Sunday, 20 May 2012

NSWCA Grade Matches Competition



Hi all,
It appears that NSWCA will not have an U2150 & an U1800 division in this year’s Grade Match Competition due to lack of entries.

U1600 & U1400 division will be played and we are entering a team in each division.

Team co-ordinator is Greig Edwards; email gr.edwards@hotmail.com phone 0416248223

U1600 team: Susan Margan    1527   (Capitan) email susanmargan@hotmail.com phone0434004577

U1400 team: Alan Marton        1325   (Capitan) email voltage6@tpg.com.au phone 0419238632

Regards,
Les Mikolajczyk

Friday, 11 May 2012

2012 Club Championship Prelimaries Round 11

Round 11

Ball - Grbin 0.5-0.5
Edwards - Gluvchinsky 1-0
Mitrovic - Dibley 0-1
Chin - Hale 0-1
Watson Bye
Mallari - Khoo 1-0

Mlinaric Bye
Zekic - Kirillov 0-1
Chiara Bye
Valenzuela - Kuru 0-1
Shoa - Liu Postponed
Escalante - Pacey 0-1

Mikolajczyk Bye
Hickey - Margan 0.5-0.5
Irmler - Burgess 0-1
Marton - Cartdenas 0-1
Bredin - Galwey 0-1
Christensen - Gletsos 0.5-0.5


Previously Postponed Games

Kuru - Pacey 0-1

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Puzzle from US Women Chess Championships

The US Chess Championships and the Women Chess Championships is currently underway in St Louis. The official website has the live games and live commentary with Jennifer Shahade (the one with the nasal tone in her voice) and GM Ben Finegold.

From Round 2,


In this position, White just played 18 Rf1-f3. This is a blunder. How should Black punish this?

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

2012 Club Championship Prelimaries Round 10


Round 10

Watson - Ball 1-0
Hale - Khoo Postponed
Dibley - Mallari 0-1
Gluvchinsky Bye
Grbin - Chin 1-0
Edwards - Mitrovic 1-0

Pacey Bye
Liu - Escalante 1-0
Kuru - Shoa 1F-0F
Valenzuela Bye
Kirillov - Chiara 0-1
Mlinaric - Zekic 1-0

Galwey Bye
Cardenas - Gletsos 1-0
Burgess - Christensen 0.5-0.5
Margan - Bredin Postponed
Mikolajczyk - Marton 0.5-0.5
Hickey - Irmler 1-0

Chess Tip#1

What to do when you lose to an Engine ...... Advice from an Emperor and military genius ......

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

2012 Club Championship Prelimaries Round 9

Round 9

Ball - Mitrovic 0.5-0.5
Chin - Edwards Postponed
Grbin Bye
Mallari - Gluvchinsky 1-0
Khoo - Dibley 0-1
Watson - Hale 0.5-0.5

Zekic Bye
Chiara - Mlinaric 1-0
Valkenzuela - Kirillov Postponed
Shoa Bye
Escalante - Kuru 1-0
Pacey - Liu 1-0

Cardenas Bye
Burgess - Galwey 0.5-0.5
Margan - Gletsos 0-1
Mikolajczyk - Christensen Postponed
Hickey - Bredin 1-0
Irmler - Marton 0-1

Previously Postponed Games

Cardenas - Bredin 1-0