Friday, December 23, 2011

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - Saturday, December 17, 2011

From the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Andy Kohalmi

ANDREW STEVEN KOHALMI (published on December 17, 2011)
After a lengthy illness, Andrew Kohalmi peacefully passed away at the Health Sciences Centre on December 9, 2011, at the age of 77 years. Andrew and his wife Eva came to Canada in 1957 from Hungary. He had a few odd jobs until he worked for Acklands Ltd. for 32 years. Andrew had many hobbies and interests. Andrew enjoyed playing soccer when he was younger. He joined the Hungarian team in Winnipeg. 

He especially enjoyed a good game of chess. He was a member of the Winnipeg Chess Club. 

He also enjoyed playing golf. He was a member of Bel Acres for 34 years. Andrew enjoyed spending his time with his grandchildren, family, and friends. Andrew will be sadly missed by his wife Eva of 55 years, son Andy and daughter-in-law Pam, granddaughter Wendy Goze and husband Georel, grandson David and girlfriend Alliana, and grandsons Byron and Dallas. Andrew also leaves behind brother-in-law Gabor Galovics, niece Patti McDougall, and husband Ted, and their family, Jessie, Dallas, and, Jaydee Lynn, nephew Gabriel Galovics, his daughters, Stephanie, and son Ryley, Michelle, and, Sandy. Goddaughter Cynthia Kazina and her daughter Sydney. Lifetime friends, Mary Posche, and Stephen and Elizabeth Ecker. Andrew was predeceased by his parents, and brother-in-law Istvan of Hungary. Andrew leaves to mourn his sister Eva, brother George, and families. He also leaves to mourn sister-in-law Erzsebet, and brother-in-law Gyyorrgy, and their son Akos. Andrew will be sadly missed by many other close friends. Service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral at 1442 Main Street. Interment to follow to Brookside Cemetery at 3001 Notre Dame Avenue. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Forever Loved 586-8044
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Robert Feldstein

Just came across this article:

I played this fellow in Wisconsin in 1999. While researching when he may have played in Manitoba, I noticed that I played in the same section as him in the 1998 Toronto International.  Does anyone know when may have played in Manitoba ?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Highbrow Books - Gift Certificates

Games Editor, Les Mundwiler, tells us about Gift Certificates from his bookstore:

Highbrow Books, 345 Hargrave St. (near Ellice), offers gift certificates this time of year. They're printed off at the store while you wait and make great gifts for those looking for chess books & mags and for other reading matter, too! Store hours are 11-5, Monday thru Saturday, with early closing most Tuesdays (those TNTs!)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Chessmanitoba Calendar Event email list

Thursday, December 8, 2011

2011 Chess Night # 2- Tuesday, December 13

The Manitoba Chess Association will close out the year with a night of informal  chess related activities.
We tried this in August; over 40 chess enthusiasts enjoyed several activities. It was such a success that we decided to try it again.

Renew acquaintances old and new !
Shoot the breeze about Carlsen's latest exploits
Shake off  the rust with a few blitz games !
Listen to a lecture on pawn sacrifices from a Master !
Buy and/or sell chess books !

Drop in any time on the evening of December 13 to room 4CM42 at the University of Winnipeg.
There is no admission fee.

There are a couple of Scheduled events, but don't feel compelled to participate- you may wish to just hang out.

7:00 pm.  Doors Open
8:00 p.m.: lecture: National Master Jonathon Zaczek on 'Pawn Sacrifices in the Opening. Free to all

Through-out the night (approx 7:00 - 10:30)
Informal games - pair off with another player - pick your time control and have some fun. 

There will also be an opportunity to make room on your bookshelves by selling a few books. Set a price, put a post-it note or sticker with your price and name on the book,and bring it for potential sale to another chess enthusiast.  There will also be a few chess clocks and chess sets for sale.

2011 Tournament of Champions and 2011 Mike Shpan Memorial have been rated by the CFC

See the crosstables:

2011 MCA Tournament of Champions
2011 Mike Shpan Memorial

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak establishd ratings:

Kevin Li 2238
Christopher Delos Santos 1919
Stephen de Groot 1848

Theo Wolchock 1700
Bruce Leaden 1497
Gary Crawford 1495
Cody Baron 1403
Alex Iomdina 1471

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - Saturday, December 3, 2011

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Boyer)
1. Qh8