From chess board to basketball court

Last Saturday, Abe and I went to the the Blaze Fundraiser tournament. Abe hadn’t been to chess tournaments for about a month since he loved playing basketball games on Saturdays.

The reason that I chose this tournament with assumption that Abe can play the chess tournament and still make his basketball game was:

  • The chess playing hall of the tournament is only about half an hour’s drive to the gym of his basketball games.
  • Abe’s basketball game starts at 3:30 pm.
  • We could  go to the gym directly after his chess tournament. Abe can miss his third round if no enough time (the tournament has three rounds) for it.

Here is the chess playing hall:

Chess playing hall of Blaze Fundraiser tournament

Chess playing hall of Blaze Fundraiser tournament

Abe won the his first two games and quickly lost his third. Out of the three games, he recorded the moves of the second game, both his opponent and he made quite a few blunders according to later computer analysis,  the game is shown here:

We arrived just on time for his basketball game. Abe still has some gas left in his tank and made some free throws.

As usual, Abe and his teammates scored another win. Go “Nuggets”!

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2 Comments to “From chess board to basketball court”

  1. By ppmint, February 9, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    Nice game! Any reason Abe promoted the pawn to a Rook instead of Queen? :)

  2. By TheChessDad, February 9, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    Thanks. I will check with Abe tomorrow. It seems to me that piece will be traded later; promoting to a Rook or a Queen makes no major difference. But I could be wrong.

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