|Posted by ian on December 24, 2020 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
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Caplin British Championship finals online commentray from GM Matthew Sadler and WIM Natasha Regan Round 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBPDMModWQs&t=559s Pairings round 2 http://chess-results.com/tnr543516.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=2... Round 2 commentary will be live from around 7pm GMT time tonight. Live games round 3 https://www.chess.com/events/2020-british-online-championship There will be a Christmas break till the 27th December when the games will resume. at 7pm GMT.
|Posted by ian on December 15, 2020 at 6:25 AM||comments (0)|
The Caplin British Online Championships will take place over two weeks from 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021.
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|Posted by ian on November 30, 2020 at 4:50 AM||comments (1)|
November 2020 online ratings are out. https://englishchessonline.org.uk/monthly-rating/
|Posted by ian on November 26, 2020 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
A big thanks to Mick Norris for updating them. https://www.manchesterchess.com/history-of-the-mcf
|Posted by ian on November 22, 2020 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
Live Commentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1nDDgCAHfM&feature=emb_title GM Peter Leko and IM Tania Sachdev
The time control is 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. The top 8 players will also be invited back for the next event on the Tour. Official website: https://championschesstour.com/
Players in the event https://championschesstour.com/#line-up
you can also watch it on TV if you have Eurosport.
|Posted by ian on November 20, 2020 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
Lots of events taking place https://www.englishchess.org.uk/british-online-chess-championships/
|Posted by ian on November 20, 2020 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
Manchester Junior Chess
4NCL and Junior 4NCL
October – December 2020
Manchester entered a number of teams in the 4NCL and Junior 4NCL
including our own Manticores and club teams from Bolton & Worsley and
Manchester Junior Chess entered five teams (nearly thirty children) in the
Junior 4NCL and three teams in the 4NCL (seventeen children).
Children were drawn from a range of MCF clubs including:
4. Three C’s
In the 4NCL our final positions were:
Manchester Junior A team 3 rd in Division 4
Manchester Junior B team 8 th in Division 4
Manchester Junior C team 8 th in Division 5
There were six divisions. While the B and C Teams found life challenging (they
usually had an average 400 grading point difference) everyone scored and I saw no
games in which we looked as if we had stumbled into the wrong room.
In the J4NCL our final positions were:
Manchester Junior A 2 nd in Division 1
Manchester Junior B 1 st in Division 3 In the finals.
Manchester Junior C 2 nd in Division 3
Manchester Junior D 49 th in Division 4
Manchester Junior E 55 th in Division 4
J4NCL played 10 plus 15; 4NCL played 45 plus 10.
Big Congratulations to all the children and thanks to their parents.
NEXT SEASON STARTS IN JANUARY AND I THINK WE COULD ADD ANOTHER
TEAM IN EACH TOURNAMENT. For the J4NCL, children with grades around
100 to 140 would find it an interesting challenge. For the 4NCL a similar range,
but children who want to play Standard rather than Rapidplay. I am particularly
interested in children with grades over 160 and we could compete in a higher
Finally I attach a game http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2020/11/20/Game633916812.html between Freddie W. against Petra Fink Nunn (2042). Freddie
lost (probably his opponent had stronger seconds) but for an eleven year old facing a
very challenging match he answered most of the problems set for him from move 2
|Posted by ian on November 16, 2020 at 5:00 AM||comments (0)|
GM Magnus Carlsen Online Champions Chess Tour to be shown on Eurosport.Commentary on Eurosport TV with English GM David Howell and English IM Jovanka Houska