Toby Neal

Knights keep the Wolves at bay – just

Telepost Dark Knights enjoyed another bright night in the latest Shropshire rapidplay chess league team battle, topping the table with 107 points after an evening of frenetic action. However Mad Wolves – a combined team from Wolverhampton and the Oakengates-based Maddocks club – ran them close, ending on 98 points. Unsurprisingly, the top individual performances …

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Arkell at the ready

The countdown is under way to a mass online simultaneous event in which chess grandmaster Keith Arkell will be taking on allcomers from the Shropshire chess scene. Arkell has agreed to play an unlimited number of challengers at 7.30pm on April 19 in an event organised by Shrewsbury-based Telepost chess club. The entry fee is …

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All-conquering Atomrod aids Dark Knights’ dominance

Telepost Dark Knights were streets ahead in the latest Shropshire chess rapidplay team battle, helped by an amazing unbroken 16-game winning run by their grandmaster star player Keith Arkell who goes under the online username “Atomrod.” Shrewsbury-based Telepost finished on 120 points, a full 50 ahead of second-placed Mad Wolves, which is a combined team …

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Dark Knights’ night

Telepost Dark Knights were clear winners in the latest team battle in Shropshire rapidplay chess league, which sees frantic online action with players up against the clock as well as the headaches at the virtual board. The team, a rapidplay incarnation of the Shrewsbury-based Telepost club, accumulated 121 points, perhaps unsurprisingly in that they are …

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