Chess

Ashby Ivanhoe Chess Club

The Chess Club meet in the Front Lounge at the Ivanhoe Social Club every Thursday. Chess sets are also available for anyone who would like to play outside of Chess Club times. Just ask the bar staff if you would like to use one.

The Club has players of all abilities and always welcomes newcomers no matter what previous experience they have had. If you think you might like to give it a try why not come and join us on a Thursday night from 7:00 onwards.

The Club currently has nearly 30 members and has 5 teams playing in Leicestershire & Rutland Chess Association ( LRCA ) Leagues. One of our members, Alan Agnew, is the current County Champion, and several of our members represent Leicestershire in inter-county matches.

After doing well in the leagues last season, we are facing stronger opposition this season, and most of our teams are near the bottom of their respective divisions. Despite this we still enjoy the challenge and look forward to trying to improve.

More information about our progress, matches and members can be found on our web-site www.ashbychess.com along with a daily puzzle and other useful links and information.

If you would like to know more please contact our Secretary, Alan Agnew on 07434 286893

Black to Move and Mate in 2, Can you solve the puzzle ?