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

Monday, July 21, 2014

Manitobans at the 2014 Canadian Open - Rounds 4 - 6

Open section

Round 4
FM Kevin Gentes  .5 -  GM  Reynaldo Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo .5
Round 5
GM Nick De Firmian 1 - FM Kevin Gentes 0
Round 6
FM Kevin Gentes 1 - FM Sam Kleinplatz 0

U2400

Round 4
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.

Round 5
Adam Dorrance .5 - Kevin Li .5
James Chan 0 - Jeff Babb 1
Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux 0 - James Currie 1

Round 6
Kevin Li 1 - Galbadrakh Enkh-Amar  (2140) 0
Jeff Babb .5 - Thierry Le Duin (2062) .5
James Currie 1 - Massimo De Barberis  2070 0

Kevin Li has 5 points with 2 others,  .5 point behind the leader Jean Hebert.

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 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