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The monthly Chess continues with March's Childrens Chess

The sequence of monthly tournaments continues. On Saturday March 12th youngsters gathered to play the best game - Chess at Methodist College, Belfast.

This month thanks to the effort of Ross Harris we had ratings. Calculated over the years competitions so far. These when used in the Swiss Perfect pairing system would mean that players closely rated to each other wouldnt meet until latter on in the competition and hopefully the top players wouldnt meet until the last couple of rounds.

Again thanks to a anonymous benefactor we had some excellent trophies.

We also had at hand 3 excellent chess players to play a friendly and coach the youngsters. Brendan Jamieson (GM slayer), Ross Harris (GM slayer no 2.)  and Alan Delaney.

The competition had its usual problem solving competition. This month made slightly harder by having less "checkmates in x moves" and more white/black to move and you need to select the best move. Harder but for that extra effort more fulfilling. Some examples :

Solutions at end of page. Recommended books include:

Chess 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games by Laszlo Polgar.

EndGame tactics by Van Perlo

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prob12 prob17

How did the players do?

Primary Puzzle Solving:

Score Year
Avrora Zelenchuk 10 P3
Pablo Gonzalez 10 P7
David Gonzalez 10 P6
Katy Thornton 10 P6
Jasper Grady 9 P5
Adam Fitzsimons 8 P3
Benji Black 7 P4
Phoebe Patterson 5 P7
Calvin Patterson 3 P4
Daniel Haffey 3 P6

Winner Avrora Zelenchuk - Avrora had the best example problem

Secondary Puzzle Solving

Score Year
Samuel Trimble 12 U6
Matthew Gray 11 L6
Samuel Todd 8 F4
John Dawson 6 U6
Hannah Patterson 5 F4
Scott Murray 3 L6
Ciaran Rowan 1 F3

Winner Samuel Trimble,

Some excellent problem solving. A brilliant way to challenge the mind and improve your chess - heartly recommend every  player to get a problem book and or solve problems online.

 

The primary section played slower and again we saw some excellent endgames. Due to the slower playing we had time for only 5 rounds. The Gonzalez twins were back strengthening an already tough section.

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Primary Round 1

No Name             Feder Loc Total  Result   Name             Feder Loc Total

 1 Pablo Gonzalez   P6    833 [0]      1:0    Calum Delaney    P3    565 [0]  
 2 Benji Black      P4    540 [0]      0:1    David Gonzalez   P6    804 [0]  
 3 Calvin Patterson P4    800 [0]      1:0    Jasper Grady     P5    488 [0]  
 4 Adam Fitzsimons  P3    484 [0]      0:1    Phoebe Patterson P7    765 [0]  
 5 Dexter Harris    P3    742 [0]      1:0    Avrora Zelenchuk P3    458 [0]  
 6 Katy Thornton    P6    404 [0]      0:1    Daniel Haffey    P6    600 [0]  
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com

Interestingly the first round went according to rating. So no suprises.

Primary - Round 2

No Name             Feder Loc Total  Result   Name             Feder Loc Total

 1 Phoebe Patterson P7    765 [1]      0:1    Pablo Gonzalez   P6    833 [1]  
 2 David Gonzalez   P6    804 [1]      1:0    Dexter Harris    P3    742 [1]  
 3 Daniel Haffey    P6    600 [1]      0:1    Calvin Patterson P4    800 [1]  
 4 Calum Delaney    P3    565 [0]     .5:.5   Adam Fitzsimons  P3    484 [0]  
 5 Avrora Zelenchuk P3    458 [0]      1:0    Benji Black      P4    540 [0]  
 6 Jasper Grady     P5    488 [0]      1:0    Katy Thornton    P6    404 [0]  

The ratings again prove to be reasonably accurate. Although they dont reflect the heat of battle and the closeness of the games.

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Primary - Round 3

No Name             Feder Loc Total  Result   Name             Feder Loc Total

 1 Pablo Gonzalez   P6    833 [2]      0:1    David Gonzalez   P6    804 [2]  
 2 Calvin Patterson P4    800 [2]      1:0    Phoebe Patterson P7    765 [1]  
 3 Dexter Harris    P3    742 [1]      1:0    Jasper Grady     P5    488 [1]  
 4 Avrora Zelenchuk P3    458 [1]      1:0    Daniel Haffey    P6    600 [1]  
 5 Benji Black      P4    540 [0]      1:0    Calum Delaney    P3    565 [.5] 
 6 Adam Fitzsimons  P3    484 [.5]    .5:.5   Katy Thornton    P6    404 [0]  

The top cedes meet brothers Pablo and David. David wins. In this family round Calvin beats sister Phoebe. So going into round 4 we have on full points. Calvin and David.

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Primary - Round 4

No Name             Feder Loc Total  Result   Name             Feder Loc Total

 1 David Gonzalez   P6    804 [3]      0:1    Calvin Patterson P4    800 [3]  
 2 Dexter Harris    P3    742 [2]      0:1    Pablo Gonzalez   P6    833 [2]  
 3 Jasper Grady     P5    488 [1]      1:0    Avrora Zelenchuk P3    458 [2]  
 4 Phoebe Patterson P7    765 [1]      1:0    Benji Black      P4    540 [1]  
 5 Daniel Haffey    P6    600 [1]      0:1    Adam Fitzsimons  P3    484 [1]  
 6 Katy Thornton    P6    404 [.5]     1:0    Calum Delaney    P3    565 [.5] 

Its good to see the younger Dexter and Avrora in the middle of the section. Today we are lucky to have quite a few youngsters. Calum Delaney (P3), Avrora Zelenchuk (P3), Dexter Harris (P3), Adam Fitzsimons (P3).  Calvin takes a point off David and is the front runner.

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Primary - Round 5

No Name             Feder Loc Total  Result   Name             Feder Loc Total

 1 Calvin Patterson P4    800 [4]      1:0    Pablo Gonzalez   P6    833 [3]  
 2 Avrora Zelenchuk P3    458 [2]      0:1    David Gonzalez   P6    804 [3]  
 3 Jasper Grady     P5    488 [2]      0:1    Phoebe Patterson P7    765 [2]  
 4 Adam Fitzsimons  P3    484 [2]      0:1    Dexter Harris    P3    742 [2]  
 5 Benji Black      P4    540 [1]     .5:.5   Katy Thornton    P6    404 [1.5]
 6 Calum Delaney    P3    565 [.5]     0:1    Daniel Haffey    P6    600 [1]  

Calvin wins against Pablo and gains full marks.

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Primary - Standings

Place Name             Feder Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Calvin Patterson P4    800 5         8.0  14.0   15.0
  2   David Gonzalez   P6    804 4         8.0  14.5   13.0
 3-5  Pablo Gonzalez   P6    833 3        10.0  15.5   11.0
      Phoebe Patterson P7    765 3         7.0  13.5    8.0
      Dexter Harris    P3    742 3         7.0  13.0    9.0
6-10  Jasper Grady     P5    488 2         8.0  15.0    6.0
      Avrora Zelenchuk P3    458 2         7.0  12.5    7.0
      Adam Fitzsimons  P3    484 2         7.0  10.5    5.5
      Daniel Haffey    P6    600 2         6.0  11.5    6.0
      Katy Thornton    P6    404 2         5.5   8.0    4.0
 11   Benji Black      P4    540 1.5       7.0  11.5    3.5
 12   Calum Delaney    P3    565 0.5       6.0  10.5    2.0

Calvin Patterson only P4 wins the section. Closely followed by David Gonzalez. A very tight section.

Secondary - Round 1

No Name             Feder Loc  Total  Result   Name             Feder Loc  Total

 1 Peter Todd       F2    1184 [0]      1:0    Daniil Zelenchuk F1    1007 [0]  
 2 Samuel Todd      F4    982  [0]     .5:.5   Jake Patterson   L6    1179 [0]  
 3 Andrew Todd      U6    1174 [0]      1:0    Matthew Gray     L6    968  [0]  
 4 Scott Murray     L6    963  [0]      0:1    John Dawson      U6    1122 [0]  
 5 Hannah Patterson F4    1084 [0]      1:0    Che Clarke       F2    940  [0]  
 6 James Kane       F2    919  [0]      0:1    Ciaran Rowan     F3    1012 [0]  
 7 Samuel Trimble   U6    1010 [0]      0:1    Nathan Byrne     F2    873  [0]  

Two upsets against ratings. Samuel Todd drew against Jake Patterson. Nathan Byrne beats Samuel Trimble.

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Secondary - Round 2

No Name             Feder Loc  Total  Result   Name             Feder Loc  Total

 1 Ciaran Rowan     F3    1012 [1]      0:1    Peter Todd       F2    1184 [1]  
 2 Nathan Byrne     F2    873  [1]      0:1    Andrew Todd      U6    1174 [1]  
 3 John Dawson      U6    1122 [1]      1:0    Hannah Patterson F4    1084 [1]  
 4 Jake Patterson   L6    1179 [.5]     1:0    Samuel Trimble   U6    1010 [0]  
 5 Daniil Zelenchuk F1    1007 [0]      1:0    Samuel Todd      F4    982  [.5] 
 6 Matthew Gray     L6    968  [0]      1:0    James Kane       F2    919  [0]  
 7 Che Clarke       F2    940  [0]      0:1    Scott Murray     L6    963  [0]  

 

Secondary - Round 3

No Name             Feder Loc  Total  Result   Name             Feder Loc  Total

 1 Peter Todd       F2    1184 [2]      1:0    John Dawson      U6    1122 [2]  
 2 Andrew Todd      U6    1174 [2]      0:1    Jake Patterson   L6    1179 [1.5]
 3 Hannah Patterson F4    1084 [1]      0:1    Matthew Gray     L6    968  [1]  
 4 Scott Murray     L6    963  [1]      1:0    Ciaran Rowan     F3    1012 [1]  
 5 Nathan Byrne     F2    873  [1]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk F1    1007 [1]  
 6 Samuel Todd      F4    982  [.5]     1:0    Che Clarke       F2    940  [0]  
 7 Samuel Trimble   U6    1010 [0]      1:0    James Kane       F2    919  [0]  

Interesting that Peter Todd who is F2 has the highest rating in the tournament. Peter takes the lead with 3 out of 3.

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Secondary - Round 4

No Name             Feder Loc  Total  Result   Name             Feder Loc  Total

 1 Jake Patterson   L6    1179 [2.5]    0:1    Peter Todd       F2    1184 [3]  
 2 John Dawson      U6    1122 [2]     .5:.5   Andrew Todd      U6    1174 [2]  
 3 Daniil Zelenchuk F1    1007 [2]      1:0    Scott Murray     L6    963  [2]  
 4 Matthew Gray     L6    968  [2]      1:0    Samuel Todd      F4    982  [1.5]
 5 Samuel Trimble   U6    1010 [1]      0:1    Hannah Patterson F4    1084 [1]  
 6 Ciaran Rowan     F3    1012 [1]      1:0    Nathan Byrne     F2    873  [1]  
 7 James Kane       F2    919  [0]      1:0    Che Clarke       F2    940  [0]  

Peter maintains his lead beating last months winner Jake Patterson.

Secondary - Round 5

No Name             Feder Loc  Total  Result   Name             Feder Loc  Total

 1 Peter Todd       F2    1184 [4]      1:0    Matthew Gray     L6    968  [3]  
 2 Andrew Todd      U6    1174 [2.5]    0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk F1    1007 [3]  
 3 John Dawson      U6    1122 [2.5]    1:0    Jake Patterson   L6    1179 [2.5]
 4 Hannah Patterson F4    1084 [2]      1:0    Ciaran Rowan     F3    1012 [2]  
 5 Scott Murray     L6    963  [2]      0:1    Samuel Todd      F4    982  [1.5]
 6 Nathan Byrne     F2    873  [1]      1:0    James Kane       F2    919  [1]  
 7 Che Clarke       F2    940  [0]      0:1    Samuel Trimble   U6    1010 [1]  

Will Peter's continuing wins be challenged? Daniil has a good win against Andrew Todd. Hannah Patterson is picking up points as is John Dawson.

Secondary - Round 6

No Name             Feder Loc  Total  Result   Name           Feder Loc  Total

 1 Hannah Patterson F4    1084 [3]      1:0    Peter Todd     F2    1184 [5]  
 2 Daniil Zelenchuk F1    1007 [4]      0:1    John Dawson    U6    1122 [3.5]
 3 Matthew Gray     L6    968  [3]      0:1    Jake Patterson L6    1179 [2.5]
 4 Samuel Todd      F4    982  [2.5]    0:1    Andrew Todd    U6    1174 [2.5]
 5 Ciaran Rowan     F3    1012 [2]      0:1    Samuel Trimble U6    1010 [2]  
 6 James Kane       F2    919  [1]      1:0    Scott Murray   L6    963  [2]  
 7 Che Clarke       F2    940  [0]      0:1    Nathan Byrne   F2    873  [2]  

Hannah upsets the rise of Peter who still leads but John Dawson dents Daniils rise to the top.

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Secondary - Round 7

No Name             Feder Loc  Total  Result   Name             Feder Loc  Total

 1 Peter Todd       F2    1184 [5]      0:1    Andrew Todd      U6    1174 [3.5]
 2 John Dawson      U6    1122 [4.5]    1:0    James Kane       F2    919  [2]  
 3 Daniil Zelenchuk F1    1007 [4]      1:0    Hannah Patterson F4    1084 [4]  
 4 Jake Patterson   L6    1179 [3.5]    1:0    Scott Murray     L6    963  [2]  
 5 Samuel Trimble   U6    1010 [3]      1:0    Matthew Gray     L6    968  [3]  
 6 Nathan Byrne     F2    873  [3]      0:1    Samuel Todd      F4    982  [2.5]
 7 Ciaran Rowan     F3    1012 [2]      1:0    Che Clarke       F2    940  [0] 

Andrew Todd beats the leading player brother Peter Todd. Whilst John Dawson takes the lead with 5.5 out of 7.

Secondary - Standings

Place Name             Feder Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   John Dawson      U6    1122 5.5      20.0  27.0   21.0
 2-3  Peter Todd       F2    1184 5        21.0  29.5   25.0
      Daniil Zelenchuk F1    1007 5        20.0  27.5   19.0
 4-5  Andrew Todd      U6    1174 4.5      21.0  29.5   18.0
      Jake Patterson   L6    1179 4.5      20.0  27.5   17.5
 6-7  Hannah Patterson F4    1084 4        20.0  25.5   16.0
      Samuel Trimble   U6    1010 4        15.0  19.5   11.0
  8   Samuel Todd      F4    982  3.5      17.0  22.0   12.5
9-11  Matthew Gray     L6    968  3        20.5  27.5   15.0
      Nathan Byrne     F2    873  3        17.0  22.0   12.0
      Ciaran Rowan     F3    1012 3        15.0  20.0   12.0
12-13 Scott Murray     L6    963  2        18.0  23.5   11.0
      James Kane       F2    919  2        15.0  20.5    6.0
 14   Che Clarke       F2    940  0        15.5  21.5    0.0

An exciting tournament with John Dawson finally rising to the lead. Peter Todd leading for 5 rounds and Daniil Zelenchuk making a valiant challenge to the leadership.

prob 1.

1. Qg8+ if Kxg8

2. Ng6 threatening mate and the Q.

prob 6

1. Nd6+ Kf8

2. Nxb7

prob 9

1, Rxe5 if Black goes for the exchange white wins powerful

passed pawns.

prob 12

1... Nxb2

2. Rxb2 Ka4

and White cant  stop the pawn

prob 17

1. Qb8+ Kxb8

2. Nc6 Mate

prob 21

1. Re7 if Rxe7 the b pawn Queens

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