Meeting every MONDAY night 6pm to 9:30pm at the Hartland Senior Center, at 9525 East Highland Rd (M-59),just west of US-23, Howell, Michigan. Free parking. Use the entrance at the far West end of the building. Stop by and ask for Mike, Ken, Terry or Vince. We offer free instructions and lessons to beginners. Contact the LCCC by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 810-599-6770.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
League Night Round 9 - 2014 has Twenty Five Players
League action foreground - Casual chess and lessons in the background.
Let’s get right to the league results. The league leading
Rabid Squirrels took care of business defeating the Thunder 3 – 1. Those 2
match points move the Squirrels to 14 match points – and either a 3 or 4 point
league lead with only two rounds to go.
The Tigers defeated the 49’ers 3.5 - .5, and that moves the
Tigers to 10 points and in second place – maybe temporarily.
In the last match – it is the Flames 2 and the Sonics 0 with
two games still to be played. Health issues postponed the other two games until
next week. It’s always best to keep the flu bug at home!
But the Flames have 2 points “in the clubhouse” - as they
say – and that gives them 10 match points minimum, and keeps them in 2nd
place with the Tigers.
The Flames also guaranteed to keep their undefeated season
intact and can take 2nd place alone with another team point out of
the two remaining games. Good job Flames!
A sign up sheet for the LCCC Summer League will be started
next week. With the Squirrels possibly clinching the League title early, we may
want to start the Summer League a little earlier.
The plan is for the Summer League to be a little lighter
than the Winter League. Teams might be smaller - or bigger - and at least one
week will be a Chess960 game.
Black to move and win in 3 moves.
Other ideas for different rounds are; Blitz match - 6 games (5
minute), Rapid Match - 4 game (15 min), or 2 games at G/30, etc.
Of course - if a majority of the players that sign up want
to keep the same format - we will do that too.
In the mean time, here is a Black to mate in 3 moves puzzle. I’m
sure someone will post the answer in the Comments eventually.