Category Archives: Toronto Chess News

Toronto Chess News: Issue 1-11, Feb 1-2013

Toronto Chess News Torontochessnews
The latest Edition is now out(74 pages). To obtain the pdf/Chess files see Issue # 1-11, February 1, 2013 

TCN Editor Bob Armstrong


Articles

Engagement: A Pre-requisite for Chess Reform 
FIDE January 1, 2013 Regular Rating List ( Open/Women )
FIDE Jan. 1, 2013 Regular Rating List – Canadian Rankings ( Open/Women )
Teaching Classic Games of Chess: 
The Power of the Pin 
Ken’s Chess Trivia
TCN Readers Have Questions
TCN Readers’ Feedback
TCN’s “Readers’ Opinion” Column

Tournaments
Tata Steel GM A 
Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival
Candidates’ Double Round-Robin Tournament – Upcoming
GTCL Premier League

Organizations with News Reports
Chess Federation of Canada ( CFC ) 
Greater Toronto Chess League ( GTCL )
Chess Institute of Canada ( CIC )
Scarborough Chess Club ( SCC )
Annex Chess Club ( ACC )
Willowdale Chess Club ( WCC )
Burlington Chess Club
Mississauga Chess Club
Aurora Chess Club
Hamilton City Chess Club
Kitchener-Waterloo Chess Club

Tournament Notices
Guelph Winter Pro-Am 
East Toronto Family Day YCC
Hart House Winter Open


BCCF Bulletin Chess.bc.ca BCCF bulletin
Is also useful for keeping up with Canadian Chess(pdf and chessbase format)

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Toronto Chess News-Issue 1-9, Jan 1 2013

Latest Edition-Issue # 1-9, January 1, 2013 – 68 pages Torontochessnews

Bob Armstrong,BCN Editor 



Articles
Youth/Junior Chess in Canada 4
FIDE January 1, 2013 Regular Rating List ( Open/Women ) 11
FIDE Jan. 1, 2013 Regular Rating List – Canadian Rankings ( Open/Women ) 13
Malmsten on Chess – Chess History at Hart House 35
Editor’s Notebook: Year-End Stock-taking 61
Ken’s Chess Trivia 62
TCN Readers Have Questions 64
TCN Readers’ Feedback 64 TCN’s “Readers’ Opinion” Column 64

Tournaments
World Mind Games – Chess 6
Groningen Chess Festival, Netherlands 12
Canadian Junior Chess Championship 22
The Battle of Toronto Invitational 40
Toronto Junior Championship 49
GTCL Premier League 51

Organizations with News Reports
Chess Federation of Canada ( CFC ) 21 Chess ‘n Math Association ( CMA ) 22 Greater Toronto Chess League ( GTCL ) 52
Chess Institute of Canada ( CIC ) 52
Scarborough Chess Club ( SCC ) 54
Annex Chess Club ( ACC ) 54
Willowdale Chess Club ( WCC ) 55
Burlington Chess Club 56
Mississauga Chess Club 56
Aurora Chess Club 58
Ajax Chess Club 59
Hamilton City Chess Club 59
Kitchener-Waterloo Chess Club 60

Tournament Notices
Hart House Winter Open 65
GTCL League Cup 66
2013 Toronto Closed Championship – Advance Notice 66

Toronto Chess News Issue 1-8 2012

For Canadian, Toronto and World News
The latest fully illustrated edition(pdf and chessbase) is now out. See http://www.torontochessnews.com/

Edtior Bob Armstrong

Issue # 1-8, December 15, 2012 – 68 pages:
Articles, etc.
Women’s World Chess Championship – An Alternative Format? 4
Interesting Canadian Chess Personalities – Harmony Zhu 31
Malmsten on Chess – Chess Club Websites by part-time columnist Erik Malmsten 58
Ken’s Chess Trivia by columnist Ken Kurkowski 63
TCN Readers Have Questions 64
TCN’s “Readers’ Opinion” Column 64
Corrigenda 67

Tournament Reports
Women’s World Chess Championship, Russia 7
Panama Chess Open II 11
FIDE 2012-3 Grand Prix # 2 ( Tashkent ), Uzbekistan 12
London Chess Classic, England 18
22nd World Senior Chess Championship, Kamena Vourla, Greece by Andre Zybura 27
The Battle of Toronto Invitational 34
Toronto Junior Championship 36
Toronto Women’s Championship 37
Toronto Seniors’ Championship 39

Organizations with News Reports
Chess Federation of Canada ( CFC ) by Bob Armstrong 30
Greater Toronto Chess League ( GTCL ) by Egis Zeromskis 39
Scarborough Chess Club ( SCC ) by Ken Kurkowski 40
Annex Chess Club ( ACC ) by Marcus Wilker 48
Willowdale Chess Club ( WCC ) by Michael Barron 49
Burlington Chess Club by Bob Gillanders 50
Mississauga Chess Club by Bob Gillanders 51
Aurora Chess Club by Graeme Knight 52
Ajax Chess Club by David Ho 54
Hamilton City Chess Club by Bob Gillanders 54
Kitchener-Waterloo Chess Club by Kai Gauer 55

Tournament Notices
Hart House Winter Open 65
GTCL League Cup 66
2013 Toronto Closed Championship – Advance Notice 66

Toronto Chess News Issue 1-7 2012

Bob Armstrong-TCN Editor

Issue # 1-7 of December 1, 2012 Torontochessnews
Is now available with 76 pages and includes a DB.

CONTENTS:
Articles
The Quick Chess Rating System
FIDE December 1, 2012 Regular Rating List – Open/Women
FIDE December 1, 2012 Regular Rating List – Canadian Rankings – Open / Women
Malmsten on Chess – Rank and File: the Toronto Chess Club Newsletter, by part-time Columnist, Erik Malmsten
The War of the Chess Men – by Daryl Marcelino, Scarborough CC member
TCN Readers Have Questions
TCN Readers’ Opinion Column: Zoltan Sarosy Follow-Up, by Ed., material from Pino Verde, Canadian Correspondence Chess Champion, and Scarborough CC member

Tournaments
Women’s World Chess Championship, Russia
World Youth Chess Championships, Slovenia
FIDE World Seniors/Women’s Seniors Chess Championships, Greece
Mexico UNAM II Open, Mexico
The Battle of Toronto Invitational
The Toronto Juniors Championship
The Toronto Women’s Championship
The Toronto Seniors’ Championship

Organizations with News Reports
Chess Federation of Canada ( CFC ), by Bob Armstrong, Public Relations Coordinator
Chess Institute of Canada ( CIC ), by Jessica Yared
Scarborough CC ( SCC ), by Ken Kurkowski
Annex CC ( ACC ), by Marcus Wilker
Willowdale CC ( WCC ), by Michael Barron
Burlington CC, by Bob Gillanders
Mississauga CC, by Bob Gillanders
Aurora CC, by Graeme Knight
Ajax CC, by Ed., material from David Ho
Hamilton City CC, by Bob Gillanders

Tournament Notices
Hart House Winter Open – 1st weekend of January, 2013

Toronto Chess News Issue 1-6

Issue 1-6 is now available. Subscribe at TorontoChessNews

TCN Editor Bob Armstrong

Contents
Every issue comes in PDF format and also has a CBV/PGN database.

Features
The Future of Chess, by Abbey Alo
Interesting Canadian Chess Personalities – Zoltan Sarosy
Malmsten on Chess, by volunteer part-time columnist, Erik Malmsten: Top Toronto Area Players of 1980 Compared with Today
Best Black Defences to 1.e4?, by Bob Armstrong
Rick’s Chess Trivia, by volunteer columnist, Rick Garel
TCN Readers Have QuestionsThe Women’s Chess System – A Response, by Maurice Smith, Scarborough CC President
Tournaments
Women’s World Chess Championship, Russia
World Youth Chess Championships, Slovenia
6th Kings Tournament, Romania
The Battle of Toronto Invitational
The Toronto Junior Championship
The Toronto Women’s Championship
The Toronto Seniors Championship

Organizations with News Reports
Chess Federation of Canada, by Bob Armstrong, Public Relations Coordinator
Scarborough CC – by Ken Kurkowski
Annex CC – by Marcus Wilker
Willowdale CC – by Michael Barron
Burlington CC – by Bob Gillanders
Mississauga CC – by Bob Gillanders
Aurora CC – by Graeme Knight
Ajax CC – by David Ho
Hamilton City CC – by Bob Gillanders

Toronto Chess News(new e-zine-Pdf and ChessBase)

Here is a game from the latest issue(1-5) of Toronto Chess News.

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Bob Armstrong,Editor

Sharpe,Sam (1970) – Lamb,Bryan (2111) [C02]
Scarborough CC Howard Ridout (>1800) (5), 11.10.2012

Critical Position 1
The position looks equal so do you trade rooks? or is there something better?

White to Play

Critical Position 2
Again the position looks harmless. What is white’s plan? Massage? Gain space on the kingside? Or something else?

White to Play

Critical Position 3
Deep into the endgame, the f-pawn is under attack. What should white do?

White to Play