Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 30, 2018

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 16, 2018

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 2, 2018

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The 2018 Manitoba Closed has been rated by the CFC

See the crosstable here:
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201806031

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak ratings:

Isaac Wiebe  2297
Gustav Baron 2270

Saturday, June 2, 2018

2018 Winnipeg Open (Joe Dreman Memorial) starts Tuesday, June 5

2018 Winnipeg Open - Joe Dreman Memorial (a special Tuesday Night Tournament) CFC and FIDE rated.
 $ 20 entry fee - Prizes will be based on entries. Approximately $ 200 will be added to the prize fund through the Joe Dreman legacy
 Location: University of Winnipeg - Room 4CM42 8 rounds - June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 - (This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 8 rounds)
 (Players may take up to 2 half-point and any number of zero-point byes.
 Half-point byes for rounds 7 and 8 must be requested before Round 3. Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.
There is one game per week.


 All of the TNTs are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /110 minutes [Each player has 1 hour 50 minutes to complete their moves, the game will be be 3 hours and 40 minutes maximum] .
 $ 20 entry fee and CFC membership required.
All players must be CFC members (can be obtained during registration on-site)
 [$ 20 for a one-tournament adult membership or $ 49 for 12 months- new adult members pay only $ 36 for a twelve-month CFC membership; Junior (under 20) members pay $ 10 for a one-tournament membership, $ 34 for a twelve-month CFC membership, new junior members pay only $ 24 for a twelve month CFC membership]
 Registration for tournament -Tuesday, June 5 - approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm. (If you think you may be late, please send an email to chessmanitoba 'at' gmail.com) before 5 pm (you can try later, but the wireless access at the U may be problematic) .

Players can join in Round 2, they will receive a half-point bye for Round 1. Additional bye information will be added. Location: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42 Easiest way to get there is to take the elevator at the north end (Ellice) to the 5th Floor(if that Elevator is operating) Otherwise, there is an elevator just to the west of the old Bookstore location. Our goal is to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

2018 May TNT (Mark Schulman Memorial) has been rated by the CFC

See the cross-table here
 http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201805118

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Gustav Baron  2250
Harshani Konara 2000
Carter Marshall 1561


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 18, 2018

from the Winnipeg Free Press
corrected diagram
A reader noted that I incorrectly place a pawn on h6.
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)
1.Rf2

However, the error diagram is still a mate in 2 with a different solution !

White to move and mate in 2 (Boron (after Loyd)
1. Kc7

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 4, 2018

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)
1.Rh8