GM Alex Raetsky at Forest Hall Chess Club

Players of all ages and abilities are cordially invited to a special lecture by Russian Grandmaster Alex Raetsky (above, right) at Forest Hall Chess Club, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9AR on Friday 30th August, from 7.00pm-10.00pm.

GM Alex Raetsky, a highly acclaimed chess coach and author, is in Newcastle for the Northumbria Masters (at Novotel Newcastle Airport, 23rd-27th August).

The lecture – ‘Chess Secrets from Russia‘ – will be aimed at club players of all ages and standards. Last year, Alex’s entertaining and instructive talk was described by club members as “the best ever.” The cost of the lecture is £10 per person (£8 for Under 18s / unwaged / OAPs), payable on the door. To book your place in advance, please write to Tim Wall, Tournament Director of the Northumbria Masters, at

[picture courtesy of Alexandra Kosteniuk at]