Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I won my 2nd game in TL46.
The first caption is move 15. I started licking my chops when he moved that king behind his queen.
I stayed patient and resisted the urge to capture his knight with my white-square bishop. Then move 19 came and I saw what I was looking for.
After clearing one rook, my knight attacked his bishop and queen. After taking the bishop and he the knight, he'd be pinned. He opted to just drop the bishop altogether.
I kept up the pressure. He eventually resigned on move 28. I was about to mate him or clear all his pieces.
It was just neat how I kept chipping away at trying to get that pin. I knew at any point the position could have changed and the pin would have been an after-thought. But it felt good to be patient, develop pieces and prepare the position entirely.
Case for Wood Board
I finally got around to finding a case for a wood board (23x23). House of Staunton has one for $35. If any of you know of a better price for a wood board (that does not fold), let me know. Link to case.
What a great show. I finally watched it last night. I loved the music to it.
NAS-NAJ Open July 22-23
I was aware of the Senior and Junior opens July 22-24 at Hilton Hobby, but what I was not aware of was the Not-a-Senior-Not-a-Junior Open going on at the same time and place. I found it will perusing Cajun Chess. Here's a link to the tournament details. I think I may play it.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
They're hosting a 4SS tournament at Rice University.
I've not been over to Rice yet, so I don't know what their commons room is like. I would assume it'll be relatively quiet as it'll be summer term or perhaps in between terms.
Anyway, if you're in the area and available that day, sign up (Donnie? Ivan?)
In other news, TL46 is up and running. I like the new format and I'm glad they've come up with their own little formula for a TL-rating. It better represents the kind of competition you'll be up against.
Lastly, it's good to see Wahrheit back to blogging.