Sunday, October 23, 2016

Game of the Week by Alan Lasser

In hopes of increasing the attendance at the Westerly Chess Club, our small local newspaper was invited in to interview the 2016 Rhode Island Champion. || The reporter’s key question, the one that would determine whether the article would make it to page one on a slow news day, or would be relegated to a tiny blurb in the back section just in front of the classifieds, was “why is chess fun?” I provided a short biological answer. See || http://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/topnews/9485473-154/westerly-man-is-states-chess-king.html#gallery-5 || Fischer would have mentioned something about crushing egos and foiling those commie cheaters. If it’s under a thousand words, you can share your answer on this page. || In July, I reported on the grandmaster who inexplicably allowed the old two bishop sacrifice. Here it occurs in master play; one master doesn’t find the right defense and the other master doesn’t find the mate. || Click here for the Oct 22 game of the week. || Click here for the Oct 29 game of the week. || Click here for the Nov 5 game of the week. || Click here for the Dec 10 game of the week. || Click here for the Dec 17 game of the week. || Alan is a regular player at the Norwich Chess Club on Wed. 5-8pm, Otis Library, and the Westerly Chess Club, on Thurs 5:30-7:30, Westerly Library, 44 Broad St.