Lichess4545 Ledger 024

Lichess4545 Ledger

Issue #024 - May 1, 2017

State of the League

After round 5 Truth is, Caro Can't and Chessistential Crisis are the leaders with nine match points. Also all teams have at least one match point. Unfortunately round 5 was a very blood round. There were 5 red cards handed out and thus 5 players who will not continue participating in the tournament. Another five players got yellow cards. All penalties were due to no-show, no-response, or insufficient effort in scheduling. Please take this as a warning to continue to show respect for your opponent, your teammates, and the league or else suffer the consequences.

Once again, a reminder that nominations for the end of season youtube review are OPEN!

Round 1 of Lonewolf started this past week with plenty of upsets. Number 1 seed @alex_slow was held to a draw on board 1 and upsets abounded on the lower boards.

Server Costs

As you may know, the league uses servers for Chesster and the website. Up until this point, they have both been running on my (@lakinwecker) personal server. However, in recent weeks it has become apparent that this server was no longer large enough to house all of my personal projects and Chesster and the website and the staging site.

This means that it is time to move to professional servers! The cost will be of $25 / month, and our plan is to finance it through donations. Your donations. We put a lot of volunteer hours into running this league, but we would like to involve everyone in the server costs. All extra donations each month will be kept for the next month and we will be as transparent as possible, perhaps setting up a Chesster progress alert after each anonymous donation.

For a more detailed explanation of the costs, please feel free to contact any mod.

Quick updates on the other leagues.

  • Competition is still going strong in #ladder! No major updates.
  • #Blitz-battle: Congrats to @alex_1987 who won the battle on 30th April.

Coaches Corner

This is a new feature in the Ledger and hopefully other chess coaches in our community will find time to contribute their ideas.

None this week

Notable Lichess4545 community member video/contributions:

@ChessLeagueTV covers some endgames. Determination and Sleightly discuss some very practical and useful positions.

A long Saturday stream covered several games. Hosted by several folks including @Determination, @chukodiman, @quirked, @sleightly, and @lord_axe all providing insights

@TonyRo Saturday Night Silliness

Stats from Round 5 of 45+45: Thanks to @somethingpretentious for his work to automate the process of coming up with these stats. It is much appreciated!

  • Biggest upset: 318 point difference cybercapitalist 1209 against majsza 1527 Gamelink
  • Lowest ACPL game: 8 ACPL TIE
    • thebishopschaplain against iqp  Gamelink
    • Ben_Yeomans2 against Lelouch_Vi_Brittania Gamelink
    • Bletchlypark against Festivus Gamelink
  • Lowest combined ACPL game: 21 combined ACPL Atrophied vs Sleightly Gamelink
  • Highest ACPL game: 106 ACPL Prune2000 in loss to ChukoDiman Gamelink
  • Highest combined ACPL game: 181 combined ACPL ChukoDiman vs Prune2000 Gamelink
  • Longest game: Reached move 91 Atrophied vs Sleightly Gamelink
  • Quickest mate: Mate on move 32 by Glad_He_Ate_Her against sgis Gamelink
  • Fastest draw: Ends on move 19 autotelic vs Benedictine Gamelink
  • Fastest resign: Resignation on move 15 by revoof against DaveyJones01 Gamelink

Stats for Round 1 of Lonewolf:

  • Biggest upset: 309 point difference surys 1439 against RuizBR 1747 Gamelink
  • Lowest ACPL game: 6 ACPL klooth against chess4life  Gamelink
  • Lowest combined ACPL game: 13 combined ACPL klooth vs chess4life Gamelink
  • Highest ACPL game: 113 ACPL SpaceLobsterLLC in loss to Cubra Gamelink
  • Highest combined ACPL game: 168 combined ACPL Cubra vs SpaceLobsterLLC Gamelink
  • Longest game: Reached move 77 klooth vs chess4life Gamelink
  • Quickest mate: Mate on move 17 by Cubra against SpaceLobsterLLC Gamelink
  • Fastest draw: Ends on move 20 onedfour vs timoru Gamelink
  • Fastest resign: Resignation on move 13 by Little_Dead_Bertha against Dimirvla Gamelink

Finally as always feel free to join #lichessledger on slack if you want to help or contribute in any way to this newsletter.

Chess For You

How to Prepare for An Opponent


Atrophied recently put up a video on how to prepare for an opponent. Atrophied himself would admit his openings aren't that great, but it is still interesting to see how one might go about looking up openings and choosing lines for an opponent. Also, be sure to check out @kjar's write up in  issue #015 of the Ledger for another great discussion on the same subject.



Chess Puzzle

From a round 5 game in 45+45 on board 6: @spuntachessts vs @DasGuntLord01. Black just played Nf6 White to move.


For the answer see gamelink.



Creative Commons License

Lichess4545 Ledger #024 ©2017 by Thienan Nguyen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Thanks to the lichess4545 mods for their contributions. Thanks to @petruchio for his help in editing this issue.