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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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Upminster I v Barking I – 13/02/2024

Les Crane's (captain) report:This was a fairly even match given the latest grades and fittingly  we drew 4-4. However Barking were missing some of the stronger players.Rob was first to finish, a draw. Scott also agreed a draw not that much later.I was worried about my king’s safety and offered a draw which was accepted…
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Upminster MA v Wanstead M – 30/01/2024

Geoff Cooper's report:The minor league A team played Wanstead and got a credible 2-2 draw.First to finish was Adam playing on board 2 for the first time. Unfortunately loosing after a sound kings pawn opening.Daniel on the top had a Caro Kann opening and was level when a draw was agreed.David on board 4 was…
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