Monthly Archives: April 2024

Witham v Upminster II – 24/04/2024

Sergey's report (captain):We lost 3.5-2.5 to the league champions which is very impressive, considering we were outgraded on every board again with the average rating difference within 200-300 range. First to finish was Les with a draw on board 1 - he played a rare side line the opponent didn't know too well and shortly a…
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Upminster III v Loughton II – 23/04/2024

Geoff's report (captain):On 23rd this week Upminster 3rd (at home) took on Loughton 2nd team. We got off to a good start as Loughton only had 3 players available and so we were 2-0 before the match actually started.However all thoughts of an easy win were dashed as Loughton’s top 3 borads were on paper…
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Southend I v Upminster II – 19/04/2024

Sergey's (captain) report:We lost 4.5-1.5 but put up a good fight despite being hugely outgraded on almost every board. Anthony was first to finish losing his game, from his words : "I seemed to be doing well first 10 moves, then I tried something and lost my advantage, then lost my queen and that was it." I…
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Wanstead I v Upminster I – 16/04/2024

Les Crane's report (captain):Not a surprising loss to the league champions and probably again leaque champions this year. We were outgraded on all boards. What was a little unusual was we lost on all boards where we had black and only drew on 3 boards where we had white.Aidan was first to finish and he…
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