Essex All Over v W&WCC

Saturday 14 August, 1:30 pm, Wanstead House By Mark Murrell As part of the Essex Chess Association’s pre-season Back to Real Chess Festival,  the Club played host to a scratch team of Essex county players who missed out on selection for the Essex 1600 (average team rating) team, participating in the ECF’s pre-season County Challenge competition for 8 board teams with an average team rating maxima of 1600 in the Minor and 2000 in the Major.   Originally billed as an […]

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Real Match Chess returns

W&WCC v Essex – 8 boards After 17 months in abeyance WWCC returns to match chess this Saturday. Part of the Essex Chess Association’s Back to Real Chess Festival, eight players take on a scratch team from the Essex County squad. Each player from the opposition representing a different Essex Club. It should be a close match (ECF rated) with just 16 rating points separating the teams, competing at the leisurely rate of G105+15. The teams will be revealed at […]

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Return to winning ways

London Online League R10: Wanstead Wolves 3-1 Battersea Too We used to think five-board National Club matches were perilous affairs (as they were), but these four-board matches can turn on their head with a single slip. Instance Board 1, which should have gone to Battersea, but ended up in our lap, as did the match. Only two of the other games were played, Board 4 accruing to Wanstead’s account when the opponent didn’t show. Boards 2 and 3 were shared; […]

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Wolves saved from the dogs

Battersea Dogs 2-2 Wanstead Wolves Round 9 of the London Online League on the Tornelo platform was beset by connection problems, which added to the issues Nigel had to deal with during the day surrounding a late substitute of Battersea’s Board 4, resulting in a board order change. When the play got going, Battersea won the top two boards, but the Wolves were able to equalise by winning the bottom two, including a fine debut win by Sean Lightbown. A […]

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Wolves with the 3-1 habit

With a third 3-1 victory in a row, Wanstead Wolves have acquired the winning habit. This win was achieved within a remarkably small time span, following Ian Reynold’s violent win in 13 moves, Ian H and Matthias wrapped up a 3-0 scoreline within seconds of each other. By our quick calculation, East Ham Beagles (the Wolves’ next opposition on 28 July) and Battersea Too, are joint leaders on 6 ponts, while the Wolves are 3rd on 5 points. While the […]

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Hackney Hopefuls disappointed

Wanstead Wolves extended their good record this season with a second 3-1 win in a row (if two can be a row) and now have a record of P6, W3 D2, L1. Hackney Hopefuls presumably were, with the bottom two boards drawn and for a while standing better on Board 1. When that game went against them, their hopes were to level the match by winning Board 2, but Keith was on the point of taking control of a double-edged […]

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England 2-1 Denmark, Wanstead 3-1 Hendon

With the distraction of the Euro Soccer SF against Denmark potentially overlapping the slightly less prominent London Online League chess match between Wanstead Wolves and Hendon Harriers, the League offered players the opportunity to agree to start an hour earlier than the normal 7.00 pm start. Two boards accordingly started at 6.00 pm and two started at 7.00 pm. The last game to finish concluded just 6 minutes after kick-off in the footy. Oh, and the Wolves scored one more […]

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