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 Lichess.org!

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 lichess.org

lichess.org 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 https://lichess.org/signup (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 https://lichess.org/team/atticus 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 https://lichess.org/login, 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!




MCA announces the suspension of the Liverpool Chess league.

MCA announces the suspension of the Liverpool Chess league.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus problem and recommendations from HM Government,

all fixtures in the Liverpool league and cup competitions are suspended until 30th April 2020.

By that date a decision will need to be taken whether matches can be resumed or the league programme cancelled. If cancelled, we will need to decide how best to finalise the 2019-2020 season.

David Pearcey 

President MCA

You may follow the FIDE Candidates 2020 Tournament in Yekaterinburg, Russia from March 15 until April 5. Today (18/03/2020) they are playing Round 2.


As Chairman of Atticus CC I have to inform club-members that, owing to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Atticus CC has reluctantly decided to withdraw from all chess competitions immediately until further notice. We have notified the MCA to this effect.

  As many of you will be aware the Warrington League - in which many MCA members play - formally suspended all its competitions on Saturday (until April 18th). Various leagues around the country have done the same thing and many chess tournaments have been cancelled. 

 Our decision has been shaped by a number of considerations that have grown more urgent in recent days: chess is an activity which places people together in close proximity, often in less-than-hygienic environments, with enhanced risk of cross-infection. Many players in our club are in the 'at-risk' age-profile. We have to put the health and safety of players before everything else.

  We understand that there are different views on these matters in the chess community. However we believe we are acting with the interests of that community very much at heart.

John Redmond (Chairman, Atticus CC)

The games of FM Dave James and Brian Ewart playing in the World Seniors Championship in Prague can be followed live on the following link:




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