England Team

World Cadets – Round Four

This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

— from Glafcos Tombolis, Head of Delegation So today we were keeping our fingers crossed for Keerthana Easwar and I am sad to say that…


World Cadets – Round Three

This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

Today produced a mixed bag of results. As in round 1 most of our players were playing higher rated opponents. Out-rated but never outclassed. Everybody…


World Cadets – Round Two

This entry is part 4 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

After most of the results went in favour of our higher rated opponents yesterday we were looking for a reversal of fortunes today and indeed…


World Cadets – Round One

This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

— from Glafcos Tombolis There are 11 rounds of chess to be played with our England team aged 8 to 12, pitting themselves against the…


More on the World Cadets …

This entry is part 1 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

The World Cadets Chess Championship 2016 starts tomorrow and runs to Sunday 30th October. It is an 11 round event for U8s, U10s & U12s….



Khanty-Mansiysk IX

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Khanty 2016

Leif today gained a typical space advantage in the Caro-Kann as white. He neutralised his Danish opponent’s attempt at counter-play and emerged with a tiny…


Khanty-Mansiysk VIII

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Khanty 2016

Today was another great day for the England team at the WYCC16 in Khanty – 1.5 out of 2! Vickie was playing a formidable Russian…


Khanty-Mansiysk VII

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Khanty 2016

Today England scored 2 out 2. We are hoping for a repeat during the last 3 rounds. Leif took a bye today and Vickie won…


Khanty-Mansiysk VI

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Khanty 2016

Vickie won her game today in good style. She was playing a Woman Candidate Master from Canada. She slowly outplayed her opponent in a tough…




Khanty-Mansiysk IV

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Khanty 2016

Round 2 — although no victory as yet, England again defended well. There are still many opportunities ahead, and Victoria and Leif are focused. We…



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