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What was originally expected to be a dogfight between top rated Hee Seid and 
Alfred Pechisker turned into a 5-0 rout by Pechisker after Seid was only able 
to squeak out a draw against Craver in the first round.  Seid came back but 
lost to Pechisker in the last round.  Tom Campbell took 1st under 1800 by 
playing more solidly than the rest of the under 1800s, scoring a pretty win 
against Paul McNichol in the last round.

UBC Tuesday Night - October 2002

(October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5 2002)

#   Name                 Rating   1       2       3       4       5     Total
1   Seid, Hee            2143   = 10    + 9     = 4     = 0     - 2     2.5
2   Pechisker, Alfred    2083   + 12    + 6     + 5     + 8     + 1     5
3   McLaren, Sean        2065   + 13    = 0     - 8     = 0     + 12    3
4   Davies, Lucas        1952   = 0     + 11    = 1     = 5     = 7     3
5   Chan, James          1898   + 14    + 7     - 2     = 4     + 8     3.5
6   Krzyzowski, Ernie    1831   + 15    - 2     + 10    - 0     - 0     2
7   Devries, Peter       1830   + 16    - 5     = 12    + 13    = 4     3    
8   Fekete, Charles      1775   + 17    = 0     + 3     - 2     - 5     2.5
9   Davies, Noam         1741   = 0     - 1     - 13    + 15    + 14    2.5
10  Craver, Lyle         1696   = 1     = 0     - 6     - 17    + 16    2   
11  McNichol, Paul       1648   = 0     - 4     + 14    = 12    - 13    2
12  Broz, Peter          1645   - 2     + 15    = 7     = 11    - 3     2
13  Campbell, Tom        1635   - 3     + 16    + 9     - 7     + 11    3
14  MacDonald, Hugh      1568   - 5     - 17    - 11    + 16    - 9     1
15  Gaulin, Richard      1387   - 6     - 12    + 16    - 9     - 0     1
16  Young, Bryan         1286   - 7     - 13    - 15    - 14    - 10    0
17  Mousavi, Payam       Unr    - 8     + 14    = 0     + 10    - 0     2.5


This event in honour of the former Canadian and Keres champion was held at 
the Vancouver Bridge Centre over the Remembrance Day weekend and attracted 
thirty-three players.  As in the UBC event above, first place looked like it 
would be a race between Hee Seid and Alfred Pechisker, but in this case 
Pechisker faltered in round 3 (against Jason Lee), leaving Seid a full point 
ahead of the field after four rounds.  However, for the second time in a week 
Pechisker beat Seid in a last-round game, enabling him to catch Seid.  
Joining them in a four-way tie for first were Lucas Davies and Justin Hardy; 
all scored 4.5/6.  

Davies took the top Under-1900 prize, splitting second were Jason Lee and 
Richard Reid close behind with 4 each.  In the Under-1600 section John 
Prehara, despite a pre-tournament rating of 1244, scored 3.5 and walked away 
with first.  Junior Andrey Kostin came second with 3, a half point ahead of a 
logjam involving five players tied for third: Alexander Reid, Louis McCusky, 
Peter Sum, and newcomers Andrew Gear and Virgil Awasis.

This tournament also decided the B.C. Junior Champion for this year: Lucas 
Davies.  He won the title by virtue of achieving the best score by a junior, 
this with the proviso that the junior contenders were paired together in the 
last two rounds.  Fittingly this took place in an event in memory of Lionel 
Joyner, since Joyner was Canada's representative to the first World Junior 
Championship in 1951.

Stephen Wright was the TD, aided and abetted by Katherine Davies.

Lionel Joyner Memorial 

Here is a game by the Under-1600 winner (in all fairness, this was White's 
first tournament in many a moon, so he was a tad rusty):

Westbrook,M - Prehara,J [C31]
Lionel Joyner mem Vancouver (5), 11.11.2002

1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qe6 5.Qe2 exf4 6.d4 Qxe2+ 7.Bxe2 g5 8.Nf3 
f6 9.Nd5 Bd6 10.Bd2 c6 11.Nc3 Bf5 12.0-0-0 Ne7 13.h4 g4 14.Nh2 h5 15.Bc4 Nd7 
16.Nf1 0-0-0 17.Kb1 Nb6 18.Bb3 Ned5 19.Nxd5 Nxd5 20.Ka1 Be4 21.Rg1 f5 22.a3 
Rh7 23.Bc1 b5 24.Nd2 Bxg2 25.Rde1 f3 


Twenty Canadian entrants are expected in the 2002 World Youth Chess 
Championships, held this year in Heraklio, Crete.  Among them are two B.C. 
players: Tiffany Tang (under 12 girls) and Fanhao Meng (under 14 boys).  We 
wish the entire team the best of luck!  

The opening ceremonies take place on November 14th, with the first round the 
next day.  It is unclear at this point how much internet coverage there will 
be, but here are two possible sites to check out:

World Youth Chess Championships 2002 
WYCC 2002  

30 YEARS AGO... by Bruce Harper

Everyone likes a bloodbath, and that's just what you'll see in the game 
below, which was played in the 1972 B.C. Open.  Stan Pakosta, who hailed from 
what was then Czechoslovakia, played Tchigorin's line against the French 
Defence - 2.Qe2.  Black shouldn't be afraid of this move, and can even answer 
with 2...e5 (3.f4!?).  Here Black went into some kind of Closed Sicilian, 
which is fine as well.
Black's problems arose when he mechanically developed and delayed his central 
counterplay too long.  The formation adopted by Black is sound and 
aesthetically pleasing, but this didn't stop White from launching a dangerous 
attack with 11.h4!?  Even so, 13...d5! would have been a good illustration of 
the principle that "an attack on the wing should be met by a counterattack in 
the centre".
13...Bf6 and 14...Bxg5 were as bad as they looked.  After Black traded off 
the one piece which was defending his king and opening the h-file, it wasn't 
all that surprising (except maybe to Black!) that White was able to finish 
off the game with a flashy sacrifice.  It goes without saying that this is 
just the kind of game you want to play during a grueling weekend Swiss!

Pakosta,S - Pankhurst,J [C00]
B.C. Open, Vancouver (3), 07.10.1972

1.e4 e6 2.Qe2 c5 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.f4 d6 6.Nf3 Ne7 7.d3 0-0 8.c3 Nbc6 9.Be3 
b6 10.Na3 Bb7 11.h4 h5 12.g4 hxg4 13.Ng5 Bf6 14.Qxg4 Bxg5 15.hxg5 Kg7 
16.0-0-0 d5 17.Rh7+ 1-0 


Since the annual Jack Taylor Memorial will take place in Victoria shortly 
(see tournament announcements below), it is appropriate to examine the career 
of this former B.C. champion:

Taylor, John ("Jack") Monteith (July 11, 1907 - September 9, 1974)

Born in Scotland.  It is not know when Taylor emigrated to B.C., but he first 
came to prominence in 1928, when he was described in the Victoria Daily 
Colonist chess column as "a promising young player."  This promise bore fruit 
the following year when he won the B.C. championship.  Taylor repeated this 
feat in 1930, 1938 and 1945, and also tied for first in 1953.  He never made 
much of a mark nationally, always finishing in the lower half of the Canadian 
championships he played in, but Taylor did win a number of miniatures in 
these competitions due to his sharp eye for tactics ("His opening is 
scholarly with considerable combinative power in the middle game, is our 
verdict." - Thomas Piper).  Taylor was a very popular player, and was 
instrumental in the development of the City Chess Club (Vancouver).  

Taylor,J - Yates,B [B01]
BC ch, 1929

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd8 4.d4 c6 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.Nf3 e6 7.Bd3 Bd6 8.Bxd6 
Qxd6 9.0-0 Nbd7 10.Qe2 Nb6 11.Rae1 Nbd5 12.Nxd5 cxd5 13.Ne5 a6 14.f4 0-0 
15.g4 Re8 16.g5 Nd7 17.Bxh7+ Kf8 18.Qh5 Nxe5 19.fxe5 Qc7 20.Bg6 1-0

Taylor,J - Hall,L [C15]
CAN ch Saskatoon (6), 1945

An interesting twist on the classical bishop sacrifice:

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bd3 Ne7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.0-0 Bxc3 7.bxc3 dxe4 8.Bxe4 
c6 9.Bxh7+ Kxh7 10.Ng5+ Kg8 11.Qh5 Re8 12.Ba3 1-0

Taylor,J - Jursevskis,M [A13]
City C.C. invitational tournament? Vancouver, 1950

1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 b6 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.d4 dxc4 7.Qa4+ Nbd7 8.Bg5 Be7 
9.0-0 0-0 10.Qxc4 c5 11.dxc5 Bxc5 12.Rfd1 Qe7 13.b4 Bd6 14.Nb5 Rac8 15.Qh4 
Bb8 16.Rxd7 Qxd7 17.Bxf6 gxf6 18.Ng5 Rfd8 19.Qxh7+ Kf8 20.Bxb7 fxg5 21.Bxc8 
Qxb5 22.Bxe6 fxe6 23.Qh8+ Ke7 24.Qg7+ Ke8 25.Qg8+ Ke7 26.Qg7+ ½-½

Jursevskis,M - Taylor,J [C76]
BC ch Vancouver, 03.1951

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.c3 g6 6.d4 Bd7 7.Ng5 h6 8.Nf3 Bg7 9.d5 
Nb8 10.Bc2 Ne7 11.c4 0-0 12.Nc3 a5 13.h3 Na6 14.Nh2 Nb4 15.Bb1 c6 16.dxc6 
Bxc6 17.0-0 f5 18.f3 f4 19.a4 Na6 20.Nb5 Bxb5 21.axb5 Nc5 22.b3 h5 23.Bd2 Qb6 
24.Kh1 d5 25.exd5 e4 26.Bxa5 Rxa5 27.Rxa5 Nf5 28.b4 Ng3+ 29.Kg1 Nd3+ 30.c5 
Bd4+ 31.Rf2 Bxf2# 0-1

Doe,R - Taylor,J [A16]
CAN ch Winnipeg (9), 09.1953

Shortest Game Prize:

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.e4 Nb4 5.Qa4+ N8c6 6.d4 Bd7 7.a3 Nxd4 8.Bb5 
Bxb5 9.Nxb5 Ndc2+ 0-1

Reeve,J - Taylor,J [C61]
BC Class ch Vancouver (7), 14.04.1974

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Nxd4 exd4 5.0-0 Bc5 6.d3 Ne7 7.c3 c6 8.Ba4 d6 
9.Nd2 b5 10.Bc2 Be6 11.Bb3 0-0 12.Bxe6 fxe6 13.Nf3 dxc3 14.bxc3 Qd7 15.a4 a6 
16.d4 Bb6 17.e5 d5 18.Ba3 Rfc8 19.Qd3 Ng6 20.Ng5 c5 21.axb5 Bd8 22.Nf3 c4 
23.Qd2 axb5 24.g3 Ra4 25.Ne1 Be7 26.Qb2 Bxa3 27.Rxa3 Ne7 28.Nc2 Rca8 29.Rfa1 
Rxa3 30.Rxa3 Ra4 31.Nb4 Qa7 32.Ra2 Rxa2 33.Nxa2 Kf7 34.Kf1 Nc6 35.Qxb5 Qxa2 
36.Qxc6 Qb1+ 37.Kg2 Qe4+ 38.Kf1 Qh1+ 39.Ke2 Qe4+ ½-½


Two new events this issue, the November 17 Bughouse Tournament and the Mt. 
Seymour December Active.

Upcoming junior events:

November 14-25 World Youth Chess Championships, Crete
November 17 Island Junior Open - # 3 (Victoria)
November 24 Grand Prix # 3, Vancouver Bridge Centre
November 30 Annual BC - Washington Junior Match, Seattle
December 8 Greater Victoria City Championship

For details visit  British Columbia Chess Federation  or  Greater Victoria 
Junior Chess  

UBC Tuesday Night Swiss - November - December 2002

Dates: November 12th, 19th, 26th, December 3rd, 10th
Place: UBC Student Union Building, Room 212
Rounds: 5 round Swiss System (one round per week)
Time: Round 1; a.s.a.p. after 7pm, Rounds 2-5; 6:30pm
Time Control: 40 moves / 90 minutes, game / 60 minutes
Entry Fee: $15, $12 UBC CC members (available at site), $8 juniors, $Free to 
masters and those joining CFC/BCCF for the first time
Registration: 6:30 - 7 pm before round 1
Prizes: Based on entries ($$BEN)
Org & TD: Lyle Craver (604)980-2040
Misc: half point byes available for rounds 1-4 when requested at least 24 
hours before game time (in person or by phone only please - no e-mail bye 
requests!) Please bring sets, clocks, etc.

Saturday Chess Fever

Date: Nov. 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14
Location: at the Bridge Center 2776 East Broadway, Vancouver
Rds: 5
Type: Regular Swiss, 2 sections Open and Under 1700
Time: Games start at 5:00p.m.
Time Control: 30/90 G/60
Entry Fee: $25, $20 for Juniors and Masters
Prizes: $$ BEN
Org: James Kerry (604) 438-7666 and Luc Poitras (604) 438-0496

November Open Bughouse Tournament

Date: November 17
Place: Vancouver Bridge Centre
Registration: 9-10 AM
Rounds: TBA. Minimum of 36 games.
EF: $10. $5 for juniors/seniors
Info: ben daswani - devil1331@hotmail.com

Jack Taylor Memorial Tournament

Date: November 23rd and 24th
Type: 5 Round Swiss
Entry Fee: $35 Regular, $25 for Juniors
Prize Fund: 100% of EF minus Expenses
CFC Rated
Time Control 40/90 minutes - SD/1 Hour
Location: University of Victoria, Human & Social Development Building, Room 
Registration: November 23rd 8:30AM at the site.
Organizer & TD: Lynn Stringer
Contact: Lynn Stringer at lynnstringer@shaw.ca ; Tel (250) 658-5207

Northshorechess.com CM Invitational 

Date: Nov.30-Dec. 1, 2002 
Place: New Westminster, BC
Rds: 5 
Type: 6-player RR
Round times: 9, 2, 7/ 9, ASAP
TC: SD 120 
EF: $35 
Prizes: 1st $100 plus Fritz 7 software 
Reg: interested expert players (2000-2199) e-mail chessfm@shaw.ca for 
TD & Org: Vas Sladek
Misc: no smoking, CFC membership required, one ChessBase magazine EXTRA issue 
to all players completing their schedule 

Mt. Seymour December Active

Date: Saturday, 7.December, 2002
Place: Parkgate Branch, North Van District Public Library
The Enid Dearing meeting room, 3675 Banff Court,
North Vancouver, BC
Rds: 6-player, 5 RR
Type: Active, CFC-rated
Times: 10 a.m. start
TC: G30
EF: $12 for CFC members, non-members add $10
Prizes: 1st ChessBase magazine CD
Reg: interested players must pre-register by e-mail: chessfm@shaw.ca
Org/TD: Vas Sladek, www.northshorechess.com
Misc: bring sets, digital clocks provided

Dan MacAdam Memorial Tournament

Date: January 18th and January 19th 2003
Type: 5 Round Swiss
Entry Fee: $35 Regular, $25 for Juniors
Prize Fund: 100% of EF minus Expenses
CFC Rated
Time Control 40/90 minutes - SD/1 Hour
Location: University of Victoria, Human & Social Development Building, Room 
Registration: January 18th 8:30AM at the site.
Organizer & TD: Lynn Stringer
Contact: Lynn Stringer at lynnstringer@shaw.ca ; Tel (250) 658 5207

Kelowna Winter Fest

Dates: Feb. 8 & 9, 2003
Type: 5 Round Swiss
Times: 9/2/7; 9/asap
Place: Sandman Inn Kelowna B.C. 2130 Harvey Ave across from Orchard Park Mall 
(250) 860-6409
Entry: $25, $20 Seniors, $15 Juniors Non CFC pay entry + $12
Prizes: BEN
TD & Org Lynn Stringer, Wally Steinke & Ian Higgs wsteinke@sd22.bc.ca ph 
(250) 545-6677 ianofski@cablelan.net

Kelowna Summer Fest

Dates: July. 5 & 6, 2003
Type: 5 Round Swiss
Times: 9/2/7; 9/asap
Place: Sandman Inn Kelowna B.C. 2130 Harvey Ave across from Orchard Park Mall 
(250) 860-6409
Entry: $25, $20 Seniors, $15 Juniors Non CFC pay entry + $12
Prizes: BEN
TD & Org Lynn Stringer Wally Steinke & Ian Higgs wsteinke@sd22.bc.ca ph (250) 
545-6677 ianofski@cablelan.net

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