Tuesday, August 6, 2013

LCCC - Week 31 - 13: A Nice Night of Chess..and Day 9 at the US Open

School teacher Paul M. (left) plays new member Zade K.

LCCC just keeps getting stronger! We had 12 players show for week 30.....and an impressive 17 for week 31!

Two new members were on hand this evening: Mike G. and Zade K. Welcome to the chess club.

Winner Joshua Friedel (checkered shirt) of Wisconsin and runner-up Julio (jeans) Sadorra of TX

Also, the closing post on the 114th US Open attended by Mikeniks of LCCC. Pictured is the presentation of the trophy to the winner. A crowd of about 100 crowded around the 5 minute blitz playoff.

Mikeniks went 3 - 6 at his first US Open. Not the finish predicted (5 - 4) or expected (3.5 - 5.5), but a great time just the same.
Seeded #399 out of 519 (that is where the 3.5 points finished, I finished #422

It is better to have competed and lost, then never to have tried at all. Many players would love to be able to attend this event and I am thrilled to have been able to.

And of course......there is always NEXT tournament!

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