2014 Pre-Registered

Sunday, August 31, 2014

2014 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - Final Results

Kevin Gentes won the 12th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial, holding off Marcos Valentino in the last game to finish.  Sam Lipnowski, Jeff Babb, and Jeff Clark tied for 2nd/3rd.  Waldemar Schulz and Sam Cleto were top U2000, with James Atem taking 3rd U2000.

In the U1800 section, Mick Liebzeit playing his first CFC tournament in nine years, swept the field 5-0.  Second was Isaac Wiebe with 4 points. Brock Beach and Keer Keer tied for top U1600, while Joshua Huston-Earle took top U1400.

Tournament Director was Steven de Groot.



OPEN









# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize

1 Kevin Gentes 2307 W11 W3 D2 W6 D5  4.0 250.00
1st
2 Samuel Lipnowski 2213 W12 W13 D1 D5 D3  3.5 75.00
2nd/3rd
3 Jeff Babb 2181 W16 L1 W4 W15 D2  3.5 75.00
2nd/3rd
4 Jeff Clark 2001 H--- W18 L3 W11 W10  3.5 75.00
2nd/3rd
5 Marcos Valentino 2183 D7 W8 D6 D2 D1  3.0


6 Nilo Moncal 2165 W20 W17 D5 L1 D7  3.0


7 Waldemar Schulz 1957 D5 D10 D12 W13 D6  3.0 75.00
1st/2nd U2000
8 Sam Cleto 1939 H--- L5 W18 D12 W15  3.0 75.00
1st/2nd U2000
9 Gustavo Melamedoff 2098 L17 H--- H--- W20 D12  2.5


10 Rolando Bince 2026 D18 D7 D17 W16 L4  2.5


11 James Currie 2005 L1 W21 D13 L4 W17  2.5


12 Anthony Boron 2005 L2 W20 D7 D8 D9  2.5


13 James Atem 1910 W22 L2 D11 L7 W21  2.5 30.00
3rd U2000
14 Blair Rutter 2061 H--- H--- L16 D17 D18  2.0


15 Leor Wasserman 2039 W21 H--- H--- L3 L8  2.0


16 Theo Wolchock 1935 L3 W22 W14 L10 U---  2.0


17 Jim Green 1825 W9 L6 D10 D14 L11  2.0


18 Derek Ma 1784 D10 L4 L8 W21 D14  2.0


19 Steven De Groot 1889 H--- H--- H--- U--- U---  1.5


20 Ryne Swift 1929 L6 L12 D21 L9 U---  0.5


21 Phil Le Dorze 1801 L15 L11 D20 L18 L13  0.5


22 Gustav L Baron 2129 L13 L16 U--- U--- U---  0.0



























U 1800





















# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize

1 Mick Liebzeit 1608 W2 W3 W6 W4 W5  5.0 100.00
1st
2 Isaac Wiebe 1520 L1 W7 W10 W8 W6  4.0 60.00
2nd
3 Brock Beach 1588 W10 L1 W7 D6 W9  3.5 50.00
1st U1600
4 Ken Einarsson 1748 L9 W12 W5 L1 W8  3.0


5 Keer Keer 1566 W7 W8 L4 W10 L1  3.0 30.00
2nd U1600
6 John Remillard 1660 W11 W9 L1 D3 L2  2.5


7 Keith Gannon 1727 L5 L2 L3 W11 W12  2.0


8 Bruce Reimer 1593 W12 L5 W9 L2 L4  2.0


9 Bruce Leaden 1583 W4 L6 L8 W12 L3  2.0


10 Jerric Quebrado 1799 L3 W11 L2 L5 U---  1.0


11 Francis Trueman 1547 L6 L10 L12 L7 B---  1.0


12 Joshua Huston-Earle 1382 L8 L4 W11 L9 L7  1.0 50.00
1st U1400

Saturday, August 30, 2014

2014 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - U1800 standings after 3 rounds

U1800

Mick Liebzeit leads by a point over no less than six players on 2.


# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Mick Liebzeit 1608 W7 W5 W3  3.0
2 Ken Einarsson 1748 L9 W10 W6  2.0
3 John Remillard 1660 W12 W9 L1  2.0
4 Bruce Reimer 1593 W10 L6 W9  2.0
5 Brock Beach 1588 W8 L1 W11  2.0
6 Keer Keer 1566 W11 W4 L2  2.0
7 Isaac Wiebe 1520 L1 W11 W8  2.0
8 Jerric Quebrado 1799 L5 W12 L7  1.0
9 Bruce Leaden 1583 W2 L3 L4  1.0
10 Joshua Huston-Earle 1382 L4 L2 W12  1.0
11 Keith Gannon 1727 L6 L7 L5  0.0
12 Francis Trueman 1547 L3 L8 L10  0.0

2014 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - Open Standings after 3 rounds

Open Section
Kevin Gentes, Sam Lipnowski, and Nilo Moncal lead with 2.5.


# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Kevin Gentes 2307 W9 W5 D2  2.5
2 Samuel Lipnowski 2213 W10 W14 D1  2.5
3 Nilo Moncal 2165 W19 W16 D4  2.5
4 Marcos Valentino 2183 D12 W13 D3  2.0
5 Jeff Babb 2181 W7 L1 W11  2.0
6 Leor Wasserman 2039 W20 H--- H---  2.0
7 Theo Wolchock 1935 L5 W22 W18  2.0
8 Rolando Bince 2026 D21 D12 D16  1.5
9 James Currie 2005 L1 W20 D14  1.5
10 Anthony Boron 2005 L2 W19 D12  1.5
11 Jeff Clark 2001 H--- W21 L5  1.5
12 Waldemar Schulz 1957 D4 D8 D10  1.5
13 Sam Cleto 1939 H--- L4 W21  1.5
14 James Atem 1910 W22 L2 D9  1.5
15 Steven De Groot 1889 H--- H--- H---  1.5
16 Jim Green 1825 W17 L3 D8  1.5
17 Gustavo Melamedoff 2098 L16 H--- H---  1.0
18 Blair Rutter 2061 H--- H--- L7  1.0
19 Ryne Swift 1929 L3 L10 D20  0.5
20 Phil Le Dorze 1801 L6 L9 D19  0.5
21 Derek Ma 1784 D8 L11 L13  0.5
22 Gustav L Baron 2129 L14 L7 U---  0.0


Jugada en los Juegos Olímpicos de Buenos Aires (Argentina), el 30 de agosto de 1939, a dos días del comienzo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. "Abe" Yanofsky defendía el primer tablero de Canadá a los 14 años ante el peruano Dulanto. En la jugada 21 su dama es atacada y parece que cualquier tentativa por salvarla es mate. Sin embargo, con la espada de Damocles sobre su cabeza, el joven canadiense ya había calculado los sacrificios que lo llevaban a la victoria.






Blancas: Yanofsky, Daniel - Negras: Dulanto, A

Buenos Aires olimpiada , 1939
Defensa Francesa [C10]
 1.e4 e6
Luego Yanofsky se convirtió en un especialista de la Defensa Francesa. Ahora lucha contra ella.
2.d4 d5 3.Cc3 Cf6 4.Ag5 dxe4
La entrega del centro evita caminos trillados y da a las negras un juego sólido pero no muy activo.
5.Cxe4 Cbd7 6.Cf3 Ae7 7.Cxf6+ Cxf6 8.Ad3 c5 9.dxc5 Da5+ 10.c3 Dxc5 11.0–0 0–0 12.Te1 Td8 13.Ce5
Las blancas atacan al peón alfil rey, pero también libera la diagonal para la dama, que desde h5 puede atacar las casillas f7 y h7.
13...b6?
El negro pierde el hilo de la partida. Urgente era 13...h6
14.Axf6 Axf6
14...Axf6
15.Axh7+!
Típico sacrificio pero que conduce a una gran variedad de juego posterior. Si se toma el alfil sigue un mate habitual comenzando con jaques de dama y llevando la torre a e3 via h3, y para impedirlo las negras deben entregar material, sin compensación alguna.
15...Rf8 16.Dh5 Axe5
No hay mucha elección.
17.Txe5 Dc7 18.Ae4 Ab7 Tal vez sea la razón del regreso de la dama. Pero justamente la desafortunada posición de la dama en b7 jugará un papel "importante" en la caza del rey negro. Yanofsky afirmó que lo había calculado todo desde la jugada 14, ¡incluido el sacrificio de torre en la jugada 22!
19.Axb7 Dxb7 20.Dh8+ Re7 21.Dxg7 Tg8
Las blancas parecen estar perdidas. Si retiran la dama de la columna, es mate en g2 con el llamado "beso de la muerte".
21...Tg8, manuscrito de Alexander Alekhine
21...Tg8
22.Txe6+!!
"La Clave", como dicen todos. El gran Alekhine comentaba aquí: "Nada complicada, por supuesto, pero decisiva. Jugada característica del incisivo estilo de este joven canadiense, una de las revelaciones del Torneo de Buenos Aires por Equipos" 
22...Rxe6 23.Te1+
Las negras tienen cuatro respuestas, pero todas pierden.
23...Rd6 24.Df6+ Rc5
A cualquier otra jugada, el rey y dama negros son atacados en línea por dama o torre enemigas.
25.Te5+ Rc4 26.b3+
Si las blancas no dan jaque... ¡Les espera el beso de la muerte!
26...Rd3
Si capturaban el peón, con 27.Te2 jaque descubierto se creaba otra red de mate.
27.Dd6+ Rc2
Pareciera que el rey negro se quiere escudar en los peones enemigos.
28.Te2+
Las negras abandonan. 1–0
Si el rey captura el peón es mate de dama en d2. Si va a la primera fila blanca es mate en dos con Dd2+, etc. Las blancas tuvieron que conducir toda la cacería con jaques en serie ya que estaban continuamente amenazadas de mate en una, como si fuera una espada de Damocles.

Para ver la partida en el visor, hacer click en el siguiente link:
http://chess.tuxtown.net/game-replayer.php?id=538239f7572cc47003299ffd703e63896ffe055d2010a957a4835

Friday, August 29, 2014

2014 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - Round 1 results

Thirty-two players have started, with a few more scheduled to start Saturday morning. You can join the action in Round 2.
2014 AY First Round Action



OPEN


Bd Res White
Black Res
1 0  James Currie  (2005)
Kevin Gentes  (2307) 1 
2 1  Samuel Lipnowski  (2213)
Anthony Boron  (2005) 0 
3 1  Jeff Babb  (2181)
Theo Wolchock  (1935) 0 
4 0  Ryne Swift  (1929)
Nilo Moncal  (2165) 1 
5 1  Leor Wasserman  (2039)
Phil Le Dorze  (1801) 0 
6 0  Gustav L Baron  (2129)
James Atem  (1910) 1 
7 1  Jim Green  (1825)
Gustavo Melamedoff  (2098) 0 
8 ½  Waldemar Schulz  (1957)
Marcos Valentino  (2183) ½ 
9 ½  Derek Ma  (1784)
Rolando Bince  (2026) ½ 

½  Blair Rutter  (2061)
BYE

½  Sam Cleto  (1939)
BYE














U1800


Bd Res White
Black Res
12 0  Jerric Quebrado  (1799)
Brock Beach  (1588) 1 
13 1  Bruce Leaden  (1583)
Ken Einarsson  (1748) 0 
14 0  Keith Gannon  (1727)
Keer Keer  (1566) 1 
15 0  Francis Trueman  (1547)
John Remillard  (1660) 1 
16 1  Mick Liebzeit  (1608)
Isaac Wiebe  (1520) 0 
17 0  Joshua Huston-Earle  (1382) Bruce Reimer  (1593) 1 

Friday, August 22, 2014

2014 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament - August 29 -31





12th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament

This tournament is the signature event of the Manitoba Chess Association. It is named in honour of Abe Yanofsky, the first chess player in the British Commonwealth to be awarded the Grandmaster title.
Mr. Yanofsky, who died in 2000, was a prominent Winnipeg lawyer and city councillor.

Dates: Friday, August 29 to Sunday,August 31, 2014
Location: Room 3L08 - University of Winnipeg - 
Prize Fund: $ See below
Format: 5 round Swiss System, Two Sections
Open Section (CFC and FIDE rated)
U 1800 Section (CFC rated)
Round Times: Friday 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m
Time Control: Round 1 G/ 110 ; Round 2-5 Game/90 + 30 second increment
Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $ 40, $ 10 discount if paid by July 15

Also, second and subsequent entries from immediate family members receive $ 5 discount.

Free entry to FIDE Masters or higher (Entry must be paid up front, but will be refunded after completion (playing) of all five rounds)

CFC Membership also required (available on site) Annual Fee - Adults $ 49, Juniors $ 34. (First time members - Adults $ 36, Juniors $ 24)

Rules to be noted:
Anti-draw rules will be in effect (no agreed draws before move 31)
New FIDE Zero tolerance forfeit rule NOT in effect -old rule in effect; players will not be forfeited for non-attendance until one hour after scheduled start of round.
Half-point byes OK, any of first four rounds, limit 2, must commit before rd 2.

Registration: on site, Friday, August 29 at 6:15 - 6:50 p.m., or -
cheques payable to:
Manitoba Chess Association
c/o Blair Rutter
76 Newcroft Rd.
Winnipeg, MB R2J 3M8

or see Tony Boron / Steve de Groot/ Blair Rutter  on Tuesday nights at the TNT tournaments.
If you wish to pay by PayPal - please send an email to chessmanitoba@gmail.com and an "Invoice" will be sent to you.

Prizes:
Prizes will be based on entries - but minimum guaranteed

Prizes:
Open Section: 1st $ 250 , 2nd $ 140, 3rd $ 80
Top A Class - $ 100, 50, 30

U 1800 Section 1st $ 100, 2nd $ 50
Top U1600 $ 60, $ 30
Top U1400 $ 50, 30


Top Manitoban in the Open Section qualifies for the 2015 Manitoba Championship Candidates Tournament.

Pre-Registered List as of August 21






OPEN SECTION

# Name CFC Rtng FIDE
1 Gustavo Melamedoff 2098 2008
2 Blair Rutter 2061
3 Anthony Boron 2005 1939
4 Waldemar Schulz 1957 2000
5 Theo Wolchock 1935
6 James Atem 1910
7 Alex Lambruschini 1831
8 Jim Green 1825 1895
9 Phil Le Dorze 1801
10 Derek Ma 1784



U1800 Section CFC
# Name Rtng
1 Ken Einarsson 1748
2 John Remillard 1660
3 Bruce Reimer 1593
4 Brock Beach 1588
5 Bruce Leaden 1583
6 Keer Keer 1566
7 Isaac Wiebe 1520

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - Chess Set display


John Remillard writes:
 
To all chessplayers,

Help share in the fast approaching  Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament  Friday Aug 29 to Sunday Aug 31.  Room  3L08  University of Winnipeg 

Please bring in your most unusual chess sets.  This is a chance to showcase your favourite chess sets for your fellow chess players and chess fans.  Please make a note to accompany your chess set with a description and ownership.

Also welcome are chess books devoted to the beauty and history of chess sets through the ages.   We have several sets but the more the better.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

2014 Preregistered List

http://aymemorialchess.blogspot.ca/p/2014-preregisted-list.html

If you have paid, please check the list to ensure your name is on it.
If your name is not on the list, please contact chessmanitoba@gmail.com

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Greg Swift Winnipeg Chess Photos

Greg Swift has published his Winnipeg chess photos at http://www.chessoptix.com

2013 Yanofsky Memorial photos are at
http://www.chessoptix.com/chess-2013_good

Click on the feature photo to access the gallery.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

2013 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Standings

Trevor Vincent - Kevin Li   - Board 1  - Round 4      Photo: Mark Ma
Open
1st  - Trevor Vincent

2nd - 3rd Kevin Gentes, Kevin Li
shared with
1st - 2nd U2000 - Aaron Green, James Currie

3rd U2000 - Steven de Groot, Ryne Swift, Gustav Baron

The key game, in my opinion, was the third round encounter between FM Kevin Gentes and Trevor Vincent. Gentes, with white, appeared to have the advantage; Vincent was using a lot of time in a complicated position. Vincent developed dangerous counterplay, with Gentes eventually missed something while both players living on the 30-second increment. An epic battle between the most decorated Manitoba champions of recent history.

The prize fund was supplemented by a donation from Jeff Babb.

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 Trevor Vincent 2353 W4 D6 W2 W3 W8 4.5 250
2 Kevin Gentes 2288 W5 W9 L1 D6 W7 3.5 100
3 Kevin Li 2224 W14 D13 W10 L1 W6 3.5 100
4 Aaron Green 1983 L1 W11 W18 D13 W9 3.5 100
5 James Currie 1978 L2 W17 W16 H--- W13 3.5 100
6 Samuel Lipnowski 2220 W11 D1 W13 D2 L3 3
7 Marcos Valentino 2258 D10 D12 D8 W15 L2 2.5
8 Jeff Babb 2164 D12 W18 D7 D9 L1 2.5
9 Aron Kaptsan 2040 W17 L2 W12 D8 L4 2.5
10 Steven De Groot 1973 D7 W15 L3 D11 D12 2.5 12
11 Ryne Swift 1957 L6 L4 W14 D10 W17 2.5 12
12 Gustav L Baron 1888 D8 D7 L9 W18 D10 2.5 12
13 Waldemar Schulz 1987 W16 D3 L6 D4 L5 2
14 Anthony Boron 1961 L3 L16 L11 W19 W18 2
15 James Atem 2002 L18 L10 W17 L7 D16 1.5
16 Derek Ma 1753 L13 W14 L5 L17 D15 1.5
17 Imants Kesteris 1830 L9 L5 L15 W16 L11 1
18 Jeff Clark 1802 W15 L8 L4 L12 L14 1
19 Keith Czarny 1666 U--- U--- U--- L14 H--- 0.5

U1800
1st - 2nd  Jim Green, Keith Gannon

1st- 2nd U600  Bruce Reimer, Richard Ott

1st  U1400 - Justin Villeneuve
2nd U1400 - Dominic Kesteris

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 Jim Green 1791 W7 W9 D5 W3 D4 4 75
2 Keith Gannon 1638 W12 D4 D3 W9 W5 4 75
3 Gabriel Ammann 1784 W10 W6 D2 L1 W11 3.5
4 Ken Einarsson 1778 W8 D2 H--- W11 D1 3.5
5 Bruce Leaden 1614 W15 W7 D1 W6 L2 3.5
6 Theo Wolchock 1709 W14 L3 W8 L5 W9 3
7 Bruce Reimer 1578 L1 L5 W12 W14 D10 2.5 45
8 Richard Ott 1538 L4 W12 L6 D10 W15 2.5 45
9 Tomas Manicdao 1749 W11 L1 W10 L2 L6 2
10 John Remillard 1572 L3 W14 L9 D8 D7 2
11 Francis Trueman 1529 L9 W15 W13 L4 L3 2
12 Justin Villeneuve 1211 L2 L8 L7 W15 W14 2 50
13 Keith Czarny 1666 H--- H--- L11 U--- H--- 1.5
14 Joshua Huston-Earle 1456 L6 L10 W15 L7 L12 1
15 Dominic Kesteris unr. L5 L11 L14 L12 L8 0 30