Even world champion Magnus Carlsen is not sure. Luckily Shreyas Royal was on hand with some advice!
Conor Murphy had a busy and successful August, scoring 5.5 out of 9 in the British Championship in Llandudno and good results in two other events.
FIDE MASTER TITLE 2013
Congratulations to Tony Stebbings on achieving the FIDE Master (FM) title.
His FIDE rating broke the 2300 barrier following the European Clubs Cup held in Rhodes in October.
The photo shows Tony (right) playing against former world championship contender Victor Korchnoi in 2012.
KENT COUNTY CUP FINAL 2012
Charlton's first team retained the Kent County Cup by beating Beckenham & Bromley in a repeat of last year's match at Finals Day on 13th May. We have now won the cup for four of the last five years.
The winning team was (left to right) Reenen duToit, Philip Gregory, Alan Hanreck, Tony Stebbings, Philip Morris, Conor Murphy.
Charlton looked to be winning the match comfortably but a couple of wins slipped away in the quick-play finish and the final score was 3 points all, Charlton winning on board count.
PETER HANNAN, 1931-2012
Peter was our longest standing member, former club chairman, and the driving force behind many of the club's most successful years. He died peacefully at home on 10th April.
He was a major figure, not only at Charlton, but also in Kent and English chess circles. An ECF arbiter, organiser of the Charlton Congress and host at his house in Sidcup to many itinerant international chessplayers over the years.
The funeral was at Eltham crematorium on Tuesday 24th April and many of Peter's old chess friends were there.
Sincere condolances to Rose-Marie and his sons and family.
KENT COUNTY CUP FINAL 2011
Charlton's first team regained the County Cup by beating Beckenham & Bromley in the 2011 final at Kent Finals Day on 15th May. A great end to the season!
The winning team was (left to right) Philip Morris, Reenen duToit, Philip Gregory, Alan Hanreck, Conor Murphy, Tony Stebbings. The final score was 4.5 to 1.5 after a tough match.
BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010
Conor Murphy in play at the 2010 British Championships during August.
Nigel Norman was Charlton's other representative in the championships, held at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
Tony Stebbings (right) playing against Spanish Grandmaster Lopez Martinez in the Gibraltar Masters tournament earlier this year. The game ended in a draw.
The club's longest standing member Peter Hannan was also in Gibraltar and picked up a very handy £400 by coming second in the Amateur tournament.
KENT FINALS DAY 2009
Two Charlton teams reached the Kent finals held at the Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford on 10th May 2009 where seven cups were being competed for.
Our first team retained the Kent County Cup, beating Lewisham by 4 to 2, so is officially the best team in Kent!
Our third team narrowly lost to Snodland in the Tom Fuller Cup final by 2.5 to 1.5.
The photo is of some of the Charlton players.
BRITISH DRAUGHTS CHAMPION
Rawle Allicock (left) is the 2008 British Draughts Champion and represented Britain at Beijing in October.
Here he tries his hand at Makruk (Thai chess) on our Games Night.
Games Night September 2008, playing Xiangqi (Chinese chess).
Games Night is an occasional event where we try out "Kriegspiel", an intriguing variant of standard chess, and Go, Draughts, Shogi, Chinese chess and other exotic games.
If you prefer, just stick to normal chess!