Chess Tournaments.Posted October 12 2011
We're pretty proud of The Web Guy. Truth be told he's pretty new to the world of chess. We used him as a guinea pig while authoring the content of our soon-to-be-released eBook. It's a book by amateurs for amateurs, and the result of this experimentation is that The Web Guy will take part in his first chess tournament this coming weekend. He will battle his way through a five round swiss, in the under 1600 rated section. He's been asking about the cheese.
The local tournament is a small event. There is no pomp and ceremony. There is no big financial funding. The prizes are scraped together from the entry fees collected from the participants. Each player is encouraged to take their own chess set and clock. We've furnished The Web Guy with a digital clock capable of keeping track of a ninety minute time control with a thirty second increment each move, and he has elected to take a Premier Staunton chess set with him in the hope that the massive pieces may scare his opponents into losing.
He's pretty nervous, but we've referred him once again to the five volumes that make up the eBook:
Volume 1 - The Rules of Chess aka how to play!
Volume 2 - A First Chess Game aka how to write down the moves on a scoresheet.
Volume 3 - Where Do I Move aka so I'm sitting in this tournament, now what?
Volume 4 - Tactics Tactics Tactics aka how to trick your opponent into losing pieces while he tricks you into losing yours!
Volume 5 - The End Game aka how to finish off your opponent, or knowing when your opponent is about to finish you off.
While the Cool Chess Canada team is sitting back enjoying the weekend, The Web Guy will be putting the volumes into action - let's hope that we did a good job and he wins at least one game!