|Chess is great with friends! Here are two burning the midnight oil.|
With the chess season officially starting (we usually call the start of the school year as the beginning of Chess Season), we want to again invite everyone to visit the Chess Club. As the weather turns cold on the outside, the chess action will heat up on the inside of our comfortable and cozy playing area.
The Michigan Open was held in Cadillac, Michigan this year. The playing conditions were fantastic and the rounds ran on time.
Both Sam Thompson and Mike Nikitin were in the Reserve Section. Both players won their division in the Reserve Section!
Sam won the Under 1200 section, with a 3-1-3 = 4.5 points out of 7, boosting his rating over 200 points! He also scored a draw against the winner of the Reserve Section for the only non-win for the winner. This will move his rating high into the next section.
Sam also won the Under 1200 Speed Chess section - which is a separate tournament! Great job Sam!
Mike won the under 1600 section with a 4-1-2 = 5 points, and also finishing in a 3 - way tie for second in the Reserve Section overall. This was his 3rd title in this division.
The message here is clear; practice, learn and play at LCCC and you will win some tournament titles too! Plus have a whole lot of fun doing it.
|Black just offered White a draw after his 33rd move, Ra8.|