Results of last week’s tournaments 1st and 3rd September

Results of last week’s two online tournaments on lichess.org: the club’s Tuesday Arena on 1st September, and the Southampton Chess League Tournament on Thursday 3rd, plus details of the next two forthcoming online Tournaments on Tuesday 8th September and Thursday 10th September.

Tuesday Arena, 1st September 2020

Eleven of us participated in the tournament this time. It was a one-hour Arena event in which players had ten minutes each per game.

Congratulations to Graham Stuart (‘WillHeSac’) who won the event. Well done too David Culliford (‘djc202’) 2nd, and Sam Murphy 3rd.

Southampton Chess League Tournament, Thursday 3rd September

Graham Stuart had hoped that the Southampton and Portsmouth Leagues would compete in a Team Battle tournament on lichess.org. On the evening this wasn’t possible due to lack of players in one of the sides, but Graham had anticipated this and had set up a Contingency Tournament as a back-up.

The players all gathered in the Southampton Chess League team and played a tournament within that: 16 of us participated. It is hoped that there will be a monthly Team Battle. The tournament as played on Thursday was good fun, and used a familiar Rapid play time control of 7 minutes initial time per player, then 3 seconds increment per move (i.e. about ten minutes per player per game), and the event ran for one hour 20 minutes.

Congratulations to Keith Gregory who won the Contingency Arena. And looking at the results list below, ‘TheVirtualAir’ managed to squeeze in ten games in the tournament!

Forthcoming online Tournaments

There are two online tournaments coming up, both on lichess.org. Firstly the regular Tuesday evening Arena (ten minutes per player per game in a one-hour tournament) on 8th September 2020.

Then a 5-Round Swiss on Thursday 10th September (7minutes then 3 seconds a move increment roughly equating to ten minutes per player).

Click on the buttons below to go to the tournaments:

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