Friday, June 14, 2013

KCC Summer Tourney, Round One

White to play and win.
It was a dark and very stormy night... and so only nine players signed up on the first day of the annual Kenilworth Chess Club Summer Tournament.  However, there is still plenty of time to join, and until we break 20 there will be open enrollment.  I played a quick game with Greg Tomkovich, who usually beats me on the clock with his speedy play.  I kept good pace with him, but in doing so ended up flirting too much with danger and granted him a nice shot (see diagram above and notes below).  Fortunately, still playing quickly, he missed it...  A fun game.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

KCC Summer Tournament Starts Thursday

The Kenilworth Chess Club's annual Summer Tournament starts tomorrow.  It is definitely one of the most fun events in the calendar, with lots of opportunities to meet and play the other members of the club.  The tournament was a big success last year with 22 participants.  I expect to play.  Here are the details:

  • Not rated
  • Entry Fee is $5.00.
  • The tournament will run from June 13 through August 29.
  • The time control is G/60. G/55;d5 is allowed if both players agree.
  • You may play anyone in the tournament. The first time you play an opponent, the lower rated player has white, in subsequent games against the same opponent you alternate colors.
  • You may not play the same opponent more than four times in the tournament.
  • You get one point for a win, one half point for a draw, and zero for a loss.
  • You may play as many or as few games as you like, but no more than two in one night. The more you play the more points you can win.
  • All games are to be played at the Kenilworth Chess Club during normal operating hours.
  • The winner is the person who has the most points at the end of the tournament.
  • The prizes are 60% for first place, 30% for second, and 10% for third.