Twin Cities Chess League

This is a game from my absolute favorite event, the Twin Cities Chess League (TCCL). Four players form a team and compete in four games against four other teams, over the course of an 8 game “season” with one game per month. The U of M had a team, consisting of many relatively new players who had developed into strong club players thanks to our training and lessons. Part of the fun is that you get to watch your teammates play, and root for them (silently!) as their games go on next to your board. In this game, I saw that my teammates were playing very well and that we were on track for a victory if I could manage a draw…