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Our last TV match of the season, saw an excellent draw for Richmond C against Surbiton C. Congratulations also to our Ellery Williams team for winning 3-1 against Wimbledon last week. There’s a report on both matches here.

Next Tuesday, 31 May, will be devoted to social chess: join us for bishops, beer and banter!

Richard’s latest book review, of Unbeatable!, a book by Dutch GM Jan Werle concerning the important subject of defence, has just been published here.

Richard’s latest chess history post, featuring James D’Arcy, takes the history of Richmond Chess Club up to 1900, reporting on success in the Beaumont Cup and the tragedy which propelled our club into the national press.

Some dates for your diary.

There’s a Kensington Rapidplay on Sunday 29 May: this is a great event for anyone who enjoys rapidplay chess, and particularly recommended for our newer members. Details and entry form here.

Hammersmith Chess Club are running a weekend congress on 4-5 June: highly recommended for all our members. This is an excellent venue within easy reach of Richmond. Details and entry form here.

Our top board IM Gavin Wall will be giving a simultaneous display against club members at the Adelaide on Tuesday 7 June. This will be a great opportunity for everyone, especially our newer members, to meet Gavin and try their luck at beating him! If you’d like to reserve a board please email Sampson to let him know.

We’re looking at other summer events as well: blitz tournaments, talks by GMs and a meal at the end of the season. Thanks to the 33 members who have already completed our short survey: we have room for seven more responses before our Committee Meeting on Thursday. You can complete the survey here.

For the first time for many years we now have more than 50 members: many thanks to everyone for their support, and do encourage your friends to join as well. Let’s see if we can get up to three figures!