Chess: Guildford extend unbeaten run to 83 matches over nearly eight years

The Surrey club have not lost since 5 May 2012 while Michael Adams, 48, is now the world’s second oldest 2700-rated playerGuildford’s stranglehold on Britain’s Four Nations Chess League (4NCL) is set to continue for an eighth consecutive season as the Surrey club steamrollered two more opponents at Daventry last weekend, while their sponsored rivals from Yorkshire and the Isle of of Man lost ground on the leaders. Guildford last lost a match, 3.5-4.5 to White Rose, on 5 May 2012, since when the team’s unbeaten run stretches to 81 wins and two draws.Each of two sections qualifies four teams for the championship pool. Guildford lead the A group with 8/8 ahead of Chessable White Rose and Wood Green 6/8. The B group has Manx Liberty 8/8, Grantham 7/8 and Guildford B 6/8. Guildford have won all four matches by at least 7-1 so are already well ahead on game points. Related: Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten streak in chess history Related: Magnus Carlsen: ‘You need to be very fortunate to be No 1 in fantasy football’ Continue reading…

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