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2018 Abe Yanofsky Memorial has been rated by the CFC

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

See the crosstables here:

Open
chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201809006

U1800
chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201809007

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established CFC ratings:

Jojo Nones  2347
Theo Wolchock 2182
Ryne Swift  2225
Derek Ma 2115
Fernando Orcullo 1750
Yanyu Lei 1607
Zachary Piche 1554

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – August 25, 2018

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – August 11, 2018

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Active (Rapid) Chess Tournament – Tuesday, August 14

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Active (Rapid) Chess Tournament – Tuesday, August 14

Tuesday, August 14 – Active (Rapid) Chess Tournament.
4 Round Swiss System – Time Control Game 20 with 10 second delay (Bronstein)  $ 10 entry fee  –  CFC membership not required.
University of Winnipeg – Room 4CM42
Registration 6:30 pm to 6:50 pm
Entry Fee: $ 10
Prizes: Based on entries –  Entry to 2018 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Tournament –
(the August 7 event saw Theo Wolchock and Isaac Wiebe win entries to the Open Section, while Jeremie Piche won entry to the U1800 section.  There was a  six-way tie for the second U1800 entry, which necessitated that it be split by cash payment)

Source: Chess Manitoba

CecIl’s Saturday Puzzle – July 28, 2018

Sunday, July 29th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)
(Note that the R at a1 is missing from the print edition of the Winnipeg Free Press)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – July 14, 2018

Sunday, July 29th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 3 (Loyd)
(note: the diagram in the Free Press omitted the Rook on c4  – that creates a Mate in 4 problem)

Source: Chess Manitoba

2018 Medieval Festival Chess

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

The Manitoba Chess Association is again pleased to be participating in the Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cooks Creek, MB on Saturday, July 28. 

We will host two tournaments — the first starting at 1:00 will be for unrated players; the second starting at 3:00 will be an open tournament for both rated and unrated players. 

Details as follows:

Unrated tournament:  5 round Swiss.  Games are 5 minutes per player plus 3 second increment per move.  No entry fee.  Prizes to be awarded.

Rated tournament:  5 round Swiss.  Games are 5 minutes per player plus 3 second increment per move.  Entry fee.  $10.  Prize fund of $50 plus entry fees.

A live player chess event will be held following the tournaments, featuring players in full medieval costume!

Please note there is an admission fee to the Festival grounds:  $15 for adults and $5 for under 12. 

Details on the Festival can be found here.

Come and enjoy the day and have some fun playing outdoor chess in a Medieval setting!
For further details, please contact Blair Rutter at 204-298-6961.

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – June 30, 2018

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – June 16, 2018

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – June 2, 2018

Friday, June 15th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

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