Snowy forest

I have taught junior chess at Frome Chess Club and at Magdalen College School, one of the top chess schools in the UK.

Chess Lessons

These chess lessons are suitable for one hour sessions with near beginners.

Chess Books

  • Logical Chess: Move By Move by Irving Chernev was my first chess book, which I read several times. The best feature of this book is that every single move is commented on.
  • The Oxford Companion to Chess by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld aims to be a comprehensive chess reference book, and has entries on major events, players, openings, tactics, problems and chess variants. The appendix contains a handy key for indentifying openings.
  • Endgame Magic by John Beasley and Timothy Whitworth contains a collection of chess studies which is carefully chosen, arranged into sensible categories and well-explained.