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Wolverine Classic Chess Tournament

Wolverine Classic Chess Tournament
Niagara Falls High School
4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, New York 14305
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00-5:00 p.m.
Hosted by
 Niagara PAL              Archangel 8 Chess Academy      Amateur Chess Association of WNY      N.F. City School District
(Cash Prizes in Rated Section Based on Paid entries)*
Swiss Style 
Rated tournament – 4 rounds, G50, d5.
Unrated tournament – 6 rounds, G25, d5.
USCF membership required to play in rated sections; ANYONE can play in unrated section.
Bring chess sets and clocks – none provided.
 Players must report by 9:00 a.m.  Late entries must take a one half-point bye.
 Rated Rounds begin at 9:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Unrated Rounds begin at 9:15 a.m., 10:05 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:05 p.m.
Unrated Awards at 3:00 p.m. in Cafeteria  
RATED (Entry Fee $25, $10 Scholastic)
Four Sections (Prizes Based Upon Entries)
                                                            First                Second            Third
            Open                                      11%                  7%                   5%
            U1800                                      11%                  7%                   5%
            U1500                                      11%                  7%                   5%
            Scholastic                               $25                  $15                   $10
 Prize fund will be 70% of entry fees. Prize fund will be distributed as described above.
Tournament Director reserves the right to collapse tournament to fewer sections depending upon entries, and to change the section rating cutoffs.
UNRATED (FREE!  No Entry Fee) 
Trophies awarded to the Top 3 Scholastic Finishers (Adults ineligible for trophies)
Medals Awarded to Top Finisher in Scholastic sections - K-4, K-8 and K-12 
Trophies & Medals donated by Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
Register by email to Tournament Director Robert Simpson at
Please register by May 13, 2017



We have to be active in order to improve.

It is time to make use of this blog that Harish created a few years ago. For this reason I am posting a few diagrams. Activity is the key. We have to be active in order to improve.
If somebody has nice problems or studies, please email me
picture of the position or text me the position and moves at

1. White to play. Mate in 4.

2. White to play and win

3. White to play and draw

post your solution 
or comments.