Battle Aix 2

Ben on Battle 2: – Friday 13th November smiled more kindly on us than Friday 20th and more than the Tuesday in between. Aix-en-Provence reeling from our good win the previous Friday signed up some even stronger players to do battle with us on the 20th. We added to our strength too, but we were also short of players from the previous week. The battle was good, but on 20th November Aix-en-Provence were convincing winners. So at one each there […]

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Friendship Cup

Ben Harte writes… France like UK is suffering badly from the pandemic and restrictions on daily life in France’s second lockdown are more stringent than ours here. Our friends at the chess club in Aix-en-Provence (Echiquier du Roi René) challenged us to play a lockdown online event, it being unlikely that they can travel to play at Wanstead for a while -their invitation to do that is very much still standing of course. Last night 18 players from our Wanstead […]

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French twist

This Friday’s Let’s Chess Arena has a French twist, thanks to our friends at Aix-en-Provence. In its usual slot the arena will take the form of a TEAM BATTLE ARENA. All the usual features but the twist is that all of your opponents will be from Aix, so an evening of completely different opponents whilst your regular opponents become your team mates. The scores of the top seven performers will combine to determine which team is victorious. The rest need […]

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