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Hendon offers a wide range of chess-playing opportunities, for players of all ages and levels. We are proud to have been part of London’s chess community for over 75 years!

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Hendon 1 defeat Kings Head 2

30 March, 2024

On Thursday, our first team faced Kings Head 2 in the Middlesex League. Despite the absence of a few key players, I’m delighted to report that we won 4½–1½.

With this result, Hendon 1 have already exceeded their points total from the whole of last season, and are currently third in the Division 1 table with three matches left to play.

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Hendon defeats Muswell Hill in U1800 friendly

30 March, 2024

Last Tuesday, a friendly match took place between Hendon and Muswell Hill. This is the first of two friendly under-1800 matches between the two clubs, which I organised to boost the match-play opportunities available to our lower-rated players. Despite losing a point to a default, I’m pleased to report that we ran out 7–3 winners!

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Lorin D'Costa scores 12/13 in simul!

23 March, 2024

On Thursday, IM Lorin D’Costa played a simultaneous exhibition against thirteen members and guests of Hendon Chess Club, in aid of his non-profit organisation She Plays To Win, which aims to promote chess among women and girls.

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