This month there are no less than four matches between Colchester and Chelmsford. The C team have league matches against Chelmsford C and Chelmsford D; the A team have a league match against Chelmsford B and earlier this week had a knockout match against Chelmsford A. The A team narrowly lost to Chelmsford A (who won Division 1 last season).
Eldar Lachinov played his first game for Colchester, picking up a good win in a very sharp Modern Benoni - Mikenas Attack (8.e5). His analysis of the game can be found below.
|NECL Knockout: Round 2|
|Brd||Col||COLCHESTER A||Result||CHELMSFORD A||Col|
|1||w||Ian Gooding (167)||0||1||Russell White (196)||b|
|2||b||Dimitrios Kolomvas (e160)||½||½||Ivan Myall (185)||w|
|3||w||Eldar Lachinov (e155)||1||0||David Chandler (182)||b|
|4||b||Mike Wagstaff (142)||0||1||Malcolm Bucknell (179)||w|