|LCCC players going over a tournament game for knowledge.|
LCCC’s Club Championship starts Monday and it is free!
It will be a (5) five round tournament – running every other week! This way it is not an every week commitment.
This will be a really fun even with a chance for everyone to play in a ‘real’ tournament format, without the real tournament pressure atmosphere.
The great thing about a 'new' or 'beginner' player playing at LCCC, is that the more experienced players at LCCC will go over the game with you - to help you get better!
Be at the Hartland Senior Center at 6pm to 6:30pm to be sure to get a seat in this event. The round will start at 7pm.
Again, this event is open to all – so come on by and get into some chess fun!
Now here is a game with some lessons in it.
|White to make move 11|
11. c3? Nc2
For White, c4 was better. Since White can’t stop 11. Nc2 anyway, White should open up the c-file for the rook that will have to move to c1. (-1.7)
12. Rc1 Nxe3
13. fxe3 Qe7
14. Kf2 Ne4+?
Black should castle before starting any offensive plan. Black’s main advantage here was that he could castle safely. (-1)
15. Nxe4 dxe4
16. Ne5 Qf6+?
For Black, Qh4 or O-O-O was safer and better (-.2). The game is now basically even, but White goes off the rails.
17. Kg1 Qg5
18. Nxg6? Hxg6
19. Kh1? Qg3
|Position after 19. ........Qg3|
White makes two straight errors, and that is usually fatal. This was no exception.
Opening a file near your king is usually not a good idea.
Moving your king into a rook X-ray check is usually not a good idea either! (-6)
20. Rf4 Qxe3
21. Rg4? Rxh3+!
22. gxh3 Qxh3+
23. Kg1 Bh2+
24. Kf2 e3+
25. Ke1 Bg3+
26. Rxg3 Qxg3+
27. Kf1 Qf2#