Saturday, September 14, 2019

10th Annual Hartford Open; This week at Bradley Airport

Bill Goichberg (photo) is running the 10th Hartford Open at Bradley Airport this week.

Continental Chess Assoc. has been organizing big money tournaments for decades.  His most famous tournament is the World Open in Philadelphia.

CCA runs dozens of tournaments each year.  In and near Connecticut we have CCA tournaments at Bradley Airport, Stamford, Sturbridge Mass., and Foxwoods.

 

Sept. 20-22 or 21-22   10th Annual Hartford Open  Web Listing


Sept. 28   2019 Charter Oak Open

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail. com. Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com W.

Sep. 28   2019 Charter Oak Open   Web Listing


Oct. 19   2019 Connecticut Harvest Open

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com W.


Oct. 19   2019 Connecticut Harvest Open   Web Listing


Oct. 26   Fairfield County Fall Team Championships   Web Listing


Nov. 9   13th Annual Fairfield County Open - SPEED CHESS TOURNAMENT   Web Listing


Nov. 16   2019 Yankee Peddler Open

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com W.


Nov. 16   2019 Yankee Peddler Open   Web Listing


Dec. 14   2019 Holiday Party Open

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com W.


Dec. 14   2019 Holiday Party Open   Web Listing 

 

GOING BACK IN TIME  by Bob Cyr

Greetings, chess friends:
 
I thought that I would share this inspirational chess story.
 
Some of you know who Dan Pelletier is, but I wanted to share his incredible story about his successes with his DIG chess program.
 
I hope you are inspired just like I was when I read it. This article can be viewed at 
 
 
 
Yours in chess and time,
 
Robert Cyr
NBCC Historian
Lifetime NBCC Member
USCF Local Tournament Director
 

 

AN INSPIRATIONAL CT CHESS PROGRAM

BY COACH DAN STARBUCK PELLETIER


“DIG, Inc. was founded in 2013 by Dan Starbuck Pelletier in Connecticut. DIG
stands for Determination, Integrity, Growth. DIG (www.TeamDIGUSA.com)
initially focused on individual and small group soccer and chess practices in
Wilton and Weston, training over 1,000 different players since 2013.

In December 2015, a DIG coach and Dan were having dinner together in South
Norwalk, Connecticut. They decided that it was time to give back on a regular
basis. DIG then went on to launch ‘DIG Lesson for Lesson’ on January 1, 2016.

The ‘DIG Lesson for Lesson’ mission statement is: For every DIG lesson paid for,
a kid in economic need can attend a DIG lesson for free. Since that night in the
restaurant, DIG has hosted over fifty free soccer lessons in Bridgeport, CT, over
forty free chess lessons in Bridgeport, CT, over 150 free chess lessons in Hartford,
CT, and nine free chess lessons in Framingham, MA. The total attendance at these
free lessons has surpassed 5,000.

We have written some stories of chess players successes in my biography on our
website: https://www.teamdigusa.com/coach-dig-chess-soccer-dan-pelletier/
USCF NM Derek Meredith has done tons for these kids in Hartford by driving
them, sponsoring them, and teaching them. Same with Kevin Zimmerman.

Rob Roy has sponsored them and provided food for them. When these kids go to
tournaments, they go with nothing. It is very expensive to get them registration,
food, and transportation, but I have great people with us to help.


PHOTO: Coach Dan with his chess students

 

Clean and Green Laundromat in Glastonbury gave $500 for three of them to go
to the Boston Chess Congress Tournament, where one of them won the U1250
division, winning $372. Other people helped sponsor that too. I could list another
ten people who have given time or money to help these kids, and that is just Hartford.

I am really focused on Bridgeport now, and we are growing fast. I just got two of
our chess players in elementary school who are from Nigeria and received full
scholarships to Easton Country Day School, which I think is $21,000 a year. We
are taking some of the Bridgeport kids to tournaments like the Hartford kids and
will have success.

An anonymous donor gave a large amount of money to help this program. The money has been used for registration, food, transportation, and equipment for these kids. It is not just the really good players. We have also just given something to do to kids who have nothing to do.

The moral of the story is that chess is connecting people who have resources and experience to young people who really could use some help. It gives them a common ground even though their cultures and upbringing are completely different.

 

 

 

2019 Charter Oak Open

 

Saturday September 28

 

$160-1st, $80-2nd. Guaranteed.
      
3 Round Swiss, G/60;d5 Affects both quick and regular rating. Round Times: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45.  Entry Fees: $35 Cash Only On-site Only: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. No Advance Entry of any kind. No USCF memberships sold or renewed.  One Section. Accelerated Pairings. Air-Conditioned. Wheelchair Accessible. USCF TLA

Site: Mill Brook Place1267 Main St., Coventry, CT 06238

Across street from Bidwell Tavern is our stone building at rear of parking lot 

Web Site:  https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com/ 

E-mail:     ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com 

 

 

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Norman Burtness, President 

New Britain Chess Club

newbritainchessclub@gmail.com

www.newbritainchessclub.com

 

 

New Britain Chess Club Weekly News  Sept. 12, 2019

Oktoberfest Tournament Round 2 on Tuesday.

43 players have registered for this year’s event, which is as many as have ever participated in this event. 

Round 2 pairings and standings are posted on the Calendar (on the front page of the website).  Please contact the club by email if you cannot make any round. Unannounced no-shows risk being withdrawn from the tournament.  If you still want to join the tournament, that may be possible. A reminder about time controls: both sections are using G/75;+15, however, a scholastic player has the option for any round to play G/60;d5.  Round time is 7:00, immediately following the training class, and you may take a half-point bye in rounds 1-5.

Following the tournament, on Oct. 20, the NBCC will be having its annual Oktoberfest dinner at 6pm.  The location has been changed to J. Timothy’s Tavern  in Plainville.  All players, spouses and friends of the NBCC are invited, but space is limited, so an RSVP is required this year.The NBCC will also be honoring its many volunteers.   

Training Class 6:15-7:00

On Tuesday, Sept 17, Expert Suhas Kodali will be analyzing games from the Oktoberfest tournament.  Upload your games to Lichess and have them included.  

Please Renew your membership:

The success of the NBCC depends on the contributions and support of our chess community.  Membership dues are needed to pay for the use of the facilities, to purchase equipment and to run the club.  

Benefits of a NBCC Membership include:

Casual play every week

Reduced tournament entry fee

Support of chess in CT

Participation in member only events, such as our Club Championship 

Membership dues for the 9/1 - 8/31 club year are:

  • Regular $65 

  • Children and full time students: $50

  • 2nd family member: $35

  • 65+ yrs old or out of state college student: $35

  • Special $35 in case of a Financial Hardship

You can also pay with check or cash at the club or renew by PayPal on our website.

NBCC membership page and PayPal link

 

GAME OF THE WEEK   by Alan Lasser

 

This week at a tournament in Spain there was an interesting theoretical endgame, which probably means you’ll never see it again in your life.  After the final pawn left the board on move 82, White had two knights and Black had a rook and a bishop.
 
The winning idea is to exchange the bishop for one knight when the other knight is too far away from its king to be defended.  If the knight is not kept close to the king in a rook versus knight ending it can be hunted down and trapped.  
 
The other problem was the fifty move rule.  The endgame database says the position on move 82 is a mate in 163 moves.  Just in time, on the fiftieth move, the bishop is exchanged for a knight.
 
If you want to skip ahead to move 82 and start there;  the White king is on c5 and the knights are on b5 and d6, the Black king is on f5 and the rook is on a6 and the bishop is on h2.
 
IM Carles Diaz Camallonga(2440)-GM Kevel Oliva Castenada(2470)
9/9/19
2019 Sabadell Open(Spain)
 1.e4 e5 
5.d3 d6 
16...Nxg3
18...Be6
47.Nec4 h3 48.Rh1 Bg6+ 49.Ke2 Bf5 50.Ne3 Be6 51.Ng2 Bg4+ 52.Kd3 Rf2 53.Ne3 Be6 -0.38 Stockfish
47...Bg5
52...h3
55.Bf4
60...cxb5
102...Rc2
110...Kf3
116...Ke2
119...Ke3

 

 

 

Carissa Yip

America’s top-ranked female chess player

 

 

 

 


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COVENTRY CHESS CLUB   by Rob Roy

 

 

 

 

SEPT. 28   2019 CHARTER OAK OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

OCT. 19   2019 CONNECTICUT HARVEST OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

NOV. 16   2019 YANKEE PEDDLER OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

DEC. 14   2019 HOLIDAY PARTY OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

2020 - COVENTRY CHESS

Mill Brook Place is reserved

for these dates in 2020:

JAN 18 . . . . . 
FEB 22 . . . .
MAR 21 . . . . 
APR 18 . . . 
MAY 9 . . . . .
JUNE 13 . . . .
JULY 11 . . . . 
AUG 15 . . . . . .
SEP 26 . . .
OCT 17 . . . .
NOV 14 . . . .
DEC 12 . . . .

 

 

PAST ISSUES OF   CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE

 

Coventry Chess Club

Miles - Direction - Town

30 - N - Sturbridge MA
  4 - E - UConn Storrs
34 - SE - New London
32 - SW - Middletown
21 - W - Hartford
30 - W - New Britain
34 - NW - Springfield MA
35 - NW - Bradley Airport


Coventry Chess Club is worth driving 35 miles to get to.  Since we moved to Mill Brook Place (July 2018) we average 12 players per tournament.  

WE ARE UNABLE TO GUARANTEE PRIZES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.

This past summer we lost money at every tournament.  Despite poor turnout we paid out the guaranteed prizes, but failed to cover expenses. We averaged only 9 players per tournament.

Next summer, our tournaments will not guarantee the prize fund.

Prizes will be "based on 8 entries, more per entries" $100-1st, $50-2nd.   

September thru April we go back to GUARANTEED $160-1st, $80-2nd. 

Rob Roy, Coventry Chess Club

 

CHESS COLUMNS FROM THE PAST   by Rob Roy

1977 - 2000, Rob Roy wrote 1,300 Waterbury Sunday Republican chess columns.  The column helped his Waterbury Chess Club to become very successful.

Clerks at the newspaper office were the ones who re-typed hard-copy into the newspaper system, they made many typos with chess notation. All future editions of Connecticut Chess Magazine will feature a different column.

 

 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

GOING BACK IN TIME by Bob Cyr

GOING BACK IN TIME  by Bob Cyr

 
Greetings, chess friends:
 
Here is another time travel experience. Here is what about I about the first "odds" tournament held at the club when Mike Pascetta and Derek Meredith took over as president and vice president, respectively, in 2010. This is mentioned in the 2010 NBCC newsletter. Listed below are the 18 prior winners of this series of tournament, which are part of the club archives. 
 
Tonight, the club is hosting its 19th in this series of tournaments. 

On September 7, the new club administration held its first tournament, an eight round Swiss-system time odds event, the first in club history. According to Mike Pascetta, the 1st “What Are the Odds Blitz Chess Tournament” allowed the players to “receive more time than their higher-rated opponents in order to level the playing field.” Everyone enjoyed the event. And, after three hours of spirited play, FM Richard Bauer captured first place.

XVIII: Nelson Castaneda and Suhas Kodali

XVII:  Raghav Arun and Daniel Pascetta
XVI:   Max Krall and Mark Rovensky
XV:    Manav Ramprasad and Nelson Castaneda
XIV:   Mark Bourque
XIII:  Joseph Bihlmeyer
XII:   Alexander Ruth
XI:    Joseph Bihlmeyer, David Herscovici, Allen Mo, James Wilkin.
X:     James Wilkin
IX:    Daniel Pascetta
VIII:  Alexander Ruth
VII:   Dennis Prawira
VI:    Nelson Castaneda
V:     Nelson Castaneda
IV:    Nelson Castaneda
III:   Richard Bauer
II:    Richard Bauer
I:     Richard Bauer

On September 7, the new club administration held its
first tournament, an eight round Swiss-system time odds event, the first in
club history. According to Mike Pascetta, the 1st “What Are the Odds
Blitz Chess Tournament” allowed the players to “receive more time than their
higher-rated opponents in order to level the playing field.” Everyone enjoyed
the event. And, after three hours of spirited play, FM Richard Bauer captured
first place. 
 
Yours in chess and time,
 
Robert Cyr
NBCC Historian
Lifetime NBCC Member
USCF Local Tournament Director
 

 

 

2019 Charter Oak Open

 

Saturday September 28

 

$160-1st, $80-2nd. Guaranteed.
      
3 Round Swiss, G/60;d5 Affects both quick and regular rating. Round Times: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45.  Entry Fees: $35 Cash Only On-site Only: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. No Advance Entry of any kind. No USCF memberships sold or renewed.  One Section. Accelerated Pairings. Air-Conditioned. Wheelchair Accessible. USCF TLA

Site: Mill Brook Place1267 Main St., Coventry, CT 06238

Across street from Bidwell Tavern is our stone building at rear of parking lot 

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Connecticut State Chess Association

 

Connecticut's FM Kapil Chandran achieved an IM norm at the US Masters held in Greenboro, NC. Kapil scored 5 out of 9 and beat GM Kamil Dragun (2614) in the process.

The top scholastic player from Connecticut, 16-year-old IM Hans Niemann, scored 5.5 out of 9 missing a GM norm on half a point. Hans beat GM Hrant Melkumyan (2661) and was in a third-place tie for the U2500 (fide) prize.  Final Standings.

 

WELCOME OUR NEWEST CHESS CLUB

 

HAMDEN CHESS CLUB (USCF ID A6054128)

ROD GROFF

PLAY MORE CHESS ACADEMY

1890 DIXWELL AVE SUITE 101, HAMDEN, CT, 06514.

email: HamdenChessClub@PlayMoreChess.com

Web Site: https://PlayMoreChess.com

Casual Play, USCF Rated Events, Unrated Events, Blitz Events, Bughouse, Sets Available, Clocks Available, Chess Items for Sale, Classes Offered, Chess Camps, Private Lessons Offered, Under Age 18 Welcome, Beginners Welcome, Refreshments. 

 

 

Norman Burtness, President 

New Britain Chess Club

newbritainchessclub@gmail.com

www.newbritainchessclub.com

 

 

NBCC Weekly News Sept. 6, 2019

This Week’s News Items:

  • Oktoberfest Tournament starts September 10, 2019

  • What are the Odds? Results

  • Time to Renew Your NBCC Membership before Oktoberfest starts

  • Training Class 6:15-7:00 - Suhas Kodali 

 

 

Oktoberfest Tournament starts on Tuesday.

The Oktoberfest is one of the 3 major long-time controls tournaments at the NBCC. 

This year it will run for 6-weeks, instead of the usual 5.  Time controls will be G/75 with a 15 second increment. Following the tournament, the NBCC will be having its annual Oktoberfest dinner on Sunday October 20, at 6pm.  Location, TBD. 

 

Oktoberfest 2019 Tournament Details: 

  • Tuesday, Sep. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 2019

  • 6-SS G/75;+15 (U1800 (TBD) - G/75;+15, scholastic players may opt for G/60;d5 in the lower section)

  • 2 sections: Open, U1800 (TBD)

  • Entry Fee: $20 member ($35 non-member) - MEMBERSHIP MUST BE UP-TO-DATE to get the member rate.

  • Prizes: 75% Returned, 1st – 3rd , class

  • USCF Regular rated (USCF membership is required)

  • Registration: 7:00 – 7:15 P.M.

  • Pairings will be made at 7:15. Arrivals after 7:15 will get a 1st Rd bye or be paired with each other.

 

Oktoberfest Winners

2018 Open: Nelson Castaneda and Joseph Bihlmeyer, U1800: Laxma Dendi

2017 Open: Dennis Prawira, U1800: Harold Blanchard

2016 Open: Nelson Castaneda, U1800: Bill Campbell

2015 Open: Nelson Castaneda and Mark Bourque, U1600: Ybelka Granger

2014 Open: Nelson Castaneda and David Herscovici, U1700: Swastik Chaki

2013 Open: Derek Meredith, Douglas Fiske, and Allen Mo, U1700: John Twombley and Kevin Zimmerman

2012 Open: Derek Meredith, U1700: Brian Kosnoff and Jason Homiak

2011 Open: Nelson Castaneda, Derek Meredith, and Yogesh Raghunathan, U1700: Jonathan Aiythurai

2010 Open: Nelson Castaneda, U1600: Andris Strazdins

2009 Open: Nelson Castaneda, U1600: George Himes

2008 Open: James Nitz, U1600: Kevin Berry

2007: Dennis Prawira

2006: James Nitz and Daniel Rozovsky

 

What are the Odds? Tournament Results

CONGRATULATIONS TO Shaina Mezheritzsky, perhaps the youngest tournament winner ever at NBCC for tying for 1st place with Phiron Hin, Nelson Castaneda and Arijit Chakraborty.  Each winner won 5 of their 6 matches.

In the “What are the Odds?” tournament, players are given a time handicap based on rating.  The total time for the game is 10 minutes, with no delay. For every 100pts difference in rating, the stronger player loses 1 minute and gives it to the weaker player, up until a 400 pt ratings difference where the time is 9 min vs. 1 minute.  

 

Please Renew your membership:

The success of the NBCC depends on the contributions and support of our chess community.  Membership dues are needed to pay for the use of the facilities, to purchase equipment and to run the club.  

Benefits of a NBCC Membership include:

Casual play every week

Reduced tournament entry fee

Support of chess in CT

Participation in member only events, such as our Club Championship 

         and Christmas Party

Membership dues for the 9/1 - 8/31 club year are:

  • Regular $65 

  • Children and full time students: $50

  • 2nd family member: $35

  • 65+ yrs old or out of state college student: $35

  • Special $35 in case of a Financial Hardship

You can also pay with check or cash at the club or renew by PayPal on our website.

NBCC membership page and PayPal link

 

Training Class 6:15-7:00

On Tuesday, Sept 10, Expert Suhas Kodali will be training on the features of lichess, a free online chess website that many club members have been using to improve their game. We will look at how you can submit your games on lichess for analysis. We will also look at how you can use lichess to analyze your own games.teach.

 

 

GAME OF THE WEEK   by Alan Lasser

 

  This is a chess 960 game from the recent Champions Showdown.  The starting position here is actually move eight.  My Hiarcs software program can handle an artificially created position, but it doesn’t understand the chess960 castling rules.

In order to create a pgn I have to start the game on move eight, after both sides have castled.  On move eight the pawns look like a regular opening, with a piece or two on a funny square.  Fischer Random works pretty much every time, you get a real chess position to play and no extensive opening preparation seems possible. 

A switch to Fischer Random would make chess more fun for the titled players, all that time they spend on the computer doing opening research must be a drag for them. Most players don’t have as much memory for opening preparation;  a master on this mailing list writes that his opponents usually don't play more than five moves of book main lines.  
 
So if we don’t know the openings all that well anyway, why couldn’t millions of chess players make the switch to this new game to help keep a few thousand grandmasters from driving themselves crazy?  
 
The cynics might say that it’s just a plot to sell us the new chess equipment that generates random starting positions, but that’s the same thing they said when digital chess clocks came out, and in the long run, the switch to digital clearly improved the game.  
 
Another obstacle is those 30,000 chess books in the Cleveland Public Library.  Our game probably has the greatest literature of any game, of any sport, of any human competition;  a switch would turn the opening books into so much Latin.  On the other hand, each of the new 960 openings would require several books written about them, so let a thousand authors bloom.  
 
We don’t get much chance to see Kasparov play chess anymore.  I wanted to show you Kasparov’s win from this day, but the last castle in that game is on move nineteen, which didn’t leave much game to analyze.  So this is all of the former World Champion’s play I will show you, the remaining moves from a five minute game of 960.
 
 
The starting position with Black to move is:
 
 White-Kg1, Qc1, Rb1, Rf1, Ba1, Bg2, Nd3, Nf3
             p-a2, b4, c5, d2, e2, f2, g3, h2
 
 Black-Kg8, Qc8, Rb8, Rf8, Ba8, Be7, Nf6, Nh6 
             p-a7, b5, c7, d7, e6, f5, g7, h7
 
 

GM Gary Kasparov-GM Fabiano Caruana

960 Champions Showdown, Blitz round, 9/5/19

1...Bd5
21...Nh5 22.Neg2 Ngf6 
24...Bf6
29...Rxe6

 

 

 

Carissa Yip

America’s top-ranked female chess player

 

 

 

 


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COVENTRY CHESS CLUB   by Rob Roy

 

 

 

 

SEPT. 28   2019 CHARTER OAK OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

OCT. 19   2019 CONNECTICUT HARVEST OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

NOV. 16   2019 YANKEE PEDDLER OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

DEC. 14   2019 HOLIDAY PARTY OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

2020 - COVENTRY CHESS

Mill Brook Place is reserved

for these dates in 2020:

JAN 18 . . . . . 
FEB 22 . . . .
MAR 21 . . . . 
APR 18 . . . 
MAY 9 . . . . .
JUNE 13 . . . .
JULY 11 . . . . 
AUG 15 . . . . . .
SEP 26 . . .
OCT 17 . . . .
NOV 14 . . . .
DEC 12 . . . .

 

 

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CHESS COLUMNS FROM THE PAST   by Rob Roy

1977 - 2000, Rob Roy wrote 1,300 Waterbury Sunday Republican chess columns.  The column helped his Waterbury Chess Club to become very successful.

Clerks at the newspaper office were the ones who re-typed hard-copy into the newspaper system, they made many typos with chess notation. All future editions of Connecticut Chess Magazine will feature a different column.

 

 

Monday, September 2, 2019

CHARTER OAK OPEN - SAT. SEPT. 28

 

2019 Charter Oak Open

 

Saturday September 28

 

$160-1st, $80-2nd. Guaranteed.
      
3 Round Swiss, G/60;d5 Affects both quick and regular rating. Round Times: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45.  Entry Fees: $35 Cash Only On-site Only: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. No Advance Entry of any kind. No USCF memberships sold or renewed.  One Section. Accelerated Pairings. Air-Conditioned. Wheelchair Accessible. USCF TLA

Site: Mill Brook Place1267 Main St., Coventry, CT 06238

Across street from Bidwell Tavern is our stone building at rear of parking lot 

Web Site:  https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com/ 

E-mail:     ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com 

 

GOING BACK IN TIME  by Bob Cyr

  
Today, the 2019-2020 club season begins. Let us put our best efforts to help our incoming club officers: Norman Burtness, president; Suhas Kodali, vice president; Mario Guevara-Rodriguez, secretary ; David Herscovici, treasurer.
Like Norman said, we thank Gert Hilhorst for serving as our club treasurer for four years, after the passing of longtime treasurer Andris Strazdins, who was treasurer for forty-two years. Gert did WONDERS for our club as treasurer. Excellent job, Gert!
 
I will continue to serve as club historian.
 
Tony Yablonski is now officially the longest-standing member at 57 years. Joe Mansigian is also officially a lifetime member of the club, only one of two in our organization. We thank Joe for continuing to make updates to the club website and for his many years of service as club president after the Strazdins era. 
 
Best of luck to our club officers.
 
Thank you for supporting the club. Let us break the all-time membership record of 119 set back in 1973. It is possible. Promotion of the club is key for this historic achievement to be broken. One of the promising things that I see in our club lately are the newest tournament directing staff: Michael Smith, Mario Guevara-Rodriguez, Suhas Kodali, David Herscovici, and Kyle Triplett.
 
And we can't forget our instructors Joe Bihlmeyer, Nelson Castaneda, Suhas Kodali, Will Torress, Richard Bauer, and Derek Meredith for their contributions. Wow, our club is blessed with this overwhelming support! Keep up the outstanding work!
 
Yours in chess and time,
 
Robert Cyr
NBCC Historian
Lifetime NBCC Member
USCF Local Tournament Director
 

 

Connecticut State Chess Association

 

Connecticut's FM Kapil Chandran achieved an IM norm at the US Masters held in Greenboro, NC. Kapil scored 5 out of 9 and beat GM Kamil Dragun (2614) in the process.

The top scholastic player from Connecticut, 16-year-old IM Hans Niemann, scored 5.5 out of 9 missing a GM norm on half a point. Hans beat GM Hrant Melkumyan (2661) and was in a third-place tie for the U2500 (fide) prize.  Final Standings.

 

 

WELCOME OUR NEWEST CHESS CLUB

 

HAMDEN CHESS CLUB (USCF ID A6054128)

ROD GROFF

PLAY MORE CHESS ACADEMY

1890 DIXWELL AVE SUITE 101, HAMDEN, CT, 06514.

email: HamdenChessClub@PlayMoreChess.com

Web Site: https://PlayMoreChess.com

Casual Play, USCF Rated Events, Unrated Events, Blitz Events, Bughouse, Sets Available, Clocks Available, Chess Items for Sale, Classes Offered, Chess Camps, Private Lessons Offered, Under Age 18 Welcome, Beginners Welcome, Refreshments. 

 

 

Norman Burtness, President 

New Britain Chess Club

newbritainchessclub@gmail.com

www.newbritainchessclub.com

 

 


President's Message

Our 2018-2019 membership years comes to a close. We finish the year with 101 members, the 3rd time in the last 5 years we have broken the 100 mark!

The NBCC officers officially start their terms, with Norman Burtness, President; Suhas Kodali, Vice President; Mario Guevara-Rodriguez, Secretary; and David Herscovici, Treasurer.

Following his election last June, Laurent Lafosse was unable to fulfill the duties as Treasurer due to a change in work commitments, and David Herscovici was appointed to take his place.

I again want to thank Gert Hilhorst for his work for the last 4+ years as treasurer, taking over admirably after the passing of long-time treasurer Andris Strazdins.

On a personal note, I had the pleasure of seeing Danny Rozovsky last weekend when he was in town. He has graduated from Berkeley with a degree in math, and has started working for Universal Tennis, where he is designing a Tennis Rating software to replace the current ranking system. Danny was responsible for getting me back into playing chess seriously after a 30 yrs absence when as a 2237-rated 9th grader, he came to my chess club at school and promptly destroyed me. We then played regularly and he showed me a whole new world of chess strategy I had never seen before.

 

54th NBCC Summer Open Report

Congratulations to Mark Bourque for edging out Joe Hricko on tie-breaks to take home the 1st place trophy.

Kyle Triplett won the U1619 section and Ethan Shemo went 5-0 in the U919 section to take 1st place.

It was nice to see Gaetano Bompastore at the Open. It was just a year ago coming home from this event that he had his terrible accident. He is still in a wheel chair, but was in good spirits.

We all wish you, Gaetano, the best for your continued recovery.

 

What are the Odds? Tournament, Sept, 3, 2019

In the “What are the Odds?” tournament, players are given a time handicap based on rating.

The total time for the game is 10 minutes, with no delay.For every 100pts difference in rating,

the stronger player loses 1 minute and gives it to the weaker player, up until a 400 pt ratings

difference where the time is 9min vs. 1 minute. Anyone has a chance to win this tournament.

It is not USCF rated and has no entry fee ($5 non-members) Registration ends at 7:15 and

1st round will be at 7:30.

 

NBCC Quick Chess Championships Results

The 2-week Quick Chess Championships finished on Tuesday. The winners are:

Open section: 1st: Nelson Castaneda, 2nd: Joe Bihlmeyer, 1st U2000: Joe Hricko

U1700 section: 1st: Kyle Triplett, 2nd: Mahesh Mahabaleshwar, 1st U1200 and 1st U1000:

four-way tie (all under 1000): Phiron Hin, Shritan Vijay, Sai Ganesh Senguttuvan and Adam Miller

Thanks to David Herscovici for ably directing his 1st tournament as Chief Tournament director.

Complete results can be found on the crosstable. USCF Crosstable - NBCC Quick Chess Championships



Oktoberfest Tournament Starts Sept. 10, 2019

The Oktoberfest is one of the 3 major long-time controls tournaments at the NBCC.

This year it will run for 6-weeks, instead of the usual 5. Time controls will be G/75 with a 15 second increment.

Following the tournament, the NBCC will be having its annual Oktoberfest dinner at the East Side Restaurant,

in New Britain, in the Beer Garden on Sunday October 20, at 6pm.


Oktoberfest 2019 Tournament Details:

Tuesday, Sep. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 2019

6-SS G/75;+15 (U1800 (TBD) - G/75;+15, scholastic players may opt for G/60;d5 in the lower section)

2 sections: Open, U1800 (TBD)

Entry Fee: $20 member ($35 non-member)

Prizes: 75% Returned, 1st – 3rd , class

USCF Regular rated (USCF membership is required)

Registration: 7:00 – 7:15 P.M.

Pairings will be made at 7:15. Arrivals after 7:15 will get a 1st Rd bye or be paired with each other.



New Membership Year Starts in September

Please Renew your membership:

The success of the NBCC depends on the contributions and support of our chess community.

Membership dues are needed to pay for the use of the facilities, to purchase equipment and to run the club.

Benefits of a NBCC Membership include:

Casual play every week

Reduced tournament entry fee

Support of chess in CT

Participation in member only events, such as our Club Championship

and Christmas Party

Membership dues for the 9/1 - 8/31 club year are:

Regular $65

Children and full time students: $50

2nd family member: $35

65+ yrs old or out of state college student: $35

Special $35 in case of a Financial Hardship

You can also pay with check or cash at the club or

renew by PayPal on our website.

 

Training Class 6:15-7:00

On Tuesday, September, 3, Expert Joe Bihlmeyer will teach.

 

 

GAME OF THE WEEK   by Alan Lasser

 

I went to see Pawn Sacrifice and it’s a sad movie, the emphasis is on Fischer's madness, hoping to explain sympathetically the disturbing evolution of his personality. I thought the movie overplays the insanity during his championship years. The man we see in the movie is unlikely to be the writer of My 60 Memorable Games.
As for the chess in the movie, there are still a few mistakes. Fischer opens Shakhmatny, the old Russian chess magazine, and the first moves he puts on the board are a4 and a5. The clocks are set at 3:30 for speed chess. There were no live broadcasts of the match, Americans watched PBS to see Shelby Lyman relay the moves on a demo board. Although it makes absolutely no difference in the telling of the story, the leads are truly miscast, bearing scant semblance to the people who inspired them. The exception is Boris Spassky, they actually found an actor who looks like Boris. The portrayal of the KGB is pretty much right on.
The good news is that the movie does not say that chess causes mental illness.

In all of my recorded chess career, I have never had a fortress position. As I watched this game unfold on the internet, I thought perhaps the passed pawns on the board would give someone winning chances, but the grandmasters split the point. The computer agrees that weakening the fortress and advancing the pawns is wrong.

GM Deep Sengupta-GM David Howell
10/6/15
2015 Pokerstars International
draw

1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bb5 a6
4.Ba4 Nf6
5.O-O Be7
6.d3 b5
7.Bb3 d6
8.a3 O-O
9.Nc3 Be6
10.Nd5 Na5
11.Nxf6+ Bxf6
12.Bxe6 fxe6
13.b4 Nc6
14.c3 a5
15.Be3 Qd7
16.a4 Rfb8
17.axb5 Rxb5
18.bxa5 Rbxa5
19.Rxa5 Nxa5
20.Qc2 Nc6
21.Rb1 Qc8
22.g3 Qa6
23.Kg2 Kf7
24.h4 h6
25.g4 Ke8
26.g5 hxg5
27.hxg5 Be7
28.Rh1 Kd7 The Black king adopts a fortress posture before his queen even comes off.
29.Rh7 Qc8
30.d4 Qg8
31.Rh3 exd4
32.cxd4 Qf7
33.Qc4 Ra5? +4.99/24
33...Rb8 +0.79/23 34.Bd2 Rf8 35.d5 exd5 36.exd5 Ne5 37.Nxe5+ dxe5 38.f3 Qf5 39.Qa4+ Kc8 40.Qe4 Kd8 41.Rh7 Bc5 42.Rh8 Qxe4 43.Rxf8+ Bxf8 Stockfish brushes aside 33...Rb8 34.Bd2 Rf8 by pinning the knight and threatening d5, 35.Qa4 Bd8 36.Be3 Ke7 37.Qc6 +6.46
33...Bd8 34.Rh8 Ne7 35.Qb5+ Kc8 36.Nh4 d5 37.Nf3 Ng6 38.Ne5 + 1.48 Stockfish
34.Bd2 Ra3
35.d5? +1.71/24
35.Qb5 +5.00/26 35...Rxf3 36.Rxf3 Qh5 37.Rg3 Qg6 38.Rg4 Qh5 39.f3 d5 40.exd5 exd5 41.Qxd5+ Bd6 42.Qf5+ Kd8 43.Bf4 Ne7 44.Qf8+ Qe8 45.Qxe8+ Kxe8 46.Be5 Nf5 47.Re4 Kf7 48.d5 g6 49.f4 Ne7 50.Rd4 Ke8 51.Rd3 Kd7 52.Kg1 Nf5 53.Rb3 Bc5+ 54.Kh1 35.Qb5 threatens 36.d5 winning a piece
35…Nd8
36.Qb5+ Kc8
37.Bc1?! +1.33/23
37.Be3 +1.80/22 37...Qg6 38.Qb4 Ra1 39.Rh8 Kd7 40.Bd4 Ra8 41.Qb5+ Kc8 42.dxe6 Qxe4 43.Qd7+ Kb7 44.Kg3 Qxe6 45.Rxd8 Qxd7 46.Rxd7 Re8 47.Bxg7 Kc8 48.Rxe7 Rxe7 49.Bf6 Re8 50.Nd4 c5 51.Nf5
37.Qb4 Ra8 38.Qc4 g6 39.Be3 Bf8 40.Rh8 Qg7 41.Bd4 e5 42.Bb6 Rb8 43.Bxc7 Qxc7 44.Qa6+ +2.36 Stockfish
37...Ra8?! +2.19/24
37...Ra7 +1.33/23 38.Rh8 exd5 39.Qxd5 Qxd5 40.exd5 Kd7 41.Rg8 c6 42.dxc6+ Nxc6 43.Rxg7 d5 44.Rh7 Ra8 45.Kg3 Ke6 46.Be3 Rb8 47.Kh3 Ra8
37...Ra1 38.Be3 exd5 39.exd5 Qf5 40.Qc4 Nf7 41.Qd4 Ra2 42.Qxg7 +1.65 Stockfish
38.Rh8 exd5
39.exd5 Qf5
40.Kg3 Ra1?! +3.13/24
40...Rb8 +2.33/22 41.Qe8 Qd7 42.Qg6 Rb4 43.Bf4 c6 44.dxc6 Qxc6 45.Qxg7 Qe4 46.Rh4 Rb7 47.Be3 Qd5 48.Rh8 Qf5 49.Qa1 Kc7 50.Qc3+ Kd7 51.Qc4 Rc7 52.Qg8 Kc8 53.Qe8 Qe4 54.Rh4 Qc6 55.Qh5 Rb7 Stockfish evaluates 40...Rb8 as +4.17 after 41.Qc4 Kd7 42.Be3 c5 43.Bd2 Kc7 44.Ba5 Kb7 45.Qb5 Ka7 46.Qa4
40...Ra7 41.Qe8 Qd7 42.Qg8 Ra4 43.Rh4 Rxh4 44.Nxh4 +2.82 Stockfish
41.Qe8? +1.72/27
41.Be3 +3.13/24 41...Ra3 42.Qe8 Qd7 43.Qf7 Ra4 44.Nd4 Bxg5 45.Qxd7+ Kxd7 46.Bxg5 Nf7 47.Rf8 Rxd4 48.Rxf7+ Kc8 49.Rf5 Kd7 50.Be3 Rd1 51.Rg5 Ke8
41…Qd7
42.Bb2 Rd1?! +2.24/23
42...Ra2 +1.72/26 43.Bxg7 Qxe8 44.Rxe8 Kd7 45.Rh8 Ra5 46.Rh7 Ke8 47.Bh6 Rxd5 48.g6 Ne6 49.Kg4 c5 50.g7 Nxg7 51.Bxg7 Kf7 52.Bd4+ Ke6 53.Be3 Rd1 54.Ng5+ Bxg5 55.Kxg5 Rg1+ 56.Kf4 Kd5 57.Rc7 Rb1 42...Ra2 43.Qd7 Kd7 44.Bg7 Ra5 45.Rh7 Ke8 46.Bb2 Rd5 47.g6 Ne6 46.g7 Ng7 49.Bg7 +2.75 Stockfish
42...Rb1 43.Qxd7+ Kxd7 44.Bxg7 Rb5 45.Rh7 Ke8 46.Bc3 Rxd5 47.g6 Ne6 48.g7 Nxg7 49.Bxg7 +2.29 Stockfish
43.Bxg7?! +1.45/26
43.Qf7 +2.24/23 43...Rd3 44.g6 Kb7 45.Qf4 Rxd5 46.Bxg7 Qe6 47.Qg4
43…Qxe8
44.Rxe8 Kd7
45.Rg8? +0.20/25
45.Rh8 +1.46/25 45...Nf7 46.Rh5 Rxd5 47.Kg4 c5 48.g6 Rxh5 49.Kxh5 Nd8 50.Bb2 Ne6 51.g7 Nxg7+ 52.Bxg7 Ke6 53.Kg6 d5 54.Ne5
45…Rxd5
46.g6 Ne6
47.Bb2 Rb5
48.g7 Rxb2
49.Rd8+ Bxd8
50.g8=Q Rb3
51.Qf7+ Be7
52.Kg2 Rb4
53.Qf5 c6
54.Nd2?! -0.30/25
54.Ne1 0.00/24 54...Rf4 55.Qa5 Bd8 56.Qh5 Rh4 57.Qf5 Rh5 58.Qf7+ Be7 59.Nd3 Rd5 60.Nb4 Re5 61.Nd3 Rg5+ 62.Kf1 54.Ne1 Rf4 55.Qa5 Bd8 56.Qh5 Rd4 57.Qh7 Be7 58.Kf1 Rd1 59.Qc2 Rd4 +0.11 Stockfish
54...Rf4
54...d5 55.Nf3 Kd6 56.Qe5+ Kd7 57.Qf5 = Stockfish 54...d5 55.Nf3 d4 56.Ne5 Kd6 57.f4 d3 58.Nd3 +3.44 Stockfish
54...c5 55.Ne4 Rb8 56.Nc3 Rf8 57.Qh3 Bf6 58.Nd5 Be5 59.Qg4 c4 60.Nb6+ Kc6 61.Nxc4 Nf4+ 62.Kf1 Rh8 63.Ke1 Kc5 64.Ne3 Rb8 +1.15 Stockfish, Black takes a big risk to break the fortress and advance either pawn.
55.Qa5 Bd8
55...d5 56.Qa7+ Nc7 57.Nf3 Bf6 58.Qb7 Bc3 59.Qb8 Rg4+ 60.Kf1 Rf4 61.Kg2 = Stockfish
56.Qa6 Rg4+
57.Kf1 Rb4
58.Qa3 Rd4
59.Nf3 Rd1+
60.Ke2 Rd5
61.Qa7+ Bc7
62.Qa4 Rf5
63.Qh4 Rf7
64.Qh3 Ke7
64...c5 65.Ng5 Rf6 66.Ne4 Rf4 67.Nc3 Ba5 68.Qh7+ Kc6 69.Qh1+ Kd7 70.Nd5 +1.15 Stockfish
64...d5 65.Nd4 Re7 66.Kd1 Bd6 67.Nf5 Rf7 68.Qh5 Nd8 69.Qg4 Rf6 70.Ng7+ Ne6 71.f4 c5 72.Kc2 c4 73.Nxe6 Rxe6 74.Qf5 d4 75.Qb5+ Ke7 76.f5 Re5 77.Qb7+ Kf6 78.Qc6 Ke7 79.f6+ Ke6 80.f7 Re2+ 81.Kd1 Rf2 +0.44 Stockfish
65.Qh4+ Kd7
66.Qh3 Ke7
67.Qh4+ ½-½

 

 

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB   by Rob Roy

 

 

 

 

SEPT. 28   2019 CHARTER OAK OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

OCT. 19   2019 CONNECTICUT HARVEST OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

NOV. 16   2019 YANKEE PEDDLER OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

DEC. 14   2019 HOLIDAY PARTY OPEN

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com  Dir: One Section. Accel.Pairings. https://ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com  W.  USCF TLA

 

2020 - COVENTRY CHESS

Mill Brook Place is reserved

for these dates in 2020:

JAN 18 . . . . . 
FEB 22 . . . .
MAR 21 . . . . 
APR 18 . . . 
MAY 9 . . . . .
JUNE 13 . . . .
JULY 11 . . . . 
AUG 15 . . . . . .
SEP 26 . . .
OCT 17 . . . .
NOV 14 . . . .
DEC 12 . . . .

 

 

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CHESS COLUMNS FROM THE PAST   by Rob Roy

1977 - 2000, Rob Roy wrote 1,300 Waterbury Sunday Republican chess columns.  The column helped his Waterbury Chess Club to become very successful.

Clerks at the newspaper office were the ones who re-typed hard-copy into the newspaper system, they made many typos with chess notation. All future editions of Connecticut Chess Magazine will feature a different column.