A frequently updated blog for the Kenilworth Chess Club
Sunday, February 19, 2012
"The Kenilworthians" at the World Amateur Team
Kolker - Goeller. Black to play and win.
The World Amateur Team chess championship is living up to its billing, with 294 teams (a new record) and almost 1300 players. On day one, my team "The Kenilworthians" (what else?) won one and lost one. But in the match we lost, I had a rare moment of brilliance, finding a truly "invisible chess move" to win against a life master (see diagram above). Today we played the team of fellow chess-blogger Polly "Castling Queenside" Wright and I won a wild Urusov Gambit (that I will have to post on my return). Every time I play in a tournament, I vow it will be my last, because I just have so little time for such chess immersion. But then I play one fun game and my whole mood changes. We'll see how I feel at the end of the weekend.