Friday, 19 January 2018

FIRST MATCH AT NEW VENUE

The first match at the new venue Quakers meeting house, of the Lisburn road.



Ballynafeigh versus Belfast South ended with a 4.5-0.5 victory for Ballynafeigh.  John Bryars cleverly forced a draw by repetition against DC to claim the sole half point.

I will post  Rookies report of the match later below.
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ECC 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Friday, 22 December 2017

CHESS SCENE FOR ROSS HARRIS

Needed to get some physio treatment on my leg a short while ago. 

During the treatment, I told Ross Harris about a Chess scene from a movie.  I have found out that the scene is available online.

It is posted below, please excuse the bad language in the scene!


Thanks for the treatment Ross.


Psalm 139:14  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Friday, 15 December 2017

LAST LEAGUE CHESS MATCH AT THE ULSTER BANK CLUB

Wednesday night saw the last League match a the Ulster Bank Club. The match result was a 4-1 win for Civil Service.



The club officials are in the business of locating another venue for the second half of the season.

ECC 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

ANALYSE THIS

Strand won both matches tonight, not quite sure what the exact scoring was.
I had a very interesting game, though I lost on time.

However a typical position arose which illustrates the type of position which club players have to deal with. It is not a tactical position, where you can win a pawn, a piece, or get a forced checkmate.

It is more of a mundane type of position, where there is possibly one or more options.

Just how is the club players supposed to work out which is the best, or one of the best moves to make?

Here is the position, it is very interesting. Black to play? What would you play?

I will post the move I made in the comments section and the reason I chose that particular move.


ECC 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

BOMBSHELL

Providence has landed a bombshell on the South Belfast Chess Club. Apparently the Ulster Bankers Club will be closing at the end of the year.

So, the SB committee will be urgently looking for a new venue. Will be ironic if they end up back at Fisherwick???

Meanwhile tonight`s league game against Civil Service was a decisive 4.5 defeat for the SB A team.

ECC 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Friday, 13 October 2017

ONLINE CHESS

I very rarely play online chess on any server as I have discovered I can hardly win a game.

On Wednesday night I did play a couple of games on Chess.com. My opponent was a computer programme named Computer 3-HARD rated at 1603.

In both game I was victorious, just goes to show it is easier for me to win games against a computer programme, than it is to win games against "humans."

ECC 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

THE GINGER GM HAS THE ABILITY TO MAKE CHESS ENTERTAINING AND FUN

Great video of GM Simon Williams preparing for his match against GM Ben Finegold.   

Simon Williams has, or has developed, the art of making Chess entertaining and fun.  This is a real talent.



Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.