Chandler’s Ford Chess Club member Maha Chandar has played for England in International games online! She played in an individual capacity in the ECU Girls’ and Women‘s Chess Weekend Finals under 1300, coming 5th, and as part of the England Women team in the International Girls and Women Team Battle on 16th May. The Team came 6th in an international line-up of 15 teams.
Two WFM (Women FIDE Master) commentators from the Austrian Chess Federation provided live online analysis on Twitch of the Euro Girls and Women’s U1300 Finals: AustrianChessFederation – Twitch
The ECU Girl’s and Women’s Chess Weekend Finals Under 1300 were held online on lichess.org. The games were rapid-play, and had a time control of 7+3. That is, 7 minutes per player per game plus 3 seconds for each move.
The International Girls and Women Team Battle on 16th May featured 15 female-player teams in the European Chess Union member federations. It was a huge event with 323 players. This was an even faster pace: a blitz time control of 3+2: three minutes per player per game plus 2 seconds per move. The England Women team came 6th in the online tournament, and Maha contributed 10 points to the team’s score.
Maha Chandar runs the Chandler’s Ford Junior Chess Club and is a Hampshire county Junior team Leader and organiser.
Another Chandler’s Ford Chess Club member, Rose Saunders, has played for England as well. See our previous Post about Rose Saunders and Maha Chandar: England Women’s Chess Team.