Wednesday, February 13, 2019

CXR Chess Ratings Updated

FYI, CXR Chess Ratings have been updated. You can see the latest tournament Wall Chart here:


Player roster with latest ratings are here:


Also note that Monday Feb 18 is Family Day - No Chess. So we'll see you guys the following Monday on Feb 25.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Dave Gordon vs. Azroy Kandan - Final Round 2019 KCC Championship

Here is my final round 6 match against Dave Gordon. We play a closed version of the Grunfeld Defense, with an exciting imbalance in the end game after Black trades his queen for several pieces. Annotation is based on my own perspective as Black. Please feel free to share your comments below.

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Club Championship 2019 final crosstable

# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6
1 Chris Pace W  15 B    5 W    2 B    3 W    4 B    7
2252   19631-R          1.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  4.5  5.5
2 Jake Van Rooy B  11 W    8 B    1 W    6 B    5 W    9
1975   15571-C          1.0  2.0  2.0  3.0  3.5  4.5
3 Frank Dixon W  13 B  14 B    7 W    1 B    9 ----
1876   11062-R          1.0  2.0  2.5  2.5  2.5 U2.5
4 Dave Gordon W  16 B  12 W  17 B    7 B    1 W    5
1860   12494-Y          0.5  1.0  2.0  2.5  3.0  3.0
5 Azroy Kandan B  17 W    1 B    9 W  11 W    2 B    4
1752   14595-E          1.0  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.5  4.5
6 Ted Hsu B  19 bye   bye   B    2 bye   W  15
1732   18345-W         1.0  1.5  2.0  2.0  2.5  3.5
7 Ray Dickson bye   B  16 W    3 W    4 B  11 W    1
1665   19629-V          0.5  1.5  2.0  2.5  3.5  3.5
8 Brian Phillips W  21 B    2 W  15 bye   bye   W  20
1654   19632-A          1.0  1.0  2.0  2.5  3.0  4.0
9 Sid Anjilvel bye   B  20 W    5 B  13 W    3 B    2
1623   14676-Q          0.5  1.5  1.5  2.5  3.5  3.5
10 Mark Figge W  14 B  17 bye   W  18 B  20 ----
1494   19630-K          0.0  0.0  0.5  1.5  1.5 U1.5
11 Lorenz Paulsen W    2 B  21 W  12 B    5 W    7 W  14
1474   14601-J           0.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0  3.0
12 Stephen Hughes bye   W    4 B  11 W  16 B  14 B  19
1432   15842-T          0.5  1.0  1.0  1.5  2.0  2.5
13 John Lukezich B    3 W  19 bye   W    9 bye   ----
1386   12504-T          0.0  1.0  1.5  1.5  2.0 U2.0
14 Roman Polywkan B  10 W    3 B  18 W  21 W  12 B  11
1370   12495-G          1.0  1.0  1.0  1.5  2.0  2.0
15 Raf De Leon B    1 W  18 B    8 -  19 W  16 B    6
1258   17967-H          0.0  1.0  1.0 X2.0  3.0  3.0
16 Ian Birch B    4 W    7 W  20 B  12 B  15 W  21
1225   15983-N          0.5  0.5  1.5  2.0  2.0  3.0
17 RJ De Leon W    5 W  10 B    4 B  20 W  19 B  18
 991   17970-B          0.0  1.0  1.0  1.0  1.0  2.0
18 Devin Graham-Ancsin W  20 B  15 W  14 B  10 B  21 W  17
 929   16246-R          0.0  0.0  1.0  1.0  1.0  1.0
19 Ben Beardall W    6 B  13 W  21 -  15 B  17 W  12
 905   19633-J           0.0  0.0  1.0 F1.0  2.0  2.5
20 Peter Wadeck B  18 W    9 B  16 W  17 W  10 B    8
 903   19636-X          1.0  1.0  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0
21 Eric McElwain B    8 W  11 B  19 B  14 W  18 B  16
 901   19637-M          0.0  0.0  0.0  0.5  1.5  1.5

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Club Championship Round 6 Pairings February 11, 2019

Bd # Res White # Res Black
1 7     Ray Dickson 1     Chris Pace
2 2     Jake Van Rooy 9     Sid Anjilvel
3 4     Dave Gordon 5     Azroy Kandan
4 8     Brian Phillips 20     Peter Wadeck
5 6     Ted Hsu 15     Raf De Leon
6 11     Lorenz Paulsen 14     Roman Polywkan
7 19     Ben Beardall 12     Stephen Hughes
8 16     Ian Birch 21     Eric McElwain
9 18     Devin Graham-Ancsin 17     RJ De Leon
3 0 Frank Dixon BYE
10 0 Mark Figge BYE
13 0 John Lukezich BYE

Crosstable Club Championship with Round 6 pairings

# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6
1 Chris Pace W  15 B    5 W    2 B    3 W    4 B    7
2252   19631-R          1.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  4.5
2 Jake Van Rooy B  11 W    8 B    1 W    6 B    5 W    9
1975   15571-C          1.0  2.0  2.0  3.0  3.5
3 Frank Dixon W  13 B  14 B    7 W    1 B    9 ----
1876   11062-R          1.0  2.0  2.5  2.5  2.5
4 Dave Gordon W  16 B  12 W  17 B    7 B    1 W    5
1860   12494-Y          0.5  1.0  2.0  2.5  3.0
5 Azroy Kandan B  17 W    1 B    9 W  11 W    2 B    4
1752   14595-E          1.0  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.5
6 Ted Hsu B  19 bye   bye   B    2 bye   W  15
1732   18345-W         1.0  1.5  2.0  2.0  2.5
7 Ray Dickson bye   B  16 W    3 W    4 B  11 W    1
1665   19629-V          0.5  1.5  2.0  2.5  3.5
8 Brian Phillips W  21 B    2 W  15 bye   bye   W  20
1654   19632-A          1.0  1.0  2.0  2.5  3.0
9 Sid Anjilvel bye   B  20 W    5 B  13 W    3 B    2
1623   14676-Q          0.5  1.5  1.5  2.5  3.5
10 Mark Figge W  14 B  17 bye   W  18 B  20 ----
1494   19630-K          0.0  0.0  0.5  1.5  1.5
11 Lorenz Paulsen W    2 B  21 W  12 B    5 W    7 W  14
1474   14601-J           0.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
12 Stephen Hughes bye   W    4 B  11 W  16 B  14 B  19
1432   15842-T          0.5  1.0  1.0  1.5  2.0
13 John Lukezich B    3 W  19 bye   W    9 bye   ----
1386   12504-T          0.0  1.0  1.5  1.5  2.0
14 Roman Polywkan B  10 W    3 B  18 W  21 W  12 B  11
1370   12495-G          1.0  1.0  1.0  1.5  2.0
15 Raf De Leon B    1 W  18 B    8 -  19 W  16 B    6
1258   17967-H          0.0  1.0  1.0 X2.0  3.0
16 Ian Birch B    4 W    7 W  20 B  12 B  15 W  21
1225   15983-N          0.5  0.5  1.5  2.0  2.0
17 RJ De Leon W    5 W  10 B    4 B  20 W  19 B  18
 991   17970-B          0.0  1.0  1.0  1.0  1.0
18 Devin Graham-Ancsin W  20 B  15 W  14 B  10 B  21 W  17
 929   16246-R          0.0  0.0  1.0  1.0  1.0
19 Ben Beardall W    6 B  13 W  21 -  15 B  17 W  12
 905   19633-J           0.0  0.0  1.0 F1.0  2.0
20 Peter Wadeck B  18 W    9 B  16 W  17 W  10 B    8
 903   19636-X          1.0  1.0  1.0  2.0  3.0
21 Eric McElwain B    8 W  11 B  19 B  14 W  18 B  16
 901   19637-M          0.0  0.0  0.0  0.5  1.5

Sunday, February 3, 2019

PAIRINGS Club Championship Round 5, February 4, 2019.


Bd#ResWhite#ResBlack
11 Chris Pace4 Dave Gordon
25 Azroy Kandan2 Jake Van Rooy
39 Sid Anjilvel3 Frank Dixon
411 Lorenz Paulsen7 Ray Dickson
515 Raf De Leon16 Ian Birch
620 Peter Wadeck10 Mark Figge
714 Roman Polywkan12 Stephen Hughes
817 RJ De Leon19 Ben Beardall
921 Eric McElwain18 Devin Graham-Ancsin
6½Ted HsuBYE
8½Brian PhillipsBYE
13½John LukezichBYE

Club Championship Crosstable after Round 5 pairings


#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5
1Chris PaceW 15B 5W 2B 3W 4
2252 19631-R 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0
2Jake Van RooyB 11W 8B 1W 6B 5
1975 15571-C 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0
3Frank DixonW 13B 14B 7W 1B 9
1876 11062-R 1.0 2.0 2.5 2.5
4Dave GordonW 16B 12W 17B 7B 1
1860 12494-Y 0.5 1.0 2.0 2.5
5Azroy KandanB 17W 1B 9W 11W 2
1752 14595-E 1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0
6Ted HsuB 19bye bye B 2bye
1732 18345-W 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.0
7Ray Dicksonbye B 16W 3W 4B 11
1665 19629-V 0.5 1.5 2.0 2.5
8Brian PhillipsW 21B 2W 15bye bye
1654 19632-A 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.5
9Sid Anjilvelbye B 20W 5B 13W 3
1623 14676-Q 0.5 1.5 1.5 2.5
10Mark FiggeW 14B 17bye W 18B 20
1494 19630-K 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5
11Lorenz PaulsenW 2B 21W 12B 5W 7
1474 14601-J 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
12Stephen Hughesbye W 4B 11W 16B 14
1432 15842-T 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.5
13John LukezichB 3W 19bye W 9bye
1386 12504-T 0.0 1.0 1.5 1.5
14Roman PolywkanB 10W 3B 18W 21W 12
1370 12495-G 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5
15Raf De LeonB 1W 18B 8- 19W 16
1258 17967-H 0.0 1.0 1.0X2.0
16Ian BirchB 4W 7W 20B 12B 15
1225 15983-N 0.5 0.5 1.5 2.0
17RJ De LeonW 5W 10B 4B 20W 19
991 17970-B 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
18Devin Graham-AncsinW 20B 15W 14B 10B 21
929 16246-R 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
19Ben BeardallW 6B 13W 21- 15B 17
905 19633-J 0.0 0.0 1.0F1.0
20Peter WadeckB 18W 9B 16W 17W 10
903 19636-X 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
21Eric McElwainB 8W 11B 19B 14W 18
901 19637-M 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5