Today saw the first regular meeting of Suffolk Junior Chess's new online chess club which is based on ChessKid. We held a mini-tournament which was very experimental, if not for the kids, then definitely for the organiser (me)! While we are still ironing out the details, the club meets regularly on Tuesday and Friday evenings - times to be finalised, but currently 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
The tournament went really well and round 3/3 saw a tussle for victory between RichSmoothPanda and TheWorldOfLegend. When TheWorldOfLegend lost a rook at move 36 after dRd4, other players watching online may have thought that RichSmoothPanda was going to win the match. However TheWorldOfLegend hung on for victory - very well played. But - what move could TheWorldOfLegend have played to save the rook? The position at move 36 for white is shown below and the moves played for the whole game are also shown.
The tournament was won by RichSmoothPanda - very well played.
If you want to play in the next event, which will happen this Friday, you will need to join the club. For more information about how to do this and to complete the form required for entry, please download this form. Parent/s will need to read the form and complete page 2 and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then need to carry out the instructions on Page 3 of the form.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.cxd5 exd5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Bf4 Nc6 7.e3 a6 8.Bd3 Bg4 9.h3 Bh5 10.g4 Bg6 11.Bxg6 hxg6 12.Bg3 Bb4 13.a3 Bd6 14.Bxd6 Qxd6 15.b4 O-O-O 16.Ng5 Rdf8 17.Qf3 Qe7 18.Nxd5 Nxd5 19.Qxd5 Kb8 20.Nf3 Rd8 21.Qc5 Qe4 22.Ke2 Rd5 23.Qc4 Rhd8 24.Rhd1 Rh8 25.Rh1 Rhd8 26.Rad1 f5 27.Qd3 Qxd3+ 28.Rxd3 Re8 29.gxf5 gxf5 30.Rg1 f4 31.Rxg7 fxe3 32.fxe3 Rh5 33.Ng1 Rh4 34.Rg4 Rh6 35.d5 Ne5 36.Rdd4 Nxg4 37.Rxg4 Rd6 38.e4 Rxd5 39.Kf3 Rd3+ 40.Kf4 Rf8+ 41.Ke5 Rd7 42.Ne2 Re8+ 43.Kf4 Rde7 44.Kf5 Rf8+ 45.Kg5 Rg7+ 46.Kh4 Rxg4+ 47.hxg4 Kc8 48.g5 Kd7 49.Kh5 Ke7 50.g6 Kf6 51.Kh6 Rg8 52.Nf4 b6 53.g7 Kf7 54.Nh5 c5 55.Kh7 c4 56.e5 Rxg7+ 57.Nxg7 c3 58.Nf5 c2 59.Ng7 c1=Q 60.e6+ Ke7 61.Kg6 Qg1+ 62.Kh6 Qg4 63.Kh7 Qh4+ 64.Kg6 Qe4+ 65.Kg5 Qd3 66.a4 Qa3 67.Kf5 Qxa4 68.Nh5 Qxb4 69.Nf4 a5 70.Nd5+ Kd6 71.Nxb4 axb4 72.Kf6 b3 73.e7 Kd7 74.Kf7 b2 75.e8=Q+ Kc7 76.Qe1 b1=Q 77.Qxb1 1-0
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