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, January 30, 2012

One game posted on cicl news page!

Board 3; Kyle (w) vs Dragon player has been posted in the CICL news page, with annotations from Kyle!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

See you on the 31st!!

Hope to see you this Tuesday!!  I will bring copies of the games played versus the Dragons, if anyone wishes to go over them for analysis, or out of curiosity.  While I have went thru them initially, I welcome further analysis before posting, as well as need help on a couple of games in deciphering some notation.  A couple are hard to read, and one of them is a an interesting cultural curiosity!  ( I will try to find that one out beforehand but will show it as a trivia question!)

Keep up the good fun in practice, and I will see you then!!

Darin, for the ANCC. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Another win!!!!

Our combined team of ANCC & Molex players defeated the Lucent Dragons, and did it with a score of 5-1.

The Dragons are a good team, and out of 7 boards played, 6 out of our 7 players were playing an opponent that was higher rated; in some cases the opponent was significantly higher - 150pts+ higher.  They were great games, closely played, and the outcomes not clear until the end!  But our players came through and won decisively.  In the one loss, the player lamented the fact they missed a King & Queen fork, in the middle of their game, which would have obviously changed the dynamic of the game.  Board 7 came away with a draw, in a good game where again, our player was playing a higher rated player.  Another of our boards was a game where time controls came into play, with both players low on time at the end of stage 1, and the game in a difficult position.

In all, it was a great performance from our team. You want to see more specifics?  ..... I will be putting all the games notations on the appropriate tab on this web page : under cicl news.  I hope to have the first game up on this site by this evening ( 27 Jan.) with the other games soon following!!!


Darin, for the ANCC

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fun times!

Thank you all that attended ANCC this past Tuesday night (24 Jan) for our regular club meeting.  We had a good group, and played some good games.  Remember, if you wish to have one of your games posted (and have your opponents ok as well :)  ) give me a copy of the score sheet, and I will put the game up on this site.  Your annotations are a nice added bonus as well, but of course not necessary. 

Remember, all are welcome to come out and play.  We have some younger kids as well as us 'older kids' and some in the middle!  There are no club dues, and we have sets available.  So come on out and join our great group of players!  As of right now, I expect to be open next Tuesday, 31 Jan.  We will see you there!

Darin, for the ANCC

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Next Tuesday Meeting!

....And yes, we WILL be meeting this Tuesday!  See you all there!

Darin, for the ANCC

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

We win!!!!!!!!!

MlxAcc, our combined team of players from ANCC and from the company Molex, achieved our first victory last night ( 17 Jan.) over the Pawns. It was a tough match, with the win coming down to the last match of the night.  Even our losses were close games, that could have went either way in the middlegame.
Final score:  MlxAcc 3.5 pts.  Pawns 2.5 pts.

Thank you to all the players!!!  I expect our next round to happen next week, so players, stay tuned for our follow up to this great match.

Darin, for the ANCC.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Next Tuesday Meeting!

Hello everyone!

Thank you to all for coming out this past Tuesday and enjoying some chess!!  A special thank you to the new members that attended for the first time!  It appeared you enjoyed the games, and I hope to see you again next week, and in the weeks to follow!

We will be meeting again this upcoming Tuesday.  Also, concurrently there will be a CICL match between our (and our partner players from Molex) competitive team versus a team called the 'Pawns'.  Yes, regular ANCC club game play can & will happen!!  It just so happens, that there will be other games going on at the same time that are vying for a 'win' in our match versus the Pawns.

This is a fantastic opportunity for non-competing ANCC club players to observe a CICL game(s) AND play your own ANCC club games as well.  Naturally, due to the competitive nature of the match and of the CICL league, a quiet environment from all of those in attendance will be required and maintained. 

For those not familiar with CICL game time controls and rules, here is a short run down:
          Time controls:  Stage 1;   45 moves in 90 minutes (each player)
                                  Stage 2; (repeating if necessary), 30 moves in 60 minutes (each player)
                                   USCF rules governing other regulations.
Thus, a game can go on indefinitely, if you are able to make the required number of moves in your time control.  There are 6 'scored' (that count toward the score for the win/loss) boards, and any number of boards for extra play; these games are CICL rated, just not counted toward the teams points for a win or loss.  Games typically last a couple of hours, and a couple of games up to 3 hours.  Not as often,  but possible, some games extend into the second time control putting the game past 3 hours. 

The CICL match is slated to start between 7:30-7:45 pm. 

I hope to see a good crow of ANCC players playing regular club games, AND those wishing to observe our team in action against the Pawns!!

Darin for the ANCC

Monday, January 9, 2012

We're back!!

ANCC is back in action tomorrow night, 10 Jan.! 

I look forward to seeing everyone again, and start off 2012 with some wonderful chess games!!

Hope to see you there!

Darin, for the ANCC