Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thurs June 29 - STAFFORD SPRINGS QUICK-CHESS

 

STAFFORD SPRINGS SOLSTICE QUICK OPEN - JUNE 22

US Chess MSA Cross Table for Event 201706225912)

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 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  | 
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    1 | ALEX MICHE FIKIET               |4.0  |W   2|W   5|W   4|W   6|
   CT | 12921011 / Q: 2171   ->2179     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | MARK R BOURQUE                  |3.0  |L   1|W   6|W   5|W   4|
   CT | 12139250 / Q: 1797   ->1840     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | GARTH JAMES HALLETT             |2.0  |H    |D   4|L   6|W   5|
   CT | 12481945 / Q: 1494P12->1559P15  |     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | ROGER P BESSETTE                |1.5  |B    |D   3|L   1|L   2|
   CT | 12822966 / Q: 1647   ->1632     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | ROBERT T DONAHUE                |1.0  |W   6|L   1|L   2|L   3|
   CT | 10033136 / Q: 1880P25->1845     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    6 | LEON J CAMPO                    |1.0  |L   5|L   2|W   3|L   1|
   CT | 12179070 / Q: 1767   ->1747     |     |     |     |     |     |
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INDEPENDENCE QUICK-CHESS TOURNAMENT   JUNE 29

BY THE    STAFFORD SPRINGS CHESS CLUB

 
  

 

Summer Picnic Open

July 15, 2017 Saturday

USCF Chess Tournament

 

3111 South St., Coventry CT

Register at site only 10-10:30 am

3-SS Game/60 min; 5-sec. delay

* Please take notice of earlier starting times *

Rounds: 10:30, 1, 3. Regular & Quick Rating

Entry Fee: $30 Below 1600: Only $20

Cash Prizes: 1st-$160, 2nd-$80 b/12

No Adv Entry - No Byes - No Late Entrants

Free drinks, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn

Junior players allowed only one guest

Questions: 860 742-5562 (No Texts)

Tournament Listing at U. S. Chess

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Skittles Room   Do I bring my set ?

July 15 - House Plant Give-Away

July 15 - Tag Sale for chess players

Schedule: Aug 5 Sept 9 Oct 7 Nov 4 Dec 2

 

 
 
 
 
 

June 29 Thurs 7 pm

Stafford Springs

USCF Quick-Chess

"Independence" Quick-Chess Tournament

$ 5 entry fee. 100 percent return

Cash Prizes (depending on entries)

3 or 4 rounds Swiss (depending on entries)

G/15; d5 (15 min per player, 5-sec delay)

1 Main Street, Stafford Springs CT

They do not happen every week

Bookmark this page for future

events at Stafford Springs Chess Club

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Alan Lasser's Game of the Week

 
 I didn’t know how lucky I was at the Kopec Memorial when I drew a master who made two inaccuracies as time ran down. When we shook hands, he had two minutes left on his clock and I had five. The computer says White has the better endgame, but it wasn’t going to be easy and securing the draw was important to regain my expert title. I needed one game with a rating point upset performance, and there it was. I grabbed the half point he offered, disdaining the chance to play the good knight against the bad bishop(White to move, Kc2, Re4, Re1, Nc4, P-a4,b2,f2,g2,h2. Black Kg8, Rd7, Rd4, Bg7, P-a7,c5,e5,g6,h7). The very next week that same master upset a GM in round one at the 2017 National Open. Eugene Yanayt-GM Elshan Moradiabadi 6/16/17 2017 National Open 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 g6 6.O-O Bg7 7.Nc3 O-O 8.d5 exd5 9.cxd5 b5?! +1.04/20 9...Na6 +0.46/20 10.Bf4 Re8 11.Nd4 Nc5 12.Qc1 Ng4 13.Qd2 a5 9...Re8 10.Bg5 a5 11.Nd4 Na6 12.e4 h6 13.Bf4 Nc5 14.Ndb5 d6 +0.36 Stockfish 10.Qb3 b4 11.Qxb4 Bxd5 12.e4?! +0.31/20 12.Bg5 +1.21/22 12...Bc6 13.Qh4 Re8 14.Rfe1 14. e4 h6 15. Bxh6 Bxe4 16. Rae1 d5 17. Nxe4 Nxe4 18. Ng5 Bf6 19. Bxe4 dxe4 20. Rxe4 +1.48 Stockfish 12…a5 13.Qa4 Bc6 14.Qc2 Na6 15.Rd1 Qc8?! +0.66/20 15...Nb4 +0.33/19 16.Qb1 Rb8 17.Nd4 Ba8 18.Bf4 Ng4 19.Qc1 d6 15...Re8 16.Nd4 Nb4 17.Qb1 Bxe4 18.Bxe4 Nxe4 19.Nxe4 d5 20.Bg5 f6 21.Bxf6 Bxf6 22.Nxf6+ Qxf6 23.Qc1 +0.17 Stockfish 16.Nd4 Bb7 17.Bf4 17.a3 Re8 18.Nb3 Nb8 19.h3 d6 20.Be3 Nbd7 21.Rac1 Ra6 22.Nd2 +0.55 Stockfish 17...Re8 17...d6 18.Ndb5 Bc6 19.Rac1 Re8 20.f3 Qb7 21.Nd4 Bd7 22.Qf2 c5 23.Nde2 d5 24.e5 Nh5 25.Bg5 d4 26.f4 Bc6 27.Nb5 Bxg2 27...Qb5 28. Nxd4 cxd4 29. Bxc6 Qb8 30. Bxe8 Qxe8 31. g4 h6 32. Bxh6 Bxh6 33. gxh5 gxh5 34. Qxd4 28.Nd6 Qxb2 29.Qxg2 +0.45 Stockfish 18.Rac1 d6 19.Ndb5 Bf8 19...Bc6 20.f3 Qb7 21.Nd4 Bd7 22.Qf2 a4 23.Bf1 Reb8 24.Rd2 Nc5 25.Be3 +0.48 Stockfish 20.Nd5 20.Bg5 Bg7 21.f3 Qb8 22.Qf2 Nc5 23.Bf4 Ne6 24.Be3 Bc6 25.Nd4 Nxd4 26.Bxd4 Nd7 27.Bxg7 Kxg7 28.Ne2 Nc5 29.Nf4 +0.57 Stockfish 20…Nxd5 21.exd5 Qd7 22.Nc3 Bg7 22...Nb4 23.Qb3 Rab8 24.a3 Na6 25.Na4 h5 26.Bf1 c5 27.Qb5 Qd8 28.Qb6 Bc8 29.Qxd8 Rxd8 30.Bd2 Bd7 31.Bxa5 Bxa4 32.Bxd8 Rxd8 33.Bxa6 Ra8 34.b3 Bxb3 35.Rd3 Bxd5 36.Rxd5 Rxa6 +0.40 Stockfish 23.a3 23.Ne4 Rab8 24.Bg5 Bxd5 25.Rxd5 Nb4 26.Qc4 Nxd5 27.Qxd5 Re5 28.Qd2 Qf5 29.Qf4 +0.96 Stockfish 23…Rab8 24.Bf1 Bc8 25.Na4 Bb7 26.b3 h6 27.Qd2 g5 28.Be3 Ra8 29.Qxa5 Re7 30.Qd2 Qf5 31.b4?! +1.07/22 31.Bg2 +1.54/19 31...Kh7 31...Qd7 32.Nc3 Nc5 33. Bxc5 dxc5 34. Ne4 Rae8 35. Nxc5 Qf5 36. Rf1 Bc8 37. d6 cxd6 38. Qxd6 Bf8 39. b4 Qxf2+ 40. Rxf2 Re1+ 41. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 42. Rf1 Rxf1+ 43. Kxf1 Bxd6 +1.93 Stockfish 32.b4 32.Rc4 Rae8 +2.81 31…Nb8 32.Nc3 32.Nb2 Nd7 33.Rxc7 Ne5 34.Qc2 Qxc2 35.Rxc2 Rxa3 36.Nc4 Nxc4 37.Bxc4 +0.78 Stockfish 32…Rxa3 33.Nb5 Rb3 34.Rxc7?! +0.55/22 34.Nxc7 +0.93/21 34...Rb2 35.Qd3 Qxd3 36.Bxd3 Rxb4 37.Nb5 Be5 38.Bd2 Ra4 38...Rb3 39. Bc4 Rb2 40. f4 gxf4 41. gxf4 Rxd2 42. Rxd2 Bxf4 +0.52 Stockfish 39.Bc3 Bxc3 40.Nxc3 Ra5 41.Rb1 Kf8 42.Bf1 Rc7 43.Rb6 Nd7 44.Rxd6 Ne5 34…Rxc7 35.Nxc7 Rb2 36.Qc1 36.Qd3 Qxd3 37.Bxd3 Rxb4 38.f4 Bf6 39.Nb5 Be7 40.Nd4 Bxd5 41.Nf5 Bf8 42.fxg5 hxg5 43.Bxg5 +0.30 Stockfish 36...Nd7?? +4.58/24 36...Rxb4 +0.56/20 37.Bd3 37. Qa3 Rb2 38. Qxd6 Nd7 39. Ne6 fxe6 40. Qxd7 Bxd5 41. Bd3 Qf8 42. Be4 Rb7 43. Bxd5 Rxd7 44. Bxe6+ +0.22 Stockfish 37...Qf3 38.Re1 38. Qc2 Rb2 39. Bh7+ Kh8 40. Qd3 Rb4 41. Re1 Nd7 42. Bd2 Qxd3 43. Bxd3 +0.18 Stockfish 38...Rb2 38... Nd7 39. Qa3 Ne5 40. Be2 Qe4 41. f3 Ra4 42. Qb3 Rb4 43. Qa3 = Stockfish 39.Bf1 Be5 40.Bg2 Qf6 37.Ne8 Be5 38.Nxd6 Bxd6 39.Qxb2 Bxd5 39...Ne5 40.Bg2 Nc4 41.Qd4 Nxe3 42.fxe3 Qc2 43.Rf1 Qc7 44.Qe4 Bc8 45.Qe8+ Kg7 46.b5 +6.61 Stockfish 40.Qd4 Nf6 41.Bg2 Bxg2 42.Kxg2 Be5?! +6.83/22 42...Be7 +5.06/25 43.Re1 43. Qc4 Kf8 44. b5 Qe4+ 45. Qxe4 Nxe4 46. b6 Nd6 47. Rc1 Ke8 48. Bc5 Kd7 49. Re1 Bf8 50. b7 Kc7 51. Rb1 Nxb7 52. Bxf8 +9.56 Stockfish 43...Qb5 44.Bd2 Bf8 45.f3 Bg7 46.h4 Nh7 47.Qd8+ Bf8 48.hxg5 hxg5 49.Qd4 Qc6 50.Rh1 Qc2 51.b5 Bg7 52.Qd8+ Nf8 53.Rc1 Qb3 54.Qxg5 42...Ne8 43.Qc4 g4 44.Rd4 Bf8 45.Rxg4+ Kh7 46.Rf4 Nd6 47.Rxf5 Nxc4 48.b5 +8.75 Stockfish 43.Qd3 Qe6 44.b5 Ng4 45.h3 Nf6 46.Kh2 Ne4?! +9.07/24 46...g4 +7.75/22 47.hxg4 Bc7 48.Kg2 Nxg4 49.Bd4 Nf6 50.Qf3 Ne8 51.Rc1 f5 52.b6 Bxb6 53.Rc6 Qe4 54.Qxe4 fxe4 55.Rxb6 + 13.27 Stockfish 46...Bc7 47.Rc1 Ne8 48.Rc6 Bd6 49.Bc5 +12.49 Stockfish 47.Qd8+ Kh7 48.Qd5 Qf5?! +12.48/22 48...Nc3 +9.07/24 49.Qxe6 fxe6 50.Rd7+ Kg6 51.b6 Nd5 52.b7 Nb4 53.f4 53. Bd4 Bb8 54. Re7 e5 55. Bxe5 Nc6 56. Re6+ Kf7 57. Rxc6 Bxe5 +54.10 Stockfish 53...Bb8 54.fxg5 48...Qxd5 49.Rxd5 Bc7 50.Rd7 Ba5 51.Rxf7+ +18.84 Stockfish 49.f4 gxf4 50.Bxf4 Nf2 51.Qxe5 Qxh3+ 52.Kg1 Nxd1 53.Qd5 Qe6 54.Qxe6 1-0 [Event "2017 National Open"] [Site "Las Vegas, NV"] [Date "2017.06.16"] [Round "one"] [White "Eugene Yanayt"] [Black "GM Elshan Moradiabadi"] [Result "1-0"] [BlackElo "2613"] [ECO "E15"] [WhiteElo "2311"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 $6 { -0.13/22 } ( 4.Bg5 { +0.30/20 } 4...h6 5.Bh4 Be7 6.e3 O-O 7.Be2 c5 8.Nc3 Bb7 9.O-O Nc6 10.d5 exd5 11.cxd5 Nxd5 ) 4...Bb7 5.Bg2 g6 $6 { +0.63/20 } ( 5...Be7 { +0.03/19 } 6.Nc3 O-O 7.O-O d5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 ) 6.O-O Bg7 7.Nc3 O-O 8.d5 exd5 9.cxd5 b5 $6 { +1.04/20 } ( 9...Na6 { +0.46/20 } 10.Bf4 Re8 11.Nd4 Nc5 12.Qc1 Ng4 13.Qd2 a5 ) ( 9...Re8 10.Bg5 a5 11.Nd4 Na6 12.e4 h6 13.Bf4 Nc5 14.Ndb5 d6 { +0.36 Stockfish } ) 10.Qb3 b4 11.Qxb4 Bxd5 12.e4 $6 { +0.31/20 } ( 12.Bg5 { +1.21/22 } 12...Bc6 13.Qh4 Re8 14.Rfe1 { 14. e4 h6 15. Bxh6 Bxe4 16. Rae1 d5 17. Nxe4 Nxe4 18. Ng5 Bf6 19. Bxe4 dxe4 20. Rxe4 +1.48 Stockfish } ) 12...a5 13.Qa4 Bc6 14.Qc2 Na6 15.Rd1 Qc8 $6 { +0.66/20 } ( 15...Nb4 { +0.33/19 } 16.Qb1 Rb8 17.Nd4 Ba8 18.Bf4 Ng4 19.Qc1 d6 ) ( 15...Re8 16.Nd4 Nb4 17.Qb1 Bxe4 18.Bxe4 Nxe4 19.Nxe4 d5 20.Bg5 f6 21.Bxf6 Bxf6 22.Nxf6+ Qxf6 23.Qc1 { +0.17 Stockfish } ) 16.Nd4 Bb7 17.Bf4 ( 17.a3 Re8 18.Nb3 Nb8 19.h3 d6 20.Be3 Nbd7 21.Rac1 Ra6 22.Nd2 { +0.55 Stockfish } ) 17...Re8 ( 17...d6 18.Ndb5 Bc6 19.Rac1 Re8 20.f3 Qb7 21.Nd4 Bd7 22.Qf2 c5 23.Nde2 d5 24.e5 Nh5 25.Bg5 d4 26.f4 Bc6 27.Nb5 Bxg2 { 27...Qb5 28. Nxd4 cxd4 29. Bxc6 Qb8 30. Bxe8 Qxe8 31. g4 h6 32. Bxh6 Bxh6 33. gxh5 gxh5 34. Qxd4 } 28.Nd6 Qxb2 29.Qxg2 { +0.45 Stockfish } ) 18.Rac1 d6 19.Ndb5 Bf8 ( 19...Bc6 20.f3 Qb7 21.Nd4 Bd7 22.Qf2 a4 23.Bf1 Reb8 24.Rd2 Nc5 25.Be3 { +0.48 Stockfish } ) 20.Nd5 ( 20.Bg5 Bg7 21.f3 Qb8 22.Qf2 Nc5 23.Bf4 Ne6 24.Be3 Bc6 25.Nd4 Nxd4 26.Bxd4 Nd7 27.Bxg7 Kxg7 28.Ne2 Nc5 29.Nf4 { +0.57 Stockfish } ) 20...Nxd5 21.exd5 Qd7 22.Nc3 Bg7 ( 22...Nb4 23.Qb3 Rab8 24.a3 Na6 25.Na4 h5 26.Bf1 c5 27.Qb5 Qd8 28.Qb6 Bc8 29.Qxd8 Rxd8 30.Bd2 Bd7 31.Bxa5 Bxa4 32.Bxd8 Rxd8 33.Bxa6 Ra8 34.b3 Bxb3 35.Rd3 Bxd5 36.Rxd5 Rxa6 { +0.40 Stockfish } ) 23.a3 ( 23.Ne4 Rab8 24.Bg5 Bxd5 25.Rxd5 Nb4 26.Qc4 Nxd5 27.Qxd5 Re5 28.Qd2 Qf5 29.Qf4 { +0.96 Stockfish } ) 23...Rab8 24.Bf1 Bc8 25.Na4 Bb7 26.b3 h6 27.Qd2 g5 28.Be3 Ra8 29.Qxa5 Re7 30.Qd2 Qf5 31.b4 $6 { +1.07/22 } ( 31.Bg2 { +1.54/19 } 31...Kh7 { 31...Qd7 32.Nc3 Nc5 33. Bxc5 dxc5 34. Ne4 Rae8 35. Nxc5 Qf5 36. Rf1 Bc8 37. d6 cxd6 38. Qxd6 Bf8 39. b4 Qxf2+ 40. Rxf2 Re1+ 41. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 42. Rf1 Rxf1+ 43. Kxf1 Bxd6 +1.93 Stockfish } 32.b4 { 32.Rc4 Rae8 +2.81 } ) 31...Nb8 32.Nc3 ( 32.Nb2 Nd7 33.Rxc7 Ne5 34.Qc2 Qxc2 35.Rxc2 Rxa3 36.Nc4 Nxc4 37.Bxc4 { +0.78 Stockfish } ) 32...Rxa3 33.Nb5 Rb3 34.Rxc7 $6 { +0.55/22 } ( 34.Nxc7 { +0.93/21 } 34...Rb2 35.Qd3 Qxd3 36.Bxd3 Rxb4 37.Nb5 Be5 38.Bd2 Ra4 { 38...Rb3 39. Bc4 Rb2 40. f4 gxf4 41. gxf4 Rxd2 42. Rxd2 Bxf4 +0.52 Stockfish } 39.Bc3 Bxc3 40.Nxc3 Ra5 41.Rb1 Kf8 42.Bf1 Rc7 43.Rb6 Nd7 44.Rxd6 Ne5 ) 34...Rxc7 35.Nxc7 Rb2 36.Qc1 ( 36.Qd3 Qxd3 37.Bxd3 Rxb4 38.f4 Bf6 39.Nb5 Be7 40.Nd4 Bxd5 41.Nf5 Bf8 42.fxg5 hxg5 43.Bxg5 { +0.30 Stockfish } ) 36...Nd7 $4 { +4.58/24 } ( 36...Rxb4 { +0.56/20 } 37.Bd3 { 37. Qa3 Rb2 38. Qxd6 Nd7 39. Ne6 fxe6 40. Qxd7 Bxd5 41. Bd3 Qf8 42. Be4 Rb7 43. Bxd5 Rxd7 44. Bxe6+ +0.22 Stockfish } 37...Qf3 38.Re1 { 38. Qc2 Rb2 39. Bh7+ Kh8 40. Qd3 Rb4 41. Re1 Nd7 42. Bd2 Qxd3 43. Bxd3 +0.18 Stockfish } 38...Rb2 { 38... Nd7 39. Qa3 Ne5 40. Be2 Qe4 41. f3 Ra4 42. Qb3 Rb4 43. Qa3 = Stockfish } 39.Bf1 Be5 40.Bg2 Qf6 ) 37.Ne8 Be5 38.Nxd6 Bxd6 39.Qxb2 Bxd5 ( 39...Ne5 40.Bg2 Nc4 41.Qd4 Nxe3 42.fxe3 Qc2 43.Rf1 Qc7 44.Qe4 Bc8 45.Qe8+ Kg7 46.b5 { +6.61 Stockfish } ) 40.Qd4 Nf6 41.Bg2 Bxg2 42.Kxg2 Be5 $6 { +6.83/22 } ( 42...Be7 { +5.06/25 } 43.Re1 { 43. Qc4 Kf8 44. b5 Qe4+ 45. Qxe4 Nxe4 46. b6 Nd6 47. Rc1 Ke8 48. Bc5 Kd7 49. Re1 Bf8 50. b7 Kc7 51. Rb1 Nxb7 52. Bxf8 +9.56 Stockfish } 43...Qb5 44.Bd2 Bf8 45.f3 Bg7 46.h4 Nh7 47.Qd8+ Bf8 48.hxg5 hxg5 49.Qd4 Qc6 50.Rh1 Qc2 51.b5 Bg7 52.Qd8+ Nf8 53.Rc1 Qb3 54.Qxg5 ) ( 42...Ne8 43.Qc4 g4 44.Rd4 Bf8 45.Rxg4+ Kh7 46.Rf4 Nd6 47.Rxf5 Nxc4 48.b5 { +8.75 Stockfish } ) 43.Qd3 Qe6 44.b5 Ng4 45.h3 Nf6 46.Kh2 Ne4 $6 { +9.07/24 } ( 46...g4 { +7.75/22 } 47.hxg4 Bc7 48.Kg2 Nxg4 49.Bd4 Nf6 50.Qf3 Ne8 51.Rc1 f5 52.b6 Bxb6 53.Rc6 Qe4 54.Qxe4 fxe4 55.Rxb6 { + 13.27 Stockfish } ) ( 46...Bc7 47.Rc1 Ne8 48.Rc6 Bd6 49.Bc5 { +12.49 Stockfish } ) 47.Qd8+ Kh7 48.Qd5 Qf5 $6 { +12.48/22 } ( 48...Nc3 { +9.07/24 } 49.Qxe6 fxe6 50.Rd7+ Kg6 51.b6 Nd5 52.b7 Nb4 53.f4 { 53. Bd4 Bb8 54. Re7 e5 55. Bxe5 Nc6 56. Re6+ Kf7 57. Rxc6 Bxe5 +54.10 Stockfish } 53...Bb8 54.fxg5 ) ( 48...Qxd5 49.Rxd5 Bc7 50.Rd7 Ba5 51.Rxf7+ { +18.84 Stockfish } ) 49.f4 gxf4 50.Bxf4 Nf2 51.Qxe5 Qxh3+ 52.Kg1 Nxd1 53.Qd5 Qe6 54.Qxe6 1-0
  
 

 

 

July 15

Saturday Summer Picnic Open

USCF Chess Tournament

Rob Roy Chess Center

3111 South St., Coventry CT

Register at site only 10-10:30 am

3-SS Game/60 min; 5-sec. delay

Please take notice of earlier starting times

Rounds: 10:30, 1, 3. Regular & Quick Rating

Cash Prizes: 1st-$160, 2nd-$80 b/12

No Adv Entry, No Byes, No Late Entrants

Free Drinks, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Corn

Entry Fee: $30    Below 1600:  Only $20 *

Please take notice of earlier starting times

Junior Players Allowed Only One Guest

Questions: 860 742-5562 (No Texts)

Tournament Listing at U. S. Chess

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House Plant Give-Away on July 15

Tag Sale for chess players on July 15

 

 

* Special Discount for players rated below 1600

     In effect for all of our future events at the Rob Roy Chess Center

 

Entry fee:  Only $20.  (those 1600+ pay $30).

More than half (34/62) of my players are below 1600,

and qualify for this special discounted entry fee.

A great bargain; 3 USCF-Rated chess games,

free lunch, free drinks all day for only $20.

 

 
 

Friday, June 23, 2017

JULY 15 - USCF CHESS FESTIVAL COVENTRY CONN

 

July 15

Saturday Summer Picnic Open

USCF Chess Tournament

Rob Roy Chess Center

3111 South St., Coventry CT

Register at site only 10-10:30 am

3-SS Game/60 min; 5-sec. delay

Please take notice of earlier starting times

Rounds: 10:30, 1, 3. Regular & Quick Rating

Cash Prizes: 1st-$160, 2nd-$80 b/12

No Adv Entry, No Byes, No Late Entrants

Free Drinks, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Corn

Entry Fee: $30    Below 1600:  Only $20 *

 

Please take notice of earlier starting times

Junior Players Allowed Only One Guest

Questions: 860 742-5562 (No Texts)

Tournament Listing at U. S. Chess

Directions Google Map Subscribe

House Plant Give-Away on July 15

Tag Sale for chess players on July 15

 

* Special Discount for players rated below 1600

 

Entry fee:  Only $20.  (those 1600+ pay $30).

More than half (34/62) of my players are below 1600,

and qualify for this special discounted entry fee.

A great bargain; 3 USCF-Rated chess games,

free lunch, free drinks all day for only $20.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Chess expert Alex Fikiet win 1st Stafford Springs Quick-Chess

Alex Fikiet wins 1st Stafford Springs Quick-Chess Open.

Jose Castro and Mark Denihan share 2nd place.

 

Next Quick-Chess event is June 29 Thursday in Stafford Springs.

 

USCF MSA - Cross Table for 1ST STAFFORD SPRINGS QUICK OPEN (Event 201706152482)

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    1 | ALEX MICHE FIKIET               |4.0  |W   4|W   3|W   2|W   5|
   CT | 12921011 / Q: 2159   ->2171     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | JOSE CASTRO                     |3.0  |W   9|W   6|L   1|W   7|
   CT | 12397090 / Q: 1960   ->1959     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | MARK DENIHAN                    |3.0  |W   8|L   1|W   4|W   6|
   CT | 10036186 / Q: 1875   ->1885     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | MARK R BOURQUE                  |2.0  |L   1|W   8|L   3|W   9|
   CT | 12139250 / Q: 1800   ->1797     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | GAETANO BOMPASTORE              |2.0  |L   6|W   9|W   7|L   1|
   MA | 12906776 / Q: 1802   ->1781     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    6 | DANIEL ZHOU                     |2.0  |W   5|L   2|W  10|L   3|
   CT | 14927462 / Q: 1333   ->1440     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    7 | JOHN M FIKIET                   |2.0  |B    |X    |L   5|L   2|
   CT | 13348000 / Q:  756   -> 756     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    8 | SHRINIKET SIVAKUMAR             |1.5  |L   3|L   4|D   9|W  10|
   CT | 15695014 / Q: 1292   ->1357     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    9 | ROGER P BESSETTE                |0.5  |L   2|L   5|D   8|L   4|
   CT | 12822966 / Q: 1689   ->1647     |     |     |     |     |     |
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   10 | GARTH JAMES HALLETT             |0.5  |H    |F    |L   6|L   8|
   CT | 12481945 / Q: 1592P10->1494P12  |     |     |     |     |     |
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Stafford USCF Quick-Chess

June 29  Thurs 7 pm

USCF-Rated Quick-Chess

$ 5 entry fee.  100 percent return

Cash Prizes (depending on entries)

3 or 4 rounds Swiss  (depending on entries)

G/15; d5  (15 min per player, 5-sec delay)

1 Main Street, Stafford Springs CT

Next Stafford Quick:   Thurs. June 29

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 29 Thurs - USCF Quick-Chess Stafford Springs CT

Stafford USCF Quick-Chess

June 29  Thurs 7 pm

USCF-Rated Quick-Chess

$ 5 entry fee.  100 percent return

Cash Prizes (depending on entries)

3 or 4 rounds Swiss  (depending on entries)

G/15; d5  (15 min per player, 5-sec delay)

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Connecticut Chess Magazine

 

Joe Bihlmeyer wins National Donut Day Chess Open 3-0.

Photo: Ken Desrosiers, left, vs. Joe Bihlmeyer.

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Rob Roy Chess Center  3111 South St., Coventry Connecticut
 
Next tournament is July 15
 
 
 
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Altibox Norway Chess 2017 - Hikaru started with victory against Giri !!😊

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Magnus Carlsen won six games and drew three on the way to a stunning victory in the opening blitz tournament of the 2017 edition of Norway Chess. His 7.5/9 left him a full two points ahead of Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian, while the other…
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Just 2.5 years after posting his first Youtube video. IM John Bartholomew has become one of the most popular chess YouTubers in the world. John reveals his original motivation for starting his channel and talks about its phenomenal growth…
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July 29-Aug 6, Aug 1-6, or 3-6, 2017 · Norfolk, VA
 
 

Check out the launch trailer below and hopefully you’ll agree that our new internal development team has put together a stunning-looking simulation. We’ve poured everything we can into making the environments, boards, pieces and materials as beautifully realistic as possible, all in 4k resolution. From the wood grain and varnish on the antique mahogany board in the library, to the luxury felt on the bottom of each piece, you’ve simply not seen a board game this gorgeous.

 
 
Wesley So moved to the United States from the Philippines to play in college, and has since soared in the world rankings under the U.S. chess federation’s guidance.
 
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Your favorite? Emanuel Lasker or Capablanca

 
 
  
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Alekhine vs lasker 1-0

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John Wong to STAUNTON CHESS SETS VINTAGE & NEW Post your sets
 

My Lardy arrived safe and sound

 
Magnus Carlsen couldn't have wished for a better start at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. As the only player to remain undefeated, he won the blitz with a…
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What do you do in a tie position (draw) in which you have the initiative:
1) Play until the end by repeating moves
2) do you offer a draw, quickly

New Massachusetts Champion Lawyer Times

 
News from the world of chess, including results from the 86th Massachusetts Open.
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#Magnus #Carlsen Crushed Wesley So & Won #Altibox #Norway #Chess Blitz 2017/ Final Round
 
Magnus Carlsen defeated Wesley So in the Final Round of the Altibox Norway Chess Blitz & Won the…
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Rob Roy reviewed Tri-State Chess5 star

Excellent page. Thanks for all your fine efforts that benefit players from three states. Best of good luck this Sunday with Bryant Park XI

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Brilliant game By Aron Nimzowitsch against Arthur Hakansson 1-0

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Tactics #7/8

White to move and win!

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The Gm Chess
Published by Govinda Vishwakarma · April 8 ·

Super GM Bughouse !!
Magnus Carlsen & Maxime Vachier vs Fabiano Caruana & Levon Aronian 😊

 
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Russell Lifson Natalie Dunnege this is insane..... bughouse is when you can use one of your moves to place a piece anywhere on the board that your teammate has captured from his opponent....your boy Carl Magnus is on the right in the white lol
 
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The line-up for Altibox Norway Chess 2017 isn't too bad :) It starts with a blitz opener on Monday! https://chess24.com/…/live…/altibox-norway-chess-2017-blitz…
 
 

The best game of the best chess blitz players of the world.

Magnus Carlsen   vs    Hikaru Nakamura

 

This article is a good introduction to the positional exchange sacrifice, with some games from the masters who practiced it!

 
Rooks are five points, minor pieces are three. Everyone is taught this when they begin their journey in chess. The road to chess mastery involves in understanding when this material evaluation is not true! Great players like…
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I found some simple endgames that even GM level players got wrong. They come from real games, and I shared them in this article:

 
The idea for this article came during the night. As always, the purpose is to improve our visualization skills, our calculation power, and, of course, be ready to be surprised and awed by…
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Mark Richli to STAUNTON CHESS SETS VINTAGE & NEW Post your sets
 
I'm a member here for some weeks, but didn't really get the imperative «post your sets» – I only have one really interesting staunton set, made by john jaques in 1850. – there you go ...
 
 

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Instead of $30 entry fee; pay only $20.
 
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A unique Dubrovnik Knight yoga head stance. The only set that could performed such stance with well balance

 
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This is a repro of Botvinik & Flohr set which Alan Devey has task to Chess Bazaar to reproduce them. Albeit they are no where near the actual set but they inher...

 
 
Garry Kasparov is currently touring to promote his latest book, "Deep Thinking," in which he not only looks back at the famous match(es) with Deep Blue in the 1990s, but also discusses at length the role...
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Beautiful endgame by GM Sergey Karjakin vs GM Le Quang Liem
Here's a case that even the best blitz player in the world can loose a game in the clock (Karjakin's time was over and the GM from Vietnam won the match)

 
 
 
 
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Top Grand Masters having fun on the chess board.

 
 
 
 
The annual British Solving Championship is under way, conducted postally, and strong performance at it could lead to qualification for the 2018 world solving championship
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In the back room of Cordisco’s Corner Store and redemption center on the north side of Binghamton, plastic bags of soda cans and bottles are stacked to the
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IBM AI expert Murray Campbell reflects on the machine’s long, bumpy road to victory over chess champ Garry Kasparov
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Cahree Myrick had a perfect 7-0 score to win a national chess tournament.
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Chuck Grau to STAUNTON CHESS SETS VINTAGE & NEW Post your sets

 

Just arrived... this vintage Spanish set. Used for decades in Spanish tournaments. Beautifully proportioned and rugged for play. Judging from the golden patina and the Lardy Lean of the White King and Black Queen, I'd judge this to be from the sixties...

 
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The Botvinnik-Flohr II circa 1940's-50's Soviet Chessmen

 
 
 
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Preparing myself for the Holland open in August'2017

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#Education: the virtues of #chess that crosses all #school disciplines
 
 
Au Blanc-Mesnil, en Seine-Saint-Denis, un millier d'enfants des écoles de la ville participent jeudi à un tournoi d'échecs, une discipline au programme de leur…
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