Sunday, October 7, 2018

New Britain Chess Club Weekly News - October 7, 2018

New Britain Chess Club Weekly News - October 7, 2018

This Week’s News Items:

  • Oktoberfest Tournament Round 4 on Tuesday

  • Please Renew your membership:

  • Best Game of the Year Contest

  • ACHR Apple Pie fundraiser

 

In case you missed it: last Tuesday NM Harris Appelman went over his victory against Fabiano Caruana from 2003 at the Marshall Chess Club.  What was especially interesting about this lecture was the motifs Harris used to obtain the victory. He had studied a game of Byrne vs. Fischer involving the “Russian sacrifice”, a rook for a bishop, but the bishop gets to control a long diagonal, and eventually becomes a dominant piece in mate threats.  The game will be posted on the website.

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Oktoberfest Tournament - Round 4 - October 9, 2018

Round time starts at 7:00.  Please notify the club at this email if you are unable to make your scheduled game.  

 

Pairings for Round 4. 2018 Oktoberfest: OPEN

Bd

#

Res

White

#

Res

Black

1

4

 

Joseph Bihlmeyer

2

 

David Herscovici

2

3

 

Douglas E Fiske

1

 

Nelson Castaneda

3

5

 

Suhas Kodali

6

 

Andrew Colwell

4

12

 

Robert Wooster

7

 

Mark R Bourque

5

11

 

Roger P Bessette

8

 

Guevara-Rodriguez

6

10

 

Dennis Paul Himes

9

 

Norman Burtness

Pairings for Round 4. 2018 Oktoberfest: Reserve

Bd

#

Res

White

#

Res

Black

8

5

 

Laxma Dendi

4

 

Bill Campbell

9

3

 

Harold Blanchard

7

 

Elizabeth C Smith

10

17

 

Kyle Triplett

2

 

Ybelka Granger

11

8

 

Suma Dendi

16

 

Samuel Sirag

12

11

 

Norman Be Aldrich

18

 

Roger Bilisoly

13

1

 

Robert Cyr

13

 

Christoph Hoffman

14

6

 

Laurent Lafosse

19

 

Aryan Jangle

15

10

 

Punyavra Upadhyay

9

 

Adam Miller

16

14

 

Thoma Sullivan Jr

12

 

Kunde Govindaraja



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Please Renew your membership:

The success of the NBCC depends on the contributions and support of our chess community.  

Membership dues for the 9/1 - 8/31 club year are:

  • regular $65 (or 2 payments of $35)

  • children and full time students: $50

  • 2nd family member: $35

  • 65+ yrs old or out of state college student: $35

  • special $35 in case of a Financial Hardship

Our treasurer prefers payment by mailed check.

Make checks payable to NBCC and send to our Treasurer,

Gert Hilhorst, 18 The Courtyard, Simsbury, CT 06070-2214

You can also pay him with check or cash at the club

or renew by PayPal on our website.

NBCC membership page and PayPal link

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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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Thanksgiving Apple Pie Fundraiser for ACHR

Our host, the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection is selling Apple Pies from Lyman Orchards, with the proceeds going to the city’s social service agencies to provide meals for the needy in New Britain this Thanksgiving.    Apple Pie Fundraiser details

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Norman Burtness, President 

 

2018 Connecticut Harvest Open

Saturday October 27

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

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E-mail:     ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com 

 


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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.

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Restaurants near Coventry Chess Club

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.

 

 

 

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NORWICH DROP-IN CHESS PROGRAM

at Otis Library on Wednesdays 5pm-8pm is in danger of dwindling away.

Please consider visiting this "club" (no format) for "drop-in" chess.

This "club" is currently being challenged to survive despite the losses incurred after most of their strong players have moved away from the area.

 

 

FUTURE DATES COVENTRY CHESS CLUB:

Oct 27 2018 Connecticut Harvest Open

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