26 Years of Community Service. The Hugenot Chess Knights Club

Walter relaxing between rounds

Walter relaxing between rounds

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Walter has been doing 1st and 3rd Friday chess for more than a quarter century!  The club is open to the public and meets at the Latter Day Saints Church at 10660 Duryea Richmond 23235.  It’s right off Heugenot and Old Gun Roads.  Yes, this is the club that used to meet at the Bon Air Library.   It’s Free and you can get an unofficial rating.  The competition starts at age 4 and goes all the way up and the competition starts at beginner and goes all the way up to expert.  Play is in a quad format for the stronger players and a round robin for the lower rated and beginners so there won’t be any standing around.  The club attracts regulars like Jack Barrow, Brian Garbera, Mike Callaham, Jason Morefield, Ray Fletcher, Fabio, Charles Chen, Ryan Balser, Nitin Kanuri, Sriharsha Sambangi, and many other rated players.  This is the ultimate family venue.  It gets 5 out of 5 stars.  If you finish clear 1st or clear 2nd you win a prize!  Here are a few of games just to wet your appetite!

(178) walter chester (1824) – mike c (1897) [A58]

friday # 5 (2), 11.03.2014 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.g3 Bg7 8.Bg2 d6 9.Nf3 0–0 10.0–0 Nbd7 11.Re1 Nb6 12.e4 Qc7 13.Rb1 Nfd7 14.Qc2 c4 15.Na4 Nxa4 16.Qxa4 c3 17.Qc2 Nc5 18.Bf1 Bxf1 19.Rxf1 Rxa2 20.Be3 Na4 21.Nd4 Qc4 22.Nc6 Nxb2 23.Ra1 Rfa8 24.Ba7 Rxa1 25.Rxa1 Nd3 26.Ra4 Ne1 27.Rxc4 Nxc2 28.Nxe7+ Kf8 29.Rc8+ Rxc8 30.Nxc8 Nd4 31.Nxd6 c2 32.Kg2 c1Q 33.Bb6 Qb1 34.Bc5 Kg8 0–1

(176) mike c (1897) – charles chen (1683) [D02]

friday # 3 (3), 11.03.201

1.Nf3 Nc6 2.c3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.Bf4 g6 5.e3 Bg7 6.Nbd2 0–0 7.h3 Nd7 8.Be2 e5 9.dxe5 Ncxe5 10.0–0 c6 11.Nd4 a6 12.Bh2 c5 13.Nc2 b6 14.f4 Nc6 15.e4 dxe4 16.Nxe4 Nf6 17.Nd6 Ne7 18.Bf3 Rb8 19.f5 Nxf5 20.Nxf5 Bxf5 21.Bxb8 Bxc2 22.Qxd8 Rxd8 23.Bc7 Rd7 24.Bxb6 c4 25.Bd4 Ne4 26.Bxg7 Kxg7 27.Rac1 Bd3 28.Rfe1 Nd2 29.Bd1 Ne4 30.Bc2 Ng3 31.Bxd3 cxd3 32.Rcd1 Ne2+ 33.Kf2 Nf4 34.h4 h6 35.g3 Nh5 36.Re3 d2 37.Re2 g5 38.hxg5 hxg5 39.Rdxd2 Ra7 40.Rd6 f5 41.Red2 f4 42.Rd7+ Rxd7 43.Rxd7+ Kg6 44.Rd6+ 1–0

(183) Mike Callaham (1955) – charles Chen (1660) [A05]

march #2, 22.03.2014

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c3 b6 3.d3 d5 4.Nbd2 Bb7 5.Qc2 g6 6.e4 e6 7.Be2 Bg7 8.0–0 0–0 9.Re1 h6 10.e5 Nfd7 11.d4 c5 12.Nf1 Nc6 13.Be3 Rc8 14.Qd2 Kh7 15.Bd3 f6 16.exf6 Rxf6 17.Ng3 e5 18.dxe5 Ndxe5 19.Nxe5 Nxe5 20.Nh5 Nxd3 21.Nxf6+ Qxf6 22.Qxd3 d4 23.cxd4 cxd4 24.Bxd4 Qg5 25.Qh3 Bxd4 26.Qd7+ Bg7 27.Qxb7 Rc2 28.h3 Qc5 29.Rf1 Rxb2 30.Rac1 Qd4 31.Qxa7 Qd5 32.Rc7 Qe5 33.a4 Rb4 34.Rfc1 Re4 35.Rxg7+ Qxg7 36.Rc7 Re1+ 37.Kh2 1–0

(165) Mike C (1892) – Walter Chester (1804) [A04]

quad 2 2014 (1), 17.01.201

1.Nf3 c5 2.c3 Nc6 3.d3 d5 4.Nbd2 e5 5.e4 d4 6.Nc4 f6 7.a4 Be6 8.Qb3 Qd7 9.a5 Nge7 10.Be2 Nc8 11.0–0 Be7 12.Nh4 0–0 13.g4 Nd6 14.Nf5 Bxc4 15.dxc4 Nxe4 16.Bf3 Nd6 17.Bd5+ Kh8 18.cxd4 Nxf5 19.gxf5 Nxd4 20.Qxb7 Qxb7 21.Bxb7 Rab8 22.a6 Nxf5 23.Bd2 Nd4 24.Ba5 Bd6 25.Kg2 f5 26.Ra3 e4 27.Rc3 h6 28.Ra1 Rf6 29.Bb6 Rf7 30.Bxa7 Rbxb7 31.axb7 Rxb7 32.Ra6 Be7 33.Bb6÷ 0–1

 I see some wiggle room in these games…How about you?  1st and 3rd Friday at 7pm.  Walter is also a certified Merit Badge trainer.  See you soon!


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