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World Cadets – Round Nine

This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

As a chess parent I know 1st hand the pain and elation that comes with following our children’s games. I remember one of my son’s…


World Cadets – Round Eight

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

As I sit writing this Round 8 report having just watched 2 players at the pinnacle of the sport, Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura battle…


World Cadets – Round Seven

This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

Midmorning on the rest day in a rather wet Batumi and 4 of the children decided to enter the World junior puzzle solving competition. The…


World Cadets – Round Six

This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

[above – Chess parents – they know how to party …] It will be a rest day after round 6 so all our players were…



World Cadets – Round Five

This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

There are no easy points at the World Cadets. Every point is celebrated between the kids and the parents alike. We What’s App each other…


World Cadets – Round Four

This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

— from Glafcos Tombolis, Head of Delegation So today we were keeping our fingers crossed for Keerthana Easwar and I am sad to say that…


World Cadets – Round Three

This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

Today produced a mixed bag of results. As in round 1 most of our players were playing higher rated opponents. Out-rated but never outclassed. Everybody…


World Cadets – Round Two

This entry is part 4 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

After most of the results went in favour of our higher rated opponents yesterday we were looking for a reversal of fortunes today and indeed…


World Cadets – Round One

This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

— from Glafcos Tombolis There are 11 rounds of chess to be played with our England team aged 8 to 12, pitting themselves against the…


More on the World Cadets …

This entry is part 1 of 14 in the series Batumi 2016 WCC

The World Cadets Chess Championship 2016 starts tomorrow and runs to Sunday 30th October. It is an 11 round event for U8s, U10s & U12s….



Khanty-Mansiysk IX

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Khanty 2016

Leif today gained a typical space advantage in the Caro-Kann as white. He neutralised his Danish opponent’s attempt at counter-play and emerged with a tiny…


Khanty-Mansiysk VIII

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Khanty 2016

Today was another great day for the England team at the WYCC16 in Khanty – 1.5 out of 2! Vickie was playing a formidable Russian…


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