Thursday, October 29, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
The puzzles activity is still a huge attraction. The big bag of candy is finding itself thinned every week.
In the future it would be nice to maybe host some unrated double chess tournaments, or simply unrated chess tournaments.
That's it for this week. Sorry for the delay. See you next.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I am glad that people of higher ages are starting to join this program and I am certain that this will improve the skills of the participants.
I want to welcome Kelly Zheng to the volunteering team here at the library. Kelly joined last week and has been a great help to the program.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
It was a dark and stormy night when Yuanling and I have decided to make a website.
To be honest there was a lot of hard times making the website. From editing the content, to flash, to photoshop, and to confusing html, yet we did it. At times we thought that we could never do this or is on the verge of giving up. But after 1 and half month of hardwork it has finally arrived.
Everything you see is designed by me your humble webmaster. The only thing that isn't "homemade" is the feedreader(it was way beyond my level).
Thanks to Yuanling for this great opportunity to show off my web skills and thank TechForceOnCall for donating the webhosting server. Thanks to Macromedia flash for its wonderful functions and thanks to Macromedia dreamweaver for it's ease of control. Also thanks to Adobe photoshop.
Also thanks to inventor of the computer and internet and HTML for making this all possible.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Overall it was great, we've came across some very interesting games. But because the more players we had and Aaron's absence, we didn't have time to record interesting positions.
As Hazel mention in her blog, we are planning for some more activities, as some players in our Branch has finished 3 rounds in only 30 minutes while other players take 1 hour to complete a game. There is a strong demand of something else for them to do. In the brookbanks library we put chess books for the players to read, I have talked to the Librarian about it. We've decided that we should also put interesting puzzles or even use the television we have in that room for some chess movies.
The puzzle activity will be hosted by a organizer(me), with candy bars rewarded. I'll put up easy 2 move tactics and whoever solves it first gets a candy bar.
That's it for this week, see you next week!
Friday, August 7, 2009
I am playing white, we played the C70: Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defense, Caro Variation.
Although having the same material on the board, the computer analysis shows that i was actually up by 3 point! How did i gain such an enormous advantage? Let's see the game.
So there you go, that was a good game played by me. I got the analysis from chess.com, unlike my friend Fritz 6, it thinks a bit different.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
When I first heard of Yuanling's Brilliant program Chess in the Library, I was suprised at the uniqueness and the promising goals of this program. Thus without hesitation I decided to help out. But I never would have thought that as fast as a month, a new branch of the program will open up, and I would be the leader of that branch!
After being humorously bossed around by Yuanling in the Brookbanks meetings, I have learned from her leadership skills and all the techniques needed to organize my own branch. Stuff like making pairings, registrations, grabbing people's attentions, speaking loudly, and of course the most important of all: how to boss other people around.
Last time I checked, 15 people already signed up. To me that is both relief and pressure. Relief knowing that so many people already signed up, but there is a sudden rush of responsibility. To be honest I am a bit scared of the first meeting, for all its uncertainties. All I have is a list with names; I know nothing about their age, gender, personality.
Still I am looking forward to the first meeting next saturday, and I have no doubt that it is going to turn out great.