Thursday, April 19, 2012

Results for Round Five, WOCC Club Championship, Pairings round Six

Zilbermintz 1 - Race 0
Minkov 1- Fredericks 0
Charles Hart 1 - Boxer 0
Martinez 1 - Cohen 0
Garrett 1 - Fortunato 0
Rivero 1/2 - Messing 1/2
Hagerty 1/2 - Trieste 1/2
Nayak 1/2 - Katz 1/2
Smalt 0 - Glen Hart 1
Kirck 1 point bye

Pedersen 1/2 point bye

Rd Bd Scr White Scr Black
06 1. ___ Minkov, Ari (4.0) ___ Zilbermintz, Lev (4.0)
06 2. ___ Race, Doran (3.5) ___ Hart, Charles M (3.5)
06 3. ___ Pedersen, Roger E (3.5) ___ Martinez, Alberto (3.0)
06 4. ___ Fredericks, Jason (3.0) ___ Garrett, Damon T (3.0)
06 5. ___ Messing, Aaron (2.5) ___ Trieste, Edward Wi (3.0)
06 6. ___ Boxer, Matthew (2.5) ___ Cohen, Bryan Paul (2.5)
06 7. ___ Hart, Glen B (2.0) ___ Rivero, Rene Thoma (2.5)
06 8. ___ Katz, Harry S (2.0) ___ Fortunato, Joseph (2.0)
06 9. ___ Hagerty, John (2.0) ___ Kirck, Charles H. (2.0)
06 10. ___ Smalt, Bob (1.0) ___ Nayak, Mohan Rao (1.0)
06 0.5 Burn, Murray (2.0) BYE REQUESTED

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

'What Goes Around Comes Around, A Grandmaster Morality Tale'

A member of our club wrote an article about an incident he witnessed involving great sportsmanship between a nationally ranked Grandmaster and a Master at the 42nd World Team Amateur Championship. As many of you recall, we participated as a club recently in February by submitting three teams. In addition to match play throughout the year at our club, analysis with senior players, casual play, New Jersey State Chess League, and open doors to all levels of scholastic and K-6 players and total beginners, this is part of what we provide each year [1].

After careful research with the chess players involved, today the article was published at a major Chess website called ChessCafe.com, linked here: 'What Goes Around, Comes Around, a Grandmaster Morality Tale'. It you have never been to the site, its really very good and has been in existence for a long time. With ChessBase.com, The Week in Chess, and ChessVibes, it is part of the 'big four' as far as chess goes in the English Speaking world for chess.

[1] At just ten dollars annually, a relative bargain for a year of being more a part of a regionally strong club.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stands After Round Four: WOCC Club Championship 2012

Bd White Black
1. ___ Zilbermintz, Lev (3.0) ___ Race, Doran (3.5)
2. ___ Minkov, Ari (3.0) ___ Fredericks, Jason (3.0)
3. ___ Hart, Charles M (2.5) ___ Boxer, Matthew (2.5)
4. ___ Martinez, Alberto (2.0) ___ Cohen, Bryan Paul (2.5)
5. ___ Garrett, Damon T (2.0) ___ Fortunato, Joseph (2.0)
6. ___ Rivero, Rene Thoma (2.0)___ Messing, Aaron (2.0)
7. ___ Burn, Murray (1.5) ___ Trieste, Edward Wi (2.0)
8. ___ Hagerty, John Mich (1.5)___ Katz, Harry S (1.0)
9. ___ Smalt, Bob (1.0) ___ Hart, Glen B (1.0)
10 ___ Nayak, Mohan Rao (1.0) ___ Kirck, Charles H. (1.0)
0.5 Pedersen, Roger E (3.0) BYE REQUESTED
0.5 Korn, David Allan (2.0) BYE REQUESTED

Monday, April 09, 2012

Update: Cross-Table & Pairings for Round Four, WOCC Club Championship

Per Roger:

Rd Bd Scr White Scr Black
04 1. ___ Race, Doran (3.0) ___ Pedersen, Roger E (2.5)
04 2. ___ Cohen, Bryan Paul (2.5) ___ Zilbermintz, Lev (2.0)
04 3. ___ Trieste, Edward Wi (2.0) ___ Minkov, Ari (2.0)

04 4. ___ Fredericks, Jason (2.0) ___ Martinez, Alberto (2.0)

04 5. ___ Burn, Murray (1.5) ___ Boxer, Matthew (1.5)
04 6. ___ Garrett, Damon T (1.0) ___ Hagerty, John Mich (1.5)
04 7. ___ Messing, Aaron (1.0) ___ Nayak, Mohan Rao (1.0)
04 8. ___ Katz, Harry S (1.0) ___ Rivero, Rene Thoma (1.0)
04 9. ___ West, Robert (1.0) ___ Fortunato, Joseph (1.0)
04 10. ___ Smalt, Bob (0.0) ___ Kirck, Charles H. (0.5)

04 0.5 Hart, Glen B (0.5) BYE REQUESTED [1]
04 0.5 Hart, Charles M (2.0) BYE REQUESTED
04 0.5 Korn, David Allan (1.5) BYE REQUESTED'

Roger also:

'West Orange Chess Club Championship 2012 -- West Orange Chess Club Championship 2012Wall Chart, Page 1
Name/State ID Group/Team Rate Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4
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1. Zilbermintz, Lev |2090 | W 11 | B 6 | W 12 | B 10 |
NJ 12476202 | | 1.0 | 1.0 | 2.0 | |
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2. Race, Doran |2012 | B 13 | W 8 | B 4 | W 5 |
NY 12183660 | | 1.0 | 2.0 | 3.0 | |
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3. Mangion, Ian |2010 | W 14 | HALF | ZERO | ZERO |
NJ 13497907 | | 1.0 | 1.5 | 1.5 | 1.5 |
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4. Minkov, Ari |1989 | B 17 | W 9 | W 2 | B 23 |
NJ 12676135 | | 1.0 | 2.0 | 2.0 | |
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5. Pedersen, Roger E |1940 | W 18 | B 15 | W 6 | B 2 |
NJ 10092990 | | 0.5 | 1.5 | 2.5 | |
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6. Fredericks, Jason |1926 | B 20 | W 1 | B 5 | W 7 |
NJ 12799213 | | 1.0 | 2.0 | 2.0 | |
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7. Martinez, Alberto |1923 | HALF | HALF | W 11 | B 6 |
NJ 12490535 | | 0.5 | 1.0 | 2.0 | |
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8. Boxer, Matthew |1900 | W 21 | B 2 | W 20 | B 12 |
NJ 12510577 | | 1.0 | 1.0 | 1.5 | |
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9. Hart, Charles M |1900 | B 19 | B 4 | W 17 | HALF |
NJ 10004071 | | 1.0 | 1.0 | 2.0 | 2.5 |
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10. Cohen, Bryan Paul |1840 | W 12 | B 18 | W 13 | W 1 |
NJ 20020149 | | 0.5 | 1.5 | 2.5 | |
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11. Garrett, Damon T |1795 | B 1 | W 24 | B 7 | W 22 |
NJ 12545276 | | 0.0 | 1.0 | 1.0 | |
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12. Burn, Murray |1770 | B 10 | W 16 | B 1 | W 8 |
NJ 10104891 | | 0.5 | 1.5 | 1.5 | |
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13. Messing, Aaron |1741 | W 2 | B 19 | B 10 | W 16 |
NJ 12289210 | | 0.0 | 1.0 | 1.0 | |
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14. Katz, Harry S |1732 | B 3 | W 20 | B 24 | W 18 |
NJ 12052860 | | 0.0 | 0.0 | 1.0 | |
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15. Hart, Glen B |1721 | HALF | W 5 | B 23 | HALF |
NJ 12456765 | | 0.5 | 0.5 | 0.5 | 1.0 |
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16. Nayak, Mohan Rao |1697 | HALF | B 12 | W 18 | B 13 |
NJ 12237580 | | 0.5 | 0.5 | 1.0 | |
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17. West, Robert |1668 | W 4 | B 21 | B 9 | W 19 |
NJ 12904515 | | 0.0 | 1.0 | 1.0 | |
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18. Rivero, Rene Thoma |1640 | B 5 | W 10 | B 16 | B 14 |
NJ 12441215 | | 0.5 | 0.5 | 1.0 | |
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19. Fortunato, Joseph |1634 | W 9 | W 13 | W 21 | B 17 |
NJ 12932570 | | 0.0 | 0.0 | 1.0 | |
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20. Korn, David Allan |1607 | W 6 | B 14 | B 8 | HALF |
NJ 14564164 | | 0.0 | 1.0 | 1.5 | 2.0 |
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21. Smalt, Bob |1600 | B 8 | W 17 | B 19 | BYE |
NJ 14881375 | | 0.0 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 1.0 |
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22. Hagerty, John Mich |1574 | HALF | HALF | HALF | B 11 |
NJ 10043816 | | 0.5 | 1.0 | 1.5 | |
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23. Trieste, Edward Wi |1401 | B 24 | HALF | W 15 | W 4 |
NJ 12029830 | | 0.5 | 1.0 | 2.0 | |
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24. Kirck, Charles H. |1363 | W 23 | B 11 | W 14 | HALF |
NJ 12505370 | | 0.5 | 0.5 | 0.5 | 1.0 |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[
editor, per Roger: 'Kirck will get a 1/2 bye and Smalt will get a 1 point bye in round 4'
]

[1.] Editor, print as submitted by Roger. Club please clarify.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Pairings for Round Four, WOCC Club Championship

Round 4 Pairings (per Roger 'may change if someone asks for a BYE')

Rd Bd Scr White Scr Black
04 1. xxx Race, Doran (3.0) xxx Pedersen, Roger E (2.5)
04 2. xxx Cohen, Bryan Paul (2.5) xxx Minkov, Ari (2.0)
04 3. xxx Hart, Charles M (2.0) xxx Zilbermintz, Lev (2.0)
04 4. xxx Fredericks, Jason (2.0) xxx Martinez, Alberto (2.0)
04 5. xxx Trieste, Edward Wi (2.0) xxx Boxer, Matthew (1.5)
04 6. xxx Burn, Murray (1.5) xxx Hagerty, John Mich (1.5)
04 7. xxx West, Robert (1.0) xxx Garrett, Damon T (1.0)
04 8. xxx Messing, Aaron (1.0) xxx Nayak, Mohan Rao (1.0)
04 9. xxx Katz, Harry S (1.0) xxx Fortunato, Joseph (1.0)
04 10. xxx Rivero, Rene Thoma (1.0) xxx Hart, Glen B (0.5)
04 11. xxx Smalt, Bob (0.0) xxx Kirck, Charles H. (0.5)
04 0.0 Korn, David Allan (1.5) BYE REQUESTED

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pairings for Round Three, WOCC Club Championship

Rd Bd Scr White Scr Black
03 1. ___ Minkov, Ari (2.0) ___ Race, Doran (2.0)
03 2. ___ Pedersen, Roger E (1.5) ___ Fredericks, Jason (2.0)
03 3. ___ Cohen, Bryan Paul (1.5) ___ Burn, Murray (1.5)
03 4. ___ Zilbermintz, Lev (1.0) ___ Messing, Aaron (1.0)
03 5. ___ Martinez, Alberto (1.0) ___ Garrett, Damon T (1.0)
03 6. ___ Boxer, Matthew (1.0) ___ Korn, David Allan (1.0)
03 7. ___ Hart, Charles M (1.0) ___ West, Robert (1.0)
03 8. ___ Trieste, Edward Wi (1.0) ___ Hart, Glen B (0.5)
03 9. ___ Kirck, Charles H. (0.5) ___ Katz, Harry S (0.0)
03 10. ___ Nayak, Mohan Rao (0.5) ___ Rivero, Rene Thoma (0.5)
03 11. ___ Fortunato, Joseph (0.0) ___ Smalt, Bob (0.0)
03 0.5 Hagerty, John Mich (1.5) BYE REQUESTED

Monday, March 26, 2012

Announcement of Single Nights Closure in mid-May

Dear WOCC Club Members and good friends:

President John Hagerty has asked us to notify through the blog the closure of the club, the third Tuesday of May the 15th.

The Township of West Orange has operational needs, and we all appreciate the early to far in advance notice this time and/or busy club officers catching it for us among already great service to the club!

The editor has to pinch himself, each time, not out of disappointment, but mindful gratitude, to remind himself to remind all of you for John, Harry, Ken that the club is a courtesy of the greater community, that it is never a matter of what is absent, but what is president.

The good people of our club make it a great club, the good chess never hurts either (well, not always anyway, smiles), but the well appointed facility with safe good parking, cool in hot summers, warm in blustery winters is a golden provision. Thank you to West Orange.

WOCC

Friday, March 23, 2012

Results for Round Two and Tentative Pairings R3: WOCC Club Championship 2012



Another special video, here. Video two here, video three [1], click red. Karpov also in his alien aspect.

[Editor, recently problems with html across ALL browsers for ALL users, red won't show despite edited version shown as accepting it... what can I do, the fix takes a lot of time........... Four years ago, with the nice black background, links shows in an obvious purple-blue which worked great, but now it is grey. This problem comes and goes for months at a time, like El Nino, and right now it is back. Sorry. Hence the red used to date... long story... ]

Round 2 results
Rd Bd Scr White Scr Black
02 1. Fredericks, Jason (1.0) 1-0 Zilbermintz, Lev (1.0)
02 2. Race, Doran (1.0) 1-0 Boxer, Matthew (1.0)
02 3. Minkov, Ari (1.0) 1-0 Hart, Charles M (1.0)
02 4. Hart, Glen B (0.5) 0-1 Pedersen, Roger E (0.5)
02 5. Rivero, Rene Thoma (0.5) 1.0 Cohen, Bryan Paul (0.5)
02 6. Burn, Murray (0.5) 1-0 Nayak, Mohan Rao (0.5)
02 7. Garrett, Damon T (0.0) 1-0 Kirck, Charles H. (0.5)
02 8. Fortunato, Joseph (0.0) 0-1 Messing, Aaron (0.0)
02 9. Katz, Harry S (0.0) 0-1 Korn, David Allan (0.0)
02 10 Smalt, Bob (0.0) 0-1 West, Robert (0.0)
02 0.5 Mangion, Ian (1.5) BYE REQUESTED
02 0.5 Hagerty, John Mich (0.5) BYE REQUESTED
02 0.5 Martinez, Alberto (0.5) BYE REQUESTED
02 0.5 Trieste, Edward Wi (0.5) BYE REQUESTED

Tentative Round 3
Rd Bd Scr White Scr Black
03 1. xxx Minkov, Ari (2.0) xxx Race, Doran (2.0)
03 2. xxx Pedersen, Roger E (1.5) xxx Fredericks, Jason (2.0)
03 3. xxx Cohen, Bryan Paul (1.5) xxx Mangion, Ian (1.5)
03 4. xxx Zilbermintz, Lev (1.0) xxx Burn, Murray (1.5)
03 5. xxx Messing, Aaron (1.0) xxx Martinez, Alberto (1.0)
03 6. xxx Boxer, Matthew (1.0) xxx Korn, David Allan (1.0)
03 7. xxx Hart, Charles M (1.0) xxx West, Robert (1.0)
03 8. xxx Trieste, Edward Wi (1.0) xxx Garrett, Damon T (1.0)
03 9. xxx Kirck, Charles H. (0.5) xxx Hart, Glen B (0.5)
03 10. xxx Nayak, Mohan Rao (0.5) xxx Rivero, Rene Thoma (0.5)
03 11. xxx Katz, Harry S (0.0) xxx Fortunato, Joseph (0.0)
03 1.0 Smalt, Bob (0.0) BYE
03 0.5 Hagerty, John Mich (1.0) BYE REQUESTED

Roger E Pedersen
one word: game producer at a o l dot com
Author of "Game Design Foundations 2nd Edition" (link in red, at left)


Modesty... tempered by excellence [2]

[1] Same problem, so link to video three here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kEwuRyxo5M

[2] Well, OK, its not chess, not by a long stretch, but after Magnus and Kasparov, why not?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Roster, Vital or How Do You Spell Microsoft.xls?

















(Double click image to enlarge)

John has asked the editor to ask all of you, if anyone is available to keep the club roster going forward? Our Secretary not only can do it with his eye's closed--as he calls it--BUT positively LOVES spreadsheets the way some men love Corvettes, cigarette's, or wine, or some specific genders like Italian shoes and hand crafted leather handbags, really its true, but:

he soon won't be able to do it for the club. It is not a sheet with formula's, but lots of data entry, phone numbers. For example, Roger and us have been up to date for a long time, but his had a deletion of a previously perfectly good number. His contact is vital to John, Doran, our club. But phone numbers change, get phased out. All that. It is rigorous. The volume of work there is scant, but it is ongoing...

So the task is one of immediacy. We had visits last night, one filled out our sheet. Good. James is obviously on a tear, playing well, and back from hiatus, and I asked John to make sure he got the sheet. We needed his email and phone number.

It is very bad practice to write phone numbers on little pieces of paper, think Bliss's GTD or Getting Things Done (link in red at L) or Franklin-Covey Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Franklin Day Planner. Another classic is Lakein's 'How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life'. Think having to learn to allocate tasks, identify, retain, and complete them before the age of Smart-Phones. Think remember and pay attention. Think mental construct.

So anyway, there is no catching up. The editor, if he does not do it the next day, does it the day after that, then saves the file to the gmail, as a draft. Then John or Doran can be in Jakarta and its there. Smiles.

What is this all about? It is important. We don't seek more money, bigger names, more class players, no. We seek to always see more good persons. Think of the walk in's--Reiska, Mr. Messing now, some of the youth, Rob now, Jason, one by one build it and they will come.

The blog supports it, the gmail is fed by the list. The list feeds the blog. Folks show up, new email. In sales, a few referrals alone will not make your business. Well, OK, they do help. But the real kicker is referrals of REFERRALS. That is power.



Speaking of power. Make that the triumphate of Fischer, Kasparov, and Carlsen. This is another good one. Really good. Part one of four.

[Part two for above, part three, and part four, linked in red. Start of video one here, 1:19 to 2:24 mark+. Just try sitting across from this guy, before you hit the clock... intimidation.]

Power is the club gifting scholarships, it is more youth, it is more clocks, it is a new notebook, it is more capable TD's (as in quantity only), it is several, not just one candidate VP's. A VP is more than a VP. A VP is a President in development. A VP is a President in absentia when needed

So this list is the editors parting gift. Please help the club, someone. It is taking the emails and adding them to the roster, when the email is wrong, calling someone, or asking them to confirm. One brick at a time. One day, you look up, and you have a hundred names.

Four persons results in 24 possible combinations of conversations (editor looks to our esteemed club Treasurer, who teaches Statistcs at Seton Hall University to obviously correct me). Five is 120 conversations. Six persons results in 720. 8!=40,320. As it goes exponential, the creative, social, economic, and spiritual richness expands. Try fifty or sixty persons taken exponentially. It's a network. Bob West calls Mohan. Ian runs into Mark who talks to Glen. Glen talks to Goeller. Goeller runs into Yacovin, who tells a student, try to play more weekly tournaments. A new student seeks out a serious GM. On and on. Think network.

The club is a body of like minded persons, in civil conduct, open (usually) to the public, connected, in our era, by rapid electronic communication, of email and the internet. This gives wide access. Access gives growth, growth gives more quality. Blogs can mean, for example, a strikingly poignant video of the greatest chess player of all time, on Sixty Minutes, it means his counterpart, Magnus Carlsen on same, and sharing it. Some of these things, while in popular media, can be hard to find [1].

The roster. Very basic, but constant. The club crankshaft. Not the legs or the wheels, but the hub.

If John or Ken or Harry all went at once, in whatever form, where is the club? Is it on slips of paper, is it Charlie or John B having a key? This roster is secure on the web, an existence system (red at left).

Lastly, this is not a request for a blogger. Roger can fill in there. And the blog is not the matter, nor emails. Those are tools of communication, coordination, plans, decisions, and implementation, it is really project management, of which the blog is a major tool for attracting and distributing incentive and determination. Wew.

[1] It is four persons telling the editor he is long winded.

Monday, March 19, 2012

UPDATE: Bye's and ongoing discussion of policy as it evolves




















The Pause that Refreshes

From: John Hagerty [mailto:______________.com]
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2012 8:47 PM
To: Ian Mangion; game_____ucer; doran race; dav__d_k__n
Subject: 2nd Round 1/2 point bye

[Dear] Ian,

Thank you for the e-mail notice; I can give you a 1/2 point bye for Round 2. We look forward to seeing you in Round 3.

We are going to follow the lead of the Marshall Chess Club in which we will permit last minute changes to redoing pairings. Doran Race did the research for me on this, at my request, and found out that advance pairings are "unofficial" with the caveat that they might change until about one hour before the games.

This method will help us avoid forfeits and hopefully bring them down to near 0.0%. I still like the idea of trying to let players prepare with White or Black and perhaps even against a specific opponent but to have too many forfeits is a bad thing for the morale of players (after all, most guys want to play!)

and forfeited results can unfairly skew the results for determining class prize winners and maybe even mess up tiebreak points, if they are needed to determine the Club Champion.

Hopefully, this methodology will not be abused and we will hand out forfeits if too short a notice is given or if one has used up their quota of three 1/2 point byes.

Fortunately, because we have the pairing program on the club`s laptop, we will be able to do this without much hassle. In fact, I am sending this e-mail to Doran, Roger (who operates the laptop) and to our Secretary, David Korn of whom I will ask to have attached this notice to our blog listing of the next round pairings.

John M. Hagerty,
WOCC President and Chief TD for the WOCC Championship

ps. The laptop will be present at all the rounds and we will have pairing cards as a "backup" if needed.


Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:13:40 -0400
Subject: Re: when to pair one round per week tournamnet
From: marshall___________@___.com
To: doran___e@______.com

Dear Doran,

We usually pair just before the start of the round for the reasons listed by you. Almost always there are last minute bye requests.Should players ask for their next pairing we give them a the unofficial pairing at that time with the caveat that it might change.

For big FIDE rated events such as the NY International or our Club Championship we publish the pairings ASAP, but still keep them "unofficial" until about one hour before the game.

Good luck with your tournament!

Regards,

Marcus Fenner
Club manager

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 12:21 PM, doran race wrote:

Dear Marshall Chess club
When you hold tournaments that have one round a week when do you do the pairings? I have noticed that if you pair a week in advance there are more forfiets. If you pair the night of the round say 30min before game time there rre fewer forfiets becuase players can request a half point bye if they have an unforseen problem.

Your reply will help the West Orange chess club run their club championship. A grand Prix event that starts next tuesday at 8pm. I am on the tournament committee, I will be an assistent TD for the club championship and a contender. The chief TD has asked me to ask you when you pair. I am also a former Marshall Chess club member, but I cant afford the commuting costs to play at you club.

Doran Race 12183660

Friday, March 16, 2012

AMAZING: Bobby Fischer on 60 Minutes



Totally wonderful. Hat tip ChessCafe.com, link here in red: 'Bobby Fischer on 60 Minutes'

'In 1972, Mike Wallace profiled the infamous Bobby Fischer, who was then only twenty-nine-years old and training for his famous Cold War showdown against Russia's Boris Spassky.'

Fischer is an absolute hoot! Warranted self prepossessed confidence: the best in the world for a long, long time (maybe for a long, long time anyway), and he certainly knew it, but now THEY had to recognize it.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Results, West Orange Chess Club Championship 2012




















By Roger Pedersen: 'Most likely round 2 pairings (possible the players below 1 point may change due to new entries)

Rd Bd Scr White Scr Black
02 1. xxx Minkov, Ari (1.0) xxx Zilbermintz, Lev (1.0)
02 2. xxx Race, Doran (1.0) xxx Boxer, Matthew (1.0)
02 3. xxx Fredericks, Jason (1.0) xxx Mangion, Ian (1.0)
02 4. xxx Hart, Charles M (1.0) xxx Pedersen, Roger E (0.5)

02 5. xxx Rivero, Rene Thoma (0.5) xxx Cohen, Bryan Paul (0.5)
02 6. xxx Burn, Murray (0.5) xxx Nayak, Mohan Rao (0.5)
02 7. xxx Garrett, Damon T (0.0) xxx Kirck, Charles H. (0.5)
02 8. xxx Fortunato, Joseph (0.0) xxx Messing, Aaron (0.0)
02 9. xxx Katz, Harry S (0.0) xxx Korn, David Allan (0.0)
02 10. xxx Smalt, Bob (0.0) xxx West, Robert (0.0)

02 0.5 Trieste, Edward Wi (0.5) BYE REQUESTED
02 0.5 Martinez, Alberto (0.5) BYE REQUESTED
02 0.5 Hagerty, John Mich (0.5) BYE REQUESTED'

















West Orange Chess Club Championship 2012 -- West Orange Chess Club Championship 2012 Wall Chart, Page 1

Name/State ID Group/Team Rate Rnd 1
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1. Zilbermintz, Lev |2090 | W 11 |
NJ 12476202 | | 1.0 |
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2. Race, Doran |2012 | B 13 |
NY 12183660 | | 1.0 |
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3. Mangion, Ian |2010 | W 14 |
NJ 13497907 | | 1.0 |
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4. Minkov, Ari |1989 | B 16 |
NJ 12676135 | | 1.0 |
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5. Pedersen, Roger E |1940 | W 17 |
NJ 10092990 | | 0.5 |
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6. Fredericks, Jason |1926 | B 19 |
NJ | | 1.0 |
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7. Martinez, Alberto |1923 | HALF |
NJ 12490535 | | 0.5 |
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8. Boxer, Matthew |1900 | W 20 |
NJ 12510577 | | 1.0 |
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9. Hart, Charles M |1900 | B 18 |
NJ 10004071 | | 1.0 |
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10. Cohen, Bryan Paul |1840 | W 12 |
NJ 20020149 | | 0.5 |
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11. Garrett, Damon T |1795 | B 1 |
NJ 12545276 | | 0.0 |
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12. Burn, Murray |1770 | B 10 |
NJ 10104891 | | 0.5 |
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13. Messing, Aaron |1741 | W 2 |
NJ 12289210 | | 0.0 |
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14. Katz, Harry S |1732 | B 3 |
NJ 12052860 | | 0.0 |
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15. Nayak, Mohan Rao |1697 | HALF |
NJ 12237580 | | 0.5 |
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16. West, Robert |1668 | W 4 |
NJ 12904515 | | 0.0 |
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17. Rivero, Rene Thoma |1640 | B 5 |
NJ 12441215 | | 0.5 |
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18. Fortunato, Joseph |1634 | W 9 |
NJ 12932570 | | 0.0 |
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19. Korn, David Allan |1607 | W 6 |
NJ 14564164 | | 0.0 |
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20. Smalt, Bob |1600 | B 8 |
NJ | | 0.0 |
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21. Hagerty, John Mich |1574 | HALF |
NJ 10043816 | | 0.5 |
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22. Trieste, Edward Wi |1401 | B 23 |
NJ 12029830 | | 0.5 |
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23. Kirck, Charles H. |1363 | W 22 |
NJ | | 0.5 |
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Han Hollander interviews Max Euwe and Capablanca



Han Hollander interviews Max Euwe and Capablanca, click link in red at left. Hat tip chessBase.com, here.

'Radio Reporter Han Hollander speaks with José Raúl Capablanca and Max Euwe about the forthcoming match Euwe-Alekhine. The video starts with Hollander playing a game against Euwe and thinking he is lost. Capablanca then enters and shows him how he can actually win the position.

'They then discusses the upcoming World Championship match between Euwe and Alekhine, on which Capablanca says (at 1:15 into the video): "Dr. Alekhine's game is 20% bluff. Dr. Euwe's game is clear and straightforward. Dr. Euwe's game – not so strong as Alekhine's in some respects – is more evenly balanced."'

Friday, March 09, 2012

Not just black and white; chess, on the local level, is colorful

Article here. Fantastic!

'Not just black and white; chess, on the local level, is colorful'.

We all appreciate Pete Genovese's effort. A great guy, professional.

Thank you, WOCC!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Capablanca Interviewed in 1939 Edward Winter

Incredible! Incredible. Just incredible:

Link here: Capablanca Interviewed in 1939, Edward Winter.

Incredible. Read it. Read it!

Star Ledger Set to Print, Tomorrow, Friday

Lets wait and see. The Star Ledger indicates they plan top run the article tomorrow, Friday. All I know is, their very good Features writer Pete Genovese has made a real effort, and their news organization is very professional, invested in his A. interviewing and meeting with us, B. sending a very professional photographer who took what must have been many hundreds of photos of us, the club, C. he asked to come back again Tuesday, two nights ago, and D. has corresponded with the club Secretary in volume and frequency yesterday and tomorrow, through the last two days. Six emails from him and six back, last thirty-five hours. Sitting on tenterhooks here...

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Plano teen makes his move toward chess elite




For video replay, click toolbar above. Impressive!

By DAVID SCHECHTER

WFAA, Posted on December 21, 2010 at 4:59 PM. Updated Tuesday, Dec 21 at 11:04 PM

'RICHARDSON — Survival of the fittest is no small matter when your name is "Darwin" — Darwin Yang.

'"The joy of victory is very enjoyable," said the 14-year-old Plano boy. "I just want to win."

'At an elite tournament sponsored by the top-ranked University of Texas at Dallas chess team this week, Yang hoped to reach the rare status of "International Master."

'For his age, he's the best chess player in the United States, and he hoped to achieve a status just below a top-rated Grandmaster.

'"He definately stands out," said Jim Stallings, Director of Chess at UT-Dallas'.

Full article continue here, link in red.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Final Results: WOCC 2012 Winter Swiss

12:13 pm:

Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round|
Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
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1 | JUAN TICA |4.0 |W 7|W 9|W 5|W 3|
NJ | 14020117 / R: 2151 ->2171 | | | | | |

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2 | ROGER E PEDERSEN |3.0 |W 13|D 4|D 9|W 7|
NJ | 10092990 / R: 1926 ->1940 | | | | | |

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3 | LEV ZILBERMINTZ |2.5 |W 6|H |W 4|L 1|
NJ | 12476202 / R: 2085 ->2090 | | | | | |

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4 | ARI MINKOV |2.5 |W 8|D 2|L 3|W 9|
NJ | 12676135 / R: 1987 ->1989 | | | | | |

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5 | DORAN RACE |2.5 |W 10|W 11|L 1|D 6|
NY | 12183660 / R: 1984 ->1985 | | | | | |

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6 | ALBERTO MARTINEZ |2.5 |L 3|W 13|W 11|D 5|
NJ | 12490535 / R: 1921 ->1923 | | | | | |

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7 | CHARLES M HART |2.0 |L 1|W 12|W 8|L 2|
NJ | 10004071 / R: 1900 ->1900 | | | | | |
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8 | ROBERT WEST |2.0 |L 4|W 10|L 7|W 12|
NJ | 12904515 / R: 1644 ->1668 | | | | | |
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9 | MATTHEW BOXER |1.5 |W 12|L 1|D 2|L 4|
NJ | 12510577 / R: 1900 ->1900 | | | | | |
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10 | BRYAN PAUL COHEN |1.5 |L 5|L 8|D 13|W 11|
NJ | 20020149 / R: 1867 ->1840 | | | | | |
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11 | ALIS AMPARO |1.0 |B |L 5|L 6|L 10|
NJ | 14706317 / R: 1516P1 ->1440P4 | | | | | |
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12 | EDWARD WILLIAM TRIESTE |1.0 |L 9|L 7|B |L 8|
NJ | 12029830 / R: 1413 ->1401 | | | | | |
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13 | RENE THOMAS RIVERO |0.5 |L 2|L 6|D 10|U |
NJ | 12441215 / R: 1665 ->1661 | | | | | |
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11:07 am Note from Roger: 'The tournament was rated awaiting the USCF display of it.

'Winners Tica 4.0 at 1st $75,
Pedersen 3.0 at 2nd $55,
3rd with 2.5 Zilbermintz, Race and Minkov

'Under 1910 Martinez with 2.5 $20
Under 1710 West 2.0 $20'

Roger E Pedersen, gameproducer a t a o l d o t c o m
Author of "Game Design Foundations 2nd Edition" [1]

[1] Link to Roger's book, here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

42nd World Team, Selective Report of Results: Club Members, Friends, Well Known

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Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|
Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |
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1 | ALEJANDRO RAMIREZ |6.0 |W 677|W 330|W 480|W 183|W 340|W 95|
TX | 12688291 / R: 2667 ->2674 | | | | | | | |
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2 | JOEL BENJAMIN |6.0 |W 826|W 865|W 296|W 613|W 676|W 892|
NJ | 10102511 / R: 2625 ->2627 | | | | | | | |
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3 | DEAN IPPOLITO |6.0 |W 210|W 995|W1078|W 469|W 670|W 667|
NJ | 12445752 / R: 2525 ->2534 | | | | | | | |
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7 | MIKHAIL ZLOTNIKOV |6.0 |W 632|W 692|W 190|W 998|W 483|W1113|
NJ | 11453015 / R: 2342 ->2354 | | | | | | | |

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18 | NATHAN RESIKA |5.5 |W 850|W 715|W 226|W 496|W1080|D 196|
NY | 12444347 / R: 2245 ->2255 | | | | | | | |

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25 | PETER HESS |5.5 |W 724|W 707|W 242|D 63|W 234|W 533|
NY | 12775194 / R: 1947 ->2010 | | | | | | | |
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34 | ROBERT L HESS |5.0 |W 998|D 328|D 995|W 663|W 467|W 662|
NY | 12749774 / R: 2717 ->2708 | | | | | | | |
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35 | DAVID VIGORITO |5.0 |W 494|W 821|L 96|W 192|W 493|W 817|
MA | 12426279 / R: 2556 ->2554 | | | | | | | |
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39 | JAMES A RIZZITANO |5.0 |W 136|D 830|D 100|W 684|W 496|W 101|
MA | 10019656 / R: 2390 ->2392 | | | | | | | |
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54 | ARTHUR MACHAN MACASPAC |5.0 |W 150|W 686|W1186|W 100|D 197|D 428|
NJ | 12644605 / R: 2127 ->2141 | | | | | | | |
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71 | ALBERTO MARTINEZ |5.0 |W 490|D 709|W1190|W 725|W 892|D1000|
NJ | 12490535 / R: 1895 ->1921 | | | | | | | |

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88 | LEONID G YUDASIN |4.5 |W1000|D 108|W1020|W 96|L 91|W 995|
NY | 12542077 / R: 2614 ->2601 | | | | | | | |
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90 | YAACOV NOROWITZ |4.5 |H |W 840|W 833|D 666|D 681|W 709|
NJ | 12566496 / R: 2557 ->2545 | | | | | | | |
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124 | MICHAEL GOELLER |4.5 |D 151|W 993|W1185|W 581|L 671|W 684|
NJ | 12001920 / R: 2038 ->2049 | | | | | | | |
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128 | HANON W RUSSELL |4.5 |W 284|D 258|W 726|W 141|D 232|D 111|
CT | 10036917 / R: 2020 ->2033 | | | | | | | |
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132 | ARI MINKOV |4.5 |W1083|W 737|W 385|L 213|D 550|W 242|
NJ | 12676135 / R: 1976 ->1986 | | | | | | | |

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142 | ANTHONY NORRIS |4.5 |W 891|D 827|W 667|W 887|L 210|W 750|
NJ | 12758884 / R: 1917 ->1948 | | | | | | | |
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144 | ROGER E PEDERSEN |4.5 |L 203|W 592|W 908|W1036|D 304|W 265|
NJ | 10092990 / R: 1925 ->1926 | | | | | | | |

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170 | TOMMY ZHANG |4.5 |W 805|W1187|W 872|L 585|D 402|W 915|
NY | 14491570 / R: 1485 ->1555 | | | | | | | |
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193 | MARK D KERNIGHAN |4.0 |L 663|W 401|W 904|D 819|W 249|D 470|
NJ | 12147190 / R: 2256 ->2253 | | | | | | | |
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198 | TODD W LUNNA |4.0 |D 364|L 93|W 143|W 834|W 361|D 335|
NJ | 10047943 / R: 2210 ->2208 | | | | | | | |
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207 | DEREK SLATER |4.0 |W 543|W 685|D 489|D 45|D 727|D 219|
MA | 12401039 / R: 2152 ->2149 | | | | | | | |
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240 | DAVID I RUBENFELD |4.0 |D 204|W 405|W 725|D 205|D 475|D 697|
NY | 12906845 / R: 1953 ->1981 | | | | | | | |
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243 | ARAVIND KUMAR |4.0 |W 584|W 351|L 299|W 386|L 202|W 882|
NJ | 13668844 / R: 1963 ->1962 | | | | | | | |
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335 | JAMES R WEST |3.5 |W 851|L 428|W 869|D 358|D 344|D 198|
NJ | 10044812 / R: 2204 ->2200 | | | | | | | |
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336 | ARTHUR B BISGUIER |3.5 |W 704|L 4|D 236|D 840|W1076|D 839|
MA | 10125260 / R: 2200 ->2200 | | | | | | | |
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350 | IAN MANGION |3.5 |W 386|D 114|W 600|W 584|F |U |
NJ | 13497907 / R: 1995 ->2006 | | | | | | | |
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364 | ANGELO DEPALMA |3.5 |D 198|W 897|W 758|L 119|W 927|L 496|
NJ | 12445887 / R: 1888 ->1890 | | | | | | | |
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470 | STEPHEN E STOYKO |3.0 |D 333|L 12|W 728|W 520|L 16|D 193|
NJ | 10050227 / R: 2281 ->2272 | | | | | | | |
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521 | MATTHEW BOXER |3.0 |L 476|D 382|W1029|D 861|D 374|D 877|
NJ | 12510577 / R: 1916 ->1900 | | | | | | | |

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526 | BRYAN PAUL COHEN |3.0 |L 55|W 303|D 173|L 299|D1051|W 743|
NJ | 20020149 / R: 1898 ->1867 | | | | | | | |

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536 | JOHN MOLDOVAN |3.0 |L 106|W 602|D 311|D 211|D 154|D 133|
NJ | 12394542 / R: 1817 ->1823 | | | | | | | |
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585 | DAVID ALLAN KORN |3.0 |L 495|W 641|W 626|W 170|L 646|L 451|
NJ | 14564164 / R:
1646 ->1613 | | | | | | | |
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588 | MIKHAIL KRUGLYAK |3.0 |H |W 739|W 313|L 504|L 391|D 603|
NJ | 12612509 / R: 1588 ->1600 | | | | | | | |
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589 | HAL SPRECHMAN |3.0 |W 922|L 256|L 685|D 457|D 577|W 309|
NJ | 12454908 / R: 1593 ->1596 | | | | | | | |
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662 | RUSUDAN GOLETIANI |2.5 |W 678|L 340|D 36|L 4|W 468|L 34|
NY | 12807449 / R: 2337 ->2332 | | | | | | | |
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664 | CARSTEN HANSEN |2.5 |W 828|D 208|W 863|L 57|L 13|L 94|
NJ | 12683277 / R: 2318 ->2298 | | | | | | | |
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674 | LEV ZILBERMINTZ |2.5 |L 38|D 116|D 422|D 728|L 61|W 512|
NJ | 12476202 / R: 2111 ->2092 | | | | | | | |

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760 | JOHN MICHAEL HAGERTY |2.5 |D1085|D 603|W1161|D 651|L 618|L 150|
NJ | 10043816 / R: 1573 ->1540 | | | | | | | |

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784 | CHARLES H KIRCK |2.5 |D1063|D 280|D 707|L 961|W 955|L 591|
NJ | 12505370 / R: 1360 ->1341 | | | | | | | |

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824 | JUAN TICA |2.0 |L 94|D 512|W 891|D 709|L 359|L 97|
NJ | 14020117 / R: 2190 ->2154 | | | | | | | |

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832 | DORAN RACE |2.0 |L 185|L 238|W1182|W 833|L 549|L 542|
NY | 12183660 / R: 2012 ->1984 | | | | | | | |

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720 | POLLY P WRIGHT |2.5 |L 929|D 835|L 672|L1113|W1022|W 844|
NY | 11041957 / R: 1797 ->1775 | | | | | | | |
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862 | DAMON T GARRETT |2.0 |L 215|W1123|L 447|W 313|L 870|L 400|
NJ | 12545276 / R: 1808 ->1760 | | | | | | | |

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874 | JOSEPH A FORTUNATO |2.0 |L 845|L 888|W1162|W 942|L 429|L 846|
NJ | 12932570 / R: 1680 ->1637 | | | | | | | |

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951 | JARON BERNARD |2.0 |L 28|W1205|L 900|W1145|L 431|L 437|
NJ | 13556911 / R: 1087 ->1124 | | | | | | | |
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1015 | GLEN B HART |1.5 |L 125|L 770|D 796|D 500|L 425|D 683|
NJ | 12456765 / R: 1746 ->1710 | | | | | | | |
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1077 | CHARLES M HART |1.0 |L 474|W 389|L 901|L 159|F |U |
NJ | 10004071 / R: 1909 ->1900 | | | | | | | |

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1089 | ROBERT WEST |1.0 |L 253|L1018|W1069|L 934|U |U |
NJ | 12904515 / R: 1690 ->1644 | | | | | | | |

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1106 | ROBERT L LYNN |1.0 |U |U |U |U |W 645|L 263|
NJ | 14010970 / R: 1428 ->1432 | | | | | | | |
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1202 | STEVE MOCTEZUMA |0.0 |U |U |U |U |U |U |
NJ | 12683162 / R: 1555 ->1555 | | | | | | | |
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Recent Game from 42nd World Team, Mangion vs. Oresick

























Problems, problems. Problems!

Our very dear friend Ian Mangion kindly forwarded the editor this game. We publish on the fly.

We are confident, that given time and liberty, he would elaborate as Juan and Roger did, but take his submittal as far more a matter of gaining what is present, than noting what is absent, half full as it were.

We thank him for sharing his game. Ian is always positive, a great person to be around. Truly.

Please click here, for navigable game viewer. It is suggested, once you are at that web page, hit 'Full Screen', at the buttons top, it is the last on the right.

Thank you Ian. Now he owes the WOCC. He is hereby obligated to play in our seven round Club Championship, starting in 19 days, Tue 13 Mar, 2012. Failure to show up results in, well, consequences :- .

I call this a good trade for our club. A pgn text for seven games he is to participate in, 3.33 hours, travel, well, nineteen hours for my 40 minutes. Thats 28:1 leverage. Like options on casino stocks, out of the money calls, three weeks till expiration. Put me in for twenty contracts. Low cost, high reward, minimal exposure. Low P/E. High growth rate, low beta, social conscious investing. No debt. Cash on hand. Good products. Clean image. Good reputation. Ian.

His note, and text of game:














As he told us: 'I haven't had a chance to go over this game, but I'm guessing it'll be one of my favorites. My opponent didn't play the best, but still I'd call it either 'A Tragedy on the Dark Squares' or something else to note his hundreds of knight moves. How often do you mate the king on e8 on move 34??'

[Event "USATE"]
[Site "Parsippany"]
[Date "2012.02.19"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Ian Mangion"]
[Black "Robert Oresick"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2006"]
[BlackElo "1590"]
[ECO "B81"]
[EventDate "2012.02.19"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.g4 h5 7.g5 Ng4 8.h3
Ne5 9.Be3 Bd7 10.f4 Nec6 11.Nf3 g6 12.Qd2 a6 13.a4 Bg7 14.Qxd6 Bxc3+
15.bxc3 Qa5 16.Qc5 Qxc5 17.Bxc5 Ne7 18.Bd3 Bc6 19.Nd4 Nd7 20.Bd6 Rc8
21.Rh2 Nf8 22.Rd2 Bd7 23.h4 Nh7 24.Nb3 Nc6 25.Nc5 e5 26.fxe5 Nf8 27.
Nxb7 Ne6 28.Bxa6 Ne7 29.Bb4 Rc6 30.Bb5 Nc8 31.Rad1 Nb6 32.Bxc6 Bxc6
33.Rd8+ Nxd8 34.Rxd8# 1-0

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Annotated: Recent Game from 42nd World Team, Pedersen vs. Shusterman

Roger had a brilliant win Monday, versus a strong player. While the game score is provided below, click here for the navigable chess viewer.

This shows a full board, and you can click and replay all the moves.

Congratulations Roger, who 'went 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss to a 2180 player, as board 3'.

(1) Roger E Pedersen,1903 - Ariel Shusterman,1818 [B52]
2012 US Amateur Team Championship East, (6), 20.02.2012
[Pedersen,Roger]
509MB, Fritz13.ctg, NEWJERSEY B52: Sicilian: Moscow Variation with 3...Bd7

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Nxd7 5.0-0 g6 6.c3 Bg7 7.d3 Ngf6 last book move

8.Bf4 0-0 9.Qd2 [9.Nbd2 Nh5 10.Be3 Qc7= ]

9...Re8 10.Na3 a6 Covers b5

11.Rad1 b5 12.Nc2 Rc8 13.a3 c4 Black gets more space

14.e5 dxe5 15.Nxe5 Nxe5 16.Bxe5 Qd5 17.Bxf6 Bxf6 18.dxc4 Qxc4 19.Ne3 White threatens to win material: Ne3xc4

19...Qh4 20.Nd5 Be5 Black has a mate threat [20...e6 21.g3 Qg5 22.Nxf6+ Qxf6 23.Qd6= ]

21.g3+/= White threatens to win material: g3xh4

21...Qh3 White king safety dropped

22.Qe2 White threatens to win material: Qe2xe5

22...Bd6 23.Rfe1 Kf8 [23...Kg7 24.Qe4+/= ]

24.Qf3 Rc5 [24...Kg7 25.Nb4 Ra8 26.Rd2+/= ]

25.Re4 [25.b4 Rcc8 26.Nb6 Rb8+/- ]

25...h5 [25...Qf5 26.Qxf5 gxf5 27.Red4+/= ]

26.Qe3 White has a mate threat [>=26.Nxe7 Bxe7 27.Rxe7 Kxe7 28.Qe3+ Kf8 29.Qxc5+ Kg8 30.Qc6+/- ]

26...Kg7?? [26...Qf5 27.Red4+/= ]

27.Qd4+ [>=27.Nf4 ends the debate 27...Bxf4 28.Qxc5+- (28.Qxf4?! Qc8= ; 28.Rxf4?! Qc8= ) ]

27...e5= Black threatens to win material: e5xd4

28.Qd2 Rd8 [28...Qf5 29.Re2 Rd8 30.Qc2 Qxc2 31.Rxc2= ]

29.Qe2 [29.Qg5 Rcc8 30.Rh4 Qf5 31.Qxf5 gxf5 32.Rxh5 Kg6+/- ]

29...Qd7 [29...Qe6 30.Nf4 Qf5 31.Ng2=/+ ]

30.Nb4 White threatens to win material: Nb4xa6 [>=30.Rxe5!? Qc6 31.b4+/- ]

30...a5 Black threatens to win material: a5xb4

31.Nc2 f5 [31...Qc8 32.Re3= ]

32.Re3 [32.b4 axb4 (32...fxe4?? Black cannot capture the rook 33.bxc5 Qc6 34.cxd6+- ; 32...Rxc3 is not possible 33.Rxe5 axb4 34.Nxb4+- ) 33.axb4 Rxc3 34.Rxe5 Qc8 35.Rxd6 Rxd6+/- ]

32...f4? [32...e4!?= might be a viable alternative]

33.gxf4 [33.b4!? axb4 34.axb4+- ]

33...exf4+/- 34.Re6 White threatens to win material: Re6xd6

34...Rg5+ 35.Kf1 [>=35.Kh1 Qb7+ 36.f3+/- ]

35...f3?? stumbles just before the finish line [>=35...Qb7 was possible 36.f3 Bc5= ]

36.Qe3 [>=36.Qe4 might be the shorter path 36...Rg4 37.Rexd6 Rxe4 38.Rxd7+ Rxd7 39.Rxd7+ Kf6 40.Nd4+- ]

36...Re8 [36...Qc6 desperation 37.Qd4+ Kh6 38.Rxd6 Qxd6 39.Qxd6 Rxd6 40.Rxd6 Rg2+- ]

37.Rdxd6 Qc8 38.Qd4+ Kh6 39.Rd7 Rg8 40.Ree7 Rg2 [40...Qxd7 does not solve anything 41.Qxd7 Rg1+ 42.Kxg1 Kg5 43.Rf7 h4 44.Qe7+ Kh5 45.Rh7+ Kg4 46.Ne3+ Kf4 47.Rxh4# ]

41.Qe3+ g5 42.Qe6+ Rg6 43.Rh7# 1-0

Friday, February 17, 2012

Magnus Carlsen on Sixty Minutes This Sunday



The Mozart of Chess

Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is the number one chess player in the world and he loves to see his opponents squirm. Bob Simon reports at Sixty Minutes.

Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers. Watch a preview here: Click red at L.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ironman Triathlon... Woops, Meant to Say 42nd World Team Championship

Does this sound familiar? Here is the explanation, but another version about the major Herculean Chess effort to start this Saturday, below that:

'Ironman Triathlon, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

'An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike and a marathon 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run, raced in that order and without a break. Most Ironman events have a strict time limit of 17 hours to complete the race, where the Ironman race starts at 7:00 AM, the mandatory swim cut off for the 2.4-mile (3.9 km) swim is 2 hours 20 minutes, the bike cut off time is 5:30 PM, and all finishers must complete their marathon by midnight.

'The name Ironman Triathlon refers to both the original Ironman triathlon and the annual Ironman World Championship. Also called Ironman Hawaii, the world championships of the event, held annually in Hawaii since 1978 (with an additional race in 1982), are now preceded by a series of qualifying events. Ironman Triathlon became known for its grueling length, harsh race conditions, and television coverage.'

Does this sound familiar? Here is the explanation, but another version about the major Herculean Chess effort to start this Saturday, below that:



'42nd World Team Amateur, From WOCCpedia, the free chess blog:

'42nd World Team Amateur is one of a series of highly concentrated chess matches organized by the regional TD's (WHAT!) consisting of two rated games Saturday, Sunday, then Monday (two hours for the first forty moves, then an hour for the remainder), quick trips to Wendy's or expensive meals at the Hilton, sustained play, mostly without a break. Most USATE's take about twenty-one hours of chess play to complete, and elapses over a 54 hour time period. The mandatory shut off of mobile phones is required of all participants. All contestants must turn in their score-sheets at the completion of each round. Twenty-One hours of chess in 2.3 days can cause very great thirst. Conditions may vary, so you may want to consult your Doctor if Fritz, StockFish, or Rybka are not available. Dry mouth, headaches, trembles, heavy breathing at control, and excessive consternation have been known to occur.

'The name USATE refers to the original name, US Amateur World Team. Also called World Team Amateur held annually in Parisippany since I don't know when, but also consists of parallel series of qualifying events North, West, and South. USATE became known for its grueling length, harsh lavatory conditions, and coverage by the Newark Star Ledger, and overpriced Amstel Lite in the Bar.'

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Annotated Recent Game from Tournament, Tica vs. Boxer

























Game, Round Three Race Versus Tica, 0-1.

Click here, for navigable java applet, will replay game in chessBase11 format, with full annotations.

For those conventional in needs, direct game score and notes duly copied here:

(1) Race,Doran (2008) - Tica,Juan (2190) [A08]
WOCC Swiss Tournament (3), 14.02.2012
[Tica,Juan]


1.Nf3 d5 2.d3 Nf6 3.Nbd2 c5!? [First critical moment I was thinking in Yugoslav Variation against KIA 3...c6 4.g3 Bg4 5.Bg2 Nbd7 But the game Svidler,P (2739) vs. Kramnik,V (2781) 64th ch-RUS | Moscow RUS | Round 1| 8 Aug 2011 | ECO: A07 | 1-0 gave me a bad impression.]

4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 e5 6.e4 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 So I choose the classical main line against KID with a minus tempo.I decided for this system because I am d4 player for long time and I have some experience in this line as Corcoran,Paul-Tica,Juan 0-1 A08 WOCC Summer Tournament 2011.

8.Re1 d4 9.Nc4 Qc7 10.a4 Ne8! I started my plan with this typical manouever in KID tabiyas: Ne8-f6-Nd6-Be6-b6-a6-b5.

11.h4?! The beginning of a plan with some justification positional but risky.Enterprising but weakens castle.

11...f6 12.Kh2 Nd6 13.Nfd2 Be6 14.Bh3 This was the whole idea of white: h4-Kh2-Bh3-Bxh3 leaving the black with a bad bishop in e7.

14...Bxh3 15.Kxh3 f5[] the only way to tackle the risky white plan: King exposed+Weakening of the Light Square Complex+Underdeveloped.

16.Nxd6 Bxd6 17.exf5 Rxf5 From here I started to understand that I was to play dynamically and vigorously because if I did not get nothing white is going to keep lasting structural advantages: Strong Knight in e4+ Good Bishop.We always have to play what the position requires despite our own style and preferences.

18.Ne4 Raf8 19.Qg4 Kh8? From here I started to plan my attack with Qd7-h5-Rf5 move with discover check.OTB I saw this line: 19. Qd7! 20. Nxd6 h5! +/- 21. Qxf5 forced but 19. Qd7 20. Bh6!(stop h5) discouraged me.For this reason, I thought preparatory moves as: Kh8-Be7.However, the computer found solution: [19...Qd7! 20.Bh6 the most tenacious (20.Nxd6 h5! (Fritz 13: 20...h5 21.Qxf5[] Rxf5 22.Nxf5 Qxf5+ 23.Kg2 c4 24.Bg5 cxd3 25.cxd3 Qxd3 26.Ra3 Qc2 27.Raa1 -2.74/27 ) 21.Qd1 Rf3+ ) 20...R8f7! 21.f4 Qe6! 22.Bg5 h5!! Fritz 13: 23.Qe2 Rxg5+ 24.Kh2 Rg4 25.f5 Rxf5 26.Rf1 Ne7 27.a5 c4 28.a6 b6 29.Rf2 g6 30.Raf1 Nd5 31.Nxd6 Qxd6 32.Rxf5 gxf5 33.Rxf5 e4 34.Rg5+ Rxg5 35.hxg5 exd3 36.cxd3 -5.34/21 ]

20.Bd2?! OTB I did not know what happened: my opponent didn't feel danger or had a cold defense.

20...c4!? Interesting from a human standpoint but strictly bad. The idea was to push c4 while could and open another attack front.So I could play all over the board and exploit to the maximum activity of my pieces, create complications and better conditions for my attack on the kingside. [20...Qd7! Fritz 13: 21.Nxd6 Qxd6 22.f4 exf4 23.Bxf4 Qd7 24.Kh2 Nb4 25.Re2 h5 26.Qf3 Nd5 27.Re4 Kg8 28.a5 Qb5 29.b3 Qb4 30.a6 Qc3 31.Qd1 b5 32.Qc1 R5f6 -1.23/21 ]

21.dxc4? Bb4? I missed it Qd7 again!( three times in arrow) [21...Qd7! Fritz 13: 22.Bg5 h6 23.f3 Bc7 24.Re2 Qf7 25.Nf6 Rxf6 26.Bxf6 gxf6 27.Qf5 Rd8 28.Rf1 Ne7 29.Qd3 Qe6+ 30.g4 f5 31.c5 e4 32.Kg2 -1.44/21 ]

22.c3 [22.Bxb4 Fritz 13: 22...Nxb4 23.Qe2 h6 24.Ra3 a5 25.Kg2 Qc6 26.Rf1 Kg8 27.f3 R5f7 28.Raa1 Rd8 29.Rfd1 Rdf8 0.65/23 ]

22...Qd7! Finally.

23.h5?? Inexplicable blunder why his position had defense. [23.cxb4? h5[] 24.Qxf5[] (24.Qd1?? Rxf2+ 25.g4 R8f3+ ) 24...Qxf5+-+ ; 23.Kg2? Rxf2+! 24.Nxf2 Rxf2+ 25.Kh3 Rh2+! 26.Kxh2 Qxg4 27.cxb4 e4-+ ; 23.Qd1? Rxf2+ 24.g4 R8f3+ 25.Ng3 h5-+ ; 23.Ng5?! dxc3 24.bxc3 (24.Bxc3 Bxc3 25.bxc3 g6-> ) 24...Kg8 25.cxb4 h5-+ ; 23.Bg5! Be7-> with a lot of play yet; 23.f4!? h5[] 24.Qe2 exf4-> with a lot of play yet]

23...Rxh5+ 0-1

Results, Winter Swiss Round Three

Juan obviously in lead at 3.0, +3. Large chasing pack for second place, at 2.0. See you all Saturday!

West Orange Chess Club Winter 2012 Swiss -- West Orange Chess Club Winter 2012 Swiss Wall Chart, Page 1

Name/ID Rate Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4
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1. Tica, Juan |2191 | B 8 | W 6 | B 3 | W 2 |
14020117 | | 1.0 | 2.0 | 3.0 |
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2. Zilbermintz, Lev |2093 | W 9 | --- | B 4 | B 1 |
12476202 | | 1.0 | 1.0 | 2.0 | |
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3. Race, Doran |2008 | B 7 | W 12 | W 1 | B 9 |
12183660 | | 1.0 | 2.0 | 2.0 | |

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4. Minkov, Ari |1955 | W 10 | B 5 | W 2 | B 6 |
12676135 | | 1.0 | 1.5 | 1.5 | |
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5. Pedersen, Roger E |1946 | B 11 | W 4 | B 6 | W 8 |
10092990 | | 1.0 | 1.5 | 2.0
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6. Boxer, Matthew |1924 | W 13 | B 1 | W 5 | W 4 |
12510577 | | 1.0 | 1.0 | 1.5 | |
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7. Cohen, Bryan Paul |1910 | W 3 | B 10 | W 11 | B 13 |
20020149 | | 0.0 | 0.0 |
0.5 | |
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8. Hart, Charles M |1900 | W 1 | B 13 | W 10 | B 5 |
10004071 | | 0.0 | 1.0 | 2.0
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9. Martinez, Alberto |1887 | B 2 | W 11 | B 12 | W 3 |
12490535 | | 0.0 | 1.0 | 2.0
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10. West, Robert |1687 | B 4 | W 7 | B 8 | B 11 |
12904515 | | 0.0 | 1.0 | 1.0 | |
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11. Rivero, Rene Thoma |1665 | W 5 | B 9 | B 7 | W 10 |
12441215 | | 0.0 | 0.0 |
0.5 | |
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12. Amparo, Alis |1522 | --- | B 3 | W 9 | BYE |
14140077 | | 0.0 | 0.0 | 0.0
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13. Trieste, Edward Wi |1397 | B 6 | W 8 | BYE | W 7 |
12029830 | | 0.0 | 0.0
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Remarkable Interviews: A talk with legendary Lajos Portisch – Parts I & II

























As before, one more wonderful interview. Portisch was known for deep analysis and great preparation:

There is a well known story of Fischer or Bronstein, not sure which, knocking on his hotel room (really does not matter who, but same idea). An analysis board is set up. This is of course at least 35 years before the internet or Fritz.

He is analyzing with one of those guys like Spassky or Averbakh, and its move 26, quite well into the middlegame. The next day, this same Fischer or Bronstein, whoever it was, walks by his game in the playing hall of a serious match game, and to his astonishment the very same position he had seen the night before is on the board. This is not a fixed game, but a hard fought game. Portisch had figured it all out the night before. Can you imagine?


A talk with legendary Lajos Portisch – Part I, and A talk with legendary Lajos Portisch – Part II Click red at left. Linked from ChessBase.com:

'01.02.2012 – Lajos Portisch is one of the greatest Hungarian players of all time, and was third in the world at his height. He recently agreed to speak with Albert Silver and gave his first serious interview in English in over 20 years.

'In it he regaled us with stories ranging from his start in chess ate age twelve, to meetings with the great players, and even his many secret meetings with Bobby Fischer!'

Thursday, February 09, 2012

REVISED! Recent Game from Tournament, Tica vs. Boxer







































Position from move 36.Kc2. White moves his K from g1 all the way to 47.Ka3 [1].

Click here, for full chessBase navigable view, might just about do it! [2]















[1] Profound: c.1300, "characterized by intellectual depth," from O.Fr. profund (late 12c.), from L. profundus "deep, bottomless, vast," also "obscure, profound," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + fundus "bottom" (see fund (n.)). The literal and figurative senses both were in Latin, but English, already having deep, primarily employed this word in its figurative sense. Click red at left for full etymological dictionary. Greek rendition: επίθ. βαθύς, βαθυστόχαστος, περισπούδαστος, εμβρθής. Sanskrit: तिगगंभीर, tigagaMbhIra. Chinese: far-reaching adj [reforms, effects, implications] 意义深远

[2] Remember, you can slide the divider bar from the viewer from the board, to the Notation window. This resizes so you get a better view, from L to R.

Recent Game from Tournament, Tica vs. Boxer

Please enjoy Juan's game with Matt. The game went late into Tuesday night, and to his great credit, the latter was able to carry on for a bit with just twenty seconds on the clock. Juan of course prevailed ultimately. Just look at the beauty of his pawn structure!

After the game, Juan who is a medical Doctor in Peru, but is working his way back to credentials, managed to still explain his plans, his game, the possible variation, after the game. His English has made a noticible improvement, even since September. He made it clear. Just try explaining your games in Peru, in Spanish? Try it some time.

[Editor, if we can post this game as a chessTempo embed, or use the ICC or chess.com one, we will. This is not so easy. Believe us, we have tried. They all, repeat, they all have problems! No one has solved this problem yet. No one!]

Enjoy:

Tica,Juan (2191) - Boxer,Mathew (1924) [E11]
WOCC Winter Swiss (2), 07.02.2012
[Tica,Juan]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Bxd2+ 5.Qxd2 d5 6.Nc3 0-0 7.e3 b6?! dxc4 was necesary for open a8-h1 diagonal. 8.cxd5 close the diagonal and 8. Nxd5 is not possible due to 9.e4!. 8...exd5 9.Be2! The correct development way because natural Bd3 don't allow me put pressure in d5.This is important because c5 push is coming with two scenarios: A)Hanging Pawns in c5-d5 or B) Isolated d5 Pawn(against it Nd4-Bf3 idea). 9...Bb7 If he plays Bf5 leaves b7-a6-b5-c6 weak. 10.0-0 Nbd7?! c5 was urgent. 11.b4! Prophylactic because try stop c5 push(unexpendable in this structure) and give more chances for d5 isolanity. 11...c6 12.a4! Complete minority attack+gain space. 12...Qe7 13.Rab1 The beginning correct rook moves. 13...Rac8 14.Rfd1!! Mysterious Rook Move(Nimzowitsch Concept) because natural Rfc1 don't do nothing there but here in d1(pressure in d5 after dxc5) complete the whole white plan: Stop c5+Minority Attack. 14...Rfe8 15.Qa2 Multifunctional: Support a5 push+Keep d5 pressure+Improve Q placement. 15...Ne4 16.Nxe4 Qxe4 17.a5 b5?? Terrible positional mistake due to strong positional pressure.Give me: 1. weak c5 square 2. backward c6 pawn 3. large pawn in b7. 18.Bd3 Qe7 19.Qc2 h6 20.Bf5! Correct plan: Force BxN with good knight/bad bishop position resultant. 20...Rc7 21.Ne1?! Inaccurate,the Ne1-d3-c5 must to wait. 21...Nf6 22.Nd3 Ne4?! 22. g6 23.Bh3 Ne4 with Nd6-c4 idea. 23.Bxe4™ Qxe4 24.Qd2 Bc8 25.Rbc1 f6 26.Rc3 Qe7 27.Rdc1 Bd7 28.Nc5 Rec8 29.Qc2 The ideal position(good K v. bad B+space advantage+strong pressure in c6) but How to make any progress here? and What is the next plan for white?.In my opinion this position is very instructive. 29...Qd6 30.Qg6! First step of my plan: Relocate my queen to overprotect h2 pawn+Support my Kingside expansion. 30...Qe7? More tenacious was 30. Be8 31.Qg4 Bd7 32.Qh4 complete my manouever. 31.Qg3 Be8 32.h4 Kh8 33.Kf1!! The beginning of Epic King March.This powerful positional idea was studied first by Nimzowitsch and succesfully developed by Petrosian.In this position is possible because black is under positional squeeze and white prepare pawn storm attack in kingside so white king must move toward queenside. 33...Kg8 34.Ke2 Kh8 if black wanted to avoid the maneuver with Kh7-Bg6 I had at my disposal Rh1-Kc1-Kb2. 35.Kd2 Kg8 Black received tremendous psychological impact after this manouever and lost strategic orientation. 36.Kc2 Rd8 37.Kb2!? Honestly here I missed it 37. Ne6 winning material but if I had seen this fork had played the same why my Knight was a centaur. 37...Rdc8 38.Qf4 Kf7 39.g4± Black is helpless. 39...Rd8 40.Rh1? Better g5. 40...Qd6 41.Qf3 g6 42.Rcc1 Kg7 43.Rcg1 Rf7 44.Qg2 Qe7 45.g5? More tenacious was fxg5 with h5 closing g -h file. 45...h5 46.gxf6+™ Qxf6 47.Ka3 Rd6 48.Qg3 Re7 49.Rh2 Rd8 50.Rhg2 Qf5 51.Qg5!? I couldn't finish the game in tactical fashion due to my inaccurate play so I forced this exchange for eliminate some black counterplay.Anyway, my idea didn't give me a fast or tactical victory but gave me another weakness in g6. After that the game was over.The rest don't need commentary is pure technique(principle of two weaknesses + goog K v. bad bishop + spatial advantage + etc). 51...Qxg5 52.Rxg5 Kf6 53.Kb2 Bf7 54.Kc3 Be8 55.Kd2 Bf7 56.Nd3 Be8 57.Nf4 Rg7 58.Nxh5+ Kf7 59.Nxg7 Kxg7 60.h5 Kh6 61.hxg6 Kg7 62.f4 Rd6 63.f5 Rf6 64.Rh1 Kg8 65.Rh7 a6 66.Rc7 c5 67.dxc5 Rf8 68.Ra7 Bf7 69.Rxf7 d4 70.Rxf8+ Kxf8 71.f6 Kg8 72.Rd5 dxe3+ 73.Kxe3 1-0

The editor is fully aware, for unknown reasons, above file cannot be CNTL-C, then CNTL-V, to an open chessBase board CNTL=N. Instead, to view this game as distinct from be able to see the notes, you need to copy below, and paste into your WinBoard, chessBase, Fritz viewer, etc.

Thus, as we told Juan in personal conversation today, no one, virtually know one in the 21st Century as far as the web goes ever sits at a computer screen, reading game moves, and reviewing games. Its copy, paste, to a navigable java viewer:

Tica,Juan (2191) - Boxer,Mathew (1924) [E11]
WOCC Winter Swiss (2), 07.02.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Bxd2+ 5.Qxd2 d5 6.Nc3 0-0 7.e3 b6 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.0-0 Nbd7 11.b4 c6 12.a4 Qe7 13.Rab1 Rac8 14.Rfd1 Rfe8 15.Qa2 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Qxe4 17.a5 b5 18.Bd3 Qe7 19.Qc2 h6 20.Bf5 Rc7 21.Ne1 Nf6 22.Nd3 Ne4 23.Bxe4 Qxe4 24.Qd2 Bc8 25.Rbc1 f6 26.Rc3 Qe7 27.Rdc1 Bd7 28.Nc5 Rec8 29.Qc2 Qd6 30.Qg6 Qe7 31.Qg3 Be8 32.h4 Kh8 33.Kf1 Kg8 34.Ke2 Kh8 35.Kd2 Kg8 36.Kc2 Rd8 37.Kb2 Rdc8 38.Qf4 Kf7 39.g4 Rd8 40.Rh1 Qd6 41.Qf3 g6 42.Rcc1 Kg7 43.Rcg1 Rf7 44.Qg2 Qe7 45.g5 h5 46.gxf6+ Qxf6 47.Ka3 Rd6 48.Qg3 Re7 49.Rh2 Rd8 50.Rhg2 Qf5 51.Qg5 Qxg5 52.Rxg5 Kf6 53.Kb2 Bf7 54.Kc3 Be8 55.Kd2 Bf7 56.Nd3 Be8 57.Nf4 Rg7 58.Nxh5+ Kf7 59.Nxg7 Kxg7 60.h5 Kh6 61.hxg6 Kg7 62.f4 Rd6 63.f5 Rf6 64.Rh1 Kg8 65.Rh7 a6 66.Rc7 c5 67.dxc5 Rf8 68.Ra7 Bf7 69.Rxf7 d4 70.Rxf8+ Kxf8 71.f6 Kg8 72.Rd5 dxe3+ 73.Kxe3 1-0

Here is another attempt. Repeat. Repeat, we are experts in chess publishing, this is not easy:

Tica,Juan (2191) - Boxer,Mathew (1924) [E11]
WOCC Winter Swiss (2), 07.02.2012
[Tica,Juan]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Bxd2+ 5.Qxd2 d5 6.Nc3 0-0 7.e3 b6?! dxc4 was necesary for open a8-h1 diagonal.

8.cxd5[] close the diagonal and 8. Nxd5 is not possible due to 9.e4!.

8...exd5 9.Be2! The correct development way because natural Bd3 don't allow me put pressure in d5.This is important because c5 push is coming with two scenarios: A)Hanging Pawns in c5-d5 or B) Isolated d5 Pawn(against it Nd4-Bf3 idea).

9...Bb7 If he plays Bf5 leaves b7-a6-b5-c6 weak.

10.0-0 Nbd7?! c5 was urgent.

11.b4! Prophylactic because try stop c5 push(unexpendable in this structure) and give more chances for d5 isolanity.

11...c6 12.a4! Complete minority attack+gain space.

12...Qe7 13.Rab1 The beginning correct rook moves.

13...Rac8 14.Rfd1!! Mysterious Rook Move(Nimzowitsch Concept) because natural Rfc1 don't do nothing there but here in d1(pressure in d5 after dxc5) complete the whole white plan: Stop c5+Minority Attack.

14...Rfe8 15.Qa2+/= Multifunctional: Support a5 push+Keep d5 pressure+Improve Q placement.

15...Ne4 16.Nxe4 Qxe4 17.a5 b5?? Terrible positional mistake due to strong positional pressure.Give me: 1. weak c5 square 2. backward c6 pawn 3. large pawn in b7.

18.Bd3 Qe7 19.Qc2 h6 20.Bf5! Correct plan: Force BxN with good knight/bad bishop position resultant.

20...Rc7 21.Ne1?! Inaccurate,the Ne1-d3-c5 must to wait.

21...Nf6 22.Nd3 Ne4?! 22. g6 23.Bh3 Ne4 with Nd6-c4 idea.

23.Bxe4[] Qxe4 24.Qd2 Bc8 25.Rbc1 f6 26.Rc3 Qe7 27.Rdc1 Bd7 28.Nc5 Rec8 29.Qc2 The ideal position(good K v. bad B+space advantage+strong pressure in c6) but How to make any progress here? and What is the next plan for white?.In my opinion this position is very instructive.

29...Qd6 30.Qg6! First step of my plan: Relocate my queen to overprotect h2 pawn+Support my Kingside expansion.

30...Qe7? More tenacious was 30. Be8 31.Qg4 Bd7 32.Qh4 complete my manouever.

31.Qg3 Be8 32.h4 Kh8 33.Kf1!! The beginning of Epic King March.This powerful positional idea was studied first by Nimzowitsch and succesfully developed by Petrosian.In this position is possible because black is under positional squeeze and white prepare pawn storm attack in kingside so white king must move toward queenside.

33...Kg8 34.Ke2 Kh8 if black wanted to avoid the maneuver with Kh7-Bg6 I had at my disposal Rh1-Kc1-Kb2.

35.Kd2 Kg8 Black received tremendous psychological impact after this manouever and lost strategic orientation.

36.Kc2 Rd8 37.Kb2!? Honestly here I missed it 37. Ne6 winning material but if I had seen this fork had played the same why my Knight was a centaur.

37...Rdc8 38.Qf4 Kf7 39.g4+/- Black is helpless.

39...Rd8 40.Rh1? Better g5.

40...Qd6 41.Qf3 g6 42.Rcc1 Kg7 43.Rcg1 Rf7 44.Qg2 Qe7 45.g5? More tenacious was fxg5 with h5 closing g -h file.

45...h5 46.gxf6+[] Qxf6 47.Ka3 Rd6 48.Qg3 Re7 49.Rh2 Rd8 50.Rhg2 Qf5 51.Qg5!? I couldn't finish the game in tactical fashion due to my inaccurate play so I forced this exchange for eliminate some black counterplay.Anyway, my idea didn't give me a fast or tactical victory but gave me another weakness in g6. After that the game was over.The rest don't need commentary is pure technique(principle of two weaknesses + goog K v. bad bishop + spatial advantage + etc).

51...Qxg5 52.Rxg5 Kf6 53.Kb2 Bf7 54.Kc3 Be8 55.Kd2 Bf7 56.Nd3 Be8 57.Nf4 Rg7 58.Nxh5+ Kf7 59.Nxg7 Kxg7 60.h5 Kh6 61.hxg6 Kg7 62.f4 Rd6 63.f5 Rf6 64.Rh1 Kg8 65.Rh7 a6 66.Rc7 c5 67.dxc5 Rf8 68.Ra7 Bf7 69.Rxf7 d4 70.Rxf8+ Kxf8 71.f6 Kg8 72.Rd5 dxe3+ 73.Kxe3 1-0