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Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship: Justin Shen Creates A Beautiful Example of the Evans Gambit

Justin Shen is sixth grader who resides in Albany, California. Like many of my students he enjoys playing the white side of the Evans Gambit. On December 5, 2010, Justin Shen played a instructive example of this powerful opening at the Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship. [Event “Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship”] [SiteContinue reading “Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship: Justin Shen Creates A Beautiful Example of the Evans Gambit”

Calchess Grade Level Championship: Chess Miniature From Round 5

Here is a fun miniature from round 5. [Event “Calchess State Grade Level Championship”] [Site “Stockton”] [Date “2010.12.05”] [Round “5”] [White “Khalife, Florence”] [Black “Young, Christian”] [Result “0-1”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Bc5 4. d4 exd4 5. Ne2 Nf6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bg3 Nxe4 9. Rc1 d3Continue reading “Calchess Grade Level Championship: Chess Miniature From Round 5”