MARCH 1st, 2014
(yes, it's already March!)
Time to review your endgame patterns!
[60/SD + 5"delay]
See you this Saturday!
Mikhail Botvinnik, Garry Kasparov's teacher wrote in the preface of Kasparov's book,
The Test of Time (1986): "Kasparov is on the right path [to chess mastery]. Analyses of games should be published by a player not only to afford pleasure to the reader, but also, by putting forward the results of his work to their strict judgement, to be able to use the readers' criticisms to check the objectivity of his searchings [creative ideas essayed in the game]. This is an essential step for anyone who wishes to become a researcher in chess. In this way, creative and competitive successes can be raised and the very maximum possible squeezed out of his [the player's] talent."
In the spirit of Botvinnik and Kasparov, Carey Theil, president of the BCC, has instructed his tournament staff to request chess scoresheets of games played at the Club which illustrate a particularly interesting chess issue or a personal accomplishment, on the part of the player, to be collected. In the spirit of this request, the Club will provide a box into which BCC players can drop off their games which will be prepared for analysis and possible publication on the BCC WebLog and/or Chess Horizons (The Massachusetts Chess Association chess publication, both paper version and on-line presentation.)