Tim Krabbe's Chess Curiosities
No longer updated, this is the companion website to the book of the same name by the Dutch writer. It contains a large number of articles on a rich assortment of unconventional topics. Highly entertaining.
Edward Winter's Chess Notes
The website of a chess historian with a rigorous approach to historical evidence. Contains a wealth of information on chess history and debunks a number of myths along the way.
Douglas Griffin Soviet Chess Blog
Douglas Griffin is a chess historian from Scotland. His particular interest is chess in the Soviet Union. It contains a wealth of rare and fascinating material including many translations by Douglas himself of notes to their games by the leading Soviet players.
Agadmator's Chss Channel
The YouTube channel of Antonio Radic from Croatia. He presents a new game daily either from a current grandmaster tournament or as part of a number of ongoing series on historical themes. Each video lasts about 15 minutes. The commentary is pitched at a fairly elementary level suitable for newcomers.
GM Daniel King's channel. Similar to Agadmator but he generally concentrates on current and recent events and he analyses in greater depth.
Lomonosov Endgame Tablebases
Enter any position with 7 men or fewer to get a 100% correct evaluation of that position. These positions have been completely solved and this tool is driven by the database containing the solutions.
Car Games: Chess
A miscellany of chess materials, both practical and historical. My thanks to Michelle, a junior reader from the USA, for pointing this out.
News and Information
Week in Chess (TWIC)
Updated daily, TWIC offers comprehensive coverage
of international and UK events with weekly downloadable files of games
played in a wide variety of events.
English Chess Federation
The website of the governing body for chess in England
ECF Grading Database
The definitive source of up to date grade grading information on English players. Fully searchable.
An enormous database of games fully searchable and dowloadable with on-screen playback. Anyone you've heard of is likely to be included.
West Country Chess
Chess in the West
The website of the West of England Chess Union
The website of the Devon County Chess Association.
The website of the Somerset County Chess Association.
The website of the Dorset County Chess Association
Bristol and District League
The website of the Bristol and District League
The website of the Hampshire County Chess Association
The website of the Wiltshire County Chess Association
Exeter Chess Club
Contains a large collection of training materials gathered together by Dave Regis
Westward Ho! was the chess newsletter / magazine published by the West of England Chess Union from the 1960ís to the 2000ís. Hampshire Chess Association archivist, Graham Stuart has uploaded 64 complete issues from 1972-1997
Bob Jones's website, the stated aims of which are to cover chess in the Exmouth district but which in fact contains a wealth of interesting material about chess in the west country
Last updated 5/6/2023