Institute Newsletter #565
only reason why the King's Gambit is playable is because
Black has about ten good lines,but he can only play one
at a time, that's actually why it's OK.
15, 2011 on Chess Life
1) Mechanics' Chess Club
Winter Tuesday Night Marathon started last night.The
eight round event is both USCF and FIDE rated and half
point byes are available for round
first round of the Tuesday Night Marathon normally
follow the form charts, but every so often
an upset occurs. That's what happens here as
Dembling, who took his lumps in 2011 dropping
100 rating points, starts the
New Year in style.
Dembling (1736) - Jeff McCann (2058)
TNM (1) 2012
e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Be3 Qb6 6.Qd2 Nh6 7.Bd3
invariably plays 8.Nf3 in this position and after
8...cxd4 9.cxd4 Black
between 9...Nf5 and 9...Nb4. The tricky
text doesn't lose a piece but
resulting complications lead to a position in which
Black's "bad" French
becomes a strong piece - surely not what White was
9.Bxc4 dxc4 10.d5 Bc5 11.dxc6 Bxc6 12.Bxc5 Qxc5
wrong decision, Black should keep the queens on. After
13...Qb5! he has
Bxg2 15.Rg1 Be4 16.Nd2 Bg6?
preserves the wrong pawn. Correct was 16...Bd3 with
0-0 18.0-0-0 Rfc8 19.Nd6 Rc7 20.f4
alternative plan was 20.Kd2 Nf5 21.N6xf5 Bxf5 22.Ke3
working around the bishop.
20...a6 21.Rg3 Nf5 22.N6xf5
Bxf5 23.Nxf5 exf5 24.Rd4
preserves a small pull for White but 24.Rd6 was even
better as it allows
and discourages ...f6.
25.Rgd3 Ke7 26.Kd2 Rac8 27.Ke3?!
27.Rd6 was essential.
Kxf6 29.Rd6+ Ke7 30.Kf2 g6 31.Kg3 Ke8 32.Kh4 Re7
33.Rd2 Kf7 34.Kg5 Kg7 35.Kh4 Rc4 36.Kg3 Rce4 37.Rd7
admits that the king invasion has not led to anything.
just holds after 39.Rxb7 Rh3 40.Rxe7+ Kxe7 41.Kg2 Re3
due to his active rook.
40.Kf3 Kg7 41.c4 Kh6
does not look right, instead 41...Kf6 was more natural.
Kh5 43.b3 Kh4 44.Rd2 Kh3 45.b4 Kh4 46.h3 g5 47.fxg5 Kxg5
h6 49.c5 h5 50.h4+!
last half-dozen moves have been indifferent at best and
51.Kf4 Rg7 52.Rd6+ Ke7 53.Kxf5 Rg4 54.Rb6 Rxh4 55.Rxb7+
was equally valid bringing the king to the queenside.
57.a4 Ra2 58.a5
played the concluding phase of the ending very
Weekly Wednesday Night Blitz Coordinator,
Wednesday! Time for the weekly blitz chess tournament
Institute Chess Club. As
always, it starts no
later than 6:40pm with sign-up beginning at 6:20pm.
Entry is $10 with clock $11 without
clock. Prizes are 50%, 30%, 20%
of entry fees. Time control
preferably is 3 minute increment 2 seconds otherwise 5
minutes no increment.
Last week's winners
1st - Arthur
2nd - Jules
3rd - Merim
Daniel Naroditsky, who turned 16 last
month, scored 5.5
from 9 in
the Groningen Open held
at the end of December. His performance was exactly
based on his current
FIDE rating of 2470.
New York GM Robert Hess took a break
from his studies at Yale to tie for first
with a score of 7 from 9, raising his FIDE rating to
San Rafael and Fairfax chess groups have joined forces
to form a Marin County Chess Team and have challenged
the Mechanics' Institute to a friendly, non-rated two
game match on Saturday, January 28th. The event, played
with a time control of G/60, starts at 9:30 am and
finishes at 3pm with a one hour lunch break. The event
is planned as a ten player aside affair for players from
roughly Class A to Class C. There is a sign up sheet for
MI members on the Chess Room bulletin
Naroditsky will receive the 2012 Neil
Falconer Award for the highest rated player
under 18 in Northern California on Tuesday, January 17th
at 5pm. Daniel's prize is equivalent to his rating on
the December 2011 USCF supplement - $2546.
2) Ted Yudacufski
Yudacufsksi, who older Bay Area players well
remember from his Monterey Chess Center and assisting
Isaac Kashdan at Lone Pine died on
Christmas Eve. The following tribute was written by his
Yudacufski, "Mr. Yu," 81, and a Monterey
resident for over fifty years, passed away on Saturday,
December 24, after suffering a heart attack while visiting his
family for the holidays in Pasadena, CA.
born on October 5, 1930, in Frackville, PA, to Isadore
and Estelle Yudacufski. He received his B.A. from Penn
State University in Liberal Arts and served in the U.S.
Army from 1952 to 1963. His military service took him
around the world to Germany and eventually to Fort Ord
and the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, where he
remained for the rest of his life. He was an avid fan of
the arts, culture and languages, and during his travels
and army service, he learned to speak Russian, German,
French, Portuguese and Korean.
living in Monterey, Ted met the love of his life, Ruby,
whom he married in 1961. Together, they followed Ted's
other passion: games, particularly chess and darts, and
opened the Monterey Chess Center in 1966. The center was
a beloved Monterey institution and landmark for almost
forty years until Ted had to close its doors in 2003. At
the center, the community came together to enjoy social
and intellectual conversation over chess, darts,
backgammon, Go, table tennis, pool and other games. Ted
himself was an expert at chess and darts, and he taught
both to students of every age. In fact, he continued to
teach chess privately and in the local schools up until
his death, and was scheduled to teach two classes at
Carmel River School in January. Through his work at the
Chess Center, in schools and with organizations and
local hang-outs from the American Legion to donut shops,
Ted touched and impacted the lives of thousands of
people in Monterey and beyond.
most proud of his family, including his two daughters,
Naomi Estolas and Daria Yudacufski.
After his wife Ruby passed away in 1978, he had to raise
Daria, who was 7 years old at the time, on his own. He
is survived by his daughters, their spouses,
Elpidio Estolas and Mark
Sogomian, and three grandchildren,
Brendyn Estolas (15), Ruby
Estolas (8) and Sophie
his death was sudden and unexpected, he spent his last
day doing what he loved most. He was surrounded by his
family for a beautiful Christmas Eve dinner and his
final moments were spent playing chess with his
visitation will be held on Thursday, January 5, from 10
to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., at
Mission Mortuary, 450 Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA
website ChessDryad (www.chessdryad.com) has Ted
Yudacufski in its California Chess Hall of Fame
where the following
YUDACUFSKI (1930-2011): Co-founder
(with his first wife Ruby), director, and the in-house
chess instructor for the Monterey Chess Club (1966 to
2003), which was one of only two Northern California
chess clubs that were open every day. This National
Director organized and directed most of the Annual
Monterey Fort Ord Chess Championships, and the Monterey
Chess Club tournaments (including the Monterey
International Open). Outside of Monterey, he has
directed the Annual Lera Class tournament in Sunnyvale
(1973-2000, taking over from George Koltanowski), the
San Mateo US Amateur, many of the Paul Masson
tournaments, and was co-chief assistant (to Kashdan) for
two or three of the Lone Pine Opens. As he was a Darts
Master as well, he invented Darts Chess; in which a
throw of the dart decides which chess piece is to move.
The first U.S. Open Darts Chess Championship was played
in San Mateo at the (chess) U.S. Open at Palo Alto in
1981, which Ted directed. He also taught chess classes
at Monterey Peninsula College.
Bob Burger Open - January
Henry Gross Memorial -
A.J. Fink Amateur
Championship - March 10-11
Max Wilkerson Open -
Imre Konig Memorial -
Walter Lovegrove Senior
Open - April 21-22
Charles Powell Memorial -
Ray Schutt Memorial
Blitz- May 6
William Addison Open -
Arthur Stamer Memorial -
Feb. 18-20 29th Annual
U.S. Amateur Team Championship West
Feb. 20 only.) Main event: 6SS, 30/90 sd/60. Hyatt
Regency, 5101 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA
95054. Free Parking! Hotel: Free Parking! $109
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increase. Four-player teams plus optional
alternate, average rating of four highest must be
under 2200, difference between ratings of board 3
& 4 must be less than 1000. January 2012 Supp,
CCA min & TD discretion to place players
accurately. Main Event Prizes: Exclusive
commemoratively inscribed digital clocks to each
player and trophy to the team for top 3 overall
teams, top team u2000, u1800, u1600, u1400, and
u1200; top "industry" team (all players from the
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Registration: Sat 9:30-10:30am. Rounds: Sat 11:30
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plus optional alternate, may be from same or
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Registration Mon 7-8pm, Rounds 8:30-10:30pm. EF:
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