settled before 7pm. Entry fee £5, £4 into the jackpot… (for example 30 entrants = a £120 jackpot, 40 entrants = £160) to be divided up as follows; winner 30%, runner up 25%, third, fourth, fifth 15% Or alternatively winner 30%, runners up 25+15/number of players, third, fourth 15% Entry is through booking a place by email to mcussens@gmail.com by Thursday 5th 9pm at the latest. Send name and quick-play chess grade if you have one to assist first round draw and so the venue can be organised appropriately in terms of equipment, altered, or cancelled due to lack of numbers – and we need an email address to keep participants informed. To aid-organise and our time keeping the draw will be made before you arrive so we may start promptly. This is to become a regular event if enough chess players want it. Juniors! Chaos Cards are to hold a quick play Swiss style chess tournament Sunday 8th October, 12-3pm. Venue: 100 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2BW – Chaos Cards 5 rounds of 15 min games. (R1: 12, R2: 12.35 R3: 1.10 R4: 1.45 R5: 2.20 prize giving 2.50-3pm) Aged 11 or under. Entry fee £2, to be divided up as follows; winner 30%, runner up 25%, third, fourth, fifth 15% Or winner 30%, runners up 25+15/number of players, third, fourth 15% Entry is through booking a place by email to mcussens@gmail.com by Thursday 5th 9pm at the latest. Or leave your name and address at Chaos Cards. Send name and age. This in order to ensure the venue can be organised appropriately in terms of equipment, altered due to numbers, or cancelled due to lack of numbers – and we need an email address to keep participants informed and to aid, organise our time keeping the draw will be made before you arrive so we may start promptly. We intend to hold 6 tournaments during the year at bi-monthly intervals if there is sufficient interest.
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Interesting Positions

Budapest Gambit with ...Ne4

Black's last move was ...b6 Black's rating is over 2400. Is there a way to exploit the loose pieces. John Nunn "LPDO" ( Loose Pieces Drop Off ) Is this a case in point?

Check the answer here

ChaosTheory v Bazmaniac Budapest Gambit
If you thought that was crazy....

Herne Bay v Folkestone - December 1st 2015

Folkestone narrowly won an eventful match at Herne Bay.

Black carelessly placed his queen on the same horizontal line as White's. How did white (Mathew Cussens exploit this?

It looks like Black will promote his pawn and win the game. Can you help White?

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