...Oh - that's right - setting up a tournament... Thanks for the reminder folks.
Balmy Barmy Friday
Last Friday, we had an event that was suitably called Balmy Barmy Friday. Well played to those who entered. Rowantree had a strong evening, winning the event with 3/3. ZanyHummingBook pushed Rowantree all the way, losing a decider in the last round. AbleLopsidedGiraffe completed the top three, also scoring 2/3.
If you have a ChessKid login, you can see the full results and all of the games from this event here: https://www.chesskid.com/tournament/open-balmy-barmy-friday-88697/results
Why 'forgetful' Tuesday? - I forgot to set the tournament up - sorry again folks.
rafcalum certainly was not in a forgetful mood, he won all 4 of his games, and in not only that, he played the players who finished in positions 2, 3, 4 & 5 - in other words, a perfect result - very well played.
Rowantree had a good night in taking 2nd position with 3/4, losing only to rafcalum. With 5 players finishing on 2/4, AbleLopsidedGiraffe snatched third place in the last game of the evening, taking the position on tiebreak score. Well played to all tonight - and thanks for competing.
If you have a ChessKid login, you can see the full results and all of the games from this event here: https://www.chesskid.com/tournament/open-forgetful-tuesday-89712/results
Chess Puzzle - Mate in 4 - Difficult
Tonight's chess puzzle is a tough one - in the position below, can you see how White can force Checkmate in 4 moves against Black? - answer below the puzzle. Hint: Look for 'checks' with every move for white...
1: Qf7+, Kd6;
2: Nxc4+, Kd5;
3: Nc3+, Kxd4;
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