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North v South Challenge

On the evening of 5 September 2020, on chess.com, the epic North v South Challenge took place, over no fewer than 108 boards. The last time this challenge was played was 1894, which followed the first such match in 1893. One wonders what would have been the reaction of the players who participated in either …

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The Oldest Challenge, North v South

The Oldest Challenge, North v South, Saturday 5th September, 6:30pm on chess.com. Registrations close at midnight today To play in this Saturday’s match for the South of England v North of England ending the 2020 ECF counties online season you need to: firstly renew or take out your ECF membership or supportership (You can do …

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ECA Online Championships – Round 5

The last round of the first ECA Online Championships produced some sparkling play, a triumph for Organiser, Mark Murrell. The Open was particularly well-contested and was finished out by David Sands with a win with black over Russell White, to become the first EssexOnline Champion. Indeed the top three all won with Black in the …

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