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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

The 2018 Manitoba Closed has been rated by the CFC

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

See the crosstable here:
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201806031

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak ratings:

Isaac Wiebe  2297
Gustav Baron 2270

Source: Chess Manitoba

2018 Winnipeg Open (Joe Dreman Memorial) starts Tuesday, June 5

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

2018 Winnipeg Open – Joe Dreman Memorial (a special Tuesday Night Tournament) CFC and FIDE rated.
 $ 20 entry fee – Prizes will be based on entries. Approximately $ 200 will be added to the prize fund through the Joe Dreman legacy
 Location: University of Winnipeg – Room 4CM42 8 rounds – June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 – (This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 8 rounds)
 (Players may take up to 2 half-point and any number of zero-point byes.
 Half-point byes for rounds 7 and 8 must be requested before Round 3. Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.
There is one game per week.

 All of the TNTs are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /110 minutes [Each player has 1 hour 50 minutes to complete their moves, the game will be be 3 hours and 40 minutes maximum] .
 $ 20 entry fee and CFC membership required.
All players must be CFC 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]
 Registration for tournament -Tuesday, June 5 – approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm. (If you think you may be late, please send an email to chessmanitoba ‘at’ gmail.com) before 5 pm (you can try later, but the wireless access at the U may be problematic) .

Players can join in Round 2, they will receive a half-point bye for Round 1. Additional bye information will be added. Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42 Easiest way to get there is to take the elevator at the north end (Ellice) to the 5th Floor(if that Elevator is operating) Otherwise, there is an elevator just to the west of the old Bookstore location. Our goal is to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Source: Chess Manitoba

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
new
  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

74

Black’s turn


Auschkalnis – Tohidi, 1995

75

Black’s turn


Hamalainen – Puhakka, 1992

76

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

188

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

190

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

 

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Source: chessblogger

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

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