Online Club Championship – Round 2

The second round of the “Lockdown Championship” was played tonight. Of the eight players who won in R1, Kyan, Ian, Michael W, and Peter McC won in R2 and lead the field. Of these games, Ashley v Peter was the liveliest and is well worth a look if only for the drama (Link: https://lichess.org/m500oQqL). Full results and all the games are available on the Championship page. Link: Online Club Championship

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*NEW* Online Club Championship

A Happy New Year to All. Whilst we are once again unable to meet as a Club, Tournament Secretary, Mark Murrell, is taking the opportunity to hold an Online 2021 Club Championship. Play will be on the lichess platform. If you would like to enter, please email Mark by 7pm on Monday 4th January. More on the WWOLCC page – link below and on Activities Menu/OL Club. Online Club Championship | Entry link

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David at a canter

The Club Online Rapid Championship has been won by David Spearman with 5½/6, a point clear of Ian Hunnable 4½. David won at a canter, reaching a winning margin with a round to spare. His only concession, a draw in the last round, was not lightly given up, Alex Collyer having to show cool defence a pawn down in a double rook and pawn ending. Final positions 1 David Spearman, 5½/6; 2 Ian Hunnable, 4½; =3 Alex Collyer, John Hodgson, […]

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Online tonight…

Rounds 1 and 2 of the Club Online Rapid Championship (G20+10) were played tonight, with three players winning both games, David Spearman, Peter McCarron and Ian Hunnable. There was one upset result, in Round 1, when Jay defeated Ashley. Also in R1, there was an interesting ending in Matthias’ game against Michael Wilson; Michael went on to win, but Matthias might have done better with 71 Ra3! In R2 Alex held John Hodgson to a draw.  All 16 games are […]

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Tonight’s online action – 8 Oct

League of Mayhem Wanstead Wanderers kicked off the second League of Mayhem campaign with a win against St. Geroge’s Dragons. You can find the details in the team page Activities/LoM D1 The Club’s two teams in Division 2 start their schedule next Thurs, 15 Oct. LoM D1 | League of Mayhem U150 Rapid Won by Peter Nickals with 3/3, but the projected five-round event fizzled out after three rounds when two players had to depart early. Online activities page

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Tournament Round-Up

Mark Murrell pulls together the strands of our fast-moving SD-OTB and Online activities. Headlines Philip Staniland lands a perfect score in our first two-boarded tournament played under Rule of Six conditions David Rawlings wins the double round “B” zone on the head to head tie-break from new member Matthias Lataille In the online club, David Spearman, rules the roost in our first ECF rated competition of the new season, extended to 7 rounds following a flood of last minute entries […]

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David Smith U150 Online Club Champion

Congratulations to David Smith on becoming the Club’s first ever online champion David took the lead in Round 2 by half a point and never let up, maintaining that all the way to the last round when it was doubled. His opponent Peter McCarron had to play for the win in an objectively drawn rook and pawn ending and paid the price, losing out on a claim to second place in the process. Michael Wilson and Peter Nickals, who could […]

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