Recently, to the astonishment of the players, a fight broke out at Ipswich Junior Chess Club between Martin and Jane. Eventually order was restored when it turned out that it was all a clever plan to demonstrate the importance of developing pieces. It finished all square, although Jane very nearly delivered a knock out finish. It is a great video - click on the image below for a link to the YouTube video.
Last Saturday (14th October) the Ipswich Junior Chess Club met as usual between 9.45 and 11.45am in the lecture hall at Ipswich County Library. Numbers were slightly down, but 8 keen juniors met up to play chess and learn from Martin Tomes.
They began with an hour or so of friendly chess games, and then as a group started looking at their 2 correspondence chess matches against Martlesham Junior Chess Club. The Ipswich and Martlesham junior chess clubs have been playing correspondence chess for the last few weeks. In these games, the clubs each make one move per game every week. This move is then sent to the other club, who then plan and play their move when they next meet. This is a great way for the players to discuss their match and plan their moves - and have a lot of fun.
In one of the matches, the position is as shown below. Ipswich are playing the white pieces, while Martlesham are playing the black pieces.
The game record is as follows: e4, d5, e5, Nc6, d4, Bf5, f4, e6, Nf3. Black to play - what would you play next?
Martin and the club planning their next move against Martlesham.
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