Mon 20th Div 5 Stevenage 3 '2 - 3' Hertford 3
Tues 21st Div 6 Hertford 4 '3 - 2' Enfield 3
Tues 21st H&D, Hertford '1½ - 3½' Stevenage
Tues 14th January:
Div 3 Hertford 2 '3 - 2' Bishop's Stortford 2
EACU Team Championships, Sun 15th March '20
We entered two teams last year. See Alan.
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.
Overheard in the bar recently - it's the season of chess infections.
Hertford were well represented in the U120 County match against Essex on Saturday 11th January. Mark Lynch, Mike, John and Brian played with Mark, 70 minutes behind on the clock,
calmly winning the last game and with it the match, 6½ - 5½, Alan was there too as stand-in captain.
Unfortuately, as things stand, this looks like the U120 team's last match. It urgently needs a new captain if it is to complete it's season in the SCCU County Championships. Anyone interested!?
Hertford First team, First loss.
Coming up against a very strong Watford team last week (they had a 200 on board 4!) we slipped to a 1.5 to 3.5 defeat. Commendable draws for Steve, Phil and Paul. Whilst we are still top of the league it’s looking like a four way fight for the top until the end of the season. We entertain St Albans next month but some tricky away fixtures are looming ...
Gerald finshed joint 4th with 3½/5 at the Shropshire Congress held from 3rd - 5th of January. He won a grading prize!
At the New Year and half way through the season, we stand better than usual in the various competitions:
Division 1, Hertford 1 are top!
Division 3, Hertford 2 are top!
Division 5, Hertford 3 are 4th
Division 6, Hertford 4 are last
U120 League, Hertford are 9th
H&D League North, Hertford are 3rd
In the knockout cups, Hertford are through to the next round in the Russell (Open), U140 and U120.
The chess club reopens on Tuesday 7th January when we have two home matches.
Updated January 22nd 2020.
You can never have enough tactics. Every chess player must solve as many puzzles as possible in order to grow stronger.
GM A Mikhalchishin