Newsletter May 2003 JAX Chess News

Newsletter May 2003 JAX Chess News




G-d Bless America

We join the nation in prayer for our troops overseas

The editor Bradley Zang would like you to know that some of these stories are so unbelievable he doesn’t even believe them.

12th Annual USCF Bob Turrill Memorial

Date: Note Date Change Sat, August 23, 2003. Location: Atlanta Bread Company the one in Tinseltown 9700-5 Deer Lake Court, Jacksonville, Florida 32216 904-928- 3141 or 904-220-5116 (904-220-5116). Registration 1 to 1:45 PM Rd 2, 3:15, 5 and 6 PM. Game in 30 minutes, 4 rd Swiss. Cost $15 for Jacksonville Chess Club members and FCCJ student, $25 for non members. With non membship fee you get a non- compoundable JCC membership through May 17 2004. Prizes 1st place $100, 2nd $50 and Under 1600 $50 Trophies U1400 1st 2nd 3rd There is no time delay feature in this event

Scholastic, reg 1 to 1:45 PM 3Rd swiss game in 30 min Rd start 2, 3 and 5 PM K-5 & 6-12. Cost $5 Prizes Chess sets, Books and gifts.

Strange News by Elliotte Wisanski

Straphanger Memory Altering Reported

A soon to be President, Martin Van Buren once forewarned , “‘Railroad carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per hour by ‘engines’ which, in addition to endangering life and limb of passengers, roar and snort their way through the countryside, setting fire to crops, scaring the livestock and frightening women and children. The Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed.”

Also, it been proposed by the Carneades School of Mnemonics that an encryption code or natural password guards the memory in our minds (an encephalitic key if you may}. If found, someone or something could alter our memories, dreams, aspirations and our very personalities. Their are many ancient schools of Memory or Mnemonics. Most schools accept that memory is an abstract process but the Carneades are true skeptics and believe memory is a tangible structure.

To help us understand this Strange Chess News we managed to get an interview with an expert at Carneades Mnemonics, who wishes to remain anonymous. We Shall call him M.

Elliotte: How could one find this key?

M: An artificial neuron virus might be the answer.

Elliotte: How would it be downloaded to the brain?

M: Some have suggested a neuron virus could be downloaded by repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) . Studies by the National Institute of Mental Health have indicated that these frequencies do affect our thoughts. For example 20Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment seem to cause depression. This is indicated by decrease regional cerebral blood flow.

Elliotte: Where would this virus originate?

M: Anywhere, even outer space. You would need an incredibly long magnetic field generating system to receive and send the varied long and short wave length needed to create a true TMS virus?

Elliotte: Do such systems exist today?

M: Perhaps, a likely system that could receive and generate magnetic fields is the new electronic levitation railroads tracks.

Elliotte: When would the virus do its job?

M: Perhaps all the time but it would be most effective while the brain is in its most creative mode, say playing chess.

Elliotte: Could this type of virus spread from person to person?

M: Yes, using the non locality factor that connects our brains, it could influence a quarter of the people on this planet. This type of ESP or non locality factor has been proven in studies like that of Grinberg-Zylberbaum . ( it, 25% of people who spend time together can instantly transferred stimuli to the others, even over great distances. The connection certainly behaves like a neuron stimuli conduit that a TMS virus could infect.

With this background, let Toshiya Misikuni tell his story. “I’ve always been a train buff, so I was delighted when I won a special raffle to ride the super new Yamanashi Mag Lev train last February. Why? Picture a train that floats on a magnetic field pushed along by super conducting magnetic track exceeding speeds of 300 miles per hour. The trip was only about 20 min, and the view of Mt Fuji with surrounding farm land is breath taking. Well on my Mag Lev ride, I sat next to a small boy playing solitaire chess. I thought it was very nice when he asked if I wanted to play. As a lark I played him and lost.

When I got home I found out that I lost my job at the Kagoshima Space Center. Fortunately, I soon found a better job working for International Superconductivity Technology Center in Morioka. So I would ride the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Tokyo to Morioka every day to get to work. About four months ago I noticed the same small boy I met on the Mag Lev. He would always sit next to me playing chess by himself . We began playing each other regularly on my way to work. After about two months, others on that train were playing chess. I didn’t think much of it until I noticed that other cars on the train had chess players. At first I assumed it was a coincidence that those who played white, wore all white that day and others wore black. I would sometimes try and talk to the other player but when they looked up it was as if they didn’t understand what I said. They kept asking me to repeat myself over and over. I started bringing family and friends on the train ride to see my games.

Last months, for about two weeks, I was hospitalized for depression. When the Prozac that they prescribed finally took effect, I was released. I went back to work and didn’t care about chess. I was just happy to sit there on the train. What I found most curious was the children. Many, many children under five years old would ride the train playing chess and get off at Sendia, a stop before mine. One day, I was early for work and got off in Sendia with the children. I followed them to the Sendia Observatory. They would sit in the planetarium area and use it as a day care center. I expected to see children playing chess or darumaotoshi (blocks). What I saw was a bunch of children writing higher mathematical equation in crayon. The two adult supervisors, one wearing white, the other black just staring into a chess board. One child was working on schematics for building a machine. I grabbed it from him. He just looked at me. Then all the children started to stare at me. I decided to leave with the schematic. I went back to the train stop and decided to go back to Tokyo. I am an electrical engineer and I readily recognized some of the designs using ultra cold sodium gas2 to stop light for data transmission in the schematic for transfer to a Mag lev system. It looked like the one planned for China. This seemed to be cutting edge science written by a two year old. I planned to take the schematic to our Boeicho Jieitai ( Military) the next day. When I got home my wife was still asleep so I crawled in to bed. My wife awoke, screamed and called the police. She acted as if she didn’t know me and had me arrested. When I got out on bail, I went to my job. No one there knew me. They had me thrown out. They don’t even recognize me at my old space center job or any where. My parents said they have a son but it is not me. I live on the street now. Please investigate.”

Our Editor Brad Zang refused to form an investigation committee. He noted. “It is not our policy to investigate anything to do with men in black. Further M and those Carneades Mnemonics proponents are just a bunch of fanatical computer programmers turned social Darwinist. Oh! some people mistakenly believe that Prozac is the cure for everything. It will even protect us from Aliens attempting to control our mind.”

Elsewhere in Chess News

The 33rd Bosnia Tournament in Sarajevo will go from May 17 thru 27. Look for Shirov, Radjabov, Bareev and 16-year-old Teimour Radjabov

French and American team having chess battles while climbing Mount Everest

On May 17 expert Andrew Cunanan became the new Jacksonville City Chess Champion

Our Condolences

International Master Milan Vukcevich died May 14 at the age of 66. He was a professor of metallurgy and once nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Fun Articles

Hear an Alekhine BBC interview. In it he claims chess doesn’t require an outstanding memory.

WCN Lesson of the week

On Kasparov,,7-654506,00.html


Pattern Recognitionin Chess

Exercises to improve board visualization.

Stradegy in Chess

Mnemonics in Chess

Openings by Bradley Zang

The Morphyous Stratum of Paris

is the most misleadings of Kings gambits
M vs  The Sentry May 14 2003
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 ( Bobby Fischer recommended 3… d6 hear because it prevents Ne5. Also 3…f5, 3… d5 and 3… Bd7 are fine alternatives.) Now 4 h4 (You’ve reached the Paris Attack) g4 5. Ne5 Nf6 (Most books recommend this move as best but 5…d6 or 5… Bg7 is also popular 5…h5 is weak) 6 Nxg4 (Best is 6. Bc4 d5 or 6 d4 d6) (Black should stop here and look very carefully. Morphy didn’t see the problem 6 d6 takes you back to the book.) 6 … Nxe4 7 d3 ( If 7 Qe2 then 7…d5 leads to nowhere because the knight on g4 is attacked by the bishop.) 7….Ng3 ( Now you’ve entered the Morphyous Stratum, where you think you see something but it keeps changing eventually into nothing.) 8 Bxf4!!!! (If instead 8. Rh3 h5 9. Bxf4 hxg410. Rxg3 Qxh4 black is happy) If you take the rook you lose your queen and maybe have a drawn position as Morphy did (Ie 8… Nxh1 9Qe2 Qe7 10 Nf6 Kd8 11 Bxc7 Kxc7+ 12 Nd5+ Kd8 13 NxQ BxN ) (Also 8…h5 is clever but weak) So maybe you see that and you check first as in this game 8….Qe7 check 9 Be2. (If you take the rook now 9… NxR1 you have a lost game. Because of 10 Bg5. Then the two best choices I see are. You can give up your bishop to avoid mate 10….. Qb4+ 11. c3 Qxb2 12. Nf6+ Kd8 13. Nd5+ Be7 but that loses. Or try and come out 10. Bg5 Qb4+ 11. c3 Qxb2 12. Nf6+ Ke7 13. Nd5+ Kd6 14. Bf6 If you take the knight because you lose the queen.)9…Qb4 check (Attacks bishop at f4. Hoping for 10 Qd2 but no such luck.  I would have prefered 9… Qxe2 )  10. Bd2 Qxb2 11. Rh3 Bg7 12. Nc3 Bxc3 13. Rb1 Bxd2+ 14. Kxd2 Qg7 15. Rxg3 f5 16. Re3+ Kd8 17. Nf2 d5 18. Bf3 ( It looks like Black is up a pawn but White has better development)… d4 19. Re2 Qh6+ 20. Ke1 Nc6 21. Kf1 Qxh4 22. Qe1 Qf6 23. Nh3 f4 24. Re4 Qh6 25. Rb5 Bd7 (Now White is winning) 26. Rd5 Qg7 27. Ng5 Kc8 28. Bg4 Kb8 29. Rxd7 Qf8 30. Ne6 Qh6 ( Ok black resigns)

Jacksonville Chess Profiled

This year we decided to run our City Championship a week earlier because it was felt the Film Festival weekend in Jacksonville would be a great time to visit our City. The locations was great and our thanks go out to the Atlanta Bread Co in Tinsletown. Despite some worries the atmosphere was very conducive for chess. Also our thanks go out to  Don Miller and Scott Pfeiffer for directing.
Andrew Cunanan became the new Jacksonville City Champion scoring 4 out of 4
Robert Bowman and Brad Zang tied for second with 3 out of 4
Under 1400 trophies for 1st 2nd and 3rd went to Daniel Myers, Jacques Malan and Ona Strikas respectively.
Harry Yagzi won the Unrated Scholastic Section with 3 out of

Go! Green Pawns!! Go!!! by Scott Pfeiffer A celebration of chess is the best way to describe the Ist Annual Pinedale Invitational, where 50 eager elementary students gathered on the Pinedale Elementary School campus to compete for trophies and medals, win doorprizes, and make friends in the chess community. Vice Principal Larry Thompson, chess club coordinator at Pinedale, made appropriate use of his professional skills, resources and contacts within the Duval County school system to “spread the word” and the results were evident. In fact, the word spread as far as Statesboro,Georgia when Charter Conservatory made the 3 hour drive down to Jacksonville to participate. Such dedication was the order of the daywhen you consider the many volunteers who gave of their time to make the event a success.

The Jacksonville Chess Club’s Dave Lamb and Don Miller expertly manned the computers which generated the tournament pairngs, while an officiating crew which included Duval County School Employee of the Year, Michael Lane, and members of the JCC walked the floor to monitor games and post results. Debbie Onkst, principal of Kenterbie Academy and R.L. Brown Elementary’s “EDGE Program” teacher extraordinairre Andrea Gould ably handled the registration at a moment’s notice. But, it was the concerted efforts of Principal Margaret Kring, VP Thompson, and the wonderful teachers, staff, and students of Pinedale who were the real heroes.

They rolled out the mat in inviting all the elementary schools from around our city to join the festivities and attendees were well rewarded. Spectators who opted to do so could view a live feed of the tournament in progress from the media center via a closed circuit TV. For the special occasion,there was wonderful lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, chips,cookies, and drinks,while during the breaks in competition, each participant received a doorprize. When all was said and done, each child received a Certificate of Participation along with a hard earned rating provided by the Jacksonville Chess Club.

The club’s specialized rating system awards maximum points for participation so that every contestant achieves a higher rating from tourney to tourney.Good sportsmanship is focal to the Pinedale Chess Program and students are encouraged to play their best at all times. One might argue that the odds were favorably stacked in Pinedale’s favor, as 40 % of the entrants were “Green Pawns”. But, in my estimation, it was only fitting that these students walk away with the “Panda’s share of the prizes, as they worked so very hard all year long to be successful.

Finishing with 3-0 scores in the K–3 section were Green Pawn 3rd graders Cho Cheung (1st on tiebreaks)and LaDre McNeil. In grade four, Pinedale student James Mayfield took top honors on tiebreaks over David Weinstein of Twin Lakes Academy, both undefeated. In the top section, Green Pawns again swept the field as Jared Santiago and India Whishart finished first and second with unblemished records.Our heartfelt congratulations go to the Pinedale Chess Club for a memorable performance, both on and off the board ! Loyal soldiers do reach their dreams! Go! Green Pawns!!


are given every Sat at the JCC. It is free to members and FCCJ students.

Chess Master Leo Pasmanik will be giving lessons chess on Tuesday evenings at 7-9 PM at the JCA, 8505 San Jose Blvd # B Jacksonville, FL 32217-4225. info Beth at (904)730-2100 ext 239

Private instruction is offered by expert Andrew Cunanan 998 0827

Florida Chess Camp

Gainesville July 28th – August 1st

Unconfirmed reports have reached us that US champion GM Larry Christianson will be teaching at the camp! Info 813-988-0096


Daren Dillinger writes: Perhaps going back to the Hiripi of ancient Rome, as they followed their pagan rituals . . . to today’s Hiripi cults that frequent Tattoo Parlors and exploit what they perceive to be supernatural powers. They even conspire to use these powers during a chess game to compromise their enemies.I am on to them! . . . and all that follow in their foot steps! Yes, by all means continue to sound the clarion call to alert us all to their vile schemes! All is clear to me now . . . Well done

Michael Helsem writes: Did April 1st come late this year?

Alan Azuz writes: Can someone tell me how to reach Kamar Amin. The one going to Mongolia.

Boris Kanaz writes: I’m from Mongolia tell Kamar Amin it would be a great desecration to disturb the grave of the Khan. You would not be welcome in Mongolia.

Hrannar Bj�rn Arnarsson writes: Since you are using this mailinglist to bless the crule invation troops in Iraq I kindly ask you to sign me off. I never vont to hear from you or any other agressive USA imperialists organizations. By this you give chess a bad name !

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