Welcome to June!!! (dare I request some rain for the garden?) We are very pleased to welcome three new members tonight: RosePaleSquash, NextPuffyJelly, and dearsquiggily. You are all very welcome.
Tonight we held two events - an event for players with a ChessKid fast chess grade of under 1250, and an Open event for all.
AbleLopsidedGiraffe won for the second time in three weeks - which is very good and consistent form - very well played. AmazingTania had an amazing night taking second place with 3 wins from 4 games, only losing to AbleLopsidedGiraffe - again really well played. ORichards continued his excellent run of form in recent weeks with 2.5 points from 4, narrowly pipping JamesBlyth on tiebreak score. It was brilliant to see that everyone won at least one game tonight - so well played to everyone!!!
If you have a ChessKid login, you can see the full results and look through the games by clicking the following link: https://www.chesskid.com/tournament/u1250-tuesday-night-ruy-lpez-34053/results
It was a legendary night for theworldof legend, who took first place with a very strong performance, dropping on half a point during the evening with a draw against the second placed player. RowanTree continued his excellent run of results with 3/4. GlumSuddenBacon also had a great night, taking 3rd place with 2.5/4 - only dropping points to the players in first and second position this evening.
If you have a ChessKid login, you can see the full results and look through the games by clicking the following link: https://www.chesskid.com/tournament/open-tuesday-night-ruy-lpez-34054/results
Tonight's chess puzzle comes from the game between rafcalum and MerryJazz and it is white play in the position below. On the next move, White takes the Pawn on c6 with his Rook. At first glance, this simply loses the Rook. But - this would be a big mistake for Black - why?
To see this game, you can click through the game shown at the end of this post.
Answer - once white has taken the pawn on c6, if black takes white's Rook, White can put his other Rook on d8 and say "Check", and just one move later will hopefully be saying "Checkmate"
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