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Gens Una Sumus!

        
Mechanics' Institute Chess Club Newsletter #531

"The expert chess player must be good at analysis, but he must not overdo it ... faith
in the position is required, and faith in oneself."
 
                                                             David LeMoir

  
          Source: How To Become A Deadly Tactician, p. 18


1) Mechanics' Institute Chess Club News
2) Jeremy Gaige - 1927-2011
3) Yasser Seirawan shines in Dutch Team Competition
4) Here and There
5) Upcoming Events   



1) Mechanics' Institute Chess Club News   


Next Tuesday, March 29, the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club will host two-time US
Womens Champion Jennifer Shahade who will give a talk and do a signing for her latest book
Play Like a Girl.
The
web editor-in-chief of the US Chess Federation site www.uschess.org,
Jennifer will also have copies of Chess Bitch and Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess  available.

NM Russell Wong leads a group of eight players who have perfect scores after 2 rounds of
the Spring Tuesday Night Marathon. It's still possible to enter the eight round event with half
point byes
for rounds one and two.

Expert Michael Lin won the 11th Annual Max Wilkerson Memorial G/45 held on March 19
with a score of 4.5 from 5. Jack Zhu, Ted Belanoff and Richard Yi tied for second with 4
points.

Arthur Ismakov and Jules Jelinek shared top honors in the Mechanics' Wednesday Night
Blitz held on March 16. 
 Merim Mesic was third.. 


2) Jeremy Gaige - 1927-2011  

 
 
Jeremy Gaige, 83, the greatest archivist in the history of chess died on February 19th at his home in Philadelphia. Gaige who started his pioneering work in the 1960s, will likely be best remembered for his monumental Chess Personalia. This work, first published in 1987, includes vital statistics on over 14,000 chess personalities from around the world. Serious chess columnists and writers consider it the definitive work with many consulting it on a daily basis.

Gaige was inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame in 2007. He wrote a "self obituary"
 which can be found at http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7073 .   

3) Yasser Seirawan shines in Dutch Team Competition  

Ren� Olthof writes:

Yasser Seirawan was awarded the Beauty Prize for Round 7 of the Dutch Team
Championship for his win over Jan Werle.


GM Yasser Seirawan (2636) - GM Jan Werle (2565)
Groningen (March 12, 2011)


1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 g6 5.d4 exd4 6.Nxd4 Bg7 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.Bg2 0-0 9.0-0 Qe7 10.Bf4 Qb4 11.Qb3 a5 12.Bxc7 Ba6 13.Rfd1 Bxc4 14.Qc2 d5 15.Be5 Rfe8 16.Bd4 a4 17.e3 Reb8 18.Nxa4 Rxa4 19.b3 Rxa2 20.Qxa2 Bxb3 21.Qd2 Bxd1 22.Qxb4 Rxb4 23.Ra8+ Bf8 24.Bxf6 Rb1 25.h3 Bf3+ 26.Kh2 Bxg2 27.Kxg2 Rb7 28.Rd8 c5 29.g4 Rc7 30.h4 h6 31.g5 hxg5 32.hxg5 Rb7 33.Kf3 c4 34.Ke2 Rc7 35.Kd2 Rb7 36.Kc2 Ra7 37.Kc1 Rb7 38.Rc8 Ra7 39.Kb2 Rb7+ 40.Kc3 Ra7 41.Kd4 Rd7 42.f4 1-0
  



4) Here and There

 
Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess
106 South Main Street, Lindsborg, KS 67456

 

Immediate Release

 

Contact: Mikhail Korenman at 785-906-0402 email mkorenman@yahoo.com or
 
Irwin Wes Fisk at 785-342-1009  email fisk@anatolykarpovchessschool.org

 

Kansas to Host International Chess Event

 

Young chess players from St. Petersburg, Russia and scholastic chess teams from Illinois,  

Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and other nearby states will compete in the 2 nd Intercontinental  

Scholastic and Club Team Championships that will be held in McPherson and Lindsborg,  

Kansas on April 1-3.  The tournament will bring together young players who will compete in  

four person teams that are divided by age.  This exciting tournament will provide a chance for  

both the students from St. Petersburg and the students from the United States to meet in a  

friendly international competition, said Mikhail Korenman, one of the tournament

organizers. 

 

The tournament is sponsored jointly by the International Education and Cultural Services
(INTECUS), the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess, the U.S. Chess Federation,
and the Kansas Scholastic Chess Federation.

 

Each team will be comprised of four students who will compete in five different age categories;
the oldest being 18 and the youngest category for those under age 10. 

 

On Friday, April 1, the tournament will commence at 6:00 p.m. with a Blitz tournament at the
Anatoly Karpov Chess School in Lindsborg, Kansas. In Blitz, the two competing players each
have five minutes to complete their game.

 

Opening ceremonies will occur at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the tournament playing
site, which is the Best Western, 2211 East Kansas, McPherson, Kansas. Grandmaster
Alex
Onischuk, a veteran of many visits to Lindsborg, will play a simultaneous exhibition with the
students.


The following report first appeared at Chessvibes.com.

The Disciplinary Committee of the French Chess Federation suspended GMs Sebastien
Feller and Arnaud Hauchard and IM Cyril Marzolo. 

After two hours of deliberation, the committee decided that Feller, Hauchard and Marzolo are  

'guilty of a violation of sporting ethics'. The Committee concluded that there was enough proof  

that the three players cheated during the Olympiad. Marzolo was sentenced to a 5-year  

suspension from play. Feller received a 3-year ban followed by 2 years of community service

with the federation or another association. If he refuses, the 2 years will be added to the

suspension period.

 

Hauchard was condemned to a lifetime ban from the duties of captain. The Committee said
it had considered the age of Sebastian Feller in its verdict  Feller was 19 during the Olympiad.

It's a first verdict so the players have the right to appeal the decision. The lawyer of Sebastien  

Feller, Charles Morel, has already announced that he will address the Appeals Committee.

 

For a detailed account of how the cheating was done go to http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7094.

 

The Portland Chess Club will celebrate its founding 100 years ago this summer.


Centennial Open

$10,000 Guaranteed

August 12, 13 & 14, 2011

Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel, Portland, OR

TYPE: 6-round Swiss in 2 sections.

TC: 40/120; SD 60

5-GAME SCHEDULE: Players rated 2200 and above

may enter 2nd round with 1 point.

All others: one irrevocable half-point bye

available for any rounds 1-6 if requested

before round 2.

ROUND TIMES: Friday 11 & 7; Saturday 9 & 7;

Sunday 10 & 5;

REGISTRATION: Friday, 9:00am-10:45 am.

ENTRIES: $110. Pre-registration received by August 8

deduct $10. Free entry to GM's and IM's

($100 deducted from any prizes);

Refund of $20 to guests registered at hotel for

at least 2 nights, payable at end of tournament

(one refund per room).

USCF & OCF/WCF membership required;

OSA or out-of-Northwest pay $5 OCF

tournament fee. USCF August list used

to determine ratings. FIDE ratings

used for foreign players without

USCF ratings.

FIDE RATED CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION

Open to all; total prize fund $4500

PRIZES: $2000-1000-500

U2200: $500-300-200

AMATEUR SECTION Open to all under 2000;

total prize fund $5500

PRIZES: $1000-600-400

U 1800: $500-300-200

U1600: $500-300-200

U 1400: $500-300-200

U 1200/unr: $300-200

SIDE EVENT: Saturday Afternoon Blitz start

3:30 pm; 8 double-round Swiss $20 entry

fee; 80% of entries returned as prizes:

1st 50%; 2nd 25%; U2000 25%

Hotel: Lloyd Center Doubletree special chess

rate (mention tournament); single occupancy

$99; double occupancy $109; plus tax.

For hotel reservations call 1-800-996-0510.

MORE INFO and list of tournament

sponsors: www.pdxchess.org

Name (Last, First):____________________________________________________________________________________

Address:___________________________________City:________________________State_________ Zip____________

USCF ID __________________________________Rating: ______________________USCF Expire__________________

Email:_________________________________________________________________Bye Requests:__________________

 FIDE Rated Championship Section Amateur Section

Send a check or money order payable to Portland Chess Club to: Mike Morris, 2344 NE 27th Ave, Portland, OR, 97212 

 

 

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5) Special Events at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club     
Talk and book signing with two-time US Womens Champion Jennifer Shahade - March 29th from 5:15 to 6:30 pm.

 


 

5th Annual Ray Schutt Memorial Blitz Tournament
May 15   
Location:
   Mechanics' Institute
   57 Post Street
   San Francisco, CA, 94104
   United States  

 

This tournament is unrated. (Membership in the United States Chess Federation is not required for participation.)   
ENTRY FEE: $10 (free for International Masters and Grandmasters)   
PRIZES: $750 total (guaranteed)
1st place: $300
2nd place: $200
3rd place: $100
4th place: $75
5th place: $50
6th place: $25

The prizes are guaranteed due to the generosity of the Schutt Family.

FORMAT: Five double-round Swiss or Roundrobin, depending on the number of entries. Each player will probably play ten blitz (fast) games in this tournament.   
TIME CONTROL: 5 minutes per player per game (G/5). 

REGISTRATION: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on May 15, 2010
There will be no registration in advance. Register at the tournament site on May 15. 
The tournament will be held  between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The entire event will last between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be available during the event. There will be an informal awards ceremony immediately following the tournament at approximately 4 p.m.
 
  MI Advanced Chess Camp with GM Nick deFirmian - July 24-29  Go to www.chessclub.org for more information.    6) Upcoming Events 
 
MECHANICS' TOURNAMENTS (go to www.chessclub.org for more information)

2011 Events  

WGM Jennifer Shahade talk and book signing - March 29
Imre Konig Memorial - April 9
Walter Lovegrove Senior Open - April 16-17
Charles Powell Memorial - May 14
5th Annual Ray Schutt Memorial Blitz - May 15
Arthur Stamer Memorial - June 4-5
William Addison Open - June 11   

BAY AREA TOURNAMENTS   
6th Annual Frank Doyle Open - April 16-17
Santa Rosa, CA
Exchange Bank, 444 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95401. 4 round Swiss, G/120. In
3 Sections, Open:
$$GTD: $250-175.
Reserve: Open to 1899 & under.
$$GTD: $200-125.
Booster: Open to 1499 & under.
$$GTD: $150-100. Unr. must play in Booster Section. Unrated players winning prizes will only receive half of the prize.
ALL: EF: $35 advance until 4/13, $45 at site.
Reg.: 04/16 8:30am - 9:30am.
Rds.: Sat 10, 3; Sun 10, 3.
ENT: Paul Stagnoli, 4233 Kintyre Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95409-4127.
INFO: (707)478-4385 paulgs@sonic.net.
No phone or e-mail entries. Bring equipment, none provided. No Cell phones allowed. NS. NC. W.

 

 
 
11th Annual RENO-FAR WEST OPEN  April 22-24  
Reno, Nevada
 
6SS,40/2,20/1,G/1/2.Sands Regency Hotel/Casino, 345 N. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501.1-866-386-7829 or (775) 348-2200. $$21,400 b/250. $$14,400 Gtd. (Prizes 1-10 in Open Section Gtd. plus 1/2 of all other prizes). A "Tribute to GM Larry Evans". 5 Sections. FIDE. Open (2000 & above) EF: $137, (1999 & below = $151) (GMs & IMs free but must enter by (4/1) or pay late fee) .$$2,000-1,200-1000-800-600-500-400-300-300-300,(2399/below)- $1,000, (2299/below)- $1,000, (2199/below) -$1000-500-300-200 (If a tie for 1st then a playoff for $100 out of prize fund plus trophy). Sec. A (1800-1999) EF: $136; $$1,000-500-400-300-200-100-100. Sec. B (1600-1799) EF: $135; $$900-500-400-300-200-100-100. Sec. C (1400-1599) EF: $134; $$700-500-400-300- 200-100-100. Sec. D/under (1399-below) EF: $133; $$600-400-300-200-100-100-100; Top Senior (65+) -$200; Club Champ.-$400-200. ALL: Entries must be postmarked by 4/1 or pay late fee-$11 until 4/14 (do not mail after 4/14), $22 at site. All classes have trophies 1st - 3rd. Unrated players are free entry but not eligible for cash prizes- must join USCF for 1 full year thru this tournament. 1st Unrated = trophy + 1 yr. USCF Mem. $10 discount to Seniors (65+ yrs.) & Juniors (19-under). Players may play up. Provisionally rated players may only win 1/2 of 1st place money. CCA ratings may be used. Note: pairings not changed for color unless 3 in a row or a plus 3 and if the unlikely situation occurs 3 colors in a row may be assigned. SIDE EVENTS: Thurs. (4/21) 6-7:15pm "Tribute to GM Larry Evans" hosted by IM John Donaldson (FREE); 7:30pm-TBA- Simul ($15); 7:30pm-Blitz (5 Min) tourney($20) 80% entries = Prize Fund. Sat. (4/23) (3-4:30pm) Free Game/Position Analysis - IM John Donaldson. ALL REG.: (4/21) 5-10pm, (4/22) 9-10am. RDS.: (Fri) 12-7, (Sat) 10-6, (Sun) 9:30-4:30. Byes available any round (if requested by Rd.1). ENT: make checks payable and send to: SANDS REGENCY (address listed above), postmarked by 4/1. $11 late fee if postmarked after 4/1 and before 4/14. Do not mail after 4/14 or email after 4/19. $22 late fee at site. HR: (Sun-Thurs. $27!) (Fri. & Sat. $47!) + tax.1-866-386-7829 mention (Code) CHESS421 (Reserve by 4/11/11) to get Chess rate. INFO: Jerry Weikel, 6578 Valley Wood Dr., Reno, NV 89523, (775) 747-1405, wackyykl@aol.com Or check out our website at: www.renochess.org/fwo. To verify entry check website. Chess Magnet School JGP.
 

Berkeley Open May 7-8

Berkeley, CA
4-SS, 30/90; G/60.  Hillside School; 1581 Le Roy Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720.
$$B 60 paid entries (not counting unrated entries).
Three Sections: Open Section: $300-160, U2100 $150-75;
U1900 Section: $240-130, U1700 $125-75;
U1500 Section: $240-125; U1300 $125-75, Unr: Trophy First.
All, EF: postmarked by 5/2 $50, $60 on site. Unrateds $20 in the Reserve section or may play up to the Open section for the regular fee. $5 discount to Berkeley Chess Club Members.  USCF memb. req'd. May play up for add'l $5 per section.
Reg.: Sat 5/7 9:00-9:45 am.
RDS.: Sat 10:00-3:30; Sun 10:00-3:30; One 1/2 pt bye available if requested in advance, a bye in rds 3 or 4 must be requested before rd 1. 2011 May Ratings List, CCA minimums and Directors discretion will be used to place players as accurately as possible. Please bring clocks and equipment.
INFO: Richard Koepcke (650)-224-4938. Email: ricahrdkoepcke@yahoo.com. Ent: Richard Koepcke, P.O. Box 1432, Mountain View, CA 94042. No Phone entries.
Chess Magnet School JGP.
 

May 28-30 or 29-30 or 28-29   CalChess Open State & Class Championship     6SS, 30/90 G/60 (2-day opt rds 1-3 G/60). Sections D/E 6SS G/90 only. Hotel: Marriott, 46100 Landing Pkwy., Fremont, CA 94539. Chess rate $89. Prizes: $13,000 b/207. 80% guaranteed. 6 sections. Open (2200+ FIDE rated): 2000-1000-400-200-100-100. Expert (2000-2199), A (1800-1999), B (1600-1799), C (1400-1599): $1000-400-200-100-100-100. Section D/E (u1400): 600-300-100-u1200:300-200-100. Unr prize limit $300 except in Open. EF mail/online by 5/24: 3day=99 2day=98 onsite+25 Play-up+20. GMs/IMs free-EF subtr from prize. Re-entry $40. Saver EF = EF-$20 & 2/3 of calc. prize. Refunds: $20 fee. May 2011 Supp, CCA min, TD desc to place players accurately. Sched: 3day: Reg Sat10-10:30, Rds Sat/Sun 11 5:15, Mon 10 3:30. 2day: Reg Sun9-9:30, Rds Sun 10 12:25 2:40 5:15, Mon 10 3:30. D/E 2-day only: Reg Sat9-9:30, Rds Sat/Sun 10 1:30 5. Max two 1/2-pt byes - must commit bef rd 3. Quest: ask@BayAreaChess.com. More Info/Ent: BayAreaChess.com/memo. NS, NC, W. Chess Magnet School JGP

Oct. 1
 
2011 U.S. Game/60 Championship  - Santa Clara      
4SS, G/60 - $4,000 b/117 fully paid entries - 75% guaranteed. Hotel rate $99 by 9/16: Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054. Free Parking. In 3 sections, Open Section: $500-201-105, u2300 $200-110, u2100 $150, u2000 $130, u1900 $100. 1400-1799 Section: $500-201-100, u1700 $200, u1600 $150, u1500 $100. Under 1400 Section: $500-201-100, u1300 $200, u1200 $150, u1100 $100. Unrated may play in any section but maximum prize is $100 except no limit in the Open Section. Trophies for top 3 places in each section. Entry Fee: Mailed by Mon 9/26 or online by Tue 9/27: $60. Online 9/28-29 or onsite: $75. Add $20 to play-up in a higher section. DISCOUNTS: $10 off each event if also registering for G/30 on Oct 2. $10 cash rebate onsite if staying at the hotel under chess rate. Byes: One 1/2 pt bye allowed must commit by start of Rd 2. Reenter with 1/2pt bye in Rd 1 for $39. September 2011 Supp, CCA min, TD discretion used to place players accurately. SIDE KIDS EVENT for K-12 students rated under 1000: 4SSxG/60 in 2 sections, 600-999 and under 600. Prizes: Trophies to Top 10 players and Top 5 teams in each section. Best 4 players count for team score. Also trophies to top u800, top u700 in 600-999 section and top u400, top u300, and top u200 in u600 section. EF by Mon 9/26 or online by Tue 9/27: $39. Online 9/28-29 or onsite: $54. Add $10 to play-up in a higher section. Schedule: Onsite Registration 8:30-9:30am; Round Times: 10:00am, 12:30, 3:00, and 5:30pm. Mail payments to: Bay Area Chess, 1590 Oakland Rd., Suite B213, San Jose 95131. $20 for refunds. T: 408-786-5515. E: ask@BayAreaChess.com, Info/Form/Entries: BayAreaChess.com/usg60g30. NS, NC, W.

Oct. 2
 
2011 U.S. Game/30 Championship - Santa Clara
4SS, G/30 - $3,006 b/88 fully paid entries - 75% guaranteed. Hotel rate $99 by 9/16: Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054. Free Parking. In 3 sections, Open Section: $400-200-102, u2300 $101, u2100 $101, u2000 $100, u1900 $99. 1400-1799 Section: $400-200-102, u1700 $101, u1600 $100, u1500 $99. Under 1400 Section: $400-200-102, u1300 $101, u1200 $100, u1100 $99. Unrated may play in any section but maximum prize is $100 except no limit in the Open Section. Trophies for top 3 places in each section. Entry Fee mailed by Mon 9/26 or online by Tue 9/27: $60. Online 9/28-29 or onsite: $75. Add $20 to play-up in a higher section. DISCOUNTS: $10 off each if also registering for G/60 on Oct 1. $10 cash rebate onsite if staying at the hotel. Byes: One 1/2 pt bye allowed must commit by start of Rd 2. Reenter with 1/2pt bye in Rd 1 for $39. September 2011 Supp, CCA min, TD discretion used to place players accurately. SIDE KIDS EVENT for K-12 students rated under 1000: 5SSxG/30 in 2 sections, 600-999 and under 600. Trophies to Top 10 players and Top 5 teams in each section. Best 4 players count for team score. Also trophies to top u800, top u700 in 600-999 section and top u400, top u300, and top u200 in u600 section. EF by Mon 9/26 or online by Tue 9/27: $39. Online 9/28-29 or onsite: $54. Add $10 to play-up in a higher section. Schedule: Onsite Registration 8:30-9:30am; Round Times: 10:00am, 12:30, 3:00, and 5:30pm. Mail payments to: Bay Area Chess, 1590 Oakland Rd., Suite B213, San Jose  95131. $20 for refunds. T: 408-786-5515. E: ask@BayAreaChess.c 

om, Info/Form/Entries: BayAreaChess.com/usg60g30. NS, NC, W. 

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