White: FM Seth Homa
Black: Matt Trujillo
Matt's notes are in ( ) - the editor's notes are not.
1. d4 Nf6
|More pictures from the Seth Homa simul.|
|FIDE Master Seth Homa|
|Seth and Don Jones in the background.|
|Seth continues the loop around the players.|
|Nothing like an exciting League game on a cold winter night.|
|During League action, lessons are given and casual games are played.|
|League Competition heats up!|
|Alexandra Kosteniuk giving a simil.|
|Perhaps the greatest of all time - Paul Morphy|
|Chess is chess. Chess is about decisions. Life is about decisions. Chess is life.|
|League action gets underway!|
The Rabid Squirrels beat the 49’ers by the score of 3 - 1. This means the Rabid Squirrels have assured themselves to be in 1st place!
|The top boards battle.|
|The Rabid Squirrels (L) vs The 49'ers|
|While league action is going on, others practice and wait for the call up to the Big Show!|
|Terry G instructs the Milani twins and dad looks on.|
|Scott (left rear) and Ken L (left front) instruct the other Milani twins!|
He was a great opening theorist. Vastly superior to Emanuel Lasker for example.
|Gene M in action|
Tigers 2 points – 3 Team points
|L to R: Mike G, Marcello M, Paul M and Dave L in League action.|
|Left: Alex D and Zack R do battle.|
"Although dead for 60 years [Ed. Note: 100 now],
the Russians still call Tchigorin the father of Russian chess. He was, in fact,
one of the last of the
|Vince V in action|
Vince V wins his Ladder game tonight and moves into the top spot! Congratulations Vince! Can you say…..target?
He always wanted a superior center; he maneuvered his pieces to the king side, and around the 25th move, he began to mate his opponent.
He played gigantic conceptions, full of outrageous and unprecedented ideas. Its hard to find mistakes in his game, but in a sense, his whole method of play was a mistake. Alekhine developed much more slowly as a player than most great players. He didn’t reach his world class strength until well into his thirties.
|Tom H in action at the Michigan Open|