Meeting every MONDAY night 6pm to 9:30pm at the Hartland Senior Center, Room 53 or 54 at 9525 East Highland Rd (M-59),just west of US-23, Howell, Michigan. We have our own beautiful PRIVATE room in the HSC. Use the entrance at the far West end of the building. Stop by and ask for Mike, Ken or Vince. We offer free instructions and lessons to beginners. Contact the LCCC by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, April 27, 2014
First night of Summer League is off and Running!
Enjoy the Royal Game at LCCC
Well if you didn’t sign up for this league, you shorted
yourself a good time. Of course any Monday you are not at LCCC, is shorting
yourself a good time.
All new teams were formed – based on ratings. Some teams don’t
have names yet, but we can still start publishing results.
In the first round, Team #5 defeated the Four Aces (2.5 – 1.5).
It was a long struggle on board #4 that decided the affair as the last game
Team #3 defeated Team #4 (2.5 - .5), with one game still to
play on Board #1.
The final pairing has the Red Dragons vs Team #2 and right
now that match is still in doubt with the Dragons holding a (2 – 1) lead. Board
#1 will play this Monday to decide the issue!
It is open chess this Monday, with some League games
sprinkled in. Come on by for causal chess, a lesson or two or to watch the
Black to move. Find the best next two moves.
Now for a chess puzzle. Find the best move for Black. We are
even going to give credit for two possible moves – doubling your chances of
success. However, you have to find the first move AND the follow up move!
So even though we will give credit for two paths to an
advantage for Black, we want you to come up with Black’s first move, White’s
best response and Black’s follow up move.
Hint: Black’s two moves are the same! It’s just a matter of
preference as to what order you make them in. Fritz finds no difference in the order of the moves.
Ok, I guess it is not doubling your chances of success. You have
to find the two best moves. I was trying to give you confidence.
Solution will be in the comment section in a week or so. Good
luck and have fun.