Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - October 3, 2020

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)

1. Nd5

Monday, September 21, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - September 19, 2020

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 2 (Funk) 

1. Rb3



White to move and mate in 2 (Boron, after Funk)
1. Qd8+
(I incorrectly placed the knight on c8 in the original post)


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - September 5, 2020

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Nc7+
1. d4


Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - August 22, 2020

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)

1. Bc4

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - August 8, 2020

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to mate in 2 (Funk)

1,Bh4

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - July 25, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Ng7

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - July 11, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press

(see June 13)

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 27, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Na3

Friday, June 19, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 13, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to mate and move in 2 (Funk)
1. Qh3

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 30, 2020

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

1, Qf4 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 16, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in two (Funk)
1. Rh5


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 2, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Rf6

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - April 18, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Nd4


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - April 4, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
1 d3

(The previous diagram here omitted the a1-Bishop;  dc3 would be the solution in that case)


Friday, March 27, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - March 21, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and Mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Qc7

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - March 7, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Qg6

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

2020 February TNT - Agnar Rae Magnusson Memorial has been rated by the CFC

2020 February TNT - Agnar Rae Magnusson Memorial  has been rated by the CFC

See the crosstable here

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Ethan Eckert 1828
Zachary Piche 1599


Sunday, February 23, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - February 22, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Nd4

Monday, February 10, 2020

2020 Kent Oliver Memorial and MCA Annual General Meeting - Sunday, February 16

Kent Oliver Memorial Chess Tournament and MCA Annual Meeting
Kent Oliver
 Sunday, February 16, 2020 – University of Winnipeg  Room 3L08
One day Rapid event !
5 rounds of Game / 20 minutes + 10 seconds free (Bronstein)
Registration starts at 9:30AM – First Round 10 a.m
(We should be finished around 5 p.m.)
Pizza Lunch (provided) and Annual General Meeting from approx 12 to 1:30  between rounds 2 and 3.
Hundreds of Books for Sale – including a selection from the Albert Boxer estate.

Entry Fee: $ 15 –  CFC Membership not required, however Manitoba Chess Association(MCA) membership is required. If you are not a CFC member (which typically includes MCA membership), standalone MCA membership can be obtained for $13 (good for 12 months), or $ 5 (for one tournament)
First time players do not require MCA membership for this tournament.
The prize fund is enhanced through a generous donation from Mrs. Truus Oliver.

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - February 8, 2020

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2
1.Nd2

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - January 25

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Rf5

Sunday, February 9, 2020

The CFC has rated the 2020 January TNT - Percy Chiswell Memorial

See the crosstable here:

https://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=202002001

No new peak established ratings were achieved.

2020 February TNT starts Tuesday, February 4

You can still join on February 11 with a half-point bye for Round 1.


2020 February TNT Tournament
One Section – CFC Rated Event
$ 15 entry fee – Prizes will be based on entries.
Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42
4 rounds – 1 game on each Tuesday February 4, 11, 18, 25 –
(This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 4rounds) (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 (you will not forfeited if you are late, but will lose after 1 hour of being late).


There is one game per week. All of the TNTs are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /105 minutes plus a five-second increment from move 1. [Each player has 1 hour 45 minutes to complete their moves, the game will be be approx. 3 hours and 40 minutes maximum].
Start time is 7:00 pm -$ 15 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 $ 0 for a twelve month CFC membership, or $ 0 for a one-tournament membership]
Registration for tournament -Tuesday, February 4 – approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm
Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm. Tournament Director/Registrar will be  Ken Einarsson 204 999-3069 or Ken659@mymts.net
Players can join in Round 2  , they will receive a half-point bye for Round 1. Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42


Getting to 4CM42: (written by Mark Jenkins) Location is room 4CM42 in Centennial Hall at the University of Winnipeg. This room is a bit tricky to get to because the escalators only go to the 4th floor and do not go to the 4CM mezzanine level. Give yourself time to find the room. Either take the Centennial Hall elevator direct to the 4CM level, or take the Lockhart Hall (Ellice entrance) elevator to level 5 and cross over from the Lockhart level 5 to Centennial Hall 4CM (note, this elevator isn’t always available) or take the escalators to the 4th floor and then use the stairs between the escalator and library to reach the 4CM level.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - January 11, 2020

from the Saturday Free Press
White to move and mate in 2  (Funk)
1. Qc7

Friday, January 3, 2020

2020 January TNT starts Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2020 January TNT Tournament
One Section - CFC Rated Event
$ 15 entry fee – Prizes will be based on entries.
Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42
4 rounds – 1 game on each Tuesday January 7, 14, 21, 28 –
(This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 4rounds) (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 (you will not forfeited if you are late, but will lose after 1 hour of being late).
There is one game per week. All of the TNTs are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /105 minutes plus a five-second increment from move 1. [Each player has 1 hour 45 minutes to complete their moves, the game will be be approx. 3 hours and 40 minutes maximum].
Start time is 7:00 pm -$ 15 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 $ 25 for a twelve-month CFC membership, or $ 16 for a one-tournament membership]Junior (under 20) members pay $ 10 for a one-tournament membership, $ 17 for a twelve-month CFC membership, new junior members pay only $ 17 for a twelve month CFC membership, or $ 8 for a one-tournament membership]
Registration for tournament -Tuesday, January 7 - approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm
Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm. Tournament Director will be  Tony Boron (2047989464) or email chessmanitoba at gmail.com
Players can join in Rounds 2  , they will receive a half-point bye for Round 1. Location: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42
Getting to 4CM42:  (written by Mark Jenkins) Location is room 4CM42 in Centennial Hall at the University of Winnipeg. This room is a bit tricky to get to because the escalators only go to the 4th floor and do not go to the 4CM mezzanine level. Give yourself time to find the room. Either  take the Centennial Hall elevator direct to the 4CM level, or take the Lockhart Hall (Ellice entrance) elevator to level 5 and cross over from the Lockhart level 5 to Centennial Hall 4CM (note, this elevator isn't always available) or take the escalators to the 4th floor and then use the stairs between the escalator and library to reach the 4CM level.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - December 28, 2019

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
 1.e7