The second Essex Online Rapid, G10+5, on 11 January was won by Russell White (Writtle) with 5/5, followed by David Spearman (Wanstead), 4 and Edgar Wilson (Writtle), 3½. 16 players entered.
The U1600 section, played as a 7-player all-play-all at G10+2, was won by Purba Audhora (Essex Juniors) with an excellent 5½/6, 2nd John Staplehurst (Witham) 5.
The next Essex Online event is the third Blitz, which will be played at G5+2. Entry Form available shortly.