Zurich City Championship 2022

We had a successful season at city championship, in which eleven members from Letzi participated.

In category P, Clément Richet finished in first place with 5.5 points. In this category, also Mauro Petrolo (4.5), Oswald Odermatt (3.5), Vincenzo Serratore (3.5), Kurt Glatzfelder (3.0) had a strong presence. You can find all results of the category on chess-results.

In category A, Dimitris Leventeas was placed third with 4.5 points. You can find all the results of this category on chess-results.

In category B, Roger Loup was in second place with 6.0 points. In the same category, we can also find Janusz Barczyk (4), Christopher Hehlgans (4,0), Samuel Beatty (4,0), Thomas Güldenapfel (2,0). You can find all the results on chess-results.

ZMM 2021: Round 5

ASK Reti 3Letzi 11-3
Liuis Uso i CubertorerMauro Petrolo½-½
Kurt JuchliMassimo Maffioli0-1
Herbert MeierWerner Brunner0-1
Curi SebastianDimitrios Leventeas½-½

Letzi 2Riesbach 13-1
Nakul ParicharakHans Honauer1-0
Patric MüllerAndries Bosma1-0
Jörg LutzJonathan Clibio½-½
Samuel BeattyAntonio Auf der Mauer½-½

Congratulation to Letzi 2 for the promotion!

You can find all the results here.

A couple of photos from the players of Letzi 2 who played in the last round.

ZMM 2021: 3rd Round

Letzi 1SG Zürich2-2
Werner BrunnerThomas Kummle1-0
Massimo MaffioliStuder Vital½-½
Kurt GlatzfelderChristian Issler½-½
Dimitris LeventeasBrandis Benjamin0-1
Escher Wyss 1Letzi 21-3
Ernst MarteNakul Paricharak½-½
Rolf LeisingerPatric Müller0-1
Milan ObradovicMurat Cevik0-1
Matteo MinacciPaul Dreher½-½

A description of the games for Letzi 1, by Werner, who is the team captain for Letzi 1.

As you already know, we drew against a strong team (SG Zürich 2).
Dimitris was unlucky, since he lost unfortunately from a good position.
On the opposite direction was the game from Kurt. He managed to save it from a losing position, according to his words.
Massimo, with his win against the Elo stronger player managed to prevent the team from losing.

ZMM 2021: 2nd Round

Chesssflyers 1Letzi 13½-½
Hansuli RemensbergerWerner Brunner1-0
Walter ZollingerRoland Löhr½-½
Arnold FuchsThomas Lutz1-0
Beat TscharnerMauro Petrolo1-0

Letzi 2Seebach 12½-1½
Patric MüllerRichard Bohnenberger1-0
Dimitrios LeventeasLivio Sgier0-1
Nakul ParicharakUrs Schweizer1-0
Roger LoupMatthias Lobmayer½-½

ZMM 2021: Round 1

Letzi 1Nimzowitsch 22½-1½
Werner BrunnerThomas Heerd1-0
Massimo MaffioliKarl Erik Clausen1-0
Mauro PetroloHeinz Vifian½-½
Dimitrios LeventeasMartin Hoffmann0-1

Nimzowitsch 4Letzi 21-3
Edi RampFabio Degiacomi0-1
Ursula KüngRoland Löhr0-1
Jürg BuobPatric Müller1-0
Matej PetrikNakul Paricharak0-1

The results are also online on chess-results: Letzi 1 and Letzi 2


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:

Unfortunately, as not enough players registered for the Zurich Championship 2021 it had to be cancelled:
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:

From the last newsletter we more than doubled the number of bons in the project “Support your Sport”:
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:

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:

Next round of the Swiss Team Battle will be played April 6th with a time control of 5+3:

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:

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

News about chess at Letzi

In the past few weeks we had major problems with our homepage. After all we had to ask the provider for a restore and did quite some manual rework.
However, apart from minor things we are finally back online!

We are now registered for «Support Your Sport» initiated by Migros – as soon as our club is unlocked, I will pass further details to you. Thanks to Fabio for the hint!

In the Swiss Team Battle we still fight in league 4. Next tournament will be on the upcoming Tuesday March 9th with a time control of 5+3: https://lichess.org/tournament/NcOSJalD
There are already players registered up to a rating of 2350 – please join our team to fight against them for a promotion to league 3!

Please note that this year’s Zürcher Stadtmeisterschaft will be played online on lichess.org. Start of the tournament will be Wednesday April 7th and you can find further information on the homepage of the federation:

Also the Zürcher Schülerturnier 2021 will be organized online on lichess.org. It will be played on Wednesday April 14th and 21st; each afternoon between 14:30 and around 17:00. Please ask our youth leader Kurt, gamemaster Roger for further information or get back to me.

Until now it is not clear in which format the SMM 2021 can be played. All planned dates had to be postponed by the Swiss Chess Federation . As soon as it is announced we will get back to you for the planning! Please find here the latest news:

All the best and stay healthy!

Chess News

The Zurich Chess Federation has announced to cancel the ZMM “light” 2020//21 because of the circumstances around the Corona-Virus.

For the SGM “light” starting in January 2021 we registered one team for the Regionalliga 1. Please enter your availability to the doodle if not yet done.

Unfortunately, we got relegated in the Swiss Team Battle. Tuesday November 3rd we will now start in league 3 with a time control of 5+3:  https://lichess.org/tournament/hs2L0fcD
Please register in time, the more players for Letzi the better!

Please continue to follow the safety regulations of the BAG, the SSB and the GZ, e.g.

    • stay at home if you do not feel well – in case we would have to send you home
    • please wash your hands before and after the chess evening
    • from an age of 12 you have to wear a sanitary face mask
    • please keep a distance of 1.5 meter whenever possible
    • the room must be aired out on a regular base
    • there is a maximum of 15 persons an evening