Monday, July 21, 2014

Manitobans at the 2014 Canadian Open - Round 4

Open section

Round 4
FM Kevin Gentes  .5 -  GM  Reynaldo Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo .5
Round 5
GM Nick De Firmian  - FM Kevin Gentes

U2400
Kevin Li 1 - Stephane Drolet (2066) 0
Jeff Babb .5 - Bob Holliman .5
James Currie 0 - Daniel Brouleau (2066) 1

Kevin Li is tied for first with 11 others on 3.5 points.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Manitobans at the 2014 Canadian Open - Rounds 1-3

Continuing our annual tradition of covering the Manitobans' progress at the Canadian Open.
(Ratings indicated below are FIDE)

FM Kevin Gentes is playing in the Open Section.

Round 1

GM Eric Hansen    1  -  Gentes 0

Round 2

Gentes  .5  - Ramachandran (2153) .5

Round 3

Zhou Qiyu (2029) 0 - Gentes 1


Kevin Li, Jeff Babb, and James Currie are playing in the U2400 section.

Round 1

Holliman (1976)  0  - Li (2152)  1 (PS: Holliman defeated me in the US Open last year)
Robidas  (1935) 0 - Babb (2111) 1
Rob Gardner (2164) .5 - Currie (1987) .5

Round 2

 Kevin Li  1 - Daniel DubĂ©  (1839) 0 (strange pairing - looks like they missed pairing one or both players in the original pass)
Babb 1 - Stephan Tonakanian (1922) 0
Currie 1 - Stijn De Kerpel (2183) 0

Round 3
FM Vahagn  Voskanyan (2225) 1 -  Babb 0
Mike Ivanov  .5 (2137) -Kevin Li - .5
Sam Son (2030) 1 - Currie 0

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kevin Li at the CYCC

http://chess-results.com/tnr140130.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=7&wi=821


After 4 rounds he has an undefeated 2.5 points.


After 6 rounds  he has an undefeated 4 points.
One round remaining.

Kevin finished tied for 2nd.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - July 12, 2014

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

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rocker Chess at Central Park

 Mark Jenkins reports on Rocker Chess at Central Park.
http://rockerchess.ca/report-and-blitz-from-central-park/

Next gathering is scheduled for July16.  Check the Rocker Chess web page for updates.
http://rockerchess.ca/


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

2014 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Tournament - August 29-31, 2014


Abe Yanofsky at 1984 Manitoba Open - photo -Winnipeg Free Press

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
Complete details at: http://aymemorialchess.blogspot.ca/

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 28, 2014

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to Mate in 2 (Morse)
1. Be3

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 14, 2014

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Van Eelde)
1. Qa6