Sunday, April 26, 2015

Robert (Bob) Walker - 1948 - 2015

Father of the chess playing Walker family has passed away.  They active locally in the late nineties.
I did not know he was an accomplished runner - still Manitoba record holder for the marathon, an incredible 2:19:06.

 Passages Entry

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Manitoban---299618961.html

http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Bob-Walker/305506625

http://chess.ca/players?check_rating_number=105911&key=150426


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rocker Chess Club - Blitz tournament - Saturday, April 18

Rocker Chess Club will host  a four round Swiss-system tournament  with all pairings as double match-ups where you’ll be able to play as both white and black making for a total of 8 games.
From the organizers:
Doors open at noon, registration ends at 12:30.
Cost: $15
Time control: 5 minutes + 2 seconds

Guaranteed cash prize fund provided by Chandra Iyer of $100 + 50% of all entries fees. Prize structure to be announced soon, but expect a greater emphasis on overall prizes vs, our first tournament.
1st place overall will include a cash prize and $100 Mariaggi’s theme suite hotel and spa. Tie breaks around 4pm will be held if required for this indivisible prize.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - April 4, 2015

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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2015 March TNT has ben rated by the CFC

Please see the crosstable here:
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201504020

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Derek Ma - 1882
Joshua Huston-Earle 1613
Brock Beach 1799
Jason Evans 1616

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rocker Chess Club

Theo Wolchock of the Rocker Chess Club wants to remind folks about the opportunity to play some casual chess.
http://rockerchess.ca
Https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockerchess/
More info:
When-Saturdays 12-4
Where-91 Albert street 3rd floor
Who- Mark Jenkins, Jamie Campbell, Theo Wolchock

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - March 21, 2015

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in two (Funk)
1. Nh7

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - March 7, 2015

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
1.Kc6

Thursday, February 26, 2015

2015 February TNT has been rated by the CFC

See the crosstable here:

http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201502058

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Brock Beach 1772
Derek Ma 1839 ( this may change)
Jason Evans 1592

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cecil's Saturday Problem - February 21, 2015

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
Cecil indicates 1.Ke7 in his column of March 7. Checking this I realized that I had made an error in creating the diagram. The g1-rook should be on f1 in the original composition.
With the rook on g1, I have accidentally composed a different mate-in-two problem, with the solution being 1.Bxe4