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GM J Mestel Simul at Upminster – 25/06/2024

A wonderful night of chess with GM Jonathan Mestel visiting our club, to play a simul against 18 of our players (arranged by our club member Professor Martin McCall who works with Professor Mestel at Imperial College London).The simul began at 6.30pm, and lasted for 4.5 hours (finished at 11pm!). Upminster lost, with GM J…
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Thurrock I v Upminster III – 08/05/2024

Geoff Cooper's report (captain):On Wednesday 8th we played our last 3rd division match of the season v Thurrock. The match ended in a disappointing defeat 3.5-1.5.First to finish was Anthony on board 5 who early on won a rook and his opponent in trying to equalise made several blunders and got checkmated.Next to finish was…
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Upminster MA v Southend M – 30/04/2024

Geoff Cooper's report:On Tuesday (30th) April the Minor A team played their final match of the season against Southend ( who had already won the league). The result was a 2-2 draw.First to finish was Ray on board 3 - who gained several pawns in the middle game. One of these was promoted and queened…
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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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