Friday, September 8, 2017

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - August 12, 2017

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

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - August 26, 2017

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


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

2017 Abe Yanofsky Memorial has been rated by the CFC

see the crosstables here:

Open
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201709006


U1800
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201709007mber=201709007

Congratulations to the following who established new peak established ratings:

Jojo Nones  2321
Isaac Wiebe 2256
Derek Ma 1961
Daniel Wei (SK) 1799
Gilbert Perez 1796
Larry Samson 1638
Carter Marshall 1485
Ethan Eckert 1445
Max Russo 1574
Yanyu Lei 1294

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - July 29, 2017

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)
(The Free Press diagram has an additional  white rook on c5 which provides for a trivial mate in one)
1.Na3

2017 Abe Yanofsky Blitz Championship -Tuesday, August 8

2017 Abe Yanofsky Blitz Championship
August 8, 2017, 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Location: University of Winnipeg – Room 4CM42
Open to all and newcomers welcome!
Registration 6:35 – 6:55
Time Control – 3 minutes + 2 second increment.
Format likely to be 2 Sectioned Round Robins, or 2 Sectioned (Open, approx. U1800) Swisses depending on number of entries.
Current estimate is that there will be approximately 9-10 double rounds (2 game matches) ie. 18-20 games per player.
Entry fee – $10, $5 for 2017 Abe Yanofsky Memorial entrants (CFC membership not required)
Prizes – Entries to 2017 Abe Yanofsky Memorial (transferable)

2017 Junior Chess Camp

2017 Junior Chess Camp

Manitoba Chess Association Junior Chess Camp
The camp will have space for the first 20 to register.
Please complete the following registration form and email it to the organizer or bring it with your child on the first day of camp.Dates: August 8th – 11th 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Instructor: National Master Jonathon Zaczek
Cost: $120 payable to the Manitoba Chess Association
Payment for Chess Camp  by e-transfer or PayPal. For payment by e-transfer or PayPal, contact chessmanitoba@gmail.com
Location: Room 3C14 at the University of Winnipeg
Skill level: Beginners that know the rules all the way to Advanced Juniors are welcome to attend.
Contact the organizer: saul.magnusson@gmail.com for further questions

The camp will have space for the first 20 to register.
Please complete the following registration form (pdf)  and email it to the organizer or bring it with your child on the first day of camp.
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Hello Parents and Children interested in the Chess Summer Camp 2017 at the U of W!
With a good mix of talented juniors and relative newcomers this should be a great camp!
Camp will run August 8-11th, 9:30-3:30 in Room 3C14 at the University of Winnipeg.
Please bring a completed registration form (attached) and $120 payable to the Manitoba Chess Association. We request that you pack a peanut-free lunch for your child because some of our students have allergies. We will be providing a pizza lunch on the last day.
Parents are more than welcome to attend the camp with their children or to visit at any time.
Spaces will be reserved first for those who indicated their intent to pre-register.
Our excellent Instructor Jonathan Zaczek has provided the following schedule:

Day 1 August 8
Introduction to the camp
Back to basics, value of the pieces and trades
Chess Tactics (puzzles)
Play chess!
Lunch
Opening and Middlegame in IQP (lecture)
Simul vs the master
Bughouse

Day 2 August 9
Play position from board
Central pawns (lecture)
Endgame basics.
Lunch
Rook endgames
Guess the Move!
Freeplay

Day 3 August 10
Open files (lecture)
Team chess. Half the class vs the other
Team chess game review
Lunch
Castling on opposite sides (lecture)
Putting it into practice
Freeplay

Day 4 August 11
Outposts (lecture)
Class vs the computer
Blitz tournament
Pizza Lunch
Blitz tournament
Knights of the South Bronx film
Freeplay


-Saul Magnusson

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - July 15, 2017

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


Thursday, July 27, 2017