Live Chess European League Season 5

Live Chess European League Season 5

Season 5 of the LCEL starts on 7th February 2022.

England will take part with a team from the ECF Open Club with support from Team England Live adminstrators.

There are four divisions in the league – Premier Division and Divs 1-3. The England Team is in Division 1 with the full list of Div 1 teams as below.

Division 1 (minimum 12 boards are required for Blitz, Bullet and Rapid):

Team France (last ranked from Div 1)

Team Kazhakstan

Team Italy

English Chess Federation

Team Turkey 

and newly promoted from Div.2

Team Azerbaijan

Team Belarus

Matches are based on 3 team challenges – each with two games against the opposing board as follows:

 Bullet 2min+1sec
 Blitz 5min+2sec
 Rapid 10min+2sec

Entry will be open to all members of the ECF team on –

Fixtures and Results

Round 1 begins on February 7th and ends on February 27th at 24:00 UTC. Matches must be played within the three week period. Our first match is against Italy and took place on February 20th.

Fixtures and Results as follows:

FixtureTeam 1Team 2MatchesResults/ Notes
Rd 1 – Saturday 19/02 – 9 pm English Chess Federation
Team Italy
8 pm Bullet (20-16)

8-20 pm Blitz (19.5-18.5)

9 pm Rapid (11-27)
England win (3-2)

1 point for bullet, 2 points each for blitz and rapid