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FEB 23 - 2019 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN

2019 Eastern Connecticut Open

Saturday February 23

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UConn Chess Club, Storrs Connecticut

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Who is the Best Chess Player Ever ?

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What is Chess ?  by Ben McCready


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The CSCA elects a new Board and President

January 1, 2019
With a great show of support from the chess community, the Connecticut State Chess Association held its annual meeting at the Meriden Library on November 3, 2018. The assembly of about fifty voted to elect a whole new Board of Directors. The Directors were given a term length based on number of votes received: Alex Palvinski and Suhas Kodali for a five-year term, Erin Striff and Jennifer Hogrefe for four years, Alexander Lumelsky and Rick Cheung for three years, Fred Townsend and Norman Burtness for two years, and Rick Bauer for one year. There was a three-way tie among Aashish Chopra, Derek Mansfield, and Derek Meredith for the tenth Board seat. The Board was consequently expanded to twelve seats and all three were elected to serve one-year terms. The newly elected Board is comprised of a diverse group of individuals, including chess players of different generations and scholastic chess parents, representing much of the Connecticut chess community.

The continuation of the annual meeting took place at the Newington library on December 8, 2018. Officer elections were held with an impressive group of candidates. Jan van de Mortel succeeded Jim Celone who had been President of the CSCA since 2003. Jan has an extensive background in chess. He won several Dutch Junior Chess Champion titles and represented the Netherlands at various European and World Junior Championships. In 2003, he co-founded Chess Education Partners (now GM Chess Academy) in Chicago and he achieved the title of International Master in 2006. Until 2010 Jan was a full time chess teacher at public and private schools, teaching chess students and chess teachers of all levels and ages. He organized summer chess camps and scholastic tournaments with up to 800 participants. He represented US Chess as a Coach for Team USA at World Youth Championships and became a US Chess Senior Tournament Director. He currently coaches the UConn Chess Club.

Alex Palvinski succeeded Derek Mansfield as Vice President. A UConn Chess Club member and student from Redding, Alex looks forward to representing and uniting different chess clubs in the state. Jen Hogrefe, mother of scholastic players Avery and Aaron, succeeded CJ Gregory as Secretary. Bryant Mercado was elected Treasurer and succeeded Bob Milardo, who had been in charge of the treasury for most of the past thirty-six years. Bryant, an accounting major, has extensive knowledge through his experience as the UConn Chess Club Treasurer and as an intern at Travelers Insurance. Incumbent Tournaments Coordinator Alexander Lumelsky has organized over twenty scholastic State Championship events through his Connecticut Chess Organization (CCO). Membership Database Secretary Vandna Chopra and Ombudsman Rick Cheung work in professions that make them uniquely qualified for these positions. Bob Cyr has already devoted much time and effort as the CSCA Historian and will continue to do so; Bob is also the historian of the New Britain Chess Club (NBCC). Scholastic Chess Grants Coordinator George Wang is a high school student who already shows an impressive resume. Together with his siblings Jake and Emily, he co-founded Chess Haven, a non-profit chess organization. Chess Haven has held several tournaments and received the bid to organize the 2019 Grade State Championships.

Upon completion of elections the Board heard bids and awarded CSCA State Championship events. The CSCA will organize the CT State Scholastic Championship this year. With Tournaments Coordinator Alex Lumelsky and President Jan van de Mortel volunteering as chess organizer and tournament director this is an exciting venture. Chess Haven will organize the CT State Grade Championships on January 19, 2019. The NBCC will organize 2018 CT Blitz Championships on January 2, 2019; the first ever 2019 Senior Open on March 9, 2019; and the CT State Championship on May 4, 2019. CCO will organize the National Nominations Grand Prix (NNGP) leg 1 and 2019 Girls’ State Championships on January 26, 2019; and the Scholastic State Speed Championships and NNGP Final on March 30, 2019. The UConn Chess Club will organize NNGP leg 2 on February 10, 2019. Hall High School will organize the NNGP leg 3 on March 16, 2019. The tournament calendar was finalized after the December 8th meeting.

The CSCA is looking ahead to the future with a motivated group of volunteers. It is excited to utilize new strategies to increase membership and stimulate the chess community in Connecticut, and welcome everyone's input and participation. On December 28, 2018 the CSCA reinstated as a non-stock corporation and will begin the process of obtaining federal non-profit status. Please visit our website at www.chessct.org to find out the latest news in Connecticut chess, upcoming events and read about the history of the CSCA through the years.

Best wishes for 2019 from the CSCA Officers and Directors!

 

 

 

LATEST CONNECTICUT CHESS NEWS

 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

ALAN LASSER AND HIS WILD SNAIL OPENING

2019 Eastern Connecticut Open

Saturday February 23

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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. Register On-site Only: 9:45 am - 10:10 am   One Section. Accelerated Pairings .Wheelchair Accessible. USCF TLA

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Out of my 700 recorded games this year, I played two dozen Wild Snails. For the benefit of the new subscribers, The Wild Snail Opening is my way of giving odds. A lot players refuse to receive odds, “how am I going to learn anything(meaning the openings) if you give me odds?” The Wild Snail disguises my intention for the first two moves. After my fourth move, opponents realize something is going on and I confess to underhanded behavior, “are any of my moves visible?”, I ask, “then I must have been making invisible moves. Is that cheating?” Many chess clubs frown upon using magic on the muggles; in other clubs, a bit of chess magic is permitted.
I caution my foes not to get too excited, the computer says that the four free moves I have given them is only worth about a pawn. In practice, forfeiting the center and offering up a significant lead in development can be scary, several of this year’s opponents had good chances. Congratulations to Dave Lucey who nicked me for a draw. The year’s fiercest snails are below.

Alan Lasser-Julian Clark
10/22/18
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.Nc3 g6
2.Nf3 Bg7
3.Nb1?! -0.05/22
3.e4 +0.59/22 3...c5 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 d6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.f3 Nc6 8.Bc4 Ne5 9.Bb3 Bd7 10.O-O a5 11.Nd5 a4 12.Nxf6+
3…Nf6
4.Ng1?! -0.42/23
4.e3 -0.07/22 4...O-O 5.d4 d5 6.Be2 Bg4 7.O-O c5 8.Nc3 Nbd7 9.a4 Qc7 10.Bd2 Rfc8 11.Ng5 Bf5 12.Nb5 Qc6
4…d5
5.d3 Nc6
6.Nf3 Bg4
7.Nbd2 Bxf3
8.Nxf3 O-O?! -0.03/23
8...Qd6 -0.29/22 9.e3 e5 10.Be2 O-O-O 11.O-O Kb8 12.Bd2 h5 13.Ng5 Qe7 14.c3 e4 15.d4 Bh6 16.Nh3 Qd6 17.Nf4 Rde8 18.b4 Ne7 19.b5 Nf5
9.Bg5 Qd7
10.e3 e5
11.c3 e4?! +1.07/25
11...Qg4 +0.19/21 12.h3 Qf5 13.Bh4 e4 14.Nh2 exd3
12.Bxf6 exf3
13.Bxg7?! +0.53/22
13.Qxf3 +1.10/23 13...Ne5 14.Bxe5 Bxe5 15.d4 Bg7 16.Bd3 c6 17.Qf4 a5 18.a4 Qd8 19.O-O
13…fxg2
14.Bxg2 Kxg7
15.Qf3 Rad8
16.O-O-O Kg8?! +0.67/23
16...f5 +0.28/21 17.d4 f4 18.Rhe1 fxe3 19.Qxe3 a5 20.Qg3 a4 21.Rd2
17.h4 Qf5
18.Qxf5 gxf5
19.Rdg1 Ne7? +2.41/28
19...Kh8 +0.77/26 20.Bh3 Ne7 21.Rg3 f4 22.exf4 d4 23.c4 Ng6 24.f5 Nf4 25.Bg4 Rg8 26.Kc2 Rde8 27.Bf3 Rxg3 28.fxg3
20.Bxd5+ Ng6?! +3.46/25
20...Kh8 +2.42/25 21.Bxb7 Rxd3 22.Rd1 Rfd8 23.Rxd3
21.Bc4?! +2.32/27
21.Bxb7 +3.46/25 21...Kh8 22.d4 Ne7 23.Ba6 Rd6 24.Bc4 Nc8 25.Bd3 Rf6 26.f3
21...a6? +4.36/25
21...Kh8 +2.32/27 22.d4 Ne7 23.Rg3 Rd6 24.Rf3 Rf6 25.Bd3 c6 26.e4 Rh6 27.exf5 Nd5 28.Kb1 Rh5 29.c4 Nf6 30.Rf4 Re8 31.Rg1 Rh6 32.f3 Rh5 33.Be4 Rd8 34.Bc2 Re8 35.Bd3 Re3 36.Be4
22.d4?! +2.71/27
22.h5 +4.36/25 22...Kg7 23.d4 Rd6 24.Bd3 Rf6 25.f3
22...b5?! +3.28/25
22...Kh8 +2.71/27 23.Rg5 Ne7 24.Bd3 f4 25.Rh5 f5 26.exf4 c5 27.Re1 Nd5 28.Rxf5 Nxf4 29.Rxf8+ Rxf8 30.Be4 cxd4 31.cxd4 b6 32.Kd2 Ng6 33.h5 Nf4 34.h6 Rf6 35.Rh1 Ng6 36.Bxg6 Rxg6 37.Kd3 Rf6 38.Rh2 Kg8 39.d5 Kf8 40.Kd4 Ke7 41.Ke5 Rg6
23.Bd3 c5?! +4.94/26
23...Kh8 +3.28/23 24.Bxf5 Ne7 25.Bd3 Rd6 26.Kb1 c5 27.Bc2 cxd4 28.cxd4
24.h5 cxd4
25.exd4 a5?! +6.89/26
25...Rd6 +5.07/25 26.Bxf5 Rf6 27.Bc2 Rxf2 28.hxg6 fxg6 29.Re1 R2f6 30.d5 R8f7 31.Re6 Rxe6 32.dxe6 Rc7 33.Rd1 Kf8 34.Rd6 Ra7 35.Rb6 Ke7 36.Be4
26.Bxf5 b4
27.hxg6 hxg6?! +7.33/24
27...fxg6 +6.25/26 28.Be6+ Kg7 29.Rh2 Rf3 30.Rg3 Rf4 31.Rgh3 Kf6 32.d5 bxc3 33.bxc3
28.Bc2 Rd6
29.Bb3 Re8?! +8.22/25
29...Kg7 +6.76/27 30.Rh2 bxc3 31.bxc3 Rc6 32.Kd2 Rb6 33.Kd3 Rf6 34.Bd5
30.Re1?! +7.07/26
30.Rh6 +8.22/25 30...bxc3 31.bxc3
30…Rc8
31.Rh3 Ra8?! +9.66/26
31...Rc7 +6.63/26 32.Kd2 Ra6 33.cxb4 a4 34.Bd1 Rc4 35.Re8+ Kg7 36.Be2
32.Re7 Rf6
33.f3?! +7.10/24
33.Rxf7 +9.83/25 33...Rxf7 34.Rf3 bxc3 35.bxc3 Kh8 36.Rxf7 Ra6 37.Bd5 Rd6 38.c4 a4 39.Ra7
33…a4
34.Bd5 bxc3? +17.57/25
34...Rd8 +8.08/27 35.c4 a3 36.bxa3
35.Bxa8 cxb2+
36.Kxb2 Rb6+
37.Kc3 Rb3+
38.axb3 axb3
39.Bd5 Kf8
40.Rxf7+ Ke8
41.Rh8# 1-0


Alan Lasser-Mike Kaczkowski
10/26/18
Northampton Senior Center Chess Club
game/30
1.Nf3 Nc6
2.Nc3 Nf6
3.Ng1?! -0.67/23
3.d4 +0.10/23 3...d5 4.Bf4 a6 5.e3 Bg4 6.Be2 e6 7.O-O Bb4 8.Ne5 Nxe5 9.dxe5 Bxe2 10.Nxe2 Ne4 11.Qd3 Be7 12.Rad1 c6
3...e6?! -0.32/24
3...e5 -0.67/23 4.e4 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Bb5 Nxc3 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.bxc3 Qd5 9.Nf3 e4 10.Qe2 Bd6 11.d3 f5 12.c4 Qe6 13.dxe4 Qxe4 14.Qxe4+ fxe4 15.Nd2 O-O 16.O-O Bf5 17.Rb1 Rae8 18.Rb7 Bf4 19.Re1 e3
4.Nb1?! -1.00/23
4.Nf3 -0.32/24 4...d5 5.d4 Bb4 6.e3 Qe7 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 O-O 9.a4 Rd8 10.Bb5 Qe8 11.O-O a6 12.Bxc6 Qxc6 13.Ba3
4…d5
5.d3 b6
6.Bg5 Be7
7.Nd2 h6
8.Bh4 g5?! -0.37/21
8...d4 -0.72/21 9.e4 dxe3 10.fxe3 O-O 11.Bf2 e5 12.Be2 Bf5 13.Nh3 Qd7 14.O-O Bxh3 15.gxh3 Qxh3 16.Bf3 Qe6 17.Qe2 Rad8
9.Bg3 Nh5
10.e4?! -0.53/24
10.e3 -0.27/23 10...Nxg3 11.hxg3 d4 12.exd4 Qxd4 13.c3 Qd7 14.d4 Bb7 15.Nc4 O-O-O 16.Nf3 Bf6 17.Ne3 e5 18.dxe5 Qxd1+ 19.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 20.Kxd1 Nxe5 21.Nxe5 Bxe5 22.Kc1 Kb8 23.Bc4 f6 24.Bd5
10…Nxg3
11.hxg3 dxe4
12.dxe4 Bb7
13.Bb5 Qd6
14.Qe2?! -0.89/23
14.c3 -0.45/22 14...O-O-O 15.Ngf3 f5 16.Qe2 Kb8 17.Nb3 fxe4 18.Qxe4 h5 19.Be2 Qd5 20.Qxd5 exd5 21.Nbd4 Nxd4 22.cxd4 c5 23.Ne5 Bf6 24.Rxh5 Rxh5 25.Bxh5
14...O-O-O
15.c3 f5?! -0.59/20
15...g4 -0.91/22 16.O-O-O Bg5 17.Ba6 Bxa6
16.O-O-O Qc5
17.f3?? -4.50/25
17.Kb1 -0.42/21 17...fxe4 18.Nh3 Qe5 19.Nc4 Qf6 20.Nd2 e3 21.fxe3 Kb8 22.Nf2 Ne5 23.e4 Rhf8 24.Rdf1 Qg7
17...fxe4? -0.71/23
17...Nd4 -4.50/25 18.Qc4 Nxb5 19.Qxe6+ Kb8 20.Qxf5 Nxc3 21.Qxc5 Nxa2+ 22.Kb1 Bxc5 23.Kxa2 Bb4 24.Nh3 Rxd2 25.Rxd2 Bxd2 26.Nf2 Bc8 27.Nd3 Be3 28.g4 Be6+
18.Bxc6?! -1.56/23
18.Nxe4 -0.71/23 18...Rxd1+ 19.Kxd1 Qd5+ 20.Kc2 Qxa2 21.Bc4 Qa4+ 22.Bb3 Qa5 23.Nh3 Ba6 24.Qe3 Qf5 25.Nf2 Bc5 26.Qe1 Bxf2 27.Qxf2 Na5 28.g4 Qg6 29.Rd1 Bb7 30.Qd4 Bxe4+ 31.fxe4 Re8 32.Ba4 Rf8 33.g3 Qf6 34.Bd7+ Kb8
18…Bxc6
19.fxe4 Rhf8
20.Ngf3? -3.33/24
20.Qg4 -1.96/22 20...Ba4 21.Ngf3 Bxd1 22.Rxd1 Kb7 23.Qxe6 Bf6 24.g4 Bg7 25.Kc2 Qf2
20…Bb5
21.Qe1 Bf6? -1.36/23
21...g4 -3.30/25 22.Nb3 gxf3 23.Nxc5 f2 24.Rxd8+ Bxd8 25.Qd1 f1=Q 26.Rxf1 Rxf1 27.Nxe6 Bf6 28.Nf4 a5 29.Qxf1
22.e5 Bg7
23.Nd4? -7.32/22
23.Qe4 -1.36/22 23...Bd3 24.Qg4 Bf5 25.Qa4 Kb7 26.Qc4 Qd5 27.Qxd5+ exd5
23...Bxe5?? +2.22/24
23...Rxd4 -7.32/22 24.Qe3 Rfd8 25.Qf3 R4d5 26.Rhe1 Ba4 27.Nb3 Rxd1+ 28.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 29.Kxd1 Bxe5 30.Kc1 Qd5 31.Qe3 Kb8 32.Nd4 c5 33.Nc2 Bxc2
24.Nxe6 Qe7? +4.99/22
24...Qd5 +2.16/23 25.Nxf8 Rxf8 26.Rxh6 Re8 27.Qe4 Qxe4 28.Nxe4 Kb7 29.Rg6 Bc6 30.Nxg5 Bxg3 31.Ne6 Bd6 32.Rd4 Rh8 33.g4 Be8 34.Rg7 Be5 35.Re7 Bxd4 36.Rxc7+ Kb8 37.cxd4 Bg6 38.Rd7 Rc8+ 39.Kd1 Bb1 40.a3 Be4 41.Kd2 Rc2+ 42.Ke3
25.Qxe5 1-0

 

Alan Lasser-Ishan Kmat
12/6/16
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.Nc3 Nf6
2.Nf3 g6?! +0.57/24
2...d5 +0.10/24 3.d4 Bf5 4.Bf4 e6 5.e3 Bb4 6.Bd3
3.Nb1?! -0.05/23
3.e4 +0.57/24 3...d5 4.exd5 Nxd5 5.Bc4 Nb6 6.Bb3 Nc6 7.O-O Bg7 8.d3 Bf5 9.a4 Na5 10.Ba2 Nc6 11.Qe2 O-O 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bd2 g5
3…d5
4.Ng1?! -0.57/21
4.d4 -0.05/22 4...Nc6 5.Bf4 Bg7 6.e3 Nh5 7.Bg3 Nxg3 8.hxg3 e5 9.Bb5 exd4 10.exd4
4…Nc6
5.d3 Bg7
6.Nf3 e6
7.Bg5 Qd7?! -0.09/22
7...h6 -0.53/23 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.c3 e5 10.e3 d4 11.Be2 Be6 12.Nbd2 O-O-O 13.O-O Qe7 14.Qa4 f5 15.Nc4 Kb8 16.Rac1 dxe3
8.Nbd2 O-O
9.c3 Re8
10.Qc2 d4
11.O-O-O?! -0.62/22
11.Bxf6 -0.01/21 11...Bxf6 12.e3 e5 13.Be2 Bg7 14.O-O Qe7 15.e4 Be6 16.cxd4 exd4 17.Rfc1 f5 18.a3 Rad8 19.exf5 gxf5 20.b4 a6 21.Re1 Bd5 22.Rac1 Bf6 23.Nc4 Qg7
11…dxc3
12.bxc3 Nd5?! -0.32/23
12...e5 -0.64/20 13.e3 Qd5 14.e4 Qd6 15.Nc4 Qc5 16.d4 exd4 17.cxd4 Qf8 18.Bxf6 Bxf6 19.e5 Bf5 20.Qb3 Be7 21.Bd3 Bxd3 22.Qxd3 Nb4 23.Qb3 b5 24.Ne3 c5 25.dxc5 Bxc5 26.Kb2 Nc6 27.Ng4
13.d4 Qd6?! +0.02/24
13...f6 -0.26/21 14.Bh4 Nb6 15.e4 Qf7 16.Kb1 Bd7 17.Nb3 Na4 18.Nbd2 Ne7
14.Nc4 Qd7
15.e4 Nb6
16.Bf4?! +0.04/21
16.h4 +0.43/20 16...f6 17.Be3 h5 18.Bd3 Nxc4 19.Bxc4 Qf7 20.e5 f5 21.Kb1 Bd7 22.Qb2
16…Nxc4
17.Bxc4 a6
18.h4 b5
19.Bd3 b4
20.e5?! -0.56/21
20.Be3 +0.03/20 20...h5 21.Kd2 Bb7 22.Rb1 Rab8 23.Rb2 Ba8 24.Ke2 Rbd8 25.Rc1 bxc3 26.Qxc3 Nxd4+ 27.Bxd4 Bxd4 28.Nxd4 Qxd4 29.Qxd4 Rxd4 30.f3 a5 31.Rxc7 Red8 32.Bc4
20...Bf8?! +0.14/22
20...Rb8 -0.56/21 21.Kd2 Bb7 22.Ke2 bxc3 23.Qxc3 Nb4 24.Bc4 Nd5 25.Qc1 Nxf4+ 26.Qxf4 Bxf3+ 27.Qxf3 Rb4 28.Qc3 Reb8 29.Bb3 a5 30.h5 a4 31.Bc2 Qb5+ 32.Qd3 Rb2 33.Rc1 Rxa2 34.h6 Bf8
21.Be4? -1.13/23
21.c4 +0.14/22 21...Rb8 22.Be4 Na5 23.Rd3 Bb7 24.Bxb7 Rxb7 25.h5 Be7 26.Bg5 Reb8
21...a5? 0.00/21
21...bxc3 -1.13/23 22.Qxc3 Bb7 23.Qe3 Nb4 24.Bxb7 Nxa2+ 25.Kd2 Bb4+ 26.Kc2 Qb5 27.Qb3 Qxb7 28.Bd2 Reb8 29.Rb1 Qe4+
22.h5 bxc3
23.hxg6?! -0.40/25
23.Qxc3 -0.14/21 23...Nb4 24.Rd2 Nd5 25.Bxd5 exd5 26.hxg6 fxg6 27.Rc2 Rb8 28.Qxc7 Rb7 29.Qxd7 Bxd7 30.Kd2 Bf5 31.Rcc1 Ba3 32.Rcd1 Rc8 33.Ke2 Rc2+ 34.Rd2 Rc3 35.Bg5 Bg4 36.Kf1 Bxf3
23...Ba3+
24.Kb1 Rb8+?! 0.00/25
24...fxg6 -0.60/23 25.Bc1 Rb8+ 26.Ka1 Bb2+ 27.Bxb2 cxb2+ 28.Kb1 Nb4 29.Qb3 a4 30.Qa3 Qe7 31.Nd2 Bb7 32.Bxb7 Rxb7 33.Qxa4
25.Ka1 Bb2+
26.Kb1 Nb4?? +11.02/26
26...fxg6 0.00/23 27.Bxg6 Re7 28.Ng5 hxg6 29.Qxg6+ Rg7 30.Qh6 Ba3+ 31.Ka1 Bb2+ 32.Kb1
27.gxh7+ Kh8
28.Bg5 Nd5
29.Bxd5 Ba3+
30.Bb3 Be7
31.Ka1 Bxg5
32.Nxg5 a4
33.Bxa4 c6
34.Qxc3 Rb6
35.Rc1 Bb7
36.Ne4 Qd5
37.Nf6 Qxg2
38.Rcg1 1-0

Alan Lasser-Jaan Kolesnik
10/4/18
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.Nc3 d5
2.Nf3 Nf6
3.Nb1?! -0.53/21
3.d4 -0.10/21 3...c5 4.Bf4 Ne4 5.Nxe4 dxe4 6.Nd2 cxd4 7.e3 Nc6 8.exd4 Qxd4 9.c3 Qf6 10.Bg3 Bf5 11.Bb5 a6 12.Bc4
3…Bf5
4.Ng1?! -1.11/22
4.d4 -0.49/21 4...e6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 c6 7.Nbd2 Qb6 8.Qc1 Bd6 9.c4 dxc4 10.Nxc4 Qb4+ 11.Nfd2 Bc7 12.Be2 O-O 13.O-O Qb5 14.a3 Ng4
4…e5
5.d3 Nc6
6.Bg5 Bc5
7.e3 O-O
8.Ne2 Qd6
9.Ng3 Bg6
10.Nc3?! -1.08/22
10.Be2 -0.78/22 10...Nd7 11.O-O h6 12.Bh4 Bh7 13.Nh1 f5 14.Nc3 a6 15.h3 d4 16.exd4 Nxd4 17.Bf3 Nxf3+ 18.Qxf3 Qd4 19.Bg3 c6 20.Rab1 Kh8 21.Bh2 Rad8 22.Ng3 Bg6
10…Bb4
11.a3 Ba5
12.b4?! -2.06/22
12.Bxf6 -1.14/21 12...Qxf6 13.Rb1 d4 14.b4 dxe3 15.fxe3 Bb6 16.Nd5 Qd6 17.c4 f5 18.Qb3 Qd7 19.Ne2 Bf7 20.Nec3
12...Bb6? -0.18/21
12...Nxb4 -2.06/22 13.axb4 Bxb4 14.Ne2 d4 15.e4 a5 16.Rb1 dxc3 17.Ng3 h6 18.Bh4 Bh7 19.Bxf6 Qxf6 20.Be2 b5 21.O-O c6 22.Bg4 Bc5 23.Bf5 Bg6 24.Qf3 a4
13.Bxf6 Qxf6?! +0.33/24
13...gxf6 -0.25/21 14.h4 h6 15.Na4 f5 16.h5 Bh7 17.Ne2 d4 18.c4 dxc3 19.Nexc3 Rad8 20.Nxb6 cxb6 21.Rc1 f4 22.e4 a5 23.Nb5 Qd7
14.Nxd5 Qd6
15.c4 a6
16.h4 h6
17.h5 Bh7
18.Be2 Ba7
19.O-O Ne7
20.Bf3 c6
21.c5 Qe6? +2.93/25
21...Qd7 +0.75/22 22.Nxe7+ Qxe7 23.Qe2 Rad8 24.Rfd1 Kh8 25.e4 a5 26.Qc2 axb4 27.axb4 Bb8 28.Bg4 Qg5 29.Qe2 Rd4 30.Rab1 Rfd8 31.Nf5 Bxf5
22.Nc7 Qd7
23.Nxa8 Rxa8
24.d4 exd4
25.Qxd4 Qc7?! +5.21/26
25...Qxd4 +3.32/25 26.exd4 Rd8 27.Rfe1 Kf8 28.Be4 g6 29.Re2 Rxd4 30.Ree1
26.Rfd1 Re8
27.Qd7 Qe5?? #1/62
27...Qb8 +5.45/27 28.Be4 Bxe4 29.Nxe4 Nd5 30.Rxd5 cxd5 31.Nd6 Rf8 32.Rd1 Qa8 33.Rxd5
28.Qxe8# 1-0


Alan Lasser-Kalpak Kulkarni
4/2/18
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.Nf3 d5
2.Nc3 c6
3.Nb1?! -0.32/23
3.e4 +0.15/21 3...Bg4 4.h3 Bxf3 5.Qxf3 e6 6.d4 dxe4 7.Qxe4 Qb6 8.Bc4 Nf6 9.Qd3 Be7 10.O-O O-O 11.Be3
3…Nf6
4.Ng1?! -1.14/22
4.d4 -0.44/21 4...Bf5 5.Nh4 Bg4 6.c3 e5 7.h3 Be6 8.dxe5 Ne4 9.Nf3
4…e5
5.d3 Bf5
6.Bg5 Be7
7.Nd2 h6
8.Bxf6 Bxf6
9.e4 dxe4
10.dxe4 Be6
11.Ngf3 Nd7
12.Nc4 Qc7
13.Nd6+ Ke7
14.Nc4 Rhd8
15.Bd3?! -1.05/24
15.c3 -0.67/24 15...b5 16.Ne3 Kf8 17.Qc2 a5 18.Be2 a4 19.O-O Nc5 20.Rfc1 Kg8 21.c4 b4 22.Nd5 cxd5 23.cxd5 Bxd5 24.exd5 e4 25.Nd2 Qf4 26.g3 Qg5 27.d6 Qd5 28.Nc4 Nd3 29.Bxd3 exd3
15…Bxc4
16.Bxc4 Nc5?! -0.32/25
16...Qb6 -1.05/24 17.O-O Qxb2 18.Qd3 Nc5 19.Qe3 Qb4 20.Bb3 Qa3 21.Ne1 a5 22.c4 Bg5 23.Qc3 Ne6
17.Qe2 b5
18.Bb3 Rd7
19.O-O Nxb3?! +0.33/25
19...Kf8 +0.05/23 20.a3 Qb6 21.Rfd1 Rad8 22.Rxd7 Rxd7 23.Rb1 a5 24.Qe3 Kg8 25.Re1 a4 26.Ba2 Rd8 27.Ra1 Nd7 28.Qe2
20.axb3 g5?! +1.21/23
20...a5 +0.33/24 21.Qe3 Kf8 22.h3 Kg8 23.Qc5 Re8 24.Rfd1 Rxd1+ 25.Rxd1 Re6 26.Rd3 Be7 27.Qe3 Bb4 28.c3 Bd6 29.Qe2 Qa7 30.Nh4 Bc5 31.Rd8+ Kh7
21.h3 Rg8?! +1.37/23
21...a5 +0.99/21 22.Ra2 Kf8 23.Rfa1 Qb6 24.Nh2 Bg7 25.Ng4 Qd8 26.Qf3 Kg8 27.Kh2 Rd2 28.c3 Rc2 29.Qf5
22.c4?! +0.97/21
22.Ra6 +1.37/23 22...Rgd8 23.Rfa1 Kf8 24.Qe3 Qd6 25.Ne1
22...h5?! +1.69/22
22...Qb6 +0.97/21 23.Nh2 Bg7 24.Ng4 Rgd8 25.Qf3 Kf8 26.Qf5 Kg8 27.Rac1 bxc4 28.Rxc4 Rd1
23.cxb5?! +1.03/24
23.Nh2 +1.69/22 23...h4 24.Ra6 bxc4 25.Qxc4 Rc8
23…g4
24.hxg4 hxg4
25.Nh2 c5? +4.10/21
25...g3 +1.16/22 26.Ng4 cxb5 27.Nxf6 Kxf6 28.Rac1 Qd6 29.fxg3+ Kg7 30.Qg4+ Kh7 31.Qh5+ Kg7 32.Rf5 Qb6+ 33.Rf2
26.Nxg4 Rd4? +7.32/23
26...Bg5 +4.13/23 27.Qf3 Rg6 28.Qf5 Bf4 29.Rfd1
27.Ra6 Rg6
28.Rc6?! +4.46/23
28.Rfa1 +6.98/25 28...Rd7 29.Ne3 Kf8 30.Nd5 Rxd5 31.exd5 Qd7 32.Qf3 Kg7 33.Rxa7 Qxb5 34.Qf5 Qe8 35.Ra8 Bd8 36.Re1 Qh8 37.Qxe5+ Bf6 38.Rxh8 Bxe5 39.Rc8 Bxb2 40.Rxc5 Ba3 41.Rc6 Bd6 42.g3 Kf8 43.Ra6 Kg7 44.Re8 Rh6
28…Qd7
29.Rxc5?? -2.20/22
29.Nxf6 +3.82/20 29...Rxf6 30.Rxc5 Rg6 31.Qh5 Qg4 32.Qxe5+ Kf8 33.Qh8+ Rg8 34.Qh6+
29…Rxg4
30.f3? -5.07/26
30.Qf3 -2.22/22 30...Rf4 31.Qc3 Kf8 32.Rc6 Rdxe4
30...Rg6?! -3.26/22
30...Rd2 -5.07/26 31.Rd5 Qxd5 32.exd5 Rxe2 33.fxg4 Bg5 34.d6+ Ke6 35.Rd1 Rxb2 36.d7 Bd8 37.Kf1 Rxb3 38.Ra1 Kxd7 39.Rxa7+ Bc7 40.Ra6 Rb1+ 41.Ke2 Rxb5 42.Rf6 Rb2+ 43.Kf3 Rb3+ 44.Ke4 Rb4+ 45.Ke3 Ke8 46.g5 Rb3+
31.Rfc1?? -24.70/24
31.Rd5 -3.26/22 31...Rxd5 32.exd5 Qxd5 33.Rd1 Qc5+ 34.Qf2 Qxf2+ 35.Kxf2 Bh4+
31...Qh3?? -1.54/23
31...Rd2 -24.70/24
32.Rc7+? -3.35/22
32.Rc8 -1.54/23 32...Rd1+ 33.Rxd1 Qxc8 34.Qc4 Qh3 35.Qc5+ Ke8 36.Rd2 Be7 37.Qxe5 Qh4 38.Rf2 Rh6 39.Qb8+ Bd8 40.Kf1 Rb6 41.Qe5+ Re6 42.Qb8 Qh1+ 43.Ke2 Qc1 44.g3 Qxb2+ 45.Kf1 Qxb3 46.Qxa7 Bb6
32...Rd7? -1.78/24
32...Kf8 -3.35/22 33.Rc8+ Kg7 34.R8c6 Qg3
33.R1c6?! -2.25/24
33.Qc2 -1.78/24 33...Ke8 34.Rxd7 Qxd7 35.Rd1 Qh3 36.Rd6 Ke7 37.b6 Qg3 38.Qd2 Bg5 39.Rxg6 fxg6 40.Qb4+ Kf7 41.Kf1 Bh4 42.Qc4+ Kf6 43.Qc6+
33…Rxc7
34.Rxc7+ Kf8
35.Rc6?! -2.61/25
35.Rxa7 -1.94/24 35...Qh6 36.Ra8+ Kg7 37.Rc8 Bg5 38.g4 Rd6 39.Rc6 Rxc6 40.bxc6 Qxc6 41.Qd1 Bc1 42.Kf1 Bxb2 43.Ke2 Qa6+ 44.Qd3 Qa1 45.Qd1 Bc1 46.Kd3 Qd4+ 47.Kc2 Qb2+ 48.Kd3 Bf4 49.Kc4 Be3 50.Qd3
35…Qh4
36.b6? -6.33/27
36.Qf2 -2.38/24 36...Qg5 37.b4 Kg7 38.b6 axb6 39.b3 Be7 40.Rxg6+ Qxg6 41.Qb2 Qd6 42.Kf2 f6 43.Qc3 Qxb4 44.Qxb4 Bxb4 45.Ke2 b5 46.Kd3 Bc5 47.Kc3 Kf8 48.g4 Kg8 49.Kd3 Kg7 50.Kc2
36…Rh6
37.b7? -17.72/27
37.Rxf6 -6.33/27 37...Qxf6 38.bxa7 Qb6+ 39.Qf2 Qxf2+ 40.Kxf2 Ra6 41.Ke3 Rxa7 42.Kd3 Rd7+ 43.Ke2 Rb7 44.b4 Ke7 45.Kd3 Rxb4
37...Qh1+
38.Kf2 Qh4+?? +5.65/27
38...Bh4+ -17.11/26 39.Ke3 Qg1+ 40.Kd3 Qd4+ 41.Kc2 Rxc6+ 42.Kb1 Qb4 43.f4 Qxb7 44.Qh5 Bf6 45.Qh6+ Ke8 46.fxe5 Qxb3 47.Qxf6 Rxf6
39.Ke3?! +4.09/26
39.g3 +5.65/27 39...Qh2+ 40.Ke3 Bg5+ 41.Kd3 Qxe2+ 42.Kxe2 Rxc6 43.b8=Q+ Kg7 44.Qxe5+ Bf6 45.Qa5 a6 46.e5 Re6 47.f4 Kg8 48.Kf3 Bg7 49.b4 Rh6 50.b5 axb5 51.Qxb5 Bf8 52.b4
39…Bg5+
40.Kd3 1-0

Alan Lasser-Mehrene Larudee
8/9/18
Amherst Senior Center Chess Club
game/30
1.Nf3 Nc6
2.Nc3 Nf6
3.Ng1?! -0.67/23
3.d4 +0.06/23 3...d5 4.Ne5 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 Bd6 7.f4 Bb4 8.e3 Nxe5 9.fxe5 g5 10.exf6 gxh4
3…d5
4.Nb1?! -1.22/22
4.d4 -0.63/23 4...e5 5.dxe5 Nxe5 6.Nf3 Bd6 7.Bg5 c6 8.Qd4 Qb6 9.Qxb6 axb6 10.Nd4 b5 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.e3 Bd7 13.Be2 b4 14.Nd1 O-O 15.c3
4…e5
5.e3 Be6
6.Bb5 Bg4?! -0.80/23
6...Bd6 -1.07/21 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.Nc3 d4 9.Nce2 dxe3
7.Ne2 a6
8.Bxc6+ bxc6
9.h3 Bh5
10.g4 Bg6
11.f4?! -1.79/24
11.d3 -1.13/21 11...h6 12.f4 Bd6 13.Nbc3 O-O 14.f5 Bh7 15.e4 Rb8 16.Ng3 Bb4 17.Bd2
11...Be4?! -1.03/22
11...Ne4 -1.79/24 12.Kf1 h5 13.g5 exf4 14.exf4 Bc5 15.Rh2 O-O 16.d3 Nd6 17.Nd2 Nf5 18.Nf3 Qd6 19.Kg2 h4 20.c3 Rae8 21.d4 Ba7
12.O-O?! -2.03/23
12.Rg1 -1.03/22 12...Nd7 13.d3 Qh4+ 14.Rg3 Bf3 15.Kf2 Bxe2 16.Qxe2 Bd6 17.d4 f6 18.Kg2 O-O 19.c4 Rae8 20.Qd3 g5 21.Bd2 gxf4 22.exf4 exd4 23.cxd5 c5 24.Na3 Nb6
12...d4?? +1.52/24
12...h5 -2.03/23 13.g5 Qd7 14.f5 Bxf5 15.gxf6 Bxh3 16.Kh2 g5
13.d3 Bd5
14.fxe5 Nxg4
15.e4 Ne3?! +2.39/24
15...Nxe5 +1.61/20 16.exd5 Qxd5 17.Nd2 Qd7 18.Kg2 Be7 19.Ng3 Qd5+ 20.Kh2 O-O
16.Bxe3 dxe3
17.exd5 Qg5+
18.Kh1 Qxe5
19.Rf3 Bc5?! +3.68/24
19...Qxd5 +2.64/23 20.Qf1 Bd6 21.Nbc3 Qe5 22.Qg1 O-O 23.Rxe3 Qc5 24.Rf3 Qb4 25.b3
20.d4?! +2.82/24
20.Nbc3 +3.68/24 20...Bd6 21.Qg1 O-O 22.Rxe3 Qh5 23.Qg2 Rab8 24.Rg1 g6 25.b3 cxd5 26.Nxd5
20...Qe4?! +4.21/23
20...Qxd5 +2.82/24 21.Qf1 Bd6 22.Nbc3 Qe6 23.Ng3 e2 24.Qxe2 Qxe2 25.Ncxe2 O-O 26.Rg1 g6 27.c3 Rae8 28.Nf4 f5 29.Nd3 f4 30.Nf1 Rf5 31.Nd2 g5 32.Nc4 c5 33.Nxc5 Bxc5 34.dxc5 Re2 35.c6
21.Ng3? +2.23/23
21.Qf1 +4.21/23 21...Bb6 22.Nbc3 Qe7 23.dxc6 O-O 24.Qg2 Qe6 25.Rg3 g6 26.Nd5 Rad8 27.c4 Kh8 28.Nxb6 cxb6 29.d5 Qe5 30.Rf1 Rde8 31.b3 f5 32.Rgf3 b5 33.Qg3 Qe4 34.Qf4
21...Qxd4?! +2.69/23
21...Qxd5 +2.23/23 22.Nf5 Bxd4 23.Nxd4 O-O-O 24.Nc3 Qxd4 25.Qe2 Rhe8 26.Qxa6+ Kb8 27.Re1 Re6 28.Rd1 Qh4
22.Qxd4 Bxd4
23.Nc3 Bxc3?! +3.92/25
23...O-O +2.62/23 24.dxc6 Rae8 25.Nd5 Bxb2 26.Re1 Re5 27.Nf5 e2 28.Re3 Kh8 29.Rxe5 Bxe5 30.Rxe2 f6 31.Kg2 Rb8 32.Nfe3 Rd8 33.c4 h5 34.Ne7 g5 35.N3d5 Kg7 36.Nf5+ Kf7
24.Rxe3+ Kd8
25.Rxc3 cxd5
26.Rd1 Re8?! +5.38/26
26...Rb8 +3.89/25 27.b3 Kc8 28.Nf5 g6 29.Ne7+ Kb7 30.Nxd5 Rbc8 31.Nf6 h6 32.Rd7 Rhf8 33.Rc5
27.Rxd5+ Kc8
28.Rdc5?! +4.38/26
28.Nf5 +5.29/24 28...Re1+ 29.Kg2 f6 30.Rdc5 Ra7 31.Nxg7
28…Ra7
29.Kg2?! +3.50/25
29.Nf5 +4.41/24 29...Kb8 30.Nxg7 Rd8 31.b3 Rb7 32.Rf5 Rb6 33.Rxf7
29…g6
30.Kf3 h5?! +4.31/25
30...f5 +3.43/23 31.Ne2 Rb7 32.b3 Re6 33.Nf4 Re7 34.Rc6
31.Ne4 Re6
32.Rc6 Kd8?! +6.57/26
32...Rxc6 +4.75/27 33.Rxc6 Kd8 34.Nc5 a5 35.b3 Ra8 36.c4 Ke7 37.Kf4 Rc8 38.Kg5 Kf8 39.Kf6 Rd8 40.Rxc7 Rd6+ 41.Kg5 Rd2 42.Ne4 Rd3 43.h4 Rd1 44.Ra7 Kg7 45.Rxa5 Rg1+ 46.Kf4 Rg4+ 47.Ke5 Rxh4 48.b4 g5 49.Rd5
33.Rxe6 fxe6
34.Nc5 e5?! +7.71/28
34...Ke7 +6.51/26 35.Re3 Kd6 36.Nxe6 a5 37.Nf4 a4 38.Re6+ Kd7 39.Rxg6
35.Ke4 g5
36.Ne6+ Kd7
37.Nxg5 c6?! +9.56/28
37...Ra8 +7.60/27 38.Rd3+ Ke7 39.Kxe5 Rg8 40.Ne4 Rg6 41.b4 h4 42.Rc3 Kd7 43.Rc4
38.Kxe5 Rc7?? #18/29
38...Ke8 +9.80/29 39.Rxc6
39.Ne4?! +9.19/27
39.Ne6 #18/29 39...Ra7 40.Rg3 Kc8 41.Rg8+ Kb7 42.Kd6 Kb6 43.Rb8+ Rb7 44.Rxb7+ Kxb7 45.Kc5 a5 46.a4 Kc8 47.Kxc6 Kb8 48.c4 Kc8 49.h4 Kb8 50.Kd7 Kb7 51.c5 Ka7 52.c6 Kb6 53.c7 Kb7 54.c8=Q+ Ka7 55.Nc5 Kb6 56.Qc7#
39...Rc8?! +14.49/30
39...Ke8 +9.19/27 40.Kd6 Re7 41.Nc5 a5 42.Kxc6
40.Nf6+?! +8.84/28
40.Nc5+ +14.49/30 40...Ke7 41.Rb3 Kf7 42.Rb7+ Kg6 43.Ne6 Rg8 44.Rg7+
1-0

Alan Lasser-Greg Long
10/18/18
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.Nc3 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Nb1?! -0.76/22
3.e4 +0.07/24 3...Nf6 4.Bc4 Nxe4 5.O-O Nf6 6.d4 exd4 7.Nxd4 d5 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Nf3 a6 10.Ba4 Bd6 11.Nxd5 Nxd5 12.Qxd5 O-O 13.Bg5 Qc8 14.Rad1 Be6 15.Qe4 Bf5 16.Qh4 Re8 17.Bb3 Qd7 18.a3
3…Nf6
4.Ng1?! -1.28/22
4.d4 -0.67/21 4...exd4 5.Nxd4 Bc5 6.e3 O-O 7.Be2 d5 8.O-O Ne5 9.Nd2 Re8 10.N2f3 Nxf3+ 11.Nxf3 Bf5
4…d5
5.d3 Be7
6.Bg5 Nd7
7.Bxe7 Nxe7
8.e4 Nb6
9.Nf3 O-O
10.Nxe5 Ng6?! -0.14/24
10...Qd6 -0.70/22 11.Nf3 Qb4+ 12.Nbd2 Qxb2 13.Be2 Na4 14.Rb1 Qf6 15.e5
11.Nxg6 fxg6
12.Be2 dxe4
13.dxe4 Qxd1+? +1.14/25
13...Qf6 -0.34/25 14.O-O Qxb2 15.Nd2 Be6 16.Nf3 Bxa2 17.Qd4 Qxd4 18.Nxd4 Bc4 19.Bxc4+ Nxc4 20.Nb5 c6 21.Nxa7 Rfe8 22.Rfb1 Rxe4 23.Rxb7 Re2 24.Rab1 c5 25.Nc6 Rf8 26.f3
14.Bxd1 Be6
15.O-O Rad8
16.Nc3 Nc4
17.b3 Nd2?! +1.92/26
17...Na3 +1.14/24 18.Na4 Bd7 19.Nc5 Bc8 20.c4 Rfe8 21.Re1 Kh8 22.f4 b6 23.Na4 Rf8 24.g3 c5 25.Nc3
18.Re1 Rd4?! +2.51/25
18...c5 +2.00/24 19.Be2 c4 20.Rad1 a6 21.f3 cxb3 22.cxb3 b5 23.Nd5 Bxd5 24.Rxd2 Bf7 25.Red1 Rc8 26.Rd6 Rc2 27.R1d2 Rxd2 28.Rxd2 Re8 29.Rd6 Re6 30.Rxe6 Bxe6
19.f3 c5
20.Be2 a6?! +3.28/26
20...g5 +2.67/23 21.Rad1 Rfd8 22.Bd3 c4 23.Rxd2 cxd3 24.Nb5 R4d7 25.c3 g4 26.Nd4 Re7 27.Red1 gxf3 28.gxf3 Bd7
21.Nd5 b5? +6.09/26
21...Bxd5 +2.89/26 22.c3 Rxe4 23.fxe4 Nxe4 24.c4 Bc6 25.Bf3 Rxf3 26.gxf3 Nd2 27.Kf2 Nxf3 28.Re3 Ng5 29.Rae1 h6 30.h4 Nf7 31.Re7
22.Ne3? +2.07/24
22.c3 +6.09/26 22...Nxf3+ 23.Bxf3 Rd3 24.Nc7 Kf7 25.Red1 Rxd1+ 26.Rxd1 c4 27.Nxe6 Kxe6 28.bxc4 bxc4 29.Be2 Ke7 30.Bxc4 Rc8 31.Bxa6 Rxc3 32.Bb7 Kf6 33.Bd5 Rc5 34.Rf1+ Kg5 35.Rf3 h5 36.Rf1 h4 37.Rf7 Kh6 38.a4 Ra5 39.Bb3 Rc5 40.Rd7 g5 41.Bd5
22…Rfd8
23.a4 c4
24.axb5 axb5
25.c3 R4d6
26.bxc4 Nxc4
27.Bxc4?! +1.84/26
27.Nc2 +2.54/23 27...Kh8 28.Nd4 Bg8 29.Nxb5 Rc6 30.Bxc4 Bxc4
27…Bxc4
28.Red1 Rd3
29.Rxd3?! +1.25/23
29.Nd5 +1.62/28 29...Rxd1+ 30.Rxd1 Ra8 31.h4 Ra3 32.Kh2 Kf7 33.Rd2 Rb3 34.Kg3 Ra3 35.Rd4 Kg8 36.Rd1 Kf7
29...Bxd3? +2.87/33
29...Rxd3 +1.25/23 30.Nxc4 bxc4 31.Rc1 g5 32.Kf2 Kf7 33.Kg3 Ke6
30.Kf2?! +2.21/27
30.Rd1 +2.87/33 30...Kf8 31.Ng4 Ke8 32.Kf2 Bc4 33.Rxd8+ Kxd8 34.Ne5 Bg8 35.Ke3 Kc7 36.Kd4 Kb6 37.f4 Be6 38.Nf3 Bc4 39.Ng5
30...b4?! +3.57/28
30...Rf8 +2.21/27 31.Kg3 Rc8 32.Nd5 Kf8 33.Kf4 Bc4 34.Nb6 Rc6 35.Nd7+ Ke8 36.Ne5 Rc7 37.Ke3 g5 38.Ra5 h6 39.Nxc4 Rxc4 40.Kd3 Rc5 41.Ra7 Kf8 42.Rb7
31.cxb4 Rd4? +7.75/28
31...Rb8 +3.61/26 32.Nd5 Kf8 33.Rc1 g5 34.Ke3 Bb5 35.Rc5 h6 36.e5 Bd7 37.Ke4 Kg8 38.Kd4 Kf8 39.Ra5 Bc6 40.Kc4 Bb7 41.Rc5 Kf7 42.Rc7+ Ke6 43.Re7+ Kf5 44.Ne3+ Kf4 45.Ng4 Rc8+ 46.Kd4 Rd8+ 47.Kc5
32.Nd5? +4.02/26
32.Rd1 +7.75/28 32...Rxb4 33.Rxd3 Rb2+ 34.Kg3 Kf8 35.Rd7 Rb1 36.Nd5 Rd1 37.Kf2
32...h5? +15.42/29
32...Bc4 +4.02/26 33.Ne7+ Kf7 34.Nc6 Rd2+ 35.Ke3 Rc2 36.Ne5+ Ke6 37.Nxc4 Rxc4 38.Rb1 Kd6 39.b5 Kc7 40.Kd3 Ra4 41.b6+ Kb7 42.Rb2 g5 43.h3 h5
33.Ke3 Rxe4+
34.fxe4 Bc4
35.Rb1 g5
36.b5 g4
37.b6 Ba6
38.b7 Bxb7
39.Rxb7 h4
40.Kf4 g3
41.hxg3 hxg3
42.Kg5 Kf8
43.e5 Ke8
44.e6 Kf8
45.Rb8# 1-0

 

Alan Lasser-Dave Lucey
8/8/18
Forbes Library Chess Club
game/30
1.Nf3 Nc6
2.Nc3 e5
3.Ng1?! -0.83/23
3.e4 0.00/23 3...Nf6 4.Be2 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.O-O Nxc3 7.dxc3 Qxd1 8.Rxd1 Bd6 9.Re1 f6 10.Bd3 Bg4 11.Nd2 O-O-O
3…Nf6
4.Nb1?! -1.21/22
4.e4 -0.72/22 4...d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Bb5 Nxc3 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.bxc3 Qd5 9.Nf3 Qe4+ 10.Qe2 Qxe2+ 11.Kxe2 e4 12.Nd4 Bd6 13.Nxc6 O-O 14.a4 Bd7 15.Na5 Bg4+ 16.Ke3 f5 17.Nc6 f4+ 18.Kxe4 Rae8+
4…Bc5
5.e3 O-O
6.Bb5 d5
7.Bxc6 bxc6
8.d4? -2.29/23
8.Ne2 -1.23/20 8...Qe7 9.d3 Ng4 10.O-O Qh4 11.h3 Nf6 12.Nbc3 Bd6 13.Ng3 e4 14.dxe4 dxe4
8…exd4
9.exd4 Bb4+
10.Bd2? -6.25/25
10.c3 -2.32/23 10...Re8+ 11.Be3 Bd6 12.Nf3 Ba6 13.Nbd2 Ng4 14.Nf1 Bxf1 15.Rxf1 Bf4 16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.dxe5 Bxe3 18.fxe3 Qh4+ 19.Rf2 Rxe5 20.Qf3 Qe7 21.Re2 Qg5 22.Qg3 Qxg3+ 23.hxg3 Rae8 24.Kf2 f5 25.b4 Re4 26.Rae1 Rc4 27.Rc1
10...Bxd2+? -3.04/26
10...Re8+ -6.25/25 11.Ne2 Ba6 12.Bxb4 Rxe2+ 13.Qxe2 Bxe2 14.Kxe2 Ng4 15.h3 Qh4 16.g3 Re8+ 17.Kd2 Qf6 18.hxg4 Qxd4+ 19.Kc1 Qxb4 20.Rd1 Qxg4 21.a4 Qe2 22.Ra3 Qxf2 23.Rb3 c5 24.Nd2 c6 25.a5 c4 26.Rf3 Qg2 27.Rdf1 Qe2 28.c3 f6
11.Nxd2 Re8+
12.Kf1? -6.43/27
12.Ne2 -3.03/25 12...Ba6 13.c4 Qe7 14.b3 c5 15.Kf1 dxc4 16.bxc4 cxd4 17.Ng3 Rab8 18.Kg1 d3 19.Qc1 Qe5
12...Ba6+
13.c4 dxc4
14.Ngf3 c3+
15.Kg1 cxd2
16.Qxd2 Rb8
17.Rd1? -13.53/24
17.b3 -5.78/24 17...Be2 18.Re1 Bxf3 19.Rxe8+ Nxe8 20.gxf3 c5 21.d5 Nf6 22.Kg2 Nxd5 23.Rd1 c6 24.Rc1 g5 25.Kh1 Nf4 26.Qe3 h6 27.Rg1 Qd4 28.Rf1 Qd7 29.Rg1
17...Ne4?! -7.68/24
17...Re2 -13.53/24 18.Qg5 Rbxb2 19.h3 Rxf2 20.Re1 Be2 21.Nh4 Qxd4 22.Kh2 Qd6+ 23.Qg3 Qxg3+ 24.Kxg3 Ne4+ 25.Kh2 g5 26.Rb1 Rxb1 27.Rxb1 gxh4 28.Kg1 c5 29.a3 c4
18.Qc2 Qf6?! -5.02/23
18...Ng5 -7.68/25 19.Nxg5 Qxg5 20.Qc3 Re2 21.h4 Qf6 22.Qf3 Qxf3 23.gxf3 Rbxb2 24.Rh2 Rxa2 25.d5 Bb7 26.dxc6 Bxc6 27.Rh3 Rad2 28.Rf1 Rd3
19.h4 Rbd8
20.Rh3?! -7.24/24
20.Re1 -5.03/23 20...Nd6 21.Rxe8+ Rxe8 22.Qc5 Be2 23.Qxc6 Bxf3 24.gxf3 g6 25.Kf1 Qxd4 26.b3 Re6
20...c5?! -5.43/24
20...Bc8 -7.24/24 21.Rh2 Bg4 22.Rd3 Bxf3
21.Ng5 Nxg5? -3.27/23
21...Rxd4 -5.63/22 22.Re1 Qf4 23.Rxe4 Rexe4 24.Nxe4 Rxe4 25.Re3 Rxe3 26.Qd2 g5 27.Qxe3 Qxe3 28.fxe3 gxh4 29.Kf2 Bb7 30.a3 f6 31.Kg1 a5 32.Kf2 Bc8 33.Kg1 Bg4 34.e4 Bd7
22.hxg5 Qg6
23.Qxc5 Qb6
24.Qc2 g6
25.Qc3 Re4
26.d5 Re2
27.Rf3 Rxb2
28.Rf6 Qb7?? 0.00/27
28...Rd6 -4.57/24 29.a4 Rxf6 30.Qxf6 Qxf6 31.gxf6 Bc4 32.d6 cxd6
29.Rxf7 29.Ra6 Rxf2 30. Kxf2 Qxa6 31. Qxc7 Rc8 32. Qd7 Qxa2+ 33. Kg1 Qc2 34. Kh2 Qc5 35. d6 Qe5+ 36. Kh1 Re8 37. Qg4 a5 38. d7 Rd8 39. Rc1 -0.15 Stockfish
29…Kxf7
30.Qf6+ Ke8
31.Qe6+ ½-½

Alan Lasser-Rishav Mehta
11/5/18
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.Nc3 g6?! +0.59/23
1...d5 +0.11/22 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bf4 e6 4.e3 Bb4 5.Ne2 O-O 6.a3 Bd6 7.Ng3 Bxf4
2.Nf3 Bg7
3.Nb1?! -0.07/23
3.e4 +0.59/22 3...c5 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 d6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.f3 Nc6 8.Nxc6 bxc6
3…Nf6
4.Ng1?! -0.44/21
4.d4 -0.14/22 4...d5 5.Bf4 O-O
4...O-O
5.d3 d5
6.Nd2 Bf5
7.h3 c6
8.g4 Be6
9.Bg2 Qb6
10.c3 Nbd7
11.e4? -1.46/21
11.Ngf3 -0.22/22 11...Rfc8 12.Qc2 c5 13.Ng5 Nf8 14.c4 a5 15.Nxe6 Nxe6 16.g5 Nh5
11…Rad8
12.Ne2?! -1.72/21
12.Qc2 -1.31/21 12...dxe4 13.Nxe4 Qa6 14.Ne2 Nxe4 15.Bxe4 Nc5 16.Be3 Nxd3+ 17.Bxd3 Rxd3 18.Nf4 Rd6 19.Nxe6 Rxe6 20.Qe2 Qa4 21.O-O
12...Nc5?! -1.33/21
12...Ne5 -1.72/21 13.d4 Nd3+ 14.Kf1 Nxe4 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Bxe4 Nxc1 17.Qxc1 f5 18.gxf5 Bxf5 19.Bxf5 Rxf5 20.Ng3 Rff8 21.Qc2 e5 22.dxe5 Rxf2+ 23.Qxf2 Rf8 24.Rh2 Rxf2+ 25.Rxf2 Qe3 26.Kg2 Bxe5 27.Rf3 Qd2+ 28.Rf2 Qd5+ 29.Kh2 b5
13.Qc2? -2.37/22
13.Nb3 -1.33/21 13...dxe4 14.Nxc5 Qxc5 15.d4 Qa5 16.g5 Nh5
13…dxe4
14.dxe4? -9.60/23
14.d4 -2.27/22 14...Nd3+ 15.Kf1 c5 16.Nxe4 cxd4 17.cxd4 Nxc1 18.Rxc1 Nxe4 19.Bxe4 Bxd4 20.Nxd4 Rxd4 21.Kg2 Bxa2 22.Bf3 Rfd8 23.Qc7 Rd2 24.Rhf1 R2d7 25.Qxb6 axb6 26.Rc3
14…Nd3+
15.Kd1? -16.04/23
15.Qxd3 -9.21/21 15...Rxd3 16.O-O Bh6 17.Nb3 Bxc1 18.Nexc1 Rdd8 19.Re1 Bc4 20.Rb1 e5
15...Nxf2+
16.Ke1 Nxh1?! -6.53/21
16...Nd3+ -12.83/24 17.Kd1 Bxg4 18.Rf1 Qe3 19.hxg4 Nxg4 20.Qb1 Ndf2+ 21.Kc2 Qxe2 22.a4 Ne3+ 23.Kb3 Nxg2 24.Rxf2 Qxf2 25.Nc4 b5 26.Na3 bxa4+
17.Bxh1 Rfe8?! -4.07/24
17...Bxg4 -6.52/22 18.Nf1 Bxh3
18.b3?! -5.81/24
18.Nf1 -4.07/24 18...Bc4 19.Be3 Qa6 20.Nfg3 Nd7 21.Kf2 Ne5
18...Bc8?! -3.47/23
18...h5 -5.81/24 19.Nf1 hxg4 20.Be3 Qa6 21.h4 Nh5 22.Kf2 Bf6 23.Rb1 Bxh4+ 24.Kg1 Qd3 25.Rc1 Qd6 26.Nd4 Nf4 27.Nxe6 Nh3+
19.Nc4 Qc7
20.Bf4 e5
21.Be3 a6
22.Bb6 Qe7
23.Bxd8?! -3.66/25
23.Ng3 -3.11/22 23...h5 24.gxh5 Nxh5 25.Nxh5 Qh4+ 26.Qf2 Qxh5
23…Rxd8
24.Bf3 b5?! -2.96/23
24...h5 -3.87/23 25.Rd1 hxg4 26.hxg4 Nxg4 27.Rxd8+ Qxd8 28.Ng3 b5 29.Bxg4 Bxg4
25.Ne3?! -3.47/25
25.Na5 -2.96/23 25...Rd6 26.Ng3 Bh6 27.Rd1 c5 28.Kf2 Rxd1 29.Qxd1 Qc7 30.b4 cxb4 31.cxb4 Qc3 32.Kg2 Qxb4 33.Nc6 Qb2+ 34.Qe2 Qxe2+ 35.Nxe2 Bb7 36.Nxe5 Bxe4 37.Nc6 Bd2 38.Nb8 a5 39.Nd4 Bd3 40.Nbc6 Bc4 41.Nb3
25...Bb7?! -2.34/22
25...h5 -3.47/25 26.Rd1 Bh6 27.Rxd8+ Qxd8 28.Qd1 Qxd1+ 29.Nxd1 hxg4 30.hxg4 Bxg4 31.Bxg4 Nxg4 32.Nb2 Bf4 33.Nd3 Nf6 34.Nexf4 exf4 35.e5 Nd7
26.c4 Qc5
27.Qc3? -10.39/27
27.Rd1 -2.27/22 27...Rxd1+ 28.Nxd1 h5 29.gxh5 Nxh5 30.Qd2 bxc4 31.bxc4 Nf4 32.Nxf4 exf4 33.Qxf4 Be5 34.Qc1 Bc8 35.Bg4 Qg1+
27…b4
28.Qc1 Bh6
29.Kf2 Rd3
30.Qc2 Rxe3
31.Kg2 Qd6?! -7.60/25
31...Rxf3 -21.22/24 32.Ng1 Rc3 33.Qe2 Re3 34.Qf1 Qd4 35.Re1 Qxe4+ 36.Nf3 Nxg4
32.Rd1 Qc7
33.h4?! -9.81/24
33.c5 -7.60/24 33...a5 34.Rd2 Ba6 35.Qd1 Bg5 36.Ng3 Rc3 37.Rb2 Rxc5 38.Ne2 Qd7 39.Qxd7 Nxd7
33...g5?! -6.84/25
33...c5 -9.81/24 34.Qd2 Bxe4 35.Bxe4 Nxe4 36.Qd8+ Qxd8 37.Rxd8+ Kg7 38.Kf1 Rf3+ 39.Ke1 Rh3 40.Kf1 Rxh4 41.Rd5 Kf6 42.Rd3 Rxg4
34.h5?! -8.28/25
34.Ng3 -6.84/25 34...Bc8
34...c5?! -5.92/26
34...Rxf3 -8.28/25 35.Kxf3 Qc8 36.Ng3 Qxg4+ 37.Kf2 c5 38.Rd8+ Bf8 39.Qd2 Nxe4+ 40.Nxe4 Bxe4 41.Qd6 Qg2+ 42.Ke1 Qg3+ 43.Kd1 Bf3+ 44.Kc2 Qf2+ 45.Qd2 Qxd2+ 46.Kxd2 Bxh5 47.Re8 f6 48.Re6 Kf7 49.Rxa6 f5 50.Ke1 f4
35.Qd2?! -6.75/25
35.Ng3 -5.92/26 35...Bc8 36.Qf2 Rc3 37.Qe2 a5 38.Nf1 a4 39.bxa4 Bd7 40.Ne3 Bxa4 41.Rd3 Bf8 42.Qd2 Rxd3 43.Qxd3 Bc6 44.Nd5 Qd6 45.a3 Qe6 46.Kg3
35...Bf8?? +1.06/27
35...Rxf3 -6.75/25 36.Qd8+ Qxd8 37.Rxd8+ Bf8 38.Kxf3 Bxe4+ 39.Ke3 Bc6 40.Ng3 Nxg4+ 41.Kd3 Nh6 42.Rc8 Bf3 43.Re8 f6 44.Ne4 Bxe4+ 45.Kxe4 g4
36.Qxe3 Be7? +3.06/27
36...h6 +1.06/27 37.Ng3 Bc8 38.Qe2 Be6 39.Nf1 Qc8 40.Ne3 Kh7 41.Nd5 Bg7 42.Kg3
37.Ng3? +1.55/28
37.Qxg5+ +3.06/27 37...Kf8 38.Qh6+ Kg8 39.Ng3 Ne8 40.Nf5
37...a5? +5.99/28
37...Ne8 +1.55/28 38.Nf5 Kf8 39.h6 f6 40.Rd2 Bc6 41.Kg1 Kf7 42.Qd3 Bf8 43.Bh1 Kg8 44.Bg2 Qb7 45.Qd8
38.Qxg5+ Kh8?? #10/30
38...Kf8 +4.29/17 39.Nf5 Ne8 40.Nxe7 Qxe7 41.Qf5 Qf6 42.Qxh7 Nd6 43.h6 Ke7 44.Qg7 Qf4 45.h7 Bxe4 46.Rd3
39.Nf5 1-0


Alan Lasser-Jesse Putnam
1/2/18
Barnes&Noble Chess Club
skittles
1.Nc3 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Ng1?! -0.82/21
3.d4 +0.07/23 3...exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Bb6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bf4 Nf6 8.e3 O-O 9.Be2 d5 10.Qd3 c5
3…Nf6
4.Nb1?! -1.15/21
4.e4 -0.74/22 4...d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Bb5 Nxc3 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.bxc3 Bd6 9.Ne2 e4 10.Ng3 Ba6 11.Nxe4 Qe7 12.Qf3
4…Be7
5.d3 O-O
6.Nc3?! -1.46/21
6.e3 -1.10/21 6...d5 7.Be2 e4 8.Nc3 Be6 9.d4 Qd7 10.h4 Bd6 11.Nh3 Bxh3 12.Rxh3 a6 13.Rh1 Qe6 14.Bd2 Rfe8 15.Kf1 Qf5 16.Be1 Nb4
6...Bb4?! -1.07/21
6...d5 -1.46/21 7.e3 d4 8.Nce2 dxe3 9.fxe3 Bc5 10.Nc3 Ng4 11.Qe2 f5
7.Bd2 Bxc3
8.Bxc3 d6?! -0.51/22
8...d5 -0.89/21 9.Bd2 e4 10.Nh3 Bxh3 11.gxh3 Qe7 12.Bg2 Qe5 13.O-O Qxb2 14.Rb1 Qe5 15.Rxb7 Rab8
9.e4?! -0.83/23
9.e3 -0.51/22 9...d5 10.Nf3 d4 11.Bd2 dxe3 12.Bxe3 Qd6 13.Qd2 Bg4 14.Be2 Rad8 15.O-O e4 16.Ne1 Qe5
9…d5
10.exd5 Nxd5
11.Bd2 Qf6
12.Nf3 Re8?! -0.48/24
12...Bf5 -0.91/22 13.Be2 e4 14.dxe4 Bxe4 15.O-O Qxb2 16.Rb1 Qxa2 17.Rxb7 Rfb8 18.Rxb8+ Rxb8 19.Bd3 Bxd3 20.cxd3 a5 21.Qe2 Nce7 22.Qe4 h6 23.Be3 Rb1 24.Bc5 Ng6 25.Nd2 Rxf1+ 26.Nxf1 Nc3 27.Qe8+ Kh7 28.Qc8 Ne2+ 29.Kh1
13.Be2 Ncb4?! -0.09/22
13...Nf4 -0.50/23 14.Bxf4 exf4 15.c3 Qe7 16.d4 Bg4 17.Kf1 Bh5 18.Qd2 Qd6 19.Re1 Re7 20.Bd1 Rae8 21.Rxe7 Rxe7 22.Kg1 Qd5 23.a3 Qe4 24.Bc2 Qe2
14.c3?! -0.84/22
14.O-O -0.09/22 14...Nc6 15.c3 Nf4 16.Bxf4 Qxf4 17.Qd2 Qxd2 18.Nxd2 Bf5 19.Rad1 Rad8 20.Ne4 Ne7 21.Rfe1 Ng6 22.Bf3 b6 23.d4 exd4 24.Rxd4 c5
14...Nc6?! -0.09/24
14...Nxd3+ -0.84/22 15.Bxd3 e4 16.O-O exd3 17.c4 Ne7 18.Bc3 Qd6 19.Re1 Bg4 20.h3 Be6 21.Be5 Qd7 22.Qb3 Ng6 23.Rad1 Qc6 24.Qxd3 Qxc4 25.Qxc4 Bxc4 26.Bxc7 Rxe1+ 27.Rxe1 Bxa2 28.Nd4 Rc8 29.Bd6 Bd5 30.Nf5 f6 31.Ne7+ Nxe7 32.Rxe7 Rc2 33.b4
15.O-O Nf4
16.Re1?! -0.84/24
16.Bxf4 -0.24/21 16...Qxf4 17.Qd2 Qxd2
16...Bg4?! +0.03/24
16...Nxe2+ -0.84/24 17.Qxe2 Bg4 18.Qe4 Bxf3 19.gxf3 Rad8 20.f4 Re7 21.f5 h6 22.Rad1 Red7 23.Kh1 b6 24.Bc1 Ne7 25.Qxe5 Qxe5
17.Bxf4 exf4
18.h3 Bh5
19.d4 Bg6
20.Bb5 Rxe1+
21.Qxe1 Qe6? +2.12/25
21...Ne7 +0.68/22 22.Qe2 Bh5 23.Re1 Ng6 24.Bd3 Bxf3 25.Qxf3
22.Qd2? +1.03/24
22.Qxe6 +2.12/25 22...fxe6 23.Bxc6 bxc6 24.Ne5 c5 25.dxc5
22…Qd6
23.Re1 f6?! +1.79/22
23...Ne7 +1.09/23 24.Ne5 c6 25.Be2 Nd5 26.Bf3 f6 27.Nxg6 hxg6 28.Be4 Kf7 29.Qd3 Ne7 30.Qc4+ Nd5 31.Qb3 Qd7 32.c4
24.Nh4 Bf7
25.Nf5 Qd5
26.Bxc6 Qxf5
27.Bxb7 Rb8
28.Be4 Qg5?! +2.81/23
28...Qd7 +2.00/23 29.Bf3 Qd6 30.b4 Kh8 31.a3 Kg8 32.a4 Bg6 33.Be4 Bf7 34.Qd3 g6 35.Bf3
29.b3 Rd8
30.Bf3 h6?! +3.23/23
30...Qa5 +2.70/22 31.Qxf4 Qxc3 32.Rc1 Qxd4 33.Qxd4 Rxd4 34.Rxc7 Kf8 35.Rxa7 h5 36.Ra8+ Ke7 37.Kf1 Rd2 38.Ra7+ Kf8 39.Be4 h4 40.Ra8+ Ke7
31.Re4? +1.72/26
31.Re7 +3.23/23 31...c5 32.Rxa7 f5 33.d5
31...Bh5? +3.41/23
31...Bd5 +1.72/26 32.h4 Qxh4 33.Qxf4 Qxf4 34.Rxf4 Kf7 35.Bxd5+ Rxd5 36.c4 Rd6 37.d5 c6 38.dxc6 Rxc6 39.Rf5 Ra6 40.a4 Rc6 41.Rd5 Ke6 42.Ra5 Rc7 43.g4 Rb7 44.Rb5 Rd7 45.Kh2 g6 46.f4 Rd2+ 47.Kg3 Rc2 48.a5 Rc3+
32.Qxf4 Bxf3
33.Qxg5 hxg5
34.gxf3 Rd7?! +4.03/27
34...Kf7 +3.04/26 35.f4 gxf4 36.Rxf4 Rd5 37.h4 Ra5 38.a4 c6 39.Kf1 Rh5 40.b4 a5 41.Ke2 Ke6 42.Kd3 axb4 43.cxb4 g5 44.hxg5 Rxg5 45.Re4+ Kd5 46.Re8 Rf5 47.Rd8+ Ke6 48.Ke3 Rg5 49.Rh8 Kd5
35.Kg2?! +3.16/26
35.Re6 +4.03/27 35...Rd8 36.Ra6 Ra8 37.Kg2 Kf7 38.Kg3 Ke7 39.f4 gxf4+ 40.Kxf4 Kd7 41.Kf5 Rh8 42.Kg4 Re8 43.Kg3 Ra8 44.d5 Kc8 45.c4 Kb7 46.Re6 Rg8 47.Kg4 a5 48.f4 g5
35...Rf7?! +4.82/27
35...Kf7 +3.16/26 36.f4 gxf4 37.Rxf4 Rd5 38.h4 c6 39.Kf1 Rh5 40.Ke2 a5 41.Kd3 Ke6 42.a4 Kd6 43.Rg4 c5 44.dxc5+ Kxc5 45.b4+
36.c4 f5
37.Re5?! +4.43/24
37.Re8+ +5.06/26 37...Kh7 38.Re6 a5 39.d5 Rf8 40.Ra6 a4 41.Rxa4
37…Kh7
38.f4 Kh6?! +5.17/24
38...gxf4 +4.45/26 39.Re6 g5 40.Ra6 Re7 41.Rxa7 Kg6 42.d5 Kf6 43.Ra6+ Ke5 44.Rg6 Re8 45.Rxg5 Kf6 46.Rh5 Kg6 47.Rh4 Ra8 48.Rxf4
39.Kg3 Kh5
40.fxg5 Kxg5
41.f4+ Kf6
42.d5 g5?! +9.70/28
42...Kg6 +6.36/28 43.Re6+ Kh5 44.Ra6 g5 45.Rxa7 Rd7 46.b4 g4 47.hxg4+ fxg4 48.a4 Re7 49.a5 Re3+ 50.Kf2 Rc3 51.Rxc7
43.Re6+ 1-0

Alan Lasser-Kashyap Rajan
4/23/18
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.Nc3 e6
2.Nf3 Bb4
3.Nb1?! 0.00/21
3.e4 +0.48/22 3...Nc6 4.d4 d6 5.Bd3 e5 6.O-O Bxc3 7.bxc3 Nf6 8.Ba3 Qe7 9.Bb5 Bd7 10.Qd3
3…Be7
4.Ng1?! -0.57/24
4.e4 +0.04/22 4...d5 5.e5 c5 6.d4 Nc6 7.c3 Qb6 8.Bd3 c4 9.Be2
4…d5
5.d4 Nf6
6.Nc3 O-O
7.Bf4 h6
8.Nf3 Bb4
9.Bd2 Bxc3?! 0.00/25
9...Nc6 -0.28/22 10.e3 a6 11.Bd3 Bd6 12.O-O e5 13.Nxe5 Nxe5 14.dxe5 Bxe5 15.f4 Bd6 16.Qf3 Bg4 17.Qg3 Bc5 18.Rae1 Re8 19.Na4 Be7
10.Bxc3 c6?! +0.26/23
10...Ne4 0.00/24 11.Bb4 Re8 12.e3 Nc6 13.Ba3 e5 14.c3 Qf6 15.Be2 Bg4 16.O-O Qg6 17.dxe5 Bxf3 18.Bxf3 Nxe5 19.Be2 Qc6 20.Qd4 Nc4 21.Bxc4 Qxc4 22.Qxc4 dxc4 23.f3 Nd2 24.Rf2 Rad8 25.Bc5 b6 26.Bd4 Nxf3+ 27.Rxf3 c5 28.Bxg7 Kxg7 29.Raf1 Rd7 30.Rg3+ Kf8 31.Rgf3
11.e3 Na6?! +0.62/23
11...b6 +0.33/23 12.b3 c5 13.Bb2 Bb7 14.Bd3 Nbd7 15.O-O Qc7 16.Qe2 Rac8 17.dxc5 bxc5 18.Bb5 Bc6 19.Bxc6 Qxc6 20.c4 Qc7 21.Rfd1 e5 22.cxd5
12.Bxa6 bxa6
13.Ne5 a5
14.Nxc6 Qc7
15.Nxa5 Ba6
16.f3 Rab8
17.Nb3 Nd7
18.Kf2 Qc4?! +1.46/25
18...Rfc8 +0.94/22 19.Kg1 Bb5 20.Qe1 Nb6 21.Nc5 Na4 22.Ba5 Qe7 23.Bb4 Qg5 24.b3 Nxc5 25.Bxc5 e5 26.Qd2 Rb7 27.f4 exf4 28.exf4 Qh4 29.a4 Bd7 30.Qf2 Qg4
19.Re1 Qc8
20.e4 dxe4
21.fxe4 f5
22.Kg1 fxe4
23.Rxe4? +0.17/24
23.Qg4 +1.32/21 23...Nf6 24.Qg3 Nh5 25.Qe3 Rf5 26.Nc5 Nf6 27.Qg3 Rb6 28.a4 Bb7 29.a5 Rb5 30.Rad1 Bd5 31.b4 Rg5 32.Qe3 Qc7
23...Rf1+
24.Qxf1 Bxf1
25.Rxf1 Qc6?! +0.82/25
25...Nf6 +0.21/25 26.Re2 Qa6 27.Rfe1 Nd5 28.Bd2 Qxa2 29.Bc1 Qa4 30.Rd2 Rxb3 31.cxb3 Qxb3 32.Rde2 Nc7 33.Bf4 Nd5 34.Bg3 a5
26.Rfe1 Nf6
27.Rxe6 Qd5?! +1.51/22
27...Qc4 +1.12/23 28.Na5 Qxa2 29.Nc6 Rf8 30.Nb4 Qa4
28.R6e5 Qc4
29.Rc5 Qa6
30.Re7?! +0.66/23
30.h3 +1.54/22 30...Qb7 31.Rce5 Nd5 32.Ba5 Qc6 33.R1e2 Qc4 34.Rf2 a6 35.Be1 Kh7 36.Bd2 Kg8 37.Ba5 Nb6
30...Rf8? +2.17/23
30...Qxa2 +0.66/23 31.Re1 Qa4 32.Ra5 Qc6 33.Rxa7 Re8
31.Rcc7?? -2.73/25
31.Ra5 +2.17/23 31...Qb6 32.h3 a6 33.Rae5 Qd6 34.R7e6 Qd7 35.Bb4 Ra8 36.c3 Qf7 37.Re1 Qc7 38.Nc5 a5 39.Ba3 Qg3 40.R6e3 Qh4 41.Ne6 Nd5 42.Re4
31...Nh5?? +1.38/24
31...Ne8 -2.73/25 32.Nd2 Nxc7 33.Rxc7 Re8 34.Nf3 Re2 35.Rc5 Rxc2 36.Re5 Qxa2 37.Ne1 Rc1 38.Re8+ Kh7 39.Re5 Qf7 40.Rc5 Rd1 41.Re5 Kg8 42.Re2 g5 43.Re4 a5 44.Re3 a4 45.Re5 g4 46.Ra5 Qd7
32.Nd2 Qf6
33.Nf3 Nf4? +4.32/24
33...Qg6 +1.45/25 34.d5 Rxf3 35.Rxg7+ Nxg7 36.Rxg7+ Qxg7 37.Bxg7 Rf5 38.Bxh6 Rxd5 39.Be3 Rd1+ 40.Kf2 Rb1 41.Bd4 Rc1 42.h4 Rxc2+ 43.Kf3 Rc4 44.Ke4 Ra4 45.a3 a6 46.g4 Kh7 47.Ke5 Ra5+
34.d5? +1.59/24
34.Rxa7 +4.32/24 34...Kh8 35.d5
34...Ne2+
35.Rxe2? +0.11/23
35.Kf2 +1.43/22 35...Nxc3 36.bxc3 Qb6+ 37.Ke2 Kh8 38.c4 Rg8 39.c5 Qa6+ 40.Kf2 Qxa2 41.d6 Qxc2+ 42.Kg1 Qb1+ 43.Re1 Qb4 44.Kh1 Kh7 45.Re6 Qc4 46.Ree7 Qb4 47.h3 a5 48.Rf7 a4
35...Qb6+
36.Nd4?! -0.84/24
36.Bd4 +0.11/25 36...Qxc7 37.b3 Rxf3 38.gxf3 Qf7 39.c3 Qxd5 40.h4 Kf7 41.Re4 Qd6 42.Re5 Qg6+ 43.Kf2 Qc2+ 44.Re2 Qd1 45.b4 Qa4 46.Re5 Qxa2+ 47.Kg3 Qa6 48.h5 Qd6 49.f4 a6
36…Qxc7
37.Ne6?! -1.45/25
37.Bb4 -0.68/24 37...Rf7 38.d6 Qc4 39.c3 Qxa2 40.h3 a5 41.Bc5 Qc4 42.Ba3 Kh7 43.Re1 a4 44.Nf3 Qd5 45.Bb4 Rf4 46.Re5 Qd1+ 47.Re1 Qd3 48.Ba3
37...Qe7? +0.64/24
37...Qb6+ -1.45/25 38.Nd4 Qc5 39.a3 Qxd5 40.h3 Qc4 41.Re1 Rd8 42.Nf3 Qa4 43.Re2 Rd1+ 44.Kf2 Qc4 45.Be5 a5 46.Bc3 a4 47.Re8+ Kh7 48.Re2 Rc1 49.Ne1 Qh4+ 50.Kg1 Rd1 51.Re3
38.Bxg7 Qd6?? +6.92/25
38...Re8 +0.85/22 39.Rf2 Qb7 40.Bc3 Rc8 41.Nf4 Rxc3 42.bxc3 Qb1+
39.Bxf8 Qxd5
40.Bxh6? +3.07/26
40.b3 +6.89/24 40...a6 41.Bc5 a5 42.c4 Qd1+ 43.Kf2 a4 44.Nd4 Qd3 45.g3
40...Qd1+? +7.83/20
40...Qh5 +3.07/26 41.g4 Qxh6 42.Kg2 a5 43.a3 Qh7 44.Kg3 a4 45.Nf4 Qa7 46.c3 Qg1+ 47.Kh4 Qh1 48.Ne6 Qf3 49.Nd4 Qf4 50.Kh5 Qf7+
41.Kf2 1-0

Alan Lasser-Mike Van Valkenburg
2/19/18
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.Nc3 b6?! +0.50/22
1...d5 +0.15/23 2.d4 Bf5 3.Bg5 Nc6 4.e3 f6 5.Bh4 e6 6.Bd3 Bb4 7.Bxf5 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3
2.Nf3 Bb7
3.Ng1?! -0.12/24
3.e4 +0.49/22 3...e6 4.d4 Bb4 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.Qe2 d6 7.Bg5 Nbd7 8.O-O Bxc3 9.bxc3 h6 10.Bf4 O-O 11.Rfe1 Qe7 12.e5 dxe5 13.Nxe5
3…d5
4.Nb1?! -0.85/23
4.d4 -0.25/22 4...e6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.e3 O-O 8.Ne5 Nbd7 9.Nxd7 Qxd7 10.Be2 Ne4 11.Nxe4 dxe4 12.Bxe7
4…e5
5.d3 Nf6
6.Bg5 Be7
7.Nd2 Qd6
8.c4 c6
9.g3 b5
10.b3 bxc4?! -0.65/21
10...h6 -1.02/21 11.Bxf6 Bxf6 12.Ngf3 O-O 13.Bg2 e4 14.dxe4 Bxa1 15.Qxa1 dxc4 16.bxc4 Nd7 17.O-O b4 18.Nd4 Rfd8 19.N2b3 a5 20.Nf5 Qf8 21.Rd1 a4 22.Nd2 Nc5 23.Qb1 Ne6 24.e5 Qc5 25.Nd6
11.bxc4 Ba6
12.Bg2 dxc4?! -0.18/22
12...Nbd7 -0.49/21 13.Ngf3 O-O 14.O-O h6 15.Bxf6 Qxf6 16.Qc2 Rfb8 17.Rab1 Qe6 18.Rfc1 Ba3 19.Rd1 Rb6 20.e3
13.Nxc4 Bxc4
14.dxc4 Qxd1+?! +0.39/25
14...Qb4+ -0.18/21 15.Kf1 Qc5 15...Qc4 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. Rc1 Qe6 18. Be4 O-O 19.Qc2 +0.22 Stockfish 16.Qc2 O-O 17.Be3 Qa3 18.Rd1 Na6
15.Rxd1 h6
16.Bxf6 Bxf6
17.e3 O-O
18.Ne2 a5
19.Nc3 Ra7
20.Ke2 Rc7
21.Rb1 Rd8?! +0.67/26
21...Be7 +0.32/23 22.Rhd1 Na6 23.Rb6 Nb4 24.Na4 Nxa2 25.Rxc6 Rxc6 26.Bxc6
22.Rb6 Nd7?! +1.65/27
22...Be7 +0.78/24 23.Rhb1 Bb4 24.Na4 Rd2+ 25.Kf1 Nd7 26.Rxc6 Rxc6 27.Bxc6 Nf6 28.Rb2 Rd6 29.Bb7 Rd1+ 30.Kg2 Rc1 31.Nb6 e4 32.a4 Ra1 33.Rc2 Bc5 34.Nd5 Rxa4
23.Rxc6 Rxc6
24.Bxc6 e4? +3.77/26
24...Nc5 +1.69/24 25.Rb1 Rc8 26.Bg2 Ne6 27.Kd3 Nc5+ 28.Kc2
25.Nxe4 Nb6?! +5.60/29
25...Be7 +3.77/25 26.Bxd7 Rxd7 27.Nc3 f5 28.Rd1 Ra7 29.Rd5 g6 30.Rb5 Kf7 31.Nd5 a4 32.c5 Ke6 33.Nc3 Rc7 34.Rb6+ Kf7 35.c6 Rc8 36.Nxa4 Ke6 37.Kd3 Kd6 38.c7+ Kxc7 39.Rxg6 Rd8+ 40.Kc2 Rc8 41.Nb6 Rd8
26.Nxf6+ gxf6
27.Rc1?! +4.22/25
27.c5 +5.38/28 27...Na8 28.Bxa8 Rxa8 29.Rc1 Kf8 30.c6 Ke7 31.c7 Rc8 32.Kf3 Ke6 33.Kg4 f5+ 34.Kh5 Kf6 35.Rc6+ Kg7 36.a4 Kh7 37.f3 Kg7 38.Rc5 f6 39.Rc2 Kf7 40.Rc6
27...Kg7?! +6.23/28
27...Rc8 +4.22/25 28.Bb5 Nd5 29.c5 Nc7 30.a4
28.c5 Nd7?! +8.06/27
28...Nc8 +6.20/27 29.Bb7 f5 30.c6 Kf6 31.Rc5 a4 32.c7 Rg8 33.Bc6 Ke6 34.Bxa4 Ne7 35.Rc2 Ra8 36.Bc6
29.Rd1 Rb8? +20.42/25
29...Rc8 +8.05/30 30.Bxd7 Rxc5 31.Ba4 Rh5 32.Bb3 Rxh2 33.Rd7
30.Bxd7 Rb2+
31.Rd2 Rxd2+
32.Kxd2 Kf8
33.c6 Ke7
34.Bf5 Kd6
35.Be4 f5
36.Bf3 a4
37.Kc3 f4
38.gxf4 f5
39.Kb4 h5
40.Kxa4 Kc5
41.c7 Kb6
42.c8=Q Ka7
43.Qb7# 1-0


Alan Lasser
blacklightmazes@icloud.com
website: blacklightmazes.com

 

 

 

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

BOB CYR - CONNECTICUT CHESS HISTORY

 

Connecticut Chess History

by CSCA Historian   Robert Cyr

The following data was compiled by Fred Townsend and Rob Roy, two former CSCA presidents. Bob Cyr is the CSCA historian and has worked with both of these longtime chess advocates to preserve chess history in our state.

2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004


The CSCA (on behalf of the NBCC) has been granted copyright authorization from the following state and local newspapers to republish the hundreds of articles that have been written about chess in our state. The publishers and authors are the sole owners of these articles, and they must receive full full credit for them.

These articles are being republished on this website for the sole purpose of promoting chess throughout our community. Republication of these articles by the CSCA for commercial use or for any other purpose than the aforementioned will be considered a violation of copyright law.

More data will be forthcoming, so please check back frequently.

The New Britain Herald
The Hartford Courant
The Republican-American (based in Waterbury)
The Southington Observer
The Record-Journal (based in Meriden)
The Newtown Bee
The New Haven Register

 

2019 Eastern Connecticut Open

Saturday February 23

         $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. Register On-site Only: 9:45 am - 10:10 am   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   SNOW PAGE

 

WESTON CONN. DIG CHESS TEAM MAKES CHESS HISTORY

CHRISTMAS ISSUE - CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE

The Top 5 Chess Festivals Around the World

New Stafford Springs Chess Club Offers Social, Competitive Play

Coventry Chess Club

Upcoming Tournaments in Connecticut

Tolland Public Library chess programs for kids

UConn Chess Club, Storrs Connecticut

World Computer Chess Championship

FIDE world rankings

The King of the Computer Age

AlphaZero AI beats champion chess program

after teaching itself in four hours

Who is the Best Chess Player Ever ?

What Does US Chess Mean to You ?

 

 

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For 2019; I am trimming costs and will stop sending out USCF Blasts.

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TOP WINNERS 2018 USCF TOURNAMENTS - COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

12-15 Holiday Party Derek Meredith

11-17 Yankee Peddler Derek Meredith and Joe Bihlmeyer

10-27 Conn Harvest Joe Bihlmeyer

9-30  Charter Oak  Abe Mondal

8-11  Nutmeg State Nathan Chang

7-14  Conn Yankee Nelson Castaneda

6-23  Coventry Summer Rick Bauer and Derek Meredith

5-19  Constitution State Dan Smith

4-21  Nathan Hale Suhas Kodali and Jithu Sajeevan

3-17  Greater Hartford Suhas Kodali, Joe Bihlmeyer, and Jon Smucker

2-24  Eastern Conn Derek Meredith and Joe Bihlmeyer

1-13  2018 Coventry Open  Joe Bihlmeyer

 

Top Players at the

Coventry Chess Club:

21 Joe Bihlmeyer

13 Derek Meredith

13 Rob Roy

11 Art Nagel

11 Rev. Hugh James

10 Mark Bourque

10 Joshua Berkun

8  Suhas Kodali

7  Nelson Castaneda

7  Larry Laffosse

7  Dan Smith

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UPCOMING USCF CHESS TOURNAMENTS IN CONNECTICUT 

by Rob Roy   Online since May 2010

CHESS CLUBS IN CONNECTICUT 

 

 

JAN 12 - 2019 COVENTRY CHESS OPEN


REPORT - 2018 HOLIDAY PARTY OPEN


6:30 TUES. JAN. 8. CHESS @ COVENTRY LIBRARY


GAME OF THE WEEK, by Alan Lasser


TOP POSTINGS - CONN STATE CHESS ASSOC


GAME OF THE WEEK, by Alan Lasser


GAME OF THE WEEK, by Alan Lasser


REPORT - 2018 YANKEE PEDDLER OPEN


RECENT ARTICLES - CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE


UCONN VS. SIMSBURY MATCH, REPORT BY BOB CYR


HOW TO SET YOUR DIGITAL CHESS CLOCK


UPCOMING CHESS TOURNAMENTS


PHOTOS - 2018 HOLIDAY PARTY OPEN,  by Rick Bauer, Coach Dan


Rising Chess Star at Wilson-Gray YMCA Hartford


What is Chess ?  by Ben McCready


Chess Clubs in Connecticut


A study in silence and strategy, Video by Alan Lasser

 

 

LATEST CONNECTICUT CHESS NEWS

 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

WESTON CONN. DIG CHESS TEAM MAKES CHESS HISTORY

2019 Eastern Connecticut Open

Saturday February 23

         $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. Register On-site Only: 9:45 am - 10:10 am   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   SNOW PAGE

 

Determination  Integrity  Growth


The Weston DIG Chess Team practices at the Weston Public Library on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. We are sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Library. We have three levels: (Players can be moved up an age group if they are ready)

Beginners: ages 6-8
Juniors: ages 8-11
Seniors: ages 12-18


We practice every weekend that the library is open. Players come when they can so there is no long term commitment. It’s $20 an hour per player. We also do individual lessons for $75 an hour. We offer scholarship for families that are in financial need. Classes are taught by me, Coach Dan and Coach Erin

Dan Starbuck Pelletier was born in Wilton, CT and moved to Louisville, KY when he was 9 years old. He competed in state and national chess competitions, along with playing soccer for top premier clubs in the Louisville area.

Here is the page for Weston on our website:

Weston DIG Chess Team 56 Norfield Road, Weston, CT 06883 Click here for our upcoming schedule. Cost: $40 per person for a two-hour group lesson $20 per person for a one-hour group lesson $75 per person per hour for an individual lesson.  

We also have a couple tournaments coming up in Weston.

1/27/2019 – “2019 Nutmeg DIG Scholastic Tournament” 

For tournaments, each person must have a US Chess Federation Membership 

The “Lesson for Lesson” business model for DIG is that we match every paid lesson with a free lesson for a kid in economic need. Everything we do in Hartford, Bridgeport and South Norwalk is free. Our programs in Weston, Wilton and Wethersfield charge per player but we offer scholarships there too.

DIG Lesson for Lesson What is it? For every paid DIG chess or soccer lesson, a child in economic need can attend a DIG chess or soccer clinic for free. As of 9/7/18, DIG has provided 2,809 free lessons (1,576 chess and 1,233 soccer) and 1,190 paid lessons since 2016.

I hope that you are all enjoying the holidays and the snow. I wanted to share this game from 1997 at the World Open. It’s a quick game, only 27 moves, and most of the moves are explained by our friend from the New Britain Chess Club and FIDE Master, Rick Bauer:
 
 
This could be fun to look at while sitting inside, enjoying some warmth this Christmas.
 
Also, Rick Bauer will be doing a Simul at the North Branch Bridgeport Public Library in April. A Simul is where one player plays multiple games at a time with a number of other players. You will all be welcome to join that and try your luck agains Rick who has won the CT State Championship 6 times. This Simul will be done to raise awareness for our Bridgeport DIG Chess program which is free to the community and led by Coach Erin, Owen, Kelvin and Adam from the Weston DIG Chess Team.
 

CHECK OUT OUR STORY IN THE HARTFORD COURANT

Respectfully,
 
Coach Dan
 
502-468-6930
 
 
 

 

Connecticut Chess History

by CSCA Historian   Robert Cyr

The following data was compiled by Fred Townsend and Rob Roy, two former CSCA presidents. Bob Cyr is the CSCA historian and has worked with both of these longtime chess advocates to preserve chess history in our state.

2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004


The CSCA (on behalf of the NBCC) has been granted copyright authorization from the following state and local newspapers to republish the hundreds of articles that have been written about chess in our state. The publishers and authors are the sole owners of these articles, and they must receive full full credit for them.

These articles are being republished on this website for the sole purpose of promoting chess throughout our community. Republication of these articles by the CSCA for commercial use or for any other purpose than the aforementioned will be considered a violation of copyright law.

More data will be forthcoming, so please check back frequently.

The New Britain Herald
The Hartford Courant
The Republican-American (based in Waterbury)
The Southington Observer
The Record-Journal (based in Meriden)
The Newtown Bee
The New Haven Register

 

 

JAN 12 - 2019 COVENTRY CHESS OPEN


REPORT - 2018 HOLIDAY PARTY OPEN


6:30 TUES. JAN. 8. CHESS @ COVENTRY LIBRARY


GAME OF THE WEEK, by Alan Lasser


TOP POSTINGS - CONN STATE CHESS ASSOC


GAME OF THE WEEK, by Alan Lasser


GAME OF THE WEEK, by Alan Lasser


REPORT - 2018 YANKEE PEDDLER OPEN


RECENT ARTICLES - CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE


UCONN VS. SIMSBURY MATCH, REPORT BY BOB CYR


HOW TO SET YOUR DIGITAL CHESS CLOCK


UPCOMING CHESS TOURNAMENTS


PHOTOS - 2018 HOLIDAY PARTY OPEN,  by Rick Bauer, Coach Dan


Rising Chess Star at Wilson-Gray YMCA Hartford


What is Chess ?  by Ben McCready


Chess Clubs in Connecticut


A study in silence and strategy, Video by Alan Lasser

 

 

 


New Britain Chess Club Weekly News Dec. 22, 2018

 


On behalf of the club, the officers and I would like to wish all of our friends a healthy and happy New Year.


The Club will not be meeting on its usual days because Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Tuesday this year. We will instead meet on Wednesday for the next two weeks.


This Past Tuesday the NBCC had its annual Christmas Party followed by a bullet tournament. With 24 players and nearly 300 games played, Nelson Castaneda emerged victorious, just ahead of Jan van de Mortel. Doug Fiske won the “Best Game of the Year” contest, sponsored by Rick Bauer for a game played during his team’s impressive USATE team tournament performance. (NBCC will be sending several teams to USATE this year. Contact the club if you are interested in joining a team.)


Historian Bob Cyr has published the annual newsletter. It is posted on our website or can be read with the link, above. Many thanks to Bob for this outstanding work on behalf of the club.


******

Training Classes - will not meet this week. Training Class will resume in the new year.

On Tuesday. Jan 8, NM Derek Meredith will conclude his 3-week series on - A Poisonous Move to slay the Sicilian Dragon - Part Three.


******

CSCA State Blitz Championship, January 2, 2019

On Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 the NBCC will be hosting the 2018 CSCA State Blitz Championship. 2018 CSCA Blitz Championship

CSCA Blitz Championship Tournament Details:
• Wednesday, January 2, 2019
• 8-SS G/5;d3
• sections: 1
• Entry Fee: $10. $2 of each entry goes to CSCA and purchases membership.
• Prizes: Trophy + $20 to top 3 and top U2000.
• USCF Blitz rated (USCF membership is required)
• Quick Ratings used for pairing and prizes.
• Registration 6:45-7:00 P.M. Late registrants will be given a 0 pt 1st round bye.
• Pairings made at 7:15


******

What are the Odds? Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Total game time for the 2 players is 10 minutes, with no delay.

Players within 100 regular rating points of each other each get 5 minutes.

For each 100 pt difference, one minute is subtracted from the stronger player and given to the weaker player.

The player with less time gets the choice of what side the clock is on. Illegal move + press your clock = game over if called.

A player who knock pieces over must replace them on his time. To win on time you must claim the win.

If you claim the win while your clock is running, it must be before your own flag falls. This tournament is unrated.


What are the Odds Tournament Details:

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

7-SS G1-9/G9-1

Sections: 1

Entry Fee: $5. ($10 non-member).

Prizes: 100% Returned. Based on score: All players with a +1 performance or better will receive a prize! (no byes)

Unrated (USCF membership is not required)

Quick Ratings used for pairing.

Registration 7:15-7:30 P.M.

Pairings made at 7:30


******

NBCC Club Championship Play-in Tournament On Jan 8, 2019

The club championship tournament will be a 7-round Swiss tournament, featuring a new long time control of G/75+30. Scholastic players in the Candidates Section may opt for a quicker time control of G/60;d5. All players with a rating of Over 1800 automatically qualify for the Championship section.

A player rated under 1800 can qualify for the Championship Section by winning this Play-in Tournament. The top 1 (or 2 to create an even number of players) in this tournament will be entered into the Championship Section. All other players will automatically be entered in the Candidates Section.

You may enter on-line, by playing in either section of the Play-in Tournament or by registering by 6:45pm on Jan 15, 2019. Late registrants will be given a 1/2 pt bye and entered into the U1800 Section. There will be no cash prizes for the play-in tournament. 1st round seeding in the Championship Section will be determined by performance in the Play-in Tournament.


Club Championship Play-in Tournament Details:

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019

5-SS G/15;d5

2 sections: Over 1800, U1800

Entry Fee: $20 includes club championship (members only)

Prizes: 75% Returned, based on Club Championship performance

USCF Quick rated (USCF membership is required)

Registration: 7:00 – 7:15 P.M.

Pairings will be made at 7:15


Norman Burtness, President New Britain Chess Club


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TOP WINNERS 2018 USCF TOURNAMENTS - COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

12-15 Holiday Party Derek Meredith

11-17 Yankee Peddler Derek Meredith and Joe Bihlmeyer

10-27 Conn Harvest Joe Bihlmeyer

9-30  Charter Oak  Abe Mondal

8-11  Nutmeg State Nathan Chang

7-14  Conn Yankee Nelson Castaneda

6-23  Coventry Summer Rick Bauer and Derek Meredith

5-19  Constitution State Dan Smith

4-21  Nathan Hale Suhas Kodali and Jithu Sajeevan

3-17  Greater Hartford Suhas Kodali, Joe Bihlmeyer, and Jon Smucker

2-24  Eastern Conn Derek Meredith and Joe Bihlmeyer

1-13  2018 Coventry Open  Joe Bihlmeyer

 

Top Players at the

Coventry Chess Club:

21 Joe Bihlmeyer

13 Derek Meredith

13 Rob Roy

11 Art Nagel

11 Rev. Hugh James

10 Mark Bourque

10 Joshua Berkun

8  Suhas Kodali

7  Nelson Castaneda

7  Larry Laffosse

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UPCOMING USCF CHESS TOURNAMENTS IN CONNECTICUT 

by Rob Roy   Online since May 2010

CHESS CLUBS IN CONNECTICUT 

 

 

A new chess club is forming at the Booth & Dimmock Public Library in Coventry CT.

Tuesday evening, January 8, at 6:30 p.m. will be the first chess meeting at the library.

Kids and grown-ups are all invited to the new Booth & Dimmock Library Chess Club.

Rob Roy, from Connecticut Chess Magazine and Coventry Chess Club, will demonstrate how easy it is to play tournament chess.

The program is free. Tournament chess sets will be provided, along with official chess clocks.

A three-round Swiss tournament, with a G/10 time control, may be conducted.