Soviet Outcast – Douglas Griffin Book Talk

Quality chess is soon to release a chess autobiography of former Soviet Champion Grigory Levenfish (see ). This has never been published in English before.

The translator, Douglas Griffin, is local to the North East and has kindly offered to give a talk at Bon Accord Chess Club on the book. For more background see and the excerpt at the first link.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn about a very strong chess player who tied a match with World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik but is not as well known as he should be because he was not allowed to play much outside the Soviet Union for political reasons.

Non members are very welcome to attend as well.

Bon Accord Success at Inverness!

There were some fantastic results for BA players at the Inverness Congress last weekend.

In the Open Callum Smith and Bob Lothian shared 1st = on 4/5 with 2278 and 2189 TPRs respectively.

Results for the Open can be found here :

In the Minor the star of the show was Shuban Kistareddy who got 4/5 and outright second – not bad for his first adult weekend congress!

Malcolm Macmillan and former BA stalwart James Carson tied for third with 3.5/5

Results of Minor can be found here :

Primary School Age Juniors Fridays Only

At the AGM of the Bon Accord Chess Club it was decided that juniors of primary school age should only attend on Fridays and only on the top floor, except when they are playing a tournament match or at the committee’s discretion.

This is partially for PVG reasons but also allows us to provide a more junior-focused experience on the top floor of the club (coaching, a ladder competition etc.) on Fridays.