Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2011 August TNT has been rated by the CFC

See the crosstable here

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak ratings:

Kevin Li  2182 

Carl Pottinger 1916

Christopher Delos Santos 1903 (provisional)

Michael Pang 1835

Cody Baron 1365

Jim Green and Carl Pottinger obtain FIDE ratings

Jim Green and Carl Pottinger are the latest local players to obtain FIDE (World Chess Federation) ratings.

Green's initial rating is 1930, while Pottinger checks in with 2001.
Congratulations !

Some Other Active Local Players:

Sam Lipnowski 2201
Trevor Vincent 2173
Jeff Babb 2144
Jonathon Zaczek 2114
Aron Kaptsan 2043
Gustavo Melamedoff 2040
Waldemar Schulz  2025
Jay Khedkar 1968
Anthony Boron 1960
Jim Lauritson 1951
Stephen Lipic 1843

The next local FIDE tournament is the The Tournament of Champions, starting in November.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - August 13, 2011

From the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Bartolovic)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

2011 Abe Yanofsky Memorial has been rated by the CFC

2011 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Open   Section crosstable here.
2011 Abe Yanofsky Memorial U1800 Section crosstable here.

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak ratings:

Trevor Vincent 2365
Gustavo Melamedoff 2141
Perfecto Joven 2014
Carl Pottinger 1904
Christopher Delos Santos 1889 (provisional on 9 games)
Tomas Manicdao 1749
Kris Trinidad 1642
Cody Baron 1359

Also Jeff Babb has regained his Master rating at 2201

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - July 30, 2011

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

Monday, August 1, 2011

Yermolinsky annotates

Kramnik - Nakamura,  Dortmund 2011
From the ICC newsletter:
Despite his margin of victory, Kramnik didn't rest on his laurels in the final round but instead went for broke against a faltering Hikaru Nakamura in an effort to again enter the "2800 club", only to see it all backfire as he turned what could have been a miserable performance for his opponent into just a bad one. Kramnik sacrificed a knight against Nakamura for the prospects of a long-term attacking initiative, only to see his opponent dig deep into his reserves of resourceful moves to keep the upper-hand that he converted for an easy win (you can see how it all unfolded in Alex Yermolinky's free Game of the Day below).
Host Game
GM Alex Yermolinsky Kramnik-Nakamura