Archive for October, 2016

November 2016 FRL

Monday, October 31st, 2016

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FIDE publishes November 2016 FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

MVL Beats Anand In Corsica Masters Final

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Corsica Masters on Sunday by beating Vishy Anand in the final. The rapid tournament also featured Teimour Radjabov and Hou Yifan as well as many other strong grandmasters.
Organizer Léo Battes…

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House player for November-December tournaments

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

The tournaments may require a ‘house-player(s)’

The ‘house-player’ fills in when there are an uneven number of players for any round. The addition of the ‘house player’ avoids the situation where a player is awarded a bye. There is no guarantee that the house player would be required in any given week – I would say it is roughly a 50% possibility.

If you are interested in acting as a ‘house player’ please contact me (Tony) – chessmanitoba at  gmail.com.
Ideally you are a CFC member – No entry fee for the tournament is required, but  in the circumstance that you win a prize – an entry fee will be deducted from the prize.  So, in essence, the ‘house player’ is free-rolling.

Source: Chess Manitoba

2016 Memorial tournaments start Tuesday, November 1

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Two tournaments start Tuesday, November 1, running in parallel:
The Tournament of Champions / Earl Rosenbloom Memorial Tournament (the Rosenbloom), and the 2016 Gary Campbell Memorial Tournament, Both will run for 7 Tuesdays (Nov 1 to Dec 13. Details are below, but in brief, both tournaments will be CFC rated, but the Rosenbloom will also be FIDE rated. Tournament of Champions will open to all; the Frank Milord Memorial Tournament is restricted to those CFC rated Under 1800.
Both tournaments are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /110 minutes [Each player has 1 hours 50 minutes to complete their moves, the game will be be 3 hours, 40 minutes maximum] FIDE Rule Appendix G4 will also be in effect.
(Players may take up to 2 half-point and any number of zero-point byes. Half-point byes for rounds 6 and 7 must be requested before Round 4.)
Registration for both tournaments – November 1 – approximately 6:30 pm to 6:50 pm.
Late Registration for tournament – November 8 or 15 – approximately 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm – you will receive a 1/2 point bye for each of the first two rounds missed.
All players must be CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) members (can be obtained during registration on-site) $20 for a one-tournament adult membership or $ 49
for 12 months- new adult members pay only $ 36 for a twelve-month CFC membership; Junior (under 20) members pay $ 10 for a one-tournament membership, $ 34 for a twelve-month CFC membership, new junior members pay only $ 24 for a twelve month CFC membership).
Top 2 Manitoba Finishers in the 2016 Earl Rosenbloom Memorial qualify to the 2017 Manitoba Championship
Entry Fees:
2016 Earl Rosenbloom Memorial $ 25
Great opportunity to Start, add to, or complete your FIDE Rating requirements.
Tentative Pairings to be Published prior to Rounds 2-6
Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42
The Gary Campbell Memorial Tournament is restricted to those rated Under 1800. CFC rated.
Entry Fee $ 20. CFC Membership is required as indicated above.
(These are not knockout tournaments, players will play all 7 rounds)(If you can not play on one or more weeks, please contact the TD BEFORE the round.)
facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/178247284305/

Source: Chess Manitoba

2016 October TNT has been rated by the CFC

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

See the crosstable here:
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201610064&key=161029

The following achieved a new peak established rating:

Harshana Konara  1916

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – October 15, 2016

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)

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Alexander Riazantsev wins Russian Chess Championship title

Friday, October 28th, 2016

In Soviet times the USSR chess championship was the most closely watched national contest in the world. The grandmaster elite saw the event as a passport to sought after hard currency tournaments in the west and it sometimes acted as a zonal eliminator for the world title. Its history and its participants have been chronicled in Soviet Chess 1917-1991 by Andrew Soltis, in Soviet Chess Championships by Bernard Cafferty and Mark Taimanov, and in Genna Sosonko’s Russian Silhouettes, personal stories of the top players by one who knew them well. Nowadays the Russian chess championship has lost much of its allure. Its backdrop is the country’s chronically sub-par performance in the biennial world Chess Olympiads, which its team has not won since 2002 despite being regular top seeds. The 2016 Russian superfinal, which …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

Carlsen Returns To Wijk aan Zee; Caruana Plays Gibraltar

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Whether it was a coincidence or not, both the Tata Steel Chess Tournament and the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival announced their main participants today.
World champion Magnus Carlsen will return to Wijk aan Zee once again. Th…

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Carlsen Beats Nakamura To Win GM Blitz Battle Championship

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

–Flash Report–
GM Magnus Carlsen is the first winner of the Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. By virtue of winning the first two segments convincingly, today he defeated GM Hikaru Nakamura in the finals by an overall score of 14…

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Riazantsev, Kosteniuk Win Russian Superfinal, And A Car

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

GMs Alexander Riazantsev and Alexandra Kosteniuk are the winners of this year’s Russian Championship Superfinal. Kosteniuk claimed the women’s title with a round to spare; Riazantsev decided matters today. Both won a Renault Ka…

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