Mechanics Institute Chess Room Newsletter #332

He has contributed a few notorious drawing variations to chess theory and obviously holds to the firm belief that winning or losing is an abnormal end to a chess game. (on Trifunovic).

Jan Hein Donner

1) Mechanics' Institute Chess Club News 
2) Ray Schutt 
3) New Arrival: GM Valery Aveskulov 
4) Nikolay Minev website 
5) Chess Collectors International coming to San Francisco 
6) Ken Whyld Association meeting in New York 
7) People's Open this weekend! 
8) Upcoming Events 

1) Mechanics' Institute Chess Club News

WIM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs defeated Salar Jahedi last night and now leads the Winter Tuesday Night Marathon with 6 from 6, a point ahead of FM Frank Thornally and Expert Felix Rudyak, with two rounds remaining.

Salar Jahedi - Batchimeg Tuvshintugs D91
Winter Tuesday Night Marathon (6) 2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.Bg5 Ne4 6.cxd5 Nxg5 7.Nxg5 e6 8.Nf3 exd5 9.b4 0-0 10.e3 c6 11.Be2 Qd6 12.Qb3 a5 13.b5 Be6 14.0-0 Nd7 15.Rac1 h6 16.Na4 Rfc8 17.bxc6 bxc6 18.Nc5?! 18.Qc3 Qb4 19.Nc5 looks more exact. Now Black grabs the b-file.
18...Rcb8 19.Qc3 Nxc5 20.Qxc5 Qxc5 21.Rxc5 Rb2 22.Bd3 Bd7
22...Rxa2 23.Rxc6 a4 looks strong . If 24.Bxg6 fxg6 25.Rxe6 a3 and the pawn looks unstoppable.
23.Rc2 Rab8 24.Rfc1 a4 25.Kf1 a3 26.h3
Another possibility was to immediately transfer the Knight to the Queenside but this seems to fail.: 26.Nd2 c5 27.dxc5 Ba4 28.Rxb2 axb2 29.Rb1 Rc8 30.Nb3 Bxb3 31.axb3 Rxc5 32.b4 Rc1+ 33.Ke2 Kf8 34.b5 Ke7 White is totally tied up. Black will advance his King towards a2. When White plays b6 Black has ...Rc6 picking up the pawn.
26...c5 27.dxc5 Ba4 28.Re2 Rxe2 29.Kxe2 Bb2 30.Rb1 Rc8 would be similar to the game.
27.Ke1 c5! 28.dxc5 Ba4 29.Rd2 Rxd2 30.Nxd2 Bb2
Necessary as 30...Rb2 is met by 31.c6
31.Rb1 Rc8 32.Nf3 Rxc5 33.Nd4 Rc8 34.Kd2 Kg7 35.Bb5
Another possibility was to try to hold the position with. 35.h4 Black would then bring her King to the center.
35...Bxb5 36.Nxb5 Kf6 37.Kd3 Rc5 38.Nd4 Rc3+ 39.Kd2 Rc4 40.Ne2
Another possibility was 40.Kd3 asking Black to show how to make progress.
40...Kf5 41.Nf4 d4 42.Ne2 dxe3+ 43.Kxe3 Rc2 44.Kd3 Rc8 45.Nd4+
This is a major decision by White who offers to go into a pawn down Rook ending to activate his Rook. The other possibility was holding steady with 45.Ke3.
45...Bxd4 46.Kxd4 Rc2 47.Ke3 Rxa2 48.Rb5+
White decides to immediately get behind the a-pawn.
48...Ke6 49.Ra5 Ra1 50.h4 Kd6 51.Kf4?
It's simpler to have the King on f3 defending f2. 51.Ra7 hitting f7 makes sense. The threat to capture is not yet there because of the unfortunate position of the King on e3 but once it goes to the file it will be.
51...Kc6 52.Ra8?
Once again 52.Ra7 suggests itself. The formation Kf3, pawns on f2, g3, h4 and threatening to capture Black's Kingside pawns should have held the draw in Lerner-Dorfman, Tashkent 1980 ( see supplemental game).
52...Kb5 53.f3
53.Ke5 Re1+! 54.Kf6 Re6+ 55.Kxf7 Ra6; 53.Ra7 was the best try.
53...Kb4 54.Rb8+ Kc3 55.Rc8+ Kb2 56.Rb8+ Ka2 57.Rf8 Rb1 58.Ke5..Rb4 59.Kf6 Kb3 0-1

Konstantin Lerner- Josif Dorfman D94
Tashkent, 1980
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.e3 0-0 6.Bd2 c5 7.dxc5 Na6 8.cxd5 Nxc5 9.Bc4 Bf5 10.0-0 Rc8 11.Nd4 Bd3 12.Bxd3 Nxd3 13.Qe2 Nxb2 14.Rab1 Nc4 15.Rxb7 Nxd5 16.Nxd5 Qxd5 17.Rxe7 Bxd4 18.exd4 Nxd2 19.Qxd2 Rc4 20.Rxa7 Rxd4 21.Qe3 Rd3 22.Qe7 Rd2 23.a3 Rd1 24.h3 Rxf1+ 25.Kxf1 Qc4+ 26.Qe2 Qc1+ 27.Qe1 Rc8 28.Qxc1 Rxc1+ 29.Ke2 Ra1 30.Kf3 Kg7 31.Ra5 h6 32.g3 Ra2 33.Ra8 Ra1 34.Ra7 Ra2 35.Kg2 Ra1 36.Ra6 Ra2 37.Ra5 Ra1 38.Kf3 Ra2 39.Ke3 Ra1 40.Ra4 Ra2 41.Ra5 Ra1 42.h4 h5 43.Ra4 Ra2 44.Ra5 Ra1 45.Ra6 Re1+ 46.Kf3 Rc1 47.Ra4 Ra1 48.Ra8 Ra2 49.Ke3 Ra1 50.Kf4 Ra2 51.f3 Ra1 52.a4 Kf6 53.Ra6+ Kg7 54.Ra7 Kf6 55.Ra8 Kg7 56.a5 Ra4+ 57.Ke5 Ra3 58.Ke4 Ra4+ 59.Kd5 Ra3 60.a6 Rxf3?
60...Kf6! 61.Kc6 Rxf3 62.Rb8 Ra3 63.Rb6 Kf5 64.Kb7 Kg4 65.a7 Rxa7+ 66.Kxa7 Kxg3 67.Rb4 f6 68.Kb6 g5 69.hxg5 fxg5 70.Kc5 h4 71.Kd4 h3 drawing - Anikaev.
61.Rb8! Ra3 62.Rb6 Rxg3 63.Kc6 Ra3 64.Kb7 g5
White also wins after 64...f6 65.a7 Rxa7+ 66.Kxa7 g5 67.Ka6! Kg6 68.Kb5 Kf5 69.Kc4 gxh4 70.Kd3 h3 71.Ke3 h2 72.Rb1 Kg4 73.Kf2 - Emms.
65.hxg5 h4 66.a7 h3 67.a8Q Rxa8 68.Kxa8 h2 69.Rh6 f6 70.Rxh2 fxg5 71.Rf2!!
An incredible move which is the only way to win. White loses one tempo but prevents Black from shouldering his KIng.
71.Kb7 Kf6 72.Kc6 Ke5 73.Rg2 Kf4 74.Kd5 g4 75.Rf2+ Ke3 76.Ra2 g3 77.Ke5 Kf3 78.Ra3+ Kf2 79.Kf4 g2 80.Ra2+ Kg1 81.Kg3 Kh1] 71...Kh6 72.Kb7 g4 73.Kc6 Kg5 74.Kd5 g3 75.Rf8 Kg4 76.Ke4 1-0
Another interesting game to examine on this theme, albeit one where the superior side's King is not as well placed in the Rook ending, is Fedorowicz-Yermolinsky, 1997 US ch. That game and Lerner-Dorfman are analyzed in John Emms excellent book The Survival Guide to Rook Endings.

Thornally,F - Goins,D [D36]
Winter Tuesday Night Marathon (6) .2007
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 0-0 7.Bd3 c6 8.Qc2 Nbd7 9.Nge2 h6 10.Bh4 Re8 11.f3 Nf8 12.0-0 Nh5 13.Bf2 Bh4 14.g3 Bg5 15.e4 dxe4 16.Nxe4 Nf6 17.h4 Nxe4 18.fxe4 Be7 19.Be3 Be6 20.Rf2 f6 21.Raf1 Qd6 22.Nf4 Bd8 23.d5 cxd5 24.Bc5 Qd7 25.exd5 Bh3 26.Nxh3 Qxh3 27.Rg2 Qd7 28.Qb3 Re5 29.Bb5 Qf7 30.Re2 Rxe2 31.Bxe2 Nd7 32.Bf2 Bb6 33.Bg4 Nc5 34.Qc4 Kh8?? 34...Qg6 had to be played. 35.Bxc5 Qc7 36.b4 Qxg3+ 37.Kh1 Qxh4+ 38.Kg2 Rc8 39.Qf4 Bc7 40.d6 Bxd6 41.Bxd6 Rc2+ 42.Kg1 Rd2 43.Rc1 1-0

The Seventh Annual Henry Gross Memorial held on February 10th saw 15-year-old NM Sam Shankland take home the $250 first prize for his 5-0 score. Kartik Viswanathan was second at 4.5 followed by fellow Experts Daniel Naroditsky, Adarsh Konda, James Jones and Alexander Samak at 4. The latter was visiting from Germany. A total of 58 players competed in the tournaments continuing an upward trend in the monthly G/45 events. Congratulations to NM Nicholas Yap, a seventeen year-old senior San Francisco high school student, who is the winner of the 2007 Falconer Award, given to the top rated player in Northern California under age 18. Last night he was presented a check for $2280 - his December 2006 USCF rating - by the award's benefactor Neil Falconer. This is the second time Nicholas has won and was his last year of eligibility. The front runner for 2008 is NM Sam Shankland of Orinda. Previous Falconer Award Winners

2000 Vinay Bhat
2001 Vinay Bhat
2002 Vinay Vhat
2003 Michael Pearson
2004 Nicholas Yap
2005 Matthew Ho
2006 Mathew Ho
2007 Nicholas Yap

2) Ray Schutt (1944-2007)

We reported briefly on the passing of NM Ray Schutt in MI Newsletter #331. We continue our tribute to the Hayward Master.

Ray's sister Nancy provides some biographical details.

Ray was born September 14, 1944, in Hayward. He graduated from Sunset High School in June 1962. Ray received a bachelors in Math within 3 years from San Jose State College then his Masters in Math the next year. Shortly after he began his career in the aerospace industry. His son Billy was born in November of 1970.

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Ray Schutt. I last saw him in Las Vegas in 1999, and he did not play in the tournament. He and I were undergraduate and graduate students at San Jose State in the 60s, he in mathematics and I in geology. Ray and I were team mates on the winning intercollegiate chess team in 1964.
Erik Osbun

John Trivet of Las Vegas writes:
Here is a game from the Senior Op. 1995, where he beat Gufeld I think its the 2nd playoff game. This was a playoff game he won 2-0. Afterwards, Gufeld was wandering around screaming 'this is not chess, this is not chess!!' .

Ray Schutt - Eduard Gufeld E74
Las Vegas 1995
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5 c5 7.d5 h6 8.Bf4 b5 9.cxb5 a6 10.bxa6 Qa5 11.Bd2 Bxa6 12.Bxa6 Qxa6 13.Nge2 Nbd7 14.0-0 c4 15.Be3 Rfb8 16.Qd2 Kh7 17.h3 Rb7 18.Rab1 Ne5 19.Rfd1 Rab8 20.Bd4 Nfd7 21.Kh1 Nd3 22.Bxg7 Nxf2+ 23.Kh2 Kxg7 24.Qd4+ Ne5 25.Qxf2 Rxb2 26.Rxb2 Rxb2 27.Rb1 Rxb1 28.Nxb1 Qxa2 29.Nbc3 Qc2 30.Qa7 Kf6 31.Qf2+ Kg7 32.Qh4 f6 33.Qg3 g5 34.Qe3 Nd3 35.Nb5 Ne5 36.Nbd4 Qd3 37.Nf5+ Kf8 38.Qa7 Nf3+ 39.gxf3 Qxe2+ 40.Kg3 Qe1+ 41.Kg4 Qg1+ 42.Qxg1 1-0

Ray figured in two incidents in the 1969 California State Championship. The following report comes from THE CALIFORNIA CHESS REPORTER (Vol. XVIII No. 4) January-February 1969. We found it on the excellent website which is entirely to the history of chess in California.


David Blohm of San Francisco won the title by a score of 4.5-1.5 in a tournament which was distinguished by acrimony and the Hong Kong Flu. George Kane and Ray Schutt tied for second, 4-2. The tournament was held at the Mechanics' Institute and was directed by Charles Savery.

The tournament, in which 11 players had originally qualified, was badly weakened by illness and other reasons which cut down the field. Oddly enough, the reduction made for larger prizes for those who were able to finish. Felled by illness were Charles Henin, Tibor Weinberger, George Hunnex and Rex Wilcox (John Blackstone was also ill, but managed to finish anyhow) and cut down by technicalities were Ray Schutt and Jude Acers. For the Schutt story, we quote Isaac Kashdan:

"The final game between Blohm and Ray Schutt of Los Angeles lasted just half a move. At the time Blohm had 4-1 and needed only a draw to win the championship. Schutt, with 3.5-1.5, could win if he defeated Blohm. A draw in the crucial game would drop Schutt to a tie for 2nd and 3rd with George Kane. A loss for Schutt would be even worse. Kane would then take second and Schutt and Julius Loftsson would tie for 3rd and 4th.

"Blohm, with the white pieces, moved 1. P-K4. Schutt, instead of replying on the board, made a verbal gambit. He asked "David, are you playing for a draw?" Former California junior champion Blohm, evidently more conversant with the rules of chess, claimed that the question was in effect an offer of a draw, which he accepted. Tournament director Charles Savery, called upon a decision, ruled that Blohm was right and that the game was drawn.

"The rule has been in effect for some 30 years, on the theory that a player has no right to ask for his opponent's intentions by such queries, as, 'Are you playing for a win?' or 'Are you playing for a draw?' Any remark to that effect is construed as an offer of a draw.

"On the other hand, players should consider that decisions in chess should be arrived at over the board, not by technicalities. Blohm would have added to his reputation by continuing the game rather than taking advantage of a query that Schutt did not think had any significance."

We are informed that there actually was another move made. Schutt made a move after the decision had been made, intending to protest. (The move was 1... P-KKt3) Schutt then protested to the president of the California State Chess Federation, Isaac Kashdan, with copies of his letter to the executive director of the United States Chess Federation, Ed Edmondson, Gordon S. Barrett, Chairman of the southern section of the CSCF tournament committee, the writer, who is chairman of the northern section of the tournament committee as well as editor of the California Chess Reporter, and to the players in the tournament. As the previous quotation from Isaac Kashdan shows, the protest was overruled.

The tournament director, Charles Savery, was not supported from every quarter, however. Gordon Barrett wrote in Terrachess that the offer of a draw was not made according to the rules of chess, mainly because Schutt had not moved and the rule covering the offer of a draw requires the player to make the offer just as he makes his move. Col Edmondson wrote us that because neither player had made a move the draw offer was totally against the rules of chess.

In our opinion, the law covering the offering of a draw does not apply in this case. It is instead, the law defining the powers and duties of the tournament director.

The other dispute occurred in the previous round. Jude Acers and Schutt arrived at the adjournment time with some play left (Acers was ahead a pawn). Schutt wrote down a move, placed it in the envelope and stopped his clock. Acers objected to this because the envelope was not yet sealed. The tournament director was called and Acers claimed the game because of breach of the rules. The tournament director ruled that Schutt should forfeit some time on his clock but not the game. The ruling was that Schutt should lose 20 minutes. Acers refused to play under the ruling and was therefore deemed to be forfeited. He was also forfeited in the next round, the last round of the tournament, and was not awarded his share of the prize for the sixth place.

1.David Blohm 4.5-1.5
2. George Kane 4-2
3. Ray Schutt 4-2
4. Julius Loftsson 3.5-2.5
5. Walter Dorne 2-4
6. Jude Acers 1.5-4.5
7. John Blackstone 1.5-4.5

3) New Arrival: GM Valery Aveskulov

We note the arrival of America's new GM, twenty year-old - Valery Aveskulov of the Ukraine who is studying in Omaha. GM Aveskulov will make his debut this weekend at the President's Day FIDE Open in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

4) Nikolay Minev website

Phil McCready continues to add excellent material to his website ( ) dedicated to Seattle IM Nikolay Minev.. Also note that IM Minev's well received book Miguel Najdorf : King of the Kings Indian is now back in print via Lulu (print on demand -

5) Chess Collectors International coming to San Francisco

Floyd Sarisohn writes:

Chess Collectors International will be holding its Western Hemisphere meeting in San Francisco from May 25-27 at the Palace Hotel across the street from the Mechanics'. We would like to invite your members to join us for our seminars on Saturday morning, our chess fair (sets and books for sale) and chess set exhibit on Saturday afternoon, May 26. The Fair and exhibits are free. There may be a nominal charge to your members for the seminars on Saturday morning. Right to him at for more information or visit the CCI website at

6) Ken Whyld Association meeting in New York

The Ken Whyld Association of chess historians will be holding their first ever meetings in North America this fall. From 28th to 30th of September, 2007 they are planning the annual member meeting of the Ken Whyld Association in New York City. This trip to the United States may be extended by a visit to the Cleveland Public Library (John G. White collection) and also to the Chess Festival in Las Vegas the next weekend (06th and 07th of October, 2007) - which is organized by Chessco (Bob Long). For more information go to .

7) People's Open this weekend!

NM Michael Aigner writes:

Hello John,

Advance entries for People's Tournament:

This is one of two annual tournaments that draw 100+ players in the Bay Area. The traditional playing venue is on the second floor of the M.L. King Student Union, overlooking historic Sproul Plaza. If you haven't entered yet, you need to be at UC Berkeley before 10am on Saturday.



9) Upcoming Events

Mechanics' Events

A.J. Fink Amateur - March 3rd and 4th
Max Wilkerson Open - March 24th
Walter Lovegrove Senior Open - April 14th and 15th
Imre Konig Memorial - April 21st
Charles Powell Memorial - May 12th
Arthur Stamer Memorial - June 2nd and 3rd
William Addison Open - June 23rd

A Heritage Event!
Feb. 17-19 34th People's Chess Tournament GPP: 6 California, Northern
6SS 40/2, SD/60 (Reserve 5SS 45/90, SD/30). Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, UC Campus. EF: $40, Reserve $35. $5 more after 2/9, $5 UC Discount $2 Cal Chess Discount, only one discount per entrant. $$3500 b/100: Open, 50. Reserve entrants: Open: 500-350-175, U2300 150, X: 300-150-75, A: 300-150-75, B: 300-150-75. Reserve: 250-125-75, U1400 200-100. Reg: Sat 9-10 AM, Rds: Open-B Sections Sat. 10:30-5:00, Sun. 10-4:30, Mon. 10-4:30. Reserve: Sat. 10:30-2:45-7, Sun. 10-3:30. Ent: ASUC Superb Productions, 4 Eshleman Hall #4500, Berkeley, CA 94720, Payable to ASUC Superb. Info: (510)642-7477 or NS NC W. Feb 17, 18 19 President's Day FIDE Open OK GP # 1 Stillwater
*80 USCF GP Points* *$11,000 Prize Fund Guaranteed *2007 OCF GP #1 *7-SS*, G/120+10 sec, Holiday Inn 2515 W. 6th Ave (Hwy-51) Stillwater, OK 1-405-372-0800. HR: 60-60-60. EF: $40 if postmarked and PAID before Feb 14, $50 at door. Free EF for FIDE rated players, Reg: Sat 8-10AM. Rds: Sat 12-5, Sun 10-2:30-7, Mon 9-1:15. *$$G 11,000 *will not be lowered. $$G $900, $800, $700, $600, $500, $400, $100 $$G 600 each class A,B,C,D & below. Unr competes in D & below. $100 Okla under age 16. Women's Prizes**: $1,000, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500; $10 OCF required from all players, 2 byes rds 1-5; Free Parking, Ent: Frank Berry, 402 S. Willis, Stillwater, OK 74074 NC, CMV, LS, W, USCF, FIDE. Note: Women FIDE players contact >> for free lodging arrangements at hotel and $500 appearance fees. Transportation for all available from and to Tulsa > airport to Stillwater Friday before and Monday/Tuesday afterward.

Feb 17, 18 19 President's Day FIDE Open OK GP # 1 Stillwater
*80 USCF GP Points* *$11,000 Prize Fund Guaranteed *2007 OCF GP #1 *7-SS*, G/120+10 sec, Holiday Inn 2515 W. 6th Ave (Hwy-51) Stillwater, OK 1-405-372-0800. HR: 60-60-60. EF: $40 if postmarked and PAID before Feb 14, $50 at door. Free EF for FIDE rated players, Reg: Sat 8-10AM. Rds: Sat 12-5, Sun 10-2:30-7, Mon 9-1:15. *$$G 11,000 *will not be lowered. $$G $900, $800, $700, $600, $500, $400, $100 $$G 600 each class A,B,C,D & below. Unr competes in D & below. $100 Okla under age 16. Women's Prizes**: $1,000, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500; $10 OCF required from all players, 2 byes rds 1-5; Free Parking, Ent: Frank Berry, 402 S. Willis, Stillwater, OK 74074 NC, CMV, LS, W, USCF, FIDE. Note: Women FIDE players contact >> for free lodging arrangements at hotel and $500 appearance fees. Transportation for all available from and to Tulsa > airport to Stillwater Friday before and Monday/Tuesday afterward.

Mar. 2-4 7th Annual Millennium Chess Festival GPP: 120 Virginia
Total prize fund $16,500 *$6000 guaranteed in open section.* $10,500 in class section prizes b/o 50 per section. 5SS G/2 *Hotel and Site: *Ramada Plaza Resort Oceanfront, 5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. (757) 428-7025 *Open Section (FIDE): Guaranteed! *$$2000, 1000, 800, 600, 400, 300, 200 U2400* *& Unr. $500, 200 *U2200 Section* (b/o 50) $1200, 600,400, 300, 200 *U1900 Section (b/o 50)* $1000, 600, 400,300, 200, 150 *U1600 Section* (b/o 50) $1000, 600, 400,300, 200, 150 *U1300 Section (b/o50)* $1000, 600, 400, 300, 200 *EF:* $90 if rcvd by 2/26, $110 thereafter. Credit card taken on site. GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs free w/conditions if entered by 2/1. Contact organizer or see website for details. *Reg:* Fri. 3/2 5:00 - 7:30 *Rds:* Fri. 3/2 8 pm. Sat. 9:30 am 2:30 pm Sun. 9:30 am 2:30 pm *Byes:* single 1/2 pt. non-revokable bye - must commit with entry. HR: $89 1-800-365-3032

Apr. 6-8 Reno-Far West Open VII GPP: 150 Enhanced Nevada
7 Sections. F.I.D.E.- 40/2,20/1,G/30. Sands Regency Hotel/Casino, 345 N. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV. 89501. 1-866-FUNSTAY, HR: Sun-Thurs $27! Fri & Sat $54(CHE 405). $$25,000 b/275 ($16,000 Gtd.); Rds: 12-7, 10-6, 9:30-4:30. Open Section: EF: GM/IMs free (must enter by Mar. 15 or pay late fee), Masters- $116, (2000-2199)- $151, (1999-below)- $201. $$2,000-1,000-800-700-600-500-400-400-300-300, (2300-2399)-$1,000-500, (2299-below)- $1,000-500; "X" Section (2000-2199)- EF: $115, $1,000-500-300-200-100-100-100-100-100-100; "A" Section (1800-1999)- EF: $114, 1000-500-300-200-100-100-100-100-100-100; "B" Section (1600-1799)- EF: $113, $1,000-500- 300-200-100-100-100-100-100-100; "C" Sect. (1400-1599) EF: $112, $900-500-300-200-100-100-100-100-100-100; "D" Sect. (1200-1399) EF: $111, $800-400-300-200-100-100-100-100-100-100; "E" Section (1199-below) EF: $60 (counts as 1/2 player towards prize fund, also no Sr./Jr. discounts in this section)- $500-300-200-100-100-100-75-75-75-75; Top Sr. (65+) $200, Club Champ. $400-200. Unrated free entry but must join USCF for 1 yr. thru this tournament (Adults-$49, Sr.-$36, Jrs.U25-$25, U16 -$19, U13-$17). Discounts- Sr (65+) and Jrs. (under 20)- $10 (not available for Sect. "E"). Players may play up. Side Events: Thurs. 4/5 (5:30-7pm) GM Larry Evans Lecture (Free), GM Sergy Kudrin Simul (+ Analysis!) 7pm ($20), Blitz (5 min)Tourney 7 pm. $20 (80% of entries returned as prizes), Sat (4/7) GM Larry Evans Clinic/Game Analysis (Free) 3-4:30pm, Sun (4/8) Quick Tourney (G/25) ($20) 5Rd Swiss, (80% of entries returned as prizes) Reg. 11-11:30 am, Rds: 12-1-2-3-4 pm. Enter: Send checks and make out to Sands Regency at above address postmarked by Mar. 15 ($11 late fee after 3/15), ($22 late fee at site). Do not mail after Mar. 31. Questions and enter by e-mail or phone to Jerry Weikel at (775) 747-1405 or ( W. NS. (775-348-2200).

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