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Week 7 Summary

Just one week after our 3rd team was battered 5-0 by Newark 2 our 2nd team narrowly avoided the same fate against Newark 1 after Onos drew with Graham Ladds. Drag, John S, Mike N & Steve lost to Murray … Continue reading

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Newark all over 3rd team

Our 3rd team suffered a 5-0 battering by Newark 2 this week. John H was checkmated by Alex Combie when Alex had just 1 second left on his clock. Brian, in a tricky rook & knight & pawns ending, lost … Continue reading

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League Weeks 3 & 4 Roundup

Results: Gambit 1        1-4   Grantham 1 Grantham 2  4-1   Gambit 2 Ashfield 1      2-3   Gambit 3 Central 1        3-2   Gambit 4 Gambit 5     2.5-1.5  WN 4 Grantham did the double over … Continue reading

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Flukes and Frustrations

The 1st team had a fortunate 3.5 – 1.5 win over the 2nd team in the first match of the new season. Tom Adams (Gam 1) was very lucky to beat Steve Hunter (Gam 2). Tom had played very passively … Continue reading

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Darnall Rapidplay 2018

Three Gambiteers played at the Darnall Rapidplay in Sheffield on Sunday 1st September. In the Open section Pete Mercs beat International Master and top seed Andrew Ledger (FIDE 2390 = ECF 225) but unfortunately lost twice on time when winning, … Continue reading

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2018-19 Pre-Season Swizzle

Twenty-four members and guests participated in the popular pre-season time handicap blitz, run very smoothly by John Swain. There were five rounds with players having the basic 10 minutes each adjusted by the difference in ratings, with the most extreme … Continue reading

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GASH 2018

CWANG wasn’t held this year so Ashfield invited Gambit to join them in a mini-CWANG on 1st August. It was a 4 round Swiss (10′ + 5″ increments) where you always played against someone from the other club. It’s a … Continue reading

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Onos Wins At Huddersfield

Congratulations to Onos Kofi-Ofuafor for coming joint first on 4.5/6 in the Major (U166) at Huddersfield Congress. Detailed results of all the sections are on chess-results.com  

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2017-18 Club Champion – Pete Mercs

Congratulations to Pete who won the club championship with about 20 seconds left on his clock after Brian Hayward allowed a mate in one when a whole rook up. The club championship is a 6 round Swiss held over 2 … Continue reading

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Gambit 3 and Gambit 4 Champions!

Gambit 3 and Gambit 4 have won divisions 3 and 4 respectively – congratulations! Florian was the club’s best performer with 10 wins, 1 draw and just 2 loses = 81% 6 more players had 70% or better: Peter Gorecka-Marshall … Continue reading

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