Volume 1, Issue 1 June 2007
INDIANA STATE CHESS ASSOCIATION
FIDE International Master Emory Tate the highest rat-ed player in the State of Indi-ana holds onto his title for another year. With 5 State titles under his belt, ranks him with the great Lester VanMeter which was who he defeated in the last round to maintain his crown. Now, Emory knock-ing on the door of tying John Van Benton with three consecutive titles and Denis Gogel with six, no Hoosier has ever won more than 7. Can Emory do what it takes to break the records? Is he young enough or has he reached his peak? As the excitement builds this years State will return to its birth place of Logansport, no oth-er location has held more Championships. Logansport History article to follow. Tate now working on his GM Title, reaching his International Master in 2006, is only three norms away. Emory made his way to Ice-land at the Reykjavik International in April to compete for a norm. He finished 4 points of nine rounds just miss-ing out. The 5 time Armed Forces Champi-on has his work cut out for him. Keep up the great work and make Indiana proud!!!!
Show me the Money!!! After winning the 2006 Indiana State Chess Championship. Marriot East, Indy.
Tate notches 5 state titles
Board of Directors 2 Patron Memberships 2 Financial Report 2006 2
3 MSA Profile of Tate 3 Logansport History 3 TLAs 4
Inside this issue:
Special points of in-terest:
In the Black on page 2
HIKARU NAKAMURA on page 3
Where Indiana Chess was born on page 3
Transportation Town on page 3
Play some OTB Chess on page 4
Benson Reels in the reserve
Brian Benson the latest up and coming hotshot from Indianapolis, defeated play-ers like Daniel Vibbert, Chris-topher Johnson, Solomon Kennedy Jr., Dionisis Kouli-anos and a last round career draw with Jerry Christner to score 4.5 points. Brian first hit the chess seen in March
of 2002, To date Benson’s
career highest opponent win is with Drew Hol-linberger. With only 62 rated games makes him someone to look out for. Good luck!
Brian was a colts fan before the Superbowl XLI!!!
Tate wins Indiana Open
The Indiana Open after several years of rest gave Indiana play-ers another two day event with State like time controls. Emory finished with 4.5 and drew only to Roger Blaine in the second round. This tourney makes his 5th tourney since the State September 2006 securing his Hoosier feet to Indiana Chess.
Indiana’s “Repeat Offenders”
finished second at the Amateur Team Championship. They played on-line at the site of the Indiana Open Tourney. The team consisted of John Cole, Jim Dean, John Langreck and Drew Hollinberger.