Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom, after London. It is located in the West Midlands, in England. More than one million people live in Birmingham. More than 30 percent of them have roots in other parts of
the world. This gives Birmingham an interesting mix of cultures and religions. It has been an important region for business and industry for more than 200 years. Birmingham is the host city for the XXII Commonwealth Games.
The 4NCL, or Four
Nations Chess League, is a chess league in the United Kingdom and named after its four nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. However, the league is truly international, with players from as many as 27 different
countries taking part. It is the United Kingdom's foremost chess league, run independently as a limited company and outside of the control of the individual nations' chess governing bodies.
* 5 positions to
ponder from the 4NCL tournament 2015-16
* Database of games
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