Sunday, November 18, 2018

Report on Yankee Peddler Open, plus much more...

 

Derek Meredith and Joe Bihlmeyer have tied for first place at the

2018 Yankee Peddler Open, held Nov. 17 in Coventry Connecticut.

Each won their first two rounds, then drew each other in round three.

Both players are instructors at the New Britain Chess Club.

There is a 4-way tie for 3rd place: (each with two points out of three rounds)

Art Nagel, Joshua Berkun, Hayes Goodman, and newcomer Carl Fetteroll.

Thirteen players entered the tournament, it took 7 hours from start to finish.

Many players went across the street to Bidwell Tavern for lunch.

Joe Bihlmeyer donated $5 towards the free snacks and drinks.

Abe Mondal and Dan Smith helped Rob set up the tables and chairs

and carrying heavy bins throughout the day.

 

2018 YANKEE PEDDLER OPEN - COVENTRY CONNECTICUT - NOV 17

----------------------------------------------------------------- Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round| Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | 1 | 2 | 3 | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 | MATTHEW DEREK MEREDITH |2.5 |W 3|W 7|D 2| CT | 10031443 / R: 2123 ->2126 | | | | | | Q: 2070 ->2076 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 2 | JOSEPH E BIHLMEYER |2.5 |W 8|W 5|D 1| CT | 12686352 / R: 2056 ->2061 | | | | | | Q: 2051 ->2053 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 3 | ARTHUR C NAGEL |2.0 |L 1|W 9|W 8| CT | 10264669 / R: 1725 ->1743 | | | | | | Q: 1478 ->1520 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 4 | JOSHUA BERKUN |2.0 |D 12|D 6|W 11| CT | 16080502 / R: 1398 ->1381 | | | | | | Q: 1319 ->1300 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 5 | CARL FETTEROLL |2.0 |W 14|L 2|W 13| MA | 14903973 / R: 1301 ->1303 | | | | | | Q: 1099P21->1104P24 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 6 | HAYES GOODMAN |2.0 |W 13|D 4|D 7| RI | 15207355 / R: 1212 ->1261 | | | | | | Q: 1103 ->1162 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 7 | ABHIJIT MONDAL |1.5 |W 9|L 1|D 6| CT | 16778795 / R: 1823P15->1801P18 | | | | | | Q: 1903P11->1862P14 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 8 | ROGER P BESSETTE |1.0 |L 2|W 14|L 3| CT | 12822966 / R: 1697 ->1678 | | | | | | Q: 1524 ->1502 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 9 | DANIEL SMITH |1.0 |L 7|L 3|W 14| RI | 12704934 / R: 1484 ->1470 | | | | | | Q: 1381 ->1365 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 10 | ROB ROY |1.0 |U |W 13|U | CT | 10574790 / R: 1403 ->1405 | | | | | | Q: 1156 ->1160 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 11 | LAURENT LAFOSSE |1.0 |U |W 12|L 4| CT | 12431094 / R: 1104 ->1116 | | | | | | Q: 1118 ->1112 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 12 | ARGHO DAS |0.5 |D 4|L 11|U | CT | 16750340 / R: 1009P5 ->1020P7 | | | | | | Q: 769P5 -> 826P7 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 13 | VIJAY SRINIVASACHARI |0.0 |L 6|L 10|L 5| CT | 16854115 / R: Unrated-> 877P3 | | | | | | Q: Unrated-> 710P3 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 14 | SHRITAN VIJAY |0.0 |L 5|L 8|L 9| CT | 16854121 / R: Unrated-> 342P3 | | | | | | Q: Unrated-> 342P3 | | | | | -----------------------------------------------------------------

 

Our Chess Historian, Bob Cyr, brings us back to 1998.

http://www.chessct.org/nbcc/UplHist/NBCCHIGHLIGHTS1998.pdf


Our Chess Historian, Bob Cyr, brings us back to 2017.

http://www.chessct.org/nbcc/UplHist/NBCCNEWSLETTER2017.pdf


Bob Cyr reports on Nov 9 tournament at Hall High School, W. Hartford.

https://connecticutchess.blogspot.com/2018/11/uconn-vs-simsbury-match-report-by-bob.html

 

CSCA board meets Dec 8 in Newington to elect officers and award bids.

 


Norman Burtness announces 3 events at the New Britain Chess Club.

http://www.chessct.org/nbcc/nbccmain.php

NBCC OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2018

Come watch the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana at the NBCC 11/24. We will be broadcasting the match and having a time of casual play during the game. Bring snacks.


NBCC Unrated Tournament - Saturday Dec. 1, 2018

NBCC will be holding an unrated tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. 5 Rounds of G/25;d5. Register 9:15-9:45. $15 entry fee. Trophies to top finishers. More details next week.


Training Classes will focus on Carlsen vs. Caruana World Championship

This week we will be looking at Game 1 of the championship match where Carlsen missed some good winning chances. This lecture will be geared to members of all rating levels.

NBCC launches lichess.org presence

The club announces it online lichess presence. Lichess is a free chess playing platform and we secured a place where club members can talk with each other, play against each other or even play together in team tournaments online. Once you sign up for an account on lichess, log in to your account and then access the link: https://lichess.org/team/new-britain-chess-club-nbcc and click on Join Team. Write a message indicating who you are and solve the Mate in 1 Captcha (to ensure you are a human) and our lichess team leader, Teddy, will accept your request.


Best Game of the Year Contest

Judged by NM Rick Bauer. You must be a NBCC member to be eligible. Submit your best game to Rick at RickBauer55@gmail.com Prizes will be ⅔ to the winner and ⅓ to the loser (NBCC member only). Games also played outside the club against non-NBCC members will be considered. The judging will be announced at the Christmas party.

 

 
Alan Lasser's Game of the Week column

It is easy to root for Caruana; many chess clubs have goofy-looking guys with funny names who wear glasses, he’s the Everyman with talent. The World Championship is off to a good start for our man, especially if you were afraid the results would mirror their lifetime score.

If you want to extrapolate a few more Rossolimos into twelve straight draws, and an eventual decision by a time scramble in a tie-break game, then perhaps the real winner of the World Championship match will be Fischer Random.

It was my turn to triumph with the tripled pawns. It wasn’t a brave positional endeavor, I was already up a rook when I offered it back to obtain the mighty triplets. When the front pawn advances, the back pawns can keep a rook from attacking it from behind.


Rishav Mehta-Alan Lasser
11/5/18
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.e4 Nf6
2.d3 e5
3.Be2 Nc6
4.Nc3 Bc5
5.Bg5 h6
6.Bxf6 Qxf6
7.Nh3 d6
8.Bg4 O-O
9.Qe2?? -3.52/28
9.Bxc8 -0.07/22 9...Raxc8 10.Nd5 10. O-O Qh4 11. Nd5 Nd8 12. Ne3 Ne6 13. Kh1 Bxe3 14. fxe3 g6 15. Ng1 Qe7 16. Qe1 -0.07 Stockfish 10...Qe6 11.O-O Ne7 12.Nxe7+ Qxe7 13.Re1 c6 14.c3 Rfe8 15.b4
9…Nd4
10.Qd1 Bxg4
11.Qxg4 Nxc2+
12.Kd2 Nxa1
13.Nd5?! -4.88/26
13.Rxa1 -3.64/23 13...Bd4 13...c6 14. Rd1 Rad8 15. Kc2 d5 16. Qe2 d4 17. Nb1 Qe6 18. Nd2 Qxa2 -4.51 Stockfish 14.Rc1 c6 15.Nd1 d5 16.Rc2 dxe4
13…Qd8
14.f4? -8.53/26
14.Rxa1 -4.92/24 14...c6 15.Ne3 15. Nc3 Qb6 16. Rb1 Bxf2 17. Nxf2 Qxf2+ 18. Qe2 Qf4+ 19. Kc2 Qxh2 -5.67 Stockfish 15...Bxe3+ 15... Qb6 16. Kc2 Bxe3 17. fxe3 Qc5+ 18. Kd1 Qxe3 19. Qf3 Qd4 20. Kc2 Qc5+ -6.46 Stockfish 16.fxe3 Qb6 17.Kc2 Qxe3
14…c6
15.Nc3 exf4?! -5.10/24
15...Qb6 -8.35/25 16.Kc1 Bd4 17.Qe2 a5 18.Na4 Qb4 19.Kb1 Qxa4 20.Kxa1 Qb5 20...d5 21. Kb1 exf4 22. Nxf4 Rae8 23. b3 Qb4 24. Qc2 Be5 25. Ne2 dxe4 -8.57 Stockfish 21.Ng1 exf4
16.Nxf4?! -6.25/25
16.Rxa1 -5.10/24 16...Be3+ 16...d5 17. Nxf4 dxe4 18. Kc2 f5 19. Qh3 Qd6 20. Nfe2 Rad8 21. Rd1 exd3+ 22. Rxd3 Qxd3+ 23. Qxd3 Rxd3 24. Kxd3 -6.54 Stockfish 17.Kc2 d5 18.Qf5 dxe4 19.Qxe4 Re8 20.Qf5 Qd6
16…Qg5
17.Qxg5 hxg5
18.Nh5?! -7.22/25
18.Nfe2 -5.82/27 18...f5 19.e5 Nb3+ 19...dxe5 20. Rxa1 g4 21. Rh1 Kf7 22. Ng3 g6 23. Re1 Ke6 24. Nce2 Bb4+ 25. Nc3 Rh8 -6.75 Stockfish 20.axb3 dxe5 21.h3 Rad8 22.Kc2 Rd7 23.Re1 g6 24.Nc1 Re8 25.Na4 Bf2 26.Re2 Bd4 27.b4 e4 28.dxe4 Rxe4 29.Rd2 Ree7 30.Nd3 b6 31.Nc3 a6 32.Ne2 Bg7 33.Nc3 Re3 34.Rd1 Bxc3 35.bxc3
18.Nh3 f5 19.Nxg5 fxe4 20.Ngxe4 Bb6 21.Rxa1 d5 -6.59 Stockfish
18…f5
19.g3?! -10.36/23
19.Ng3 -7.15/24 19...f4 20.Nf5 20. Nf1 Be3+ 21. Nxe3 fxe3+ 22. Kxe3 Nc2+ 23. Ke2 Rf7 24. Rf1 Nd4+ 25. Ke1 Rxf1+ 26. Kxf1 -7.48 Stockfish 20...Be3+ 21.Nxe3 fxe3+ 22.Kxe3 Nc2+ 23.Ke2 Nd4+ 24.Ke3 c5 25.Nd1 Rf7 26.Kd2 Raf8 27.Ke1 b5 28.Rg1 g4 29.Rh1 Rf4 30.Rg1 c4 31.Kd2 cxd3 32.Kxd3
19.Rxa1 f4 20.e5 dxe5 21.Kc2 Bb4 22.Ne4 Be7 23.Re1 g6 -7.12 Stockfish
19…g6
20.Nf6+ Rxf6
21.Rxa1 f4
22.Rf1 Raf8
23.e5 dxe5
24.Ne4 Be3+
25.Kc2 fxg3
26.Rxf6 26.Nf6 allows the pawn to queen after 26...Rf6 27.Rf6 gh 28.Rf1 Bg1 or 28.Rg6 Kh7 26…Rxf6
27.Nxf6+ Kg7
28.Ng4 g2
29.Nxe5 g1=Q 0-1


[Event "game/15"]
[Site "UMass Chess Club"]
[Date "2018.11.05"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Rishav Mehta"]
[Black "Alan Lasser"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B02"]

1.e4 Nf6 2.d3 e5 3.Be2 Nc6 4.Nc3 Bc5
5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Qxf6 7.Nh3 d6 8.Bg4 O-O 9.Qe2 $4 { -3.52/28 } ( 9.Bxc8
{ -0.07/22 } 9...Raxc8 10.Nd5
{ 10. O-O Qh4 11. Nd5 Nd8 12. Ne3 Ne6 13. Kh1 Bxe3 14. fxe3 g6 15. Ng1 Qe7
16. Qe1 -0.07 Stockfish } 10...Qe6 11.O-O Ne7 12.Nxe7+ Qxe7 13.Re1 c6
14.c3 Rfe8 15.b4 ) 9...Nd4 10.Qd1 Bxg4 11.Qxg4 Nxc2+ 12.Kd2 Nxa1 13.Nd5 $6
{ -4.88/26 } ( 13.Rxa1 { -3.64/23 } 13...Bd4
{ 13...c6 14. Rd1 Rad8 15. Kc2 d5 16. Qe2 d4 17. Nb1 Qe6 18. Nd2 Qxa2
-4.51 Stockfish } 14.Rc1 c6 15.Nd1 d5 16.Rc2 dxe4 ) 13...Qd8 14.f4 $2
{ -8.53/26 } ( 14.Rxa1 { -4.92/24 } 14...c6 15.Ne3
{ 15. Nc3 Qb6 16. Rb1 Bxf2 17. Nxf2 Qxf2+ 18. Qe2 Qf4+ 19. Kc2 Qxh2 -5.67
Stockfish } 15...Bxe3+
{ 15... Qb6 16. Kc2 Bxe3 17. fxe3 Qc5+ 18. Kd1 Qxe3 19. Qf3 Qd4 20. Kc2
Qc5+ -6.46 Stockfish } 16.fxe3 Qb6 17.Kc2 Qxe3 ) 14...c6 15.Nc3 exf4 $6
{ -5.10/24 } ( 15...Qb6 { -8.35/25 } 16.Kc1 Bd4 17.Qe2 a5 18.Na4 Qb4 19.Kb1
Qxa4 20.Kxa1 Qb5
{ 20...d5 21. Kb1 exf4 22. Nxf4 Rae8 23. b3 Qb4 24. Qc2 Be5 25. Ne2 dxe4
-8.57 Stockfish } 21.Ng1 exf4 ) 16.Nxf4 $6 { -6.25/25 } ( 16.Rxa1
{ -5.10/24 } 16...Be3+
{ 16...d5 17. Nxf4 dxe4 18. Kc2 f5 19. Qh3 Qd6 20. Nfe2 Rad8 21. Rd1 exd3+
22. Rxd3 Qxd3+ 23. Qxd3 Rxd3 24. Kxd3 -6.54 Stockfish } 17.Kc2 d5 18.Qf5
dxe4 19.Qxe4 Re8 20.Qf5 Qd6 ) 16...Qg5 17.Qxg5 hxg5 18.Nh5 $6 { -7.22/25 } (
18.Nfe2 { -5.82/27 } 18...f5 19.e5 Nb3+
{ 19...dxe5 20. Rxa1 g4 21. Rh1 Kf7 22. Ng3 g6 23. Re1 Ke6 24. Nce2 Bb4+
25. Nc3 Rh8 -6.75 Stockfish } 20.axb3 dxe5 21.h3 Rad8 22.Kc2 Rd7 23.Re1
g6 24.Nc1 Re8 25.Na4 Bf2 26.Re2 Bd4 27.b4 e4 28.dxe4 Rxe4 29.Rd2 Ree7 30.Nd3
b6 31.Nc3 a6 32.Ne2 Bg7 33.Nc3 Re3 34.Rd1 Bxc3 35.bxc3 ) ( 18.Nh3 f5 19.Nxg5
fxe4 20.Ngxe4 Bb6 21.Rxa1 d5 { -6.59 Stockfish } ) 18...f5 19.g3 $6
{ -10.36/23 } ( 19.Ng3 { -7.15/24 } 19...f4 20.Nf5
{ 20. Nf1 Be3+ 21. Nxe3 fxe3+ 22. Kxe3 Nc2+ 23. Ke2 Rf7 24. Rf1 Nd4+ 25.
Ke1 Rxf1+ 26. Kxf1 -7.48 Stockfish } 20...Be3+ 21.Nxe3 fxe3+ 22.Kxe3 Nc2+
23.Ke2 Nd4+ 24.Ke3 c5 25.Nd1 Rf7 26.Kd2 Raf8 27.Ke1 b5 28.Rg1 g4 29.Rh1 Rf4
30.Rg1 c4 31.Kd2 cxd3 32.Kxd3 ) ( 19.Rxa1 f4 20.e5 dxe5 21.Kc2 Bb4 22.Ne4 Be7
23.Re1 g6 { -7.12 Stockfish } ) 19...g6 20.Nf6+ Rxf6 21.Rxa1 f4 22.Rf1 Raf8
23.e5 dxe5 24.Ne4 Be3+ 25.Kc2 fxg3 26.Rxf6
{ 26.Nf6 allows the pawn to queen after 26...Rf6 27.Rf6 gh 28.Rf1 Bg1 or
28.Rg6 Kh7 } 26...Rxf6 27.Nxf6+ Kg7 28.Ng4 g2 29.Nxe5 g1=Q 0-1

 

 

2018 Holiday Party Open

Saturday December 15

         $160-1st, $80-2nd.  (Top 2 Prizes Guaranteed.)
         Top U1600 wins $30 in EF Credit when 12+ players.

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

E-mail:     ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com 

 

New Chess Club at Public Library in Coventry CT

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.

 

Most Recent Articles from Connecticut Chess Magazine

Report on 2018 Connecticut Harvest Open

Report on 2018 Charter Oak Open

Chess Memories from 1978

Can Psychopaths be cured ?

New Britain Chess Club has success with Summer Open

The Flying Knight, by Alan Lasser

Nathan Chang wins 2018 Nutmeg State Open

Setting our time machine to Aug. 11, 1980, by Bob Cyr

Rising Chess Star at Wilson-Gray YMCA Hartford

New Britain Chess Club to train tournament directors

Report on 2018 Connecticut Yankee Open

Report on 2018 Coventry Summer Open

  

 

Top Ten Players Playing in

Coventry Chess Tournaments:

20 Joe Bihlmeyer

13 Rob Roy

12 Derek Meredith

11 Rev. Hugh James

10 Art Nagel

9  Mark Bourque

9  Joshua Berkun

8  Suhas Kodali

7  Nelson Castaneda

7  Larry Laffosse

7  Dan Smith

Thank you for your support.

 

 

FUTURE DATES COVENTRY CHESS CLUB:

Dec 15 2018 Holiday Party Open

Jan 12 2019 Coventry Open

Feb 23 2019 Eastern Connecticut Open

Mar 16 2019 Greater Hartford Open

Apr 13 2019 Nathan Hale Open

May 18 2019 Constitution State Open

June 22 2019 Coventry Summer Open

 

 

FACEBOOK PUBLIC GROUPS AND PAGES

Eastern Connecticut Chess Assoc    4,677

Coventry Connecticut Chess Club    5,695

Connecticut Chess Magazine            4,135

 

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE (FREE)

TO OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER

CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE

 

Connecticut Chess Magazine and Coventry Chess Club are each philanthropic enterprises by Rob Roy.

They are not governmental initiatives nor are they business endeavors.

They are private initiatives by Rob Roy, for the public good, focusing on quality of life, and on chess in Connecticut.

They should never be misconstrued to represent the State of Connecticut, the Town of Coventry Connecticut, nor with any other chess associations.

The monthly tournaments in Coventry are conducted by Rob Roy acting as an independent organizer, and not by any chess club, state chapter, nor federation.

I have never written for, nor spoken for, anyone besides myself, Rob Roy, acting as an independent chess journalist.

Rob Roy derives no material gain from these two entities, in contrast; Rob Roy suffers significant monetary loss from their operations.

 

Upcoming USCF Tournaments in and near Connecticut

 

 

Great game from 25 years ago

John A Curdo vs Michael Casella
Greater Boston open (1993), Framingham MA, Oct-03 
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  1-0 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NOV 17 - 2018 YANKEE PEDDLER CHESS OPEN

2018 Yankee Peddler Open

Saturday November 17

         $160-1st, $80-2nd.  (Top 2 Prizes Guaranteed.)
         Top U1600 wins $30 in EF Credit when 12+ players.

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

E-mail:     ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com 

 

 

 

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.

 

Most Recent Articles from Connecticut Chess Magazine

Report on 2018 Connecticut Harvest Open

Report on 2018 Charter Oak Open

Chess Memories from 1978

Can Psychopaths be cured ?

New Britain Chess Club has success with Summer Open

The Flying Knight, by Alan Lasser

Nathan Chang wins 2018 Nutmeg State Open

Setting our time machine to Aug. 11, 1980, by Bob Cyr

Rising Chess Star at Wilson-Gray YMCA Hartford

New Britain Chess Club to train tournament directors

Report on 2018 Connecticut Yankee Open

Report on 2018 Coventry Summer Open

 

UPCOMING CHESS TOURNAMENTS

Nov 17  Yankee Peddler Open Coventry CT

Dec 15  Holiday Party Open Coventry CT

 

FUTURE DATES COVENTRY CHESS CLUB:

Nov 17 2018 Yankee Peddler Open

Dec 15 2018 Holiday Party Open

Jan 12 2019 Coventry Open

Feb 23 2019 Eastern Connecticut Open

Mar 16 2019 Greater Hartford Open

Apr 13 2019 Nathan Hale Open

May 18 2019 Constitution State Open

June 22 2019 Coventry Summer Open

 

 

 

FACEBOOK PUBLIC GROUPS AND PAGES

Eastern Connecticut Chess Assoc    4,675

Coventry Connecticut Chess Club    5,733

Connecticut Chess Magazine            4,124

 

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE (FREE)

TO OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER

CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE

 

Connecticut Chess Magazine and Coventry Chess Club are each philanthropic enterprises by Rob Roy.

They are not governmental initiatives nor are they business endeavors.

They are private initiatives by Rob Roy, for the public good, focusing on quality of life, and on chess in Connecticut.

They should never be misconstrued to represent the State of Connecticut, the Town of Coventry Connecticut, nor with any other chess associations.

The monthly tournaments in Coventry are conducted by Rob Roy acting as an independent organizer, and not by any chess club, state chapter, nor federation.

I have never written for, nor spoken for, anyone besides myself, Rob Roy, acting as an independent chess journalist.

Rob Roy derives no material gain from these two entities, in contrast; Rob Roy suffers significant monetary loss from their operations.

 

 

 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

$30 CASH ONLY
9:45 am. - 10:10 am.
No checks
No credit/debit cards
No credit
No free entry
No advance entry
No online entry
No late entry
No USCF memberships
No USCF renewals

 

 

YOU MUST NOTIFY THE TD IF:
1) You cannot understand English language.
2) You have conditions which may impact you today.

 

WHEN TOURNAMENT GAMES ARE IN PROGRESS:
THIS ROOM IS FOR TOURNAMENT PLAY ONLY.
NO TALKING, NO ANALYSIS, NO POST-MORTEMS.

 

BETWEEN ROUNDS FEEL FREE TO
SPEAK AT NORMAL VOLUME.

 

ATTENTION PARENTS !

Children cannot register themselves.
Children not admitted without the supervising adult.
You must notify the TD when leaving the hall, even if
leaving your child behind for only for a short time.

 


Please remain at Registration Desk until your entry is complete.
We need to verify we have your 1) Correct USCF ID# ,
2) USCF Expiration Date, 3) Current Regular USCF Rating.


Registration should take 2 minutes or less for each person.
Please refrain from discussing non-related matters, such
as giving suggestions and advice, during registration.


Registration time is not the best time to
converse with the TD. Please wait until later.

 

 

 

 

NEARBY RESTAURANTS IN COVENTRY

Bidwell Tavern  1260 Main St.  (33 ft)        $$

Phoenix  1203 Main St.,    (222 ft)              $

Panda Garden  1364 Main St.  (0.2 mi)       $

Subway  1364 Main St.  (0.2 mi)                $

Lakeview  50 Lake St.,  (0.3 mi)               $$$

Citgo Gas Station has an ATM, 1381 Main St.

Bidwell Tavern  has an ATM, 1260 Main St.

 

New Britain Chess Club Weekly News Nov 11 2018

This Week’s News Items:

  • Tuesday is week 2 of the Dr. Joseph Platz 3-week Double Quads Tournament

  • NBCC OPEN HOUSE Saturday, November 24 - to watch the World Championships

  • Saturday Dec.1, Unrated Tournament

  • Upcoming Training Classes Focus on Carlsen vs. Caruana World Championship

  • NBCC launches lichess.org presence

  • Best Game of the Year Contest

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS

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NBCC OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2018

Come watch the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana at the NBCC 11/24.  We will be broadcasting the match and having a time of casual play during the game.  Bring snacks.

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NBCC Unrated Tournament - Saturday Dec. 1, 2018

NBCC will be holding an unrated tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. 5 Rounds of G/25;d5.  Register 9:15-9:45. $15 entry fee. Trophies to top finishers. More details next week.

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Dr. Joseph Platz Double Quads Tournament

For many years now, the club has hosted annual events to recognize prominent players in our chess community who have passed on. This year’s event pays tribute to one of the greatest chess professionals in our region during the mid-20th century. Prior to residing in Connecticut, Dr. Platz had already built an impressive chess resume, earning the Cologne Championship in 1926 and the Hannover Championship in 1931. He received his training from his mentor, Emanuel Lasker.  When his moved to the United States, Dr. Platz won the Western Massachusetts & Connecticut Valley Open Chess Championship fourteen times, the Connecticut Chess Championship three times, and the New England Chess Championship four times. Dr. Platz ultimately earned USCF Master Emeritus status. Toward the end of his chess career in 1979 he gave a simultaneous chess exhibition at our club, scoring 13.5-8.5

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Training Classes will focus on Carlsen vs. Caruana World Championship

This week we will be looking at Game 1 of the championship match where Carlsen missed some good winning chances.  This lecture will be geared to members of all rating levels.

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NBCC launches lichess.org presence

The club announces it online lichess presence. Lichess is a free chess playing platform and we secured a place where club members can talk with each other, play against each other or even play together in team tournaments online. Once you sign up for an account on lichess, log in to your account and then access the link: https://lichess.org/team/new-britain-chess-club-nbcc and click on Join Team. Write a message indicating who you are and solve the Mate in 1 Captcha (to ensure you are a human) and our lichess team leader, Teddy, will accept your request.

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Best Game of the Year Contest

Judged by NM Rick Bauer.  You must be a NBCC member to be eligible. Submit your best game to Rick at  RickBauer55@gmail.com    Prizes will be ⅔  to the winner and ⅓ to the loser (NBCC member only).  Games also played outside the club against non-NBCC members will be considered.  The judging will be announced at the Christmas party.

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Yankee Peddler Open, Coventry Nov. 17, 2018

The Yankee Peddler Open Chess Tournament will be held at 1267 Main St., Coventry, on Saturday Nov. 17, 2018.  The 3-SS G/60;d5 event is hosted by Rob Roy. Entry fee is $30. On-site registration only.

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https://www.chess.com/wcc2018 

https://worldchess.com/ - GM Judith Polgar – Exclusive access to live video – cost $20 for match

https://chess24.com/…/carlsen-caruana-world-chess-cha…/1/1/1
– GM Svidler, GM Grischuk and WGM Guramishvili and GM Anish Giri late in match.

https://www.chess.com/wcc2018 – GM Hess, IM Rensch, and reporters on site.

https://www.uschesschamps.com/…/world-chess-championship-li…
- GM Seirawan, GM Ashley, WGM Shahade, show will start two hours into game. Many guests expected Kasparov Nov 9, Pandolfini Nov 10, Kramnik Nov 12, Fred Waitzkin Nov 13, Anand Nov 18, Leko Nov 19

https://www.twitch.tv/chessbrah - GM Hansen, GM Hambleton, Gm Van Kampen

http://www.chessdom.com/category/live/ - analysis by Lc0 – the open Neural Network, and the TCEC champion Stockfish running on a Super Computer of 128 cores.

http://twitch.tv/ChessNetwork - Jerry from the ChessNetwork.

Recap Video and blogs will be at the usual places:

 

http://theweekinchess.com/ - Download games immediately afterwards.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesslive -Chessgames coverage.

https://www.chessclub.com/ - Internet Chess Club

https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerPlayChess - GM King

https://www.youtube.com/user/AGADMATOR - Agadmator Antonio Radic

https://www.youtube.com/user/kingscrusher - Tryfon Gavriel

https://www.youtube.com/user/nichus2012 Niclas Huschenbeth 5-10 Min recap videos and detailed video

https://www.youtube.com/user/ChessNetwork/ - Recap videos.

http://www.thechessmind.net/ - FM Dennis Monokroussos

https://www.chess.com/tv - Rest day coverage starting at 1PM AEST

https://twitter.com/ hashtag is #CarlsenCaruana

https://twitter.com/olimpiuur…/lists/world-championship-2018 - A comprehensive list of people to follow on Twitter

 

 

November 8 Press conference & Opening Ceremony
November 9 Game 1
November 10 Game 2
November 12 Game 3
November 13 Game 4
November 15 Game 5
November 16 Game 6
November 18 Game 7
November 19 Game 8
November 21 Game 9
November 22 Game 10
November 24 Game 11
November 26 Game 12
November 28 Tiebreaks/Closing Ceremony

Courtesy of Brian Karen

Monday, November 12, 2018

UCONN VS. SIMSBURY MATCH, REPORT BY BOB CYR

 TWO SCHOLASTIC CHESS PROGRAMS IN ACTION
 
 
 
 
 

A number of years ago, I started publishing in the annual NBCC newsletter a major chess story in Connecticut chess that occurred during the year. Last year, my report focused on the growth of scholastic chess in our state and how this has been vital to the future of local and regional chess. 

This year, I had the pleasure of being invited to watch a very historic scholastic event in the annals of Connecticut Chess - the third in a series of matches between the University of Connecticut Chess Club and the Simsbury Public Library Chess Club. The match took place in McHugh Hall at UConn on Friday, November 9. Despite the heavy rain and breezy conditions, which caused a slight delay in the match, the inclement weather did not stop the warriors from Simsbury! The school bus from Simsbury was only twenty minutes late.

 

 

 

Before this match, each school had earned a win in their previous matches, so everything was on the table in this crucial match. UConn had the home court advantage this time because the Simsbury young men and women were comprised of elementary, middle school, and high school students.  This was unlike a few years ago, when this organization was comprised of primarily high school students. Nevertheless, Simsbury gave it their all, but they resoundingly lost to UConn.

 

 

 

The SPLCC and the UConn CC owe their successes to their coaches, Gert Hilhorst and IM Jan van de Mortel (featured right). Both scholastic chess programs, especially at UConn, have seen tremendous growth and a surge in membership. It is devoted people like Jan and Gert who are making a significant difference in the lives of today’s youths. Kudos to these chess stalwarts!

 
Tournament Report for Greater Hartford Scholastic Chess Championship, Nov 10, 2018 at Hall High School.
 
30 students came tot he Greater Hartford Scholastic Chess Championship on Nov 10, 2018, which was held at Hall High School, in West Hartford.  The time controls were 25 min per player per game, with a 5 second delay, which made it USCF dual rated (affects both quick and regular rating).  The tournament had 2 sections, OPEN and U600 and went for 5 rounds, starting at 10 am. The U600 section finished by 2:45, with the Open section lasting until 3:30.  After round 2, the students enjoyed a pizza lunch, served by the school.  The tournament was directed by Norman Burtness, assisted by Bob Cyr.  I would like to thank the parents and children for making this tournament a success.  I expect to run this tournament again in the coming year.
 
Winners in the OPEN section: 
1st Juthu Sajeevan, 
2nd Ethan Striff-Cave, 
3rd, Carter Clayton, 
U900 Shawn Parker, 
Top grade 6-8 Nicolas Marques.  
 
In the U600 section: 
1st, Subhang Prabhala, 
2nd, Nabeel Chasmawala, 
3rd, Nathan Mezheritskiy, 
Top K-5 Zaynab Chasmawala, 
Top K-2 James Shemo.  
 
In the Team standings, composed of up to 3 students in the same school, family or group, 
1st, Hartford YMCA DIG (Gabe Watson, Shawn Parker, David Brown),
2nd, Clayton family (Carter, Jack, Elle),
3rd, Middletown (Nabeel & Zaynab Chasmawala) 
 
The complete crosstable can be found at USCF Crosstable - Greater Hartford Scholastic Championship .
 
 
Upcoming Opportunities
 
I would also like to take this opportunity to mention a few opportunities you might be interested in.  
1.   On Nov 24, the New Britain Chess Club will be having an open house to watch the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana.  While the match is going on, we will be having a day of casual chess and while we watch the commentary.  
2.  On Dec 1, the NBCC will be having a tournament with both an unrated an a rated section.  The entry fee is $15.  http://www.uschess.org/tlas/10580.tla
 
Norman Burtness
President NBCC
Director CSCA
 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

New Britain Chess Club weekly news 11-11-18

Weekly News November 11,  2018

This Week’s News Items:

  • Tuesday is week 2 of the Dr. Joseph Platz 3-week Double Quads Tournament

  • NBCC OPEN HOUSE Saturday, November 24 - to watch the World Championships

  • Saturday Dec.1, Unrated Tournament

  • Upcoming Training Classes Focus on Carlsen vs. Caruana World Championship

  • NBCC launches lichess.org presence

  • Best Game of the Year Contest

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS

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NBCC OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2018

Come watch the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana at the NBCC 11/24.  We will be broadcasting the match and having a time of casual play during the game.  Bring snacks.

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NBCC Unrated Tournament - Saturday Dec. 1, 2018

NBCC will be holding an unrated tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. 5 Rounds of G/25;d5.  Register 9:15-9:45. $15 entry fee. Trophies to top finishers. More details next week.

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Dr. Joseph Platz Double Quads Tournament

For many years now, the club has hosted annual events to recognize prominent players in our chess community who have passed on. This year’s event pays tribute to one of the greatest chess professionals in our region during the mid-20th century. Prior to residing in Connecticut, Dr. Platz had already built an impressive chess resume, earning the Cologne Championship in 1926 and the Hannover Championship in 1931. He received his training from his mentor, Emanuel Lasker.  When his moved to the United States, Dr. Platz won the Western Massachusetts & Connecticut Valley Open Chess Championship fourteen times, the Connecticut Chess Championship three times, and the New England Chess Championship four times. Dr. Platz ultimately earned USCF Master Emeritus status. Toward the end of his chess career in 1979 he gave a simultaneous chess exhibition at our club, scoring 13.5-8.5

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Training Classes will focus on Carlsen vs. Caruana World Championship

This week we will be looking at Game 1 of the championship match where Carlsen missed some good winning chances.  This lecture will be geared to members of all rating levels.

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NBCC launches lichess.org presence

The club announces it online lichess presence. Lichess is a free chess playing platform and we secured a place where club members can talk with each other, play against each other or even play together in team tournaments online. Once you sign up for an account on lichess, log in to your account and then access the link: https://lichess.org/team/new-britain-chess-club-nbcc and click on Join Team. Write a message indicating who you are and solve the Mate in 1 Captcha (to ensure you are a human) and our lichess team leader, Teddy, will accept your request.

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Best Game of the Year Contest

Judged by NM Rick Bauer.  You must be a NBCC member to be eligible. Submit your best game to Rick at  RickBauer55@gmail.com    Prizes will be ⅔  to the winner and ⅓ to the loser (NBCC member only).  Games also played outside the club against non-NBCC members will be considered.  The judging will be announced at the Christmas party.

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Yankee Peddler Open, Coventry Nov. 17, 2018

The Yankee Peddler Open Chess Tournament will be held at 1267 Main St., Coventry, on Saturday Nov. 17, 2018.  The 3-SS G/60;d5 event is hosted by Rob Roy. Entry fee is $30. On-site registration only.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

How to watch the World Chess Champ match online

 

How to Watch the 2018 World Chess Champ Match online, click here.

 

 

2018 Yankee Peddler Open

Saturday November 17

         $160-1st, $80-2nd.  (Top 2 Prizes Guaranteed.)
         Top U1600 wins $30 in EF Credit when 12+ players.
Format:
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 

Most Recent Articles from Connecticut Chess Magazine

Report on 2018 Connecticut Harvest Open

Report on 2018 Charter Oak Open

Chess Memories from 1978

Can Psychopaths be cured ?

New Britain Chess Club has success with Summer Open

The Flying Knight, by Alan Lasser

Nathan Chang wins 2018 Nutmeg State Open

Setting our time machine to Aug. 11, 1980, by Bob Cyr

Rising Chess Star at Wilson-Gray YMCA Hartford

New Britain Chess Club to train tournament directors

Report on 2018 Connecticut Yankee Open

Report on 2018 Coventry Summer Open

 

UPCOMING CHESS TOURNAMENTS

Nov 17  Yankee Peddler Open Coventry CT

Dec 15  Holiday Party Open Coventry CT

 

FUTURE DATES COVENTRY CHESS CLUB:

Nov 17 2018 Yankee Peddler Open

Dec 15 2018 Holiday Party Open

Jan 12 2019 Coventry Open

Feb 23 2019 Eastern Connecticut Open

Mar 16 2019 Greater Hartford Open

Apr 13 2019 Nathan Hale Open

May 18 2019 Constitution State Open

June 22 2019 Coventry Summer Open

 

 

 

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Connecticut Chess Magazine and Coventry Chess Club are each philanthropic enterprises by Rob Roy.

They are not governmental initiatives nor are they business endeavors.

They are private initiatives by Rob Roy, for the public good, focusing on quality of life, and on chess in Connecticut.

They should never be misconstrued to represent the State of Connecticut, the Town of Coventry Connecticut, nor with any other chess associations.

The monthly tournaments in Coventry are conducted by Rob Roy acting as an independent organizer, and not by any chess club, state chapter, nor federation.

I have never written for, nor spoken for, anyone besides myself, Rob Roy, acting as an independent chess journalist.

Rob Roy derives no material gain from these two entities, in contrast; Rob Roy suffers significant monetary loss from their operations.

 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Alan Lasser's game of the week

The finals of the TCEC computer championships are well underway and Stockfish leads Komodo by 9-2. Two of the draws were Latvian gambits, the computers had no problem making their tactics worth the material they sacrificed. Since the computer is not going to do a good job of analyzing the moves of a more advanced edition of itself, my notes just try to cover some of the “what if” moves.
Stockfish(3519)-Komodo(3475)
10/26/18
TCEC Superfinal
game 24
1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 f5
3.Bc4 fxe4
4.Nxe5 d5
5.Qh5+ g6
6.Nxg6 hxg6
7.Qxh8 Kf7
8.Qd4 Game 23 in the match, Komodo-Stockfish went
8.Qh7+ Bg7 9.Be2 Qg5 10.g4 Bxg4 11.h4 Qf4 12.Bxg4
12.h5 gxh5 13.Bxg4 hxg4 14.Qh5+ Kf8 15.Nc3 Nf6 16.Qh2 Qf3 17.Ne2 g3 18.fxg3 Ng4 19.Qh5 Qf2+ 20.Kd1 Qf3 21.Ke1 Qf2+ 22.Kd1 = Stockfish
12...Nf6 13.Be6+ Kxe6 14.Qxg7 Nc6
14...Qf3 15.Rg1 Nc6 16.Rxg6 Qh1+ 17.Rg1 Qf3 18.Rg6 = Stockfish
15.Nc3 Nd4 16.b3 Qf3 17.Rh2 Rg8 18.Qxc7 g5 19.hxg5
19.Kf1 gxh4 20.Qc5 Qg4 21.Qxd4 Qg1+ 22.Ke2 Qg4+ 23.Ke1 Qg1+ = Stockfish
19...Nxc2+ 20.Kf1 Qd3+ 21.Kg1 Rxg5+ 22.Rg2 Rxg2+ 23.Kxg2 Nxa1 24.Bb2 Nc2 25.Ne2 Ne1+ 26.Kf1 Nf3 27.Bxf6 Kxf6 28.Qd6+ Computers are very good at finding perpetual checks. 28...Kf5 29.Qd7+ Kf6 30.Qd8+ Ke6 31.Qc8+ Ke5 32.Qh8+ Kd6 33.Qf8+ Kc7 34.Qe7+ Kc6 35.Qe6+ Kb5 36.Qd7+ Kb4 37.Qe7+ Ka5 38.Qc5+ Qb5 39.Qa3+ Kb6 40.Qd6+ The game was declared a draw here.
8…Nf6
9.Be2 Nc6
10.Qe3 d4
11.Qg5 d3
12.cxd3 exd3
13.Bd1 The alternative puts the queen in danger.
13.Bf3 Nd4 14.O-O Nf5 15.Nc3 Bh6
13…Nd4
14.Nc3 Qe8+
15.Kf1 Nc2
16.Bxc2 dxc2
17.f3
17.d3 Bf5 18.Bf4 Qd7 19.Kg1 Qxd3 20.Qg3 Qc4 -1.21 Stockfish
17…Bf5
18.d4
18.Qe3 Qc6 19.d4 Re8 20.Qg5 Bg7 21.Kf2 Nh5 22.Ne2 Qe6 23.Qe3 Qc4 24.b3 Qa6 25.Qd2 Bd3 26.Re1 Bxe2 27.Bb2 -3.39 Stockfish
18…Qc6
19.Kf2 Rd8
20.Ne2 Re8
21.Re1 Qc4
22.g4
22.Be3 Nd5 23.Ng3 Bb4 24.Nxf5 Bxe1+ 25.Rxe1 Nxe3 26.Rxe3 Rxe3 27.Qxe3 gxf5 -0.15 Stockfish
22...Be7
22...Bd3 23.Nc3 Rxe1 24.Kxe1 Bb4 25.Bd2 Qxd4 26.Qe3 Qd6 27.Qf4 Qc5 28.Qe3 Qd6 = Stockfish
23.Qd2 Bxg4
24.Qc3 Be6
25.Bd2 Rh8
26.h4
26.Rh1 Qxc3 27.bxc3 a5 28.Ng3 b5 29.h4 Bc4 30.Bg5 Ba3 31.Bc1 Be7 32.Bg5 +0.07 Stockfish
26…Qxc3
27.bxc3 Rxh4
27...Nd5 28.Bg5 Ba3 29.Bc1 Be7 30.Bg5 = Stockfish
28.Rh1 Rxh1
29.Rxh1 Bxa2
29...a6 30.Nc1 Bc4 31.Nb3 b6 32.Na1 Bd3 33.Ke3 Bf5 34.Rc1 Ba3 35.Rxc2 c5 36.c4 cxd4+ 37.Kxd4 Ke6 38.Kc3 Nd7 39.Bf4 Bxc2 40.Nxc2 Bc5 = Stockfish
30.Ra1 Bc4
31.Rxa7 b5
32.Rxc7 Nd5
33.Ra7 Ke6
34.Ra6+ Kd7
35.Nc1 Bh4+
36.Kg2 Bf6
37.Kg3 b4
38.Ra7+ Kc6
39.cxb4 Bxd4
40.Ra8 Bb6
41.Rc8+ Kb5
42.Rb8 Kc6
43.Rc8+ Kb5
44.Rb8 Ne7 ½-½

 

[Event "game 24"]
[Site "Season 13 TCEC Superfinal"]
[Date "2018.10.26"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Stockfish"]
[Black "Komodo"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "3475"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "3519"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Bc4 fxe4 4.Nxe5 d5 5.Qh5+ g6 6.Nxg6 hxg6 7.Qxh8 Kf7 8.Qd4
{ Game 23 in the match, Komodo-Stockfish went } ( 8.Qh7+ Bg7 9.Be2 Qg5 10.g4
Bxg4 11.h4 Qf4 12.Bxg4 ( 12.h5 gxh5 13.Bxg4 hxg4 14.Qh5+ Kf8 15.Nc3 Nf6
16.Qh2 Qf3 17.Ne2 g3 18.fxg3 Ng4 19.Qh5 Qf2+ 20.Kd1 Qf3 21.Ke1 Qf2+ 22.Kd1
{ = Stockfish } ) 12...Nf6 13.Be6+ Kxe6 14.Qxg7 Nc6 ( 14...Qf3 15.Rg1 Nc6
16.Rxg6 Qh1+ 17.Rg1 Qf3 18.Rg6 { = Stockfish } ) 15.Nc3 Nd4 16.b3 Qf3
17.Rh2 Rg8 18.Qxc7 g5 19.hxg5 ( 19.Kf1 gxh4 20.Qc5 Qg4 21.Qxd4 Qg1+ 22.Ke2
Qg4+ 23.Ke1 Qg1+ { = Stockfish } ) 19...Nxc2+ 20.Kf1 Qd3+ 21.Kg1 Rxg5+
22.Rg2 Rxg2+ 23.Kxg2 Nxa1 24.Bb2 Nc2 25.Ne2 Ne1+ 26.Kf1 Nf3 27.Bxf6 Kxf6
28.Qd6+ { Computers are very good at finding perpetual checks. } 28...Kf5
29.Qd7+ Kf6 30.Qd8+ Ke6 31.Qc8+ Ke5 32.Qh8+ Kd6 33.Qf8+ Kc7 34.Qe7+ Kc6
35.Qe6+ Kb5 36.Qd7+ Kb4 37.Qe7+ Ka5 38.Qc5+ Qb5 39.Qa3+ Kb6 40.Qd6+
{ The game was declared a draw here. } ) 8...Nf6 9.Be2 Nc6 10.Qe3 d4 11.Qg5
d3 12.cxd3 exd3 13.Bd1 { The alternative puts the queen in danger. } (
13.Bf3 Nd4 14.O-O Nf5 15.Nc3 Bh6 ) 13...Nd4 14.Nc3 Qe8+ 15.Kf1 Nc2 16.Bxc2
dxc2 17.f3 ( 17.d3 Bf5 18.Bf4 Qd7 19.Kg1 Qxd3 20.Qg3 Qc4 { -1.21 Stockfish }
) 17...Bf5 18.d4 ( 18.Qe3 Qc6 19.d4 Re8 20.Qg5 Bg7 21.Kf2 Nh5 22.Ne2 Qe6
23.Qe3 Qc4 24.b3 Qa6 25.Qd2 Bd3 26.Re1 Bxe2 27.Bb2 { -3.39 Stockfish } )
18...Qc6 19.Kf2 Rd8 20.Ne2 Re8 21.Re1 Qc4 22.g4 ( 22.Be3 Nd5 23.Ng3 Bb4
24.Nxf5 Bxe1+ 25.Rxe1 Nxe3 26.Rxe3 Rxe3 27.Qxe3 gxf5 { -0.15 Stockfish } )
22...Be7 ( 22...Bd3 23.Nc3 Rxe1 24.Kxe1 Bb4 25.Bd2 Qxd4 26.Qe3 Qd6 27.Qf4 Qc5
28.Qe3 Qd6 { = Stockfish } ) 23.Qd2 Bxg4 24.Qc3 Be6 25.Bd2 Rh8 26.h4 (
26.Rh1 Qxc3 27.bxc3 a5 28.Ng3 b5 29.h4 Bc4 30.Bg5 Ba3 31.Bc1 Be7 32.Bg5
{ +0.07 Stockfish } ) 26...Qxc3 27.bxc3 Rxh4 ( 27...Nd5 28.Bg5 Ba3 29.Bc1 Be7
30.Bg5 { = Stockfish } ) 28.Rh1 Rxh1 29.Rxh1 Bxa2 ( 29...a6 30.Nc1 Bc4 31.Nb3
b6 32.Na1 Bd3 33.Ke3 Bf5 34.Rc1 Ba3 35.Rxc2 c5 36.c4 cxd4+ 37.Kxd4 Ke6 38.Kc3
Nd7 39.Bf4 Bxc2 40.Nxc2 Bc5 { = Stockfish } ) 30.Ra1 Bc4 31.Rxa7 b5 32.Rxc7
Nd5 33.Ra7 Ke6 34.Ra6+ Kd7 35.Nc1 Bh4+ 36.Kg2 Bf6 37.Kg3 b4 38.Ra7+ Kc6
39.cxb4 Bxd4 40.Ra8 Bb6 41.Rc8+ Kb5 42.Rb8 Kc6 43.Rc8+ Kb5 44.Rb8 Ne7
1/2-1/2


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

This is the new board of directors for the Connecticut State Chess Assoc.

2023 Alex Palvinski,  Suhas Kodali
2022 Erif Striff, Alexander Lumelsky or Jennifer Hogrefe (to be decided)
2021 Lumelsky/Hogrefe, Rick Chung
2020 Fred Townsend, Norman Burtness
2019 Rick Bauer, Derek Meredith

There was no time for the new board to meet and elect officers.

<

2018 Yankee Peddler Open

Saturday November 17

         $160-1st, $80-2nd.  (Top 2 Prizes Guaranteed.)
         Top U1600 wins $30 in EF Credit when 12+ players.
Format:
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 

Most Recent Articles from Connecticut Chess Magazine

Report on 2018 Connecticut Harvest Open

Report on 2018 Charter Oak Open

Chess Memories from 1978

Can Psychopaths be cured ?

New Britain Chess Club has success with Summer Open

The Flying Knight, by Alan Lasser

Nathan Chang wins 2018 Nutmeg State Open

Setting our time machine to Aug. 11, 1980, by Bob Cyr

Rising Chess Star at Wilson-Gray YMCA Hartford

New Britain Chess Club to train tournament directors

Report on 2018 Connecticut Yankee Open

Report on 2018 Coventry Summer Open

 

UPCOMING CHESS TOURNAMENTS

Nov 17  Yankee Peddler Open Coventry CT

Dec 15  Holiday Party Open Coventry CT

 

FUTURE DATES COVENTRY CHESS CLUB:

Nov 17 2018 Yankee Peddler Open

Dec 15 2018 Holiday Party Open

Jan 12 2019 Coventry Open

Feb 23 2019 Eastern Connecticut Open

Mar 16 2019 Greater Hartford Open

Apr 13 2019 Nathan Hale Open

May 18 2019 Constitution State Open

June 22 2019 Coventry Summer Open

 

 

 

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Connecticut Chess Magazine and Coventry Chess Club are each philanthropic enterprises by Rob Roy.

They are not governmental initiatives nor are they business endeavors.

They are private initiatives by Rob Roy, for the public good, focusing on quality of life, and on chess in Connecticut.

They should never be misconstrued to represent the State of Connecticut, the Town of Coventry Connecticut, nor with any other chess associations.

The monthly tournaments in Coventry are conducted by Rob Roy acting as an independent organizer, and not by any chess club, state chapter, nor federation.

I have never written for, nor spoken for, anyone besides myself, Rob Roy, acting as an independent chess journalist.

Rob Roy derives no material gain from these two entities, in contrast; Rob Roy suffers significant monetary loss from their operations.

 

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

ELECTION RESULTS OF CONN STATE CHESS ASSOC

This is the new board of directors for the Connecticut State Chess Assoc.

2023 Alex Palvinski,  Suhas Kodali
2022 Erin Striff, Alexander Lumelsky or Jennifer Hogrefe (to be decided)
2021 Lumelsky/Hogrefe, Rick Chung
2020 Fred Townsend, Norman Burtness
2019 Rick Bauer, Derek Meredith

There was no time for the new board to meet and elect officers.

2018 Yankee Peddler Open

Saturday November 17

         $160-1st, $80-2nd.  (Top 2 Prizes Guaranteed.)
         Top U1600 wins $30 in EF Credit when 12+ players.

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

E-mail:     ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com 

Most Recent Articles from Connecticut Chess Magazine

Report on 2018 Connecticut Harvest Open

Report on 2018 Charter Oak Open

Chess Memories from 1978

Can Psychopaths be cured ?

New Britain Chess Club has success with Summer Open

The Flying Knight, by Alan Lasser

Nathan Chang wins 2018 Nutmeg State Open

Setting our time machine to Aug. 11, 1980, by Bob Cyr

Rising Chess Star at Wilson-Gray YMCA Hartford

New Britain Chess Club to train tournament directors

Report on 2018 Connecticut Yankee Open

Report on 2018 Coventry Summer Open

 

UPCOMING CHESS TOURNAMENTS

Nov 17  Yankee Peddler Open Coventry CT

Dec 15  Holiday Party Open Coventry CT

 

FUTURE DATES COVENTRY CHESS CLUB:

Nov 17 2018 Yankee Peddler Open

Dec 15 2018 Holiday Party Open

Jan 12 2019 Coventry Open

Feb 23 2019 Eastern Connecticut Open

Mar 16 2019 Greater Hartford Open

Apr 13 2019 Nathan Hale Open

May 18 2019 Constitution State Open

June 22 2019 Coventry Summer Open

 

 

 

FACEBOOK PUBLIC GROUPS AND PAGES

Eastern Connecticut Chess Assoc    4,675

Coventry Connecticut Chess Club    5,733

Connecticut Chess Magazine            4,124

 

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE (FREE)

TO OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER

CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE

 

Connecticut Chess Magazine and Coventry Chess Club are each philanthropic enterprises by Rob Roy.

They are not governmental initiatives nor are they business endeavors.

They are private initiatives by Rob Roy, for the public good, focusing on quality of life, and on chess in Connecticut.

They should never be misconstrued to represent the State of Connecticut, the Town of Coventry Connecticut, nor with any other chess associations.

The monthly tournaments in Coventry are conducted by Rob Roy acting as an independent organizer, and not by any chess club, state chapter, nor federation.

I have never written for, nor spoken for, anyone besides myself, Rob Roy, acting as an independent chess journalist.

Rob Roy derives no material gain from these two entities, in contrast; Rob Roy suffers significant monetary loss from their operations.

 

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

REPORT ON 2018 CONNECTICUT HARVEST OPEN

REPORT ON 2018 CONNECTICUT HARVEST OPEN

 

Joseph Bihlmeyer has won first place in the 2018 Connecticut Harvest Open with a perfect 3-0 score. Derek Meredith won 2nd with two wins and a draw.

At the 2017 Harvest Moon Open, it was Derek Meredith who won first, and Joe Bihlmeyer won second. Both Meredith and Bihlmeyer are chess instructors at the New Britain Chess Club.

A three-way tie for third place resulted when Abe Mondal, Hugh James, and Dan Smith each finished with two wins and a loss.

Twelve players competed in the three-round event held at Coventry's Mill Brook Place. 8 players walked across the street to the Bidwell Tavern for lunch.

We wish a fond farewell to the Reverand Hugh James, our friend who competed in eleven of our tournaments. Hugh is leaving Norwich CT and moving to the South shore of Long Island NY. where he will be priest and pastor for a new church. We will miss him, and we wish him the very best.

Also competing in 11 of our events so far is Derek Meredith.  Rob Roy 12, and Joe Bihlmeyer 19 is at the top of the list. Others include Mark Bourque 9, Suhas Kodali 8, Joshua Berkun 8, Arthur Nagel 8, Nelson Castaneda 7, Daniel Zhou 6, Dan Smith 6, Laurent Lafosse 6, Janice Jenkins 6, Judy Simonds 6.

My thanks to everyone who played. Special thanks to those who put the tables and chairs away. Special thanks to Abe Mondal and Dan Smith who did all the heavy lifting of stuff back and forth to my car. Joe Bihlmeyer donated $20 to the Coventry Chess Club, and Art Nagel donated $10.

Our next events are 2018 Yankee Peddler Open on Saturday Nov 17, and 2018 Holiday Party Open on Saturday Dec 15.  The Coventry Chess Club has reserved these 2019 dates: Jan 12, Feb 23, Mar 16, Apr 13, May 18, June 22.



2018 CONNECTICUT HARVEST OPEN OCT 27, 2018 COVENTRY CONNECTICUT
----------------------------------------------------------------- Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round| Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | 1 | 2 | 3 | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 | JOSEPH E BIHLMEYER |3.0 |W 3|W 4|W 5| CT | 12686352 / R: 2073 ->2079 | | | | | | Q: 1918 ->1934 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 2 | MATTHEW DEREK MEREDITH |2.5 |W 8|D 6|W 7| CT | 10031443 / R: 2119 ->2123 | | | | | | Q: 2058 ->2057 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 3 | ABHIJIT MONDAL |2.0 |L 1|W 12|W 6| CT | 16778795 / R: 1804P12->1823P15 | | | | | | Q: 1918P8 ->1903P11 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 4 | J HUGH A JAMES |2.0 |W 12|L 1|W 11| CT | 16089235 / R: 1554 ->1554 | | | | | | Q: 1452 ->1451 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 5 | DANIEL SMITH |2.0 |W 13|W 11|L 1| RI | 12704934 / R: 1478 ->1479 | | | | | | Q: 1380 ->1381 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 6 | DANIEL ZHOU |1.5 |W 7|D 2|L 3| CT | 14927462 / R: 1795 ->1818 | | | | | | Q: 1711 ->1741 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 7 | DOUGLAS E FISKE |1.0 |L 6|W 8|L 2| CT | 10027977 / R: 2065 ->2041 | | | | | | Q: 1903 ->1877 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 8 | ARTHUR C NAGEL |1.0 |L 2|L 7|W 12| CT | 10264669 / R: 1796 ->1786 | | | | | | Q: 1483 ->1478 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 9 | ROB ROY |1.0 |U |U |W 13| CT | 10574790 / R: 1400 ->1403 | | | | | | Q: 1146 ->1156 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 10 | LAURENT LAFOSSE |1.0 |L 11|W 13|U | CT | 12431094 / R: 1145 ->1104 | | | | | | Q: 1161 ->1118 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 11 | TANVEE ROHAN POWAR |1.0 |W 10|L 5|L 4| CT | 16792735 / R: 338P4 -> 538P7 | | | | | | Q: 340P4 -> 540P7 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 12 | ARGHO DAS |0.0 |L 4|L 3|L 8| CT | 16750340 / R: 1009P2 ->1009P5 | | | | | | Q: 769P2 -> 769P5 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 13 | JACOB E SHOR |0.0 |L 5|L 10|L 9| CT | 16792453 / R: 979P3 -> 911P6 | | | | | | Q: 967P3 -> 876P6 | | | | | -----------------------------------------------------------------

 

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