Sheffield & District Chess Association

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“Blind Faith”

by Chris Ross – book launch


The e-book edition of this book by Darnall & Handsworth player Chris Ross is already available.  The paperback edition can currently be pre-ordered with the release date being Monday 23rd May.


Jonathan Arnott is intending to hold an event on the 24th of May to help Chris promote his book to the chess community in Sheffield and has asked that it be publicised here.  (The webmaster was on holiday when the e-mail arrived.)  Details of the event furnished by Jonathan are as follows:



24th May 2022


Highcliffe Club, 24 Highcliffe Drive, Ecclesall, Sheffield, S11 7LU


No charge to attend, but there is an expectation that those in attendance will buy a copy of the book (421pp, £19.99)


Arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start


A collection of extracts from the paperback, by way of a sample, can be read here.


Chris is reckoned to be the strongest fully blind chess-player ever in the United Kingdom and was a 2015 IBCA Olympiad silver medallist.


The ECF will be covering it in their next newsletter and a notice already appears on the ECF website at


Further details can be found at