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March 10th saw some brilliant chess at Methodist College

In the monthly Childrens Chess tournaments at Methodist College we had some top players playing some brilliant chess

This is the second to last in the series of Childrens Chess Tournaments that contribute to the Grandprix. Winners of the Grandprix are invited to Stormont for an award ceremony and elite tournament. With the standings available it looked like we got some competition in the puzzle solving as this is included in the Grandprix.

Thanks to the volunteers for running the tournament. The afternoon is full of good chess, complex endgames, silly mistakes and a little chat! - all newcomers welcome.

The puzzle solving encourages chat about chess of the type if you do this then what happens ... Which is a fun way of improving your chess and get thinking about planning moves. The puzzles also are examples of what can happen in actual play. Each player handing in a puzzle sheet gets it returned at the end of the competition with a certificate.

The winner of the Secondary section was Samuel Todd

 

Name Year Points
Todd, Samuel L6 13
Glendinning, Calum F2 10
Rushe, Adam F5 9
Myszor, Olgierd L6 9
Thornton, Katy F1 5

For the Primary section the winners had to be separated by the setup your own puzzle section. Anjali won with a excellent example of Smothered checkmate. The young new-comers Allan Porubsky (P2) and brother Erik Porubsky (P3) did excellently with 9 points.

Name Year Points
Singh, Anjali P4 15
Singh, Aaditya P6 15
Fitzsimons, Adam P5 12
Harris, Dexter P5 10
Porubsky, Allan P2 9
Porubsky, Erik P3 9
Grady, Jasper P7 7
Harris, Blake P3 6
Kamal, Taufik P6 6
MacCartney, TJ P7 5

Some of the puzzles - try them out - solutions at the bottom of the page...

p11p12p13
p14 p15 p16a
p17 p18 p19
p20 p21 p22

We were located in the Canteen - which provided plenty of space but was a little cold. We continued the idea of playing one section giving the younger players an opportunity to play the older ones.

We played as many rounds as we could. With an odd number of players Geoff Hindley played a friendly game against the player with the Bye providing some informal coaching.

With the start of each round theres a hush of quiet concentration.

Round 1

Results

No Name              Feder Rtg  Total  Result   Name             Feder Rtg Total

 1 Dexter Harris     P5    1020 [0]      1:0    Anjali Singh     P6    751 [0]  
 2 Aaditya Singh     P4    740  [0]      0:1    Adam Rushe       F5    977 [0]  
 3 Adam Fitzsimons   P5    970  [0]      0:1    Taufik Kamal     P6    600 [0]  
 4 Jasper Grady      P7    487  [0]      0:1    Samuel Todd      L6    959 [0]  
 5 James Wong        F5    903  [0]      1:0    TJ MacCartney    P7    420 [0]  
 6 Katy Thornton     F1    362  [0]      0:1    Calvin Patterson P6    881 [0]  
 7 Calum Glendinning F2    814  [0]      1:0    Blake Harris     P3    341 [0]  
 8 Allan Porubsky    P2    300  [0]      0:1    Olgierd Myszor   L6    802 [0]  
 9 Erik Porubsky     P3    300  [0]      1:0    BYE                             
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com

In round 1 all the games went to grade - you expect white to have a pattern of 10101010. The result that didnt match this pattern was Taufik Kamal who is a new face to the tournament and as he won against Adam Fitzsimons - hes a player to watch.

 

rd1-1rd1-2
rd1-3 rd1-4

 

Round 2

Results

No Name             Feder Rtg Total  Result   Name              Feder Rtg  Total

 1 Calvin Patterson P6    881 [1]      0:1    Dexter Harris     P5    1020 [1]  
 2 Adam Rushe       F5    977 [1]      1:0    Calum Glendinning F2    814  [1]  
 3 Samuel Todd      L6    959 [1]      1:0    Erik Porubsky     P3    300  [1]  
 4 Olgierd Myszor   L6    802 [1]      1:0    James Wong        F5    903  [1]  
 5 Taufik Kamal     P6    600 [1]      1:0    Aaditya Singh     P4    740  [0]  
 6 TJ MacCartney    P7    420 [0]      0:1    Adam Fitzsimons   P5    970  [0]  
 7 Anjali Singh     P6    751 [0]      1:0    Katy Thornton     F1    362  [0]  
 8 Blake Harris     P3    341 [0]      1:0    Jasper Grady      P7    487  [0]  
 9 Allan Porubsky   P2    300 [0]      1:0    BYE   

Two excellent players meet. Calvin and Dexter - Dexter winning. Taufik continues his wins. The young Blake Harris gets a good win against Jasper Grady.

rd2-1rd2-2
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Round 3

Results

No Name              Feder Rtg  Total  Result   Name             Feder Rtg Total

 1 Dexter Harris     P5    1020 [2]      1:0    Samuel Todd      L6    959 [2]  
 2 Taufik Kamal      P6    600  [2]      0:1    Adam Rushe       F5    977 [2]  
 3 Adam Fitzsimons   P5    970  [1]      0:1    Olgierd Myszor   L6    802 [2]  
 4 James Wong        F5    903  [1]      1:0    Anjali Singh     P6    751 [1]  
 5 Erik Porubsky     P3    300  [1]      0:1    Calvin Patterson P6    881 [1]  
 6 Calum Glendinning F2    814  [1]      1:0    Allan Porubsky   P2    300 [1]  
 7 Aaditya Singh     P4    740  [0]      1:0    Blake Harris     P3    341 [1]  
 8 Jasper Grady      P7    487  [0]      1:0    TJ MacCartney    P7    420 [0]  
 9 Katy Thornton     F1    362  [0]      1:0    BYE  

Dexter continues to win. Whilst Taufik meets his match with Adam Rushe. Olgierd Myszor continues undefeated.

 

rd3-1rd3-2

 

Round 4

Results

No Name             Feder Rtg Total  Result   Name              Feder Rtg  Total

 1 Olgierd Myszor   L6    802 [3]      1:0    Dexter Harris     P5    1020 [3]  
 2 Adam Rushe       F5    977 [3]     .5:.5   James Wong        F5    903  [2]  
 3 Samuel Todd      L6    959 [2]      1:0    Calum Glendinning F2    814  [2]  
 4 Calvin Patterson P6    881 [2]      1:0    Taufik Kamal      P6    600  [2]  
 5 Blake Harris     P3    341 [1]      0:1    Adam Fitzsimons   P5    970  [1]  
 6 Anjali Singh     P6    751 [1]      1:0    Erik Porubsky     P3    300  [1]  
 7 Katy Thornton    F1    362 [1]      0:1    Aaditya Singh     P4    740  [1]  
 8 Allan Porubsky   P2    300 [1]      0:1    Jasper Grady      P7    487  [1]  
 9 TJ MacCartney    P7    420 [0]      1:0    BYE  

An upset the two top scoring players meet. Olgierd beats Dexter in a close fought game. Adam Rushe is placed second with a draw against James Wong.

rd4-1rd4-2
rd4-3 chineseChess

Michael Wong teaching Chinese Chess to Parent Brian Fitzsimons. The rules are similar to Chess but have some interesting variations - certain pieces cant move outside a restricted area, theres a river and not all pieces can cross it.

Round 5

Results

No Name              Feder Rtg  Total  Result   Name           Feder Rtg Total

 1 Adam Rushe        F5    977  [3.5]   .5:.5   Olgierd Myszor L6    802 [4]  
 2 Calvin Patterson  P6    881  [3]     .5:.5   Samuel Todd    L6    959 [3]  
 3 Dexter Harris     P5    1020 [3]      1:0    James Wong     F5    903 [2.5]
 4 Adam Fitzsimons   P5    970  [2]      1:0    Aaditya Singh  P4    740 [2]  
 5 Calum Glendinning F2    814  [2]     .5:.5   Taufik Kamal   P6    600 [2]  
 6 Jasper Grady      P7    487  [2]      0:1    Anjali Singh   P6    751 [2]  
 7 TJ MacCartney     P7    420  [1]      1:0    Allan Porubsky P2    300 [1]  
 8 Erik Porubsky     P3    300  [1]      1:0    Katy Thornton  F1    362 [1]  
 9 Blake Harris      P3    341  [1]      1:0    BYE  

The two top boards draw - leaving the top places slightly more open. Dexter wins his game against James Wong.

 

rd5-1rd5-2
rd5-3 rd1-coaching

 

Round 6

Results

No Name           Feder Rtg  Total  Result   Name              Feder Rtg Total

 1 Olgierd Myszor L6    802  [4.5]    0:1    Calvin Patterson  P6    881 [3.5]
 2 Dexter Harris  P5    1020 [4]      0:1    Adam Rushe        F5    977 [4]  
 3 Samuel Todd    L6    959  [3.5]    1:0    Adam Fitzsimons   P5    970 [3]  
 4 Taufik Kamal   P6    600  [2.5]    1:0    Anjali Singh      P6    751 [3]  
 5 James Wong     F5    903  [2.5]    1:0    Calum Glendinning F2    814 [2.5]
 6 Aaditya Singh  P4    740  [2]      1:0    Erik Porubsky     P3    300 [2]  
 7 Blake Harris   P3    341  [2]      0:1    TJ MacCartney     P7    420 [2]  
 8 Katy Thornton  F1    362  [1]      1:0    Allan Porubsky    P2    300 [1]  
 9 Jasper Grady   P7    487  [2]      1:0    BYE      

Calvin wins against Olgierd to draw level with him on 4.5 points. Adam wins against Dexter gaining the lead with 5 points. Going into the final round its all to play for.

 

Round 7

Results

No Name              Feder Rtg Total  Result   Name             Feder Rtg  Total

 1 Adam Rushe        F5    977 [5]      1:0    Calvin Patterson P6    881  [4.5]
 2 Olgierd Myszor    L6    802 [4.5]    1:0    Samuel Todd      L6    959  [4.5]
 3 Taufik Kamal      P6    600 [3.5]    0:1    Dexter Harris    P5    1020 [4]  
 4 Allan Porubsky    P2    300 [1]      0:1    James Wong       F5    903  [3.5]
 5 TJ MacCartney     P7    420 [3]      0:1    Aaditya Singh    P4    740  [3]  
 6 Adam Fitzsimons   P5    970 [3]      1:0    Katy Thornton    F1    362  [2]  
 7 Anjali Singh      P6    751 [3]      1:0    Blake Harris     P3    341  [2]  
 8 Erik Porubsky     P3    300 [2]      0:1    Jasper Grady     P7    487  [3]  
 9 Calum Glendinning F2    814 [2.5]    1:0    BYE       

Adam Rushe beats Calvin Patterson to win the tourmanment. Olgierd Myszor wins against Samuel Todd to gain second and Dexter Harris beats new comer Taufik Kamal and Dexter gains 3rd place.

 

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Standings

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

  1   Adam Rushe        F5    977  6        21.5  30.0   24.5
  2   Olgierd Myszor    L6    802  5.5      22.5  29.0   24.5
  3   Dexter Harris     P5    1020 5        23.0  32.5   22.0
 4-6  Calvin Patterson  P6    881  4.5      20.0  27.5   19.5
      Samuel Todd       L6    959  4.5      20.0  27.0   20.5
      James Wong        F5    903  4.5      20.0  26.5   17.0
7-10  Adam Fitzsimons   P5    970  4        16.0  23.0   14.0
      Anjali Singh      P6    751  4        14.5  21.0   14.0
      Aaditya Singh     P4    740  4        13.0  20.5   12.0
      Jasper Grady      P7    487  4        13.0  18.0   12.0
11-12 Taufik Kamal      P6    600  3.5      21.5  30.5   16.5
      Calum Glendinning F2    814  3.5      17.5  24.0   14.5
 13   TJ MacCartney     P7    420  3        16.5  21.5    9.0
14-16 Erik Porubsky     P3    300  2        19.5  25.5   10.0
      Blake Harris      P3    341  2        18.0  24.5    9.0
      Katy Thornton     F1    362  2        17.0  22.0    7.0
 17   Allan Porubsky    P2    300  1        17.0  24.0    6.0

Winners by age group:

Form 4 and above: 1st Adam Rushe, 2nd Olgierd Myszor, 3rd Samuel Todd, James Wong

Form 2:  1st Calum Glendinning

Form 1: 1st Katy Thornton

Primary 7: 1st Jasper Grady, 2nd TJ MacCartney

Primary 6: 1st Calvin Patterson, 2nd Anjali Singh, 3rd Taufik Kamal

Primary 5: 1st Dexter Harris, 2nd Adam Fitzsimons

Primary 4 and below: 1st Aaditya Singh, 2nd Erik Porubsky, Blake Harris, 3rd Allan Porubsky

 

players

Look out for the Grandprix standings article. To come shortly.

Our next tournament is on April 14th at Methodist College 12:30pm.

Solutions to the problems:

11.
1. ...  Rh1+
2. Kxh1 Bxf2
White cant stop
3. ...  Rh8#

12.

1. ...  Qxd2+

2. Kxd2 Re1e2+

3. Kf3 or Kf1

3. ...  Rf2#

13.

1. ...  Ng4+

2.      Be5+

3. and  Rxg5

winning the Queen

14.

1. Re7+

threatening

2. Ne5+ winning

the Queen

15.

1. Bxh7+ Nxh7

2. Ng6 winning the

trapped Queen

16.

1. Bb7 threatening

The Queen and mate on g6

17.

1. Bxh6  gxh6

2. Rxh6+ Kg7

back to position 16.

18.

1. Bf5+  Bxf5

2. Qf6+  Nxf6

3. exf6+ Kf8

4. Rh8#

19.

1. Nf5 Nxd7

2. Qh2+ Kh8

3. Qg3+ Kf7

4. Qg7#

20.

1. Rxf5 exf5

2. Qxh6+ Kxh6

3. Rh1+  Kh3

4. Kf4 Black cant

stop Bh5#

 

21.

1. f5+ gxf

2. gxf+ Kd6

3. Bc5+ Kxc6

4. RxB4 winning

the Rook.

22.

1. Bxg6 hxg6

2. Re7+ Rxe7

3. dxe7 Rd8

Black cant stop

the h-pawn from Queening

 

 

 

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