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2018 May TNT (Mark Schulman Memorial) has been rated by FIDE

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Below are the new FIDE ratings and the change from the tournament results.

Name New Change
  Babb, Jeff 2080 0
  Rutter, Blair 1883 16
  Baron, Gustav L 1997 20
  Konara, Harshani 1837 12
  Boron, Anthony 1839 3
  Wolchock, Theo 1887 -9
  Le Dorze, Phil 1672 12
  Remillard, John 1568 15
  Skop, Mike 1764 2
  Wiebe, Isaac 2024 -4
  Furda, Ievgeniia-Diana 1546 -32
  Leaden, Bruce 1497 -3
  Letain, Cory 1667
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  Klokow, John 1685 -23
  Bince, Rolando 1950 -9
  Prince, Colin 1801 -17

Source: Chess Manitoba

2018 May TNT (Mark Schulman Memorial) has been rated by the CFC

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

See the cross-table here
 http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201805118

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Gustav Baron  2250
Harshani Konara 2000
Carter Marshall 1561

Source: Chess Manitoba

Tactics in the Schliemann – Training positions – System with 4. Bxc6

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

If you are looking to pick up a new opening for Black against 1.e4, you might be interested in the Schliemann Defence and in the book with a collection of tactics in this opening, it is available both in Kindle and Paperback versions. It is also available on Kobo. The second volume covers combinations in the games played in the repertoire lines and illustrate typical tactical ideas for Black. Here are some sample training exercises that illustrate the combinations in 4.Bxc6 system. Scroll down to see the solutions.

 

 

Pinto – Lestao, 2012

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Black’s turn


Auschkalnis – Tohidi, 1995

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Black’s turn


Hamalainen – Puhakka, 1992

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Black’s turn

 

 

Solutions

 

Pinto, Henriquez Rodrigo – Lestao, Balseiro Adrian, 2012

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. Nxe5 Qd4 6. Nf3 Qxe4+ 7. Kf1 Bd6 8. d3 Qe7 9. g3 Nf6 10. Kg2 O-O 11. Re1 Qd7 12. Nc3 f4 13. Ng1 f3+ 14. Kh1 Ng4 15. Ne4 Qf5 16. h4

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16. … Qxe4 17. dxe4 Nxf2+ 18. Kh2 Nxd1 19. Rxd1 f2 0-1


Auschkalnis, Reinhard – Tohidi, Mehraz, 1995

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. Qe2 fxe4 6. Qxe4 Bd6 7. d3 Nf6 8. Qe2 O-O 9. O-O Bg4 10. Bg5 Qd7 11. Nbd2 Rae8 12. h3 Bh5 13. Rfe1 Qf5 14. Bh4 Nd5 15. Bg3 Nf4 16. Qf1

189

16. … Nxh3+ 17. gxh3 Bxf3 18. Re3 Bd5 -/+ 19. Rae1 Bc5 20. R3e2 Qg6 21. Kh2 Rf5 22. Rxe5 Rexe5 23. Rxe5 Bxf2 24. Bxf2 Rxe5 25. c4 Qg5 26. cxd5 Qxd2 27. dxc6 bxc6 0-1


Hamalainen, L. – Puhakka, Erkki, 1992

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. Qe2 Bd6 6. exf5 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Bxf5 9. Bg5 Qe8 10. Nbd2 Qh5 11. Bxf6 Rxf6 12. Ne4 Bxe4 13. Qxe4 Rf4 14. Qe3

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14. … e4 15. dxe4 Rxf3 16. gxf3 Qxh2# 0-1

 

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Source: chessblogger

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – May 18, 2018

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)
1. Kc7

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – May 4, 2018

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)
1.Rh8

Source: Chess Manitoba

Aron Kaptsan Memorial has been postponed – new dates will be announced when established.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Source: Chess Manitoba

Monday, April 30th, 2018
Aron Kaptsan Memorial  Sectional Tournament May 26-27
CFC Standard Rated
 Prize funds enhanced by $ 250 !
This is a very popular format with players of all ratings.
.Registered players will have the chance to play in a round -robin with players in their own rating group. The lowest section may be a swiss style tournament. 

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Players must commit to play all 5 rounds - 

Deadline for registration is 10 am on May 26, 2018

Just a reminder that the tournament will be run in sections with 6 players.

Players are assigned to the sections according to the last available rating list.

Location: University of Winnipeg, Room (to be announced)

Blair Rutter will be Tournament Director

The tournament director will sort the registrants by rating  in 6 player Round Robin sections. Lowest sections that cannot be divided into 6 players will become a swiss.

Time Control:  Game / 50 + 10 second increment

Entry Fee: $ 20 
Approximate Round times – (Rounds will commence immediately at the end of the previous round)
Round 1: Saturday 10:00 am
Round 2: Saturday approx.  12:30 pm
Round 3: Saturday approx  2:30 pm
Round 4: Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Round 5: Sunday approx 12:30 pm or earlier by mutual agreement.
 

All players in the tournament must also be Chess Federation of Canada members.
CFC Membership information:
(membership can be purchased at the tournament site)
Former/returning members:
$ 20 for a one-tournament membership or $ 49 for 12 months, Juniors – one
tournament membership $ 10, $34 for 12 months.
New members pay only $ 16 for a one-tournament membership or $ 36 for 12
months, Juniors – one tournament membership $ 10, $24 for 12 months.

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – April 7, 2018

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – April 21, 2018

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

2018 April TNT (Andy Kohalmi Memorial) has been rated by the CFC.

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The CFC has rated the tournament -  See the crosstable here.

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Gustav Baron 2233

Source: Chess Manitoba

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