Monday, June 06, 2011

A Pawn's View

Looking at things from a pawn's perspective.

Part of the reason I love Chess is the visual aspect. I'm always on the lookout for a good photo, or for Chess references in advertising, films, or anywhere else. This photo is one I took recently while doing a bit of Chess reading.

Today is the start of a new Chess tournament I'll be playing in. Looking forward to some great games in the next few weeks!


Friday, June 03, 2011

Chess Tournament Results May 2011

After a year away from the Chess scene, I returned to play in a tournament at the Langley Chess Club. Although I hadn't been playing much (or at all), I'd been studying casually, and my games were some of the best I've played. There is still much room for improvement, but that's the whole challenge!

Tournament results.

Above is the tournament chart. Beside each player's name are the results for each game, one per column. The result (W - win, D - draw, L - loss) is followed by a number corresponding to another person in the same chart that the game was played against.

So, three draws out of five games isn't bad. Many of these players have a lot more experience and play more often, so I consider it a challenge just to keep up and get good results.

Another tournament starts next week. Watch for the results to be posted in mid-July.