Tag Archives: Franklin

Varsity Match (05/13) by Samuel Franklin

Varsity Match (05/13) by Samuel Franklin

Posted on 11th May 2013

131st Varsity Match Oxford-v-Cambridge My first experience of the Varsity Match was a somewhat mixed affair. On the one hand, it felt special being part of a tradition that dates back to 1873. The conditions …

Sam at the Back (10/12)

Sam at the Back (10/12)

Posted on 22nd December 2012

In August, 2012, I went with an England squad to the European Youth Championships in the Czech Republic. I played in the U18 section and scored 5/9. I faced played 4 IMs and 2 FMs. …

Sam at the Back (10/12)

Sam at the Back (10/12)

Posted on 12th November 2012

Samuel Franklin is Britain’s youngest chess columnist. In August I went with an England squad to the European Youth Championships in the Czech Republic. I played in the U18 section and scored 5/9. I faced …

Chess Without Kings by Ray Cavanaugh

Chess Without Kings by Ray Cavanaugh

Posted on 20th August 2012

A Unique Match between Ben Franklin and France‚Äôs Louis XVI Ray Cavanaugh Ben Franklin was many things: among them, a chess player. His London residence at 36 Craven Street contained a gorgeous set made of …

April 2012: King, Razuvayev and the Grand Prix Attack

April 2012: King, Razuvayev and the Grand Prix Attack

Posted on 23rd April 2012

The Easter delayed April issue entered the homes of most UK subscribers this weekend and was posted to our European and Rest of the World subscribers last Friday along with our retail partners. In case …