P617 ORACLE 617 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:00 IVERSIONS   3/6             PRIZE PUZZLE 195  WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN 8 R B K  7 P Q R N P P B  6 P P  5 P  4 P P Q N  3 P R  2 P P  1  R K a b c d e f g h  = gHITE  = BLACK news > Knitting Holidays Reviews Your Money
P617 ORACLE 617 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:01 IVERSIONS   6/6           ON TO THE BRITISH CHAMPS Presently in Puerto Rico, taking part in the fourth World Youth Chess Festiva are some of our finest young talents. Members of the English team are: Ali Mortazavi (17) from London in the U 18s IM Matthew Sadler from Chatham, aged 14 in the Under 16s. Darshan Kumaran, 13, (Under 14s); Miroslav Houska, 10 (U 12s) and Jovanka Houska, eight (U 10 girls). These three all Londoners, played in the World Junior Champs in Romani last year. Patrick Finglass, aged eight from Solihull plays in the Under 10 boys. more > Diversions 610 Knitting 618 Knitting Holidays Reviews Your Money
P617 ORACLE 617 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:00 IVERSIONS   1/6             WEEKEND PUZZLE  8 K  7 P P P P  6 P B N P  5 R P Q 4 Q  3  2 P P P  1  R K WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN  = WHITE  = BLACK solution > Knitting Holidays Reviews Your Money
P617 ORACLE 617 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:11 IVERSIONS   2/6              HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU? White to play and win Press "reveal" to find out how? 1 Qxc6 bxc6 2 b7 Qd8 3 b8=Q Rdl+ 4 Rxdl Qxb8 5 Nb7! and 6 Rd8+ will win back the queen or mate, as in Sliwa- Stoltz, Bucharest 1953. Try this week's prize puzzle. You could win a £10 book token. Answers on a postcard by August 5 to: CHESS PUZZLE 195, Diversions, ORACLE, Craven House, Marshall Street, London W1V 1LL. more > Diversions 610 Knitting 618 OUR WORLD has moved to p567 Knitting Holidays Reviews Your Money
P617 ORACLE 617 Sat29 Jul C4 2211:11 IVERSIONS   4/6           BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS Hysteria is breaking out in Plymouth where a mammoth 900 chess players have entered this year's championships which start on Monday. An extra venue has been taken on at the last minute. Chess starts this Sunday when IM Tony Kosten takes on challengers in a free open air simultaneous display under Drake's statue on the Hoe at 2.15pm. (Let's hope daytrippers haven't used that as an emergency meeting post!) Even more interest will be drawn to the Championship itself, opened officially on Monday at 2pm, as the World's youngest GM Michael Adams is playing. > Diversions 610 Knitting 618 Knitting Holidays Reviews Your Money
P617 ORACLE 617 Sat29 Jul C4 2210:10 IVERSIONS   5/6           BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS Plymouth Chess Club, meanwhile is celebrating its centenary this year. They are holding their own celebratory Quick Play Congress in the autumn, sponsored by Rank Zerox who offer prize money of over £3,000. Open plus five other categories of ten rounds run over Saturday September 30 - Sunday October 1. Details/Entries from Alan Crickmore, 5 Hereford Close, Woodbury Park, Exmouth, Devon. Tel: 0395 568293. more > Diversions 610 Knitting 618 Knitting Holidays Reviews Your Money