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

2013 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - Round 5 results

Open
Trevor Vincent was the sole player to win with Black in the Open Section - and it was good enough for a one point victory in the 11th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Open Section.   The only player who could overtake Trevor was Sam Lipnowski who lost to Kevin Li.


Bd   Res White
Black Res
1   0 Jeff Babb (2.5)
Trevor Vincent (3.5) 1
2   1 Kevin Li (2.5)
Samuel Lipnowski (3.0) 0
3   1 Kevin Gentes (2.5)
Marcos Valentino (2.5) 0
4   1 Aaron Green (2.5)
Aron Kaptsan (2.5) 0
5   1 James Currie (2.5)
Waldemar Schulz (2.0) 0
6   ½ Gustav L Baron (2.0)
Steven De Groot (2.0) ½
7   1 Ryne Swift (1.5)
Imants Kesteris (1.0) 0
8   ½ James Atem (1.0)
Derek Ma (1.0) ½
9   1 Anthony Boron (1.0)
Jeff Clark (1.0) 0
    ½ Keith Czarny (0.0)
BYE  

U1800
Jim Green Drew with Ken Einarsson, which provided Bruce Leaden a chance to win outright with a win over Keith Gannon.  However, the undefeated Gannon won an interesting ending to share first with Green. In fact the top 5 finishers only lost 2 games amongst them.


Bd Res White
Black Res
10 ½ Jim Green (3.5)
Ken Einarsson (3.0) ½
11 1 Keith Gannon (3.0)
Bruce Leaden (3.5) 0
12 0 Francis Trueman (2.0)
Gabriel Ammann (2.5) 1
13 1 Theo Wolchock (2.0)
Tomas Manicdao (2.0) 0
14 ½ John Remillard (1.5)
Bruce Reimer (2.0) ½
15 0 Dominic Kesteris (0.0)
Richard Ott (1.5) 1
16 0 Joshua Huston-Earle (1.0)
Justin Villeneuve (1.0) 1
  ½ Keith Czarny (1.0)
BYE  

2013 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - Round 4 Results


Open
With a win over Kevin Li, Trevor Vincent opened up a half point lead over Sam Lipnowski, and at least a point on the rest of the field, as there were four draws on the first six boards.


Bd Res White
Black Res
1 1  Trevor Vincent  (2.5)
Kevin Li  (2.5) 0 
2 ½  Samuel Lipnowski  (2.5)
Kevin Gentes  (2.0) ½ 
3 1  Marcos Valentino  (1.5)
James Atem  (1.0) 0 
4 ½  Aron Kaptsan  (2.0)
Jeff Babb  (2.0) ½ 
5 ½  Waldemar Schulz  (1.5)
Aaron Green  (2.0) ½ 
6 ½  Steven De Groot  (1.5)
Ryne Swift  (1.0) ½ 
7 0  Keith Czarny  (0.0)
Anthony Boron  (0.0) 1 
8 0  Jeff Clark  (1.0)
Gustav L Baron  (1.0) 1 
9 1  Imants Kesteris  (0.0)
Derek Ma  (1.0) 0 

½  James Currie  (2.0)
BYE




U1800
Jim Green and Bruce Leaden lead with 3.5, but they drew with each other earlier, so it will be up to others to try and catch them.

Bd Res White
Black Res
1 0  Gabriel Ammann  (2.5)
Jim Green  (2.5) 1 
2 1  Ken Einarsson  (2.0)
Francis Trueman  (2.0) 0 
3 0  Tomas Manicdao  (2.0)
Keith Gannon  (2.0) 1 
4 1  Bruce Leaden  (2.5)
Theo Wolchock  (2.0) 0 
5 1  Bruce Reimer  (1.0)
Joshua Huston-Earle  (1.0) 0 
6 ½  Richard Ott  (1.0)
John Remillard  (1.0) ½ 
7 1  Justin Villeneuve  (0.0)
Dominic Kesteris  (0.0) 0 

0  Keith Czarny  (1.0)
BYE

Saturday, August 17, 2013

2013 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - Standings after 3 rounds

Open
#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3
1Trevor VincentB 7W 3B 4

2353 125311 1.0 1.5 2.5
2Kevin LiW 18B 10W 11

2224 152422 1.0 1.5 2.5
3Samuel LipnowskiB 13B 1W 10

2220 105377 1.0 1.5 2.5
4Kevin GentesW 8B 6W 1

2288 112445 1.0 2.0 2.0
5Jeff BabbW 14B 15W 9

2164 102141 0.5 1.5 2.0
6Aron KaptsanB 19W 4B 14

2040 112549 1.0 1.0 2.0
7Aaron GreenW 1B 13W 15

1983 142429 0.0 1.0 2.0
8James CurrieB 4W 19B 16

1978 111091 0.0 1.0 2.0
9Marcos ValentinoB 11W 14B 5

2258 154538 0.5 1.0 1.5
10Waldemar SchulzB 16W 2B 3

1987 106687 1.0 1.5 1.5
11Steven De GrootW 9B 12B 2

1973 137876 0.5 1.5 1.5
12James AtemW 15W 11B 19

2002 146062 0.0 0.0 1.0
13Ryne SwiftW 3W 7B 18

1957 143093 0.0 0.0 1.0
14Gustav L BaronB 5B 9W 6

1888 152320 0.5 1.0 1.0
15Jeff ClarkB 12W 5B 7

1802 123827 1.0 1.0 1.0
16Derek MaW 10B 18W 8

1753 149822 0.0 1.0 1.0
17Gustavo Melamedoff------------

2080 136900 U0.0U0.0U0.0
18Anthony BoronB 2W 16W 13

1961 101126 0.0 0.0 0.0
19Imants KesterisW 6B 8W 12

1830 102800 0.0 0.0 0.0
20Keith Czarny------------

1666 106887 U0.0U0.0U0.0

U1800
#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3
1Jim GreenW 10B 5W 3

1791 105246 1.0 2.0 2.5
2Gabriel AmmannB 11W 6B 7

1784 156167 1.0 2.0 2.5
3Bruce LeadenW 15B 10B 1

1614 152654 1.0 2.0 2.5
4Ken EinarssonW 12B 7bye

1778 106554 1.0 1.5 2.0
5Tomas ManicdaoB 8W 1B 11

1749 148441 1.0 1.0 2.0
6Theo WolchockW 13B 2W 12

1709 149820 1.0 1.0 2.0
7Keith GannonB 14W 4W 2

1638 105641 1.0 1.5 2.0
8Francis TruemanW 5B 15W 9

1529 103193 0.0 1.0 2.0
9Keith Czarnybye bye B 8

1666 106887 0.5 1.0 1.0
10Bruce ReimerB 1W 3B 14

1578 131407 0.0 0.0 1.0
11John RemillardW 2B 13W 5

1572 104699 0.0 1.0 1.0
12Richard OttB 4W 14B 6

1538 108926 0.0 1.0 1.0
13Joshua Huston-EarleB 6W 11B 15

1456 153219 0.0 0.0 1.0
14Justin VilleneuveW 7B 12W 10

1211 147727 0.0 0.0 0.0
15Dominic KesterisB 3W 8W 13

unr. 0.0 0.0 0.0

2013 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - Round 3 Results

Trevor Vincent defeated Kevin Gentes in a hair-raising game to join Sam Lipnowski and Kevin Li at 2.5 points.

Open

Bd Res White
Black Res
1 0  Kevin Gentes  (2288)
Trevor Vincent  (2353) 1 
2 ½  Jeff Babb  (2164)
Marcos Valentino  (2258) ½ 
3 1  Kevin Li  (2224)
Steven De Groot  (1973) 0 
4 1  Samuel Lipnowski  (2220)
Waldemar Schulz  (1987) 0 
5 0  Gustav L Baron  (1888)
Aron Kaptsan  (2040) 1 
6 0  Imants Kesteris  (1830)
James Atem  (2002) 1 
7 1  Aaron Green  (1983)
Jeff Clark  (1802) 0 
8 0  Derek Ma  (1753)
James Currie  (1978) 1 
9 0  Anthony Boron  (1961)
Ryne Swift  (1957) 1 

U1800
Jim Green,  Gabriel Ammann, and Bruce Leaden lead with 2.5.

Bd Res White
Black Res
10 ½  Jim Green  (1791)
Bruce Leaden  (1614) ½ 
11 ½  Keith Gannon  (1638)
Gabriel Ammann  (1784) ½ 
12 0  John Remillard  (1572)
Tomas Manicdao  (1749) 1 
13 1  Theo Wolchock  (1709)
Richard Ott  (1538) 0 
14 1  Francis Trueman  (1529)
Keith Czarny  (1666) 0 
15 0  Justin Villeneuve  (1211)
Bruce Reimer  (1578) 1 
16 0  Dominic Kesteris  (unr.)
Joshua Huston-Earle  (1456) 1 

2013 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - Round 2 Results

Open

Bd Res White
Black Res
1 ½  Trevor Vincent  (2353)
Samuel Lipnowski  (2220) ½ 
2 0  Aron Kaptsan  (2040)
Kevin Gentes  (2288) 1 
3 ½  Marcos Valentino  (2258)
Gustav L Baron  (1888) ½ 
4 ½  Waldemar Schulz  (1987)
Kevin Li  (2224) ½ 
5 0  Jeff Clark  (1802)
Jeff Babb  (2164) 1 
6 0  James Atem  (2002)
Steven De Groot  (1973) 1 
7 0  Ryne Swift  (1957)
Aaron Green  (1983) 1 
8 1  James Currie  (1978)
Imants Kesteris  (1830) 0 
9 0  Anthony Boron  (1961)
Derek Ma  (1753) 1 

U1800


Bd Res White
Black Res
1 0  Tomas Manicdao  (1749)
Jim Green  (1791) 1 
2 1  Gabriel Ammann  (1784)
Theo Wolchock  (1709) 0 
3 ½  Keith Gannon  (1638)
Ken Einarsson  (1778) ½ 
4 0  Bruce Reimer  (1578)
Bruce Leaden  (1614) 1 
5 0  Joshua Huston-Earle  (1456)
John Remillard  (1572) 1 
6 1  Richard Ott  (1538)
Justin Villeneuve  (1211) 0 
7 0  Dominic Kesteris  (unr.)
Francis Trueman  (1529) 1 

½  Keith Czarny  (1666)
BYE

Friday, August 16, 2013

2013 Abe Yanofsky - 1st Round Results.

Thirty-six players have started the tournament.  You can still join the action Saturday morning, with a half-point bye for Round one.  Please register on-site by 9:45 a.m.
Open

Bd Res White
Black Res
1 0  Aaron Green  (1983)
Trevor Vincent  (2353) 1 
2 1  Kevin Gentes  (2288)
James Currie  (1978) 0 
3 ½  Steven De Groot  (1973)
Marcos Valentino  (2258) ½ 
4 1  Kevin Li  (2224)
Anthony Boron  (1961) 0 
5 0  Ryne Swift  (1957)
Samuel Lipnowski  (2220) 1 
6 ½  Jeff Babb  (2164)
Gustav L Baron  (1888) ½ 
7 0  Imants Kesteris  (1830)
Aron Kaptsan  (2040) 1 
8 0  James Atem  (2002)
Jeff Clark  (1802) 1 
9 0  Derek Ma  (1753)
Waldemar Schulz  (1987) 1 











U1800

Bd
Res White
Black Res
1
1  Jim Green  (1791)
Bruce Reimer  (1578) 0 
2
0  John Remillard  (1572)
Gabriel Ammann  (1784) 1 
3
1  Ken Einarsson  (1778)
Richard Ott  (1538) 0 
4
0  Francis Trueman  (1529)
Tomas Manicdao  (1749) 1 
5
1  Theo Wolchock  (1709)
Joshua Huston-Earle  (1456) 0 
6
0  Justin Villeneuve  (1211)
Keith Gannon  (1638) 1 
7
1  Bruce Leaden  (1614)
Dominic Kesteris  (unr.) 0