Monthly Archives: February 2024

Wanstead IV v Upminster III – 27/02/2024

Geoff Cooper's (captain) report:On Tuesday the 3rd team travelled to Wanstead for the return match v Wanstead 4th ( their junior development squad). A close fought match resulted in us losing 3-2.First to finish was Geoff on board 5 whose opponent in an even position in trying to go on the attack moved a knight…
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Upminster I v Wanstead I – 27/02/2024

Les Crane's (captain) report:As usual we were outgraded but did reasonably well considering.Annoyingly I again got white but Terry always plays the Petroff def and is a expert on it, last time I lost badly with my normal line which it seems Gelfand was an expert on the black side of this line. So this…
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Barking II v Upminster II – 15/02/24

Sergey's report (captain):Good night for Upminster II playing at Barking, yet again we were outgraded on every single board, but managed to win 3.5 - 2.5!First to finish was Les with a quick grandmaster draw soon after the opening.Later on Aidan won, beating Ken on board 2 - very well done!Rasike played a talented junior…
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Upminster MA v Thurrock MB – 13/02/24

Anthony's report:Upminster Minor A 3-1 Thurrock Minor B.Yet another game against Thurrock, but this time, we ran our overall winners, which was pleasing considering the recent struggle against their strong players.Again, some high ability youth members represented them, and one managed to beat our youth member Adam in a tight rook and pawn ending that…
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