Jan 202019


If your New Year’s resolutions did not include quitting chess — or somehow included playing more chess — here are 19 events where you can go to continue living your best life….


Date Event Place Info Link
January 2019        
January 4-6 Scheinich Memorial Calgary Chess Club 6 player RRs http://www.albertachess.org/2019SM.html
January 12-13 Ontario Junior Sandman Hotel, Misssissauga 5 round Swiss; TC: 90+30 https://elevatemychess.com/ontario-junior/
January 17th Charity Simul for Syrian Family RA Centre, Ottawa vs GM Bator Sambuev  
January 18-20 RA Winter Open RA Centre, Ottawa 5 round Swiss; TC: 90+30 https://eoca.ca/#/
January 18-20 Victoria Open Comfort Inn and Suites, Victoria BC 5 round Swiss; TC: 90+30 http://victoriachessclub.pbworks.com/w/page/100118877/Victoria%20Open
January 19th UPEI Winter Quick UPEI Charlottetown 5 round Swiss; TC: 25+5 delay http://mcc.cdevastation.com/upeiwqck19.html
January 29 & Feb 5 PEI Closed UPEI Charlottetown 5 round Swiss; TC: 25 + 15 sec delay http://mcc.cdevastation.com/peicl19.html
January 25-27 Oakville Winter Open Holiday Inn, Oakville ON 5 round Swiss; TC: 90+30 https://elevatemychess.com/oakvillewinter/
February 2019        
February 2-3 Guelph Winter Pro-Am Guelph University 5 round Swiss; 90+30 http://www.chesscanada.info/forum/showthread.php?4950-Guelph-Winter-Pro-Am-February-2-3
February 2-3 QCI Qualifying Tournament Olympic Stadium, Montréal 4 round Swiss; 40/75 + 30/mat http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/editeur/tournois/index.php?id=13725
February 8-10 Fredericton Open UNB, Fredericton  5 rounds; 40/120 + game/60 http://mcc.cdevastation.com/ftonwopen19.html
February 9 Calgary Youth Regional Calgary Jr CC 25+5 delay; U8 to U18 sections www.calgaryjuniorchess.com/CJCC/event/event/12149
February 9-10 Tournoi Hospitalité Alma, QC 4 rondes; 30/75 + 45/mat +30s http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/editeur/tournois/index.php?id=13744
February 9-10 Northern Alberta Open Edmonton Chess Club 5 round Swiss; TC: 90+30 http://albertachess.org/2019NAO.php
February 16 Ontario Qualifier 2 Seneca Hill, North York, Toronto U8 to U18 https://senecahillchess.com/2018/06/13/2019-nyycc-cycc-qualifier-1/
February 16-17 South Saskatchewan Open Regina 5 round Swiss; TC: 90+30 https://saskchess.org/sask-open?fbclid=IwAR2xX-pHmyX6JoeV97MH93y0We8LQ0fc4Nd7sHpFvVriuuBuIBTqy2iNEEM
February 16-17 University Battle of Alberta U of C   TBA
February 16-18 2019 BC Open Richmond BC 6 round Swiss; TC: 90+30 http://bcopenchess.pbworks.com/w/page/7082404/FrontPage
February 22-24 Bluenose Open Saint Mary’s U; Halifax 5 round Swiss; TC: 120+30 http://www.nschess.ca/?p=788


Upcoming Events: 2019.01-02
Source: Canadian Chess

Jan 192019

While Lasker had defeated Steinitz in 1894 to become World Champion, their was still a rivalry between the two players, right up until Steinitz’s last tournament. This was the 1899 London Tournament, won of the strongest events of the 19th Century, although one that is somewhat overlooked today. In the end it proved a triumph for Lasker, winning by a margin of 3.5 points (22.5/30), and featured a brilliant win over the former Champion.

Steinitz,William – Lasker,Emanuel [C29]
London IT London (27), 05.07.1899 new PgnViewer( { boardName: “game934”, movesFormat: “default”, pgnString:’1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.d3 Nc6 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 Ng6 7.exd5 Nxd5 8.Nxd5 Qxd5 9.Nf3 Bg4 10.Be2 O-O-O 11.c3 Bd6 12.O-O Rhe8 13.h3 Bd7 14.Ng5 Nh4 15.Nf3 Nxg2 16.Kxg2 Bxh3+ 17.Kf2 f6 18.Rg1 g5 19.Bxg5 fxg5 20.Rxg5 Qe6 21.Qd3 Bf4 22.Rh1 Bxg5 23.Nxg5 Qf6+ 24.Bf3 Bf5 25.Nxh7 Qg6 26.Qb5 c6 27.Qa5 Re7 28.Rh5 Bg4 29.Rg5 Qc2+ 30.Kg3 Bxf3 0-1′, pauseBetweenMoves: 500, pieceSize: 29 } );

Passing the torch
Source: Chessexpress