We are a thriving, friendly and successful chess club in North-West London.

With over 50 members, we run several teams (including a junior squad) in the Middlesex League. In addition to regular blitz tournaments and an annual Club Championship, we also run other events throughout the year.

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Club Championship round 3 results

15 October, 2020

The third round of our first ever online Club Championship took place on Tornelo tonight! The first three games were over in a flash, lasting just 22 or 23 moves, with Robert Kender beating David Amior with the Black pieces to keep the sole lead, Andrew Medworth beating Eric Eedle to go clear second, and Nick Murphy beating Dev Ranka. The only game to go the full distance was Gul Kapur against Stanley Jacobs, with Gul eventually prevailing in a rook ending.

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Soul in the game: an interview with Adam Raoof

13 October, 2020

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Adam Raoof, who is one of the most prolific chess tournament organisers in the world, and a member of Hendon Chess Club since the 1980s.

There were many reasons why I wanted to talk to Adam. His career as a legendary event organiser and arbiter, which spans four decades, is fascinating in itself. I was also keen to hear his early memories of Hendon. But I also wanted to discuss the future: specifically, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his tournaments, and how – indeed, whether – things will ever get back to normal.

On all counts, I was not disappointed!

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Hendon joins the London Online Chess League!

10 October, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Hendon Chess Club will be participating in the newly-formed London Online Chess League! We are fielding two teams: one in the open division, and one in the rating-limited division (where teams must have an average rating below 1825 on the new ECF scale, equivalent to an old ECF rating of 150). Matches will be played on Tornelo on Wednesday nights, starting at 7pm London time.

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