SECOND ON-LINE (LICHESS) CHESS CHALLENGE MATCH 

45MINS + 15 SECS INCREMENT 

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 18th 2020 

 

MATCH REPORT 

 

 

ATTICUS 

CHESS CLUB 

USER NAME 

(Lichess) 

ECF 

RESULT 

CREWE  

CHESS  

CLUB 

USER NAME 

(Lichess) 

ECF 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom  

Bimpson 

tombimpson 

173 

1 - 0 

Karl  

Lockett 

ZZCrewe 

159 

Sanjoy  

Banerjee 

sanjoybanerjee 

135 

0 - 1 

Rick Renegade 

DONT_WALK_OFF 

146 

Steve 

Burge 

SteveJB 

135 

0 - 1 

Harry Gardiner 

gingerninja2003 

153 

Mark  

Wadsworth 

AtticusChallenger 

132 

1 - 0 

Neville  

Layhe 

Whitevanman 

131 

Tom  

Webb 

TomWebb 

128 

½ - ½  

Dave  

Price 

baldrickprice 

109 

Chris 

Wentworth 

Chriswent 

123 

½ - ½ 

Lukasz Michalek 

Good-40-percent 

115 

Jim  

Wiseman (Capt) 

JimWiz20 

121 

1 - 0 

Lee 

Tilton 

LeeTilton 

95 

Lee  

Webster 

leebster 

*130 

1 - 0 

Ben 

Harrison 

Ben60805 

85 

 

5 - 3 

 

 

 

David  Hulme (Non-playing Captain) 

*130: LeeWebster Jan 2020 ECF Grade based on 5 games only played at Heywood Congress in 2019. Most recent previous grade (2004) = 94; Between 1994 & 2003 (incl) grades ranged between 84 & 102 . I have discussed this with Crewe Captain David Hulme and estimated his current grade to be somewhere between 115-120. 

 

A very close match with honours going to Atticus this time making up for the drubbing Crewe unleashed upon us last time. 

All the games appeared close and there was chances for both players on most of the boards. 

Thanks to Crewe for accepting the challenge and I hope everyone enjoyed the match 

Jim Wiseman 

(Atticus Captain) 

Could all Atticus players who are interested in playing in this season's MCA Matches, please state their intent immediately as teams need to be registered next week.

Please conctact Secretary Steve Kee to express your interest  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

It is likely all games will be played online on the Lichess Website.

Any players at present based abroad will be able to join in with this online format. Full instructions will be given nearer the start of the competition.

 

On a personal note can I thank Martin Blasczyk for running an excellent Open Summer Tournament.

Well done to Waterloo players Colin Horton and Peter O'Driscoll for finishing 1st and 2nd with Atticus Dave James in 3rd place.

 

 

 

 

A return match has been arranged with Crewe Chess Club for Tuesday August 18th at 19h30, everyone is welcome to play in this game and the number of boards will be adjusted accordingly. 

Time Control  45mins + 15secs on the Lichess Website

Please contact organiser/Captain Jim Wiseman to join the team.

 email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The new grades have emerged. Not a great deal of movement (given the circumstances.) Many players have stayed the same or only gone up or down by one. Luke, however, is up 8 to 185 while Steve B is up 4 to 135. Mark is also up 4 to 132. Well done to all concerned!

CREWE CHESS CLUB v ATTICUS CHESS CLUB

ON-LINE (LICHESS) CHESS CHALLENGE MATCH

45MINS + 15 SECS INCREMENT

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 22nd 2020

 

MATCH REPORT

 

CREWE CHESS CLUB USER NAME (Lichess) ECF RESULT ATTICUS CHESS CLUB USER NAME (Lichess) ECF

 

1 Karl Lockett ZZCrewe 148 1-0 Tom Bimpson tombimpson 175

2 Rick Renegade DONT_WALK_OFF 137 1-0 Sanjoy Banerjee sanjoybanerjee 135

3 Harry Gardiner gingerninja2003 135 0-1 Steve Burge SteveJB 131

4 Neville Layhe Whitevanman 121 1-0 Mark Wadsworth AtticusChallenger 128

5 Dave Price baldrickprice 119 1-0 Tom Webb TomWebb 128

6 Lukasz Michalek Good-40-percent 113 1-0 Chris Wentworth chriswent 123

7 Martin Gill Beemerman318 108 1-0 Jim Wiseman (Capt) JimWiz20 121

8 Andrew Crosby Portlover 96 1-0 Lee Webster leebster *130

7 - 1

David Hulme (Non-playing Captain)

*130: LeeWebster Jan 2020 ECF Grade based on 5 games only played at Heywood

Congress in 2019. Most recent previous grade (2004) = 94; Between 1994 & 2003 (incl)

grades ranged between 84 & 102 . I have discussed this with Crewe Captain David Hulme

and estimated his current grade to be somewhere between 115-120.

 

 

Despite being clearly out-graded on paper, history will record that Crewe Chess Club delivered a sound thrashing to Atticus. Only Steve Burge of Atticus managed to get a result with the rest of us all getting beaten. There were times during the match when it looked like Atticus might do better, although to be fair, I think Crewe always looked like winning on the night.

 

I feel the match was played in a good spirit by both sides and well done to Crewe for their magnificent performance.

 

Thanks to all the players and to Dave Hulme (Crewe’s non-playing captain) for making this an easy and enjoyable event to organise.

 

Jim Wiseman

(Atticus Capt

Atticus have been challenged to an online Lichess match on July 22nd at 19h30,

Time control will be 45mins plus 15 seconds.

 

So far we have a team of 7 players but would welcome any more players who might like to join in. Crewe have suggested they could field up to 17 players.

 

Please Contact Organiser Jim Wiseman ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further details or if you would like to join the team.

The Club has received the sad news that long time member Dave Healiss has recently passed away. An obituary will be posted shortly.

Dave last played for Atticus 2 in the Championship winning team of 2016/17. That season he turned out in every match and had an excellent record of 10/14.

Good News The Cross Keys Pub is able to Re-Open this weekend.

https://www.crosskeysliverpool.co.uk/index

 

Celebrate the Summer Solstice
with the
Atticus Blues Brothers

 

Encore from Atticus Blues Brothers

 

 

The chess24 website is currently redesigning its playzone for playing chess games online.  The new playzone is still in development, but we would like to invite testers to try it out and feed back on their experience.

Anyone who is chosen to participate will receive a free 12-month Premium subscription to the website (or an extension of 12 months for existing Premium members).

For anyone who is interesting in taking part, please drop me a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cheers,

Sanjoy

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