Sunday, May 15, 2011

Athos, Porthos, and Aramis Compete in Evanston

The Three Musketeers we were not, but we returned to the DeKalb/Sycamore area only slightly wounded, able to fight again another day.

Cliff Adams, Rick Andersen and myself all competed in the Evanston Tri-Level this weekend and represented the DeKalb club well. 32 competitors participated overall.

Rick notched his first tournament victory in almost 15 years!

Cliff prevailed over an up and coming chess prodigy without bringing the young lad to tears! The boy's father is a 2200-rated master who tied for first in the "Gold" section.

And I managed to avenge my last round loss from the recent Freeport tournament with a last round victory over the same opponent! Vengeance is sweet!

All for one and one for all, we garnered 5.5 out of 12 points... but that's five and a half more than those of you who stayed at home generated.

Ratings-wise, I dropped 6 points, Rick dropped 6 and Cliff dropped 7... essentially a half of one percent of our previous ratings. Hardly a blip on the radar.

Next week the hybrid "chess bus" will be traveling to Freeport for their exciting Octad event... and we'll be looking for D'Artagnan to join us. All aboard!


  1. This is to show everyone in the club how easy it is to post a comment!

  2. Wow, so many options. This really is easy!

  3. If it's so easy, why don't more people leave comments?

  4. Hey Bill, thanks again for driving. It was certainly great to get back into some tournament action. My two losses were pretty down to the wire, so I think I'm in pretty good shape to improve my game soon.

    It was a good time and I'm looking forward to hitting Freeport this weekend.

    I will see you this afternoon!

    (Now stop talking to yourself. :P )

  5. P.S. My last name is Andersen with an 'e' and not an 'o'. ;)

  6. Rick -- can you change the spelling of your name? It's easier (on me) if you change it than for me to update the website. Thanks. See you this afternoon to go over some of your game action!

  7. Oh, yes, Bill, I will get RIGHT on that with my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience or distress this situation may have caused you. No trouble; no trouble at all.

    With regard to this afternoon; I may stumble in a little late. I got next to no sleep last night (evidenced by my posting times) and am about to try and get a nap in here. I should be there and probably will be on time, but I may snooze it for a bit and end up late. Just so you know.

  8. Have a great nap, Ricky D. May you dream of tall, shapely queens who follow your every command. Beats counting sheep. We'll wait for you to arrive before starting club play. If anyone so much as tries to arrange a board, I'll flick off the pieces one by one, insisting: "Not until Rick arrives!"


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