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OfQ D Z 3 X c o I in TJ C 3 Championship Chess By BLAKE STEVENS Texas State Champion The Son Anlonio Chess' Club, located at Lions Field Club House, sent a tournament director to Brooks Field to supervise a srhall tournament among the military at this air force base. Morley Pastin- sky ably conducted this event and we recall that lie has helped several several limes before in inter-base competition. Our club will hold two tournaments- tournaments- starting in the next few weeks, g i v i n g players the opportunity opportunity of entering entering the type of tournament they prefer. One will be a Swiss System in which winners ant. losers play losers, probably five rounds. Most of the stronger players will enter this tournament. The other tournament will be a round robin in which every player plays every other player. Each tournament will be set up in such a way as to have a duration duration of about six weeks. If a participant participant prefers to play someone of his own strength, he will choose the round robin, an.l if he is eager to meet stronger players, he will go for the Swiss System.. In the past only the round robin ha;; been held at this lime of the year and it has lasted for approximately approximately 10 weeks. Shortening the tournaments will Stevens make it possible to organize programs programs designed to benefit, the player. We plan lo devote an hour to chess instruction. This has been lacking in t h e - p a s t due to the heavy tournament schedules, but under the new plan, at least six weeks can be given over to teaching. teaching. End game study, opening analy-' sis, and tactics will be discussed by three or four of the city's lop players. Also instruction for absolute absolute beginners will be provided and topics lo be touched upon will include the place of chess in history, history, art, science, and philosophy.' These lectures will even be designed designed to cater to pre-beginners, those who have heard of chess but have not decided whether or not it is a game worth pursuing, Two Knight's Defense One opening to be presented in this forthcoming scries will be the Two Knight's Defense (1 P-K4.P- K4; 2 N-KB3.N-QD3; 3 B-B-4.N-B3; 4 N-N-5). The newest feature which is planned is that which incorporates study with play. Certain lines, under under survey, will be used in tournaments tournaments (lightning 10-second play) much as the two and three move restrictions in checkers, which require require each player lo make a number number of predetermined moves before before the commencement of the game. The chief reason for this is obvious--to allow tiie player to apply apply his study efforts directly to the game. We invite (hose inleresled in the club activities to keep Thursday evening open and visit the San Antonio Chess Club.