Essex Online Blitz Championship

Entries have closed for the Essex Online Blitz Championship which takes place today, with Round 1 starting at 2.30 pm. Twelve players have entered and will contest an all-play-all section of 11 rounds at G5+4. Readers can watch the games live on lichess.org, but the best way to do this is to follow the pairings […]

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Essex Online Rapid Championship

Rounds 3 and 4 of the Essex Online Rapid Championships were played on the evening of 8 February (apart from a pair of games played early). Open Leaders after R4 =1 Ian Hunnable, Russell White, 4/4; =3 Martin McCall, Ashley Freeman, 3; =5 Dmitry Molostvov, Felix Todd, Julian Corfield, 2½. 18 players U1600 Leaders after […]

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Blitz abandoned

This evening’s Essex Online Blitz on lichess.org regretfully had to be abandoned when the Lichess server went down. It came back up, only to crash again and did this several times. The tournament had completed Round 1 and we were trying to get Round 2 played, when the problems began. While, had we persisted, we […]

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Blitz 3 – last call

The third in the series of Essex Online Blitz tournaments takes place this evening on lichess.org, starting at 7.00 pm. Games will be played at the rate of G5+2 (5 minutes + 2 seconds per move increments on each clock per game). Nominally two sections, but there is apparently a clash with a junior event, […]

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Essex Online Rapid Championships

The first Esssex Online Rapid Championships received an excellent entry of 35, enabling two sections – Open and U1600 – to be run, each playing 7 double-rounds (14 games) on Monday evenings. These neatly fit into the gaps between 25 January and 22 March (inclusive) in the run up to Easter, before the start of […]

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Essex Online Rapid Championship – last call

Entries have  closed The Championships commence at 7.00 pm on Monday 25th January and will comprise the Open Championship and the U1600 Championship contended for in separate Swiss paired sections over 7 double rounds. Each round will comprise two games at G20+10 against the same opponent, one as White and one as Black. Competition ratings […]

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Essex Philpott win SCCU Inter

SCCU Members’ Team Championships – Round 5 Mark Murrell reports on the last round of the SCCU events: Essex Philpott take full advantage as Surrey falter, falling short of the further half-point they needed to tie their match against a resurgent Kent Haddrell and deny Essex on tie break. The Surrey skipper, Trevor Jones, was […]

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Essex OL Rapid Championship launched

Entry deadline 7.00 pm Sunday 24 January With an extended lockdown in store, the Essex Online team has added an additional event to the 7.00 pm Monday nights programme. Starting Monday 25 January, this individual doubled-leg G20+10 Championship will fill the void between the scheduled Rapid and Blitz tournaments in the run up to Easter […]

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SCCU Members’ Team Tournament

Mark Murrell’s bullet-point report on today’s action: Major 2050 The Essex fight back in the Major was not enough to overturn the first leg deficit, two late withdrawals proving costly for Essex’s attempt to claw back ground. Inter 1675 Surrey’s winning streak comes to an end at the hands of Essex Philpott and Kent bounce […]

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