Chess England is ONLINE!

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Chess England is ONLINE!

Post by Adam Raoof » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:58 am

https://mailchi.mp/e279d217d82f/hampste ... s-saturday

Chess England is ONLINE!
We are approaching 170 members online and had a very successful one-day event this Sunday with up to 60 people playing in each round (= "Arena" on Lichess). The idea is that you can join the Chess England Club for free, and for a small donation you can take part in one of the many events online. I am looking for some feedback on the events, ideas for improvement and new tournaments that I can run! Thanks to Lichess for hosting us and making this all possible.

Read more here - LINK - join the Chess England Club HERE - https://lichess.org/team/chess-england

MONDAY NIGHTS - 7.30Chess960 Fischer Random pm to 10.00pm - Arena
TUESDAY - thinking of ideas....
WEDNESDAY - live stream of the match Konstanz v Mushroom Chess Club
THURSDAY NIGHTS - Hendon Blitz - 7.30pm to 10.00pm Blitz Arena 10 minutes per player
FRIDAY NIGHTS - 7.30pm to 10.00pm - Crazyhouse Bezerk Blitz Arena 5m+3s
SATURDAYS - Hampstead Congress - standard games at 40m+15s per game
SUNDAYS - Golders Green - 5 Arenas of chess at 5m+3s per game!

TOP TIP - hit PAUSE if you need a break after a game, before you get a new pairing

I am also doing some coaching online, for individuals and for groups, including groups for juniors. Get in touch if you are interested. There is a Chess England WhatsApp Group.
Adam Raoof IA, IO
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-Tell your friends about the Chess England Online Home Page - https://bit.ly/chessenglandonline
Don’t stop playing chess!

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Re: Chess England is ONLINE!

Post by Adam Raoof » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:07 pm

we are now over 200 members and thanks to David Kramaley and World Champion Magnus Carlsen at www.chessable.com we have year-long PRO membership for 1st place in any Chess England Event!
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Re: Chess England is ONLINE!

Post by Adam Raoof » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:57 am

Now over 300 members on lichess, and just starting out tonight with the Hendon Blitz on chess.com!

Play - Watch - Learn - on chess.com and lichess.org

- Tell others - help us spread the message rather than the virus!
- Tell your friends about the Chess England Online Home Page - https://bit.ly/chessenglandonline
- Don’t stop playing chess!

Play - in one of our tournaments online, blitz, rapid, standard and crazyhouse as well as chess960
Watch - one of our streams on Twitch and follow me!
Learn - take online classes in groups or one to one on Zoom
Juniors - can compete in team matches, training tournaments and more!

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WEEKLY ONLINE EVENTS ON LICHESS.ORG and CHESS.COM

>>> THURSDAY 2nd April - Hendon 9-ROUND SWISS 10-minute Blitz Online - 7.30pm to a finish. On chess.com - 10 minutes per player please join the Chess England chess.com club and then (see +HOW TO JOIN IN ON CHESS.COM) you will be able to register for the tournament 1 hour before the start time! - I think the link is https://www.chess.com/live#t=1172649?ref_id=74714432

>>>THURSDAY 2 APRIL SOCIAL CHESS (TECH) meetup online at chess.com and Zoom from 7pm to 11pm. Arena games are 15 minutes each plus 15 seconds added every time you move. Here is the link to join the tournament - https://www.chess.com/live#r=176583?ref_id=74714432

+++FRIDAY 3 APRIL - 7.30pm to 10.00pm - Lichess Crazyhouse BESERKER Blitz Arena (basically exchange chess on one board!). I love this game, anyone welcome! - Join here - https://lichess.org/tournament/zesSBiJE

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>>>SATURDAY 4TH APRIL - 11am 5-ROUND SWISS - Hampstead Congress on Chess.com - https://www.chess.com/live#t=1173973 and see below for +HOW TO JOIN IN ON CHESS.COM

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+++SUNDAY 5TH APRIL - 10.30am start - 3.30pm finish - Golders Green on Lichess! - 5 Arenas of chess at 5m+3s per game. Join Chess England and all the Arenas on Lichess to play all day! Round 1 is here - https://lichess.org/tournament/1op8aqN0

+++ MONDAY 6TH APRIL - 7.30pm to 10.00pm - Chess960 Fischer Random Lichess Arena OPEN TO ALL but prizes only for members of Chess England. - Link here - https://lichess.org/tournament/V1KeLZnD

TUESDAY 7TH APRIL - 11am to 1pm - hosting a simultaneous display on lichess and streaming live on Twitch.TV! Primarily for players Under 1600 / Under ECF 130 - the idea is that I will take on all-comers from the Lichess Chess England Club, and I will commentate on the games live for an hour or so - however long it takes to finish all my games! I will be giving a GingerGM Simon Williams video download as a prize for the best game! Follow me on Twitch and see you there!

SATURDAY 11TH APRIL - Essex Junior Chess SEMI-RAPID on Chess.com
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Re: Chess England is ONLINE!

Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:50 pm

Get involved with Chess England online....

I'll be honest - at the moment over the board chess is on hold, but chess online is booming!

I am running blitz, rapid, standard, chess960, CrazyHouse (exchange chess) and all sorts of other events and you might want to get involved. If you do, you need to do these things;

Join Chess England on lichess - https://lichess.org/team/chess-england
Join Chess England on chess.com - https://www.chess.com/club/chess-england
Join Chess England Chat on WhatsApp - https://chat.whatsapp.com/IjiphdzEn2ZLrfuEnJwsih
Join Chess England Events on WhatsApp - https://chat.whatsapp.com/5xTFOwriXBV1EGDKoK4h0V
Follow my TV channel on Twitch - www.twitch.tv/adamraoof - this is like a free chess TV channel!

Top tip; read https://bit.ly/chessenglandonline and then join the chess England clubs on BOTH lichess and chess.com for tournaments and special events! They have their good points and bad points.

Lichess.org
Totally free, always, and no adverts. Open source.
Always being developed, new ideas all the time, amazing range of resources.
Sometimes functions disappear, without warning. This is weird.
The app does not have the same functions as the desktop version -always register and join using the desktop version.

Chess.Com
On chess.com you can ONLY see the tournaments taking place in the next 24hrs and you can ONLY register for them one hour before the event starts - not before. Takes getting used to.
Loads of adverts when you are a free member. Upgrades worth it if you use all the facilities available.
The app is really easy to use for playing chess.

Realistically we are probably not going to see face to face chess competitions till 2021. So, don't sit around - get online and take part! It doesn't matter where you live or what your rating is. You can sit in your favourite chair with a drink, some snacks and loads of room with no disturbance and play some good chess.
Adam Raoof IA, IO
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-Tell your friends about the Chess England Online Home Page - https://bit.ly/chessenglandonline
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Re: Chess England is ONLINE!

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:37 pm

Adam Raoof wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:50 pm
Realistically we are probably not going to see face to face chess competitions till 2021.
I hope that prediction turns out to be wrong.

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Re: Chess England is ONLINE!

Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:56 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:37 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:50 pm
Realistically we are probably not going to see face to face chess competitions till 2021.
I hope that prediction turns out to be wrong.
So do I, of course.

However it is going to take time for people to get used to going out, get back to work, catching up with families, re-establishing businesses, and so many other things. Moreover I am not sure that players will immediately have the confidence to go back into a hall with 200 other people in close quarters and not in large enough numbers to keep some events afloat, especially in the UK. People may find that their personal priorities have changed. Plus I suspect whatever happens, once we get through the summer all bets are off when the weather gets colder.

I know some don't think that chess online could ever be the same as OTB chess. I'm saying that lots of people are now investing a lot of their time and money trying to prove us wrong, and it will make chess online a lot better as a result!
Adam Raoof IA, IO
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-Tell your friends about the Chess England Online Home Page - https://bit.ly/chessenglandonline
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