Monthly Archives: February 2023

Ilford I v Upminster II – 20/02/23

A tough night, we lost 1.5 away to Ilford's 4.5.Unfortunately, we gave 1 point away, as had a player missing.We were outgraded substantially on all boards. The match was a little closer than the score suggests, our 2 losing players (Matt and Sergey) still having had chances - winning chances in Sergey's case.Ian's game started…
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Thurrock II v Upminster III – 15/02/2023

Geoff Cooper's (captain) report: Another night of what might have been. A frustrating night as we lost 4-1 to Thurrock.  Chris on board 5 won quickly and smoothly against a junior. Our only point last night. Well done Chris. The other 4 matches lasted much longer and on each we had winning chances.  John and…
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Upminster III v Southend II – 07/02/2023

Geoff Cooper's captain report:We played Southend last night but lost 3-2. A tough night.It was a tale of what might have been.Our two winners were Sergey (board 2) who missed the chance to gain a rook but won a piece a few moves later. Then exchanged pieces and won the game. Ian on board 4…
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Upminster I v Wanstead I – 31/1/2023

Les Crane's (Captain) report: Last night Wanstead 1 were quite a bit weaker than usual. But they still outgraded us on virtually every board. Their team average was 1914 and ours was 1810. Good results from Andy, Martin and John all 3 drawing. Sasha had a heavy task in playing black against Terry Whitton. He…
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