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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Games are being posted

38 of 43 so far in the U1800 section at
the MCA Tournament Results page

or view directly at:
with game viewer

Thanks to Michael Pang, Cory Letain, Steven de Groot, Leah Green, Saul Magnusson, for sending in their games; Alex Nikouline and Blair Rutter for inputting others for this section.

More as the weekend progresses.

54 or so of 67 in the Open Section at
the MCA Tournament Results page

or view directly at:
with game viewer

Thanks to Trevor Vincent, Alex Nikouline, Jonathon Zaczek, Aaron Green, Blair Rutter, Jim Green, John Klokow, Stephen Lipic for sending in their games; Alex Nikouline, Stephen Lipic and Blair Rutter for inputting others for this section.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Section Winners

Open Section Winners

TD Lorne Gibbons, Paolo Araullo, Rolando Bince, Trevor Vincent
photo by Greg Swift


u1800 Winner
Steven de Groot with TD Lorne Gibbons
photo by Greg Swift

Monday, September 7, 2009

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Recording of Game Scores

As many of you know, the game scores of virtually all standard time control games are available in pgn format at the chessmanitoba.com website. This is a great tradition, which requires the cooperation of the players handing in legible scoresheets and volunteers entering the games.
Some players enter their own games and email the pgn file to me or whomever is 'responsible' for the game file.

With the high participation figures at the TNTs this year and the Yanofsky , I am asking on behalf of current and future pgn compilers that the players help out a bit if they can by submitting their games when they are able. For those familiar with programs such as ChessBase or Chess Assistant this is likely not a problem. For others, the following is a relatively simple tool I found:

http://members.shaw.ca/lapides/pgnedit/pgnedit.html

note: it may be sluggish on some older systems

One can enter a game, "save" and then cut and paste the results into an email.
There are some instructions in the upper right of the page referenced above.

Give it a try and email the results to chessmanitoba@gmail.com. Many players have done so since my first request and it has been of great assistance.

Don't worry about details for the header - the names of the two players is enough.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Open Section Final Standings

Trevor Vincent, Paolo Araullo, and Rolando Bince tie for first.

# Name Rtng
Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Trevor Vincent 2286
W11 W3 D7 W2 D5 4.0
2 Paolo Araullo 2081
W26 W10 W4 L1 W7 4.0
3 Rolando Bince 2058
W21 L1 W15 W9 W8 4.0
4 Samuel Lipnowski 2285
D14 W13 L2 W17 W11 3.5
5 Kevin Gentes 2250
W20 W18 D9 D7 D1 3.5
6 Anthony Boron 1996
D28 D12 D13 W16 W18 3.5
7 John G Bell 2157
W15 W22 D1 D5 L2 3.0
8 Alexandre Nikouline 2144
L13 W16 W14 W19 L3 3.0
9 Jonathon Zaczek 2125
W17 W19 D5 L3 D10 3.0
10 Waldemar Schulz 1997
W27 L2 D24 W14 D9 3.0
11 Igal Raihman 1893
L1 W21 W22 W18 L4 3.0
12 Sam Cleto 1875
H--- D6 L19 W24 W20 3.0
13 Aaron Green 1836
W8 L4 D6 H--- W19 3.0
14 Brian Thompson 1887
D4 W28 L8 L10 W23 2.5
15 Blair Rutter 1855
L7 W23 L3 D22 W25 2.5
16 James Atem 1826
H--- L8 W25 L6 W24 2.5
17 Ryne Swift 1802
L9 D25 W28 L4 W22 2.5
18 Jay S Khedkar 2034
W24 L5 W27 L11 L6 2.0
19 Daniel Oberton 2020
W25 L9 W12 L8 L13 2.0
20 Jaroslaw Czypinski 1880
L5 L24 W21 W27 L12 2.0
21 Harley Greenberg 1774
L3 L11 L20 B--- X27 2.0
22 Aron Kaptsan 2052
W23 L7 L11 D15 L17 1.5
23 Jim Green 1774
L22 L15 D26 W28 L14 1.5
24 John Klokow 1740
L18 W20 D10 L12 L16 1.5
25 Stephen Lipic 1718
L19 D17 L16 W26 L15 1.5
26 Ken Einarsson 1800
L2 L27 D23 L25 D28 1.0
27 Clifford Goodman 1671
L10 W26 L18 L20 F21 1.0
28 Alfonso Villar unr.
D6 L14 L17 L23 D26 1.0

Open Section Round 5 results

Rolando Bince and Paolo Araullo won with Black to catch Trevor Vincent.

Bd
Res White
Black Res
1
½ Kevin Gentes
Trevor Vincent ½
2
0 John G Bell
Paolo Araullo 1
3
0 Alexandre Nikouline
Rolando Bince 1
4
1 Samuel Lipnowski
Igal Raihman 0
5
½ Jonathon Zaczek
Waldemar Schulz ½
6
0 Jay S Khedkar
Anthony Boron 1
7
0 Daniel Oberton
Aaron Green 1
8
0 Jaroslaw Czypinski
Sam Cleto 1
9
1 Ryne Swift
Aron Kaptsan 0
10
0 Jim Green
Brian Thompson 1
11
1 Blair Rutter
Stephen Lipic 0
12
1 James Atem
John Klokow 0
13
1X Harley Greenberg
Clifford Goodman 0F
14
½ Ken Einarsson
Alfonso Villar ½

U1800 Standings

Steven de Groot wins with 5-0 !

# Name
Rtng
Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Steven De Groot
1690
W13 W6 W5 W2 W4 5.0
2 Saul Magnusson
1578
W17 W9 W3 L1 W5 4.0
3 Leor Wasserman
1642
W18 H--- L2 W10 W9 3.5
4 Tomas Manicdao
1724
W11 L5 W15 W8 L1 3.0
5 Michael Pang
1679
W8 W4 L1 W9 L2 3.0
6 Cory Letain
1606
W16 L1 L8 W14 W12 3.0
7 Keith Gannon
1570
L14 W10 L9 W13 W15 3.0
8 Keer Keer
1424
L5 W17 W6 L4 W11 3.0
9 Daniel Raihman
1720
W12 L2 W7 L5 L3 2.0
10 Eugene Knight
1522
D15 L7 W13 L3 D16 2.0
11 Richard Ott
1499
L4 W18 H--- D15 L8 2.0
12 Francis Trueman
1491
L9 L15 W16 W17 L6 2.0
13 Gary Crawford
1439
L1 W16 L10 L7 W17 2.0
14 Lorne Gibbons
1252
W7 U--- U--- L6 W18 2.0
15 Eric Williams
unr.
D10 W12 L4 D11 L7 2.0
16 Leah Green
1224
L6 L13 L12 W18 D10 1.5
17 Edward Enns
1166
L2 L8 W18 L12 L13 1.0
18 Justin Villeneuve
1356
L3 L11 L17 L16 L14 0.0

U 1800 Fifth Round Results

Bd
Res White
Black Res
15
1 Steven De Groot
Tomas Manicdao 0
16
0 Michael Pang
Saul Magnusson 1
17
0 Daniel Raihman
Leor Wasserman 1
18
0 Francis Trueman
Cory Letain 1
19
1 Keith Gannon
Eric Williams 0
20
0 Richard Ott
Keer Keer 1
21
½ Eugene Knight
Leah Green ½
22
0 Edward Enns
Gary Crawford 1
23
0 Justin Villeneuve
Lorne Gibbons 1

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Third Round Standing and Results

Open Section - Third Round Standings

# Name Rtng
Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Paolo Araullo 2081
W24 W12 W11 3.0
2 Trevor Vincent 2286
W10 W7 D4 2.5
3 Kevin Gentes 2250
W20 W8 D5 2.5
4 John G Bell 2157
W22 W19 D2 2.5
5 Jonathon Zaczek 2125
W17 W9 D3 2.5
6 Alexandre Nikouline 2144
L15 W16 W14 2.0
7 Rolando Bince 2058
W28 L2 W22 2.0
8 Jay S Khedkar 2034
W18 L3 W23 2.0
9 Daniel Oberton 2020
W26 L5 W21 2.0
10 Igal Raihman 1893
L2 W28 W19 2.0
11 Samuel Lipnowski 2285
D14 W15 L1 1.5
12 Waldemar Schulz 1997
W23 L1 D18 1.5
13 Anthony Boron 1996
D27 D21 D15 1.5
14 Brian Thompson 1887
D11 W27 L6 1.5
15 Aaron Green 1836
W6 L11 D13 1.5
16 James Atem 1826
H--- L6 W26 1.5
17 Ryne Swift 1802
L5 D26 W27 1.5
18 John Klokow 1740
L8 W20 D12 1.5
19 Aron Kaptsan 2052
W25 L4 L10 1.0
20 Jaroslaw Czypinski 1880
L3 L18 W28 1.0
21 Sam Cleto 1875
H--- D13 L9 1.0
22 Blair Rutter 1855
L4 W25 L7 1.0
23 Clifford Goodman 1671
L12 W24 L8 1.0
24 Ken Einarsson 1800
L1 L23 D25 0.5
25 Jim Green 1774
L19 L22 D24 0.5
26 Stephen Lipic 1718
L9 D17 L16 0.5
27 Alfonso Villar unr.
D13 L14 L17 0.5
28 Harley Greenberg 1774
L7 L10 L20 0.0


Third Round Open Results


Paolo continues his fine play from the Canadian Open, by upsetting Sam Lipnowski. Klokow held Schulz in the last game to end.

Bd
Res White
Black Res
1
½ John G Bell
Trevor Vincent ½
2
½ Jonathon Zaczek
Kevin Gentes ½
3
1 Paolo Araullo
Samuel Lipnowski 0
4
1 Alexandre Nikouline
Brian Thompson 0
5
1 Rolando Bince
Blair Rutter 0
6
1 Igal Raihman
Aron Kaptsan 0
7
1 Jay S Khedkar
Clifford Goodman 0
8
0 Sam Cleto
Daniel Oberton 1
9
½ Waldemar Schulz
John Klokow ½
10
½ Aaron Green
Anthony Boron ½
11
1 James Atem
Stephen Lipic 0
12
0 Alfonso Villar
Ryne Swift 1
13
1 Jaroslaw Czypinski
Harley Greenberg 0
14
½ Ken Einarsson
Jim Green ½


U 1800

# Name Rtng
Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Steven De Groot 1690
W15 W12 W5 3.0
2 Saul Magnusson 1578
W16 W4 W8 3.0
3 Tomas Manicdao 1724
W10 L5 W11 2.0
4 Daniel Raihman 1720
W14 L2 W13 2.0
5 Michael Pang 1679
W6 W3 L1 2.0
6 Keer Keer 1424
L5 W16 W12 2.0
7 Lorne Gibbons 1252
W13 H--- H--- 2.0
8 Leor Wasserman 1642
W18 H--- L2 1.5
9 Eugene Knight 1522
D11 L13 W15 1.5
10 Richard Ott 1499
L3 W18 H--- 1.5
11 Eric Williams unr.
D9 W14 L3 1.5
12 Cory Letain 1606
W19 L1 L6 1.0
13 Keith Gannon 1570
L7 W9 L4 1.0
14 Francis Trueman 1491
L4 L11 W19 1.0
15 Gary Crawford 1439
L1 W19 L9 1.0
16 Edward Enns 1166
L2 L6 W18 1.0
17 Colin Stranc unr.
H--- H--- U--- 1.0
18 Justin Villeneuve 1356
L8 L10 L16 0.0
19 Leah Green 1224
L12 L15 L14 0.0

Second Round Standings

Open Section

Nothing surprising in the second round.

# Name Rtng
Rd 1 Rd 2 Tot
1 Trevor Vincent 2286
W15 W9 2.0
2 Kevin Gentes 2250
W25 W11 2.0
3 John G Bell 2157
W17 W10 2.0
4 Jonathon Zaczek 2125
W22 W12 2.0
5 Paolo Araullo 2081
W26 W13 2.0
6 Samuel Lipnowski 2285
D7 W18 1.5
7 Brian Thompson 1887
D6 W24 1.5
8 Alexandre Nikouline 2144
L18 W21 1.0
9 Rolando Bince 2058
W27 L1 1.0
10 Aron Kaptsan 2052
W28 L3 1.0
11 Jay S Khedkar 2034
W19 L2 1.0
12 Daniel Oberton 2020
W23 L4 1.0
13 Waldemar Schulz 1997
W20 L5 1.0
14 Anthony Boron 1996
D24 D16 1.0
15 Igal Raihman 1893
L1 W27 1.0
16 Sam Cleto 1875
H--- D14 1.0
17 Blair Rutter 1855
L3 W28 1.0
18 Aaron Green 1836
W8 L6 1.0
19 John Klokow 1740
L11 W25 1.0
20 Clifford Goodman 1671
L13 W26 1.0
21 James Atem 1826
H--- L8 0.5
22 Ryne Swift 1802
L4 D23 0.5
23 Stephen Lipic 1718
L12 D22 0.5
24 Alfonso Villar unr.
D14 L7 0.5
25 Jaroslaw Czypinski 1880
L2 L19 0.0
26 Ken Einarsson 1800
L5 L20 0.0
27 Harley Greenberg 1774
L9 L15 0.0
28 Jim Green 1774
L10 L17 0.0


U1800

# Name Rtng
Rd 1 Rd 2 Total
1 Steven De Groot 1690
W12 W9 2.0
2 Michael Pang 1679
W13 W7 2.0
3 Saul Magnusson 1578
W19 W8 2.0
4 Leor Wasserman 1642
W17 H--- 1.5
5 Lorne Gibbons 1252
W10 H--- 1.5
6 Eric Williams unr.
D15 W16 1.5
7 Tomas Manicdao 1724
W11 L2 1.0
8 Daniel Raihman 1720
W16 L3 1.0
9 Cory Letain 1606
W18 L1 1.0
10 Keith Gannon 1570
L5 W15 1.0
11 Richard Ott 1499
L7 W17 1.0
12 Gary Crawford 1439
L1 W18 1.0
13 Keer Keer 1424
L2 W19 1.0
14 Colin Stranc unr.
H--- H--- 1.0
15 Eugene Knight 1522
D6 L10 0.5
16 Francis Trueman 1491
L8 L6 0.0
17 Justin Villeneuve 1356
L4 L11 0.0
18 Leah Green 1224
L9 L12 0.0
19 Edward Enns 1166
L3 L13 0.0























































































































Friday, September 4, 2009

Open Section standings after first round

Surprises included Aaron Green over Alex Nikouline, and Brian Thompson holding Sam Lipnowski to a draw.


# Name Rtng Rd 1 Tot
1 Trevor Vincent 2286 W18 1.0
2 Kevin Gentes 2250 W19 1.0
3 John G Bell 2157 W20 1.0
4 Jonathon Zaczek 2125 W21 1.0
5 Paolo Araullo 2081 W22 1.0
6 Rolando Bince 2058 W23 1.0
7 Aron Kaptsan 2052 W24 1.0
8 Jay S Khedkar 2034 W25 1.0
9 Daniel Oberton 2020 W26 1.0
10 Waldemar Schulz 1997 W27 1.0
11 Aaron Green 1836 W17 1.0
12 Samuel Lipnowski 2285 D14 0.5
13 Anthony Boron 1996 D16 0.5
14 Brian Thompson 1887 D12 0.5
15 James Atem 1826 H--- 0.5
16 Alfonso Villar unr. D13 0.5
17 Alexandre Nikouline 2144 L11 0.0
18 Igal Raihman 1893 L1 0.0
19 Jaroslaw Czypinski 1880 L2 0.0
20 Blair Rutter 1855 L3 0.0
21 Ryne Swift 1802 L4 0.0
22 Ken Einarsson 1800 L5 0.0
23 Harley Greenberg 1774 L6 0.0
24 Jim Green 1774 L7 0.0
25 John Klokow 1740 L8 0.0
26 Stephen Lipic 1718 L9 0.0
27 Clifford Goodman 1671 L10 0.0

U1800 Standings after Round 1

Lorne Gibbons upset Keith Gannon.
Only 19 players in this section thus far.
See previous post for the possibility to join in at round 2.

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Tot
1 Tomas Manicdao 1724 W13 1.0
2 Daniel Raihman 1720 W14 1.0
3 Steven De Groot 1690 W15 1.0
4 Michael Pang 1679 W16 1.0
5 Leor Wasserman 1642 W17 1.0
6 Cory Letain 1606 W18 1.0
7 Saul Magnusson 1578 W19 1.0
8 Lorne Gibbons 1252 W12 1.0
9 Eugene Knight 1522 D11 0.5
10 Colin Stranc unr. H--- 0.5
11 Eric Williams unr. D9 0.5
12 Keith Gannon 1570 L8 0.0
13 Richard Ott 1499 L1 0.0
14 Francis Trueman 1491 L2 0.0
15 Gary Crawford 1439 L3 0.0
16 Keer Keer 1424 L4 0.0
17 Justin Villeneuve 1356 L5 0.0
18 Leah Green 1224 L6 0.0
19 Edward Enns 1166 L7 0.0

46 currently competing in the Yanofsky Memorial

46 players are currently competing in this year's edition of the Yanofsky Memorial.


You can still join with a first round bye by registering onsite at the University of Winnipeg by
9:45 am Saturday morning.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Please bring your chess clock to AY

The club currently does not have enough digital clocks to cover every board in a tournament of this size, so we ask that we bring your own if you are able.
Time controls are Game/2 hours on Friday night,
For the other 4 rounds: 30 /90, All/1 (30 moves in 90 minutes / Remainder in 60 minutes) for the other 4 rounds.

Thank you.

7th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament September 4-6, 2009

7th 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, September 4 to Sunday, September 6, 2008
Location: Riddell Hall, University of Winnipeg
Prize Fund: $ See below
Format: 5 round Swiss System, Two Sections
Open Section
U 1800 Section
Round Times: Friday 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m
Time Control: 30 /90, All/1 (30 moves in 90 minutes / Remainder in 60 minutes)
[Note: First round will G /120 minutes]

Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $ 60
Juniors (under 18 years of age) - Seniors (over 60 years of age)- $ 50
$ 10 discount for entry by Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Also second and subsequent entries from immediate family members receive $ 10 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

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, September 4 at 6:30 - 6:55 p.m., or in advance -
cheques payable to:
Manitoba Chess Association
c/o Lorne Gibbons
44 Ainsdale Way
Winnipeg, MB R2C 4B4

or see Lorne Gibbons on Tuesday nights at the TNT tournaments.

Prizes: Prizes:
Open Section: 1st $ 750 , 2nd $ 500, 3rd $ 300
Top A Class - $ 250, 175, 75

U 1800 Section 1st $ 250, 2nd $ 150
Top U1600 $ 200, $ 100
Top U1400 $ 125, 75, 50

CFC Newsletter

Tony Ficzere writes:

"Greetings

I would like to wish the organizers the best of luck with the Abe Yanofsky Memorial!

I am the editor of the new CFC newsletter, and if you can find the time, it would be great if you could email me a report on the tournament. Annotated games (pgn format) and pictures are also welcome.

Thanks in advance for your considerations."

I will be looking through the games after tournament, so if you have a game or position that is interesting, please email at chessmanitoba@gmail.com. Also pictures.
Thanks,
Tony Boron