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TOPEKA (WIBW) — Matthew Samich and Ethan Rochford, two freshmen at Hayden High, love chess. About four years ago the school had a very strong chess team, then it fell apart because Hayden just didn’t have enough students interested in joining the chess club. These two young men are trying to interest more students. Matthew has competed at very high levels and will play nationally.

Ethan started playing chess in 5th grade at Christ The King Catholic School. He hadn’t really played chess much in the past two years due to tournaments being canceled due to Covid, and no one can really play him at home! Over the past few months, Ethan (the player wearing the glasses) has been playing a lot online and was able to participate in three tournaments recently. This qualified him to go to State in Emporia, where now his rating has really improved recently after getting a few tournaments under his belt. He’s really looking forward to improving his grade even further, and our Good Kids are hoping to put together a chess team at Hayden High.

Matthew’s fatjer taught him the game when he was just a kindergartener and in first grade! Matthew started playing tournaments around 2nd and 3rd grade. He said his most exciting moment was making his best shots in the national tournament in Nashville – and placed 51st in Grade 7. One of Matthew’s proudest moments was last week when he won the Chanute Tournament and had to beat one of the best players in the state. Another proud moment took place two years ago when he was in grade 7 and he moved up to high school and won the high school tournament! The Kansas State Championship was held at Emporia this month, where he was looking forward to playing against some of the state Grandmasters.

Ethan also participated in the State Chess Tournament at Emporia State. He took 16th place out of 124 kids with 4 points. It was a tough competition, everyone he played against was ranked higher than him. There were 124 children in the K-12 section. Matthew placed 5th and Ethan placed 16th. They did fantastic. Matthew had 5 points and Ethan had 4 points. Congratulations to this week’s Good Kids and to the amazing young chess players, Matthew Samich and Ethan Rochford!

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Checkmate: Russia’s War on Ukraine Shatters the Chess World | Sports | German football and major international sports news | DW https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-russias-war-on-ukraine-shatters-the-chess-world-sports-german-football-and-major-international-sports-news-dw/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 14:26:15 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-russias-war-on-ukraine-shatters-the-chess-world-sports-german-football-and-major-international-sports-news-dw/ “Gens una sumus” is the Latin motto of the world chess federation, FIDE, which translates to “We are one family”. But the Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens to tear this family apart. Instead of showing their skills on the chessboard, many well-known Ukrainian chess players, like Oleksander Sulypa, are now protecting their country – with […]]]>

“Gens una sumus” is the Latin motto of the world chess federation, FIDE, which translates to “We are one family”. But the Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens to tear this family apart.

Instead of showing their skills on the chessboard, many well-known Ukrainian chess players, like Oleksander Sulypa, are now protecting their country – with a firearm if necessary.

“I defend my land against enemies and ‘peacekeepers’. The truth will win!” wrote the captain of the Ukrainian national chess team on Facebook.

His professional chess colleague, Pavel Eljanov, also does not leave his native country.

“I am with my family in relative safety in western Ukraine,” the grand master, from besieged Kharkiv, told DW.

He is trying to come to terms with the situation and supports the sanctions against Russia and Belarus announced by FIDE on Wednesday.

Individual players from the countries concerned will however still be allowed to compete under the flag of the world federation.

“The ban on team competitions is quite clear,” Eljanov said. He would find a blanket ban on individual Russian players too harsh at the moment, he added. Some of his colleagues, however, disagree.

In an open letter, 28 Ukrainian grandmasters demanded the complete exclusion of Russia from international competitions and the resignation of FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, a native of Russia.

The conflict particularly affected the chess world because Ukraine and Russia are absolute heavyweights.

Not only do they produce exceptional individual players, but for decades they have almost always been among the top three nations in the Chess Olympiad, the most important team competition.

“The common roots of this passion for chess go back to the Soviet era,” explained DW chess expert Holger Hank. “That’s why the ties between the two countries in the field of chess are very close.”

Call from Russia: “Stop the war!”

After the outbreak of war, Russian players asked how Eljanov was doing and offered to help him. This attitude does not seem to be an isolated case. In chess, unlike other sports, there are also voices in Russia that have taken a public stand.

“We are for peace. Stop the war! read a written appeal to President Vladimir Putin signed by 34 great Russian masters including vice-world champion Ian Nepomniachtchi.

FIDE chief Dvorkovich is under pressure as he has had close ties to the Kremlin in the past. The 49-year-old was part of Russia’s political elite until 2018. The economist, considered a liberal, was Russia’s chief negotiator at G-8 meetings and deputy prime minister for six years.

“Wars are the worst things you can face in life… including this war,” he said in an interview with US internet portal Mother Jones. “Wars don’t just kill priceless lives. Wars kill hopes and aspirations, freeze or destroy relationships and connections.”

He said his thoughts are with Ukrainian civilians.

Chess chief Arkady Dvorkovich served in the Russian government until 2018

Such remarks are risky for him personally. “He could be prosecuted for this assessment,” said DW Moscow correspondent Juri Rescheto.

“He uses the word ‘war’, which under a new media law can be interpreted as discrediting the Russian armed forces and punishable by up to 15 years in prison.”

The most powerful man in the world chess federation, who is seeking re-election as FIDE president in May, is unlikely to care only about the election campaign.

Eljanov is nonetheless skeptical.

“In another interview, he made critical comments about economic sanctions against Russia, so his response is still somewhat mixed for me,” he said.

Chess expert DW Holger Hank agrees: “It’s a tightrope walk. Dvorkovich apparently wants to be re-elected president of FIDE this summer and is therefore publicly distancing himself from Putin.”

The best player Karjakin fumes against Ukraine

For Ukrainian grandmaster Eljanov, it’s not just about the Russian FIDE president. He thinks chess celebrities who support the attack on Ukraine should face permanent consequences.

It clearly refers to former world champion Anatoly Karpov, who sits as a deputy in the Russian Duma and voted for the attack on Ukraine, as well as the best player Sergey Karjakin.

Karjakin, 32, was born in Ukraine but has played for Russia since 2009. Six years ago he lost his challenge to world champion Magnus Carlsen.

On Twitter, Karjakin has campaigned against Ukraine since the start of the war, presenting it as the aggressor and mocking the victims of the war.

“He should no longer be allowed to play at international level,” demanded Eljanov.

Such cases should not obscure the fact that large parts of the chess world, including those in Russia, oppose the war and show solidarity with Ukraine. Asked about the guiding motto of FIDE, Eljanov does not hesitate for a second: “I feel it 100%”.

Since the outbreak of the war, he has received hundreds of messages and offers of help “mainly from Europe, but also from beyond”, he said. “It means a lot to me.”

This article was originally published in German.

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Local Chess Club Relaunches Group, Plans Multi-State Tournament | Local News https://tromsosjakklubb.com/local-chess-club-relaunches-group-plans-multi-state-tournament-local-news/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:15:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/local-chess-club-relaunches-group-plans-multi-state-tournament-local-news/ SHERIDAN – A group of men sit around chessboards in the Golden Room at the Sheridan County YMCA. Regularly, the men move pawns in place and discuss everything under the sun. Over the course of a few conversations, this small group of chess enthusiasts decided to increase their impact on the community by restarting a […]]]>

SHERIDAN – A group of men sit around chessboards in the Golden Room at the Sheridan County YMCA. Regularly, the men move pawns in place and discuss everything under the sun.

Over the course of a few conversations, this small group of chess enthusiasts decided to increase their impact on the community by restarting a well-known chess group.

The youth and adult group met at the YMCA before COVID-19 hit, but disbanded due to pandemic concerns. Now the group is officially run by the Sheridan Chess Association, which is affiliated with the American Chess Federation.

“It’s a chance to get the kids involved,” said Larry Mooney.

A group of about 20 young people and adults sat around tables of four – two sets of chess each – while munching on dinner sponsored by Powder River Pizza in the Sheridan KidsLife building on Thursday night. Several students paired up with someone their own age, while younger customers paired up with long-time chess fanatics. The adults faced off and discussed strategy throughout the evening.

Before heading out for the night, Dan Casey led a group lesson on certain elements of the game, providing an educational component beyond just collecting soft skills.

The Sheridan Chess Association restarted as the Sheridan Chess Club in September 2021 and has yet to regain its pre-pandemic attendance count of approximately 150. As a non-profit organization, the club’s former founders hope to restore the love of the game and the participation of young people. to the adult.

To help build excitement, the nonprofit will host its first-ever multi-state tournament at Sheridan College on April 30 and May 1.

The Sheridan Wyoming Open Chess Tournament is a ranked event in American Chess and already includes 22 players with a capacity of up to 100 or 120 individual players.

The first place winner receives a $1,600 purse, followed by $800 for second place, $400 for third, $200 for fourth, and $100 for fifth in Division 1, which is the open division . Chess players with a rating below 1600 or not rated by US Chess will receive $400 for first place, $200 for second, $100 for third, $50 for fourth, and $25 for fifth.

Pre-registration costs $35, while day of registration costs $45. Pre-registration closes April 15.

Saturday rounds start at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday rounds start at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., or one after the other. Membership in the US Chess Foundation is required to participate in the event.

The highest-rated registrant is Alexander Fishbein, an American chess player with a FIDE Grandmaster title – International Chess Federation or World Chess Federation.

People from Missouri, Tennessee, Colorado, Idaho and South Dakota told organizers they plan to attend.

Participation is free and children will receive a pizza at each gathering. Registration is also available at the YMCA or KidsLife.

Ashleigh Snoozy joined The Sheridan Press in October 2016 as a reporter before taking on the role of editor in November 2018. She is originally from Colorado and graduated from Biola University in Los Angeles.

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Auto Chess Update 1.62 Slots in New Chess Piece and More This March 13 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/auto-chess-update-1-62-slots-in-new-chess-piece-and-more-this-march-13/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 19:17:37 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/auto-chess-update-1-62-slots-in-new-chess-piece-and-more-this-march-13/ Drodo Studio has released Auto Chess update 1.62, which adds a new chess piece and more! It’s called patch 3.13 by the studio, and players can expect some new stuff as well. Read on for the Auto Chess March 13 patch notes. Auto Chess Update 1.62 Patch Notes | Auto Chess Update 3.13 Patch Notes […]]]>

Drodo Studio has released Auto Chess update 1.62, which adds a new chess piece and more! It’s called patch 3.13 by the studio, and players can expect some new stuff as well. Read on for the Auto Chess March 13 patch notes.

Auto Chess Update 1.62 Patch Notes | Auto Chess Update 3.13 Patch Notes | Auto Chess March 13 Patch Notes:

Patch Notes:

[New Chess Piece]

1. Resentful Murk

Role: Control

Race: Egersis

Class: Witcher

Quality: common

Skill: Apparition (CD: 8s/8s/8s)

Skill Effect:

Take the symmetrical mirror point in the center of the chessboard as a reference and target the enemy unit closest to this mirror point, swapping positions with the target, inflicting 100/200/250 magic damage and stunning them for 2/3/4 seconds.nFriendly normal attacks prioritize the target for 2 / 2.5 / 3 seconds. Breaks through ability immunity.

[New Items]

1.Sage’s Ring

Mana restoration on hit +200%

2. Shelter Emblem

Damage Reduction +15%

3. Natural footprint:

Mana Resistance +15%;

Evasion rate +10%;

Return: unique passive, the bearer’s ability cooldown is reduced by 30% when the summoned dies.

4. Gifted Holy Grail:

Mana Resistance +15%

Group Heal: Unique active, recovers 400 HP to the wearer and to the ally with the lowest HP. (CD: 15s)

Belief: Unique passive, increases the wearer’s healing effect by 10%.

5.Requiem Amber:

Evasion Rate +10%, Damage Reduction +30%

Soul Return: unique passive, the bearer’s ability cooldown is reduced by 50% when the summoned dies.

Grudge: unique passive, the wearer deals 150 magic damage to enemies within a grid radius when the summoned dies.

6.Drasi’s Grace:

Damage Reduction +30%

Sacred Tree: Unique Active, recovers 1000 HP to the bearer and to the ally with the least HP. (CD: 10 seconds)

Faith: unique passive, increases the wearer’s healing effect by 10%.

7. Sacrificial Wand:

Ability Lifesteal +10%

Junior Sacrifice: A unique passive, the aircraft carrier receives 1 stack of “Offering” for each enemy killed and loses 5 stacks of “Offering” each time the aircraft carrier dies. The “Offering” can be accumulated up to 10 times.

Mystic Ritual: A unique passive, each stack of “Offering” increases the wielder’s ability damage by 5%.

8. Scarlet Finale:

Ability Lifesteal +10%

Adv. Sacrifice: A unique passive, the carrier receives 2 stacks of offerings for each enemy killed and loses 5 stacks of offerings each time the carrier dies. The Offer can be combined up to 20 times.

Bloody Sacrifice: A unique passive, each offering increases the wearer’s ability damage by 5%.

[Balance]

Synergy

1. Witcher

Witcher[2]: Treats all friendly demons as one type and increases enemy demon types by 1.

withcer[4]: Treats all allied demons as one type and increases enemy demon types by 1. All allied pieces gain demonic synergy and turn ability damage into 100% pure damage.

[Chess Piece]

1. Egersis Hunter

Quality:Common → Rare

HP:450/900/1800→600/1200/2400

ATK:44/90/180→65/130/260

Ability (Precision): Increases Attack Speed ​​by 20%/40%/60% and ATK by 20%/40%/60% for itself. → increases attack speed by 25%/50%/80% and ATK by 25%/50%/80% for itself.

2. Brilliant Archer

Quality:Rare → Common

HP: 600/1200/2400→450/900/1800

ATK: 60/120/240→45/90/180

Ability (Shooting Star): Deal 50-500/75-750/100-1000 magic damage to the farthest piece → Deal 30-300/50-500/70-700 magic damage to the farthest piece.

3.Ogre Mage (Innervate): mark 1 random ally piece. Targeted pieces recover all mana and reset ability CDs instantly after casting the abilities. This effect expires once the coin releases the ability 1 time. CD: 12s/10s/8s.

4. Taboo Witcher (Soul Break): Burns an opponent’s 30 mana with each attack, dealing bonus physical damage equal to 60% → 120% of the mana burned to the target.

[Chess Piece Skin System]

We have reverted the previous setting that chess piece skins must be worn serially. Any chess piece skin from one series can be set independently and matched with skins from other series, allowing you to design your custom skin collocations.

[New Season]

S17 will start at 16:00:00, March 13 and end at 15:59:59, June 5, 2022 (UTC), for 12 weeks.

[Chess Pass]

1. S16 Chess Pass will end at 15:59:59, March 13 (UTC).

2. S17 Chess Pass will start at 16:00:00, March 13 (UTC) and end at 15:59:59, June 5, 2022 (UTC), for a duration of 12 weeks.

3. 2 new season chess players: Lucas, Hathaway.

4. New Chessboard S17: Arcane Auditorium

[Popular Mode Reruns]

Start from zero:

1. The race and class of all parts are mixed.

2. The initial gold is increased.

[Optimizations]

1.Optimizes the artistic performance of some in-game assets.

2.Optimizes the display of the statistics panel of the damage inflicted and suffered in battle.

3.Creates a new separate tab for exchangeable chests; Chests can be opened in bulk.

4. New in-battle shop refresh mechanic: After a player purchases a piece from the coin shop, the unpurchased piece will not appear in the next three chess piece refresh lists. The same rule applies to automatic shop refreshes at the end of each combat round.

We have optimized more functions, please experience it after the update.

Source: dragon nest

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Ukrainian army of chess players take up arms to subdue Putin’s forces https://tromsosjakklubb.com/ukrainian-army-of-chess-players-take-up-arms-to-subdue-putins-forces/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 06:33:28 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/ukrainian-army-of-chess-players-take-up-arms-to-subdue-putins-forces/ Bobby Fischer believed that every game of chess was a war on the board. The American went to war against Russia and triumphed by defeating one of its best grandmasters, Boris Spassky, for the World Chess Championship in 1972. Fifty years later, a battery of Ukrainian chess players is waging war. Only their war is […]]]>

Bobby Fischer believed that every game of chess was a war on the board. The American went to war against Russia and triumphed by defeating one of its best grandmasters, Boris Spassky, for the World Chess Championship in 1972.

Fifty years later, a battery of Ukrainian chess players is waging war. Only their war is more real. They too are facing the Russians, but not overboard.

Ukrainian chess players are resisting Vladimir Putin’s continued invasion of their country. Some have taken up arms to defend their homeland.

Grandmaster and captain of the Ukrainian national team, Oleksander Sulypa, waits behind a trench in the western city of Lviv, holding a rifle to confront the Russian army.

“I defend my land against enemies and ‘peacekeepers’. The truth will prevail!” he posted a week ago.

GM Georgy Timoshenko. Photo: Facebook/ @juliatimoshenko


A day later, another GM Georgy Timoshenko carried a rifle into battle.

“Yura (Georgy) went to defend the capital (Kiev) with guns in hand,” writes his partner Julia.

At 56, Timoshenko is probably the oldest professional chess player to enter this battlefield.

Aspiring Indian players may remember him as an unassuming grandfather coach, who ran chess camps in Odisha, Gujarat and several other Indian cities a few years ago.

GM Natalia Zhukova

GM Natalia Zhukova with Ukrainian fighters in Odessa. Photo: Facebook/ @nataliazhukova


Meanwhile, former European champion Natalia Zhukova proudly attends the city of Odessa in the southeast of the country, where she is now a member of the city council.

“From morning to evening, with like-minded people, we search for all the necessary things, medicines, etc. Zhukova wrote on Facebook.

General Manager Pavel Eljanov reported that General Manager Igor Kovalenko “actively volunteers in Kyiv and helps his brothers who have taken up arms”.

An unshaven and gloomy Kovalenko was last heard asking for help on his YouTube channel.

Eljanov, currently Ukraine’s second-best active player, posted on Facebook that his family was in Khrakiv, an eastern city closer to Russia that was ravaged by the onslaught.

He would be safe somewhere.

Teenage sensation Kirill Shevchenko, from Kyiv, is also hopefully not in danger.

He has been busy on social networks to inform the world of the tragic situation prevailing in his country.

Former world champion Anna Muzychuk has reached out to the chess community, especially her colleagues from Russia and Belarus, asking them to explain their position.

The Ukrainian Chess Federation documented the war from the perspective of its members. The other day he mentioned a war casualty.

“On March 2, 2022, after serious injuries caused by the Russian occupiers, FIDE arbiter and children’s coach Oleksiy Valentynovych Druzhynets died (Tokmak, Zaporizhia Oblast, January 3, 1975 – March 2, 2022),” the report said. federation.

Almost all but one of the Ukrainian players took the cudgel from the Russian attacks in one way or another.

The strange, Super GM Sergey Karjakin has been isolated, not only by Ukrainian players but by the peaceful international chess community as a whole.

What did you write? What do you advocate? asked a shocked Zhukova, after Karjakin rallied to Vladimir Putin.

Karjakin, a former world No. 4, wrote: “I express to you, our Commander-in-Chief, my full support in the interest of Russia, our multinational Russian people, the elimination of threats and the establishment of the peace !”

Ukraine is the country where Karjakin was born, learned to play chess and his family still lives.

After representing his native country throughout his teenage years, Karjakin, now 32, moved to Russia.

He has since become a strong supporter of Putin.

While Karjakin awaits the verdict of the FIDE Ethics Committee, Ukrainian chess players remain on the front line.

Because, as former world champion Garry Kasparov said, condemning the Russian invasion: “It’s not a game of chess. There’s no draw, no stalemate. “

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The check is in the mail: March 2022 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/the-check-is-in-the-mail-march-2022/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 20:57:53 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/the-check-is-in-the-mail-march-2022/ Greetings! Hope everyone is having a wonderful 2022 so far and getting ready for spring! Our first game this month features a Larsen opening by Robert Angres and a response by Robert Irons. At the start of the midgame, black gets a space advantage and a lingering advantage. Black seems to be winning but it’s […]]]>

Greetings!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful 2022 so far and getting ready for spring!

Our first game this month features a Larsen opening by Robert Angres and a response by Robert Irons. At the start of the midgame, black gets a space advantage and a lingering advantage. Black seems to be winning but it’s not clear (at least to me) exactly how. Eventually he is able to pin down part of the white army by defending a weakness on f2, while opening up the queen wing and taking control of the b-file. A sudden shift of this attack to the queenside helps Black invade White’s uncastled king and bring the game to an abrupt end with a stunning final blow.

[pgn] [Event "2021 Walter Muir E-Quad (21W39)"] [White "Angres, Robert (1857)"] [Black "Irons, Robert (1906)"] [Result "0-1"] 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bd6 5.Na3 Na5 6.Nc4 Nxc4 7.Bxc4 O-O 8.Nf3 Qe7 9.h4 c6 10.d4 e4 11.Nd2 Bc7 12.Be2 d5 13.c4 a5 14.a4 Bd6 15.Qc1 Bg4 16.Ba3 Bxe2 17.Bxd6 Qxd6 18.c5 Qd8 19.Kxe2 Ng4 20.g3 b6 21.Ra2 bxc5 22.Qxc5 h5 23.b4 Qf6 24.Rf1 axb4 25.Qxb4 c5 26.dxc5 Rab8 27.Qa3 Qa6+ 28.Ke1 Ne5 29.Ra1 Rb2 0-1[/pgn]

By the way

A sad note to report. Lawrence Coplin of Gainsville, Florida died on January 17, 2022. Mr. Coplin was a loyal correspondence chess player, achieving a maximum US chess postmark of 2436. Lawrence also had the distinction of playing in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. , and the Absolute 2007 tournaments. If anyone has a game they’d like to share, please send it.

In our second match, from Collins Quad 19C10, Barry Walker uses a Dutchman from Leningrad to topple William Baumer in a fine effort from both players. At the start, both players try to see who can amass the most space on the queen side. A small slip by white allows black to win the pair of bishops. Then Black is able to pin a knight on e4 because 21.Nxe4 would fail. Then Black keeps hold of the position, gaining more and more control and removing weaknesses, while reducing firepower. White defends admirably trying to set up a draw position, but Black’s advantage is too difficult to overcome.

[pgn] [Event "2019 Collins Quad (19C10)"] [White "Baumer, William (1930)"] [Black "Walker, Barry (2227)"] [Result "0-1"] 1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Nf3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.b3 d6 7.Bb2 c6 8.Nbd2 Na6 9.c4 Bd7 10.e3 b5 11.Qc2 Nb4 12.Qb1 bxc4 13.bxc4 Rb8 14.a3 Nd3 15.Qxd3 Rxb2 16.Rfb1 Rxb1 17.Rxb1 Qc7 18.Qb3 c5 19.d5 Qa5 20.Qd3 Ne4 21.Rb7 Bc8 22.Rb5 Qc3 23.Bf1 Qxd3 24.Bxd3 Nc3 25.Rb3 Bf6 26.Nb1 Na2 27.Bf1 h6 28.Rb8 Ba6 29.Rxf8+ Kxf8 30.Nfd2 Nc3 31.Nxc3 Bxc3 32.Nb1 Ba5 33.f3 e6 34.e4 fxe4 35.fxe4 Bc8 36.Bd3 Ke7 37.e5 exd5 38.cxd5 dxe5 39.Bxg6 Kd6 40.Kf2 Kxd5 41.Ke3 c4 42.Be4+ Kc5 43.Bh7 c3 44.Be4 Kc4 45.Bc2 Bb7 46.h4 Bb6+ 47.Ke2 e4 48.Bd1 Kd4 0-1[/pgn]

Golden Knights 2014

The 2014 Golden Knights tournament is over. (Yes, I’m sure the tournament is over this time!) Indianapolis’ Michael Buss finished first and second. Congratulation!! This is the Buss Golden Knights’ third clear championship and fourth championship overall. One hundred and forty-eight participated in the competition in 21 preliminary sections, followed by six semi-final sections and culminating in two final sections.

Location – Name Weighted Score Price

1st – Michael Buss $39.45,592
2nd – Michael Buss $39.00 $370
3rd – Gary Adams $37.25,222
4th – Thomas Connelly 35.15 $74
5th – Gregory Cross 35.00 $74
6th – James Ellis 33.90 $74
7th – Michael Calogridis 31.25 $74
8th – Abe Wilson 26.00 $74
9th – Edward Addis 25.00 $74
10th – Robert Miehm 23.85 $74

In taking the victory, Buss was perfect in his preliminary (14N17) and semi-final (14Ns04) sections. He scored three wins and three draws in the final section (14Nf02). A perfect score (winning all 18 games) would total 46.20.

Last month I got this King’s Gambit Accepted in the mail, so I just had to include it! Here, Christopher Ward reverses the roles of Philip Krummrich. In a complicated midgame, black unleashes a hidden rook move (at least for me) on move 22 to push white to the brink of losing a piece. Two yanks later, he pushes White on it.

[pgn] [Event "2022 Golden Knights (22EN02)"] [White "Krummrich, Philip (1588)"] [Black "Ward, Christopher (1697)"] [Result "0-1"] 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.d4 d6 7.Nd3 Nxe4 8.Bxf4 Bg7 9.c3 O-O 10.Be2 c5 11.d5 g3 12.Nd2 Nf2 13.Nxf2 gxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qf6 15.g3 Re8 16.Bb5 Bd7 17.Bxd7 Nxd7 18.Nf3 c4 19.Qc2 Ne5 20.Bxe5 Rxe5 21.Rad1 Rae8 22.Rd2 Re3 23.Qd1 Bh6 24.Rc2 Rd3 0-1 [/pgn]

American Absolute Chess 2022

The 47th edition of the US Chess Absolute tournament kicked off on March 1. The tournament is a 13-player round robin held on the International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) server. The event is rated by US Chess and the ICCF.

Competing this year are:

Harry Ingersol (California) 2382
Gordon Magat (New York) 2380
Tim Corkum (WI) 2377
John Millett (CA) 2373
Keith Rodriguez (FL) 2359
David Sogin (KY) 2348
John Walton (WA) 2341
Joel Levine (New York) 2341
Johnny Owens (KY) 2339
Ferdinand Burmeister (CA) 2334
Patrick Ryan (NJ) 2328
Timothy Harris (SC) 2295
Gregory Cross (TX) 2295

The top 13 players on January’s Top 100 Correspondence Chess Players list have received invitations to compete. If a player refused their invitation, the next player on the list received an invitation until 13 players accepted. Congratulations and good skill to each of the competitors!

For our final game this month, I present to you Charles Jacobs – Robert Heisler of Walter Muir E-Quad Section 21W46. White establishes a wide center against the black queen’s Indian defence, which white allows to reduce to trade bishops to white’s square and gain a lead in development. If it seemed, to me at least, that White was slowly turning that into an expanding positional advantage. When Black slips, White pounces… first with 21.Ne2 with the intention of Nf4… well, watch the finish for yourself!

[pgn] [Event "2021 Walter Muir E-Quad (21W46)"] [White "Jacobs, Charles (2190)"] [Black "Heisler, Robert(2015)"] [Result "1-0"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Nc3 O-O 8.e4 d5 9.cxd5 Bxf1 10.Kxf1 exd5 11.e5 Ne4 12.Kg2 c5 13.Qe2 Nxc3 14.Bxc3 Qd7 15.Rad1 Nc6 16.Rhe1 Qe6 17.Ng1 Rfd8 18.Qd3 c4 19.bxc4 dxc4 20.Qf3 Rd5 21.Ne2 Qd7 22.Nf4 Rd8 23.e6 1-0 [/pgn]

Next month, more games!

Greetings,

larry


Recent Event Winners

20T03, Charlie Leach, 4.5-1.5

19C12, Bruce Weiner, 6-0

21W28, Joe Beauvais, 5-1
21W30, Linda DeChaine, 4.5-1.5
21W34, Brian Perry, 4-2
21W38, Brandon Vila, 5.5-.5
21W39, Jeffrey Reger, 5.5-.5
21W40, Christopher Ward, 5-1
21W47, Victor Huffstatler, 4.5-1-5

21VP12, Wallace Mann, 5-1
21VP13, Hank Cox, 5.5-0.5

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How Emotionally Intelligent People Use the “Chess Player’s Rule” to Strengthen Relationships and Perform Under Pressure https://tromsosjakklubb.com/how-emotionally-intelligent-people-use-the-chess-players-rule-to-strengthen-relationships-and-perform-under-pressure/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 12:33:49 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/how-emotionally-intelligent-people-use-the-chess-players-rule-to-strengthen-relationships-and-perform-under-pressure/ When I lived in New York, one of my favorite things to do was to walk through Washington Square Park, where I would head to the chess tables. There, a few of us novice players gathered, watching the older gentlemen hone their skills and talk rubbish. But each time, the same thing inevitably happened: Every […]]]>

When I lived in New York, one of my favorite things to do was to walk through Washington Square Park, where I would head to the chess tables. There, a few of us novice players gathered, watching the older gentlemen hone their skills and talk rubbish.

But each time, the same thing inevitably happened:

Every time a player made a big mistake, the rest of us recoiled in horror. We let out great cries of exasperation, to say:

How could they make this gesture?

Of course, the funny thing is that we were all amazed that a talented player could make such a rash mistake…

We often made the same mistakes ourselves, when we were in the player’s chair.

There is a simple explanation for this: it is easier to see potential errors when we are not in the hot seat. We’re not emotionally attached to the game. Our heartbeat doesn’t race when we see a potential good shot. And you don’t feel the stress once the pressure is on.

I like to call this “the chess player’s rule”.

The Chess Player‘s Rule is based on the principles of emotional intelligence, and it can help you not only in chess, but also in business…and in life.

What is the chess player’s rule? And how can it help you build better relationships and habits?

(If you find value in the “chess player’s rule”, you might be interested in my complete course on emotional intelligence – which includes 20 additional rules that help you develop your emotional intelligence. Check out the full course here.)

What is the “chess player’s rule”?

The Chess Player’s Rule simply states:

When you are in an emotionally intense situation, your perspective will be dramatically different than when you are not in that situation.

The Chess Player’s Rule is based on a psychological principle known as the Perspective Gap, which states that we often misjudge how we would react (or even how we reacted) to an intense set of circumstances.

Sounds simple enough, right? But recognizing this rule is only the first step. You can then use it to do two very important things.

Show more empathy.
Because of the perspective gap, often when we see someone make a big mistake, we tend to judge what they could have done differently. We may even think to ourselves, “Well, that’s what they get.” Or, we might underestimate how painful the experience is, thinking, “I’ve been there before. This will help them toughen up.

But these reactions do not help. They do nothing for the person who is suffering, nor do they help your relationship with them. That’s because even if you don’t voice your thoughts, it will naturally come out in the way you treat them, likely creating (or deepening) a wedge between you and them.

In contrast, the Chess Player’s Rule helps you realize that in similar circumstances, your thoughts and emotions could cause you (and have caused you) to make big mistakes. By doing so, your view turns into something more like the following:

Oh yeah, it’s hard. Let me think… How can I help you?

When your default behavior changes from “critical” to “helpful,” you build a bridge instead of a breakup, which emotionally impacts your teammate and strengthens your relationship.

But in addition to strengthening your bonds with others, the Chess Player’s Rule can also help you in other ways.

Perform under pressure.

Do you know what distinguishes great chess players from average players?

Chess masters and grandmasters have played more games than they can count. They play real games, against real opponents. But they also practice in their heads, imagining scenarios they might encounter and how they would handle them.

By practicing the same moves over and over again, these players develop habits and processes that they can repeat almost effortlessly. This allows them to speed up the game in their minds, to the point that they can think several moves ahead. They rarely encounter situations for which they are not prepared, and when they do, they rely on fundamental principles to help them determine the best way forward.

You can do the same with your emotions.

Like a master chess player repeatedly practicing the same moves, you must train your feelings and emotional responses. When you repeatedly practice emotionally healthy routines and habits, you rely on those habits when you’re under pressure. You can also fast forward a situation and see the results of specific actions, allowing you to see “multiple moves” into the future.

And when you’re under emotional stress, you’ll avoid panicking and get back to your basics, which will help you make good decisions.

So whether you’re looking for better relationships or looking to improve, remember the chess player’s rule.

It’s a great reminder that everyone makes mistakes – and it’ll teach you how to reduce yours.

The opinions expressed here by Inc.com columnists are their own, not those of Inc.com.

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Checkmate! Stevenson wins inaugural State Chess Tournament, Barrington taking second place https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-stevenson-wins-inaugural-state-chess-tournament-barrington-taking-second-place/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 12:01:31 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-stevenson-wins-inaugural-state-chess-tournament-barrington-taking-second-place/ Suburban High Schools had a strong showing last weekend at the IHSA State Team Chess Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center. The Stevenson High School chess team won the IHSA State Team Chess Tournament in Peoria. – Courtesy of Ken Lewandowski In a competition that included 126 teams and more than 1,000 high school students […]]]>

Suburban High Schools had a strong showing last weekend at the IHSA State Team Chess Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center.

The Stevenson High School chess team won the IHSA State Team Chess Tournament in Peoria.
– Courtesy of Ken Lewandowski

In a competition that included 126 teams and more than 1,000 high school students from across Illinois, Stevenson High School of Lincolnshire took first place, Barrington High School second, and Evanston High School third.

Rounding out the top 10 were Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, in fourth place; Naperville Central in fifth place; Glenbrook South, Glenview, Sixth; Fremd High School, Palatine, seventh; Niles North, Skokie, eighth; Whitney Young, Chicago, ninth; and Normal, Normal, 10th Community High School.


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The Barrington High School team took second place in the state chess tournament. More than 126 teams and 1,000 high school students competed.
– Courtesy of Ken Lewandowski

The tournament featured eight players from each school facing each other in challenging matches.

The coaches of winning teams were a big factor in their success, according to the Illinois Chess Coaches Association.

“Thousands and thousands of Illinois chess players have benefited from the team chess format, which drives them to grow both as intellectuals and as teammates,” said Erik Czerwin , secretary of the association.

The high school chess season begins in mid-October. From the start, the top three teams – Evanston, Barrington and Stevenson – showed the chess world that they were the ones to beat.


Brain neurons fired as 126 teams and more than 1,000 high school students from across Illinois competed in the IHSA State Team Chess Tournament Feb. 11-12 at Peoria Civic Center.

Brain neurons fired as 126 teams and more than 1,000 high school students from across Illinois competed in the IHSA State Team Chess Tournament Feb. 11-12 at Peoria Civic Center.
– Courtesy of Ken Lewandowski

Stevenson, the top seed, had to play his best — and play his best — all weekend to meet the challenge.

“It was a well-contested, tense and close tournament on every level,” said Stevenson’s head chess coach Vincent Springer.

“I’m so impressed with the way our team played this year because they leaned on each other and helped our young players (who played important roles in the team) find their way to success. I can’t think of a better example of total team effort.”

Springer summed up the difficult event as a “meat grinder.”

“I’m especially proud of this team because they’ve gone above and beyond to achieve their goals since the start of the season,” said Barrington Chess Team Head Coach Jeff Doles.

It’s the third time in four seasons that Barrington has finished second.

For a full list of results, visit ihsa.org.

]]> Telegraph chess players ‘appalled’ after games halted by altercation with gun https://tromsosjakklubb.com/telegraph-chess-players-appalled-after-games-halted-by-altercation-with-gun/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 00:45:15 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/telegraph-chess-players-appalled-after-games-halted-by-altercation-with-gun/ Chess players play at the free chess club on Telegraph Avenue. 1 credit Community chess games on Telegraph Avenue are suspended due to safety concerns after organizer Jesse Sheehan was injured trying to restrain a man who brought a gun to the tables, players say Chess, Sheehan and Berkeley Police. California students, residents and passersby […]]]>

Chess players play at the free chess club on Telegraph Avenue. 1 credit

Community chess games on Telegraph Avenue are suspended due to safety concerns after organizer Jesse Sheehan was injured trying to restrain a man who brought a gun to the tables, players say Chess, Sheehan and Berkeley Police.

California students, residents and passersby have been playing chess for free since last summer, when Sheehan organized community donations for a chess club at the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street.

On January 31, Sheehan and Brandon Buters, another chess club regular who goes by the name “Soul,” were involved in an altercation with a man who had in his possession a “12-gauge, side-loading shotgun.” gun-style mouth” at the tables, according to Berkeley police spokesman Byron White.

The three men were arrested. Sheehan was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and Buters was arrested for aggravated assault. The man with the gun was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm and battery with bodily harm.

Sheehan said he was setting the tables that morning as he does every weekday when a man who had once threatened players at the tables arrived in the area. According to Sheehan, the man had indicated to a player and a coach a week earlier that he had a gun and wanted to shoot someone.

When the man arrived at the tables on Jan. 31, Sheehan said the man asked to play with him. Sheehan said he refused and started walking to his car to retrieve his cellphone with the intention of calling the police. At this point, Sheehan said he and Buters observed the man talking to each other and holding his bag in a disturbing manner.

Sheehan said the man then jumped on Buters, who pushed him away, and the man then lunged for his bag as Sheehan returned to the tables to block his access to the bag. During the ensuing altercation, Sheehan was able to grab the bag with the gun inside and cross the street to a local dispensary, who secured the gun inside. their doors.

“My adrenaline shot up, I screamed ‘Help, he’s got a gun,'” Sheehan said, adding that he then asked the clinic to call the police.

Police say Buters punched the man in the face multiple times, causing him “serious bodily harm” including a bloody mouth and a missing tooth. The man kicked Buters back, causing him an open wound that required stitches to his right ring finger. Police said Sheehan struck the man with a pipe, causing a visible injury to his arm.

“I said, ‘Man, I don’t want to hurt you, stay back! ‘” Sheehan recounted before hitting the man with the object. At this point, he said their objective was to hold the man until the police arrived on the scene. Buters and Sheehan were restraining the man when the police arrived, and Sheehan said it would have appeared to the officers that “at first glance it was two white people hitting a black person”.

Sheehan and Buters were handcuffed, Sheehan said, while officers spoke to the other man and eventually recovered the gun and bag from the nearby dispensary.

Sheehan, Buters and the man found with the gun were all incarcerated in Santa Rita Jail and released on bail or bond and receiving treatment at local hospitals. Buters and Sheehan said Tuesday they are still recovering and trying to stay positive about the potential consequences ahead. Sheehan was the only one to post bail, while Buters and the other man were cited free, according to police.

The three men have not yet been charged, according to records from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

Sheehan hasn’t officially hosted the games since Jan. 31. He was never arrested in Berkeley and said he suffered from PTSD preventing him from returning to the area and inviting others to play there. Chess players who held their own game around the corner last week told Berkeleyside, they were devastated by what had happened and concerned about Sheehan’s injuries.

“With this looming threat…it’s one thing if people decide to pull out a board and play around, it’s another for me to set up a chess cafe and make it nice and safe. “Sheehan said, explaining that he can’t in good conscience host the games if he thinks patrons would be threatened.

He criticized Berkeley police for failing to restrain the man during his arrest and for failing to respond to reports that the man continued to threaten the group of chess players. After the man was released on bail, Sheehan said he was told he had returned to the area and had additional weapons and would return with them to harm someone.

“What I’ve seen from the Berkeley Police Department, they’re not interested in Telegraph Avenue security,” Sheehan added. “I don’t like the connotation of [the attack] with the chess club, but if it hadn’t been for our tables and chairs, he would have done it to someone on the sidewalk.

Sheehan is considering filing a restraining order against the man and has filed an additional report with UC police. He is due back in court in April.

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On Chess: Living the Dream and Reality of a Professional Chess Player https://tromsosjakklubb.com/on-chess-living-the-dream-and-reality-of-a-professional-chess-player/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 22:07:52 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/on-chess-living-the-dream-and-reality-of-a-professional-chess-player/ Imagine waking up in the morning, having your favorite breakfast with fried eggs or an omelet with a piece of toast, drinking orange juice and sipping aromatic coffee or tea, being able to read the news , check Instagram on the 10th floor of your hotel room and then watch the sun rise. Taking the […]]]>

Imagine waking up in the morning, having your favorite breakfast with fried eggs or an omelet with a piece of toast, drinking orange juice and sipping aromatic coffee or tea, being able to read the news , check Instagram on the 10th floor of your hotel room and then watch the sun rise. Taking the time to plan your day to go for a long walk, visit museums, play chess… that’s where your thoughts end.

“I’m here to win!” you tell yourself giving up the idea of ​​reading a good book, going to a museum or a concert, and having so much more fun than you can imagine. This is when chess becomes your job.

Learning to play chess at a young age was a blessing, but it came with many personal challenges. Many consider the life of a chess player to be glamorous and fun if they have seen the popular Netflix show, The Queen’s Bet. However, the life of a chess player includes serious training, study, time and dedication. The amount of energy and man-hours spent preparing for the event sometimes exceeds the number of hours of actual daily play.

Although a chess player can enjoy sipping their morning coffee in different places around the world, the focus and nervousness put into this event can be overwhelming at times. Every half point counts, and every opening pick or bad strategy can make or break an event for a player.

Even though chess players like to travel to different places, there are a lot of challenges and reservations they need to make to make this event run smoothly. Sleeping hours are all the more important when playing in a prestigious event as everything, even food and water, can affect your game.

As a professional chess player, you must be prepared to face challenges and lose as part of the improvement process. But to maintain a good ranking and compete in high-level events, you can’t just play for fun. When it comes to competing; so winning is everything.

Chess players enter this competitive atmosphere and have little time to visit and experience the places they go. The routine is usually something like: waking up early in the morning, having a really good breakfast, maybe going for a short walk or exercising, depending on the location. Followed by finding pairings and studying the opponent’s plays from that round. Next comes thinking about how my style is different from my opponent’s and what would be the best strategy to respond to my opponent’s style of play. What he/she might not like so I can try to get into that kind of position. Deciding what to focus on in preparation is never easy given that the opposition are doing the same thing. This preparation often lasts a few hours after which it is time for lunch, maybe a little rest and then comes time to play.

Once your turn begins, your focus and attention are all in the game. The pressure is gone and it’s you against the opponent. A game can last up to six hours. Then you’re probably exhausted, but you make time for dinner and maybe a walk. Then you need to review the game you just played and finally mentally prepare for the next day and go to bed. Then you wake up and repeat the routine from the night before.

The greatest victory is to discover the beauty of learning, to become stronger, psychologically, mentally and to gain the experience necessary to move on to the next event.

Overall, chess is a beautiful game that I am constantly learning and developing. Although it allows traveling abroad and experiencing new cultures, it takes serious dedication and hard work, but ultimately the result of continuing to learn and grow is what makes it my passion to always.

Female Grandmaster Sabina Foisor is a Romanian-American chess player and was a member of the United States Women’s Olympic Chess Team at five consecutive Olympiads (2010-2018) and four World Championships by female team. Her greatest achievement to date is winning the 2017 U.S. Women’s Championship. Along with her fiancé, Grandmaster Elshan Moradiabadi, Sabina co-wrote a book, Sherlock’s Method, which is intended as a working tool for club players who are looking for a holistic way to train before the tournament.

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