Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The CFC has rated the 2019 Abe Yanofsky Memorial

See the Open Crosstable here:

https://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201909005

See the U1800 Crosstable here:

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:
https://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201909006

Theo Wolchock 2238
Derek Ma  2223
Gilbert  Perez 1917
Ethan Eckert 1793  (+173)
Aibike Myrzaibraimova 1606
Zachary Piche 1590

Sunday, September 1, 2019

2019 Abe Yanofsky Memorial results

Theo Wolchock won the 2019 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Open with 4.5 points, ceding only a draw to fellow junior Derek Ma in Round 2. Ma finished 2nd with 4 points;, his other draw was with current Manitoba Champion Isaac Wiebe in Round 4. Yemi Abioye finished 3rd with 3.5, upsetting Wiebe in the final round.

James Currie won top U2000 with 3 points, followed by Jordan Constantino (Kwiatek) and Gilbert Perez who shared 2nd U2000 with 2.5 points.



Ethan Eckert dominated the U1800 section, winning with a perfect score. Al MacPherson finished 2nd with 4 points. Aibike Myrzaibraimova won top U1600 with 3.5 points, followed by 2nd U1600 shared by Carter Marshall, Ken Marshall, Zachary Piche, and Ievgeniia-Diana Furda, all with 3 points.

Top U1400 was shared by newcomers Noah Monk and Marcel Lemay, both with 3 points.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - August 24, 2019

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Rh6

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - August 10, 2019


from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
 1. Ned6

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

2019 Winnipeg Open (Joe Dreman Memorial) has been rated by the CFC,

See the crosstable here:

https://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201907062

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established CFC ratings:

Derek Ma   2204
Adrian Lafreniere 2024
Cory Letain 1840
Udaya Annakkage 1793

FIDE has rated the Canadian Open


https://ratings.fide.com/tournament_report.phtml?event16=221867&t=

Manitobans generally didn't fare so well -

Name Rating change
  Wolchock, Theo  -25.2
  Wiebe, Isaac  -24.8
  Ma, Derek  + 3.4
  Boron, Anthony  -15.6
  Green, Jim  -9.8
  Einarsson, Ken  -33.2
  Bince, Rolando  -22.6

Major factor  was underrated juniors and/or unrated players.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - July 27, 2019

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Nb6

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

2019 Canadian Open and CYCC tournaments have been rated by the CFC

From what I reviewed, it seems that no Manitobans achieved new peak established ratings.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - July 13, 2019

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)   
1. Kc4