Paul Keres played in and won
his last tournament at the
Vancouver International in 1975.
31st Annual Paul Keres Memorial Tournament
Dates: Friday, May 19 to Monday, May 22, 2006
Location: Hungarian Cultural Centre, 728 Kingsway, Vancouver BC
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1600
Time Control: 40/120, SD/60
Rounds: Open: 7 Rounds ; U2000, U1600: 6 Rounds
Round Times: Friday 5:30 (Open Section only); 11:30, 5:30 / 10, 4 / 9, 3 or ASAP
Prizes: Based on entries. Unrated players may play in any section, but are only eligible for prizes if they play in the Open section. Unrated players who place in the other sections will have their entry fee returned.
Entry Fees: (Open / U2000 / U1600)
Before or on March 30, 2006 $110 / $95 / $80
Before or on May 12, 2006 $130 / $110 / $90
At site $150 / $125 / $100
Born after May 20, 1986: 50% (proof of date of birth required)
Born before May 20, 1941: 50% (proof of date of birth required)
FIDE rated players w/o Titles 25%
FIDE Titled Players Free entry
Surcharge: $25 extra for those players who wish to play in the Open Section, but who have a lifetime highest rating under 2000
Registration: please mail cheques (payable to BCCF) to:
British Columbia Chess Federation, PO Box 15548, Vancouver, BC V6B 5B3
On-site Open Section: Friday, May 19, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
U2000 and U1600: Friday, May 19, 3:00 to 10:00 pm, Saturday, May 20, 9:00 to 9:30 am
Those registering after the respective deadlines (5:00 pm Friday for the Open, 9:30 am Saturday for the other sections) will receive pot-luck pairings or a half-point bye in the first round
Miscellaneous: CFC rated, Open Section also FIDE rated; half-point byes may be requested for all but the last round; sets and boards provided, please bring clocks
Contact: Stephen Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org , 604-221-7148
The Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Chess Federation will be held:
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2006
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Hungarian Cultural Centre, 728 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Keres Memorial History
Keres Memorial History
Jack Yoos won the Open Section of the 2005 Keres Memorial with 6.0-1.0.
Paul Leblanc won the Under 2000 section, and Brian Bowes was first under 1600.
Georgi Orlov won the Open Section of the 2004 Keres Memorial with 6.5-0.5.
Vicente Lee won the Under 2000 section, and Primero Landingin was first under 1600.
Download the 2004 games in PGN format.
Georgi Orlov won the Open Section of the 2003 Keres Memorial.
Justin Hardy and Noam Davies won the Under 2000 Section and Alejandro Diaz won the Under 1600 Section.
Download the 2003 games in PGN format.
Georgi Orlov, Jack Yoos, Besnik Beqo, and Fanhao Meng tied the Open Section of the 2002 Keres Memorial.
Steven Sadoway won the Under 2000 Section and Meir Lakhovsky won the Under 1600 Section.
Download the 2002 games in PGN format.
Georgi Orlov won the Open Section of the 2001 Paul Keres Memorial.
Mehrdad Yousefzadeh and Jason Lee won the Under 2000 section, and Yaroslav Goutor won the Under 1600 section.
Download the 2001 games in PGN format.
Vladimir Epishin won the Open Section of the 2000 Paul Keres Memorial.
George Kosinski won the Under 2000 Section.
Download the 2000 games in PGN format.
Yan Teplitsky, Georgi Orlov, and Jack Yoos tied for first in the Open Section of the 1999 Paul Keres Memorial.
Stephen Fowler won the Under 2000 Section and Michael Becherer and Matthew Demers won the Under 1600 Section.
Download the 1999 games in PGN format.
Kevin Spraggett won the Open Section of the 1998 Paul Keres Memorial.
Mark Krys won the Under 2000 Section, and Jesse Bouvier and Johnny McMenamin won the Under 1600 Section.
Download the 1998 games in PGN format.
Defending Champion IM Georgi Orlov was no match for IM Yan Teplitsky in this year's Keres. Our top player won with an impressive 6/7 - a full point ahead of the field.
Second place ended in a five way tie between IM Orlov, Manitoba Champion Jack Yoos, FM Paul Ross, NM Navid Afrah, and Georgi Kostadinov, all with 5/7.Download the 1997 games in PGN format.
Keres Memorial Game Collections
Paul Keres Links
- Encyclopedia: Paul Keres
- ChessBase.com News - Remembering Paul Keres
- June 3 Chess Column on Keres 2003
- Paul Keres Chess Games on Chessgames.com
- Paul Keres entry on Wikipedia
- Famous Estonians - Paul Keres
- Paul Keres - Chess Player
- The Keres - Botvinnik Case
- Paul Keres Letter
- Keres Plays With the Wehrmacht
- Paul Keres Memorial History
- The Great Paul Keres
- Paul Keres Chess Festival in Tallin, Estonia
- P.Keres' Letter
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