Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Monday, April 13, 2015
SHUT DOWN YOUR CHESS ENGINE AND THINK FOR YOURSELF || Viswanathan Anand believes that serious followers of chess will be better served by switching off their computers once in a while in order to understand the flavorful ‘human elements’ of the match
Saturday, April 11, 2015
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Saturday, March 14, 2015
My name is Rob Roy. I have run many clubs and tournaments across Connecticut since 1976. This is my current project: a chess club near or in Willimantic Connecticut. We need: 1) a meeting place, (preferably free); 2) players, (From Willimantic and surrounding towns); 3) players who can also help, such as; Tournament Directors, Tournament Clerks, Scorekeepers, Welcome Greeters, Recruiters, Teachers, Coaches, chair and table setup, Donuts and Coffee custodian, Ice Water helper, Cleanup Crew. Club Equipment Custodian. If you can help please contact RobRoy810@gmail.com 860 887-5052 I have a list of all the registered chess players in Connecticut, and I will be engaged in an email campaign to put something together in Willimantic, so far a neglected city for chess and for backgammon.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
The CT State Chess Championships, hosted by The New Britain Chess Club was held 3/7/2015 at The Chess Club of Fairfield County with 35 players in attendance, including 10 masters and 3 previous winners. NM IAN HARRIS was the clear winner. Derek Meredith (2nd place) edged outJames "Kram"Nitz (3rd place) on tie-breaks. In the Candidates Section, Thomas Ewald was the top Connecticut finisher, obtaining an automatic bid to the Upper section next year. A complete list of prizes and standings is given below. Many thanks to CCFC for allowing the NBCC to host this event at their beautiful location in Norwalk, and to Tom Hartmayer for helping to direct the tournament. Prizes. 2015 CT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: CHAMPIONSHIP Name Cash Non-cash prize Prize credited to pool NM Ian Harris 300 1st Trophy Place: 1 - $300 NM Derek Meredith 2nd Trophy NM James Nitz 3rd Trophy Prizes. 2015 CT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: CANDIDATES # Name Cash Non-cash prize Prize credited to pool 10 THOMAS EWALD (3.0/1475) 50.00 1st Trophy Place: 1 - $50 6 BRYAN A WEISZ (3.0/1662) 50.00 2nd Trophy Place: 2 - $50 17 MATT BIANCUZZO (2.5/890) 50.00 D Trophy/Upset1 Class D/un/1 - $50 5 ALEXANDER RUTH (2.0/1679) 50.00 B Trophy Class B/1 - $50 11 RUTHVIK AYYAGARI (2.0/1433) 16.66 C Trophy Class C/1 - $50 12 BRUNO BAUER (2.0/1433) 16.66 13 DICHENG WU (2.0/1432) 16.66 2015 CT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: CHAMPIONSHIP #NameIDRtngRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize 1NM IAN HARRIS2307W2W4D6W53.5810926300.00/1st 2NM DEREK MEREDITH2172L1W13W14W63.078619.52nd 3NM JAMES NITZ2233W16D6W8D43.06.578203rd 4FM RICHARD BAUER2225W13L1W7D188.8.131.52.523.5 5NM HANS MOKE NIEMANN150414662266D11W10W9L184.108.40.20623.5 6SM ARSLAN OTCHIYEV2384W14D3D1L22.06116.526 7DENNIS LI2073D10W11L4D92.048.55.521 8FM JASON SHI2271W12D9L3D102.048621.5 9NM YOON-YOUNG KIM146715182208W15D8L5D72.048620.5 10NM OLIVER CHERNIN2236D7L5W12D82.047.54.521.5 11JOSEPH BIHLMEYER2074D5L7D16W122.036416.5 12HANON RUSSELL2102L8W15L10L111.05.57.5316.5 13ANDREW R DEXTER124055451827L4L2L15W161.04.57.5115.5 14NM GARY SHURE2206L6W16L2U---1.02.55.5313.5 15NORMAN BURTNESS1810L9L12W13U---1.024210 16JONATHAN AIYATHURAI1889L3L14D11L220.127.116.1116 2015 CT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DEREK CHEN B 9W 16B 3W 21843 14883880 (1679)1.02.03.04.02 ETHAN ZORNOW B 6W 4B 8B 115071.02.03.03.03 THOMAS EWALD B 19B 14W 1W 91475 14813918 (1417)1.02.02.03.04 LEO BYKHOVSKY W 10B 2W 16B 81822 14090251 (1730)1.01.02.03.05 BRYAN A WEISZ B 17W 8B 10W 71662 14390720 (1468)1.01.02.03.06 MATT BIANCUZZO W 2byeB 15W 128900.01.02.02.57 THOMAS HARTMAYER byeB 18W 14B 518518.104.22.168.58 JACK KLEIN B 11B 5W 2W 411841.02.02.02.09 RUTHVIK AYYAGARI W 1B 17W 11B 314330.01.02.02.010 BRUNO BAUER B 4W 19W 5B 1814330.01.01.02.011 ALEXANDER RUTH W 8W 15B 9B 1616790.01.01.02.012 DICHENG WUW 14B 13W 18B 61432 14508241 (1388)0.00.51.52.013 DARYL LAVIN B 16W 12- 19B 1411310.00.5X1.52.014 JOSEPH MANSIGIAN B 12W 3B 7W 1317781.01.01.01.515 WILLIAM EWALD W 18B 11W 6bye1476 14813903 (1390)0.50.50.51.516 ETHAN CUSHMAN W 13B 1B 4W 111526 14916518 (1460)1.01.01.01.017 ISABELLA HALL W 5W 9bye----11770.00.01.0U1.018 CRAIG HAIR B 15W 7B 12W 10unr.0.50.50.50.519 BILL D'ANDREA W 3B 10- 13----unr.0.00.0F0.0U0.0 Norman Burtness Vice President New Britain Chess Club firstname.lastname@example.org www.newbritainchessclub.com
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Julius Fuster, chess and bridge master in Waterbury Connecticut. Julius was a great ambassador for chess. He gave many lessons and lectures, and supervised many club meetings. Julius was a very strong Contract Bridge player in Stamford Connecticut. Julius ran the Waterbury Chess Club held every week at the Silas Bronson Library for many years. Julius ran USCF tournaments at the Waterbury Girls Club. Julius was elected president of the Connecticut State Chess Association. Julius wrote a chess column for the Waterbury Sunday Republican newspaper. He was cousin to Geza Fuster, a chess grandmaster from Hungary.