Rapid Championship: Round 2

Today we had a fun rapid tournament. Until the last round Mauro was leading. In the last round, Mauro experienced his first defeat against Nakul, and Werner took the opportunity with a win against Dimitris, grabbing at the finish line the first position!

RankNamePtsChamp. Pts
1Werner425
2Mauro20
3Dimitris318
4Kurt216
5Nakul1.514
6Roger112

Letzi Championship: Round 1

On Tuesday we played the first round of the Letzi Championship. The time control is 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move.

The results:

WeissSchwarzResultat
DimitrisGeorg0-1
WernerRoger1-0
MuratMassimo0-1
MauroChris1-0
ThomasOsi0-1
Kurtbye0.5

And a couple of photos from the event:

SMM game analysis and Rapid tournament

On Tuesday 31st August, we met at GZ Bachwiesen. During the first 30 minutes, until 20:00, we analysed a game from Saturday that was played in the context of SMM. Patric was playing a strong opponent. He had to defend well for several moves until they reached a same color bishop endgame with a lot of pawns that was drawn.

After the game analysis, we played a Rapid tournament. The time control was 10 min. + 5 sec/move with 4 rounds. We have a shared win among three (!) participants: Georg, Patric, and Albi finished on the first place with three points each.

RangVornameTotal
1Georg3
2Patric3
3Albi3
4Kurt2
5Roger2
6Dimitris2
7Thomas1

Some photos from the last round:

On the coming Tuesday, we plan to play again at the GZ Bachwiesen. We hope to see you there.

SMM game analysis and Blitz tournament

After almost a month, we met yesterday again at GZ Bachwiesen. During the first 30 minutes, until 20:00 we analysed two games from Monday that were played in the context of SMM. Roger had a long game (almost 70 moves!) against a strong opponent. Chris on the other hand reached a very sharp position quickly.

After the game analysis, we played a Blitz tournament. The time control was 5 min. + 3 sec/move. Jaroslaw won convincingly the first place, having beaten all of his opponents.

RangVorname1234567Total
1Jaroslawx1111116
2Roger0x½1111
3Dimitris0½x½1114
4Patric00½x111
5Murat0000x112
6Chris00000x11
7Thomas000000x0

A photo of the winner:
Der Gewinner des Turnieres

Almost at the same time, we had an online presence. Some strong players from our club chose to participate to the Swiss L3 Team Battle. The team, despite being one player short, did quite well.

On the coming Tuesday, we plan to play again at the GZ Bachwiesen. We hope to see you there.

Newsletter

I would like again to call your attention to our general assembly to be held on June 8th 2021.
It is important this time as I will step down – as already announced – from my position as President and that a successor has to be elected.
Please register as soon as possible, but latest by June 4th 2021 – many thanks in advance!

At the Swiss Team Battle we were able to hold league L4 with a good team performance – congrats to our top scorer Patric, Werner and tied Fabio, Daniel und Murat! Next round will played Tuesday June 1st 2021 starting at 19:30 (time control 5+3):
https://lichess.org/tournament/gHOMpcul

Letzi Chess News

Last Tuesday, we finally were able to play a tournament over the board in the GZ Bachwiesen again. Congrats to Dimitris for winning in front of Roger and Murat! You can find the ranking on our homepage a bit further down.

After the promotion to league 4 in the Swiss Team Battle we will play there the upcoming Tuesday May 18th 2021 starting at 19:30 (time control 5+3):
https://lichess.org/tournament/XbLhhk8L

And some good news at the end: With an impressive finish we collected at the end 727 “Vereinsbons” and a direct donation in the project “Support Your Sport”. Altogether we received almost 260 CHF which we will spend on youth development! Many thanks to all of you for supporting us!

News about chess

We plan to organize a rapid tournament over the board (time control of 7+3) the upcoming Tuesday May 11th in the GZ Bachwiesen. Because of the restriction still only with a maximum of 8 players. Please register until Tuesday 15:00 via the following doodle
https://doodle.com/poll/8nep9afuhmz62krd?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link
Please note, the tournament will be cancelled with less than 5 players!

The Swiss Championships SEM will be played in Flims from July 8th-16th 2021! You can find further information here:
http://www.swisschess.ch/news-112/sem-in-flims-10-16-juli-weiterhin-auf-kurs-bitte-bis-26-mai-anmelden.html
If you would like to participate, please register by May 26th.

In the Swiss Team Battle we are back in League 4 – congrats especially to Fabio, Werner and Kurt! Next round we be player on Tuesday 18th starting at 19:30 with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/XbLhhk8L

And there is chess in the “Tagi” (Tagesanzeiger) as well – you can find there news, problems to solves, articles worth reading:
https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/sport/schach

And … do not hesitate to register for our general assembly on June 8th!