Turning around a bad streak
I had advertised the chess club I participate at several months ago. Apparently, the message has worked and brought some new members! I welcome those who did show up and anyone else who is considering attending. I'll repeat where the club is located for the reader's convenience.
It's in Highland, IN, USA at the meijer store (off of Rte 41). We play in the cafe area and the conditions do become cold - so dress appropriately!
I reintroduce the club (which is always G/20 with no delay or increments) because one of the new members most likely found my previous blog post regarding the advertisement and felt that the ad was partially unclear. He mentioned that the blog vaguely asks for "skilled players" and was not sure how to interpret that phrase. I agree with his statement and I wish to clarify that here: The players at the club (those who are USCF rated anyways, this is not a requirement) are generally rated between 1300-1800 USCF, with some exceptions up and down. One of the new players said his live chess rating here on chess.com fluctuated between 1100-1200 and his level of play fits in at our club (although he has not been tested against the strongest players that we have to offer). If you are of expert or master strength, you may not be challenged enough by us, but are welcome to participate! If your main weapon is the Scholar's Mate and praying that it works, we may be too strong for you.
Okay, I will submit my 3 club games from 01/24/2012. As usual, the time control is G/20 with no delay or increment. As the title has referenced, I am finally beginning to have good results (today, I actually won all 3 games played). My games aren't the most accurate but an inaccurate win counts the same as an accurate one! Game #1 is the most interesting due to a couple of missed opportunities by my opponent. Game #2 has few notes due to an early blunder by my opponent, costing him a minor piece. Game #3 is interesting as well - I play an opponent who I've never played at the club before. The end result displays some neat calculation on my part.