On this page we list internet links of interest to chessplayers both locally and beyond, with additional links
for sites which RCC members find worthy of recommendation. We are not responsible for their content.


The World Governing body ~ 'Fédération Internationale des Échecs'.

Our national Governing body ~ the English Chess Federation.

A popular national Chess competition ~ the '4 Nations Chess League'.

A regional chess body ~ the Midland Counties Chess Union.

Our county governing body ~ the Northamptonshire Chess Association

County organisation for Juniors ~ the Northamptonshire Schools Chess Association



Free Internet Chess Server - Completely free, registration required.

Recommended interface for using FICS. Free download.

A popular & user-friendly correspondence site with many features & competitions.

One of the biggest play sites with many resources.

... .. . and their excellent younger section, dedicated to Juniors' learning.

An excellent endgame practise & tactics training site; free or premium.

'The Week in Chess' ~ Daily chess news, games, & downloads from Mark Crowther.

... is a database of historical chess games combined with discussion forums: free.

A 'Live Ratings' site dedicated to following the top-rated players, with live games.

Practise online against the computer program SHREDDER ~ 3 Levels.

Practise online against the computer program RYBKA ~ 3 Levels.

Dedicated to collectors of chess computers.

An interesting site dedicated to history & research - a wonderful gallery!

Newly discovered puzzle site - could evolve into something useful ... .. .


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