English Counties and District CC Championships

I have just finished, with some relief, both my games in the English Counties and District Correspondence Chess Championships for 2014/15 which started in November 2014. I am relieved not to have lost either and to have held my own against a strong IM graded 152 points above me on Board One.  My two games were played in Division One (Ward-Higgs) on the ICCF server.  The top few boards in Division One attract some strong players from both CC and OTB.  Essex B are currently leading with 8/13, with Warwickshire A on 6/11 and Yorkshire B on 5/9. My own team, Hertfordshire A, have 4/9. It is interesting that some of B teams are leading their A teams at the moment, but it is early days yet!

My own games were a matching pair of Sicilian Najdorfs as far as move 7 and follow theory for some distance. Of course, these games were played simultaneously rather than one after the other.  You can watch all the games in progress from the following link www.iccf.com/event?id=45571

John Rhodes

John Rhodes