International News Today - Feb 8, 2012

There was a photo finish at the Gibralter tournament, as Nigel Short was able to catch Hou Yifan with a last round victory. The two game play-off went in Short’s favour 1.5-0.5. This was surely Hou’s finest moment in mixed play. Tied for 3rd were Michael Adams, Shak Mamedyarov, Viktor Bologan, and Emil Sutovsky.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of February 3 - 9/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – February 9/12 - Can. Deputy Arbiter at WCC.

PRESS RELEASE #1/12

DATE: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
BY: The Chess Federation of Canada ( CFC )
SUBJECT CONTACT: Hal Bond (halbond@sympatico.ca – Guelph, Ontario )

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of Feb. 10 - 16/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Feb. 16/12 – Ottawa Winter Open.

Starts tomorrow!
Date: Feb. 17 – 19.
Place: RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa.
Type: 5 round Swiss.
Sections: Section A – Masters & U 2200 Prizes; Section B – U 1900 & U 1600 Class Prizes.
EOCA Grand Prix – 1st 2012-3 tournament.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of Feb. 17 - 23/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Feb. 21/12 – 3rd Jerry Hanken FIDE Open.

Canadians did well at this recent USA tournament this past weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In the Open Section ( 48 players, with 7 others above 2000 ), Can. IM Eric Hansen, of Alberta, placed first with 8 straight wins in 8 rounds ( commonly referred to as a “ picket fence “ ). In second was WCM Alexandra Botez, connected to BC, with 6/8 pts. ( 5 wins;1 draw; 1 loss; 1 bye ). Thx to Andrei Botez for drawing it to our attention.

International News Today - Feb 17, 2012

The Aeroflot Open came to a conclusion with a three way tie for 1st, but only one birth in the Dortmund Chess Meeting (Super GM event) later this year. GM Mateusz Bartel from Poland, edged out Anton Korobov and Pajel Eljanov from Ukraine on tie-break. At the age of 27, the Polish Champion has represented his country in the past 3 Olympiads.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of Feb. 24 - March 1/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Feb. 27/12 – Edmonton Chess Champion – Pechenkin!

Congratulations to FM Vladimir Pechenkin on becoming the 2012 Edmonton Champion.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of March 2 - 8/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 8/12 – Riedstra Memorial Winter Regular.

Name: 2012 Richard Riedstra Memorial Winter Regular.
Starts Saturday !! 10 & 11 March 2012.
Location: Kitchener City Hall - 200 King St W.
City: Kitchener.
Province: Ontario.
Number of Rounds: 5.
Type: Swiss.
Three sections: Open, U2000 U1700.
Round Times: Sat 10, 1:30, 6 Sun 10, 3.
Time Control: Rd 1 G/60 Rd 2-5 G/90 +30.
Entry Fee: $50.

International News Today - March 8, 2012

We're at a little bit of a lull in the schedule, and to bring things up to date - I should mention that Alexander Morozevich was the winner of the Petrov Memorial, in Riga. The final was an 8 player rapid Round-Robin.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of March 9 - 15/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 15/12 – 2012 BC Chess Challenge.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of March 16-22/12 )

 The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 22/12 – SFU Open/Junior Tournament.

Starts Tomorrow!!
Friday March 23 (evening), Saturday March 24, Sunday March 25

ROUNDS: Five rounds: Friday @ 6pm, Saturday @ 11am + 3pm, Sunday @ 10am + 2pm/ASAP

REGISTRATION: Friday from 5pm-6pm

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