Here's an advanced date for your diary: 16th-17th February 2008.
The place, Brentwood in Essex - up to only 35 minutes on the train from central London.
The occasion? The Second Brentwood International Chess Tournament.
And what's so good about the tournament?
Well, the prizes are actually serious money for once. £1000 for first place in the Open; £400 first prizes in both the Under 170 Major & the Under 110 Minor. Plus generous second and third place prizes, and several grading prizes too. And if last year is anything to go by, there'll be some seriously challening opposition too. Last year's tournament featured 231 competitors, the Open won by Grandmaster Nicholas Pert in a field that boasted three Grandmasters and five International Masters.
So, do you think you'll make it?