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Cambridge-Oxford University Chess Club Match

Longest running annual match in chess.  The traditional series began in 1873 with the help of future world champion Wilhelm Steinitz (won by Oxford University 10-3).  The univerisities actually started playin in 1871, but the early matches were by correspondence.  No games were played from 1915 to 1918 due to World War I.  There were informal matches during World War II, but they were not counted for the series of matches.  The 125th varsity chess match was held in 2007, won by Cambridge University.  Cambridge University has won 56 matches, Oxford has won 51 matches, and there have been 18 draws.  Each team consists of 8 players, with at least one of them must be female.

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