Thursday, August 28, 2014

12th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament starts Friday

12th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament starts Friday

12th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament
This tournament is the signature event of the Manitoba Chess Association. It is named in honour of Abe Yanofsky, the first chess player in the British Commonwealth to be awarded the Grandmaster title.
Mr. Yanofsky, who died in 2000, was a prominent Winnipeg lawyer and city councillor.
Dates: Friday, August 29 to Sunday,August 31, 2014

Location: Room 3L08 – University of Winnipeg - 

Prize Fund: $ See below
Format: 5 round Swiss System, Two Sections
Open Section (CFC and FIDE rated)
U 1800 Section (CFC rated)
Round Times: Friday 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m
Time Control: Round 1 G/ 110 ; Round 2-5 Game/90 + 30 second increment
Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $ 40, $ 10 discount if paid by July 15
Also, second and subsequent entries from immediate family members receive $ 5 discount.
Free entry to FIDE Masters or higher (Entry must be paid up front, but will be refunded after completion (playing) of all five rounds)
CFC Membership also required (available on site) Annual Fee – Adults $ 49, Juniors $ 36. (First time members – Adults $ 36, Juniors $ 24) -or One-Tournament CFC Memberships for Adults of $ 20; or Junior (under 20)  $ 10.


Rules to be noted:
Anti-draw rules will be in effect (no agreed draws before move 31)
New FIDE Zero tolerance forfeit rule NOT in effect -old rule in effect; players will not be forfeited for non-attendance until one hour after scheduled start of round.
Half-point byes OK, any of first four rounds, limit 2, must commit before rd 2.
Registration: on site, Friday, August 29 at 6:15 – 6:50 p.m., or -
cheques payable to:
Manitoba Chess Association
c/o Blair Rutter
76 Newcroft Rd.
Winnipeg, MB R2J 3M8

or see Tony Boron / Steve de Groot/ Blair Rutter  on Tuesday nights at the TNT tournaments.
If you wish to pay by PayPal – please send an email to chessmanitoba@gmail.com and an “Invoice” will be sent to you.

Prizes:
Prizes will be based on entries – but minimum guaranteed

Prizes:
Open Section: 1st $ 250 , 2nd $ 140, 3rd $ 80
Top A Class – $ 100, 50, 30

U 1800 Section 1st $ 100, 2nd $ 50
Top U1600 $ 60, $ 30
Top U1400 $ 50, 30
Top Manitoban in the Open Section qualifies for the 2015 Manitoba Championship Candidates Tournament.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - August 23, 2014

from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to mate in three (Vallejo)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - August 9, 2014

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 3 (Kipping)
1. Qa1

Sunday, August 10, 2014

One night Active Tournament - Tuesday, August 12

4 round Active Tournament - . Open Section and Under 1800 section.
One night Active Tournament - Tuesday, August 12
University of Winnipeg  -  Room 4CM42

Players will play all 4 rounds
Time Control - Game 20 + 10 second delay (Bronstein mode setting 5B on Saitek clocks)

 $ 10 entry -

Prizes - 2 Entries (or equivalent portion thereof, if ties) to the 2014 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Tournament  in each Section.


(More prizes may be awarded depending on entries)

 4 rounds

Not CFC rated - CFC Membership note required.



Registration 6:35 - 6:55 pm

First round to start at 7 pm

Normal tournament rules apply - touch move, etc.

Entry fee $ 10

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - July 26, 2014

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 3 (Gerbec)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

2014 Winnipeg Open has been rated by the CFC


See the crosstable
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201407056&key=140731


Congratulations to the following who achieved new established peak ratings:

Gustav Baron - 2129 !

Blair Rutter - 2061

Keer Keer - 1566

Rayan Roy - 1543

Max Korenbaum - 1326

Saturday, July 26, 2014

2014 Junior Chess Camp

Manitoba Chess Association

Junior Chess Camp   -

Tuesday August 5 – Friday August 8, 9:30-3:30
University of Winnipeg
Details at
http://chess.chessmanitoba.org/?page_id=177

Chess Camp Brochure 2014      (Right click to download pdf)

Manitoba Chess Association

Junior Chess Camp   -

Tuesday August 5 – Friday August 8, 9:30-3:30
University of Winnipeg

Do you know what Kobe Bryant, Dominic Haseck, Anna Kournikova, Will Smith, Jay Z, Bill
Gates, Jude Law, Ben Affleck, Christina Ricci, Salma Hayek and Carmen Kass have in
common?
They all play chess.
Manitoba Chess Association – Junior Chess Camp wants to meet the future stars to rock the
boards in the province this summer.
Open to all junior chess players under the age of 19
Intermediate (all day) – $175
Throughout the week chess is presented in many different ways to enhance the participants
understanding and enjoyment of the game. Activities include classroom instruction,
tournaments , simultaneous exhibitions, bughouse, giveaway chess, blitz tournaments, chess
lectures.
Players should have some experience playing organized tournaments
Beginner (morning only) – $90
For participants with little or no chess experience to come and learn the moves and basic
strategy.
Limited seating available for each section. Be sure to register early. Special pricing for siblings.
Ask for details.
Instructor: Dave Ross, IM (International Master)
Chess has many benefits, improving math, reading, overall academic performance, creative
and critical thinking, memory, verbal reasoning, concentration, and most of all self esteem.
Visit http://www.psmcd.net/otherfiles/BenefitsOfChessInEdScreen2.pdf for a collection of case
studies on the benefits of chess

Friday, July 25, 2014

Manitobans at the 2014 Canadian Open - Round 7

Open section:
Round 7
IM Bindi Cheng .5 - FM Kevin Gentes .5

Round 8
FM Kevin Gentes .5 - WGM Sabina Francesca Foisor .5

Round 9
IM Rodney Oscar Perez Garcia .5 - FM Kevin Gentes .5

FM Kevin Gentes ended up with 4.5 points, holding has own against an assortment of titled players.


U2400 Section:
Round 7
IM Mikhail  Klenburg (2368) .5  -  Kevin Li .5
Jonathan Turcotte (1971)  .5 - Jeff Babb .5
James Currie 0 - Cedric Lepine (2113) 1

Kevin Li is still tied for second, 1 point behind Jean Hebert

Round 8
Kevin Li  0 - Nikita Kraiouchkine 1 (2232)
Jeff Babb 1- Gilbert Lebeau 0 (1998)
Nikola  Anastasovski .5 (2059) - James Currie . 5

Kevin Li and Jeff Babb have 5.5 points; with only 7 players ahead of them.

Round 9
Derick Joshua  Twesigye (2023) .5 -  Kevin Li .5
Adam Dorrance  (2018) - Jeff Babb
James Currie  0 - Emile Trottier (2168) 1

 Kevin Li and Jeff Babb finished with 6 points -  tied for 8th-20th.
James Currie finished with 4 points.

http://echecsmontreal.ca/co/standing.html