Monday, June 4, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Quiz - Forsyth Notation

Quiz – Forsyth Notation

Name: _______________________________________________ Date: 5-11-12



1. Write the following position using the Forsyth Notation



2. Using the following board, find all the mistakes made when using the Forsyth Notation:

4n2r1/rp1qk3/p1p1p3/7P/Q1PNP1P/P3PB2/RK4R



3. Explain the mistakes made when notating the 8th rank of four different games:

a) 2rkK3

b) r3B1r2

c) Q21n3K

d) 1Rk3Kq

Sunday, May 6, 2012

District Championship Results 2012

Hi everyone
I am happy to say that our Chess Team got 5th Place at the Title I District Championship yesterday, May 5th. It was a nice day to play chess and everyone had a great time. I also have to say that I received a lot of support from the parents which is always very important in the success of the kids. Great Job Team!!!

Here are some pictures of the Tournament.


From left to right: Michael, Jesus, Mr. Diez, Patrick, Brian and Marcos


Patrick getting ready for his last round.


Jesus finishing strong in the last Round.


Brian seemed very happy with his performance


Michael a little worried for Round 5.


Marcos also finishing strong and scoring the highest of the Team.


The Team getting the Award.

Monday, April 2, 2012

South Regional Tournament Results.

The McMillan Chess Team faced some of the strongest Teams out there last Saturday at the South Regional Chess Tournament getting 5th place and classifying for the District Championship next Month. The McMillan Chess Team realized that some extra work needs to be done if they are planning on getting in the top 5 at the District level on May 5th, 2012.
Here are some pictures of the Team at the Tournament.


Warming up before the 1st Round.


Ethan getting ready to win his 1st game.


Marcos before starting his 1st game.


Michael seemed a little worried for his 1st round game.


Jesus waiting for his opponent to show up.


Patrick seemed very happy since 1st round.


Jerome was also waiting for his opponent to show up.


Brian taking things seriously since the beginning.


 The Team was celebrating after scoring all possible points in Round 1.


A Team Picture, from left to right: Mr. Diez, Brian, Jesus (on back), Jerome, Patrick, Marcos, Ethan and Michael.


Everyone waiting for the Award Ceremony.


The Team picking up the Award.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012