Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My round one game in the TCCL

Here is my round one game against John. I erred early getting a Pawn behind, but I played accurate defense the rest of the game to get the draw.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tal Tales had a great first round!

We were short a player for the first round, but Tal Tales had an excellent first round. I would like to welcome Luke Robson and Matt Henderson to the team. Luke is our new board one, as Kelly Perleberg has moved up to the round robin section of the TCCL. I am the third board, but I moved up to board two for the evening. Matt played board three.

I got a draw against John Thomson as Black. In what looked like a drawn position, Luke pulled out a great endgame win against Jeff Higgins. Matt lost against Steven Kravik.

However, I am gratified we got 1.5 for the three games we played, especially against two very strong players. Jeff and John had an average rating of just shy of 1900, while Luke and I averaged roughly 1460.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Twin Cities Chess League tonight, but in other odd and exciting news...

...The Flaming Lips movie, Christmas on Mars, was just shown in NYC today. I hope it comes to Minneapolis or St. Paul!

Here's the trailer...

Monday, September 08, 2008

Enough is enough!

I am appalled by how the St. Paul Police intimidated and arrested non-violent people last week. (I am also appalled with the anarchists who have such little consideration of others but plenty of consideration for their own importance.) None of this behavior befits our democracy. I am both saddened and very angry with what went down last week.

Police have a duty to protect people, property, and people's rights. When you (police) start taking away people's rights, you are not performing your duties. I think what you did is very self-serving and not honorable.