Sunday, February 9, 2020

Game of the Month: The Fighting French

For our latest Game of the Month, we'll be taking a look at the game Janezic - Attaya played in the 2nd round of a Saturday tournament at the club. At first glance the game looked like a smooth win, but as we shall see it was not always so clear and both sides missed important chances.

Black's unconventional development approach paid off, although white could have done better than 9.Qb3 by just castling and bringing a rook to the e-file. The real critical moment though was the stretch from moves 15-20, where both sides missed white's strong idea of a2-a4, and black got away with the daring 20. ... c5?! After the final blunder on move 26, black had a nice tactical shot to seal the game in his favor.

Look forward to another post soon! I will be looking at a very interesting opening that appears to have been sweeping Rochester by storm lately...

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Tournaments & Events coming up in 2020

Monday Night Winter Chess League
The Dr. Farley Memorial XXXVII Monday Night Winter Chess League
 begins on January 6th, 2020 at the Rochester Chess Center.  
Register no later than 6:30pm 1/6/20.  Call the Rochester Chess Center
at 585-442-2430 for details, or sign-up at the Chess Center in person.
This league runs from 1/6/20 thru 3/16/20. Games start at 7pm.
10 Rounds; Game in 90 min. w/ 5 sec. delay.  All make-up games must be
completed no later than 3/18/20.  Chess Center members: $17,
$2 less if you played in Fall 2019 league. Non-members add $8.
Play every Monday.  March 16th is for make-ups.

The 42nd Marchand Open
 The 42nd annual Marchand Tournament will be held April 4-5 2020 at Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex (on the MCC Campus) 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Rochester NY 14623. Details will be linked here soon.

Special thanks to Dan Burnside for taking the photos for us.

Additional Tournaments will be added as they become available.
Here are some of them:

2020 Youth Tournaments in Rochester New York
            Register at ROCHESTER CHESS CENTER or by calling (585) 442-2430

 “All” means recommended for all who know how to play chess; many beginners from the host school will be playing in their first event.

“Exp” means for experienced players who are comfortable with long time controls, use of chess clock, and recording their moves.

For All     Jan 11         28th The Harley Scholastic at 1981 Clover St, Rochester 14618

For All     Jan 25         13th India Community Center at 2171 Monroe at Wayne County Line Rd, Macedon 14502

For All     Mar 7          24th Seton Catholic at 165 Rhinecliff Dr, Rochester 14618

For Exp    Mar 14,15  53rd NY State Scholastic Championships at both Saratoga Springs Hilton & Marriott 12866

For All     Mar 21        14th North Street School at 400 W. North St, Geneva 14456

For Females   Mar 28        15th Woman's Invitational at Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Dr 14610

For Exp    Apr 4,5       42nd Marchand Open, $$17,000 at Bill Grays Iceplex, 2700 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Rd 14623.  Note: optional early 1st round on Friday Apr 3rd at Chess Center.

For All     Apr 18          5th Wayne Elem. (was Freewill) - 1784 Ridge Rd, Ontario 14520

Events recommended for “All" are not USCF rated, $12 entry fee, 9am start to 12:30pm, Sections K-2, 3-5, 6-8, trophies to top each grade and section (both individual and school team of 3 players), prizes for all, no eliminations - expect to play four or five games.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Dec. 18th - A Chess Lecture with Senior Master Lev Paciorkowski

 Special Event 
Lecture Series with Chess Master
Lev Paciorkowski

Topic: The Spectator
Sponsored by the Community Chess Club of Rochester
December 18th, 2019 
Time: 5:00-6:30pm at the Rochester Chess Center

Free for CCCR members; $5 for non-members.  All are welcome!
Visitors should plan to arrive by 5pm. Please be seated for the lecture by 5:25pm. 

5pm-5:30pm: Free pizza for all who attend Lev Paciorkowski's chess lecture
5:30-6:30pm: Lecture (Introduction, Presentation, Q&A, Closing notes)
6:30pm: Registration for CCCR G/80d5 games (optional, following lecture)

The lecture will be video recorded and made available at a future date.

The Community Chess Club of Rochester (CCCR) is proud to present a chess lecture series at the Rochester Chess Center with Chess Master Lev Paciorkowski.

This will be Lev's fourth lecture in the CCCR Lecture Series. 

Lev is the #1 rated chess player in Rochester and a very accomplished chess player with many prestigious tournament victories.  Lev is attending Rochester Institute of Technology, and continues to play competitive chess.

The Community Chess Chess Club invites all club members and visitors to attend Lev's chess lecture and play a game of chess afterwards.  For more information, please contact the Chess Center at 585-442-2430, or better yet, why not stop by and visit us on a Wednesday night? The club is ready to answer your questions beginning at 6:30pm any Wednesday night.  We'd really like to introduce you to our chess club.

You are welcome to join us for The Community Chess Club's Annual Holiday Party
which begins immediately after the chess lecture!

Everyone is invited.  It is not required, but feel free to bring a dish or snack to share at the Holiday party.  Some treats will be provided by the Community Chess Club. 
Happy Holidays!

A Special Message from our friend Isay Golyak:

I spoke with Isay on Dec. 15th, and he is doing well.  Isay told me that he misses the Rochester Chess Center and all of his friends there.  Isay wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

Chess Calendar:
  • The Winter Chess Camp Schedule: Dec. 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31 Christmas / New Year Break.  Sign-up at the Chess Center or call 585-442-2430!
  • There will be no CCCR chess on Wed. 12/25/19 and 1/1/20!  We WILL HAVE CHESS on Thursday night Dec. 26th 2019 and Thursday night January 2nd 2020!
  • There will be no "Wendy's Night" in December because it falls on Christmas.
  • A link to upcoming tournaments will be posted soon, so come back for details.