Mateo leads way at Athenaeum

Hackney Gorki are waiting on a crucial adjournment after finishing their Division 6 match against Athenaeum 2-1 ahead with George Perkins adjourned. A draw will be enough to secure a vital win in Gorki’s title challenge. There were wins for Mateo Lario de Miguel and Omar Jassim. Here is Mateo’s winning game with the White pieces.

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London League: Hack attack!

A great night for Hackney in the London League with our second team playing a blinder to beat Ilford 6-4 in the ‘Beasts of the East’ derby match. Chris Gribben’s Div 5 team went top of the pile after a 3-1 win over Lewisham and Hackney Gorki stayed well in contention for the Div 6 title after an exciting 2-2

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Raising the Rauf!

Our club sponsor is Mergul Law ( and the senior partner of the firm is Rauf Khalilov who is having a great chess season (much of his success is down to the great coaching of Jochen Wittmann!) Here is one of Rauf’s recent wins in London League against Wimbledon 2. We love you Rauf!

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