The Wellington Chess Club won another team battle with 13 teams and 123 players on Friday, Sep 10 – lichess.org/tournament/Tb18loph. Several NZ champions and co-champions participated, including IM Anthony Ker, FM Nic Croad, FM Ewen Green, FM Alexei Kulashko, Gino Thornton and Gordon Morrell.
The lottery for a random participant (a Chessable course, “The Best Chess Moves of All Time”) was won by Noah Oseki from Otago.
Next Friday we’ll try an 11-round blitz Swiss tournament when strong players from different clubs would be able to compete with Wellington stars even if their teams could not do the same during the recent team battles – lichess.org/swiss/O0P29h6q
And on Monday we’ll have another 6-round Swiss of rapid 10+5 chess – lichess.org/swiss/gLMtKpGN – please come and play!