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NATIONALS IN NASHVILLE CONTRIBUTORS


Our biggest spring scholastic, the Elementary goes
to the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee COLONEL (RETIRED)
from May 6th through 8th. Look for on-scene DAVID HATER (Military
reporting from      
, who Chess) recently retired from
will also be giving a simultaneous exhibition and the U.S. Army after a 27-year
lecture. career. He is a three-time
Armed Forces Open champion
and serves as the captain of the
USAs NATO team.

DR. DAAIM SHABAZZ


(Emory Tate) is a professor of
global business at Florida
A&M University. He plans to
release a book recounting the
life and selected games of IM
Emory Tate in the near
future. He created
thechessdrum.net in 2001.

GM IAN ROGERS
(Zurich) is a
CHICAGO OPEN frequent contributor of
Look for updates and photographs from the Chicago Open (May 26-30) on Memorial Day Weekend. international event reports.

AL LAWRENCE
(USAT East) is the former
Executive Director of both
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Chess Hall of Fame. He is
currently Managing Director
for the U.S. Chess Trust and
XCONNECT WITH US chair of the US Chess college
Find @USChess on twitter, @US_Chess on chess committee. His latest
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Revisiting the PanAm


Intercollegiate Championship

    
 

Al Lawrence responds:
In the latest article about College Chess and the PanAms (Chess Life, March
2016), there were a few points brought up by the author which are not accurate As its title Texas Tech Comeback predicts, the recent piece
and I would like to set the records straight. is about the Texas Tech University comeback. The facts make
a dramatic narrative: Texas Tech lost most of its championship
1. Webster University did not import a championship team ready made as
chess team to Webster and rebounded in three years to win
stated. This is completely false. The facts are absolutely clear. The Webster
chess program officially began in August 2012. The top five players of the the most prestigious open championship in college chesswith
Webster inaugural championship team were: GMs Wesley So, Georg Meier, a team that included the only grandmaster who hadnt gone
Ray Robson, Fidel Corrales Jimenez and Manuel Leon Hoyos. With the exception to Webster. If this were football rather than chess, you could
of Meier who was a sophomore, the other four came to Webster as freshmen. look forward to the film version. (But I doubt NCAA rules
The next two who joined the A team, GMs Liem Le and Illia Nyzhnyk, were would have permitted the move.) Nothing was intended to be
also freshman. Therefore, it is clear that Webster built the most powerful team insulting to the Webster players or to diminish the
from scratch. accomplishments of the Webster program.
2. The students who decided to transfer to Webster from Texas Tech did not Paul Truong recounts many outstanding things about the
defect. Texas Tech abandoned these students by not timely living up to the Webster program. I dont think any of these points is really
written scholarship commitment. The administrators let these students down contested in my article. More than once in the past, Ive written
and they had no choice but to leave. about Websters dominance in college chessfor example, in
the Chess Life feature stories on the 2013 and 2014 PanAms,
3. The SPICE chess program doesnt offer free iPads or better conditions than won by Webster. The March 2016 article was not intended to
other major chess programs. We dont buy players. We have a limited amount be a full explanation of the accomplishments of the Webster
of scholarships available each year. Last year, we had to decline the applica- University chess team. Here are some necessarily brief point-
tions from about half a dozen grandmasters. We have a long waiting list of by-point reactions:
students trying to get into the SPICE program at Webster. Therefore, we simply
dont approach anyone from other programs. 1. The story recognizes Webster as the premier college squad.
The lead paragraph about Webster importing a championship
4. Contrary to the rumors and innuendos, the WebsterSPICE chess program
team refers to the program that left Texas Tech to go to Webster
does not have the largest scholarship budget.
in 2012, not future team-building. That was my intention. Im
So how did SPICE win five straight Final Four championships (two with Texas glad Paul had a chance to clarify.
Tech and three with Webster) even when others have bigger budgets? Here
2. After financing its chess program for five years and building
are some of the reasons:
it into a national championship program, Texas Tech saw
a) Our world-class training program is unique and we have different improvement chess team members, along with senior staff, decamp to Webster.
plans for every student, and not a one size fits all approach. Because of this, our In the piece, I dont speculate about the reasons. I can attest
players gained more ratings and win more major titles than all of the other that GM Elshan Moradiabadi, the championship team member
chess programs by a big margin. who stayed at Texas Tech, continued to receive a significant
b) Our head coach, Susan Polgar, is the only coach who has won both coach of scholarshipand that Texas Tech continued to provide, in
the year in the U.S. and trainer of the year by FIDE. She chose to devote 100 round numbers, about $150,000 in chess scholarships for each
percent to coaching and her students instead of the double duties of competing of the three years after the 2012 championship. Again, none
and coaching at the same time. When a coach also competes, it may create a of this is discussed in the original article.
fracture relationship between the coach/students because they may face each 3. The reference to iPads and free trips is not linked to Webster
other across the board. in the story, and no connection to Webster is intended. As Ive
c) We do a better job scouting players and picking the students with the right explained, its not all about Webster.
fit. We dont rely on just ratings. We focus a lot on personal characters, person- 4. The story does not claim that SPICE has the largest chess
alities, training habits, and willingness to learn and improve, etc. scholarship budget.
These are some of the reasons why SPICE won a record five straight Final Four As Ive explained privately to Paul, I think he has read into the
Championships and ranked number one for about 250 consecutive weeks, in story, inferring connections to the Webster program that either
addition to our students averaging between 3.5-3.7 GPAs. werent intended or do not exist in the article.
Paul Truong, via e-mail

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CORRESPONDING SQUARES
Painting the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp
May 19 - September 11, 2016

An exhibition of paintings based on the movement of pieces


in chess games played by the celebrated French artist
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that playing a game of chess was like making a drawing.
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and made visible in a single static image.

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First Moves / Chess news from around the U.S.

by donations. Eade mentioned Neil Falconer


(1923-2014), a San Francisco attorney, as being
particularly generous.
Returning to the theme of his lecture, The
Making of a Chess Reference, Eade told how
Chess For Dummies began. To publish chess
books through his Hypermodern Press, Eade
relied on Microsoft Word For Dummies. He also
liked garish yellow covers of the For Dummies
series and the distribution its books got. When
he spotted Wine For Dummies at a bookstore,
Eade realized that the For Dummies series was
expanding beyond computer reference books.
So he submitted a query letter and a sample
chapter of Chess For Dummies. His submission
might have been the end of his story, except
that an acquaintance was able to set up a face-
to-face meeting at the then-publisher of Chess
For Dummies, IDG. Eade traveled the short
distance from his home in Menlo Park to IDG
headquarters in Fremont, California. There,
he signed the contract to write the book.
As Eade sent drafts of that first edition to
IDG, his editor asked for clarification of chess
terms. No prior knowledge of chess could be
assumed on the part of the readers. Eade
learned to write for beginners. The end result
was a reference book rather than a how-to
book. How-to books build knowledge, chapter
by chapter. In contrast, reference books such

James Eade:
as Chess For Dummies have modular structures.
The reader can jump to whatever section is
of interest and start reading it. The fourth

Chess Educator
edition is scheduled for publication in August
of 2016 and will feature a new chapter on
children and chess.
Eade also reminisced about playing chess.

of the Year In 1972, like so many other Americans, he


became interested in chess because of Bobby
Fischer and played his first tournament game
By DR. ALEXEY ROOT, WIM at age 15. Eade earned three titles from US
Chess: national master in 1981, master of
postal chess in 1984, and life master in 1993.
He became a FIDE master and an ICCF
correspondence master. He particularly enjoyed

O
n February 23, 2016, The University transferred into better performances in their playing in team tournaments. Eade commended
of Texas at Dallas Associate Provost classrooms. When Eade taught chess at retire- UT Dallas for enabling its students to play on
Abby Kratz presented James (Jim) ment centers, the seniors likewise experienced a college chess team.
Eade with a plaque for Chess Educator of the pride. A typical senior felt, If I can still play With all his accomplishments as a writer,
Year. Eades Chess For Dummies has sold more chess, I still got it. organizer, publisher, and player, Eade was still
than 250,000 copies. Thats a lot of dummies The US Chess Trust, of which Eade is thrilled to add Chess Educator of the Year to
being educated as chess players! president, provides chess sets to schools through his resume claiming, Not only was it wonderful
Before receiving his plaque, Eade spoke for its Chess-For-Youth program. Eade would to be recognized as an educator, but it was
about 45 minutes to an audience of 50 gathered like to provide chess sets to senior centers too. fantastic to renew my relationship with the UT
at the McDermott Library. Eade told about He is searching for the funds to do so. Dallas chess program. I was the first chair of
teaching chess in elementary schools, Boys & Eade is no stranger to fundraising. According its advisory board. Hard working and dedicated
Girls Clubs, Veterans Affairs hospitals, and to the Trust website, Eade organized the 1995 friends of chess associated with UT Dallas
retirement centers. Eade found that chess raises Pan Pacific International Chess Tournament, include Jim Stallings, Chess Program Director,
the self-esteem of children and senior citizens. the strongest chess tournament ever held in who called to tell me that I was getting this
After learning how to play chess from Eade, San Francisco, won by Viktor Korchnoi, and prestigious award, and my longtime friend and
Malcolm X Academy students thought, I must the 1996 Hall of Fame tournament, won by Chess Program Founder Professor Tim
be smart. I can play chess. That self-esteem Lubomir Kavalek. Both events were supported Redman.

10 May 2016 | Chess Life


First Moves / Chess news from around the U.S.

FACES AT THE
WORLD
TEAM!

ACROSS
THE BOARD
By AL LAWRENCE
NEHA
KALYANRAMAN
MARLBORO,
NEW JERSEY
What if chess was real life?
Sixth-grader Neha was new to the World Team. It
was so much fun to play, hang out and also dress
up for the competition, she said. All the members
of her team, At the Chess Hop, were from Chess
Mates school in Rahway, a really fun place to learn
chess. I like my coaches GM Leonid Yudasin, GM
Michael Rohde and Arthur Macaspac. They make
learning lots of fun.

Chess offers more to Neha than just tactics and

Remembering strategy. I always wonder, what if chess was real


life? I like to imagine my chessboard and make a
story about it. I imagine the real kings and queens

Irene Nana and all the pawns as real human beings. I have dif-
ferent endings to my story every time. Chess helps
my imagination. Being part of a team makes play-
ing chess even more fun, she says. Everyone roots

Dixon-Darnell for each otherthe feeling is great!

CHARLES
WOODRUFF
I
rene Dixon-Darnell from Reno, Nevada died on March 5, 2016, just two days after her
96th birthday. She had been working with children and teaching chess for over 35 years,
beginning with the Foster Grandparent after school programs, then starting Young NORTH HAVEN,
Masters Chess Clubs in the Washoe County, Nevada schools and then twice-weekly classes CONNECTICUT
at the Boys and Girls Club. She was dedicated to this work, riding the bus in her wheelchair
Sharing the struggle
to get to the Boys and Girls Club.
Another first-timer at the Team, Charles was recruited
Dixon-Darnell had the honor to play for Attack and Depends by teammate Ryan
of President George H.W. Bush Young. Hes an outstanding chess teacher, Charles
coming to Reno to present her said. Woodruff, a marketing analyst at Bluespire
Senior Living, sees parallels to chess in his work.
with the 793rd (of 1,000) Point
Both need to come up with a plan and tactics to
of Light for her contributions achieve their goals. Charles has played in only four
to the Foster Grandparents tournaments but is already a solid C-player who
program. Irene Dixon-Darnell sits at the board as calmly as a veteran. Chess
dedicated her life to helping occupies an important spot in my life. Its a game
PHOTOS COURTESY OF FAMILY

others and became known as of thinking and self-control.


the Chess Lady or, more
Charles enjoyed the jazz trio as an unexpected treat.
affectionately, Nana. She told Hes a musician himself, a guitarist with Age of
educationworld.com about Embers. The four-member group is playing local
working with chess kids, Were Connecticut venues. The band is mainly just for
the lucky ones. We seniors get funit keeps us happy. At the Team, it was Sharing
to work with these kids. the struggle and sharing the victory that made
him happy. Ill definitely do it again.
Irene keeping a tournament (1999) organized, always with her family engaged in the process. Pictured (l-r) are Write to faces@uschess.org.
Irene, Grandpa Bill and daughter Jo Belmont.

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US Chess Affairs / News for our Members

US CHESS Empowering people through


MISSION chess one move at a time.

2016 Samford Fellowship Awarded to


Grandmaster Wesley So
By IM JOHN DONALDSON
annually. The prize is awarded for one year United States Olympiad team and U.S. cham-
and can be renewed for a second year. The pions. Hikaru Nakamura, currently rated number
winners term begins July 1, 2016. five in the world, is a former Samford Fellow.
22-year-old GM Wesley So is currently the Generous contributions from the late Mrs.
10th rated player in the world at 2773 on the Virginia Samford and the Torchmark Corpora-
March 2016 FIDE rating list. He won the Bilbao tion support the Fellowship. The Samford
Masters last fall ahead of GMs Anish Giri, Fellowship is a fitting memorial to an extraor-
Viswanathan Anand and Ding Liren and tied dinary man. The dedication, creativity and
for second in the Tata Steel tournament held achievement that marked Mr. Frank P. Samford,
earlier in 2015. So also won the inaugural Jr.s life are examples for all chess players to
Millionaire Open in October 2014. admire and emulate.
The winners were chosen by the Samford
Fellowship committee, consisting of Frank P.
Samford III (son of Samford Fellowship US CHESS VOTER
Founder Frank P. Samford, Jr.), former U.S.
REGISTRATION
Chess Champion Grandmaster Yury Shulman
and International Master John Donaldson. The The deadline to register to vote
winners potential was determined based on in this years Executive Board
their chess talent, work ethic, dedication and election was May 1. To check
accomplishments. The Fellowship is adminis- your registration status and for
tered by the U.S. Chess Trust with particularly addditional information, go to
your MSA page at
THE FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. valuable services provided by Al Lawrence.
https://secure2.uschess.org/
CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its 30th The Samford Chess Fellowship was created
by the late Frank P. Samford, Jr. of Birmingham, voter-registration.php.
annual award, has selected GM Wesley So of
Minnetonka, Minnesota, as its 2016 Fellow. Alabama. Mr. Samford was a distinguished
The Samford is the richest and most important attorney and CEO of Liberty National Life CALL FOR ADMS
chess fellowship in the United States having Insurance Company (now Torchmark). He was Advance delegate motions
awarded over two million dollars the past three active in civic, business, political, educational

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHESS AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF ST LOUIS


(ADMs) for the delegates
decades. It identifies and assists the best young and cultural affairs. Mr. Samford was also an
meeting at this years U.S.
American chess masters by providing top-level enthusiastic competitor in chess tournaments.
Open are due before June 1,
coaching, strong competition and access to After providing financial support for several
2016. They can be sent to
study materials. The Fellowship also supplies chess projects he decided to do something
significant for American chess. The result was Cheryle Bruce, c/o US Chess,
a monthly stipend for living expenses so that
the winners may devote themselves to chess the Samford Fellowship. P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN
without having financial worries. The total Since its inception the Fellowship has proven 38557 or e-mailed to
value of the Fellowship has been increased very successful. Many Samford Fellows have cbruce@uschess.org.
several times over the years and is now $42,000 become strong grandmasters, members of the

Our vision is to enrich the lives of all persons


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US Chess Affairs / Candidate Statements

MIKE HOFFPAUIR

Fellow Chess Enthusiasts,


I am a retired Army officer living in Virginia.
My chess pathway is a journey I expect resonates with many of
you. I learned to play as a child, taught the game to my three
children, and accompanied them to tournaments as a Chess Dad.
I was hooked, but felt I could contribute more. So, in 2000, while I
was on a one-year military assignment in Boston, the
Massachusetts Chess Association needed help with their scholastic
activities. I volunteered and never regretted a moment.
Since then I have organized 19 state-level scholastic and adult
championships in Massachusetts and Virginia, became a national
tournament director and FIDE arbiter, and refereed at many
national-level events including the U.S. Open, College Chess Final
Four, and national scholastic championships.
If elected, I will dedicate my energy, enthusiasm, and experience
to you. I humbly ask for your vote and, especially, your ideas.

CHARLES D. UNRUH

Chess and US Chess has been an important part of my life for


half a century. I am a Benefactor Life Member and strongly
believe in the positive US Chess mission. My chess leadership
and volunteerism started in Ohio during the 1970s and
continues at present with the Oklahoma state chapter.

In the 2013 election, I was granted the opportunity to serve


on the Executive Board by the membership. My comments
in the May 2013 Chess Life presented a candidate with the
following primary goal, My election to the new board of
directors means a voice for a more sustainable business cycle."
In the election, the membership supported my fiscally
conservative message.

The 2013 election gave support to a team of leaders that guided


US Chess to the strongest financial position of the last decade.
My platform remains committed to continued US Chess
financial strength. I respectfully ask for your support in the
upcoming election.

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Looks at Books / The Exchange Sacrice

The Exchange Sacrice


A guide to the wheres and whens of Exchange sacrifices that
ultimately is simply a collection of very interesting positions.
By JOHN HARTMANN

Re6, right? Sacing the Exchange? Its from of compensation. For many years its assessment
Reshevsky against Petrosian at Zurich in 1953. was one of the weak points of even the best
How could he know this? Surely, I said, you engines. Today, however, this is not the case.
must have overheard us talking. Our visitor Many of the positions in Kasparovs book,
explained that the position was famous, that especially in the later chapters, are well under-
all good players knew it, and he then proceeded stood by the machine. In many positions
to trounce us in blitz before revealing that he Houdini (whom he cites regularly) sees the
was a life master. Hrumph. Exchange sacrifice as correct or necessary,
The Exchange sacrificeexchanging a rook meaning that it finds some kind of calculable
for a bishop or knight (and perhaps a pawn or compensation for the material.
two)is one of the most dramatic weapons in Of greater interest, at least for me, are the
a chess players arsenal. With todays emphasis positions and sacrifices that the computer doesnt
on dynamism and concrete play, the quality of immediately understand. In these pure position-
ones pieces is often more important than their al Exchange sacrifices, the Exchange is given
nominal value in contemporary chess. not for mate or material but for quality of
Because the Exchange can be sacrificed in position. We might think of 17. Rxb7 in G.
most any type of position, a systematic treat- Kasparov-Shirov (Horgen, 1994; game #33 in
ment of the theme would seem a difficult task. the book) in this regard. Engines may recognize
Nevertheless, it is a task that Sergey Kasparov the compensation after seeing a few moves, but
(no relation to Garry) undertakes in The they would never play the move on their own.
Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide, his new There is little attempt on Kasparovs part to
book from Russell Enterprises. offer a broad theory of the Exchange sacrifice.
Kasparovs book proceeds in two main parts. Save a one page conclusion (and a welcome set
In Part I, the first two chapters, he offers of exercises) at the end of the book, there is no
something of an introduction to the Exchange summary of findings beyond the material

S
ome years ago I was sitting in a coffee
sacrifice through the games of Tigran Petrosian balance rook against a bishop and pawn can
house in Carbondale, Illinois, studying
and Anatoly Karpov. Examples from their be regarded as practically equal(243).
chess with a friend. I had just received
praxisincluding cases where their opponents Perhaps I am asking too much of the author.
the third volume of Garry Kasparovs My Great
sacrificed the Exchangeare linked to the This is a practical guide according to its subtitle
Predecessors, and we had this position on the
thematic chapters in Part II. and not a textbook. Kasparovs writing has an
board:
Those chapters are the bulk of the book, and enjoyable, folksy style, although it is ill-served
in titling them, we see Kasparovs attempt at by a stilted translation. For all of this, I think
systematization. The early chaptersDomina- the book feels incomplete without some kind
tion, Fighting for the Initiative, Trying to of summary statement to tie everything togeth-
Muddy the Waters, and Utilizing an Advan- er. Without a theory of quality and compensa-
tagetend to feature positions where the tion or a practical set of guidelines, its hard to
sacrifice is not required or definitively best. As recommend The Exchange Sacrifice as anything
Part II proceeds, the later chaptersSimply more than a collection of very interesting
the Best, Launching an Attack against the positions.
King, Reducing your Opponents Offensive
Potential, Destroying a Pawn Chain, Building
a Fortress, and Activating Your Bishop
BLACK TO PLAY seem to involve sacrifices where the compensa- Kasparov, Sergey. The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical
tion is less nebulous. Guide. Russell Enterprises: 2016. ISBN: 978-1941270226.
As we tried to grasp the logic of Blacks 25th I think that part of the romance of the 256 pages. Paperback. (Available from uscfsales.com,
move, a man wandered over to us and said Exchange sacrifice can be located in the question catalog number B0082RE, $24.95)

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Taking Their Time


Just what are they thinking about?
By GM ANDY SOLTIS

YOU SEE IT ALL THE TIME IN TOURNA- played45 years laterit was forgotten. After just drops a pawn to 14. Qxd5. Black may get
ments. A strong player spends 30 minutes on White chose 9. Bb3! it was Black who thought a bit of compensation after, say, 14. ... Rad8
a single move. Sometimes more. more than an hour. 15. Qe4. But only a bit.
And sometimes he comes up with a great And not only did he repeat 9. ... Nxe4?! but Yet he thought 80 minutes before playing 13.
move. But sometimes after 10. Nd5! Qa5+ 11. c3 he lost following ... Nxe7, ran short of time, and eventually lost.
11. ... Bxd4? 12. Bxd4. Sometimes the answer to the spectators
SICILIAN DEFENSE, Great players have great intuition, and thats question is a personal quirk.
ACCELERATED DRAGON (B35) why they rarely spend much time on a move. And sometimes the answer is that a player
GM David Baramidze Magnus Carlsen said the vast majority of the is genuinely stumped.
GM Alexander Motylev moves he plays come to him as soon as he looks
Hoogeveen, 2003 at a position. If he spends several minutes, it KINGS INDIAN DEFENSE (E70)
means hes calculating variations to prove to IM Arthur Bisguier
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 GM Samuel Reshevsky
himself that his intuition was correct.
5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 0-0 8. f3? Rosenwald Tournament, New York, 1954-55
But when a master invests half an hour or
Qb6!
more when there seems little to calculate, youre
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5.
bound to shake your head. What could he possibly
Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 0-0 7. f4 c5 8. d5
be thinking about?

FRENCH DEFENSE,
TARRASCH VARIATION (C09)
GM Gennady Kuzmin
GM Wolfgang Uhlmann
Interzonal, Leningrad, 1973

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 Nc6 5.


exd5 exd5 6. Bb5 Bd6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8.
0-0 Ne7 9. Nb3 Bd6 10. Bg5 0-0 11. Bh4
Bg4 12. Be2 Qb6?! 13. Bxe7
One of the first times this position occurred,
Bobby Fischer had the white pieces and took
more than an hour on his next move. Today a grandmaster knows Black needs
What could he possibly be thinking about? Thats quick counterplay. He might seek his inner
the eternal question that spectators ask themselves Benko and play 8. ... b5!? (9. cxb5 a6 with a
when a master seems to go into a trance. good version of the Benko Gambit). Or he
Actually, Fischer had a lot to consider. Black might try 8. ... Qa5 and threaten 9. ... Nxe4.
threatens 9. ... Qxb2but also 9. ... Nxe4 or 9. But this position was very new when this
... Ng4, followed by a capture on d4, with the game was played. Black took more than an hour
better game. before ending up with 8. ... a6?. He found
After the longest think of his career, Bobby himself in a passive position after 9. Nf3 b5
played 9. Bb3!, the best try. His opponent, Oscar 10. Bd3! b4 11 Ne2 and was beaten in the
Panno, quickly played 9. ... Nxe4?! (9. ... Ng4! middlegame.
favors him) and drew after 10. Nd5! Qa5+ 11. Black, one of the worlds experts on the Big thinks like that used to be more common
c3 Nc5 12. Nxc6 dxc6 13. Nxe7+. French Defense, went into an inexplicable think. because (a) opening theory wasnt as developed
That game made this opening trap briefly It was inexplicable because there are only as it is today and (b) slower time controls meant
famous. But by the time this 2003 game was two recaptures, and one of them, 13. ... Bxe7?, that players felt more comfortable burning

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PROBLEM I PROBLEM II PROBLEM III


2015 World GM Yasser Seirawan
GM Danilo Milanovic
GM Levon Aronian
GM Vladislav Kovalev
GM Daniel Fridman
GM Sipke Ernst
Rapid and World
Blitz
Even Magnus Carlsen cant win
them all. The Norwegian retained
his world rapid chess championship
ahead of 157 top players in Berlin.
But he tumbled to sixth place in
the world blitz championship,
WHITE TO PLAY WHITE TO PLAY WHITE TO PLAY
which was won by Alexander
Grischuk of Russia, in a field of 188 PROBLEM IV PROBLEM V PROBLEM VI
players. Games from the two 2015 GM Magnus Carlsen FM Ottomar Ladva GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
GM Sergey Karjakin GM Alexander Onischuk GM Yuriy Kryvoruchko
speed events provide our six quiz
positions this month. In each of
them you are asked to find the
fastest winning line of play. This
will usually mean the forced win
of a decisive amount of material,
such as a rook or minor piece. But
look for forced mates as well. For
solutions, see page 71.
BLACK TO PLAY BLACK TO PLAY BLACK TO PLAY

minutes because they still had two hours left minutes he found 13. ... g5!?, which allowed But the record for time consumptionand
on their clock. him to blockade the dark squares la Nimzo, perhaps for most wasteful minutesis:
14. 0-0 Be5 15. Rfd1 d6 16. b3 Bf4. He drew
SICILIAN DEFENSE, comfortably. That time was very well spent,
MAROCZY BIND (B39) SETTING THE RECORD
he recalled. Luis Santos
GM Svetozar Gligoric
GM Bent Larsen IM Francisco Trois
Dallas, 1957 ONE HOUR AND 40 MINUTES Vigo Open, 1980
GM Konstantin Lerner
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 GM Jan Smejkal
5. c4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Ng4 8. Qxg4 Bratislava, 1983
Nxd4 9. Qd1 Ne6 10. Qd2 Qa5 11. Rc1 b6
12. Be2 Bb7 13. f3

AFTER 7. d4

Black has three reasonable moves for his


AFTER 10. Ne2 attacked knight. After two hours and 20 minutes
he chose 7. ... Ng6.
Bent Larsen adopted a variation that was a To complete his development, Black might After he lost, his opponent wondered about
favorite of his hero, Aron Nimzowitsch. But move his knight again, 10. ... Nc5 or 10. ... Nc7, Blacks seventh move, I dont understand, he
after a while I slowly found out that I didnt so that he can play ... e7-e6. said.
like the position at all, he told Overboard Yet Black took an hour and 40 minutes before Me neither, Black replied.
magazine. He saw White playing a quick and choosing 10. ... Nd7?. He was worse after 11.
strong f3-f4-f5. d4 Nb6 12. Bd3 g6 13. h4! and didnt last
Then I searched for an idea, said Larsen, long after 13. ... Bg7 14. h5 gxh5 15. Be3 Bd7 Find a large selection of books by GM Andy Soltis
who rarely got into time trouble. After 35 16. Rb1 a5 17. d5! Nf8 18. Nf4 Rg8 19. e5!. at uscfsales.com!

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Back to Basics / Reader annotations

How To Draw A Grandmaster


First, achieve a won game, and then ...
By GM LEV ALBURT

NATURALLY, WE CHESSPLAYERS ENJOY At the time, I thought it was quite profound, 5. d5


dwelling on our victories and sharing them but I do not now remember any details. My
My first thought was, I wonder if I have
with others. But neglecting our failures is the mind was on the game that I was going to play.
blundered. But I was pretty sure that I could
surest way to repeat some mistakes, and ensure 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 defend everything.
future failures. Thus I keep asking you, my
would-be co-authors, to send me, at least 5. ... exd5 6. cxd5 Na5 7. e4??
occasionally, your drawn or even lost games. This move seems like a great way to
And I was glad to have a chance to learn from strengthen Whites grasp of the center; but it
my own flawed 30-year-old game. Writes my is not as good as 7. d6 forcing the isolation of
then-opponent, Walter Clinton (my further Blacks d-pawn, which should be a long-term
notes are in italics): weakness for Black to live with: 7. ... Bb7 8.
I have attached the game with my annota- Bxb7 Nxb7 9. dxc7 Qxc7.
tions to this email with the hope that it will Blacks better development is a good compensation
be suitable for a Back to Basics column. Most here. And I still like 7. e4! ?.
of the analysis is mine, but I did check it with 7. ... Ba6
Fritz. I depended on Fritz pretty heavily for
the analysis of move 11, because I found its I was a queen pawn player myself, so I was
suggested moves to be so counter-intuitive fairly comfortable after his first two moves.
and surprising. But after this move, I was out of my book.
3. ... Nc6
ANTI-QUEENS INDIAN (E00) The purpose of 3. g3 (rather than 3. Nf3; these
GM Lev Alburt (2650) two lines often transpose) is to prevent 3. ... b6, the
Walter Clinton (1532)
Queens Indian Defense. Blacks common replies
Alburt Simul, Nashville, Tennessee, 1986
are: 3. ... Bb4+ (like in Bogo-Indian, 3. Nf3 Bb4+); 3.
How to Draw With a Grandmaster ... d5, leading into the Catalan; 3. ... c5, which can
Step 1Sign up to play in a simultaneous be answered by either 4. Nf3 or 4. d5 (Modern
exhibition. This was November, 1986. Mr. Benoni). Blacks choice greatly depends on what
Alburt had won two U.S. championships in a system he plays against 3. Nf3. Step 4Keep repeating Step 3. When I played
row and was going for a three-peat when I put To my surprise, I found 3. ... Nc6 in the ECO! (It this move, I liked the idea that I was preventing
also gives 3. ... e5+/=.) In A. Petrosian-Zaichik, 1972, the former U.S. champ from castling. I thought
my $20 on the line for a chance to play a world-
White surprisingly achieved a small edge (+/=) that 7. ... Bb7 was probably a more sensible
class player. Since he would be playing 17 other
after 3. ... Nc6 4. Bg2 Rb8 5. Nf3 a6 6. 0-0 b5 7. Nbd2 move, but I did have a plan for how I would
players, I might have a chance.
(also good is 7. b3 which happened in Kochiev- defend myself if he went after the rook on a8.
Step 2Catch them when they are down.
There is no better equalizer than fatigue. It Gurgenidze a year later). 8. e5
turns out that Mr. Alburt had not won that 4. Bg2 b6
So, here comes the avalanche!
U.S. Championship. Most players would have Step 3Play provocatively. Dangle in front Over-ambitious; 8. Ne2 was solid and fine.
been happy to get second place in a U.S. champi- of the grandmaster the prospect of a quick win.
8. ... Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Qe7
onship, but I expect it was a let-down for him. Normally, these guys are very patient, but when
[No, it wasntL.A.] He flew directly to Nashville they are playing so many people at once, they And this was the defense that I was counting
for the exhibition that had been set up for are sensitive to early blunders. If they can on. I really felt like I was just barely hanging
November 6, so jetlag and maybe despondency dispatch a few patzers quickly, then the night on in this position. And a remarkable position
were on my side. He gave a report on the will end much sooner and they can retreat to it is! White has two pawns that are getting all
tournament and a brief lecture about how chess the hotel room. Surely this move, which into my business and my queen is the definition
related to life. weakens the long diagonal, cannot be good. of over-burdened, but I have out-developed

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the grandmaster five pieces to two, he has no So, now I have to activate my king rather Finally activating the rook!
chance to castle, and I have three long-range than letting my opponent do it for me. 30. Rd1??
pieces pointing at his monarch. This was kind 18. Nxc4 Bxc4 19. Nd4
of fun! Setting up a cheap trap.
10. f4 Bxd2+ 30. ... Bd3?

OK, one of the queens burdens has to go! Better was 30. ... Rd6.
Note how the d6-rook is protected by the king.
11. Nxd2
31. Rc1+ Bc4 32. Rd1?

Giving me another chance to solidify and


invade.
At least, 32. Rd1 contains a trap (discovered check).
And I guessed my opponent, with only a couple of
comrades left, might accept a draw by repetition.
32. ... Bd3?
19. ... g6 20. Kd2 Rhe8 21. Rhe1 Kxd6 22. Again, 32. ... Rd6 would be winning.
g4
33. Rc1+, Draw agreed.
Simpler is 22. Rxe8 Rxe8 23. Re1, with good
chances for a draw. Upon making this move, Grandmaster Alburt
offered a draw. I told him I would consider it. I
11. ... c6? 22. ... Re4 23. Rxe4 dxe4 24. b5? looked up from the board and realized that he
This would be a good time to castle. 11. ... The outpost on c6 is only an illusion. 24. only had three other opponents left besides me.
0-0 but I did not know how to answer 12. d6 Ke3 is better. I pictured the two of us playing one on one and
but Fritz 12 suggests that 12. ... cxd6 sacrificing did not like my chances of going the rest of the
24. ... Kc5
the rook, would put me way ahead, due to the game blunder free. So, when he returned to my
shaky position of the white king and the fragile Developing my last inactive piece with 24. board, I accepted the draw. On that day, his
nature of his advanced pawns. Of course, Mr. ... Rc8! was a much better choice! The a- record was 13 wins, two losses, and three draws.
Alburt probably would not have played 12. d6. pawn has nothing to fear and does not need Probably, not one of his better exhibitions, but
Well, 12. d6 does not win material (R=B +2 a protector. I was very happy!
pawns). It only opens the game, with my king very 25. Ke3
After some questionable opening play, Walter
vulnerable. Alas, other moves arent appealing either. shone in complex, double-edged positions that follow,
Thus: 11 ... 0-0! clearly favors Black. several times successfully calling my bluffs and
refuting my reckless play. Were this a clock simul
12. b4?
or were clocks offered to the few remaining players,
The move 12. d6 would have been tougher he would have very likely won this game. My final
for me to deal with. play was also OK.
After 12. d6 Qe6 13. Bh3 Qd5 14. exf6 Black
shouldnt take the rook (14. ... Qxh1 15. Ndf3), but
rather castle and attack.
12. ... Nc4
Send in your games!
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The silicon guru suggests that I should have then GM Lev Alburt invites you to send
sacrificed the f6-knight by playing 12. ... Qxb4 your most instructive game with notes to:
The point being that after 13. exf6 0-0 Whites 25. ... Bxb5
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Commitment & Effort


at the Teams

ACADEMY YOUNGEST TEAM EVER TO WIN WORLD TEAM 



 

KOMODO DRAGONS, CHESSNYC ALL STARS, Dehmelt [58], Denis Strenzwilk [75], and William Michael [75])
AND WEI YI ALSO SCORE 5. 3rd Place: ChessNYC All Stars (FM Justus Williams, Isaac Barayev,
It was the final round of the biggest team tournament in the U.S. Matheu Jefferson, Tyrone Davis III)
After the weekends nearly 3,000 games, the two surviving 5-0 teams 4th Place: Wei Yi (GM Robert Hess, Andrew Ryba, Zachary
sat at a tense face-off on table one behind the stanchions. The spectators, Weiner, Marcus Sutton)
craning and bobbing behind the ropes to get a glimpse of the action,
might well have been concerned about the crowd pressure on the team I think our tying for first was a thousand-to-one shot, Kaufman, a
members of the aptly named Academy for Talented Youth I, whose veteran of 10 teams, said. I turned in the best performance rating of
average age was 14. But the fans could also have worried justifiably my life2850. He cites the event as the only one offering the quality of
about the blood pressure of Academys opponents, Komodo Dragons, opposition every round needed to pull off such a feat. His work as one
led by GM Larry Kaufman, the 2008 World Senior Champion. His age of the principals with the Komodo chess engine, one of the two top-
matched his teams average69. Board Four epitomized the contrast rated, may have helped his preparation. Last year, his same team won
11-year-old Wesley Wang versus 75-year-old William Michael. Best Senior. Two of our players are floored masters, and this year we
The annual World Team, aka the U.S. Amateur Team - East, aka were 50 points below the ceiling.
The Team, attracts an army of devotees and newbies, young and old, Speaking of ceilings, team captains are free to load up the maximum
every Presidents Day weekend in a chess event unlike any other. The of 8,799 rating points from the top, as Knock Outs Reloaded did this
teams the thing, battling for your buddies. This year, nearly 1,200 year, putting GMs Alex Stripunsky, Joel Benjamin and FM Dmitriy
players staffed 277 four-person teams that featured 13 grandmasters, Volkov on boards one, two and three. That left only 1,000 points for
including former champions of Canada, Israel, and the United States. daughter Jane Stripunsky on board four, who, however, managed a
But since each team is limited to a maximum US Chess rating average nice tactical shot for a win in round three. (See see the games section)
of 2199, titles dont guarantee success. Seated behind the cordons at the tournaments start, Knock Outs were
Kaufmans game against Academys Ethan Li ended in a draw, the the chess team version of Murderers Row, the moniker applied to a
only one the Senior Champ gave up, and only the second split point for number of famous New York Yankees batting lineups, including the
Li. The two brothers on Academys boards three and four, Warren 1961 teams Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Yogi Berra. (Benjamin
and Wesley Wang, delivered a point and a half. In the end, a clutch indeed went on to bat a thousand, scoring a perfect 6-0.) But when
mating attack by Komodos FM Karl Dehmelt (see the games section) Volkov failed in his first at bat, his team split the first-round match
opened the door for the four-way tie. point. Knock Outs recouped with four straight wins but lost in the
My team and I spent the night desperately trying to calculate the last round to GM Hess Wei Yi.
tiebreakswith very little success, Li said. It was nerve racking. I was
very proud of my team either way, though. It was a great end to a THEIR COACHS FOOTSTEPS
wonderful tournament. But now we are moving on and preparing for Going into the final round with a half-dozen teams on their heels,
the conference championships. Academy must have heard the proverbial footsteps coming from
Here are the top four teams in tiebreak order, including, for the behind. But in the end, they followed in the footsteps of a savvy coach
record, the ages of the youngest champions ever, as well as very possibly who led his own team to victory more than 20 years earlier. GM Gennady
the oldest team members to tie for first: Sagalchik took Brooklyn College A to the title in 1995. The team
name Academy derives from the Summer Chess Academy for Talented
1st Place: Academy for Talented Youth I (Ethan Li [15], Henry Qi Youth, a joint effort between GM Gennady Sagalchiks Long Island
[15], Warren Wang [16] and Wesley Wang [11]) Chess and Diana Tulman and WIM Irina Levitinas International Chess
2nd Place: Komodo Dragons (GM Larry Kaufman [69], FM Karl Academy. The annual project brings the nations most talented juniors

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The youngest team to ever win the East (l-r): Ethan Li, Henry Qi, Warren Wang and Wesley Wang.

USAT NORTH CHAMPIONS GOT MATE? WIN USAT PLAYOFFS


Just before press time, the North defeated the East by the score of 2 1/2 - 1 1/2 to take
the National Championship. See more about the North team on page 28 and look for more
about the USAT Playoffs in a future issue.

together with the worlds best coaches, like GMs Alex Chernin and that names are cut off on the crosstables after 29 character spaces, a
Arthur Yusupov. Gennady and Chernin matriculated through former format that perfectly suited this years winner, Hilarys E-mail: No
World Champion Mikhail Botvinniks famous chess school together. Open Files. (Spelling apparently doesnt count.)
That knowledge is meant to be passed on, Gennady said. Hes been Best Gimmick was won with an innovation. Knockout Knights
Qis and the Wang brothers teacher since their first moves. They push Nikhil Kalyanraman, Eric Li, and Jack Silver shadow-boxed down a
each other, training for years together. Theyve grown up playing chess hastily arranged aisle through the jammed hall, wearing boxing gloves
and ping pong together. and robes, la Floyd Mayweather, Jr., while fourth-board (and dad)
Mike Silver introduced each with rap lyrics. The World Team confers
a host of division and special awards, memorializing the achievements
TIPS ON CHRISTENING A TEAM with clocks and plaques. For a complete listing, go online to www.njscf.org.
At the tournament mid-point between rounds on Sunday, the crowd, This years edition of serious competition and frivolous chess-related
as always, gathered to vote with its applause for the Best Team Name fun was again organized by the eminent showman of American chess,
and Best Gimmick awards. Future hopefuls take notemonikers in E. Steven Doyle, in his 41st year of service to the event. Steves talented
contention, nominated by a committee, are nearly always chess puns crew of Noreen Davisson, Bernadette Doyle, Bob Garrison, Dov Gorman,
playing on politics or films. And dont be subtle. Nominees included Joe Ippolito, Chief Director Carol Jarecki, Aaron Kiedes, Jabari McGreen,
PHOTO: WINSTON WANG

Trumper Tantrums in Time Trouble, Obi Pawn Kenobis, and Star Sophia Rohde, Mike Somers, and Harold Stenzel put on a show rivaling
Awards R to D2. Its also a tradition that my own favorites dont make the biennial international Olympiad every year without portioning out
the nominee list: I chuckled at Steve Harvey Announced We Won, a penny in cash incentives, although there is a constant stream of door
appreciated Take the A-File (given this years jazz theme, highlighted prizes, supplied by Russell Enterprises, the Rochester Chess Center,
by a performing jazz trio on Friday and Saturday night), winced and GM Lev Alburt. The Team offers something that lasts a lot longer
approvingly at Lets Make America Mate Again, and found Attack than money and can be shared by every player, a weekend that turns
and Depends surpassingly witty, perhaps in great part because it was into a lifetime memoryno matter what your age.
my teams submission. Team christeners should also take into account    

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Kimberly Doo (far right) of the US Chess Womens Committee hosts a special place for female competitors to chat and relax. (l-r:) National Girls Invitational Tournament representative
Ella Papanek, Niha Kalyanraman, Audrey Hu, Sofia Macaspac, and Wendy Jin.

SUCCESSFUL SENIOR MOMENT 6. Bg5


In round five, Komodo Dragons faced the Unusual but not bad.
powerful Rookie Cookies, one of the pre-
event favorites. Its board one was manned by 6. ... h6 7. Bh4 Be7 8. 0-0 d6 9. Nbd2?!
Nh5 10. Bxe7
no less than GM Mackenzie Molner, 2013 U.S.
Open co-champion and 2014 U.S. Chess Cham- Better was 10. Bg3, to avoid ... Nf4.
pionship participant. But as Black, 2008 World 10. ... Qxe7 11. Re1
Senior Champion Larry Kaufman quickly had
a better game and collected the point, one of Better is 11. Bb3!
his 5 for the event. 11. ... Nf4 12. Nf1!

GIUOCO PIANO (C54)


Also good is 12. b4!
GM Mackenzie Molner (2566), Rookie 26. ... e4
12. ... Na5!
Cookies The continuation 26. ... Bxd5! 27. Nxd5 Rxd5
GM Larry Kaufman (2375), Komodo Black is now better as he gets in ... f7-f5
without loss of time. 28. Rd2 Rxd2 29. Qxd2 e4 30. Rxe4 Qg6 31.
Dragons
Rxf4 Rxf4 was a cleaner win but too difficult
World Team 2016 (5), Parsippany, New 13. Bb5 f5 14. Ne3 c6 15. Ba4 b5 16. Bc2
Jersey, 02.15.2016 to see.
fxe4 17. dxe4 Nc4 18. Bb3 Be6 19. Rb1
Comments by Kaufman. Kh8?! 27. Rd2?
PHOTOS: AL LAWRENCE

Unnecessary; 19. ... Rad8 was better, with a Missing the line 27. Qd4 exf3 28. Qxf6 gxf6
1. e4 e5
clear advantage. 29. dxe6 Rg8 30. g4 Nd3 31. Rbb1 Nxe1 32.
Although were both grandmasters, I was Rxe1 Rge8 33. h3 Rxe6 when Black has won
out-rated by over 150 rating points, so I was 20. Bxc4 bxc4 21. b3 cxb3 22. axb3 Rad8
the Exchange, but his poor pawn structure at
23. c4?! Qf6!
just aiming for a draw at this point. This game least gives White some hope for a draw.
was critical to our success. Black is now winning.
27. ... exf3 28. dxe6 Rxd2 29. Qxd2 fxg2
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 0-0 24. Rb2 d5 25. cxd5 cxd5 26. exd5 30. Qd1 Qxe6

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Chief Organizer E. Steven Doyle, at right, introduces the Best Gimmick finalist, The Jedi Knights(in no particular order:) Ernesto and David Tobar, Zeba Packer, Arely Peckham,
and Alexandra Sanchez.

The followup 30. ... Nh3+ 31. Kxg2 Nxf2 Finally, he has to prevent his opponent from
was even better. building a fortress.
31. Qg4 Qxb3 32. Nf5 Qc3 33. Rd1 Nh3+
34. Kxg2 Nxf2 35. Kxf2 Qc2+ 36. Kg1 Rxf5 SLAV DEFENSE (D12)
37. h4 Qf2+ 38. Kh1 Rf4 39. Rd8+ Kh7, Ethan Li (2381), Academy of Talented
and White lost on time. Youth I
FM Rodion Rubenchik (2343),
Designated Drivers
World Team 2016 (4), Parsippany, New
Jersey, 02.14.2016
Comments by Li.

AFTER 19. ... g6 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5.


Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Be4 7. f3 Bg6 8. Qb3 Qc7
In the penultimate round, Academys board 9. Bd2 Nbd7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. 0-0-0 Be7
two Henry Qi had to pull off a winning 12. Nxg6 hxg6 13. e4!? dxe4 14. fxe4
combination to keep his teams streak going.
20. Nh6+ Kg7 21. fxe4 Nxe4 22. Rxe4!
Rxe4 23. Qf6+ Kf8 24. Qh8+ Ke7 25.
White overstepped, but its over anyway. Rxf7+ Kd6 26. Qf6+ Re6 27. Qf4+, Black
resigned.
GETTING THE WHOLE POINT
Henry Qi (2180), Academy of Talented
DECONSTRUCTING THE FORTRESS
Youth I
Andrew Ardito (2214), Straight Out of
Ethan Li also had to defeat an experienced FIDE
Compensation master to keep Academy rolling toward first
World Team 2016 (5), Parsippany, New place. In a very difficult and instructive battle,
Jersey, 02.16.2016 he wins material but forces remain imbalanced.

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14. ... 0-0 I was trying to throw in some checks just Nf3 c5 6. dxc5
The move 14. ... Ng4 was the critical test. I for the psychological aspect, but this is just a
The Austrian Attack is a very popular choice
had calculated an Exchange sacrifice: 15. Be2 blunder. I cannot let his king get to g7.
nowadays against the Modern Defense. White
Nf2 16. Rdf1 Nxh1 17. Qxf7+ Kd8 18. Rxh1. 48. ... Kg6 49. Qf5+ Kf7? takes advantage of Blacks invitation to build a
Blacks weak pawns, his uncastled king, and I think 49. ... Kg7 draws. big center. Here Dehmelt chooses a main line.
misplaced pieces in general give me strong play. Another way is 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. e5 Ng4 8. e6, a
50. Qh7+ Kf8 51. Kd4 Ra5 52. Qc7 Re5 53. variation that creates complications to suit
15. e5 Nd5 16. Nxd5 cxd5+ 17. Kb1 Nb6 18. Qh7 Ra5 54. Kc4 Re5 55. Kb4
h4 Nc4 19. Bxc4 Qxc4 20. Qxc4 dxc4 21. even the most tactically inclined player!
d5 Bc5 22. Bf4 Rfe8 23. d6 Rad8 24. Rd5 I like this combination very much. I forced according to renowned coach GM Alex Chernin
Bb6 25. Rc1 Rd7 26. Rxc4 f6 27. a4?! his rook to d5 so that I could use it to draw his in his book Pirc Alert!
I was trying to provoke ... a6 or ... a5 to king out. 6. ... Qa5 7. Bd3 Qxc5 8. Qe2 Bg4 9. Be3
prepare my e6-tactic. However, I misjudged 55. ... Rd5 56. Qg6 Ke7 57. Qg7+ Ke6 58. Qa5 10. 0-0 0-0 11. a3 Nc6 12. h3 Bxf3 13.
which line was best for Black. This seems to Qg8+ Ke5 59. Qe8+ Kf4 60. Qe6 Re5? Qxf3 Nd7 14. Bd2 Qd8 15. Kh1 Rc8 16.
actually weaken my position in one of the lines, Rab1 Nb6 17. Rfe1
More resilient was 60. ... Rd4+, but, after
as the a4-pawn becomes a target. the game, my opponent and I found 61. Kc3 The move 17. Nd5 looks attractive, with
27. ... a6 Re4 62. Qf5+ Ke3 63. Qxf6 Rxg4 64. Qe5+ Kf3 ideas similar to the game.
65. Kd3. 17. ... Na5 18. Nd5 Nac4! 19. Bxc4 Nxc4
61. Qxf6+ Ke4, Black resigned. 20. Bc3 Bxc3 21. Qxc3 Nb6

Ironically, the best for Black seems to be to


move into a discovered check with 21. ... e6
22. Nf6+, leveling play.

28. e6?! Rxe6 29. Rc7! Bxc7 30. dxc7


Re1+ 31. Ka2 Rxd5 32. c8=Q+ Kh7

Here I thought for a long time. In my


calculations, I assumed that being up a piece A HERO TO THREE TEAMS
would make this position easy to win. However, The last game going on table one behind the
Blacks king is very well defended, making it stanchions saw FM Karl Dehmelt as the only After 22. ... Kh8, no discovery seems to lead
difficult for me to make progress. Komodo Dragon still breathing fire. Academy anywherefor example, after 23. Ng4+, Black
was ahead on the captains scorecard by 2-1, plays 23. ... e5.
33. Qxb7 Rd4 34. g3 Rxa4+ 35. Kb3 Raa1
36. Qf3 a5 37. Bd2 a4+ 38. Kc2 Rf1 39. and it was up to Dehmelt to keep them from 22. Qd3 Nxd5
Qe4 Rf5 40. g4 Rc5+ 41. Bc3 a3 42. h5? clinching the match point. He had to win. He
did so with steady nerves and an eye for Black exposes e7 as a backward pawn. Dehmelt
My opponent pointed out 42. b4! after the opportunity. His result not only allowed uses the opportunity skillfully, creating a second
game. By keeping the queenside pawns on the Komodo but also ChessNYC All Stars and weaknessagainst Blacks king.
board, I erase any chances for him to build a Wei Yi to tie for first. 23. exd5 Re8 24. f5! Qd7 25. Rf1! Qa4 26.
fortress after 42. ... Rc8 43. h5, and Black is At one point, his opponent could have c3 Qc4 27. Qf3 Rf8 28. Rbd1 Qb5 29. Rf2
just lost. secured a completely even game by permitting Qd7 30. Qg4 Rc7 31. Rdf1 b5 32. Rf4 Kg7
42. ... axb2 43. hxg6+ Kh6 44. Kxb2 a paradoxical discovered check against his 33. Re4 f6 34. Qe2 Re8 35. Re6 Rcc8 36.
Rxc3?! own king. But doing so is always anti-intuitive Rf4 Qb7 37. fxg6 hxg6 38. Qd3 Rc4?
to any tournament veteran. Take a look at Black has a tough game to defend and falls
The continuation 44. ... Rd1 45. Bd4 might the analysis diagram after move 21 to see if
have been a better way to set up the fortress. into a trap. More resilient is 38. ... Kf7 or 38.
you can use the discovery to Whites ... Rg8 may be best.
After 45. ... Rxd4 46. Qxd4 Rb5+ 47. Kc2 Kxg6, advantage.
I do not see how to make progress here. 39. Rf3
45. Qf4+ PIRC DEFENSE (B09) Also strong is 39. Rfxf6.
FM Karl Dehmelt (2338), Komodo
At the time I thought this was clever, but 39. ... Rc7 40. Rg3! g5 41. Rxg5+!, Black
Dragons
now I am not sure. resigned.
Henry Qi (2180), Academy of Talented
[Stockfish 7 highlights 45. Qd5!, followed by, for Youth I
example, 45. ... Rh3 46. Kxa1 Kxg6 47. Qf5+ Kf7 48. (see diagram next page)
World Team 2016 (6), Parsippany, New
g5AL] Jersey, 02.15.2016 Its mate in five; for example41. ... fxg5 42.
45. ... Kxg6 46. Qf5+ Kf7 47. Kxc3 g5 48. Qg6+ Kf8 43. Qf5+ Kg8 44. Rg6+ Kh7 45. Qf7+
Qd7+? 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Kh8 46. Rh6 mate.

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A FOURTH-BOARD GEM 23. Kg1 Qxg2 mate.


Benjamin
Stripunsky
But how did Benjamin-Stripunsky wind up
on board four, you ask.
This was Phyllis Benjamin versus Jane
Stripunsky. As we saw, GMs Alex Stripunsky
and Joel Benjamin played boards one and two
for Knock Outs Reloaded, and Alexs daughter
Jane played board four. In round three, they
were paired against Schach and Euwe. Joel
approached us, GM Stripunsky said, and asked,
Do you know who Jane is playing?My mom!
During the game, Joels kids showed up to greet
Just in case Ive given the misimpression that their grandma. After the game, Jane was modest.
fourth boards dont contribute, take a look at I was lucky because Joels kids distracted her!
this position. AFTER 20. Kh1 Only at the Team.
(see next game, top of next column) 20. ... Nxd3! 21. Qd2 Re1+ 22. Qxe1 Nxe1

USAT WEST300+ PLAYERS  


 
 

One of the years most hotly contested events Then there were the multiple teams repre- NHC was a heavy rating favorite. But as
returned to northern California this past senting Bay Area Chess (BAC), an established fortune would have it, Virtanen ground out a
February: the 2016 U.S. Amateur Team West club that runs many tournaments, classes, and draw against Sevillano on board two, defending
(USATW), organized by Bay Area Chess and after school chess programs in northern the worse side of a rook versus rook plus knight
held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The California. BACs teams with the best chances endgame, while Ke defeated Cusi in a rook and
U.S. Amateur Team, divided into four events of winning included the following: pawn endgame to upset NHC and head into
gives players the rare opportunity chance to BAC Blitzmagic (GM Rauf Mamedov* [2718], round four with a perfect score.
play on a team alongside their peers, coworkers, Arjun Bharat [2272], Karthik Padmanabhan Meanwhile, Rainbow Unicorns also won
or even in some cases, hired guns. While each [2011], Trina Chatterjee [1725]) (3-1), reaching 4/4 as well. This set up a critical
of the USAT tournaments have their own round five matchup on the morning of champi-
The Notorious BAC (GM Cristian Chirila onship MondayRainbow Unicorns versus
characteristics, the top teams in the West tend [2599], FM Arun Sharma [2456], Allan Beilin
to fall into one of a few archetypes: Chess BAC Uknighted We Stand. Although hard
[2231], Ashleaan Chen [1494]) fought the match resulted in a resounding 3-
clubs/organizations wanting to represent their
BAC UKnighted We Stand (Faik Aleskerov victory in favor of Rainbow Unicorns, who
strength of members, college teams, talented
[2416], Teemu Virtanen [2230], Ivan Ke remained perfect heading into the final round.
juniors (particularly dangerous as they are usually
[2159], Vinesh Ravuri [1994]) Several teams would go into the final round
underrated), and opportunists (four journeymen
who join forces seeking to get as close to the BAC Dark Knights (IM Andrey Gorovets with 4/5 points, including Feeling the Bern
2200 average rating ceiling as possible). [2636], Shaunak Maruvada [2043], Akshay NHC, Who Gives a Jack, and three of BACs
This year the USATW was extremely com- Padmanabhan [2036], Balaji Daggupati [2003]) teams: The Notorious BAC, BAC Dark
petitive, perhaps more so than in previous years, Knights, and the freshly defeated BAC
* GM Mamedov of Azerbaijan was in town to do several
with over 70 teams and more than 300 total lectures for Bay Area Chess, and was convinced to join Uknighted We Stand. All these teams held
players, including the scholastic section. First in the USAT fun as well! hope of the Rainbow Unicorns losing in the
and foremost were the three-time (!) reigning final round, allowing them to catch up and
national champions: Feeling the Bern NHC Lastly there were the eventual champions, have a chance at a potential tiebreak victory.
(GM Oliver Barbosa [2593], GM Enrico the talented juniors team: Rainbow Unicorns In the last round it was BAC Dark Knights
Sevillano [2524], FM Ronald Cusi [2244], Pranav (FM Cameron Wheeler [2436], Albert Lu who could control their own destiny, as they
Sairam [1407], Ryan Dong [1271], representing [2317], Siddharth Banik [2265], Alvin Kong were paired against the still perfect Rainbow
the NorCal House of Chess, an educational chess [1742]). Another strong juniors team was Unicorns. Things got interesting quickly, as
club and center.) The NHC has not only Who Gives A Jack (Jack Zhu [2313], Paul Gorovets launched a crushing attack against
dominated the USATW in the past three years Richter [2286], Ladia Jirasek [2257], Arul Wheeler on board one and won rapidly. The
but has also went on to win the playoffs for Viswanathan [1795]). opportunity to catch the seemingly infallible
three consecutive years against the winners of The real action started in round four, where Unicorns now seemed possible, and players
the North, South, and East tournaments. Their BAC Uknighted We Stand faced Feeling the on the top boards seemed to take notice.
second team was also strong but had a more Bern NHC, both with 3/3, while Rainbow However their optimism did not last forever,
balanced lineup: NHC West Coast Champions Unicorns (3/3) faced Who Gives A Jack, as Lu, Banik, and Kong showed the champi-
(IM Ricardo De Guzman [2387], WIM Ashritha with 2/3. Barbosa defeated Aleskerov on onship spirit to win their games and win the
Eswaran [2238], Abhishek Handigol [2062], board one while Ravuri scored on board four, match from behind, sealing their 6-0 USATW
Anirudh Seela [1949]). leaving the result to the middle boards, where title. Feeling the Bern NHC and Who Gives

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The West champions, Rainbow Unicorns (l-r): Sid Banik, Albert Lu, Cameron Wheeler, Alvin Kong

A Jack also won their final round match-ups, KINGS INDIAN DEFENSE (E61) Whites setup. Black can try to break the center
with the latter taking second place on tiebreaks GM Ioan Cristian Chirila (2586), The in KID fashion with ... e7-e5, but I believe the
(total team points). The top three teams were Notorious BAC game continuation is much more effective.
therefore: IM Ricardo De Guzman (2388), NHC An instructive game continued 6. ... Nbd7
West Coast Champions 7. Be2 e5 8. dxe5!? dxe5 9. 0-0 h6 10. Bh4 c6
1. Rainbow Unicorns6 2016 32nd U.S. Amateur Team
After this move, which carefully prevents the
Championship - West (3), Santa Clara,
2. Who Gives A Jack5 California, 02.14.2016
knight jump to d5, the d6-square will become
3. Feeling the Bern NHC5 Notes by Chirila. Whites main target. 11. Qc2 Qe7 12. Nd2 Re8
13. Rad1 Nc5 14. b4 Na6 15. a3 Bf5 16. Qc1
The top board prizes went to the following The merging round brought many interest- Nc7 17. c5 White enjoys a long lasting strategic
players: Board oneGM Rauf Mamedov (6). ing battlesone of them was between the newly advantage, not the type of position most KID
Board twoAlbert Lu (6), Board three founded The Notorious BAC and the reigning players are looking to achieve out of the
Siddharth Banik (5), Board fourMichael champions Norcal House Of Chess. I was opening, Yusupov-Uhlmann, Austria, 1998.
Tang (6), Top alternateJohn Wilson (3/4). facing one of my regular rivals in the Bay Area,
and I was eager to get revenge for my last game 7. d5 h6 8. Bh4 e6 9. Be2
Its rare that a team can sweep the USAT,
but it does happen when everything falls into against him in which I blundered my queen in Much more precise is 9. Nd2, not allowing
a winning position.
PHOTO CREDIT: JUDT SZTARAY

place. Next up are the USAT playoffs, which the ... g6-g5 and ... Nh5 maneuver when White
usually take place before the summer, best of 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nf3 d6 5. has a pleasant Benoni position. 9. ... exd5 10.
luck to Rainbow Unicorns! Bg5 cxd5 a6 11. a4 Nbd7 12. Be2 Re8 13. 0-0.
Full results can be found at www.bayarea I did not expect him to play the Kings Indian 9. ... exd5 10. cxd5 g5 11. Bg3 Nh5 12. Nd2
chess.com, and many photos on the BAC Face- Defense (KID) and ultimately decided to stir Nxg3 13. hxg3 a6 14. a4 Nd7
book page. Here is a game from GM Ioan the game into unexplored waters.
Cristian Chirila from The Notorious BAC (see diagram top of next page)
team: 5. ... 0-0 6. e3 c5

(see game next column) In my opinion this is the best way to combat 15. Nc4?!

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Bb5 27. Rb3 A cool idea to force Black to release Be7.


the tension exerted by the bishop and allow my 47. ... h5 48. Kd3 Bf6?
knight to have a solid outpost at c4. 27. ... Bd7
(27. ... Bxe2 28. Qxe2 Rf7 29. Nc4) 28. Nc4. If there was a moment to pinpoint Black
losing his advantage, I think this would be it.
26. ... Bb5 27. Bd3
Stronger is 48. ... Kf6! 49. Rh1 (49. Nd2 Rxa5
Worse is 27. b4? Qxe3+ 28. Qxe3 Bd4 29. 50. Ne4+ Ke5 wins for Black) 49. ... Bxa5 50.
Bxb5 Bxe3+ 30. Ke2 axb5. Rxh5 b5.
27. ... Rf7 28. Rh1 Qf6 29. Rbe1 49. Nd2 Kh6 50. Ne4 Kg7 51. Kc4 Kf7 52.
Kb5 b3 53. Rb1 b2 54. Nxf6 Kxf6 55. Rxb2
My initial idea was 29. Rh5, but suddently I Kxf5 56. Re2 Ra8 57. Re7
realized this aggressive idea will bring me only
After the continuation 15. a5 Qe7 16. Nc4 trouble after 29. ... Rxe3! 30. Qxe3 (30. Bxb5 Despite being a pawn down, I was already
Ne5 (16. ... Rb8 transposes to the game) 17. Rfe7! 31. Bc4 Qg6 32. Rhh1 Bd4 33. Kf1 Qe8 feeling that the win might be up for grabs,
Nxe5 Qxe5 18. Ra3 Bd7 Black has solved his and my king is swimming in very deep waters, Whites king and rook are far more active then
opening problems. from a practical point of view this position is their counterparts.
lost.) 30. ... Re7 31. Rxf5 Rxe3 32. Rxf6 Rxd3. 57. ... Rc8?
15. ... Nb6 16. Nd2 Qe7 17. a5 Nd7 18. Nc4
Rb8 19. 0-0 29. ... Bxd3 30. Qxd3 Qxb2+ 31. Re2 Qb5
The position is still drawn even after this
32. Qxb5 axb5 33. Rb1 b4 34. Nc4 Rd7
Also possible was 19. Qb3 f5 (Bad is 19. ... 35. Rc2 Kf7 36. Ke2 Kg6 37. Kd3 Bf6 move, but a much more complicated defense
Ne5? 20. Nxe5 Qxe5 21. Bxa6 when White awaits Black. A better defense was 57. ... c4 58.
wins a pawn) 20. 0-0 f4 21. exf4 gxf4 22. gxf4 Black starts his plan to target my one Rc7 Ke5 59. Rxc4 Kxd5 60. Rc7 Ra7 61. Kb6
Rxf4 (22. ... Bxc3?? falls into 23. Qxc3 Qxe2 weakness, the pawn on a5. Ra6+ 62. Kb5 Ra7 63. Rh7?! Ke4 64. Rxh5 d5
24. Qg3+ Kh8 25. Rae1 when White has a 38. Re2 Rde7 when Black is still better.
strong attack for the piece) 23. Rae1 Ne5 and 58. Kb6 Ra8! 59. Rxb7 Ke5 60. Rc7 Kxd5
Black is starting to build a dangerous initiative The d6-pawn is taboo.
61. a6 c4 62. a7 Kd4 63. Kb7 Rxa7+ 64.
on the kingside. 39. Rd1 Ra8 40. Rb1 Kxa7
19. ... f5 20. Na4 Ne5 21. Nxe5 Bxe5 22. f4 This was probably the best moment to play
This idea is quite double-edged, stopping 40. e4! Unfortunately I was down to my last
the pawn storm on the kingside but at the same seconds and I didnt want to make such a decision
time creating an unpleasant weakness on e3. right before the time control. After 40. ... fxe4+
41. Rxe4 Rxe4 42. Kxe4 b3 43. Rb1 b2 44. Kd3
22. ... Bg7 23. Qd2 g4 Black is only slightly better, as it is very difficult
Preparing ... h6-h5-h4. to make progress.
24. Kf2 40. ... Ra6
Defending the e3-pawn and allowing the Now Black gets to defend his d6-pawn, one
rook swing to h1. Nevertheless, a lot of possible tempo is extremely important!
sacrifices on e3 become available due to the
41. e4 fxe4+ 42. Rxe4 Rxe4 43. Kxe4 Bd8
precarious position of Whites king. 44. f5+ Now comes the critical moment:
24. ... Bd7 25. Nb6 Rbe8 64. ... c3?
The move 44. Kd3 was probably more
promising in my bid for a successful defense: The move 64. ... d5? would not save Black
However, Black is still better after 44. ... Bxa5 after 65. Kb6 Ke3 66. Kc5 Kf2 67. Kxd5 Kxg2
45. Ra1 Bc7 46. Re1 Kf7 47. Re6 h5 48. f5 Ra2. 68. Kxc4! Kxg3 69. Kd3 Kf2 70. Ke4 g3 71.
44. ... Kg5 Rc2+ Kg1 72. Kf3; The only move was 64. ...
Ke3!! to maintain equality, and no matter what
Black would win an important tempo with
Whites king cannot get back in time. 65. Rxc4
44. ... Kg7; my opponent played his move too
(65. Kb6 Kf2 draws) 65. ... d5! (Losing is 65. ...
fast. Never hurry when facing such an important
Kf2 66. Rc3 Kxg2 67. Kb6 Kh3 68. Kc6 h4 69.
decision. 45. Ra1 (45. f6+ Kxf6 46. Rf1+ Ke7
gxh4+ Kxh4 70. Kd5 g3 71. Ke4 g2 72. Rc1
winning) 45. ... h5! Zugzwang! (45. ... b5 is too
Kg3 73. Ke3 d5 74. Rd1 d4+ 75. Ke2 d3+ 76.
hasty: 46. Nxd6!! Rxd6 47. a6 Bb6 48. a7 Bxa7
Ke3 d2 77. Ra1 A nice Zugzwang.) 66. Rc5 d4
49. Rxa7+ Kf6 50. Rb7) 46. Ra2 b5 47. Nxd6 b3
67. Rxh5 Kf2 68. Kb6 d3 69. Kc5 Kxg2 70. Kc4
26. Rab1 The difference!
d2 71. Rd5 Kxg3 72. Rxd2 Kf3! Shouldering
Too slow. I was still living under the false 45. Rf1 Kf6 Whites king. 73. Kd3 g3.
assumption that my fortress on the kingside Black is winning after 45. ... b3! 46. f6 (No 65. Kb6 d5
cannot be broken. Sometimes too much con- better is 46. Rb1 Bxa5 47. Rxb3 Bb4) 46. ...
fidence can hurt, I should have sped up my No better is 65. ... Kd3: 66. Kc6 c2 67. Kxd6
Bxf6 47. Rb1 b2 48. Kd3 h5.
defense. Kd2 68. Ke5.
46. Rh1 Kg5 47. Rf1
Better are 26. Rae1 Bb5 27. Bd3 Bxd3 28. 66. Kc6 Ke4 67. Re7+ Kd4 68. Kd6 c2 69.
Qxd3 Bxb2 29. Nc4 Bg7 30. Re2 and 26. Ra3!? No better is 47. Kd3 Bxa5 48. f6 Bd8 49. f7 Rc7 Kd3 70. Kxd5, Black resigned.

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The North champions, Got Mate (l-r): Jacob Furfine, Todd M. Freitag, Vincent Do, Daniel Bronfeyn

USAT NORTHGOT MATE?



  

What does a team with a 2174 rating, led by a would almost certainly be good enough to give Freitags early math held true as his team
14-year-old on board one, do in the USA Team us the title. If we lost the match, our opponents took first place by 20 tiebreak points over Sams
North tournament? Win it; or at least thats would almost certainly have been the ones to Scrubs to become the North champions. Here,
what team Got Mate? was determined to do. win the championship on tiebreak. Freitag annotates his effort against Nolan
Though Got Mate? didnt have the highest Freitag added, We expected this to be our Hendrickson.
rating in the tournament, it was one of only most difficult match, and it ended up being
two teams going into round four of five with exactly that! Their top three boards, IM GIUOCO PIANO (C54)
a perfect score. On Sunday morning it met Kannappan, Hendrickson, and Rosenthal, are Nolan Hendrickson (2286), Team Name
team Cafe and Kings (1700) on board one. clearly very strong players, as evidenced by Redacted, ~ed.
Both teams admitted to being nervous, as each their ratings and titles, and they out rated us Todd Freitag (2204), Got Mate?
hoped in coming so far that they might win on all three boards. USAT 2016 (5), Schaumburg, Illinois (5),
the event with a perfect score. Between sips of The first game to end in the match was a 02.21.2016
Notes by Freitag.
coffee and yawns, both teams greeted one draw between Vincent Do (Got Mate?) and
another warmly. Though Cafe and Kings Nicolas Rosenthal (Team Name Redacted,
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5.
board one, Jeff David, won the game he ~ed.). Freitag is proud of Do for drawing a
d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Bd2
described as an excellent fight against Jacob game where he was out ranked by 200 points.
Furfine, Got Mate? prevailed and won the Frietag said, Once Vincents game ended, it We have decided to do battle in one of the
round. was already clear that Daniel Bronfeyn was oldest openings in chess. Greco analyzed this
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This left Got Mate?, the only team with a going to win on board four and Jacob Furfine position in the early 1600s!
perfect 4, to play Team Name Redacted, ~ed. was going to lose on board one. That meant
7. ... Bxd2+ 8. Nbxd2 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10.
(of Lindenwood College of St. Louis), one of the score was going to be 1-1, and my game
0-0 0-0 11. Rc1
three 3-point teams, in the last round. While would decide everything. My opponent, Nolan
the other two 3 teams, Sams Scrubs and U Hendrickson, had the advantage, but I only (see diagram top of next page)
of iOverrated (both made up of current and needed a draw to secure a tied match and the
former Whitney Young High School of Chicago championship for our team, whereas he needed Here I was out of book and had a long think.
players) fought each other, Todd Freitag, board a win to win his team the championship. I I went with a standard plan against an isolated
two of Got Mate? worked on figuring out managed to escape my predicament and force d-pawn. My two knights will control and
where the tiebreak points might fall. He noted, a draw, which gave our team the two points blockade d5. My pawn will move to c6 to help
According to my calculations, a tied match we needed. control d5 and protect itself from being taken

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tournament would come down to this game! pawns, and I wasnt sure Id be able to mount a
Can White break through or will Black hold quick enough counterattack to get to his pawns.
on? Lost endgames seemed to lurk almost every-
19. ... Nd7 20. Nxd7 Qxd7 21. Qa5 b6 22. where I looked.
Qa3
26. ... Qxb3 27. axb3
Threatening Bxd5 followed by Re7 and
taking the a7-pawn. Whites immediate threat is 28. Nd7 Rfd8
29. Nxb6, after which Black would like to play
22. ... a5 23. Bxd5 cxd5 24. Re7 Qb5 25.
29. ... Rb8 and then capture the pawn on b3
Ne5 Rbc8
after Whites knight moves. However, Blacks
Avoiding the Nd7 fork and hoping to get in rooks cannot leave the back rank at the moment
... Rc2 later on. due to back rank mate threats.
by Whites c1-rook. Finally, my c8-bishop will
26. Qb3?! 27. ... h5
go to g6 via f5 to help guard the light squares
around my king, which are often weak in isolani I played 27. ... h5 instead of h6 in view of
positions. the line 27. ... h6 28. Nd7 Rfd8 29. Nxb6 Rb8
11. ... Nb6 12. Bb3 Bf5 13. Re1 Nb4 14. Ne4 30. Nd7 Rxb3 31. Re8+ Rxe8 32. Rxe8+ Kh7
c6 15. Nc5 Rb8 16. Qd2 N4d5 33. Nf8+ and since I cant go to h6 with my
king, I lose the g6-bishop to a discovered check.
I guess my plan wasnt very good! I managed
to carry it out completely, yet White now stands I also rejected 27. ... f6 as my luft move because
better. it allows Whites rooks to come to e6. I could
have also played 27. ... Bf5 to stop Whites Nd7
17. h3 Qd6 18. Re5 Bg6 19. Rce1
threat, but I cannot remember why I rejected
Whites advantage should now be obvious. that move. According to the computer, its fine
Around this time, the game on board three for Black.
ended in a draw. It was also already clear that A very interesting idea that surprised me. I
28. Re2
we were going to win on board four and lose expected White to try to keep the pieces on to
on board one. This meant that the match was keep the pressure on, but I soon realized that White covers the second rank, but now I
going to be 11 with only my game not yet my queen is protecting my d5- and b6-pawns, can get in a useful check on c1.
decided. I stood clearly worse, but I only needed and in the endgame, White can attack those
28. ... Rc1+
a draw. A 2-2 result would give us the champi- pawns very easily. As it turns out, this was the
onship on tiebreak, while a 21 loss would moment where White lost most of his advan- This move not only allows my f8-rook to
mean that our opponents would almost certain- tage, but during the game I was definitely not join the action, but now when I bring a rook
ly win the championship on tiebreak. The whole comfortable. I couldnt see how to save my to c2, with Whites king on h2, the f2-pawn

At A Glance U.S. Amateur Team


EAST Date: February 13-15, 2016 | Location: Parsippany Hilton, Parsippany, New Jersey | 1,164 players | Top Finishers: 1st, 5: Academy
for Talented Youth I (Ethan Li, Henry Qi, Warren Wang, Wesley Wang); 2nd, 5: Komodo Dragons (Lawrence Kaufman, Karl Dehmelt,
Denis Strenzwilk, William G. Michael), 3rd, 5: ChessNYC All Stars (Justus D. Williams, Isaac Barayev, Matheu Jefferson, Tyrone Davis
III); 4th, 5: Wei Yi Played Gave (Robert L. Hess, Andrew Ryba, Zachary J. Weiner, Marcus Sutton); 5th, 5: Princeton A (Jason Altschuler,
Andrew Ng, Kavinay Sivakumar, Darek L. Johnson). | Chief Tournament Director: Edward Steven Doyle.   
    
   www.njscf.orgNORTH Date: February 19-21, 2016 | Location: Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Schaumburg, Illinois | 294
players | Top Finishers: 1st, 4: Got Mate (Jacob Furfine, Todd M. Freitag, Vincent Do, Daniel Bronfeyn); 2nd, 4: Sams Scrubs (Sam A.
Schmakel, William James Aramil, Jonathan Sterling Kogen, Phuc Hoang); 3rd, 4: (Team Name Redacted, ~ed.) (Priyadharshan Kannappan,
Nolan Hendrickson, Nicholas Rosenthal, Brent Butler). | Chief Tournament Director: Glenn E. Panner.  
    
 www.chessweekend.comSOUTH Date: February 12-14, 2016 | Location: Ramada Westshore Tampa Airport, Tampa, Florida | 128
players | Top Finishers: 1st, 4: Chakis-Mate (John P. Nardandrea, Lawrence Storch, Robert Persante, Peter Dyson); 2nd, 4: The Skys The
Limit (Mark Ritter, Mark T. Hoshor, Alan Kantor, Skyler Kelly, Bradley C. Kirksey); 3rd, 3: Scarlett Warriors (Mel Goss, Carlos G.
Andretta, Dario Teodori, Dereck Laureano). | Chief Tournament Director: Jon Haskel.  
      
www.bocachess.com/tournaments/2016---u-s-amateur-team-championship-southWEST Date: February 13-15, 2016 | Location: Santa Clara
Convention Center, Santa Clara, California | 309 players | Top Finishers: 1st, 6: Rainbow Unicorns (Cameron Wheeler, Albert Lu, Siddharth
G. Banik, Alvin Kong); 2nd, 5: Who Gives A Jack (Jack Qijie Zhu, Paul Richter, Ladia Jirasek, Arul Viswanathan); 3rd, 5: Feeling the Bern
NHC (Oliver Barbosa, Enrico Sevillano, Ronald Lazo Cusi, Pranav Sairam, Ryan Dong). | Chief Tournament Director: Thomas P. Langland.
 
      www.bayareachess.com/events/16/213sp/

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will be hanging. 29. ... Rfc8?! with 33. f3 and then take on d5. However 33.
29. Kh2 An inaccuracy. White gets some pressure f3 fails to 33. ... Bxf3. If 33. Kg3 Rxb2 34. f3 its
after 30. Nxg6 fxg6 31. Rb7 followed by Ree7. another pin after 34. ... Rxb3!
33. Re8+ Kh7 34. Kg1
30. Nd7

White misses the chance and goes for a Trying to play f3.
tempting alternative. Black has no way to 34. ... Rc1+ 35. Kh2 Rc2 36. Kg1, Draw
protect the b6- and d5-pawns from Whites agreed.
rooks and knight. The only way is to counter- In the final position, Black could try to play on
attack! and hope to make use of his outside passed pawn
30. ... R8c2 31. Nxb6 Be4 32. Rxc2 Rxc2 after capturing the b-pawns, but since a draw was
good enough for our team, and since I had only
Whites king position is truly unfortunate.
12 minutes to Whites 34, I took the draw.
White would like to drive the bishop away

USAT SOUTHSENIORS RULE 



 
When putting together a team for this years first two matches 4-0 and 3-1 we were paired Scarlett Warriors were crushed by Sky, 3-
version of the U.S. Amateur Team South against the top-rated team, Victorious Secret and Chakis-mate became United States
(USATS), I had some obstacles to overcome. I with senior master John Ludwig (2439) on first Amateur Team South champions!
was moving in February and could not commit board. The match reached a tense point when Our team played great chess. Bob and Peter
to playing until I knew the closing date. When both Ludwig on first board and WFM Vladlena both scored 4- but were denied board prizes
I found I could play, the player I targeted for Ciubara (2129) on third board sacrificed pieces by Alan Kantor (board three) and Kai Tabor
first board had joined another team. So my for attacks. Nardandrea accurately defended (board four) who each went 5-0. This was my
good friend, John Nardandrea (2234) and I and Ludwig opted to take a draw by repetition. fifth time winning this event, but the last one
(2204) set out to form a senior team with the Ciubara wasnt as lucky as Persante untangled came 12 years ago! In the end we also won the
goal of winning the senior prize, after all, we his pieces winning the game and giving us the senior prize and are looking forward to
were well past our peak playing days. I called match 3-1. competing in the USAT playoffs.
my good friend Life Master Bob Persante (2200) Sunday morning saw a tough match against
who last played a standard time control tour- Scarlett Warriors, a team with two masters
nament as my teammate in 2008. After agreeing and two experts. We seemed to be winning on NIMZO-INDIAN,
to play, John and I strong-armed a reluctant fourth board but Dysons initiative was undone RUBINSTEIN VARIATION (E47)
Peter Dyson (2144) who only plays once a year by bishops of opposite color and eventually all Larry Storch (2204), Chakis-mate
in his own Space Coast Open Tournament. I Vlad Yanovsky (2245), Chess Lives
four games would be drawn. That result set up
Matter
assured everyone that we would have fun and an exciting last round. Chakis-mate and
2016 U.S. Amateur Team Championship
win the senior prize. Scarlett Warriors had 3/4 and would be South (5), Tampa, Florida (5), 02.14.2016
One player who was missing was Steve playing two teams chasing us with three points. Notes by Storch.
Chakis, a frequent teammate of ours who passed Our first board matchup was against Chess
away in 2011. Steve played on two of my teams Lives Matter while Scarlett would be taking This was the critical fifth round game against
that won the USATS, in 1997 and 2004. That on The Skys the Limit headed by FM Mark the Miami team, Chess Lives Matter. We
2004 team named The Return of the Kings Ritter (2347). In our match, all four games were tied for first with the Scarlet Warriors
also featured John Nardandrea and Peter Dyson. would go down to the final minutes. My game who we drew 2-2 Sunday morning. They were
John and I were on the winning team in 1995 on second board was against Vlad Yanovsky on board two facing The Skys the Limit while
played in Baton Rouge, Louisiana so we were (2245) a very aggressive player who had a great we were on board one.
all experienced warriors. When it came time year in 2015. Vlad lost a pawn to an opening 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 0-0 5.
to name our team, Steve came to mind and we trap out of a Nimzo-Indian turned Semi- Bd3 c5 6. a3 cxd4 7. exd4 Be7 8. Nf3 d5
were in agreement that his name should be Tarrasch but had plenty of compensation. Both 9. 0-0 b6?!
involved. His optimism and spirit always sides had opportunities for tactics that may I remember years ago studying the Semi-
affected his teammates and he won the event have won, but the game simplified into a rook Tarrasch featured in the 1966 and 1969 World
not only with us, but with other teams as well. and pawn ending that was winning for me. Championship matches between Spassky and
Steve had been a member of winning teams so However, with four seconds left on his clock, Petrosian and learning not to play ... b7-b6 too
often that National Tournament Director Yanovsky sacrificed his rook for stalemate! On early.
Harvey Lerman referred to him as the Amateur the lower boards, Persante turned his disadvan-
Teams good luck charm. All of us agreed that tage into a win against Yan Miellier (2176) and 10. cxd5! Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Qxd5!?
our name should honor him, so we called Dyson outplayed John Salisbury (1994). We Vlad saw the coming move, but opted for
ourselves Chakis-mate. Obviously, Steves didnt know what to expect from Nardandreas counterplay rather than recapturing on d5 with
spirit lived on in Tampa for this tournament. game on first board as Mike Zaloznyy (2294) the pawn.
The tournament featured a number of very sacrificed material and was chasing Nardandreas
12. Qc2!
strong teams and we were ranked second at king across the board. But John defended
2195. Despite our seeding, we knew that was brilliantly and won that game too! We had won White has the dual threats of 13. Bxh7 and
not a guarantee of success. After winning our the match 3-. Over on the second table, the 13. Be4.

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The USAT South Champions (left to right): Robert Persante, Peter Dyson, Larry Storch, and John Nardandrea of Team Chakis-mate.

12. ... Bb7 Stronger is 17. Rac1 f4? 18. Ne5! f3 (18. ... Bxf2+ 26. Kxf2 Qc2+ 27. Ke3 didnt appeal to
White has a huge edge after 12. ... f5 13. Bc4 Nxe5?? 19. Qh5+ Kg8 20. Bh7+ Kh8 21. Bg6+ me.
Qd6 14. Rd1. Kg8 22. Qh7 mate) 19. Nxf3. 23. ... f3 24. g3 Qg4 25. Qf1 Bf6 26. Bxf6
17. ... Bxa6 18. Qxa6 f4!? Rxf6 27. h3 Qf5 28. Rd4 Rc2 29. Qd3
13. Bxh7+ Qxd3
Another way to play was 13. Re1 h6 14. Fatal is 29. ... Qxh3?? 30. Rd8+.
Bh7+ Kh8 15. Be4 Qd7 16. Ne5 Bxe4 17. Qxe4
Qd5 which is good for White as well. 30. Rxd3 Rxb2 31. Ree3 a5

13. ... Kh8 14. Bd3 Nc6 15. Be3 Rac8 16. Better was 31. ... Rb1+ 32. Kh2 Rf1 33. Rd2
Qe2 (33. Rxf3? Rxf2+! when Black stays up a pawn)
33. ... Kh7 34. g4.
32. Rxf3 Rxf3 33. Rxf3 a4 34. Re3 Kg8 35.
Rxe6 Rb3 36. h4 Kf7 37. Rc6 b5 38. Rb6
Ke7 39. h5 Rxa3 40. Rxb5 Kf6 41. Kg2 Ra1
42. Ra5 a3 43. g4 a2 44. g5+

At this point we were blitzing and some


With 30 minutes left, I had to accurately inaccurate moves were made.
calculate Blacks double Exchange sacrifice, and
decided it was too risky to play in team competi- 44. ... Ke6 45. h6?
tion. I looked over at Johns game on board Throwing away the win.
one and his opponent had sacrificed material
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The winning followup was 45. Ra6+! Kf7


and was chasing my teammates queen across 46. f4!.
We both took a lengthy look at 16. Be4 Nxd4 the board so I had to play solidly.
45. ... gxh6 46. gxh6 Kf7 47. Ra6 Rd1 48.
(16. ... Qb5) 17. Bxd5 Nxc2 18. Bxb7 Rb8 19. 19. Bd2 Rxa2 Rd6 49. h7 Kg7 50. Ra7+ Kh8 51.
Be4 Nxa1 20. Rxa1 and Whites material has Kg3 Re6 52. Kg4 Rf6 53. f4 Rxf4+!,
After the continuation 19. Bxf4 Rxf4 20. Stalemate.
increased some. Qxc8+ Rf8 21. Qb7! Rxf3 22. Rac1!! and
16. ... f5!? Houdini 4 pronounces White a winner, but I And played by my opponent with four ticks
couldnt be sure when I saw this position in left on the clock. Within minutes after this all
16. ... Bf6 17. Ne5 g6! (A cool variation was three of my teammates won, making us USAT
my mind.
17. ... Qxg2+ 18. Kxg2 Nxd4+ 19. Qf3!) 18. South Champions!
Nxc6 Bxc6 19. Qg4 when White lost most of 19. ... Nxd4 20. Nxd4 Qxd4 21. Bc3 Qe4
his edge. 22. Rfe1 Qg6 23. Rad1?!
See more reports from the USA Teams on US Chess
17. Ba6 The line 23. Qxa7 f3 24. g3 Bc5 25. Qa6 News at uschess.org.

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GM Hikaru Nakamura
successfully defended his
Zurich Chess Challenge title.
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History Repeats
at 5th Zurich Chess
Challenge
Nakamura edges out Anand
on tiebreaks
By GM IAN ROGERS

F
or the second consecutive year Hikaru Nakamura has won the outplayed Giri to move clear of the field. At this point it seemed that
Zurich Chess Classic on a tiebreaker after tying for first place Anand was the only player to adjust well to the new time limitmost
with Viswanathan Anand. of the other players were moving too fast.
As has become traditional, six of the worlds best players assembled Only on the final day did Nakamura peg Anand back. In the final
at the Savoy Hotel in February to compete in perhaps the most opulent round of the rapid he beat Aronian with black to draw level with Anand
playing hall in world chess; a ballroom filled with gold leaf and chandeliers. and then when Anand moved ahead in the blitz tournament he again
An intimate audience of 100 watch the games, with sponsor Oleg beat Aronian in the final round, to unexpectedly find himself ahead on
Skvortsov invariably in the front row following the games intently. tiebreakers by a tiny margin.
The opening ceremony in Zurich is normally a musical treat but 2016 In 2015 there was minor controversy after Anand believed himself
was remarkable, featuring three exceptional Russian musicians. (One, to be the winner on Sonnenborn-Berger (SB) tiebreaker only to have
violinist Ilya Gringolts, performed on a Guarneri, valued at $8 million!) Skvortsov impose a blitz playoff, won by Nakamura. This year Nakamura
Broadcast quality for the Internet audience is also of the highest level, had the higher SB tiebreaker and had been announced as the winner,
with multiple cameras and commentary in English, German and Russian. when Skvortsov suddenly proposed a blitz playoff match for the title.
The 2016 field featured five players from the top 10 plus Alexei Shirov, Nakamura agreed, but Anand pointed out that the rules this year
who has represented the Zurich club in teams competitions. Hikaru were 100 percent clear and that Nakamura was the winner.
Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian and Anish Giri were Certainly Nakamura had won the tournament the hard way, chasing
warming up for Marchs Candidates tournament in Moscow while Anand for the entire tournament before finally catching the Indian in
Vladimir Kramnik, a Swiss resident nowadays, was out to show that the final round.
perhaps he should have been in Moscow. Despite being the final warm-up before the Candidates tournament,
This years Zurich Chess Classic was played under a new format, the the fast nature of the games meant that none of the players needed to
brainchild of Skvortsov, who believes that classical chess needs speeding take the results too seriously. Nonetheless, Aronians four losses against
up. (I want fast and furious chess, he said.) The six invited grandmasters the two winners was a cold shower for the Armenian while Anish Giri
played a round-robin at a slow-rapid time limit (40 moves plus 10 seconds was also very disappointed by his result, saying This tournament was
increment for the entire game) followed by a blitz tournament with supposed to be fun, but it is not so much fun when you are losing.
PHOTO: CATHY ROGERS

reversed colors, worth half as many points as the rapid. Skvortsovs plans for 2017 are extremely ambitious; a tournament
If there was a tournament format designed for Nakamuraa renowned with as many as eight players, competing in a double round-robin, half
lightning and rapid playerthis was it. 20 years earlier this would have in Zurich and half in at the renovated Moscow Central Chess Club. The
been a dream format for Anand, but at 46 and coming from a disastrous planned time limit is 1 hour plus 30 seconds per move which Skvortsov
result in Gibraltar, the Tiger from Madras was not expected to be a will ask FIDE to recognize as a classical time limit. Given Skvortsovs
challenger for the top placings this year. nationality and influence, one would not bet against FIDE throwing
Yet little more than half an hour into the first round, Anand had away the rule that classical chess must be a minimum of a four hour
upturned expectations, mating Levon Aronian and the next round he session for 60 moves.

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FRENCH DEFENSE,
ADVANCE VARIATION (C02)
GM Alexei Shirov (FIDE 2682, LAT)
GM Hikaru Nakamura (FIDE 2842, USA)
Zurich Chess Challenge 2016 (2),
02.13.2016

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3
Qb6 6. a3 Nh6 7. b4 cxd4 8. Bxh6 gxh6 9.
cxd4 Bd7 10. Ra2 Rg8 11. h3 h5 12. g3 h4
13. g4 Be7 14. Be2 f6 15. b5 Nd8 16. Qd3
Rg7 17. Nc3 Nf7 18. 0-0 h5 19. Na4 Qd8
20. exf6 Bxf6 21. Nc5 hxg4 22. hxg4 b6
23. Nxd7 Qxd7 24. Kh1 Rc8 25. Rc2 Rxc2
26. Qxc2 Nd6 27. Ne5 Bxe5 28. dxe5 Ne4
29. Kg2 Nc5 30. Rh1 Qe7 31. Qc1 Rh7 32.
Qe3 Qg7 33. Rc1 Qf8 34. a4 Rf7

Shirov was already down to his last few


Nakamura Talks minutes, while Nakamura had almost 20
minutes left.
At the end of the tournament, Hikaru Nakamura gave his thoughts about the 35. f3?!
Zurich Classic and the new time control to the assembled press.
Too cautious. After 35. a5! White threatens
I didn't feel like I deserved to win this event, because today I played four bad 36. axb6 followed by 37. Ra1. No doubt Shirov
games of blitz and one relatively good game in the last round. I feel very lucky. feared 35. ... h3+!? but after 36. Kg1! h2+ 37.
I guess I found a way. Everyone is so strong that you keep trying and hopefully Kg2! he can soon round up the h2-pawn via
good things will happen. Luckily good things did happen today. Rh1.
Even though I won here its not such a big dealits [the Candidates tournament 35. ... Rf4! 36. Rxc5?
in] March that matters.
Panic. 36. Rh1 Qh6 37. Qf2 should maintain
On the new slow-rapid time control
the balance.
I thought [the new time control] was interesting. It was hard at the start. Im
36. ... bxc5 37. a5 h3+! 38. Kg3?
blitzing out 20 moves and then suddenly I still have 40 minutes and Im a bit
confused. I would take [time] to relax and try to understand my position and Clearly 38. Kxh3? was impossible due to 38.
suddenly I have lost five or 10 minutes and you start to panic. Towards the ... Qh6+ 39. Kg2 Rxg4+ 40. Kf2 Rg2+ but it
end I started to get a better feel for it. would have been more testing for Shirov to
At the moment classical chess is still more important but as Vladimir said, at
try; 38. Kh2!, even though after 38. ... Rb4 39.
some point [top] chess is going to get to 80 or 90 percent drawn. When that
Kxh3 c4 40. Qxa7 Qh8+ 41. Kg2 Qxe5 Blacks
happens then this control or some version of it will probably start to become
attack comes before the white pawns can do
a serious [option] for future events.
any damage.
38. ... h2!, White resigned.
There were quite a few decisive games and thats ultimately the goal. If you
want perfect play then chess is going to be a draw, so for that reason it is
important to have some ideas to induce more decisive games. Oleg always DRAWBACKS LEAD TO DRAW
has interesting ideas and I think well see if this one catches on. GM Hikaru Nakamura (FIDE 2842, USA)
GM Vladimir Kramnik (FIDE 2801, RUS)
Future plans?
Zurich Chess Challenge 2016 (3),
I will go back to Italy and I will stay there training until I go to Moscow [for 02.14.2016
the Candidates tournament] on March 6.
(see diagram top of next page)

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Left to right (with final scores): GM Hikaru Nakamura (10), GM Anish Giri (5), GM Alexei Shirov (3), GM Viswanathan Anand (10), GM Vladimir Kramnik (9), GM Levon
Aronian (5).

Kramnik is unwilling to give up his hopes. Nakamura had enjoyed an edge but now with
48. ... Ra1 49. Nf4 Kd4 50. Kg2 Ra2+ 51. accurate play Aronian, despite a small deficit
Kg3 Ra1 52. Kg2 Ra8 53. Kf2 Ra6 54. on the clock should have enough counterplay
Ne2+ Ke5 55. Kg3 Rf6 56. Kf2 Rf8 57. Kg3 to draw. Giri, however explained the problem
Rf7 58. Kf2 Ra7 59. Kg3 Ra8 60. Nf4 Rg8 of facing Nakamura in blitz as follows; Its
61. Ne2 g5 62. hxg5 Rxg5+ 63. Kh4 Rg2 annoying. Maybe he has blundered and you
64. Ng3 Rh2+ 65. Kg5 h4 66. f4+ Ke6 67. are winning but he wont acknowledge it. He
Nf5 h3 68. Kg4 Rh1 69. Ng3 Rh2 70. e5 plays as if nothing has happened. And he gains
Rf2 71. Ne4 Rg2+ 72. Kxh3, Draw agreed. three seconds on every movehe plays in one
second and you take 4 or 5.
RUY LOPEZ, BERLIN DEFENSE (C65) 28. ... Rxa2?
GM Hikaru Nakamura (FIDE 2842, USA)
Nakamura is in desperate trouble but GM Levon Aronian (FIDE 2746, ARM)
The move 28. ... Rg4!! holds up the white g-
Kramniks method of increasing the pressure Zurich Chess Challenge 2016 (5), pawn long enough to hold the game, because
has some surprising drawbacks ... 02.15.2016 if White knocks the rook with h3 then ... Rxe4-
35. ... f5?!
e2 becomes annoying.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 29. g4! Ra5
Better was 35. ... Rg2+! 36. Kh3 Ra2! 37. 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. 0-0 Bd6 8.
Nc4 Ng2! forcing the win of another pawn, at d4 Nd7 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Nxe5 Bxe5 11. f4
This fails to stop the pawns but here 29. ...
least. Qd4+ 12. Kh1 Bd6 13. Qe2 0-0-0 14. f5
Rf8 30. g5 Rff2 threatens nothing with the h-
36. Nc4! f4+ 37. Kh3 Rf2 38. Nxe5 Nf1 Bd7 15. Nf3 Qa4 16. b3 Qa5 17. Bd2 Bb4
pawn back on h2 and White can just keep
18. Bxb4 Qxb4 19. Qf2 b6 20. Ng5 Qe7 21.
pushing the g-pawn.
This was Kramniks idea, but Nakamura has
f6 gxf6 22. Qxf6 Qxf6 23. Rxf6 Be8 24. 30. h4 Re5 31. g5 Rxe4 32. g6 Ree8 33.
seen that even after Black wins the Exchange,
Nxf7 Bxf7 25. Rxf7 Rd2 26. Rc1 Rg8 27. h5 a5 34. g7 Kb7 35. Rh6 Re5 36. Rh8
the result is far from certain. Rxg7 37. Rxg7 b5 38. Rg3 c5 39. h6 Rh5+
Rg1 Rxc2 28. Rxh7
39. Rxf1! Rxf1 40. Kg2 Ra1 41. Ng6 Ra2+ 40. Kg2 c4 41. bxc4 b4 42. Rh3 Rg5+ 43.
42. Kg1 Ra1+ 43. Kg2 Ra2+ 44. Kg1 Kf7? Kf3 b3 44. Kf4 a4 45. Kxg5, Black
resigned.
The narrow path to victory lay in the unlikely
variation 44. ... Ra7! 45. Nxf4 Rf7 46. Nxh5 g6!
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White has run out of moves and must give up a photos, and full standings.
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but sure. large positions on the US Chess Executive Board.
45. Nxf4 g6 46. Ng2! Kf6 47. Kh2 Ke5 48. For full details, please refer to the Call For
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Triple Exclam !!!


The winning ways of Emory Tate, 1958-2015
By DR. DAAIM SHABAZZ

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When you see your name next to Emory Tates on the pairings chart, six times (1995, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007; he also was inducted into
adrenaline may rush through your body as you prepare to face a vicious the Indiana State Chess Hall of Fame in 2005). Not neglecting other
predator. One of the most feared players in the U.S., Tate has built a reputation states, Tate also won the Alabama State Championship in 2010.
over the years as a swashbuckling tactician who will try to slash you to bits as Emory did not simply play chess; he performed chess. True to his life
brilliantly as possible and he doesnt disappoint. as an artist and as an avowed sesquipedalian, his incisive use of words
Those were the words in my profile of Emory Tate on The Chess and his creative colloquialisms made the chess board a theatera theater
Drum website thechessdrum.net and they have been referenced in many where he was one of the lead actors. This was evident in his melodramatic
places since then. It appears to be an appropriate depiction of a man post-mortem sessions. Crowds craned their necks and stood on chairs
who was a self-styled warrior and martial artist. It is with irony that to catch a glimpse of a master at work. His expressions could be filled
the poem released by his son (Emory III) after his death featured a proud with poetry, humor and profanity all in a coherent flow. The crowds
lion (the poem appears at the end of this article). It is befitting to note were spellbound by his amazing ideas, humorous barbs and incisive
that a lion lives through his cubs, and Emory certainly had the bearing color commentary. A mlange of expressions and emotions filled the
of a proud lion whose handsome mane, symbolic of his intellectual air and never was there a disappointed soul.
prowess, had won the admiration of the kingdom. It is ironic that you have a self-assured master player showing his
Emory was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1958 and was revered in the secrets and giving a lesson in one of the most unpretentious ways, in a
city, but was rightfully considered an Indiana son. He graduated from dirty skittles room with trash strewn on the tables, half-eaten sandwiches,
Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana as a national achievement odoriferous bodies and loud cussing over touch-move rules in blitz.
scholar and earned a full scholarship to Northwestern, but left after one Emory only needed a place to sit and share his love for chess. That was
year and took a different path in life when his interest in chess soared. what he did and it is what kept him going until the day he died. Here is
He later joined the Air Force and became a five-time Armed Forces a game he showed against GM Sergey Kudrin. Once he got started, a
champion in the 1980s, also winning the Indiana state championship coliseum-worthy crowd of players soon gathered.

SICILIAN DEFENSE, Qxd5 20. Bb4 b6 21. Rc1 Bh3!! 9. ... Be6 10. Nd2
TAIMANOV VARIATION (B44)
GM Sergey Kudrin (2627)
The line 10. Nd5 f5!? is interesting.
FM Emory Tate (2409) 10. ... Rg8
29th Annual World Open (8),
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8), More activity. Blacks dark-squared bishop
07.08.2001 is waiting to unleash its power.
Notes by Daaim Shabazz 11. Nc4

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 White is attempting to probe a weakness to


e5!? retard Blacks activity.
Emory had just won a brilliant game with 11. ... Rc8 12. Nd5 Bxd5 13. exd5
this line against Alexander Beltre at the 2001 GM Kudrin realized the initiative that Tate
Foxwoods tournament. That game transposed ANALYSIS AFTER 21. ... Bh3!! gets is good for Black so now he has to close
into a Sveshnikov after which Tate came up the d-file and allow Black more activity on the
with a theoretical novelty. 22. f3 g4 23. Ne4 Be3+ 24. Kh1 Bxg2+ 25. kingside.
Kxg2 gxf3+ 26. Kh1 Qxe4 27. Bb5+ Kd8 28.
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5. Nb5 d6 13. ... Ne7 14. Qh5?


Bc6 Qg6 29. Bxf3 e4! 30. Rc4 exf3 31. Rxd4+
Another tested line is 5. ... a6 6. Nd6+ Bxd6 Ke8 32. Qxf3 Qg1+, White resigned. Kudrin loses his sense of danger and now
7. Qxd6 Qf6 8. Qd1 Qg6 9. Nc3 d5!?; In the gets punished forcefully.
6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Bxf6 gxf6 9. N5c3
Beltre-Tate game, Tate played 5. ... Nf6 and 14. ... b5! 15. Ne3 Qa5+! 16. Kd1
the game continued 6. N1c3 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 Notice that the kings knight does not have to
8. exd5 Ne7 9. c4 Nf5 10. Be2 g5!? 11. 0-0 Bh6 move on the rim as in the normal e5 lines because This is almost suicide against someone like
12. b4 a6 13. Nc3 a5 14. bxa5 Rxa5 15. a4 Rg8 the queens knight is still on b1 instead of c3. Tate. Another try is 16. c3 but after 16. ... Rxc3!
16. Ne4 Nd4 17. Bd2 Ra8 18. c5 dxc5 19. Nxc5 However, Black is a tempo better in this line. 17. Bxb5+ axb5 18. bxc3 Qxc3+ 19. Ke2 Nxd5
Emory Tate shares the joys of chess with his students at the Chris Torres Chess Camp in Fremont, California. Photo by Chris Torres.

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20. Nxd5 Qc4+ 21. Ke1 Qxd5 (xg2) with an such as laughs, groans, shock and inspired nods. A CLEVER VARIATION
advantage to Black. Chess to him was an art and he was proud IM Emory Tate
to be an actor on its stage. It was the avenue Hrannar Baldursson
16. ... Qb4! 17. Qxh7? Qxb2 18. Rc1 Rg6 19. 2007 Reykjavik International
through which he expressed his many pas-
Bd3
sionsmartial arts, poetry, art and philosophy.
GM Kudrin is trying to wiggle out of this Yet he did not horde this beauty for himself.
mess but ... He shared willingly and offered insights with
those who unwittingly received a life lesson.
19. ... e4!
His sense of altruism was unparalleled for a
chess master and unbeknownst to him, he
touched more lives than he could imagine.
I first saw Emory Tate at the North American
Class Championships in December 1979 at the
Chicago Palmer House on Wabash. My gaze
captured the unshakable confidence as he strode
into the skittles room. Everyone took notice
WHITE TO MOVE (AFTER 20. ... Rf8-e8)
of this soon-to-be 21-year-old man. It was on
this day that I was first exposed to his legendary
post-mortem sessions. Rated exactly 1797, his THATS A FINE HOW DO YOU DO?
rating had been frozen due to a problem that IM Emory Tate
US Chess had with their computer vendor, Luke Zhao
Nice shot by Tate. This move sets a deadly SECOS. This meant that ratings could not be 2015 Fremont Chess Camp (simul)
trap of 20. Bxe4 Rh6 winning the queen. compiled and rating supplements were not
issued. The process took nine months.
20. Nf5
While his rating was frozen, Tate raided the
No better is 20. Be2 Qd4+ 21. Ke1 Rh6. B section class prizes. In open tournaments,
20. ... exd3 Tate took many scalps of much higher-rated
players in Chicago and Indiana. Once the ratings
The move 20. ... Nxf5 wins convincingly as were unfrozen, Tate had vaulted toward a 2200
well.
rating. There were other underrated players
21. Nxd6+ Kd7 22. Nxc8 Bh6! that took full advantage of this lull in rating
The bishop slices Whites position to shreds. change and gained as many as 500 rating points
and thousands of dollars in prize winnings.
23. f4 Bxf4 24. Qh3+ Kd8, White Tates powerfully-built forearms and his WHITE TO MOVE (AFTER 24. ... g5)
resigned.
hyperkinetic mind made an immediate impres-
sion on me. He had wrestled for three years at While Emory left this earth with few posses-
Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana. His sions, chess is for the ages and thus, his con-
articulation was accented by his clear, acceler- tributions will live as long as the game itself.
ated speaking style, melodramatic portrayals, One of these contributions is the Tate Var-
quick wit and creative word play. Some of his iation in the Alekhine Defense. In the 1988
attacking gems were featured in Al Lawrences Air Force Championship he unfurled 1. e4 Nf6
piece on Tate (Chess Life, January 2016). Some 2. e5 Nd5 3. c4 Nb6 4. a4 a5 5. Ra3!? The game
of them have never seen the light of day was quickly drawn, but the experiment would
(Solutions at the end of the article). gain momentum and take on adherents includ-
ing a young Anna Muzychuk. Tate loved his
rook lifts.
BLITZING DZINDZI After his death there were a number of
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
White resigned in this horrible position with tributes in his honor featuring analysis of his
FM Emory Tate
mate looming at every turn. Like a lion chasing 1993 World Open Blitz
beautiful wins such as Tate-Yudasin and de
a gazelle, Tate was certainly in his element. He Firmian-Tate. Fortunately for me, I was able
demonstrated this game to a packed skittles room to see Tate demonstrate his craft close up. I
and received a generous applause afterwards. It was able to see his crushing victories and
was quite a scene. dashing defeats. After one of his grandmaster
wins, I asked the burning question. How many
Emory had a way of touching the conscious- GMs have you beaten? He flippantly replied,
nesssometimes with the light stroke of a feather Oh ... about 80.
and sometimes with the brutal force of a hammer. During the 2007 World Open, he walked
Most times it was the hammer that he wielded. up to me and asked, Is The Chess Drum open
Triple Exclam!!! he would bellow as he uncorked for business? He wanted to show me a game
a stunning series of moves. With quick hands he played against International Master Salvijus
and an even quicker mind, Emory would rattle Bercys, a talented, teenaged international mas-
off brilliant sequences and evoke expressions BLACK TO MOVE (AFTER 21. Qd3-c4) ter. It was audio recorded with his knowledge

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and I later synced it with video so his animated Tate: 18. ... Qxd4 19. Rc7+ wins because f7 ... everything is hanging with check. He gets
commentary could be seen at The Chess Drum. cant be held. The long variation goes 19. ... even mated in some lines.
The game was a Kan Sicilian, with slow tension Kd8 20. Rxb7 (or 20. Qxf7 Bc8 21. b6! Now 22. ... Rb4 23. Qxb4 Bh6
building up to a crescendo and then suddenly the rook is protected so I can take on f6 if his
an explosion! Pieces darting and zipping about queen wanders. Im threatening 22. b7 with Tate: and suddenly it looks like hes
the board with Tate in full pursuit of his prey! mate on the d7-square. Hes almost out of breathing. A vital tempo. If he gets in ... Rc8,
moves. Last but not least I have Bxe6 hanging hell be in the game with two bishops.
SICILIAN DEFENSE, in the air. So I was going to triple-check 24. Bb5 Qd8 25. Rc6!
KAN VARIATION (B41) everything, but it looks like a winning attack
IM Emory Tate (2411) all the way around.) Tate: Absolute paralysis!! Now what? His
IM Salvijus Bercys (2500) queen cant move away from the d6-square; he
19. bxa6 Rxa6 cant touch the rook and he cant sit still forever
35th Annual World Open (7), King of
Prussia, Pennsylvania (7), 07.03.2007 The alternative 19. ... Bxa6 20. Nc6+ is either. His rook is out of play.
Notes by Tate from his comments. conclusive. 25. ... Qd7 26. Rc4 Qd8 27. Qc3, Black
20. Qb5 resigned.
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Qc7 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 a6 5.
d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nf6 7. Qe2!? d6 8. g3 b6 Attacking most of his pieces. I expected 20.
9. Bg5 Nbd7 ... Ra7 when I prepared the 21. Qc4 move. The
Now the novelty ... nice part about Qc4 is Im threatening to break
in on e6 with a mating attack. Im also
10. Bh3! threatening Nb5 chasing the rook off and Qc7+
collects material on the seventh rank. Some
interesting queen moves are played ... the game
is very fascinating.
20. ... Qd7 21. Bf1!

This move is hard to find even for a profes-


sional. Now Im down the Exchange, but he
realizes he cant trade queens because after 22. Tate: Penetrating on the c-file ... he realized
Bxb5 is punishing with 23. Rc7 in the air. the game is over and resigned after 27. Qc3.
After 27. Qc3 Kf8 28. Rc7 it is the end of the
world as you know it. On 28. ... Qa8 (28. ...
Bxe4 29. Rc8) 29. Nxe6+ fxe6 30. Qxf6+ so it
was truly resignable.
10. ... Bb7

If 10. ... Be7 11. Bxe6! fxe6 12. Nxe6 wins Most boil Emory down to his tactical chess
three pawns for the piece with a raging game. brilliance, but he was so much more. By all
Eschews the 10. ... Be7 move and plays 10. ... accounts, the man was brilliant and led a full
Bb7 instead. life. He recited poetry. He played the piano. He
sang. He cooked. He spoke foreign languages
11. 0-0 Ne5 12. b3 b5 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14.
(Spanish, Russian, German and Flemish). It is
Qh5!?
true that some choose a high-profile career in
... and he has a separate problem of his own which they dedicate their entire lives but never
... e6 mainly. I thought he may play 14. ... Ng6 21. ... Rxa4! make much of a lasting impact. Some choose a
to take the heat off the position. Tate: 21. ... Qxb5 22. Bxb5 Ra7 23. Rc7+ field without grandeur or prestige and become
Kd8 24. Rxf7 and none of his pieces can move legends. The latter was Tates destiny.
14. ... Ke7
... e6 cant be defended, my knights are invading Emory was a fan of The Chess Drum and
Even worse is 14. ... 0-0-0 15. cxb5. on b6 and e6. He can even get mated here. offered advice at times and even criticism. After
Some nice minor piece mates can crop up. he earned his third international master norm,
15. Rac1 Nd3 16. cxb5!
Those pieces are out of play ... key factor. I requested an interview which he granted. He
Luckily ... the fact remains that he cant trade was in a terrific mood about his feat and
queens. (... Rxa4) Nice sharp move which seems everyone was happy for him. It had been long
to save him. His idea is to devalue my pawns overdue. In the 2006 interview, he stated, I
one way or another and collect on e4. Nice hope that for our younger students and our
sharp try! aspiring players, they will study my play and
emulate my style ... when they can, when its
22. Qb6
possible and I hope Ill have a lasting influence.
Tate: You can imagine his surprise. I noticed I understand that Im creating a legacy per se
a mild surprise ... he tried to hide his emotions, and Im very aware of that. There is never a
but I know he didnt see this creeping move. time when I play that Im not aware of that.
They say creeping moves are the hardest to Emorys popularity soared as a result of the
see. Now c7 cant be defended easily. No time Internet Chess Club (ICC). Although mostly a
16. ... Nxc1 17. Rxc1 Qb6 18. Na4! Qd8 to sacrifice the rook because the queen hangs Luddite, he enjoyed the challenge of online

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Another notch in the belt for a murderous crew,


one secret cabals celebration
One more chamber of death, one more bloody
thumbscrew, clamped hard after much rumination
As night gives way to yet another sunrise, and
the months give themselves to the years
So the energy fades, aches and pains do accrue,
one mans crying an oceans of tears
Certain days do demand that he shout long and
loud, because internal hurt hes endured
Other stretches of time, stoic silence does reign,
a professional yes hes inured
Well then why shout at all, such an un-Spartan
act, pain is not really the cause
Its no plea for assistance, worse than that still,
sound to give other men pause
As they gather in droves to glimpse shadow-beast,
angling toward final release
Come no closer it warns, for only solitude serves,
a man in search of surcease
~Emory Andrew Tate III

Solutions to Puzzles
IM Emory Tate versus IM Marani Venkatesh at the 2008 World Open (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
GM Roman Dzindzichashvili FM Emory Tate
1993 World Open Blitz
White to play (after 21. Qd3-c4)
blitz battles. However, one cannot be certain He was Emory Tate.
21. ... Qxf1+! 22. Kxf1 Rd1+ 23. Ne1 (23. Kg2
how he developed a cult following at the ICC. His son Andrew released this poem after his h3 mate) 23. ... Rxe1+ 24. Kg2 h3+ 25. Kf3
While players were watching tournament death. It is an eloquent treatise and an ode to Ne5+, and White resigned.
games, someone would blurt out Tate would the life he led.
win this. Thereafter, a barrage of Tateisms IM Emory Tate Hrannar Baldursson
would follow. As his ICC legend grew, his mere 2007 Reykjavik International
A lone lion wanders afar in the wilderness, no
appearance would invoke many shouts of, White to play (after 20. ... Rf8-e8)
longer part of the pride
TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE!!! Then Once gleaming, accepted, a beautiful beast, now 21. Rd8! Rxd8 (Black actually played 21. ...
the Tate comments would start. Administrators having been cast aside Bf5 and 22. Nh5! winning for White) 22.
would issue warnings or shut down excessive No chance for part in coordinated hunt, this one Qxd8+ Kf7 23. Re1 Qxc2+ 24. Kxc2 Bf5+
string of comments. cant run very fast 25. Qd3 winning a piece.
Nature holds no place, and faltering, it seems
What is Tates legacy? Upon his death, I this beast just wont last
was impressed and inspired by the sheer volume
and quality of the tributes in Emorys memory. In darkened shadows he moves, sometimes
There were articles on most of the major skulking, creature of darkness not light
websites and video tributes by players. Needless Surrounded by foes, oft-times hulking, so fit, too
to say, his legacy will live on.There are so many numerous to fight
players who have been inspired by Emory. Consumed by sharp memories of battle, drowning
Despite his growing presence online, many did in impotent tears
not know of his games until after he was gone. Gnashing teeth, piercing howls of pure emptiness,
Even fewer knew him as a person. striving to dissipate fears
It is not the reason to be sad for Emory. He What has God decreed for a beast such as this,
had tremendous personal challenges, but he yes here an innocent man
lived his life as only Emory could. He traveled Shall he starve, mayhaps drown, perish in place, IM Emory Tate Luke Zhao
lightly and lived life fully. He took pride in his run just as fast as he can 2015 Fremont Chess Camp (simul)
PHOTO: DAAIM SHABAZZ

givings and reveled in the happiness of others. Wont fatigue-desolation kill him at last, hes White to play (after 24. ... g5)
He was a man of pure heart. He was a man of been condemned to persist 25. Rxc7+!!! Kxc7 26. Rc5+ Kb7 27. Qd5+!
good intentions. He was a man with inner Despite wars, bloody deeds, and intricate tricks, Rxd5 28. Rc7 mate.
conflicts, yet with an outer brilliance; a man his human soul must exist
US Chess will hold an election in 2016 for two at-
of immense intellectual abundance, but without Matters not, by any measure, how unfair life large positions on the US Chess Executive Board.
the grandeur of material wealth; a man who can be, weve have all heard that tired complaint For full details, please refer to the Call For
many followed, but who walked alone. A lion As his enemies-friends, gather in groups, impose Nominations published in the October and
without a pride, yet living through his cubs. sanctions perforce no restraint November 2015 issues of Chess Life.

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Cadets from the USA and Canada build alliances
through chess and hockey
By COLONEL (RETIRED) DAVID A. HATER

W
hile the USA and Canada enjoy MacDonell, he started an annual exchange to contests. By the 1980s, the series was more
PHOTO CREDIT: JAMES HOWELLS

close ties today, historically this was foster a continued alliance. While the discussions balanced, but in the last 20 years it has been all
not always the case. Pre-World occurred immediately after World War I, the West Point. Prior to 2016, the series stood at
War I, there were still lingering issues dating first exchange started in 1923 and while not 43-29-7 in favor of West Point. The last 23
all the way back to the American Revolution. held every year (such as during World War II games USMA led 19-3-1 including the last three
However, in World War I, the two countries and a few other breaks), this exchange, formally wins by scores of 9-1, 5-2, and 8-0 in the last
fought side by side and both realized the benefits known as the Winter Sports Exchange three years. But just like Army-Navy rivalries
of a powerful alliance. Following World War continues to this day and was held on January in this country, you can throw out the records
I, then-Brigadier General Douglas MacArthur 23 this year. when these schools meet. This year the game
was the superintendant of the United States The hockey game is the flagship event and was extremely competitive, but West Point
Military Academy (USMA). With his Canadian this year marks the 80th meeting between the came away with a 4-3 win.
counterpart at the Royal Military College of two schools. In the early 20th century, RMCC The tournament hall at the Royal Military College of
Canada (RMCC), Major General Sir Archibald owned the series taking 14 of the first 15 Canada in Kingston, Ontario.

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Cadets from the United States Military Academy and their Canadian counterparts from the Royal Military College of Canada. Article author and tournament winner Colonel
(Retired) David Hater is front and center (uniform jacket and tie) with Canadian Major Regis Bellemare (uniform short sleeves).

This exchange weekend is built around Major Bellemare hosted the first event in Canada . Because of these two scores USMA defeated
building and maintaining relationships and and is the reason that chess was added to the RMCC 26 to 17 (The scores are determined
alliances. Cadets arrive Thursday evening and competition. Regis is my counterpart in Canada, by adding the top eight players. The tournament
are hosted by and attend class with their Canadian serving as the captain of the Canadian military included more than just the cadets so they did
counterparts before the sports exchange on NATO chess team. Last year, Canada fielded not have common opponents.)
Saturday. only three players. This year, they had 12 plus Cadet Loudon has a Canadian rating based
Even though the focus is on cadets, there are they had three cadets from the St. Jean Military only on his previous exchange days. His
also professional relationships on both sides Academy which feeds into RMCC. The future Canadian rating of 1584 has not caught up with
that are renewed. I taught at West Point from is clearly very bright for chess at RMCC! The his US Chess rating of 1666. Based on his
1999-2002. One of the first officers I saw this tournament was held as a five round swiss with Canadian rating of 1584, Cadet Loudon pulled
year was Major Jackson. I taught then-Cadet the top eight scores counting. off upsets in rounds three, four, and five.
Jackson when he was a freshman. I remembered This year the actual tournament was a hybrid However, with cadets, ratings can be deceptive
Cadet Jackson as a motivated young man because in addition to the cadets there were 21 because their military duties often only allow
working hard (but struggling a bit) in freshman other military members (19 Canadian, two U.S.). them to play in a few tournaments a year.
English. When we met again this weekend, he Cadets competed for the sports weekend prizes Loudons US Chess rating might be low given
reminded me how he had to really work hard while the other players competed for non-cadet his 1900 performance rating in this event. His
and said that while it was one of his least favorite prizes. Additionally the 19 Canadians formed Quebec action rating jumped over 100 points
classes, it really helped him. I later found out teams of three to decide the top non- cadet from it. Here is Loudons third round win over
he graduated near the top of his class and was a Canadian team. This was certainly many different Rene Poulin. The game was a hard fought game
Rhodes Scholar finalist! If he had a better English types of tournaments rolled into one! and Black was better from moves 18 to 25, but
professor, he probably would have been selected The tournament was organized with excep- erred on move 26. Due to the quick time control
as a Rhodes Scholar! Now Major Jackson teaches tional high quality. Board one was played on a the rest of the game beyond move 30 is not
at USMA in the math department, where he stage with a DGT board that was broadcast. available, but Cadet Loudon brought home the
also coaches judo! The remaining boards were one game per table full point.
Chess only recently became part of the with sets and clocks provided. During a break
PHOTO CREDIT: JAMES HOWELLS

exchange. This is the fourth year and the series between round one and two there was a blitz
stands at 4-0 in favor of West Point. Though competition where the eight USMA cadets FRENCH DEFENSE,
this may seem lopsided, many of the contests played the top eight RMCC cadets. USMA came EXCHANGE VARIATION (C01)
Wesley Loudon (1584, U.S.)
have been closely decided. In past years Canada away with a 6-2 victory.
Rene Poulin (1760, CAN)
has sometimes been hampered by not being In the main event, this year the cadet teams USMA-RMCC Exchange 2016 (3),
able to field very many cadets. That is definitely were relatively balanced. Five USMA cadets Kingston (3), 01.23.2016
changing as the chess competition has grown posted plus scores while four RMCC cadets Notes by Regis Bellemare.
from seven cadets in the first year to 23 cadets posted plus scores. The difference was the top
this year! This is largely due to the tremendous two cadets from USMA. Cadet Wesley Loudon 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Nf6
efforts of Canadian Major Regis Bellemare. went 5-0 while Cadet Nicholas Oblak went 4- 5. Bg5 Be7 6. Nc3 c6 7. Bd3 0-0 8. Qd2

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Nbd7 9. 0-0-0 b5 10. h4 Nb6 11. Ne5 Qc7 the express purpose of trying to take me down
12. Rde1 Be6 13. f4 Nc4 14. Qd1 Nxe5 15. a notch and have me leave some of my rating
fxe5 Ng4 16. Qf3 h5 17. Rh3 a5 18. Rg3 points in Canada! These military-friendly
rivalries add to the enjoyment of the tourna-
ment and as the NATO chess team captain, it is
a pleasure to play in tournaments like this and
renew friendship with allies from other nations.
In this event, I played all games on the board
one stage winning the first four and securing
first place in the non-cadet competition with a
quick last round draw versus Oblak. Here is my
third round victory over Canadian Captain
Fernando Echavarria-Hidalgo. 24. ... Qxa4 25. Bxa4 Bd8 26. d5 Bxa5 27.
g4 Be4 28. dxe6 fxe6 29. Bd7 Rf8 30.
Bxe6+ Kh7 31. Be3 Rf3
This gives Black the edge. 18. Bxe7 or 18. SCANDINAVIAN DEFENSE (B01)
Qf4 would have maintained equality. David Hater (2090, U.S.)
Fernando Echavarria-Hidalgo (1755, CAN)
18. ... a4 19. Nd1 c5
USMA-RMCC Exchange 2016 (3),
The move 19. ... a3 would have been more Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 01.23.2016
thematic and would maintain Blacks advantage.
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bc4
20. Ne3 cxd4 21. Nxg4 Bxg4 22. Rxg4 a6 5. a4 c6 6. dxc6 Nxc6 7. Nf3 Bg4 8. h3
Better would have been 22. Qxd5 when Black Bf5 9. Nc3 e6 10. 0-0 Bc5 11. d3 Qb6 12.
Qe2 Nd4 13. Nxd4 Bxd4 14. a5 Qb4
only has a slight advantage.
22. ... hxg4 23. Qxg4 Bxg5+ 24. hxg5 g6
25. Qxd4 Qe7 26. Qh4

The position is now equal again, but now Now White is winning. Black should try 31.
Black makes the losing move. ... Bf3 and even though White is better, Black
26. ... f5
can play on. 31. ... Bf3 32. Rd3 Rd8 33. Bd4.
32. Bd5 Bxd5 33. Rxd5 Bc7 34. Rd7 Be5
White eventually won. According to Fritz
35. Kg2 Rf6 36. Rxb7 Kg8 37. Rb6 Rxb6
White is winning if he takes the pawn either 38. Bxb6, and White went on to win.
way: 27. exf6 e.p. Qh7 28. Qxh7+ Kxh7 29. Re7+
Kh8 or 27. gxf6 e.p. Qh7 28. Qd4 Qa7 29. Qxd5+
Qf7 30. e6. Hockey and chess may be two of the main
competitions, but the Commandants Cup is
Even though Loudon won the tournament, 15. Ra4 based on four events: hockey, chess, rowing,
he was not USMAs highest rated player. Cadet and debate. Even though the Canadians were
I missed 15. Ne4 with the idea of c3 when 15. 0-2 in rowing and chess, they were not done.
Nicholas Oblak is the highest rated of the cadets
... Ba7 16. Nxf6+ gxf6 17. Qf3 Rg8 18. c3 Qe7 They won the debate competition and could
at USMA. Though only in the low 1900s US
gives White a huge advantage. have split the weekends events if they had won
Chess, he has ratings of close to 2100 FIDE and
Quebec. Nick may not have played in as many 15. ... Qd6 16. Ne4 the flagship and last event, the hockey game.
tournaments as some of his peers, but he has However, USA won a close game 4-3 which
A move too late but still good for White. made the weekends score 3-1 in favor of West
some impressive tournament victories on his
resume including clear first in the 2014 Armed 16. ... Qd7 17. Nxf6+ Bxf6 18. Bb3 0-0 19. Point and USMA takes home the Comman-
Forces Open and clear first in the Under 1600 Rd1 Rfd8 20. d4 Rac8 21. c3 h6 22. Rc4 dants Cup. West Point has won the Comman-
section of the 2007 World Open for which he dants Cup many times and this is likely due to
A mistake, better was 22. Bf4 or 22. Rb4. their size advantage. USMA has 4,000 cadets
pocketed almost $15,000. Nick wasnt able to
defend his Armed Forces Open title or play much 22. ... Rxc4 whereas RMCC has only 1,000. Both schools
chess recently because he spent last semester in fought valiantly for the trophy, but in the end
Black returns the favor, better was 22. ...
China as an exchange student at the Chinese it is the alliances and relationships that are built
Qb5 which would be equal after 22. ... Qb5 23.
Military Academy! Nick is the cadet in charge of that matter most.
Ba2 Qxa5 24. Rxc8 Rxc8 25. Bb3.
the West Point Chess Club and last year was the There are numerous other exchange events
first cadet to ever play on USAs NATO team. 23. Qxc4 Rc8 at the Winter Sports Exchange. The bagpipes
Nick started the tournament as the second seed. and drum corps played several times during
(see diagram top of next column) the weekend including at the hockey game.
He won his first four rounds and then the two
top seeds played a quick draw on board one. Judo is another event that builds camaraderie.
24. Qa4 Throughout the weekend both schools
Your author was the tournaments top seed
and was certainly favored to win the non-cadet Missing the idea that a5 is a target. The established relationships that will last a lifetime.
prize. I also heard that I increased the number continuation Qe2 would have maintained the USA is certainly looking forward to hosting
of Canadian player entries as several came with advantage. 24. ... Qc7 25. Qf3. the event in 2017 at West Point!

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Solitaire Chess / Instruction

Column Number 300!


As we celebrate 25 years worth of Solitaire Chess, Pandolfini looks
at a game from The Hypermodern King
By BRUCE PANDOLFINI

THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN/CZECH GM 7. Bb2 Par Score 5 Another simple but effective move. Black
Richard Reti (1889-1929) has had a profound Reti completed the queenside fianchetto. He has little choice other than capture Whites
influence on the game we all love. Not only especially liked positions with cross-firing f-pawn.
his play, but his writings, endgame composi- bishops. 12. exf3
tions, and contributions to opening theory have
certainly made their mark on the royal game. 7. Nbd7
13. Bxf3 Par Score 5
The following encounter, played against Efim Black keeps his c-pawn unblocked and still
Bogoljubov (Black) at the landmark New York Deduct 1 point for 13. exf3. By capturing back
observes the important e5-square. with the bishop, the f-file is now open for
1924 tournament, is an example of his clear
8. d4 Par Score 5 Whites rook, and the bishop stays poised to
approach. With precise, solid and logical play,
White plays to restrain Blacks e-pawn, attack the center.
Reti destroys the two-time challenger for the
world championship. The opening began: aiming to maintain his spatial advantage. 13. Qc7

8. c6 Black threatens e5 and the win of a pawn.


RETI/ENGLISH (A13) Still, his position remains cramped.
Bogoljubov plays a strongpoint defense.
Richard Reti 14. Nxd7 Par Score 5
Blacks main drawback is his light-square bishop.
Efim Bogoljubov
New York, 1924
Its blocked in by its own pawns. White avoids the loss of the pawn simply
9. Nbd2 Par Score 5 and without hassle. Blacks queen-bishop isnt
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Bd6 5. much improved by the exchange.
0-0 0-0 6. b3 Re8 This development, instead of 9. Nc3, keeps
14. Bxd7
open the dark-square bishops diagonal so that
it continues to oversee e5. This recapture clears the back row. The rooks
9. Ne4
are connected, but Black is still worse.
15. e4 Par Score 6
A typical counter in similar setups. Black
obstructs the advance of Whites e-pawn, with Another direct and simple move, and it
the possibility of ... f7-f5 for subsequent support. increases Whites positive activity. A bunch
of small moves is starting to give White a
10. Nxe4 Par Score 5
big advantage.
White captures the intrusive knight now, 15. e5
before the knight is anchored by the f-pawn.
Afraid of the advance e4-e5, Black tries to
10. dxe4 beat White to the punch. But e4-e5 is not the
Now make sure you have the above position only advance Black has to worry about.
set up on your chessboard. As you play through 11. Ne5 Par Score 5
the remaining moves in this game, use a piece 16. c5 Par Score 6
And now its Whites turn to block the enemy
of paper to cover the article, exposing Whites Whites center is in full mobilization. Blacks
e-pawn. Blacks light-square bishop remains
next move only after trying to guess it. If you d6-bishop is driven back. Does the bishop
blocked in.
guess correctly, give yourself the par score. retreat to e7 or f8?
Sometimes points are also awarded for second- 11. f5
16. Bf8
best moves, and there may be bonus pointsor
This is really the only way to keep the e4-
deductionsfor other moves and variations. By drawing back to f8 Black keeps open
pawn held up. Otherwise, its lost.
Note that  means that Whites move is on the e-file for the king-rook. At f8, the bishop
the next line. 12. f3 Par Score 5 also defends g7.

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PROBLEM I PROBLEM II Problem III


ABCs of Chess Mating Net Mating Net Mating Net

These problems are all related to key


positions in this months game. In each
case, Black is to move. The answers
can be found in Solutions on page 71.

May Exercise: Here is a good way


to improve your endgame technique.
Acquire a collection or database of
games played by strong players, lets
say of GM or IM strength. You will
find that in many of the games players PROBLEM IV PROBLEM V PROBLEM VI
Mating Net Mating Net Mating Net
resign with even a slight material
disparity. Set those positions up
against analytic software and, from
the superior side, see if you can bring
home full points. Dont be surprised
if you throw away many of the
positions against the defensive
resources of a powerful engine. But
also dont be surprised if over time
your endgame skills actually improve.

17. Qc2 Par Score 5 On the surface, this capture is not sufficiently 24. Kh8

The queen is well placed here. It protects c5 supported. But Blacks d8-rook is the reason And now for the encore.
and e4, while observing f5. Deduct 1 point if you for it. It provides indirect counterattack. Add
1 bonus point if you had thought of answering 25. Be8 Par Score 7
played 17. dxe5 or 17. d5.
20. ... Rd5 by 21. Qc4 Kh8 22. Bg4, holding Ugh. Give yourself 2 bonus points if youve
17. exd4 onto the pawn (Alekhines analysis). analyzed 25. ... h6 26. Qxf8+ Kh7 27. Bg6+
Black tries to reduce some of the tension in 21. Rxf5 Par Score 5 Kxg6 28. Qf5 mate. Apparenty, Bogoljubov
the center. He also opens the e-file for the e8- analyzed that line and others (such as 25. ...
rook. Give yourself 1 bonus point if you had With simple follow-through, White pursues Rxe8 26. Qxf8+ or 25. ... Bxc5+ 26. Qxc5) and
planned to answer 17. ... fxe4 with 18. Bxe4, his attack to an elegant conclusion. didnt like what he saw. So ...
gaining a pawn. 21. Bxf5 25. Black resigned
18. exf5 Par Score 4 Taking back and opening the d8-rooks line US Chess will hold an election in 2016 for two at-
of attack. large positions on the US Chess Executive Board.
White keeps the material even. Soon the a1-
22. Qxf5 Par Score 4 For full details, please refer to the Call For
rook may join the battle.
Nominations published in the October and
18. Rad8 Whites bishop at d4 hangs, but White has November 2015 issues of Chess Life.
seen further.
Black develops his last piece. Add 1 bonus
point if in response to 18. ... Re5 you had 22. Rxd4   
considered 19. Qc4+ Kh8 20. f6. 
  
Materially, the position is even, but that
 
  
19. Bh5 Par Score 6 turns out not to mean much.
White jumps onto the e8-h5 diagonal, 23. Rf1 Par Score 6 Total Score Approx. Rating
capitalizing on Blacks weakened kingside. The 95+ 2400+
Another simple move, but this powerful
f-file now is ready for use. development threatens mate. Its fair to say that 81-94 2200-2399
19. Re5 Black is in trouble. 66-80 2000-2199
51-65 1800-1999
The f-pawn and c-pawns are now doubly 23. Rd8
attacked. The situation is about to explode. 36-50 1600-1799
This defends the bishop and stops immediate
21-35 1400-1599
20. Bxd4 Par Score 5 mate. Or does it?
06-20 1200-1399
White captures a pawn and hits the rook. 24. Bf7+ Par Score 6
0-05 under 1200
He also adds protection to c5. The noise before the quiet. Black must get
20. Rxf5 out of check.

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The Practical Endgame / Instruction

(Un)Perpetual Check
Avoiding the ugly specter of perpetual check when a
win is in sight.
By GM DANIEL NARODITSKY

THE SPECTER OF PERPETUAL CHECK The alternative 2. g3 offers no relief after 2.


hangs over every queen endgame. One tactical ... Qxf2+. The unfortunate position of Whites
misstep, one lapse in concentration, and your queen does not allow him to interpose the check
king is trapped in a cat-and-mouse game. Even with Qg2.
with six passed pawns one square away from 2. ... Qc1+ 3. Kh2 Qf4+
promotion; heck, even with three queens on
the boardit is more than possible to blunder ... and White has to acquiesce to the
the win away. inevitable.
However, many players assume that the king
never has a chance to escape a barrage of queen Blunders of this sort occur quite frequently,
checks. As a consequence, they take every especially in tactically-charged situations when
precaution to shelter the monarch against both players are in time pressure. However, AFTER 63. ... Kg1
threats real and imaginary. What many players when the king is not incarcerated in a self-
forget is that       made prison, he is often tremendously adept his extra pawn to win (either by promoting it,



    . at escaping the ladys wrath. There are three forcing a winning pawn endgame, or using it
Allow me to explain. When we think of primary reasons for this: as a decoy to capture Whites queenside pawns),
perpetual check, we often imagine a tragic 1) On an open board, the queen faces obsta- or White delivers perpetual check. When seeing
scenario of the following type: cles: pawns that control or block important this position for the first time, my inclination
checking squares, as well as the possibility was to start with a few checks: 63. ... Qd1+?
RUN RUN RUDOLPH! of an interposition. 64. Kg2 Qc2+ 65. Kg3. Clearly, Black has
achieved nothing other than enable Whites
2) The king can aim toward a certain king to reach an ideal post.
squareoften on the opposite side of the That leaves 63. ... g3. The first thing to notice
boardthat is insulated from checks by is that all stalemate tricks are out of the question:
either his own or his opponents pieces. Whites wretched a2-pawn spoils all the fun,
3) Even when a perpetual check does exist, and he has no time for something like a2-a4
finding the right sequence of checks can (Black could even capture en passant, leaving
be a tremendously difficult task under the b-pawn free to move!). White must there-
tournament conditions. fore start checking, and the battle will revolve
As my 11th grade physics teacher used to around the kings ability (or lack thereof) to
say after explaining a concept, all of this may find a shelter from the checks. Note that there
seem a bit hand-wavy. Hopefully, the follow- is no need to do any preemptive calculations:
STUDY POSITION regardless of the outcome, Black should follow
ing simple yet instructive example will clear
things up. the Dutch school of chess mantra: move first,
White is completely, utterly, totally think later!
winning. The straightforward 1. Qd3+
followed by 2. b7, or even the sober 1. Qc7, 63. ... g3 64. Qc8+
decides the game on the spot. But all roads ONLY TWO SCENARIOS Now, the time has come to start thinking.
lead to Rome, dont they? GM Alex Sherzer (2490)
When faced with a barrage of checks, it is
FM Istvan Almasi (2375)
1. b7? Hungary, 1995
important to develop a general strategy, even
if you do not calculate everything to the end.
As you might guess, my question was of the It is tempting to remain on the kingside, but
rhetorical variety. This negligent advance allows (see diagram top of next column)
after something like 64. ... Kg5? 65. Qg8+ Kh4
a typical perpetual check: Black is playing for two results. In fact, only 66. Qh7+ Qh5 67. Qe4+ White simply contin-
1. ... Qf4+ 2. Kg1 two scenarios are possible: either Black uses ues checking. Black can interpose to his hearts

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PROBLEM I: 1500 LEVEL PROBLEM II: 2000 LEVEL


Find the Perpetual GM Michael Adams (FIDE 2740) GM Teimour Radjabov (FIDE 2726)
GM David Navara (FIDE 2724) GM Sergey Karjakin (FIDE 2767)
Each month GM Naroditsky will present Biel (variation), 07.20.2015 Tashkent (variation), 2014
two problems taken from actual games that
illustrate the theme of this months column.
Your task is to find the best line of play.
Problem I should be solveable by a player
at roughly a 1500 rating and Problem II by
a player roughly at a 2000 rating.

See the solutions on page 71.

BLACK TO MOVE BLACK TO MOVE

content, but there is no way to cover all pawn on a2, these tricks went out of the
checking squares. window. But once Black has captured the pawn,
The other possibility is to seek shelter on White can draw immediately with the thematic
the opposite flank; but where exactly? In these 70. Qb2+.
situations, all you have to do is pick a square; 69. ... Qc3!
in nine cases out of 10, the king will find a way
to get there. Once you have guided your Now this is a different story! Only now, after
thinking in the right direction, that square is his king is safely entrenched on a nearly optimal
not difficult to locate: a3! square, is it time to interpose.
64. ... Ke4 70. Qe2+

This allows the king to complete its journey,


Let the journey begin. The rest is a matter
but White had no hope anyway. 70. Qxa5 would have been a bit faster, but Almasi takes no
of simple technique, but Black must remain
have merely accelerated the inevitable after 70. chances.
vigilant until the end.
... Qe1+ 71. Kg2 Qf2+ 72. Kh3 Qh2+ 73. Kg4
65. Qe6+ Kd3 66. Qc4+ Kd2 67. Qd4+ 76. Ke4 Qe2+ 77. Kf5 Qxe6+, White
g2 (also notice the queen on h2 stops Qe5+). resigned.
Kc2
70. ... Ka3
The alternative 67. ... Qd3 also does the trick, Its about time!
but there is no need to get distracted. After 68.
In general, I am not a big fan of overly-simple
Qb2+ White is still in the game.
examples because they frequently conceal the
68. Qc5+ nuances of a certain concept. In the case of
perpetual check, though, there really is no
Note the role of obstacles: White would
subtlety. Two outcomes are possible, and there
have loved to deliver a check on e4 (or even
is only strategy that will enable you to find
f2), but even the queen cannot make
your way out of the labyrinth: choose a square
something out of nothing.
or general area of the board, and run! Along
68. ... Kb2 69. Qe5+! the way, do not forget to check for timely
interpositions and be wary of stalemate tricks.
Before you move on, a word of advice to
And there we have it. The king has reached those trying to give perpetual check. Not all
its new castle, and White is done for. As checks are the same; do not assume that every
long as Black avoids stalemate tricks, the game check will lead to the same result. Rather, try
is over. to calculate as much as possible, minimizing
71. Qe6 Qa1+ 72. Kg2 Qxa2+ 73. Kh3 the risk of interposition and keeping the oppos-
Qh2+ 74. Kg4 g2 ing king within the bounds of a no-escape zone.
If you pretend that you are in full command of
Sherzer would have been best advised to the situation, an inexperienced opponent might
resign at this point, butas the Russians say pleasantly surprise you with a draw offer. Dont
inertia kept him going. be that inexperienced opponent!
Now wait a minute, I hear you say. 69. ... 75. Kf3 g1=N+
US Chess will hold an election in 2016 for two at-
Kxa2 70. Qxa5+ Kxb3 and White is out of large positions on the US Chess Executive Board.
(see diagram top of next column)
checks! That is correct, but    For full details, please refer to the Call For
 
   A bit of a comeuppance, wouldnt you say? Nominations published in the October and
 
 . With the The rather straightforward 75. ... g1=Q would November 2015 issues of Chess Life.

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proposals (including sample budgets) for their
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--+16533"5'6,)-$6!(#(62/366July 30-August 7, August 2-7 or August 4-7 Indianapolis, monthly rating supplement will be used for all
Indiana tournaments beginning in that month, unless
otherwise announced in Chess Life. The US Chess
website at www.uschess.org also frequently lists
FUTURE EVENTS (Watch for details) unofficial ratings. The purpose of unofficial rat-
,)-$6!(#(6*5+/"&6%15*24.301426 6.&+166TBA check uschess.org Minnesota ings is to inform you of your progress; however,
,)-$6!(#(64&'06 "34.&6%15*24.30142634+5+4.35'66June 25-29 (not June 23-27) most tournaments do not use them for pairing
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Nationals The Tournament Announcements on the following pages are provided for the convenience of US Chess members and for
informational purposes only. Unless expressly indicated otherwise, neither US Chess nor Chess Life warrants the accuracy
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
MAY 28-30, ARIZONA of anything contained in these tournament announcements. Those interested in additional information about or having
2016 U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP WEST questions concerning any of these tournaments are directed to contact the organizer listed. Chess Life will exercise all due
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd., diligence in providing accurate typesetting of non-camera-ready copy but assumes no responsibility for errors made in
Tucson, AZ 85704, 1-800-325-7832. SECTIONS: Championship (U2200), such work.
Reserve (U1600), Booster (U1200), SCHEDULE: (Championship & Reserve)
6/SS; 40/90, G/30, Inc/30; Rds.: 10-4, 10-4, 9-3. (Booster) 6/SS, Game/60, ""/!.*/0*.#0'0'%$*../&0)"./-0,/$/-0 0  0.#/0",((,*+0)&&*.*,+)(0-%(/'0)(0.,0-)+&0 -*
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Digital Clock + plaque to Top 3; Digital clock to 1st + Plaque to Top 2
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and Junior U14. (Reserve) Digital clock + plaque to Top 3, Digital clock -)+&0 -*0,*+.0.,.)(0(',0*+!(%&/0"%((0.*$/0!,+.-,(0+,.*+0*+!-/$/+.0,-0.*$/0&/()0//+0*"0&/()0*'0/-,0&
to 1st + Plaque to Top 2 1200-1399 and U1200; Plaque to top Senior
50+ and Junior U14. (Booster) Digital clock + trophy to 1st; Trophy to  0#/''0%+*,-0-)+&0 -*00%+*,-0-)+&0 -*0//+.0$%'.0#)/0",%-0,-0$,-/ -,%+&'0*.#0)0.*$/0!,+.-,(
2nd - 5th, Top Unrated and Junior U11. SPECIAL PRIZES: 1st Place in -/)./-0.#)+0 0$*+0 (/)'/0'//0www.uschess.org/data page/JGP-Rules.php ",-0!,$(/./0%(/'
Championship and Reserve will receive a FREE ENTRY to the 2016 National
Open. Top 2 Family Pairs in combined sections. Biggest Upset of each SUBMISSIONS: E-mail your tla to: tla@uschess.org (Joan DuBois). For tla deadline schedule, formatting help and Grand
round (Rds. 1-5). EF: (Championship & Reserve) $60 if recd by 5/25, $70 Prix information check www.uschess.org/go/tlainfo and Advertising at uschess.org. Payment can be done online through
if after 5/25. (Booster) $40 if recd by 5/25, $50 if after 5/25. SIDE the TD/Affiliate area or sent to: US Chess, TLA Dept., PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557.
EVENTS: Blitz tournament Friday 5/22 at 6:00pm, Reg. 5:00 - 5:45 at
site, G/5 d0, 5 Rounds, Double SS; Entry Fee: $10 ($15 to non-tournament
players); Saturday Scholastic tournament (K-6 and U1000 rating), Sat-
urday 5/28 at 10:00am, Reg: 8:30 - 9:30, GAME/40 d5; 4 rounds, Entry on Sat., 6/18, at 7pm (details below). Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, be used if higher than US Chess June Supplement. EF: $225 by 6/3, $250
fee $15; Sunday Scholastic tournament (K-6 and U1000 rating), Sunday 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA 70062, Ph: 504-469-5000 (hotel is directly by 6/22, $280 later. $40 less for seniors 65 and over. $125 less for players
5/29 at 10:00am, Reg: 8:30 - 9:30, GAME/40 d5; 4 rounds, Entry fee $15; across from the New Orleans Intl. Airport with free hotel/airport shuttle in only 1 unrated schedule, $60 less for 2 schedules. Add $125 for adults
Quick tournament Monday 5/30 at noon, Reg: 10:30 - 11:30, GAME/10 service). HR: $117 for single, double, triple or quad mention Cajun Chess rated under 2200 or juniors under 2100 playing in the Open Section. Reg
d2; 5 rounds, Entry Fee: $10 ($15 to non-tournament players). ENTER: Tournament and reserve by May 23 to assure group rate. Free parking 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday. Rds.: 11-5:30, 10-4:30,
http://events4chess.com or mail to (make checks payable to Rookery and free basic internet in each room. SECTS (based on Players Age as 10-4:30. 2-day schedule: Reg.: 8:30-9 a.m. Saturday. Rds.: 10-12-2 then
Chess): 2016 US Amateur West, PMB 215, 4729 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, of 1/1/2016): U21 (FIDE Rated); U15; U11; U8. Ratings used will be from merge with 3-day in round 4 at 4:30. Half point byes available in any
AZ 85718 or at site. HR: 1-800-325-7832, $99 (2 Queen), $139 (jr. suite), June 2016 USCF Supplement. INDIVIDUAL PLAYER PRIZES: U21: $500 round; round 5 or 6 byes must be requested before the start of round 2
or $179 (casita), mention Amateur West. INFO: Karen Pennock, 520- cash prize awarded to eligible qualifier of the 2017 U.S. Junior (Closed) and may not be cancelled. Chess sets and boards provided for tournament
261-3176, email: kpennock_83@yahoo.com. W. Championship; Individual plaque to top five overall; Plaque for top player play only, not for skittles. Please bring digital chess clocks! The LAS
A Heritage Event! age 18, 17, 16, 15 and under 15. U15: Individual trophies to top ten overall; VEGAS INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL features the National Open,
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! Trophies to top player age 14, 13, 12, 11 and under 11. U11: Individual the U.S Game/10 Championship, the U.S. Womens Open, the International
MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, NEW JERSEY trophies to top ten overall; Trophies to top player age 10, 9, 8, and under Youth Championship, and other events. Many free extras and surprises!
72ND ANNUAL U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - EAST 8. U8: Individual trophies to top ten overall; Trophies to top player age 7, Free parking. Free raffles with great prizes. Free GM Lectures. Free GM
6-SS, 40/2 d5, SD-1. Hyatt Morristown, 3 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, 6, and under 6. SCHOOL TEAM INFO: A team will consist of a minimum of analysis of your games. Free Daily Bulletins and free commemorative
NJ 07960. For chess rate ($119 per night), please make reservations at THREE players from the same school or home-school district. No maximum DVD mailed to all participants. Grandmaster Simuls and Chess Camp
limit of number of players on a team; the top FOUR scores will count for for all ages on Thursday. U.S. Womens Open Wednesday and Thursday.
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/b161d199. Phone: 973-647-1234, men-
final team standings. TEAM PRIZES: Trophies to top three school teams Walter Browne Memorial Blitz Thursday 7:30 p.m. U.S. Game/10 Cham-
tion NJ Chess. Free parking, public transportation to NYC, Philadelphia. in each of the four sections. In the event of a tie, plaque/trophy winners
Walking distance to 30 restaurants, shops and parks within 5 minute pionship Monday morning. Youth Tournaments Friday, Saturday &
for individuals and teams will be determined by USCF computer tiebreaks. Sunday. Blitz Tournaments Saturday & Sunday. Poker Tournament
stroll. In 3 sections: Championship (under 2200); Reserve (under 1800); EF: $50 by 6/1/16; $60 by 6/8/16; $70 thereafter and at site; On-site
Booster (under 1400); 2-day and 3-day schedules available. 3-Day Reg- Thursday afternoon. Dont be shut out make your reservations early
Reg: Fri. 6/17 from 9-10am. Rds: Fri. 11am & 4pm; Sat.9am & 2pm; Sun. and be sure to ask for the CHESS rates $69 single or double ($89
istration: Saturday, May 28, 9:30-10:45 am. Rounds: 12-6:15, 11-5:15, 10am & 3pm; BYES: 1/2-point bye may be taken for any Round; limit of 2
9-3:15. 2-Day Registration: Sunday, May 24, 8:30-9:30 am. 2-day Friday and Saturday nights) guarantees a premium room with new furniture,
half-pt. byes allowed, but must commit to any byes prior to the start of refrigerator, flat screen TV and more. The optional resort package including
Schedule: First 3 games, May 29, G/60 d5. Rounds: 10, 12:15, 2:30. All Round 3. U.S. JUNIOR BLITZ EVENT: Sat., 6/18, 1st Round at 7pm. 5DSS,
schedules merge in round 4. Prizes for each section: trophies to top access to the Fitness Center, free WI-FI, and more is substantially dis-
G/5 d0 USCF Blitz Rated (June 2016 Supplement Blitz Ratings used). counted for our group. Cutoff for special hotel rate is June 3rd. (800)
5 and top Senior 55/over and Juniors under 16 and 13. Additional Two Sections Only: U21, U11. PRIZES: Trophies to top 3 in each section. 732-7117 or www.VegasChessFestival.com/hotel. ENT Vegas Chess
PrizesChampionship Section: Trophies to top Under 2000, Under Blitz EF: $15 by 6/8; $20 thereafter and at site. ENTRIES: On-line registration, Festivals, PO Box 90925, Henderson, NV 89009-0925, on line at www.Veg-
1900, Under 1800. Reserve Section: Trophies to top Under 1600, Under printable entry form, and more detailed info at www.cajunchess.com asChessFestival.com. Info: (702) 930-9550 and leave a message. FIDE.
1500. Booster Section: Trophies to top Under 1200, Under 1100, Under or mail entry form to Cajun Chess, 12405 Hillary Step Dr., Olive Branch,
1000, Under 900, Under 800. EF: $49, if postmarked by May 16. EF at MS 38654. Info or Phone Ent: 504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971. Major credit JUNE 27, NEVADA
site $60 cash. Byes: 3 half-point byes allowed in rounds 1-5. Sets and cards accepted (no checks at site). Please bring your own chess boards, TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 60 (ENHANCED)
clocks NOT provided. Entries: to Aaron Kiedes, 4 Seymour Terrace, sets and clocks; chess vendor will be on site. FIDE. 2016 U.S. GAME/10 CHAMPIONSHIP (QC)
Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Call 973-343-3260 for information or email 8SS, G/10 +2. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise
akiedes@gmail.com. Entries must include name, USCF ID and expiration US Chess Junior Grand Prix! Road, 89109. $7,500 Prize Fund based on 100 paid entries, $5,000
date, mailing address, email address, phone number, Section and entry JUNE 22-23, NEVADA Guaranteed. $1800-900-600, U2400 575, U2250 550, U2100 525, U1950
fee. Checks made out to NJSCF. No phone entries. Online entries $52 TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED) 500, U1800 475, U1650 450, U1500 425, U1250 400, U1000 300. Must
at www.njscf.org after 4-15-16 until 5-26-16 at midnight. W. 2016 U.S. WOMENS OPEN be 3 players eligible for each prize awarded. EF: $69 by 6/3, $79 by
5SS, G/90 +30. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise 6/22, $100 later. REG.: 8:30-9 a.m. Rd. 1 at 10 a.m. finish by 2:30
JUNE 16-19, LOUISIANA Rd., 89109. $$2,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund. $500-300-200, U2000 p.m. Higher of regular or quick rating used. 1/2 point bye available in
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 $200, U1800 $200, U1600 $200, U1400 $200, U1200 $200. EF: $50 by any round (limit 2). HR: $69 single or double ($89 Friday and Saturday
2016 U.S. SENIOR OPEN 6/3, $70 later. REG.: 9-9:30 a.m. RDS.: 10-2:30-7, 10-2:30. 1/2 point bye nights). (800) 732-7117 be sure to ask for the CHESS rates. ENT:
6SS, G/120 i30 (Game in 2 hours with 30-second increment.) USCF and available in any round (limit 1). HR $69 ($89 Friday and Saturday nights). Vegas Chess Festivals, PO Box 90925, Henderson, NV 89009-0925 or
FIDE rated using FIDE Rules. Open to all players age 50+ by start date (800) 732-7117 be sure to ask for the CHESS rates. This event kicks off www.VegasChessFestival.com. FIDE.
of tournament (6/16/2016). SIDE EVENT: 2016 U.S. Senior Blitz Tour- the LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL on Wednesday
nament: 5-min. Blitz Tournament on Sat., 6/18, at 8pm (details below). before the National Open. ENT Vegas Chess Festivals, PO Box 90925, US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA 70062, Ph: Henderson, NV 89009-0925 or www.VegasChessFestival. com. FIDE. JULY 9-10, TENNESSEE
504-469-5000 (hotel is directly across from the New Orleans Intl. Airport 2016 U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - SOUTH
with free hotel/airport shuttle service). HR: $117 for single, double, An American Classic! 5SS, G/90 d5. Holiday Inn Express Southwind, 4068 Stansell Ct., Memphis,
triple or quad mention Cajun Chess Tournament and reserve by May A Heritage Event! TN 38125. 3 Sections: Championship (U2200), 1st: River Cup Cham-
23 to assure group rate. Free parking and free basic internet in each US Chess Junior Grand Prix! pionship trophy plus commemorative hat, 2nd5th places: plaque plus
room. Ratings used will be from June 2016 USCF Supplement. SECT: JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, NEVADA commemorative hat. Reserve (U1600) & Booster (U1200), 1st: Cham-
One OPEN Section only with Class Prizes. $5,000 b/80 full-paid ent. TOP TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 300 (ENHANCED) pionship trophy plus commemorative hat, 2nd5th places: plaque plus
PRIZES: $1250-800-500-300; (U2300): $500-300; (U2000): $300-150; 2016 NATIONAL OPEN commemorative hat. EF: $40, $10 less to juniors under age 18 or seniors
(U1800): $300-150; (U1500/Unr): $300-150. Plaque to top winner in fol- 6-SS, 40/90, SD/30 +30 (2-day rounds 1-3 and unrated G/40 +5). West- over age 60, $50 at site. Reg.: 9 -9:45 am. Rds.: Sat. 10-2-6, Sun. 10-2.
lowing age categories: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+. A player gate Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas 89109. $100,000 Byes: One requested half-point bye allowed, any round, must request
may win both a place award and an age award. In the event of a tie, Guaranteed Prize Fund will not be reduced! In 8 sections, top 2 FIDE before start of round 2. Additional details and Online Entry at:
plaque winner will be determined by USCF computer tiebreaks. EF: $100 rated. Open: $8,000-4,000-2,000-1,000-600-500-400-300-300-300, top www.shelbycountychess.com. Information: Email Arlene Kleiman at
by 6/1/16; $110 by 6/8/16; $120 thereafter and at site; On-site Reg: under 2500 $2,500, top under 2400 $2,400, EXTRA $2,500 for perfect midsouthchess@hotmail.com or mail registration to Shelby County
Thurs. 6/16 from 2-3pm. Rds: Thurs. 4pm; Fri.10am & 4pm; Sat. 9am & score. The winner of the Open section also receives a replica of the Chess, Attention: Amateur South, 1614 Vance Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.
3pm; Sun. 10am. BYES: 1/2-point bye may be taken for any Round; limit Edmondson Cup. Under 2300: $6,000-3,000-1,500-750-400-350-300-250-
of 2 half-pt. byes allowed, but must commit to any byes prior to the start 250-250. Under 2100: $6,000-3,000-1,500-750-400-350- 300-250-250-250. A Heritage Event!
of Round 3. U.S. SENIOR BLITZ EVENT: Sat., 6/18, 1st Round at 8pm. Under 1900: $5,000-2500-1250-600-350-300-250-250-250-250. Under US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
5DSS, G/5 d0 USCF Blitz Rated (June 2016 Supplement Blitz Ratings 1700: $4,000-2,000-1,000-500-300-250-250-250- 250-250. Under 1500: JULY 30-AUG. 7, AUG. 2-7 OR AUG. 4-7, INDIANA
used). One Section Only. PRIZES: 70% of EFs returned as Cash Prizes. 3000-1500-700-350-300-250-250-250-250-250. Under 1300: $2000-1,000- TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 300
Blitz EF: $15 by 6/8; $20 thereafter and at site. SENIOR AWARDS 500-300-250-250-250, top under 1000 (no provisional) $900. Unrated or 117TH ANNUAL U.S. OPEN
CAJUN-STYLE BANQUET: Open to All; Sun. 6/19 after Rd. 6. Banquet Provisional Under 1000: 3 schedules with 6 rounds per day $200-125- Includes Traditional one game per day schedule (9 days), also 6-day slow-
Entry Fee is $40 per person. ENTRIES: On-line registration, printable 75 each day plus $300 overall (best 2 results). Plus Score Bonus ($12,000 time control option, and 4-day option. 9SS, 40/90, SD/30; inc. 30 (4-day
entry form, and more detailed info at www.cajunchess.com or mail guaranteed) in addition to any other prizes, every player with 3-1/2 points option, Rds. 1-6, G/60 d5). Playing and Meeting Areas: Marriott Indi-
entry form to Cajun Chess, 12405 Hillary Step Dr., Olive Branch, MS or more wins a $50 gift certificate. Plus score certificates will be awarded anapolis East, 7202 East 21st St., Indianapolis IN 46219. Guest Rooms:
38654. Info or Phone Ent: 504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971. Major credit on site only. Players age 14 and under are eligible for best game prizes Indianapolis Conference Center (formerly La Quinta Inn & Suites),
cards accepted (no checks at site). Please bring your own chess boards, including the Freddie Award and $400 in cash prizes (donated by Fred 7304 East 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219, HR: $84, Call (317) 359-1021,
sets and clocks; chess vendor will be on site. FIDE. Gruenberg). Mixed Doubles: best male/female combined 2-player team mention US Chess. Fairfield Inn & Suites, 7110 East 21st St., Indi-
score: $1,500-750-350-250-150. Teammates may play in different sections anapolis, IN 46219, HR: $99, Call (317) 322-0101, mention US Chess.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! but must have average rating below 2200. The Freddie: Players age 14 Free parking - All three hotels are next to each other (Marriott at the
JUNE 17-19, LOUISIANA and under are eligible for best game prizes including the Freddie Award center) and share same parking lot. Reserve by July 1 or rate may increase.
2016 U.S. JUNIOR OPEN and $400 in cash prizes (donated by Fred Gruenberg). Unrated players Additional Hotel options: Candlewood Suites, 7040 E. 21st St., Indi-
6SS, G/90 i30 (Game in 90 min. with 30-second increment.) All Sections may play only in Unrated or Open Section. Provisionally rated players anapolis, IN 46219; (317) 495-6600 - HR: $89. Quality Inn & Suites, 7050
are USCF-rated and the U21 Section is also FIDE rated using FIDE Rules. may not win more than 40% of top prize in any under section; balance E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219; (317) 495-6607 - HR: $89. $50,000 in
SIDE EVENT: 2016 U.S. Junior Blitz Tournament: 5-min. Blitz Tournament goes to next player(s) in line. CCA minimum ratings or other ratings may prizes based on 500 paid entries, else proportional, $40,000 (80%

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of each prize) minimum guaranteed. A one-section tournament with play in area outside meeting room. Ron Sanders Jr., 133 Sezanne Ct., Family Member $55. Small appearance fee to the First three GM/IMs
Class prizes. Top US player not otherwise qualified qualifies for 2017 US Little Rock, AR 72223, roncsanders@gmail.com who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get appearance fee (appearance
Championship. Choice of three schedules: Traditional: 40/90, SD/30; fee might be deducted from prize). Reserve: Open to players rated below
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
inc. 30. One round daily at 7 PM, except Rd. 9, 3 PM 8/7. 6-Day Option: 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is US Chess rated and uses
MAY 14-15, WISCONSIN US Chess rules. EF: $40. The Reserve give back 10% in prizes and if at
40/90, SD/30; inc. 30. 7 PM 8/2, 12 NOON & 7 PM 8/3-8/5, 7 PM 8/6, 3
PM 8/7. 4-Day Option: Rds. 1-6: G/60 d5; then 40/90, SD/30; inc. 30. 12 TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6 least 8 paid entries and if there is a clear winner, then that winner receives
NOON, 3 PM, 7 PM, 10 PM 8/4; 12 NOON, 3 PM, 7 PM 8/5; 7 PM 8/6; 3 2016 ARPAD ELO free entry to next DCC Fide Open. In the reserve section, Tournament
PM 8/7. All schedules merge after Round 6 & compete for same prizes. Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. 855- reserves the right to use Fide rules on electronic devices and on starting
Projected prizes: Top places $8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-800-600-500, 388-4782, HR: $85 (mention chess). In 3 Sections, Open: EF $45 received Whites clock at start of a round and to use FIDE pairing rules. Both:
clear winner or playoff $200 bonus. If tie for first, top two on tiebreak by 5-12, $5 more at site. $$b/25 $400-$225-A $150- U1800 $140. Reg.: Saturday from 9:4510:15 am. Rds.: Sat 10:45 am-3:10pm-7:16pm,
play Armageddon game (White 5 minutes, 2-sec delay, Black 3 minutes, Reserve(U1800): EF $30 received by 5-12, $5 more at site. $$b/25 Sun 9:45 am-2:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end
2-sec delay and gets draw odds) for bonus and title. Class Prizes: Top $110-$95-C $75-U1400 $75. RBO: (U1200) $15 received by 5-12, $5 of round rd. 2 and before getting full point bye. Withdrawals and zero
more at site. 1st $50, trophies to 1-2-U900-U700. TC: RD. 1 G/90 d10, point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Note that house players
Master (2200-2399) $2500-1200-800-500, Expert (2000-2199) $2500-1200-
RDS. 2-5 30/90, SD/60 d10. RDS.: 10-2:00-7:30, 10-3:30. ENT: Guy (if required) must pay $5 per round and be US Chess members. ENT:
800-500, Class A (1800-1999) $2500-1200-800-500, Class B (1600-1799) Hoffman, 1305D Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI 53716, 920-279-0701. INFO:
$2500-1200-800-500, Class C (1400-1599) $2000-1000-600-400, Class D Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford,
schachfuhrer@hotmail.com. www.wischess.org. WCA Tour Event! W.
(1200-1399) $1500-700-500-300, Class E or below (under 1200) $1500- 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719. Info: 214-632-9000,
700-500-300, Unrated $800-400-200. Half-Point Byes: must commit MAY 14-15, SOUTH CAROLINA info@dallaschess.com. FIDE.
before Round 4; up to 3 byes allowed for 2000/up, 2 byes for 1400-1999, TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
one bye for Under 1400/Unr. Limit 1 bye in last two rounds. Zero-point 8TH ANNUAL SOUTH CAROLINA SENIOR OPEN
byes are always available in any round if requested at least two hours MAY 21-22, OKLAHOMA
2016 Ages 50+, born before 12/31/1966. 4SS, G/90 d30. Accelerated
before the round(s) in question. Entry Fee: Online, $145 by 6/20, $165 by pairings possible in rds. 1 & 2. Hilton Garden Inn, 108 Carolina Point TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
7/18, $185 after 7/18. By mail, $147 postmarked by 6/20, $167 postmarked Pkwy., Greenville, SC 29605, 864-284-0111; www.greenville.hgi.com. HR: 1ST NORMAN CHESS FESTIVAL AT THE UNIV OF OKLAHOMA
by 7/18, $187 after 7/18; do not mail after 7/25! By phone, $150 by 6/20, $89 by 4/14. EF: $50 if recd by 5/11; $60 at site. Re-entry $25. Bye: - NORMAN 5-SS
$170 by 7/18, $185 after. No phone entries after 7/29 (by the close of Once per player, any round, must commit before round 2. USCF, SCCA G/90+30 spm; $$G $1,350; 2nd floor Heritage & Frontier Rooms, OU
business at the Office)! At site, all $190; Free entry for GMs and WGMs membership required. Other states OK. 1 Open section. Prizes Guaranteed: Student Union, OU Campus, Norman, OK. EF: Open $50; Reserve $40; U-
for main event. All entries must be made at least two (2) hours prior to $250-150-100; U1600: $100-75. Trophy to top SC player. Schedule: Reg 1200 $20 (deduct $10 from any if envelope postmarked on or before May
the players first game. Current US Chess membership required. July ends 10:30am on 5/14. Rds.: Sat 11 & 5; Sun 9 & 3. Info: Greenville 17th). Reg.: 9-9:45 Sat AM; Rds.: 10-2:30-7; 9-1:15. All Three Sections
Rating Supplement used; unofficial ratings (at least four games) used if Chess Club, c/o Gene Nix, 119 Northcliff Way, Greenville, SC 29617 USCF Rated: Open - $G 1st $300 U-2100 $150-100; U-1900 $150-100;
otherwise unrated. CCA ratings used if above US Chess. Foreign player (eenixjr@yahoo.com); 864-905-2406. Checks to Greenville Chess Club. U-1700 $G: 1st: $200-100; U-1400 $100; U-1200 + UNR (6-SS) $150;
ratings: usually 100 points added to FIDE or FQE, 200+ added to most more $$ if entrees permit; Time Control for U-1200 is G/50+15 and will
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! begin at 10 1 4 7 and Sunday at 9 Noon; 1 half pt bye; commit
foreign national ratings, no points added to CFC. Highest of multiple ratings MAY 14-15, CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN
generally used. Entries: US Chess, ATTN: 2016 US Open, PO Box 3967, before Sat 9 PM. Frank Berry, 402 S. Willis St., Stillwater, OK 74074.
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6 FKimBerry@AOL.com, OCFChess.org, http://oklahoma.orgsync.com/
Crossville, TN 38557. Online entry available soon. Phone entry: 800.903.8723. 2016 FISCHER MEMORIAL G/61
Not FIDE rated, No cell phones. Bring a clock none supplied. org/chess/OU_Tournament Free parking in covered garage next to
(A sponsored event.) 6SS, G/61 d5. 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025, Union. GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs pay no EF but EF $$ will be deducted
Sets/boards supplied for tournament but not for skittles. Many meetings, 2nd fl. 1 Open section. EF: $75; $55 LACC members; No prizes 1/2,
workshops and seminars, including: US Chess Committee Meetings from their $$ prizes if any.
spouses/siblings 1/2, new members 1/2, Free new LACC Life members.
8/3-8/5, US Chess Awards Luncheon 8/6 NOON, US Chess Delegates GMs free! Reg.: Sat 10-11:45 am. Rds.: 12, 2, 4 pm each day. Byes: Up US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
Meeting 8/6-7. Many side events and other championships, including: to three 1/2-point byes available. Last Rd. bye before 4 pm. 1-Day option MAY 22, NEW JERSEY
US National Blitz Championship 7SS Double, G/5 d0, Rd. 1 at 12 NOON I: Play 1 day- no 1/2 pt byes- 1/2 EF. 1-Day option II: Play 1 day & get TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 (ENHANCED)
8/6; Weekend Swiss 5SS, G/60 d5, 12-3 Sat 7/30, 10-12:30-3 Sun 7/31; three 1/2 pt byes- Full EF. Prizes: $$1,500 (b/45) $750 Gtd. 1st-3rd $400- DR. DAVID OSTFELD MEMORIAL ICA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
US Open Scholastic (see separate TLA for the Scholastic event); US 200-100 U2000: $100. U1800: $200-100-$50; U1600: $100-50; U1400: Site: Bergen Academy, 200 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601.
Open Quads G/30 d5 except on Wed (G/60 d5) 12-1:30-3 Mon, Tue, Thu, $100-50; U1200: Book prize. Best attack: $25; Biggest upset: $25. Info: Open to All Ages With Rating above 1400. 4SS, G/61 d5. Prize Fund 1st -
Fri; Wed 10-12:30-3. US National G/15 Championship 12-1-2-3-4 Wed Mick Bighamian: (310) 795-5710; Mick@LAChessClub.com or www.LAChess 3rd $300, $250, $200, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600 each $100 Best Under
8/3; US Open Bughouse Sat. 10:30 AM 7/30. 18th Annual Golf Tour- Club.com. Parking: Free on streets, BoA, or basement. 13 Years Old $75, Best Over 55 Years Old $75. Reg Ends at 9 AM Only
nament for the US Open Chess Players, (see tournament website for one 1/2-point bye allowed, if requested before the start of round two.
details). US Open Tennis Tournament (see tournament website for MAY 17, NEW YORK
EF: Adv (pmk. By May 18th) $45, AT Site $50. GMs Free Entry. INFO 201
details). In addition, three other championships will also take place: the TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
287 0250 or chessdirector@icanj.net. $$b/40: Prize Fund Will Not Be
2016 Denker Tournament of HS Champions (see website for participants MARSHALL MASTERS Reduced Below 70%. Rds.: 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 2:15 PM, 4:30 PM. ENT:
list), the 2016 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions (see website for 4-SS, G/25 d5. Open to 2000+ players. FIDE Rapid rated. $750 GTD: Make EF payable to: International Chess Academy. Mail To: Diana Tulman,
participants list) and the 2016 National Girls Tournament of Champions 250-150-100. Top U2400 125, Top U2300 100, Biggest upset $25. EF:
28 Canterbury Ln., New Milford, NJ 07646. INFO: www.icanj.net. W.
(see website for participants list). Please check the US Open website $40, MCC Mbrs $30. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-
often for updates, new information and corrections and other useful 10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. 23 W. An American Classic!
documents! (Information webpage coming soon) 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org. A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, ILLINOIS
Grand Prix MAY 20-22 OR 21-22, NEW YORK
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 (ENHANCED)
24TH ANNUAL NEW YORK STATE OPEN
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)
25TH ANNUAL CHICAGO OPEN
A Heritage Event! 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Tiki Resort, 2 Open Section, May 26-30: 9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10, GM & IM norms pos-
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845. $$G 3000. Free lectures by IM Danny sible, FIDE rated. Under 2300 through Under 1300 Sections, May
MAY 7-8, ILLINOIS Kopec, Sat 9 am & Sun 9 am, also game analysis in afternoons. In 4 27-30, 28-30 or 29-30: 7SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rds. 1-2
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 sections. Open: $$ 400-200-100, top Under 2010/Unr $210-110, top Under G/60 d10; 2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10). Under 1000 Section, May
2016 GREATER PEORIA OPEN 1810 $200-100. Senior, open to under 1910 or unrated born before 28-30 or 29-30: 7SS, G/90 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10). Westin
5SS, G/90, 30 sec. inc., Travelodge Hotel and Conference Center, 4400 N. 5/22/66. $$ 300-150-70, top Under 1710 $140-70. Under 1610: $$ 240- Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL
Brandywine Dr., Peoria, IL 61614, Reservations 800-525-4055. In 2 120-60, Under 1410 $120-60, unrated limit $150. Under 1210: $100-50, 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94
Sections: Open - All players of all strengths are welcome. Reserve - Only trophies to top 3, 1st U1000, U800, U600, Unr. Mixed doubles bonus east to Lake Cook Rd. to US-45 south.) Free parking. Free lectures and
for players rated 1400 and under. Prizes: Open Section Guaranteed Place prize: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all analysis of your games by GM John Fedorowicz. $100,000 guaranteed
Prizes $500-$240-$120-$90. Class Prizes Guaranteed on 3 per class. Expert sections: $200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play prize fund. In 8 sections (unrated allowed only in Open, U2300, U2100
$90-$60; A $90-$60; B $90-$60; C $90-$60. Upset $50 (200 Pt. difference in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players or U1000). Open: $10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-800-600-500-400-400,
to qualify) Reserve Section: Guaranteed Place Prizes $120-$90-$60; Class begin round 2. Top 3 sections EF: $79 online at chessaction.com by 5/18, clear or tiebreak winner bonus $300, top FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-
Prizes Guaranteed on 3 per class. E $90-$60; F $90-$60. Upset $50 (200 $85 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 5/16 (entry only, no questions), 3-day 1000. FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible. Under 2300: $5000-2500-
Pt. difference to qualify) Classes may be combined if less than 3 in a class. $83, 2-day $82 mailed by 5/11, $90 online until 2 hours before round 1 or 1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 2100: $5000-2500-1200-800-
EF: $35 if received on or before midnight May 5, 2016; $50 if received at site. Under 1210 Section EF: all $40 less than top 3 sections EF. All: 600-500-400-300-300-300; unrated limit $1000. Under 1900: $5000-2500-
after May 5th or at the door. Masters play free in Peoria, EF not deducted Advance or online entry $7 less to NYSCA members (NYSCA dues $12/year 1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 1700: $5000-2500-1200-800-
from Prize. Schedule: Saturday May 7th: 9:30am, 2:00pm, 6:30pm, Sunday with 2 issues Empire Chess, $20/year with 4 issues, may be paid with 600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 1500: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-
May 8th: 10:00am, 3:00pm. Byes: A half-point bye for any round is available entry fee). No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special 1 year USCF dues 300-300-300-300. Under 1300: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-
during pre-registration. No prize money to players who fail to notify TD of with magazine if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com, Adult $35, Young 300-300. Under 1000: $1000-500-300-200-200-150-150-100-100-100,
their withdrawal. Other: Sets, Boards & clocks will be provided. Organizer Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young unrated limit $200, trophies to first 10, top U800, U600, U400, Unrated.
provided equipment must be used in cases of equipment dispute. Organizer Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $40, not available in Open Section. Prize limits: 1) If any post-event rating posted 5/25/15-5/25/16 was
provided equipment will be discounted and on sale upon tournament com- GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $60 deducted from prize. 3-day schedule: Reg more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $1500. 2) Players
pletion for schools, clubs and players to purchase. Register Online at ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg with under 26 lifetime games rated as of 5/16 official list cannot win
www.PeoriaOpen.com, or mail registration information and checks ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 &, 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Half point byes OK all, over $1000 in U1300, $1500 U1500, $2000 U1700, or $2500 U1900. 3)
payable to: GPCF, 1116 N. Parkside Dr., Peoria, IL 61606. Postal registration: must commit before rd. 2; limit 2 byes (limit 1 bye if under 1810/unr in Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed Doubles
Provide the players Full Name, USCF ID#, Expiration Date, e-mail or Open). HR: $80-80, call 518-668-5744 Mon-Fri 9 am-5pm, reserve by 4/30 Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player team score: $2000-
street address. More Information: www.PeoriaOpen.org. Direct any Ques- or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, 1000-500-400-300. For Open Section, only rounds 1-7 counted towards
tions to info@PeoriaOpen.com or call 309.682.0675, please mention the or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Unofficial uschess.org ratings mixed doubles. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play
Greater Peoria Open Chess Tournament in your message. usually used if otherwise unrated. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both
Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: www.chess tour.com, players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible; prize
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance limits do not apply to mixed doubles. Open EF for titled players: GMs
MAY 13-15 OR 14-15, ARKANSAS entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz free; $200 deducted from prize. IMs/WGMs $100; another $100 deducted
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 tournament Sat 9:30 pm, reg. by 9:15 pm. from prize. Open entry fee, if rated 2200/over by USCF or FIDE or
3RD ANNUAL LITTLE ROCK SPRING OPEN foreign FIDE rated: $207 online at chessaction.com by 3/21, $227 by
5SS, 40/110, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Hampton US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 5/24, $250 at site, or online until 5 pm 5/26. Mailed by 3/21 $215, mailed
Inn Maumelle, 11920 Maumelle Blvd., Maumelle, AR 72113, 1-501-851- MAY 21-22, TEXAS by 5/13 $235. Phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/21 $215, by 5/23 $235. US
6600; HR: $92-$92 (ask for chess rate before April 30), Must have an TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED) players not rated 2200/over by USCF or FIDE: $100 more. U2300 to
active USCF membership (available on site) EF: $40 postmarked by May 2016 DCC FIDE OPEN VII UNDERWRITTEN BY WAYNE-LI U1300 Sections EF: $207 online at chessaction.com by 3/21, $227 by
8th. $50 at site (no checks). If first tournament, then $30 (preregistered) 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, 5/25, $215 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/21, $235 phoned by 5/23 (entry
or $40 at site. GM and IM free with $50 deducted from winnings. 3-day TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and only, no questions), 4-day $214, 3-day $213, 2-day $212 mailed by 3/21,
sched:Reg.: Fri. 6. Rounds: Fri 7, Sat.11, 5; Sun.: 10 and 3:30. 2-day US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for all $20 more mailed by 5/13. All $250 online until 2 hours before game or
sched: Reg.: Sat. 10. Rounds: Sat 11, 2 & 5; Sun.: 10 and 3:30. 1/2 pt pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. at site until 1 hour before game. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Do
bye (limit 2) available before round 3. Only One Section: G $1300 TD may extend this time at TDs discretion. Note that Foreign players not mail entry after 5/13. EF $100 less to seniors age 65/over, except
Open 1st $500 2nd $200; U2200 $125; U2000 $125; U1800 $125; U1600 must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. in U1000 Section. Under 1000 Section EF: $57 online at chessaction.com
$125; U1400 $100. Takes 4 players to make an Under prize active. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. by 5/25, $65 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 5/23 (entry only, no questions),
Meeting room capacity based on previous attendance. Overflow will $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: $80, Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional 3-day $63, 2-day $62 mailed by 5/13, all $80 online until 2 hours before

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game or at site until 1 hour before game. No checks at site, credit cards may play in this section and at TDs discretion may be required to play in Unrated limit $200. U1600: $500-250-125, U1400 $150-75 Unrated limit
OK. Online or mailed EF $5 less to ICA members; join at il-chess.org. Championship section. G/90 with 30 sec. increment. Foreign players $150. U1300: $400-200-100 U1100 $100 Unrated limit $100. Entry Fee:
An ICA Tour Event. Special 1 yr US Chess dues with magazine if paid must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play in All Sections except U1300 $89 by May 13, $94 by May 20, $99 by May
with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Championship section. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may 26, $104 later and at site. Re-entry $52 for all players, except no re-entry
Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult extend this time at TDs discretion. $$ 1,000-500-250, 2200-2399 $750, in FIDE Sections. GMs free; IMs/WGMs $10 less; FMs/WIMs $20 less;
$25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry: $100, no re-entry from Open to Open. 5- U2200 $750. Amateur: U2000 & unrated. Rds. 1-7 G/90 with 30 sec $10 less to seniors age 65/over & Siblings, except in U1300 Section.
day schedule (Open only): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 12 & increment. $$ 800-400-200. B $$ 600-300-150, C 500-250-125, U1400 U1300 Section entry fee $20 less. Time control:
7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4. 4-day schedule (U2300 to U1300): $500-250-125, U1200 $400, U1000 $300 Unrated $200. Both: TCA mem- Open/U2200/U1900/U1600: 4-day Schedule: May 27-30: 7SS
Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4. 3- bership required. Other states accepted. EF: $88 if received by 5/19, 40/90;SD/30;+30sec inc. 3-day Schedule: May 28-30 Rd. 1 G/45;+30,
day schedule (U2300 to U1300): Reg. ends Sat 10 am, Rds. Sat 11, 2:30 else $99. $80 Junior(U19) if received by 5/19 else $90 (juniors count as Rds. 2-3 Sat G/90;+30, Rds. 4-7 Sun/Mon 40/90; SD/30;+30sec inc.
& 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4. 2-day schedule (U2300 to U1300): Reg. 90% toward base), Senior (over 65)/Handicapped/ additional family par- U1300 plays only 2-day G/90 d5. Round times: 4-day schedule: Reg.
ends Sun 9 am, Rds. Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 4. 3-day U1000 ticipant $52 if receive by 5/19 else $65 (Senior/Handicap/ Additional ends Fri 7 pm, Rds. Fri 8 pm, Sat 11am - 5:30pm, Sun 10am - 4:30pm,
schedule: Reg. ends Sat 1 pm, Rds. Sat 2 & 6, Sun 10, 2 & 6, Mon 10 & 2. family participant counts 60% toward base). Add $5 for CC phone entries; Mon 9:30am 3:30pm. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am, Rds. 1-3
2-day U1000 schedule: Reg. ends Sun. 9 am, Rds. Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & pre-reg requires pre-payment. After 5/24 all registration and changes Sat 11am-2pm-7pm and Rd. 4-7 follows 4-day schedule. Under 1300 2-
6, Mon 10 & 2. 4-day, 3-day & 2-day schedules merge & compete for on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 5/24. 4 day: day schedule only (Reg. ends 10am, Rds. Sat 11am-3pm-7pm, Sun
same prizes. Byes: OK all, limit 4 (limit 2 in last 4 rds.), Open must commit Reg. Friday 5/27, 6:15 pm-7:15. Rds. Fri: 7:45, Sat: 2:45 pm - 7:30, Sun: 9:30am-1:30pm-5:30pm). Byes: Up to two 1/2pt byes available in all sec-
before rd. 2, others before rd. 4. Hotel rates: $107-107-107-107, 800- 11:00 am - 5:15 pm, Mon: 9:30 am - 2:15 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat. 5/28, 9- tions, must commit 1 hour before start of rd. 4 (by Sun 8:30am). HR
937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 5/12 or rate may increase. Car 9:30 am, Rd. 1 at 10 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must $80/night if reserved by May 13th. Reservations 1-800-228-9290 or 703-
rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through play in Championship section. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 471-9500, mention Chess Tournament. More information/Online registration:
chesstour.com. Foreign player ratings: See www.chesstour.com/for- day schedule will be put in the 3 day. HR: $94/94/94/94, $94 rate www.cherryblossomchess.com. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area
eignratings.htm. US player ratings: May official ratings used; FIDE includes up to four continental breakfast per room per day, can upgrade Chess.) to CHERRY BLOSSOM CLASSIC/ Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box
ratings used for Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used to full breakfast for $5 per person, 817-358-1700 or 800-228-9290 reserve 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Email info only: Anand Dommalapati,
if otherwise unrated. Special rules: 1) Players must submit to a search by 5/20 and ask for Dallas Chess Club rate. After 5/20 chess rate may cbc2016@capitalareachess.com. Boards and sets provided in ALL sections.
for electronic devices if requested by Director. See also chesstour.com/ not be honored. Free Parking. Up to two 1/2 pt byes available if requested Clocks supplied in the Open section. Two Side Events: Sat May 28. 4th
devices.htm. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Ques- before end of rd. 2 and before receiving full point bye, but byes for both Cherry Blossom Classic Scholastic. 4-or-5-SS. Sections: K-3 U600, K-
tions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. rds. 6 AND 7 not permitted. K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 5/28. 5-SS, 5 U800, K-8 U1000, K-12 U1200. K-3 and K-5 plays 4-or-5 Rounds G/30
$15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com Rds. G/30 d5, EF: $29 by 5/19, $45 after; Pre-reg. requires pre-payment. d5. K-8 and K-12 plays 2-or-3 Rounds G/30 d5 and 2 Rounds G/45 d5. $30
(online entries posted instantly). Bring set, board, clock if possible- After 5/24 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 by May 20 online, $35 by May 26, $40 after May 26 and onsite. Trophies
none supplied. after 5/20. No refunds after 5/24, $10 handling fee for refunds before to Top 5 in each section and other Class Trophies, Medals to 2.5 points
5/24. Entries do not count toward base in Championship and Amateur. and above. Onsite Reg. closes 9:30am. Rounds 10am and ASAP. Awards
MAY 27, NEW YORK Registration 8:15-8:45 am, Rd. 1 at 9:30 am, rest ASAP with small lunch approx 5:30pm or after that section finishes. Sun Night Blitz May 29
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6 break. Sections: K-12 Championship and K-12 U1000. Prizes: Trophies 4th Cherry Blossom Classic FIDE Blitz (see also TLA for this Cherry
MARSHALL $500 FIDE BLITZ (BLZ) to top 12 individuals, top five teams in each section. K-12 U1000 also top Blossom Classic Grand Prix 10 Enhanced tnmt.) G/3;+2; 5 Round Double
9-SS, G/3 +2. FIDE Blitz rated. $500: $200-100, top U2400/unr, U2200, three unrateds. Medals to those who do not win a trophy. Ent: Dallas Swiss. $$200-100 Top U2400/U2200/U2000/U1800: $50 each. Highest
U2000, U1800: $50. USCF regular rating used for pairings & prizes. EF: Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX USCF rating (regular, quick or blitz) used for pairings & prizes. EF: Enter
$30, MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-7:30-7:50-8:10- 76036. Info: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com online $25 by May 27 online or onsite; $30 after May 27th and onsite by
8:40-9-9:20-9:40-10pm. Max three byes. Request at entry. 23 W. 10th www.dallaschess.com W. FIDE. 9:15pm. Rounds start 9:30pm Max 1 byes allowed, req at entry.
St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A Heritage Event! MAY 27-30 OR 28-30, VIRGINIA MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50 (ENHANCED) TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 (ENHANCED)
A State Championship Event! 4TH CHERRY BLOSSOM CLASSIC 2016 LINA GRUMETTE MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC
MAY 27-30 OR 28-30, TEXAS Marriot Dulles Airport Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. A VCF 6-SS, 3-day 40/100, SD/60 d10; 2-day rds. 1-3 G/60 d2 then merges.
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED) Cup Event. 5 Sections - 7-SS in 4 sections (4-day or 3-day): Open, U2200, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2280 South Haven Ave., Ontario,
71ST ANNUAL TEXAS STATE AND AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS U1900 and U1600; 6-SS in U1300 (2-day only Sat and Sun). Open & CA 91761. $10,000 b/200, 50% of each prize guaranteed. In five sections:
7SS. DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Dr., Fort Worth, TX U2200 FIDE Rated - Strictly follows FIDE Laws of Chess; USCF Ratings Open: $$T+1700- 750-400-300-200, U2400 400, U2200 700-300-200.
76155. $$ 8,350 b/175, full entries in Championship and Amateur sections, used for Pairings and Prizes in all sections. Prizes $$7500 b/140 (re- Premier (under 2000): $$750-300-200-100. Amateur (Under 1800):
one scholastic side event that doesnt count toward base. Championship: entries count as half, U1300 count as 3/4 entry), Open Section $2400 $$750-300- 200-100. Reserve (Under 1600): $$750-300-200-100.
This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. The tournament will use Unconditionally Guaranteed, Minimum $5970 GTD (70% each prize gtd Booster (Under 1400/unrated): $$400-200-100, U1200 150, Unr 150.
USCF ratings for pairings and prize purposes. Must be rated 2000 or in Other Sections). Open: (100% GTD) $1000-500-300-150 U2300 $300- (Unrated may win unrated prizes only.) EF: $88 by 5/26, $99 at door.
above by either USCF or Fide to play in this section. Defending Texas 150. Minimum USCF/FIDE 2100 Rating (Juniors/K-12 Min 2000) to play in Booster (U1400) section EF: $72 by 5/26, $85 door. Reg.: ends 9:30am
State Amateur Champion may also play in this section. Texas Scholastic Open Section. U2200: $800-400-200 U2000 $300-150. USCF/FIDE Minimum 5/28, 8:30 AM, 5/29. Rds.: 3-day: 10-5, 10-5, 9:30-4:30. 2-day: 9-11:30-
High School Champions may also play in this section. Foreign unrateds 1800 to play in U2200 Section. U1900: $600-300-150 U1700 $200-100 2 (G/60 d2), then merges with 3-day at 5. All: SCCF membership req.

54 May 2016 | Chess Life


See previous issue for TLAs appearing May 1-14

($18 adults, $13 youth with print mag, $3 youth w/o mag), OSA: $25 MAY 29, VIRGINIA EF. 3-day schedule: Reg. Fri. 5- 6:30pm, Rds: Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm, 7:30pm;
Best Game prize, all sections eligible. 1 half-point bye if requested at TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 (ENHANCED) Sun 9:30am, 3pm. 2-day schedule: Reg. Sat. 8:30- 9:30am. Rd1 at 10am,
least 1 round in advance, rd. 6 must be requested with entry. HR: 4TH CHERRY BLOSSOM CLASSIC FIDE RATED BLITZ! (BLZ) then merges with 3-day. Re-entry: $33. Any player who loses Fri night
$95.99, comp breakfast (909) 930-5555, www.hiexpressontario.com, Side Event to 4th Cherry Blossom Classic (May 27-30). Marriot Dulles may re-enter for $33 and loss will not count in tournament standings. One
code MDC, reserve by 4/27. Parking Free. Free WiFi, airport shuttle. Airport Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. Sunday May 29th. 1/2 pt bye available in Rds. 1-4 (request prior to R1). Unrated players may
Info: contactashok.21@gmail.com. On-line entry: www.scchess.com. G/3;+2; 5 Rounds Double Swiss. $$200-100 Top U2400, U2200, U2000, play in any section with prizes limited to 1/3 except in OPEN with balance
Ent: SCCF, 12714 Bloomfield Ave., Apt. #178, Norwalk, CA 90650. State U1800: $50. Highest USCF rating (regular, quick or blitz) used for pairings to next player(s). Grand Hotel (4th and Ludlow - 1.5 blocks from tournament
Championship Qualifier. & prizes. EF: Enter online $25 by May 27th online or onsite. $30 after site) is converting to a Doubletree Hotel and offering rooms for the 2016
A Heritage Event! May 27th and onsite by 9:15pm. Rounds start 9:30pm Max 1 byes allowed, GCO / Gem City Open for only $79 per nite plus tax. Call 937.461.4700 and
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! req at entry. More information/Online registration: www.cherryblossom- ask for Ms. Nicole Perez from 7am-3pm. Most rooms are Kings, a few
A State Championship Event! chess.com. Mail checks (payable to Capital Area Chess) to Cherry Blossom have two Queens. FREE COFFEE, TEA, & Donuts Sunday Morning at the
MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, MASSACHUSETTS Classic, Attn. Capital Area Chess, PO Box 223582, Chantilly, VA 20151. Dayton Chess Club for players, parents, and spouses. ENTRIES Mail to
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 (ENHANCED) Email info only: Anand Dommalapati, cbc2016@capitalareachess.com. Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402 or register online
at www.DaytonChessClub.com. No cks at site.
85TH MASSACHUSETTS OPEN US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
6SS, 40/100, SD/60 d5 (2-day schedule, G/45 d5 in rounds 1-3). No 2- JUNE 3-5, NORTH CAROLINA US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
day schedule in Championship sect. Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50 (ENHANCED) JUNE 3-5 OR 4-5, FLORIDA
Boston Post Road West, Marlboro (I-495, exit 24B, Rt. 20W, one mile 1ST ANNUAL CAROLINAS CLASSIC TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
from exit). $$6,000 b/120 paid entries ($25 off entries count half), 75% 8TH SUMMER SOLSTICE OPEN
5-SS, G/110; inc.30 for Championship; G/120 d5 for other sections. Hilton
G. Prizes in Championship sect. are 100% G. 4 sects. Championship 5SS, Open section G/90+30 sec. incr., All other sections but U1100
(open to players rated 1800 or above): $2,000-800-400, top U2300 $450. Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262
(704) 547-7444, mention chess for $101 rate until May 24, 2016 ($15 off G/120 d5, U1100 section G/90 d5 (2-day Option all sections Rd. 1 G/60
FIDE. 3-day schedule only. Under 2100: $400-200, top U1950 $200. Under d5). La Quinta Inn and Suites, 3701 N. University Dr., Coral Springs. $$6,400
1800: $400-200, top U1650 $200. Under 1500: $300-150, top U1350 entry fee if staying at hotel (2 per room). $10,000 in total prizes UNCON-
DITIONALLY GUARANTEED! CHAMPIONSHIP section (FIDE rated): b/170 paid entries, 55% min. Gtd. Open: $800/Trophy-500-400, U2300/Unr.
$150, top U1200 $150. State championship title to high scoring Mass. $300. FIDE. U2050: $700/Trophy-400-200, U1950 $150. U1750: $700/Tro-
resident or student in each sect. Unrated prize limits: $200 in U2100, $1,200-700-400; $200 bonus to clear winner or $100 to tie-break winner;
$100 to top NC and SC finisher; U2200 (class prize): $450-200; Class A: phy-400-200, U1650 $150. U1450: $600/Trophy-350-200, U1350 $150.
$150 in U1800, $100 in U1500, cant win title. EF: $55 for 3-day, $54 for U1100: Trophies for 1st to 3rd, 1st U900, 1st U700, Medals to all others.
2-day if mailed by 5/23 or online by 5/26, $70 at site. GMs and IMs free. $1,000-500-200-100; Class B: $1,000-500-200-100; Class C: $900-450-
200-100; Class D/E: $700-400-200; U1200 (class prize): $200-100; Can Top Senior Prize (among all cash prize sections, must be at least 55 on
$25 discount to players in U1500 sect. rated under 1000 or unrated. 3- June 3): $200. Unr. may enter Open, U1450 or U1100 only. EF: $79 by May
day Schedule: Reg. Sat. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Rds. Sat. 10:30 & 5, Sun. play up if within 100 points of next section. EF: $89 if received by May
24th; $99 thereafter; GM-IM free with no deduction if committed by May 31, $10 more later and on-site, GMs & IMs free ($79 deducted from prize).
10:30 & 5, Mon. 10 & 4. 2-day Schedule (U2100 to U1500 only): Reg. U1100 section $39 by May 31, $10 more later and on-site. Re-entry cash
Sun. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Rds. Sun. 10:30, 1, 3 & 5, Mon. 10 & 4. Schedules 1st ($90 deduction after). RDS.: Round 1: Friday at 7:30 pm or Saturday
prize sections $40. Reg.: Ends 1/2 hr before 1st rd. Rds.: 3-Day 1st Rd.
merge in round 4. Byes: 1-6, limit 2, rounds 4-6 must commit before rd. at 9:30 am (G/75 d5); then Saturday 1-7, Sunday 10-4. Two half-point
Fri. 7:30; 2-Day 1st Rd. Sat 10; 2nd Rd. Sat. 1:15; 3rd Rd. all sections
2. Massachusetts Blitz Championship: Sun. 5/29, 5SS (dbl), G/5 d0. byes allowed (except rd. 5) must be requested before Rd. 2. Advance but U1100 6:30, 3rd Rd. U1100 5:45; 4th Rd. Sun. 9:30; 5th Rd. all sections
Blitz rated but higher of blitz and regular ratings used for pairings and Entry: Online registration available at www.charlottechesscenter.org. but U1100 2:30, 5th Rd. U1100 1:45. 2 1/2 pt. byes, if reqd before rd. 2.
prizes. EF $10 if playing in main tnmt., else $15. 75% of EFs returned as Alternately: mail checks to Charlotte Chess Center, 1800 Camden Rd., Blitz Tourn: G/3 d2, Sunday at 8:00 p.m.; EF $15 for those in main tourn.,
prizes. Reg. ends 9:15 p.m., 1st rd. at 9:30 p.m., others ASAP. Bye allowed Suite 108, Charlotte, NC 28203. Onsite entry: June 3rd from 5-6:45 pm $25 for all others. HR: $79 by Cut-off Date, Includes free breakfast &
1st rd. Scholastic Sections: K-12 U1500 and K-12 U800 on Sat. 5/28, K- and June 4th from 8:15-9:00 am. Saturday Scholastic Open to K-12 Internet, 954-753-9000, Ext. 6. Ent: Boca Raton Chess Club, 2385 Executive
3 U1000 and K-3 U400 on Sun. 5/29, K-6 U1400 and K-6 U600 on Mon. rated U1000. 4 Rd-SS, G/30 d5. EF: $20 by May 24, $30 thereafter. Rounds: Ctr. Dr., Ste. 100, Boca Raton, FL 33431. $10 service charge for refunds.
5/30. Each is 4SS, G/30 d5. EF: $20 if mailed by 5/23 or online by 5/26, 10:00 am-11:15 am-1:00 pm-2:15 pm. Trophies: top 10. INFO: charlot- Online entry & addl info: www.bocachess.com, 561-479-0351.
$25 at site. Reg. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 1st rd. at 11 a.m., others ASAP. techesscenter.org. (980) 265-1156. Open Section FIDE-rated and played
Trophies to top 3 in each sect. Medals to players scoring 3+ points and under strict FIDE rules. No smoking including electronic cigarettes. A Heritage Event!
not winning a trophy. All: MACA membership required for Mass. residents US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
($12 adult, $6 jr. U18, add $8 for optional Chess Horizons subscription). US Chess Junior Grand Prix! JUNE 4-5, KENTUCKY
MACA Annual Meeting: Mon. 5/30 at 9:30 a.m. HR: $119-119 standard, JUNE 3-5 OR 4-5, MICHIGAN TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
149-149 deluxe, reserve by 5/4 and mention chess tnmt. 508-460-0700 TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 (ENHANCED) 2016 KENTUCKY OPEN
or 888-543-9500. Ent: payable to MACA and mail to Robert Messenger, 4 2016 ANNUAL UNIVERSAL LATE SPRING SWISS ARGI Financial Group, 2110 High Wickham Pl., Louisville, KY 40245.
Hamlett Dr., Apt. 12, Nashua, NH 03062, or enter online (PayPal) at Site: Edward Village-Michigan Hotel (formerly the Royal-Dearborn 5SS, Sections: Open, U1800, U1400. Time Control: G/90 d5. Prizes:
www.MassChess.org. Info: send email to info@masschess.org or call Hotel and Convention Center and the Adoba Hotel), Dearborn, MI Open: $500-300-100, Expert $100, Class A $100; U1800 $250-150,
603-891-2484. Day of the tournament call 603-557-1732. W. (Lodg/Dir below). 3 Sections: OPEN, U1600, U1OOO (Sat. only). 5- U1600 $100; U1400 $150-75, U1000/Unrated $50; prizes based on 60
SS. (4-SS in U1000 Section). 2- & 3-Day Schedules Top Section paid entries. ( Unrated players only allowed in bottom section.) Entry
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! FIDE-Rated. USCF and MCA (or any State) memberships requiredcan
MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN Fee: $45. KCA members $40 - if you played in last years Ky Open and
be purchased on site. Prize Fund: $3,200. Online Registration available are a Ky resident then you are a KCA member. Advance Registration:
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 (ENHANCED) at www.onlineregistration.cc. EF by Tues, May 31st, add $10 after,
BEST OF THE WEST CHAMPIONSHIP Mail entries to Randas Burns, 7715 Ashton Park Circle, Louisville, KY
IMs/GMs FREE! ($75 EF deducted from prize): 3-Day Open: $75. 3- 40228. Make checks out to KCA. Or you can sign up online at
6SS, 40/120 sd30 d5 (2-day rds. 1-3 G/61 d5 merge in rd4). Marriott, Day U1600: $55. 2-Day Open: $76. 2-Day U1600: $56. Up to TWO
2700 Mission College Bl., Santa Clara, CA 95054. Prize: $16,000 b/250 kcachess.net (click on more options and link will be there). All entries
1/2-point byes availablemust be requested prior to start of RD. 3. must be received by June 2nd. Onsite Registration: Saturday June
(60% Guar). 6 sections. Open (2000+ FIDE rated): 2000 1200 700 300 Schedules merge after Rd. 2. TL: 3-Day Schedules: G/135 d5. 2-Day
150, u2300 500 300 150. 1800-1999, 1600-1799: 1,500-800-500-200- 3rd 8:00-9:30am. Rds.: Sat 10:00am, 2:00, 5:30. Sun 9:00am, 2:30. KCA
Schedules: Rds. 1-2, G/40 d5. Rds. 3-5, G/135 d5. RDS.: 3-Day Schedules: meeting between 4th and 5th round at 1:00. Byes: Maximum two half-
100. 1400-1599: 1,000-500-300-200-100. u1400: $800, 500, 300, 150,
100 u1200 $300-200-100. Unr capped at 300 exc in Open. EF by 5/23: Fri, 7 PM. Sat, 11-5. Sun, 10-3:30. 2-Day Schedules: Sat, 11:30-1:30-5. point byes, must commit before round 3. Hotels - Holiday Inn (502)
129, Onsite +25, Play-up +30 (max 100 rating diff). Reentry: 50. Econ Sun, 10-3:30. REG.: 3-Day Schedules: Fri, 4:30-6 PM. 2-Day Schedules: 426-2600, Ramada Plaza (502) 491-4830, Drury Inn (502) 326-4170.
Opt: 99 & 50% calc prize (not avail in Open). GMs/IMs free: prize-EF. Sat, 9-10:30 AM. $$: $3,200 (b/40 per section; b/min. 6 per prize section): Bring sets, boards, and clocks. Top 4 Ky players will be invited to the
May 2016 Supp, CCA min & TD disc to place players. Sched: 3-day Reg. OPEN: $1,850: 1st-2nd-3rd: $600-$400-$250. Top X, A, B, -U1600/Unr: Adult State Championship. Top 2 Junior players will be invited to the
Sa 10-10:45a, Rds. Sa/Su 11a 5p, M 10a 3:30p; 2-day Reg. Su 8:30-9a, $150 each. U1600: $1,350: 1st-2nd-3rd: $450-$250-$150. TOP C, D, E, Junior State Championship. Questions: Randas Burns 502-500-7493.
Rds. Su 9:30a 12n 2:30p 5p M 10a, 3:30p. Max three 1/2-pt byes, Rd. 5- U1000/UNR: $125 each. UNR eligible only for UNR and Overall prizes.
Bring boards, pieces, clocks! None supplied except for U1000 section.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
6 byes must commit bef rd. 1. Ent: Bay Area Chess, 2050 Concourse Dr. JUNE 4-5, TENNESSEE
#42, San Jose, CA 95131. Rfnd fee 20. Info: BayAreaChess.com/best- Book Vendor on site will have supplies, sets, clocks, books, software,
accessories for sale. *U1000 Section (1 day only): Sat, 6/4. 4-SS. EF TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
west. E: ask@BayAreaChess.com. W. MEMPHIS OPEN
by Tues, 5/31: $25; add $10 after. TL: G/30 d5. RDS.: 11:30-1:30-3:00-
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 4:30. REG.: 8:30-10am. $$: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Top U800, U600, 5SS, G/90 d5. SIDE EVENT: Sat., 6/4: Scholastic Tourn. (K-12). Lausanne
MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, WASHINGTON U400. LODG/DIR: Edward Village-Michigan Hotel (formerly the Royal- Collegiate School, 1381 W. Massey Rd., Memphis, TN 38120. Main Event
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 Dearborn Hotel and Convention Center and the ADOBA Hotel), 600 Sat. & Sun., June 4-5. No Entry Fee for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs.
WASHINGTON OPEN PRIZES: $4,000 b/80 full-pd. ent., $2,000 gtd. 3 Sects: OPEN: $800+plaque-
Town Center Dr., Dearborn, MI 48126. Located N. of Michigan Ave., S. of
6SS, 40/120, SD/30 d10 (2-Day Option, Rds. 1-3, G/60 d10). Lynnwood 550-350-200; U1800: $600+plaque-400-200-100; U1400/Unr*:
Hubbard St, E. of Evergreen Rd., W. of Southfield Rd. For maps, go online
Convention Center, 3711 196th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036. $$7,000 $450+plaque-200-100-50; *Unrated players may only win 50% of the
to: www.mapquest.com or www.yahoo.com. Guest Room Rate: prize fund unless playing in the Open Sect. Plaque winners determined
Gtd. 3 Sections: OPEN: FIDE Rated, $700-500-350-300-250, U2100: $250- $102 by May 2nd, after if rooms are still available. Reserve online
150, U1900: $250-$150, Top Female: $60, Top Senior 50+: $60. RESERVE by USCF-recommended computer tiebreaks. Byes: Avail. all Rds., must
at reservationsdearborn@hotel-dearborn.com or call (313) 592- commit before Rd. 3. Reg. Sat. 9-9:30am. Rds: Sat. 10-2-6; Sun. 9-1. EF:
(U1800): $450-350-300-200-150, U1650: $200-100, U1500: $200-$100, 3622. Ask for the Late Spring Chess Rate. Entries & Info: Mrs. Marcie
Top Female: $60, Top Senior 50+: $60. BOOSTER (U1400): $350-250- $59 by 5/27. $69 thereafter and at site. Re-Entry Fee: $20, avail. up to
Kahn, All The Kings Men, at (586) 558-4790 or Dr. Ed Mandell at Rd. 3 in all sects. 3 Re-entries count as one additional entry for prize
200-150-100, U1200: $100-60, U1000: $100-$60, Unrated: $100-60, Top (248) 635-2375 (Cell). Email: allthekingsmench@aol.com. CELL
Female: $60, Top Senior 50+: $60. Upset Prize: $100-60, all sections fund. CAJUN BOUNTY: Defeat the top ranked player in the Open Sect.
PHONE/HEADSET RULES: Cell phones cannot be on your person and win free entry to our next tournament! FREE GIFT to oldest player
eligible. Unrated players may only win 1st-5th in OPEN or Unrated prize in
while in tournament room. They may be in your closed bag or back- and to player who travels farthest to Main Event! MEMPHIS OPEN
BOOSTER. Foreign ratings used for players with no USCF rating. EF: OPEN
$130, RESERVE $120, BOOSTER $110. Deduct $10 if postmarked or online pack in off or in silent mode. INFRACTION: deduct 1/2 the remaining SCHOLASTIC INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS, Sat., 6/4: Open
by 5/21. Deduct $20 if postmarked or online by 4/30. Free entry for GMs, time or game forfeiture if less than 10 minutes remaining on clock; to all K-12 individual players; 4SS, G/30 d5. 4 Sects: U1200, U800, U500,
IMs, WGMs. Special Medal Only EF (Juniors U21): $55 by 4/30, $65 by automatic forfeiture for 2nd infraction. Spectators will be subjected RESERVE (Unrated). Reg: Sat. 10-10:30am; Rd. 1 at 11am other rds.
5/21, $75 at site. 3-Day Schedule: Registration Sat (05/28) 8:30-9:30am. to expulsion for the remainder of the event for any offense. Head- will immed. follow. Prizes: Trophies to top 5 individuals in each section.
Rds.: Sat 11am & 5:30pm, Sun 11am & 5:30pm, Mon 9:30am & 3:30pm. phones cannot be used if opponent objects for any reason and All non-trophy winners receive a souvenir chess medal. USCF-recommended
2-Day Schedule: Registration Sun (05/29) 8-8:30am. Rds.: Sun 9:00am, cannot be used in the last round by players with a plus score. computer tiebreaks will decide trophy and medal placements for winners
11:45am, 2:30pm then merges with 3-Day Schedule. Bye: limit 2, request Player must be willing to present same to TDs for examination at of all schol. sections. EF for Schol. Tourn: $20 by 5/27; $25 thereafter
before end of Rd. 2. Memb. Reqd: $25 ($19 juniors). OSA. ENT: Checks any time. Failure to do so will result in removal from tournament and at site. Hotel Rate: $119 (1 and 2-bedroom suites avail.), Homewood
payable to Washington Chess Federation. Mail to: Dan Mathews, 749 Som- without refund. Rules Posted at Site. Suites by Hilton Memphis-Germantown, 7855 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown,
erset Ln., Edmonds, WA 98020-2646. Info: danomathews01@gmail.com, A Heritage Event! TN 38138. Ph: 901-751-2500, mention chess tourn. and reserve by May
425-218-7529. Enter online: www.nwchess.com/OnlineRegistration. W. US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 20th to assure group rate. ENT: On-line registration and printable entry
form at www.cajunchess.com, click on Tournaments, or mail entry form
MAY 29, ILLINOIS JUNE 3-5 OR 4-5, OHIO
to Cajun Chess, 12405 Hillary Step Dr., Olive Branch, MS 38654. Info or
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED) TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 (ENHANCED) Phone Ent: 504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971. Email: cajunchess@yahoo.com.
CHICAGO OPEN BLITZ (BLZ) 2016 GEM CITY OPEN - HERITAGE EVENT Major credit cards accepted (no checks at site).
5SS, G/5 d0, double round, 10 games. Westin North Shore Hotel (see 5-SS, 40/90, SD/60 d5 (2-day schedule, rd. 1 G/90 d5) at Dayton Chess
Chicago Open). $$ 2000 guaranteed: $400-200-100, U2300/Unr $220- Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402. PRIZES GUARANTEED TWO (2) JUNE 5, CONNECTICUT
110, U2100/Unr $200-100, U1900 $180-90, U1700 $150-70, U1500 $120-60. sections: OPEN (FIDE Rated) $1200, 800, 600, 501, 401; U2000: $400, TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
EF: $40 by 7 pm 5/29, $50 by 9:30 pm 5/29. GMs free; $40 from prize. 300 U1800. $800, 600; U1600: $500; U1400: $400; U1200: $300 EF: 3- THOMAS E. HARTMAYER MEMORIAL
Enter at site only, no checks. Reg. ends 9:30 pm, rds. 10 pm, 10:40, 11:10, day $90, 2-day $91 if mailed or registered online by 5/27, then $108 online Castleman Building, University of Connecticut, 261 Glenbrook Road,
11:40, 12:10. 1 bye allowed (1 point out of 2), must give notice before rd. or at site 2 or 3 day. Free to 2400 & above-($90 deducted from winnings), Storrs Mansfield CT 06269. In 2 Sections, Open: 5SS, G/40 d5, $$GTD:
2. Blitz rated, but higher of regular or blitz used for pairings & prizes. DCC mbrs $5 disc. Ohio Grand Prix event, OCA members deduct $3 from $500- 300-200-150. $100 bonus to clear first. 1st U2225 $150, 1st U2025

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$150. U1825: 5SS, G/40 d5, $$GTD: $300-200-150-100. 1st U1625 $100, 8:40-9-9:20-9:40-10pm. Max three byes. Request at entry. 23 W. 10th C: $500-300-200; Class D: $400-250-150; U1200: $350-200-100. Official
1st U1325 $100. ALL: EF: $60 if received by 6/4/16; $80 cash onsite St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org. June rating usually used. Unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise
8:15-9am. No checks onsite. Rds.: 9:30am-11:10am-1pm-2:40pm-4:20pm. JUNE 17-19, LOUISIANA unrated. Players rated within 100 points of next higher section may up
Byes: First four rounds when requested before the end of registration TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 play one section. EF: $79 if received by 6/15. $100 later or at site. Free
(9am). ENT: www.uconnchess.uconn.edu/news.html. INFO: Jan van de to GM, IM, or USCF 2400. Unrated players: $50. Re-entry: $50. Cash or
Mortel, 860-617-7584, jvdmortel@ yahoo.com. June 2016 Rating Sup- 2016 NOT-A-SENIOR-NOT-A-JUNIOR OPEN check only at site. Unrated may enter any section except Master.
plement used for pairings and prizes. 5SS, G/90 i30 (Game in 90 minutes with 30-second increment.) Open Sect. Prize limit of $150 in U1200, $200 in Class D, $250 in Class C, $300 in
is FIDE rated using FIDE Rules. Open to all players ages 21 to 49 by start
Class B, $350 in Class A, and $400 in Expert to all unrated players and
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! date of tournament (6/17/2016). SIDE EVENT: Blitz Tournament: Sat.,
to rated players with fewer than 10 lifetime rated games who are not
JUNE 10-12, NEW YORK 6/18, at 7pm (details below). Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline
playing up. Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. 3
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 Dr., Kenner, LA 70062, Ph: 504-469-5000 (hotel is directly across from the
New Orleans Intl. Airport with free hotel/airport shuttle service). HR: day schedule: Reg: 6-6:30pm on 6/17. Rds: 7; 1:30-6:30; 9:30-2:30. 2
CAN-AM INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT day schedule: Reg: 8:30-9am on 6/18. Rd. 1 at 9:30, then merges with
5SS; G/115 d5. Wick Student Center, 4380 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14226. $117 for single, double, triple or quad mention Cajun Chess Tournament
and reserve by May 23 to assure group rate. Free parking and free basic 3 day schedule. One 1/2 pt. bye any round. Must commit before playing
$10,500 guaranteed prize fund in 4 sections; Open [FIDE rated]: first game. No changes. Ent: Castle Chess Inc., 5025 Antebellum Dr.,
$1500, 1000, 700, 500, 300; U2000: $1100, 800, 550, 350, 200; U1700: internet in each room. June 2016 USCF Supplement Ratings used. SECTS
& PRIZES: $3,000 b/70 full-paid ent. OPEN: $500-350-250 (U2200): $200. Stone Mtn., GA 30087. Make check payable to: Castle Chess Inc. Info:
$1000, 700, 500, 250, 150; U1400: $350, 250, 150, 100, 50. Unrated limited tournament@castlechess.org; Before June 17: Scott Parker (770-939-
to 3rd place prize in their section. EF [by June 3]: Open - $75, U2000 - U2000: $400-300-200 (U1800): $100. U1600/Unr.: $300-200-100 (U1400):
$100. EF: $60 by 6/1/16; $70 by 6/8/16; $80 thereafter and at site; On- 5030). June 17-19 only: Fun Fong (770-316-8483). HR: see www.castle
$65, U1700 - $60, U1400 - $50. After June 3, add $10 each section. Cash chess.org Note: Bring sets, boards, clocks. None supplied. All parking
only on site. Early Canadian entries at par. GMs free entry. On-site site Reg: Fri. 6/17 from 2-3pm. Rds: Fri. 4pm; Sat. 9am & 2pm; Sun.
10am & 3pm. BYES: 1/2-point bye may be taken for any Round; limit of 2 at Emory is in either Fishburne or Peavine parking decks. No parking
registration Sat. 8:30 - 9:30 am. Registrants after 9:30 Sat. must take next to Cox Hall. Please allow time to walk from the deck to Cox Hall
a 1/2 point bye 1st round. Rounds at: Saturday 10:00; 2:30; 7:00 half-pt. byes allowed but must commit to any byes prior to the start of
Round 3. BLITZ SIDE EVENT: Sat., 6/18, 1st Round at 7pm. 5DSS, G/5 d0 (the building with the clock tower.) W.
Sunday: 10:00; 2:30; 1/2 point byes available for rounds 1, 2, 3, and, 4, if
requested prior to round 2 (limit of 2 byes). US Chess membership required. USCF Blitz Rated (June 2016 Supplement Blitz Ratings used). One Section JUNE 21, NEW YORK
FIDE rules apply to Open section, all other sections, US Chess Official Only. PRIZES: 70% of EFs returned as Cash Prizes. Blitz EF: $15 by 6/8; TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
Rules, 6th ed. in effect. Must use highest of US Chess, FIDE or CFC $20 thereafter and at site. ENTRIES: On-line registration, printable entry MARSHALL MASTERS
rating & US Chess back rating if renewing. Friday 6:00 pm blind- form, and more detailed info at www.cajunchess.com, or mail entry 4-SS, G/25 d5. Open to 2000+ players. FIDE Rapid rated. $750 GTD:
fold-simul event with Grandmaster Robert Hungaski 6 boards, form to Cajun Chess, 12405 Hillary Step Dr., Olive Branch, MS 38654. Info 250-150-100. Top U2400 125, Top U2300 100, Biggest upset $25. EF:
spectators welcome. Accommodation, direction and registration infor- or Phone Ent: 504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971. Major credit cards accepted $40, MCC Mbrs $30. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-
mation at www.LivngWoodChess.com. Bring sets and clocks; none provided. (no checks at site). Please bring your own chess boards, sets and clocks; 10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. 23 W.
chess vendor will be on site. FIDE. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JUNE 10-12 OR 11-12, FLORIDA US Chess Junior Grand Prix! JUNE 22-23, NEVADA
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, VIRGINIA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED)
ORLANDO SUNSHINE OPEN & SCHOLASTIC TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED) 2016 U.S. WOMENS OPEN
Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Dr., Orlando 32819. 5TH ANNUAL CONTINENTAL CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS See Nationals.
$8,000/b140 (Scholastic=1/2). 60% Guaranteed. 5SS, G/120 d5 (2- 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Hyatt Dulles,
day. Rnd 1 G/60 d5). 4 Sections: Premier: $1000-700-400, U2200 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd., Herndon, VA 20171. Free parking, free airport JUNE 23, NEVADA
$400-300; U2000: $700-400-300, U1800 $400-300; U1600: $700-400- shuttle. $20,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 7 sections: Master (2200/up): TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50 (ENHANCED)
300, U1400 $400-300; Scholastic U1200: $400-300-150, U1000 $100, $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $800- WALTER BROWNE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN BLITZ
U800 $50. Trophy to top each age 7 & under thru 14 with at least 2 400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200. Class A (1800- CHAMPIONSHIP (BLZ)
players. Unrateds limited to $100, unless Place prize in Premier. Rated 1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700- 7 D-SS (14 games), G/3 +2. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino,
players can play-up one section. Special OCA Awards TBD. EF: $89, 400-200. Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-200. Class D 3000 Paradise Road, 89109. $5,000 Guaranteed Prize fund! Open:
Scholastic U1200: EF: $45; After June 5, EF: $100 ($55 for Scholastic), (1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $500- $1000-500-300. U2400 300, U2300 275, U2200 250, U2100 225, U2000
plus $5 if paid onsite; FREE EF for GMs ($100 deducted from any prize 250-150-100, plaques to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, 200. Reserve (U1900): $500-300-150, U1700 250, U1600 200, U1500
won); CFCC Memb EF discount: $10 ($5 for Jr/Sr) and part of CFCC Unrated. Rated players may play up one section. Prize limits: Unrated 175, U1400 150, U1200 125, U1000 100. Open section FIDE blitz rated.
Grand Prix with $600 additional prizes. Reg.: ends 1/2 hr. before 1st may not win over $150 in E, $300 D, $450 C, $600 B, or $750 A. Mixed Must be 3 players eligible for each prize awarded. Unrated eligible for
Rd. Scholastic (Sat & Sun only). Rnd. 1: 7pm Fri (or 10am Sat at G/60;d5). Doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined under prizes in open section only. EF: $40 by 6/3, $60 later. REG.: by
Re-entry $40. Rds. 2 thru 5: Sat 1 & 6, Sun 9 & 2. 1/2-pt. byes if reqd score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team average must be under 6:00 p.m. Rd. 1 at 7:30 p.m. www.VegasChessFestival.com.
before Rnd. 2 (max 2). HR: $109 (407) 351-2420; (Mention Chess, No 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, NEVADA
Resort Fee nor WiFi), or http://tinyurl.com/June2016Hotel. Reserve extra fee) by 2 pm 6/18. Top 6 sections EF: $105 online at chessaction.com TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 300 (ENHANCED)
by May 11. (72-hr Cancellation penalty.) Free Parking for all. Ent: CFCC, by 6/15, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions) by 6/13,
c/o Harvey Lerman, 921 N. Thistle Ln., Maitland, FL 32751 or online at 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 6/8, all $120 at site, or online until 2 2016 NATIONAL OPEN
https://onlineregistration.cc (by 6/9). Info: call (407)629-6946 (407- hours before round 1. GMs $100 from prize. Class E Section EF: all $50 See Nationals.
670-9304 onsite cell) or www.centralflchess.org. less than above. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org
ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year US Chess dues
JUNE 11, TENNESSEE with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6 $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult
REA HAYES OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $50; not available in Master
CONTINENTAL CHESS SCHEDULE
4SS, G/60 d5. Bethel Bible Village, 3001 Hamill Rd., Chattanooga (Hixson), Section. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun Visit www.chesstour.com for late news, hotel
TN 37343. $1,000 Guaranteed. Open: $250-150, Top A $75 if 2 or 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun availability, results, games, minimum ratings, etc.
more players, Top B $75 if 2 or more players, Top U1600 $50. EF $30/40 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; Master must commit before rd. 2, others before Enter tournaments at chessaction.com.
at site. Reserve U1400 and below: $175-100, Top E $50 if 2 or more rd. 3. HR: $95-95, 1-888-421-1442 (corrected), reserve by 6/3 or rate may To receive our free email newsletter, see
players, Top U1000 $45, Top Unrated $30. EF: $25/35 at site. Rds.: increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: ches- chess calendar.com or chesstour.com.
9:00, 11:15, 2:15, 4:30 Eastern. Ent/Info: Go to www.chat- saction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service
tanoogachess.org or e-mail entries to entries@chattanoogachess.org Most tournaments have alternate schedules
charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com, 347- with less or more days than below.
or contact Malcolm Estrada, P. O. Box 1102, Chattanooga, TN 37401, 201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries
423-280-9526; mrestrada111@comcast.net Asterisk means full details in this issue-
posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.
otherwise, see future issues or our website.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! US Chess Junior Grand Prix! Events in red offer FIDE norm chances.
JUNE 11-12, IOWA JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, OHIO
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6 TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED) 5/20-22: New York State Open, Lake George NY*
AMES OPEN 2016 COLUMBUS OPEN 5/26-30: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL*
5SS, G/90 i30. USCF and FIDE rated. Site: Hotel 1400, 1400 S. Dayton 5-SS, G/30/90, SD/60 d5 (2-day schedule, rds. 1 -2 G/90 d5), Over
Pl., Ames, IA 50010. EF: $45 online at www.onlineregistration.cc by June 6/17-19: Continental Class, Herndon VA*
$8000 IN PRIZES, UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED. All rounds will be 6/30-7/4: World Open, Philadelphia PA*
9, $55 on-site. Home state membership required. Prizes: $200+trophy, played at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210, on the
$150, U1900 $100, U1700 $100. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: Sat. 10:00-2:30- 7/5-7: World Open Womens Champ, Philadelphia PA*
Ohio State University campus. Parking is $7/day at nearby campus 7/5-10: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA*
7:30 Sun. 10:00-3:00. Visit iowa-chess.org for complete information. parking garages. 3 sections: Open, open to all. G $1500, 1000, 600, 7/6-10: World Open Senior, Philadelphia PA*
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 500, 400; U2000, $600, 400; Premier, open to 1799/below: $600, 400; 7/9-10: World Open Under 13, Philadelphia PA*
JUNE 11-12, WISCONSIN U1600: $600, 400; Reserve, open to 1399/below: $600, 400. All EF:
7/15-17: Chicago Class, Wheeling IL*
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 $100 if recd by 6/13/2016. $110 at site. Free to Sr. Master/above who
complete their schedule. A discount of $3.00 for OCA membership. 3- 7/16-17: Schenectady Open, Schenectady NY*
MILWAUKEE SUMMER CHALLENGE V 7/22-24: Southern Open, Orlando FL*
5SS, G/120 d5 in top 3 sections: Master/Expert (closed section), U2000, day schedule: Reg. Ends Fri. 6:00 p.m., Rds: Fri. 6:30 p.m.; Sat. 11
a.m., 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 9:00 a.m., 3 p.m. 2-day schedule: Reg. Ends Sat. 7/22-24: Bradley Open, Windsor Locks CT*
U1500. 4SS, G/60 d6 in U1000 section. Country Springs Hotel, 2810 7/29-31: Manhattan Open, New York NY*
Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI; 1-800-247-6640; (Mention Southwest Chess 9:30 a.m. Rd. 1 at 10 a.m. and Rd. 2 at 1:30 p.m., then merges with 3-
day schedule. Re-entry: $20. Any player who loses Fri. night may re-enter 8/5-7: Northeast Open, Stamford CT*
Club for $139 room rate, including Waterpark access). EF: $40 in top 3 8/12-14: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA*
sections, $25 in U1000. All $5 more after 6/10. $$GTD: Master/Expert for $20 and loss will not count in tournament standings! One 1/2-pt.
Bye available in Rds. 1-4 (request required prior to Rd. 1). Unrated 8/12-14: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH*
= 1st-$300, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100. U2000=1st-$150, U1500=1st-$80,
U1000=1st-$50. Goddesschess Prizes for females. Reg.: 8:30-9:30. players may play in any section. $25 upset prize each section. HOTELS: 8/12-14: Pacific Coast Open, Ontario CA*
Rds.: Top 3 sections-Saturday, June 11: 10:00 am, 2:30 pm, 7:00 pm, We were unable to obtain a group rate, so inquire at the area hotels 8/19-21: Southern Chess Congress, Atlanta GA*
Sunday June 12: 10:00am-3:00 pm. Rds.: U1000 Saturday, June 11: for room rate, and check the internet for rates and proximity. Downtown 8/19-21: Central California Open, Fresno CA*
10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm. ENT: Robin Grochowski, 3835 E. is about 3 miles from playing site. There is a big event at OSU Stadium 8/26-28: Atlantic Open, Arlington VA*
Morris Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110 or rgrochowski@wi.rr.com. Questions: this weekend, so book your accommodations as early as possible. 8/26-28: Indianapolis Open, Indianapolis IN*
TD Tom Fogec 414-405-4207. ENT:To register online at websites: www.centralchessclub.com. Or 9/3-5: New York State Championship, Albany NY*
www.buckeyechess.com. To register by mail, send to Lou Friscoe, 1623 9/23-25: Southern Class Championships, Orlando FL
JUNE 16-19, LOUISIANA Glenn Ave., Columbus, OH 43212. Inquires: (614) 486-6856 or (614) 9/23-25: Hartford Open, Windsor Locks CT
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 228-8111. Entry forms available at www.centralchessclub.com. 10/5-10: Washington Chess Congress, Arlington VA*
2016 U.S. SENIOR OPEN 10/7-9: Midwest Class, Wheeling IL
See Nationals. US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, GEORGIA 10/28-30: Eastern Chess Congress, Basking Ridge NJ
JUNE 17, NEW YORK TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 11/11-13: Kings Island Open, Blue Ash OH
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6 CASTLE CHESS GRAND PRIX 11/25-27: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA
MARSHALL $500 FIDE BLITZ (BLZ) 5-SS, G/120 d10 (2 day schedule, rd. 1 G/90 d10). Cox Hall Ballroom, 12/26-29: North American Open, Las Vegas NV
9-SS, G/3 +2. FIDE Blitz rated. $500: $200-100, top U2400/unr, U2200, Emory University, 569 Asbury Cir., Atlanta, GA 30322. $13,500 G! Seven
U2000, U1800: $50. USCF regular rating used for pairings & prizes. EF: For later events, see chesstour.com.
Sections: Master: $2,100-1250-750-450; U2400: $1050-650; Expert:
$30, MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-7:30-7:50-8:10- $900-650-400; Class A: $800-500-300; Class B: $600-400-250; Class

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A State Championship Event! event rating posted 6/26/15-6/26/16 was more than 30 points over refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries
JUNE 25, WISCONSIN section maximum, prize limit $2000. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime posted instantly). Awards: Open through U1800 prizes & all plaques
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 games rated as of 7/16 official list cannot win over $1000 in U1200, awarded 7/4, others mailed by 7/18. Bring set, board, clock if possi-
2ND WISCONSIN OPEN G/60 CHAMPIONSHIP $2000 U1400, $3000 U1600 through U2000. Games rated too late for ble- none supplied.
4SS, G/60 d5. Dual rated. Olympia Resort Hotel, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., 7/16 official list not counted toward 26 game total. 3) Balance of any
limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
Oconomowoc, WI . (1-800-558-9573). All Sections, TC: G/60 d5. Rds.: JULY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, NEW YORK
10-1-3:30-6. EF: Open: $37 by 6-23, Reserve (U1600) & Novice (U1000) best male/female combined 2-player team score: $3000-1500-700-
500-300. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
$22 by 6-23. All EF after 6-23 is $3 more. Prizes: Open: 1st $325 - 2nd QUEENS JULY OPEN
$175 - A $120 - U1800 $120. Reserve (U1600) - 1st $100 - 2nd $75 - different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players
begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible; prize limits do 5-SS, G/90 (G/85 d5). All Saints Lutheran Church, 164-02 Goethals Ave.,
U1300 $50. Novice (U1000) 1st $50 + trophy - 2nd $30 + trophy - Tro- Jamaica, NY 11432. EF: $40, $35 QCC. $200-$100 gtd to top 2, more
phies to 1st U800 & U600. Trophies to top WI finisher in each section. not apply to mixed doubles. Entry fee for U2200 through U1400 sections,
and Open Section if USCF or FIDE 2200/over: Online at chessaction.com: per Entries. Up to two 1/2 pt byes ok (declare before Rd. 3). REG.: 7-
Reg.: June 25th 8:30 - 9:30. Mail entries (checks payable to Wisconsin 7:45 pm, Rds.: 8:00 each Fri. ENT: (mail by 6/25/16) Ed Frumkin, 445
Chess Association or WCA) to Dennis J. Kosterman, 28 Singleton Ct., $308 by 4/15, $318 by 5/15, $328 by 6/27, $350 until 2 hours before first
game. Phoned to 406-896-2038: $315 by 4/15, $325 by 5/15, $335 by E. 14th St., #10D, New York, NY 10009.
Madison, WI 53711. Info: dennisk@tds.net or 608-770-3133. A Wisconsin
Tour Event! wischess.org. 6/25. Mailed by 4/15: 5-day $315, 4-day $314, 3-day $313. Mailed by US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
5/15: 5-day $325, 4-day $324, 3-day $323. Mailed by 6/15: 5-day $335, JULY 2-4, CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN
JUNE 27, NEVADA 4-day $334, 3-day $333. Do not mail entry after 6/15. At site until 1 1/2 TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED)
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 60 (ENHANCED) hours before first game: all $350; no checks, credit cards OK. GMs in PACIFIC SOUTHWEST OPEN
2016 U.S. GAME/10 CHAMPIONSHIP (QC) Open: free; $200 deducted from prize. IMs & WGMs in Open: EF $100 6-SS, G/90 + 30 second inc. The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport,
See Nationals. less. Open Section EF $100 more if not rated 2200 or over by USCF or Irvine, CA 92612. $12,000 in Prizes, based on 160 players, but 80% of
FIDE. Under 1200 Section EF: all $100 less than above. Seniors 65/up: all prizes are guaranteed. 6 Sections. Prizes: Open Sec 1st $1,800-
An American Classic! all EF $100 less in U1400 or above sections. U900 Section or Unrated
A Heritage Event! 1,200-800-400-200, plus BU2300 $400-200; U2200, U2000, U1800 and
Section EF: $68 online at chessaction.com by 6/27, $73 mailed by 6/15 U1600 Sections ALL: $800-400-200-100; U1400: $400-200-100, plus
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! or phoned by 6/25, $80 at site until 1 hour before game or online until 2
JUNE 30-JULY 4, JULY 1-4 OR 2-4, PENNSYLVANIA BU1200 $200-100, Book prize for Best unrated in each section, if any.
hours before game. No checks at site; credit cards OK. Re-entry: $160, Open Section will be FIDE rated. Reg.: 9 to 9:45 AM, June official rating
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 300 (ENHANCED) no re-entry from Open to Open. $20 fee for switching section after
44TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN list used. No two day or fast schedule & no re-entries, but two 1/2
6/29. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online point byes are available, must commit by rd. 4. Rds.: 10 AM & 3 PM Sat,
9SS at luxurious Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed,
Philadelphia, PA 19107, directly across the street from the world famous Sun and Mon. EF: $90 Early Bird Special if received by 5/31, $100 from
phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 5-day 6/1 to 7/01, $120 after 7/01. No credit cards at door, checks or cash
Reading Terminal Market with over 100 food vendors. In 9 sections. schedule: Thu 7 pm, Fri 11 am & 6 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 11 am &
$225,000 guaranteed prizes. Unrated may enter only Open, U2200, only. Special rate of only $60 if U1400 or unrated. GMs, IMs, WGMs and
6 pm, Mon 10 am & 4:30 pm. 4-day schedule: Fri 11, 2:30 & 6, Sat 11 & WIMs all have free entry, but $100 deducted from any prize winnings.
U2000, or Unrated Sections. Free analysis of your games by GM Sam 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 3-day schedule: Sat 11, 1:30, 3:30, 6 &
Palatnik 6/30-7/4, free GM lectures 9 am 7/2 & 7/3. Open Section, Players who forfeit any round are subject to a $25 fine! SCCF membership
8:30, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. U900 Section, Unrated Section sched- reqd ($18 Adult; $13 Jr or $3 Jr w/o mag,) for all So Cal residents.
June 30-July 4 only: 40/2, SD/30 d10. Under 2200 to Under 1200 ule: Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11, 2:30 & 6, Mon 10, 1:30 & 4:30. All schedules
Sections, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4: 40/2, SD/30 d10 (4-day Rated Blitz on 7/03 at 8 PM; 3 sections: Open, U2000 and U1600, 8
merge & compete for same prizes. Half point byes OK all, limit 4 (limit 2 rounds, G/5 d2; $20 EF, all entry fees returned in prize fund minus rating
option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10; 3-day option, rds. 1-5 G/35 d10). Under 900 in last 4 rds), Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 5. Entries,
Section & Unrated Section, July 2-4 only: G/60 d10, play separate fee. Entries: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112 or enter online
re-entries close 1 1/2 hours before your first game. HR: $115-115-135, at www.scchess.com. For more info call Chuck Ensey at 858-432-8006
schedule. Open: $20000-10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-800-700-600-500, 215-625-2900, reserve early as chess block may sell out by early June. or email me at chucnglo@aol.com. Hotel Rates: $125, 800-445-8667, if
clear winner bonus $500, top FIDE 2300-2449 $5000-2500-1500, top FIDE Parking: Marriott valet parking, about $20/day (60% off regular rate) booked by 6/15/16, This event is a State Championship Qualifier.
2200-2299 $5000-2500-1500. Top FIDE U2200/Unr $5000-2500-1500. If for first 100 valet parking spaces sold. 925 Walnut (2/5 mile from Marriott),
tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game 10 pm 7/4 for title & about $10/day Sat & Sun, $15/day other days. Gateway Garage, 1540 US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
bonus prize. GM & IM norms possible. FIDE rated. Under 2200/Unr: Spring St. (3/5 mile from Marriott, 1 block from Sheraton Hotel), about JULY 2-4, CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
$12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U2100 (no unr) $5/day Sat & Sun (free shuttle to/from Mariott may be available, see TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
$2000-1000, unrated limit $2000. Under 2000/Unr: $12000-6000-3000- chesstour.com), $20/day other days. Special car rental rates: Avis, 800- 2016 SACRAMENTO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U1900 (no unr) $2000-1000, unrated 331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. ROUNDS: 6. FORMAT: Swiss. RATING: Full-K. SITE: Holiday Inn Express
limit $1000. Under 1800: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500- Foreign player ratings: See www.chesstour.com/foreignratings.htm. & Suites, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. ON-SITE REGISTRATION:
400-400, top U1700 $2000-1000. Under 1600: $10000-5000-2500-1300- US player ratings: Official July ratings used; June FIDE ratings used for 7/2 8:30 am - 9:45 am; 7/3 8:00 am - 8:45 am. ROUNDS: 3-day: 7/2
900-700-600-500-400-400, top U1500 $2000-1000. Under 1400: $8000- Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise 10 & 3:30, 7/3 10:30 & 4, 7/4 10 & 3:30. 2-day : 7/3 9, 11:15,
4000-2000-1300-900-700-600-500-400-400, top U1300 $1600-800. Under unrated. Special rules: Players must submit to a search for electronic 1:30, & 4, 7/4 10 & 3:30. TIME CONTROLS: 40/100 G/30 +30 inc, 2-
1200: $4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-400-400-300-300, top U1000 $1000- devices if requested by Director. See also chesstour.com/devices.htm. day: Rounds 1-3, G/50 +10 inc, Rounds 4-6, 40/100 G/30 +30 inc.
500. Under 900: $600-400-300-200-100, plaques to top 10. Unrated: Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: chess- SECTIONS: Master/Expert (above 1999) - FIDE Rated, Reserve (1600-
$600-400-300-200-100, plaques to top 10. Prize limits: 1) If any post- tour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US. $15 service charge for 1999), Amateur (U1600). ENTRY FEES: $85 postmarked by 6/27. $95

25th annual CHICAGO OPEN


May 26-30 (norms possible), 27-30, 28-30 or 29-30, Memorial Day weekend
8 sections, prizes $100,000 unconditionally guaranteed!
Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, Wheeling IL - free parking, free lectures by GM John Fedorowicz
Open section, 5/26-30: 9 rounds, 40/2, SD/30, d10. Entry fee: $227 at chessaction.com by 5/25, $250 until 2
U2300 to U1300 section: 7 rounds, 5/27-30, 40/2, SD/30, hrs before rd 1 or at site 1 hr before. Open Sect $100 more for
d10 (3-day option 5/28-30, rds 1-2 G/60, d10; 2-day option US players not rated 2200/over by USCF or FIDE. Senior
5/29-30, rds 1-4 G/30, d10). All merge & play for same prizes. 65/up $100 less, except U1000. Online $5 less to ICA
U1000 section: 7 rounds, 5/28-30 or 29-30, G/90, d10 (2- members. Mail, phone or titled: see chesstour.com or TLA.
day option, rds 1-4 G/30, d10). Under 1000 Section: $57 at chessaction.com by 5/25,
$80 online by 2 hours before rd 1 or at site until 1 hour before.
Open: $10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-800-600-500-400- $15 service charge for refunds.
400, clear or tiebreak first $300 bonus, top FIDE U2400/unr
$2000-1000. FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible. 5-day schedule (Open only): enter Thu to 6 pm, rds Thu
Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700: Each 7 pm, Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4.
$5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. 4-day schedule (U2300 to U1300): enter Fri to 6, rds Fri
Under 1500, Under 1300: Each $4000-2000-1000-700- 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4.
500-400-300-300-300-300. 3-day schedule (U2300 to U1300): enter Sat to 10 am,
Under 1000: $1000-500-300-200-200-150-150-100-100- rds Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4.
100, unr limit $200, trophy to first 10, top U800, U600, U400. 3-day schedule (U1000): enter Sat to 1 pm, rds Sat 2 &
Unrateds allowed only in Open, Under 2300, Under 2100 6, Sun 10, 2 & 6, Mon 10 & 2.
or Under 1000 sections. Unrated prize limit $1000 in U2100. 2-day schedule (U2300 to U1300): enter Sun to 9 am, rds
Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 4.
FIDE ratings used for Open, May official USCF for others. 2-day schedule (U1000): enter Sun to 9 am, rds Sun 10,
Unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 2.
If any post-event rating posted 5/25/15-5/25/16 was Half point byes OK all, limit 4 (2 last 4 rds). Open must
more than 30 pts over section maximum, prize limit $1500. commit before rd 2, others rd 4.
Prize limits if under 26 lifetime games as of 5/16 official: Hotel rates: 1-4/rm $107, 800-937-8461, reserve by 5/12.
$1000 U1300, $1500 U1500, $2000 U1700, or $2500 U1900. USCF mem. required: see TLA or chesstour.com.
Mixed Doubles prizes: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
Male/female, must average under 2200. Details in TLA. $2000 guaranteed blitz Sunday 10 pm.

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after 6/27. IMs/GMs free. Entrants may play up one section for $10. $5 plaques to top 3, 1st U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000. EF: $85 $300. EF: $98 online at chessaction.com by 6/27, $105 phoned to 406-
discount to CalChess members (excluding reentries). Reentry after round online at chessaction.com by 6/28, $90 mailed by 6/15, $100 at site, or 896-2038 by 6/25, $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1.
2 of the 3-day schedule: $45. PRIZES: Master/Expert 1st Place $625 & online until 8 am 7/5. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $80 from prize Reg. 5-day $105, 3-day $103 if mailed by 6/15; do not mail entry after 6/15.
trophy, 2nd Place $400, 3rd Place $350. 1st Place Reserve & Amateur ends Tue 5pm, rds. Tue 6, Wed 11 & 6, Thu 9 & 2. Bye: OK any round, GMs free; $80 deducted from prize. 5-day reg. ends 5 pm 7/6, rds.
$550 & trophy. Prize fund of $5,100 based on 90 full paid entries (with limit 1 bye, must commit before rd. 2. Special USCF dues: see World Wed-Sat 6 pm each day, Sun 11 & 4:15. 3-day reg. ends 10 am 7/8,
75 full paid entries, the prize fund will be $4,100). HOTEL: Holiday Inn Open. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, PO Box 8482, Pelham, rds. Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 4:15. Half point byes OK all rounds,
Express & Suites, $95 per night, available until 6/17, (916) 923-1100 or NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at limit 2 byes (limit 1 bye if under 1850), must commit before rd. 2. Special
1-888-465-4329, online at www.hiexpress.com/sacramentone, group chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). USCF dues: see World Open. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess,
code SCC. Reserve early, last year the hotel sold out over the tournament PO Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance
weekend. ADVANCE ENTRIES & INFO: John McCumiskey (TD), e-mail: US Chess Junior Grand Prix! entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).
sactochess@sbcglobal.net; phone: (916) 524-9479. Checks payable to JULY 5-10, PENNSYLVANIA
Sacramento Chess Club and mailed to 6700 50th St., Sacramento, CA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED) US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
95823-1306. Full flyer and advance entries: http://sacramentochess 10TH ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL JULY 9-10, MAINE
club.org under Weekend Events. OTHER INFO: Wheelchair Access. 07/16 9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10, open to all. GM & IM norms possible, satisfies TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
rating list, CCA minimums, and/or TD Discretion. The Master/Expert FIDE requirement that one GM norm be in an event with only one round SACO OPEN
section FIDE rated and will use FIDE rules, with modifications (information per day for a minimum of 3 days. FIDE rated. Philadelphia Marriott Down- A Maine Chess Player of the Year Event! Hampton Inn Saco/Biddeford,
on-site). Please bring clocks. 1/2 point byes available in any round and town, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 (see World Open for rates 48 Industrial Park Rd., Saco, ME 04072. Both sections will use FIDE
must be requested before the completion of the previous round. Maximum & parking info). $$G 10,000: $3000-1500-1000-700-600-500-400-300- pairing rules. In 2 Sections. Open: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Incre-
two 1/2 point byes per entry. 1/2 point byes for rounds 5 & 6 must be 200, top FIDE under 2300 or unrated $1200-600. Minimum prize ment. FIDE rated. $$GTD: $500-250. U2250 $150, U2000 $150. No
requested prior to round 1 and may not be changed. guarantees: $700 to foreign GMs with FIDE ratings 2500/over, $500 to analog clocks allowed in this section. U1750: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30
foreign GMs with with FIDE ratings under 2500, $300 to foreign IMs/WGMs Sec. Increment, Analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60, Open to 1749 & under.
JULY 3, PENNSYLVANIA (all must complete all 9 games with no byes; limited to first 5 foreign $$GTD: $400-200. U1500 $100, U1250 $100, Unrated $75. ALL: EF:
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED) GMs & first 5 foreign IMs/WGMs to enter by 6/24 at chessaction.com). $50 in advance, $55 at site. Reg.: Registration 9:00-9:45. Advance
WORLD OPEN G/10 CHAMPIONSHIP (QC) Minimum prize $300 to other GMs (including US) who complete all 9 entries must be postmarked by 2 July 2016. Rds.: 10-4, 10-4. One half
5SS, G/10 d2. Marriott Philadelphia Downtown (see World Open). $1700 games with no byes. Players who have forfeited without notice in past point bye available rounds 1-3. Must be requested before round 1. ENT:
guaranteed prizes. $1700 guaranteed. In 2 sections. Open Section: CCA Internationals are not eligible for minimum prizes. EF: GMs, IMs, Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex
$300-200-100, top U2300 $220, U2100/Unr $200. Under 1900 Section: WGMs $50 online at chessaction.com by 6/1, $75 online at chessaction.com Relyea relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. HR $188 by 9
$200-100-50, top U1700 $130, U1500 $110, U1300 $90. EF: $40, at site by 6/28, $100 at site; $100 deducted from prize (no deduction from min- June. Call 207-282-7222 and mention Relyea Chess. W.
only, no checks. GMs free; $40 deducted from prize. Reg.: 6-9 pm, imum prize). Foreign FIDE rated players: $100 online at chessaction.com
rounds 9:30, 10:10, 10:50, 11:30, 12:10. 1 half point bye available, must by 6/1, $125 online by 6/28, $150 at site. USA players FIDE rated A Heritage Event!
commit before rd. 2. Quick-rated (will not affect regular ratings); higher 2200/up: $200 online by 6/1, $225 online by 6/28, $250 at site. Others: US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
of regular or quick used for pairings & prizes. $300 online by 6/1, $325 online by 6/28, $350 at site. All: Phoned entry JULY 9-10, WISCONSIN
(406-896-2038) all $10 more; no phoned entry after 6/28. Mailed entry TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
JULY 4, PENNSYLVANIA (Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803) all $10 more; do not mail entry after 6/15. 40TH ANNUAL GREEN BAY OPEN
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED) No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special 1 year USCF dues with Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI 54313. 5SS, 40/95, 30/1,
WORLD OPEN BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP (BLZ) magazine: see World Open. Schedule: Late reg. ends Tue 5 pm, rds. SD/30 d5. EF: $46, Juniors under 19 $41, if recd by 7/6, all entries after
5SS, G/5 d0 (double round, 10 games). Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Tue 6 pm, Wed 11 & 6, Thu 6, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 am. Two half 7/6 including phone, email & in person are $9 more! $$ (Top 2 Gtd. 6
(see World Open). $3000 guaranteed prizes. In 2 sections: Open Section: point byes available (must commit before rd. 2); norm not possible if per class) $2035 Cash + 6 trophies! 1st $425 + trophy; 2nd $240, X
$500-300-200, top U2400 $220-110, U2200/Unr $200-100. Under 2000 taking bye. HR: see World Open. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possi- $160; 1900s & 1800s $145 each; 1700s & 1600s $140 each; 1500s &
Section: $400-200-100, top U1800/Unr $220-110, U1600 $160-80, U1400 ble- none supplied. Ent: chessaction.com. $15 service charge for refunds. 1400s $135 each; 1300s & 1200s $130 each; Under 1200/Unrated $110.
$100, unrated limit $200. EF (at site only, no checks): $40 by 7 pm 7/4, Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. Trophies to top Juniors ages 17-18, 15-16, 13-14, 11-12, 10 & under.
$50 after 7 pm 7/4. GMs free; $40 deducted from prize. Reg.: ends Online entries posted instantly at chessaction.com. Invitations: Reg.: 8:45-9:25am. Rds.: 10-2:30-7:30; 10-3:30. HR: $95/$95/$105/$110
9:15 pm, rounds 9:45 pm, 10:30, 11, 11:30, 12. 1 half point bye available GoAtChess.us. Use @ symbol instead of At in email addresses. call 920-494-7300 mention chess tournament. Room block held to 6/17.
(1 point out of 2); must commit before rd. 2. Blitz rated (will not affect Other Info: 1/2 bye avail. Rds.: 1, 2 or 3 if reqd w/entry. WCA Tour
regular ratings); higher of regular or blitz used for pairings & prizes. JULY 6-10 OR 8-10, PENNSYLVANIA Event. Entries & Inquiries to: Luke Ludwig, 2191 Allouez Ave., Green
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 (ENHANCED) Bay, WI 54311. 920-465-9859, email: lukealudwig@aol.com. W.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! WORLD OPEN SENIOR
JULY 5-7, PENNSYLVANIA 6SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 (ENHANCED) St., Philadelphia 19107 (see World Open for rates & parking info). Open JULY 15-17, KANSAS
5TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP to all born before 7/10/66; option of 5-day or 3-day schedule. $7000 TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (see World guaranteed prizes: $1500-800-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100, KANSAS OPEN
Open for location, rates). Open to all females. $2500 guaranteed top Under 2250/Unr $700-400, 1850-2049/Unr $600-300, Under 1850 Site: Crown Plaza Hotel, 12601 W. 95th St., Lenexa, KS 66215. 3 sections:
prizes: $1000-500-300, top U1800/Unr $260, U1500 $240, U1200 $200, (no unr) $600-300, Under 1650 (no unr) $400-200, Under 1450 (no unr) (7/16 and 7/17) 5SS, G/120 d5. Prizes: $2070 b/80 non-scholastic rate

CONTINENTAL CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS


June 17-19 or 18-19, 2016 at Hyatt Dulles, Herndon VA
$20,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND
5 rounds at Hyatt Dulles, 2300 Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1400- Class E Section entry fee: all
Dulles Corner Blvd, Herndon VA 700-400-200. $50 less than top 6 sections fee.
20171. Free parking, free airport Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1200- Unofficial uschess.org ratings
shuttle, indoor pool, free wireless in 600-400-200. usually used if otherwise unrated.
guest room. Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $1000- Special USCF dues: see TLA or
40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day 500-300-200. chesstour.com; membership required.
option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10, then Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $500-
merges with 3-day & competes for 250-150-100, plaques to first 3, top 3-day reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri
same prizes). U800, U600, Unrated. 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun. 10 & 3:15.
Hotel rates: $95-95, 1-888-421- Unrated prize limits: E $150, D 2-day reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds.
1442, reserve by 6/3 or rate may rise. $300, C $450, B $600, A $750. Sat 11, 2 & 5; Sun. 10 & 3:15.
Mixed doubles: best male/female Byes OK all (limit 2), Master
In 7 sections; rated players may 2-player combined score (average must commit by rd 2, others by rd 3.
play up one section. under 2200) $800-400-200. Different Bring set, board, & clock if
Master (2200/up): Prizes $2000- sections OK; reg. by 2 pm 6/18. possible- none supplied.
1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak 1st
$100 bonus, top Under 2400 $800- Top 6 sections entry fee: $105 Entry: chessaction.com or
400. 120 Grand Prix Pts (enhanced). online at chessaction. com by 6/15, Continental Chess, Box 8482,
Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700- $120 online until 2 hrs before rd 1 or Pelham NY 10803. Refunds, $15
400-200. at site until 1 hr before. Mail or service charge. Entries posted at
Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $1400- phone entry fee: see Chess Life TLA. chessaction.com (online entries
700-400-200. Re-entry (except Master) $50. posted instantly).

58 May 2016 | Chess Life


See previous issue for TLAs appearing May 1-14

entries, Open(all): $350-250-150, U1900: $120 .Reserve(U1800): $300- postal registration available if postmarked by 7/8 (checks payable to SACA) TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
200-100, U1600: $75. Amateur(U1400): $250-150-75, U1200: $50. Clear at SACA, Attn: 2016 Ye Olde Pueblo, PO Box 40663, Tucson, AZ 85717. W. 66TH NEW HAMPSHIRE OPEN
or tiebreak winner $25 bonus to top KS resident in each section. EF: US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 4SS, 40/100, SD/60 d5. Radisson Hotel Nashua, 11 Tara Blvd. (near
$45 mailed by 7/9, $55 thereafter. Special: $10 discount for advance Exit 1 of Everett Tnpk, US Route 3), Nashua, NH 03062; 603-888-9970.
entry into both KS Open + Blitz, $10 entry fee for Scholastics, not com- JULY 16-17, NEW YORK
$$G 3,000. Four sections. Open, $$G 350-200, U2300 200, U2100 200-
peting for cash, but for plaques in Reserve or Amateur (and Blitz). Free TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
130. NH Champion title to top-scoring NH resident. Under 1950, $$G
Scholastic entry for some (see website). Reg.: 7/16 8:00-9:30am. Rds.: 3RD ANNUAL SCHENECTADY OPEN 250-150-100 (no Unr may win more than 150), U1750 200. Under 1650,
7/16: 10-2:30-7, 7/17: 9:30-2:00. KANSAS BLITZ CHESS: 1 section: 5SS, rds. 1-2 G/90 d10, rds. 3-5 40/100, SD/30 d10. Proctors Theatre, $$G 250-150-100 (no Unr may win more than 120), U1450 200. Under
(7/15), 5SS, G/10 d0. Prizes: $580 b/40 non-scholastic rate entries, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305 (free parking in Broadway Garage). 1350, $$G 200-120-80 (no Unr may win more than 80), U1150 120. All,
$200-120-80, U2100 - $60, U1800 - $60, U1500/Unrated - $60. EF: $25 $2000 guaranteed prize fund. In 3 sections. Open: $400-200-150, top EF $59 in advance or $65 at door, except $49/$55 for Under 1350
if mailed by 7/9, $35 thereafter. $10 entry fee for all Scholastics not U2050/Unr $180. Under 1850: $250-130-70, top U1650 (no unr) $140. section, free to GM/IM in Open. NHCA memb. req. for rated NH residents:
competing for cash. Reg.: 7/15 6-6:45pm. Rds.: 7:00, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9. Under 1450: $160-80-50, top U1250 (no unr) $90. Unrated may not $8 adult, $6 age 18/under. Reg.: Sat 8:30-9:30 a.m., Rds.: 10-4, 9:30-
KANSAS BUGHOUSE: 1 section: (7/15) 4pm. (details- see website) win over $100 in U1450. Mixed doubles: $100 bonus to best male/female 3:30. Half-point bye okay for any one round if requested before Rd 2
HR: Crowne Plaza reservation at 913-217-1000 or 844-613-8134. KCA combined score among all sections. Team average must be under 2200; (but not for Rd 4 in Open). No half-point byes to players receiving full-
Memb. reqd for all Kansas residents ($7 adult, $5 Sch.) participating in may play in different sections; teams must register by 2 pm 7/16. Top
point byes. NHCA membership meeting 9 a.m. Sun. HR: $99 (plus 9%
any Kansas Open event. See website for full details: www.kansas 2 sections EF: $59 online at chessaction.com by 7/14, $70 at site, or
tax) if reserved directly with hotel or online; reserve by 7/1, use code
chess.org. Ent: Laurence Coker, 8013 W. 145th St., Overland Park, KS online until 2 hours before round 1. Online entry $5 less to NYSCA mem-
NHCA16. Ent: NHCA, c/o Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. Unit 23, Manchester,
66223. Make Checks payable to Kansas Chess Association. Ph: 913- bers (may join with entry). U1450 Section EF: all $20 less than above.
NH 03103. To enter online using credit card, start by visiting
851-1583, e-mail: wlcoker7@hotmail.com No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $50
www.nhchess.org. Info: halterrie@comcast.net or 603-668-8368 (home).
deducted from prize. All: Re-entry $40; not available in Open Section.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, ILLINOIS 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at JULY 29-31 OR 30-31, NEW YORK
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED) chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED)
9TH ANNUAL CHICAGO CLASS phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Reg. 15TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN OPEN
5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, G/60 d10). Westin Chicago North ends Sat 9 am, rds. Sat 10, 2 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; must 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Hotel Pennsyl-
Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090 (from Chicago, commit before rd. 2. HR: Hotels/motels within walking distance; see vania, 401 Seventh Ave (32nd-33rd St, across from Penn Station), New
I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 to Lake Cook Rd. to US- travel websites. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, York 10001. $20,000 guaranteed prizes. In 6 sections. Open: $2000-
45 south). Free parking. $20,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 7 sections: Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: 1000-600-400, clear/tiebreak win $100 bonus, top Under 2400/Unr
Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries $600-300. FIDE. Under 2200: $1500-800-400-200, top U2000/Unr $600-
$100, top U2400 $800-400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400- posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tour- 300. Under 1900: $1500-800-400-200, top U1700 $600-300. Under 1600:
200. Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class B nament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm. $1200-600-300-200, top U1400 $500-250. Under 1300: $800-400-200-
(1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1200- US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 100, top U1100 $300-150. Under 1000: $500-250-150-100, trophies to
600-400-200. Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200. Class E first 3, top U800, U600, Unr. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best
(Under 1200/Unr): $500-250-150-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, JULY 22-24 OR 23-24, FLORIDA
male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $800-
Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Rated players may play up one section. TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED) 400-200. Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play
Prize limits: Unrated may not win over $100 in E, $200 D, $300 C, $500 24TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN OPEN in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/30;
B, or $700 A. Mixed Doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Wyndham teams including an unrated cannot win over $300. Unrated may enter
team combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team average Orlando Resort, 8001 International Dr., Orlando 32819. Special parking any section, with prize limit U1900 $600, U1600 $450, U1300 $300, U1000
must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams $5/day. $$15,000 guaranteed prizes. In 4 sections. Open: $2000-1000- $150; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 4 sections EF: $128
must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/16. Top 6 sections EF: $105 500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr online at chessaction.com by 7/27, $140 phoned to 406-896-2038 (no
online at chessaction.com by 7/13, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 (entry $800-400. Under 2100: $1500-800-400-200, top Under 1900/Unr $600- questions) by 7/25, 3-day $138, 2-day $137 if check mailed by 7/20, all
only, no questions) by 7/11, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 7/6, all 300. Under 1700: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1500 (no unr) $500-250. $150 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before rd
$120 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs $100 from prize. Under 1300: $800-400-200-150, top Under 1100 (no unr) $200-100, plaques 1. GMs free; $100 from prize. Under 1300 Section EF: all $30 less than
Class E Section EF: all $50 less than above. All: No checks at site, credit to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Mixed doubles bonus top 3 sections EF. Under 1000 Section EF: all $60 less than top 3 sections
cards OK. Online EF $5 less to ICA members; join/renew at il-chess.org. prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sec- EF. Online entry $5 less to NYSCA members ($12/yr with 2 issues Empire
An ICA Tour event. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise tions: $800-400. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play Chess, $20/yr 4 issues, may join with entry). Re-entry $60, not available
unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/23. in Open. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org
entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic Unrated may not win over $100 in U1300 or $300 U1700. Top 3 sections ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues
$15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic EF: $105 online at chessaction.com by 7/20, $110 phoned to 406-896- with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35,
$17. Re-entry $50; not available in Master Section. 3-day schedule: Reg. 2038 by 7/18, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 7/13, all $120 (no checks, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40,
ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs, IMs Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm.
Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; & WGMs free; $100 deducted from prize. U1300 Section EF: all $40 less Rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10
Master must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $107-107-107- than above. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise am. Rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Half point byes available all
107, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 7/1 or rate may increase. unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with rounds, limit 2 byes, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic HR: $139-159-169 plus required $15/night facility fee, 1-800-223-8585,
or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic reserve by 7/8 (earlier is better) or rate will increase, ask for Continental
for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com, 347-201- $17. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day schedule: Reg Chess Association rate. Facility fee includes high speed WIFI in room,
2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: unlimited local & long distance calling, and unlimited use of Ballys Total
instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm. Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. All: Half point byes Fitness located next door to the hotel. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental
OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! $95-95 (no resort fee), 1-800-421-8001, 407-351-2420; reserve by 7/8 or Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-
JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, OHIO rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or 2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Con- instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.
SECOND ANNUAL AVIATOR OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT (PART tinental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for
OF DAYTON MASTER CHESS FESTIVAL) refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201- JULY 30-AUG. 7, AUG. 2-7 OR AUG. 4-7, INDIANA
Using July 2016 ratings. OPEN FORMAT FIDE RATED. SAME FORMAT 2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 300
USED AT THE UPCOMING US OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP. 5-SS, G/90 instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm. 117TH ANNUAL U.S. OPEN
+30, $4000 b/60. PRIZES: $1200, $800, $600, $500, $400, $300, $200. See Nationals.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
3 Day Schedule: Rounds: Friday 8PM, Saturday 12PM & 6PM & Sunday JULY 22-24 OR 23-24, CONNECTICUT US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
10AM & 4:30PM. 2 Day Schedule: Round 1: G/60 +30, 9:30AM Saturday, TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50 (ENHANCED) AUG. 5-7 OR 6-7, CONNECTICUT
then joins 3day. Up to two byes permitted, must schedule prior to R3. TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50 (ENHANCED)
21ST ANNUAL BRADLEY OPEN
EF: $89 if recd by 7/8; thereafter $99. OH Grand Prix Event - $3 disc
5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Sheraton Hotel, 22ND ANNUAL NORTHEAST OPEN
OCA mbrs. Also $3 disc DCC mbrs. Reg.: on site Fri 6-7:30 & Sat for 1 Bradley Airport (visible at airport entrance), Windsor Locks, CT 06096 (I- 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Sheraton
those taking a bye in R1 from 9:30-10:30. ENTRIES: Mail to Dayton 91 Exit 40 to Rt 20). Free parking. $8000 guaranteed prize fund. In 4 Hotel, 700 Main St., Stamford, CT 06901. Free parking. $8500 guaranteed
Chess Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402 or register online at sections. Open: $1000-650-350, U2210/Unr $600-300. Under 2010: $800- prize fund. In 4 sections. Open: $1200-700-400, top U2250 $600-300.
https://daytonchesclub.com/ No cks at site. Info: Riley Driver email 500-300, top U1810 (no unr) $400-200. Under 1710: $700-400-200, top Under 2050: $800-400-300, top U1850 $500-250. Under 1650: $700-
rileyddriver@sbcglobal.net. Hotels: Details on Crown Plaza & Dayton U1510 (no unr) $300-150. Under 1310: $400-200-100, trophies to first 3, 400-200, top U1450 $300-150. Under 1250: $400-200-100, trophy to first
Grand Hotels (and others) in June/July issues of Chess Life (sooner at top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated. Mixed Doubles bonus prizes: best 3, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated. Unrated may not win over $100 in
DaytonChessClub.com) as details are finalized. male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $300- U1250 or $300 in U1650. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female
A Heritage Event! 150. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different 2-player team combined score among all sections: $400-200. Team
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/23. Unrated may average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections;
JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, ARIZONA not win over $100 in U1310 or $300 in U1710. Top 3 sections EF: $78 teams must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2.
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 (ENHANCED) online at chessaction.com by 7/20, $85 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/18, Top 3 sections EF: $85 online at chessaction.com by 8/3, $95 phoned to
YE OLDE PUEBLO OPEN AND SCHOLASTICS 3-day $83, 2-day $82 if check mailed by 7/13, $90 at site, or online until 2 406-896-2038 by 8/1 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $93, 2-day $92 if
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd., hours before rd. 1. U1310 Section EF: all $30 less than above. All: No check mailed by 7/27, $100 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd. 1.
Tucson, AZ 85704, 1-800-325-7832. SECTIONS: Championship, Reserve checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs, IMs, & WGMs free, $70 deducted U1250 Section EF: all $40 less than above. No checks at site, credit
(U2000), & Booster (U1400). Scholastic tournament held the same weekend from prize. Online EF $3 less to CSCA or WMCA members. Re-entry $50; cards OK. GMs free, $80 deducted from prize. Online EF $3 less to CSCA
(K-6/U1000) & (K-6/U600) visit sazchess.org for more info! SCHEDULE: not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if members. Re-entry $50; not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org
(3-day) 5/SS, 40/90 SD/30 + 30 inc. Reg.: 7/15 5:30-6:30 PM; Rds.: 7, otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues
10-5, 9:30-3:30. (2-day) 5/SS, Rds.: 1-2 G/60 + 30 inc. Rds.: 3-5 40/90 paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult
SD/30 + 30 inc. Reg.: 7/16 8:30-9:30 AM; Rds: 10-1:30-5, 9:30-3:30. Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site,
(Booster 2-day only) 5/SS, G/90 d5. Reg.: 7/16 8:30-9:30 AM; Rds.: 10- Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg ends
1:30-5, 9:30-1. PRIZES: (Championship) $$Gtd: $700+Plaque-500-300; & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg
$$b/4 X, A/below $150 ea. $25 SACA gift certificate to Top Jr. U18, Sr. 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd. 2. HR: $105-105, ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; must
860-627-5311; reserve by 7/8 or rate may increase. Ent: chessaction.com commit before rd. 2. HR: $99-99, 800-408-7640, 203-358-8400; reserve
50+; (Reserve) $$b/38: $250-150; $$b/4 B, C, D/below $100 ea. $25
or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for by 7/22 or rate may increase. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess,
SACA gift certificate to Top UNR, Jr. U14, Sr. 50+; (Booster) Trophy + refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:
$50 SACA gift certificate to 1st Place, Trophy to 2nd - 5th Place, Top E, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries DirectorAtChess.us, www.chesstour.com, 347-201-2269. Advance entries
U1000/Unr. EF: GM/IM FREE! (Championship) $65 additional $20 if U2000; posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm. posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tour-
(Reserve) $45 additional $20 if U1400; (Booster) $30. LATE FEE: Additional nament Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.
$10 if entry received after 7/7, $20 after 7/14. ALL: 1/2 pt. byes all rounds A Heritage Event!
but must be requested prior to start of Round 2 (max 2). Re-entries $40. US Chess Junior Grand Prix! A Heritage Event!
HR: $89 if by 7/1, use Group Code: SACA. Info: Martha Underwood, 520- A State Championship Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
261-5984, email: information@sazchess.org. Ent: Events4Chess.com; JULY 23-24, NEW HAMPSHIRE AUG. 11-14, 12-14 OR 13-14, MASSACHUSETTS

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TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED) 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 8/3, all $120 (no checks, credit cards 100. Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in
46TH ANNUAL CONTINENTAL OPEN OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before rd. 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/20. Top 3
6SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option except Open Section, rds. 1-3 G/40 $100 deducted from prize. U1300 Section EF: all $40 less than above. sections EF: $85 online at chessaction.com by 8/17, 3-day $93, 2-day $92
d10). Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St. (Rt 20 West), Sturbridge, Online EF $5 less to OCA members. Unofficial uschess.org ratings mailed by 8/10, all $95 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/15 (entry only, no
MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking. Experience early 19th usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper questions), $100 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd. 1. Under 1250
century America at Old Sturbridge Village (see www.osv.org). Free lectures magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Section EF: all $30 less than above. Online or mailed EF $10 less to
by IM Danny Kopec, Sat 9 am & Sun 9 am, also afternoon analysis of Adult $22 Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Fresno Chess Club members. GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $80 deducted from
games submitted by players. $30,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections. Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $50; not available in Open Section. prize. All: Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
Open: $3000-1500-700-500-300, clear or tiebreak win $200 bonus, top 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry: Online at ches-
U2300/Unr $1400-700. FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-300-200. 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & saction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned
Under 1900: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1700: $2000-1000-500- 3:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60;
300-200. Under 1500: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1300: others before rd. 3. HR: $100-100, 216-252-5333, reserve by 7/29 or not available in Open Section. No checks at site, credit cards OK. 3-day
$1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1000: $800-400-300-200, trophies to top rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-
3, first U800, U600, Unr. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limit reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Con- day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15.
U1000 $150, U1300 $300, U1500 $450, U1700 $600, U1900 $750; balance tinental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for Byes: OK all, limit 2; limit 1 bye if eligible for class money prizes; must
goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201- commit before rd. 2. HR: $119-119, 559-268-1000, request chess rate,
male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000- 2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted reserve by 8/5 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use
600-400. Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm. AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: ches-
in different sections; teams must register at site (no extra fee) before US Chess Junior Grand Prix! saction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service
both players begin round 2; teams including an unrated cannot win over AUG. 13-17, MARYLAND charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com, 347-
$300. Top 4 sections EF: $155 online at chessaction.com by 8/10, $165 TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted
phoned by 8/8 (406-896-2038, no questions), 4-day $164, 3-day $163, 2- 5TH ANNUAL WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.
day $162 mailed by 8/2, $180 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or 9SS, 40/90, SD/20 inc/30 Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville,
online until 2 hours before rd. 1. GMs free; $150 deducted from prize. A Heritage Event!
MD 20852, 301-468-0308. All prizes guaranteed. Two sections: A US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
Under 1500 or Under 1300 Section EF: all $40 less than top 4 sections Section (minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF to play. FIDE ratings
EF. Under 1000 Section EF: all $80 less than top 4 sections EF. All: AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, VIRGINIA
used for pairings and prizes) $4000-2000-1000-900-700-600-400, top TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
Online EF $5 less to MACA members; may join/renew at masschess.org. U2500 $1300-650, top U2300 $1100-550. Limited number of minimum
Re-entry $80; not available in Open. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually 48TH ANNUAL ATLANTIC OPEN
prizes for non-US FIDE rated players, see web page. Limited amount of 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Hilton Crystal
used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine housing support is available for non-US GMs and IMs. GM and IM norms
if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, City at Washington Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway,
possible (2 IMs earned last year). B Section 9-SS (under 2201 Arlington, VA 22002 (2/5 mile from Crystal City Metro). $$ 26,000 guar-
Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult USCF and under 2200 FIDE, USCF ratings used, FIDE rated) $2000-
$25, Scholastic $17. 4-day schedule: Reg Thu to 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, anteed prizes. In 7 sections. Open: $3000-1500-800-400, clear or tiebreak
$1000-$600-$400, top U2000 $1000-$450, top under 1800 $550. Free
Fri 6 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 11 am, Continental breakfast for players each morning. All equipment 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1000-500. FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-
rds. Fri 12 & 6, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg Sat to 9 provided for both sections. A section EF: GMs, non-US IMs Free; US 1000-500-300. Under 1900: $2000-1000-500-300. Under 1700:
am, rds. Sat 10, 12:15, 2:30 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. No 2-day Open Section. IMs and WGMs $199; FMs $299; FIDE above 2200 $349; FIDE from 2100 $1700-800-400-300. Under 1500: $1500-700-400-300. Under 1300:
All schedules: Bye all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, other to 2199 $399, FIDE from 2000 to 2099 $600, FIDE below 2000 $800. All $1000-500-300-200. Under 1000: $600-300-200-100, plaques to top 3,
sections before rd. 4. HR: $96-96-106, 800-582-3232, 508-347-7393, $25 more after 6/13, $35 more after 7/30, $45 more after 8/9, $70 first U800, U600, Unrated. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female
request chess rate, reserve by 7/29 or rate may increase. Car rental: more at the door. B Section EF: $249. $20 more after 7/30, $30 more 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300.
Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com or Con- after 8/9, $40 more at the door. Special EFs: All $100 less for non-US Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in different
tinental Chess, PO Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for FIDE rated in A section; If staying at the Hilton (min 3 nights), $50 less sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/27; teams including
refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.us, for US IMs and WGMs, others $75 less. All $25 less for new WI players. an unrated cannot win over $300. Unrated may not win over $200 in
347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries All $20 rebate for every new paying WI player you refer. All $50 less, if U1000, $350 U1300, $500 U1500, $700 U1700, or $900 U1900; balance
posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat. 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm. born before 8/13/1966. Schedule Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. 8/13- goes to next player(s) in line. Top 5 sections EF: $125 online at chess-
8/16:11am & 5:30pm, Wed 8/17 11am. HR $93. Ent: MCA, c/o Michael action.com by 8/24, $135 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/22 (entry only,
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! no questions), 3-day $133, 2-day $132 if check mailed by 8/17, $140 at
AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. More information,
hotel reservation link & online entry at http://washintl.mdchess.com. site, or online until 2 hours before rd. 1. GMs free; $120 from prize. Under
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED) 1300 Section EF: All $30 less than top 5 sections EF. Under 1000 Section
21ST ANNUAL PACIFIC COAST OPEN A Heritage Event! EF: All $60 less than top 5 sections EF. All: No checks at site, credit cards
6SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-3 G/45 d10). Ontario Airport US Chess Junior Grand Prix! OK. Re-entry $60, not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org
Hotel and Conference Center, 700 N. Haven Ave., Ontario, CA 91764 (I- AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, GEORGIA ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues
10 to N. Haven Ave). Free parking, free shuttle to Ontario Airport or TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED) with paper magazine if paid with entry- Online at chessaction.com, Adult
Ontario Mills Mall, free wireless, heated pool, restaurants within walking 47TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN CHESS CONGRESS $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site,
distance. $25,000 guaranteed prizes. In 6 sections. Open: $3000-1500- 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Sheraton Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends
1000-500, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1200-600. Atlanta Downtown Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE., Atlanta 30303. $$ Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg.
FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-300. Under 1900: $2000-1000-500- 20,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND. In 7 sections: Premier: Open to ends Sat. 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2, Open
300. Under 1700: $1800-900-500-300. Under 1500: $1200-700-400-200. 1900/above. $2000-1000-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $99-99-109, 1-800-
Under 1250: $800-400-200-100, plaques to first 3, top U1000, U800, Unr. bonus, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE. Under 2200: $1400-700-400-200. HILTONS, 703-418-6800, reserve by 8/12 or rate may increase. Car
Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team com- Under 2000: $1400-700-400-200. Under 1800: $1400-700-400-200. Under rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633, or reserve car online through
bined score among all sections: $1000-500-300-200. Team average rating 1600: $1200-700-400-200. Under 1400: $800-500-300-200. Under 1100: chesstour.com. Special parking rate: $13/day. Ent: chessaction.com
must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams $500-300-200-100, plaques to first 3, top U900, U700, Unrated Prize or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge
must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/13; teams including an unrated limits: Unrated may not win over $150 in U1100, $300 U1400, $450 for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US,
may not win over $300. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limit U1600, $600 U1800, or $750 U2000. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best 201-347-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entry
U1900 $600, U1700 $450, U1500 $300, U1250 $150; balance goes to next male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $800- posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.
player(s) in line. Top 4 sections EF: $135 at chessaction.com by 8/10, 400-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in
$140 phoned by 8/8 (406-896-2038, no questions), 3-day $138, 2-day different sections; teams must register at site (no extra fee) before 2 pm US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
$137 mailed by 8/3, $150 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online 8/20; teammate pairings avoided but possible. Top 5 sections EF: $113 AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, INDIANA
until 2 hours before rd 1. GMs free; $120 deducted from prize. Under online at chessaction.com by 8/17, $120 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/15 TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 (ENHANCED)
1500 Section EF: All $30 less than top 4 sections entry fees. Under (entry only, no questions), 3-day $118, 2-day $117 mailed by 8/10, $130 11TH ANNUAL INDIANAPOLIS OPEN
1250 Section EF: All $60 less than top 4 sections entry fees. SCCF online until 2 hours before rd. 1 or at site. GMs free; $100 deducted from 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Crowne Plaza
membership ($18, under 18 $13 with magazine, $3 without) required prize. U1400 Section EF: all $30 less than top 5 sections EF. U1100 Indianapolis Airport, 2501 S. High School Rd (off I-465 & Airport Expwy),
for rated Southern CA residents. Re-entry $70; not available in Open Section EF: all $60 less than top 5 sections EF. No checks at site, credit Indianapolis, IN 46241. Free parking, free airport shuttle, free wireless,
Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise indoor pool, game room, fitness center. Prizes $$17,000 based on 200
Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at unrated. Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online paid entries (re-entries & U1200 count half), minimum $12,750 (75% each
chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, prize) guaranteed. In 4 sections. Open: $2000-1000-600-300, clear or
phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re- tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2200/Unr $1200-600. Under 2000:
schedule: Reg. Fri to 11 am, rds. Fri 12 & 6, Sat 12 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:15. entry $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri $1700-900-500-300, top Under 1800 (no unr) $1000-500. Under 1600:
2-day schedule: Reg Sat to 9 am, rds. Sat 10, 12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 10 & 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg $1500-800-400-300, top Under 1400 (no unr) $600-300. Under 1200:
3:15. All schedules: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Byes: OK all, limit 2; $700-400-250-150, plaque to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under
before rd. 2, other sections before rd. 4. HR: $95-95, 909-980-0400, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $119-119, 404- 600, Unrated. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1600, or
request chess rate, reserve by 7/29 or rate may increase. Car rental: 659-6500, request chess rate, reserve by 8/5 or rate may increase. $500 U2000. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player
Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com or Con- Special parking rate: $11 (50 percent off regular rate). Car rental: team combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team average
tinental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams
refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201- chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teams
2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com, chess- including an unrated limited to $300. Top 3 sections EF: $108 online at
instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm. tour.info, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries chessaction.com by 8/24, $115 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/22 (entry
posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tour- only, no questions), 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 8/17, all $120 (no
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! nament Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.
AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, OHIO checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before rd. 1. GMs,
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED) US Chess Junior Grand Prix! IMs & WGMs free; $90 deducted from prize. Under 1200 Section EF: all
CLEVELAND OPEN AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN $40 less than above. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if oth-
5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10) at luxurious TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 60 (ENHANCED) erwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid
Marriott Cleveland Airport, 4277 W. 150th St., Cleveland, OH 44135. Free 7TH ANNUAL CENTRAL CALIFORNIA OPEN with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic
parking, free airport shuttle, restaurants within easy walking distance. 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Doubletree $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic
$15,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 4 sections. Open: $2000-1000-500- Hotel (formerly Radisson), 2233 Ventura St., Fresno, CA 93710. Free airport $17. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day schedule: Reg
300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $800-400. shuttle, free parking for hotel guests. Cosponsored by Fresno Chess Club ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule:
Under 2100: $1500-800-400-200, top U1900/Unr $600-300. Under 1700: and Fresno Chess Foundation. $$ 10,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES: $2500 Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. All: Half point byes
$1200-600-300-200, top U1500 (no unr) $500-250. Under 1300: $800- more than last year with same entry fees! In 4 sections: Open: $1300- OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR:
400-200-150, top U1100 (no unr) $200-100, plaques to top Under 1000, 700-400-200, clear or tiebreak 1st $100, top U2250/Unr $600-300. Under $99-99, 1-800-227-6963, 317-236-7495; reserve by 8/12 or rate may
Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best 2050: $1000-600-300-150, top U1850 (no unr) $500-250. Under 1650: increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car
male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $800- $800-500-250-150, top U1450 (no unr) $400-200. Under 1250: $500-250- online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess,
400. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different 150-100, plaques to first, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated. Unrated may Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:
sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/13. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limits: U1250 $200, U1650 $500 (balance www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. Advance entries
not win over $200 in U1300 or $500 in U1700. Top 3 sections EF: $105 goes to next player(s) in line). Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tour-
online at chessaction.com by 8/10, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/8, male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $200- nament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

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See previous issue for TLAs appearing May 1-14

A Heritage Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix! JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, Ye Olde Pueblo Open and Scholastics
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! OCT. 6-10 OR 7-10, NEW JERSEY See Grand Prix.
A State Championship Event! TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 300 (ENHANCED) AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, 21st annual Pacific Coast Open (CA-S)
SEPT. 2-5, 3-5 OR 4-5, NEW YORK 2016 MILLIONAIRE CHESS OPEN III See Grand Prix.
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED) 9SS, 40/120, SD/30 d5 for Open; 7SS, 40/120, SD/30 d5 for Under Sections.
138TH ANNUAL NY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 4-Day Schedule for Under Sections, G/45 d5 for Rounds 1 4. Harrahs AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 7th annual Central California Open (CA-N)
Out of state welcome. 6SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option in U2100 & Resort & Casino Atlantic City, 777 Harrahs Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401. See Grand Prix.
below, rds. 1-3 G/40 d10). Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd., Albany 12205 $510,000 Prize Fund!!! 60% guaranteed. Five Main Sections: OPEN
(Thruway Exit 24, I-87 north to Wolf Rd, Exit 4). Free parking, free airport (FIDE rated & FIDE rules; GM, IM, WGM and WIM norms possible):
shuttle, indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, many restaurants nearby. $50,000 25,000 14,000 9,000 6,000 4,000 - 2,000 - 1,5001,000 ARKANSAS
$$G 13,000. In 5 sections. Open: $1500-700-500-300, top U2300/Unr each (9th-20th) 600 ea. (21st 40th); 2400 2549: 20,000 10,000 MAY 13-15 OR 14-15, 3rd Annual Little Rock Spring Open
$800-400. State title & $100 bonus to top NYS resident (both decided on 6,000 3,000 1,500; U2400: 20,000 10,000 6,000 3,000 1,500. See Grand Prix.
tiebreak if tied). Under 2100: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900 $400- U2200 $20,000 10,000 6,000 3,000 2,000 1,500 1,200 800,
200. Under 1800: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1600 $400-200. Under 600 ea. (9th 20th) 500 ea. (21st 40th). U2000: $20,000 10,000 JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA)
1500: $700-400-200-100, top Under 1300 $300-150. Under 1200: $400- 6,000 3,000 2,000 1,500 1,200 800, 600 ea. (9th 20th) 500 See Nationals.
200-100-50, trophy to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, ea. (21st-40th). U1800: $20,000 10,000 6,000 3,000 2,000 1,500 JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA)
Unrated. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player 1,200 800,600 ea. (9th 20th) 500 ea. (21st 40th). U1600: See Nationals.
team combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team average $18,000 9,000 5,000 3,000 2,000 1,400 1,000 800,600 ea.
must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams (9th 20th) 500 ea. (21st 40th). U1400: $12,000 6,000 3,000 - JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA)
must register at site (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; 2,000 -1500. U1200: $8,000 4,000 2,000 1,500; $10,000 in Special See Grand Prix.
teams including an unrated cannot win over $300. Unrated may not win Prizes, including Mixed Doubles, Upset, Tie-Break Consolation, Best JULY 15-17, Kansas Open (KS)
over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500 or $500 U1800. Top 3 sections EF: Dressed categories, Top Female in the five main sections, prize for See Grand Prix.
$99 online at chessaction.com by 8/31, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 youngest participant, Redemption jackpot. See website for complete
by 8/29 (entry only, no questions), 4-day $109, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 list. EF: $499 by 5/31, $549 by 7/31, $574 by 8/31, $599 by 9/30, $649 up AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 47th annual Southern Chess Congress (GA)
if check mailed by 8/24, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before to noon EDT on 10/5. Unrated/Provisional players may enter in the See Grand Prix.
game. GMs free; $90 deducted from prize. Under 1500 Section EF: All Open Section only. For this event, provisionally rated players are
$20 less than top 3 sections EF. Under 1200 Section EF: All $40 less those with less than 60 games under a single rating system (USCF,
than top 4 sections EF. All: Online entries $7 less to NYSCA members FIDE or other foreign systems). Highest rating between 1/1/2015 and CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
(NYSCA dues $12/yr with 2 issues Empire Chess or $20/yr with 4 issues; 8/31/2016. See FAQ on tournament website for details on ratings and US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
join or renew together with entry.) Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually adjustments for section eligibility. The highest of USCF, FIDE, CFC, ECF
and other foreign ratings, adjusted accordingly, may be used. Current min- MAY 14-15, Barber Qualifier (K-Gr8) For 1800+ players, 5SS,
used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine G/90+30 (Note date change from Apr. 9-10)
if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult imum CCA ratings may also be used. Players must disclose all ratings and
Federation IDs. NO onsite registration. Re-entry (not available in Open Fremont Courtyard Marriott, 47000 Lakeview Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538.
$22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Sched: Reg.: 9:15-9:45a, Rds.: 1-3 Sat 10a, 1:30p, 5p, Rds. 4-5 Sun
Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60, all sections but Open. No checks section): $200 from 5-Day to 4-Day schedule available by 8am, 10/7.
Rounds: 5-Day Schedule: Thu 12 and 7, Fri 11 and 6, Sat 11 and 6, Sun 10a, 1:30p. 1 Section: 1800+ (FIDE rated). Prizes: $650 Guaranteed:
at site, credit cards OK. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 11 am, rds. Sat $300-200-100-50. $300 to first place provided he/she completes Barber
12 & 6, Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:15. 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, 11. Play-off Qualifying Round on Sunday at 6pm if necessary. Rounds 8 &
9 for Open Section players not qualifying for Top 4 Play-off, Mon 11 and 6. tournament as Northern California Representative. 2nd: $200, 3rd:
rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 6 pm, Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: $100; 4th: $50. EF: $54, after 5/10 +15. May 2016 Supp used for pairing
Reg. ends Sun. 10 am, rds Sun 11, 1:30, 3:30, 6, Mon 10 & 3:15, no 2-day 4-Day Schedule (not available for Open section), G/45 d5: Fri 11:30,
2, 4:30 and 7:00 (merges with 5-Day Schedule on Round 5). See complete & TD disc. Info:http://bayareachess.com/barber. (This TLA replaces
schedule in Open. Bye: all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, others
before rd. 4. HR: $102-102, 800-443-8952, 518-458-8444, reserve by Monday schedule for semi-finals and finals for top 4 in each section on one that appeared in March CL.)
8/25 or rate may increase. NYSCA meeting 9 am Sun. Car rental: 800- tournament website. Additional anti-cheating policies in effect: No US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
331-1600, use AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. cell phones or other electronic devices allowed. All chess clocks MAY 14-15, Denker Qualifier (Gr9-12) For 2000+ players, 5SS,
Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. and chess sets, for all sections, will be provided! Please see website G/90+30
$15 service fee for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, Direc- for all additional rules. Electronic notation devices will not be allowed.
Fremont Courtyard Marriott, 47000 Lakeview Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538.
torAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com Security staff on site. DGT boards will be used for a limited number of
top boards. Half-Point Byes: Three (3) 1/2-point byes allowed in Rounds Sched: Reg.: 9:15-9:45a, Rds.: 1-3 Sat 10a, 1:30p, 5p, Rds. 4-5 Sun
(online entries posted instantly). NYS Blitz Championship Sun 10 pm, 10a, 1:30p. 1 Section: 2000+ (FIDE rated). Prizes: $650 Guaranteed:
enter by 9:45 pm. 1 5 only, if requested before the start of Round 2. Zero-point byes allowed
after Round 5 if requested at least an hour before the start of the round. $300-200-100-50. $300 to first place provided he/she completes Denker
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! HR: Harrahs Atlantic City - $123/night. Call 609.441.5000 CODE:SH10MC6. tournament as Northern California Representative. 2nd: $200, 3rd:
OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10, VIRGINIA ENTRY: https://millionairechess.com/register. For more information, $100; 4th: $50. EF: $54, after 5/10 +15. May 2016 Supp used for pairing
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED) including tournament policies, prize fund, schedule, registrations, FAQ, & TD disc. Info: http://bayareachess.com/denker.
3RD ANNUAL WASHINGTON CHESS CONGRESS hotel info and updates please visit: https://millionairechess.com/ MAY 15, Cupertino DuperSwiss75 (3SS, G/75 d5)
Premier Section, 9SS, Oct 5-10, 40/2, SD/30 d10; GM & IM norms Courtyard Marriott, Cupertino, CA 95014. Prizes: $1,300 b/50. 60% guar.
possible, FIDE rated, satisfies FIDE requirement that one GM norm be in
a 6-day or longer event to obtain the GM title. Other Sections, 7SS, Oct
7-10 or 8-10, 40/2, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/75 d10). Hyatt
Regional 1900+: $200-100-100, u2000 50-50. 1500-1899: $200-100, u1600 50-50.
u1500: $200-100, u1200 50-50. May 16 Supp & TD disc. Reg.: 8-8:45. Rds.:
9-11:45-2:40. EF: 48 Econ 33 w 1/2 prz. after 5/11 +15, playup +25, Rtd
Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 2200+ $0 by 5/5. Info: http://BayAreaChess.com/grandprix. W.
22202. Free shuttle to/from Reagan International Airport and Crystal ALABAMA MAY 15, San Jose Kids Quads (PK-12; 3xG/30 d5)
City Metro station (contact hotel for schedule). $25,000 guaranteed JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA) 2050 Concord Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131. Trophies: players w +
prizes. In 4 sections: Premier: Open to 1900/over USCF or FIDE and all See Nationals. score. Sched: Required Check-in 1:30-2p. Games: 2-5p. EF: 29, 44 after
foreign FIDE rated players. $4000-2000-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak 5/12. Info: http://BayAreaChess.com/signature. W.
first bonus $100, top FIDE Under 2300/Unr $1400-700. Minimum prize JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA)
$800 to first 5 foreign GMs to enter online by 9/1 who play all 9 rounds See Nationals. MAY 15, San Jose Kids Swiss (PK-12; 4SS, G/30 d5)
with no byes, minimum prize $400 to first 5 foreign IMs to enter online JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA) 2050 Concord Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131. Trophies: players w +
by 9/1 who play all 9 rounds with no byes, minimum prize $300 to the See Grand Prix. score. Sched: Reg. 9:30-9:45a. Games: 10a - 1:30p. EF: 34, 49 after
following who enter online by 9/1 and play all 9 rounds with no byes: JULY 22-24 OR 23-24, 24th annual Southern Open (FL) 5/12. Info: http://BayAreaChess.com/signature. W.
other foreign GMs, all US GMs. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-300-200, See Grand Prix. MAY 22, Bay Area San Ramon Quads (PK-12; 3xG/30 d5)
top Under 1900 (no Unr) $1200-600. Under 1700: $1700-900-500-300- Courtyard Marriott, 18090 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA
200, top Under 1500 (no Unr) $800-400. Under 1300: AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 47th annual Southern Chess Congress (GA)
See Grand Prix. 94583. Trophies: Players w + score. Sched: Reqrd Check-in 1:30-2p.
$1000-500-300-200-100, top Under 1100 (no Unr) $400-200. Prize limits: Games: 2:15-5p. EF: 29, 44 after 5/18. Info: http://BayArea
Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) cannot win over $200 in U1300, $400 Chess.com/signature. W.
in U1700, or $700 in U2100. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best ARIZONA MAY 22, Bay Area San Ramon Swiss (PK-12; 4SS, G/30 d5)
male/female 2-player teamcombined score among all sections: $1000-
500. Only first 7 rounds of Premier counted. Team average must be under US Chess Junior Grand Prix! Courtyard Marriott, 18090 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA
2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no Tuesday Night Open 94583. Trophies: players w + score. Sched: Reg. 9:30-9:45a. Games:
extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teams including an unrated 4 or 5 round, USCF rated tournament. ROUND TIMES: 7:00pm. One 10a - 1:30p. EF: 34, 42 after 5/18. Info: http://BayAreaChess.com/sig-
may not win over $300. Ratings: FIDE ratings used in Premier, USCF game every Tuesday of the month.Time Control: 40/120,SD/60 d5. nature. W.
October official in other sections. Unofficial web ratings usually used if PRIZES: 1st Place and Class Prizes based on number of entries. ENTRY MAY 28, San Jose Kids Quads (PK-12; 3xG/30 d5)
otherwise unrated, Top 3 sections EF: $145 online at chessaction.com FEE: $45. TO REGISTER: chessemporium.com, call 602-482-4867. SITE: 2050 Concord Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131. Trophies: players w +
by 10/4, $155 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/3, 5-day $155, 4-day $154, 10801 N. 32nd St., Suite 6, Phoenix, AZ 85028. score. Sched: Required Check-in 1:30-2p. Games: 2-5p. EF: 29, 44 after
3-day $153 if check mailed by 9/26, all $160 at site until 1 hour before rd US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 5/24. Info: http://BayAreaChess.com/signature. W.
1, or online at chessaction.com until 2 hours before rd 1. U1300 Section: MAY 14-15, Queens Birthday Swiss!
all EF $60 less than top 3 sections EF. Premier Section GMs, IMs, MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, Best of the West Championship
4SS, 30/90, 25/60, 25/60 d0. No Sudden Death! Pan Asian Community See Grand Prix.
WGMs, foreign FMs: free, $140 deducted from prize; no deduction from Center, 940 S. Craycroft, Tucson, AZ 85711. Open to Must be 18 years
minimum prize. Premier Section FIDE rated foreign players: EF $100 old or older to play in this tournament. EF: $25 at the door. No late MAY 30, Best of the West Kids Championship
less than top 3 sections EF. Special 1 yr USCF dues with paper magazine fees. Prizes: Trophies to 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Reg.: Sat: 9AM to 9:45. Rds.: Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054. Trophies:
if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Sat. & Sun. 10AM & 3:30. Rds. earlier as available. Tie Breaks: Cumulative, Top 5 schools & Top 5 clubs in all sections combined & Top 10 players w +
Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult Solkoff, Median. INFO: Morry Holland (520) 358-5841, Ed Yetman, Desert- score in ea section. 5 sects based on Grade: K, Gr1-2, Gr3-5, Gr6-8, Gr9-
$25, Scholastic $17. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry: $80, paradise@hotmail.com. www.Events4chess.com. 12 Sched: Reg. 8:30-9a. 5xG/30d5, 9:30-11-12:50-2:10-3:30. EF: $42. After
no re-entry from Premier to Premier. 6-day schedule (Premier only): 5/24 +15, Play-up 10; Info: http://BayAreaChess.com/bestwestkids. W.
Reg. ends Wed 6 pm, rds. Wed 7 pm, Thu 12 noon & 7 pm, Fri 7 pm, Sat MAY 28-30, 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship West
11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 5 pm, Mon 10 am. 4-day schedule: Reg.
See Nationals. US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm. Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 5, Mon 10 & 4. 3-day JUNE 22-23, 2016 U.S. Womens Open (NV) JUNE 4, Pleasanton Pawn Promotion - G/61 (4SS, G/61 d5)
schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 5, Mon See Nationals. Sheraton Pleasanton, 5990 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Pleasanton, CA 94588.
10 & 4. Byes: OK all; limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit before rd. Prizes: $1,300 b/50. 60% guar. 1900+: $200-100-75, u2000 75-50.
JUNE 24, Youth Trophy Tournament (NV) 1500-1899: $200-100, u1600 50-50. u1500: $200-100, u1200 50-50. Jun
3. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. HR: $101-101- See Nevada.
111, 703-418-1234, reserve by 9/22 or rate may increase. Special chess 16 Supp & TD disc. Reg.: 8-8:45. Rds.: 9a-9a, 11:30a, 2p-4:30p. EF: 48,
JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, 2016 National Open (NV) Econ 33 w 1/2 prz. after 6/1 +15, playup +25, Rtd 2200+ $0 by 5/25.
rate valet parking $8/day, with or without guest room. Car rentals: See Nationals.
Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chess- Info: http://BayAreaChess.com/grandprix. W.
tour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: JUNE 25-26, International Youth Championship (NV) JUNE 5, Bay Area Cupertino Quads (PK-12; 3xG/30 d5)
DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269, www.chesstour.com. $15 service See Nevada. Courtyard Marriott, Cupertino, CA 95014. Trophies: Players w +score.
charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online JUNE 27, 2016 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) (NV) Sched: Reqrd. Check-in 1:30-2p. Games: 2:15-5p. EF: 29, 44 after 6/1.
entries posted instantly). See Nationals. Info: http://BayAreaChess.com/signature. W.

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JUNE 5, Bay Area Cupertino Swiss (PK-12; 4SS, G/30 d5) prizes! Parking: Free on streets & BoA. Free healthy refreshments. Info: US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
Courtyard Marriott, Cupertino, CA 95014. Trophies: players w + score. (310) 795-5710 or www.LAChessClub.com or Mick@LAChessClub.com. JUNE 6, 13, 20, 27, Santa Monica Bay Chess Club
Sched: Reg. 9:30-9:45a. Games: 10a - 1:30p. EF: 34, 49 after 6/1. Info: US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MONDAY EVENINGS; (4-SS, G/1:55 d5) Cash prizes. St. Andrews Church,
http://BayAreaChess.com/signature. W. 11555 National Blvd., WLA, 90064. EF: $10 - Club members, $25 - non-
MAY 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 28, 29, LACC - Saturday & Sunday G/61 members. Reg.: 7-7:10 p.m. Rds.: 7:10-11:00 p.m., USCF rated. Free
JUNE 22-23, 2016 U.S. Womens Open (NV) 7 separate events- 6SS, G/61 d5. 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025,
See Nationals. parking. Free coffee. INFO: (310) 827-2789.
2nd fl. EF: $30 ($20 LACC memb; No prizes 1/2; second child 1/2). Reg.:
JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, 2016 National Open (NV) 11-12 noon. Rds.: 12, 2, 4 pm each day. Prizes: 1/2 collections. Parking: JUNE 22-23, 2016 U.S. Womens Open (NV)
Free at BoA & basement. Info: 310/795-5710 or www.LAChessClub.com. See Nationals.
See Nationals.
MAY 7, 14, 28, LACC - Sat & Sun Nite Blitzathon (BLZ) JUNE 24, Youth Trophy Tournament (NV)
JUNE 25-26, International Youth Championship (NV) See Nevada.
See Nevada. 4 separate events- 7DSS, G/5 d0 (14 Games). 11514 Santa Monica
Blvd., LA, 90025, 2nd fl. 4 blks W of 405. EF: $20 ($15 LACC memb). JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, 2016 National Open (NV)
JUNE 27, 2016 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) (NV) Blitz-rated. No prizes $10. GMs free! Reg.: 6-6:30 pm. Rds.: 6:30, 6:55, See Nationals.
See Nationals. 7:20, 7:45, 8:10, 8:35, 9 pm. Prizes: 1/2 collections. Parking: Free on JUNE 25-26, International Youth Championship (NV)
JULY 2-4, 2016 Sacramento Chess Championship streets & BoA. Info: 310/795-5710 or www.LAChessClub.com See Nevada.
See Grand Prix. MAY 14-15, 2016 Fischer Memorial G/61 JUNE 27, 2016 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) (NV)
AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, 21st annual Pacific Coast Open (CA-S) See Grand Prix. See Nationals.
See Grand Prix. MAY 28, MDC Scholastics JULY 2-4, Pacific Southwest Open
AUG. 13-17, 5th Annual Washington International (MD) 5-SS, G/30 d2. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2280 South Haven See Grand Prix.
See Grand Prix. Ave., Ontario, CA 91761. Open to gr. 12-below. In two sections: Open:
Trophies to top 5, top 3 U1200, top 2 Unrated. Grade 6/below U1000: AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, 21st annual Pacific Coast Open
AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 7th annual Central California Open See Grand Prix.
Trophies to top 5, top 3 U700, top 2 Unrated. Reg.: 8:30-9. Rds: 9:30-
See Grand Prix. 10:45-12:30-1:45-3. EF: $16 if received by 5/26, $20 door, SCCF AUG. 13-17, 5th Annual Washington International (MD)
membership required (13$ youth with print mag, $3 youth w/o mag) See Grand Prix.
Info: contactashok.21@gmail.com On-line ent: www.scchess.com. Ent:
CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN SCCF, 12714 Bloomfield Ave., Apt. #178, Norwalk, CA 90650.
AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 7th annual Central California Open (CA-N)
See Grand Prix.
THE LOS ANGELES CHESS CLUB US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
The Most Active Club on the West Coast! (310) 795-5710. * MAY 28-29, LACC - May G/90 Open
LACC: www.LAChessClub.com; VCC: www.ValleyChess (A sponsored event.) 4SS, G/90 d5. 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025,
COLORADO
Club.com; Contact email: Mick@LAChessClub.com; Saturdays: 2nd fl. 1 Open section. EF: $75; $55 LACC members; No prizes 1/2, US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
10am-10 pm (Beg & Interm. classes + 3 Tournaments). Sundays: spouses/siblings 1/2, new members 1/2, Free new LACC Life members. MAY 21-22, Colorado Class Championships
11 am -7 pm (Junior class + 2 Tournaments) Details on our Reg.: Sat 10-11:45 am. Rds.: 12, 3 pm each day. Byes: Up to two 1/2- 5 round SS. TC: Rd. 1&2, G/90 d5; Rd. 3-5 G/90+30 sec incr. University
web site. Tuesdays: 7:30-9:30 pm (Advance Lecture). 11514 point byes available. 1-Day option I: Play 1 day- no 1/2 pt byes- 1/2 EF. of Northern Colorado, UNC Student Center Panorama Room 3rd Floor.
Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025. (4 blocks W of 1-Day option II: Play 1 day & get two 1/2 pt byes- Full EF. Prizes: 1/2 2045 10th Ave., Greeley, CO 80639. Entry fee: $40 if pre-reg by May 19,
405, SW corner of Santa Monica & Butler * 2nd Floor above collections. Info: Mick Bighamian: (310) 795-5710; Mick@LAChessClub.com $45 at door. Cash prizes per entries. 5 sections: Master/Expert (rated
Javan Restaurant) Group Classes * Tournaments * Private (1:1) or www.LAChessClub.com. Parking: Free on streets, BoA, or basement. 2000 and above), Class A (1800-1999 or unrated), Class B (1600-1799),
Lessons. Note: We added a new club in the valley! MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, 2016 Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic Class C (1400-1599), Class D (1200-1399), Class E (under 1200), Unrated
Alecs Chess Club See Grand Prix. (not rated section, no USCF membership needed). Reg.: 8:30-9:30 at site.
www.alecschessclub.com. 818-220-0257. Tournaments for KIDS on Sat- Rounds: Sat 10AM, 2PM, and 6PM; Sun 10AM and 3PM. Entries: Randy
MAY 29, MDC Hexes Reynolds, 148 W. Rockrimmon Blvd., Unit 102, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.
urdays or Sundays 12-4pm weekly. Includes free class! YOUR FIRST 3-SS, G/90 d2. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2280 South Haven Phone: 970-310-4224. Email: randyreynolds107@ gmail.com. Players must
TOURNAMENT IS FREE! (Applies to KIDS Tournaments only) Tournaments Ave., Ontario, CA 91761. 8-player sections by rating. EF: $21 if received play in section. 25% off entry fee if Junior/ Senior/Unrated. CSCA Mem-
for ADULTS on Saturdays 5-9pm (4 Rounds, G/30 d5). ADULTS: please by 5/27, $24 door. $$ 40-20-10 each section. Reg.: 9:30-10 a.m. Rds: bership required for rated sections, OSA. Colorado Tour Event.
connect with us on www.meetup.com/alecschessclub/. Private Classes 10:15-1:45-5:30. Ent: SCCF, 12714 Bloomfield Ave., Apt. #178, Norwalk,
available by appointment. Located at 4418 Simpson Ave, #5, Valley Village, CA 90650. On-line entry: www.scchess.com. JUNE 22-23, 2016 U.S. Womens Open (NV)
CA 91607. Please contact Alec with any questions at alecnspencer@hot- See Nationals.
mail.com or on our website at www.alecschessclub.com MAY 30, MDC Action Swiss JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, 2016 National Open (NV)
5-SS, G/30 d2. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2280 South Haven See Nationals.
MAY 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 28, 29, LACC - Every Saturday & Sunday 4 JRS Ave., Ontario, CA 91761. $500 b/40, else proportional: $150-70-40,
7 separate events- 5SS, G/30 d0. 11514 Santa Monica Blvd. & Butler U2100/ Unr $80, U1800 $80, Under 1500 $80. EF: $20 if received by JUNE 25-26, International Youth Championship (NV)
LA, 90025, 2nd fl. 4 blocks West of 405. EF: $30 ($20 LACC memb, No 5/27, $25 at door. Reg.: 9:30-10 a.m. Rds: 10:15-11:30-1:15-2:30-3:45. See Nevada.
prize 1/2, siblings 1/2, Free new LACC members). Reg.: 12-1 pm. Rds.: Ent: SCCF, 12714 Bloomfield Ave., Apt. #178, Norwalk, CA 90650. On JUNE 27, 2016 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) (NV)
1pm & asap; done by 4; Prizes: Trophies & medals; All players receive line entry: www.scchess.com. See Nationals.

9th annual Chicago Class


July 15-17 or 16-17, 2016 - Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel
$20,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND!
5 rounds, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day Unrated prize limits: $100 E, $200 3-day schedule: Reg. to Fri 6 pm,
option, rounds 1-2 G/60, d10), Westin D, $300 C, $500 B, $700 A. rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-
Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Rated players may play up one day schedule: Reg. to Sat 10 am, rds.
Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling IL 60090. section. Unrated may enter A or below. Sat 11, 2 & 5; Sun. 10 & 3:15.
Free parking. Mixed doubles bonus prizes (see Half point byes OK all, limit 2,
In 7 sections; no unrateds in Master Tournament Life): $800-400-200. Master must commit before rd 2, others
or Expert. No residence requirements. before rd 3.
An Illinois Chess Tour event. Top 6 sections entry fee: $105 at
chessaction.com by 7/13, $110 phoned to All: No smoking. Bring clocks, sets,
Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500- 406-896-2038 by 7/11, 3-day $108, 2-day boards if possible-none supplied. JGP.
300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100 $107 mailed by 7/6, all $120 at site, or Hotel rates: $107-107-107-107,
bonus, top U2400 $800-400. 120 Grand online until 2 hours before round 1. 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by
Prix Points (enhanced). FIDE rated. Class E Section entry fee: all $50 July 1 or rates may increase.
Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400- less than top 6 sections entry fee. Unofficial uschess.org ratings
200. Re-entry (except Master): $50. usually used if otherwise unrated.
A (1800-1999): $1400-700-400-200. All: No checks at site, credit cards Entry: chessaction.com or
B (1600-1799): $1400-700-400-200. OK. Online or mailed EF $5 less to ICA Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham
C (1400-1599): $1200-600-400-200. members; join/renew at il-chess.org. NY 10803. Refunds, $15 service charge.
D (1200-1399): $1000-500-300-200. Special 1 year USCF dues with Questions: Director@Chess.US,
E (Under 1200): $500-250-150-100, magazine if paid with entry: see www.chesstour.com, 347-201-2269.
trophies to top 3, top Under 1000, Under Tournament Life or chesstour.com. Entries posted at chessaction.com
800, Under 600, Unrated. USCF membership required. (online entries posted instantly).

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See previous issue for TLAs appearing May 1-14
JULY 22-24 OR 23-24, 24th annual Southern Open JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, 9th annual Chicago Class (IL)
CONNECTICUT See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
MAY 20-22 OR 21-22, 24th annual New York State Open (NY) AUG. 13-17, 5th Annual Washington International (MD) JULY 30-AUG. 7, AUG. 2-7 OR AUG. 4-7, 117th Annual U.S. Open
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. See Nationals.
JUNE 5, Thomas E. Hartmayer Memorial AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 47th annual Southern Chess Congress (GA) AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, Cleveland Open (OH)
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
JUNE 11, 22nd annual Robert Musicant/Donald Yazgoor Memo- AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 11th annual Indianapolis Open
rial Scholastic GEORGIA See Grand Prix.
5SS, G/30 d0. Norwalk Library, 2nd Flr Auditorium, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk,
CT 06850. Near Exit 1 from US-7. Open to all players finishing 12th grade Georgia Chess - Every Friday Knight Face-Off
or younger. EF: $10 postmarked by 6/4/16. ALL-$15 after or at door. 3SS, G/30 d5. Georgia Chess Club - Hampton Inn & Suites, 16785 Old IOWA
Prizes: Trophies to Top 3 overall, Top 3 U-1200/UNR, Top overall in grade Morris Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004. Registration: Online $15.00 GCC Mem-
categories K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Top U-1200/UNR in grade categories K-2, 3-5, bers; $20.00 Non-Members. www.GeorgiaChess.Club. Onsite 6:00PM US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
6-8. Name of first overall is engraved on the Musicant Cup. Name of first to 6:45PM $5.00 more. Sections: Open/Reserve (may change at TDs MAY 13-15, 2016 Ice Harbor Scholastic Open
U-1200/UNR is engraved on the Yazgoor Cup. Both cups are on permanent discretion). Rds.: 7:00, 2nd and 3rd round will start immediately after, Weekend Scholastic Tournament with Friday Night Blitz, Saturday Open
display in the Norwalk Library Main Branch Childrens Library. Reg.: 9:15- (1/2 point byes available). & Reserve Bughouse. 164 Individual and 54 Team Awards. Where: The
9:45 Sat 6/11: Rd. 1-10:00am, others ASAP. Lunchroom facility available Grand River Center / Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark, 500 Bell St.,
MAY 14, 21st Annual Beau Hardeman Memorial Open K-12 Dubuque, IA 52001. Reg: Online: www.onlineregistration.cc. On-Site:
for bag lunch. Pizza/desserts will be provided. Boards and sets will be Scholastic Chess Tournament
provided. Please bring a clock if you have one. For more information 8:00am 9:30am. 6 Scholastic Sections Master/Expert (M/X) G/90
Presented by Unconditional Love for Children, Inc. Gresham Park Recre- +30, 4 Rds: Sat 10-3 Sun 9-2; K-12 Open & K-6 Open: G/75 d5, K-12
contact: norwalknights@optonline.net. Chks payable to Christopher ation Center, 3113 Gresham Rd., S.E. Atlanta, GA 30316. 5 Round USCF
Potts, mail to: Christopher Potts, 73 Nursery St., Norwalk, CT 06850. U1200, K-6 U800, K-3 Open G/45 d5, 6 Rds: Sat 10-12:30-2:30, Sun 9-
Rated SS Game 30 d5. Round 1 will begin promptly at 10 a.m.; other 11-1:30. Entry Fee: $45 by 4/13, $50 by 5/1, $55 after 5/1, $60 on
Include players full name, grade finishing and USCF ID number. Include rounds:11:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. One 1/2 point bye
SASE for confirmation if wanted. W. site. Prize Info: Trophies for Top 10 Individuals all sections, Class
available, must request before round 1. Max 50 entrants. Entry fee: Trophies (6 each section) K-12 Open: Top 3 U1600 & U1400 each. K-
JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, 5th annual Continental Class $25 by May 1st, $30 afterwards. Register: ulc2010.org No on-site reg- 12 U1200: Top 2 U900, U600, Unrated each. K-6 Open: Top 2 U1000,
Championships (VA) istration. Prizes:Top 3 Primary, Elementary, Middle and High School.
U800, U600 each. K-6 U800: Top 2 U600, U400, Unrated, each. K-3
See Grand Prix. Other special awards to be announced at site.
Open: Top 2 U400, U200, Unrated, each. Club Team Awards (Total of
JUNE 30-JULY 4, JULY 1-4 OR 2-4, 44th Annual World Open (PA) JUNE 3-5 OR 4-5, 8th Summer Solstice Open (FL) top 3 individual scores): Plaques for Each Player of Top 3 Teams: K-3,
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. K-6 Open & Reserve, K-12 Open & Reserve. Teams may be of common
JULY 5-7, 5th annual World Open Womens Championship (PA) JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA) school or chess club per USCF current regulations. Entry Fee: Mail
See Grand Prix. See Nationals. checks payable to Chess in Iowa, c/o James Hodina, 3411 Blue Pt.
Ct. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Include name, USCF ID, Section, Team
JULY 5-10, 10th annual Philadelphia International (PA) JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, Castle Chess Grand Prix & Email address. Hotel: Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, $119
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. chess rate includes 4 passes to waterpark. Rate guaranteed through
JULY 6-10 OR 8-10, World Open Senior (PA) JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA) April 13. Reservations: Phone (866) 690-4006 and ask for the Ice Harbor
See Grand Prix. See Nationals. Chess Group rate. Side Events: Entry Fee = $5.00 per player per event.
JULY 9-10, 8th annual World Open Under 13 Championship (PA) JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA) Unrated K-6 Scholastic Touranment (same registration details as K-6
See Pennsylvania. See Grand Prix. U1200). Blitz Chess Tournament Fri 7 pm; Bughouse Reserve Tournament
Sat 4:30 pm; Bughouse Open Tournament Sat 7:30 pm; Friends and
JULY 16-17, 3rd annual Schenectady Open (NY) JULY 22-24 OR 23-24, 24th annual Southern Open (FL) Family, Sat Sun, 4 Rds., Rated & Unrated Sections. Additional Info:
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. Visit www.iceharborchess.com for details on tournament, playing site,
JULY 22-24 OR 23-24, 21st Annual Bradley Open AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 47th annual Southern Chess Congress hotel, and area attraction or email: james.hodina@chessiniowa.org.
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, 25th annual Chicago
JULY 29-31 OR 30-31, 15th annual Manhattan Open (NY) AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 48th annual Atlantic Open (VA) Open (IL)
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
AUG. 5-7 OR 6-7, 22nd Annual Northeast Open OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10, 3rd annual Washington Chess JUNE 11-12, Ames Open
See Grand Prix. Congress (VA) See Grand Prix.
AUG. 11-14, 12-14 OR 13-14, 46th annual Continental Open (MA) See Grand Prix. JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, 9th annual Chicago Class (IL)
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10, 3rd annual Washington Chess ILLINOIS JULY 15-17, Kansas Open (KS)
Congress (VA) See Grand Prix.
MAY 7-8, 2016 Greater Peoria Open
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
MAY 13-15, 2016 Ice Harbor Scholastic Open (IA) KANSAS
DELAWARE See Iowa. JULY 15-17, Kansas Open
MAY 27-30 OR 28-30, 4th Cherry Blossom Classic (VA) MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, 25th annual Chicago Open See Grand Prix.
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, 5th annual Continental Class MAY 29, Chicago Open Blitz (BLZ) KENTUCKY
Championships (VA) See Grand Prix.
See Grand Prix. JUNE 3-5 OR 4-5, 2016 Annual Universal Late Spring Swiss (MI) JUNE 4-5, 2016 Kentucky Open
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
JUNE 30-JULY 4, JULY 1-4 OR 2-4, 44th Annual World Open (PA)
See Grand Prix. JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA) JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA)
See Nationals.
JULY 5-7, 5th annual World Open Womens Championship (PA) See Nationals.
JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA)
See Grand Prix. JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA) See Nationals.
JULY 6-10 OR 8-10, World Open Senior (PA) See Nationals.
JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA)
See Grand Prix. JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA) See Grand Prix.
JULY 9-10, 8th annual World Open Under 13 Championship (PA) See Grand Prix.
AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 47th annual Southern Chess Congress (GA)
See Pennsylvania. JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, 9th annual Chicago Class
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 48th annual Atlantic Open (VA)
See Grand Prix. AUG. 13-17, 5th Annual Washington International (MD) AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 11th annual Indianapolis Open (IN)
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10, 3rd annual Washington Chess
Congress (VA) AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 11th annual Indianapolis Open (IN)
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. LOUISIANA
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA INDIANA MAY 28-29, 2016 Louisiana Open
5SS, G/120 d5, except for RD. 1, which is G/75 d5. SITE: Best Western
AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 48th annual Atlantic Open (VA) MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, 25th annual Chicago Plus, 125 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508. Free parking. To
See Grand Prix. Open (IL)
reserve by phone, call 337-235-1367 and reference Lafayette Chess
OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10, 3rd annual Washington Chess See Grand Prix. Club and Louisiana Open. HR: $84 plus tax. REG.: Sat. 8:30-9:45. Rounds:
Congress (VA) MAY 29, Chicago Open Blitz (BLZ) (IL) Sat. 10am, 1:30pm, 6pm. Sun. 9am, and 1pm. Byes: One 1/2 pt. available
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. if requested before 2nd rd. Prizes: 70% returned. 1st 200; 2nd 150. 3
JUNE 3-5 OR 4-5, 2016 Annual Universal Late Spring Swiss (MI) person in each class or combined. EF: $70. Entry/Info: Checks payable
See Grand Prix. to Lafayette Chess Club. No electronic devices of any kind in Tournament
FLORIDA Hall; no mon roi, no Ipad/Ipod Touch. Medically approved hearing aids
JUNE 3-5 OR 4-5, 8th Summer Solstice Open
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! may be used; bring supporting Medical documentation. Contact Person:
See Grand Prix. JULY 9-10, 2016 ISCA Class Championships Thomas C. Leblanc, 337-981-1821, wildwolftcl@att.net.
4/SS, G/120 d5. Crowne Plaza@ Airport, 2501 S. High School Rd., Indi-
JUNE 10-12 OR 11-12, Orlando Sunshine Open & Scholastic anapolis, IN 46241. Ph: 317-244-6861, In 6 Sections: Master/Expert, JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open
See Grand Prix. A, B, C, D (See Class E below). May play up one class. Sections combined See Nationals.
JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA) if necessary. Prizes(50% grntd): $$1700, b/50 paid entries, M/X $250, JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open
See Nationals. $150, A,B,C,D $200, $125, Reg.: 8:30-9:30 Rds: Sat 10-3 & Sun 10- See Grand Prix.
2:30. EF: $50 if recd by 7/5, $65 on-site. ISCA Memb. reqd, OSA.1 bye JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open
JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA) if before RD.2, NO LAST RD. BYES. Ent: 0n-line, indianachess.org or
See Nationals. See Nationals.
mail to: Craig Hines, 613 North Park Dr., Evansville, IN 47710, 812-423-
JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA) 2996, (cell) 812-618-8700, July ratings used. Class E: July 9th only. AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 47th annual Southern Chess Congress (GA)
See Grand Prix. 4/SS, G/60 d5. Rds.: 10,12:30, 3, 5. EF: $20, Trophies 1-10 places. See Grand Prix.

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Tournament Life / May
JULY 5-7, World Open Under 2100 (PA) JULY 5-7, 5th annual World Open Womens Championship (PA)
MAINE See Pennsylvania. See Grand Prix.
JULY 9-10, Saco Open JULY 5-10, 10th annual Philadelphia International (PA) JULY 5-10, 10th annual Philadelphia International (PA)
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
JULY 23-24, 66th New Hampshire Open (NH) JULY 6-10 OR 8-10, World Open Senior (PA) JULY 6-10 OR 8-10, World Open Senior (PA)
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
See Grand Prix.
AUG. 11-14, 12-14 OR 13-14, 46th annual Continental Open (MA) JULY 16-17, 3rd annual Schenectady Open (NY)
JULY 8-10, World Open Under 2300 (PA) See Grand Prix.
See Grand Prix. See Pennsylvania.
JULY 23-24, 66th New Hampshire Open (NH)
JULY 9-10, 8th annual World Open Under 13 Championship (PA) See Grand Prix.
MARYLAND See Pennsylvania. AUG. 11-14, 12-14 OR 13-14, 46th annual Continental Open
MARYLAND CHESS ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENTS AUG. 13-17, 5th Annual Washington International See Grand Prix.
MCA runs scholastic tournaments (almost every other Saturday See Grand Prix. OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10, 3rd annual Washington Chess
from mid-September to late May) & open tournaments (usually AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 48th annual Atlantic Open (VA) Congress (VA)
10+ annually) throughout Maryland. Listings & online regis- See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
tration at www.MDChess.org. Maryland scholastic players who
compete in the Varsity section (which has a floor of 1600) of a OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10, 3rd annual Washington Chess
Maryland-Sweet-16 Qualifier can qualify for the $44,000 schol- Congress (VA) MICHIGAN
arship to UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) See Grand Prix.
awarded each year. MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, 25th annual Chicago
Open (IL)
MAY 14, Waldorf Chess Club (WCC) Spring Open #2 See Grand Prix.
4SS, G/60 d5. Waldorf Chess Club, 2932 Mattawoman Beantown Rd., MASSACHUSETTS
JUNE 3-5 OR 4-5, 2016 Annual Universal Late Spring Swiss
Waldorf, MD 20601. EF: ($40 WCC members); $45 all others. $5 less EF MAY 20-22 OR 21-22, 24th annual New York State Open (NY) See Grand Prix.
if Pre-Registered by phone/email and EF received by 7 May, cash only See Grand Prix.
onsite. $$b/30: 1st $300; 2nd $200; Class A, B, C, (D, E, Unr) $100. JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, 9th annual Chicago Class (IL)
Reg.: 8:00-9:00 AM. Rds.: 9:30, 12:30, 3:30, and 6:30. ENT: Mail checks MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, 85th Massachusetts Open See Grand Prix.
payable to WCC, P.O Box 856, Waldorf, MD 20604. INFO: Roland Thorpe, See Grand Prix. AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, Cleveland Open (OH)
301-752-5169, strider_08@comcast.net. US Chess Junior Grand Prix! See Grand Prix.
MAY 27-30 OR 28-30, 4th Cherry Blossom Classic (VA) JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Wachusett CC B Championship AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 11th annual Indianapolis Open (IN)
See Grand Prix. 5SS, G/100 d5. McKay Complex, Room C192, Fitchburg State University, See Grand Prix.
67 Rindge Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420. Open to all. EF: $20 annual club
JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, 5th annual Continental Class dues. Reg.: 6:30-7:10 p.m. Rds.: 7:15 p.m. each Wed. Byes: none.
Championships (VA) Prizes: chess books to 1st, top U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000. MINNESOTA
See Grand Prix. Info: George Mirijanian, 176 Oak Hill Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420, miril- MAY 13-15, 2016 Ice Harbor Scholastic Open (IA)
JUNE 30-JULY 4, JULY 1-4 OR 2-4, 44th Annual World Open (PA) ing2@aol.com, 978-345-5011. Website: www.wachusettchess.org. See Iowa.
See Grand Prix. Air-conditioned, free parking. W.
MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, 25th annual Chicago
JULY 4, World Open Blitz Championship (BLZ) (PA) JUNE 18, Keene Open (NH) Open (IL)
See Grand Prix. See New Hampshire. See Grand Prix.
JULY 5-7, 5th annual World Open Womens Championship (PA) JUNE 30-JULY 4, JULY 1-4 OR 2-4, 44th Annual World Open (PA) JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, 9th annual Chicago Class (IL)
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.

Membership Appreciation Program (MAP)


The MAP program continues in 2015. See details at main.uschess.org/go/MAP. Top standings will appear every two months in Chess Life.

Overall Affiliate Standings Adult Membership Standings


Name State Count Name State Count
CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSN NY 1191 CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSN NY 950
PAPERCLIP PAIRINGS TX 973 MARSHALL CHESS CLUB NY 192
BAY AREA CHESS CA 634 CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CTR MO 142
SILVER KNIGHTS CHESS VA 391 SAN DIEGO CHESS CLUB CA 122
BOCA RATON CHESS CLUB FL 300 JERSEY SHORE HS CHESS LEAGUE NJ 118
SUCCESS CHESS SCHOOL CA 272 DALLAS CHESS CLUB TX 102
MICHIGAN CHESS ASSOCIATION MI 271 PAPERCLIP PAIRINGS TX 98
THE BERKELEY CHESS SCHOOL CA 258 MICHIGAN CHESS ASSOCIATION MI 83
DALLAS CHESS CLUB TX 231 BAY AREA CHESS CA 80
CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CTR MO 218 ROCHESTER CHESS CENTER NY 80
Small State Affiliate Standings Scholastic and Youth Membership Standings
Name State Count Name State Count
MAINE ASSOC OF CHESS COACHES ME 101 PAPERCLIP PAIRINGS TX 875
TOURNAMENT IN A BOX NH 53 BAY AREA CHESS CA 554
DELAWARE YOUTH CHESS ORG DE 46 SILVER KNIGHTS CHESS VA 386
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL CC ME 33 SUCCESS CHESS SCHOOL CA 266
MESA CHESS CLUB NM 32 CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSN NY 241
WVSCA WV 31 THE BERKELEY CHESS SCHOOL CA 237
GREAT PLAINS CHESS ASSOCIATION SD 22 BOCA RATON CHESS CLUB FL 223
NEW MEXICO SCHOL CHESS ORG NM 22 NEW YORK CITY CHESS INC NY 193
AIRLINE COMMUNITY SCHOOL ME 22 SACRAMENTO VALLEY SCH CL CA 191
OMAHA CHESS COMMUNITY NE 19 MICHIGAN CHESS ASSOCIATION MI 188
Member Standings
State Chapter Affiliate Standings Name State Count
Name State Count NAVARRO, DANIEL A TX 131
MARYLAND CHESS ASSOCIATION MD 484 WOLF, TODD W ND 76
PENNSYLVANIA ST CHESS FED PA 161 LUNA, GILBERTO, II FL 74
WASHINGTON CHESS FEDERATION WA 153 TUSING, TIMOTHY A FL 64
MINNESOTA ST CHESS ASSN MN 119 STALLINGS, JAY S CA 44
MASSACHUSETTS CHESS ASSOC MA 108 ANGUS, SHANE COOPER FL 38
NEW JERSEY ST CHESS FED NJ 65 KRANICH RITTER, TANIA FL 36
TENNESSEE CHESS ASSOCIATION TN 21 SPENCER, ALEC CA 26
DELAWARE CHESS ASSOCIATION DE 20 BRACKENRIDGE, KEITH OH 24
VERMONT CHESS ASSOCIATION VT 19 AGHAJANYAN, ARTUR CA 20
KANSAS CHESS ASSOCIATION KS 18 DZURICSKO, GEORGE J, III IL 20
MONTANA CHESS ASSOCIATION MT 18 SYGIEL, CHET KY 20
PCT Gain Standings
State Dec14 Dec15 PCT State Dec14 Dec15 PCT State Dec14 Dec15 PCT State Dec14 Dec15 PCT
HI 138 284 105.8 ND 99 135 36.4 NV 741 897 21.1 PA 3292 3777 14.7
MS 259 406 56.8 SC 658 851 29.3 SD 192 230 19.8
KS 344 481 39.8 WY 109 137 25.7 NE 289 333 15.2

64 May 2016 | Chess Life


See previous issue for TLAs appearing May 1-14
JUNE 27, 2016 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) MAY 28, Central Jersey Chess Tournament
MISSISSIPPI See Nationals. Princeton Academy, 1128 Great Rd., Princeton. 4 rated & 2 unrated
MAY 7, Vicksburg Open AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, 21st annual Pacific Coast Open (CA-S) sections. Open, U1200: K-12, 3 rds., G/40 d5. U900, U600: K-12, 4 rds,
4SS, G/45 d5. Senior Center, 801 South St., Vicksburg, MS 39180. Reg.: See Grand Prix. G/25 d5. Intermediate (K-6), Beginners (K-2): 4 rds, not rated. Trophies
9am-9:45am. Rounds: 10:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30. Prizes: 1st, 2nd, Top to 1st-3rd & top school/club team per section, medals to all! $35 pre-
U1400. 75% of entry fees returned. EF: $20. MCA membership ($5) required AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 7th annual Central California Open (CA-N) reg online by 5/26. $45 on-site 1:15-1:45. Rd.1 2:00. njchess.com
for adult MS residents. Info: www.vicksburgchess.org, 601-831-0362. See Grand Prix. MAY 28, US Amateur K-8 East Under 1200
JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA) 5-SS, G/30 d5. Hyatt Morristown, 3 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, NJ
See Nationals. NEW HAMPSHIRE 07960. If staying, for chess rate ($119 per night), please make reser-
vations at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/b161d199. Phone:
JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA) JUNE 18, Keene Open 973-647-1234, mention NJ Chess. Free parking, public transportation
See Grand Prix.
4SS, G/60 d5. Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Ave., Keene, to NYC, Philadelphia. walking distance, 30 restaurants, shops and parks
JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA) NH 03431. $$ 650 b/30. 3 sections. Open, $$ 150-100, U1900 75. U1750, within 5 minute stroll. In three sections: Under 1200, Under 900, Under
See Nationals. $$ 100-50, U1550 25. U1400, $$ 100-50. All, EF: $35 if recd by 6/1 or 600. Trophies to Top Ten. Others win chess medallions. Unrated may
AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 47th annual Southern Chess Congress (GA) $42 at site. Souvenir T-shirt to every advance entrant; indicate size not win first place. Registration: Saturday, May 28, 11am -12noon.
See Grand Prix. (S,M,L,XL,XXL). Reg.: 8:30-9:30 a.m., Rds.: 10-12:30-3-5:15. 1/2-pt. bye Rounds: 12:30pm, then ASAP, with lunch break after Round Two. EF:
okay, limit 2, must commit before round 3. No Unr may win over $50 $30 if postmarked by May 16th. $40 cash at site. One 1/2 point bye
except in Open. Ent: David Thomas, PO Box 7582, Fitchburg, MA 01420- allowed if requested with entry fee. April Rating Supplement used.
MISSOURI 7582; 508-904-3476. Entries: to Aaron Kiedes, 4 Seymour Terrace, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
Call 973-343-3260 for information or email akiedes@gmail.com. Entries
MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, 25th annual Chicago JULY 23-24, 66th New Hampshire Open
must include name, USCF ID and expiration date, mailing address, email
Open (IL) See Grand Prix.
address, phone number, section, grade level and entry fee. Checks
See Grand Prix. made out to NJSCF. No phone entries. Online entries $32 at
AUG. 11-14, 12-14 OR 13-14, 46th annual Continental Open (MA)
JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA) See Grand Prix. www.njscf.org after 4-15-15 until 5-26-16 at midnight. W.
See Nationals.
MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, 72nd Annual U.S. Amateur
JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA) Championship - East
See Grand Prix. NEW JERSEY See Nationals.
JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA) MAY 14, Hamilton Chess Club Quads
3RR, 40/80 15/30 15/30 d0. Full K. McManimon Hall, 320 Scully Ave., A State Championship Event!
See Nationals. JUNE 5, 2016 NJ State Girls Championship
Hamilton Twp., NJ 08610. Quads open to all. EF: $10. Prizes: $25 per
JULY 15-17, Kansas Open (KS) Quad. Reg.: 9-10:30am. Rds.: 10:30am-1:30pm-4:30pm. OSA. Contact 4SS, G/55 d5. Dean of Chess Academy, 3322 Route 22 West, Building 15,
See Grand Prix. email: hamiltonchessclub.com. W. Suite 1501, Branchburg, NJ 08876. (973) 219-6877. 2 Sections. Open:
JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, 9th annual Chicago Class (IL) Trophies to Top 8 players. First place player is New Jerseys representative
MAY 15, Westfield G/45 Quads for the National Girls Tournament of Champions during the U.S. Open
See Grand Prix. 3-RR. G/40 d5. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. EF: $25, 2016. NJSCF will provide a stipend to defray the costs of the attendee if
AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 11th annual Indianapolis Open (IN) $20 members. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. Register: 1:15-1:45 she plays in the NGTOC 2016. U1400: Trophies to Top 8 players. Entries
See Grand Prix. p.m. Rounds: 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 p.m. Information: email John Moldovan postmarked by 5/27/16 to Noreen Davisson, 6 Red Barn Ln., Randolph,
westfieldchessclub@gmail.com, Bill Cohen: 732-548-8432 or 848-219- NJ 07869. Entry fee: $35, onsite: $45. Registration: 9:00-9:45am. Rounds:
1358, www.westfieldchessclub.com and westfieldchessclub.blogspot.com 10:00am & ASAP. Email Noreen@deanofchess.com for more information.
NEBRASKA
MAY 17, Princeton Day School JUNE 5, Westfield G/45 Quads
JULY 15-17, Kansas Open (KS) 650 The Great Road. Plaques to top 3 school teams and top 8 in each 3-RR. G/40 d5. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. EF: $25,
See Grand Prix. section. Medals to all players. Sections for OVER 1000 rated players $20 members. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. Register: 1:15-1:45
begin at 10:15 and must preregister: 3 rds. G/55 d5: NEAR MASTERS p.m. Rounds: 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 p.m. Information: email John Moldovan
NEVADA (players K-12 OVER 1400), FUTURE MASTERS (players K-12 1200- westfieldchessclub@gmail.com, Bill Cohen: 732-548-8432 or 848-219-
1400), CLOSED (K-12 1000-1200). ALL AFTERNOON SECTIONS. G/25 1358, www.westfieldchessclub.com and westfieldchessclub.blogspot.com
Reno Scholastic Chess Quadz d5, 4 rds. Beginning at 12:00 noon. (round times will be accelerated if JUNE 11, Princeton Charter School
University of Nevada, Reno FH19 PK-College. G/30 d5 Sched: 12:00- possible):OPEN (Players K-12 U-1000), RESERVE (K-12 U-800), NOVICE Princeton Charter School at: 100 Bunn Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540. TIME
3pm. EF: 10. Weekly event on designated Saturdays. Info: www. II (K-8 U-600), NOVICE I (unrated K-8),K-1 (unrated) NO SCORE K-1 CONTROL: G/30 d0 Swiss to 4 rounds. SECTIONS: Open above 1000;
chess kidz.org/quadz.html or chesskidz@chesskidz.org (novice). PARENTS OF PLAYERS rated G/25 d5, 3rds. Parents play U1000; U700; U500/Unrated (sections might be combined when necessary
JUNE 4-5, ChessKidz In Search of Future Masters 2016 free. Pre-registration online, $35 pay at the door. Info and register for pairings). Parental Supervision Required: The parents or another
Brookfield School, 6800 S. McCarran Blvd., Reno, NV 89509. Time online: www.pds.org/chess. On-site 11-12 noon $45. Inquiries to Bonnie adult must be designated to supervise the student player between
control: G/30 d5. Prizes: Trophies to top 55 players and school team Waitzkin Chessteach@gmail.com. rounds. Schedule (will be accelerated if possible). First Round: 12:01
trophies available. Wristband, participation pin and scorebook to first MAY 19, 3rd Thursday Quads PM; Second Round: ASAP; Third Round: ASAP; Fourth Round: ASAP;
190 sponsored entries. 4 sections by grade, open section by rating or 3 RR, G/30 d10. Effects Quick/Reg Rating. Quads grouped by Regular Award Ceremony: ASAP (4:05 the latest). Schedule will be accelerated
9th-16th grades, some adults. 2-day event for all sections. Section 1 Rating. All the Kings Men Chess & Games Center (Just 18 mins. from if possible (*) Online Registration $30 Only if register one week
1st-2nd. Section 2 3rd-4th. Section 3 5th-6th. Section 4 7th-8th. Open Phila/NJ bridges), 62 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ. 856-582-8222. Prizes: before: www.ChessKidsNY.com/PCSChessProgram.htm (*) Fee
for all others and highest rated players. 7 Rounds: Sat: 10am, 11:30, $25 1st per quad. Unr. cannot win more than $10. EF: $12.50, members will increase automatically to $35 if register later. On site regis-
1pm, 2:30. Sun: 10am, 11:30, 1pm, 2:30. EF by 5/20: $25 for sponsored $10. Reg.: 6 -7:15 pm. Rds.: 7:30-8:30-9:30 pm. All: Visa/MC/Disc/Amex tration the date of the event: $40 from 11:45 am to 12:00 noon.
players. 150 players age 12 and under are sponsored first come first Information: email to Miguel Iniguez at: migini@gmail.com Results
serve. 30 entrants 15 & under, 10 entrants 24 & under. Nevada resident OK w/$1surcharge. Info: cs@ATKMchessSets.com. Bring a clock!
will be posted online the same day of the event!
players reserve the right to the sponsorship slots over out of state MAY 20-22 OR 21-22, 24th annual New York State Open (NY)
players. Sponsorship includes a paid one year USCF membership. Team See Grand Prix. US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
captains and members can register for teams (5 player min/max). Late A State Championship Event!
MAY 22, Westfield G/45 Quads JUNE 11-12, NJ State Junior Championship
fee $15 after 5/20. Possible no entry after 200 players. Possible no 3-RR. G/40 d5. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. EF: $25,
entry after 5/27. Onsite +$75 if allowed. T-shirt $15 preordered while 5SS, G/75 d5. Dean of Chess Academy, 3322 Route 22 West, Building 15,
$20 members. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. Register: 1:15-1:45 Suite 1501, Branchburg, NJ 08876. (973) 219-6877. 2 Sections. Grades 9-
supplies last. Info/Reg: www.chesskidz.org Q: chesskidz@chesskidz.org p.m. Rounds: 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 p.m. Information: email John Moldovan 12: Trophies to Top 8 players. First place player is New Jerseys representative
JUNE 22-23, 2016 U.S. Womens Open westfieldchessclub@gmail.com, Bill Cohen: 732-548-8432 or 848-219- for the Denker Tournament during the U.S. Open 2016. NJSCF will provide
See Nationals. 1358, www.westfieldchessclub.com and westfieldchessclub.blogspot.com a stipend to defray the costs of the attendee if s/he plays in the Denker
JUNE 23, Walter Browne Memorial National Open Blitz MAY 22, Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Championship in 5 2016. Grades K-8: Trophies to Top 8 players. First place player is New
Championship (BLZ) Sections Jerseys representative for the Dewain Barber Tournament during the U.S.
See Grand Prix. SITE: BERGEN ACADEMY, 200 HACKENSACK AVE., HACKENSACK, NJ Open 2016. Entries postmarked by 6/6/16 to Noreen Davisson, 6 Red Barn
07601. 4SS, EVERYONE PLAYS 4 GAMES, ALL PLAYERS WITH 2.5 PTS Ln., Randolph, NJ 07869. Entry fee: $35, onsite: $45. Registration: 11:30am-
JUNE 24, Youth Trophy Tournament 12:30pm. Rounds: 1:00pm and 4:00pm Saturday, 9:00am, 12:00pm and
5-SS, G/25 d5. Westgate Las Vegas Resort. Open to players age 14 & OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A TROPHY! USCF Memb Reqd For Sections 3,
4 AND 5. Info: 201 287 0250 or chessdirector@icanj.net. ADV EF (pmk 3:00pm Sunday. Email Noreen@deanofchess.com for more information.
under. 3 sections: Open, U1000, U700. Trophies top 5 in each section,
top 2 in each 200 point rating group and unrated. Must be 3 players by May 18th) $35, At Site $40. Reg ends 1/2 hr before 1st rd. Late JUNE 12, Westfield G/45 Quads
eligible for each prize to be awarded. EF: $39 by 6/3, $50 later. Reg.: entrants will receive a 1/2 pt bye for rd. 1. In 5 Sections: Section 1 3-RR. G/40 d5. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. EF: $25,
8:30-9 a.m. Rds.: 10-11:30-1-2:15-3:30. www.VegasChessFestival.com. Junior Novice (not USCF rated): Open to unr players K thru 2nd grade. $20 members. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. Register: 1:15-1:45
Rds.: First Round 10:15 AM then ASAP. Section 2 Novice (not USCF p.m. Rounds: 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 p.m. Information: email John Moldovan
JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, 2016 National Open westfieldchessclub@gmail.com, Bill Cohen: 732-548-8432 or 848-219-
rated): Open to unr players K thru 4th grade. Rds.: First Round 10:00
See Nationals. 1358, www.westfieldchessclub.com and westfieldchessclub.blogspot.com
AM then ASAP. Section 3 G/45 d5 U800: Open to players rated below
JUNE 25, National Open Saturday Blitz Sectionals (BLZ) 800 and unr players K thru 12th grade. Rds.: 9:45 AM, 11:30, 1:15, JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, 5th annual Continental Class
RR G/3 +2. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. $100-60, 2nd half 3:00 PM. Section 4 G/45 d5 U1200: Open to players rated below 1200 Championships (VA)
$40, in each section of 10-12. EF: $30. REG.: by 9:30 p.m. Rd. 1 at 10 and unr players K thru 12th grade. Rds.: 9:45 AM, 11:30, 1:15, 3:00
p.m. www.VegasChessFestival.com. See Grand Prix.
PM. Section 5 G/60 d5 U1400: Open to All Ages rated below 1400 or
JUNE 25-26, International Youth Championship unrated. Rds.: 9:30 AM, 11:45, 2:00, 4:30 PM. ENT: Make EF payable JUNE 18, Kings Chess Club Quads
6-SS, G/60 d5. Westgate Las Vegas Resort, 3000 Paradise Road, 89109. To: International Chess Academy. Mail To: Diana Tulman, 28 Canterbury Morning quads and afternoon quads, G/30 d5, Kindergarten-undergrad-
In 4 Sections by age: 14 & Under, 14 & Under Reserve (under 1000), 9 Ln., New Milford, NJ 07646 . INFO: www.icanj.net. W. uate (scholastic, youth, and young adult memberships). Bethlehem
& Under, 9 & Under Reserve (under 800). Trophies to top 10 in each Church, 758 Route 10, Randolph, NJ 07869. EF: None. Reg.: 9-9:20 am.,
MAY 22, Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Open Championship 1st rd. 9:40. Arr. by noon to reg. only for afternoon quads. Medal to
section plus class and team trophies. 1st Place in each section wins a See Grand Prix.
Computer loaded with valuable Chess Software and hundreds of Videos, each quad winner. Info: Bethlehem Church 973-366-3434 or Bob McAdams
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JULY 4, World Open Blitz Championship (BLZ) (PA) NM 87111. 4 Rds. SS, G/120 d10. Rds.: 9:00 am and 2:30 pm both days. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716.
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100, top U2200/unr & U1900 team average: $75. USCF regular rating JUNE 3, Marshall U2200 Friday Night Action! US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
used for pairings & prizes. EF: $30, MCC Mbrs & GMs $20. Reg.: 6:15- 4-SS, G/25 d5. ($300 b/25): $150-75, U1900: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs JUNE 9-12, 9th New York International - U2200 Section
6:45pm. Rds.: 7-7:40-8:10-8:40-9:10pm. Max one bye, Request at entry. $20. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. Max one bye, for 7-SS, 40/90, SD/30 +30. Open to all players rated U2200 and unrated.
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MAY 21, Marshall Saturday U1800 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. FIDE Rated. Prizes $8,000 based on 70 paid entries. $3000-2000-1000,
4-SS, G/40 d5. ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1500: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs US Chess Junior Grand Prix! U1900: $1000-500, U1600: $500. Entry Fee: $200 if received by May 30;
$20. Reg.: 11:15-11:45am. Rds.: 12-1:45-4:00-5:45pm. One bye avail- JUNE 3-5, Marshall Weekend FIDE (New Round Times!) $250 in June. $25 less for MCC members. Schedules: 4-day: Thurs.
able, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., 5-SS, 40/90 SD/30 +30. FIDE Rated. (Note the new round times below!) 7pm, Fri. Sun. 12:30pm & 6pm. 2-day: Sat. 9-10:10-11:20am (G/25 d5)
NYC. 212-477-3716. ($600 b/25): $250-125. U2200: $125; U1900 $100. EF: $60, MCC Mbrs then merge with 4-day. Byes: 2 byes available, must commit before round
$40. GMs Free. Reg.: Ends 15 min before round start. Rds.: Fri. 6pm, 3. Playing site: The historic Marshall Chess Club. Registration: Call MCC
MAY 26, Marshall Thursday Action! with credit card, mail check, or online. Limited to 70 players! Register
4-SS, G/25 d5. ($375 b/25): $150-100, U2200: $75, U1900: $50. EF: Sat. & Sun. 1 & 6pm. Max 2 byes, request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., NYC.
212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org. early! www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716.
$40, MCC Mbrs $25. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-
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10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org. See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
MAY 27, Marshall $500 FIDE Blitz (BLZ) JUNE 4, Marshall Morning U1700 Action - NEW! JUNE 11, Marshall Thursday Action!
See Grand Prix. 4-SS, G/25 d5. ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1400: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs 4-SS, G/25 d5. ($375 b/25): $150-100, U2200: $75, U1900: $50. EF:
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MAY 28, Marshall Saturday G/60 (Open & U1700) US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
4-SS, G/55 d5. Two sections: Open: ($450 b/35): $175-125, U2300: JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25, Rochester Chess Center Saturday Tournaments!
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3-SS, G/25 d5. Open to youth K-12. ($225 b/25): $100-50, U1000: JUNE 5, First Proctors - Schenectady Blitz Chess (BLZ) 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org.
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11:20am. No byes. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. State St., Schenectady, NY. 8SS, G/10 d0. EF: $12.50 by mail before JUNE 16, Marshall Thursday Action!
212-477-3716. 6/1, $15 on-site, $7.50 U18. $$: 260 b/25 $100-50-25, U1800, U1550 4-SS, G/25 d5. ($375 b/25): $150-100, U2200: $75, U1900: $50. EF:
$40. Reg.: 1:00- 1:45 P.M. Games 2-6 P.M. ENT: Checks payable to $40, MCC Mbrs $25. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-
MAY 29, Marshall Sunday G/45 (Open & U1500) Peter Henner, 60 Scutt Rd., Feura Bush, NY 12067. INFO: peter@peter- 10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. 23 W.
4-SS, G/40 d5. Two sections: Open: ($450 b/35): $175-125, U2100: henner.com. USCF regular rating used for pairings & prizes. Blitz Rated. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org.
$75, U1800: $75. U1500: ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1200: $75. EF: $40,
MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 12:15-12:45pm. Rds.: 1-2:45-5:00- JUNE 5, Marshall Morning Action! (4 Rounds) JUNE 17, Marshall $500 FIDE Blitz (BLZ)
6:45pm. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 4-SS, G/25 d5. ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1800: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs See Grand Prix.
23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. $20. Reg.: 8:15-8:45am. Rds.: 9-10:15-11:30am-12:45pm. One bye avail-
JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, 5th annual Continental Class
able, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., Championships (VA)
JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Community Chess Club of Rochester NYC. 212-477-3716.
Wed Night Chess! See Grand Prix.
Note: 1 game rated per night, G/80 d5. Rochester Chess Center, 221 US Chess Junior Grand Prix! JUNE 18, Marshall Saturday G/60 (Open & U1700)
Norris Dr., Rochester, NY 14610. 585-442-2430. EF: $5, CCCR members JUNE 6, 13, 20, 27, 34th Nassau Class 4-SS, G/55 d5. Two sections: Open: ($450 b/35): $175-125, U2300:
$3. Reg.: 7-7:25 pm. Rd.: 7:30pm. www.rochesterchessclub.org. 40/80 d0. 1st Presbyterian Church, 1st & Main Sts., Mineola. 4-SS. 6 $75, U2000: $75. U1700 ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1400: $75. EF: $40,
sections. Master-Expert, EF: $36 by 6/3. $$ (256 b/8) 176, U2200 80.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 11:15-11:45am. Rds.: 12-2:30-4:45-
Class A, U2000/UR. EF: $31 by 6/3. $$ (216 b/8) 144-72. Class B,
JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2nd Long Island CC June Open U1800/UR. EF: $26 by 6/3. $$ (176 b/8) 112-64. Class C, U1600/UR. 7pm. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org.
5SS, G/90 d5. United Methodist Church, 470 East Meadow Ave., East EF: $21 by 6/3. $$ (136 b/8) 88-48. Class D, U1400/UR. EF: $16 by 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716.
Meadow, NY 11554. Open to all. $(b/20 pd. ent.): $100-80. Top U- 6/3. $$ (96 b/8) 64-32. Class E/UR: U1200/UR, EF: $11 by 6/3. $$ (56 JUNE 19, First Proctors - Schenectady Third Sunday Swiss
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based on entries $$: 260 b/25 Open $75-40, U1800 $50-30, U1550 $40- JULY 8, Marshall Friday Night Blitz (BLZ)
25. Reg.: 10:15- 10:45 A.M. Rds.: 11-1:30-4. ENT: Checks payable to Peter 9-SS, G/3 +2. ($500 b/35): $200-100, top U2400/unr, U2200, U2000, OHIO
Henner, 60 Scutt Rd., Feura Bush, NY 12067. INFO: peter@peterhenner.com. U1800: $50. USCF regular rating used for pairings & prizes. EF: $30, MAY 13, DCC Friday Nite Quick #17 (QC)
JUNE 19, Marshall Sunday G/45 (Open & U1500) MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-7:30-7:50-8:10- 4SS, G/24, increment 5. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH.
4-SS, G/40 d5. Two sections: Open: ($450 b/35): $175-125, U2100: 8:40-9-9:20-9:40-10pm. Max three byes. Request at entry. Blitz rated. Rds.: 7:30/8:30/9:30/10:30. One bye. Prizes based on entries. EF:
$75, U1800: $75. U1500: ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1200: $75. EF: $40, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org. $14 ($10 DCC mbr). Info: DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net, 937-461-6283.
MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg:. 11:15-11:45am. Rds.: 12-1:45-4:00- JULY 8-10, World Open Under 2300 (PA) MAY 20, DCC Friday Nite WORLD AFAIR Quick #18 (QC)
5:45pm. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. See Pennsylvania. 4SS, G/24 d5. Dayton Chess Club is at 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH. At the
23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. WORLD AFAIR (across Main St) - It will be loud, fun, noisy, and loud.
JULY 9, Marshall Morning U1800 Action
JUNE 21, Marshall Masters 4-SS, G/25 d5. ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1500: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs Pay EF at Dayton Chess Club, receive ticket for World AFair. Walk 1/2
See Grand Prix. $20. Reg.: 8:15-8:45am. Rds.: 9-10:15-11:30am-12:45pm. One bye avail- block to the Dayton/Montgomery County Convention Ctr. Registration
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! able, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., Ends 7:15 p.m. Rds.: 7:30/8:30/9:30/10:30. 1 bye. Prizes: based on
JUNE 22-26, 9th New York International - Championship Section NYC. 212-477-3716. entries. EF: $14 ($10 DCC mbr). Info: DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net,
9-SS, 40/90, SD/30 +30. Only open to players currently rated 2000+ JULY 9, Marshall Saturday G/60 Open 937-461-6283.
(USCF or FIDE). FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes. FIDE rated. 4-SS, G/55 d5. Open: ($450 b/35): $175-125, U2400: $75, U2100: $75. MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, 25th annual Chicago
Prizes $9,000 unconditionally guaranteed! $4000-2000-1000, U2400 EF: $40, MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 11:15-11:45am. Rds.: 12- Open (IL)
FIDE: $1000-500, U2300 FIDE $500. Entry Fee: $200. Players not rated 2:30-4:45-7pm. One bye available, request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., See Grand Prix.
USCF or FIDE over 2200: $300. GMs/Foreign IMs: Free. Local IMs: NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org.
$125. $25 less for MCC members. All $50 more if received after June MAY 27, DCC Friday Nite Quick #18 (QC)
JULY 9-10, 8th annual World Open Under 13 Championship (PA) 4SS, G/24, increment 5. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH.
15. Foreign players who play all 9 rounds receive $75. Schedule: Wed. See Pennsylvania.
7pm, Thurs. Sun. 11am & 6pm. Byes: 2 byes available, must commit Rds.: 7:30/8:30/9:30/10:30. One bye. Prizes based on entries. EF:
before round 3; limit 1 bye in rounds 8-9. FIDE GM/IM norms possible; JULY 10, Marshall Sunday G/45 (Open & U1600) $14 ($10 DCC mbr). Info: DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net/, 937-461-6283.
must play all rounds. Last year 1 norm was achieved! Playing site: The 4-SS, G/40 d5. Two sections: Open: ($450 b/35): $175-125, U2200: MAY 27-30 OR 28-30, 4th Cherry Blossom Classic (VA)
historic Marshall Chess Club. Registration: Call MCC with credit card, $75, U1900: $75. U1600: ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1300: $75. EF: $40, See Grand Prix.
mail check, or online. Limited to 70 players! Register early! 23 W. MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 11:15-11:45am. Rds.: 12-1:45-4:00-
5:45pm. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. JUNE 3-5 OR 4-5, 2016 Annual Universal Late Spring Swiss (MI)
10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org.
23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. See Grand Prix.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! JUNE 3-5 OR 4-5, 2016 Gem City Open - Heritage Event
JUNE 29, JULY 6, 13, 20, 27, AUG. 3, Marshall Weekly JULY 14, Marshall U2400 Action
4-SS, G/25 d5. Open to players rated below 2400 USCF. ($375 b/25): See Grand Prix.
Wednesdays
6-SS, G/90 +30. Two sections. U2000: ($600 b/25) $250-150-100. $150-100, U2100: $75 U1800: $50. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs $25. Reg.: JUNE 10, DCC Friday Nite Quick #19 (QC)
U1700: $100. U1400: ($600 b/25) $250-150-100. U1100: $100. EF: $60, 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 4SS, G/24, increment 5. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH.
MCC Mbrs $40. Reg:. 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7pm each Wed. Limit two or 4 only. Request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th Rds.: 7:30/8:30/9:30/10:30. One bye. Prizes based on entries. EF:
byes; request by rd. 4. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., St., NYC. 212-477-3716. $14 ($10 DCC mbr). Info: DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net/, 937-461-6283.
NYC. 212-477-3716. US Chess Junior Grand Prix! US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JUNE 30, Marshall Thursday Action! JULY 15-17, 16-17 OR 17, Marshall Monthly U2300 JUNE 11, Toledo June Swiss
4-SS, G/25 d5. ($375 b/25): $150-100, U2200: $75, U1900: $50. EF: 5-SS, 40/90 SD30 +30. Open to players rated below 2300 USCF. $800 Open, 4SS, Rnd. 1 G/75 d5, Rnds. 2-4 G/85 d5. The University of Toledo
$40, MCC Mbrs $25. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30- Gtd: $300-150-100. U2100: $125; U1800 $125. EF: $60, MCC Mbrs $40. Health Science Campus, Mulford Library Basement Cafe, 3000 Arlington
10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. 23 W. Reg.: Ends 15 min before round start. Rds.: 3-day: Fri. 6pm, Sat. & Ave., Toledo, OH 43614. Can split into 2 sections if enough players. EF:
10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org. Sun. 1 & 6pm. 2-day: Sat. 11:30am (G/25 d5) then merge with 3-day in $20 by 6/9, $25 at site. Reg.: 9-10 a.m., Rds.: 10, 1, 4, & 7. Prizes:
round 2. 1-day: Sun. 9-10:15-11:30am (G/25 d5) then merge in round $360 b/20, $100-50, 1st A,B,C,D/Under $40, 1st U1600 $50. Ent: James
JUNE 30-JULY 4, JULY 1-4 OR 2-4, 44th Annual World Open (PA) 4. Max two byes, request at entry. SIDE EVENT: July 15, Marshall
See Grand Prix. Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., Maumee, OH 43537. 419-367-9450.
Progressive Chess Tournament! 5-SS, G/15 +30. Scottish Progressive
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! Chess Rules. Not rated. ($450 b/35 players): $200-100, top U2200/unr JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, 2016 Columbus Open
& U1900 team average: $75. USCF regular rating used for pairings & See Grand Prix.
JUNE 30, JULY 7, 14, 21, 28, AUG. 4, Marshall Thursday Open
6-SS, G/90 +30. ($600 b/25): $250-150, U2100: $100. U1800: $100. prizes. EF: $30, MCC Mbrs & GMs $20. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7- US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
EF: $60, MCC Mbrs $40. Reg:. 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7pm each Thurs. 7:40-8:20-9-9:40pm. Max one bye, request at entry. www.marshall JULY 9, Toledo July Swiss
Limit two byes; request by rd. 4. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. chessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. Open, 4SS, Rnd. 1 G/75 d5, Rnds. 2-4 G/85 d5. The University of Toledo
10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. JULY 16-17, 3rd annual Schenectady Open Health Science Campus, Mulford Library Basement Cafe, 3000 Arlington
JULY 1, Marshall U2200 Friday Night Action! See Grand Prix. Ave., Toledo, OH 43614. Can split into 2 sections if enough players. EF:
4-SS, G/25 d5. ($300 b/25): $150-75, U1900: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs JULY 29-31 OR 30-31, 15th annual Manhattan Open $20 by 7/7, $25 at site. Reg.: 9-10 a.m., Rds.: 10, 1, 4, & 7. Prizes:
$20. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. Max one bye, for See Grand Prix. $360 b/20, $100-50, 1st A,B,C,D/Under $40, 1st U1600 $50. Ent: James
round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., Maumee, OH 43537. 419-367-9450.
AUG. 5-7 OR 6-7, 22nd Annual Northeast Open (CT)
10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, 9th annual Chicago Class (IL)
See Grand Prix.
JULY 1, 2, 3, World Open Daily 2 pm Blitz (BLZ) (PA) See Grand Prix.
See Pennsylvania. AUG. 11-14, 12-14 OR 13-14, 46th annual Continental Open (MA)
JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, Second Annual Aviator Open Chess
See Grand Prix. Tournament (Part of Dayton Master Chess Festival)
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 1-3, Marshall Weekend FIDE AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, Cleveland Open (OH) See Grand Prix.
5-SS, 40/90 SD/30 +30. FIDE Rated. ($600 b/25): $250-125. U2200: See Grand Prix.
JULY 17, X-15 Blitz (BLZ) (Part of Dayton Masters Chess Festival)
$125; U1900 $100. EF: $60, MCC Mbrs $40. GMs Free. Reg.: Ends 15 AUG. 13-17, 5th Annual Washington International (MD) (Its June 2015 & the X-15 still has the official world record for the
min before round start. Rds.: Fri. 6pm, Sat. & Sun. 1 & 6pm. Max 2 See Grand Prix. highest speed ever reached by a manned, powered aircraft. Its maximum
byes, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 48th annual Atlantic Open (VA) speed was 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h), or Mach 6.72 in October
NYC. 212-477-3716. See Grand Prix. 1967.) G/5, no delay, no increment. Prizes $350 b/20. 1-$200, 2-
JULY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Queens July Open $100, 3-$50. Rated Blitz at Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton,
SEPT. 2-5, 3-5 OR 4-5, 138th annual NY State Championship OH 45402. Number of rounds & SS or RR determined by number of
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
JULY 2, Marshall Morning U1700 Action entries. Registration ends 1:00pm Sunday Round 1 begins 1:30
4-SS, G/25 d5. ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1400: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10, 3rd annual Washington Chess p.m. EF: $25. Register at site on Fri, Sat, or Sun. Info: DCC.18W5@sbc-
$20. Reg.: 8:15-8:45am. Rds.: 9am-10:15-11:30-12:45pm. One bye avail- Congress (VA) global.net, 937-461-6283.
able, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., See Grand Prix. AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, Cleveland Open
NYC. 212-477-3716. See Grand Prix.
JULY 3, Marshall Morning Action! NORTH CAROLINA AUG. 13-17, 5th Annual Washington International (MD)
4-SS, G/25 d5. ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1800: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs See Grand Prix.
$20. Reg.: 8:15-8:45am. Rds.: 9-10:15-11:30am-12:45pm. One bye avail- MAY 27-30 OR 28-30, 4th Cherry Blossom Classic (VA)
See Grand Prix. AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 11th annual Indianapolis Open (IN)
able, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., See Grand Prix.
NYC. 212-477-3716. JUNE 3-5, 1st Annual Carolinas Classic
JULY 3, World Open G/10 Championship (QC) (PA) See Grand Prix. US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
See Grand Prix. JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA) SEPT. 10-11, Golden Buckeye Senior & Adult Open
See Nationals. Salt Fork State Park Lodge, Cambridge. Players age 18 & up from any
JULY 4, Marshall Independence Day Madness! state welcome. A relaxed schedule, intimate atmosphere, rustic secluded
6-SS, G/25 d5. ($525 b/25) $200-100. U2300: $75, U2000: $75, U1700: JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA) venue, and natural surroundings will make for a memorable weekend!
$75. EF: $50, MCC Mbrs $30. GMs Free. Reg.: 10:15-10:45am. Rds.: See Grand Prix. 3 sections Senior (age 50+), Younguns (18-49), Mixed U1600 (18 &
11am-12:15-1:30-3:00-4:15-5:30pm. 2 byes available, request at entry. JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA) up). Format 5SS, Rnds. 1-3 G/75 d10, Rnds. 4-5 G/90 d10. Reg.: Sat
www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. See Nationals. 9:30-10:15. Rnds.: 10:30-2:30-6:30 Sun 9:30-2. EF: $40 thru 8/29 then
JULY 4, World Open Blitz Championship (BLZ) (PA) $50; OCA members $2 less. Trophy prizes, 1st place OH resident is
See Grand Prix. JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, 5th annual Continental Class 2016 OH Sr Champ! Fellowship of the King group rate $109/night plus
Championships (VA)
JULY 5-7, 5th annual World Open Womens Championship (PA) pet-friendly cabins, 800-ATA-PARK, reserve early! More info:
See Grand Prix. neilley.com/chess, grant@neilley.com, or 740-314-1102.
See Grand Prix.
JULY 22-24 OR 23-24, 24th annual Southern Open (FL)
JULY 5-7, World Open Under 2100 (PA) See Grand Prix. OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10, 3rd annual Washington Chess
See Pennsylvania. Congress (VA)
AUG. 13-17, 5th Annual Washington International (MD) See Grand Prix.
JULY 5-10, 10th annual Philadelphia International (PA) See Grand Prix.
See Grand Prix.
AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 47th annual Southern Chess Congress (GA)
JULY 6-10 OR 8-10, World Open Senior (PA) See Grand Prix. OKLAHOMA
See Grand Prix.
AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 48th annual Atlantic Open (VA) MAY 21-22, 1st Norman Chess Festival at the Univ of
JULY 7, Marshall Thursday Action! See Grand Prix. Oklahoma - Norman 5-SS
4-SS, G/25 d5. ($375 b/25): $150-100, U2200: $75, U1900: $50. EF:
$40, MCC Mbrs $25. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30- OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10, 3rd annual Washington Chess See Grand Prix.
10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. 23 W. Congress (VA) JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA)
10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org. See Grand Prix. See Nationals.

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JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA) US Chess Junior Grand Prix! AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 11th annual Indianapolis Open (IN)
See Grand Prix. JULY 9-10, 8th annual World Open Under 13 Championship See Grand Prix.
JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA) 6SS, G/60 d10. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (see World Open for
See Nationals. location, rates). Open to all born after 7/10/03. In 4 sections. Open
Section: Trophies to top 10, 1st C, Under 1400/Unr; free entry in all TEXAS
JULY 15-17, Kansas Open (KS) CCA tournaments 7/15/16-12/31/16 to 1st. Under 1400 Section: Tro-
See Grand Prix. MAY 21-22, 2016 DCC FIDE Open VII Underwritten by Wayne-Li
phies to top 10, 1st Under 1200, Unrated; free entry in all CCA See Grand Prix.
tournaments 7/15/16-9/30/16 to 1st. Under 1000 Section: Trophies
OREGON to top 10, 1st Under 800, Unrated; free entry in all CCA tournaments MAY 27-30 OR 28-30, 71st Annual Texas State and Amateur
7/15/16-9/30/16 to 1st. Under 600 Section: Trophies to top 10, 1st Championships
JUNE 22-23, 2016 U.S. Womens Open (NV) Under 400, top 3 Unrated; free entry in all CCA tournaments 7/15/16- See Grand Prix.
See Nationals. 9/30/16 to 1st. EF: $42 online at chessaction.com by 7/7, $45 mailed JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA)
JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, 2016 National Open (NV) by 6/15, $50 at site. US Chess membership required. Special 1 year See Nationals.
See Nationals. dues with magazine: Online with entry, $22 with Chess Life, $15 with
Chess Life for Kids. Mailed or at site, $25 with Chess Life, $17 with JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA)
JUNE 25-26, International Youth Championship (NV) See Grand Prix.
See Nevada. Chess Life for kids. Reg. 7/9 to 10 am, rds. Sat. 11-2-5, Sun. 10-1-4. Up
to 2 half point byes allowed, must commit before rd. 3. Ent: JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA)
JUNE 27, 2016 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) (NV) chessaction.com or Continental Chess, PO Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. See Nationals.
See Nationals.
Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347- JUNE 22-23, 2016 U.S. Womens Open (NV)
AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, 21st annual Pacific Coast Open (CA-S) 201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds.
See Grand Prix. See Nationals.
JULY 29-31 OR 30-31, 15th annual Manhattan Open (NY) JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, 2016 National Open (NV)
See Grand Prix. See Nationals.
PENNSYLVANIA AUG. 11-14, 12-14 OR 13-14, 46th annual Continental Open (MA) JUNE 25-26, International Youth Championship (NV)
MasterMinds Scholastic Summer League See Grand Prix. See Nevada.
Info at www.mastermindschess.org.
AUG. 12-14 OR 13-14, Cleveland Open (OH) JUNE 27, 2016 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) (NV)
North Penn Chess Club See Grand Prix. See Nationals.
Main & Richardson, Lansdale, PA. See www.northpennchessclub.org
for schedules & info or 215-699-8418. AUG. 13-17, 5th Annual Washington International (MD) AUG. 13-17, 5th Annual Washington International (MD)
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
MAY 21, LVCA $1000 in Scholarships K-12 Championships
5-SS, G/30 d5. EF: $30, $40 CASH ONLY after 5/17/16 AT SITE. Schol- AUG. 26-28 OR 27-28, 48th annual Atlantic Open (VA) AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 47th annual Southern Chess Congress (GA)
arships: 1st-$400, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100, $100 each top 3 Lehigh Valley See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
players. Trophys-1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Top U1400, U1200, U1000, U800, SEPT. 2-5, 3-5 OR 4-5, 138th annual NY State Championship (NY)
U600, U400, UNR, $10-$20 Random Prizes each player. Rds.:11:10pm See Grand Prix.
& ASAP. Reg.: Ends 11am. Site: College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W. UTAH
Laurel St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Ent: Bruce Davis, 1208 Linden St., OCT. 5-10, 7-10 OR 8-10, 3rd annual Washington Chess
Congress (VA) Club 84065
Bethlehem, PA 18018. Info: bdavis@lehighvalleychessclub.org, See www.chessprep.org for club activities.
www.lehighvalleychessclub.org See Grand Prix.
JUNE 22-23, 2016 U.S. Womens Open (NV)
MAY 27-30 OR 28-30, 4th Cherry Blossom Classic (VA) See Nationals.
See Grand Prix. RHODE ISLAND JUNE 24, Youth Trophy Tournament (NV)
JUNE 3-5 OR 4-5, 2016 Annual Universal Late Spring Swiss (MI) AUG. 11-14, 12-14 OR 13-14, 46th annual Continental Open (MA) See Nevada.
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, 2016 National Open (NV)
JUNE 4, W.Chester 1st Sat. Quads See Nationals.
Our 27th year! 3RR, Game/80 d5. 2nd Presbyterian Church, 114 S.
Walnut St., West Chester, PA. EF: $20; $40, $50 for 3-0. Reg.: 9am. SOUTH CAROLINA JUNE 25-26, International Youth Championship (NV)
Rds.: 9:40, 1:00, 4:00. Info: WCCC1975@gmail.com. See Nevada.
MAY 14-15, 8th Annual South Carolina Senior Open
JUNE 5, Sunday Chess in Jasper Park and Picnic (3 events) See Grand Prix. JUNE 27, 2016 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) (NV)
Emmaus, PA (BLZ) See Nationals.
JUNE 16-19, 2016 U.S. Senior Open (LA)
(3) 5-SS events, G/7 d3. Jasper Park Pavillion, 4960 Vera Cruz Rd. See Nationals.
North, Emmaus, PA 18049. EF: $10 Cash each event, No adv ent. Prizes:
JUNE 17-19, 2016 Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open (LA) VERMONT
Min. 50% Rtd. based on paid entries. 1st-60%, 2nd-30%, 3rd-10% AND
ADD if 12 or more players Top U1600- $15, Top U1000 - $15, more See Grand Prix. MAY 20-22 OR 21-22, 24th annual New York State Open (NY)
based on pd. Picnic:11am-dusk. Reg Ends: 1, 3, 5 pm for each event. JUNE 17-19, 2016 U.S. Junior Open (LA) See Grand Prix.
Event: Rd-1: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm each. Info: 484-866-3045, bdavis@lehigh- See Nationals. JUNE 18, Keene Open (NH)
valleychessclub.org, www.lehighvalleychessclub.org/. JULY 22-24 OR 23-24, 24th annual Southern Open (FL) See New Hampshire.
JUNE 11, MasterMinds CC Quads See Grand Prix. JULY 16-17, 3rd annual Schenectady Open (NY)
Lenfest Center, 3890 N. 10th St., Philadelphia, PA 19140. Quads: 3RR, See Grand Prix.
G/85 d5. EF: $30 cash; winner $100. Reg. ends 9AM. Rds.: 9:30, 1, 4. AUG. 19-21 OR 20-21, 47th annual Southern Chess Congress (GA)
Info: mastermindschess.org or brad@mastermindschess.org. See Grand Prix. AUG. 11-14, 12-14 OR 13-14, 46th annual Continental Open (MA)
See Grand Prix.
JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, 5th annual Continental Class
Championships (VA) TENNESSEE SEPT. 2-5, 3-5 OR 4-5, 138th annual NY State Championship (NY)
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
A State Championship Event!
JUNE 30-JULY 4, JULY 1-4 OR 2-4, 44th Annual World Open MAY 13-15, 2016 Tennessee Senior Open
See Grand Prix. 5SS, G/120 d5. Fair Park Senior Center, 1433 Livingston Rd., Crossville, VIRGINIA
JULY 1, 2, 3, World Open Daily 2 pm Blitz (BLZ) TN 38555. EF: $25 if mailed by 5/7/2016, $35 at site. 3-Day: Reg Fri
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before rd. 2. Ent: at site. See Grand Prix. (Continued on p. 71)

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MARK FINS
Author of New Novel
Imagine That
Entrepreneur,
Philanthropist

M
y best moves over the board are not
likely to arouse any special attention.
I doubt that GMs Magnus Carlsen or
Hikaru Nakamura or any of those types are
studying my games. But when the great Harold
Dondis (now deceased, see April 2016 Chess
Life) called to share his desire to resurrect the
dying 97-year-old Boylston Chess Club, now
fallen on hard times, I was interested to hear
his plan.
I knew the club had been hard-pressed
financially, barely breaking even and facing a
whopping increase in market rent. To make


things worse, the landlord refused to renew the
lease, leaving the club only six months to find a
new home. Harold and the dedicated Chris
Chase began a feverish search for a new location. ... the landlord refused to
By far the best location was Norris Street in
Cambridge, but there were big financial short-
falls, including a much higher rent.
renew the lease, leaving
the club only six months


Why was chess so important to me, and
what was the overall impact of chess upon my
life? Where did chess rank on my charitable
list? After all, there were many worthy groups
to nd a new home.
needing support. Truthfully, unlike Harold, I
didnt play at the Boylston Club that often any
moreI spent much more time in the suburbs,
at the Metrowest Chess Club. the names of the pieces and the rules of their movement along
As I considered the options, I was overtaken with my dad.
by a stirring vision: excited clusters of little I realized then that chess has had a tremendous influence
kids crowded around a board, chattering, on my life and my work as an entrepreneur and author. It
laughing and interrupting each other, moving taught me about the value of concrete analysis, the role of
each others pieces to show their ideas. intuition, the certainty of consequences, the value of thinking
And I saw those proud older players, at the ahead, and the importance of being objective in ones
club every week for a Thursday Night Swiss, a assessments.
Friday Night Blitz or a Saturday Quad. What And so I called Harold back and told him Id happily match
would they do if the club didnt survive? I was the contributions with my own, to give the club a full five-
saddened as I pondered, like the Ghost of year respite.
Christmas Future, the emptiness caused by the At the time of this writing, the club is thriving, breaking
possible closure of the club. even, and hosting an ever-increasing numbers of players and
It made me think about the day my father chess events.
took out a wooden box some 63 years earlier. I am on tour now with my new novel Imagine That, with
He took out strange and fascinating wooden numerous business interests to oversee. But chess is my siren
pieces. Mesmerized, I looked on through the song. As far as 
  is concerned, assisting the Boylston Chess Club certainly was
widened eyes of a four-year-old and chanted one, but I know that my best is yet to come. Imagine That is available on amazon.com.

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3-day U1200 & up, rounds 1-5 G/35, d10, then rated as of 7/16 official list cannot win over Fedorowicz, 1978 Peter Biyiasas, 1979 Haukur
merges. 3-day U900 or Unrated: G/60, d10. $1000 in U1200, $2000 U1400, $3000 in Angantysson, 1980 Larry Christiansen, 1981
July official USCF ratings used (June U1600 through U2000. Igor Ivanov, 1982 Nick de Firmian, 1983
FIDE ratings used for Open Section). Entries posted at chessaction.com (online Kevin Spraggett, 1984 Joel Benjamin, 1985
Open to U1800 prizes & all plaques entries posted instantly). $15 service charge for Maxim Dlugy, 1986 Nick de Firmian, 1987
awarded at site, others mailed by 7/18. refunds. Special USCF dues: see Tournament Boris Gulko, 1988 Maxim Dlugy, 1989
Life or chesstour.com. Mikhail Gurevich, 1990 Igor Glek, 1991 Gata
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online until 2 hrs before rd 1. am & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 4:30 pm. 1997 Alex Shabalov, 1998 Alex Goldin, 1999
Open Section: All $100 more if not rated 4-day schedule: Fri 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 Gregory Serper, 2000 Joel Benjamin, 2001
over 2199 by USCF or FIDE. pm, Sat & Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 & 4:30. Alex Goldin, 2002 Kamil Miton, 2003 Jaan
U1200 Section entry fees: All $100 less. 3-day schedule (U1200/up): Sat 11, 1:30, Ehlvest, 2004 Varuzhan Akobian, 2005 Kamil
U900, Unrated Sections entry fees: $68 3:30, 6 & 8:30, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. Miton, 2006 Gata Kamsky, 2007 Varuzhan
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