USA v GB

The chess match of the century

The chess challenge has been made we are now waiting for a response from the USA

BREAKING NEWS

The Great British team have approached a very high rated British chess player in an attempt to improve their chances of victory. If this Manchester based player agrees to play he could take one of the 5 wild card places which are available. There is also a squad of 24 from which the team will be chosen from.

The team is hopeful of signing him up. As soon as information is available it will appear on this website so keep checking on here for further updates.

“If we are successful with this initiative our chances of winning the match will be much better. I hope it comes off.”

Nigel Holland

Marshalls Chess Club in New York have been sent the following letter. We await their response. See link below to their facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/marshallchessclub/posts/?ref=page_internal

Chess match Great Britain v USA

Dear Sirs,

We are a group of chess players from Great Britain. We currently play for Winwick Chess Club, Eccles Chess Club and a social chess group who meet in The Crown & Anchor in Manchester.

We, collectively are challenging you, Marshalls chess Club in New York USA to a team chess match USA v GB.

We propose a match of 10 boards. Gradings to be agreed, played over the internet on the chess time app.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Holland

Bryan Quick is in charge of Tournaments at the Marshall Chess Club and he has written back to us in reply to our enquiry.

This is his response:

Hi Nigel,

Thank you for your inquiry. We are able to sometimes arrange matches between our members and other clubs.

Can you provide some more details about your club and what you’re hoping to do? (How many players, approximate FIDE ratings of the players, match format, date, time controls, etc?)

Regards,

Bryan

On receiving this we have replied immediately:

Thanks Bryan,

Great to hear from you please see our website which holds all that information:

Best wishes,

Nigel

The team against the USA will be picked from the squad of 24 below . However their are 5 additional wild card positions still up for grabs.

The Facilitator – Leon Cox

Leon Cox who is a member of both Winwick and Eccles chess clubs has jetted off to New York to open negotiations with the Yanks on the format of the match. He is planning to meet them on Wednesday 20th February 2020

Since writing the above Leon has visited Marshall Chess Club on 10th St and said the Americans are picking their team.

Leon is doing a great job helping to organise the match.

Leon said when he was in New York, he watched a player record his game using an app on his phone, Leon asked is this allowed?

The President – Stephen Farrar

A chess match Great Britain v USA is really needed.

The Proprietor – Gordon

The Hungarian – Peter Cornelia

Peter Cornelia from Warrington and a member of Winwick and Eccles Chess Club has suggested we use a chess website such as Lichess, chess.com or chess 24 etc.

Peter, above has suggested that you can work out a rough FIDE/ Elo grade by taking your ECF grade multiplying it by 7.5 and then adding 700.

He went on to explain that Grandmaster Grade is above 2450 FIDE he thinks.

Super GM like Carlsen are over 2700 minimum.

The Treasurer – Barbara Farrar

Barbara Farrar goes there.

When she heard what was proposed she just said ” Wow”

The Foot Lover – David Stuttard

Dave Stuttard is keen to play. Dave is from Warrington,

He plays for 4 teams. Chester, Liverpool, Eccles and Winwick.

The Biscuit – Andrew Malkowski

Andy Malkowski from Eccles may be considered to play.

The Outer Mongolian -Chagdarsuren Batbileg

Chagdarsuren Batbileg has emigrated from Outer Mongolia and works at Cheetham Hill and sells noodles. He is a member of Eccles Chess Club.

The Accountant – Nigel Holland

I have been looking forward to this competition for years and have been trying to arrange it without success. At last it looks like it will go ahead.

Nigel Holland

If I played chess for any country I would be prepared to break every bone in my body to do so. If I played for Great Britain I would be prepared to die.

Nigel Holland

The Soldier – Chris Lysons

Chris Lysons is a member at Eccles.

The Bronx Electrician – Daz Lindsay

Daz is from the Bronx but is playing for Great Britain now. He lives in Manchester.

The Gunslinger – Gerry Whitehead

Cool under pressure. Does not take prisoners. Mean and moody.

The Maverick – Jason Cruz

The Evertonian – Jody Heaton

Everton fan – a good reader of the game.

The Kid – Tom Maddox

The Wiley, Old Fox – Laurence Harold

If there is a chess match Great Britain v USA it is clear GB need the help of Harold Laurence.

The Keyboard Player – Oliver Lawrence

A prolific key board player.

The Smiler – Pauline Knott

She is known to smile during a chess match.

The Russian – Sasha Sosnowski

The Secretary – Michael J Fox

Ex Lawyer Michael J Fox

A chess match between Great Britain v USA is long overdue.

There have been some fantastic Chess Players from both Countries in the past such as Bobby Fischer from the United States and Enrique Flores from Great Britain.

On this side of the pond everyone is excited at the prospect of a games against the USA.

“Sounds cool, looking forward for it.”

Quote from Jules Irenge

The Philippinean – Marcial Flores

Toti Flores said: “Hopefully the 3rd attempt (at arranging the match) will be a success.”

The Mexican – Enrique Flores

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