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We have moved

We have moved! From Friday 22nd September 2023 Forest Hall Chess Club will meet in the upstairs lounge at … Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute 26 Crescent Way North Forest Hall NE12 9AR How to find us…  

Summer Knockout

Forest Hall A team, the reigning  Northumberland Summer Knockout Cup champions from 2022, have reached the Final of the 2023 KO Cup, beating Jesmond 4-0 in the Semi-Finals at Forest Hall Social Club on Thursday 31 August.The A team have so far defeated three other Open teams – scoring 3-1 […]

Queen sacrifice at Northumbria Masters

Ryan Duff (Forest Hall) played this brilliant game in round 7 of the Northumbria Masters Chess Congress recently. Ryan won in spectacular fashion with a stunning queen sacrifice. Lichess Computer Analysis rates Ryan’s moves in this game as 98% accurate with an average centipawn loss of 9. [Event “Northumbria Masters […]

Yichen Han v Michael Adams

2023 British ChampionshipsRound 8 Yichen Han ½ – ½ Michael Adams   Link to Chess Results website   

About Forest Hall Chess Club

Club Nights. Forest Hall Chess Club meets all year round in the upstairs lounge of Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute. 26 Crescent Way North, Forest Hall. NE12 9AR. Adult Chess Club Fridays 7.15pm-11.00pm for friendly games in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Junior Club Fridays 5.00pm-7.00pm. (organised and friendly chess, plus tuition, […]

Recent games

[Event “Newcastle uni vs forest hall D”] [Site “?”] [Date “16 Jun 2023”] [Round “?”] [White “Hanif zaman”] [Black “Thomas cameron”] [Result “1-0”] 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. e4 Bc5 4. Nf3 d6 5. Na4 Bb6 6. Nxb6 axb6 7. Be2 Nf6 8. d3 h6 9. Bd2 Bg4 […]


Ryan Duff v Stellio Jerome (Durham Congress)

This is Ryan Duff’s game from Round 5 at the Durham Congress. (Annotation and analysis by Ryan Duff) [White “Ryan Duff”] [Black “Stellio Jerome”][Result “1-0”][WhiteElo “1552”][BlackElo “1615”][ECO “B00”][Opening “Borg Defense”] 1 .e4 g5 The Borg defence. A favourite of the late IM Michael Basman. I had never played against this […]

Durham Congress report: Andy Burnett v Yaroslav Kolodiy

Many thanks to Andy Burnett for this report from his game against Yaroslav Kolodiy at the Durham Congress. (40) Burnett,Andrew (2242) – Kolodiy,Yaroslav (1960) [A43] Durham Open (2), 13.05.2023 [abbur] Although I finished 1st= in the Durham Open, it wasn’t solely due to good play! I managed to ride my […]