Idaho Chess Bulletin
Editor Richard Vandenburg
Chappuis Wins Open
|Class A Section|
|1||Gaston Chappuis||Salt Lake City, UT||W9||W4||W3||L2||W6||4||14|
|2||Robert Mitchell||Klamath Falls, OR||L4||W10||W6||W1||W5||4||12|
|4||Mike Murray||Missoula, MT||W2||L1||D8||D3||W10||3||13½|
|5||Ray Wheeler||Sparks, NV||L3||D8||W7||W9||L2||2½||13|
|10||William Flora||Missoula, MT||L7||L2||L9||L6||L4||0||13|
|Class B Section|
|2||Fred Docekal||Salt Lake City, UT||W11||L3||W9||W5||W8||4||11|
|4||James Von Schmidt||Twin Falls||W9||W5||W3||L1||LF||3||12|
|8||W.B. Barr||Reno, NV||L3||D11||W12||W10||L2||2½||10|
|13||Herman J. Myers||Boise||L1||Bye||L5||L6||LF11||1||10|
Idaho players have voted to discontinue their 10 year old "Idaho Chess Bulletin" in favor of the larger, and more current, Northwest Chess Letter. With this issue, all Idaho subscriptions will be transferred to the N.C.L. and the balance in each account will be pro-rated to cover issues of the N.C.L. at the rate of 25¢ per issue.
The Idaho Chess Bulletin was being sent to approximately 125 subscribers, of which over 100 were in the "paid" category. The others were exchange issues or issues to various chess leaders throughout the U.S.
It is to be hoped that most of the Idaho subscribers will renew their memberships to the N.C.L. when they are due as that will be the only way they can keep up on current events in this area.
Dick Vandenburg, former Editor of the I.C.B., will act as Idaho regional news coordinator and will accumulate news items from the Idaho and Intermountain area and forward them to the N.C.L.
Former Idaho Chess Bulletin subscribers included a large contingent of Utah players plus many Nevada and other Intermountain enthusiasts. We are hopeful that most of these former I.C.B. subscribers will follow the Idaho players into the N.C.L. listing.
Idaho had one novel subscription method that might be of interest to other Northwest players and officials. The I.C.B. subscription rate was $1.00 per year but we made the rate 75¢ per year to any club that subscribed for 100% of its membership. We found that many players won't make the effort to subscribe to a chess magazine, and will thereby miss the news and won't be as interested in the game, so we let the clubs subscribe for their members and take the subscription money out of the club treasury. This plan worked very well and every club member in the state received regular issues of the I.C.B. Without this plan, it is doubtful that over ½ would have subscribed on their own. -- We are glad to join with the N.C.L. and are hopeful our former subscribers will follow in large numbers!
With each issue of the Idaho Chess Bulletin we had a problem corner and many of our subscribers worked on these and sent in answers. The problems were picked from many submitted to us by Isaac Kashdan, of Los Angeles, and were chosen because they were of special interest and easy enough for the majority of our players to solve. We would like to try a problem here and see what response we get from N.C.L. subscribers. If it seems worthwhile, we will continue the Problem Corner and try to come up with some kind of annual prize system for those sending in solutions. For the present, we will figure on one problem for each two N.C.L. issues and we will use the same printing style as before until Buz Eddy and his crew can provide us with one more in keeping with the N.C.L. format.
No. 1, by B. Pettersson, courtesy of Isaac Kashdan.
White to move and mate in 2. Solution in issue after next.
Send solutions to: Dick Vandenburg, 2316 Regan Ave., Boise, Idaho 83702
We will start out with an easy one this time. With so few pieces on the board and only two moves to mate we should have a lot of solvers. Don't be bashful, solving these problems is fun, and educational too. Work it out and drop me a card at the above address with the 1st move.