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

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are running teams in the London Online Chess League, and hosting other online events.

We look forward to being able to return to our traditional over-the-board events, such as Middlesex League matches (we are title-holders and nine-times champions!), social chess, and regular blitz tournaments.

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Our plans for LOCL season 2

21 February, 2021

Season 2 of the London Online Chess League starts on 3rd March, and I’m pleased to announce that we will be increasing our participation to three teams (up from two in season 1)!

Anyone wishing to play for Hendon in season 2 will need to fill out the player registration form in advance of their first match, even if they played in season 1. As always, only club members will be eligible for selection.

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Julian Way takes us through two great Planinc games

16 February, 2021

This evening, FM Julian Way very kindly hosted an online seminar for us on Zoom, where he presented a couple of games by the Slovenian player Albin Planinc.

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Report on the LOCL's inaugural season

13 February, 2021

Last autumn, we had no idea what we would be able to offer to our members in 2020/21, since the COVID-19 pandemic had suspended all in-person events.

Thankfully, Hendon’s Adam Raoof got together with the London League to organise an online version of the team competition, using the Tornelo platform.

The inaugural season of the London Online Chess League (LOCL) had two divisions – open and U1825 – and Hendon entered one team in each. I was captain for both sides. This season drew to a close last week, with the final round taking place on 10th February.

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