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Hertford Chess Club is meeting online (lichess.org) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until further notice. News of past club actvity can be found on the Club News page.

13/08/20 3 scalp games tonight. Mike beat Alan to go top of the leaderboard. Steve beat Brian then Corinne beat Mike.

11/08/20 14 attended the AGM held on Zoom. With no over-the-board chess on the horizon, the club has entered 3 teams (19 players)in 4NCL's Online second season. Dave Rudd is in charge and the 3 team captains are Andrew, Steve and Alan. First matches are on Tuesday 25th August.

06/08/20 In 3 games, Steve beat Alan, Mike beat Brian and Steve drew with Andrew.

28/07/20 Mark B returned to blitz in winning ways this week. Brian did well finishing 2nd and Steve came 3rd. 5 players took part.

July 2020 ECF Grades.
July 2020 Grades

Puzzle 3-405 Puzzle 3, July 15th.
White to move.
Level - "Hard"
Solution at bottom of page.

23/07/20 In 3 scalp games, Andrew beat Steve, Alan beat Mike and Steve drew with Mike.

21/07/20 Barry's turn to win the blitz with Andrew and Gie second and third respectively. 7 players took part.

16/07/20 In the first two online scalp games played this evening, Brian beat Andrew and Mark Lynch beat Mike.

16/07/20 The Hertford Club reopened on Saturday 4th July but only with reduced hours. They're meeting to discuss their next steps and have promised to keep us informed. In the meantime the Herts Chess Association hold their AGM on Wednesday 29th June and are seeking the views of all clubs to help determine what to do about this season, currently suspended, and also to understand the demand for chess in the season ahead, 2020 - 21. Please respond to Andrew's email with your views.

14/07/20 Andrew won the blitz on Tues with Alan runner up and Brian taking bronze. In the first of a series of 'giant-killing' games here's Brian's accomplished win over Andrew. Any more offers anyone?

07/07/20 Tuesday's blitz on lichess was won by Andrew with Steve runner up and Brian 3rd. 8 players took part.

30/06/20 Tuesday's blitz on lichess was won by Barry with Andrew runner up and Gie 3rd. 8 players took part.

Solution: 1 Bxf6 Bxf6 2 Re8+ Qxe8 3 Nxf6 leaves White a knight ahead.

Updated Aug 15th 2020

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