Open Game Play

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.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Tomorrow Night 22 Nov.

I am looking forward to seeing many of our ANCC chess players tomorrow night during our regular Tuesday night club time. Plus of course, newcommers are welcome as well!!

Start off (for many) the holiday break with action across the board! Come down to enjoy the great company of those in the ANCC; play a longer game to settle in for the long break, analyze other games, play shorter games to lighten your mood for a wonderful holiday break, or just visit with the great people of ANCC. Lately, we have had some good games @45, and @60min. I will post some of those soon, as well as some pictures that capture the moments. I would also encourage players to try some timed games using 'stages' as we do in our matches, modifying the lengths of time if desired.
If you have never tried this, it can have an interesting effect on the game where you might struggle to get to a certain part of the middlegame/endgame, but then get that next stage of time to soundly finish out the position you entered into.

So, until tomorrow night, when I will see all of you! :)
Darin for the ANCC

Match Play Perseverance!

Our match against the Wombats resulted in another loss, but we are continuing our fight for our first win! The Wombats presented yet another tough challenge, fielding a strong team of players. While we put up a good fight, a victory was not to be. The final score was Wombats: 4.5 MlxACC 1.5, with Kyle getting a win, and Darin a draw.

Our next opportunity for a win will be versus the St. Charles Chess Club, on 30 Nov., next week with the match being held at home at Molex.

Practice and study hard MlxACC players, and we will score a 'W' ! :)

Darin for the ANCC

Thursday, November 17, 2011

ANCC & Molex battle the Wombats!

Tonight, we, the combined team of ANCC & Molex, are playing the Wombats as a scheduled match with our involvement with the  Chicago Industrial Chess League!  Lets hope we can get a 'W'!

Check out the CICL website at for more info, results, etc.

ANCC will be meeting again of course, this upcoming Tuesday night.  We had a good group this past Tuesday night and had some great games.  Come on out next Tuesday to meet some new people, or to see old friends.  Hope to see you here at ANCC!

Darin for the ANCC.