South Shields to South Africa

In my endeavours to get re-educated in the game of Chess I am playing a few games on the internet. It definitely doesn’t compare with over-the-board games, where you have to pit your wits against real people and cope with time constraints and psychological battles. Online chess is much more leisurely and less pressurized, you get to play totally random people from all over the world. You get to test out openings and theories – some which might work and some which might not. Some of your opponents are chatty and some of them are quite the reverse, but every now and then you come up against really inspirational people and some great characters. At the moment I am playing against the Chairman of the Durban Chess Club in South Africa (He also runs their website). There are some excellent ideas on this site that I would like to mirror. It will take some time and effort, and I am open to anyone that can spare a little time or for any ideas or relevant content related to South Shields Chess Club.

Thanks go out to Desmond for the bit of inspiration that he has put my way simply by playing chess. As a side note I looked up their motto “who teaches learns” and it comes from the latin Qui docet discit.