Mechanics' Institute Chess Room Newsletter #91
"The passed pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key; mild measures, such as police surveillance,
are not sufficient."
1) Class Struggle 2) Koltanowski Memorial 3) Mechanics' Institute Club Championship 1898 4) Maurice Ashley is Coming 5) Upcoming Events
1) Class Struggle
IM Ricardo De Guzman won the Class Struggle, held in Berkeley this past weekend, with a 3 1/2 - 1/2 score. De Guzman, who had taken a half point bye earlier in the event, won a tough last round game against NM Bela Evans. NM Victor Baja was second at 3-1. MI member Felix Rudyak was among those who tied for first Expert at 2 1/2.
Other section winners were: Class A Juan Luaces; Class B Yefim Bukh, Class C Craig Yamamoto; Class D Joe Wheeler. Richard Kopecke directed the 53-player event for Cal Chess.
2) Koltanowski Memorial
Filipino IM Ricardo DeGuzman won the Koltanowski Memorial with a 5 1/2-1/2 over Memorial Day weekend. The 95-player-event, organized and directed by Tom Dorsch, attracted 95 players. A Labor Day event will be held at the same Holiday Inn in San Francisco.
3) Mechanics' Institute Club Championship 1898
The Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco, chess tournament was finished in November. Dr. Lovegrove and Mr. Chilton tied for first and second places , and will play a deciding game. The scores in full read:
1-2. Chilton 1-2. Lovegrove 3. Samuels 4. Ott 5-6. Neville 5-6. Eppinger 7. Durkin 8. Torres 9. Denton 10-11.Spaulding 10-11.Mitchell 12. Cutting 13. Fairweather*
* Fairweather's score is given as shown with nothing in the win column,
but player's scores for numbers 1-12 come out even.
4) Maurice Ashley is Coming
The Windsor East Bay Chess Academy of Oakland is bringing African-American GM Maurice Ashley back to the Bay Area!
Saturday, June 15, 2002
*Q & A Session*
* IGM plays simuls Blindfolded vs 3 Scholastic Club Teams*
*IGM plays simuls vs 20 players selected by raffle drawing*
*Photos and Autographs*
For more information call 510-568-8262 or 510-569-2806
On Friday, June 14, 2002 at Parker Elementary School, 7229 Ney Avenue in Oakland there is an "Evening with Maurice" planned only for kids who are members of the Windsor East Bay Chess Club. This will be a private affair for the Club kids, sponsors, special guests, media representatives, and representatives from the schools where my chess classes are being held. Pizza will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Following that, Maurice will talk to and play with the kids.. Of course you are invited to Friday as well as Saturday.
5) Upcoming Events
Jun. 7-9 GPP: 6 N. California
Jun. 14-16 GPP: 15 N. California
June 22 2nd William Addison Open G/45 - go www.chessclub.org
August 12-16 3rd Annual Mechanics' Institute Chess Camp for Intermediate and Advanced Players (1200-2200)
This is not a camp for players that want to jump two rating classes in five days. You won't learn how to win against the Sicilian every time using the Grand Prix Attack. So why our camp and not others? At the MI camp you will get a look inside a GM's laboratory and get a feel for how they work on their game from the ground up. You will learn not only the importance of analyzing your own games, but also how to do it properly. You will learn to identify the critical points of the game and to understand when and why things went wrong.
You will learn how to use ChessBase and Fritz efficiently as part of a daily training program as well as utilizing resources on the Internet such as TWIC and the Internet Chess Club. Today chess books are cranked out at an incredible rate. Some of them are very good, many are quite bad. We will help students learn to select that which is truly useful.
On the fun side our instructors have unique experience in international competition. Expect to hear stories and anecdotes about what it's like to play against Kasparov and defend first board in a Chess Olympiad. Instructors: Grandmasters Alex Yermolinsky, International Masters John Donaldson and Guillermo Rey, and MI Scholastic Director Anthony Corrales.
Who: Open to all ages from 8 and up.
Jun. 29-30 GPP: 6 N. California
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