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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 …

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 …

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 …

Essex Online Championships – Round 5

The Round 5 games – last round – which have not already been played, can be viewed live online the evening of 31 Aug – from 7 pm. Click the section links (see competition page) to select up to four games to follow. Full details how to set up these “follow” links are given in …

Champions!

ECFOLCC U1825 Final: Essex 7½-3½ Lincs On chess.com – A top six boards performance of 5-1 without loss, fired Essex to their first ECF Online Championship at U1825 level in the Final against Lincs. Two more wins and a draw from the lower order completed the convincing victory. The six Essex wins and three draws …

Finals Night

The conclusion of the ECF Online Counties Championships is this Saturday, 22 August, starting at 6.30 pm. The Essex Open team missed out on qualification for the Major Open Final, but Essex has a team in the U1825 Championship Final, where they meet Lincolnshire. In theatre, it is considered bad luck to say “good luck” …

Essex Online Championships – Round 4

The Round 4 games which have not already been played, can be viewed live online the evening of 17 Aug – from 7 pm. Click the section links below to select up to four games to follow. Full details how to set up these follow links are given in the Competition page. ECF LMS links …

Essex Online Championships – Round 3

The Round 3 games which have not already been played, can be viewed live online the evening of 03 Aug – from 7 pm. Click the section links below to select up to four games to follow. Full details how to set up these follow links are given in the Competition page. ECF LMS links …

Essex advance

Both Essex teams advanced to the Final sections, the U1825 team in rather more style than the Open. Open Division 1B: Surrey 5½-6½ Essex On chess.com – Essex had one last chance to proceed to a final stage, by beating Surrey in the last Group match. When Surrey declared four boards short, qualification looked a …