Lectures

In 2014 we're having free advanced lectures at the club for members ($10 for visitors). If you don't want to come along and ask questions, enjoy the recordings here.  Some lectures will not be able to be recorded.

NEXT LECTURE:  FM Bill Jordan: Saturday 21st of June, 6pm.

See OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL for recordings of some lectures


Lecture 1:

                               GM Igor Khenkin (Part 1):                                                                          GM Igor Khenkin (Part 2):



















Lecture 2: FIDE Master Michael Baron

The second lecture in our 2013 Master lecture series took place on Sunday the 3rd of March with FIDE Master Michael Baron giving an instructive talk enjoyed by all who came. 
A double round robin blitz event took place afterwards and the results are at the bottom of this post. Part 2 of the lecture will follow later in the week. 




















http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1032622

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. b3 b67. Bb2Bb7 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. d4 c5 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. Nbd2 Nd712. a3 N5f613. b4 Be7 14. Nd4 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Qc7 16. Qb3Rfc8 17. Rfc1 Qb718. Qf3 Nd5 19. e4 N5f6 20. b5 a6 21. Nc6Bf8 22. a4 axb5 23. axb5Rxa1 24. Rxa1 Ra8 25. Rd1 Ne826. Nc4 Nc5 27. e5 Rc8 28. Ra1Rc7 29. Ra7 Qxa7 30. Nxa7Rxa7 31. Nxb6

1     Morris, James 2380 13 30.0 43.0 52.0
2     Baron, Michael 2333 12 30.0 44.0 51.0
3     Beaumont, David 2102 9 33.0 47.0 41.0
4     Kolak, Chris 2000 8 34.0 48.0 27.0
5-6     Cavezza, Paul 1700 5.5 36.5 50.5 22.5
          Puccini, Jack 1900 5.5 36.5 50.5 16.5
7     Harris, Anthony 1800 2 40.0 54.0 8.0
8     Snow, Richard 700 1 40.0 55.0 6.0


Don't forget the 18 free lectures from Club President and FM Grant Szuveges available on our youtube channel. 
These lectures are aimed at players hoping to get "tournament ready" or improve their overall understanding of the game. (Suggested viewers rating: 1100-2000)

FM Szuveges "tournament level" lectures


  • Welcome: FM Grant Szuveges Intro (Click "Playlists")
  • The Gurgenidze System for Black
  • Czech Benoni Opening For Black
  • Isolated Pawns: Playing with or against and IQP
  • Botvinnik-English System against the Sicilian Defence
  • Chess Lesson: Good and Bad Pieces
  • Chess Opening for Black: A System V Systems!
  • Queen's Gambit: Exchange Variation
  • Chess Strategy: The Minority Attack
  • Chess Openings for White: The London System and The Torre Attack
  • The King's Indian Defence (Chess Opening for Black)
  • The Maroczy Bind Lecture
  • Beating the French Defence
  • Endgame from the Sicilian Defence
  • Opening: Fort Knox Variation (French Defence)
  • Knight Outposts: Nc5 in the King's Indian
  • Nimzo - Larsen Attack (Chess Opening)
  • A system against Alekhine's Defence