Monday, March 16, 2009


At a tournament held in Chinatown on Saturday, Alexis Paredes and Rawn Prowell tied for first place. Both had 4-0 scores, but Alexis eliminated Rawn int he blitz playoff. the entire team played well with many players scoring 3 points. Stay tuned as Alexis will annotate his victory over Mattheu Jefferson.

In the reserve section, Rhoda Lynch had a perfect 4-0 score!

And once again, Jie Jing and Jacob had the same exact score. HMMMMMMMMMMMM

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Lisa was white in this position on Saturday against Someone Zhao. What would you play?

Lisa played the attacking move 22.Qh6!
What would you suggest for black here?
Black could play a move that attacks the Rg1, like 22...Qa7 or 22....Qb6, or he could retreat his bishop with 22....Bg7. But he didn't see Lisa's threat, and made a move like 22...Qc7. (I forgot to write down the next moves, but it was something like this!) How can Lisa continue her attack and win?
23.Rh5!!! Rfd8
24.Qxh7+ Kf8
Find a good move here!

There are a couple!
25.Rxg6 is great, but
25.Rf5 is the funniest and best, because white attacks f7 again and if 25....gxf5 26.Rg8+ Ke7 27.Qxf7#!!