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Nottingham Rapidplay 2020

The NRP was held at the high school as usual and, for the 5th year running, attracted just over 120 players. Considering that just a month ago we were not even sure it would go ahead, the fact it did … Continue reading

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January 2020 Summary

Our 1st team won both their matches, v Gambit 2 & WN 1 to keep up their title challenge against Grantham 1 who lead by a point. Our 2nd team beat WN 1 to move above Mansfield and 3 points … Continue reading

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Robert Richmond 1956 – 2020

We start 2020 with the very sad news that Robert Richmond has died unexpectedly. Robert was an invaluable member of our chess community. He was our President 2010-13, Treasurer 2005-10, League Secretary 2007-09, Congress Director 2006-19, County Championship Controller 2008-19, … Continue reading

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Christmas Lightning

John Swain (controller) reports: Twelve players participated in the traditional pre-Christmas Gambit Lightning, open to members and guests.  The format requires moves to be made every ten seconds – sometimes even every five seconds towards the end of a lengthy … Continue reading

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Mixed Fortunes At Newark

Our 4th team beat Newark 3 3-2 to go two points clear at the top of division 4. John T & Mick H, both out graded, played solidy for draws with Richard Myers & Gary Bosworth. Derek had a solid … Continue reading

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Double Win Over Ashfield

Our 1st team beat Ashfield 1 4.5 – 0.5. Mike B won an exchange and, after avoiding one or two potential tricks by Glenn Halfpenny, mated with a neat sequence of moves. Pete had the edge v Steve Burke and … Continue reading

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Two 5 Nils

When was the last time a club had two 5-0 results in the same week? Unfortunately only one of them went our way. Our 4th team, whose aggregate age was about 275 years more than WN 4’s, were all in … Continue reading

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Relentless Grantham Charge Towards Title

Grantham 1 beat their nearest rivals, a weakened Gambit 1, 3.5 – 1.5 to open up a gap at the top of the table with a perfect 6 wins out of 6. The match began badly when Drag misplayed the … Continue reading

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Week 11. 4.5 – 0.5 & 0.5 – 4.5

Our 4th team beat Central 2 4.5 – 0.5. John T won comfortably against Lucasz Kacprzak. Derek’s pressure eventually told with his d pawn breaking through Mick Frings’ defence. Graham’s solid game caused Simon Parham to drop a piece. Maggie … Continue reading

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Week 10 Summary

A win and two draws this week. Our 1st team beat Newark 1 4-1. There were good wins by Mike B & John S over Murray Smith & Andy George. The other 3 games were affected by players getting themselves … Continue reading

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