Friday, July 22, 2016

ALEKHINE LECTURE 22 JULY


Tonight the topic was Alekhine..the 4th World Champion whose speciality was his multifaceted plans often confused his opponents.

Apart from imaginative combinations, Alekhine placed great importance in preparing innovations in the opening. Many systems with gambit possibilities were uncovered in his games, setting the pace for successors like Garry Kasparov.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

LECTURE ON ALEKHINE JULY 22

July's lecture by Bradley covers the 4th World Champion, Alexander Alekhine.


Alekhine's fame rests on his ability to produce deep combinations when one least expects, based on his choice of moves which often masks his plans. His legacy to the chess world is best depicted in his collection of games which is available as Alekhine's Best Games below:


All players who are tactical and wish to go into 1 d4 from 1 e4 will do well to study his games.

July 22nd 8pm. Seats are limited to members only. Please message me for reservations.

MATCH WITH BULLDOGS JUNE 24

This has been covered here

Sunday, June 5, 2016

PLAYERS FOR JUNE 24 MATCH


Calling all Thomson Chess Club members  rated 1400 and above..

We are playing a 11 board match against BullDogs Team and would like to gather as many as possible. Naturally we would want to field a decently strong team to match their average rating of 1600.

Please email me soonest at johnwongfk63@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Monday, May 30, 2016

MATCH INSTEAD OF LECTURE IN JUNE

For June, we decide to take a break from the lecture series and instead, Thomson Chess Club is organising a friendly match with the BullDogs Team at our Club!

The BullDogs Team is made up of Filipino expatriates who are crazy about chess and mind you, they are strong and often finish highly in our local tournaments. My task is to rope in as many that they can muster.

Format of the match shall be 2 games of 15 min with 10 sec increment.  We shall do a blitz one sometime later.

Members who are interested to play please email me. The date is tentatively set at 24 June.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

LECTURE ON CAPABLANCA MAY 27

The coming lecture by Bradley will be focused on the 3rd World Champion, Jose Raul Capablanca


He is Cuban, learnt chess at a young age by watching his father play. One day while his father was playing, he could even tell him that  an illegal move was made with the Knight. Mark of a genius.

We start 8pm this Friday at the Club, please come early to take your seats.