Noel Skelton Open – A handful of Rochester area players attended the Noel Skelton Open over the Labor Day Weekend. The highlight for the group was Ben Schimke scoring 4.5/5 and winning clear first in the Bantam division! Congrats Ben on a strong performance! Nate Harmsen also participated in the Bantam section scoring 2 points and gaining over 50 rating points. In the Reserve section Tim Schimke was in a tie for 8th place scoring 3 points out of 5 with only one loss. Maor Leker Locker scored 2 points in the section with a win over an 1800 player. Rob Newshutz represented Rochester in the Premier division scoring 2 points including a draw with an expert. Overall this was a strong performance from the Rochester crowd.
Tuesday – This Tuesday will be a casual night at the club. Come, hang out, have fun, and play some chess.
Chess Article – I recently wrote an article for chess.com on middlegame planning in the Ruy Lopez that anyone can view for free. Here’s the link: http://www.chess.com/article/view/middlegame-planning—the-ruy-lopez