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Some chess tournament video (Chess 4 Charity event)

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I’ll add here some clips from the Chess for Charity tournament at the Our Lady of Good Counsel school in Vienna Virginia.  My games scores are on yesterday’s post on my DADT blog.

This is not my greatest day of filmmaking.  Outside, it was dreary and drizzly (the previous tournament there had been crisp and sunny).  But an indoor chess sporting event cannot be rained out. At the same time, the Nationals were beating the Marlins in Miami.

I kept the camera restrained so as not to disturb players, but a chess tournament really is quite cinematic when in a large hotel room. It’s amazing how jumbled most middle game positions look.  Maybe a Bond film will try it.

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I finished 2-1.  White won all three games.  The last game turned into a “slugfest” in the late innings;  both bullpens failed;  both sides had deadly mate threats, and initiative was all that mattered; material meant nothing.

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(Published: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:45 PM EDT)