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Sensory Board Donation

Chess Scotland is starting a fundraising exercise to buy some new sensory boards for use in tournaments. All sections, from Minor to Open, will get the use of these boards. Discussion on the topic can be found here.


The SJCAET Educational Trust supports young Scottish players, and is a tax-efficient medium for donations to aid the development of Junior Chess. For more details please visit

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Chess Scotland Historian Alan McGowan updates the History Archive.

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Player appeal for EuroSeniors Greece 2016

February 9th, 2016

Following a late withdrawal, if anyone aged 50+ would like to play in the Seniors event in Greece in April please contact me as soon as possible on

Or, if you know of anyone who might be interested, please pass this information on to them!

Kind regards,
Andy Burnett
(CS International Director)

Selection News, Baku Olympiad – selection delay

February 5th, 2016

This page will feature news of events where Chess Scotland will make a selection of players. This page may request that players indicate their interest to the International Director Andrew Burnett by a certain date. See the International page for an overview.


Book Reviews

February 4th, 2016

Books can be purchased from the Chess Scotland online store 

BRONSTEIN MOVE BY MOVE by Steve Giddins, Everyman Chess, 288 pp., publ. 2015, and KARPOV MOVE BY MOVE by Sam Collins, Everyman Chess, 288 pp., publ. 2015

Two more in Everyman’s move-by-move series on great players. The subjects could scarcely be more different; one the son of a Jewish ‘enemy of the people’, the other Brezhnev’s golden boy. Let’s start with the older player. (more…)

FIDE Rating List – February 2016
Added: February 1st, 2016

Livingston Congress – Grading / Live Games
Added: January 31st, 2016

Richardson, Spens and Nancy Elder 2015-16
Added: January 31st, 2016

Chess Scotland 100 Club
Added: January 28th, 2016

Fighting and Dynamic chess: Korchnoi and Larsen – Training
Added: January 24th, 2016

Jonathan Rowson Award 2015
Added: January 22nd, 2016

Cherie Booth Award 2015
Added: January 22nd, 2016

Gibraltar 2016
Added: January 21st, 2016

Lothians Allegro 2016
Added: January 13th, 2016

Scots abroad – Prague Open 2016
Added: January 11th, 2016

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