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 last round. Congratualtions to all ECA Online Champions: Open David Sands; U150 Olga Latypova; U100 Jaideep Cheema. Open games at the end of this report. […]

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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 the Competition page. You can find the tournament results at any time through the main menu system on this site. Best go to the Competition […]

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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 are given below (Essex were Black on odds). Match score sheet History is usually written by the victors, but we have an exception with the […]

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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” so they say “break a leg!” instead; not sure how easy it is to undergo that particular misfortune online, so we’ll leave it at that. […]

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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 per section: OPEN | U150 | U100 – Links lapsed You can find the tournament results at any time through the main menu system on this site. […]

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It’s an Open drubbing! But U1825 reach the Final

ECFOLCC Major Open: Devon 9½-2½ Essex On chess.com – At U175/U180 level, Essex has a 100% record against Devon from six meetings, all of which, however, felt like on a knife-edge. Online at Open level, however, is another matter, Devon being led off by GM Keith Arkell and followed by FM Claridge-Hanson and IM Gary Lane. The Essex Board 1, FM PotatoeTheCat, held Keith Arkell to a draw. Essex managed draws on the bottom two boards and a solitary win […]

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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 per section: OPEN | U150 | U100 – Links lapsed You can find the tournament results at any time through the main menu system on […]

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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 formality for Essex, but the eight Surrey boards were strong at the top, led by GM Bogdan Lalic and supported by Mark Josse 211, Clive […]

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ECF Online County Championships

Open B: Essex 5-8 Greater Manchester – on ECF LMS On chess.com Nothing much between the teams on paper, with Essex holding the edge on grades on the lower boards. Board 5 was afflicted by connection problems when we held a winning advantage and the outcome is unresolved at present. Essex’ two wins: U1825B: Surrey 3-9 Essex – on ECF LMS On chess.com A convincing win against 10-player Surrey, losing only two games, on Boards 5 and 6, against six […]

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July 2020 Grading List

The new Grading List is published. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes ONLY over-the-board results and therefore relates only to games played from 1 Jan 2020 to the point of lockdown, when all OTB activity this year ceased (plus of course, prior periods to make up the number of games). Online games are rated separately. IMPORTANT More so than previous years, it is important that you check your results NOW. Assumption: that there will be OTB games in the […]

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