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Week Two of the MCF Online Rapidplay League took place last Wednesday night.

Posted by ian on February 5, 2021 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Week Two of the MCF Online Rapidplay League took place last Wednesday night. All the results can be found here under Match Cards

http://www.manchesterchess.org.uk/main.php

Euro Online Rapid starts Saturday 6th Feb- Sunday 14th Feb 2021.

Posted by ian on February 5, 2021 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

So vs. Carlsen as Opera Euro Online Rapid starts Saturday 6th Feb- Sunday 14th Feb 2021.

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen takes on US Champion Wesley So when the Opera Online Euro Rapid kicks off at 17:00 CET on Saturday. The 3rd event on the $1.5 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour features 16 players, who will be reduced to just 8 after a cut-throat 3-day preliminary stage.

Games and Pairings Round 1 https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/meltwater-champions-chess-tour-opera-euro-rapid-2021-prelims/1/1/1

Live Commentary GM Peter Leko and IM Tania Sachdev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y3TAzKU8uE&feature=emb_title

Congratulations GM Jorden van Foreest,Tata Steel Masters Chess Champion 2021.

Posted by ian on February 1, 2021 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

21-year-old Jorden van Foreest is the first Dutch winner of Wijk aan Zee since Jan Timman 36 years ago in 1985. It could have been another Dutchman, Anish Giri, but Jorden won their playoff in Armageddon https://chess24.com/en/read/news/jorden-van-foreest-wins-tata-steel-masters

Official Award & Closing Ceremony - Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNgJjAMsMV0&t=470s

4NCL Online season three gets underway tonight.

Posted by ian on January 26, 2021 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

4NCL Online season three gets underway tonight. Pairings, results and registrations can be found at the link http://www.4ncl.co.uk/data/4ncl_online_results_3.htm Many MCF teams in action.

Tata Steel Masters 2021 started on Saturday 16th Jan 2021.

Posted by ian on January 16, 2021 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Live games here https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/tata-steel-masters-2021/1/1/1

 

Players https://tatasteelchess.com/players/masters/

 

Live Commentary https://tatasteelchess.com/live-stream/

 

Official website: https://tatasteelchess.com/

 

Round starts 1pm Daily except for the last round will will start 12 pm, 13 rounds.

 

Pairings https://tatasteelchess.com/playing-schedule/

 

The World Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen will play.

 

The teams in the 2021 Manchester League online competition season 2 are as follows.

Posted by ian on January 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

The teams in the 2021 Manchester League online Rapidplay League competition season 2 are as follows.

 

Division 1 : 3Cs 1, Altrincham & Hale, Bolton 1, Chorlton 1, Stockport

 

Division 2 : 3Cs 2, Bury, Great Lever, Northenden 1, Worsley 1

 

Division 3 : 3Cs 3, Ashton 1, Bolton 2, Chorlton 2, Worsley 2


Division 4 : 3Cs 4, Ashton 2, Bolton Jnrs 1, Bolton Jnrs 2, Northenden 2, Worsley 3


Fixtures and Dates of online matches are also now online  Under the Future Fixtures. tab http://www.manchesterchess.org.uk/main.php


A special thanks to Mick Norris and Phil Adams for making and setting up the fixtures online, also to Dave Hardy for setting the teams for each division.

The opening online games will take place on Wednesday Jan 20th 2021 7:30pm.


 

RIP Dave Monaghan 6 January 1947 - 10 January 2021.

Posted by ian on January 11, 2021 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It is very sad to report the death on January 10th of Dave Monaghan, aged 74 and who had been one of the stalwarts of the 3Cs' club since its very early years.

Similar to many of those who work behind the scenes at 3Cs, Dave's connection with the club began when his son Karl started playing chess and then himself took an interest in the game.

Not only did Dave enjoy playing but also gained great satisfaction in taking a very active part in coaching at the club and was the ideal person in explaining the basics of the game to those who were just starting their own chess career - many of whom eventually went on the achieve great success in later years.

One of his proudest moments at the board was when the great Russian Grandmaster David Bronstein visited 3Cs for a simultaneous display in 1989 and Dave achieved a draw against him.

Steve Rigby, founder and still main organiser of 3Cs, says it was a honour to know Dave as his friend and that he was always a dignified person who certainly encompassed the 3Cs' ethos of always ensuring the progress of the children came first - and in that respect Dave had always shown a very patient attitude in teaching the game of chess to the many youngsters who had come under his wing at the club.

Caplin Hastings Online All-Play-All confirmed for this weekend.

Posted by ian on January 7, 2021 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Confirmed that the above tournament will be taking place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th January 2021. The event has a player fund of £7,000. Players now confirmed are – GM Michael Adams, GM Luke McShane, GM Gawain Jones, GM David Howell, GM Nicholas Pert, IM Ameet Ghasi, GM Daniel Gormally, GM Mark Hebden, GM Keith Arkell, and GM Glenn Flear.

 

 

These players have been regulars at Hastings over many years. Two further places are reserved for the Winner and Runner-up in the Caplin British Online Chess Championships, .

 

We look forward to commentary on the Hastings event by GM Simon Williams and WGM Jovanka Houska. Online access will be via  https://www.twitch.tv/gingergm

Live games https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/caplin-hastings-online-2021/1/1/1

GM Michael Adams wins the Caplin British Online Chess Championship.

Posted by ian on January 5, 2021 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

GM Michael Adams wins the Caplin British Online Chess Championship.

It is his 8th national title. The first he won more than 30 years ago, in 1989, when he was just 17. To claim this year's one, England's #1 beat IM Ameet Ghasi in a playoff after both scored 7 out of 9 in the main event.

The Caplin British Online Championships included 20 different tournaments for various age groups from cadets to seniors held with different time controls and stretched from December 21 to January 3. More about the event: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/british-online-chess.../

Final standings.https://chess-results.com/tnr543516.aspx?lan=1&art=4&flag=30


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