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.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Monday Nights are Full of Chess - Averaging 14 Players 102119
Fall Time is Chess Time!
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.