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Upminster III v Ilford II – 02/04/2024

Geoff Cooper's report (captain):On Tuesday 2nd April the 3rd team played their return match against Ilford 2 team. Eight days earlier we had beaten them 3.5-1.5 but this time the tables were turned with Ilford 2nd team winning 4.5-0.5.First to finish was Rasike on board 1.  He decided not to castle and then lost an…
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Brentwood I v Upminster I – 26/03/2024

Les Crane's report (Captain):A surprisingly close match as normally Brentwood are much stronger.First result was Andy’s very good win.I had a tough close draw with the black pieces playing against my opponents seemingly favourite line.Aidan had a good win also.Karl beat Sasha and Trevor Coote beat Martin.John drew his game and Nick also drew.This meant…
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Ilford II v Upminster III – 25/03/2024

Geoff's report (Captain):Yesterday we played our 2nd away match in four days this time at Ilford. Against a strong Ilford team we again won 3.5-1.5.First to finish was Rasike, on board one, who gained a pawn in the opening but in doing so had a worse position and agreed a draw.Geoff on board five played…
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Southend II v Upminster III – 22/03/2024

Geoff (Captain's) report:On Friday the 3rd team travelled to Southend to play Southend 2nd team.We won the match 3.5- 1.5.First to finish was Ian on board 4 who played the Caro Kaan opening and sacrificed a bishop for a pawn but in doing so got a winning attack. His opponent resigned shortly afterwards.Next to finish…
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