Gambiteer Blitz

Making use of a Tuesday with only a 4 board Essex Minor match in the calendar, Krishna Raikundalia devised and ran a very different kind of handicap tournament from that with which our members are familiar. The handicap was that the stronger player had to play an assigned gambit and the greater the rating differential the more unsound the gambit (though not always as risky). Class will out: Ashley Freeman won on 6½. His only ½ point dropped was to […]

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Blitz Championship 2021-22

The Club Blitz Championship, the first activity of the New Year, atrracted 24 entries and once again witnessed keen competition. After the final round, in which Istvan defeated John Cawdery, there was a tie for first place between John Cawdery and Istvan Karacsony on 5/6. The Blitz Champion is decided by tie-break. The first tie-break is Sum of Progressive Scores and on this, the Blitz Champion is John Cawdery (SoPS = 20), while Istvan’s SoPS is 18. Very well played […]

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Club Blitz Championship 2021-22 – 4 January

The Entry Form is now open for the Club Blitz Championship 2021-22, to be held 4 January 2022, covid restrictions permitting. The possibility of HMG restrictions being introduced in the wake of Omicron appears to be receding with the breaking news announcement of no new restrictions in England before the New Year; allowing for notice being given for new restrictions, this would appear to be good news for 4 January. Nonetheless, we have a fallback position of running an online […]

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Septuagenarian speed double

Like fine wine… A week after securing the Lightning Championship, Terry Whitton added the Blitz Championship, on tie-break. Terry finished level on points with John Cawdery – in his first season with the Club – each scoring 6/7; congratulations to both. They met in Round 3 and Terry secured the point on a swindle (his own words). While John won all his other games, he required a slip-up from Terry to wrest the trophy. In Round 4, Terry allowed a […]

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Blitz Championship

Events come thick and fast. After last week’s Lightning Championship, on Tues 10 August we have the Blitz Championship – games played at 8 minutes per clock without increments (G8+0). As with the Lightning, entry to the Blitz is via the usual Attendance Form, which is now available. Members who do not wish to enter the Blitz, but would like to play some social games, should select the SOCIAL option in the form. Full details, with Blitz rules are available […]

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