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Gambit 2 v Gambit 1 – 19/09/17

Gambit 1 escaped with a narrow victory away to Gambit 2 after Gambit 2 missed a chance to draw the match. On board 1 Mike Barnes (Gam 1) set a trap which Graeme JenningsĀ  fell for, losing a piece. Graeme … Continue reading

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Good start for Gambit 3

Gambit 3 faced Radcliffe & Bingham 1 on Tuesday and emerged with a valuable 3-2 win in which all 5 players with the black pieces won. Onos profited from a mistake from Nick London to win material and scored an … Continue reading

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Who would have won the Notts Trophy?

Several years ago Mansfield cc suggested the NCA award a trophy for the highest placed Nottinghamshire based team in the league, due to Grantham’s dominance. Had this trophy existed, who would have won it? It depends on which method of … Continue reading

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August 2017 Grades

The August 2017 ECF grades have been published: M Barnes 207, T Adams 192, R Evans 179, P Mercs 178, J Swain 177 G Jennings 169, M Naylor 165, O Graham 162, S Hunter 162, O Kofi-Ofuafor 158 D Sudar … Continue reading

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Darnall Rapidplay

Three Gambiteers entered the FIDE rated Darnall Rapidplay. John Swain narrowly missed out on a prize after losing in the final round, leaving him joint 5th on 4/6 (Aditya Munshi & Anita Somton from WN were joint 2nd on 4.5/6). … Continue reading

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No Weeping Willows at Pre-Season Time Handicap

Jonah & Hambel Willow showed the Gambiteers how to play by coming 1st and joint 3rd respectively in Gambit’s annual pre-season time handicap (10 mins pp +/- time based on grade diffs). Although Jonah was mostly drawn against relatively low … Continue reading

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2017-18 Teams

Gambit 2 will remain in division 1 next season, even though they ended up 7th last season, because the LMC has somehow allowed Grantham 2 to be relegated to division 2 even after finishing 5th, 4 points ahead of Gambit … Continue reading

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CWANG 2017

Gambit finished 2nd in this year’s CWANG. We were equal 1st with a combined Mansfield / RB team going into the final round but they pulled ahead to win on 29.5 points to our 26, with Ashfield on 24, a … Continue reading

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2017-18 Gambit Lightning

Mike Barnes came from behind to emerge the winner of the Lightning event. In round 3 he was defeated by Pete Mercs but recovered to win his final 3 games, although he was lucky to win in round 5 against … Continue reading

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2016-17 Gambit Rapidplay Championship

Congratulations to Mike Barnes for winning Gambit’s first graded Rapidplay Championship, played out over 5 rounds during the season. Graeme Jennings and John Tassi were joint 2nd on 6.5/10 points. In each round the opponents play two games against each … Continue reading

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