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, September 30, 2015
LCCC League 2015 is ON! Be Here Monday to Join the Fun!
We have a commitment from enough people to say the
league is on for 2015.
It will probably be a 4 –team league. It will be at
least a 3-player team, but we are hoping for the usual 4-player team. This will
mean a double round robin 6 round league. We will play every two weeks or every
three weeks, making room for the Holiday season.
But...the more....the merrier. LCCC can handle as many players as show up!
I cannot stress enough how much fun it is to play
some semi-serious chess, against players of a similar strength to you, in a
Team format! The league standings are always close due to our team –player seeding,
so the excitement lasts all season!
Please be at the Club this coming Monday night at
6pm to secure your spot is the best chess league opportunity in the state. You
will not regret it. Everyone is welcome.
White to move. Find the mate in TWO!
Now for a checkmate in TWO that even Igor3000 could
Your humble scribe tried to solve it and got nowhere
after an hour. So I threw it in my chess analyzer Igor3000 and he could only
find two mate in 3’s and one mate in 4 moves. That shocked the heck out of me.
By throwing out those lines and lines similar to
them and all the moves I considered, it greatly lowered the number of possible
move. On my third try at guessing, I loaded the correct move into Igor3000 and he immediately
found the now – mate in one. Thanks for nothing!
So, enjoy the struggle! And remember, this puzzle
confused a computer program rated 2967!
It’s nice to know humans can still come up with some
things machines can’t conquer. And it comes from Otto Wurzburg and published in
the Grand Rapids Herald and The Chess Review ….in 1933!
Chess is timeless, and that's why we love it.
The answer will be published in the comments…… if
someone asks. Good luck!