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Ampleforth College Chess
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A team of students from Ampleforth College have qualified for the 20/20 Chess National Superfinal, making them the first ever school team to go through to this stage of the competition. The tournament was held in York in January and saw Ampleforth teams face-off against university students and alumni, including

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CHESS Magazine - January 2017:
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CHESS Magazine – January 2017 Carlsen Cuts it Close! Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue: The Play-off – After Carlsen’s fightback, the big match came down to rapid chess Again

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Magnus is the moving and inspirational true story of the Norwegian boy who, in his early twenties, managed to achieve and maintain the highest rating in chess history, going on to become the greatest chess champion of modern times. Through the glare of flashbulbs and the jostling of officials, we

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Chess Magazine December 2016
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CHESS Magazine – December 2016 Eljanov Edges Out Caruana Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue: Manx Marvels and Misfortunes – Carl Strugnell reports from Douglas, while Eljanov and Bok annotate

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Magnus Film Poster
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Magnus the Documentary I was invited to a private screening of the new documentary Magnus directed by Benjamin Ree, which is being released in UK theatres pretty much on the day you receive the magazine. It may be possible to find it at cinemas in the bigger cities. For everyone

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ChessBoxing - next event: Saturday 17th December
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ChessBoxing – next event: Saturday 17th December SAVE 10% ON TICKETS HERE Here comes an alternative to the classic Christmas party. Why not get everyone together at our next chessboxing event? Early bird tickets are on sale now for what will be the chessboxing season finale of 2016. Come and

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KASPAROV Grandmaster Silver & Bronze Chess Set
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KASPAROV Grandmaster Silver & Bronze Chess Set Garry Kasparov was undisputed world chess champion and #1 ranked player for over eighteen years. Kasparov was intimately involved in the design of these chess sets, to ensure a great chess experience for those who play with it. Redesigned and rethought chessmen allows

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Magnus Film Banner
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MAGNUS is in UK Cinemas from 25th November & Available on digital, VoD, Blu-ray & DVD 12th December MAGNUS, directed by Benjamin Ree and Produced by Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen, won Best Film at the Norwegian International Film Festival 2016 and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Moscow International Film Festival. With Magnus soon

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CHESS Magazine - October 2016
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CHESS Magazine – October 2016 Wesley So takes clear first at the Sinquefield Cup and tops the Grand Chess Tour standings Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue: 60 Seconds with…

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free outdoor chess
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Come visit our new outdoor chess area. Free to use chess sets available to use during shop opening hours (Monday to Saturday: 9.30am to 6pm, Sundays: 11am to 5pm). Play chess outside, browse some books inside, play some more outside! Grab a coffee or drink from the many other establishments

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