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ESNA Round 9 Game Analysis

by admin-robert • December 9, 2021

ESNA Round 9 Game Analysis December 09, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy In the last round Malta lost against Jersey 1-3,  Cyprus was beaten by Andorra so they were not able to reach one of the top 3 postions. And as a bonus we analyzed a game for my chess […]


ESNA Round 7-8 Game Analysis

by admin-robert • December 5, 2021

ESNA Round 7-8 Game Analysis December 05, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy Thursday and Friday rounds 7 and 8 of the ESNA tournament were held. The games are being played at the Victoria Palace Hotel in Sliema.    In the seventh round Malta beat Guernsey’s 3-1, Jake and Clarence drew, […]


ESNA Round 5-6 Game Analysis

by admin-robert • December 2, 2021

ESNA Round 5-6 Game Analysis December 02, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy Today round 5 and 6 of the ESNA tournament were held. The games are being played at the Victoria Palace Hotel in Sliema.  In the fifth round was entirely pro forma higher rated teams won except Luxemburg – Cyprus […]


ESNA Round 4 Game Analysis

by admin-robert • December 1, 2021

ESNA Round 4 game analysis December 1, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy Yesterday round 4 of the ESNA tournament were held. The games are being played at the Victoria Palace Hotel in Sliema. In the fourth round Malta missed the chance to beat Liechtenstein, and Guernsey was able to secure a […]


ESNA Round 2-3 Game Analysis

by admin-robert • November 30, 2021

ESNA Round 2-3 game analysis November 30, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy Today round 2 and 3 of the ESNA tournament were held. The games are being played at the Victoria Palace Hotel in Sliema. The second round was entirely pro forma, higher rated teams won. Unfortunately Malta lost again […]


ESNA – Round 1 Game Analysis

by Colin Pace • November 29, 2021

ESNA Round 1 Game Analysis November 29, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy Today, round 1 of the ESNA tournament was held. The games are being played at the Victoria Palace Hotel in Sliema.  The biggest clash happened between Andorra and Faroe Islands and the decider game was on the second […]


Back to the board at the Italian Serie A2

by admin-luke • September 20, 2021

Back to the board at the Italian Serie A2 September 21, 2021 by Colin Pace Few weeks ago I got a call from the Sicilian club “Amici della Scacchiera” from Erice, inviting me to yet again play, on board one, for their club’s top team which plays in the Italian Serie A2 (third top team […]


Utter Dominance

by Colin Pace • February 7, 2021

Utter Dominance Article by Noel Grima, from the Chess Corner in the Times of Malta published on August 1st, 2020 Recently, GM Ramon Mateo of the Dominican Republic celebrated his 62nd birthday. Ramon posted on social media that he won the national championship first in 1979, and for the eighth time in 2010 – a […]


Commemorating the Malta Chess Olympiads 1980 (Chess Corner in the Times of Malta)

by Colin Pace • February 4, 2021

Commemorating the Malta Chess Olympiads 1980 Article from the Chess Corner in the Times of Malta Article by Conrad Thake, published on December 12th, 2020 This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 24th edition of the FIDE Chess Olympiads held in Malta between 20 November and 6 December 1980. The venue for the Olympiads […]