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Varsity Chess Match 2016, Oxford vs Cambrige LIVE!

The never ending battle, the Varsity Chess Match between Oxford and Cambridge, is going to take place today March 5th 2016. Games start at 13:30 CET (12:30 local time) and will be live on with triple engine computer analysis.

This is the 134th edition of the event! Last event finished draw and you can replay the games here

The annual Varsity Match against Cambridge University was originally suggested by Howard Staunton in 1853. It has been held annually since 1873 and is the oldest fixture on the chess calendar. Edwin Anthony, then President of the Club, and Wilhelm Steinitz were responsible for establishing the match. After 133 matches the overall score stands at: Cambridge 58, Oxford 53, Drawn 22.

New: Complete repertoire against Slav by GM Kuljasevic here

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