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1909: Start of Season at Huddersfield

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CHESS.

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HUDDERSFIELD CLUB.

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On Saturday night [18/09/1909] the season 1909-10 was opened with the President’s tea, at Robinson’s Cafe, John Street, when there was a capital attendance.  Mr. Leonard Denham, the President, occupied the chair and stated that the programme for the ensuing season was a strong one and the hope was expressed that Huddersfield might be victorious in the Woodhouse Cup for which the Huddersfield club had entered.  After tea the number present was increased and Mr. H. E. Atkins, the ex-amateur British Champion, who is resident in Huddersfield, gave an illustrative analysis of the Ruy Lopez opening by means of a large board with pieces that could be moved a will.  The Ruy Lopez analysis proved very interesting and various variations were worked with great clearness and great profit to the players who will be much stronger by reason of Mr. Atkins’ services when they meet opponents who play this opening.  He counselled the members to study book play by the masters as well as engage in practice over the board, and endeavour to make themselves fully acquainted with the reason for various moves in the variations.  His conversational comments on the openings were especially enjoyed.  The President expressed the thanks of the members.  Afterwards a match was played between teams selected by the President and the captain.  The following was the score:- President’s team, 7; captain’s, 8.

 

[Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Monday, 20/09/1909]

 

 

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17/09/2013

Stephen John Mann

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17/09/2013