Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nice Monday Night of Chess 010916

Alexander Alekhine - the 13th best ever to play.
There will be an article justifying the claim in the picture caption coming soon!

We had eleven players on the first night of the new year.

Mostly casual chess was played but there was some lessons given to the younger players.

We also welcome a new member - Ryan T. He took on some of the best players in the club and held his own. Great work Ryan.

The big news is what is happening this weekend at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Lansing, right near the Capitol Building.

It is the 2017 Michigan Class Chess Championship!
5 round over Saturday and Sunday this weekend.

If you wish to enter, please hit the Michigan Chess Calendar on the right side of the blog.

But even if you don't play, stop on by and watch some top notch chess.

There will be a vendor there selling chess sets, chess equipment and books too.

Here is a puzzle from the World Open. Find the winning move for Black!
IM Salvijus Bercys (White) vs GM Ilya Smirin (Black)  - Black to move and win!

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