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Open Chess Game Play: All ages and skill-levels welcome!

When: Every Tuesday evening 7:15 pm - 11pm (or so) * * * * * Where: Aurora Turners Club, 1335 Mitchell Rd., in the Banquet Hall, downstairs.

This is just north of Indian Trail, in Aurora, east of Lake Street, west of Farnsworth.

ANCC is affiliated with the US Chess Federation and the Illinois Chess Association.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tournament Pics, news, and such.

Thank you for a great tournament!  I didn't think I would get enough numbers for me to wish to continue with future tourneys however I am excited about the prospects of holding tournaments in the near future.

Below are some pictures from the tournament, and check out a game or two with notes from me, on the tournament page of this site.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, this is Ben Stern and Alex Ding asked me to show you his annotations of his game against Jeff
    1. e4 e5
    2. Nf3 Nc6
    3. Bc4 Nf6
    4. Ng5 d5
    5. exd5 Na5.
    6. Bb5+ c6
    7. dxc6 bxc6.
    Here, black sacrifices a pawn for open lines and fast development.
    8. Ba4 h6
    Ba4 keeps the pawn pinned, but results in white's bishop becoming offsides. Mainline is Be2, Qf3, or even Bd3. Black now chases the knight around.
    9. Nf3 e4
    10. Ne5? Qd4
    Ng1 or Qe2 are both fine here. Unfortunately Ne5 blunders away material.
    11. Nxc6 Qxa4
    Bxc6 was a better try, but after Nxc6 Nxc6 Qc5 the knight is trapped and white still loses material
    12. Ne5 Qd4 exploiting the trapped knight and forcing a weakening pawn move
    13. f4 Bc5 threatening mate
    14. Qe2 Bb6, a move that prevents c3, and Qa4+ losing a minor piece.
    15. d3, Ba6.
    Ba6 is a critical move in this position because it pins down white's pieces and immobilizes them. The pinned pawn will serve as a lever for the following attacks.
    16. Nd2 0-0 , safety first
    17. Rf1 exd solidifying the pin
    18. Cxd Rad8. Taking advantage of all of white's pinned pieces
    19. Nf3 Qb4+ seeing a way to force all of white's pieces onto awkward squares
    20. Qd2 Qb5 forcing the white king to come up and defend
    21. Ke2 Ne4
    Here, I already knew mate or tremondous loss of material was inevitable for white. White is reduced to desperately defending material with few active squares for any of his pieces.
    22. Qc2 f6, if the knight moves then Rxd3 is devastating
    23. a4 Qd5. Reasonable move, but unfortunately his knight is hanging. the Queen relocates to d5, where it still pressures the pawn
    24. Ra3 fxe5. black's material advantage has increased, and his pieces are much better placed that their white counterparts
    25. Nxe5 Ng3+!! No matter which way white gets out of check, tremondous loss of material is coming. However taking the knight was the wrong move, and leads to forced mate.
    26. hxg3 Qxg2+ forced mate coming
    27. Kd1 Qxf1+ free rooks with check are always welcome
    28. Kd2 Qg2+ White needs dark square control in order for the mate to work. This iis why I continued to check the white king until my queen landed on a dark square with more checks to come from my bishop.
    29. Kd1 Qg1+ Dark square control acheived.
    30. Kd2 Be3+
    31. Kc3 Qe1+ Forces the king away from his "protective" cover.
    32 Bd2 Bxd2+! normally trading pieces would favor the defending side, but in this case the white queen is drawn to a very precariously defended position, and the next move exploits this fact
    33. Qxb2 Rxd3+!! The only way for the mate to work. Sacrifices a rook to force knight capture. the knight moving from its strong post on d5 prevents it from blocking a c file check on c4 and also opens the d file for the black queen
    34. NxR, Rc8+ forcing the king away from the defense of the queen and into the mating net
    continuation of forced mate:
    35. Nc5 Rxc5+
    36. Kd4 Qxd2+
    37. Kxc5 Nb7+
    38. Kc6 Qd6 Mate.