A CHESS club is set to launch a first-of-its-kind free event this summer. 

Northwich Chess Club has announced its inaugural Summer Chess Workshop. 

The free sessions will aim to turn casual chess players into competitors, with the help of the club’s A team player, James Harrison. 

"Chess isn't just for the greats, but for anyone who dares to become great,” said James.  

"Our Summer Chess Workshop is designed to transition chess from being seen as just a pastime to a pursuit of strategic mastery.  

“We are devoted to providing participants with the skills and insights they need to move from merely playing the game to truly understanding its intricacies, ultimately unlocking their potential.  

“Chess is a journey anyone can embark upon, and we are here to guide each participant every step of the way towards becoming a more confident, strategic player."  

The six-week workshop will get underway next week, with sessions running every Monday from July 24 to August 28. 

The series will explore essential concepts, offensive techniques, opening strategies, piece manoeuvring, endgame techniques, and the practical application of these concepts in real games. 

Anyone with a basic understanding of the game is encouraged to take part, with registrations now open. 

More information, including details of how to register, can be found at www.northwichchessclub.com or by emailing info@northwichchessclub.com.  

Outside of this workshop, Northwich Chess Club typically holds gatherings every Monday night from 7.30pm at the Gladstone Club on Station Road, with both friendly and league matches taking place. 

The club also runs sessions for younger members, with a Junior Chess Club held every Saturday at Victoria Road Primary School between 9.30am and 11am.