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

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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The Hendon Rapid League has launched!

19 September, 2023

Wednesday 13th September saw the successful launch of the Hendon Rapid League. Play was relaxed but competitive, with plenty of time for socialising. Thanks to Andrew’s excellent article on the club website, several of us have now learnt how to set the clocks to the required 15+10 time control! The early leader is our very own club Chairman, Chris, hotly pursued by new member Sundip.

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GM Cherniaev wins record-breaking September Blitz!

12 September, 2023

Last Thursday we hosted the first FIDE Blitz of the new season at the Cumberland Club, and it was beyond a sell-out: with well over 50 players, we actually ran out of clocks – something I don’t ever recall happening before! It looks like we will need some more equipment!

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New social chess events for 2023!

10 September, 2023

We’re pleased to announce that we have a new Social Chess Officer, Mark Hutchinson, who has some exciting plans for the new season!

Here he is introducing himself in his own words, and introducing the new Hendon Rapid League, which starts on Wednesday (a one-off since we couldn’t book our venue on Thursday this particular week). Hope to see you there!

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