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Taunton Chess Club meets at St Michael's Church, Galmington, Taunton, TA1 4TP

Taunton Chess Club meets at St Michael’s Church, Galmington, Taunton, TA1 4TP

Taunton Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 10.30pm from early September to late May at St. Michael’s Church, Pitts Close, Galmington, Taunton, TA1 4TP

The club has around 20+ members, ranging from beginners through to county players. We enter teams in the local chess leagues and run a closely-fought internal club tournament.

We are always interested in taking on new members, young or old, and of any playing strength. If you’d like to join and take part, please come along or get in touch and check out our new members information page.

We look forward to meeting you and having a game.

Taunton Chess Club - Latest News

Match versus Sedgemoor 17th Nov

Ok. So this was our second friendly match. We had had to postpone the match twice owing to non-availability of players but finally agreed on a mutually convenient date and Sedgemoor were good enough to visit us.

Joshua Acibar, in his first match for the club. played, as usual, at lightning speed but unfortunately also lost at lightning speed.

Niall won a protracted and fairly close game thanks to a superior pawn count.

Richard won, fortuitously I thought, in a close game when his opponent, playing too quickly, was obliged to continue a move having touched his piece, a rook. Richard was able to fork the King and Rook leaving him a bishop up.

Fernando lost a close game agin showing the advantage of a superior number of pawns.

Arnold, playuing against a much higher rated player fought for and got a draw in a position I thought was lost. Well done Arno;d.

Mike’s game I didn’t see much of and he lost graciously.

Well done Sedgemoor. 3½ v 2½

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