Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tomorrow => 2019 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN - MAY 18

2019 Constitution State Open

Saturday May 18

$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: $30 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. 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 

Lunch:     12:30 - 1:30.  Four restaurants in immediate area.

Please bring your own equipment, especially digital chess clocks.

 

GAME OF THE WEEK, by Alan Lasser

In this complex variation of the King’s Gambit, the queen must fight to keep the White king from being chased across the board by a swarm of pieces. For many moves, the computer thinks the unbalanced position is mostly equal, until the king finally goes to the wrong square.


GM Alexey Kislinsky(2429)-IM Lukas Cernousek(2438)
5/3/19
2019 Czech Championship
1.e4 e5
2.f4 exf4
3.Nf3 g5
4.h4 g4
5.Ne5 Nf6
6.Nxg4 Nxe4
7.d3 Ng3
8.Bxf4 Nxh1
9.Qe2+ Qe7 Not 9...Be7 10.Nf6 Kf8 11.Bh6 mate
10.Nf6+ Kd8
11.Bxc7+ Kxc7
12.Nd5+ Kd8
13.Nxe7 Bxe7
14.Qg4 d6
15.Qf4 Rg8
16.Qxf7?! -0.42/23
16.Nc3 Ng3 17.O-O-O Be6 18.d4 Rg4 19.Qf3 Nc6 20.Bc4 h5 21.Bxe6 fxe6 22.Qf7 Nf5 23.Qxe6 Nfxd4 24.Qf7 Kd7 = Stockfish
16.Be2 Rxg2 17.Nc3 17.Qf1 Bxh4+ 18.Kd2 Rxe2+ 19.Qxe2 Ng3 20.Qf3 Bg5+ 21.Kd1 Nf5 22.Qh5 Ne3+ 23.Kc1 h6 24.Qxf7 Bd7 25.Nc3 Nd5+ 26.Kb1 Nxc3+ 27.bxc3 Kc7 -0.24 Stockfish 17...Ng3 18.Bf3 Rg1+ 19.Kf2 Rxa1 20.Qxf7 Nd7 Not 20...Nf5 21. Qg8+ Kc7 22. Nd5+ Kd7 23. Bg4 Bxh4+ 24. Kg2 Na6 25. Bxf5+ Kc6 26. Bxc8 Rxc8 27. Qxc8+ Kxd5 28. Qc4+ Ke5 29. Qe4+ Kf6 30. Qxh4+ +7.23 Stockfish Another try is 20...Nh1 21. Kg2 Nd7 22. Nd5 Re1 23. Be4 Bf8 24. Nf4 Kc7 25. Ne6+ Kb8 26. Nxf8 Nc5 27. Bf3 a5 28. Qf6 Ne6 29. Nxe6 Rxe6 +2.61 Stockfish 21.Nd5 Nf5 22.Bh5 Bxh4+ 23.Kg2 Ne3+ 24.Nxe3 Nf6 25.Nd5 Nxd5 26.Qxd5 Be7 27.Qa5+ Kd7 28.Bg4+ Ke8 29.Bh5+ = Stockfish
16…Re8
17.Na3?! -1.10/22
17.Kd2 -0.40/21 17...Bxh4 17...Ng3 18. Qf4 Nxf1+ 19. Qxf1 Bg4 20. Nc3 h5 21. Re1 Rf8 22. Qh1 Nc6 23. Nd5 Kd7 24. Nxe7 Nxe7 -0.81 Stockfish 18.c4 Ng3 19.Nc3 Bg5+ 20.Kc2
17...Bxh4+?! -0.49/23
17...Ng3 -1.10/22 18.Be2 18. O-O-O Bg4 19. Re1 Bg5+ 20. hxg5 Rxe1+ 21. Kd2 Re7 22. Qf4 Nxf1+ 23. Qxf1 Nd7 24. g6 hxg6 -0.50 Stockfish 18...Bxh4 19.Kd1 Nxe2 20.Nb5 Be7 21.Kxe2 Nc6 22.Rh1 a6 23.Qxe8+ Kxe8 24.Nc7+ Kd8 25.Nxa8 Bf5 26.c3 Ne5 27.d4 Nd3 28.b3 Be4 29.Ke3 d5 30.Rh5 Bd6 31.Nb6 Nf4
18.Kd2 Bg5+
19.Kc3 Bd7
19...Nc6 20.Qg7 h6 21.Nb5 Bd7 22.Nxd6 Kc7 23.Nb5+ Kd8 = Stockfish
20.Nc4 Kc7
21.Qd5 Bf4
22.Qa5+?! -0.71/25
22.Na5 0.00/23 22...Nc6 23.Nxc6 bxc6 24.Qa5+ Kc8 25.d4 Re3+ 26.Bd3 Ng3 27.Re1 Be6 27...Ne4+ 28. Kb3 Rb8+ 29. Ka3 Rg3 30. b3 Rxd3 31. Qa6+ Kc7 32. Qxd3 d5 = Stockfish 28.Rxe3 Bxe3 29.Bxh7 Bf4 30.Qa6+ Kc7 31.Qa5+ Kd7 32.Qa6 Rc8 33.Qxa7+ Rc7 34.Qa8 Bd5 35.Bd3 Rc8 36.Qb7+ Rc7 37.Qa8
22…b6
23.Qh5 b5
24.Na5? -3.36/23
24.Qf3 -0.67/22 24...Bg5 25.Na5 Nc6 26.Nxc6 Bxc6 27.Qh5 Bf6+ 27...b4+ 28. Kb3 h6 29. Qxh1 a5 30. Rd1 Bd5+ 31. c4 bxc3+ 32. Kxc3 Bxa2 -1.01 Stockfish 28.Kb3 Ng3 29.Qf7+ Be7 30.Re1 Kd7 31.Be2 Nxe2 32.Rxe2 Kd8 33.Qxh7 Bd5+ 34.Ka3
24…b4+
25.Kb3 Na6?? +0.33/22
25...Re5 -3.37/24 26.Qf3 Rxa5 27.Qxf4 Nc6 27...Ba4+ 28. Kc4 Nc6 29. d4 Bxc2 30. Rc1 Rf8 31. Qh2 Rf2 32. Bd3 Ba4 33. a3 Rxb2 34. axb4 Rb5 35. Rxh1 R5xb4+ 36. Kd5 Rxd4+ 37. Ke6 Ne5 -6.76 Stockfish 28.a4 Rg8 29.Qf7 Rgg5 30.g3 Nxg3 31.Bh3 Nf5 32.c3 bxc3 33.bxc3 Ne5 34.Qxh7 Nxd3 35.Kc2 Nc5 36.Qf7 Rxa4 37.Rxa4 Nxa4
26.Qxh1?! 0.00/23
26.d4 +0.33/22 26...Ng3 26...Re3+ 27. c3 Ng3 28. Qf7 Nf5 29. a4 bxc3 30. Bxa6 Rb8+ 31. Bb5 Nxd4+ 32. Ka2 Nxb5 33. Qc4+ Kd8 34. Qxf4 Be6+ 35. Nc4 Bxc4+ 36. Qxc4 cxb2 37. Qg8+ Kc7 = Stockfish 27.Qf7 Nxf1 28.Rxf1 Bg5 29.Rf5 Be7 30.Rh5 Rab8 31.Rxh7 d5
26…Nc5+
27.Kxb4 Rab8+
28.Kc4?? #-11/21
28.Ka3 0.00/25 28...Rb5 29.Nc4 Re6 30.b3 30. Qh4 Bd2 31. c3 d5 32. Qg3+ Kb7 33. Nd6+ Rxd6 34. Qxd6 Ra5+ 35. Kb4 Rb5+ = Stockfish 30...d5 31.Qh4 Ra6+ 32.Kb2 Na4+ 33.Ka3 Nb6+ 34.Kb2 Na4+
28...d5+
29.Kc3 Na4+
30.Kd4 Be3+ 31.Kd5 Nb6 is checkmate 0-1

 

Coach Arslan, who is USCF Rated 2400, will be hosting a free chess simul at the Weston Library on Sunday, May 19th at 9am. A chess simul is where one player plays multiple players in multiple matches at one time. 
 
For an example of a chess simul, you can check out Magnus Carlson (the current World Champion) in New York in 2016:
 
 
Here is the info you need to know:
 
1. The simul is open to the public, all ages.
2. To participate, you must be USCF rated below 2000. 
3. There will be no clocks. When Coach Arslan gets to your game, you move or he moves on and comes back around.
4. You have to wait to move until he gets to your board. 
5. You can not talk to others about your game while playing. 
 
Please email me and Coach Arslan if you would like to participate! If you have friends that would like to come, please let us know too. 

Respectfully,

Coach Dan

502-468-6930
www.TeamDIGUSA.com
www.facebook.com/TeamDIGUSA
 
 

GAME OF THE WEEK, by Alan Lasser

In this complex variation of the King’s Gambit, the queen must fight to keep the White king from being chased across the board by a swarm of pieces. For many moves, the computer thinks the unbalanced position is mostly equal, until the king finally goes to the wrong square.


GM Alexey Kislinsky(2429)-IM Lukas Cernousek(2438)
5/3/19
2019 Czech Championship
1.e4 e5
2.f4 exf4
3.Nf3 g5
4.h4 g4
5.Ne5 Nf6
6.Nxg4 Nxe4
7.d3 Ng3
8.Bxf4 Nxh1
9.Qe2+ Qe7 Not 9...Be7 10.Nf6 Kf8 11.Bh6 mate
10.Nf6+ Kd8
11.Bxc7+ Kxc7
12.Nd5+ Kd8
13.Nxe7 Bxe7
14.Qg4 d6
15.Qf4 Rg8
16.Qxf7?! -0.42/23
16.Nc3 Ng3 17.O-O-O Be6 18.d4 Rg4 19.Qf3 Nc6 20.Bc4 h5 21.Bxe6 fxe6 22.Qf7 Nf5 23.Qxe6 Nfxd4 24.Qf7 Kd7 = Stockfish
16.Be2 Rxg2 17.Nc3 17.Qf1 Bxh4+ 18.Kd2 Rxe2+ 19.Qxe2 Ng3 20.Qf3 Bg5+ 21.Kd1 Nf5 22.Qh5 Ne3+ 23.Kc1 h6 24.Qxf7 Bd7 25.Nc3 Nd5+ 26.Kb1 Nxc3+ 27.bxc3 Kc7 -0.24 Stockfish 17...Ng3 18.Bf3 Rg1+ 19.Kf2 Rxa1 20.Qxf7 Nd7 Not 20...Nf5 21. Qg8+ Kc7 22. Nd5+ Kd7 23. Bg4 Bxh4+ 24. Kg2 Na6 25. Bxf5+ Kc6 26. Bxc8 Rxc8 27. Qxc8+ Kxd5 28. Qc4+ Ke5 29. Qe4+ Kf6 30. Qxh4+ +7.23 Stockfish Another try is 20...Nh1 21. Kg2 Nd7 22. Nd5 Re1 23. Be4 Bf8 24. Nf4 Kc7 25. Ne6+ Kb8 26. Nxf8 Nc5 27. Bf3 a5 28. Qf6 Ne6 29. Nxe6 Rxe6 +2.61 Stockfish 21.Nd5 Nf5 22.Bh5 Bxh4+ 23.Kg2 Ne3+ 24.Nxe3 Nf6 25.Nd5 Nxd5 26.Qxd5 Be7 27.Qa5+ Kd7 28.Bg4+ Ke8 29.Bh5+ = Stockfish
16…Re8
17.Na3?! -1.10/22
17.Kd2 -0.40/21 17...Bxh4 17...Ng3 18. Qf4 Nxf1+ 19. Qxf1 Bg4 20. Nc3 h5 21. Re1 Rf8 22. Qh1 Nc6 23. Nd5 Kd7 24. Nxe7 Nxe7 -0.81 Stockfish 18.c4 Ng3 19.Nc3 Bg5+ 20.Kc2
17...Bxh4+?! -0.49/23
17...Ng3 -1.10/22 18.Be2 18. O-O-O Bg4 19. Re1 Bg5+ 20. hxg5 Rxe1+ 21. Kd2 Re7 22. Qf4 Nxf1+ 23. Qxf1 Nd7 24. g6 hxg6 -0.50 Stockfish 18...Bxh4 19.Kd1 Nxe2 20.Nb5 Be7 21.Kxe2 Nc6 22.Rh1 a6 23.Qxe8+ Kxe8 24.Nc7+ Kd8 25.Nxa8 Bf5 26.c3 Ne5 27.d4 Nd3 28.b3 Be4 29.Ke3 d5 30.Rh5 Bd6 31.Nb6 Nf4
18.Kd2 Bg5+
19.Kc3 Bd7
19...Nc6 20.Qg7 h6 21.Nb5 Bd7 22.Nxd6 Kc7 23.Nb5+ Kd8 = Stockfish
20.Nc4 Kc7
21.Qd5 Bf4
22.Qa5+?! -0.71/25
22.Na5 0.00/23 22...Nc6 23.Nxc6 bxc6 24.Qa5+ Kc8 25.d4 Re3+ 26.Bd3 Ng3 27.Re1 Be6 27...Ne4+ 28. Kb3 Rb8+ 29. Ka3 Rg3 30. b3 Rxd3 31. Qa6+ Kc7 32. Qxd3 d5 = Stockfish 28.Rxe3 Bxe3 29.Bxh7 Bf4 30.Qa6+ Kc7 31.Qa5+ Kd7 32.Qa6 Rc8 33.Qxa7+ Rc7 34.Qa8 Bd5 35.Bd3 Rc8 36.Qb7+ Rc7 37.Qa8
22…b6
23.Qh5 b5
24.Na5? -3.36/23
24.Qf3 -0.67/22 24...Bg5 25.Na5 Nc6 26.Nxc6 Bxc6 27.Qh5 Bf6+ 27...b4+ 28. Kb3 h6 29. Qxh1 a5 30. Rd1 Bd5+ 31. c4 bxc3+ 32. Kxc3 Bxa2 -1.01 Stockfish 28.Kb3 Ng3 29.Qf7+ Be7 30.Re1 Kd7 31.Be2 Nxe2 32.Rxe2 Kd8 33.Qxh7 Bd5+ 34.Ka3
24…b4+
25.Kb3 Na6?? +0.33/22
25...Re5 -3.37/24 26.Qf3 Rxa5 27.Qxf4 Nc6 27...Ba4+ 28. Kc4 Nc6 29. d4 Bxc2 30. Rc1 Rf8 31. Qh2 Rf2 32. Bd3 Ba4 33. a3 Rxb2 34. axb4 Rb5 35. Rxh1 R5xb4+ 36. Kd5 Rxd4+ 37. Ke6 Ne5 -6.76 Stockfish 28.a4 Rg8 29.Qf7 Rgg5 30.g3 Nxg3 31.Bh3 Nf5 32.c3 bxc3 33.bxc3 Ne5 34.Qxh7 Nxd3 35.Kc2 Nc5 36.Qf7 Rxa4 37.Rxa4 Nxa4
26.Qxh1?! 0.00/23
26.d4 +0.33/22 26...Ng3 26...Re3+ 27. c3 Ng3 28. Qf7 Nf5 29. a4 bxc3 30. Bxa6 Rb8+ 31. Bb5 Nxd4+ 32. Ka2 Nxb5 33. Qc4+ Kd8 34. Qxf4 Be6+ 35. Nc4 Bxc4+ 36. Qxc4 cxb2 37. Qg8+ Kc7 = Stockfish 27.Qf7 Nxf1 28.Rxf1 Bg5 29.Rf5 Be7 30.Rh5 Rab8 31.Rxh7 d5
26…Nc5+
27.Kxb4 Rab8+
28.Kc4?? #-11/21
28.Ka3 0.00/25 28...Rb5 29.Nc4 Re6 30.b3 30. Qh4 Bd2 31. c3 d5 32. Qg3+ Kb7 33. Nd6+ Rxd6 34. Qxd6 Ra5+ 35. Kb4 Rb5+ = Stockfish 30...d5 31.Qh4 Ra6+ 32.Kb2 Na4+ 33.Ka3 Nb6+ 34.Kb2 Na4+
28...d5+
29.Kc3 Na4+
30.Kd4 Be3+ 31.Kd5 Nb6 is checkmate 0-1

 

 

Coventry Chess Club's 12 most faithful players.

Of the 37 total tournaments so far; Joe Bihlmeyer was in 25 of them.

Thanks to Joe and others; Derek Meredith and Mark Bourque.

Thanks also to Art Nagel, Dan Smith, Joshua Berkun, Suhas Kodali,

Hayes Goodman, Nelson Castaneda, Daniel Zhou, and Larry Laffose.

Most of us also play at the New Britain Chess Club.

Rank USCF ID Exp. Date Name
State
Rating Date
Published
Events Last Event
1 12686352 
2021-02-28
 JOSEPH BIHLMEYER
CT
2036
2019-04-01
25
201904138402
2 10031443 
2099-12-31
 MATTHEW DEREK MEREDITH
CT
2118
2019-04-01
15
201902232622
3 12139250 
2020-07-31
 MARK BOURQUE
CT
1945
2019-04-01
14
201904138402
4 10574790 
2099-12-31
 ROB ROY
CT
1405
2018-12-01
13
201811173732
5 10264669 
2099-12-31
 ARTHUR C NAGEL
CT
1720
2019-04-01
12
201903163912
6 12704934 
2021-04-30
 DANIEL SMITH
RI
1547
2019-04-01
11
201904138402
7 16080502 
2020-09-30
 JOSHUA BERKUN
CT
1481
2019-03-01
10
201812156792
8 13764792 
2021-01-31
 SUHAS KODALI
CT
2138
2019-04-01
8
201807143042
9 15207355 
2019-07-31
 HAYES GOODMAN
RI
1609
2019-04-01
8
201904138402
10 12564228 
2020-04-30
 FM NELSON CASTANEDA
CT
2328
2019-04-01
7
201808116262
11 14927462 
2020-05-31
 DANIEL ZHOU
CT
1820
2019-04-01
7
201812156792
12 12431094 
2019-05-31
 LAURENT LAFOSSE
CT
1260
2019-04-01
7
201811173732

 

2019 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN Saturday, May 18.

Rob Roy hosts the Constitution State Open in Coventry CT on Sat, May 18. 3-SS, G/60 d5. $160-1st, $80-2nd guaranteed. See the link for complete details. ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com

 

 

EastConnChess

 

 

 

CSCA Board Meeting will take place from 2 P.M. until 5 P.M. on Sunday May 19

at the Armenian Church in New Britain. The meeting will be open to the public and

anyone interested is welcome to attend. The address is 1910 Stanley Street,

New Britain, CT 06053.

 

Report on 2019 Connecticut State Chess Championships

by Norman Burtness


Highschooler Yoon-Young Kim won first place of the 2019 Connecticut State Chess Championships held May 4.

He scored 3,5-0,5 finishing ahead of 2010 State Champ Nelson Castaneda in 2nd place and Maximillian Lu in 3rd.

The U2100 prize was won by Hanon Russell.

In the Under 2000 section Nakul Ramaswamy, the 2019 Middle School State Champion, took first with 4-0.

The U1500 prize was won by Lisa Smith.

Matthew Chin, Eric Newman and Pablo Ruiz split the U1100 prize.

Additional cash, book and clock prizes generously donated by Hanon Russell and DGT North America.  It was held at the New Britain Chess Club and attracted 32 players. 

Final StandingsChampionship Section and U2000 Section 

Photos by Doug Fiske

 

The winners:

Championship Section

1st: Yoon-Young Kim (3.5 pts) : Trophy + $200

2nd: Nelson Castaneda (3.0 pts): Trophy + $100

3rd: (tie, 2.5 pts) Max Lu : Trophy, Eric Mason, Hanon Russell

U2100:  Hanon Russell (2.5 pts) $60

 

U2000

1st: Nakul Ramaswamy (4.0 pts) $100

U1500: Lisa Smith (3.0 pts) $60

U1000: (tie) Matthew Chin (2.0 pts) $20, Eric Newman $20, Pablo Ruiz $20

 

GAME OF THE WEEK by Alan Lasser

From deep in the field at the Foxwoods Open comes this example of what can happen if you take lightly that tiny foe on the other side of the table. That eight year old girl could be nationally ranked.

Kevin Zimmerman(1500)-Han Xin Yang(1331)
4/21/19
Foxwoods Open
1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bc4 Bc5
4.c3 Nf6
5.b4 Bb6
6.a4 a6
7.Ba3 d6
8.d4 exd4
9.cxd4 O-O
10.O-O Nxe4
11.d5?! -1.20/21
11.Nbd2 -0.89/20 11...Nxd2 11... d5 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. b5 axb5 14. axb5 exf3 15. bxc6 fxg2 16. Re1 Bxd4 17. Qf3 Qf6 18. Qxf6 gxf6 -1.41 Stockfish 12.Qxd2 Bg4 13.a5 Ba7 14.Bd5 Qf6 15.Rac1 Rae8 16.Bb2 Qf5 17.Bxc6 bxc6 18.Qc2 Qxc2 19.Rxc2 c5 20.bxc5 Bf5 21.Rcc1
11.b5 Ne7 12.Re1 axb5 13.axb5 Bf5 14.Qb3 Ng6 15.Bb2 Rxa1 16.Bxa1 Nf4 17.Nc3 Nf6 18.Bb2 Qd7 -1.50 Stockfish
11...Ne7?! -0.55/21
11...Qf6 -1.20/21 12.Ra2 Ne5 13.Nxe5 dxe5 14.Bd3 Bf5 15.a5 Bd4 16.Qf3 Nd6 17.Bxf5 Qxf5 18.Qxf5 Nxf5 19.Rc2 e4 20.Bc1
11...Ne5 12.Nxe5 dxe5 13.Nd2 Nd6 14.Be2 Qg5 15.Nf3 Qf5 16.Bb2 Re8 17.a5 Ba7 -1.78 Stockfish
12.Qd3?! -0.89/22
12.Bb2 -0.55/21 12...Bf5 12... Bg4 13. Nbd2 f5 14. Qc1 Ng6 15. a5 Ba7 16. Nd4 Qh4 17. f3 Bh3 18. fxe4 Qg5 19. Rf2 fxe4 -1.29 Stockfish 13.Nd4 Re8 14.Nc3 Qd7 15.Nxf5 Qxf5 16.Nxe4 Qxe4 17.Qb3 Bd4 18.Rfe1 Qh4 19.Bxd4
12.a5 Ba7 13.Nbd2 Nf6 14.Qb3 Ng6 15.Bb2 Nf4 16.Rae1 N6h5 17.Qc3 Bf5 18.Ne4 Re8 19.Ng3 Bg6 20.Rxe8+ Qxe8 21.Nxh5 Nxh5 22.Re1 Qd7 -0.81 Stockfish
12…Nf6
13.Bb2 Ng6
14.Nd4?! -1.29/22
14.a5 -0.69/22 14...Ba7 15.Nc3 Bg4 16.Ne2 Re8 16... Bxf3 17. Qxf3 Ne5 18. Bxe5 dxe5 19. Ng3 g6 20. Rab1 Qd6 21. Ne4 Nxe4 22. Qxe4 Bd4 -1.41 Stockfish 17.Ng3 Nf4 18.Qd2 N4h5 19.Nxh5 Bxh5 20.Qd3 Ne4 21.b5 Bg6 22.Qb3 f6 23.bxa6 bxa6 24.Qb7 Nc5 25.Qb4 Rb8
14…Ne5
15.Qb3 c6?! -0.85/22
15...Nfg4 -1.11/22 16.h3 Nxc4 17.Qxc4 Ne5 18.Qc3 Qh4 19.Nf3 Nxf3+ 20.Qxf3 Qxb4 21.Bc3 Qh4 22.a5 Bc5 23.Nd2 Bd7 24.Ne4 Rfe8 25.Nxc5 dxc5 26.Rfc1 Rad8 27.Bb2 f6 28.Rxc5 Qb4 29.Qc3
15...Ne4 16.f3 c5 17.dxc6 Nxc6 18.fxe4 Nxd4 19.Qd3 Nc2+ 20.Kh1 Ne3 21.Nc3 Qg5 22.Qd2 h6 23.Nd5 Nxc4 24.Qe2 Ne3 25.Nxb6 Nxf1 26.Nxa8 Nxh2 27.Kxh2 Bg4 28.Qd3 Rxa8 -2.21 Stockfish
16.dxc6 bxc6
17.Be2 Bb7?! -0.52/22
17...Rb8 -1.05/20 18.Na3 c5 18...d5 19. a5 Bxa5 20. Nac2 Bb6 21. Ne6 fxe6 22. Bxe5 Rb7 23. Nd4 Ne4 24. Bxa6 Rbf7 25. Bxc8 Qxc8 -1.61 Stockfish 19.Nf3 cxb4 20.Nc4 Nxf3+ 21.Bxf3 Bc5 22.Qd3 a5 23.Ne3 Be6
18.Nd2 c5
19.bxc5 dxc5
20.N4f3 Nxf3+
21.Nxf3 Bd5
22.Qc3?! -0.86/24
22.Bc4 -0.13/23 22...Bxc4 23.Qxc4 Qd5 24.Qc2 Qe4 24...Qc6 25. Ne5 Qe6 26. Nf3 Rfe8 27. Ng5 Qe2 28. Qb3 Qh5 29. Bxf6 Bc7 30. Qxf7+ Qxf7 31. Nxf7 Kxf7 -0.28 Stockfish 25.Qb3 Qe6 26.Qc2 Nd5 27.Rfe1 Qc6 28.Ne5 Qb7 29.Rab1 Rad8 30.Nc4 Qc6 31.Nxb6 Nxb6 32.a5 Nd5 33.Qc4 Rc8 34.Rec1 Rfd8 35.Ba3
22…Re8
23.Bd3?! -1.42/22
23.Bc4 -0.88/23 23...Ba5 23...Re4 24. Bxd5 Qxd5 25. Rfd1 Qf5 26. Nd2 Re6 27. Qf3 Qxf3 28. gxf3 Bc7 -0.93 Stockfish 24.Qd3 Bxc4 25.Qxc4 Qd5 26.Qc2 Ne4 27.Rfd1 Qf5 28.Rd3 Rad8 29.Rc1 Rxd3 30.Qxd3 Qe6 31.Be5 Qc6 32.h3 f6 33.Qc4+ Kh8 34.Bf4 Qe6 35.Qd3 Bb4
23…Bxf3
24.gxf3 Qd4? -0.33/24
24...Bc7 -1.49/22 25.Rad1 Qc8 26.Kg2 Be5 27.Qd2 Bxb2 27...c4 28. Rc1 Qd7 29. Bxe5 Rxe5 30. Qf4 Rd5 31. Bc2 Rd4 32. Qf5 Qc7 33. Rfe1 Rd5 -2.96 Stockfish 28.Qxb2 Rb8 29.Qc3 Rb4 30.Bc4 Qc7 31.Rfe1
25.Qb3 Qd6
26.Rad1 Qc6
27.Bc4 Rf8
28.Rd3?! -1.03/21
28.Qe3 -0.49/22 28...Rab8 28...Bc7 29. Qg5 Qxf3 30. Bxf6 Qxf6 31. Qxf6 gxf6 32. Rd5 Be5 33. Rxc5 Rfd8 -0.10 Stockfish 29.Bc3 29. Qg5 h6 30. Qf5 Bc7 31. Bxf6 Qxf6 32. Qxf6 gxf6 33. Rd5 Rb4 34. Rxc5 Bd6 35. Rc6 Rxa4 36. Rxd6 Rxc4 37. Rxa6 Rf4 = Stockfish 29...Bc7 30.Qg5 h6 31.Qg6 Qxf3 32.Bxf6 Qxf6 33.Qxf6 gxf6 34.Rd5 Rfd8 35.Rfd1 a5 36.Rd7 Rxd7 37.Rxd7 Be5 38.Bxf7+
28...Rab8?! -0.53/24
28...Bc7 -1.03/21 29.Kh1 Rab8 30.Qc2 Rfe8 31.Rg1 Rb4 31...g6 32. Re3 Kg7 33. Kg2 Qd6 34. Rh1 Rxe3 35. fxe3 Kf8 36. Kf2 Nd5 -1.41 Stockfish 32.Qc1 g6 33.Ba1 Be5 34.Bxe5 Rxe5 35.Qc3 Rf5 36.Rgd1 Rxa4 37.Kg1 Qb7 38.Re3 Qc7
29.Qd1? -1.97/23
29.Bxa6 -0.53/24 29...Nh5 30.Bb5 Qh6 31.Rd7 31. Bc1 Nf4 32. Bxf4 Qxf4 33. Qc4 Qh6 34. Rd5 Qf6 35. Qe4 g6 36. Rfd1 Rfd8 37. Bc4 Rxd5 38. Rxd5 Rb7 39. Rd6 Qxd6 40. Qxb7 Bc7 = Stockfish 31...Rbc8 32.Bc4 Rc7 33.Qd1
29…Bc7
30.Bc3?! -2.77/23
30.Qc1 -1.75/22 30...Nh5 31.Qg5 Rxb2 32.Qxh5 Rb4 33.Rc1 Qf6 34.a5 g6 34... Bf4 35. Rc2 g6 36. Qxc5 Rb1+ 37. Kg2 Qa1 38. Bxf7+ Rxf7 39. Qc8+ Kg7 40. Qc3+ Qxc3 41. Rdxc3 Rb5 -6.14 Stockfish 35.Qxc5 Qf4 36.Qxb4 Qg5+ 37.Kf1 Qxc1+ 38.Kg2 Qg5+ 39.Kf1 Qc1+
30...Rbd8? -0.63/25
30...Nh5 -2.77/23 31.Rd7 31. f4 Qg6+ 32. Rg3 Nxg3 33. hxg3 Bxf4 34. Qf3 Bg5 35. Bd3 f5 -3.72 Stockfish 31...Qg6+ 32.Kh1 Bxh2 33.Qd5 Nf4 34.Qxf7+ Rxf7 35.Bxf7+ Qxf7 36.Rxf7 Kxf7 37.Kxh2 Rb3 38.Be5 Nd3 39.f4 g5 40.f3
31.Re1 Rxd3?! -0.10/26
31...Rde8 -0.62/22 32.Rxe8 32. Rde3 Rxe3 33. Rxe3 Ne8 34. Qc2 Nd6 35. Bd3 h6 36. f4 Ne8 -0.09 Stockfish 32...Nxe8 33.Rd5 Bf4 34.h3 Nd6 35.Qd3 Nxc4 36.Qxc4 Rb8 37.Qe4 Qg6+ 38.Qxg6
32.Qxd3 Rd8
33.Qf5 Qxa4?? +4.50/24
33...Qd6 -0.11/24 34.f4 34. Re5 Qd1+ 35. Re1 = Stockfish 34...Qxf4 35.Qxf4 Bxf4 36.Bxf6 gxf6 37.Bxa6 Ra8 38.Bb5 Be5 39.Re4
34.Re4?? -0.42/29 Missing the chance to punish Black for taking the pawn.
34.Bxf6 +4.50/24 34...gxf6 35.Re4 Rd4 35...Qc6 36. Rh4 Rd1+ 37. Kg2 Qd7 38. Rg4+ Kf8 39. Qxf6 Rd5 40. Bxd5 Qxd5 41. Re4 Qxe4 42. fxe4 +13.89 Stockfish 36.Bxf7+ Kf8 36... Kxf7 37. Qxh7+ Kf8 38. Qh8+ Kf7 39. Qh5+ Kf8(39...Kg7 40.Re7 Kg8 41.Qh7 Kf8 42.Qg7 mate) 40. Qxc5+ Bd6 41. Qc8+ Kg7 42. Qg4+ Kf8 43. Rxd4 +19.24 Stockfish 37.Qxc5+ Bd6 38.Qxd4 Qxd4 39.Rxd4 Kxf7 40.Rxd6 a5 41.Rd3 a4 42.Ra3 Ke7 43.Kg2 Ke6 44.Kg3
34…Qd7
35.Qg5?? -5.96/27
35.Qxd7 -0.42/27 35...Rxd7 36.Bxf6 gxf6 37.Bxa6 f5 38.Rc4 Rd1+ 39.Kg2 Bd6 40.Rc3 40. f4 Kg7 41. Ra4 Be7 42. Kf3 Rd2 43. Bc4 Rb2 44. h3 Rb7 -0.40 Stockfish 40...Rd4 41.Bc4 Kg7 42.Rc1 Bf4 43.Rc3 h5 44.Rc2 Bd6 45.h3 Kf6 46.Bb3 Kg6 47.Bc4 Kg7 48.Bb5 Kf8 49.Rc3 Kg8 50.Bf1 Kg7
35…Qh3
36.f4? -16.98/24 This is when White realized he was in trouble. 36.Bf6 will be mated by 36...Rd1 37.Bf1 Rf1 The real threat after 35...Qh3 was 36...Bh2 37.Kh1 Bg3 38.Kg1 Qh2 39.Kf1 Qf2 mate.
36.Qg2 -5.98/25 36...Qxg2+ 37.Kxg2 Nxe4 38.fxe4 a5 39.Bd5 Rb8 40.Ba2 a4 41.h3 Re8 42.Kf3 Be5 43.Bd2 Rb8 44.Bc1 Rb3+
36…Qxc3
37.Re7 Qxc4
38.Rxc7 Rd1+
39.Kg2 Qe4+
40.Kh3 Rd3+
41.Kh4 h6
42.Qe5 g5+
43.Qxg5+ hxg5+
44.Kxg5 Qg6+
45.Kh4 Qg4# 0-1

 

 

 

NEW BRITAIN CHESS CLUB WEEKLY NEWS by Norman Burtness

Training Class - Will Torres “Chess Prodigies” 6:15-7:00

Expert Will Torres will be lecturing on Chess Prodigies. This week he will present some games of Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa of India.


Team Tournament at CCFC 6/1/19

On June 1, Chess Club of Fairfield County will be having a team tournament. It will be 4 rounds with the avg team (4 players) rating under 2000. Click here for full details. See Joe Bihlmeyer, Suhas Kodali or email me if you would like to be on a team. No guarantees, but team tournaments can be pretty fun. There are rumors that my USATE team (Prawn Sacrifice) which won the best gimmick prize will get a photo in an upcoming issue of Chess Life magazine.

 

2019 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN Saturday, May 18.

Rob Roy hosts the Constitution State Open in Coventry CT on Sat, May 18. 3-SS, G/60 d5. $160-1st, $80-2nd guaranteed. See the link for complete details. ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com

 

Norman Burtness, President
New Britain Chess Club
newbritainchessclub@gmail.com
www.newbritainchessclub.com

 

 

EastConnChess

 

 

 

GAME OF THE WEEK, by Alan Lasser

So you want to be a grandmaster? If you’re up a pawn on move twenty-five, with two of them being connected and passed, wouldn't you think you had a chance against the world champion? It’s all an illusion of course, the two connected passed pawns are actually targets.

GM Georg Meier(2628)-GM Magnus Carlsen(2845)
Grenke Chess Classic
4/26/19
1.Nf3 Nf6
2.g3 g6
3.Bg2 Bg7
4.O-O O-O
5.d4 d6
6.b3 b5
7.Bb2 Bb7
8.Nbd2 Nbd7
9.c4 bxc4
10.Nxc4 a5
11.Rc1 c5
12.dxc5 Nxc5
13.Bd4 Ncd7
14.a4?! -0.13/22
14.Re1 +0.17/20 14...Qb8 15.Bc3 a4 16.b4 Bh6 17.e3 Rc8 18.Na5 Be4 19.Bxf6 Nxf6 20.Rxc8+
14.Qd2 Ra6 15.Rfd1 Re8 16.Nfe5 Bxg2 17.Nxd7 Qxd7 18.Kxg2 Qb7+ 19.Kg1 Ne4 20.Qd3 d5 21.Ne3 Bh6 +0.09 Stockfish
14…Ra6
15.Na3 Qa8
16.Nb5 Rc6
17.Rxc6 Bxc6
18.Ne1 Bxg2
19.Nxg2 Rc8
20.Na7 Rd8
21.Qc2 e5
22.Be3 d5
23.Nc6 Re8
24.Bd2 Ne4
25.Nxa5 Rc8
26.Qa2?! -0.93/24
26.Qb2 -0.35/22 26...Bf8 26...Nxd2 27. Qxd2 Nf6 28. f3 Bf8 29. Rb1 Qa7+ 30. Kh1 Qb6 31. b4 d4 32. b5 Nd5 -1.16 27.Be1 d4 28.Nc4 Nec5 29.a5 Rb8 30.b4 Qd5 31.Na3 Na6 32.Nc2 Qe4 33.f4 Bc5 34.Rf2 d3 35.exd3 Bxf2+ 36.Bxf2
26…Ndf6
27.Be1 Nc3
28.Bxc3 Rxc3
29.b4 Bf8?! -0.03/26
29...d4 -0.68/22 30.Rb1 30. Nb3 Nd5 31. Nc5 Nxb4 32. Qb1 Rxc5 33. Qxb4 Bf8 34. Qb3 Qa6 -1.42 Stockfish 30...Nd5 30... Ne4 31. Nb3 Rc6 32. Re1 Nc3 33. Qa3 Bf8 34. h4 Rc4 35. Nc5 Bxc5 36. bxc5 Qc6 -2.18 Stockfish 31.Ne1 Rc8 32.Qb3 Nc3 33.Rb2 e4 34.Rc2 Bf8 35.Rb2
30.Qb2 d4
31.e3? -1.95/23
31.Ne3 -0.11/24 31...Qc8 32.Nec4 32. Nac4 Qe6 33. Nd2 Qh3 34. Nf3 dxe3 35. Qxc3 Ng4 -1.20 Stockfish 32...Rxc4 32... Qh3 33. Nxe5 Bd6 34. Nf3 Ng4 35. e3 Be5 36. Qd2 dxe3 37. fxe3 Nxe3 38. Rf2 Bxg3 39. hxg3 Qxg3+ 40. Kh1 Ng4 -3.10 Stockfish 33.Nxc4 Qxc4 34.b5 Qxa4 35.Ra1 Qc4 36.b6 Bd6 37.Ra8+ Kg7
31…Ne4
32.exd4 exd4
33.Nb3 d3
34.Rc1? -4.14/23
34.Nc5 -2.39/22 34...Bxc5 35.bxc5 d2 36.h4 36.Rd1 Qa4 37.Rd2 Nd2 38.Qd2 -3.50 Stockfish 36...Qd5 37.Rd1 Qxc5 38. Rxd2 Nxd2 39. Qxd2 Rxg3 40. Kh2 Rf3 -6.47 Stockfish
34...Rxc1+?! -3.10/26
34...Bxb4 -4.14/23 35.Rxc3 Bxc3 36.Qb1 d2 37.Qd3 Ng5 37...Qxa4 38. Ne3 Qxb3 39. Qxe4 d1=Q+ 40. Nxd1 Qxd1+ 41. Kg2 Qd2 -5.57 Stockfish 38.Nxd2 Bxd2 39.Kf1 Ba5 40.h4 Ne4 41.Nf4 Nc5 42.Qd5 Qxd5 43.Nxd5 Kg7 44.g4 Nxa4 45.f4 Nc5 46.f5 gxf5 47.gxf5 Bd8
35.Qxc1 Qxa4?! -2.28/28
35...Bxb4 -3.05/26 36.Qc4 d2 37.Ne3 Ng5 38.Nxd2 Bxd2 39.Nd5 Qa7 Qd8 40. h4 Ne6 41. Kf1 Ba5 42. Qb5 h5 43. Kg1 Bd2 44. Kf1 Bh6 45. Qd7 Qxd7 46. Nf6+ Kf8 47. Nxd7+ Ke7 -3.92 Stockfish 40.Nf6+ Kg7 41.Ne4 Nxe4 42.Qxe4 Bc3 43.Kg2 Bd4 44.Qc2 Qa5 45.f3 Qe1 46.Qd3 Bb6 47.Qb5 Qe3 48.Kh3
36.Qc4 Nc5
37.Nd2 Qa1+
38.Nf1 d2
39.Ne3 Ne6
40.Qb3 Qe1
41.Kg2 Bxb4
42.Qb2 h5
43.h4 Ba5
44.Qb8+ Nf8
45.Qa8 Bc3
46.Qc6 Qc1
47.Qd5 Ne6
48.Qc4?! -2.47/24
48.Qb3 -2.12/27 48...Kg7 49.Nd1 Ba1 50.Nfe3 Bf6 50...Bd4 51. Nd5 Nc5 52. Qb4 Be5 53. N5e3 Ne6 54. Kf1 Bd4 55. Ke2 Bf6 -2.38 Stockfish 51.Kf1 Qc6 52.Qd5 Qxd5 53.Nxd5 Nd4 54.Kg2 Bd8 55.N5e3 Ba5 56.f3 f5
48...Ba5?! -1.94/28
48...Nd4 -2.47/24 49.Qc7 49. g4 d1=B 50. Nxd1 Qxd1 51. Qxc3 Qxg4+ 52. Qg3 Qe4+ 53. f3 Qe2+ 54. Qf2 Qxf2+ 55. Kxf2 Nf5 -3.82 Stockfish 49...Qa1 49... Nc2 50. Qc8+ Kh7 51. Qf8 Ne1+ 52. Kh1 Bg7 53. Qd6 Nf3 54. Qd7 Nd4 55. Kg2 f5 56. Nxd2 Qxd2 -4.92 Stockfish 50.Qb8+
49.Qd5 Bb4
50.Qb5 Qc3
51.Qd5 Qc1
52.Qb5 Bc3
53.Qa4 Bd4
54.Nd1 Kg7
55.Kf3 Bf6
56.Ke2?! -2.81/25
56.Nfe3 -2.17/26 56...Nd4+ 56...Nc5 57. Qc4 Kg8 58. Qd5 Ne6 59. Ke2 Kg7 60. Kf1 Nd4 61. Kg2 Qa1 62. Qe4 Ne6 -2.29 Stockfish 57.Kg2 Qb1 58.Qa8 Qb3 59.Qc8 Qb5 60.Qc4 Qb7+ 61.Qd5 Qxd5+ 62.Nxd5 Bd8 63.f3 Nf5 64.N1c3 Ba5 65.Nd1
56...Nd4+
57.Kd3 Qb1+
58.Kxd2? -13.14/25
58.Ke3 -2.89/26 58...Qf5 58...Be5 59. Nxd2 Qf5 60. Qc4 Qg4 61. Nc3 Nc2+ 62. Kd3 Nb4+ 63. Ke3 Qxc4 64. Nxc4 Bxc3 -5.52 59.Nxd2 Kh6 60.f3 Bg7 61.Qc4 Qh3 62.Kd3 Qxg3 63.Qxf7 Qxh4 64.Nc3 Nc6 65.Kc2 Nb4+ 66.Kb3 Qd4 67.Nde4 Nd3 68.Qc7 Qb4+ 69.Kc2 Ne1+ 70.Kd1 Bxc3 71.Qxc3 Qxc3 72.Nxc3 Nxf3 73.Ke2 Ne5 74.Nd5 g5 75.Kf2 Nd3+ 76.Kg3 Kg6 77.Ne7+ Kh6
58...Qe4 The White queen covers the c2 square stopping 59...Qc2, 60.Ke3 Qe2, 61.Kf4 Ne6 mate, but Black is threatening to move the knight with check, winning the queen; and if the queen moves too far away 59.Qa6 Nb3 mate. Something has to give. 0-1

 

 

 

EastConnChess

 

CONNECTICUT CHESS TOURNAMENTS WITH ROB ROY TD

08 1998-10-17  1998 NAUGATUCK RIVER OPEN
04 1998-10-17  1998 CONNECTICUT JR QUICK #5
12 1998-10-10  1998 QUINNIPIAC RIVER OPEN
04 1998-10-10  1998 CONNECTICUT JR QUICK #4
04 1998-10-03  1998 CONNECTICUT JR QUICK #3
08 1998-10-03  1998 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MEMORIAL
22 1998-09-27  1998 CONNECTICUT FALL OPEN
04 1998-09-19  1998 CONNECTICUT JR QUICK #1
12 1998-09-19  1998 MAD RIVER OPEN
14 1998-09-12  4TH SOUTHINGTON OPEN
19 1998-08-29  1ST DANBURY OPEN
09 1998-08-22  18TH WATERBURY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
18 1998-08-15  3RD SOUTHINGTON OPEN
06 1998-08-08  1998 CALUMET OPEN
19 1998-07-18  1998 CONNECTICUT SUMMER OPEN
12 1998-06-20  1998 WESTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN
08 1998-05-16  1998 BRASS CITY OPEN
12 1998-04-18  1998 APRIL MADNESS
57 1998-03-29  1998 CONNECTICUT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
13 1998-03-21  1998 JOE HODDY MEMORIAL
12 1998-02-21  1998 WATERBURY WINTER OPEN
29 1998-02-01  1998 CONNECTICUT WINTER CLASSIC
06 1998-01-17  1998 EARLY BIRD OPEN
MICHAEL STANGO WAS CSCA PRESIDENT 1997
36 1996-03-17  1996 CONNECTICUT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
20 1996-01-20  1996 CONNECTICUT WINTER CLASSIC
18 1996-01-14  1996 CONNECTICUT QUICK CHAMPIONSHIPS
06 1995-12-17  1998 MICKEY MANTLE MEMORIAL
02 1995-11-19  1998 LOU GEHRIG MEMORIAL
26 1995-10-15  1995 CONNECTICUT AMATEUR
58 1995-03-12  1995 CONNECTICUT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
35 1995-01-22  1995 CONNECTICUT WINTER CLASSIC
11 1994-10-16  1994 CONNECTICUT CLOSED
30 1994-10-16  1994 CONNECTICUT AMATEUR
59 1994-03-06  1994 CONNECTICUT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
LEONARD ROBINSON WAS CSCA PRESIDENT 1993
JULIUS FUSTER WAS CSCA PRESIDENT 1992
ROB ROY WAS PRESIDENT 1985-1991, 1994-95-96, 1998-2000.
ROB ROY TRAINED 12 TD'S WHO PASSED TEST AND BECAME CERTIFIED.
AVE TURNOUT FOR 30 TOURNAMENTS ABOVE 20.5
WATERBURY - 16, MIDDLETOWN - 8, SOUTHINGTON - 5, DANBURY -1.

ROB ROY RAN 46 USCF TOURNEYS FROM OCT 1998 THRU AUG 2000

In 1998-1999 season and 1999-2000 season, Rob Roy, ran 46 USCF tournaments in nine different locations across Connecticut.  Tom Hartmayer handled all events East of the Connecticut River.  These had cash-prizes like Rob Roy runs today. 

Click on date-field will link you to USCF Rating Report. 

CONNECTICUT CHESS

Senior TD: ROB ROY, Oct 1998 thru Aug 2000

08 2000-08-05  BAYVIEW # 3
16 2000-07-08  BAYVIEW BARBEQUE # 2
06 2000-05-20  BAYVIEW BEACH OPEN #1
15 2000-05-06  2000 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT OPEN
29 2000-04-15  2000 WESTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN
14 2000-04-08  2000 NEW HAVEN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
24 2000-03-18  2000 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN
15 2000-02-19  2000 SOUTHINGTON OPEN
24 2000-01-29  2000 GREATER NEW HAVEN OPEN
20 2000-01-15  2000 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN
21 1999-12-18  1999 FAIRFIELD COUNTY OPEN
19 1999-11-20  1999 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT OPEN
20 1999-10-23  FIRST HARTFORD OPEN
11 1999-10-16  FIRST STAMFORD OPEN
08 1999-09-18  1999 WESTERN CONN OPEN
16 1999-07-10  1999 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN
18 1999-06-26  LAST WEST HAVEN OPEN
14 1999-06-13  13TH SOUTHINGTON OPEN
04 1999-05-22  5TH WEST HAVEN SCHOLASTIC
12 1999-05-22  5TH WEST HAVEN OPEN
16 1999-05-15  8TH DANBURY OPEN
19 1999-05-08  12TH SOUTHINGTON OPEN
19 1999-04-24  4TH WEST HAVEN OPEN
08 1999-04-17  7TH DANBURY OPEN
10 1999-04-10  11TH SOUTHINGTON OPEN
24 1999-03-27  3RD WEST HAVEN OPEN
17 1999-03-20  6TH DANBURY OPEN
21 1999-03-13  10TH SOUTHINGTON OPEN
36 1999-02-27  1999 NEW HAVEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
22 1999-02-20  5TH DANBURY OPEN
14 1999-02-13  9TH SOUTHINGTON OPEN
22 1999-01-31  1999 CONNECTICUT WINTER OPEN
28 1999-01-23  1999 NEW HAVEN OPEN
35 1999-01-23  1999 NEW HAVEN AMATEUR
20 1999-01-16  4TH DANBURY OPEN
21 1999-01-09  8TH SOUTHINGTON OPEN
07 1998-12-19  1998 DANBURY JUNIOR QUICK
18 1998-12-19  1998 DANBURY CHRISTMAS OPEN
15 1998-12-12  7TH SOUTHINGTON OPEN
06 1998-12-05  FATHER MCGIVNEY MEMORIAL
04 1998-12-05  CONNECTICUT JR QUICK CHESS #10
04 1998-11-28  DANBURY JUNIOR QUICK CHESS
20 1998-11-28  2ND DANBURY OPEN
25 1998-11-22  1998 CONNECTICUT HARVEST OPEN
14 1998-11-14  6TH SOUTHINGTON OPEN
10 1998-10-31  VINCENT PRINCE MEMORIAL

765 TOTAL MEMBER-MEETINGS, DIVIDED BY # OF MEETINGS 46

AVERAGE TURNOUT = 16

 

I wanted to provide CSCA tournaments to as many state residents as I could. 

 

11 - Danbury

11 - Southington

11 - New Haven area:  (West Haven 5, Milford 4, North Haven 2)

3   - Hartford

3   - Waterbury

2   - Middletown

1   - Stamford

 

ROB ROY RAN 30 USCF TOURNEYS 1994 THRU 1998

 

GAME OF THE WEEK

Any time I win a tournament it seems like I win a crucial game against a higher rated foe by employing the Bad Opening and exploiting the confusion. In this game, my opponent castles into my attack and I find the tactics.

Alan Lasser(1962)-Ian Dudley(2074). 4/14/19
Chess Fool’s Day Open. Amherst, MA

1.d4 Nf6
2.Qd3 b6
3.e4 d6
4.Nc3 e6
5.f4 Be7
6.Be2 Ba6
7.Qf3 Bxe2
8.Ngxe2 d5
9.e5 Nfd7
10.f5 c5
11.O-O? +1.20/24
11.fxe6 +3.35/22 11...fxe6 12.O-O Rf8 13.Nf4 Rf5 14.Nxe6 Rxf3 15.Rxf3 Nxe5 15...Nf8 16. Nxd8 cxd4 17. Rxf8+ Bxf8 18. Ne6 dxc3 19. Nc7+ Kd7 20. Nxa8 Nc6 21. bxc3 Nxe5 +7.57 Stockfish 16.dxe5 Qd7 17.Nxd5 17. Nxg7+ Kd8 18. e6 Qc6 19. Rf5 Kc8 20. Nxd5 Kb7 21. Nxe7 Qe4 22. Nd5 Nd7 23. Bh6 Ne5 24. Rd1 Qxc2 25. Ne3 Qe4 26. e7 Nd3 27. e8=Q Rxe8 28. Nxe8 Qxe8 29. Rxd3 +9.52 Stockfish 17...Qxe6 18.Nc7+ Kd7 19.Nxe6 Kxe6 20.Rg3 Bf8 21.Bf4 Nc6 22.c4 Nd4 23.Re1 Rd8 24.Be3 g6 25.Rh3 Rd7 26.Rf1
11...O-O
12.f6 gxf6
13.Bh6 Kh8
14.Bxf8 Qxf8? +4.00/24
14...Bxf8 +1.18/23 15.exf6 Nc6 16.Qh5 cxd4 17.Nb5 Nce5 18.Rab1 18. Nf4 Qc8 19. Nxd4 Bd6 20. Nfxe6 fxe6 21. f7 Qc5 22. c3 Bf8 +1.19 Stockfish 18...Bc5 19.Nexd4 a6
15.Nxd5 Nc6? +7.38/22
15...exd5 +4.00/24 16.Qxd5 Na6 16...Nc6 17. Qxc6 Qc8 18. Qe4 Qe8 19. Ng3 cxd4 20. exf6 Bxf6 21. Qd5 Be5 22. Rxf7 +5.92 Stockfish 17.Qxd7 cxd4 18.Nxd4 Rd8 19.Qxa7 Rxd4 20.Qxa6 fxe5 21.Qxb6 f6 22.Qc6 Rd6 23.Qc3 Rb6 24.Kh1 Bc5 25.b3 Bd4 26.Qc7 Rb5 27.c3 Rc5 28.Qb6 Rxc3 29.Rxf6
16.Nxf6 Nxd4
17.Nxd4 Bxf6
18.exf6?! +4.66/24
18.Nxe6 +6.56/25 18...fxe6 19.exf6 Ne5 19...Rb8 20. f7 Qg7 21. Qc6 Nf8 22. Rad1 Qe5 23. c3 c4 24. Kh1 Qc5 +10.98 Stockfish 20.Qe4 Nf7 21.Qxe6 21. Rad1 c4 22. Rd7 Re8 23. Rxa7 b5 24. Qc6 b4 25. Qxc4 Rd8 26. Qb5 Rd5 27. Qb7 +11.98 Stockfish
18…cxd4
19.Qg4?! +3.76/25
19.Rad1 +4.47/24 19...Rc8 19...Ne5 20. Qe4 Ng6 21. Rxd4 h5 22. Rfd1 Kh7 23. Rd7 Qc5+ 24. Kh1 Rf8 25. Qxe6 +7.84 Stockfish 20.Rxd4 Ne5 21.Qg3 21. Qe3 Ng6 22. Rfd1 Kg8 23. Rd7 h6 24. R1d6 h5 25. c3 Re8 26. Qd2 a6 27. Qg5 h4 28. b4 e5 29. Rxb6 +9.18 Stockfish 21...Ng6 22.Rfd1
19...Rd8?! +5.11/24
19...d3 +3.76/25 20.cxd3 Rc8 21.d4 Qh6 22.Qf4 22. Qf3 Qg6 23. Rad1 Rg8 24. Rc1 b5 25. d5 Ne5 26. Qg3 Qxg3 27. hxg3 exd5 28. Rc7 +7.33 Stockfish 22...Qxf4 23.Rxf4 h6 24.Raf1 b5 25.Rh4 Kh7 26.Rg4 Rf8 27.Rg7+ Kh8 28.Rg3 b4 29.a3 a5
19...Rc8 20.Qxd4 Qc5 21.Rad1 Qxd4+ 22.Rxd4 Rc7 23.c4 h5 24.g4 Ne5 25.gxh5 Kh7 26.Kf2 Kh6 27.b3 +5.86 Stockfish
20.Qxd4 Nc5
21.Qf4 Qg8
22.Rad1 Re8
23.Qe5 Qg4?! +8.49/26
23...Qg6 +5.16/26 24.b4 Rg8 25.Qg3 25. Rd2 Nd7 26. Qc7 Nf8 27. Qxa7 Qg5 28. Rdf2 Qh5 29. Qxb6 Qd5 30. Qc7 +8.73 Stockfish 25...Qxg3 26.hxg3 Ne4 27.Rd7 Rf8 28.Rxa7 Nxg3 29.Rf3 Ne4 30.Rb7 h5
23...a5 24.Qc7 e5 25.Qxb6 Ne6 26.Qxa5 Nf4 27.g3 h6 28.Rde1 Nh3+ 29.Kh1 +8.90 Stockfish
24.Rd4 Qg6
25.b4 Rg8
26.Rf2 Na4? +14.49/26
26...Qh6 +8.09/27 27.Rfd2 27. bxc5 Qc1+ 28. Rf1 Qxc2 29. g3 Qxc5 30. Qxc5 bxc5 31. Rd7 Rf8 32. Rxa7 h6 +15.37 Stockfish
26...Na6 27.Rd3 Qg5 28.Qxg5 Rxg5 29.a3 Rg8 30.Rd7 +12.13 Stockfish
27.Rd3 Qh6
28.Rg3 Qf8
29.Rxg8+ Kxg8
30.Qg5+ Kh8
31.Rd2 h6
32.Qg4 1-0

 

 

 

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July 13  2019 Connecticut Yankee Open  Coventry CT

July 26-28   24th Bradley Open  Windsor Locks CT

Aug 10  2019 Nutmeg State Open  Coventry CT

Aug 14-18  Continental Open  Sturbridge MA

Aug 25  NBCC Summer Open  Wickham Park, Manchester

Sept 28  2019 Charter Oak Open  Coventry CT

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2019 Constitution State Open

Saturday May 18

$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: $30 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. 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 

Lunch:     12:30 - 1:30.  Four restaurants in immediate area.

Please bring your own equipment, especially digital chess clocks.

 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

FREE SIMUL by former CT Chess Champion on May 19

Coach Arslan, who is USCF Rated 2400, will be hosting a free chess simul at the Weston Library on Sunday, May 19th at 9am. A chess simul is where one player plays multiple players in multiple matches at one time. 
 
For an example of a chess simul, you can check out Magnus Carlson (the current World Champion) in New York in 2016:
 
 
Here is the info you need to know:
 
1. The simul is open to the public, all ages.
2. To participate, you must be USCF rated below 2000. 
3. There will be no clocks. When Coach Arslan gets to your game, you move or he moves on and comes back around.
4. You have to wait to move until he gets to your board. 
5. You can not talk to others about your game while playing. 
 
Please email me and Coach Arslan if you would like to participate! If you have friends that would like to come, please let us know too. 

Respectfully,

Coach Dan

502-468-6930
www.TeamDIGUSA.com
www.facebook.com/TeamDIGUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2019 Constitution State Open

Saturday May 18

$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: $30 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. 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 

Lunch:     12:30 - 1:30.  Four restaurants in immediate area.

Please bring your own equipment, especially digital chess clocks.

 

GAME OF THE WEEK, by Alan Lasser

In this complex variation of the King’s Gambit, the queen must fight to keep the White king from being chased across the board by a swarm of pieces. For many moves, the computer thinks the unbalanced position is mostly equal, until the king finally goes to the wrong square.


GM Alexey Kislinsky(2429)-IM Lukas Cernousek(2438)
5/3/19
2019 Czech Championship
1.e4 e5
2.f4 exf4
3.Nf3 g5
4.h4 g4
5.Ne5 Nf6
6.Nxg4 Nxe4
7.d3 Ng3
8.Bxf4 Nxh1
9.Qe2+ Qe7 Not 9...Be7 10.Nf6 Kf8 11.Bh6 mate
10.Nf6+ Kd8
11.Bxc7+ Kxc7
12.Nd5+ Kd8
13.Nxe7 Bxe7
14.Qg4 d6
15.Qf4 Rg8
16.Qxf7?! -0.42/23
16.Nc3 Ng3 17.O-O-O Be6 18.d4 Rg4 19.Qf3 Nc6 20.Bc4 h5 21.Bxe6 fxe6 22.Qf7 Nf5 23.Qxe6 Nfxd4 24.Qf7 Kd7 = Stockfish
16.Be2 Rxg2 17.Nc3 17.Qf1 Bxh4+ 18.Kd2 Rxe2+ 19.Qxe2 Ng3 20.Qf3 Bg5+ 21.Kd1 Nf5 22.Qh5 Ne3+ 23.Kc1 h6 24.Qxf7 Bd7 25.Nc3 Nd5+ 26.Kb1 Nxc3+ 27.bxc3 Kc7 -0.24 Stockfish 17...Ng3 18.Bf3 Rg1+ 19.Kf2 Rxa1 20.Qxf7 Nd7 Not 20...Nf5 21. Qg8+ Kc7 22. Nd5+ Kd7 23. Bg4 Bxh4+ 24. Kg2 Na6 25. Bxf5+ Kc6 26. Bxc8 Rxc8 27. Qxc8+ Kxd5 28. Qc4+ Ke5 29. Qe4+ Kf6 30. Qxh4+ +7.23 Stockfish Another try is 20...Nh1 21. Kg2 Nd7 22. Nd5 Re1 23. Be4 Bf8 24. Nf4 Kc7 25. Ne6+ Kb8 26. Nxf8 Nc5 27. Bf3 a5 28. Qf6 Ne6 29. Nxe6 Rxe6 +2.61 Stockfish 21.Nd5 Nf5 22.Bh5 Bxh4+ 23.Kg2 Ne3+ 24.Nxe3 Nf6 25.Nd5 Nxd5 26.Qxd5 Be7 27.Qa5+ Kd7 28.Bg4+ Ke8 29.Bh5+ = Stockfish
16…Re8
17.Na3?! -1.10/22
17.Kd2 -0.40/21 17...Bxh4 17...Ng3 18. Qf4 Nxf1+ 19. Qxf1 Bg4 20. Nc3 h5 21. Re1 Rf8 22. Qh1 Nc6 23. Nd5 Kd7 24. Nxe7 Nxe7 -0.81 Stockfish 18.c4 Ng3 19.Nc3 Bg5+ 20.Kc2
17...Bxh4+?! -0.49/23
17...Ng3 -1.10/22 18.Be2 18. O-O-O Bg4 19. Re1 Bg5+ 20. hxg5 Rxe1+ 21. Kd2 Re7 22. Qf4 Nxf1+ 23. Qxf1 Nd7 24. g6 hxg6 -0.50 Stockfish 18...Bxh4 19.Kd1 Nxe2 20.Nb5 Be7 21.Kxe2 Nc6 22.Rh1 a6 23.Qxe8+ Kxe8 24.Nc7+ Kd8 25.Nxa8 Bf5 26.c3 Ne5 27.d4 Nd3 28.b3 Be4 29.Ke3 d5 30.Rh5 Bd6 31.Nb6 Nf4
18.Kd2 Bg5+
19.Kc3 Bd7
19...Nc6 20.Qg7 h6 21.Nb5 Bd7 22.Nxd6 Kc7 23.Nb5+ Kd8 = Stockfish
20.Nc4 Kc7
21.Qd5 Bf4
22.Qa5+?! -0.71/25
22.Na5 0.00/23 22...Nc6 23.Nxc6 bxc6 24.Qa5+ Kc8 25.d4 Re3+ 26.Bd3 Ng3 27.Re1 Be6 27...Ne4+ 28. Kb3 Rb8+ 29. Ka3 Rg3 30. b3 Rxd3 31. Qa6+ Kc7 32. Qxd3 d5 = Stockfish 28.Rxe3 Bxe3 29.Bxh7 Bf4 30.Qa6+ Kc7 31.Qa5+ Kd7 32.Qa6 Rc8 33.Qxa7+ Rc7 34.Qa8 Bd5 35.Bd3 Rc8 36.Qb7+ Rc7 37.Qa8
22…b6
23.Qh5 b5
24.Na5? -3.36/23
24.Qf3 -0.67/22 24...Bg5 25.Na5 Nc6 26.Nxc6 Bxc6 27.Qh5 Bf6+ 27...b4+ 28. Kb3 h6 29. Qxh1 a5 30. Rd1 Bd5+ 31. c4 bxc3+ 32. Kxc3 Bxa2 -1.01 Stockfish 28.Kb3 Ng3 29.Qf7+ Be7 30.Re1 Kd7 31.Be2 Nxe2 32.Rxe2 Kd8 33.Qxh7 Bd5+ 34.Ka3
24…b4+
25.Kb3 Na6?? +0.33/22
25...Re5 -3.37/24 26.Qf3 Rxa5 27.Qxf4 Nc6 27...Ba4+ 28. Kc4 Nc6 29. d4 Bxc2 30. Rc1 Rf8 31. Qh2 Rf2 32. Bd3 Ba4 33. a3 Rxb2 34. axb4 Rb5 35. Rxh1 R5xb4+ 36. Kd5 Rxd4+ 37. Ke6 Ne5 -6.76 Stockfish 28.a4 Rg8 29.Qf7 Rgg5 30.g3 Nxg3 31.Bh3 Nf5 32.c3 bxc3 33.bxc3 Ne5 34.Qxh7 Nxd3 35.Kc2 Nc5 36.Qf7 Rxa4 37.Rxa4 Nxa4
26.Qxh1?! 0.00/23
26.d4 +0.33/22 26...Ng3 26...Re3+ 27. c3 Ng3 28. Qf7 Nf5 29. a4 bxc3 30. Bxa6 Rb8+ 31. Bb5 Nxd4+ 32. Ka2 Nxb5 33. Qc4+ Kd8 34. Qxf4 Be6+ 35. Nc4 Bxc4+ 36. Qxc4 cxb2 37. Qg8+ Kc7 = Stockfish 27.Qf7 Nxf1 28.Rxf1 Bg5 29.Rf5 Be7 30.Rh5 Rab8 31.Rxh7 d5
26…Nc5+
27.Kxb4 Rab8+
28.Kc4?? #-11/21
28.Ka3 0.00/25 28...Rb5 29.Nc4 Re6 30.b3 30. Qh4 Bd2 31. c3 d5 32. Qg3+ Kb7 33. Nd6+ Rxd6 34. Qxd6 Ra5+ 35. Kb4 Rb5+ = Stockfish 30...d5 31.Qh4 Ra6+ 32.Kb2 Na4+ 33.Ka3 Nb6+ 34.Kb2 Na4+
28...d5+
29.Kc3 Na4+
30.Kd4 Be3+ 31.Kd5 Nb6 is checkmate 0-1

 

 

Coventry Chess Club's 12 most faithful players.

Of the 37 total tournaments so far; Joe Bihlmeyer was in 25 of them.

Thanks to Joe and others; Derek Meredith and Mark Bourque.

Thanks also to Art Nagel, Dan Smith, Joshua Berkun, Suhas Kodali,

Hayes Goodman, Nelson Castaneda, Daniel Zhou, and Larry Laffose.

Most of us also play at the New Britain Chess Club.

Rank USCF ID Exp. Date Name
State
Rating Date
Published
Events Last Event
1 12686352 
2021-02-28
 JOSEPH BIHLMEYER
CT
2036
2019-04-01
25
201904138402
2 10031443 
2099-12-31
 MATTHEW DEREK MEREDITH
CT
2118
2019-04-01
15
201902232622
3 12139250 
2020-07-31
 MARK BOURQUE
CT
1945
2019-04-01
14
201904138402
4 10574790 
2099-12-31
 ROB ROY
CT
1405
2018-12-01
13
201811173732
5 10264669 
2099-12-31
 ARTHUR C NAGEL
CT
1720
2019-04-01
12
201903163912
6 12704934 
2021-04-30
 DANIEL SMITH
RI
1547
2019-04-01
11
201904138402
7 16080502 
2020-09-30
 JOSHUA BERKUN
CT
1481
2019-03-01
10
201812156792
8 13764792 
2021-01-31
 SUHAS KODALI
CT
2138
2019-04-01
8
201807143042
9 15207355 
2019-07-31
 HAYES GOODMAN
RI
1609
2019-04-01
8
201904138402
10 12564228 
2020-04-30
 FM NELSON CASTANEDA
CT
2328
2019-04-01
7
201808116262
11 14927462 
2020-05-31
 DANIEL ZHOU
CT
1820
2019-04-01
7
201812156792
12 12431094 
2019-05-31
 LAURENT LAFOSSE
CT
1260
2019-04-01
7
201811173732

 

2019 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN Saturday, May 18.

Rob Roy hosts the Constitution State Open in Coventry CT on Sat, May 18. 3-SS, G/60 d5. $160-1st, $80-2nd guaranteed. See the link for complete details. ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com

 

 

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May 18  2019 Constitution State Open   Coventry CT

June 2   2019 Connecticut State G/15 Championships  New Britain

June 22  2019 Coventry Summer Open   Coventry CT

July 13  2019 Connecticut Yankee Open  Coventry CT

July 26-28   24th Bradley Open  Windsor Locks CT

Aug 10  2019 Nutmeg State Open  Coventry CT

Aug 14-18  Continental Open  Sturbridge MA

Aug 25  NBCC Summer Open  Wickham Park, Manchester

Sept 28  2019 Charter Oak Open  Coventry CT

Oct 19  2019 Connecticut Harvest Open  Coventry CT

Nov 16  2019 Yankee Peddler Open  Coventry CT

Dec 14  2019 Holiday Party Open  Coventry CT

 

 

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

SUN. MAY 19 - CONN CHESS ASSOC MEETING - 2PM

  • CSCA Board Meeting, May 19
  • CT State Rapid Championship, June 2
  • CT Chess Tournament Calendar

CSCA Board Meeting

The CSCA Board will have a meeting open to the public on May 19 from 2-5 P.M. at the Armenian Church, 1910 Stanley Street, New Britain.

On the agenda is scheduling for the 2019-20 CT State Championship events and deciding which of these events will be open to bid at the Annual Meeting this early Fall and which events will be organized in-house by the CSCA.

The full agenda can be found on chessct.org

 

2019 CT State Rapid Championship

Start time 1:30 P.M. on June 2 at the Armenian Church in New Britain. Prize fund of $325 is guaranteed by the CSCA. Five round Swiss, time control G/15-delay 10.

Advance entry of $25 at chessct.org ;$35 cash on site. Open to out-of-state; only CT players eligible for the title. Tournament Life Announcement

 

Connecticut Tournament Calendar

May 18 - 2019 Constitution State Open by Rob Roy in Coventry.

May 18 - NECA 48 Scholastic in Greenwich.

May 18 - Saturday G/45 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

May 19 - CSCA Board Meeting from 2 P.M. until 5 P.M. at the Armenian Church in New Britain. The meeting will be open to the public and anyone interested is welcome to attend. The address is 1910 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053.

May 19 - K-12 Scholastic Championships at CCFC in Norwalk.

May 25 - Saturday G/45 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

May 26 - Sunday G/30 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

Jun 1 - Fairfield County Spring Team Championships at CCFC in Norwalk.

CSCA organized event 
Jun 2 - 2019 CT State Rapid Championship by the CSCA at the NBCC in New Britain.

Jun 2 - Sunday G/30 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

Jun 2 - 2019 Weston DIG Summer Scholastic Tournament by Team DIG USA at the Weston Library.

Jun 7-9 - 25th Northeast Open by CCA in Stamford.

Jun 8 - Saturday G/45 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

Jun 9 - Sunday G/30 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

Jun 15 - 2019 Fatima Bug House Scholastic Tournament by Team DIG USA in Wilton.

Jun 15 - Saturday G/45 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

Jun 16 - Sunday G/30 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

Jun 22 - 2019 Coventry Summer Open by Rob Roy in Coventry.

Jun 22 - 2019 Pirolo Blitz Scholastic Tournament by Team DIG USA in Bridgeport.

Jun 23 - Sunday G/30 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

Jun 22 - Saturday G/45 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

Jun 29 - Saturday G/45 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

Jun 30 - Sunday G/30 Quads at CCFC in Norwalk.

Jul 13 - Fairfield County Masters & Class Championships at CCFC in Norwalk.

Jul 13 - 2019 Connecticut Yankee Open by Rob Roy in Coventry.

Jul 26-28 - Bradley Open by CCA in Windsor Locks.

Aug 14-18 - Continental Open by CCA in Sturbridge.

Aug 10 - 2019 Nutmeg State Open by Rob Roy in Coventry.

Aug 25 - NBCC Summer Open at Wickham Park in Manchester.

Sep 2 - Labor Day Goodbye Summer Scholastic at CCFC in Norwalk.

Sep 28 - 2019 Charter Oak Open by Rob Roy in Coventry.

Oct 26 - Fairfield County Fall Team Championships at CCFC in Norwalk.

Oct 19 - 2019 Connecticut Harvest Open by Rob Roy in Coventry.

Nov 16 - 2019 Yankee Peddler Open by Rob Roy in Coventry.

Dec 14 - 2019 Holiday Party Open by Rob Roy in Coventry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Constitution State Open

Saturday May 18

$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: $30 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. 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 

Lunch:     12:30 - 1:30.  Four restaurants in immediate area.

Please bring your own equipment, especially digital chess clocks.

 

GAME OF THE WEEK by Alan Lasser

In this complex variation of the King’s Gambit, the queen must fight to keep the White king from being chased across the board by a swarm of pieces. For many moves, the computer thinks the unbalanced position is mostly equal, until the king finally goes to the wrong square.


GM Alexey Kislinsky(2429)-IM Lukas Cernousek(2438)
5/3/19
2019 Czech Championship
1.e4 e5
2.f4 exf4
3.Nf3 g5
4.h4 g4
5.Ne5 Nf6
6.Nxg4 Nxe4
7.d3 Ng3
8.Bxf4 Nxh1
9.Qe2+ Qe7 Not 9...Be7 10.Nf6 Kf8 11.Bh6 mate
10.Nf6+ Kd8
11.Bxc7+ Kxc7
12.Nd5+ Kd8
13.Nxe7 Bxe7
14.Qg4 d6
15.Qf4 Rg8
16.Qxf7?! -0.42/23
16.Nc3 Ng3 17.O-O-O Be6 18.d4 Rg4 19.Qf3 Nc6 20.Bc4 h5 21.Bxe6 fxe6 22.Qf7 Nf5 23.Qxe6 Nfxd4 24.Qf7 Kd7 = Stockfish
16.Be2 Rxg2 17.Nc3 17.Qf1 Bxh4+ 18.Kd2 Rxe2+ 19.Qxe2 Ng3 20.Qf3 Bg5+ 21.Kd1 Nf5 22.Qh5 Ne3+ 23.Kc1 h6 24.Qxf7 Bd7 25.Nc3 Nd5+ 26.Kb1 Nxc3+ 27.bxc3 Kc7 -0.24 Stockfish 17...Ng3 18.Bf3 Rg1+ 19.Kf2 Rxa1 20.Qxf7 Nd7 Not 20...Nf5 21. Qg8+ Kc7 22. Nd5+ Kd7 23. Bg4 Bxh4+ 24. Kg2 Na6 25. Bxf5+ Kc6 26. Bxc8 Rxc8 27. Qxc8+ Kxd5 28. Qc4+ Ke5 29. Qe4+ Kf6 30. Qxh4+ +7.23 Stockfish Another try is 20...Nh1 21. Kg2 Nd7 22. Nd5 Re1 23. Be4 Bf8 24. Nf4 Kc7 25. Ne6+ Kb8 26. Nxf8 Nc5 27. Bf3 a5 28. Qf6 Ne6 29. Nxe6 Rxe6 +2.61 Stockfish 21.Nd5 Nf5 22.Bh5 Bxh4+ 23.Kg2 Ne3+ 24.Nxe3 Nf6 25.Nd5 Nxd5 26.Qxd5 Be7 27.Qa5+ Kd7 28.Bg4+ Ke8 29.Bh5+ = Stockfish
16…Re8
17.Na3?! -1.10/22
17.Kd2 -0.40/21 17...Bxh4 17...Ng3 18. Qf4 Nxf1+ 19. Qxf1 Bg4 20. Nc3 h5 21. Re1 Rf8 22. Qh1 Nc6 23. Nd5 Kd7 24. Nxe7 Nxe7 -0.81 Stockfish 18.c4 Ng3 19.Nc3 Bg5+ 20.Kc2
17...Bxh4+?! -0.49/23
17...Ng3 -1.10/22 18.Be2 18. O-O-O Bg4 19. Re1 Bg5+ 20. hxg5 Rxe1+ 21. Kd2 Re7 22. Qf4 Nxf1+ 23. Qxf1 Nd7 24. g6 hxg6 -0.50 Stockfish 18...Bxh4 19.Kd1 Nxe2 20.Nb5 Be7 21.Kxe2 Nc6 22.Rh1 a6 23.Qxe8+ Kxe8 24.Nc7+ Kd8 25.Nxa8 Bf5 26.c3 Ne5 27.d4 Nd3 28.b3 Be4 29.Ke3 d5 30.Rh5 Bd6 31.Nb6 Nf4
18.Kd2 Bg5+
19.Kc3 Bd7
19...Nc6 20.Qg7 h6 21.Nb5 Bd7 22.Nxd6 Kc7 23.Nb5+ Kd8 = Stockfish
20.Nc4 Kc7
21.Qd5 Bf4
22.Qa5+?! -0.71/25
22.Na5 0.00/23 22...Nc6 23.Nxc6 bxc6 24.Qa5+ Kc8 25.d4 Re3+ 26.Bd3 Ng3 27.Re1 Be6 27...Ne4+ 28. Kb3 Rb8+ 29. Ka3 Rg3 30. b3 Rxd3 31. Qa6+ Kc7 32. Qxd3 d5 = Stockfish 28.Rxe3 Bxe3 29.Bxh7 Bf4 30.Qa6+ Kc7 31.Qa5+ Kd7 32.Qa6 Rc8 33.Qxa7+ Rc7 34.Qa8 Bd5 35.Bd3 Rc8 36.Qb7+ Rc7 37.Qa8
22…b6
23.Qh5 b5
24.Na5? -3.36/23
24.Qf3 -0.67/22 24...Bg5 25.Na5 Nc6 26.Nxc6 Bxc6 27.Qh5 Bf6+ 27...b4+ 28. Kb3 h6 29. Qxh1 a5 30. Rd1 Bd5+ 31. c4 bxc3+ 32. Kxc3 Bxa2 -1.01 Stockfish 28.Kb3 Ng3 29.Qf7+ Be7 30.Re1 Kd7 31.Be2 Nxe2 32.Rxe2 Kd8 33.Qxh7 Bd5+ 34.Ka3
24…b4+
25.Kb3 Na6?? +0.33/22
25...Re5 -3.37/24 26.Qf3 Rxa5 27.Qxf4 Nc6 27...Ba4+ 28. Kc4 Nc6 29. d4 Bxc2 30. Rc1 Rf8 31. Qh2 Rf2 32. Bd3 Ba4 33. a3 Rxb2 34. axb4 Rb5 35. Rxh1 R5xb4+ 36. Kd5 Rxd4+ 37. Ke6 Ne5 -6.76 Stockfish 28.a4 Rg8 29.Qf7 Rgg5 30.g3 Nxg3 31.Bh3 Nf5 32.c3 bxc3 33.bxc3 Ne5 34.Qxh7 Nxd3 35.Kc2 Nc5 36.Qf7 Rxa4 37.Rxa4 Nxa4
26.Qxh1?! 0.00/23
26.d4 +0.33/22 26...Ng3 26...Re3+ 27. c3 Ng3 28. Qf7 Nf5 29. a4 bxc3 30. Bxa6 Rb8+ 31. Bb5 Nxd4+ 32. Ka2 Nxb5 33. Qc4+ Kd8 34. Qxf4 Be6+ 35. Nc4 Bxc4+ 36. Qxc4 cxb2 37. Qg8+ Kc7 = Stockfish 27.Qf7 Nxf1 28.Rxf1 Bg5 29.Rf5 Be7 30.Rh5 Rab8 31.Rxh7 d5
26…Nc5+
27.Kxb4 Rab8+
28.Kc4?? #-11/21
28.Ka3 0.00/25 28...Rb5 29.Nc4 Re6 30.b3 30. Qh4 Bd2 31. c3 d5 32. Qg3+ Kb7 33. Nd6+ Rxd6 34. Qxd6 Ra5+ 35. Kb4 Rb5+ = Stockfish 30...d5 31.Qh4 Ra6+ 32.Kb2 Na4+ 33.Ka3 Nb6+ 34.Kb2 Na4+
28...d5+
29.Kc3 Na4+
30.Kd4 Be3+ 31.Kd5 Nb6 is checkmate 0-1

 

 

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Greetings, one final time, chess friends. As you all know, the club is hosting the annual Strazdins Cup / Stein to memorialize the legacy of the two chess greatest contributors in NBCC history, Arkadijs and Andris Strazdins. Below is what I wrote about them in the 2016 NBCC newsletter. 
 
Connecticut Chess Historian
 
Bob Cyr
 
 
First person to give me all the correct answers will receive a free dinner at J. Timothy's in Plainville.. Bob Cyr
 

The Ultimate New Britain Chess Club Trivia Challenge

Please take some time to test your knowledge about the NBCC. Please e-mail your answers to Bob Cyr at doctork87@yahoo.com. Good luck! 

  
1. Who holds the record for being the youngest member to win 
the New Britain Chess Club Championship? a) Danny Rozovsky b) Eric Godin c) James Nitz d) Mike Casella 2. In what year did the Greater Hartford Chess Club host a special banquet
to honor Arkadijs Strazdins for his decades of devoted service to Connecticut chess? a) 1989 b) 1993 c) 1997 d) 2002 3. Which of these USCF National Masters gave a simultaneous chess exhibition
at the New Britain Chess Club in 1979? a) Kerry Leahy b) Dr. Joseph Platz c) James Bolton d) Richard Bauer 4. Which of these New Britain Chess Club memorable events occurred
during the 1960s? a) First New Britain Summer Open Chess Championship b) Membership reached all-time high of 119 c) Club moved to New Britain Quartette Club d) Arkadijs Strazdins elected club president 5. Who was the only New Britain Chess Club member to hold each of
the four officer positions at different times throughout his membership? a) Edmund Roman b) Jan Cendrowski c) Robert Corr d) Arkadijs Strazdins 6. How many matches have been held between the New Britain Chess Club
and the Springfield Chess Club of Massachusetts? a) 12 b) 18 c) 22 d) 28 7. What college team did the New Britain Chess Club team tie for first place with
in the class B tournament of the 1952 Connecticut Chess League? a) Central Connecticut State College b) Wesleyan c) University of Connecticut d) Yale 8. Who served the most consecutive years as secretary of the New Britain Chess Club? a) Boleslaw Gryboski b) Peter Kloskowski c) Daniel Lechowicz d) Robert Milardo 9. What was the score of Super Match I held between the Boylston Chess Club
and the combined forces of the New Britain Chess Club and the Hartford Chess Club? a) 14 ½ - 16 ½ b) 17 - 19 c) 24 ½ - 12 ½ d) 15 - 15 10. Which of these milestones in New Britain Chess Club history
occurred third? a) First use of computerized pairing software b) First Planet Earth Chess Championship c) First appearance on television d) First lecture and simultaneous exhibition by a GM BONUS QUESTION How many New Britain Chess Club members defeated Grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky
in his simultaneous chess exhibition at Trinity College in Hartford on March 9, 1986?
 

Friday, May 10, 2019

2019 STATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

CSCA Board Meeting will take place from 2 P.M. until 5 P.M. on Sunday May 19

at the Armenian Church in New Britain. The meeting will be open to the public and

anyone interested is welcome to attend. The address is 1910 Stanley Street,

New Britain, CT 06053.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Constitution State Open

Saturday May 18

$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: $30 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. 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 

Lunch:     12:30 - 1:30.  Four restaurants in immediate area.

Please bring your own equipment, especially digital chess clocks.

 

Report on 2019 Connecticut State Chess Championships

by Norman Burtness


Highschooler Yoon-Young Kim won first place of the 2019 Connecticut State Chess Championships held May 4.

He scored 3,5-0,5 finishing ahead of 2010 State Champ Nelson Castaneda in 2nd place and Maximillian Lu in 3rd.

The U2100 prize was won by Hanon Russell.

In the Under 2000 section Nakul Ramaswamy, the 2019 Middle School State Champion, took first with 4-0.

The U1500 prize was won by Lisa Smith.

Matthew Chin, Eric Newman and Pablo Ruiz split the U1100 prize.

Additional cash, book and clock prizes generously donated by Hanon Russell and DGT North America.  It was held at the New Britain Chess Club and attracted 32 players. 

Final StandingsChampionship Section and U2000 Section 

Photos by Doug Fiske

 

The winners:

Championship Section

1st: Yoon-Young Kim (3.5 pts) : Trophy + $200

2nd: Nelson Castaneda (3.0 pts): Trophy + $100

3rd: (tie, 2.5 pts) Max Lu : Trophy, Eric Mason, Hanon Russell

U2100:  Hanon Russell (2.5 pts) $60

 

U2000

1st: Nakul Ramaswamy (4.0 pts) $100

U1500: Lisa Smith (3.0 pts) $60

U1000: (tie) Matthew Chin (2.0 pts) $20, Eric Newman $20, Pablo Ruiz $20

 

GAME OF THE WEEK by Alan Lasser

From deep in the field at the Foxwoods Open comes this example of what can happen if you take lightly that tiny foe on the other side of the table. That eight year old girl could be nationally ranked.

Kevin Zimmerman(1500)-Han Xin Yang(1331)
4/21/19
Foxwoods Open
1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bc4 Bc5
4.c3 Nf6
5.b4 Bb6
6.a4 a6
7.Ba3 d6
8.d4 exd4
9.cxd4 O-O
10.O-O Nxe4
11.d5?! -1.20/21
11.Nbd2 -0.89/20 11...Nxd2 11... d5 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. b5 axb5 14. axb5 exf3 15. bxc6 fxg2 16. Re1 Bxd4 17. Qf3 Qf6 18. Qxf6 gxf6 -1.41 Stockfish 12.Qxd2 Bg4 13.a5 Ba7 14.Bd5 Qf6 15.Rac1 Rae8 16.Bb2 Qf5 17.Bxc6 bxc6 18.Qc2 Qxc2 19.Rxc2 c5 20.bxc5 Bf5 21.Rcc1
11.b5 Ne7 12.Re1 axb5 13.axb5 Bf5 14.Qb3 Ng6 15.Bb2 Rxa1 16.Bxa1 Nf4 17.Nc3 Nf6 18.Bb2 Qd7 -1.50 Stockfish
11...Ne7?! -0.55/21
11...Qf6 -1.20/21 12.Ra2 Ne5 13.Nxe5 dxe5 14.Bd3 Bf5 15.a5 Bd4 16.Qf3 Nd6 17.Bxf5 Qxf5 18.Qxf5 Nxf5 19.Rc2 e4 20.Bc1
11...Ne5 12.Nxe5 dxe5 13.Nd2 Nd6 14.Be2 Qg5 15.Nf3 Qf5 16.Bb2 Re8 17.a5 Ba7 -1.78 Stockfish
12.Qd3?! -0.89/22
12.Bb2 -0.55/21 12...Bf5 12... Bg4 13. Nbd2 f5 14. Qc1 Ng6 15. a5 Ba7 16. Nd4 Qh4 17. f3 Bh3 18. fxe4 Qg5 19. Rf2 fxe4 -1.29 Stockfish 13.Nd4 Re8 14.Nc3 Qd7 15.Nxf5 Qxf5 16.Nxe4 Qxe4 17.Qb3 Bd4 18.Rfe1 Qh4 19.Bxd4
12.a5 Ba7 13.Nbd2 Nf6 14.Qb3 Ng6 15.Bb2 Nf4 16.Rae1 N6h5 17.Qc3 Bf5 18.Ne4 Re8 19.Ng3 Bg6 20.Rxe8+ Qxe8 21.Nxh5 Nxh5 22.Re1 Qd7 -0.81 Stockfish
12…Nf6
13.Bb2 Ng6
14.Nd4?! -1.29/22
14.a5 -0.69/22 14...Ba7 15.Nc3 Bg4 16.Ne2 Re8 16... Bxf3 17. Qxf3 Ne5 18. Bxe5 dxe5 19. Ng3 g6 20. Rab1 Qd6 21. Ne4 Nxe4 22. Qxe4 Bd4 -1.41 Stockfish 17.Ng3 Nf4 18.Qd2 N4h5 19.Nxh5 Bxh5 20.Qd3 Ne4 21.b5 Bg6 22.Qb3 f6 23.bxa6 bxa6 24.Qb7 Nc5 25.Qb4 Rb8
14…Ne5
15.Qb3 c6?! -0.85/22
15...Nfg4 -1.11/22 16.h3 Nxc4 17.Qxc4 Ne5 18.Qc3 Qh4 19.Nf3 Nxf3+ 20.Qxf3 Qxb4 21.Bc3 Qh4 22.a5 Bc5 23.Nd2 Bd7 24.Ne4 Rfe8 25.Nxc5 dxc5 26.Rfc1 Rad8 27.Bb2 f6 28.Rxc5 Qb4 29.Qc3
15...Ne4 16.f3 c5 17.dxc6 Nxc6 18.fxe4 Nxd4 19.Qd3 Nc2+ 20.Kh1 Ne3 21.Nc3 Qg5 22.Qd2 h6 23.Nd5 Nxc4 24.Qe2 Ne3 25.Nxb6 Nxf1 26.Nxa8 Nxh2 27.Kxh2 Bg4 28.Qd3 Rxa8 -2.21 Stockfish
16.dxc6 bxc6
17.Be2 Bb7?! -0.52/22
17...Rb8 -1.05/20 18.Na3 c5 18...d5 19. a5 Bxa5 20. Nac2 Bb6 21. Ne6 fxe6 22. Bxe5 Rb7 23. Nd4 Ne4 24. Bxa6 Rbf7 25. Bxc8 Qxc8 -1.61 Stockfish 19.Nf3 cxb4 20.Nc4 Nxf3+ 21.Bxf3 Bc5 22.Qd3 a5 23.Ne3 Be6
18.Nd2 c5
19.bxc5 dxc5
20.N4f3 Nxf3+
21.Nxf3 Bd5
22.Qc3?! -0.86/24
22.Bc4 -0.13/23 22...Bxc4 23.Qxc4 Qd5 24.Qc2 Qe4 24...Qc6 25. Ne5 Qe6 26. Nf3 Rfe8 27. Ng5 Qe2 28. Qb3 Qh5 29. Bxf6 Bc7 30. Qxf7+ Qxf7 31. Nxf7 Kxf7 -0.28 Stockfish 25.Qb3 Qe6 26.Qc2 Nd5 27.Rfe1 Qc6 28.Ne5 Qb7 29.Rab1 Rad8 30.Nc4 Qc6 31.Nxb6 Nxb6 32.a5 Nd5 33.Qc4 Rc8 34.Rec1 Rfd8 35.Ba3
22…Re8
23.Bd3?! -1.42/22
23.Bc4 -0.88/23 23...Ba5 23...Re4 24. Bxd5 Qxd5 25. Rfd1 Qf5 26. Nd2 Re6 27. Qf3 Qxf3 28. gxf3 Bc7 -0.93 Stockfish 24.Qd3 Bxc4 25.Qxc4 Qd5 26.Qc2 Ne4 27.Rfd1 Qf5 28.Rd3 Rad8 29.Rc1 Rxd3 30.Qxd3 Qe6 31.Be5 Qc6 32.h3 f6 33.Qc4+ Kh8 34.Bf4 Qe6 35.Qd3 Bb4
23…Bxf3
24.gxf3 Qd4? -0.33/24
24...Bc7 -1.49/22 25.Rad1 Qc8 26.Kg2 Be5 27.Qd2 Bxb2 27...c4 28. Rc1 Qd7 29. Bxe5 Rxe5 30. Qf4 Rd5 31. Bc2 Rd4 32. Qf5 Qc7 33. Rfe1 Rd5 -2.96 Stockfish 28.Qxb2 Rb8 29.Qc3 Rb4 30.Bc4 Qc7 31.Rfe1
25.Qb3 Qd6
26.Rad1 Qc6
27.Bc4 Rf8
28.Rd3?! -1.03/21
28.Qe3 -0.49/22 28...Rab8 28...Bc7 29. Qg5 Qxf3 30. Bxf6 Qxf6 31. Qxf6 gxf6 32. Rd5 Be5 33. Rxc5 Rfd8 -0.10 Stockfish 29.Bc3 29. Qg5 h6 30. Qf5 Bc7 31. Bxf6 Qxf6 32. Qxf6 gxf6 33. Rd5 Rb4 34. Rxc5 Bd6 35. Rc6 Rxa4 36. Rxd6 Rxc4 37. Rxa6 Rf4 = Stockfish 29...Bc7 30.Qg5 h6 31.Qg6 Qxf3 32.Bxf6 Qxf6 33.Qxf6 gxf6 34.Rd5 Rfd8 35.Rfd1 a5 36.Rd7 Rxd7 37.Rxd7 Be5 38.Bxf7+
28...Rab8?! -0.53/24
28...Bc7 -1.03/21 29.Kh1 Rab8 30.Qc2 Rfe8 31.Rg1 Rb4 31...g6 32. Re3 Kg7 33. Kg2 Qd6 34. Rh1 Rxe3 35. fxe3 Kf8 36. Kf2 Nd5 -1.41 Stockfish 32.Qc1 g6 33.Ba1 Be5 34.Bxe5 Rxe5 35.Qc3 Rf5 36.Rgd1 Rxa4 37.Kg1 Qb7 38.Re3 Qc7
29.Qd1? -1.97/23
29.Bxa6 -0.53/24 29...Nh5 30.Bb5 Qh6 31.Rd7 31. Bc1 Nf4 32. Bxf4 Qxf4 33. Qc4 Qh6 34. Rd5 Qf6 35. Qe4 g6 36. Rfd1 Rfd8 37. Bc4 Rxd5 38. Rxd5 Rb7 39. Rd6 Qxd6 40. Qxb7 Bc7 = Stockfish 31...Rbc8 32.Bc4 Rc7 33.Qd1
29…Bc7
30.Bc3?! -2.77/23
30.Qc1 -1.75/22 30...Nh5 31.Qg5 Rxb2 32.Qxh5 Rb4 33.Rc1 Qf6 34.a5 g6 34... Bf4 35. Rc2 g6 36. Qxc5 Rb1+ 37. Kg2 Qa1 38. Bxf7+ Rxf7 39. Qc8+ Kg7 40. Qc3+ Qxc3 41. Rdxc3 Rb5 -6.14 Stockfish 35.Qxc5 Qf4 36.Qxb4 Qg5+ 37.Kf1 Qxc1+ 38.Kg2 Qg5+ 39.Kf1 Qc1+
30...Rbd8? -0.63/25
30...Nh5 -2.77/23 31.Rd7 31. f4 Qg6+ 32. Rg3 Nxg3 33. hxg3 Bxf4 34. Qf3 Bg5 35. Bd3 f5 -3.72 Stockfish 31...Qg6+ 32.Kh1 Bxh2 33.Qd5 Nf4 34.Qxf7+ Rxf7 35.Bxf7+ Qxf7 36.Rxf7 Kxf7 37.Kxh2 Rb3 38.Be5 Nd3 39.f4 g5 40.f3
31.Re1 Rxd3?! -0.10/26
31...Rde8 -0.62/22 32.Rxe8 32. Rde3 Rxe3 33. Rxe3 Ne8 34. Qc2 Nd6 35. Bd3 h6 36. f4 Ne8 -0.09 Stockfish 32...Nxe8 33.Rd5 Bf4 34.h3 Nd6 35.Qd3 Nxc4 36.Qxc4 Rb8 37.Qe4 Qg6+ 38.Qxg6
32.Qxd3 Rd8
33.Qf5 Qxa4?? +4.50/24
33...Qd6 -0.11/24 34.f4 34. Re5 Qd1+ 35. Re1 = Stockfish 34...Qxf4 35.Qxf4 Bxf4 36.Bxf6 gxf6 37.Bxa6 Ra8 38.Bb5 Be5 39.Re4
34.Re4?? -0.42/29 Missing the chance to punish Black for taking the pawn.
34.Bxf6 +4.50/24 34...gxf6 35.Re4 Rd4 35...Qc6 36. Rh4 Rd1+ 37. Kg2 Qd7 38. Rg4+ Kf8 39. Qxf6 Rd5 40. Bxd5 Qxd5 41. Re4 Qxe4 42. fxe4 +13.89 Stockfish 36.Bxf7+ Kf8 36... Kxf7 37. Qxh7+ Kf8 38. Qh8+ Kf7 39. Qh5+ Kf8(39...Kg7 40.Re7 Kg8 41.Qh7 Kf8 42.Qg7 mate) 40. Qxc5+ Bd6 41. Qc8+ Kg7 42. Qg4+ Kf8 43. Rxd4 +19.24 Stockfish 37.Qxc5+ Bd6 38.Qxd4 Qxd4 39.Rxd4 Kxf7 40.Rxd6 a5 41.Rd3 a4 42.Ra3 Ke7 43.Kg2 Ke6 44.Kg3
34…Qd7
35.Qg5?? -5.96/27
35.Qxd7 -0.42/27 35...Rxd7 36.Bxf6 gxf6 37.Bxa6 f5 38.Rc4 Rd1+ 39.Kg2 Bd6 40.Rc3 40. f4 Kg7 41. Ra4 Be7 42. Kf3 Rd2 43. Bc4 Rb2 44. h3 Rb7 -0.40 Stockfish 40...Rd4 41.Bc4 Kg7 42.Rc1 Bf4 43.Rc3 h5 44.Rc2 Bd6 45.h3 Kf6 46.Bb3 Kg6 47.Bc4 Kg7 48.Bb5 Kf8 49.Rc3 Kg8 50.Bf1 Kg7
35…Qh3
36.f4? -16.98/24 This is when White realized he was in trouble. 36.Bf6 will be mated by 36...Rd1 37.Bf1 Rf1 The real threat after 35...Qh3 was 36...Bh2 37.Kh1 Bg3 38.Kg1 Qh2 39.Kf1 Qf2 mate.
36.Qg2 -5.98/25 36...Qxg2+ 37.Kxg2 Nxe4 38.fxe4 a5 39.Bd5 Rb8 40.Ba2 a4 41.h3 Re8 42.Kf3 Be5 43.Bd2 Rb8 44.Bc1 Rb3+
36…Qxc3
37.Re7 Qxc4
38.Rxc7 Rd1+
39.Kg2 Qe4+
40.Kh3 Rd3+
41.Kh4 h6
42.Qe5 g5+
43.Qxg5+ hxg5+
44.Kxg5 Qg6+
45.Kh4 Qg4# 0-1

 

 

 

NEW BRITAIN CHESS CLUB WEEKLY NEWS by Norman Burtness

Training Class - Will Torres “Chess Prodigies” 6:15-7:00

Expert Will Torres will be lecturing on Chess Prodigies. This week he will present some games of Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa of India.


Team Tournament at CCFC 6/1/19

On June 1, Chess Club of Fairfield County will be having a team tournament. It will be 4 rounds with the avg team (4 players) rating under 2000. Click here for full details. See Joe Bihlmeyer, Suhas Kodali or email me if you would like to be on a team. No guarantees, but team tournaments can be pretty fun. There are rumors that my USATE team (Prawn Sacrifice) which won the best gimmick prize will get a photo in an upcoming issue of Chess Life magazine.

 

2019 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN Saturday, May 18.

Rob Roy hosts the Constitution State Open in Coventry CT on Sat, May 18. 3-SS, G/60 d5. $160-1st, $80-2nd guaranteed. See the link for complete details. ConnecticutChess.blogspot.com

 

Norman Burtness, President
New Britain Chess Club
newbritainchessclub@gmail.com
www.newbritainchessclub.com

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR MOST RECENT VERSION OF

UPCOMING CHESS TOURNAMENTS IN CONNECTICUT

 

May 18  2019 Constitution State Open   Coventry CT

June 2   2019 Connecticut State G/15 Championships  New Britain

June 22  2019 Coventry Summer Open   Coventry CT

July 13  2019 Connecticut Yankee Open  Coventry CT

July 26-28   24th Bradley Open  Windsor Locks CT

Aug 10  2019 Nutmeg State Open  Coventry CT

Aug 14-18  Continental Open  Sturbridge MA

Aug 25  NBCC Summer Open  Wickham Park, Manchester

Sept 28  2019 Charter Oak Open  Coventry CT

Oct 19  2019 Connecticut Harvest Open  Coventry CT

Nov 16  2019 Yankee Peddler Open  Coventry CT

Dec 14  2019 Holiday Party Open  Coventry CT

 

 

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