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.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

thanks for a great night!

Thank you all for a fun night of chess last night.  I wish to say a special thank you, and 'welcome' to Will, for coming in for his first visit to ANCC!  Plus, a couple of guests that only get to visit a few times a year (my own kids), and the good games that they played.  Ryan, had not played in probably a years time, and showed some good retention on his 'best of three' games versus an ANCC regular. 

Also, I brought with me one of my own games, a 4 person chess game!  We had some fun with a few of us playing a few rounds of 4 person chess.  Interesting variation of chess!!  I will try to remember to bring that next week - actually, I'm sure my kids won't let me forget!  :)

One more thing.  My game with Kyle was a good, long hard-fought game, to which I blundered into a definite losing position at the very end when Kyle had approximately 1.5 min. left on his clock, to my approx. 5.5 minutes.  Such a sinking feeling when you play a complicated variation not known very well and with 'gut feeling risks' taken resulting in a fun game, and then ending it all with a silly blunder!  3 hours of fighting, and then, whoops!  Oh well!  I enjoyed the game, and will post this battle, hopefully with some comments of mine (and maybe Kyle's if he would be so kind to provide those) on the sister page on this site. 

Thank you all, and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!  I will see you all next Tuesday, 27 Dec. here at ANCC... same place, same time! 

Darin, for the ANCC

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