Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ken's Corner - We are on for Monday at Barnes and Noble

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving, and a long restful weekend. We will be meeting at Barnes and Noble this Monday, Nov 28 from 6 - 10 pm.

We have a lot of things happening, a new club blog and a building that is large enough to hold our club with room for tournaments in the future.

Thanks to Mike Nikitin for setting up the blog. Also thanks to Terry G. and Mike K. for researching the Hartland senior center.

Barnes and Noble have been very good hosts to us and we appreciate their hospitality. We are growing each month, and I think by next year we will have to make a move to a larger facility. But we need everyone's input on this.

If you look at the map, Hartland is centrally located for people from Brighton, Howell, Milford, Highland, Fenton, and even Flint. Dr. Ed Mandell, from All the King's Men Chess Store and Club in Warren, comes to Howell every Monday. So if we get the word out to other clubs, we could start having our own chess tournaments.

Let us know your thoughts, some have said they would share rides in a car pool.

See you Monday,

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Brilliance of Samuel Reshevsky

This position is why chess is a fascinating game.

Sammy has White against Armaldo Vasconcellos in a US Open game in 1944.

Three of Sammy’s remaining four pieces are “en prise” (under attack). Unimportant, as Sammy has a forced win in seven moves!

Find it.

The solution is on page 51 of the November 2011 Chess Life or contact Mike on email at lcchess at

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Barnes and Noble - A Nice Place to Play


LCCC is fortunate to have a friend in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore business. They are gracious enough to host our chess club.

As LCCC grows however, our need for space continues to be an issue.

Currently, when the B&N tables fill, we spill over into another fine community supporter, Buffalo Wild Wings.

Both Barnes and Noble Bookstore and the Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant are in the Green Oak Village Place in Brighton, MI.

The Club Manager of the LCCC, Ken Lamb, continues to pursue a bigger home. But for now,

Barnes and Noble is our home. Thanks so much!