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Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – October 6, 2018

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Rinder)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Aron Kaptsan Memorial Tournament Sectional November 17-18

Monday, October 8th, 2018
Aron Kaptsan Memorial Tournament
Sectional  
November 17-18
CFC Standard Rated
 Prize funds enhanced by $ 250 !
A sectional tournament is 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 November 17, 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 section that cannot be divided into 6 players will become a 5 round System tournament.

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 – September 22, 2018

Sunday, October 7th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)
1. Qe3

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – September 8, 2018

Sunday, October 7th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)
1. Be5

Source: Chess Manitoba

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

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