Paul Morphy was a pure genius! A comprehensive list of his games was posted to LiChess in the Study area. Check it out, and contribute analysis if you wish.
Leela is an artificial intelligence chess program that taught herself to play chess, and continually learns as she plays. Unlike the brute force crunching that top chess engines employ, she seems to have a creative mind of her own. The enclosed article and must-watch video reveals something quite extraordinary. Please wait for the end surprise.
This was our first 5 Round Swiss Event, and it was the first time we utilized the Swiss-Sys pairing software. The tournament was a grand success, which produced some clear winners. We also had enough money to pay 2 full 3rd Place Prizes, and add some Class Prizes as well. It was a valuable learning experience, and a real pleasure to officiate.
Special thanks to Paul Mulqueen for his generous time and consultation, Brian Smith for coming back and supporting Murfreesboro Chess, and to everyone who traveled the distances to participate.
Additional thanks goes out to all who played, and we look forward to hosting anyone who was unable to make it this time for our future events.
Cash Prize Winners:
1st Place: 4.5 pts. Brian Smith (Nashville, TN)
2nd Place: 4.0 pts. Paul Mulqueen (Huntsville, AL)
3rd Place: 3.5 pts. Daniel Buzard (Murfreesboro, TN)
3rd Place: 3.5 pts. Travis Deere (Signal Mountain, TN)
U1200: 3.0 pts. Isahiah Hamilton (?, TN)
U1500: 2.5 pts. William Witherspoon (Murfreesboro, TN)
Unr: 1.0 pts. Eric Adams (Murfreesboro, TN)
All of the of results can be found in a link on the Past MCC Events page.
OCT. 13 Murfreesboro Open 2018 - National Chess Day!
Site: First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 907 Main St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 5SS; Rd. 1, G/25 d5; Rd. 2, G/45 d5; Rds., 3, 4, 5, G/60 d5. Open section: $575 in Prizes based on 30 entries, $150 1st, $75 2nd, Class Prizes X, A, B, C, D, E/below, Unr., each $50, Above 30 players, additional prizes will be added and/or increased. Rounds: 9, 10, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30. Registration: 7:30am - 8:45am. EF: $25 by check if received by 10/10, $30 cash at site. Early entries sent to: Chris Prosser (TD), 733 Long Hunter Ct., Nashville, TN 37217 Bye: One half point bye is available for any Rd. per player if requested before Rd.1.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, murfreesborochess.weebly.com/
Much thanks goes out to Chris Prosser, Joy Warren and Chris Warren for making this possible!
If you weren't already aware of it, SCID is a powerful chess database that is absolutely free. You can instantly add over 2 million games with KingBase, which is also free. And to keep up to date with current games, you can consult This Week In Chess for more free downloads. I think the latest version of SCID provides Stockfish, but any chess engine you acquire can be added to the system.
Written assistance is available through searches online, and YouTube has some decent tutorials.
RSVP's are steadily streaming in! Chess is alive in Middle Tennessee!
MCC August 2018 Quick Tournament
Date: Saturday, 08/04/2018
Site: Linebaugh Library Club Room 1st Floor, 105 W. Vine St. Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Open: 5-SS; G/25 d3. USCF Quick Rating.
Must RSVP: Up to 20 Players max. RSVP online by 08/01/2018 to email@example.com
EF: $15 cash collected on-site from 9:00 - 9:20.
Rounds: 9:30, 10:45, Lunch, 12:30, 1:45, 3:00.
Byes: One requested half-point bye allowed, any round, must request before tournament.
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd; 75% Return
Also listed on the US Chess TLA Site!
We've recently added John MacInnes & Mu'izz Reynolds to the pyramid roster. Be sure to check out the players' page for making challenges, and don't forget to report the results. Congratulations to Tony Bailey & Rich Larmi who hold the top seats in the 9th position. Who is going to win the #1 spot?
11 Norbert Thiemann
10 Mu'izz Reynolds
9 Rich Larmi
The downstairs Club Room has been reserved at the Linebaugh Library for Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., so please save the date. The capacity is for a maximum of 20 players. More details will be forthcoming about the format.
Other venues will be scouted in June as well.