This Saturday! Golders Green Rapidplay #chess 4 sections inc. FIDE rated Open and Major U170.

|highlights for july|

july 14: This Saturday!  4 sections including a FIDE rated Open and Major U170. Golders Green Rapidplay ( at St Albans Church Hall, West Heath Drive NW11 7QG. Four sections based on ability! Enter online, pay on the day.

august 2: Hendon Chess Club Blitz is rated by FIDE and is open to everyone. Here is a full crosstable from July's event. Just turn up before 7.30pm with £5.00 and play six (ten minutes per player) games. First Thursday of each month at Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS (5 minutes from Golders Green tube station). Buses H1, H2 and H3 pass along Hoop Lane.

|chess books for sale|

I have a large stock of new chess books for sale, and I have just listed all the Everyman volumes here.  Have a look - the books are priced competitively at about 25% off list price.  Here is the Everyman website, which has the descriptions of content.

How to purchase: tell me which volumes you are interested in purchasing, and request a Paypal invoice or to pay by cheque.  Do not send payment until requested to do so in case the book has already been sold.  You can then either collect your books from any Golders Green Rapidplay or Hendon Chess Club blitz but if you want the books posted then I'll have to add £4.00 a book.

|now get out and play chess|

+ Golders Green Rapidplay ( - monthly)
+ London Rapidplay ( - bi-monthly)
+ Docklands Rapidplay ( - bi-monthly)

22 July-4 August: British Chess Championships (North Shields) 22 July-4 August (


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|planning the future|
March 2013 will see the Candidates matches in London
Start thinking about the 100th British at Torquay, July/August 2013!
2014 Norway, Olympiad, 1-14 August


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Best wishes

Adam Raoof

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FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter
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Here is a list of FIDE registered tournaments in England. There will be a separate entry for each section of each event (e.g. Golders Green Rapidplay = 4 sections, 4 registrations). If you see any of mine missing, do let me know! 

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Only games where at least one of the players has a published standard FIDE rating will be rated, and included in the rating calculations of the unrated player. Where both players are rated, the game will affect both players and will be included in the calculations for both players.

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