Sunday, July 29, 2018

New Britain Chess Club to train tournament directors

 

Tournament Director Training Classes

NBCC is looking for more tournament directors.  Becoming a TD is a great way to learn more about the rules of chess and help out the club with a much-needed service.  Classes are conducted under the aegis of experienced tournament directors who helps clarify the more arcane chess rules.

Each student studies and presents one or more topics to the class.

1.      Rules of chess

2.      Swiss system pairings and procedures

3.      Round-robin tournament

4.      Prize allocation

5.      Time controls and clock usage

6.      Players rights and responsibilities

The club has purchased USCF Official Rules of Chess books. The cost is $20.00 for which you will be reimbursed after you direct a tournament. Contact the club if you are interested in participating.  We typically have 2 sessions, after which you become a Club TD. Typically you would start to assist an experienced TD while you learn the “SwissSys” pairing software, and gradually take on more responsibility.


Norman Burtness, President

New Britain Chess Club
 

 

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Sept 29  Charter Oak Open Coventry CT

Oct 21 Sun.  Leaf Blower Open, Amherst MA

Oct 21 Sun . New Haven Fall Open W. Haven CT

Oct 27  Conn Harvest Open Coventry CT

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New Britain Chess Club

Tuesdays 6:30 pm

Armenian Church, 1910 Stanley St., New Britain CT

http://newbritainchessclub.com

 


Norwich Chess Club

Wednesdays 5pm - 8pm

Otis Library, 261 Main St.,

https://sites.google.com/view/norwichchess

 

 

Stafford Springs Chess Club

Thursdays 7 pm

Stafford Community Center  3 Buckley Highway

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Ridgefield Chess Club

Fridays 5pm - 8pm.

Free USCF Chess Games, G/30.

Way Of The Sword Fencing Studio

21 Governor St., Ridgefield CT

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Alan Lasser's Game of the Week

  You are probably convinced that if the only pawn in a rook-and-pawn ending is a rook pawn, then the game will be a draw unless you are in one of those exceptional positions.  The double rook ending with only a rook pawn can be more treacherous for the defender.  The trick is not to exchange a pair of rooks until one of those rare position has been reached, where the pawn has been significantly advanced while the enemy king is far away.  It’s much easier said than done and this is another impressive endgame from the World Champion.
 
GM Maxim Vachier-Lagrave-GM Magnus Carlsen
7/23/18
2018 Biel Grandmaster
1.e4 d6 
 
 
 
[Event "2018 Biel Grandmaster"]
[Site "Switzerland"]
[Date "2018.07.23"]
[Round "round two"]
[White "GM Maxim Vachier-Lagrave"]
[Black "GM Magnus Carlsen"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2842"]
[ECO "B07"]
[WhiteElo "2779"]
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bf4 c6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Qd2 O-O 7.h3 Qa5 8.e5
$6 { +0.27/23 } ( 8.Bh6 { +0.75/18 } 8...Na6 9.a3 Rd8 10.Bxg7 Kxg7 11.Be2 c5
12.O-O Qb6 13.Bxa6 bxa6 14.dxc5 dxc5 15.Na4 Qc7 16.Qe3 ) ( 8.Bd3 Nbd7 9.O-O
e5 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.Be3 Rd8 12.Rfd1 Nf8 13.Nd5 Qxd2 14.Nxf6+ Bxf6 15.Rxd2 Ne6
16.Rad1 b5 { +0.25 Stockfish } ) 8...dxe5 9.dxe5 Nd5 10.Nxd5 Qxd2+ 11.Bxd2
cxd5 12.O-O-O Nc6 13.Bc3 e6 14.h4 h6 15.Bd3 Bd7 16.Rhe1 Rfc8 17.Rd2 Rab8
18.Rde2 b5 19.Nd4 b4 20.Nxc6 Bxc6 21.Bd4 Bb5 22.Kd2 h5 23.f4 Bf8 24.g4 hxg4
25.Rg1 Bc5 26.Bxc5 Rxc5 27.Rxg4 Kf8 28.Rh2 $6 { -0.49/26 } ( 28.h5
{ -0.01/23 } 28...gxh5
{ 28...Bxd3 29. Kxd3 gxh5 30. Rh4 Rc4 31. Rxh5 Ke7 32. f5 exf5 33. Rxf5 Rg8
34. Ref2 Rg3+ 35. Kd2 Rd4+ 36. Ke2 Ke6 37. Rf6+ Kxe5 = Stockfish } 29.Rg5
{ 29. Rh4 Ke7 30. Rxh5 Bxd3 31. Kxd3 Rg8 32. f5 exf5 33. Rxf5 Rc4 =
Stockfish } 29...Ke7 30.f5 ) 28...Bxd3 29.Kxd3 Rc4 30.h5 gxh5 31.Rxh5 Ke7
32.Rgh4 $6 { -0.86/28 } ( 32.Rh6 { -0.34/27 } 32...Rbc8 33.Rf6 R8c7 34.Rg7
Kf8 35.Rg2 Re4 36.f5 Rxe5
{ 36... Rcc4 37. c3 Rxe5 38. Rf2 Ke7 39. fxe6 fxe6 40. Rf7+ Kd6 41. Rxa7
bxc3 42. Ra6+ Rc6 43. Rxc6+ Kxc6 44. Rc2 Re4 45. Rxc3+ Kd7 46. a3 Ra4 -0.08
Stockfish } 37.fxe6 Rxe6 38.Rf4 Rb7 39.Rg5 Ra6 40.c3 bxc3 ) 32...Rg8 33.f5
Rg3+ 34.Kd2 Rg2+ 35.Kd1 $2 { -1.92/25 } ( 35.Kd3 { -0.83/24 } 35...exf5
36.Rxc4 dxc4+ 37.Kxc4 Rxc2+ 38.Kb3 Rf2 39.Rh6
{ 39. Kxb4 Ke6 40. Kc3 Kxe5 41. a4 Re2 42. Rh7 Kf6 43. b4 f4 44. b5 Kg6 45.
Rh1 Kg5 46. a5 f3 -1.77 Stockfish } 39...Re2 40.Ra6 f4
{ 40... Rxe5 41. Rxa7+ Kf6 42. Ra6+ Kg5 43. Ra7 Kg6 44. Kxb4 f4 45. Rd7 f3 
-6.07 Stockfish } 41.Rf6 Re4 42.Kc2 a5 43.Kd2 a4 ) 35...Rcxc2 36.f6+ Kd7
37.Rxb4 a5 $6 { -1.15/24 } ( 37...Kc6 { -1.69/22 } 38.a4
{ 38. a3 Rgd2+ 39. Ke1 a5 40. Rb8 Rxb2 41. Rc8+ Kb5 42. Rh7 Ra2 43. Rc1 Rf2
44. a4+ Kb4 45. Rc7 d4 -2.99 Stockfish } 38...Rcf2
{ 38... Kc5 39. Rb8 Rxb2 40. Rxb2 Rxb2 41. Rh7 Rb7 42. Kc1 Kd4 43. Rh5 Ke3
44. a5 Ke4 45. a6 Rb6 46. Rh7 Rxa6 47. Rxf7 Kxe5 -4.28 Stockfish } 39.Ke1 Rd2
40.Kf1 a5 ) 38.Rb8 Rcf2 39.Ke1 Kc6 40.Rc8+ Kb5 41.Rh7 d4
{ Stockfish says only equal is   42. Rb8+ Kc4 43. Rxb2 Rxb2 44. Rxf7 d4 45.
Kf1 Kd5 46. Ra7 Rb8 47. Rxa5+ Ke4 48. f7 Rf8 49. Ra7 Ke3 50. Rb7 d3 51. a4
Rh8 52. a5 Kf3 53. Ke1 Ke3 54. Kf1 } 42.Rg8 $6 { -1.60/23 } ( 42.a4+
{ -1.14/22 } 42...Kxa4 43.Rc4+ Kb5 44.Rxd4 Rxb2 45.Kf1 Rbf2+ 46.Ke1 Rc2
47.Kf1 Rgf2+ 48.Kg1 Rfe2 49.Rd1
{ 49. Kf1 Rxe5 50. Rxf7 Rf5+ 51. Kg1 e5 52. Rd5+ Kb6 53. Rf8 Rc4 -1.12
Stockfish } 49...Rc7 50.Rb1+ Ka6 51.Rh5 Ka7 52.Kf1 Ra2 53.Rh4 Rac2 54.Rd4 Ka6
55.Rd6+ Ka7 56.Rd4 ) 42...Re2+
{ Stockfish confirms there is no advantage for Black after 42...Rg8 43.Kf2
Rf8 44. Kf3 Kc4 45. Ke4 d3 46. Ke3 Rd8 47. Kd2 Rd7 48. Rh3 a4 49. Rh4+ Rd4
50. b3+ axb3 51. axb3+ Kd5 52. Rh7 Rb4 53. Rxf7 Rxb3 54. Rd7+ Kxe5 55. f7 Rb8 56. Kxd3 Rf8 57. Ke3 Kf6 58. Rd1 Ke7 59. Rd4 Kxf7   -0.08 }
43.Kf1 Rgf2+ 44.Kg1 Rf4 45.Rxf7 Rxe5 46.Rc7 Rxf6 47.Rb8+ Ka6 48.Rc6+ Ka7
49.Rg8 Rf7 50.Rg6 Re1+ 51.Kg2 d3 $6 { -1.29/26 } ( 51...Re2+ { -1.96/20 }
52.Kg3 e5 53.Ra6+ Kb7 54.Rgb6+ Kc8 55.Ra8+ Kc7 56.Rab8 Re3+ 57.Kg2 Rg7+
58.Kf2 Rd7 59.R8b7+ Kd8 60.Rxd7+ Kxd7 61.Rb5 Kc6 62.Rxa5 e4 63.Re5 Kd6 64.Re8
Rf3+ 65.Ke1 Kd5 66.Rd8+ ) ( 51...e5 52.Ra6+ Kb8 53.Rg8+ Kb7 54.Rga8 Rc7
55.Rxa5 Re3 56.R5a7+ Kc6 57.Rxc7+ Kxc7 58.Kf2 Rh3 { -2.74 Stockfish } )
52.Rd6 Re2+ 53.Kh3 d2 $6 { -0.84/21 } ( 53...Re3+ { -1.30/24 } 54.Rg3 Rh7+
55.Kg2 Re2+ 56.Kg1
{ 56. Kf3 Rxb2 57. Rxd3 Rxa2 58. Ke4 Ra4+ 59. Ke5 Rb4 60. Rd8 Rh5+ 61. Kf6
e5 62. Kg6 Rhh4 -2.44 Stockfish } 56...Rxb2
{ 56... d2 57. Rgd3 Rg7+ 58. Kh1 Rc7 59. Rxd2 Rc1+ 60. Rd1 Rxd1+ 61. Rxd1
Rxb2 62. a3 Kb6 -3.01 Stockfish } 57.Rgxd3 Rxa2 58.Rxe6 Rg7+ 59.Kf1 Rf7+
60.Kg1 a4 61.Rd4 Rb7 62.Kf1 Rb1+ 63.Re1 ) 54.Rg8 Kb7
{ A less effective try is 54...e5 55. Rgd8 d1=Q 56. Rxd1 Rxb2 57. R1d2 Rxd2
58. Rxd2 Kb6 59. Re2 Re7 60. Kg3 Kc5 61. Re4 Kd5 62. Kf3 Rf7+ 63. Ke3 Rb7  
-0.38    Stockfish } 55.Rgd8 d1=Q 56.Rxd1 Rxb2 57.Re1 Rf6 58.Rd6 $6
{ -1.25/23 } ( 58.Rd3 { -0.89/20 } 58...Rxa2 59.Rb1+ Kc6 60.Rc1+ Kb5 61.Rb3+
Ka4 62.Rb6 Rf4 63.Rxe6 Rb4
{ 63 Ra3+ 64. Kg2 Rh4 65. Re5 Kb3 66. Rec5 Kb4 67. Rc8 Rb3 68. Rb8+ Ka4
-1.24 Stockfish } 64.Re5 Ra3+ 65.Kg2 Rb2+ 66.Kf1 Raa2 67.Re4+ Kb5 68.Re5+ Kb4
69.Re4+ Ka3 70.Re3+ Rb3 71.Re4 ) ( 58.a4 Rb3+ 59.Kg2 Rb4 60.Re5 Rxa4 61.Kg3
Ra3+ 62.Kg2 Kc6 63.Ra8 Kb6 64.Rb8+ Ka7 65.Rc8 Rf5 66.Rxe6 Rb3 67.Rg8 Rb6
68.Re1 Rbf6
{ Stockfish claims this is -0.66 but its analysis goes on to move 89
without being able to advance the pawn. } ) 58...Rxa2 59.Kg3 $6 { -1.71/24 }
( 59.Rb1+ { -1.25/22 } 59...Kc7 60.Ra6 Ra3+
{ 60...Rf3+ 61. Kg4 Rf8 62. Ra7+ Kd6 63. Ra6+ Kc5 64. Rxe6 Rg2+ 65. Kh3 Rg5
66. Kh4 Rfg8 -0.67 Stockfish } 61.Kg2 Rg6+ 62.Kf2 Rh6 63.Kg2 Ra2+
{ 63...Rh4 64. Rxe6 a4 65. Rc1+ Kb7 66. Rd1 Rc3 67. Rd7+ Rc7 68. Rd5 Rc2+
69. Kg3 Rb4 70. Rd7+ Rc7 71. Rxc7+ Kxc7 -0.29 Stockfish } 64.Kg3 Rg6+ 65.Kf3
Rf6+ 66.Ke4 Rh6 67.Rb5 Ra4+ 68.Kf3 Rf6+ 69.Ke3 ) 59...Rb2 60.Re5 Rb3+ 61.Kg2
a4 62.Ra5 a3 63.Rda6 $6 { -2.25/23 } ( 63.Rh5 { -1.75/22 } 63...Rb2+
{ 63... Rf7 64. Rxe6 Rc7 65. Re2 Rc6 66. Rf5 Rg6+ 67. Kf1 Rb1+ 68. Kf2 Rb2
69. Kf3 Rxe2 70. Kxe2 Rg1 71. Kf2 a2 72. Kxg1 a1=Q+ -11.03 Stockfish } 64.Kg3
Rg6+ 65.Kf3 Rb3+ 66.Kf2 Rg7 67.Rxe6 Rf7+ 68.Kg2 Rd7 69.Re2 Ka8 70.Re8+ ) ( 
63.Ra4 Rg6+ 64.Kf2 Rh6 65.Kg2 Kc7 66.Rda6 Rhh3 67.Rxe6 Rhd3 68.Re2 Rd6 69.Rf2
Kb7 70.Rf8 Rd2+ 71.Rf2 Rdb2 { -4.90 Stockfish } ) 63...Rff3 64.Ra7+ Kc6
65.R7a6+ Kd7 66.Ra7+ Kd6 67.R7a6+ $6 { -2.87/24 } ( 67.R5a6+ { -2.25/23 }
67...Ke5 68.Re7 Rg3+ 69.Kh2 Rgc3 { Stockfish also plays 67.R7a6 -11.03 } )
67...Ke7 68.Re5 Rfc3 $6 { -1.67/26 } ( 68...Rg3+ { -2.41/22 } 69.Kh2
{ 69. Kf2 Kf7 70. Re4 Rgf3+ 71. Kg2 Rfe3 72. Rxe3 Rxe3 73. Kf1 Rf3+ 74. Kg2
Rd3 -11.03 Stockfish } 69...Rg6
{ 69... Rgd3 70. Rexe6+ Kd4 71. Re2 Rb2 72. Ra4+ Kc5 73. Rg2 Rdb3 74. Kh1
Rxg2 75. Kxg2 Kb5 76. Ra7 Rb2+ 77. Kf3 a2 78. Rb7+ Kc4 79. Rxb2 a1=Q -11.52
Stockfish } 70.Re2 Rd3 71.Ra7+ Kd6 72.Ra6+ Kd5 73.Ra5+ Kc4 74.Ra4+ Kb5 75.Ra8
Kc6 76.Ra6+ Kb7 ) 69.Rexe6+ Kd7 70.Kf2 $2 { -8.77/29 } ( 70.Re2 { -1.62/22 }
70...Rg3+
{ 70. Re2 Kc7 71. Ra4 Rc6 72. Rf2 Kb7 73. Rf7+ Kb6 74. Ra8 Rc2+ 75. Rf2 Kb7
76. Rxc2 Kxa8 77. Rc1 Kb7 78. Kf2 Ka6 79. Ke2 Kb5 80. Kd2 Kb4 81. Rd1 a2
82. Kc2 Ka3 83. Rd5 Rb2+ 84. Kc3 Rb5 85. Rxb5 a1=Q+ +11.03 Stockfish } 71.Kh2
Rgd3 72.Kg2 Kc7 73.Ra7+ Kc6 74.Ra8 Kd6 75.Rd8+ Kc7 76.Rxd3 Rxd3 77.Kf2 Kd6 )
70...Rb2+ 71.Re2 Rh3 72.Kg2 Rxe2+ 73.Kxh3 a2 74.Kg3 Kc7 75.Kf3 Kb7 76.Ra4 Rh2
77.Ke3 $4 { #-181/24 } ( 77.Kg3 { -4.92/23 } 77...Rd2
{ Stockfish says it's mate on move 107 77...Rc2 78. Kf4 Kb6 79. Ke4 Kb5 80.
Ra8 Kc4 81. Rc8+ Kb3 82. Rb8+ Kc3 83. Ra8 Kb2 84. Rb8+ Kc1 85. Ra8 Rb2 86.
Kd3 Kb1 87. Rh8 a1=Q 88. Rh1+ Ka2 89. Rxa1+ Kxa1 90. Kd4 Rd2+ 91. Ke3 Rd1 92. Ke4 Re1+ 93. Kd4 Kb2 94. Kd3 Kb3 95. Kd4 Kc2 96. Kc5 Kd3 97. Kd5 Kc3 98.
Kc6 Rd1 99. Kc5 Kb3 100. Kb6 Kc4 101. Kc6 Kb4 102. Kb7 Kc5 103. Kc7 Kb5 104. Kb7 Rc1 105. Ka7 Kc6 106. Ka8 Kc7 107. Ka7 Ra1# }
78.Kf4 Rd4+ 79.Rxd4 a1=Q 80.Rd6 Kc7 81.Rg6 Qd4+ 82.Kf5 Qe3 83.Rf6 Kd7 84.Rg6
Qf3+ 85.Kg5 Qe4 86.Rh6 Qe3+ 87.Kh5 Qd4 88.Kg5 Qd2+ ) 77...Kb6 78.Kd3 Kb5
79.Ra8 Kb4 80.Kd4
{ Black now can queen the pawn   80... Kb3 81. Rb8+ Kc2 82. Ra8 Kb1 83.
Rb8+ Rb2 84. Rg8 a1=Q 85. Rg1+ Ka2 86. Rxa1+ Kxa1 } 0-1



Alan Lasser

 


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