Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The chess action was up tempo this week with two QC (Game/15) quads wrapping up our August chess calendar. Anthony and Patrick tied for 1st with 2 points each while Herb managed a 3-0 score in his quad. Lee and Emily played an exciting game ending with time running down in a perpetual check draw. Nam and Herb entered the their third round game tied with 2-0 scores. Nam's opening d4 lead to Herb's favored Dutch Stonewall and Black's kingside attack dwindled down to a winning exchange up endgame.
Brad and John exchange a game ending good sportsmanlike handshake
Patrick v. Anthony and Lee v. Emily
Nam looks on as Anthony contemplates his next move.
Sally and Kaitlyn played a few games and welcomed our new and returning visiting players. This is the 2nd week in a row we've had mother/son guests visiting the club.
Frank and Dale played a Game/60 match while Scott played his make-up game from the August Quads with John E.
Remember, our September Tourney starts next Tuesday the 1st. It's a 4-SS (four round swiss system) with a Game/60 time control. EF: $1
We missed Jim at the meeting and hope he's feeling better and recovering nicely.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Herb and Dale study their opening moves
Sally and Emily--the first move is the toughest one
Brad and Nam concentrate on the endgame while Gordon, Frank and Emily look on
John E. and Lee--hats off means serious business
Patrick and John T.--as in trouble with a capital T.
Congratulations to our August Quad winners--Frank Lacava, Herb Baumann, Patrick Clot and co-winners Duy Nguyen and Jim Mann. This is the 2nd month in a row we've managed to fill out four Quads for our monthly tournament.
Next week will be our "anything goes" last Tuesday. Suggestions so far include 3 round Game/15 Quick Chess Quads, Game/60 match play and 4 player sections game/30 2 round swiss. Entry fee $1. I will try to accomodate all these suggestions as interest dictates.
On September 1st we will start a 4 round, game/60 swiss system tournament with one round each week (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd). Entry Fee $1 no prizes.