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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Black wins 4-0

But fortunately for both sides, the colours were shared equally in the usual way and the match score was 2-2. Details and all the games, via the link below. The next match is Weds 23 June against Wimbledon B. Link: Wanstead Wolves v Charlton Chess Mates

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Wolves clean sweep

With a clear advantage in ratings, there was nothing to stop the Wolves starting their Season 3 London Online League campaign with a 4-0 clean sweep. For details and all the games, follow the link below. The next fixture, Weds 16 June, is likely to be a sterner test, against Charlton Chess Mates. Link: Wolves v Metropolitan MetroGnomes  

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