Friday, June 12, 2015

Saturday June 20 - EastSide Chess Event

EastSide Chess Event|| Saturday June 20|| 9:30 a.m.|| For Players Rated Under 2050|| || $25 entry fee|| G/60, 4SS, USCF-rated,|| Cash Prizes.|| Lunch included.|| || 343 Hills St|| East Hartford CT 06118|| || call Kevin Z. 860 558-5389|| || 60 Hilliard St|| Manchester CT 06040|| || Rob Roy is putting together a chess club for the Hartford-Manchester Area. Anyone wishing to help with this effort please contact Rob at 860 887-5052 or write

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tripled Pawns Win in game between GM's

Stop the presses! Incredible news from a recent French League game between grandmasters ! The tripled pawns won ! The tripled pawns won ! Really, this is the longest I have ever seen them play on the board, lining up on move eleven and going nowhere until the victory dance on move 69. Long live the tripled pawns ! || || || [Event "2015 French League"] [Site "France"] [Date "2015.06.05"] [Round "?"] [White "GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda"] [Black "GM Anthony Wirig"] [Result "1-0"] [BlackElo "2506"] [ECO "C18"] [WhiteElo "2610"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qa5 7.Bd2 Qa4 8.Qb1 Nc6 9.Bb5 Qa5 10.Nf3 Ne7 11.dxc5 O-O 12.O-O Qc7 13.Re1 f6 $6 { +0.69/21 } ( 13...Ng6 { +0.43/22 } 14.Bxc6 Qxc6 15.Qb4 Bd7 16.Rab1 Rab8 { Stockfish thinks Black is losing by.38 after 13...Bd7 14.c4 a6 15.cb ab 16.d6 Qd8 Ne7 } ) 14.exf6 Rxf6 15.Qd1 h6 16.c4 d4 17.Qe2 Bd7 18.Ne5 a6 19.Nxd7 Qxd7 20.Ba4 Raf8 21.f3 Rg6 $6 { +1.33/22 } ( 21...Ng6 { +0.96/20 } 22.Rab1 Qe7 23.Qe4 Nge5 24.Bxc6 Nxc6 25.c3 Rd8 26.cxd4 Rxd4 ) 22.Rad1 e5 23.Kh1 Qf5 24.c3 $6 { +1.36/22 } ( 24.Rb1 { +1.64/21 } 24...Qc8 25.c3 Rd8 26.Qe4 Rf6 27.cxd4 Rxd4 28.Qe2 Ng6 29.Bc2 Nf4 30.Bxf4 ) 24...d3 25.Qe4 Qh5 $2 { +2.52/23 } ( 25...Qxe4 { +1.47/23 } 26.Rxe4 Rd8 27.Be1 Re6 28.Bf2 Kf7 29.Re3 e4 30.fxe4 Ne5 31.Rb1 Rf6 32.Kg1 Kg8 33.Rxb7 Rdf8 34.Rxe7 Rxf2 35.Rf3 R2xf3 36.gxf3 Nxf3+ 37.Kg2 d2 38.c6 Ne1+ 39.Kg1 Nd3 40.Bc2 Nb2 ) 26.Be3 d2 27.Rg1 Rd8 28.Bc2 Rf6 29.Rxd2 Rxd2 30.Bxd2 Kf8 31.Be3 Qf7 32.Rd1 Nf5 33.Bf2 h5 34.Ba4 Qc7 35.Bxc6 bxc6 $6 { +5.82/24 } ( 35...Qxc6 { +4.28/19 } 36.Qxe5 Qe8 37.Qd5 Ne3 38.Bxe3 Qxe3 39.Qxb7 Qe8 40.h3 Kg8 41.Rd4 Rf5 ) 36.Re1 $2 { +3.32/24 } ( 36.g4 { +5.82/24 } 36...hxg4 37.fxg4 Nd4 38.Bh4 Rf4 39.Qh7 Qd7 40.h3 Qf7 41.Qh8+ Qg8 42.Qxg8+ Kxg8 43.cxd4 Rxd4 44.Rxd4 exd4 45.Bg5 d3 46.h4 Kf7 47.Kg2 Ke6 48.Kf3 Ke5 49.Ke3 d2 50.Bf4+ Kf6 51.Kxd2 Ke6 52.Kc3 a5 53.Bc7 a4 ) 36...Kf7 $6 { +5.05/25 } ( 36...Nh6 { +3.32/24 } 37.Qh7 Re6 38.Rb1 Qd7 39.Rb6 a5 40.Be3 h4 41.h3 Qe7 42.Ra6 Kf7 43.Qe4 Qf6 44.Rxa5 Nf5 45.Ra7+ Kg8 { Stockfish plays 36...g6 37.Qe5 and Black is losing by 2.75 } ) 37.Kg1 $6 { +3.39/24 } ( 37.g4 { +5.05/25 } 37...Ne7 38.Bg3 Qd7 39.Bxe5 Re6 40.Qh7 Rg6 41.Bd6 Rh6 42.Qxh6 gxh6 43.Rxe7+ Qxe7 44.Bxe7 hxg4 45.Bd6 gxf3 46.Kg1 Kg8 47.Kf2 Kh7 48.Kxf3 Kg7 49.Be5+ ) 37...g6 $6 { +3.88/28 } ( 37...Ne7 { +3.39/24 } 38.Qxe5 Qxe5 39.Rxe5 Rf4 40.Bd4 Nf5 41.Re4 Rxe4 42.fxe4 Nh4 43.Kf2 g5 44.g4 hxg4 45.Kg3 Nf3 46.Kxg4 Nxh2+ 47.Kxg5 Nf3+ 48.Kf5 Nd2 49.Be3 { Stockfish defends with 37...Nh6 38.Qe3 a5, still losing by 2.94 } ) 38.Qxe5 Qxe5 39.Rxe5 Re6 $6 { +4.59/34 } ( 39...Ng7 { +3.94/27 } 40.Bd4 Ne6 41.Kf2 a5 42.Re2 Rf4 43.Ke3 Rh4 44.g3 Rh3 45.f4 h4 46.Kf3 hxg3 47.hxg3 ) 40.Rxe6 Kxe6 41.Kf1 Nh6 42.Ke2 Nf7 43.Bg3 Kf5 44.Kd3 g5 $6 { +4.62/30 } ( 44...Nd8 { +4.01/28 } 45.Bc7 Ne6 46.Bd6 Nd8 47.h3 h4 48.Be7 Ne6 49.Bxh4 Nf4+ 50.Kd2 Nxg2 51.Bg3 g5 52.Kd3 Nf4+ 53.Bxf4 Kxf4 54.Kd4 Kg3 55.Ke5 ) 45.Kc2 g4 46.fxg4+ Kxg4 47.Bc7 Kf5 48.Kd3 Nh8 49.Ke3 Ng6 50.Bd6 Nh4 $6 { +6.14/33 } ( 50...Nh8 { +4.67/35 } 51.Kd3 Nf7 52.Kc2 Nd8 53.Kb3 Nb7 54.h3 a5 55.Ka4 Kg5 56.Bc7 ) 51.g3 Ng6 52.Kf3 Nh8 53.Bf4 $6 { +4.92/39 } ( 53.h3 { +6.14/35 } 53...Nf7 54.g4+ hxg4+ 55.hxg4+ Kf6 56.Kf4 Nd8 57.Be5+ Kg6 58.Bc7 Nf7 59.Bd6 ) 53...Ng6 $6 { +6.28/28 } ( 53...Nf7 { +4.92/39 } 54.h3 Nd8 55.g4+ hxg4+ 56.hxg4+ Kf6 57.Bc7 Ne6 58.Bb6 Ng5+ 59.Ke3 Ne6 60.Ke4 Ng5+ 61.Kf4 Ne6+ 62.Ke3 Nf8 63.Bc7 Kg5 64.Kf3 Ne6 65.Bd6 Kf6 66.Ke4 Ng5+ 67.Kf4 Ne6+ 68.Ke3 Kg5 69.Ke4 Kf6 70.Be5+ Kg5 71.Bd4 Nd8 72.Kf3 Nb7 73.Be3+ Kf6 74.Ke2 Na5 75.g5+ Kg6 76.Kd3 Nb3 77.Ke4 Na5 78.Kd4 Nb7 79.a4 Kf7 80.Kd3 Na5 ) 54.h3 Nh8 55.Be3 Ng6 56.Bd4 Nf8 57.g4+ hxg4+ 58.hxg4+ Kg5 59.Be3+ Kf6 60.Bd4+ Kg5 61.Ke4 Nd7 $2 { +10.88/41 } ( 61...Ng6 { +6.28/38 } 62.Bg1 Kf6 63.Be3 Ke6 64.Bd4 Nh4 65.g5 Ng6 66.Bg7 Nh4 67.Be5 Ng6 68.Bd6 Nh4 69.Bg3 Nf5 70.Bf4 Ne7 71.Bd6 Ng6 72.Bg3 Ne7 73.Bf4 Ng6 74.Bh2 Nh4 75.Bc7 Ng6 ) 62.Bg1 Kg6 63.Kf4 Kf6 64.Be3 Nf8 65.Bd4+ Ke6 66.Kg5 Kf7 67.Kf5 Nd7 68.Bf2 Ke7 69.g5 1-0 Alan Lasser web site: email: ConnecticutChess.Blogspot.Com Rob Roy looking to establish a chess club in Hartford, Manchester, or Willimantic. Contact

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hopkins Summer Chess Program

Hopkins Summer Chess Program Session 1 July 6 – 10, Session 2 July 13 – 17, 8:30am – 1pm Register Now

Monday, May 4, 2015

Uconn Chess May 17 Sunday

Sponsored by the UCONN School of Engineering and UCONN Chess Club  |||

May 17, 2015 UCONN School of Engineering Grade 9-12 $3,500 Scholarship Tournament 2015  |||

UCONN Castleman Bldg., Room 201 261 Glenbrook Rd. Storrs, CT 06269 Note Foreign & out of state are welcome and are prize/scholarship eligible. Open Grade 9 - 12 Prizes:Trophies to Top 3, Top Upset . UCONN School of Engineering Scholarships to Top 3 Individuals, ( foreign & out of state eligible ), who are admitted to and enroll in the UCONN School of Engineering.  |||

1st Place: Trophy and $2000 Scholarship for one year. 2nd Place: Trophy and $1000 Scholarship for one year. 3rd Place: Trophy and $500 Scholarship for one year. Continuing students are eligible to reapply annually for these Academic Merit Scholarships. Students are limited to one scholarship in the School of Engineering. Scholarships are not transferable. Previous scholarship winners are eligible to upgrade only. Previous 1st place winners are eligible for title and trophies only.  || 

Scholarship winners who matriculate are expected to participate in UCONN Chess Club activities. Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/60;d5 Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: Round 1 at 10 AM, all others ASAP. Byes: 1/2 point byes available with advance notice in rounds 1 - 3 only, no last round byes.Entry Fees: $25 by 05-17, $35 at site. Checks payable to"UCONN" .Entries To: Tom Hartmayer, 963 Mansfield City Rd., Storrs, CT 06268 On-site Reg: May 17, 2015 8:30 - 9:30 AM For More Information:Tom Hartmayer, 860-989-5394,  ||!/groups/175706789220525/  || 

E-mail: Directions to site:  Official Web Site: Note:All ties will be broken according to USCF tiebreak rules. During the games players must leave all electronic devices, ( except Monroi ), with the TD. Players determined to be in possession of such devices while playing will be subject to forfeiture, expulsion and arrest. Event Limitations and Site Conditions: No Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible. UCONN School of Engineering Grade 9-12 $3,500 Scholarship Tournament 2015 May 17, 2015. || 

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Chess Club to form in NorthEast Connecticut

Rob Roy will be establishing a chess club somewhere within a 22 mile radius of Coventry CT. I am in search of volunteers, sponsors, and participants. I am in search of a meeting place.  (Examples of free sites are:  Library, Recreation Center, Senior Center, Knights of Columbus (Or any other fraternal organization), College Student Center, Church. Club must be free and no residency restrictions for participants. Club is for adults.  Children may participate only if accompanied by an adult. Club sessions each begin with a free lecture on chess. Novice players are also given feedback on their games. Rob will furnish all club equipment needed. After lecture is open-play, where you get paired-up with an opponent to play a clocked-game.  (We will show you how to play using a chess clock). Rob is also an expert on chess software for phones and tablets. When you win your next opponent will be a little stronger, etc.... Andover, Bolton, Coventry, Manchester, Columbia, Mansfield, Tolland, Vernon, Hebron, Willimantic, Ellington, Chaplin, Willington, Ellington, Lebanon, Ashford, Marlborough, Colchester, East Windsor, South Windsor, Somers, Glastonbury, Enfield. Connecticut Chess Magazine - Rob Roy 860 887-5052   Voicemail.    203 805-8456 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. Publisher/Editor, 35 years. President of CSCA 10 years. Columnist for 25 years. Senior TD 35 years. Instructor 35 years. Backgammon 35 years. Webmaster 20 years. -- Sent from Fast notepad

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Free Chess Lecture by Grandmasters - Thursday April 16 UConn Storrs CT

Photo: Chess Grandmaster Larry Christiansen Chess Grandmaster Larry Christiansen & Grandmaster Robert Hungaski (UConn 2012) will conduct a chess lecture Thursday April 16 at the UConn main campus in Storrs Connecticut. Starts at 7:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Castleman Building. Free Admission. Please bring your games & questions. || || The UConn Club Championship will resume on April 23rd with round 3. || || The UConn CC will host the UCONN School of Engineering High School Scholarship tournament on Sunday May 17, 2015 as well as a UConn K-8 Scholastic on the same day. || || The UConn CC will also run a K-8 scholastic Blitz tournament at the Plainville Library on Saturday June 6, 2015. || || Click here for UConn Chess on Facebook || || Photo: Grandmaster Robert Hungaski

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