Mechanics' Institute Chess Club Newsletter #531
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.
The game with analysis can be found at :http://www.schaakbond.nl/wedstrijdschaak/knsb-competitie/2010-2011/nieuws/sos-ronde-7
4) Here and There
Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess
106 South Main Street, Lindsborg, KS 67456www.anatolykarpovchessschool.org
Contact: Mikhail Korenman at 785-906-0402 email@example.com or
Irwin Wes Fisk at 785-342-1009 firstname.lastname@example.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
The tournament is sponsored jointly by the International Education and Cultural Services
Each team will be comprised of four students who will compete in five different age categories;
On Friday, April 1, the tournament will commence at 6:00 p.m. with a Blitz tournament at the
Opening ceremonies will occur at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the tournament playing
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
Hauchard was condemned to a lifetime ban from the duties of captain. The Committee said
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.
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
FIDE RATED CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION
Open to all; total prize fund $4500
AMATEUR SECTION Open to all under 2000;
total prize fund $5500
U 1800: $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
Name (Last, First):____________________________________________________________________________________
USCF ID __________________________________Rating: ______________________USCF Expire__________________
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
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
57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94104
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
TIME CONTROL:5 minutes per player per game (G/5).
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)
BAY AREA TOURNAMENTS
6th Annual Frank Doyle Open - April 16-17
Santa Rosa, CAExchange Bank, 444 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95401. 4 round Swiss, G/120. In
3 Sections, Open:
Reserve: Open to 1899 & under.
Booster: Open to 1499 & under.
$$GTD: $150-100. Unr. must play in Booster Section. Unrated players winning prizes will only receive half of the prize.
ALL: EF: $35 advance until 4/13, $45 at site.
Reg.: 04/16 8:30am - 9:30am.
Rds.: Sat 10, 3; Sun 10, 3.
ENT: Paul Stagnoli, 4233 Kintyre Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95409-4127.
INFO: (707)478-4385 email@example.com.
No phone or e-mail entries. Bring equipment, none provided. No Cell phones allowed. NS. NC. W.
11th Annual RENO-FAR WEST OPEN April 22-24 Reno, Nevada
6SS,40/2,20/1,G/1/2.Sands Regency Hotel/Casino, 345 N. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501.1-866-386-7829 or (775) 348-2200. $$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,firstname.lastname@example.org 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, CA4-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: email@example.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 28-29CalChess 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
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.
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.