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League Weeks 23 & 24

Gambit 5 were the only winners, beating EMCA 2 3-1 to go top of division 5 by two points. Mick H & Maggie won while Ronnie & Ken drew. A heavily out graded Gambit 4 gained a really good draw … Continue reading

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League Weeks 21 & 22

Two wins, two defeats and a draw. Our 2nd team beat Grantham 2 4.5 – 0.5. There were two k-side mating attacks by John S & Drag over Chris Holt & Ben Mason. Steve and Onos outplayed Chris Hill & … Continue reading

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30th Annual Nottingham Rapidplay

8 of us entered the Rapidplay on Sunday and two of us won shares of grading prizes. Florian was the star performer in the Open section, winning a third share of the U185 grading prize with 4 points from his … Continue reading

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League Weeks 18 & 19

Our 1st team edged out the 2nd team in the return fixture, after making a tactical adjustment to their board order. On board 1, Tom escaped with a draw after Drag won an exchange. On 2, Pete M drew with … Continue reading

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2018-19 Lightning

Tom Adams beat Mike Barnes in the final round to win the pre-Christmas Lightning event (10 seconds on the buzzer) with 5.5 / 6 after beating Pete Mercs in round 5, dropping just 1/2 point to Florian Biermann in round … Continue reading

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2018-19 Half Season Summary

We’ve now completed our pre-Christmas fixtures and after last season’s successes things are proving more difficult this season, as expected. Our 1st team beat Grantham 2 4-1 to go 3rd in the table. There were wins from Tom & Mike … Continue reading

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2nd team end Mansfield’s title hopes

Our 2nd team gained an unlikely point against last season’s champions Mansfield. Graeme & Steve got excellent draws against Jon Tait & Jim Burnett. John S went a pawn up v Kev Simpson but was unable to convert it to … Continue reading

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Week 12 – Double Trouble

Our 1st team threw away a win against Ashfield 1. Unlike the Newark 1 match, where the subs gained 1.5 points, this time it was the two subs who failed to convert their advantages. Drag won a pawn in the … Continue reading

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2018-19 Nottinghamshire County Championship

Five Gambiteers took part in the Championship congress: Florian Biermann & Drag Sudar in the Open section; John Huthwaite in the U155; Graham Gibson & Ronnie Watson in the U125. The U15 & U12 championships took place on Sunday, not … Continue reading

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Weeks 10 and 11 – Gambit 1 – 4 Others

Not a great two weeks. Our 5th team was the only one to win as their 3-1 win over Central 3 took them to the top of division 5 with wins by Maggie, Ronnie and Ken, with only Mick losing. … Continue reading

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