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2017-18 Season – Weeks 9 & 10

We won 4 of our 5 matches in the past two weeks with wins for the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th teams; only the 2nd team lost. Gambit 1 defeated a weakened WB 1. Mike B defeated Robert Richmond with a … Continue reading

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10 Gambiteers in action at the weekend

The Notts Open team that hosted Warwickshire last weekend included 7 members from our club, scoring 4/7 in a 10-6 win. Oliver and Florian won, Jiri, Pete M, John S & John H drew and only Tom lost. Details of … Continue reading

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2017-18 – Week 8 Round Up

Two wins and a draw this week. Gambit 2 drew with Ashfield 1 after looking like winning at one point. Jiri was beaten fairly quickly by Dong. Tom was two pawns up against John Molyneux but as the game exploded … Continue reading

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2017-18 – Week 7 Round Up

A busy week with 4 of our teams in action. Gambit 1 faltered again with another draw, this time at WN 1. The most notable individual result was WN’s Karam Sangha drawing with Tom. WN’s Robert Willoughby gave Jiri a … Continue reading

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Rapid Success For Florian At Birmingham

Florian Biermann has only been a Gambit member for a few weeks but wasted no time in winning his first UK weekend event, coming joint 1st in the Major at the Birmingham Rapidplay with 5.5 / 7.  Drag Sudar finished … Continue reading

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2017-18 League – Week 6 Round Up

Gambit 4 had an excellent 5-0 win at Central 2 this week. Gary Hopkinson won Mark Radford’s queen. Derek Padvis sacrificed a rook to win Kevin Argyle’s queen. Mick Harper  and Maggie Gretton both won pieces against Mick Frings and … Continue reading

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Gambit 1 v Ashfield 1 – 3 Oct

Ashfield 1, with their best line-up, escaped with a draw when they maybe should have lost. Mike Barnes played well against N Dong but missed a subtle and difficult to spot mate in 3 when in time trouble and Dong … Continue reading

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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 Jennings  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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