Yearly Archives: 2022

Barking I v Upminster I – 08/12/2022

Upminster were up against a Barking team with over 2000 average. We lost to Barking's 5.5 to our 2.5. Les and his opponent agreed a draw after 9 moves. Nick sadly lost in 12 moves, got caught out with a nasty trick in the Alekhine's defence. Peter lost to his opponent who was just over…
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Ilford II v Upminster III – 05/12/2022

Geoff Cooper's (Captain) report: Last night we played Ilford seconds. Overall we won 4-1. Peter on board 1 was the first to finish. His opponent gained a few pawns quickly and Peter never recovered and lost. Mustapha on board 2 was next to finish winning easily. The opening was the Queen’s gambit declined and Mustapha’s…
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Upminster MB vs Wanstead M 27/11/22

A tough night for our Minor B side who were out-graded on all boards. The smallest grading difference was on board four and this was the first to finish, a draw being agreed having reached a blocked equal position On board one Anthony was up against the very experienced Dave Smith, Anthony sacrificed a pawn…
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Wanstead II 5 – 1 Upminster II – 29/11/22

Wanstead II 5 - 1 Upminster II - 29/11/22Unlucky night for Upminster.Wanstead outgraded us on all boards except the top one, despite that both Geoff and Aidan were playing for a win but unfortunately lost.Peter was the first one to finish with a draw against a higher rated opponent, good result!Sasha had a lucky draw…
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