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    2019-05-19

    13 players, including four first-timers, played in today's RA Sunday Rapid. Christian Collins won with 4.5/5.


    1 1 Christian Collins 2003 W13 W2 W6 W3 D4 4.5
    2 2 Paul...
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    2019-05-12

    A third unannounced room change in one week was made up for by a free platter of warm baked treats from the RA Centre.... and only a crazy person could think it was anything but an unlucky...
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    2019 RACC Active Championship

    The RA Chess Club held its 2019 Active (Rapid) Championship May 2 & 9. It was a 6 round Swiss at 25m + 5s delay.

    David Gordon and Christian Collins tied for the title with 5/6.

    Thanks to...
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    there has been (only) one issue since: "Dragon":...

    there has been (only) one issue since: "Dragon": 117 pages, and included games annotated by LeSiege and Hambleton.

    I don't email them, and don't receive them by email, so I don't know why CFC...
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    2019-04-28

    Apprentice TD Gordon Ritchie reports:


    Derek Wang stormed to victory with five straight wins in the April 28 version of Sunday Rapid Chess. En route, he demolished the TD who settled for second...
  6. live games

    Link to live games for round 1:

    1. CM Joshua Doknjas - GM Evgeny Bareev
    2 GM Yang - CM David Gordon
    3. Zach Dukic - IM Nikolay Noritsyn
    ...
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    2019-04-14

    Only 10 nutbars chose to forsake a rare mild day out in Ottawa to stay in and play chess. Ben Kellar lost to Paul Beckwith, but won with 4/5.


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    2019-04-07

    19 players took advantage of a rare Ottawa break between "Spring" freezing rain storms to play in the Sunday Rapid. Daniel Xu, Milos Petrovic, and the peaceably-inclined TD ended in a 3-way tie for...
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    2019-03-24

    A fine turnout of 18 players, and one TD, was topped by Stijn De Kerpel.



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    1 1 Stijn De Kerpel 2129 +7(w) +6(b) +2(w) =4(b) +5(b) 4.5...
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    RACC 2019 Blitz Championship

    TD Gordon Ritchie reports:

    The RA Chess Club blitz championship for 2018-19 saw Zachary Dukic run away from a strong field with 12 straight wins in the six-round double swiss tournament. Dave...
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    2019.03.17

    TD Gordon Ritchie writes:

    "John Upper stormed ahead of a 14 player field, winning in all five rounds, to run away with the Sunday rapid tournament this week. Tied for a distant second place were...
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    2018-03-10

    Only 9 stalwarts survived the triple-whammy -- Daylight Saving Time, freezing rain, and the inevitable hangovers and regrets from celebrating Fischer's birthday the night before -- to compete in the...
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    photos from Sunday are on the CFC Newsletter...

    photos from Sunday are on the CFC Newsletter facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2086162761468983&type=1&l=e67a83f193
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    Glad to hear it! If you can get the DGTs to...

    Glad to hear it!

    If you can get the DGTs to Bank street this week, maybe Halldor will be able to have them up and running for this weekend's RA March Open!?
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    2019.02.24

    Freezing rain and flooded streets kept away all the sensible people, leaving only 9 foolishly stubborn chess addicts, the foolishist of whom (!) turned out to be the TD.



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    2019.02.17

    With 11 losers and one winner, our odds are better than the Republican primaries! --- and so was our winner: Daniel Xu




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  17. IM or GM?

    FIDE still has him listed as an IM.

    AFAIK, he has the norms but needs to get over 2500 -- that's "only" 23 points, and he got 14.8 in Serbia, so one more good tournament could do it...

    ... or...
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    I had seen this line recently in Reti's Masters...

    I had seen this line recently in Reti's Masters of the Chessboard, where it appears as a note. It's a really good book, and -- despite the terrible number of typos in the Russell edition -- worth...
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    2019.02.10

    An encouraging turnout of 14 -- who all braved a cavernous, ill-lit, and uninviting banquet hall -- was topped by Christian Collins.


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    One possibility is that the chess.com engine is...

    One possibility is that the chess.com engine is either too weak or too slow to provide accurate evals. For instance, in the game you posted, 13.Nc3 is not a blunder (White is already lost), but after...
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    2019.02.03

    A tie at the top between Christian Collins and Mike Schofield.

    Here's hoping the absent sickos have recovered by next week....


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    How come Aris doesn't have Black??!

    How come Aris doesn't have Black??!
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    2019.01.27

    SwissSys troubles and a sick and grumpy TD are responsible for this late report; here's hoping two weeks in the Bahamas will cure what ails Gordon R.

    Apparently, Paul Beckwith and Christian...
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    photos on the Chess Canada facebook site: ...

    photos on the Chess Canada facebook site:

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  25. photos in a Chess Canada facebook album: ...

    photos in a Chess Canada facebook album:

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