Black to move and win!
This is a position from a blitz game I played earlier this evening. This probably isn’t the most difficult puzzle but should entertain and delight.
The ECF have gone live with their new four figure ratings, which will be updated on a monthly basis and take the place of the current three figure system. The link below takes you to the Nomads page.
Henry Withington (Nietzschescat) took first place losing one game to Jeremy and being held to a draw in one game by his dad. Jeremy came in second with a 100% win record. In third place was Robert from Wales, winner of the two previous arenas.
We had nine players taking part, including new player Matthew and Arjun Babu (who joined late). I think this was probably our best Arena event yet. The seven minutes plus ten second increment worked well and two hours seems to be a good length of time for the whole event.
Thanks to everyone who could make it.
For those of you not yet familiar with the Arena, it works like this:
You play blitz game after blitz game within a limited period of time. (This is usually two hours for Nomads tournaments.) You can take breaks and play as many or as few games as you like. It is a lot of fun, and you can play to win the tournament, or just to have a few good games of chess.
Tuesday 8th September 7.30pm till 9.30pm is the date for the Third Nomads Arena. After two very enjoyable events we are doing this one with an eight minute plus five seconds increment played over a period of two hours.
To take part you need to be a Lichess member (completely free) and to join the Sheffield Nomads team on Lichess. https://lichess.org/team/sheffield-nomads