Russell Trophy final, Hertford v Hemel Hempstead, Tuesday 28th May. Watch out for special announcement.
Simon joint 2nd with 4/5 in the Intermediate section of St Albans Congress. See below.
Corinne wins the Tom Wright Trophy for her performance in the county U160 team.
Chess Scalps, a new friendly rapidplay competition for club players every Tuesday.
We welcome adult players of all ages and abilities, including beginners, so why not come down and have a friendly game and chat with us. If you want to play competitively, we run several teams in the various local leagues, catering for all abilities.
Tues 23rd April, Div 3, Hertford 2 v Royston 2, 1½ - 3½.
Thurs 25th April, H&D, Bishop's Stortford v Hertford.
Last week we saw
Tues 16th April, U120 League, Hertford v Stevenage, ½ - 3½.
Tues 16th April, Div 3, Hertford 2 v Bishop's Stortford 2, 2½ - 2½.
St Albans Congress, 6th - 7th April
Paul, Simon, Alan and Brian made the annual pilgrimage to this popular congress. This year it was full with 250 players, including GM Chris Ward, in attendance. Simon did best, finishing 2nd in the Intermediate Tournament. He lost his first game and had intended to take a bye. But over lunch he said he would play on and win the next four games. This is exactly what he did - a strong resolute performance - with 4/5 points and prize money as the reward. Paul played in the Open tournament finshing on 2½/5. Alan and Brian played in the Minor scoring 2/5 and 1/5 respectively. Alan recovered from a piece down to win his best game of the season against a 118. Full results here.
Updated April 24th 2019.
Take time to study and appreciate the endgame. GM Timur Gareyev