Ipswich try to encourage more juniors

Recently, Ipswich Chess Club opened its doors for an Open Evening, having contacted 45 local schools to invite interested pupils and teachers to an event that was informal and informative.   Tim Lunn, one of the club’s senior players, gave a short presentation on king and pawn endgames, after which the audience (a mixture of inexperienced youngsters and Ipswich club members) practised the ideas over the board with each other.

After half an hour of queened pawns, draws and stalemates, Tim then returned to the display board to talk about the King’s Indian Defence and to illustrate a particularly violent example of this strategy.

The club have their next Open Evening on Weds 9 Dec 9 at 7 pm, when Ted Matthewson will be the guest presenter.

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