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National Online Club Championship 2020. Friday 26th June- Sunday 28th June 2020.

Posted by ian on June 3, 2020 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

A chance for your club to win a national title! Enter the National Online Club Championship 2020 - a 5 round Swiss to be played on 26th – 28th June. A six-board tournament (maximum of 10 players per team), played on @lichess - more details at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/national-online-club-championship/

Manchester Junior Chess Online International Matches

Posted by ian on May 26, 2020 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The last match was very enjoyable, quite close, and was accompanied by some coaching as Agnieszka and I reviewed games on Zoom as they finished.

I have now agreed a further date for Manchester Juniors vs Edmonton Juniors

Where: Chess.com

When: Sunday 14th June 2020

5.00p.m. for 6.00p.m. start

Boards: Twenty but we have the organisation to accommodate most children who are interested.

Registration: Become a chess.com user; join the Manchester Junior Chess team on chess.com; advise me that you would like to play.

Time schedules: Ten minutes plus five seconds

Strength: chess.com will match opponents in board order. Edmonton had children in the range 600 up to 1700 using chess.com ratings (they will only use these so you need to play some games to get your grade up).

I am also agreeing details for a match Manchester Junior Chess against St Petersburg Junior Chess through our contacts from last year. I hope this will be in late June, more news to follow, and a match vs a School in Rybnik, Poland.


Julian Clissold

Manchester Junior Chess



Schools UK Chess Challenge on line this year. June to September 2020

Posted by ian on May 22, 2020 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Schools UK Chess Challenge on line this year .June to September 2020.All details as well as sign ups can be found here: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/


My chess autobiography written for the Manchester and District Chess Association

Posted by ian on May 21, 2020 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Interesting chess article  from fromer MCF president Mohammed Amin.

https://www.mohammedamin.com/About_me/Chess-MDCA-autobiography.html

The Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge is a 12-player online super-tournament taking place on chess24 from May 19th to June 3rd 2020.

Posted by ian on May 19, 2020 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge is a 12-player online super-tournament taking place on chess24 from May 19 to June 3 2020. The 2nd event of the Magnus Carlsen Tour, it has a $150,000 prize fund with $45,000 for 1st place. The winner qualifies for the $300,000 Grand Final in August. In the preliminary stage the players play each other once in rapid chess, with the Top 8 going forward to the knockout stage. The time control is 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment after each move. No draw offers are allowed before move 40.

Live Games:https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/lindores-abbey-rapid-challenge-2020/1/1/1

Live Commentary with GM Peter Svidler GM Jan Gusti and IM Lawrence Trent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDRU9W_7Tkg&feature=emb_title


Congratulations to 3Cs Andy Horton who finished runner up in the 1st English Online Blitz Championship 2020 .

Posted by ian on May 18, 2020 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to 3Cs IM Andy Horton who finished runner up in the 1st English Online Blitz Championship 2020 . Beating Number 1 seed  GM Gawain Jones In the Semi Final 2.5-0.5 to reach the Final .

Open Championahip Results http://bracketcloud.com/tournament/167370

Women's Championship Results http://bracketcloud.com/tournament/167372

Manchester Junior Chess played the first of their international matches against Jumping Knights from Edmonton, Canada.

Posted by ian on May 18, 2020 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester Junior Chess played the first of their international matches online against Jumping Knights from Edmonton, Canada.

The match was played on Chess.com where Manchester holds a team.

The game was evenly balanced until the last couple of matches when they pulled ahead. The final score was 15.5-18.5

A return match is planned for later in the year.

The full results and games can be seen here https://www.manchesterchess.com/mcf-juniors-vtoronto-juniors

During the match players met on a Zoom connection.


 

The FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial Friday 15th May-Sunday 17th May 2020.

Posted by ian on May 15, 2020 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial features two 10-player double round-robins taking place on chess24 from May 15-17 to celebrate the 1st World Chess Champion Wilhelm Steinitz (1836-1900). The total prize fund is €30,000, with Women's World Blitz Champion Kateryna Lagno top seed in the women's section. The time control is 3 minutes per player for all moves, with a 2-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 30. A tie for 1st will be decided by an Armageddon game, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4 but a draw counts as a win for Black.

 

Live Men's Games https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/fide-online-steinitz-memorial-2020/1/1/1

 

Live Women's Games https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/fide-womens-online-steinitz-memorial-2020/1/1/1

 

Live Commentary from GM Jan Gusti and GM Peter Leko https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3qZnhMGyjg&feature=emb_title

MCF Council on line meeting Wednesday May 6th 2020.

Posted by ian on May 11, 2020 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

On Wednesday, 6th May 2020 the Council of the MCF met on-line to review the current situation and make plans for the future, once life returns to something approximating the pre-Covid 19 normal. First of all Council wishes to reassure clubs that the MCF will adhere strictly to whatever government regulations are in force and also have regard to advice emanating from the English Chess Federation. The health and safety of all our players will always be the top priority.

Clubs that play in the MCF will be contacted individually this week with information and for consultation..

The draft minutes of Wednesday 6th May 2020.On line MCF Council meeting are now available on the download page of the MCF website. At the link below.

https://www.manchesterchess.com/downloads

Pairings for the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup announced.

Posted by ian on May 4, 2020 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

At the opening ceremony held on May 4, 2020, the teams-participants of the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup were paired with the following numbers:

 

1. Europe

2. China

3. India

4. USA

5. Rest of the World

6. Russia

 

That means the pairings for the first round, on May 5, 2020, is:

 

Europe – Russia

 

China – Rest of the World

 

India – USA  

Live Games https://www.chess.com/events/2020-fide-chess-com-online-nations-cup



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