Saturday, December 3, 2022

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - November 26, 2022

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 2 (Thomson)


CFC has rated the November Rapid and Jay Khedkar Memorial

 


2022 November 26 Rapid

https://www.chess.ca/en/ratings/t/?id=202211124

 

2022 Jay Khedkar Memorial

https://www.chess.ca/en/ratings/t/?id=202211108

FIDE updates ratings once per month – this tournament will be rated by FIDE at the end of December.

 

FIDE has rated the 2022 November 26 Rapid

https://ratings.fide.com/report.phtml?event=309367&t=1

Only a few players had rating changes – those players had existing FIDE standard ratings and played other FIDE rated players in the tournament.  If an unrated player scores zero (against FIDE rated players) in their first event this score is
disregarded. It appears that 10 unrated FIDE players scored at least a point against FIDE rated players, so they are on their way to getting in the 5 games against FIDE rared opponents;

Per FIDE rule 7.14:
A rating for a player new to the list shall be published when it is based on 5 games against (FIDE) rated opponents. This need not be met in one tournament.
Results from other tournaments played within consecutive rating periods of not more than 26 months are pooled to obtain the initial rating.

2022 December TNT (TuesdayNightTournament) starts Tuesday, December 6

 

2022 December TNT (TuesdayNightTournament) starts Tuesday, December 6

2022 December TNT Tournament One Section – CFC and FIDE Standard Rated Event $ 25 entry fee – Prizes tbd.

Location:   Canadian Mennonite University  (600 Shaftesbury Boulevard)

Room D33  (map and direction and important information https://chess.chessmanitoba.org/?page_id=4538 Free Parking !

CFC Membership required. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as capacity will be limited.

4 rounds – 1 game on each Tuesday December 6, 13, 20, 27– (This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 4 rounds) (Players may take up to 1 half-point and any number of zero-point byes.)

Half-point byes for round 4 must be requested before Round 2. Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.  FIDE Zero tolerance rule not in effect (After the first round, you will not forfeited if you are late, but will lose after 1 hour of being late).

There is one game per week. This tournament is a Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /90 minutes plus a five-second increment from move 1.  The games will be be approx. 3 hours maximum

Start time is 7:00 pm -$ 25 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 $ 25 for 12 months- new adult members pay $ 0 for a twelve-month CFC membership, ]Junior (under 20) members pay $ 10 for a one-tournament membership, $ 17 for a twelve-month CFC membership, new junior members pay only $ 0 for a twelve month CFC membership, or $ 0 for a one-tournament membership].

On site Registration for tournament (if capacity has not been reached through pre-registration) -Tuesday, December 6 – approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - November 12, 2022

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and Mate in 2 (Seilberger)

1. Bg8



Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - October 29, 2022

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 2 (Dobbs)

Dobbs, Gilbert S.

1st Prize

 1.  Rc3



Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - October 15, 2022

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 2 (Schalit)
1. Kg1



Saturday, October 15, 2022

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - October 1, 2022

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 1 (Sheppard)
1. Qb2

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - September 17, 2022

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 2 (Penrose)
    
1. Qh1


Friday, September 9, 2022

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - September 3, 2022

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 2 (Beechey)
1. Rd4