Following on from out victory against Willesden, last night we beat last year's winners Hammersmith in a real nail-biter.
Hackney were firing on a all cylinders with an impressive 3.5 - 0.5 victory over Willesden & Brent in the Major League. Marc Morgan, Paul Murphy and Yener Celik all won decisively whilst Hackney's skipper, yours truly, managed to scrape a half a point.
"Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it’s OK to lose. I don’t. You have to be merciless." (Magnus Carlsen).
Please remember this every time you put on a Hackney shirt!
Hackney 4NCL 2013-14 Rounds 1 and 2: report by Nick Walker
The opening weekend of this year’s 4NCL, on 16 and 17 November, provided a
reality check/brought us down to earth/[insert your own cliché here]
following the euphoria of last season’s triumphant campaign in which we
carried off the championship of Division 3. Past glories meant little in the
unrelenting pressure of the exalted Division 2 environment at Hinckley
Island as we recorded two losses to finish the day pointless at the bottom
of Division 2 Pool B.
Game 1 in the FIDE (I think they're the only ones doing it these days)world championship between Carlsen and Anand starts tomorrow Sat 9th at 9.30am GMT, schedule here http://www.worldchesschampionship2013.com/p/the-world-chess-championship..., play is 40 moves in 2hours, then 20 in 1 hour,then 15 minutes with 30s increment
to finish the game.Official website http://chennai2013.fide.com/.
As Carlsen is nearly 100 points higher in the live chess ratings http://www.2700chess.com/
An absorbing video on Magnus Carlsen ahead of the word Championship which starts this week.
Hackney 'veteran' and captain of our third team Peter Burgoyne had a superb result at the prestigious Le Touquet tournament finishing third with a 7/9 performance.
Allez Hackney! The Rochester will be rocking tomorrow!
Hackney 3 are 4-2 up with two adjourned games after a good performance at GLCC. Skipper Peter Burgoyne was playing in Champions League chess in Europe but the team responded well in his absence, Paul Conway and Declan Kilcline both winning with the Black pieces.
T Donnelly 0.5-0.5 A Bradley
J Tennyson 0.5-0.5 T Packham
P Conway1-0 R Dodds
D Leigh 0.5-0.5 N Harrison
Z Polat 0.5-0.5 C Mace
M Morgan ADJ E Orsogova
D Kilcline 1-0 J Munoz-Mureidas
M Rivlin ADJ A Deardon
We need half a point from the two adjournments to win the match.
A lovely game by Magnus Carlsen against Vishy Anand at the Amber Rapid 2008.
This is a cool video about the Washington Square players in New York. enjoy!