Sunday, December 8, 2019

CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE # 183, Dec 8

 

SAT. 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

 

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GAME OF THE WEEK   by Alan Lasser


Now that I’m an old player and I make a lot more mistakes than I used to, my opponents usually have some reason to be optimistic when they take my pawns. Not this time, it was poison.

 

 

 

Alan Lasser-David Teranesny
11/14/19
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.Nc3 Nf6
2.e4 e5
3.Bc4 Bc5
4.d3 h6
5.f4 exf4
6.Bxf4 d6
7.h3 Nc6
8.Nf3 a6
9.a3 Be6
10.Nd5? -0.93/22
10.Bxe6 +0.21/23 10...fxe6 11.d4 Bb6 12.Qd3 O-O 12...Qe7 13. e5 dxe5 14. Qg6+ Qf7 15. Qxf7+ Kxf7 16. Bxe5 Nd7 17. Bg3 Nxd4 18. O-O-O e5 19. Nxe5+ Nxe5 20. Bxe5 +0.51 Stockfish 13.O-O-O Qe8 14.Rhe1 14. Bh2 Rd8 15. Rhe1 Qg6 16. Re2 d5 17. exd5 Qxd3 18. Rxd3 exd5 19. Kd2 Rfe8 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. Re3 Bxd4 22. Rxe8+ Nxe8 23. Nxd4 Nxd4 24. Nxd5 +0.26 Stockfish 14...Nd7 15.Bh2 Qg6 16.Re2 Ba5 17.Kb1 Qf7 18.Ree1 Rae8 19.Rf1 Qg6 20.Ne2
10...Bxd5?! -0.20/21
10...O-O -0.93/22 11.Qd2 11. Kd2 Bxd5 12. Bxd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Qf6 14. Bg5 hxg5 15. dxc6 bxc6 -1.94 Stockfish 11...Bxd5 11... b5 12. Bb3 Bxd5 13. Bxd5 Nxd5 14. exd5 Re8+ 15. Kf1 Ne7 16. d4 Bb6 17. Kg1 Nxd5 -2.13 Stockfish 12.Bxd5 Nxd5 13.exd5 Re8+ 14.Kf1 Nd4 15.Nxd4 Bxd4 16.c3 Bb6 17.d4 Qf6 18.Kg1 Re4 19.Rf1 Rae8 20.Rf2 Qf5 21.Kh2 Qxd5 22.Rhf1 Qe6 23.Kg1 Re1
11.Bxd5 Nxd5
12.exd5 Ne7
13.c4 O-O?! +0.12/23
13...Ng6 -0.17/22 14.Qd2 Qe7+ 15.Kd1 O-O 16.Kc2 b5 16... Qd7 17. Rhe1 b5 18. Bg3 Qf5 19. Kb3 Rfb8 20. Ka2 b4 21. Rac1 Rb7 22. b3 bxa3 -0.92 Stockfish 17.Bg3 Qd7 18.Rhe1 a5 19.b3 Bb6 20.Kb2 a4 21.b4 c6 22.dxc6
14.d4 Bb6
15.O-O Ng6
16.Bg3 f5?! +0.66/23
16...Re8 +0.35/21 17.Rc1 Qd7 18.Qd2 18. Kh2 Re3 19. Qd2 Rae8 20. Ne5 Nxe5 21. dxe5 +0.40 Stockfish 18...a5 19.Rfe1 Ne7 20.Bh4 Nf5 21.Rxe8+ Rxe8
16...Rc8 17.Rc1 c6 18.dxc6 Rxc6 19.Qb3 Qd7 20.Kh1 Bd8 21.Rfe1 +0.54 Stockfish
17.Qd3 f4?! +1.06/24
17...Qd7 +0.66/23 18.Rae1 Rae8
18.Qxg6 fxg3
19.Qxg3 Qf6
20.Rad1 Rae8
21.b4 Re3?! +1.86/24
21...Qf4 +1.23/23 22.Qxf4 Rxf4 23.c5 23. Kf2 Kf7 24. Rfe1 Rxe1 25. Kxe1 Ke7 26. Kf2 Re4 27. c5 Ba7 28. Rd3 b6 29. c6 b5 30. Re3 Rxe3 31. Kxe3 +2.08 Stockfish 23...Ba7 24.Rfe1 Kf7 25.Rd2 Rxe1+ 26.Nxe1 Kg8 27.g3 Re4 28.Nc2 b6 29.c6 b5 30.Kf1 Re7 31.Re2 Rf7+ 32.Kg2 Bb6 33.Re4 Rf8 34.g4 g6 35.Ne3 Kh7 36.h4
21...Ba7 22.c5 Qf4 23.Qg6 Qe3+ 24.Kh1 Rf6 25.Qg4 Qe4 26.Rde1 Qxg4 27.hxg4 Rxe1 28.Rxe1 +2.04 Stockfish
22.Qg4?! +1.29/25
22.c5 +1.86/24 22...Ba7 23.Rde1 Qe7 23...Rxe1 24. Rxe1 Qf4 25. Qxf4 Rxf4 26. Kf2 +2.81 Stockfish 24.Kh1 24. Kh2 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Qf7 26. Re6 Bb8 27. Rxh6 Qxd5 28. Rg6 Qf7 29. c6 bxc6 30. h4 +3.13 Stockfish 24...Bb8 25.Rxe3 Qxe3 26.Re1 Qf4 27.Qg6 Qf6 28.Qe4 Qf7 29.Qe6 Qxe6 30.dxe6 c6 31.Re4 d5 32.Re2 Bg3 33.h4 Re8 34.h5 Bc7 35.Kg1 Bf4
22...Rxa3? +4.09/24
22...Qf4 +1.29/25 23.Qxf4 23. c5 Ba7 24. Rde1 Qxg4 25. hxg4 Rfe8 26. Kf2 R3e7 27. Rxe7 Rxe7 28. g5 Rd7 29. Rd1 c6 30. Re1 Kf7 31. gxh6 gxh6 32. Re6 cxd5 33. Rxh6 +2.92 Stockfish 23...Rxf4 24.c5 Ba7 25.Rde1 Rxe1 26.Rxe1 Kf7 27.Rf1 Ke8 28.g4 h5 29.Ng5 Rxd4 30.Ne6 Rd3 31.Rf8+
22...Qf5 23.c5 Ba7 24.Rde1 Qxg4 25.hxg4 Rxe1 26.Rxe1 b6 27.cxd6 cxd6 28.Re6 Bb8 29.Kf2 Rf7 30.Ke3 Kf8 31.Nh4 +2.81 Stockfish
23.c5 Ba7? +10.28/23
23...Qf5 +4.09/24 24.cxb6 24. Qxf5 Rxf5 25. cxb6 cxb6 26. Rc1 a5 27. bxa5 Rxa5 28. Rfe1 g5 29. Re6 Raxd5 30. Rc7 Rf7 31. Rg6+ Kh7 32. Rxd6 Rxc7 33. Rxd5 +5.87 Stockfish 24...Qxg4 25.hxg4 cxb6 26.Nh4 a5 27.Rxf8+ Kxf8 28.bxa5 bxa5 29.Nf5 Rb3 30.Rf1 Kg8 31.Nxd6
24.Ne5 Qe7
25.Rxf8+ Qxf8
26.Qe6+ Kh7
27.Rf1 Qxf1+
28.Kxf1 dxe5
29.Qf5+ Kh8
30.dxe5 b6
31.d6 cxd6
32.cxd6 b5
33.d7 Ra1+
34.Ke2 Bb6
35.e6 Ra3
36.Kd2 Ra2+
37.Kd3 Ra3+
38.Ke4 Re3+
39.Kd5 a5
40.e7 1-0

 

 

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[Event "game/15"]
[Site "UMass Chess Club"]
[Date "2019.11.14"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Alan Lasser"]
[Black " David Teranesny"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C26"]

1.Nc3 Nf6 2.e4 e5 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 h6 5.f4 exf4
6.Bxf4 d6 7.h3 Nc6 8.Nf3 a6 9.a3 Be6 10.Nd5
$2 { -0.93/22 } ( 10.Bxe6 { +0.21/23 } 10...fxe6 11.d4 Bb6 12.Qd3 O-O
{ 12...Qe7 13. e5 dxe5 14. Qg6+ Qf7 15. Qxf7+ Kxf7 16. Bxe5 Nd7 17. Bg3
Nxd4 18. O-O-O e5 19. Nxe5+ Nxe5 20. Bxe5 +0.51 Stockfish } 13.O-O-O Qe8
14.Rhe1
{ 14. Bh2 Rd8 15. Rhe1 Qg6 16. Re2 d5 17. exd5 Qxd3 18. Rxd3 exd5 19. Kd2
Rfe8 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. Re3 Bxd4 22. Rxe8+ Nxe8 23. Nxd4 Nxd4 24. Nxd5
+0.26 Stockfish } 14...Nd7 15.Bh2 Qg6 16.Re2 Ba5 17.Kb1 Qf7 18.Ree1 Rae8
19.Rf1 Qg6 20.Ne2 ) 10...Bxd5 $6 { -0.20/21 } ( 10...O-O { -0.93/22 } 11.Qd2
{ 11. Kd2 Bxd5 12. Bxd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Qf6 14. Bg5 hxg5 15. dxc6 bxc6 -1.94
Stockfish } 11...Bxd5
{ 11... b5 12. Bb3 Bxd5 13. Bxd5 Nxd5 14. exd5 Re8+ 15. Kf1 Ne7 16. d4 Bb6
17. Kg1 Nxd5 -2.13 Stockfish } 12.Bxd5 Nxd5 13.exd5 Re8+ 14.Kf1 Nd4
15.Nxd4 Bxd4 16.c3 Bb6 17.d4 Qf6 18.Kg1 Re4 19.Rf1 Rae8 20.Rf2 Qf5 21.Kh2
Qxd5 22.Rhf1 Qe6 23.Kg1 Re1 ) 11.Bxd5 Nxd5 12.exd5 Ne7 13.c4 O-O $6
{ +0.12/23 } ( 13...Ng6 { -0.17/22 } 14.Qd2 Qe7+ 15.Kd1 O-O 16.Kc2 b5
{ 16... Qd7 17. Rhe1 b5 18. Bg3 Qf5 19. Kb3 Rfb8 20. Ka2 b4 21. Rac1 Rb7
22. b3 bxa3 -0.92 Stockfish } 17.Bg3 Qd7 18.Rhe1 a5 19.b3 Bb6 20.Kb2 a4
21.b4 c6 22.dxc6 ) 14.d4 Bb6 15.O-O Ng6 16.Bg3 f5 $6 { +0.66/23 } ( 16...Re8
{ +0.35/21 } 17.Rc1 Qd7 18.Qd2
{ 18. Kh2 Re3 19. Qd2 Rae8 20. Ne5 Nxe5 21. dxe5 +0.40 Stockfish } 18...a5
19.Rfe1 Ne7 20.Bh4 Nf5 21.Rxe8+ Rxe8 ) ( 16...Rc8 17.Rc1 c6 18.dxc6 Rxc6
19.Qb3 Qd7 20.Kh1 Bd8 21.Rfe1 { +0.54 Stockfish } ) 17.Qd3 f4 $6
{ +1.06/24 } ( 17...Qd7 { +0.66/23 } 18.Rae1 Rae8 ) 18.Qxg6 fxg3 19.Qxg3 Qf6
20.Rad1 Rae8 21.b4 Re3 $6 { +1.86/24 } ( 21...Qf4 { +1.23/23 } 22.Qxf4 Rxf4
23.c5
{ 23. Kf2 Kf7 24. Rfe1 Rxe1 25. Kxe1 Ke7 26. Kf2 Re4 27. c5 Ba7 28. Rd3 b6
29. c6 b5 30. Re3 Rxe3 31. Kxe3 +2.08 Stockfish } 23...Ba7 24.Rfe1 Kf7
25.Rd2 Rxe1+ 26.Nxe1 Kg8 27.g3 Re4 28.Nc2 b6 29.c6 b5 30.Kf1 Re7 31.Re2 Rf7+
32.Kg2 Bb6 33.Re4 Rf8 34.g4 g6 35.Ne3 Kh7 36.h4 ) ( 21...Ba7 22.c5 Qf4 23.Qg6
Qe3+ 24.Kh1 Rf6 25.Qg4 Qe4 26.Rde1 Qxg4 27.hxg4 Rxe1 28.Rxe1
{ +2.04 Stockfish } ) 22.Qg4 $6 { +1.29/25 } ( 22.c5 { +1.86/24 } 22...Ba7
23.Rde1 Qe7
{ 23...Rxe1 24. Rxe1 Qf4 25. Qxf4 Rxf4 26. Kf2 +2.81 Stockfish } 24.Kh1
{ 24. Kh2 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Qf7 26. Re6 Bb8 27. Rxh6 Qxd5 28. Rg6 Qf7 29. c6
bxc6 30. h4 +3.13 Stockfish } 24...Bb8 25.Rxe3 Qxe3 26.Re1 Qf4 27.Qg6 Qf6
28.Qe4 Qf7 29.Qe6 Qxe6 30.dxe6 c6 31.Re4 d5 32.Re2 Bg3 33.h4 Re8 34.h5 Bc7
35.Kg1 Bf4 ) 22...Rxa3 $2 { +4.09/24 } ( 22...Qf4 { +1.29/25 } 23.Qxf4
{ 23. c5 Ba7 24. Rde1 Qxg4 25. hxg4 Rfe8 26. Kf2 R3e7 27. Rxe7 Rxe7 28. g5
Rd7 29. Rd1 c6 30. Re1 Kf7 31. gxh6 gxh6 32. Re6 cxd5 33. Rxh6 +2.92
Stockfish } 23...Rxf4 24.c5 Ba7 25.Rde1 Rxe1 26.Rxe1 Kf7 27.Rf1 Ke8 28.g4 h5
29.Ng5 Rxd4 30.Ne6 Rd3 31.Rf8+ ) ( 22...Qf5 23.c5 Ba7 24.Rde1 Qxg4 25.hxg4
Rxe1 26.Rxe1 b6 27.cxd6 cxd6 28.Re6 Bb8 29.Kf2 Rf7 30.Ke3 Kf8 31.Nh4
{ +2.81 Stockfish } ) 23.c5 Ba7 $2 { +10.28/23 } ( 23...Qf5 { +4.09/24 }
24.cxb6
{ 24. Qxf5 Rxf5 25. cxb6 cxb6 26. Rc1 a5 27. bxa5 Rxa5 28. Rfe1 g5 29. Re6
Raxd5 30. Rc7 Rf7 31. Rg6+ Kh7 32. Rxd6 Rxc7 33. Rxd5 +5.87 Stockfish }
24...Qxg4 25.hxg4 cxb6 26.Nh4 a5 27.Rxf8+ Kxf8 28.bxa5 bxa5 29.Nf5 Rb3 30.Rf1
Kg8 31.Nxd6 ) 24.Ne5 Qe7 25.Rxf8+ Qxf8 26.Qe6+ Kh7 27.Rf1 Qxf1+ 28.Kxf1 dxe5
29.Qf5+ Kh8 30.dxe5 b6 31.d6 cxd6 32.cxd6 b5 33.d7 Ra1+ 34.Ke2 Bb6 35.e6 Ra3
36.Kd2 Ra2+ 37.Kd3 Ra3+ 38.Ke4 Re3+ 39.Kd5 a5 40.e7 1-0

 

Alan Lasser
 
 

 

 

New Britain Chess Club

Norman Burtness, President 

newbritainchessclub@gmail.com

Armenian Church, 1910 Stanley St.

Tues. 6:30 pm

 


2019 CSCA Blitz Championship

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

8-SS G/5;d5 Sections: 1 Entry Fee: $10. Entry fee includes CSCA membership

Trophy + $20 to top 3, Top U2000 (blitz rating)

USCF blitz rated (USCF membership is required)

Blitz Ratings used for pairings

Registration 7:00 P.M.  Pairings made at 7:15

See USCF TLA for full description.

On-line registration is available for this event. REGISTER HERE

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Christmas Party is Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:00, catered by Hall’s Market

Admission is free to members and 1 immediate family member.

2nd family member is $10, guest admission is $20.

Please bring hors d'oeuvres and/or desserts.

Following dinner will be a bullet tournament (G/1;d1).

PLEASE VOLUNTEER for set-up or clean-up after the event.

See Mario Guevara-Rodriguez who will coordinating this effort.

 

 

 

SAT. JAN. 18   2020 GREATER HARTFORD 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.

 

 

 

GOING BACK IN TIME

with Bob Cyr

Here are Bob's latest writings...

 

 

Early History of the New Britain Chess Club

Remembering David Lees

New Britain Chess Club Hall of Fame

Chess Biography of David Lees

Chess Biography of Will Torres

Highlights of 2019  by Bob Cyr

Biography of Bob Cyr, Chess Historian

Fun Facts of the New Britain Chess Club

An Inspirational Chess Story

"What are the Odds" annual NBCC tournament, 19th year

Remembering Arkadijs and Andris Strazdins

 
 

 

BOB CYR’S COMMENTARY

 Well, our trip down memory lane has come to an end. I hope that you enjoyed reading about the fun and exciting times that happened in our club throughout the last twelve months. We certainly had many fond memories that occurred in 2019 that we live on in the years to come.

Some of the most memorable highlights included:   

·        Prawn sacrifice team won best team name at USATE

·        FM Richard Bauer won his first club championship since tying with FM Nelson Castaneda in 2007

·        FM Nelson Castaneda won the July Knockout event

·        The adult/scholastic team opening lessons were a success

We are also happy to report that our friend Geatano Bompastore is doing much better as he continues to regain his strength and mobility in his legs after being in a severe automobile accident coming home from the Summer Open 2018. He attended the Summer Open 2019, and his spirts remain high and upbeat. We wish him the best of health as he continues to recover.

Martin Garcia is also making progress after suffering a debilitating stroke last year. He speech his much clearer, and his spirits are high. We wish him the best of health as he continues to recuperate.

Friends, it is time to sign off and say adios! Cheers to such a warm and welcoming family. On behalf of the club officers, merry Christmas. May your new year be blessed with health, happiness, and peace.

 

President:                                     Norman Burtness

Vice President:                             Suhas Kodali

Treasurer/Webmaster:                David Herscovici

Secretary:                                       Mario Guevara-Rodriguez

Historian:                                       Bob Cyr

 

Bob Cyr

 

SAT. FEB. 22  2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

Most Frequent Players (after tnmt #44)

32 Joe Bihlmeyer

18 Art Nagel

18 Rob Roy

15 Derek Meredith

14 Mark Bourque

13 Hayes Goodman

12 Dan Smith

10 Dan Zhou

10 Joshua Berkun

10 Larry Lafosse

Recently Active Players

Ben Amar

Mike Smith

Lisa Smith

Punya Upadhyay

Zach Reggio

Dmytro Tsydybraza   New to USCF

Alyssa Rosario   New to USCF

Michael S. Smith

Sam Lumelsky

Jake Lumelsky

 

 

USCF History of the Coventry Chess Club

 

 

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB 2020 CALENDAR

Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31)

JAN 18  2020 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN

FEB 22  2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN

MAR 21  2020 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN

APR 18  2020 MILL BROOK PARK OPEN

May thru August  -  No Tournaments

SEP 26  2020 CONNECTICUT HARVEST OPEN

OCT 17  2020 CHARTER OAK OPEN

NOV 14  2020 CONNECTICUT YANKEE OPEN

DEC 12  2020 NUTMEG STATE OPEN

 

CCM's classic posts:

How to set your chess clock

What is Chess ? by Ben McCready 

 

CHESS COLUMNS FROM THE PAST   by Rob Roy

Rob Roy did 1300 columnsWaterbury Sunday Republican 1977-2000.  Enabling Waterbury Chess Club to be successful.

Here are three columns from 1977

 

 

 

Sat. Dec. 14, 2019

Holiday Party Open

$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. 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 

 

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE # 182

 

SAT. 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

 

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GAME OF THE WEEK   by Alan Lasser
  I suppose it’s not news when the World Champion wins an ending.  Recently on this page we saw an ending where he had the two minor pieces against the rook and two good pawns, of course he won.  
  This game he has the other side, but he has the rook and two bad pawns against the two minor pieces, of course he wins again.  
  So the lesson is that even if you think you have the advantage, do not to play either side of this ending against Magnus Carlsen.
 
GM Lev Aronian(2768)-GM Magnus Carlsen(2849)
11/22/19
2019 Tata Steel India
1.e4 c5 
6.f3 e5 
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Be3 Nbd7 9.g4 Be7 10.Qd2 O-O
11.O-O-O b5 12.g5 Nh5 13.Kb1 Nb6 14.Na5 Rc8 15.a3 g6 16.h4 Ng3 17.Rg1 Nxf1 18.Rgxf1 Na4 19.Nxa4 bxa4
20.h5 Qd7 ( 20...Qc7 21.Rh1 Rfe8 22.Qh2 Bf8 23.c4 Re7 { =   Stockfish } )
21.Rh1 Rfe8 22.Qh2 Bf8 23.Bd2 $6 { +0.21/23 } ( 23.Ka1 { +0.56/25 } 23...Qc7
{ 23... Rc7 24. Bb6 Rcc8 25. c3 Re7 26. Rd2 Ree8 27. Qh4 Re7 28. Qf2 Ree8
29. Qh4  =   Stockfish } 24.c4 Re7 25.Bd2 Qd8 26.f4 Bxc4 27.Nxc4 Rxc4 28.hxg6
fxg6 29.f5 Qe8 30.Rdf1 Rc2 31.fxg6 ) ( 23.Rd3 Rc7 24.Bd2 Rec8 25.c4 Bxc4
26.Nxc4 Qb5 { =   Stockfish } ) 23...Rc7 $6 { +0.71/26 } ( 23...d5
{ +0.21/23 } 24.hxg6 fxg6 25.exd5 Bxd5 26.Bb4 Rc7 27.Rd3
{ 27. Bxf8 Kxf8 28. Rd3 Qf7 29. Re1 Be6 30. Rxe5 Rec8  =   Stockfish }
27...Qf7 28.Re1 Bg7 29.Qe2 Rcc8 30.Red1 Be6 31.Qd2
{ Stockfish disagrees with the Hiarcs evaluation, calling this line equal.
} ) 24.Bb4 Rb8 25.Rd3 Qb5 $6 { +1.36/24 } ( 25...Rbc8 { +0.71/27 } 26.Rd2 Qe8
27.Re2
{ 27. c4 Rd7 28. Qg1 Qd8 29. Qg3 Bxc4 30. Nxc4 Rxc4 31. Qh3 Qe8 32. Bxd6
Qe6 33. Qxe6 fxe6 34. Bb4 Rxd2 35. Bxd2 gxh5 36. Rxh5   +0.50   Stockfish }
27...Qd7
{ 27... Qb5 28. Rd2 Rd7 29. Rf2 Rdc7 30. hxg6 fxg6 31. Re2 Rg7 32. Rd2 Rf7
33. Ka1 Rd7 34. Kb1   =  Stockfish } 28.Rg2 Qb5 29.Rf2 Rd7 30.Rd2 Qb6 31.Qg3
Rdc7 32.Rdh2 Qe3 33.Re1 Qb6 34.Rd1 Qb5 35.Rdh1 Qb6 36.Rd2 Qb5 ) 26.Rc3 $2
{ +0.18/27 } ( 26.c4 { +1.36/24 } 26...Qb6
{ 26...Qd7 27. Rhd1 Bxc4 28. Nxc4 Rxc4 29. hxg6 fxg6 30. Bxd6 Rbc8 31. Qxe5
 +3.22   Stockfish } 27.f4 Re8 28.fxe5
{ 28. hxg6 fxg6 29. f5 gxf5 30. Qh5 Rb8 31. g6 f4 32. gxh7+ Kh8 33. Qg6 
+6.02   Stockfish } 28...dxe5 29.Qxe5 Bd7 30.Qf4 Be6 ) 26...Rbc8 27.Rxc7 Rxc7
28.Rd1 Rd7 29.Rd3 Be7 30.hxg6 fxg6 31.Qd2 Qb6 32.Qc1 Bd8 33.c4 Qf2 34.Nc6 $6
{ -0.60/26 } ( 34.Rc3 { -0.01/25 } 34...Qg2 35.Qd1 Qxg5 36.Qxa4 Qg1+
{ 36... h5 37. Nb7 h4 38. Nxd8 Qxd8 39. Rc1 h3 40. Qd1 Qg5 41. Rc2 Qg3 42.
Qh1 Rf7 43. Bxd6 Qxf3 44. Qxf3 Rxf3 45. Bxe5 Re3 46. Bc7 Rxe4 47. Kc1 Bxc4 
 -2.34   Stockfish } 37.Rc1 Qf2 38.Qd1 Bg5 39.Rc3 Qb6 40.Rd3 h5 41.Rxd6 Rxd6
42.Qxd6 Qxd6 43.Bxd6 Bf6 44.Nc6 h4 ) ( 34.Bd2 Bb6 35.Bb4 Qe2 36.Qd1 Qxd1+
37.Rxd1 Bxa5 38.Bxa5 Bxc4 39.Bb4 d5 40.exd5 Bxd5 41.Bc3 Be4+ 42.Kc1 Rxd1+
43.Kxd1 Bxf3+ 44.Ke1 e4 { -0.58   Stockfish } ) 34...Bxg5 35.Qxg5 Qf1+ 36.Kc2
Bxc4 37.Qe3 $2 { -1.60/27 } ( 37.Nxe5 { -0.57/26 } 37...Bb3+ 38.Kc3 Rc7+
39.Kd4 Qf2+ 40.Qe3 Qxb2+ 41.Rc3 dxe5+ 42.Kxe5 Rd7 43.Qg5 Rf7 44.Qe3 Kg7
{ 44... a5 45. Bd6 Rd7 46. f4 Rd8 47. Qc1 Re8+ 48. Kd4 Qg2 49. Be5 Qf2+ 50.
Qe3 Rd8+ 51. Kc5 Qb2 52. Kc6 Qxa3  -2.23   Stockfish } 45.f4 h6 46.Kd4 Ba2
47.Kc5 a5 48.Bxa5 Qb8 49.Qd2 Qa8 50.Qd4+ Rf6 51.Qd7+ Bf7 52.Bd8 Rxf4 53.e5 )
37...Bxd3+ 38.Qxd3 Qxd3+ 39.Kxd3 h5 40.Ke3 Kf7 41.Bc3 $6 { -1.59/33 } ( 
41.Ba5 { -1.32/33 } 41...g5
{ Ke6 42. Nd8+ Kf6 43. Nc6 g5 44. Kf2 Rg7 45. Nb4 g4 46. Nd5+ Kf7 47. Ne3
gxf3 48. Kxf3 Ke6  -2.15   Stockfish } 42.Kf2 Kg6 43.Kg2 Rg7 44.Nb4 Rb7
45.Nd3 Rb3 46.Bc3 a5 47.Kg3 Rb5 48.Kh3 Kf7 49.Nf2 Ke6 50.Kg2 Kf6 51.Nd3 Ke7
52.Nf2 Kf6 ) 41...Ke6 42.Nb4 g5 43.Kf2 Rf7 44.Kg2 g4 45.fxg4 Rg7 46.Nd5 $2
{ -3.95/31 } ( 46.Nd3 { -1.69/33 } 46...Rxg4+ 47.Kf3 Rh4
{ 47...Rg1 48. Be1 d5 49. exd5+ Kxd5 50. Ke2 Rg2+ 51. Kf1 Rg4 52. Nf2 Rf4
53. Bd2 Rf8 54. Kg2 e4 55. Nd1 Rg8+ 56. Kh2 Kd4 57. Nc3 e3 58. Be1 Kd3 59.
Nxa4 Ke2 60. Bc3 Rg5 61. Bf6 Rf5 62. Nc3+ Kf3 63. Be7 Kg4 64. Nd1 Re5 65. Bb4 Kf3 66. Nxe3 Kxe3  -4.05   Stockfish }
48.Nf2 Rf4+ 49.Kg2 d5 50.Bd2 Rf8 51.Be1 Rg8+ ) ( 46.Kf3 Rxg4 47.Nd3 Rg1
48.Be1 d5 49.exd5+ Kxd5 50.Ke3 Rh1 51.Nb4+ Ke6 52.Bc3 Rg1 53.Nd3 Rg3+ 54.Ke4
Rg4+ 55.Ke3 Kf5 56.Kf2 e4 57.Ne5 Rg8 58.Nc6 Ke6 59.Ke3 h4 60.Nd4+ Kd5 61.Ne2
h3 62.Nf4+ Kc4 63.Nxh3 Rg3+ 64.Kxe4 Rxh3 { -3.32   Stockfish } ) 46...Rxg4+
47.Kf3 Rg1 48.Kf2
Rg7 $4 { 0.00/36 } ( 48...Rg8 { -5.25/33 } 49.Nc7+
{ 49. Be1 h4 50. Kf3 h3 51. Bg3 Rh8 52. Bh2 Rf8+ 53. Kg3 Rb8 54. Kxh3 Rxb2 
-10.47   Stockfish } 49...Kf7 50.Be1 h4 51.Kf3 h3 ) 49.Kf3 $4 { -6.46/29 } ( 
49.Nf4+ { 0.00/36 } 49...Kf7 50.Nxh5 Rg4 51.Kf3
{ 51. Ng3 Ke6 52. Bd2 Rh4 53. Kf3 Rh3 54. Bb4 d5 55. exd5+ Kxd5   =  
Stockfish } 51...Rh4 52.Ng3 Kf6
{ 52...Ke6 53. Bb4 d5 54. exd5+ Kxd5 55. Nf1 Rh3+ 56. Ke2 Kd4 57. Bc3+ Ke4
58. Be1 Kd4  =   Stockfish } 53.Bd2 Ke6 54.Ne2 Rh2 55.Ba5 Rh3+ 56.Kg4 Rh2
57.Kf3 ) 49...h4 50.Be1 h3 51.Bg3 Rb7 52.Nb4 a5 53.Nd3 Rb3 54.Ke2 Kf6 55.Bh2 Kg5
56.Bg3 Kg4 57.Bh2 Rxd3 58.Kxd3 Kf3 59.Kd2 Kxe4 60.Ke2 d5 61.Bg3 $2
{ -13.89/27 } ( 61.Kd1 { -6.56/34 } 61...d4 ) 61...d4 62.Bh2 Kd5 63.Kd2 e4
64.Ke2 Kc4 65.Be5 Kb3 66.Kd2 d3 67.Kd1 e3 68.Kc1 Kc4 0-1
 
 



 

 

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[Event "2019 Tata Steel India"]
[Site "Calcutta"]
[Date "2019.11.22"]
[Round "?"]
[White "GM Lev Aronian"]
[Black "GM Magnus Carlsen"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2849"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2768"]
 
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Be3 Nbd7 9.g4 Be7 10.Qd2 O-O
11.O-O-O b5 12.g5 Nh5 13.Kb1 Nb6 14.Na5 Rc8 15.a3 g6 16.h4 Ng3 17.Rg1 Nxf1 18.Rgxf1 Na4 19.Nxa4 bxa4
20.h5 Qd7 ( 20...Qc7 21.Rh1 Rfe8 22.Qh2 Bf8 23.c4 Re7 { =   Stockfish } )
21.Rh1 Rfe8 22.Qh2 Bf8 23.Bd2 $6 { +0.21/23 } ( 23.Ka1 { +0.56/25 } 23...Qc7
{ 23... Rc7 24. Bb6 Rcc8 25. c3 Re7 26. Rd2 Ree8 27. Qh4 Re7 28. Qf2 Ree8
29. Qh4  =   Stockfish } 24.c4 Re7 25.Bd2 Qd8 26.f4 Bxc4 27.Nxc4 Rxc4 28.hxg6
fxg6 29.f5 Qe8 30.Rdf1 Rc2 31.fxg6 ) ( 23.Rd3 Rc7 24.Bd2 Rec8 25.c4 Bxc4
26.Nxc4 Qb5 { =   Stockfish } ) 23...Rc7 $6 { +0.71/26 } ( 23...d5
{ +0.21/23 } 24.hxg6 fxg6 25.exd5 Bxd5 26.Bb4 Rc7 27.Rd3
{ 27. Bxf8 Kxf8 28. Rd3 Qf7 29. Re1 Be6 30. Rxe5 Rec8  =   Stockfish }
27...Qf7 28.Re1 Bg7 29.Qe2 Rcc8 30.Red1 Be6 31.Qd2
{ Stockfish disagrees with the Hiarcs evaluation, calling this line equal.
} ) 24.Bb4 Rb8 25.Rd3 Qb5 $6 { +1.36/24 } ( 25...Rbc8 { +0.71/27 } 26.Rd2 Qe8
27.Re2
{ 27. c4 Rd7 28. Qg1 Qd8 29. Qg3 Bxc4 30. Nxc4 Rxc4 31. Qh3 Qe8 32. Bxd6
Qe6 33. Qxe6 fxe6 34. Bb4 Rxd2 35. Bxd2 gxh5 36. Rxh5   +0.50   Stockfish }
27...Qd7
{ 27... Qb5 28. Rd2 Rd7 29. Rf2 Rdc7 30. hxg6 fxg6 31. Re2 Rg7 32. Rd2 Rf7
33. Ka1 Rd7 34. Kb1   =  Stockfish } 28.Rg2 Qb5 29.Rf2 Rd7 30.Rd2 Qb6 31.Qg3
Rdc7 32.Rdh2 Qe3 33.Re1 Qb6 34.Rd1 Qb5 35.Rdh1 Qb6 36.Rd2 Qb5 ) 26.Rc3 $2
{ +0.18/27 } ( 26.c4 { +1.36/24 } 26...Qb6
{ 26...Qd7 27. Rhd1 Bxc4 28. Nxc4 Rxc4 29. hxg6 fxg6 30. Bxd6 Rbc8 31. Qxe5
 +3.22   Stockfish } 27.f4 Re8 28.fxe5
{ 28. hxg6 fxg6 29. f5 gxf5 30. Qh5 Rb8 31. g6 f4 32. gxh7+ Kh8 33. Qg6 
+6.02   Stockfish } 28...dxe5 29.Qxe5 Bd7 30.Qf4 Be6 ) 26...Rbc8 27.Rxc7 Rxc7
28.Rd1 Rd7 29.Rd3 Be7 30.hxg6 fxg6 31.Qd2 Qb6 32.Qc1 Bd8 33.c4 Qf2 34.Nc6 $6
{ -0.60/26 } ( 34.Rc3 { -0.01/25 } 34...Qg2 35.Qd1 Qxg5 36.Qxa4 Qg1+
{ 36... h5 37. Nb7 h4 38. Nxd8 Qxd8 39. Rc1 h3 40. Qd1 Qg5 41. Rc2 Qg3 42.
Qh1 Rf7 43. Bxd6 Qxf3 44. Qxf3 Rxf3 45. Bxe5 Re3 46. Bc7 Rxe4 47. Kc1 Bxc4 
 -2.34   Stockfish } 37.Rc1 Qf2 38.Qd1 Bg5 39.Rc3 Qb6 40.Rd3 h5 41.Rxd6 Rxd6
42.Qxd6 Qxd6 43.Bxd6 Bf6 44.Nc6 h4 ) ( 34.Bd2 Bb6 35.Bb4 Qe2 36.Qd1 Qxd1+
37.Rxd1 Bxa5 38.Bxa5 Bxc4 39.Bb4 d5 40.exd5 Bxd5 41.Bc3 Be4+ 42.Kc1 Rxd1+
43.Kxd1 Bxf3+ 44.Ke1 e4 { -0.58   Stockfish } ) 34...Bxg5 35.Qxg5 Qf1+ 36.Kc2
Bxc4 37.Qe3 $2 { -1.60/27 } ( 37.Nxe5 { -0.57/26 } 37...Bb3+ 38.Kc3 Rc7+
39.Kd4 Qf2+ 40.Qe3 Qxb2+ 41.Rc3 dxe5+ 42.Kxe5 Rd7 43.Qg5 Rf7 44.Qe3 Kg7
{ 44... a5 45. Bd6 Rd7 46. f4 Rd8 47. Qc1 Re8+ 48. Kd4 Qg2 49. Be5 Qf2+ 50.
Qe3 Rd8+ 51. Kc5 Qb2 52. Kc6 Qxa3  -2.23   Stockfish } 45.f4 h6 46.Kd4 Ba2
47.Kc5 a5 48.Bxa5 Qb8 49.Qd2 Qa8 50.Qd4+ Rf6 51.Qd7+ Bf7 52.Bd8 Rxf4 53.e5 )
37...Bxd3+ 38.Qxd3 Qxd3+ 39.Kxd3 h5 40.Ke3 Kf7 41.Bc3 $6 { -1.59/33 } ( 
41.Ba5 { -1.32/33 } 41...g5
{ Ke6 42. Nd8+ Kf6 43. Nc6 g5 44. Kf2 Rg7 45. Nb4 g4 46. Nd5+ Kf7 47. Ne3
gxf3 48. Kxf3 Ke6  -2.15   Stockfish } 42.Kf2 Kg6 43.Kg2 Rg7 44.Nb4 Rb7
45.Nd3 Rb3 46.Bc3 a5 47.Kg3 Rb5 48.Kh3 Kf7 49.Nf2 Ke6 50.Kg2 Kf6 51.Nd3 Ke7
52.Nf2 Kf6 ) 41...Ke6 42.Nb4 g5 43.Kf2 Rf7 44.Kg2 g4 45.fxg4 Rg7 46.Nd5 $2
{ -3.95/31 } ( 46.Nd3 { -1.69/33 } 46...Rxg4+ 47.Kf3 Rh4
{ 47...Rg1 48. Be1 d5 49. exd5+ Kxd5 50. Ke2 Rg2+ 51. Kf1 Rg4 52. Nf2 Rf4
53. Bd2 Rf8 54. Kg2 e4 55. Nd1 Rg8+ 56. Kh2 Kd4 57. Nc3 e3 58. Be1 Kd3 59.
Nxa4 Ke2 60. Bc3 Rg5 61. Bf6 Rf5 62. Nc3+ Kf3 63. Be7 Kg4 64. Nd1 Re5 65. Bb4 Kf3 66. Nxe3 Kxe3  -4.05   Stockfish }
48.Nf2 Rf4+ 49.Kg2 d5 50.Bd2 Rf8 51.Be1 Rg8+ ) ( 46.Kf3 Rxg4 47.Nd3 Rg1
48.Be1 d5 49.exd5+ Kxd5 50.Ke3 Rh1 51.Nb4+ Ke6 52.Bc3 Rg1 53.Nd3 Rg3+ 54.Ke4
Rg4+ 55.Ke3 Kf5 56.Kf2 e4 57.Ne5 Rg8 58.Nc6 Ke6 59.Ke3 h4 60.Nd4+ Kd5 61.Ne2
h3 62.Nf4+ Kc4 63.Nxh3 Rg3+ 64.Kxe4 Rxh3 { -3.32   Stockfish } ) 46...Rxg4+
47.Kf3 Rg1 48.Kf2
Rg7 $4 { 0.00/36 } ( 48...Rg8 { -5.25/33 } 49.Nc7+
{ 49. Be1 h4 50. Kf3 h3 51. Bg3 Rh8 52. Bh2 Rf8+ 53. Kg3 Rb8 54. Kxh3 Rxb2 
-10.47   Stockfish } 49...Kf7 50.Be1 h4 51.Kf3 h3 ) 49.Kf3 $4 { -6.46/29 } ( 
49.Nf4+ { 0.00/36 } 49...Kf7 50.Nxh5 Rg4 51.Kf3
{ 51. Ng3 Ke6 52. Bd2 Rh4 53. Kf3 Rh3 54. Bb4 d5 55. exd5+ Kxd5   =  
Stockfish } 51...Rh4 52.Ng3 Kf6
{ 52...Ke6 53. Bb4 d5 54. exd5+ Kxd5 55. Nf1 Rh3+ 56. Ke2 Kd4 57. Bc3+ Ke4
58. Be1 Kd4  =   Stockfish } 53.Bd2 Ke6 54.Ne2 Rh2 55.Ba5 Rh3+ 56.Kg4 Rh2
57.Kf3 ) 49...h4 50.Be1 h3 51.Bg3 Rb7 52.Nb4 a5 53.Nd3 Rb3 54.Ke2 Kf6 55.Bh2 Kg5
56.Bg3 Kg4 57.Bh2 Rxd3 58.Kxd3 Kf3 59.Kd2 Kxe4 60.Ke2 d5 61.Bg3 $2
{ -13.89/27 } ( 61.Kd1 { -6.56/34 } 61...d4 ) 61...d4 62.Bh2 Kd5 63.Kd2 e4
64.Ke2 Kc4 65.Be5 Kb3 66.Kd2 d3 67.Kd1 e3 68.Kc1 Kc4 0-1

 

 

 

 

New Britain Chess Club

Norman Burtness, President 

newbritainchessclub@gmail.com

Armenian Church, 1910 Stanley St.

Tues. 6:30 pm

 


2019 CSCA Blitz Championship

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

8-SS G/5;d5 Sections: 1 Entry Fee: $10. Entry fee includes CSCA membership

Trophy + $20 to top 3, Top U2000 (blitz rating)

USCF blitz rated (USCF membership is required)

Blitz Ratings used for pairings

Registration 7:00 P.M.  Pairings made at 7:15

See USCF TLA for full description.

On-line registration is available for this event. REGISTER HERE

==========

Christmas Party is Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:00, catered by Hall’s Market

Admission is free to members and 1 immediate family member.

2nd family member is $10, guest admission is $20.

Please bring hors d'oeuvres and/or desserts.

Following dinner will be a bullet tournament (G/1;d1).

PLEASE VOLUNTEER for set-up or clean-up after the event.

See Mario Guevara-Rodriguez who will coordinating this effort.

 

 

 

SAT. JAN. 18   2020 GREATER HARTFORD 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.

 

 

 

GOING BACK IN TIME

with Bob Cyr

Here are Bob's latest writings...

 

 

Early History of the New Britain Chess Club

Remembering David Lees

New Britain Chess Club Hall of Fame

Chess Biography of David Lees

Chess Biography of Will Torres

Highlights of 2019  by Bob Cyr

Biography of Bob Cyr, Chess Historian

Fun Facts of the New Britain Chess Club

An Inspirational Chess Story

"What are the Odds" annual NBCC tournament, 19th year

Remembering Arkadijs and Andris Strazdins

 
 

 

SAT. FEB. 22  2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

Most Frequent Players (after tnmt #44)

32 Joe Bihlmeyer

18 Art Nagel

18 Rob Roy

15 Derek Meredith

14 Mark Bourque

13 Hayes Goodman

12 Dan Smith

10 Dan Zhou

10 Joshua Berkun

10 Larry Lafosse

Recently Active Players

Ben Amar

Mike Smith

Lisa Smith

Punya Upadhyay

Zach Reggio

Dmytro Tsydybraza   New to USCF

Alyssa Rosario   New to USCF

Michael S. Smith

Sam Lumelsky

Jake Lumelsky

 

 

USCF History of the Coventry Chess Club

 

 

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB 2020 CALENDAR

Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31)

JAN 18  2020 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN

FEB 22  2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN

MAR 21  2020 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN

APR 18  2020 MILL BROOK PARK OPEN

May thru August  -  No Tournaments

SEP 26  2020 CONNECTICUT HARVEST OPEN

OCT 17  2020 CHARTER OAK OPEN

NOV 14  2020 CONNECTICUT YANKEE OPEN

DEC 12  2020 NUTMEG STATE OPEN

 

CCM's classic posts:

How to set your chess clock

What is Chess ? by Ben McCready 

 

CHESS COLUMNS FROM THE PAST   by Rob Roy

Rob Roy did 1300 columnsWaterbury Sunday Republican 1977-2000.  Enabling Waterbury Chess Club to be successful.

Here are three columns from 1978;

 

 

 

Sat. Dec. 14, 2019

Holiday Party Open

$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. 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 

 

If questionable weather; please double-check  SNOW-PAGE

 

Monday, November 25, 2019

CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE # 181

 

SAT. 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

 

CONNECTICUT STATE CHESS ASSOC

11/23
The first West Hartford Scholastic Chess Camp and Tournament organized by Norman Burtness was a big success with 19 scholastic players attending the camp. Candidate Masters Joe Bihlmeyer and Suhas Kodali and NM Derek Meredith were the instructors. The tournament was by Carter Clayton; crosstable

11/15
Simsbury & Friends played another match vs UConn in Storrs. This year the match was on 22 boards. UConn won 27.5 - 16.5

 

New Britain Chess Club

Norman Burtness, President 

newbritainchessclub@gmail.com

Armenian Church, 1910 Stanley St.

Tues. 6:30 pm

 

 

Tuesday Dec 10, 2019

2019 CSCA Blitz Championship

NBCC - Armenian Church

1910 Stanley St

New Britain, CT 06053

G/5;d5 Pairings and Prizes based on Blitz Ratings.

Unrated players not eligible for class prizes.

E-mail:
newbritainchessclub@gmail.com
Official Web Site:
http://newbritainchessclub.com
Event Limitations and Site Conditions:
No Smoking. Wheelchair Accessible.

 

GAME OF THE WEEK   by Alan Lasser

Here’s an ending rarely seen; on move sixty, it’s two rooks and a bishop versus a knight, a bishop, and five pawns. The computer thinks Black was losing after move fifty-three, when he still had one last pawn and White had six; but there was still one last chance to save the game.

 

 

GM Ivan Saric (2650)-IM Aydin Suleymanli (2429)
11/14/19
2019 European Club Cup


1.e4 e6
2.d4 d5
3.Nc3 Bb4
4.e5 c5
5.a3 Bxc3+
6.bxc3 Qa5
7.Bd2 Qa4
8.Qg4 Kf8
9.Qd1 Ne7
10.Qb1 c4
11.Ne2 Nbc6
12.Nf4 b6
13.Nh5 Bd7
14.Qc1 Rg8
15.h4?! +0.27/24
15.Be2 +0.60/22 15...Qa5 15...Ke8 16.g4 +0.21 Stockfish 16.a4 Rd8 17.Qa3 Rh8 18.Nf6
15.g4 Ke8 16.Bh3 Kd8 17.Bg5 Kc7 18.f4 Raf8 19.O-O +0.39 Stockfish
15…Ke8
16.Rh3 Kd8
17.Rf3 Kc7
18.g3 Raf8
19.Bh3 Be8
20.Nf4 Bd7
21.Kf1 Kb7
22.Kg1 Nf5
23.Rb1 Nce7
24.Rb4 Qc6
25.Ng2 h5
26.Nf4 f6
27.Qe1 g5
28.Nxh5 g4
29.Rxf5 Nxf5
30.Bg2 fxe5
31.dxe5 a5
32.Rb1 Qc5
33.Nf6 Rg7
34.Be3 Nxe3
35.Qxe3 Qxe3
36.fxe3 Ba4
37.Rc1 b5?! +0.49/26
37...Be8 -0.30/23 38.Rf1 38. e4 dxe4 39. Kf2 Bg6 40. Ke3 Rd8 41. h5 Bf5 42. h6 Rg6 43. h7 Rh8 44. Bxe4+ Bxe4 45. Kxe4 +0.43 Stockfish 38...Ka6 39.e4 dxe4 40.Bxe4 Bg6 41.Bxg6 Rxg6 42.Rd1 Kb5 43.Rd6 Ka4 44.Rxb6 Kxa3 45.Rxe6 Kb2 46.Ra6 Kxc2 47.Kg2 Rg7 48.h5 Kxc3
37...Kc6 38.Bf1 Kc5 39.Be2 Be8 40.Kg2 Bc6 41.Kf1 Be8 = Stockfish
38.e4 d4?! +1.33/23
38...Ka6 +0.72/23 39.Kf2 39. exd5 exd5 40. Nxd5 Re8 41. Re1 Bxc2 42. e6 Bf5 43. Nf4 Rge7 44. Bd5 Rf8 45. h5 Bh7 46. Bg2 +1.25 Stockfish 39...b4 40.axb4 axb4 41.exd5 exd5 42.Ke3 b3 43.cxb3 cxb3 44.Rb1 Rc8 45.Nxd5 Kb5 46.c4+ Ka5 47.Kd4 Rb7 48.e6 b2 49.Be4 Bc6 50.e7 Rh8 51.Bg6 Rhb8 52.h5 Bxd5 53.e8=Q Rxe8 54.Bxe8 Bf3 55.h6
38...Re7 39.Kf2 b4 40.axb4 axb4 41.Ke3 d4+ 42.cxd4 b3 43.Rb1 Ka6 44.cxb3 cxb3 45.Bf1+ Ka5 46.h5 +1.00 Stockfish
39.cxd4 b4
40.axb4?! +0.83/25
40.c3 +1.17/22 40...Rc7 40...bxa3 41. Ra1 Bc2 42. Rxa3 Ka6 43. Ra2 Bb1 44. Ra1 Bd3 45. d5 Kb5 46. dxe6 +1.83 Stockfish 41.Bf1 Rd8 42.axb4 axb4 43.d5 b3 44.Rb1 Bb5 45.Kf2 exd5
40…axb4
41.Bf1 Rc8?! +1.46/23
41...Rc7 +0.84/23 42.c3 42. Rb1 b3 43. Kf2 Ra8 44. h5 c3 45. cxb3 c2 46. Rc1 Bxb3 47. Bd3 Rc3 48. Be2 Rh8 49. Bxg4 +0.09 Stockfish 42...b3 43.Be2 Bb5 44.Kf2 Ra8 45.Ke3 Kb6
42.Rb1 b3
43.c3?! +0.28/25
43.d5 Kb8 44.dxe6 Rb7 45.c3 b2 46.e7 Bc2 47.e8=Q Rxe8 48.Rxb2 Rxb2 49.Nxe8 Bd3 50.Bg2 Rb1+ 51.Kh2 Rb2 = Stockfish
43.Kf2 Kb6 44.Be2 c3 45.cxb3 c2 46.Rc1 Bxb3 47.h5 Ra7 48.Ke3 Rca8 49.Bd3 Ra1 50.Rxa1 Rxa1 51.Bxc2 Bxc2 52.Kf4 +0.09 Stockfish
43…Kb6
44.h5 Bb5
44...Ra7 45.h6 Bb5 46.h7 Rh8 47.d5 Raxh7 48.Nxh7 Rxh7 49.Rd1 Kc5 50.dxe6 Re7 51.Rd5+ Kb6 52.Rd6+ Kc7 53.Kf2 Rxe6 54.Rd2 -0.17 Stockfish Of course not 54.Re6 b2
45.h6 Ra7
46.h7 Rh8
47.Be2 Ra2
48.Bxg4 Rc2
49.Bxe6 b2
50.Rxb2 Rxb2
51.Bg8 Rc2
52.Nd5+ Ka5
53.e6 Bc6? +1.78/26
53...Ka4 54.g4 Kb3 55.g5 Be8 56.e5 Kb2 57.Ne3 Rxc3 58.Nd1+ Kc2 59.Nxc3 Kxc3 60.d5 Kb4 61.d6 c3 62.d7 c2 63.dxe8=Q c1=Q+ 64.Kg2 Qxg5+ 65.Kh3 Qf5+ 66.Kh4 Qxh7+ 67.Bxh7 Rxe8 68.Bf5 This position is an endgame database draw.
54.e7 Ka4
55.Nb6+ Kb3
56.d5? +0.96/26
56.Nxc4 Kxc3 57.d5 Ba4 57...Be8 58. Nd6 Bg6 59. Nf5 Kd3 60. d6 Be8 61. e5 Rc1+ 62. Kf2 Rc5 63. Kf3 Rxe5 +7.88 Stockfish 58.Nb6 Bb5 59.d6 Rd2 60.e5 Be8 61.g4 Kc2 62.Nd5 Rd4 63.Kf2 Kd1 64.Nf6 Bb5 65.g5 Rd2+ 66.Kg3 Rd3+ +17.09 Stockfish
56...Bb5? +3.04/25
56...Be8 +0.96/26 57.d6 Rd2 58.e5 58. Nxc4 Rd1+ 59. Kg2 Kxc3 60. Kf3 Rd4 61. e5 Rxh7 62. Bxh7 Kxc4 +0.09 Stockfish 58...Kxc3 59.g4 Rd4 59...Kb4 60. Nxc4 Rd1+ 61. Kf2 Rxh7 62. Bxh7 Kxc4 63. g5 Kd5 64. g6 Rd4 65. g7 Rg4 66. g8=R Rxg8 67. Bxg8+ Kxe5 68. d7 Bxd7 69. Bf7 Kd6 70. e8=Q Bxe8 71. Bxe8 +0.09 Stockfish 60.Kf2 Kd3 61.Nxc4 Rxc4 62.Bxc4+ Kxc4 63.e6 Rxh7 64.d7 Rxe7 65.d8=Q Rxe6 66.Kf3 Kc5 67.g5 Kc6 68.Qa8+ Kc7
57.d6 Rd2
58.Nxc4?! +1.95/30
58.Bd5 +2.50/24 58...Rxh7 58...Rd3 59. Kg2 Rd2+ 60. Kf3 Rd1 61. Kf2 Rd2+ 62. Ke3 Rg2 63. Kf3 Rg1 64. Bxc4+ Bxc4 65. d7 Bf7 66. d8=Q Rxh7 67. e8=Q Bxe8 68. Qxe8 +11.88 Stockfish 59.Bxc4+ Bxc4 60.Nxc4 Rd1+ 60... Kxc4 61. e8=Q Rhh2 62. Qc6+ Kd3 63. e5 Rhe2 64. Qf3+ Re3 65. Qd5+ Kxc3 66. Qa5+ Kc2 67. Qxd2+ Kxd2 68. d7 Rxg3+ +10.40 Stockfish 61.Kf2 Kxc4 62.e8=Q Rh2+ 63.Ke3 Rd3+ 64.Kf4 Rxd6 65.e5 Rd3 66.Qc6+ Kb3 67.Qb6+ Kc2 68.e6 Re2 69.c4 Rd1 70.c5 Rf1+ 71.Kg5 Re5+ 72.Kg6 Rf3 73.Qd6 Rxg3+ 74.Kf6 Reg5 75.Qd4
58...Rd1+
59.Kf2 Kxc3
60.Na3 Be8
61.e5 Kd4? +8.11/28
61...Kb4 +1.96/26 62.Ke2 Bh5+ 63.g4 63. Ke3 Kc5 64. Kf4 Be8 65. Nc4 Kc6 66. Kg5 Rd3 67. g4 Rd4 68. Na5+ Kb6 69. Nb3 Re4 70. e6 Rxe6 71. Bxe6 Rxh7 72. Kf6 Kc6 73. Ke5 Rg7 74. Bf5 Kb7 75. Nd4 Ka7 76. Ne6 Rg8 77. Kf6 Kb8 78. Nd4 Kb7 79. d7 Bxd7 80. Bxd7 +10.71 Stockfish 63...Bxg4+ 64.Ke3 Bh5 65.Nc4 Kc5 66.Nd2 Kc6 67.Ne4 Rf1 68.Bc4
62.e6 Ke5?! +9.64/32
62...Kc5 +8.11/27 63.d7 Rxd7 64.exd7 Bxd7 65.Nc4 Be8 66.g4 Kc6 67.g5 Rxh7 67...Kd7 68. g6 Kxe7 69. g7 Rxh7 70. Bxh7 Bf7 71. g8=Q Bxg8 72. Bxg8 +49.42 Stockfish 68.Bxh7 Kd7 69.g6 69. Bg6 Bxg6 70. Ne5+ Kxe7 71. Nxg6+ Ke6 72. Nf4+ Kf5 73. g6 Kf6 74. Kg3 Ke7 75. Kh4 Kf8 76. Kg5 Ke7 77. Kf5 Kf8 78. Ne6+ Ke7 79. g7 Kf7 80. Ke5 Ke8 81. g8=Q+ Ke7 82. Qg7+ Ke8 83. Nc5 Kd8 84. Qd7# 69...Kxe7 70.g7 Bf7 71.g8=Q Bxg8 72.Bxg8 Kf6 73.Kf3 Kg5 74.Bd5 Kf5 75.Kg3 Kg5 76.Be4 Kf6 77.Kf4 Kf7
62...Rd2+ 63.Kf3 Kc5 64.d7 Rxd7 65.exd7 Bxd7 66.Nc4 Be8 67.g4 Kc6 68.g5 Kd7 69.g6 Kxe7 70.g7 Bc6+ 71.Kf4 Rxh7 72.Bxh7 Bd5 73.Nb2 The endgame datbase says it's mate on move 100. Most human players can't do the B+N mate that fast.
63.Nc4+?? +0.05/32
63.d7 +9.64/32 63...Rxd7 64.exd7 Bxd7 65.Nc4+ Kf6 66.Nb6 Bc6 67.Nd5+
63…Kf6
64.g4 Rd5
65.d7 Rxd7?? +8.81/36
65...Kxe7 +0.05/27 66.dxe8=N 65... Kxe7 66. Nb6 Rxd7 67. exd7 Bg6 68. Kg3 Bxh7 69. Bxh7 Rxh7 70. Nd5+ Kd8 71. Nf6 Rh1 72. Kf4 Rf1+ 73. Ke5 Ke7 74. g5 Re1+ 75. Kf5 Rf1+ = Stockfish 66...Kxe8 67.Ne3 67. Kf3 Rg5 68. Nd6+ Ke7 69. Nf5+ Kf6 70. Kf4 Rgxg8 71. hxg8=N+ Rxg8 72. e7 Rb8 73. g5+ Kf7 74. Kg3 Rb3+ 75. Kg4 Rb4+ 76. Kh3 Rb8 77. Kh4 Rb4+ 78. Kh3 = Stockfish 67...Rg5 68.Kg3 Ke7 69.Nf5+ Kf6 70.e7 Rgxg8 71.hxg8=Q Rxg8 This position is an endgame database draw. 72.Kf4 Ra8 73.g5+ Kf7 74.Kg4 Ra4+ 75.Kh5 Ra6 76.Kh4 Rc6 77.Kg3 Ke8 78.Kg4 Rc4+ 79.Kf3 Rc3+ 80.Ke4 Rc6
66.exd7 Bxd7
67.Nb6 Kxe7?? #27/34
67...Bc6 The endgame database says this also leads to mate . 68.Nd5+ Ke5 69.Nc7 69. Kg3 Kd6 70. g5 Be8 71. Nf6 Kxe7 72. Nxe8 Kxe8 73. Kf4 Kf8 74. Ke5 Kg7 75. Kf5 Rxh7 76. Bxh7 Kxh7 77. Kf6 Kg8 78. Kg6 Kf8 79. Kh7 Ke7 80. g6 Ke6 81. g7 Ke5 82. g8=Q Kd4 83. Kg6 Kc5 84. Kf5 Kb4 85. Ke5 Kc3 86. Ke4 Kc2 87. Qc4+ Kb2 88. Kd3 Ka3 89. Qb5 Ka2 90. Kc3 Ka3 91. Qb3# 69...Kf4 70.e8=Q Bxe8 71.Nxe8 Kxg4 72.Nd6 Rxh7 73.Bxh7 Kg5 74.Ke3 Kf6 75.Kd4 Ke6 76.Nc4 Kf6 77.Ke4 Ke6 78.Bf5+ Kf7 79.Ke5 Kf8 80.Ke6 Ke8 81.Ne5 Kd8 82.Kd6 Ke8 83.Bd7+ Kf8 84.Be6 Kg7 85.Ke7 Kh6 86.Kf6 Kh5 87.Nf3 Kh6 88.Bg4 Kh7 89.Bf5+
68.Nxd7 Kxd7
69.Kg3 Ke7
70.Kh4 Kf6
71.Kh5 1-0

 

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 COVENTRY USCF TNMT # 44,    2019-11-16

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 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
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    1 | JOSEPH BIHLMEYER                |3.0  |W  10|W   5|W   4|
   CT | 12686352 / R: 2126   ->2135     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2004   ->2016     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | DANIEL ZHOU                     |2.5  |D  11|W   8|W   6|
   CT | 14927462 / R: 1987   ->1996     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1784   ->1795     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | MICHAEL SMITH                   |2.5  |D   6|W  11|W  10|
   CT | 16903342 / R: 1772   ->1848     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1685   ->1752     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | ZACHARY REGGIO                  |2.0  |W  13|W  12|L   1|
   MA | 17126736 / R: 1740P3 ->1739P6   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1598P3 ->1598P6   |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | DANIEL SMITH                    |2.0  |W   9|L   1|W  12|
   RI | 12704934 / R: 1522   ->1541     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1415   ->1439     |     |     |     |     |
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    6 | BENJAMIN HOVER AMAR             |1.5  |D   3|W   7|L   2|
   ME | 14789400 / R: 2011   ->1994     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1788   ->1773     |     |     |     |     |
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    7 | SAMUEL MICHAEL LUMELSKY         |1.5  |D   8|L   6|W  14|
   CT | 14861407 / R: 1509   ->1504     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1315   ->1308     |     |     |     |     |
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    8 | ELIZABETH C SMITH               |1.5  |D   7|L   2|W  13|
   CT | 15913683 / R: 1443   ->1449     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1228   ->1236     |     |     |     |     |
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    9 | PUNYAVRAT UPADHYAY              |1.5  |L   5|W  14|D  11|
   CT | 15975172 / R: 1437   ->1440     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1404   ->1399     |     |     |     |     |
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   10 | MICHAEL SMIRH                   |1.0  |L   1|W  13|L   3|
   CT | 12457896 / R: 1968   ->1943     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1922   ->1892     |     |     |     |     |
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   11 | HAYES N GOODMAN                 |1.0  |D   2|L   3|D   9|
   RI | 15207355 / R: 1866   ->1844     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1681   ->1661     |     |     |     |     |
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   12 | JAKE DOUGLAS LUMELSKY           |1.0  |W  14|L   4|L   5|
   CT | 15117898 / R: 1146   ->1144     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1052   ->1050     |     |     |     |     |
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   13 | DMYTRO TSYDYBRAGA               |0.0  |L   4|L  10|L   8|
   CT | 17204886 / R: Unrated->1053P3   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 846P3   |     |     |     |     |
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   14 | ALYSSA ROSARIO                  |0.0  |L  12|L   9|L   7|
   CT | 17204927 / R: Unrated-> 747P3   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 654P3   |     |     |     |     |
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[Event "2019 European Club Cup"]
[Site "Ulcinj, Montenegro"]
[Date "2019.11.14"]
[Round "?"]
[White "GM Ivan Saric"]
[Black "IM Aydin Suleymanli"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2429"]
[ECO "C18"]
[WhiteElo "2650"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qa5 7.Bd2 Qa4 8.Qg4 Kf8
9.Qd1 Ne7 10.Qb1 c4 11.Ne2 Nbc6 12.Nf4 b6 13.Nh5 Bd7 14.Qc1 Rg8 15.h4 $6
{ +0.27/24 } ( 15.Be2 { +0.60/22 } 15...Qa5
{ 15...Ke8 16.g4 +0.21 Stockfish } 16.a4 Rd8 17.Qa3 Rh8 18.Nf6 ) ( 15.g4 Ke8
16.Bh3 Kd8 17.Bg5 Kc7 18.f4 Raf8 19.O-O { +0.39 Stockfish } ) 15...Ke8 16.Rh3
Kd8 17.Rf3 Kc7 18.g3 Raf8 19.Bh3 Be8 20.Nf4 Bd7 21.Kf1 Kb7 22.Kg1 Nf5 23.Rb1
Nce7 24.Rb4 Qc6 25.Ng2 h5 26.Nf4 f6 27.Qe1 g5 28.Nxh5 g4 29.Rxf5 Nxf5 30.Bg2
fxe5 31.dxe5 a5 32.Rb1 Qc5 33.Nf6 Rg7 34.Be3 Nxe3 35.Qxe3 Qxe3 36.fxe3 Ba4
37.Rc1 b5 $6 { +0.49/26 } ( 37...Be8 { -0.30/23 } 38.Rf1
{ 38. e4 dxe4 39. Kf2 Bg6 40. Ke3 Rd8 41. h5 Bf5 42. h6 Rg6 43. h7 Rh8 44.
Bxe4+ Bxe4 45. Kxe4 +0.43 Stockfish } 38...Ka6 39.e4 dxe4 40.Bxe4 Bg6 41.Bxg6
Rxg6 42.Rd1 Kb5 43.Rd6 Ka4 44.Rxb6 Kxa3 45.Rxe6 Kb2 46.Ra6 Kxc2 47.Kg2 Rg7
48.h5 Kxc3 ) ( 37...Kc6 38.Bf1 Kc5 39.Be2 Be8 40.Kg2 Bc6 41.Kf1 Be8
{ = Stockfish } ) 38.e4 d4 $6 { +1.33/23 } ( 38...Ka6 { +0.72/23 } 39.Kf2
{ 39. exd5 exd5 40. Nxd5 Re8 41. Re1 Bxc2 42. e6 Bf5 43. Nf4 Rge7 44. Bd5
Rf8 45. h5 Bh7 46. Bg2 +1.25 Stockfish } 39...b4 40.axb4 axb4 41.exd5 exd5
42.Ke3 b3 43.cxb3 cxb3 44.Rb1 Rc8 45.Nxd5 Kb5 46.c4+ Ka5 47.Kd4 Rb7 48.e6 b2
49.Be4 Bc6 50.e7 Rh8 51.Bg6 Rhb8 52.h5 Bxd5 53.e8=Q Rxe8 54.Bxe8 Bf3 55.h6 )
( 38...Re7 39.Kf2 b4 40.axb4 axb4 41.Ke3 d4+ 42.cxd4 b3 43.Rb1 Ka6 44.cxb3
cxb3 45.Bf1+ Ka5 46.h5 { +1.00 Stockfish } ) 39.cxd4 b4 40.axb4 $6
{ +0.83/25 } ( 40.c3 { +1.17/22 } 40...Rc7
{ 40...bxa3 41. Ra1 Bc2 42. Rxa3 Ka6 43. Ra2 Bb1 44. Ra1 Bd3 45. d5 Kb5 46.
dxe6 +1.83 Stockfish } 41.Bf1 Rd8 42.axb4 axb4 43.d5 b3 44.Rb1 Bb5 45.Kf2
exd5 ) 40...axb4 41.Bf1 Rc8 $6 { +1.46/23 } ( 41...Rc7 { +0.84/23 } 42.c3
{ 42. Rb1 b3 43. Kf2 Ra8 44. h5 c3 45. cxb3 c2 46. Rc1 Bxb3 47. Bd3 Rc3 48.
Be2 Rh8 49. Bxg4 +0.09 Stockfish } 42...b3 43.Be2 Bb5 44.Kf2 Ra8 45.Ke3 Kb6 )
42.Rb1 b3 43.c3 $6
{ +0.28/25 } ( 43.d5 Kb8 44.dxe6 Rb7 45.c3 b2 46.e7 Bc2 47.e8=Q Rxe8 48.Rxb2
Rxb2 49.Nxe8 Bd3 50.Bg2 Rb1+ 51.Kh2 Rb2 { = Stockfish } ) ( 43.Kf2 Kb6 44.Be2
c3 45.cxb3 c2 46.Rc1 Bxb3 47.h5 Ra7 48.Ke3 Rca8 49.Bd3 Ra1 50.Rxa1 Rxa1
51.Bxc2 Bxc2 52.Kf4 { +0.09 Stockfish } ) 43...Kb6 44.h5 Bb5 ( 44...Ra7 45.h6 Bb5 46.h7 Rh8
47.d5 Raxh7 48.Nxh7 Rxh7 49.Rd1 Kc5 50.dxe6 Re7 51.Rd5+ Kb6 52.Rd6+ Kc7
53.Kf2 Rxe6 54.Rd2 { -0.17 Stockfish Of course not 54.Re6 b2 } ) 45.h6 Ra7
46.h7 Rh8 47.Be2 Ra2 48.Bxg4 Rc2 49.Bxe6 b2 50.Rxb2 Rxb2 51.Bg8 Rc2 52.Nd5+
Ka5 53.e6 Bc6 $2 { +1.78/26 } ( 53...Ka4 54.g4 Kb3 55.g5 Be8 56.e5 Kb2 57.Ne3
Rxc3 58.Nd1+ Kc2 59.Nxc3 Kxc3 60.d5 Kb4 61.d6 c3 62.d7 c2 63.dxe8=Q c1=Q+
64.Kg2 Qxg5+ 65.Kh3 Qf5+ 66.Kh4 Qxh7+ 67.Bxh7 Rxe8 68.Bf5
{ This position is an endgame database draw. } ) 54.e7 Ka4 55.Nb6+ Kb3 56.d5
$2 { +0.96/26 } ( 56.Nxc4 Kxc3 57.d5 Ba4
{ 57...Be8 58. Nd6 Bg6 59. Nf5 Kd3 60. d6 Be8 61. e5 Rc1+ 62. Kf2 Rc5 63.
Kf3 Rxe5 +7.88 Stockfish } 58.Nb6 Bb5 59.d6 Rd2 60.e5 Be8 61.g4 Kc2 62.Nd5
Rd4 63.Kf2 Kd1 64.Nf6 Bb5 65.g5 Rd2+ 66.Kg3 Rd3+ { +17.09 Stockfish } )
56...Bb5 $2 { +3.04/25 } ( 56...Be8 { +0.96/26 } 57.d6 Rd2 58.e5
{ 58. Nxc4 Rd1+ 59. Kg2 Kxc3 60. Kf3 Rd4 61. e5 Rxh7 62. Bxh7 Kxc4 +0.09
Stockfish } 58...Kxc3 59.g4 Rd4
{ 59...Kb4 60. Nxc4 Rd1+ 61. Kf2 Rxh7 62. Bxh7 Kxc4 63. g5 Kd5 64. g6 Rd4
65. g7 Rg4 66. g8=R Rxg8 67. Bxg8+ Kxe5 68. d7 Bxd7 69. Bf7 Kd6 70. e8=Q
Bxe8 71. Bxe8 +0.09 Stockfish } 60.Kf2 Kd3 61.Nxc4 Rxc4 62.Bxc4+ Kxc4 63.e6
Rxh7 64.d7 Rxe7 65.d8=Q Rxe6 66.Kf3 Kc5 67.g5 Kc6 68.Qa8+ Kc7 ) 57.d6 Rd2
58.Nxc4 $6 { +1.95/30 } ( 58.Bd5 { +2.50/24 } 58...Rxh7
{ 58...Rd3 59. Kg2 Rd2+ 60. Kf3 Rd1 61. Kf2 Rd2+ 62. Ke3 Rg2 63. Kf3 Rg1
64. Bxc4+ Bxc4 65. d7 Bf7 66. d8=Q Rxh7 67. e8=Q Bxe8 68. Qxe8 +11.88
Stockfish } 59.Bxc4+ Bxc4 60.Nxc4 Rd1+
{ 60... Kxc4 61. e8=Q Rhh2 62. Qc6+ Kd3 63. e5 Rhe2 64. Qf3+ Re3 65. Qd5+
Kxc3 66. Qa5+ Kc2 67. Qxd2+ Kxd2 68. d7 Rxg3+ +10.40 Stockfish } 61.Kf2 Kxc4
62.e8=Q Rh2+ 63.Ke3 Rd3+ 64.Kf4 Rxd6 65.e5 Rd3 66.Qc6+ Kb3 67.Qb6+ Kc2 68.e6
Re2 69.c4 Rd1 70.c5 Rf1+ 71.Kg5 Re5+ 72.Kg6 Rf3 73.Qd6 Rxg3+ 74.Kf6 Reg5
75.Qd4 ) 58...Rd1+ 59.Kf2 Kxc3 60.Na3 Be8 61.e5 Kd4 $2 { +8.11/28 } (
61...Kb4 { +1.96/26 } 62.Ke2 Bh5+ 63.g4
{ 63. Ke3 Kc5 64. Kf4 Be8 65. Nc4 Kc6 66. Kg5 Rd3 67. g4 Rd4 68. Na5+ Kb6
69. Nb3 Re4 70. e6 Rxe6 71. Bxe6 Rxh7 72. Kf6 Kc6 73. Ke5 Rg7 74. Bf5 Kb7
75. Nd4 Ka7 76. Ne6 Rg8 77. Kf6 Kb8 78. Nd4 Kb7 79. d7 Bxd7 80. Bxd7 +10.71 Stockfish }
63...Bxg4+ 64.Ke3 Bh5 65.Nc4 Kc5 66.Nd2 Kc6 67.Ne4 Rf1 68.Bc4 ) 62.e6 Ke5 $6
{ +9.64/32 } ( 62...Kc5 { +8.11/27 } 63.d7 Rxd7 64.exd7 Bxd7 65.Nc4 Be8 66.g4
Kc6 67.g5 Rxh7
{ 67...Kd7 68. g6 Kxe7 69. g7 Rxh7 70. Bxh7 Bf7 71. g8=Q Bxg8 72. Bxg8
+49.42 Stockfish } 68.Bxh7 Kd7 69.g6
{ 69. Bg6 Bxg6 70. Ne5+ Kxe7 71. Nxg6+ Ke6 72. Nf4+ Kf5 73. g6 Kf6 74. Kg3
Ke7 75. Kh4 Kf8 76. Kg5 Ke7 77. Kf5 Kf8 78. Ne6+ Ke7 79. g7 Kf7 80. Ke5 Ke8
81. g8=Q+ Ke7 82. Qg7+ Ke8 83. Nc5 Kd8 84. Qd7# } 69...Kxe7 70.g7 Bf7 71.g8=Q
Bxg8 72.Bxg8 Kf6 73.Kf3 Kg5 74.Bd5 Kf5 75.Kg3 Kg5 76.Be4 Kf6 77.Kf4 Kf7 ) (
62...Rd2+ 63.Kf3 Kc5 64.d7 Rxd7 65.exd7 Bxd7 66.Nc4 Be8 67.g4 Kc6 68.g5 Kd7
69.g6 Kxe7 70.g7 Bc6+ 71.Kf4 Rxh7 72.Bxh7 Bd5 73.Nb2
{ The endgame datbase says it's mate on move 100. Most human players can't
do the B+N mate that fast. } ) 63.Nc4+ $4 { +0.05/32 } ( 63.d7 { +9.64/32 }
63...Rxd7 64.exd7 Bxd7 65.Nc4+ Kf6 66.Nb6 Bc6 67.Nd5+ ) 63...Kf6 64.g4 Rd5
65.d7 Rxd7 $4 { +8.81/36 } ( 65...Kxe7 { +0.05/27 } 66.dxe8=N
{ 65... Kxe7 66. Nb6 Rxd7 67. exd7 Bg6 68. Kg3 Bxh7 69. Bxh7 Rxh7 70. Nd5+
Kd8 71. Nf6 Rh1 72. Kf4 Rf1+ 73. Ke5 Ke7 74. g5 Re1+ 75. Kf5 Rf1+ =
Stockfish } 66...Kxe8 67.Ne3
{ 67. Kf3 Rg5 68. Nd6+ Ke7 69. Nf5+ Kf6 70. Kf4 Rgxg8 71. hxg8=N+ Rxg8 72.
e7 Rb8 73. g5+ Kf7 74. Kg3 Rb3+ 75. Kg4 Rb4+ 76. Kh3 Rb8 77. Kh4 Rb4+ 78.
Kh3 = Stockfish } 67...Rg5 68.Kg3 Ke7 69.Nf5+ Kf6 70.e7 Rgxg8 71.hxg8=Q
Rxg8 { This position is an endgame database draw. } 72.Kf4 Ra8 73.g5+ Kf7
74.Kg4 Ra4+ 75.Kh5 Ra6 76.Kh4 Rc6 77.Kg3 Ke8 78.Kg4 Rc4+ 79.Kf3 Rc3+ 80.Ke4
Rc6 ) 66.exd7 Bxd7 67.Nb6 Kxe7 $4 { #27/34 } ( 67...Bc6
{ The endgame database says this also leads to mate . } 68.Nd5+ Ke5 69.Nc7
{ 69. Kg3 Kd6 70. g5 Be8 71. Nf6 Kxe7 72. Nxe8 Kxe8 73. Kf4 Kf8 74. Ke5 Kg7
75. Kf5 Rxh7 76. Bxh7 Kxh7 77. Kf6 Kg8 78. Kg6 Kf8 79. Kh7 Ke7 80. g6 Ke6
81. g7 Ke5 82. g8=Q Kd4 83. Kg6 Kc5 84. Kf5 Kb4 85. Ke5 Kc3 86. Ke4 Kc2
87. Qc4+ Kb2 88. Kd3 Ka3 89. Qb5 Ka2 90. Kc3 Ka3 91. Qb3# }
69...Kf4 70.e8=Q Bxe8 71.Nxe8 Kxg4 72.Nd6 Rxh7 73.Bxh7 Kg5 74.Ke3 Kf6 75.Kd4
Ke6 76.Nc4 Kf6 77.Ke4 Ke6 78.Bf5+ Kf7 79.Ke5 Kf8 80.Ke6 Ke8 81.Ne5 Kd8 82.Kd6
Ke8 83.Bd7+ Kf8 84.Be6 Kg7 85.Ke7 Kh6 86.Kf6 Kh5 87.Nf3 Kh6 88.Bg4 Kh7
89.Bf5+ ) 68.Nxd7 Kxd7 69.Kg3 Ke7 70.Kh4 Kf6 71.Kh5 1-0

 

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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.

 

GOING BACK IN TIME with Bob Cyr

Here are Bob's latest writings...

 

 

Early History of the New Britain Chess Club

Remembering David Lees

New Britain Chess Club Hall of Fame

Chess Biography of David Lees

Chess Biography of Will Torres

Highlights of 2019  by Bob Cyr

Biography of Bob Cyr, Chess Historian

Fun Facts of the New Britain Chess Club

An Inspirational Chess Story

"What are the Odds" annual NBCC tournament, 19th year

Remembering Arkadijs and Andris Strazdins

 
 

 

SAT. FEB. 22  2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

Most Frequent Players (after tnmt #44)

32 Joe Bihlmeyer

18 Art Nagel

18 Rob Roy

15 Derek Meredith

14 Mark Bourque

13 Hayes Goodman

12 Dan Smith

10 Dan Zhou

10 Joshua Berkun

10 Larry Lafosse

Recently Active Players

Ben Amar

Mike Smith

Lisa Smith

Punya Upadhyay

Zach Reggio

Dmytro Tsydybraza   New to USCF

Alyssa Rosario   New to USCF

Michael S. Smith

Sam Lumelsky

Jake Lumelsky

 

 

USCF History of the Coventry Chess Club

 

 

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB 2020 CALENDAR

Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31)

JAN 18  2020 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN

FEB 22  2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN

MAR 21  2020 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN

APR 18  2020 MILL BROOK PARK OPEN

May thru August  -  No Tournaments

SEP 26  2020 CONNECTICUT HARVEST OPEN

OCT 17  2020 CHARTER OAK OPEN

NOV 14  2020 CONNECTICUT YANKEE OPEN

DEC 12  2020 NUTMEG STATE OPEN

 

CCM's classic posts:

How to set your chess clock

What is Chess ? by Ben McCready 

 

CHESS COLUMNS FROM THE PAST   by Rob Roy

Rob Roy did 1300 columnsWaterbury Sunday Republican 1977-2000.  Enabling Waterbury Chess Club to be successful.

Here are two columns from 1978;

 

 

 

Sat. Dec. 14, 2019

Holiday Party Open

$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. 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