Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hedgehogs win; blogger loses

This Board 1 matchup was crucial to the Hedgehogs' 4-2 victory over the AMA Rogue Squadron in Chicago Industrial Chess League play last night.  Both of us had read (and forgotten) the relevant chapter of Mihail Marin's Beating the Open Games....

Very nice preparation and play by Michael Rauchman!

Monday, January 3, 2011

December 2010 CICL Bulletin

Still catching up....

The Chicago Industrial Chess League published the latest issue of the Chicago Chess Player in timely fashion, even if one sometime blogger blew a deadline promise.

Sam Schmakel wins second national title

Andi Rosen reports on the ICA website!

(OK, so I took most of December off...)

Tim Just Winter Open XXV!

Another cut-and-paste from my email: see you there this weekend!

Tim Just's
Winter Open/Reserve XXV
A Heritage Tournament

Chicagoland's longest continuously run chess torunament organized by the same organizer for the past 25 years!
January 8, 2011 - January 9, 2011
DoubleTree Hotel : 1909 Spring Road , Oakbrook, Illinois 60523, (630) 472-6020, (630) 472-6000 

Same $64 Early EF - 2 Sections - Book Dealer - one day Winter Scholastic ($25) - $70 Hotel Room Rates -
Sets, Boards, & Clocks provided by North American Chess Association  for Winter Open/Reserve

Winter Open/Reserve info and registration:

Winter Scholastic info and registration: 11/scholastic11.html