Charlton Chess

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Lichess group for Charlton Chess Club players, juniors, friends, acquaintances and assorted hangers-on.

Charlton Chess Club was founded in 1933 and met at Charlton House for most of its history before relocating to Mycenae House in 2018. Past triumphs include winning Division 1 of the London League three times (1978, 1979 and 1996), and many successes in the different divisions of the Kent League (lastly winning the Lewis Cup in 2015). Several strong grandmasters have played for the club, most notably David Bronstein (1951 World championship challenger), Murray Chandler, Nigel Davies, Neil McDonald, Danny Gormally and Stuart Milner-Barry (a player with no less than four opening variations to his name).

Currently the club has three teams in the Kent League 2019/20 and one joint team with Beckenham in the London League. We also run internal tournaments and a junior coaching class.

All standards of player and junior are welcome. Drop by any Monday evening for a friendly game!

Location: Mycenae House, London (Mondays, 7-10pm)


Alexander Alekhine Arena10+5 • Rapid • Rated • 3hInner team
Max Euwe Arena10+5 • Rapid • Rated • 3hInner team
Jose Raul Capablanca Arena10+5 • Rapid • Rated • 3hInner team
Emanuel Lasker Arena10+5 • Rapid • Rated • 2h 30mInner team
Wilhelm Steinitz Arena10+5 • Rapid • Rated • 3hInner team


Online London League of Mayhemrojazu •

Hi all - just to let you all know Charlton have entered a team in an online league thats been formed of East London teams The format is 60+15 and ma

Monday Tournamentrojazu •

Looks like the pairing issue has been raised, and lichess is working on it ( The root cause is their algorithm prioritises faster pairing over variety of

Monday Tournamentrojazu •

I was paired against slobbit 3 times, despite the ridiculous difference in both rating and standings. And the top 2 didnt face eachother once - something is a bit odd with their algorithm I agree.

Monday TournamentFM NilsR •

I think you need a TD to run these events, the number of times I got the same opponent from the automatic system was unbeliavable. My games agains SharpElbow and gogos89 must have been around 90% of m

Monday Tournamentrojazu •

- would prefer longer time. flagged in most games - think >200 ELO should be compulsory berserk as a leveller

Lichess recommendationsrojazu •

1) Put it on dark mode - click your username on the top right, then background then dark. Your eyes will thank me! 2) Follow eachother - click on their name, and click on the icon that looks like a t

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