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.
chess season! Chess Nights at LCCC have been averaging 14 players for the last
five weeks! Our junior members (the kids!) are averaging 4 players a week. So
if you have a young chess player, be sure to bring him or her to the Club on
forget about our special Kid's Night on the second Monday of every month. The
next one is November 11th, but of course any Monday night - any player or wanna
learner is welcome any night!
is a French Defense miniature.
is called a miniature because it wraps up in less than 25 moves.
White to make move #18
position, Igor3000, the chess computer Grandmaster, gives Black a (-.4) of a
pawn lead. Now don't get excited. White starts the game with a (+.3) advantage
every time. In other words, it is not enough for a forced win. With the correct
series of moves, White is still fine.
the lead in development and space. But White can fight back with a little
consolidation with 18. Be3 to block Black's dark squared bishop from X-raying
mate threat of 18. ….Qh3 is repelled easily with 19. Bf1 and the game is dead
is oblivious to the threats and trades off his best piece for one of Black's
worst ones. There is an old chess adage "to take is a mistake." It
completely oblivious to how strong Black's bishop pair is. 19. Nd2 had to be
played to avoid defeat.
Another successful Kid's Night at the Club. Fourteen players, that included four 'less aged' people that the night is designed for.
Chess games, lessons and free chess magazines were available.
Remember, anyone is welcome any Monday to the Club, but we set aside the 2nd Monday of each month as Kid's Night. The Club makes sure that the younger chess players have an opponent or chess lessons - or both if they prefer.
Stop on by.
Now for a chess lesson for all: Chess Move Checklist
What was the reason for my opponent's last move?
What is the best way to counter my opponent's threat while still continuing my plans? Am I playing with a plan (even if it is just to develop all my pieces) or do I have no plan at all?
Was my opponent's move a mistake? Can I take advantage of the squares he left uncovered?
If I make the move I want to make, what is my opponent's best response?
Now that I think I have a good move, is there a better one? Is my brain and hand that move the pieces functioning together? In other words, if I change my mind on a move, can I make sure my hand doesn't go off on it's own and move the piece before I went thru my checklist again? How am I feeling and thinking? Am I confident or cocky? Do I still care or am I demoralized or don't care?
Am I fighting as hard as I should be? Do I need to walk away from the board and re-focus?