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The Daytona Beach Chess Club no longer officially meets as a group. Those interested in playing chess can find a small group meeting, Wednesday evenings, 6:30 pm at the Eden Cafe, 244 N Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, FL.

There is also a group that meets at 6:30 pm every Saturday evening at the Barnes & Noble Book store on ISP across from the race track.


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Gilbert Cantrell  1933-2018

Gil  as we knew him has left Earth for a better place in Jan 2018 at the age of 84. Gil  retired from Honeywell after working there for 24 years. For many many years he was the main Chess Book Concession seller at the tournaments.  

Gil we will miss you and we  enjoyed your company while you were alive. Thanks for the memories !


Framed picture of Max Euwe and Capablanca If interested contact Mark Ryan at 407-637-2184 or email ryan5490@yahoo.com. Price $10


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These games played by Harvey Lerman will appear in the summer floridaCHESS issue. Harvey is one of the strongest 1900 players I have ever played. If he chose to play I expect he would easily exceed a 2400 rating. Fortunately he chose to organize and Central FL and the chess world has enjoyed a great relationship with Harv, especially the FCA. Incidentally I played Michael Valvo when I lived in MA back in the 60s. Both he and his father frequented tournaments in Boston.

 

floridaCHESS is an FCA publication and copies of these magazines can be seen on their website www.floridachess.org by clicking on "floridaCHESS". Membership in the FCA can be obtained/renewed there as well.

 

This is a super game. Enjoy!

 

(938) Lerman,Harvey (1950) - Valvo,Frank (2000) [A45]

Syracuse Chess Club - Ladder game, 21.08.1959

[Notes by Harvey Lerman. Analysis by Fritz 12]

1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 g6 3.Bd3 Bg7 4.f4 b6 5.Nf3 Bb7 6.c4 d6 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.00 00 9.e4 c5 10.d5 [Paul Tomaino;s computer indicated that "This was the losing move." It looks like there were many better moves including 10 ... Re8, but with white still having a 0.49 advantage.]

10...Ne8? 11.Qc2 e6 12.Bd2 exd5 13.exd5 f5 14.Ng5 Nc7 15.Rae1 Re8 [

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16.Bxf5 gxf5 17.Qxf5 Nf6 18.Nge4+ Rxe4?+ 19.Nxe4 Nxe4 20.Rxe4 Bc8 21.Qh5 Bd7 22.f5 Ne8 23.Bg5 Nf6 24.Qh4 Qf8 [

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25.Re6 Nxd5 26.cxd5 Bxe6 27.dxe6 Bd4+ 28.Kh1 Re8 [

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29.Rf3+ [29.Qg4+ May have been even stronger]

29...Kh8 30.Bh6 [30.Qh5+ Wins faster]

30...Bg7 [30...Bf6!+ Keeps black alive a little longer]

31.f6! Bxh6 32.e7 Qf7 33.Qxh6 d5 34.Rh3 Rxe7 35.Qxh7+! [Frank Valvo was introduced to me as the top player in theSyracuse Chess Club. After the game was concluded, I was told that his young son Michael Valvo was actually their strongest player. I never played against Michael but he later became an Original Life Master, rated over 2450, before passing away prematurely.]

[Of course not 35.fxe7?? Qf1#]

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(939) Strenzwilk,Denis (2200) - Lerman,Harvey (1950) [C64]

Gen'l Elect-Lemoyne College Match Bd1, 09.02.1962

[Harvey Lerman]

[Notes by Harvey Lerman. Analysis by Fritz 12]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.00 d6 5.c3 a6 6.Be2 Bg4 7.d3 Nf6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bh4 g5? 10.Bg3 Nh5= 11.Kh1 Nf4 12.Ng1? Bd7 13.Nd2 h5!= [

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Just attack is the plan!]

14.Bxf4 gxf4 15.Nb3 Bb6 16.d4 Qf6 17.d5 Ne7 18.Nf3 000 19.Rc1 Rdg8 20.c4 Qg6 21.Nh4 Qg5 22.g3 Bh3 23.c5 dxc5 24.Rg1 fxg3 25.fxg3 c4 [

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Somewhere around here many poor moves were made. In those days there were no delay time controls, and at this point both players were getting short on time, with less than 1 minute on my opponent's clock, while I had about 4. So I probably was trying to run my opponent out-of-time. This would account for the many quick moves being made.]

26.Bxc4 Bxg1 27.Qxg1 Bg4 [27...Kb8]

28.Qa7 Ng6?+ [28...Rh6 was better, but white can defend with 29.Rc2 and continue his assault on Black's king...if he had time!]

29.Bxa6 Nxh4? [

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Another attacking move made to scare white into protecting his king and not allowing him to continue his own attack.]

30.Qxb7+? [Allowing the black king to escape.]

[30.Bxb7++ Mate in 15. (Fritz 12) 30...Kd8 31.Rxc7 Kxc7 32.Bc6+ Kd8 33.d6 Bf3+ 34.Kg1 Qxg3+ 35.hxg3 Rxg3+ 36.Kf2 Rg2+ 37.Ke3 Re2+ 38.Kd3 Bxe4+ 39.Kxe2 Bf3+ 40.Bxf3 Nxf3 41.Qc7+ Ke8 42.Qe7# Fritz 12. Too much to see in the seconds remaining. (Lerman)]

30...Kd8 31.Qxc7+ [The last few seconds on these analog clocks!]

31...Ke8 32.Qb8+ Ke7 33.Qb4+ Kf6 34.Qc5 Bf3+ 35.Kg1 Bxe4 36.Rf1+ Nf3+ 37.Kg2 Qf4 38.Be2 Nd4+ 39.Kg1 [39.Kh3 Would keep the game going longer to lose on time.]

39...Nxe2#

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(940) Lerman,Harvey (1950) - Strenzwilk,Denis (2000) [D00]

General Electric-Lemoyne College Match, 08.04.1962

1.d4 d5 2.e3 e6 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.Nd2 Bd6 5.f4 c5 6.c3 b6 7.Ngf3 Qc7 8.Ne5 Bb7 9.Qf3 Nc6 10.00 000 11.Bb5!= Rdf8 12.b4! Bxe5?+ [Apparently the losing move according to Fritz 12]

[12...cxb4 13.Bb2 Ne4 14.Nxe4 dxe4 15.Qe2 bxc3 16.Bxc3 Nxe5 17.fxe5 Ba3 18.Bb2 Qe7 19.Bxa3 Qxa3=]

13.fxe5 Ne8 14.bxc5 Nxe5?? 15.dxe5 Qxc5 16.Bxe8 Qxc3 17.Bxf7! Qxa1 18.Ba3 Qxe5 19.Bxf8 d4 20.Nc4 Qd5 21.Qg4 Kd7 22.Bxe6+ Qxe6 23.Rf7+ [Black resigns. Mate in 5 - Fritz 12(White used 55 min; Black 90min. GE won both matches)]

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