Monday, August 3, 2009

Pleasant View branch first meeting!

The first meeting of the Pleasant View branch took place August 1st, 2009. The festival and the long weekend has taken it's toll on the program as only 11 out of the 27 people who signed up showed up.

Dispite the lack of number of people, the fun and the quality of the games wasn't affected at all. The people who came had a great time; the whole room was so filled with laughter and the joy of victory, that we had to constantly remind people to be quiet.

Lots of people were helping out: Aaron, Hazel, and Sam. They did a great job at keeping the people quiet and engaged, espeically Hazel for her helpful instructions given to the more amateur players.

We came across a very interesting checkmate position where pins are involved, there was a lot of neat things about this checkmate.

Watch now nicely the knight takes away c2 square from the king. Qf2 pins the e pawn so the checkmate cannot be blocked.

That's all for this week, see you next week people.


  1. The position is recorded on the back of the beginner section's results.
    btw, I had a great time helping out, and the children and adults in the community are just fabulous.

  2. nice job with the blog, yutong! The position looks even better on the screen.