News & Events

Essex Online Championships

Charles Newman and David Wilson both won their games in the 2nd Round of the Essex Online Championships, held on chess.com, on the 20st July. In the U150 Championships, Charles managed to fight back from a losing position against Nigel White by launching a King side attack that won back a piece and led to a mating net. [See Game]. Meanwhile, in the U100 Championship, David overcame Peter Toogood's Caro-Kann defence after trapping his opponents Bishop and then securing a Knight on a d6 outpost. [See Game]

7th Essex Chess Rapid on LiChess

On Wednesday 25th June, over 30 North Essex League players competed in another 'Essex Rapid' tournament, on the LiChess server. With a time control of 15 minutes base time plus a 5 second increment for every move played, the 2 hour on-line tournament was fast and furious and ended with Chelmsford player, Russell White as the eventual winner. The tournament format gave 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 for a loss. However, two consecutive wins also started a double point streak, allowing players to begin earning double points until they next fail to win a game. There was also the ability to go 'Berserk' in the tournament, which gave you the chance to win one extra point (i.e. 3 for a win, 5 for a streak win or 2 for a draw) but, for this, the player had to forfeit half of their 15 minute base time as well as their 5 second incremental.

In 2nd place, Colchester Player, Panagiotis Kanellop (wireless78) scored an impressive 100% score from 6 games and opted to go 'Berserk' in all but one of them.

3rd place went to Billericay player, Rob Killeen, who recovered from a 1st round defeat against John Staplehurst of Witham with a 7 game winning streak, that culminated with a fortuitous win against the eventual winner, Russell White.

 

Full details of all earlier Essex
Rapid Events are shown below.