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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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Week 9 – 2 draws

Gambit 4 drew with WB 2. John T, Graham & Derek drew with Dylan Meyer, Steve Wootton & Chris Budd. Mick H lost to Frank Hill. Maggie reached the Lucena position, where her king was on the 8th rank ahead … Continue reading

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Scarborough 2018

Mike Barnes came joint 2nd in the Open section with 4/5.

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Week 8 – 2 wins and a draw

On Monday our heavily out graded 3rd team had a fantastic 3 – 2 win over WB 1. Keith beat Tim Walker who is graded 53 points higher! Peter GM beat Will Atiomo after Will turned down a couple of … Continue reading

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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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