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2019 Club Champion, Gordon Lyall was unstoppable again this week with another 2 wins from 2 to make it a picket fence 8 from 8, and worthy winner of this year’s Leo Eichholtz Rapid trophy. One of our newest members, Pavlo Chudinov was a worthy second on 6, with a large bunch behind on 4. See final results here

Dual Kāpiti and Wellington club member, Ross Jackson headed down to Dunedin last week to compete in the 2020 South Island Champs, held 3-9 October. Ross scored a creditable 4 from 7,  even in the running for a placing going into the last round… “The South Island Chess Championship was a wonderful occasion… Dunedin is a beautiful city…” Click  here for the rest of Ross’s report, including photos and one of his games. For the record Matthew McNabb, from the Canterbury Club took out the champs. See the NZCF website for results.

Blitz fun returns next week for the second and final leg of the Club’s Blitz Cup. The week after that, the Club will head into its Club Championships. 

Finally, for light interest, an interesting article on this year’s global boom on online chess, and some of its associated challenges.