Shaun Tracey: Rooking all over the world

Hackney CC’s Shaun Tracey moved to the Cayman Islands a few years ago. He has kept his love of chess going by setting up a Cayman Islands Chess Association which includes coaching for juniors (http://www.caymanchessclub.com/). And after a recent trip to London, Shaun took part in the World Open in Philadelphia. Playing in the U1800 he started with two defeats

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London League AGM: a mockery of democracy

News from London League AGM. A bad night for chess. We were backing Hammersmith CC’s motion to end the absurd system of adjournments (that a few old timers insist is their birthright) and bring London Chess league into the 21st century. Unfortunately the motion did not even reach the floor as some clever tactics by some clubs ensured that a

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For Hackney blitzers, the only way is Chessex!

Nick Walker reports on an excellent showing by Hackney at the Essex Chess Association Tream Bitz. Hackney won the Essex Chess Association team blitz with 24.5/32 game points on Sunday 1 July. As a non-Essex team (although we are of course affiliated to ECA) we were ineligible for the trophy which was taken by Barking, who came second, 3 points

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