Monday, March 2, 2020

APRIL 18 CHESS TOURNAMENT IS CANCELED CCM 197

This is CCM 197

 

 

GAME OF THE WEEK   by Alan Lasser
Beginners quickly understand what a bad bishop is as soon as they see the French Defense. The advanced lesson is that sometimes it only takes a pawn or two in the middle of the board to hinder the bishop. Here the pawns on f4 and e5 make the bishop on h2 very bad, and at the recent US Amateur Team East, Rod Hajaj played that position to the horsey’s delight. You can also add his name to the list of players who have won with the tripled pawns, they are not long on the board but they lead the queenside breakthrough.

Tobias Rizzo(1954)-Nimrod Hajaj(2164)
2/16/20, USATE
1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bb5 Nf6
4.O-O Nxe4
5.d4 Nd6
6.Bxc6 dxc6
7.dxe5 Nf5
8.Qxd8+ Kxd8
9.Nc3 Be7
10.Bf4 Nh4
11.Nd4 Ng6
12.Bg3 Bc5
13.Rad1 Bxd4
14.Rxd4+ Ke7
15.Ne4 h5
16.h3 h4
17.Bh2 Nf8
18.Nc5?! 0.00/27
18.Rfd1 +0.28/23 18...Bf5 18...Ne6 19. R4d2 b6 20. c4 Rh5 21. b3 c5 22. Nc3 Kf8 23. Nd5 a5 24. Kf1 Bb7 25. f3 Bc6 -0.14 Stockfish 19.Nc5 b6 20.Na6 c5 21.Rf4 Bxc2 22.Rd2 Bb1 23.Nxc7 Ne6 24.Nxe6 Kxe6 25.Rd6+ Ke7 26.Ra4 Rhd8 27.a3 f6 28.exf6+ gxf6 29.Rxd8 Rxd8
18…b6
19.Nb3 c5
20.Rd2 a5
21.Re1 Ne6
22.Nc1 Ba6
23.Red1 Rad8
24.Nd3?! -0.88/28
24.f3 -0.23/25 24...Rd4 24...a4 25. Kf2 Rxd2+ 26. Rxd2 Rg8 27. c3 g5 28. Ke1 Bb5 29. b3 Ra8 30. c4 Bc6 31. Kd1 b5 32. Bg1 axb3 33. axb3 bxc4 34. bxc4 Ra4 -0.84 Stockfish 25.c3 Rxd2 26.Rxd2 a4 27.Kf2 Ra8 28.f4 Bb7 29.Ne2 Be4 30.c4 Rd8 31.Rxd8 Kxd8
24...Rd4?! -0.42/27
24...Bxd3 -0.88/28 25.cxd3 25. Rxd3 Rxd3 26. Rxd3 c4 27. Rd5 a4 28. Kf1 a3 29. b3 cxb3 30. cxb3 c5 31. Ke2 Rd8 32. Rxd8 Kxd8 -2.25 Stockfish 25...Rd4
25.f4?! -1.04/25
25.Ne1 -0.42/27 25...Rhd8 26.Nf3 26. Rxd4 Nxd4 27. Kh1 Bc4 28. a3 Ke6 29. c3 Bb3 30. Rd2 Nc6 31. Rxd8 Nxd8 -1.34 Stockfish 26...Rb4 27.Rxd8 Nxd8 28.Rb1 Bb7 29.Nd2 Rd4 30.Nf1 Ke6 31.c3 Rd7 32.Re1 Nc6 32... Ba6 33. Bf4 Kf5 34. g3 Bxf1 35. Kxf1 a4 36. a3 Nc6 -1.69 Stockfish 33.Bf4 Kf5 34.Bh2 Ke6
25…g6
26.c3 Rxd3
27.Rxd3 Bxd3
28.Rxd3 Rd8?! -0.33/32
28...c4 -1.30/28 29.Rd1 Rd8 30.Rxd8 Kxd8 31.Kf2 Nc5 32.Kf3 Nd3 33.Bg1 Nxb2 34.Bf2 b5 35.Bxh4+ Kd7 36.Ke3 b4 37.cxb4 axb4 38.Bf6 Ke6
28...a4 29.a3 Rd8 30.Rxd8 Nxd8 31.Kf2 Nc6 32.g4 Na5 33.Ke2 Nc4 34.Bg1 Nxb2 -2.34 Stockfish
29.Rxd8 Nxd8
30.c4?! -1.04/35
30.Kf2 -0.45/31 30...Ke6 31.Kf3 Kf5 32.b3 32. Bg1 Nc6 33. Bf2 g5 34. e6 fxe6 35. fxg5 Ne5+ 36. Ke3 Nc4+ 37. Kd3 Ne5+ = Stockfish 32...Ne6 33.Ke3 a4 34.bxa4 c4 35.g4+ hxg3 36.Bxg3 c5 37.Kf3 g5 38.fxg5 Nxg5+ 39.Ke3 Ne4 40.Be1 Kxe5 41.h4 f5 42.h5 Nf6 43.Bg3+ Kd5 44.h6 Ng4+ 45.Kf4 Nxh6 46.Kg5 Ng4 47.Kxf5 Ne3+ 48.Kf6 Nd1 49.Be5 Nb2 50.a5 bxa5 51.Bc7 Nd3 52.Bxa5
30…Ke6
31.Kf2 Kf5
32.Ke3? -1.95/31
32.Kf3 -0.84/31 32...a4 33.Bg1 Ne6 34.Bf2 Nxf4 35.Bxh4 Nd3 36.g4+ Ke6 37.b3 Nxe5+ 37...a3 38. Bg5 Kxe5 39. h4 Nb4 40. Bc1 f5 41. Bxa3 Nxa2 42. Bb2+ Ke6 43. Kf4 fxg4 44. Kxg4 Nb4 -0.12 Stockfish 38.Ke4 f5+ 39.gxf5+ gxf5+ 40.Ke3 Nc6 41.Bg3 a3 42.Be1 Kf6 43.Bd2 Kg6 44.Kf2 Nd4 45.Bc1 Nc2 46.h4
32...Ne6? -0.02/33
32...a4 33.g3 33. Kf3 Ne6 34. Ke3 c6 35. Kf3 b5 36. Bg1 bxc4 37. Bf2 Nxf4 38. e6 fxe6 39. Bxh4 -6.11 Stockfish 33...hxg3 34.Bxg3 Ne6 35.Bh2 c6 36.Kf3 b5 37.Bg3 bxc4 38.h4 Nd4+ 39.Ke3 Nb5 40.Bf2 c3 41.bxc3 Nxc3 42.Kd3 Nd5 43.Bxc5 Nxf4+ 44.Kc4 Kxe5 -6.56 Stockfish
33.a3? -2.11/29
33.a4 -0.02/33 33...Ng7 33...c6 34. g4+ hxg3 35. Bxg3 Nd4 36. Kd3 b5 37. Bf2 bxa4 38. Bxd4 cxd4 39. Kxd4 Kxf4 40. Kc5 Kxe5 41. Kxc6 f5 42. c5 f4 43. Kb6 f3 44. c6 f2 45. c7 f1=Q 46. c8=Q = Stockfish 34.Bg1 Nh5 35.Bh2 c6 36.Kf3 Ng7 37.Ke3 Ne6 38.g4+ hxg3 39.Bxg3 b5 40.cxb5 cxb5 41.axb5 Nc7 42.Kd3 Nxb5 43.Kc4 Nd4 44.Kxc5 Ne2 45.Bh2 Nxf4 46.Bxf4 Kxf4 47.Kd6 Kf5 48.b3 g5 49.Kd5 Kf4 50.e6
33…a4
34.g4+ hxg3
35.Bxg3 c6
36.Bh2 b5
37.Bg3 bxc4
38.Bh2 Nc7
39.Bg3
39.Kd2 Nd5 40.Kc2 Ke4 41.Kd2 Kf3 42.Bg1 Kxf4 +11.30 Stockfish
39...Nd5+
40.Kf3 c3
41.bxc3 Nxc3
42.Bf2 Nd5
43.Bxc5 Nxf4
44.h4?! -8.22/31
44.Bf8 -6.79/33 44...Nxh3 45.Bg7 Nf4 46.Ke3 g5
44.Bg1 Nxh3 45.Bh2 Ng5+ 46.Ke2 c5 47.Bg1 Ne6 -25.58 Stockfish
44…Kxe5
45.Bb6 Ne6
46.Ke3 Kd5
47.Kd3 c5
48.Ba5 Nf4+
49.Kc3 f5
50.Bc7 Ne6
51.Bh2 Nd4
52.Bb8 Nb5+
53.Kb2 Kd4
54.Bf4 Kd3
55.Bh6 c4
56.Bg5 c3+
57.Ka2 Kc2
58.Be3 Nd6
59.Bh6 Nc4
60.Bg5 Kd1
0-1

 

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[Event "USATE"]
[Site "New Jersey"]
[Date "2020.02.16"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Tobias Rizzo"]
[Black "Nimrod Hajaj"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2164"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "1954"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5
8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Be7 10.Bf4 Nh4 11.Nd4 Ng6 12.Bg3 Bc5 13.Rad1 Bxd4 14.Rxd4+
Ke7 15.Ne4 h5 16.h3 h4 17.Bh2 Nf8 18.Nc5 $6 { 0.00/27 } ( 18.Rfd1
{ +0.28/23 } 18...Bf5
{ 18...Ne6 19. R4d2 b6 20. c4 Rh5 21. b3 c5 22. Nc3 Kf8 23. Nd5 a5 24. Kf1
Bb7 25. f3 Bc6 -0.14 Stockfish } 19.Nc5 b6 20.Na6 c5 21.Rf4 Bxc2 22.Rd2 Bb1
23.Nxc7 Ne6 24.Nxe6 Kxe6 25.Rd6+ Ke7 26.Ra4 Rhd8 27.a3 f6 28.exf6+ gxf6
29.Rxd8 Rxd8 ) 18...b6 19.Nb3 c5 20.Rd2 a5 21.Re1 Ne6 22.Nc1 Ba6 23.Red1 Rad8
24.Nd3 $6 { -0.88/28 } ( 24.f3 { -0.23/25 } 24...Rd4
{ 24...a4 25. Kf2 Rxd2+ 26. Rxd2 Rg8 27. c3 g5 28. Ke1 Bb5 29. b3 Ra8 30.
c4 Bc6 31. Kd1 b5 32. Bg1 axb3 33. axb3 bxc4 34. bxc4 Ra4 -0.84 Stockfish }
25.c3 Rxd2 26.Rxd2 a4 27.Kf2 Ra8 28.f4 Bb7 29.Ne2 Be4 30.c4 Rd8 31.Rxd8 Kxd8
) 24...Rd4 $6 { -0.42/27 } ( 24...Bxd3 { -0.88/28 } 25.cxd3
{ 25. Rxd3 Rxd3 26. Rxd3 c4 27. Rd5 a4 28. Kf1 a3 29. b3 cxb3 30. cxb3 c5
31. Ke2 Rd8 32. Rxd8 Kxd8 -2.25 Stockfish } 25...Rd4 ) 25.f4 $6 { -1.04/25 }
( 25.Ne1 { -0.42/27 } 25...Rhd8 26.Nf3
{ 26. Rxd4 Nxd4 27. Kh1 Bc4 28. a3 Ke6 29. c3 Bb3 30. Rd2 Nc6 31. Rxd8 Nxd8
-1.34 Stockfish } 26...Rb4 27.Rxd8 Nxd8 28.Rb1 Bb7 29.Nd2 Rd4 30.Nf1 Ke6
31.c3 Rd7 32.Re1 Nc6
{ 32... Ba6 33. Bf4 Kf5 34. g3 Bxf1 35. Kxf1 a4 36. a3 Nc6 -1.69 Stockfish
} 33.Bf4 Kf5 34.Bh2 Ke6 ) 25...g6 26.c3 Rxd3 27.Rxd3 Bxd3 28.Rxd3 Rd8 $6
{ -0.33/32 } ( 28...c4 { -1.30/28 } 29.Rd1 Rd8 30.Rxd8 Kxd8 31.Kf2 Nc5 32.Kf3
Nd3 33.Bg1 Nxb2 34.Bf2 b5 35.Bxh4+ Kd7 36.Ke3 b4 37.cxb4 axb4 38.Bf6 Ke6 ) (
28...a4 29.a3 Rd8 30.Rxd8 Nxd8 31.Kf2 Nc6 32.g4 Na5 33.Ke2 Nc4 34.Bg1 Nxb2
{ -2.34 Stockfish } ) 29.Rxd8 Nxd8 30.c4 $6 { -1.04/35 } ( 30.Kf2
{ -0.45/31 } 30...Ke6 31.Kf3 Kf5 32.b3
{ 32. Bg1 Nc6 33. Bf2 g5 34. e6 fxe6 35. fxg5 Ne5+ 36. Ke3 Nc4+ 37. Kd3
Ne5+ = Stockfish } 32...Ne6 33.Ke3 a4 34.bxa4 c4 35.g4+ hxg3 36.Bxg3 c5
37.Kf3 g5 38.fxg5 Nxg5+ 39.Ke3 Ne4 40.Be1 Kxe5 41.h4 f5 42.h5 Nf6 43.Bg3+ Kd5
44.h6 Ng4+ 45.Kf4 Nxh6 46.Kg5 Ng4 47.Kxf5 Ne3+ 48.Kf6 Nd1 49.Be5 Nb2 50.a5
bxa5 51.Bc7 Nd3 52.Bxa5 ) 30...Ke6 31.Kf2 Kf5 32.Ke3 $2 { -1.95/31 } (
32.Kf3 { -0.84/31 } 32...a4 33.Bg1 Ne6 34.Bf2 Nxf4 35.Bxh4 Nd3 36.g4+ Ke6
37.b3 Nxe5+
{ 37...a3 38. Bg5 Kxe5 39. h4 Nb4 40. Bc1 f5 41. Bxa3 Nxa2 42. Bb2+ Ke6 43.
Kf4 fxg4 44. Kxg4 Nb4 -0.12 Stockfish } 38.Ke4 f5+ 39.gxf5+ gxf5+ 40.Ke3 Nc6
41.Bg3 a3 42.Be1 Kf6 43.Bd2 Kg6 44.Kf2 Nd4 45.Bc1 Nc2 46.h4 ) 32...Ne6 $2
{ -0.02/33 } ( 32...a4 33.g3
{ 33. Kf3 Ne6 34. Ke3 c6 35. Kf3 b5 36. Bg1 bxc4 37. Bf2 Nxf4 38. e6 fxe6
39. Bxh4 -6.11 Stockfish } 33...hxg3 34.Bxg3 Ne6 35.Bh2 c6 36.Kf3 b5 37.Bg3
bxc4 38.h4 Nd4+ 39.Ke3 Nb5 40.Bf2 c3 41.bxc3 Nxc3 42.Kd3 Nd5 43.Bxc5 Nxf4+
44.Kc4 Kxe5 { -6.56 Stockfish } ) 33.a3 $2 { -2.11/29 } ( 33.a4 { -0.02/33 }
33...Ng7
{ 33...c6 34. g4+ hxg3 35. Bxg3 Nd4 36. Kd3 b5 37. Bf2 bxa4 38. Bxd4 cxd4
39. Kxd4 Kxf4 40. Kc5 Kxe5 41. Kxc6 f5 42. c5 f4 43. Kb6 f3 44. c6 f2 45.
c7 f1=Q 46. c8=Q = Stockfish } 34.Bg1 Nh5 35.Bh2 c6 36.Kf3 Ng7 37.Ke3 Ne6
38.g4+ hxg3 39.Bxg3 b5 40.cxb5 cxb5 41.axb5 Nc7 42.Kd3 Nxb5 43.Kc4 Nd4
44.Kxc5 Ne2 45.Bh2 Nxf4 46.Bxf4 Kxf4 47.Kd6 Kf5 48.b3 g5 49.Kd5 Kf4 50.e6 )
33...a4 34.g4+ hxg3 35.Bxg3 c6 36.Bh2 b5 37.Bg3 bxc4
38.Bh2
Nc7 39.Bg3
( 39.Kd2 Nd5 40.Kc2 Ke4 41.Kd2 Kf3 42.Bg1 Kxf4 { +11.30 Stockfish } )
39...Nd5+ 40.Kf3 c3 41.bxc3 Nxc3 42.Bf2 Nd5 43.Bxc5 Nxf4 44.h4 $6
{ -8.22/31 } ( 44.Bf8 { -6.79/33 } 44...Nxh3 45.Bg7 Nf4 46.Ke3 g5 ) ( 44.Bg1
Nxh3 45.Bh2 Ng5+ 46.Ke2 c5 47.Bg1 Ne6 { -25.58 Stockfish } ) 44...Kxe5
45.Bb6 Ne6 46.Ke3 Kd5
47.Kd3 c5 48.Ba5 Nf4+ 49.Kc3 f5 50.Bc7 Ne6 51.Bh2 Nd4 52.Bb8 Nb5+ 53.Kb2 Kd4
54.Bf4 Kd3 55.Bh6 c4 56.Bg5 c3+ 57.Ka2 Kc2 58.Be3 Nd6 59.Bh6 Nc4 60.Bg5 Kd1
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Alan Lasser
blacklightmazes@icloud.com
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CSCA News

3/1
A total of 84 young players participated in the first Fairfield Regional Scholastic Championship held at Riverfield School in collaboration with the CSCA. Final standings of the Junior High, Elementary & Primary OpenElementary Novice, and Primary Novice & First Grade - USCF rating crosstable.

 

2/29
Grandmaster Sergey Kudrin has won the 2020 Connecticut Senior Championship with a score of 3-0 and will be the official state representative to the 3rd Annual National Tournament of Senior State Champions held August 8-11 in St. Charles, MO. In the last round, he beat second seed FM, Nelson Castaneda. Derek Meredith finished in second place and has qualified to the Championship section of the 2020 Connecticut State Championship on May 16 as Kudrin is already eligible as one of the top 12 players in the state. Top U2000 was won by Mario Guevera-Rodriguez.
The first Connecticut Women's championship was won by 9-year-old Jasmine Su who scored a perfect 3-0. Liz Smith finished in second place.
Crosstable CT Senior - Crosstable CT Women's.



Jasmine Su (left), one of the top 9-year-old players in the US won the first CT Women's Open.



Mario Guevara-Rodriguez vs Nelson Castaneda in front & Hanon Russell vs Sergey Kudrin behind.

 

 

 

 

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

Top Frequent Players (after tnmt #47)

34 Joe Bihlmeyer

21 Rob Roy

18 Art Nagel

16 Mark Bourque

15 Hayes Goodman

15 Derek Meredith

13 Dan Smith

11 Larry Lafosse

10 Dan Zhou

10 Joshua Berkun

 

2020 MILL BROOK PARK OPEN  APR. 18

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

 

 

 

 

 

 

News about Connecticut events in 2020 will be posted here as soon as the pieces start moving again. Last year's news can be found here: 2019.

There are several CSCA events coming up:

    CSCA News

    2/24
    Simsbury High School won its match at Hall High School in West Hartford 20-5.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Connecticut State Chess Association & New Britain Chess Club
    Present


    2020 CONNECTICUT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 


    Date & Time: Saturday, May 16, 2020
    Rounds at 9:30, 11:45, 2:30 and 4.
    On-site registration 8:45 - 9:15 A.M.
    On-site registrants may receive a ½-point bye for Round 1.
    Location: Hall High School
    975 N. Main St,
    West Hartford, CT 06117
    Rounds/Time Control: 4 Rounds SS, G/60;d5. USCF rated.
    One ½ point bye permitted Rds 1 to 3; must commit by end of the registration.
    Sections: 2 Sections (CT players only): Championship (Top 14 by rating), Open.
    Prizes: Championship: $500, 300, 200, 100, 75. Trophy to 1st place.
    Open: $300, 200, 100, 75, 50. Top U2000, U1500, U1000/ $100 each.
    Additional clock and book prizes to Top Female, Top Unrated, Top High
    School, Top Middle School, Top Elementary, Top Primary, and others.
    The prize fund of $2,200 guaranteed by the CSCA and
    sponsored by Russell Enterprises and DGT North America.
    Tiebreak: Playoff for Championship Title immediately following round 4.
    One game G/10;d5 with reversed colors. If players have not played, USCF
    Tiebreaks to give the choice of color.
    If still tied, Armageddon playoff with reversed colors G/5vs4;d3.
    All money prizes shared. Other prizes by USCF tiebreaks.
    Entry price: $40 on or before May 8, 2020.
    $50 on or before May 15, 2020.
    $60 on-site – exact change, cash only.
    Register at chessct.org or by mail (form attached).
    Player conditions to GM's & IM's (not deducted from prize).
    Free entry Championship section to:
     Players rated 2400 and over
     Winner of the 2020 CT Senior Championship
     Winner of the 2020 CT High School Championship
    USCF rated event. Open to players from Connecticut only.
    One-year CSCA membership included in the entry.

    Notes:
    (1) The award ceremony is anticipated by 6:45 PM.
    (2) US Chess membership (or renewal) available on-site.
    (3) CSCA Membership is available on site for non-players ($5 per year).
    (4) Minimum rating of 2000 for Championship section (except Senior & HS Champ. qualifiers).
    (5) May 2020 USCF Rating Supplement used for section entry, pairings, and prizes.
    (6) Contact the CSCA at CTStateChessAssociation@gmail.com for inquiries.
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    Registration Form (one per player, please)
    Event: 2020 Connecticut State Championships
    May 16, 2020, @ Hall High School (West Hartford)
    USCF ID # (mandatory): Exp Date: Rating:
    If you do not have a current ID, please visit www.uschess.org (join tab) to obtain/activate your ID.
    Name: Age:
    Request one ½ point bye in Round (circle one, if requesting bye): 1 2 3
    Phone No.: E-mail:
    Address:
    City: State: Zip:
    Entry amount enclosed: $
    $40 must be postmarked on or before 5/1/20 (and received before 5/3/20);
    $50 must be postmarked on or before 5/12/20 (and received before 5/14/20);
    $60 on-site – exact change, cash only
    Checks payable to: “Connecticut State Chess Association”
    Mail to: Connecticut State Chess Association, 233 Hanks Hill Road, Storrs, CT 06268