Tuesday, June 30, 2009

May TNT Round 4

Lipnowski - Nikouline DRAW
A fighting draw. The computer finds a winning try for Black around move 41 involving pushing the pawn to c2 which keeps the knight at home, then winning the f5 pawn, and finally marching the king over to the queenside.

Vincent - Kaptsan 1-0
This game is identical to Vadasz - Czina, Hungary 1991. Black misses a tactic.

Aaron Green - Waldemar Schulz 0-1
17...Rfe8 is the first new move ! White gets overloaded defending various threats and drops a piece.

Mundwiler - Czypinski DRAW
Tissir (2394) preferred 10.Qg4 in 1996. A hard fought draw.

Kernetsky - Leor Wasserman 1-0
White's large lead in development bears fruit early.

Boron-Dawa 0-1
Of course I intended 23. d5, but at the last moment I thought I had time to play 23. Rab1, not realizing that my c4 pawn was hanging until it was too late. I also had planned 30. Rxd5 but noticed that 30...Rxf2 is a good retort.

Catching up

I am near flagging on commenting on recent games;
last round of May TNT, all of June TNT, the Boxer, not to mention some other "articles" I have planned. I hope to put a big dent in the backlog by the end of the weekend.

Blitz Chess in Air Canada Park

Friday, July 3

Noon to approx 2:00 pm

Air Canada Park

Prizes from Sponsor

Aluminum Sound

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 20, 2009

From the Saturday Winnipeg Free Press

White to Mate in 3 (Wurzburg)

I accidentally noticed the solution on my computer before completing my analysis, but I was heading in the right direction.
1. Qa3 - keeps the K off the third and sets up mates with Bd3
1...Kb1 2.Nc4 Nxc4 3. Bd3#
1...Na4 2.Nc4
1...Kd2 2. Qxb2+ Ke1 3. Nd3#

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June TNT has been rated

See the crosstable here

Congratulations on new high ratings achieved by:

Trevor Vincent
Myron Kernetsky
Jim Hemphill
Gary Campbell
Ryne Swift
Michael Pang

New high provisional:
Isaac Wiebe

Blitz Chess in Air Canada Park

Friday, Jun 26

Noon to approx 2:00 pm

Air Canada Park

Prizes from Sponsor

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Team Active Results

Jim Lauritson, Shashika Kumaragamage, Aron Kaptsan (missing: Harley Greenberg)

Fifth Element lost to the out- of -contention Slowpokes in the last round, which allowed
Kaptsan Kourageous to pass them, and also allowed Deep Junior to catch them.

Special thanks to Stephen Lipic who worked many hours to form as many teams as possible.

#NameIDRtngRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Tot

1Kaptsan Kourageous
6997W6W4L2W7W5 4.0

2The Fifth Element
7032W3W8W1D5L4 3.5

3Deep Junior
6831L2W10W6D4W9 3.5

4The Slowpokes
7100W9L1D7D3W2 3.0

5Notre Dame
6966D7W6W8D2L1 3.0

7094L1L5L3W10W8 2.0

7MARS invaders
7084D5W9D4L1L10 2.0

8Dark Knights
6950W10L2L5W9L6 2.0

9Team Letain
7026L4L7W10L8L3 1.0

10High Brow Chess
7082L8L3L9L6W7 1.0

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Active Team Championship - Sunday June 21

Entry fee: $40 per team.
Room: 5L24 - University of Winnipeg
Time Control: 25min/game
Rounds approximately : 10am, 11am, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30.

Scoring by Match result, i.e a 4-0 win is the same as a 2.5-1.5 win -- 1 point.

Please bring your electronic clocks - we are playing Game in 25 minutes.

Stephen Lipic passes on the following:

Here are the (more or less) formalized submissions for the Team Championships.
Board 1
Board 2
Board 3
Board 4
Fifth Element

Boron, Tony
Khedkar, Jay
Lipic, Stephen
Keer, Keer
Kaptsan Kourageous

Kaptsan, Aron
Lauritson, Jim
Greenberg, Harley
Kumaragamage, Shashika
High Brow Chess
Mundwiler, Les
Atem, James
Campbell, Gary
Milord, Frank
M.A.R.S. Invaders
Gibbons, Michael
Cleto, Sam
Wasserman, Arie
Ott, Richard
The Slowpokes
Babb, Jeff
Kernetsky, Myron
Remillard, John
Trueman, Francis
The Misfits

Nikouline, Alex
Rutter, Blair
Trinidad, Kris
Wasserman, Leor
Notre Dame

Araullo, Paolo
Araullo, Manny
Araullo, Marlon
Araullo, Bernadette
Deep Junior
Vincent, Trevor
Green, Aaron
Swift, Ryne
Araullo, Katrina
Dark Knights
Zaczek, Jonathan
Pottinger, Carl
Iomdina, Bella
Gibbons, Lorne
Team Letain
Melamedoff, Gustavo
Czypinski, Jaroslaw
Gannon, Keith
Letain, Cory

Monday, June 15, 2009

Chess the Musical

June 17 PBS Channel 3 is broadcasting Chess- The Musical.
Should be entertaining.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 6, 2009

from the Saturday Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 3 (Rubens)
The answer is 1. Kb2
1...c6 2.Kxc6
1...c5 2. Rd2

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Boxer Memorial has been rated

The Albert Boxer Memorial has been rated; see the CFC site

Congratulations to the following who achieved new rating highs:

Trevor Vincent
Ryne Swift
Stephen Lipic
Cory Letain
Leor Wasserman
Michael Pang

and new provisional highs:
Paolo Araullo
Keer Keer

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 23, 2009

White to mate in 3 (Rubens)
On the surface this looks like an easy problem. But, while it was easy to find mates in four, I could not find a mate in 3. I saw the solution ideas, but did not put them together.
The solution is 1. Rh2. 1...Rh1 2. Ke7 !