Sunday, 16 November 2014

Presentation Evening and Annual Dinner

Dear Members,

You and your partner are invited to our annual presentation followed by dinner in the Golden Hawk Restaurant.
The presentation will start at 7.30pm on Wednesday 10th December in our chess room.
If you would like to come to dinner the cost would be:-
Member - $15
Partner   - $35
The menu is attached {see below], if you can organise a group of 4 or more people and you are seated together you can order  the banquet menu, otherwise you must order from the set course menu.
Please let me know ASAP if you wish to come to dinner and please pay Greig Edwards before 7.30pm Wednesday 10th.

Regards,

Les Mikolajczyk


Golden Hawk Menu
Banquet (minimum 4 persons)
Peking Duck (2 courses)
Stir-fried King Prawns in Ginger Shallots
Mongolian Lamb
Honey & Pepper Pork Ribs
Salt & Pepper Squid
Diced Fillet Steak in Wasabi Sauce
Stir-fried Mixed Vegetables
Special Fried Rice/Boiled Rice
Deep-fried Ice Cream
Beverage
Beer               Wine      Soft Drink                        Juice
Tea/coffee

or

Set Course Menu
Entrée
King Prawn Cocktail served with lettuce, lemon and cocktail sauce
or
Mixed Entrée Tasting Plate served with sweet and sour sauce
or
Peking Duck and Cherry Tomato Salad with plum vinaigrette

Main Course
Roast Turkey and Leg Ham served with baked vegetable and cranberry sauce
or
Beer Battered Flathead Fillets served with chips, salad and tartare sauce
or
Angus Scotch Fillet served with baked vegetable and hollandaise

Dessert
Warm Plum Pudding with brandied custard
or
Golden Hawk Special with fresh fruit and mango ice cream
or
Mango Panna Cotta served with mango ice cream

Beverage
Beer               Wine      Soft Drink                        Juice
Tea/coffee


The possible Game Changer in the 2014 World Chess Championship

It is Game 6 in the 2014 World Chess Championship between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Challenger and former World Champion Viswanathan Anand. Coming into Rd 6, the score is 2-2 with a win apiece. Most chess kibitzers wrote off Anand after he was comprehensively outplayed in entire game by Magnus in Game 2 (Magnus had White). But Anand came back in Game 3 and outplayed Magnus and more importantly out prepared Magnus and his team in the opening. Both players played a draw in Game 5. Magnus was happy as he now has two Whites in a row in Game 6 and 7. It seemed he had a nicer position with White in Game 6, an Open Sicilian to which Anand chose the Sicilian Kan as a defence. Most commentators did not like Anand's position. The on move 26, Carlsen, while trying to drum up an attack decided to shift his King to the K-side )he had earlier castled Q-side) and played Kc1-d2 (after 63 seconds!!). See position below. Now what would you have played as Black?






Anand took only 60 seconds to play 26…a4 and then immediately to his utter dismay realised what he missed!!! Magnus also realised his mistake as soon as he made the 26th move.

So what did both players missed??? Very unfortunately the live video coverage took a commercial break and we never got to see the facial expression. But the editorial team has spliced this segment of the boat when both the 26th moves were made. You can a see a bit of Magnus despair and his immediate relief.





Anand should have played the following:
"26...Nxe5 27.Rxg8 Nxc4+ 28.Kd3 Nb2+ 29.Kd2 Rxg8 30.g3 with either Nc4+ or Rd8+to follow and a huge advantage to black. 30...Nc4+ (30...Rd8+) ; 26...Kc7 even if he missed the winning idea, a4 is a bad concept too." (courtesy of TWIC)

What is the consequence of this for both players. I think Magnus is massively relieved as he mentioned at the Press Conference and will go into Game 7  on Monday feeling lucky and confident (today will be a rest day). Anand will have to deal with the consequence of missing a very big, huge, ginormous chance to go ahead in the Match and possibly get the Crown back. Now that looks almost gone …….


Monday, 22 September 2014

2014 Ryde Eastwood Chess Club Fischer Random Rapid (Chess 960)

Dear Members,

Our next competition starts on Wednesday, it will be a Fischer Random Rapid play comp.
If you would like to compete please let me know before 6.00pmon Tuesday.

Regards,

Les Mikolajczyk

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club Bobby Fischer Tournament 2014

Dear Chess Club Members,

You are invited to play in the Bobby Fischer Tournament which starts on Wednesday, it is a rapid play competition with the time limit being 20min + 10sec per move, there will be 3 rounds per night,
If you wish to compete you must let me know before 6.00pm on Tuesday.
If you require any further details please let know?

Kind Regards,

Les Mikolajczyk

Thursday, 1 May 2014

NSWCA Grade Matches

From the President:
Dear Members,
The NSWCA grade match competition starts at the end of May, if you would like to play for one of our teams please let me know ASAP.
The competition will run for about 8 weeks.
If you wish to compete you must be a financial member of NSWCA unless you are a student.
Regards,
Les

For those new to Grade Matches, this is NSWCA inter-club competition. Each club plays an home and away game with another club. It is a great way to meet other chessplayers in Sydney. Downside is that there is travel in winter in Sydney.

Here is the 2012 report by one of the captains of the teams: see here.
Here is the 2013 report: see here.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

2014 Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club Championship

Dear Chess Players.

Our Club Championship competition starts on Wednesday, the time limit is 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to finish.
If you would like to compete please let me know before Wednesday.

Regards,

Les Mikolajczyk

Thursday, 30 January 2014

AGM and 2014 office-bearers

The AGM was held last night and the 2013 team was re-elected unopposed.

President: Les Mikolajczyk (lmikolaj[-at symbol-]bigpond.net.au)
Vice-president: Bill Gletsos (bgletsos[-at symbol-]optusnet.com.au)
Secretary: Rob Watson
Treasurer: Greig Edwards

Here is the programme for 2104:



Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Happy New Year! and Welcome to 2014 season in Ryde-Eastwood chess!

Dear Chess Players,

Happy New Year to you all, just letting you know that our casual games have started so if you would like a game please be there tonight. Also next Wednesday we will have our 43rd AGM followed by casual games,
I’ll be sending you more information regarding our AGM later this week.
Hope to see you tonight.

Regards,

Les Mikolajczyk

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club Hall of Champions


Year
Club Champion
Lightning Champion
Rapid Champion
President
1972
Dennis Myhr
1973
Richard Biernat
Keith Lewis
1974
Bill Gletsos
Geoff Tory
1975
Bill Gletsos
Dennis Myhr
1976
Vasil Tulevski
Geoff Tory
1977
Bill Gletsos
John Leeuwis
1978
John Nutter
John Leeuwis
1979
John Nutter
1980
John Nutter
John Leeuwis
1981
Carla Wettstein
John Leeuwis
1982
Bill Gletsos
Richard Galwey
1983
Bill Gletsos
Wulmar Abecina
1984
Bill Gletsos
Wulmar Abecina
Bill Gletsos
1985
Ron Groenhout
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
1986
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
Richard Galwey
1987
Dumas Morales
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
Richard Galwey
1988
Dumas Morales
Dumas Morales
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
1989
John Cann
Dumas Morales
Dumas Morales
Bill Gletsos
1990
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
John Cann
John Cann
1991
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
1992
Bill Gletsos
Dumas Morales
Wulmar Abecina
Richard Galwey
1993
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
Lawrence Chan
Richard Galwey
1994
Scott Porter
Bill Gletsos
Dumas Morales
Niels Olesen
1995
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
Niels Olesen
1996
Selwyn Webb
David Scott
Les Mikolajczyk
Jurgen Lawrenz
1997
David Scott
Michael Savic
Bill Gletsos
Jurgen Lawrenz
1998
Bill Gletsos
Lachlan Benson
Bill Gletsos
Jurgen Lawrenz
1999
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos, Michael Savic, Hashmat Yari
Selwyn Webb
Jurgen Lawrenz
2000
Lachlan Benson, Lloyd Fell,
Bill Gletsos

David Foong
Lachlan Benson, Scott Porter
Jurgen Lawrenz
2001
Lachlan Benson, Lloyd Fell
Bill Gletsos
Lloyd Fell
Jurgen Lawrenz
2002
Hashmat Yari
Lachlan Benson
Ahmed Jaderi, Lachlan Benson, Lloyd Fell, Selwyn Webb
Jurgen Lawrenz
2003
Dennis Hale, Selwyn Webb
Bill Gletsos
Hashmat Yari
Jurgen Lawrenz
2004
Ahmed Jaderi
Ahmed Jaderi
Bill Gletsos, Dumas Morales
Les Mikolajczyk
2005
Brenton Yum
Bill Gletsos
Bill Gletsos
Les Mikolajczyk
2006
Bill Gletsos
Ted Wong
Brenton Yum
Les Mikolajczyk
2007
Arthur Huynh
Bill Gletsos, Thomas Hartmann
Andy Wong
Les Mikolajczyk
2008
Arthur Huynh
Jowenn Lua
Arthur Huynh
Les Mikolajczyk
2009
Jowenn Lua
Jowenn Lua
Jason Hu
Les Mikolajczyk
2010
Lou Damaschino, Bill Gletsos
Anton Smirnov
Thomas Hartmann, Rob Watson,
Ted Wong

Les Mikolajczyk
2011
Donato Mallari
Anton Smirnov
Steven Liu
Les Mikolajczyk
2012
Frank Pacey
Ted Wong
Arthur Huynh
Les Mikolajczyk
2013
Egon Cardenas, Arthur Huynh
Donato Mallari
Arthur Huynh, Donato Mallari
Les Mikolajczyk
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