International

Play online chess for English teams in International Events.

The ECF will be endorsing and/ or organising teams taking part in online International events including league events and one off matches.

chess.com

On chess.com, we endorse the Team-England-Live club https://www.chess.com/club/team-england-live for members wishing to participate in online International matches and Events in the relevant chess.com International leagues including:

The Live Chess European League (Season 1) https://www.chess.com/club/live-chess-european-league,

and the Live chess World League (Season 5) https://www.chess.com/club/live-chess-world-league.

We also endorse the Team England club for daily events in the relevant chess.com daily leagues.

lichess

On lichess the ECF English Players team is a member of the Association of lichess clubs which organises international matches. We will be taking part in international team battles in the Nations Cup league as they are organised.

International Weekend – 14th -15th March 2020

We started the weekend with a convincing win in our Cup of Nations group stage match. on Saturday afternoon.

We won the team battle by some margin (results as above), despite a fighting performance from Kiasalim8 – an Iranian player who was leading the Tartarstan team and a late run from the Japanese team. Many thanks to everyone who joined the team to make sure we got through to the final!

The final was played at 2-00 pm on Sunday afternoon. We won the cup last month and were looking to retain it. This was always going to be a tough match with a very strong Bangladesh team with an average rating of

There were nine national teams taking part in all (Arab Team, Bangladesh, England, Mongolia, Tartarstan, Russia, Spain, Japan, Nigeria, Team World). As with the group stage this was a one hour arena Blitz event with a 3|0 time control. Players were paired with players from opposing teams as they completed games.

We fielded a team of 14 players including two titled players. Our average rating was 2066 but we were up against even stronger Arab and Bangladesh teams.

We held our own as joint leaders with the Bangladesh team for some time but after about half an hour the Arab team pulled ahead and we settled into third place. where we finished the event.

One of our players chessPatzerUK streamed the event live – you can watch a copy of his Twitch stream with some excellent commentary on the youtube channel here:

youtu.be/lQjUBPKZnLw

A tough final and not the result we were hoping for but we will be back next month to retrieve our cup!

Previous Events

You can find details of earlier events here:

First International Weekend – 14th – 15th February 2020

https://englishchessonline.org.uk/international-weekend-15-16-february/

Beta Testing Team Battle

http://lichess.org/tournament/S8eN4Nsb