Conrad/Tasby/Lowe Chess Club Meetings

 

   Tue - 3:40-5:10 PM - Tasby Middle School Library

   Wed - 4:15-6:15 PM - Conrad High School - Science Lab 2-220

   Thu - 3:40-5:40 PM - Tasby Middle School Library

 

                            (Sicilian 256-19 - Please Memorize.)

                          1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6

                          5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.O-O O-O

 

Suggested moves 9-13 for our Sicilian Opening on Page 256, Columns 19-21 in Modern Chess Openings (MCO-14), are:

 

   Col 19 - 9.Kh1 b6 10.Be3 Bb7 11.f3 b5! 12.a4 b4 13.Nd5 Nxd5

   Col 20 - 9.Be3 Be6 10.Qd2 Nbd7 11.a4 Rc8 12.a5 Qc7 13.Rfd1 Rfe8

   Col 21 - 9.f4 b5! 10.a4 b4 11.Nd5 Nxd5 12.Qxd5 Qb6+ 13.Kh1 Bb7=

 

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Asynchronous Tournament Results - March 15, 2017

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First Place - Mohammad - 27 points

Second Place - Zar - 24-1/2 points

Third Place - Tilan - 22 points

Fourth Place - Vung - 21-1/2 points

Fifth Place - Seng - 20 points

Sixth Place - Siang - 19-1/2 points

Seventh Place - Rahmo - 17-1/2 points

Eighth Place - Htway - 15 points

Ninth Place - Faizal - 14 points

Tenth Place - Michael - 13 points

 

Asynchronous Online Tournament - January 15 to March 15, 2017 - $50 First Prize, $30 Second Prize, $20 Third Prize

 

Top Chesstempo Tactics Ratings For Members with 100+ Problems Attempted - 2/1/17

 

------------ Conrad/Tasby Members ------------

Mohammad 1480 (3709 problems)

Jerry 1370 (2546 problems)

Per Meh 1280 (5076 problems in 6 months in 2076!!!!)

Seng 1150 (1967 problems)

Vung 1110 (752 problems)

Alexis 1060 (247 problems)

Zar 1040 (1412 problems)

Franklin 1000 (103 problems)

Michael 980 (235 problems)

Yicheng 940 (1026 problems)

Htway 910 (112 problems)

Siang 890 (1222 problems)

David 850 (145 problems)

Jennifer 800 (203 problems)

 

------ Jack Lowe Members Are Making Great Progress ------

Leonardo 670 (467 problems since October 20, 2016!!!)

Edwin 580 (291 problems since January 1, 2017!!

William 560 (300 problems since January 1, 2017!!)

 

Tasby Seventh Graders Sweep the District UIL Chess Competition

 

Congratulations to the Tasby participants at the UIL Competition at Conrad Saturday, December 10th, 2016. Alexis, Michael and Franklin won First, Second, and Third Place in the contest. This was the third time (in three UIL contests!) that Alexis has won the First Place division title. Rodrigo and Paul placed Fourth and Seventh for 6th graders. Seng won 7th Place for 8th graders.

 

Seng, Vung, and Zar Have Won 1-year Gold ($35) Chesstempo Memberships

 

Each of these club members has worked at least 500 Standard Tactics Problems and has a Chesstempo rating exceeding 1000 in that category. The Gold membership has several special privileges on the website. Our current Gold members also include Mohammad Faroz and Coach Jerry. Per Meh's Gold membership will expire in May or June.

 

Sam Tasby Chess Team Wins First Place at the Canterbury Tournament on November 12, 2016.

 

1. Alexis Hernandez won all five games to get the First-place Individual Trophy (for the grades 6-12 division)!! And Franklin Arcadio won the Second-place Individual Trophy.

 

2. We had ten tournament participants; Alexis was the only club member who turned in a legible opening report for his five games. He received a $10 Target Gift Card for his effort.

 

3. The entire chess team thanks Mr. Villegas for buying pizza for all of us at the Canterbury tournament.

 

Conrad Chess Team wins Second-place DISD District High School Team Trophy at Conrad on November 5, 2016

 

Congratulations to David, Mohammad, Rahmo, Vung, and Zar for winning Conrad's first-ever chess trophy.

 

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