Thursday, 11 May 2017


A position arose in one of my games against the computer programme, which leads to a forced mate in 16 moves  for the black pieces.

Needless to say, I did not see it during the game, though I still won. See if you can visualise the forced mate in 16. The position is below, it is black to play

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Here is a very short video of the Belfast Rapid Play which took place on 28/4/2017. There was a very good turn out for this enjoyable and well run tournament.

A link with full report for the tournament site.

Congratulations to all the prize winners.

Ecc 12;12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.