Archive for March, 2011

Blondes vs Brunettes – 1st of April chess tournament

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

1st of April, the international day of the joke aka April Fool’s day, will be celebrated with an interesting event in Russia. Ten Blondes will challenge ten Brunettes in a unique match over the chess board.

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Polish chess tactic

Thursday, March 31st, 2011


White to move. How should white proceed?

Source: ChessToday.net

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Pawn Structure Chess – when your Opponent Surprises you

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

DDT3000 – sgilroy, ICC 2011, 20 minutes per game
image Black to move.
Here I expected 25…b5-b4, fighting for ‘d4’ square in the typical fashion for the Spanish game. But my opponent surprised me with a different pawn move, as he instead chose to fight for ‘d3’.
25…c4 I thought “Oh no, I’d better stop Ne6-c5-d3”, so I played
26. Bxe6
image Black to move. Which recapture is best? My opponent surprised me again, and I must admit, I was so shocked that I blundered immediately and resigned within a couple of moves. Several positional considerations need to be considered:

  • Black is eyeing f3 with his queen and knight, but for now it is well guarded
  • White may later transfer his knight to ‘d5’ via ‘e3’ so ‘d5’ needs to be covered
  • Black’s rooks currently don’t control any open or semi-open files, but they obviously would like to!

How would you recapture on e6?

Source: chessblogger

Fischer’s will to win the endgame

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Bob Peretz CC vs CC of Fairfield County – Rd. 2

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The first round was closer then I thought it would be considering the rating differences from board five on down.  Maybe having White in the first round helped us out.  Instead of simply changing colors and playing the same player over again, we had a little different format.   Our board one would play their board two. Their board one would play our board two. Board three played board four, etc.  This switching would go all the way down to board eight. Since there were an odd number of boards in the match we had to change things a little more, otherwise board 11 would have played the same person again.  For boards nine through eleven CCFC tournament director, Melvin Patrick and I set it up so nine played eleven, ten played the other eleven, and the other nine played the other ten.

Melvin Patrick
Fellow TD, and Team Captain for CCFC

Despite the fact that a mere two rating points separate Melvin and me, we did not end out playing each other.  Instead I played their board six, Hanon Russell the man behind the excellent website Chess Cafe. Perhaps I’d be better served spending time on his website reading Bruce Pandolfini’s most recent column. Pandolfini gives some excellent advice to the father of a kid who loses on time a lot.  Dan Heisman also has a timely article in his Novice Nook column.

Hanon Russell
Chess Cafe

Hanon and I had a very closely contested game that probably would have been a draw had I not run out of time.  It was knight versus bishop ending.  I had the bishop which was not quite as active as his knight.  Unfortunately in games where there are clock issues the knight can be a real thorn in the opponent’s side since there is always the possibility of forks.  I managed to dodge any potential fork threats or any other time pressure implosions in this game.   Flagging leads to the same result as imploding, but it doesn’t necessarily make for such an exciting finish. Here’s the game.  I was satisfied with my overall play.

HRussell-pw032711.pgn

 I still can manage a smile despite my 0-2 day.

I wish I could report that the second round was as close as my game.  Playing Black didn’t reap such good results and we lost the round 8-3. 

Bd     Res  White (CCFC)                Res  Black (BPCC)


1         1    Harrison Wheeler (2254)   0    Michael H Bodek (2277)

2         0    Daniel L Lowinger (2265)  1    Oliver Chernin (2243)

3         1    Benjamin Katz (2122)        0    Michael Amori (2027)

4        ?    Ian Harris (2231)               ?    Jason Shi (1969)

5        1    Hanon W Russell (2057)      0    Polly P Wright (1700)

6        1    Alex Eydelman (2060)          0    Hubert Herring (1665)

7        1    Melvin B Patrick (1698)       0    Anthony Lawrence (1632)

8        0    Alanna Katz (1958)              1    Noah Rutkovsky (1465)

9        1    Aman Karunakaran (1509)  0    Michael Morin (1336)

10      1    Druha Karunakaran (1577)  0    Jose Leon (1322)

11     ?    Joshua Blanchfield (1529)    ? garrett washington (unr.)

The final score of the overall match was:  CCFC – 14.5 BPCC – 7.5. The stake of the match was losing club submitted the results and paid the rating fee.  $5.00 was a reasonable cost for a day of good chess.  Hopefully a rematch with a longer time control can be set up in the near future.

Source: Castling Queen Side

Bobby Fischer with the will to win – Endgame management analysis

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

GM Danielsen presents a video analysis of an endgame by Bobby Fischer, an ending that should be equal, but with a strong will and precise moves Bobby Fischer turns it into winning position.

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LIVE games from EICC

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

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Aix-les-Bains R8: ahora con 6 l?deres

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

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FIDE President’s visit to Uzbekistan

Thursday, March 31st, 2011


FIDE President’s visit to Uzbekistan

The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on an official visit. There he took part in an opening ceremony of a rapid match between World Champion Viswanathan Anand and ex-World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov also met with the representatives of a leadership of the country, chess society and Uzbekistan chess federation and discussed chess development in Uzbekistan and realization of the FIDE programme “Chess in Schools”.

Many more pictures on www.FIDE.com

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FIDE World Championship Match 2012

Thursday, March 31st, 2011


FIDE World Championship Match 2012

FIDE is publishing the bidding procedure and regulations for the FIDE World Championship Match 2012 between World Champion V. Anand and his challenger from the Candidates Matches. The match is scheduled for April-May 2012 and the deadline for receiving bids is 30 June.

Bidding Procedure (PDF)
Regulations (PDF)

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