Sunday, May 20, 2007

Lest We Forget...

Thanks for the input on the Maxims. I have a lovely little railing piece (as I do), but I was interrupted slightly by my best friend.

First, he tied for first in the scholastic tournament he played in yesterday!! Wee Haw! Actually he would have won, I believe, except for some software difficulties by the director, but we made our case, lost gracefully, and took home the third overall trophy.

It will forever be a mystery why the 1st k-3 trophy is larger than the 3rd overall trophy, even though 3rd overall is worth more. The continuing mysteries of scholastic chess!

But at any rate it was his first round game. This one really stuck in my craw, especially because the player had won before. And his mom was a bit taken aback by the six move loss. And yet the player was still 2/5 for the tournament. But it does portend to why there are maxims. I think.

[Event "Out Of Season Tournament"]
[Date "2007.05.19"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Maxims?"]
[Black "MyBestFriend"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[PlyCount "12"]
[TimeControl "g25"]
1. a4 Nf6
2. Nf3 d5
3. Rg1 e6
4. h4 Bc5
5.Nh2 Ne4
6. f3 Bf2#

Except for move 2, every other white move should be marked at least a ?. And it was obvious that he needed some guidelines.

More Later...


likesforests said...

Congratulations to your son for doing so well in his tournament!

Blue Devil Knight said...

Great work!