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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kilmer Seizes The Top Rung

Bob Kilmer knocked Kerry Fatula from his lofty perch as the Year of the Rabbit sees three new "Ladder Leaders" in the first month of the Lunar New Year. In the only other ladder game Jerry Weldin defeated Rudy McKinney; no rated games were played last night. Ernie will update the ladder later this week after I send him the current standings.
Michael Leitao popped in from Glasgow to play a few games and say hello. Good to see you again Michael!
Nick Folino, Ernie Weaver, James Whiddon, and Johnny Owens were also present with many games and post mortums conducted. A great turn out.
In other news; I'd like to thank Bob Kilmer and Rudy McKinney for their assistance at this weeks "Kids Chess". A Cub Scout Pack attended in search of the coveted "Chess Belt Loop". Bob worked with the parents while Rudy instructed the kids. Both did an excellent job as their students had never played before!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sal Kicks Butt

Sal pulled a John Wayne and kicked the Grim Reaper to the curb; Sal has been moved from the "constant care unit" to room 422 at Hardin Memorial and may now have visitors.

I received many e-mails from distant members asking for up-dates and I'm sure that all will be relieved to learn that Sal has pulled through once again.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kerry Moves To The Top Of The Club Ladder

Kerry challenged Rudy for the top spot on the ladder and beat him with the Black pieces to move to the top of the ladder. (Rated) Bob Kilmer beat James Whiddon to move to his spot on the ladder. (Unrated) James then challenged Johnny on the ladder and Johnny won that game to keep his place. (Rated)

Also present at the club tonight were Dave Brock and Jerry Weldin. There were several blitz games played as well as unoffical games.

Rudy also updated us on Sal's condition. We need to keep him and his family in our prayers.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February 2011 Monthly Swiss

Joe Farrell and Gelvic Cubar tied for 1st in the 1st round of the 2011 Club Championship with 2.5-0.5!

We had 10 club members to brave the cold and play.

Remember, we will be playing chess this Friday. Come if you can!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Free Lessons

If you are under 1600 and complete 3 Lexington tournaments you will get a free chess lesson from a Grand Master or Master. For details click on link to KCA (on right) then click on Jerry Baker's Post (again on the right). You will be as pleased as the young Bobby Fischer in the photo above with his mentor Jack Collins.

Another Opportunity To Excel At Chess!

I now have permission to use our usual chess room at ECTC (Room 108A) on Friday evenings!

This will be a non E-town Chess Club affiliated opportunity to enjoy chess.

I currently don't have plans to play tournaments on this evening, but if an interest develops, then we can look at it.

Let's start this Friday, February 11th at around 7:00 pm. We can play until 10:30 pm.

Darren, I hope to see ya there!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Opposite Colored Bishops

Opposite colored Bishops favor the attacker in the Middlegame, Drawish in the Endgame? In this game from www.chessatwork.com opposite colored Bishops coupled with doubled isolated pawns lead to a win.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rudy Moves To the Top Of The Ladder

Rudy defeated Johnny last night in a ladder game to move to the top of the ladder.
Johnny also took on Kerry in a ladder game, but was able to fight off Kerry's "Larsen's Opening" and won. Johnny also beat Rudy in 2 USCF rated games. Four rated games in one night!

Additionally, Dave beat Sal in a ladder game to move up to #8 on the ladder.

Also, present last night was Joe F., Ernie, Nick and Jerry.

REMEMBER: Next week is the 1st round of the 2011 Club Championship!