Update to the current Situation – SC Letzi goes online!

Dear Chess Friends,

Even though the situation is getting better, we are further under the influence of the Corona-Virus. Unfortunately, we still cannot play in our venue Pflegezentrum Bachwiesen. All events there have been cancelled and the house is closed for the public.

But also the team events are suffering: The SMM 2020 has been cancelled and the last round of the SGM 2019/20 is postponed to September 5th.

Most probably, you are keeping yourself up-to-date with one of the various online activities.
Also our club opened at https://lichess.org/ a team “SC Letzi Zürich”, which is being administered by our tournament director Roger Loup. An account at lichess.org is for free and as well the first choice of the Swiss Chess Federation.
The upcoming Tuesday we will start with an internal rapid tournament over a distance of 2 hours – we are looking forward to your registration!
There are more events to come as well as with different time formats!

Here is the link to our team at lichess.org:
https://lichess.org/team/sc-letzi-zurich

And this is the tournament on June 9th starting at 19:00:
https://lichess.org/tournament/Y1c6UrW7

There is lots of chess going on in the internet:

  • Checkout http://www.swisschess.ch/ as the Swiss Chess Federation organizes online tournaments and offers video lessons!
  • There are several commercial sides like chess.com, chess24.com and chessbase.com where you can play chess, follow GM tournaments or improve your chess with video series.
  • But have a look at the homepages of other clubs as well – many of them are offering open online tournaments now.

However – hopefully, we will meet each other soon again over the board!

All the best and stay healthy!
Roland Löhr
P.S.: In case you would like to play already in June an open tournament in Wil: http://www.swisschesstour.com/1/wil_amateur_open_4512659.html

Information about the current situation

Dear Chess Friends,

I don’t have to write a lot about the current situation around the Corona-virus.

Chess at Letzi and in Switzland has been more or less closed down. The last round of the SGM and the first of the SMM season have been postponed by the SSB; the start of the Zurich Stadtmeisterschaft is as well cancelled.

Currently, it is not allowed to visit the Pflegezentrum Bachwiesen to play chess; however, we are in discussion to find another venue or maybe even to start internal online tournaments.

We are in close touch with the federations and will inform you as soon as there are news!

Please check out the following links for further information (mainly in German):

Besuchsverbot in den Pflegezentren

Information vom SSB zur letzten Runden der SGM und ersten der SMM

Link zum Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG)

All the best and stay healthy!

Roland Löhr

Zurich Chess Federation – new link to the ZSV homepage

Please note that the link to the homepage of the Zurich Chess Federation (ZSV) has been changed:
http://www.zuercherschachverband.ch/

You can find the invitation to the Zurich Chess Championship there as well:
http://www.zuercherschachverband.ch/index.php/zsv-tunriere/zuercher-stadtmeisterschaft

The tournament will start April 1st 2020 and will be played again in the Kirchgemeindehaus Enge, Bederstrasse 25.

 

Club Championship: Drawings of round 4

Georg Kradolfer (3)
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Werner Brunner (3)
:
Raphael Niederberger (2)
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Roland Löhr (2)
:
Julien Cretin (2)
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Uladzimir Kokarau (2)
:
Roland Enderli (1½)
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Massimo Maffioli (1½)
:
Dimitrios Leventeas (1½)
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Vincenzo Serratore (1)
:
Franco Rocco (1)
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Willi Frech (1)
:
Martin Casanova (1)
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Roger Loup (1)
:
Thomas Güldenapfel (0)
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Janusz Barczyk (½)
:

More information on our Clubmeisterschaftsseite and on chess-results.com: Letzi Vereinsmeisterschaft 2019/20

ZMM – Letzi 1 wins in the last round, team 2 and 3 lost

Riesbach 1
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SC Letzi 1
2:4
Robert Salzer
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Roland Löhr
½:½
Christoph Wirth
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Massimo Maffioli
½:½
Christoph Hausherr
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Daniel Muster
1:0
Christian Steiger
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Vincenzo Serratore
0:1
Takashi Suda
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Werner Brunner
0:1
Martin Tremp
-
Marianthi Tsaroucha
0:1
SC Letzi 2
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Pfäffikon 1
1:5
Raphael Niederberger
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Patrik Hugentobler
0:1
Uladzimir Kokarau
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Benjamin Huss
0:1
Franco Rocco
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Manfred Gosch
½:½
Julien Cretin
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Andreas Scheidegger
0:1
Samuel Beatty
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Stefan Wanner
0:1
Janusz Barczyk
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Hans Joller
½:½
Säuliamt 1
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SC Letzi 3
2½:1½
Harry Oesch
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Thomas Lutz
0:1
Beat Kessler
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Jörg Lutz
1:0
Maurizio Kessler
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Roger Loup
1:0
Erich HedingerStefan Büttcher
½:½

All results, schedules and further information: ZMM

SGM – Team 2 win the league! Letzi 1 with important win

ASK Reti 3
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SC Letzi 1
1½:4½
Fabian Lang
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Rainer Schaub
0:1
Andreas Kreienbühl
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Werner Brunner
1:0
Eugen Fleischer
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Roland Löhr
0:1
Jiri-Xerxes Kraus
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Daniel Muster
½:½
Julius Scherler
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Raphael Niederberger
0:1
Linus Capraro
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Oswald Odermatt
0:1
SC Letzi 2
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SG Winterthur 7
3½:½
Marianthi Tsaroucha
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Michael Hein
1:0
Kurt Glatzfelder
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Christian Bachmann
1:0
Jörg Lutz
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Jürg Weilenmann
1:0
Julien Cretin
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Ruth Huber
½:½

Next Round:
Saturday 14.3.2020: Zug 1 – Letzi 1
Saturday 14.3.2020: Nimzowitsch 5Letzi 2

All results, schedules and further information: SGM

ZMM: Letzi 1 lost catch-up match against Sihlfeld

SC Letzi 1
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Sihlfeld 1
2½:3½
Werner Brunner
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Hugo Kalbermatter
0:1
Daniel Muster
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René Meier
0:1
Roland Löhr
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Urs Egli
½:½
Kurt Glatzfelder
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Daniel Kuchen
0:1
Massimo Maffioli
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Fritz Keller
1:0
Vincenzo Serratore
-
Wolfgang Göller
1:0

The next matches:
Tuesday 25th February 2020: Riesbach 1 – Letzi 1 (R5)
Tuesday 25th February 2020: Letzi 2 – Pfäffikon 1 (R5)
Tuesday 25th February 2020: Säuliamt 1 – Letzi 3 (R5)

All results, schedules and further information: ZMM