The second Essex Online Team Blitz was played this morning on lichess.org and finished with a convincing victory for Barking, with 16½/20.
Barking were pressed hard by Wanstead who remained just half a point behind through three rounds, but the clash between the two leaders in Round 4 ended in Barking’s favour by 3-1. Barking’s lead was unchanged when both teams won their last round matches by 3-1.
Two Essex junior teams competed, EssexBoys earning a creditable third place finish with 10½ points.
1st Barking, 16½/20; 2nd Wanstead, 14; 3rd EssexBoys, 10½ …6 teams
Board “prizes”: Board 1 – David Sands, 5/5; Board 2 – Jeff Goldberg, 4½; Board 3 – Venkatesh Subramanian, 5; Board 4 – Edison Figueroa, 4.
Full details can be found in the Tournament Pages, via the link below.