Wednesday, 27 February 2008

A long night at the chess club

Almost all the stories I tell on this blog concerning chess organisation are tales of misery and woe. However the ANU Chess Club is an exception to this state of affairs, and 2008 sees it going great guns. In fact we are having difficulty in fitting in all the players who currently play at the club, and we may need to find extra room to accommodate new players. But I would rather have this problem than not have it.
Of course extra players does mean some extra work, and my own game this evening got off to a late start as I had to replace batteries in the DGT's at the club as 3 of them decided to not to work (despite me checking them the week before). Fortunately it didn't affect my play to badly and I scored a nice win over Alan Setiabudi, in part to my use of the TMI* System.

Press,S - Setiabudi,A [B44]
ANU Summer 2008 Canberra, 27.02.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nb5 d6 6.Bf4 e5 7.Be3 Nf6 8.N1c3 a6 9.Na3 b5 10.Nd5 Rb8 11.Bg5 Be7 12.Nxe7 Qxe7 13.c3 Be6 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Qf3 b4 16.cxb4 Nd4 17.Qd3 d5 18.exd5 Bf5 19.Qd2 Rg8 20.Rc1 Rxb4 21.Nc4 Bh3 22.Qc3 Bxg2 23.Bxg2 Rxg2 24.Qh3 Rb8 25.Qxg2 Qb4+ 26.Kf1 Rc8 27.Nd6+ Kd7 28.Qh3+ 1-0

*But what is the TMI System? All will be revealed in a future post!


david santos said...

Hi, Shaun!
I loved this post.

Libby said...

Being at ANU last night I'm assuming you weren't watching "Inspiring Teachers" on SBS? The featured science teacher also ran the chess club (in the science lab and with the resident pet mice assisting over the boards).


Jim said...

The mouse was the arbiter presumably.