Club Profile #9: Battersea Chess Club

Hello ChessJournal Fans! I’ve been a little preoccupied following the British Chess Championships this week in Llandudno, North Wales.  The coverage has been excellent and a special shout out to both Andrew Martin’s Game of the day videos as well as the excellent tweetage from Phil Makepeace (@alteredcourse). As a result, I realised its been […]

Club Profile #7: Newton Abbot Chess Club

Hello ChessJournal Fans, Today we swing down to the south west of England to talk to Newton Abbot chess club.  Despite coming from Bristol, I’m not very familiar with the chess scene further south so it was nice to get contacted by Trefor from Newton Abbot.  The story of Newton Abbot chess club is a […]

Club Profile #3: Phones Chess Club, Glasgow, UK

Hello ChessJournal Fans! Not wanting to slow down, I thought I would finish off the weekend with yet another club profile as they have been proving popular.  This time we head north to our first “international” club profile from the fair city of Glasgow in Scotland.  My thanks to Luke Barker who volunteered Phones chess […]

The Top 5 British Chess Club Websites

  Hello ChessJournal fans, Its been a little quiet on the blog as we have waited to see what the reaction to ChessJournal v2.0 would be but also because I’ve been busy running email campaigns out to as many chess clubs as I could find! We don’t have a large marketing budget here at ChessJournal […]

What you get in a ChessJournal Membership

Hello ChessJournal fans! Well its been just over a week since we launched version 2.0 of everyones favourite chess players diary. Myself and Matt have been delighted with the response so far. Across the App Store and Google Play we are averaging a 4.43 (out of 5) star rating and I’m getting lots of lovely […]

How amateur chess players respond to 1.b3 (Larsen’s Attack)

Hello ChessJournal fans! Whilst everyone anxiously waits for the upcoming launch of ChessJournal Pro (well I know I’m excited anyway), I thought I would write a quick blog post on  my favourite opening, Larsen’s Attack or 1.b3. I’ve made no secret that this is my go to opening in all formats of our great game […]