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
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
2015 LCCC Speed Chess Title Winner Repeats!
Great tournament action always at LCCC. Casual chess and lessons too!
Ritter wins the 5-minute chess tournament for the 2nd year in a row.
Tim. He bested 11 players for the win.
Sergott finished 2nd and Vince Valente and Mike Nikitin finished
tied for 3rd- 4th.
to all who participated.
also welcomed back Terry G to the club. Great to see you jump right back into
giving lessons to our young players.
now an Action game played a few years ago by club members.
Position after Black's 17th move.
The game was even, but now
time pressure starts to affects White, who feels he must do “something”. But that
move was not it. 17. B3, Rxe1 18. Qxe1, Re8 19. Qf1, Qa3 20. Qc1, Qa6 – or - 17.
Rxe8+, Rxe8 18. Qf1, Qa6 19. B3, Qa3 20. Qe1, Qa6- are both
drab, but best and keep the game even.(-.7)
Better was 19…..Re2 20. Bxh7, Kf8 21. Nf1, Nxh7 22.
Nxh7+, Kg8 – lead for Black down to
This is a game ender. 21. Ngf3 was correct, as it was
time to consolidate and keep the game even. Now Black gets all kinds of play.
In a losing position, White mis-calculates. 25. Bf5 was
best (-3). Black jumps on the opportunity, but not the best way. The simple 25…..Qxf3
is a huge advantage (-9). The text is only (-5), but does the job.