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.
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.
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!
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!
Please note that the link to the homepage of the Zurich Chess Federation (ZSV) has been changed:
You can find the invitation to the Zurich Chess Championship there as well:
The tournament will start April 1st 2020 and will be played again in the Kirchgemeindehaus Enge, Bederstrasse 25.
In total 14 members from our chess club played the Zurich Chess Championships 2019 and we can even celebrate a champion!
Thomas Schmid won the promotion group with 6.5 out of 7 (26 players, 4 from Letzi) – Congratulations!
In the A group our new member Uladzimir Kokarau finished on a good 4th rank and achieved a respectful result (24 players, 5 from Letzi) … this right after winning the B group in the Zurich Easter Open!
In the B group Roland Enderli was our best representative on rank 8 (57 player, 4 from Letzi).
All results can be found on the Homepage of the ZSV
Congratulations to Simon for winning the Züricher U16 championship 2019!
All rounds and rankings of the Züricher Schülermeisterschaft can be found on chess-results.com – U16 und U12 played a mixed tournament.
Rg. Name Elo Pkt. Wtg1 Wtg2
1. Petkidis Anthony 2360 8,0 52,0
2. Moor Olivier 2343 7,5 52,5
3. Rusev Aleksandar 2336 7,0 47,5
6. Kradolfer Georg 2081 6,0 51,0
17. Odermatt Oswald 1817 5,5 42,0
23. Serratore Vincenzo 1886 5,0 40,5 20,50
25. Lutz Thomas 1869 5,0 40,5 19,00
36. Lutz Jörg 1711 4,0 38,5
42. Schmid Thomas - 3,5 41,5
45. Houweling Thomas - 3,5 33,0
(56 player, 9 rounds)
More details: ZSM Blitz 2018
Rg. Team Pkt.
1. Letzi 21,5
2. ASK Reti 19,0
3. SG Zürich 18,5
(bei insgesamt 9 Teams)
Rg. Name Verein Pkt. Wtg1
1. Sandbrink Kai Réti Ask 5½ 28,5
2. Khan Rizwan Chessflyers 5 27,5
3. Serratore Vincenzo Letzi 4½ 29,0
4. Schmutz David Réti Ask 4½ 28,5
5. Binzegger Urs Gligoric 4½ 25,0
6. Heinsius Thomas Nimzowitsch 4½ 24,0
7. Odermatt Oswald Friesenberg 4 30,5
Rg. Name Verein Pkt. Wtg1
1. Houweling Thomas Letzi 6 30,0
2. Niederhauser Alex. Gligoric 5½ 29,0
3. Nohl Hansjörg Winterthur 5 31,0
4. Juchli Kurt Réti Ask 4½ 31,5
5. Lutz Jörg Letzi 4½ 30,5
6. Marmier Edouard - 4½ 28,5
7. Schmid Thomas Letzi 4½ 28,0
27. Barczyk Janusz Letzi 2½ 24,5
31. Enderli Roland Letzi 2 24,0
Rg. Name Verein Pkt. Wtg1
1. Dülli-Loher Karl SG Zürich 6 32,0
2. Cretin Julien Letzi 6 29,0
3. Herzberger Thomas Riesbach 5 32,5
4. Huber Sebastian - 5 31,5
5. Fischer Christoph Wädenswil 5 29,0
6. Leventeas Dimitrios Letzi 5 28,5
7. Filitz Gerhard Zimmerberg 5 27,5
51. Güldenapfel Thomas Letzi 1 23,0