World Championship this afternoon and 4NCL begins

The World Championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana kicks off today at 3pm. The match will be broadcast live on the World Chess website for a fee. Also, will be providing ‘live’ commentary (with a slight delay). The press conference can be viewed on YouTube.

This weekend also sees the start of the 2018/2019 Four Nations Chess League (4NCL) season. Two local local teams are competing in this year’s event:

  • Anglian Avengers who has one team in Division 2.
  • Iceni who has two teams in Division 3 South and one team in Division 4.

Anglian Avengers
This year Anglian Avengers (formerly Suffolk Punches) has decided to focus their attention on their first team who play in Division 2. For many of the past seasons, Suffolk’s Ian Wallis has done a grand job at organising various squads. This year he’s handed this duty over to Paul Talsma. If you have an Anglian connection and are interested in playing Division 2 chess in the 4NCL, please contact

To quote the advert from the 4NCL website by Iceni captain John Feavyour:

The Iceni squad has three teams. Iceni 1 and Iceni 2 have just been promoted to Division 3 South, and wish to stay there next season. Iceni 3 are improving. Iceni would welcome a few new strong players. The Iceni players are friendly, sociable, and love their chess. If you are interested in joining us and playing for Iceni, please contact

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