Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday Night Training Session on Tactics – and Some Chess Too!

Jason M. was kind enough to give a 45 minute lecture on chess tactics, complete with examples culled from grandmaster games. It was very interesting and informative. Thank you, Jason.

Jason is planning to do more of these, so make plans to stop by the LCCC – after the Labor Day holiday. We will be closed for Labor Day as our facility is closed.

But we will be back in action on September 10 at 6pm. Hope to see new players, current players and past players all stop by.

We have many exciting things happening at LCCC. On top of the FREE chess training being offered, we have a intra-club league starting later in September. Teams are still being formed so, join the club (for free) and sign up to get in our chess team league.

We also have the on-going Ladder tournament. It is always fun to challenge the players above you and hopefully to win their rung on the Ladder.

There were quite a few casual games and many hard fought speed games played.

But the game of the night was a Ladder game where Scott M held on to his top spot. The game will be posted on the LCCC website later this week.

It was also a bitter-sweet night membership-wise. We had a nice crowd of fourteen players, as Matt T. returned to LCCC from a longer than usual absence. And since he has joined up for our chess league, we add another strong player back to our LCCC stable of regulars.

But we are losing a good player for the school year also. Andrew K is returning to his college campus and his schedule will be such that it will be until next late spring – early summer, before he can return to the LCCC chess room. Good luck in your studies Andrew and we will see you next year!

Four LCCC players – Don J, Ken L, Mike N and Vince V went to the monthly Canton Quad tourney at the Canton Library on Sunday.

Vince and Mike tied for 1st in the top Quad – taking a “grandmaster” draw in the last round against each other – while going 2 – 0 in their other games.

Don J and Ken L each posted a victory in their quads.

Don J got his first chess tournament win – in his first tournament - in the last round! Congratulations Don.

Everyone, the Michigan Open is being held over the Labor Day weekend at The Met Hotel in Troy, MI. LCCC will be well represented.

Even if you cannot find the time to play in it, please stop by and check it out! If you like chess, you have to stop by and see the state championship tourney at least. See you there!

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