Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Niles North attends Bloom Trail

Top Left: Ilan Meerovich,3rd Place Finisher.
Right: Members of the Niles North Team receive their plaque(From L to R- fedor titov,Akhil Shah, Ben Rothschild,Ben Shapiro
Bottom Left: Ben Rothschild,2nd place finisher

Niles North recently attended the Knights of the Round Table tournament at Bloom Trail. We won 3rd place out of 28 schools. We did pretty good, considering our boards 3,4, and 6 were not there. In the Individual section, Ben Rothschild and Ilan Meerovich from Niles North recieved perfect scores. Some other undefeateds were Adam Strunk, Loe Kirsch and Jim Tian. Here are some tactics from my games I encounterd:

Black just played the move b5?! with playing Bb7. Is there anyway white can win material?

Sorry about the poor image quality. White has rooks on a1 and d1 and a king on g1. White played here Nxf5. Is this a good move or a bad move?
Feel free to post your answers in the comment box. I will update the commment box with the correct answers in a 3-4 days.
*All pictures provided by www.chesscoach.org


Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Nxf5!! Qe4 2 Rxd5!! where black cannot take the rook because of 3...Ne7+ forking black's king and queen.

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other one is 3 Bxf7+!! Kxf7 4 Qh4+ g6 5 Qd5+ Ke8 Qxa8.

11:04 PM  
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11:09 PM  

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