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2017 Abe Yanofsky Memorial has been rated by the CFC

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

see the crosstables here:

Open
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201709006

U1800
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201709007mber=201709007

Congratulations to the following who established new peak established ratings:

Jojo Nones  2321
Isaac Wiebe 2256
Derek Ma 1961
Daniel Wei (SK) 1799
Gilbert Perez 1796
Larry Samson 1638
Carter Marshall 1485
Ethan Eckert 1445
Max Russo 1574
Yanyu Lei 1294

Source: Chess Manitoba

Tactics in the Spanish Opening

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

 

Spanish Opening – Strategy and Tactics is now available as a paperback, here are some sample training exercises that illustrate the play in typical pawn structures of the Classical Spanish opening. Scroll down to see the solutions.

image The book presents a straightforward repertoire for White after 1. e4 e5 and focuses on the Spanish Opening. Most major variations at Black’s disposal are briefly explained and covered. The book is intended for chess players who want to learn the Spanish opening and are looking for a quick overview of the major variations. For each line, several sample games are followed by tactical positions typical for that line. Any player who plays the Spanish Opening either as White or Black – can benefit from learning the specific middlegame themes presented here. Most chapters have examples from practical games of chess champions of the past and present, such as Fischer, Karpov, Anand and Carlsen, followed by puzzles for the reader to solve. That should reinforce newly learned concepts and help get a better sense of the pawn structures discussed throughout the book. There are also questions for the reader to answer at the key moments of the games.

Palosz, Andrzej – Jaracz, Barbara,
1999

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6.
Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 cxd4 13.
cxd4 Bd7 14. Nf1 Nc6 15. Ng3 Rfe8 16. Re2 h6 17. Be3 Rac8 18. a4 Na5 19. d5 Nc4
20. Bc1 bxa4 21. Bxa4 Bb5 22. Bxb5 axb5 23. b3 Nb6 24. Be3 Nfd7 25. Nf5 Bf8 26.
Rea2 Ra8 27. Qd3 Rxa2 28. Rxa2 b4 29. Bd2 Qc5 30. Rc2 Qa5 31. Rc6 Nc5 32. Qe3
Nc8 33. N3h4 Kh7 34. Qe1 Nd3 35. Qe2 Nc5 36. Qe1 Nd3 37. Qe2 Nc5 38. Bxh6 gxh6
39. Qh5 Qa7

150White’s
turn


Rodriguez, Gonzales Jesus – Aguirre, Pedro,
1960

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6.
Bb3 Be7 7. Re1 d6 8. c3 Na5 9. Bc2 c5 10. d4 Qc7 11. Nbd2 O-O 12. h3 Nc6 13. d5
Nb8 14. Nf1 Re8 15. g4 Bf8 16. Bg5 Nbd7 17. Qd2 c4 18. Ng3 g6 19. Bh6 Kh8 20.
Kg2 Ng8 21. Be3 f6 22. h4 Nc5 23. g5 Qd7 24. Rh1 Nxe4 25. Nxe4 f5 26. Ng3 f4 27.
h5 fxe3 28. Qxe3 Kg7 29. hxg6 hxg6 30. Qe4 Ne7 31. Rh6 Nf5? 32. Rah1
Kf7

151White’s
turn


Ljubarskij, Juri – De Leeuw Johannes,
2004

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Be7 5. O-O Nf6 6.
Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Nc6 12. Nbd2 Qc7 13. d5
Nb8 14. Nf1 Re8 15. g4 Qd8 16. Ng3 g6 17. Bh6 Bf8 18. Qd2 Re7 19. Bg5 Re8 20.
Rf1 Bg7 21. Nh2 Nbd7 22. Rae1 Qe7 23. Kh1 Qf8 24. Rg1 h6 25. Be3 Kh7 26. Rg2 Qe7
27. Reg1 Rg8 28. g5 hxg5 29. Bxg5 Qf8 30. f4 Bh6 31. Nf3 Rh8 32. f5 Bg7 33. Nh4
Qe8 34. Rf1 Kg8 35. Kg1 Nh7 36. fxg6 fxg6

152White’s
turn



Solutions:

 

 

Palosz, Andrzej – Jaracz, Barbara, 1999

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 cxd4 13. cxd4 Bd7 14. Nf1 Nc6 15. Ng3 Rfe8 16. Re2 h6 17. Be3 Rac8 18. a4 Na5 19. d5 Nc4 20. Bc1 bxa4 21. Bxa4 Bb5 22. Bxb5 axb5 23. b3 Nb6 24. Be3 Nfd7 25. Nf5 Bf8 26. Rea2 Ra8 27. Qd3 Rxa2 28. Rxa2 b4 29. Bd2 Qc5 30. Rc2 Qa5 31. Rc6 Nc5 32. Qe3 Nc8 33. N3h4 Kh7 34. Qe1 Nd3 35. Qe2 Nc5 36. Qe1 Nd3 37. Qe2 Nc5 38. Bxh6 gxh6 39. Qh5 Qa7

163

40. Nxh6! Bxh6 41. Nf5

There is now no good defence against White’s attack.

41. … f6 42. Qxe8 Nxe4 43. Rc2 Bf4 44. Qh5+ 1-0


Rodriguez, Gonzales Jesus – Aguirre, Pedro, 1960

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. Re1 d6 8. c3 Na5 9. Bc2 c5 10. d4 Qc7 11. Nbd2 O-O 12. h3 Nc6 13. d5 Nb8 14. Nf1 Re8 15. g4 Bf8 16. Bg5 Nbd7 17. Qd2 c4 18. Ng3 g6 19. Bh6 Kh8 20. Kg2 Ng8 21. Be3 f6 22. h4 Nc5 23. g5 Qd7 24. Rh1 Nxe4 25. Nxe4 f5 26. Ng3 f4 27. h5 fxe3 28. Qxe3 Kg7 29. hxg6 hxg6 30. Qe4 Ne7 31. Rh6 Nf5? 32. Rah1 Kf7

164

33. Rxg6!

White’s pieces have concentrated on the kingside; this sacrifice breaks through Black’s defences.

33. … Kxg6 34. Nxf5! Re6

( 34. … Qxf5 35. Nh4+ +- )

35. Nxd6+ 1-0


Ljubarskij, Juri – De Leeuw Johannes, 2004

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Be7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Nc6 12. Nbd2 Qc7 13. d5 Nb8 14. Nf1 Re8 15. g4 Qd8 16. Ng3 g6 17. Bh6 Bf8 18. Qd2 Re7 19. Bg5 Re8 20. Rf1 Bg7 21. Nh2 Nbd7 22. Rae1 Qe7 23. Kh1 Qf8 24. Rg1 h6 25. Be3 Kh7 26. Rg2 Qe7 27. Reg1 Rg8 28. g5 hxg5 29. Bxg5 Qf8 30. f4 Bh6 31. Nf3 Rh8 32. f5 Bg7 33. Nh4 Qe8 34. Rf1 Kg8 35. Kg1 Nh7 36. fxg6 fxg6

165

37. Nxg6!

This opens up the ‘g’ file with decisive effect.

37. … Qxg6 38. Nf5 1-0

Source: chessblogger

Lichess game from 2017 03 24 – devastating double attack in Scotch 4 Knights

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Video of the online game played on my phone;  for analysis – see  https://lichess.org/XLVPc4m0/white

Source: chessblogger

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – July 29, 2017

Monday, August 7th, 2017
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)
(The Free Press diagram has an additional  white rook on c5 which provides for a trivial mate in one)

Source: Chess Manitoba

2017 Abe Yanofsky Blitz Championship -Tuesday, August 8

Monday, August 7th, 2017

2017 Abe Yanofsky Blitz Championship
August 8, 2017, 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Location: University of Winnipeg – Room 4CM42
Open to all and newcomers welcome!
Registration 6:35 – 6:55
Time Control – 3 minutes + 2 second increment.
Format likely to be 2 Sectioned Round Robins, or 2 Sectioned (Open, approx. U1800) Swisses depending on number of entries.
Current estimate is that there will be approximately 9-10 double rounds (2 game matches) ie. 18-20 games per player.
Entry fee – $10, $5 for 2017 Abe Yanofsky Memorial entrants (CFC membership not required)
Prizes – Entries to 2017 Abe Yanofsky Memorial (transferable)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – July 15, 2017

Monday, August 7th, 2017
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd) 

Source: Chess Manitoba

2017 Junior Chess Camp

Monday, August 7th, 2017

2017 Junior Chess Camp

Manitoba Chess Association Junior Chess Camp
The camp will have space for the first 20 to register.
Please complete the following registration form and email it to the organizer or bring it with your child on the first day of camp.Dates: August 8th – 11th 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Instructor: National Master Jonathon Zaczek
Cost: $120 payable to the Manitoba Chess Association
Payment for Chess Camp  by e-transfer or PayPal. For payment by e-transfer or PayPal, contact chessmanitoba@gmail.com
Location: Room 3C14 at the University of Winnipeg
Skill level: Beginners that know the rules all the way to Advanced Juniors are welcome to attend.
Contact the organizer: saul.magnusson@gmail.com for further questions

The camp will have space for the first 20 to register.
Please complete the following registration form (pdf)  and email it to the organizer or bring it with your child on the first day of camp.

—————————————————————————————————————————————————
Hello Parents and Children interested in the Chess Summer Camp 2017 at the U of W!

With a good mix of talented juniors and relative newcomers this should be a great camp!
Camp will run August 8-11th, 9:30-3:30 in Room 3C14 at the University of Winnipeg.

Please bring a completed registration form (attached) and $120 payable to the Manitoba Chess Association. We request that you pack a peanut-free lunch for your child because some of our students have allergies. We will be providing a pizza lunch on the last day.
Parents are more than welcome to attend the camp with their children or to visit at any time.

Spaces will be reserved first for those who indicated their intent to pre-register.

Our excellent Instructor Jonathan Zaczek has provided the following schedule:

Day 1 August 8
Introduction to the camp
Back to basics, value of the pieces and trades
Chess Tactics (puzzles)
Play chess!
Lunch
Opening and Middlegame in IQP (lecture)
Simul vs the master
Bughouse

Day 2 August 9
Play position from board
Central pawns (lecture)
Endgame basics.
Lunch
Rook endgames
Guess the Move!
Freeplay
Day 3 August 10
Open files (lecture)
Team chess. Half the class vs the other
Team chess game review
Lunch
Castling on opposite sides (lecture)
Putting it into practice
Freeplay
Day 4 August 11
Outposts (lecture)
Class vs the computer
Blitz tournament
Pizza Lunch
Blitz tournament
Knights of the South Bronx film
Freeplay


-Saul Magnusson

Source: Chess Manitoba

2017 US Senior Open

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Tony Boron played in the US Senior Open, tying for top U2200.
http://www.chessweekend.com/2017/2017-senior-open-final-standings-and-prize-winners/

Source: Chess Manitoba

Jeff Babb participated in the 2017 PEI Open

Monday, August 7th, 2017


http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201707042

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – July 15

Monday, August 7th, 2017
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd) 

Source: Chess Manitoba

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