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BATTLE OF TORONTO II(Ad)

Chess players needed!


BATTLE OF TORONTO II 

An 8-player FIDE Rating Round Robin Chess Tournament

  • Organizer: Canadian Chess Consulting Service ( CCCS ) ( Bob Armstrong )
  • Arbiter: Alex Ferreira

Bob Armstrong

Goal: to allow non-FIDE rated players an opportunity to get started on the path to getting a published FIDE rating; for FIDE-rated players, an opportunity to play for Elo points; for both, 3 modest cash prizes ( will also be CFC-rated ).

Day/Dates: Mondays – – February 25;
– March 4, 11, 18, 25; 
– April ( the 1st – no game; Easter Mon. holiday ) 8, 15 
– Make-Up Dates: April 22, 29

Prize Fund

1st – $ 150 ( + trophy/plaque );
2nd – $ 80; 
3rd – $ 60.

Registration Deadline: Jan. 25 ( registration closes )

Registration Fee: 

$ 80 ( payable by Jan. 25 – have to register with FIDE month in advance; refunds to Feb. 11 )

Breakdown: 

Prize Fund + Trophy $ 38Annex Site/Equipment Fee $ 25
FIDE/CFC Rating Fees ( + tax ) $ 13
Arbiter $ 4
Tournament organizer ( TO ) $ 0

Annex Chess Club Member Registration Fee Discount: 

We are able to offer a $ 10 discount to all ACC members who register, thanks to a subsidy from Annex CC, who will charge us only $ 15 site/equipment fee for their own members.

Registration: 
contact 
Canadian Chess Consulting Service ( CCCS ) – canadianchessconsultingservice@gmail.com; or
Bob Armstrong – bobarm@sympatico.ca

Location: Annex CC, 918 Bathurst St. ( north of the Bathurst Subway Station )

Round Time: 7:30 p.m.

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TWIC 938(CAN) IM Piasetski,L at Unive Open 5/9

IM Leon Piasetski got 5/9 at the Unive Open.

16th Unive Open 2012
L’Ami,E and Nijboer,F tied for first 7/9. Piasetski,L was part of a large group at 5/9.

                                        1 2      3 4      5 6      7 8 9
1 L’Ami,E              2631 -1 +1 -1 +½ -0 +1 -½ +1 -1        7.0/9
2 Nijboer,F           2525 +0 -1 +1 -1 +1 -1 +1 -1 +0         7.0/9
3 Ernst,S                2554 -1 +1 -½ +1 -0 +1 +½ -1 -½      6.5/9
4 Timman,J            2578 -0 +1 -½ +1 -1 +1 -½ +1 -½       6.5/9
5 Van Kampen,R   2570 +1 -½ +½ -1 +1 -0 +1 -1 +½      6.5/9
31 Piasetski,L        2298 -1 +½ -0 +0 -1 +1 -0 +1 -½        5.0/9  

Here is an exiting game from Piasetski played in Rd2 against Van Kampen,R(2570).

Piasetski,L (2298) – Van Kampen,R (2570) [D12]
16th Unive Open Hoogeveen NED (2), 20.10.2012
White had been in some trouble but now had a chance for a big turnaround. 

White to play  

Canada-Ottawa Open 2012-10 19th-21st

The National Capital Open was held in 3 sections. Qn and Plotkin shared first place with 4/5 in the Open section.

2012 National Capital Open: Open Section
1 Zi Yi [joey] Qin  2453     4.0 Tied 1-2 for $300
3 Victor Plotkin     2335     4.0 Tied 1-2 for $300
(17 players)

2012 National Capital Open: U1900

5 Ryan Yang 1800              4.0 First $200
8 Herb Langer 1773            3.0 Tied 2-3rd $87.50
10 Steven Dale                    3.0 Tied 2-3rd $87.50
(13 players)

2012 National Capital Open: U1600
2 John If Lukezich 1432          5.0 First $125
4 Curtis Barlow Wilkes 1307  4.0 Second $75
(7 players)

Here is an interesting ending from the tournament

Plotkin Victor (CAN) (2335) – Sun Mike (1928) [B22]
2012 National Capital Open/U2200 Ottawa (Canada) (3), 20.10.2012

Position 1
White is trying to make progress in an equal postion. How should white try for the win?

White to play

Position 2
The action has heated up. White has just played 52.Kb3. White has an extra pawn but black has the more active king in this sharp position. How should black continue?