Atticus have been challenged to an online Lichess match on July 22nd at 19h30,

Time control will be 45mins plus 15 seconds.


So far we have a team of 7 players but would welcome any more players who might like to join in. Crewe have suggested they could field up to 17 players.


Please Contact Organiser Jim Wiseman ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further details or if you would like to join the team.

The Club has received the sad news that long time member Dave Healiss has recently passed away. An obituary will be posted shortly.

Dave last played for Atticus 2 in the Championship winning team of 2016/17. That season he turned out in every match and had an excellent record of 10/14.

Good News The Cross Keys Pub is able to Re-Open this weekend.


Celebrate the Summer Solstice
with the
Atticus Blues Brothers


Encore from Atticus Blues Brothers



The chess24 website is currently redesigning its playzone for playing chess games online.  The new playzone is still in development, but we would like to invite testers to try it out and feed back on their experience.

Anyone who is chosen to participate will receive a free 12-month Premium subscription to the website (or an extension of 12 months for existing Premium members).

For anyone who is interesting in taking part, please drop me a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



If you fancy some more games on Lichess, Phil Hopkins former Atticus member is now also running regular tournaments on Wedneday night 19h30-21h30. 10 minute each games.

Phil has invited all members of Atticus Chess Club to join in and he can be contacted directly for the link on his mobile 07912434358 (or whatsapp) email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Just a reminder the Club continues to run Tournaments on Monday and Thursday nights, please contact Martin Blasczyk for more further information.


Congratulations to the Club for Winning this Years World Chess Club Dancer of the Year 2019/20. Well done to all those who have contributed so much towards this magnificent achievement.

Just a reminder Martin has arranged another Blitz Tournament on Lichess Site Tonight at 19h30, please register on the site and join in.

Let's play online against each other!

Become a member of Atticus at!

A few words at the beginning

Lichess is a French charity, non-commercial, without ads. It keeps your privacy, does no data-mining and does not transfer data to third parties. You may read their Terms of Service and their Privacy Policy to check for yourself. It is free and costs nothing.

About is a free/libre, open-source chess server powered by volunteers and donations. Most “free” websites subsist by selling ads or selling user data. Others do it by putting all the good stuff behind paywalls.
Lichess does none of these things and never will. With no investors demanding profits, Lichess staff can focus on improving the site as their only goal.

Lichess Privacy Policy

4. Disclosing your information.

Your information will only be disclosed if it is legally necessary to do so. For example, if Lichess is ordered to hand over a certain user’s information, or if someone hacks Lichess.

Lichess Terms of Service

Lichess is a registered French charity. Lichess is open source, non-profit, mainly operated by volunteers, and funded by donations. A full breakdown of costs and expenses is publicised monthly, and can be viewed here.

Please read the "Fair Play and Community Guidelines", they are part of the Terms of Service.

How to become a member of Atticus at Lichess:

Register yourself at (Username, Password, e-mail). I would like to suggest that you register with your real name to enable everyone to recognise you.

Join the team "Atticus". Click on this link or click on "COMMUNITY, Teams", search for "Atticus" (see the magnifier-icon at the top-right) and click on the green button "Join team" at the top-left. As I am the Team Leader I will activate your membership.

Edit your profile: login at, click on your name, then on "profile". On the top-right click on the tool-icon ("Edit profile"), enter "Given Name", "Surname" and your ECF-grade/rating. This is important for generating the pairings in a tournament.

Our first tournament:

Let's have a try and test it, let's play a blitz chess tournament on Monday, 23/03/2020 at 8:00 PM. Please register at the latest by 7:30 p.m.,  to enable me to activate your membership in this team so that you can play.

See you there next Monday!




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