SMM 2021 Round 2

Gligoric 2Letzi 12½ - 1½
Vili SaricRoger Loup1-0
Dragan SibalicClement Richet0-1
Radoje BojicBryan Hess½-½
Abbas KhalilN.N.1-0

Letzi 2Seebach 12½ - 1½
Thomas HouwelingJuan Kostelec1-0
Patric MüllerFrederik Wolgast Rorbech1-0
Arthur StorrerPhilippe Grönquist0-1
Murat CevikMatthias Lobmayer½-½

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 – 1. Round

Höngg 1Letzi 13½ - ½
Manuel ValdiviaClement Richet1-0
Jürg HaslerOswald Odermatt1-0
Vauda BilinskiPatric Müller½-½
Guido OsioDimitrios Leventeas1-0
Escher Wyss 1Letzi 21½ - 2½
Philipp RothRoger Loup½-½
Rolf LeisingerArthur Storrer0-1
Micha FreiBryan Hess0-1
Matteo MinacciChristopher Hehlgans1-0

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.

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!

Newsletter

The latest decisions about Corona restrictions allows us to organize a Blitz tournament (time control 5+3) on April 28th 2021 in the GZ Bachwiesen for max. 8 players. Arbiter will be Roger Loup. Is not play

If you would like to prepare again for a play over the board, you should be amongst others familiar with the rules; check out an article (German/French language) on the homepage of the Swiss Chess Federation:
http://www.swisschess.ch/forum-nachrichtenleser/von-unm%C3%B6glichen-Z%C3%BCgen-und-Uhrentricks.html

Unfortunately, last round we got relegated in the Swiss Team Battle; let’s fight on Tuesday May 4th 2021 for a promotion back to L4 (time control 5+3):
https://lichess.org/tournament/RoM3gXBs

News about Chess at Letzi

As there are now certain relaxations of the Corona restrictions we asked the GZ Bachwiesen if and under what conditions we can again offer chess for adults. If possible, we will play a tournament over the board on April 27th! We will keep you updated!

We kindly ask you to mark an appointment in your in the calendar already now: Our general assembly 2021 will be held on Tuesday June 8th 2021 – depending on the situation either in the GZ or even online.

The SSB has now postponed a possible start of the SMM 2021 until at the earliest after the summer holidays:
http://www.swisschess.ch/news-112/die-smm-2021-startet-erst-nach-der-sommerpause-1-runde-ende-august-anmeldeschluss-am-1-juli.html
Anyway – please do not forget to fill in this short questionnaire by end of April:
https://forms.gle/9qwnDJir1GjDurmv5

And the Swiss Team Battle will continue in league 4 on April 20th 2021 with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/RoM3gXBs

In the project “Support your Sport” we are having a great finish and now clearly crossed the level of 700; in case you still have some bons you can assign them until tomorrow April 19th to our club – many thanks!
https://supportyoursport.migros.ch/de/vereine/sc-letzi-zuerich/

And I found a course about chess basics (in German language) by GM Stefan Kindermann on the homepage of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. In case you are interested, just have a look:
https://www.sueddeutsche.de/thema/Schach_lernen

News

As discussed in our general assembly we renewed the contract with the Gemeinschaftszentrum Bachwiesen until the end of September. However, as we only can use the venue under the given restrictions, the GZ offered a discount on the rental fee!
I am really happy anyway that we still can offer chess for kids over the board in the GZ – many thanks to Roger for all the efforts!

It is still uncertain if the SMM can be played this year at all. Until now it is not possible to register a team. You can follow the latest news on the homepage of the Swiss chess federation:
http://www.swisschess.ch/

Unfortunately, as not enough players registered for the Zurich Championship 2021 it had to be cancelled:
https://www.zuercherschachverband.ch/index.php/zsv-tunriere/zuercher-stadtmeisterschaft
However, the Zurich Championships for kids is still scheduled for April 14th and 21st! Please ask Roger, Kurt or myself for details.

At least there is some chess and we continue to play in the Swiss Team Battle – on April 20th in league 4 with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/RoM3gXB

From the last newsletter we more than doubled the number of bons in the project “Support your Sport”:
https://supportyoursport.migros.ch/de/vereine/sc-letzi-zuerich/
Until April 12th you still can collect bons and assign it until April 19th to our club. In the meantime Migros doubled the amount of money to be distributed to all clubs! Many thanks to all of you for supporting us.

Easter newsletter

The Zurich Chess Championship will be played this year online on lichess.org.
First round is scheduled for Wednesday April 7th, but the registration will close already the upcoming Tuesday March 30th 2021. In case you are interested, please check out the homepage of the federation ZSV:
https://www.zuercherschachverband.ch/index.php/zsv-tunriere/zuercher-stadtmeisterschaft

Viktor Kortschnoi was one of the most illustrious personalities in chess history. He emigrated in 1978 from the sowjet union to Switzerland where he passed away nearly five years ago in Wohlen (AG) at the age of 85. The BBC issued a radio documentary about the exciting world championship 1978 against Analtoly Karpov – you can find it in English language here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3cszmwf

Next round of the Swiss Team Battle will be played April 6th with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/zR0iapCv

And we almost reached 200 tokens in the project “Support your Sport”! If you like you can until April 12th still collect “Vereinsbons” and assign to our club – many thanks:
https://supportyoursport.migros.ch/de/vereine/sc-letzi-zuerich/

Have a joyful Easter … stay healthy and see you soon again!

News in Chess

Thank you so much for supporting the club in the project “Support Your Sport” initiated by Migros – we already crossed the 100 margin and until April 12th you can still collect “Vereinsbons” which you can assign until April 19th:
https://supportyoursport.migros.ch/de/vereine/sc-letzi-zuerich/

We got a bit stuck in league 4 of the Swiss Team Battle. This Tuesday March 23rd will be the next round starting at 19:30 with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/fU8qns9l
Please join our team to fight for a promotion to league 3!

The Swiss Chess Federation discussed the game operation this year. There is still hope to start with the SMM end of June! And if you would like to support us as a team captain, please let me know! Until the end of April we have to register our teams.
Please find here the statement of the SSB about other planned tournaments in 2021 (in German language):
http://www.swisschess.ch/news-112/ssb-turniere-2021-so-soll-es-weitergehen.html