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This Months September on uschess.org
Contributors
FM Alex Dunne USA Takes Siberia
(Looks at Books, p. 16; Cor- Our double-bronze medallist team from
respondence Chess, p. 37) is 2008 is off to Siberia to search for more
the correspondence chess hardware at the World Chess Olympiad
director for the USCF. 2010 in Khanty-Mansiysk (September 19-
October 4). The U.S. mens team consists of
Mike Klein GMs Gata Kamsky, Hikaru Nakamura,
(Research p. 26) To his stu- Alexander Onischuk, Yury Shulman and
dents, he is a chess teacher; to Robert Hess while IM Irina Krush, IM Anna
top professionals, he is a chess Zatonskih, WGM Camilla Baginskaite, WGM
journalist; and to old friends, Sabina-Francesca Foisor and WFM Tatev
he is a semi-retired chess Abrahamyan (tentative as of press time)
player. He likes the interna- represent the women. Look for exclusive
tional appeal of the game and reports and images from Khanty-Mansiysk,
appreciates all the chess play- including a photo gallery from reigning
ers that have shunned the womens champ Irina Krush (left), who will
money, fame and free drinks of be playing first board for the womens team.
the poker table.

Pete Tamburro
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Life and a former president of
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(Remembrance, p. 22) is a
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University of Texas at Dallas U.S. Chess League Season Begins with Three New Teams
and a former president of the The sixth U.S. Chess League runs from August 23-November 20th. Look for CLO
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Don Schultz
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and the author of Chessdon
and Fischer, Kasparov, and the
Others.

IM Irina Krush
(National Open, p. 30) is a
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Life and Chess Life Online and is
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Labor Day Madness, Part III What you missed over the summer
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September Chess Life

Columns

12 CHESS TO ENJOY
Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda,
or, Black to Play 37. ... Rd5
and Change History
By GM Andy Soltis

14 SOLITAIRE CHESS
Sammy Being Sammy
By Bruce Pandolfini
3...NQR3
16 LOOKS AT BOOKS
A Deserved Tribute
By FM Alex Dunne

41 WHATS THE BEST MOVE?


3...NKB3
Viva Capablanca
By GM Larry Evans

42 BACK TO BASICS
Chess is for Thinkers
By GM Lev Alburt

44 ENDGAME LAB
3...PQ3
Rapid!
By GM Pal Benko IsIdor GunsberG, 1895

Departments
18 | COVER STORY

3 PREVIEW
Challenging the Ruy Lopez
By Pete Tamburro
6 COUNTERPLAY After almost 500 years, the Ruy Lopez is still generating
8 FIRST MOVES new ideas and challenges. We look at a slew
of recent books examining the Spanish torture.
10 USCF AFFAIRS
48 TOURNAMENT LIFE
22 | REMEMBRANCE
68 CLASSIFIEDS Playing the Campo Can
71 SOLUTIONS By Dr. Tim Redman and Don Schultz
Love him or hate him, Florencio Campomanes
was a man who mattered. Two former USCF presidents
examine his relationship with our organization.

26 | RESEARCH
Chess and Game Theory
By FM Mike Klein
Chess players are unwitting game theorists.

30 | 2010 NATIONAL OPEN


A Lonesome Timur
On The Cover By IM Irina Krush

The Ruy Lopez, the Spanish GM Timur Gareev was all alone at the top of
the National Open standings, the first person to take
torture, the Marshall gambit,
clear first here since 1984.
the anti-Marshallby whatever
name or variation, this particular
sequence of opening moves 37 | CORRESPONDENCE CHESS
continues to generate new ideas.
A Correspondence Chess Manifest Destiny?
Cover art by Shirley Szymanek By FM Alex Dunne
www.dog4design.co.uk U.S. Tops 9th Pan-American Team Tournament

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More about Problematic Problems


Got to Get Me Into Chess Life
Your August responses to Andy Soltis Problematic Problems column from June (Sung to the tune of Got to Get You
seem incomplete so heres my two cents worth: Into My Life by the Beatles)
As I demonstrated in the Cleveland Chess Bulletin back in the 1980s any white pawn
can be underpromoted into a rook and give mate in a game of five moves! This amaz- I was alone when it arrived,
ing result is actually not that hard to demonstrate. For example: 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 g6 I didnt know what I might find there,
3. exf6 Bg7 4. fxg7 and 5. gxh8=R mate. Analagous methods work for the remaining An anecdote, a mate in five,
kingside pawns. Maybe another kind of line there.
I also investigated the shortest constructed games to mate the white king on each Ooh! Then it suddenly hit me.
square of the board. No game is longer than eight moves (Blacks first rank and the Ooh! The idea it bit me:
square d7). In fact, relatively few squares require more moves than those needed to We should be together so entwined.
shuttle the white king over there! (They are: e1, e2, f1, f2, d1, d2, c1, g3, b4, and d7.)
Particularly amusing ones include d3 (1. d4 e5 2. Kd2 Qh4 3. Kd3 Qxd4 mate, only In black and white upon the page,
these moves in this order does it in three), c2 (1. c4 e6 2. d3 Nc6 3. Kd2 Bb4+ 4. Kc2 I know I want to see my name there.
Nd4 mate!), and the method of mating a white king on e7 in only seven moves: 1. e3 My novelty would be the rage
e5 2. Ke2 c6 3. Kd3 Qg5 4. Kc4 Bc5 5. Kxc5 Nf6 6. Kd6 0-0! 7. Ke7 Ne4 mate! (Obvi- If I could only print my game there.
ously 7. ... Ne8 mate works as well.) Ooh! I was meant to have access.
Castling is mandatory for the seven-move solution! Thats why it takes eight moves Ooh! Sure as Nimzovich praxis,
to do d7too many pieces covering d7 to get out of the way. The squares g1, h1, b1 I should be forever so enshrined.
and a1 also require castling to achieve the minimum game, but they are not as strik-
ing as the e7 one. Got to get me into Chess Life!
Bob Basalla, Berea, Ohio What must I do to have a say?
Any kind of articled be fine there.
Mr. Basalla also sent us a song parody; please see the sidebar to the right. A photo shoot of me at play
Would fill a cover Id design there.
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Double negative Ooh! Ill even edit if need be.
I enjoyed WIM Alexey Roots interesting article on blunders (July Chess Life). After Just give me a forum to opine.
reading the article, however, I was wondering if the error in the drawing illustrating
the idea of Cant Undo was intentional. You see, with the No symbol slashed on top Got to get me into Chess Life!
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Can Undo. Any blunders can be undone after all?! I really know that I could write,
Id really show that I could shine there.
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To see in bold print my byline there?
Well moider da bums So someday soon Ill call em,
I very much enjoyed reading the article Party For Change in the July 2010 edition And demand me a column,
of Chess Life. However, I was surprised to see the caption on the photo of Carlsen, Kar- Evry, evry single month...
pov, and Kasparov refer to them as A Murderers Row. Im sure that reference left Bob Basalla
many younger readers wondering what you meant.
Fortunately, I do know what you meant. Im sure they would be honored to be
compared to the likes of great actors
like Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney,
Paul Muni, George Raft, and Edward
G. Robinson!

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First Moves

Still the Center of Attention


Fischer remains exhumed in iceland

By Elliot Adams

THE BODY OF ROBERT JAMES BOBBY FISCHER (1943 - outweighed the ruling of the probate court. The ruling said that
2008) has been exhumed in the latest development in the evidence of more significant interests in opposition to Jinkys
contest over his estate. needs would have been required in order to prevent the exhu-
Fischers talent and celebrity earned him a considerable mation. Fischers remains are the only source of genetic matter
fortune over the course of his career. Dying intestate, he left that can be compared to samples from Jinky and her mother,
currency worth approximately 3 million U.S. dollars, valuable as a court document puts it, In order to obtain such a sam-
real estate in Reykjavik, and gold deposits in the national ple it is unavoidable to exhume his body.
bank of Iceland. Despite the length of the legal proceedings, the exhumation
Fischers estate is being claimed by Marilyn Young, Bobby appears to be a result all parties are satisfied with. Samuel
Fischers Filipina partner, on behalf Estimo commented that the Youngs
of their alleged 9-year-old daughter legal team was very happy with
Jinky, but is also being contested the way the Supreme Court of Ice-
by his de facto wife Miyoko Watai, land ruled on our request.
general secretary of the Japan Likewise, legal representatives of
Chess Association. There was an Fischers nephews stated their
initial third claim by Alexander and acceptance of the court decision.
Nikolas Targ, Bobby Fischers The ruling didnt mention Watai by
nephews, but this was rejected in name, but it did refer to a woman
the course of a series of lawsuits who had been Fischers partner
with Miyoko Watai. for many years and confidante
Under Icelandic law, the child until his death, expressing con-
inherits two-thirds of the deceaseds tinued doubt that Fischer had a
estate, while the spouse takes the child with Young. If this woman is
remaining third. However, If Jinky is Watai, then presumably she too
found to be Fischers daughter it is will welcome the opportunity to set-
possible she would inherit Fischers tle the matter of Jinky Youngs
estate in its entirety as Watai's mar- parentage.
riage to Fischer is of dubious legality According to the Selfoss police
in both Japan, due to Fischers lack department, the exhumation went
of a passport at the time, and the as planned on July 5th under the
Icelandic courts because of the observation of a priest, a doctor and
absence of an original marriage cer- local officials. Tissue samples were
tificate. successfully taken from Fischers
Bolstering the Youngs case the grave at Laugardlir Cemetery with-
court was shown documentary evi- out the need to remove the coffin
dence of familial links between from its resting place.
them and Fischer. This comprised The DNA test results are not yet
recorded money transfers from Fischer, photographs of them known, the samples are to be sent to DNA specialists outside
together, and correspondence between Fischer and Jinky of Iceland for testing and analysis. The process is a lengthy one
signed daddy. and it will be a matter of months before the final outcome is
With this evidence, Jinky Youngs lawyers, Samuel Estimo revealed.
and Thordur Bogason made an exhumation request to the Ice- At the start of this legal row, none of the claimants could have
landic probate court on the grounds that no intact samples of predicted that it would conclude in such a dramatic manner,
Fischers DNA could be found at Landspitali University Hos- nor does it seem likely that they wouldve wanted it toeven
pital, where the ex-world champion died of renal failure. Youngs lawyer refers to exhumation as a last resort. The case
This request was denied, but the supreme court of Iceland has been resolved with a complex and unexpected endgame per-
overturned the lower court decision. The Supreme Court con-
cluded that the need for Jinky to know her fathers identity
haps worthy of Bobby Fischer himself, providing a suitably
extraordinary epilogue to such an extraordinary life. .
PHOTO BY ELLIOT ADAMS

In recognition that some of our younger readers may not understand why Fischer was important:
Fischer is often considered one of the most talented chess players of all time. His talent is undeniable; Fischer became
the only American world champion in a game that had been dominated by the Soviet Unions players for decades.
At 13, Fischer won a brilliancy against Donald Byrne, one of the strongest American players of the time, in a match
named The Game of the Century.

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Executive Directors Annual Report


The following is an excerpt from Bill Halls report to the delegates in the 2010 Delegates Call, which is available to all
USCF members at uschess.org-->About USCF--> Governance-->Reports-->2010_Delegates_Call.pdf.

2010 will be known as the year the UsCF pUt many the topic that dominated our organization for nearly two years
past struggles behind it and began moving forward to a much is finally over. During this past fiscal year most of the lawsuits
healthier future. the struggles of the past couple of years were settled. the only suit remaining is the UsCFs civil action
have prepared us to come together as a family of individuals against Gregory alexander, which is currently stayed pending
with the common thread of our love for this great game. the the outcome of the criminal case in san Francisco. all remain-
UsCF turned 70 last December, and despite some recent trou- ing suits related to the polgar matter were resolved in a settlement
ble, is more viable than ever. where the UsCF received $131,000 and polgars attorneys
received $31,000, both from the UsCF insurance carrier. pol-
the 2010 U.s. Championship was once again sponsored on a
gar and truong also agreed to not dispute their removal from
grand scale by the saint louis Chess Club and scholastic
the executive board or their membership status, and agreed
Center. this was a spectacular venue with first-class organiza-
never to seek a leadership role in the UsCF again. this closed
tion and exciting chess. i would personally like to thank mr. rex
the book on a dark chapter in UsCF history. now we must turn
sinquefield and mr. tony rich for making this happen and for
our attention away from the bunkered survival mode that we were
the commitment to continuing the sponsorship into 2011. the
in for so long and become proactive and creative in addressing
saint louis Chess Club and scholastic Center is also sponsor-
current and future problems. we must come together and focus
ing the up coming (as of my writing this report) 2010 U.s.
on making our organization the best it can be.
womens Championship. Gata kamsky returned to top form this
year claiming the Championship of our nation once again, and in writing this i am working with preliminary financials, as the
anna Zatonskih won the 2009 version of the U.s. womens audit is currently underway. the final result appears to be a
Championship (also sponsored by st. louis) in fine style. $20,000 to $30,000 loss for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. obvi-
ously any loss is not a good result, however under the
2010 is an olympiad year, and the U.s. teams look to repeat
circumstances of the legal expenditures, additional costs
fine performances from the previous olympiad. in 2008, both
related to finalizing the profit-sharing plan, and the significant
the U.s. olympiad team and the U.s. womens olympiad
write-off due to the UsCF sales ruling, it is a final result that
team secured the bronze medals with exciting finishes. the U.s.
we can live with. had we not had these extraordinary expenses,
team followed this with a silver medal performance at the 2009
the Federation would have seen a significant surplus. based
world team competition, thanks to the leadership of Captain
on these results and our conservative budget, i feel confident
John Donaldson, the brilliant skill of the players, and the
that we can see a healthy surplus next year as long as we avoid
generous sponsorship from st. louis. this years teams are once
these types of expenses. largely, we have navigated these dif-
again sponsored by the kasparov Chess Foundation. i offer a
ficult financial issues with deep and painful cuts. we are at the
special thanks to kCF president michael khordarkovsky for
point where such cuts do impact services, and additional cuts
helping to make this happen, and for helping to insure our abil-
will only further significantly impact services. Under current
ity to send our team to the 2009 womens world team.
projections, the Federation should be fully recovered in two to
in 2010, we have introduced new sponsors for the Grand prix two-and-a-half years.
and the Jr. Grand prix. For the 2010 Grand prix the sponsor
in 2008, the Delegates passed a restructuring of membership
is Chesslecture.com, and for the 2010 Junior Grand prix the
dues that included options for a lower-priced membership
sponsor is Chess magnet school. the Grand prix is a long-time
that receives our publications online. this was implemented
standard of the UsCF and we very much appreciate the spon-
in December 2008 through January 2009 and we now have a
sorship provided by Chesslecture.com. the Junior Grand
full fiscal year to see the result. membership revenue is down
prix is a contest in its third year designed to promote young
about $12,000 from the previous fiscal year and advertising
people playing in stronger and slower events. the prize fund
revenue is down about $16,000. on the advertising, part of the
includes $1,000 for expenses to play in the following years U.s.
drop is attributable to reduced circulation and part is due to
open. we appreciate Chess magnet school for stepping up to
the fact that our staff member responsible for advertising
ensure the continued success of this program.
retired and was not replaced. however, tournament life
this year at the U.s. open the third annual world Chess live announcement (tla) ads are up $10,000, a 22% increase. on
College tournament of Champions took place with no entry fee the plus side, total magazine expenses are down around
(if playing in the U.s. open), with a $5,000 prize fund, and fully $140,000. about $40,000 of these savings are due to life
sponsored by world Chess live. i would like to thank world members that have chosen non-premium services. this results
Chess live for this sponsorship. in a net improvement to the UsCF bottom line of roughly
$75,000 to $80,000 annually due to those changes.
at this years U.s. open, we held the inaugural U.s. Girls Jun-
ior open with scholarships and awards provided by trophies looking to the future, we have many good programs in the
plus. also, there was a new side event, the U.s. open Fischer works and some exciting things planned for the future. i may
random Championship. once again, Dewain barber has done be able to go into this more by the time of the meeting. our
a fantastic job in organizing the latest installment of the Denker biggest challenge is to address the continued slide of our
tournament of high school Champions. special appreciation adult membership base that has been going on for the most
goes to mitchell Denker for his continued support and to the Uni- part since the mid 1990s. this is part of what i plan to focus
versity of texas at Dallas (UtD) for offering a full, four-year on in my live report in California.
scholarship to the winner. ~ Bill Hall, USCF Executive Director

10 Chess Life September 2010 uschess.org


Chess to Enjoy

Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda, or, Black to Play


37. Rd5 and Change History

The most intriguing events in chess history are the ones that might have, could
By GM Andy Soltis

have, should have happened.

Garry Kasparovs latest books relive the one Kasparov cited, 41. Qb8+ Qf8 he did in 1993. We would have been
the critical moments of his world cham- 42. Qe5 Qf3+! 43. Kh3 Qf5+ 44. Qxf5 spared 15 years of confusion about the
pionship matches with Anatoly Karpov. gxf5 45. Nf6+ Kf7 46. Nxh5 Rd2 47. Kg2 title, including the endless reunifica-
One of those moments occurred in their Rxa2 48. h4 Rb2 49. Nf4 Rxb3. tion negotiations and the dubious FIDE
first match when Kasparov trailed 0-4 knockout championships.
and was two defeats away from a humil- + + + + If only Karpov had played 37. ... Rd5!.
iating shutout. Thats how accidental history really is.
p + +k+ We like to think the course of events is
A miracle  p+ + + inevitable. But writers of world history
GM Garry Kasparov have challenged that notion by wonder-
GM Anatoly Karpov + + +p+ ing What if? They ask questions such as
World Championship, 16th game, + +  N P What if Hitler hadnt attacked Russia in
Moscow 1984 1941? and show that World War II could
+r+ + P very easily have had a different ending.
++ +k+ + + PK+ Chess history has its own intriguing
What ifs, often inspired by forgotten
p +q+ + + + + + footnotes to what really happened. One
p r +p+ After 49. ... Rxb3 footnote is Alexander Alekhines bout
with typhus at age 27. Its forgotten
+ + Q Np So what? you may be wondering. Isnt because he recovered and began his bril-
this just a postscript to a meaningless 26- liant series of tournament victories. But
year-old draw?
+ + + +
what if Alekhine had died when he was
+P+ + P No, if Karpov had won this game, it stricken in December 1919?
would have altered the course of history. Of course, a lot is beyond the scope of
Coupled with his victory in the 27th game,
P+ + PKP
reasonable speculation. But we can be
+ + + + he would have won the match by 6-0. sure of some things: For example, some-
After 37. Kg2 And that leads to the second question: one else would have investigated 1. e4 Nf6
How would the emotional, 21-year-old and the opening would not be named
Black had 20-plus minutes to reach Kasparov have reacted to suffering the Alekhines Defense. More important is
the time control four moves away. Then worst world championship crush in nearly that there wouldnt have been an
he could have adjourned with excellent 80 years? Alekhine-Capablanca match of 1927.
winning chances. But a miracle occurred: He admits he was devastated by his Someone other than Alekhine would have
Karpov offered a draw. early losses in the match. Other players dethroned Jose Capablanca, probably in
That saved Kasparov. He lost only once who lost a big-deal match by 0-6such the 1930s.
more, in the 27th game, and the match as Bent Larsen and Mark Taimanov when Who would that successful challenger
was eventually aborted amid huge contro- they were humbled by Bobby Fischer in to Capa have been? There are only a few
versy. In the rematch, Kasparov played 1971were never the same. possible candidatesand at the top of
like a new man and began his tumul- Yasser Seirawan, who knows him well, the list are Reuben Fine and Sam
tuous reign as champion. said, Kasparov would have been psy- Reshevsky. One of them could easily have
And that raises two questions. First, chologically wiped out and would not become the first American world cham-
what if Karpov had tried to trade queens have become the Kasparov we know pion, generations before Bobby Fischer.
with 37. ... Rd5 and ... Qf5? Kasparovs today. Karpov, not Kasparov, would have Theres a remarkably parallel What
answer is Black could make steady been world champion for the next decade, if? concerning Emanuel Lasker. He fell
progress, e.g. 38. Qe3 Rd3! 39. Qf4 Qd5+ Seirawan writes in his new book Chess critically illwith typhus, no lessin
40. Ne4 Qf7. Duels. 1893, a year before he won the champi-
Overnight, Karpovs seconds surely In other words, Kasparov would not onship title from Wilhelm Steinitz. But
would have found a forced win, such as have been able to split the chess world as what if Lasker hadnt survived?

12 Chess Life September 2010 uschess.org


Problem I Problem II Problem III
2010 U.S. IM Irina Krush GM Vinay Bhat GM Alexander Shabalov
GM Gregory Kaidanov GM Sergey Kudrin GM Alexander Stripunsky
Championship
++r+k+ + + + + + qrrk+
This years U.S. Championship, + + +pp + +  L k + + lpp
won by Gata Kamsky, was a partic- + R n p + +L+p+ p+np + p
ularly hard-fought tournament.
Nearly 60 percent of the games
+ + +N+P + + Kp+ + p +P+Q
ended in victories. That contrasts
q+ +P+P+ + +  P p P+ +NP +
with some of the round-robin cham- + + +P+ + + + + +  P+ + R
pionships of the recent past, which P Q +K+ + + +r+ PL+ +PP
often saw only about 45 percent of
the games ending in decisive results.
+ + + + + + + +  R+ +  K
The 2010 Championship provides White to play Black to play White to play
our six quiz positions this month. In Problem IV Problem V Problem VI
each of them you are asked to find GM Joel Benjamin GM Larry Christiansen GM Sergey Kudrin
the fastest winning line of play. Usu- GM Alex Lenderman GM Dmitry Gurevich GM Gregory Kaidanov
ally this will mean the forced win of
a decisive amount of material, such r+ + + + + + lk+ + +
+k+
as a rook or minor piece. Solutions pp+ + +k +q+ + p + q +p+
on page 71. +pn lpp + p +P+ p+ +n+p+
+ + + + + + +r+ +p+ + +p
+ P +P+ Pp +r+ + + + + +
+LNQ+ +P + + + + PQ+ +L+P
Pq + P + PNPR +Q+ P r PP+
+ +R+ K +K+ +R+ + +R+K+
White to play White to play Black to play

We can be sure Steinitz would have resumed as a Soviet player.


been challenged by someone else. Who This was happening while Moscow
Qe6 20. Bxd6 Rxd6 21. a4 Ne5 22. Bd1 Red8!

would that be? Well, after Hastings 1895 dropped its bitter, decades-old opposi-
23. axb5 axb5 24. Na3 Rd2 25. Qc1 Qb6 26.

the popular candidate would have been tion to Western, bourgeois chess. The
Nc2 Ne4 27. Nd4 Nd3 28. Qb1

Harry Pillsbury. In a long Steinitz-Pills- + +k+ r Soviets joined FIDE and began to win
bury match, the much younger man every Olympiad and world championship
would almost certainly have won. Again, + p +ppp event. The Soviet era began.
a slight tweaking of the course of events  q+ + + But lets change history in one minor
has a dramatic impact. way. What if the Swedish cutter had
But my favorite might-have-been con- +p+ + + arrived in time?
cerns another footnote: What if Paul + Nn+ + Writer Tim Harding concluded that
Keres ship had arrived on time? Alekhine would have convinced Keres,
Heres the situation. In 1939, Keres + Pn+ +P once he was a free citizen of Sweden, to
seemed destined to challenge Alekhine P r PP+ challenge him. After Keres won their
for the world championship. But thats match, FIDE would have recognized Keres
when Keres native Estonia was forced RQ+L+RK as the official world champion. He would
into the Soviet Union and later overrun by After 28. Qb1 have held the title until defeated by
German troops as World War II began. Mikhail Botvinnik in 1948-49, Harding
When Alekhine tried to coax him into a wrote.
title match, Keres refused, realizing the But I have a slightly different scenario:
28. ... Nexf2 29. Qa2 Qh6! 30. Qd5!? Nxh3+

worthlessness of a championship held If Keres had made his escape in 1944,


31. gxh3 Qe3+, White resigned.

under Nazi auspices. Instead, he played Swedish chess officials offered Keres a the Soviets would have branded him a
in tournaments in occupied Europe and new homeland. He accepted and returned renegade. They would certainly not have
even managed to reach neutral Sweden. to Tallinn to gather his wife, 2-year-old recognized him as the world champion
son and year-old daughter for the move. and consequently couldnt have recog-
Closed Ruy Lopez, Time was crucial because the Red army nized FIDE either. They would have
Worrall Attack (C86) was advancing in the east and was about boycotted FIDE competitions. The Soviet
Sune Hjorth to reoccupy Estonia, sealing their escape. era would have been delayed.
Paul Keres In September 1944 the Keres family Perhaps it wouldnt have started until
Lidkoping 1944 was waiting at a dock near the Estonian
the Soviet leadership itself changed, in the
capital for the ship that would take them
late 1950s and 60s. But that means
to Sweden. But Soviet troops arrived first.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-
Keres was taken into custody. He man- Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov and
0 Be7 6. Qe2 b5 7. Bb3 0-0 8. c3 d5 9. exd5?
aged to avoid the Gulageven though even Mikhail Tal might never have become
his name was on a list of enemies of world champion. And all because a boat
Bg4!? 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 e4 12. Qe2 Na5
13. Bc2 Qxd5 14. d3 exd3 15. Bxd3 Rfe8 16.
Qc2 Rad8 17. Be2 Nc4 18. Bf4 Bd6 19. Bf3
Soviet power in Estoniaand his career arrived late..
uschess.org Chess Life September 2010 13
Solitaire Chess

Sammy Being Sammy

Reshevsky was known as a positional player, but as this 1950 game from
By Bruce Pandolfini

Amsterdam shows, he was not averse to taking a tactical risk when the position
called for it.

Samuel Sammy Herman Reshevsky Sometimes points are also rewarded for On 14. Bb2 Nc4, White has to trade off
(1911-92), one of the greatest of chess second-best moves, and there may be one of his bishops. Reshevsky doesnt
prodigies, and a man who won or tied for bonus pointsor deductionsfor other want to do that.
first eight times in the U.S. chess cham- moves and variations. Note that ** means
pionship. Reshevsky was known espe- that the note to Blacks move is over and
14. Re8
cially for his careful positional play. But Whites move is on the next line.**
the natural outcome of a solid strategy is
15. 0-0 Par Score: 5
a timely conversion to a winning attack.
9. dxc5 Par Score: 5
When the outcome required tactical risk- White opens the long diagonal for the
15. Bf5
taking, Sammy was more than ready to dark-square bishop, which has no black
shift gears. In a 1950 game against C.B. counterpart.
16. Bc5 Par Score: 5
van den Berg (Black), played in Amster- White aims for 17. Bd4, along with
dam, we see this transition taking place, Bxf6, winning the d5-pawn (1 bonus
9. bxc5
with Sammy shifting from gradual point). Also, the a7-pawn comes under
maneuvering to full-scale complications pressure if the knight moves off a5.
10. cxd5 Par Score: 5
and deadly assault. The exchange isolates the d5-pawn.
Accept full credit for 10. bxc5 Qa5, since
16. Ne4
11. Bd2 is thought to be better for White. Black counters by centralizing his
Nimzo-Indian Defense (E44) knight, attacking c5 and c3.**
Samuel Reshevsky
10. cxb4
Carel Benjamin Van den Berg Black opts to weaken the b-pawn, hop-
17. Bb4 Par Score: 5
Amsterdam, 1950 ing to attack it shortly.** The attack on the knight is more forc-
ing than 17. Bd4, when Black has the
option of 17. ... Nc4.
11. axb4 Par Score: 5
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 0-0 5.
Ne2 d5 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. Nxc3 b6 8. b4 c5 11. exd5 17. Nxc3
On 17. ... Nc4, White has 18. Nxd5 (1
bonus point). So Black makes the trade on
rnlq rk+ 12. Be2 Par Score: 5
p + +ppp White has to prepare castling, before c3, which brings the bishop to the a1-h8
p +pn + Black gets in ... Rf8-e8 and ... d5-d4. diagonal.**

+ pp+ + 12. Nc6 18. Bxc3 Par Score: 4


More reliable is ... Bc8-b7 and ... Nb8-
d7, but Black has already made up his
PPP + + 18. Nc4
P N P + mind to attack b4.**
19. Qd4 Par Score: 6
White assails g7, a7, and c4. Black has
+ + PPP 13. b5 Par Score: 5
R LQKL+R With 13. Ba3 Re8 14. b5, White trans- to yield material.
Your starting position poses to the game, but here 13. ... d4
must be weighed.
19. Qg5
Now make sure you have the above Naturally, the mate has to be attended
position set up on your chessboard. As to. The queen move prepares a counter-
13. Na5
you play through the remaining moves in Now 13. ... d4 loses to 14. bxc6 dxc3 15. attack at e3.**
this game, use a piece of paper to cover Qxd8 Rxd8 16. c7 Rd7 17. Bf3 (2 bonus
the article, exposing Whites next move points).**
20. Qxd5 Par Score: 5
only after trying to guess it. If you guess The capture 20. Rxa7 (4 points part
correctly, give yourself the par score. credit) is possible. Reshevsky sizes up
14. Ba3 Par Score: 5

14 Chess Life September 2010 uschess.org


Problem I Problem II Problem III
ABCs of Chess Discovery Removing the guard Mating net

These problems are all related to


r+ +r+k+ +
q +k+ +
+ rk+
key positions in this months game.
+ + +pp + + +pp + + +  p p
In each case, Black is to move. The + +  l+ +n+ + + +Q+ + +
answers can be found in Solutions + + + + + +l+ + + + + +
on page 71. + + + + +  L+ + + +  q+
September Exercise: Start this pro-
+  p+ + + + +N+ + + + +
cedure in a comfortable place. As P+ + PP+ + + PP+ + + +PP
suggested in an earlier exercise, R LR+ K + +Q+ K +R+ + K
make a catalog of every chess con-
cept you know. This could take some
time, but lets assume you have Problem IV Problem V Problem VI
nothing better to do (play along). Fork Skewer Mating net
Then go down your list, imagining at
least four instances where each con- +
+  r k r+ +r+ + +
+r+ k
cept applied, either from your own + + +  p +R+ +Qpk + + +  p p
play, or from serious study. You can +Q+ + p + + +p+ +Q+ + +
do it, so dont give up without trying.
Its a good way to become more in
+ + + + + + + + + + + +
tune with who you are, and a fanci- + + + + + + + + + + + +
ful way to get a sense for what it + + + + +  q+ + + + +  l P
was like to be Aristotle. + + qP+ + + +PP + + +P+
 R+ + + K + + +R+K + + r RK

the situation and decides to allow the bishop. And on 28. ... Qxc7, there follows
coming knight sacrifice. 29. Rf8 mate (1 bonus point). And if queen
24. Bxg6! Par Score: 6
Forget the positional stuff, its time for
moves, say 28. ... Qd8, then 29. Rxg7
a queen sacrifice. Reshevsky figures this
wins (1 bonus point). And on the devilish
is better than 24. Qf3 (4 points part credit)
20. Nxe3
After 20. ... Nb6 21. Qf3, Black has to 28. ... Qf5, White has 29. Re1 (or 29.
24. ... Bxh5 25. Qxh5 Qxc3 26. Qxf7+.
play a pawn down with nothing to show Ra1), when 29. ... Rd8 30. Rxg7 does the
for it.** trick.
21. fxe3 Par Score: 4
24.

25.

Bxf7+ Par Score: 5


Rxd5
28. Black resigned. .
21. Qxe3+
25. Kh8 +q+ + k
If 25. ... Kf8, then 26. Bxd5+ Ke7 27. + R + pp
Rae1 (1 bonus point).**
22. Kh1 Par Score: 5
Deduct 3 points for 22. Rf2? Qxc3. + + + +
Weve reached the position both sides +P+r+ +
were aiming for. Black has two enemy
26. Bxe8 Par Score: 4
Yes, theres a mate threat at f8 (1 bonus
bishops under fire and figures on regain- + + + +
point).
ing his piece. White has the f5-bishop in +  L+ +
his sights, also the f7-point. At the
moment, Reshevskys points seem to carry
26. Qxe8
+ + +PP
On 26. ... Kg8, then 27. Bf7+ and 28.
more weight, for if 22. ... Qxc3, then 23.
Bxd5. If 26. ... h6, then Blacks queen has + + +R+K
Qxf5 Rxe2 24. Qxf7+ Kh8 25. Qf8+ and
to struggle against rook and two bish- Final position
mates (2 bonus points).
ops,not an even contest.**
22. Bg6
Black hopes this placement puts the Solitaire Chess scores:
27. Rxa7 Par Score: 5
The main threat is 28. Rxg7, followed
bishop on a safe square.** Total your score to determine
by discovered check (1 bonus point). If
27. ... Rd7, then 28. Rxd7 Qxd7 29. Rf8 your approximate rating below:
mate (1 bonus point). Black has to attack
23. Bh5 Par Score: 5
The task is to return the piece and
the bishop or guard g7.
retain winning chances. The try 23. Qd4
Total Score Approx. Rating
95+ 2400+
Qxd4 24. Bxd4 Rxe2 25. Rxa7 Rxa7 26. 81-94 2200-2399
Bxa7 Be4 doesnt work. So Reshevsky
27. Qc8
Black loses on the spot. If 27. ... Rc5,
66-80 2000-2199
takes aim at the black king.
then 28. Raf7 is good enough.**
51-65 1800-1999
36-50 1600-1799
23. Rad8 21-35 1400-1599

Where is Whites queen to go?**


28. Rc7! Par Score: 6 06-20 1200-1399
White attacks the queen and guards the 0-05 under 1200

uschess.org Chess Life September 2010 15


Looks at Books

A Deserved Tribute
Showing how logical, positional chess made Alex Wojtkiewicz a Grand Prix legend.
By FM Alex Dunne

2600 mark. But Wojo didnt face grandmas- to pay huge dividends over the board, no
ter after grandmaster. to win these matter what ones level of play.
weekend tournaments Wojo had to usually By and large dean and jonathan hilton
make a perfect score. that meant he had do an excellent job of explaining Wojos
to play for a win game after game. no ideas in clear, lucid form and well analyzed
grandmaster draws. no safe play. And so games. Any reader whose style fits these
Wojo developed a repertoire designed to openings should benefit from their expla-
extract win after win. nation. there is one exception. chapter
Volume 1 is dedicated to Wojos system nine recommends a speculative 1. nf3 d5
as white. it began with 1. nf3, and Volume 2. d4 nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 a6 6.
1 considers the lines after 1. d5. Wojo ne5 c5 7. na3. dean notes that the move
preferred the catalan system which he is interesting and presents some Wojo
usually arrived at by 2. d4 e6 3. c4 nf6 4. games with pleasant endgames and tac-
g3. Against the slav (3. c6) he essayed tical tricks. the games in the last ten
the slightly offbeat 4. Qc2 and against the years of the Week in chess show Black
tarrasch (3. c5) Wojo played a double scoring a strong 50% and even stronger
fianchetto line4. cxd5 exd5 5. nc3 nc6 after 7. ... Qxd4. nevertheless, this section,
6. g3 nf6 7. Bg2 Be7 8. 0-0 0-0 9. b3. too, is valuable for the student. By study-
Although Wojo honed these lines time and ing the games and recommendations in
time again, the authors have included this chapter, the student should be able
other games by other masters to support to work out an understanding of what
Wojos play (and sometimes improve on). happens after 7. na3 or whether 7. Be3
For readers who would like to emulate (which scores 64% for White) is the pre-
Jonathan Hilton and Dean Ippolito, Wojo, it should be noted that these open- ferred move. the authors quote one game
Wojos Weapons Winning with White,
Volume 1, 2010, Mongoose Press, ings do not lend themselves to kingside with 7. Be3 and mention that it is prob-
408 pp., $29.95 from uscfsales.com attacks, but rather to a positional treat- ably just as strong. But as Wojo preferred
(catalog number B0049EU)
ment usually leading to a central 7. na3, the authors were correct in con-
advantage and from there to queenside centrating on this line, but the student
Alex WojtkieWicz WAs A kind-heArted play. Wojos style meant endgame wins might have benefitted from more examples
man. he had modesty, manners, and sym- (though he certainly won a large share of of play after 7. Be3.
pathy. off the board we analyzed his win his games in the middlegame). Who is this book written for? there are
against me at rochester, and Alex offered dean ippolito, one of the authors, three groups of chess players who should
some appreciated advice. But on the includes some of his games and gives one buy this book:
chessboard he was merciless. For six of the best pieces of advice concerning 1) Players who play the catalan will find
years from 1999 to 2004 he dominated the studying a book like this to improve your many fresh ideas here with several
Grand Prix list. Weekend tournament after play. dean had lost a painful 25-move games cited from 2009. studying this
weekend tournament fell to the nearly game to Wojo. he writes, After spending book cannot help but improve the stu-
invincible Wojo. the authors of this book many hours searching for some alterna- dents understanding of the game.
tell us Wojo won 88% of the timeagainst tive route, i decided to take a hard look at 2) Players who follow the style of tigran
masters. this is an incredible record, and the key game in this line. ... as i began to Petrosian, Anatoly karpov, or
the authors decided that Wojos U.s. chess understand the position, the moves Viswanathan Anand, who prefer posi-
career was well worth investigating. Vol- started to make sense to me. ... i had tional chess and endgame play over
ume 1 is offered as a detailed analysis of decided that this was the way to play, attacking the king.
Wojos handling of the white pieces. and the following year, when facing 3) Players who appreciate strong, logical
in an age where 2700-rated players may ehlvest, i understood the position so well chess. this is a book to commemorate
not even be invited to a top-level tourna- that i was able to nullify a strong prepared the play of a strong grandmaster.
ment, the reader may wonder, why a book
on Wojtkiewicz? Alex never passed the
novelty at the board. this kind of study
and persistence in ones preparation tends Buy this book. .
Alex Wojtkiewicz deserved this volume.

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Challenging the Ruy Lopez


after almost 500 years, the ruy lopez is still generating new ideas and
challenges. We look at a slew of recent books examining the Spanish torture.

By Pete Tamburro

When the SpaniSh cleric ruy lopez defend the ruy lopez! this is a far cry from eight against reshevsky but chickened
de Segura published his book on chess larry evans comment in MCO-10: in fact, out at the last minute with 9. d4 ...
in 1561, he could not imagine the theo- it may be said that the only thing wrong with thus, you have two groups of players.
retical struggle he was initiating by the ruy lopez is the Sicilian defense. the first group is ready to dive into the
advocating 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. Bb5. the according to the mentioned present-day main line and go with positional play
move was in the gottingen MSS in 1490 authors, there are a host of defenses to like the zaitsev and others or go with
and in lucena in 1497, but lopezs few Whites opening strategy. Sverre Johnsen counterattacking play with the Marshall
lines of analysis raised it from a new- and leif Johannesen make a case for the or the gajewski. the second group gen-
born to a toddler. it wasnt that it became zaitsev Variation (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. erally wants to avoid all that with an
a heated battle right away. By 1837, Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 early deviation. to imitate evans com-
alexandres Encyclopedie Des Echecs d6 8. c3 0-0 9. h3 Bb7 10. d4 Re8). pavlovic ment, the only thing wrong with the
devoted a whole six lines to it, none going has his own ideas for using the Marshall Marshall is that you never get to it, and
beyond move 13. attack (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 heaven forbid somebody plays 3. Bc4 or
in that book, there was lopezs analysis Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 0-0 8. c3 d5 3. d4 or even 2. f4! Mihail Marin has a
which opted for 3. ... Bc5 followed by 4. c3. 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. whole book on these other open games
then, commenced the first theoretical dis- d4 Bd6 13. Re1 Qh4 14. g3 Qh3). in his oddly titled Beating the Open
pute. lopez went with 4. ... nge7 and 4. ... then, there are the real troublemakers. Games (Quality chess, 2007). Shouldnt
Qe7. cozio chose 4. ... nf6. Salvio liked 4. Brunello has three systems for you to it be Winning with the Open games? and
... d6 and lolli favored 4. ... Qf6. look at: the Marshall attack, the Schlie- even he has a section on the exchange
So, whats changed in 450 years? in one mann (Jaenisch) (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Variation of the ruy lopez for some
way, absolutely nothing has changed. f5), and the new kid on the block: the unfathomable reason. it is, however, an
everybody has got their own idea about gajewski (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 excellent resource, and we recommend it,
what to do with it and how to fight against Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 0-0 8. c3 d6 en passant.
it. of course, the variations go into the 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 d5). rather than take each book and go
first 30+ moves almost as a rule. one Sokolovs book is a nightmare for White over its good and bad points, the best
look at the Marshall attack books for the players. not only does he tout the approach is to take the opening step by
past 50 years will convince you of that, Jaenisch, but he offers up the delayed step and see what each has to contribute
and there is still no definitive conclusion! Jaenisch (3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 f5), the cozio (3. to this ongoing historical discussion.
one need look no further than the cur- ... Nge7), the Smyslov (3. ... g6), the Birds
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5
rent in-print books about the ruy lopez. (3. ... Nd4), but he comes full circle with our
ivan Sokolov with his The Ruy Lopez buddy from 1561 by spending almost 50 the obvious first choice of most early
Revisited (new in chess, 2009), or Sabino pages on the classical Variation (3. ... deviators is the Schliemann/Jaenisch
Brunellos Attacking the Spanish (Quality Bc5). now, White players have to be ready defense. Marshall loved it. Bisguier beat
chess, 2009) or Milos pavlovics Fighting for anything starting with move three! Spassky with it, and Spassky even
the Ruy Lopez (everyman chess, 2009) of course, White may do his own opt- played it! these days gM Mikhail tseitlin
and all take the black side with a variety ing out of the main line with the exchange wrote a book on it with quite a few of his
of different approaches. Variation (3. ... a6 4. Bxc6) or the c.a.r.l. own games, and gM teimour radjabov
one would think that if all these great (center attack ruy lopez) lines with 6. d4 lets everybody know its coming! its per-
opening theoreticians devoted countless or even 5. d4. in Confessions of a Grand- fect for american tournament play. Black
hours to a book on how to defend the Span- master andy Soltis confesses, im is playing for a win and avoids all those
ish opening, they would all come to the reluctant to admit that ive never played nasty white early deviations. after 3. ...
same conclusion. not a chance! they all the main line of the ruy lopez ... once in f5, the theory is just as crazy, maybe cra-
come to one similar conclusion: Black can a u.S. championship, i got as far as move zier, than the main lines.

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trnvlkwql+r tr-vlk+l+r tr-+-+-+r
After3....f5 After9....Qxf4 After17....Be7

Two of our authors cover this line. lunatics, we have two critical roads: 12. g3 Qh3 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Bg5 Bd6 15. 0-0-0
Sokolovs main weapon comes after this 0-0-0 and we get a relatively normal look-
10. Nxa7+ Bd7 11. Bxd7+ Kxd7 12. Qb5+
well-known sequence of moves: 1. e4 e5 2. ing (for the Jaenisch) position:
Ke6 13. Qb3+ Kd7 14. Qxb7 Bd6 15. Qb5+
Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 d5 6.
Ke6 16. Qb3+ Kd7 17. Qf7+ Be7 (see diagram top of next page)
Nxe5 dxe4 7. Nxc6 Qg5 (He thinks the old
line loses with 7. ... Qd5 8. c4 Qd6 9. Sokolov is not done with viable f5
(see diagram top of next column)
Nxa7+) 8. Qe2 Nf6 9. f4 (Sokolov notes that defenses. He also supports:
the following may be Whites best try: 9. According to our author, this is playable 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Nc3 fxe4 5.
Nxa7+ Bd7 10. Bxd7+ Nxd7 11. f4! Qf5) for Black. What a mess! Staunton once Nxe4 Nf6 6. Nxf6+ (6. d3 d5 is not covered;
9. ... Qxf4 (9. ... Qh4+ is bad ... Sokolov). wrote in annotating a position like this he gives: 6. Qe2 d5 7. Nxf6+ gxf6 8. d4 Bg7
that he couldnt see how either player [8. ... e4 9. Nh4 Qe7 10. Bf4 Rg8 11. 0-0-0
(see diagram top of next column)
could save the game. Bd7 12. Bxc7 Bg4 13. f3 Qxc7 14. fxg4
And, now, in this position for crazed The other road: 10. Ne5+ c6 11. d4 Qh4+ Qf4+ 15. Kb1 Qxg4 16. Qxg4 Rxg4 17.

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gent views here. After 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6


R+-+RmK-+ -mKRsNQ+-tR 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. 0-0 ...
zP-+Q+PzPP zPPzP-sN-zPP
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pzp-+-+pzp pzp-+-zp-zp -+-zp-+-+
tr-+-trk+- +k+q+-+r +-+-+p+p
After15....0-0-0 After15.Ne1
pzpp+-zpp+
g3 0-0-0 18. Be2 Rg8 19. Rhf1 Be7] 9. terizes both books. Some lines fascinate
trnvlkwql+r
After5.0-0
dxe5 0-0 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. e6 Re8 12. 0-0 one master. Other lines fascinate the
Rxe6 as playable for Black.) 6. ... Qxf6 7. Qe2 other master. Buy both if youre going to Pavlovic goes with 5. ... Bd6 6. d4 exd4 7.
Be7 8. Bxc6 dxc6 9. Nxe5 Bf5 10. 0-0 0-0-0 and play the line. Just remember, though, Qxd4 f6. Both Pavlovic and Andrew Kinsman
Black has good play for the pawn. So, if that going into the Schliemann was to (The Spanish Exchange, Batsford, 1998)
you like kingside attacking chances for a avoid knowing all those complicated main are rather keen on this defensive approach.
pawn, heres what you can set up: lines and deviations! Pavlovic enhances this assessment with an
Were still on move three in our excellent explanation of the fundamental
-mKR+-vL-tR overview! Brunello covers the Gajewski, ideas underlying the various approaches
admits its not the last word and nobody White and Black can take. Bravo!
zPPzPQzPPzPP else covers it. He also covers the Marshall. Johnsen and Johannessen (J and J) go
-+-+-+-+ More about that later. with 5. ... f6 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 c5. Appar-
Sokolov deals with the other third ently for varietys sake, they also throw in
+-+-+-+- moves. The Berlin wall is not covered 5. ... Ne7 6. Nxe5 Qd4 7. Qh5!? and you have
-+lsN-+-+ because it is no longer offbeat. Arthur a much more lively position than their
Bisguier is no longer the only master in prior suggestion.
+-wq-+p+- the world playing it! He recommends the One curiosity is that neither book dealt
pzp-vl-zppzp Cozio as an occasional weapon and Birds with this ... Nf4 line popularized by Gert
Defense as playable with White getting a Iskov: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6
tr-+-trk+- small edge if he knows what hes doing, dxc6 5. 0-0 Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. d3 Qf6 8. Nbd2 Ne7
After10....0-0-0 which is basically true of most decent 9. Re1 Ng6 10. d4 Nf4 11. dxe5 (The fun line
lines with black as Sokolov points out. is: 11. hxg4? hxg4 12. Nh2 Nxg2!! 13.
These are the crucial concerns for both Two pleasant surprises were the
sides. Sokolov devotes 115 pages of analy- Kxg2 [13. Re2 Nf4 14. dxe5 Qxe5 15.
Fianchetto Defense (Smyslov Variation) Ndf1 Nxe2+ 16. Qxe2 f5] 13. ... Rxh2+! 14.
sis on the Schliemann. He covers the and the Classical Variation. What was
recently popular 4. d3 lines as well as 4. Kxh2 Qxf2+ 15. Kh1 g3 and White can
pleasant was a contrast. With the line resign) 11. ... Qg6 12. Nh4 Bxd1 13. Nxg6
d4 and handles those with a good degree that Smyslov made famous, he devotes a
of thoroughness. The 4. d3 line attempts Nxg6 14. Rxd1 0-0-0 with equal play for
decidedly simple and correct ten pages, Black. Another curiosity is that both
to turn the Schliemann into a positional andvoil!you have an understand-
struggle based on Blacks weakness along books give scanty coverage to 5. d4, which
able defense to the Ruy Lopez. The other is a good deal tougher than either let on,
the a2-g8 diagonal, usually involving the approach with the Classical was to devote
queen ending up on c4. but their lines are OK. To return to our
60 pages to demonstrating its playable. main path, we now have:
Brunello, who uses the 5. ... Nf6 line as He shows admirable objectivity by sug-
the main weapon, covers 4. d3 with the gesting ways White can improve. 4. Ba4 Nf6
same respect that Sokolov does. Whats Final judgment on the two books? Both
interesting about their presentations is At this point, the authors deal with 5. d4
are good. Both have ideas the other does as though it just transposed into C.A.R.L.,
what comes out of this position after 1. e4 not. If you can only buy one on your
e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. d3 fxe4 5. which really comes after 5. 0-0 Be7 6. d4
budget and youre into avoiding 3. ... a6, exd4 with the choice of 7. e5 or the gener-
dxe4 Nf6 6. 0-0 Bc5 (Brunello just men- go with Sokolov.
tions 6. ... d6, but Sokolov gives 6. ... d6 ally accepted preferred move of 7. Re1.
Lets continue our little journey through They all seem oblivious to the other option
7. Qd3 a6! as quite viable) 7. Bxc6 bxc6 the moves. We left off with 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
8. Nxe5 0-0 9. Bg5 Qe8 10. Bxf6 Rxf6 11. Black has other than 5. d4 exd4.
Nc6 3. Bb5. Now, the famous Morphy move: In the December 1947 issue of Chess
Nd3 Bd4 12. c3 Bb6 13. Nd2 d5 14. exd5
Bh3! 15. Ne1. 3. ... a6 Review, I. A. Horowitz, who had done an
analysis of C.A.R.L. in the August issue,
(see diagram top of next column) Now, we have to stop again because if you pointed out that he thought Blacks best
decide to defend the Ruy Lopez, you have move was: 5. ... Nxd4 6. Nxd4 (6. Nxe5 Ne6
Both seem to like the pawn sacrifice to expect the Exchange Variation with 4.
line, and here Brunello gives 15. ... Qg6 7. 0-0 b5 8. Bb3 Bb7) 6. ... exd4 7. 0-0 b5
Bxc6. Brunello should probably have 8. Bb3 d6.
as best while Sokolov favors 15. ... Rg6. dumped the Gajewski in favor of covering
Where Sokolov was more thorough on early Ruy deviations as long as he was (see diagram top of next column)
move six, Brunello really gets into this doing the Marshall as well. So, hes elimi-
position, which will make people curious White has no real advantage here, and
nated from any full 3. ... a6 study. the amusing part that Horowitz points
who look at this position through Rybka We are left with Pavlovic and the two
or Fritz and find 15. ... Rg6. This charact- out is that neither 7. Qxd4 nor 9. Qxd4
Norwegians. We have some really diver-

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heading toward the Marshall Attack, they stood chess would play 8. ... Bb7! This is
-mKR+QvLNtR recommend the Zaitsev Variation. They a testament to not getting too attached to
zPPzP-+PzPP humorously point out that this opening theory.
is responsible for more grandmaster
-+-+-+L+ draws than any other, helpful when youre
8. c3 d5

+-+Pzp-+- black against Karpov! Here it is: 1. e4 e5 There is one more anti-Marshall: The
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Thomas Emery Variation (9. d4), which
-+-+-+p+ Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 0-0 9. h3 Bb7 10. d4 was given some attention back in the late
+-sn-zp-+p Re8 11. Ng5 Rf8 12. Nf3 Re8 13. Ng5 and you 60s in Chess Review. Both authors follow
have your repetition of position: accepted theory and Black is OK. Brunello
pzpp+-zp-+ gets the edge for checking a few more lines.
tr-vlkwql+r -mK-tRQvLNtR 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6
After8....d6 +PzP-+-zPP Finally! Weve made it! The Main Line
can be played because of the Noahs Ark P+-+-zPL+ Marshall! Both go into it in agonizing
Trap with 9. ... c5 and ... c4. This seems detail. Given space constraints, here are
to be an important omission as Black
+-+PzP-+- two lines you really need to know about:
should be aware of different and viable -sN-zp-+p+ 12. d3 and 12. d4 Bd6 13. Re1 Qh4 14.
ways of meeting this attack. There is also g3 Qh3 15. Re4. The well-known lines of
the possibility of other fifth moves for
+-sn-zpn+p the Marshall are covered well by both.
White which are rarely seen: 5. Nc3 and pzppvl-zpl+ These two are starting to show up more
5. d3. Both books give adequate, if mini- and there is not as much current theory.
mal coverage, which is most likely due to
+k+rwq-+r With the 15. Re4 line, both go to 15. ...
their rarity and need for space for impor- After13.Ng5 g5!. Pavlovic then spends some quality
tant stuff. Nonetheless, they cant be time on 16. Qf1 Qh6! which he tells us he
The Zaitsev is a highly sophisticated has revived with personal analysis, and
underestimated as Sir George Thomas defensive system. Some fellow amateurs
demonstrated many times with the former it looks pretty good. Brunello sticks with
have expressed to me that it is too hard to 16. ... Qh5. However, your reviewer found
and Steinitz and Anderssen were happy to understand. OK, chess is a challenge. It is
play the latter. himself in this line, relying on Brunello,
a good opening system, rich with possibil- against an International Correspondence
It was good to see both authors treat ities, and it is explained in an exceptional
the Worrall Attack with some attention, Chess Federation master and hours of
manner by J and J. You can tell they really analysis found Brunellos presentation
although we should point out to our Nor- love this opening, have played it them-
wegian friends that 5. Qe2 is the Wormald coming up short.
selves and love the chess it produces. You The 12. d3 line (to assist a later Re4) is
Attack which Pavlovic just treats it as a will learn from these guys if youre up to the
transposition. It can transpose, but there a relatively new swamp for players to
challenge. That means youll grow as a wade through. Pavlovic has his own ideas
are differences after 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Qe2, chess player, and that has to be good. You
which is the real Worrall Attack. In The Art with: 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Qh4 14. g3
have two great teachers at thirteen cents a Qh3 15. Re4 Qf5 16. Nd2 Qg6 17. Re1 f5
of Bisguier, our favorite GM also misuses page! Amateurs (and many grandmasters)
the nomenclature, and he played it a lot! It 18. a4 (18. f4!! one of the best moves ever
have a fondness for the Marshall, though, played by White in the Marshall. and
is time to straighten this out. A plus for J so lets go there.
and J is that they do cover Salo Flohrs 5. then shows how to meet it.) 18. ... Kh8 19.
Bxc6 which tries to get an exchange line 7. ... 0-0 axb5 Nf4 20. Nc4 Nh3+ 21. Kg2 f4 22.
with a hopefully misplaced knight on f6. Nxd6 Qxd6 23. f3 (23. Qf3 Bd7!!) 23. ...
Initiating an invitation to the Marshall cxb5. This is wild stuff as you watch
Pavlovic ignores the possibility. Attack instead of playing 7. ... d6. At this decisive go to equal on your chess
5. 0-0 Be7 point, many players leave the station with engine with that 23 ... Bd7!! move!
8. d4, 8. a4, 8. h3 or 8. d3. Brunello gets To Pavlovics credit, he also gives the 13.
How did they do with the real C.A.R.L. with on board again for the first two.
6. d4 exd4? Considering that there was a ... Bf5 line. Brunello only chooses ... Bf5.
Pavlovic recommends only 8. d4 d6 Its a wonderment at times that it never
book done on it, Black will have to do their while Brunello gives 8. ... Nxd4 as well,
homework to know what tricks White has up occurs to these authors that White, in this
showing it as dynamic and playable. For case, might want to buy their books to see
the sleeve here. Suffice it to say that there 8. h3, Pavlovic opts for 8. h3 Bb7 9. d3
are many alternatives left out on both sides. what the other fellow is up to. Can you
d6 while Brunello spends his time on 8. imagine a Whites chagrin running into
Another opening which gave Black fits for a h3 Bb7 9. d3 d5. This is really interest-
little while about 40 years ago was the Pavlovics analysis for the first time only
ing. If youve come this far, youve ditched because he bought the Brunello book?
DERLD. This acronym is the Delayed the Zaitsev book because you probably
Exchange Ruy Lopez Deferred, which starts As with the other books, though, there
want to play ... d7-d5 Marshall attack are no clear cut winners. If youre a seri-
with 6. Bxc6 dxc6 and then Black has to deal type games rather than ... d7-d6-games.
with some tough main lines involving either ous tournament player youre going to
If so, then Brunello is your obvious have to know all the minefields along the
7. d3, 7. Nc3 and 7. Qe1 being among the choice in terms of style of play. If youre
strongest. But because it has occurred more way. Buying one book can be dangerous
not comfortable with ... d7-d6 Spanish as weve tried to demonstrate here. Maybe
in master play, they give a decent overview. games, then dont play them! With 8. d3,
Bonus point to J and J for taking the time the best idea is to get a couple of friends
however, youre going to have to play ... together, each buying one of the books,
to show how to meet 6. c3?! Another minor d7-d6 at some point, but at least White
omission for the Serbian grandmaster. and form a study group. We used to do
hasnt got a pawn on d4. Both authors that before computers made us isolated
6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 agree on 8. a4 b4 as this anti-Marshall pawns!
The opening train now stops at Norway.
J and J go their own way here. Instead of
antidote. Back in the 60s and 70s this
was so frowned on! People who under- a lot more, yet the truth escapes us. .
So, here we are 450 years later. We know

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Remembrance

Playing
the
Campo Can
Love him or hate him, FLorencio campomanes was a man who mattered.
Two former UscF presidents examine his relationship with our organization.

By Dr. Tim Redman & Don Schultz

H onorary FIDE PrEsIDEnt FlorEncIo camPomanEs, the first post-colonial FIDE president, died
in manila, Philippines on may 3, 2010 after an extended illness. He increased the number of FIDE member
nations by 50% and made chess the second largest international olympic committee (Ioc)-recognized sports
organization (after football/soccer) in the world.
In addition to his native tagalog, campo, as he was known to everyone, possessed native fluency in English and spanish
and had a reasonable command of French, German, and russian. He came to prominence during a period in which the world
was moving out of the period of European and american colonial dominance of third-world nations and its accompanying racism,
which he had experienced first-hand in the United states. He founded FIDEs commission on assistance to chess Developing
countries (cacDEc) that over many years provided material assistance and expertise to nations in africa, asia, and the caribbean.
He vowed that every nation should have a grandmaster and traveled tirelessly to achieve that goal. We guess that he visited over
100 nations in his lifetime. of course, these cacDEc countries, and his knowledge of foreign languages, provided him with a
strong base when he challenged Gm Fridrik olafsson for the FIDE presidency in 1982.
campo was born in manila on February 22, 1927. He showed early promise both in chess and academics. a national mas-
ter, he represented his country in five olympiads: moscow 1956, munich 1958, leipzig 1960, tel aviv 1964, and Havana 1966.
after receiving his B.a. cum laude in political science from the University of the Philippines in 1948, he was awarded a Fulbright
to continue his studies at Brown University, where he received his m.a. in 1951. He continued, but did not complete, doctoral
studies at Georgetown. He worked variously as a lecturer in political science at the University of the Philippines, and in gov-
ernment and corporate positions in public relations until 1971 when he became a full-time promoter of chess. He was married,
with two sons and two daughters.
campo first gained international prominence as the organizer of the Karpov-Korchnoi World championship match in Baguio
city, the Philippines, in 1978. In his 1981 book about that match, former UscF Executive Director Ed Edmondson called campo
the worlds number-one promoter of chess for the past ten years. He served as FIDE president from 1982 to 1995, replaced
by his hand-picked successor, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. He then served as honorary president of FIDE from 1995 to his death. Im
Jack Peters in his chess column for the Los Angeles Times called him, correctly, the most effective FIDE president in history.
He was, in sum, the greatest promoter of chess in its history.

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left to right: Milton Hanauer, Tim Redman, Arpad Elo, and Campo at the USCF office in New Windsor, New York for a cele-
bration of Founders Day in May of 1984. Hanauer and Elo were at that time the two surviving founders of the USCF, which
was formed in 1939. In honor of the 45th anniversary of the founding of the USCF and the 60th anniversary of the founding
of FIDE, the Federation hosted a meeting of the presidential (executive) board in New York.

A Conversation About Campo


The following discussion took place between Tim Redman, USCF president from 1981-1984 and again from 2000-2001, and
Don Schultz, USCF president from 1996-1999. Redman served briefly as FIDE delegate but resigned after the murder of the
Kalmykian journalist Larissa Yudina. He has served and continues to serve on several FIDE committees and commissions, includ-
ing rules and chess in schools. Schultz served for many years as FIDE delegate and on the FIDE presidential board as well as
on key FIDE committees. He and his wife Teresa have been tireless hosts to many FIDE personages over the years.

Tim Redman: Don, when did you first cussing chess. From him I had my first decided that it would be in the Federa-
get involved with FIDE? When did you first primer in FIDE politics. I was extremely tions interest if both presidential
meet Campomanes? impressed with him and left Buenos Aires candidates (Tony Cottell and me) attended
Don Schultz: I was first involved with convinced that he would succeed Olafsson that meeting. I went. Ed Edmondson, who
FIDE at the 1974 Olympiad in Nice. as FIDE President. Through travel and was one of my campaign managers and
hard work he had single-handedly who had been heavily involved with FIDE,
I first met Campo at the Buenos Aires
changed FIDE politics from a Soviet bloc- sent me a half-dozen letters of introduc-
meeting in 1978. I was counselor to
NATO confrontation into a three-way tion to give to his old friends. I did so.
our delegate and zonal president, USCF Campo said he would get back to me,
President Gary Sperling. Gary and I were sharing of power with developing chess
and as the meeting died down, he did. We
very active in the FIDE presidential race for countries. Same question for you: first
spoke for several hours on chess promo-
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which there were three candidates: Narciso involvement with FIDE and first meeting
tion, his long friendship with Ed (Campo
Rabel Mendez, GM Svetozar Gligorich, and with Campomanes? was Eds floor manager during the strug-
GM Fridrik Olafsson. We supported Olaf- The answer to both questions is the same, gle in Nice 1974 to adopt the Fischer rules
sson, who won by one vote. Campo and I the 1981 FIDE Congress in Atlanta that for World Championship play), and on
spent a great deal of time together dis- you organized. The USCF policy board FIDE politics. How often did you see

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Remembrance

Campo after your first meeting? taller, buoyed by his triumph. He had shed conducted seminars in Asia, Africa, and
Teresa and I lived in Paris from 1979 to his customary suit coat and tie and was the Caribbean, training organizers and
1984 where I worked for IBM. Many chess wearing an expensive silk dressing gown tournament directors. Campo arranged
that billowed about him. Tim, he crowed, for chess sets and clocks to be donated to
players visited. Campo in his many travels
they cant stand the fact that they have developing federations. He traveled to
frequently came through Paris and stayed
elected a little brown man as their presi- almost every country in the world
with us at our home. Campo loved five- dent. Campo had ended the European
minute chess and we played hundreds of promoting chess. Every time he visited us
hegemony over FIDE and the use of FIDE in Paris he had to go to his embassy to
games in which I was introduced to the as a battleground in the cold war. His elec-
Campo-Khan. His appetite for chess was have extra pages added to his passport.
tion changed FIDE forever; it was now
insatiable. How about your encounters Tim, what was your most memorable inter-
irrevocably a global organization. Of course
with Campo after your first meeting? action with Campo?
the United States delegation was criticized
When I was USCF president the first time in the Icelandic press for letting down a The Pasadena match between Korchnoi
(1981-1984), I spoke with him often by tele- NATO ally, but we believed we had done the and Kasparov in 1983. Campo favored the
phone. He came to Chicago once and right thing. bid by southern California organizers to
I took him to brunch at the 95th, a host the match between the most talented
restaurant on the 95th floor of the John of the older and younger generation on the
Hancock Building on Lake Michigan with way to determine the challenger to World
panoramic views of the lake and the city.
Afterwards he wanted to play chess, so
Campo OTB Champion Karpov. I was vacationing with
Lynne Babcock at her waterside home in
I brought him to Jules Steins art and chess Caro-Kann Defense (B15) Austin, and I was on the phone each day
studio, at the time the only seven-day-a- Mikhail Tal for hours with the southern California group.
week club in the city. He was disappointed Florencio Campomanes A lunch guest, a chess player, overhearing
when I excused myself for work reasons Leipzig Olympiad, 1960 my conversations, remarked: I never
and left. I learned later that he took on all thought the USCF president did anything.
comers at five-minute chess and closed the 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7
The problem was that each time Pasadena
place after midnight. I played rapid chess thought it had reached an agreement with
5. e6 fxe6 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. Nf3 g6 8. h4 c5
with him often over the years, but could Campo, he added demands. I told them:
9. dxc5 Nc6 10. Qe2 Bg7 11. Bd2 Qc7
never break his Campo-Kann (another When you say no, he will say yes. They
12. 0-0-0 e5 13. Bg5 Be6 14. Nb5 Qb8
spelling), a kind of hedgehog formation with did; he did; the match was onor was it? I
a great deal of resilience. Don, when I 15. h5 gxh5 16. Nfd4 Bg4 17. f3 e4 18. flew to Pasadena. Everything was ready.
became USCF president in 1981, I was fxg4 Nxd4 19. Nxd4 exd3 20. Rxd3 Ne4 Korchnoi came, Koltanowski was there as
convinced, especially after my Atlanta con- 21. Nf5 Qe5 arbiter, the site was ready, but there was no
versation with Campo, that the USCF Kasparov. One has to understand several
needed a person on the FIDE executive r+-+k+-tr subtexts. Soviet-USA relations were at a low
council (later presidential board) and that point and they expressed concerns about
you were the ideal candidate. Tell us about zpp+-zp-vlp security and visas.
your first campaign trip to Lucerne. -+-+-+-+ Another subtext was that there were two
Since the Olympiad and the FIDE election +-zPpwqNvLp factions in the Soviet Chess Federation,
were going to take place in Lucerne, I trav- the Karpov faction and the Kasparov faction.
eled there months before the event to scout -+-+n+P+ The Karpov faction wished to block the rise
of Kasparov. But the key subtext, which
it out. I saw that the ideal hotel for my +-+R+-+- Campo understood with complete clarity,
campaign headquarters was the Grand
Hotel National on Lake Lucerne. So I
PzPP+Q+P+ and which formed the basis for his support
of the Pasadena bid, was that Bobby
booked a suite. What are your recollec- +-mK-+-+R Fischer lived in Pasadena. If anything could
tions of Lucerne? After21....Qe5 smoke Fischer out, it would be a Korchnoi-
We had a very good team in Lucerne. USCF Kasparov match in his backyard. I believe
Vice-President George Cunningham was 22. Nxg7+ Qxg7 23. Rxd5 Nxg5 24. that the Soviets understood this also, and
FIDE Delegate. You were zonal president. Bill Qb5+ Kf7 25. Rf1+ Kg6 26. Qd3+ that they still feared Fischer. Campo did
Church, Arnie Denker, and I were coun- Kh6 27. Rh1, Black resigned. everything in his power to save the match
selors. Our primary focus was to get you and also the Smyslov-Ribli match, traveling
elected to the FIDE presidential board and we to Moscow and postponing it for a week. But
succeeded, due in large part to your hard on August 6, Kasparov didnt show, Kolty
work and meticulous preparation. Our forfeited him, and we had another problem
second task was to decide whom to that could only be resolved in Manila, where
support in the three-way race between incum- we both went. Don, what was your impres-
bent GM Fridrik Olafsson of Iceland, IA sion of the Manila Congress?
Bozidar Kazic of Yugoslavia, and Campo. As Don, CACDEC, the Commission for Assis-
tance to Chess Developing Countries, had Hot, humid, tropical. The FIDE group trav-
a conciliatory gesture to the USSR, we voted
a great deal to do with Campos election and eled to a state dinner at Malacaang, the
on the first ballot for Kazic. He came in third
and so on the second ballot it was down to re-elections. Tell us about that. Philippine presidential palace. Marcos was
Olafsson and Campo. We all met and During Campos tenure as FIDE vice-pres- not well, so we were hosted by his wife
decided to support Campo. We believed that ident and then president, he pretty much Imelda. There were actually two groups
FIDE needed to be freed from its European personally brought in over forty nations to at the state dinner. The first was some
dominance, and that Campo had the energy FIDE. He established a 50/50 plan where sports group, whose leader gave a hum-
and ambition to change it for the better. developing national federations received drum speech. The second was FIDE.
We had a party to celebrate your election aid from FIDE in return for cooperation in Campos eloquence soared above the pre-
and invited him. I still remember the scene running FIDE events. FIDE sent grand- vious speech and I felt very proud that he
when he arrived, very late. Campo swept masters to countries to play exhibitions, to was our president. How about you?
into the USCF suite, looking a half-foot teach, and to play in tournaments. FIDE My focus there was to secure reimbursement

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Any one of you can be responsible for
holding a FIDE event. Either you can do it,
or you know someone who can, or you
know someone who knows someone who
can. Its up to each of you. When was the
last time you saw Campo?
At the Olympiad in Torino. We were sup-
porting different candidates for the FIDE
presidency, he Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, I
Bessel Kok. He was angry with me at first
for my support of Bessel. And he had read
my book, or rather, and I thought this was
odd, he had someone read it to him, and
he did not like some of the things I wrote
about him. He suggested, Lets go to lunch
and talk about it. We did and had a
pleasant time. Campo always tried to
patch things up. How about you?
Also in Torino. We chatted for some time. He
was very proud of what Kirsan had accom-
plished, very pleased with his successor
and proud of the fact that he had recruited
him. I noticed that he used a somewhat out-
dated though idiomatic expression to
describe his health, Im in the pink.
I found it odd that he repeated it later in our
conversation. His passion for tennis had
kept him vigorous for many years, but per-
haps he could feel that age was catching up.
Do you remember any memorable quotes
from Campo?
One that has always stuck with me. I once
Left to right: Campo; Suleyman Demirel, President of Turkey; and Don Schultz. Taken at a asked Campo what was the secret of chess
FIDE board meeting in Ankara, Turkey in 1999.
promotion. He replied, A local hero. The
more I thought about it, the more I realized
what a profound insight that was. It applies
to all levels of chess, local, state, national,
of $50,000 for the Pasadena organizers and his driver to pick us up. We offered him tip global. How about you?
the USCF for the failed Korchnoi-Kasparov money but he adamantly refused to take it. Campo once told me that he would travel
match. We succeeded due to the honorable All was not well in the Philippines. to hell and meet the devil himself if it
conduct of Viktor and Petra Korchnoi. I was How about one of your disagreements with would promote chess. That has some inter-
chatting with Campo in his suite when an Campo. I remember you were on the verifi- esting consequences if you think of chess
aide whispered something in his ear. An cations committee when the 2000 Istanbul in hell. At the very least it would give a
old enemy has arrived, he said, and I must Olympia took place. I attended that meeting. whole new dimension to the phrase perpet-
go greet him. Viktor Korchnoi had arrived. ual check. But it showed his commitment
At the behest of Ilyumzhinov, Campo and
I, too, went to visit Viktor and Petra. FIDE Executive Director Emmanuel Omuku to promoting the game.
They reassured me they would not agree
traveled the world to drum up support for
to anything unless the USCF agreed. The
naming chess a regular sport in the Win- TR and DS: As we submit this memo-
stage was set for Campos later trip to
Moscow. He went without a visa and was ter Olympics. Our committee criticized rial article in mid-July, Karpov 2010,
whisked through security and customs. excessive expenditures and poor docu- Inc., joined by the United States and
He told the Soviets that the Americans had mentation of them on those trips, and other other countries, has filed a complaint
to be reimbursed. They insulted him: You problems with expense in the FIDE office. against the Ilyumzhinov campaign in the
serve them well. But he got the agree- How about pleasant memories? Court of Sports Arbitration (CAS) in
ment and the money. Both matches were We celebrated Arnold Denkers 90th birth- Lucerne. We both think, based upon our
later played in London. day party at the 2004 Senior Open in combined 65 years of experience in FIDE
A few blocks from Malacanang, there Florida. Campo liked Arnie and traveled that such an action may set off a chain
were concrete barriers in the road, check- half way around the world to be there. He of events that could lead to the split of
points guarded by Army troops. Campo led liked you the most of the Americans, also FIDE. We hope not. Campo throughout
the way on foot after our bus parked and Edmondson, Elo, Yasser Seirawan, and his FIDE career always stressed the FIDE
we approached the final security point. I Cramer. He was closest to me, but it was motto, Gens Una Sumus: we are all one
saw him give money to each of the soldiers a hot and cold relationship depending on family. And he worked tirelessly through-
before we passed through. At dinner, I out his life to abide by it and to heal rifts.
the issue of the day.
reflected on the fact that my place setting
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One of his first actions after being elected


alone, with gold utensils, crystal, and fine
china, was worth more than the annual
income of the average Philippine family. A
few days later a wealthy friend of Arnies
I still remember Campos exhortation to the
players in the Senior when they gathered
to hear him talk about FIDE. When asked
why there werent more FIDE tournaments
honorary FIDE president. .
in Lucerne was to nominate Olafsson as

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Research

Chess
and
Game
Theory
Chess players are unwitting game theorists.

By FM Mike Klein

aybe you started early, spending Childhood true games themselves, not the least of which is chess (more on

M afternoons perfecting tic-tac-toe strategies and find-


ing loopholes in the printed rules to board games.
Maybe in adolescence you cheered for a timely $1
bid on the price is right, then excoriated ostensibly intellec-
that later).
Consequently, members of the chess-playing community are
often targeted as lab rats for research studies involving statis-
tics, risk and probability. the latest of these was a series of
tual contestants for errors in final jeopardy betting on experiments in 2008, conducted at the Chicago open and
Jeopardy. Maybe you cashed in after college, applying your cold World open, testing whether chess players have better reason-
rationality to poker or investing. and maybe you have lost ing skills than the general public. the results are published in
some friends along the way for filibustering party conversation the working paper entitled Checkmate: exploring backward
with talk of optimal campaign strategies in a mythical post-elec- induction among Chess players, co-authored by the renowned
toral College presidential raceor maybe it was because you economist steven levitt, who is best known for co-writing the
teased them for playing the long odds of the lottery. best-sellers Freakonomics and its follow-up SuperFreakonom-
When it comes to decision-making, chess players are lifes actu- ics. economists are an ilk with similar tendencies found in chess
aries. We strategize, we analyze, we overthink. We are as close playersreliance on hard data and a strict adherence to cost-
as it gets to the logical beings that John von neumann and John benefit analysis.
nash envisioned when they penned their seminal treatises on levitt and co-authors John list and sally sadoff hypothesized
game theory, a broad field of study that has tentacles in inter- that chess players should excel at reasoning backward from a
national diplomacy, evolution, and dozens of other branches of final solution to determine the best course of initial action in three
social and life sciences. of course, game theory also pertains to similar but slightly different games. the first game, often dubbed

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the Centipede Game, was also the subject of a previous paper nations for not employing the dominant strategy, including
in 2009 by Ignacio Palacios-Huerta and Oscar Volij called Field altruism, the regret of losing potential gains, or a sanguine belief
Centipedes in American Economic Review, the top economics of the other players cooperative spirit (especially since passing
journal in the country. Levitts study comprised only chess proves that the first player is willing to jettison pure backward
players while Palacios-Huerta studied both chess player versus induction). In The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorists Guide to
chess player and chess player versus non-chess player. Success in Business and Life (2008), authors Avinash Dixit
In the Centipede Game, subjects face off with an unknown indi- and Barry Nalebuff claim that some anthropological factors are
vidual in a separate room. The first person is given the choice in play, such as the affluence or poverty of the subjects. In addi-
of accepting the larger of two stacks of money and ending the tion, Groups that instill norms of fairness and altruism into
game, or passing, whereby the two stacks are doubled, passed their members will have less internal conflict than groups of
to the other person, and he is given the same option (whenever purely selfish individuals. This would suggest that while chess-
the game ends, the other player still receives the lesser share). players may be solitary warriors during a game, a prevailing
sense of commu-
nity informed their

... chess players should excel at behavior in the


study.
The results

reasoning backward from a final mean that chess-


players are either
unable to properly
solution to determine the solve the game,
or their social pref-

best course of initial action ... erences actually


outweigh their
rational instincts.
Chess players may
Levitts starting amounts were $1 and $4, meaning ending the well be skeptical of either explanation. Levitt stopped short of
game in the first instance yields a $4 share for player one, but pinpointing an exact reason. He concluded, Because of the myr-
passing bumps the two stacks up to $2 and $8. If player two iad reasons for choosing not to stop in the centipede game, it
passes back, the two stacks would now equal $4 and $16, and is difficult to determine why stopping at the first node is so rare
the game could go on until the games limit of $64 and $256 is empirically. This was despite his subject pool of professional
reached after six passes. The researchers used real money to chess players, which he claims gives backward induction its
ensure real decision making. They bluntly noted the incentives best chance to emerge. Levitt takes some liberty with the term
of subjects: The hourly wage earned by players in our experi- professional, but of his 206 subjects, about one-quarter were
ment was well above the implied hourly wage from participating grandmasters and international masters and more than three-
in the tournament. quarters were rated above 2000.
What would you do? What would you expect other chess play- In the next game, Levitt and his fellow researchers pitted chess
ers to do? Curiously, the two studies yielded completely opposite players against one another in the so-called Race to 100
results. Palacios-Huerta concluded that professional chess Game. They again sat in opposite rooms and used a comput-
players who know they are playing against other chess players erized interface. The new game more closely resembled the
stop nearly 70 percent of the time on the first node. When fac- zero-sum nature of chess results, as there could be only one
ing a non-chess player, the percentage fell only slightly. winner.
Twenty-six grandmaster subjects were in complete lockstep, The first player is asked to pick a number between one and nine,
stopping 100 percent of the time. However, in Levitts study, the inclusive. The second player then does the same, and his num-
percentage for all subjects fell to 3.9 percent and grandmasters ber is added to the first players number. The back-and-forth
tallied a remarkable 0-for-16! continues until one players number brings the sum to exactly
Game theory is not so ambiguousit postulates that you 100, and that person is declared the winner. In this case the purse
should stop at the first available opportunity. The reasoning is is $10, while the loser receives nothing. Can you figure out who
achieved by working backward. Since the games limit is reached should win this game and how?
after six passes, no one should logically pass at the last oppor- In chess, generally we consider the first player to have a small
tunity, since he would be guaranteeing himself a lesser share advantage, but in this game, the first player should lose every
of money. In Levitts game, the two stacks would total $32 time. Whoever picks a number that brings the cumulative total
and $128 after the fifth pass. Stopping means winning $128 but to 91-99 surely loses, as the other player will be able to get to
a pass would necessarily give you double the lesser share of $32, 100. Using this logic, whoever picks a number that gets to 90
meaning you walk with only $64. If we know that the player will win, as his opponents number will bring the total to 91-
debating a sixth and final pass should always end the game, 99. The same holds true for the other winning numbers 80, 70,
we also know that a player debating a fifth pass should always 60 ... 10. So, by going second, all you have to do is pick a num-
know not to expect a sixth pass, and so forth. This regression ber that brings the total to 10. If he picks two, you pick eight.
leads back to the first players opening move, which should If he picks six, you pick four, etcetera.
always be to end the game immediately. This is the strategy that In the Race to 100 Game, chess players rebounded mar-
two rational players who presume their others rationality velously from their Centipede Game ineptitude. Almost 60
would employthe so-called Nash equilibrium. percent solved the game by backwardly inducting to find the
Levitt finds his diplomatic voice in wryly explaining the inabil- dominant strategy. Curiously, of the majority who correctly
ity of most chess players to realize this. This result suggests that employed the winning method outlined in the previous para-
the ability to transfer backward induction prowess from the graph, not a single one of those chessplayers stopped after the
chessboard to experimental games is quite sensitive to the par- first node in the Centipede Game. In fact, that group collectively
ticulars of the game in question. passed 84 percent of the time in the Centipede Game. The win-
The antithetical results of the two studies is not analyzed by ner-take-all format of the Race to 100 Game may help explain
Levitts study, but many previous studies have proffered expla- the marked difference, since all but the most altruistic of play-

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ers will attempt to find the dominant strategy. Chess tends to already began getting nervous. I figured he knew these positions
reward self-interest over communalism. well, so I was not searching for the most topical variation.
Taken as a whole, the participating grandmasters solved the Instead I found 4. a3, realizing that if 4. ... Bxc3 5. dxc3, I was
game slightly better than the other players, but the authors exactly playing the black side of a Ruy Lopez, Delayed Exchange
noted that grandmasters who failed to solve the game imme- Variation. In its proper form, White wastes a tempo with his
diately continued to lose the thread as the game continued. Even bishop before trading, but as Black, my opponent did not need
as the sums got closer to 100, they still could not envisage the the added move. Comfort trumped the unknown. I was chagrined
correct strategy. Levitt concludes, Generally, we do not find when I later read that GM John Nunn called 4. Bc4 playable,
stark differences in performance across chess ratings. 4. Nxe5 critical, but 4. a3 a poor choice.
The experimenters tested a third game with their subjects. They Middlegame and endgame positions can also produce erro-
played another Race to 100 Game, but altered the parameters. neous play based on small pattern changes. Moving a pawn up
Subjects could now pick numbers 1-10 inclusive. This game a rank or over a file often changes the evaluation of a position.
proved much harder for subjects to solve. Only about one in eight Recall GM Vladimir Kramniks blunder of mate in one against
chessplayers correctly solved the game and played perfectly Deep Fritz in 2006. With his black king on h8, Kramnik allowed
throughout. Here the key numbers are no longer 90, 80, 70, but the computers queen to checkmate on h7 with a supporting
instead 89, 78, 67 ... 23, 12, 1. This means that the first player knight on f8. The late Alexander Roshal, then editor of the
ensures victory only by picking the number one. The second Russian magazine 64 Chess Review, explained that even
players number must sum to 2-11, and then the first player grandmasters may not have automatic recognition of the pat-
should pick the number that equals to 12. This strategy will even- tern, but certainly would if the knight were on the more
tually lead to the first player summing to 89, when it is forced traditional f6 or g5.
mate in one. The authors explain that the significant numbers Game theory is the overriding principle behind the Swiss sys-
23, 34 and 45 are much less obvious than 20, 30 and 40. tem, rating system and tiebreakers. It has numerous other
Chessplayers often sell their game by explaining that chess applications for chess players, some that come into play before
teaches pattern recognition and critical thinking skills. Studies the tournament begins. Players sometimes essay which section
like this help show that logical thinking in chess is not universally to compete in. Assuming in this instance that prize money is the
applicable to the specifics of non-chess situations. One of the most only consideration, a competitor will do an analysis of his chances
illuminating conclusions drawn by the authors is the following: in differentiated sections based on top prizes and class prizes.
We find it striking that even among a subject pool that has After choosing his section, he may also scrutinize which
extensive experience with backward induction, the seemingly schedule to compete in, basing his decision on both his abil-
minor change of shifting the key numbers from numbers ity at different time controls and energy levels, and the list of
ending in zero leads to a sharp reduction in success in solving pre-registered players in each section. Naturally, a deadline deci-
the problem. This result is consistent with the power of subtle sion would yield more complete informa- tion. FIDE recognized
changes reported in many psychology experiments as well as this loophole when during the last Olympiad they barred teams
Binmore et al. (2002) who found that backward induction from making last-minute roster changes for strategic reasons.
behavior of players unfamiliar with the game is quite sensitive Some players near the top of a section have been known to per-
to minute changes in the game, and also with the findings of form a statistical analysis of when they are likely to play up and
Adriaan de Groot (1965) regarding the difficulty chess players schedule a bye for that round.
have in generalizing their skills in unfamiliar settings, even Recently, a scholastic team contacted me to give advice on which
within relatively narrow contexts. section to compete in at the nationals. Emotions ran high and
It should be noted that each player played the three games a dose of pragmatism was needed.
only once each, so applying the learning from each game could An application of game theory helped resolve the issue. They
not take place (decidedly unlike chess learning). Also, the three had a group of third-graders, rated mostly in the 900s. The team
games were played in a random order. Those who played the was deciding between K-3 Championship or K-6 Under-1000 sec-
Race to 100 Game with the parameters from 1-9 before 1-10 tion. Analyzing data from recent years, including past participants
did reasonably but not profoundly better. This suggests that they and expected results and win percentages, it became clear that
learned to look for a dominant strategy in the 1-10 variant, even a 900 in the K-3 Championship was almost certain to win a max-
though it was harder to find. Strangely, those that played the imum of 3 out of seven. At the 2009 SuperNationals, 900s were
1-10 game first actually performed slightly poorer when later paired with 1600s in the first round, giving the underdogs an
playing the 1-9 game. The studies also found that playing the expected win percentage of less than one percent, effectively mak-
Centipede Game before the Race to 100 Game interfered with ing it a six-round tournament from the outset. Contrast this with
performance in the latter, as the Centipede Game may be seen the K-6 Under-1000, where a 900 could reasonably expect to
as a cooperation game while the Race to 100 Game is a pure compete for the top places. On the other hand, if a child was
winner-take-all game that does not rely on uncertainties about choosing between the K-1 Championship and the K-6 Under-
the other players motives or constitution. 1000, that would be a much more difficult decision.
Some of these results can help explain the way we play As Von Neumann wrote in Theory of Games and Economic
chess. Think of a person who finds a theoretical novelty at home. Behavior (1944), The individual who attempts to obtain these
Presumably the inventor of the new move thoroughly analyzes respective maxima is also said to act rationally. Parents cor-
the likely permutations and therefore familiarizes himself with rectly pointed out that children may not play their best if they
the modifications to the established norm. The novelty may are intimidated by older players, a point to which Von Neumann
change the position only slightly, but it often confuses the would not object. He added, Since there is no intuitively sig-
second player, or at least slows his play greatly as he attempts nificant way to add two utilities for the same person, the
to understand it. assumption that utilities are of a non-numerical character
Some players, myself included, are at times so reluctant to even seems plausible.
enter new positions that it can adversely affect their play. As Von Neumann loved using chess in his examples, since the
White, I once opened with 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3. After 2. ... Nf6, I real- game is a pure two-person, zero-sum game, devoid of chance.
ized I had nothing sophisticated against the Petroff, so I Chess is a typical representative of this class of perfect infor-
countered with 3. Nc3, expecting the safety of the Four-Knights mation, he wrote. [Chessplayers] are generally considered to
Opening. My opponent immediately played 3. ... Bb4 and I be of a particularly rational character. He explained that pre-

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liminarity and anteriority coincide. More simply, thinking 3 = $3,000 for his three lossesa total of $99,000. That aver-
about ones next moves requires working backward from the final ages out to a difference of $1,000 less per decision, not to
goal. While we do not think about checkmate from move one, mention the obvious disappointment of winning only $1,000
many tactics begin with looking for an end result, then figur- instead of $12,000 after a long tournament. You can probably
ing out which moves force that picture to appear on the board. guess what happened in the real event. Gurevich built a strong
All of these processes fall into the domain of game theory, but center but pressed too far and Fedorowicz mounted a decisive
the applications do not end when the games begin. Consider the counterattack.
idea of leaders debating a last-round draw. Besides their oppo- The idea of thinking about your opponents thinking arose
nents skill, they will factor in the other top boards expected recently in a study conducted with chess players over the
results and the likelihood of being overtaken or tied. They will Internet. The audience was asked to pick any number between
also assess the prize money won or lost. The matrix might get 0-100 that is 2/3 the average of all the other players choices.
complicated, but can yield a rough approximation of the Nash This problem is the recent version of John Maynard Keyness
equilibriumthe decision with the highest average return. theory of investing, which he in turn likened to newspaper con-
This circumstance produced a big payday for GM Alexander tests where readers are asked to guess the beauty of certain
Shabalov in 2003 at the U.S. Championship. With a jumble of faces. He said picking stocks is like picking pretty facesit is
eight players, including himself, all tied with one round to go, not which choices are actually best, but which choices you think
Shabalov watched as two by two the leaders agreed to non-fight- others perceive to be best. To be successful in either realm, you
ing draws. Two games ended in fewer than ten moves, the have to think what the others are thinking you are thinking they
other lasted only a few moves more. Shabalov, playing on are thinking you are thinking, ad infinitum.
board four, outrated his opponent, then IM Varuzhan Ako- There is a Nash equilibrium to the Internet study, which is
bian, by more than 100 points. 0. To get there, consider that no one should rightfully pick a
Let us examine his choice: First place that year was $25,000. number higher than 66.66, since that is the highest possible
He had the white pieces. While his opponent was up-and-com- answer. But if everyone picked 66.66, then you should pick
ing, Shabalov was still a favorite and had won the championship 44.44, since that is 2/3 of 66.66. But if everyone knows that
in the past. The second place share ended up being around you will pick 44.44, then you should pick 2/3 of that number.
$9,000. Players finishing point from second ended up with Eventually we see the theoretical guess should be 0, assuming
about $4,500. So in effect Shabalov was risking only about that all other players play perfectly rationally. In practice, this
$4,500 in order to gain $16,000. He ended up getting almost a never happens (which could explain chessplayers who employ
four-to-one return on his money to fight for a win in a game that unsound gambits and other non-Nash moves).
he was at least a small favorite to win. This does not include the The results of the online experiment were mixed. More than
prestige of being U.S. Champion or the art of the game itself. 6,000 chess players contributed, and the average guess was
Six hours later, and after sacrificing two pawns, a knight, 32.2154, making the winning number 21.4769 [Full disclosure:
then his queen, Shabalov won and emerged one-half point clear I partici- pated, though I do not remember my guess]. This was
of the field. In a curious twist, both players were surprised with in the middle range compared to experiments done amongst non-
$5,000 bonuses for fighting play, meaning Akobian essentially chess players. The studys author, Dr. Bjrn Frank, determined
risked nothing by playing out the last round (though this money that for every 200 rating points, participants guessed on aver-
could not have factored in to any calculations). age one integer lower. He added, Psychological research has
Shabalov is known as a fighting, aggressive player, so he found that excellent chess players neither calculate markedly
probably did not need to do the math. But since his reputation deeper than amateurs, nor do they calculate a larger number
is known, the other players might have correctly guessed that of moves. However, they make the more relevant calculations.
he would not settle for a quick draw. While the players at the Frank observed that the 28 grandmasters who participated actu-
top had their different reasons for taking a draw, analyzing ally guessed a number very slightly higher than the average
Shabalovs motivations would have helped. This is not unlike the guess. This suggests that grandmasters, though only a small
games outlined in Levitts study. As Dixit and Nalebuff explain sample, may have been expecting their opponents not to under-
in their book, You need to understand the other players per- stand the problem and therefore guess too high.
spective. You need to consider what they know, what motivates Game theory offers a framework for a myriad of other chess
them, and even how they think about you. decisions, including analyzing opening statistics, timing a draw
GM John Fedorowicz related a story of faulty final-round offer, sacrificing to break a deadlock, and using a surprise
game theory. At the 1989 New York Open, he had the black pieces opening. In The Art of Strategy, the optimal play in the seem-
in the last round against GM Mikhail Gurevich, in what Fedorow- ingly insipid game Rock, Paper, Scissors is to completely
icz called an all or nothing situation. A draw guaranteed the randomize your play, as the highest strategic advantage is
two men about $12,000, while sole first was $16,000. But with being unpredictable. The usually solid GM Vladimir Kramnik
the possibility of other players overtaking one of them in case did this at last years Tal Memorialby playing wildly compli-
of a loss, the losers share could be as little as $1,000 or so. Gure- cated and unbalanced struggles he surely unnerved the
vich outrated Fedorowicz by 130 points. Discounting all other opposition. Consider that the chess world still talks about Fis-
factors, that gave him an expected win percentage of about chers 29. ... Bxh2 against Spassky and Nakamuras 2. Qh5.
66%. In addition, he had the white pieces. From a pure chess They are essentially telling their opponents, You cannot pos-
point of view, he probably did the right thing, Fedorowicz said sibly guess what I am thinkinga classic game theory weapon.
about Gurevichs decision not to offer an early draw. But if Von Neumann wrote many complicated formulas to deal
prize money was the ultimate goal, then Gurevich was betting with the different variables of the games he studied. Although
against the odds. when it came to chess, he resigned himself to the limits of his
The easiest way to see this is to pretend the situation occurred field, since the game is too complicated to fully solve. But the
identically nine times. If Gurevich offers a draw every time games obstinacy in yielding to simplicity is its greatest
(and for his part, Fedorowicz said he would have accepted), then attribute. Von Neumann concludes, This relative, human dif-
he would win $12,000 x 9 = $108,000 in prize money. If Gure- ficulty necessitates the use of these incomplete, heuristic
vich instead chooses to play for a win every time, assuming an methods of playing, which constitutes good chess; and with-
alternation of colors, he will average six wins and three losses.
In his six wins he earns $16,000 x 6 = $96,000 plus $1,000 x .
out it there would be no element of struggle and surprise
in that game.

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2010 National Open

A Lonesome Timur

GM Timur Gareev was all alone at the top of


the National Open standings, the first person to take
clear first here since 1984.

By IM Irina Krush | Photos by Chris Bird

B
ased on past experience, I arrived at paired up, itd be to the 2600-2650 range, brainstorming session on how to improve
the National Open (June 10-13, 2010) which is still visible without straining the the tournament.
with the superstitious belief that I neck.) Ill let you know how my premoni- The National Open has lots of side events,
would play decently and have a good tion worked out a little later in the article. but the king among them is the Game/10
time. The uninspiring performance I had This was the first year that the National Championship, always held on the eve of
in Phoenix at the 2010 Copper State Open was run since its founder, Fred the main event. 14 grandmasters entered,
International had done nothing to shake Gruenberg, retired from its organization. hoping to capture the $1,400 first prize. I
my belief that the National Open was one The transition proved to be very smooth, decided to limit my role to that of specta-
of my lucky destinations. I even felt that however, under the stewardship of Al tor, and in that capacity I observed one of
the tournament had a special prize just Losoff, his wife Janelle, and Chief TD Bill the defining episodes of the 2010 National
for me, called the under 2500 prize, Snead, who together formed the organiz- Open, for me (see sidebar Blitzed).
which my rating put me in a favorable ing committee. The main difference I Back at the main event, the six-round
position to collect. (I was rated just below noted was that the boards in the Open sprint to become National Open champion
the cutoff point, and made the assump- Section were moved from the right side of began. Var got off the ground running,
tion that that would help with pairings; the ballroom to the left, an innovation
Above: Timur Gareev (in jacket) getting a
Id either get paired down, or when I got that was surely the product of a long different perspective on the action.

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punishing Jaan Ehlvests passive play underestimated just how good my posi-
with a nice Exchange sac in round five. r+-+nvlk+ tion was. I thought if I gave him a chance
+-wqltRr+- there, he might regroup and have a good
game [after 18. f4]. When I was attacking
Dutch Defense, Leningrad System (A87) -+-zp-+pzp and he found some defensive moves, in
GM Varuzhan Akobian (2683) +-zpP+p+- particular 24. ... Rfc8, I got a bit worried
GM Jaan Ehlvest (2633) and doubtful but then I gathered my con-
National Open 2010, Las Vegas (5), -+N+-+-zP fidence back, thinking that I was right all
06.13.2010 zP-vL-+-zP- along and ended up cruising through
with an unstoppable attack.
1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 f5 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2
-+-+-zP-+
Nf6 6. 0-0 0-0 7. b3 c6 8. Bb2 a5 9. Nbd2 Na6 +-wQ-tRLmK- Open Catalan (E04)
10. a3 Bd7 11. Qc2 c5 12. e3 Qc7 13. Rfe1 After34....Bf8
Rae8 14. d5 a4 15. e4 GM Alex Lenderman (2576)
GM Magesh Panchanathan (2521)
The try 15. bxa4!? Qa5 16. Rab1 Bxa4 35. R7e6 National Open 2010, Las Vegas (5),
17. Qd3 gives White an advantage. 06.13.2010
There is an added bonus to 35. Rxd7!,
15. ... fxe4 16. Ng5 Qb6 17. bxa4 e3 18. Rxe3 an effective way to sacrifice the Exchange,
Bxa4 19. Qc1 Nc7 20. Rb1 Qa6 21. Qe1?! it also brings Blacks queen to the d7- 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Bg2
Playing 21. Bh3! improving White's square, so that White always has the fork a6 6. 0-0 Nc6 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Nc3
worst piece, was a strong continuation. option on b6. 35. ... Qxd7 36. Re6 Kh7 37. Bd6 10. Qa4 0-0 11. Qxc4 e5 12. Ne4 Qe7 13.
21. ... b5 (Now the game move 21. ... h6 h5 g5 38. Bd3. d5 Na7 14. Rac1 Bd7 15. Qb3 Bb5 16. Qe3
Bb4 17. Nh4 Qd7
is met with 22. Be6+ Kh8 23. Nf7+ Kh7 35. ... Bxe6 36. Rxe6 Kh7 37. h5 g5 38. Bd3
24. Ne4 Nxe6 25. dxe6 Bc6 26. Bxf6 exf6
27. Nexd6) 22. Be6+ Nxe6 23. Nxe6 bxc4 r+-+nvl-+ r+-+-trk+
(23. ... Rf7 24. Nc7) 24. Nxf8 Kxf8 25. Bxf6
+-wq-+r+k snpzpq+pzp-
Bxf6 26. Qxc4 and White is winning.
-+-zpR+-zp p+-+-+-zp
21. ... h6 22. Nge4?!
+-zpP+pzpP +l+Pzp-+-
22. Ne6! Nxe6 23. Rxe6 Bd7.
-+N+-+-+ -vl-+N+-sN
-+-+rtrk+ zP-vLL+-zP- +-+-wQ-zP-
+p+lzp-vl- -+-+-zP-+ PzP-+PzPLzP
q+-zpRsnpzp +-wQ-+-mK- +-tR-+RmK-
+-zpP+-+- After38.Bd3
After17....Qd7

-+P+-+-+
The fruits of Whites Exchange sacri- 18. Nf6+!!
zP-+-+-zP- fice are obvious. Two exclams for the imagination and
-vL-sN-zPLzP 38. ... Bg7 39. g4 Kg8 40. Bxf5 Rxf5 41. gxf5 the courage. Also strong is 18. f4!? exf4
+R+-wQ-mK- Qf7 42. Rg6 Qxf5 43. Ne3 Qd7 44. Qb2, 19. Qxf4.
Black resigned. 18. ... gxf6 19. Be4 Qg4 20. Nf5 Qh5 21. g4
Analysisafter23....Bd7
Qg5 22. Nxh6+ Kg7 23. Nf5+ Kg8 24. Qh3
24. Bf1! was an interesting Exchange Despite the previous game, the gem of Rfc8
sacrifice akin to the one White played the tournament was Alex Lendermans
later on in the game. White gets great
compensation based on the weaknesses
effort against Magesh Panchanathan, also r+r+-+k+
from round five. In Alexs own words:
around Blacks king and the relative inef- I was happy with my position after I got
snpzp-+p+-
fectiveness of his rooks. the pawn back [on move 11] because I had p+-+-zp-+
more control of the center and his bishop
22. ... Bd7?!
on c8 was a problem. His position was a
+l+PzpNwq-
Possibly 22. ... b5!? or 22. ... Ng4!? 23. -vl-+L+P+
bit cramped all along. The main thing
Rf3 Nf6 could be suggested as improve-
that made me go towards the sacrifice,
ments, with the idea behind the latter
despite seeing I had a great position any-
+-+-+-+Q
being that an exchange on f6 is no longer
threatening as Whites rook is placed on
way, like with f4 [18. f4], or other PzP-+PzP-zP
continuations, is that I calculated some
f3 rather than e3.
lines that worked for me, but it just intu-
+-tR-+RmK-
23. Nxf6+ exf6 24. Ne4 b5 25. cxb5 Bxb5 26. itively felt that the attack must be After24....Rfc8
Qd2 Rb8 27. Rbe1 Ne8 28. h4 Bd7 29. Bf1 effective, with all my pieces attacking his
Qb6 30. Bc3 Ra8?! king and all of his pieces besides the 25. e3!?
There is counterplay after 30. ... f5! queen and rook on the queenside. I knew
with such a weak king no matter what Another shocking move, since White
31. Bxg7 Nxg7 32. Nc3 f4. will be now be down a whole rook! But the
happens he will not last for long.
31. Qc1 Rf7?! 32. Nd2! Qc7 33. Nc4 f5 34. Re7 Bf8 This sacrifice was more double-edged, idea is to play f2-f4 and trap the black
though, than the simple 18. f4, where I queen.
(See diagram top of next column)

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25. ... Bxf1 26. Rxf1 Bd6 27. Qg3! of the discovered attack, and forcing White Just an idea, but it looks interesting:
to play e2-e3 to protect the d4-pawn. 14. 21. ... dxe4!? 22. Bxe4 Rab8 23. Bxh6!?
A quiet move, preparing f2-f4.
e3 cxb3 15. Qxb3 (15. Nxc6 bxc6 and gxh6 24. Qxh6 Bc4 25. Bh7+ Kh8 26.
27. ... Kf8 28. f4 exf4 29. exf4 Qg8 30. Qh4 Black has counterplay on the b-file.) 15. Bg6+ Kg8 27. Qh7+ Kf8 28. Qh8+ Ke7 29.
... Qxb3 16. axb3 Rfc8. Rfe1+ Kd7 30. Bf5+ Kc7 31. Qe5+.
r+r+-mkq+ 14. Nxc6 bxc6 15. Qc2 Qa6 22. Bc1!
snpzp-+p+- Defending c6, but allowing a nice tactic. A good move whose point is to acquire
p+-vl-zp-+ the c1-square for one of Whites rooks.
+-+P+N+- r+-+-trk+ 22. ... Bf8

-+-+LzPPwQ zp-+-+pzp- Not 22. ... Bxc1 23. exd5 Bb2 24. dxe6
+-+-+-+- q+p+lsn-zp fxe6 25. Bxa8 Bxa1 26. Rxa1 Rxa8, which
leaves White a clear pawn up.
PzP-+-+-zP +-+p+-+-
23. Be3 Ba3 24. Bc1 Bf8 25. Be3 Ba3 26.
+-+-+RmK- -vlpzP-+-+ Rab1 Rac8 27. Rb7 dxe4 28. Bxe4 a6?
After30.Qh4 +PsN-+-zP-
P+QvLPzPLzP -+rtr-+k+
A picturesque position.
tR-+-+RmK- +R+-+pzp-
30. ... Ke8 31. Qxf6 Qxg4+ 32. Kh1 Qe2 33.
Bd3! Be7 34. Ng7+ Kf8 35. Qh6 Bg5 36. fxg5 After15....Qa6 p+-+l+-zp
Qxd3 37. Nf5+ Ke8 38. Re1+, Black +-+-+-+Q
resigned. 16. Nxd5! -+qzPL+-+
Congrats to Alex for this beautiful game!! Making use of the now unprotected
bishop on b4.
vl-+-vL-zP-
In an unusual situation for an American
16. ... Nxd5 17. bxc4 Rfc8?
P+-+-zP-zP
open event, in the final round only the
result on one board would decide first place. Better would have been 17. ... Bd6!
+-+-+RmK-
Varuzh was the only perfect score, while the 18. cxd5 cxd5 and Black has decent com- After28....a6
only 4 was Timur Gareev, the happy-go- pensation for the pawn (the rooks are
Something happened to Vars sense of
lucky, 22-year-old transplant to American coming to c8 and b8). Also, 17. ... Rac8
danger. He allows a pretty obvious sacri-
shores from Uzbekistan, who currently was probably an improvement as well: 18.
fice around his king. 28. ... Bf8 was
studies marketing at the University of Texas e4 (18. Bxd5 cxd5 19. Bxb4 Rxc4 20.
necessary, when White retains an advan-
at Brownsville. Any result except a loss Qd2White has a clear extra pawn, but
tage after 29. a3 a6 30. Rfb1 but an extra
would give Var clear first place. Would opposite-colored bishops and activity on
pawn is not as good as a mating attack!
Gareevs aggressive style give him the upper the c-file give Black cause for optimism.)
hand over Varuzhs rocklike stability? 18. ... Bxd2 19. cxd5 cxd5 20. Qxd2 dxe4 29. Bxh6! Qxd4 30. Bh7+ Kxh7 31. Be3+
and the difference is that here Blacks
White picks up the queen, and the rest
rook won't be attacked on a8 when White
is just mopping up.
Tarrasch Defense (D34) recaptures on e4. The other rook will be
GM Timur Gareev (2659) effective on the d-file. 31. ... Kg8 32. Bxd4 Rxd4 33. Qa5 Bc5 34.
GM Varuzhan Akobian (2683) Rc7 Rxc7 35. Qxc7 Rc4 36. Qd8+ Kh7 37.
18. cxd5?
National Open 2010, Las Vegas (6), Qd3+ g6 38. Re1 Rd4 39. Qxa6 Rd2 40.
06.13.2010 White misses a big chance with 18. e4! Rxe6!?
(Timur later said that he didn't consider
Gareev decided that the simplest path
1. d4 e6 2. c4 d5 3. Nc3 c5 this move at all) 18. ... Bxd2 19. cxd5 cxd5
to victory was giving back the Exchange.
20. Qxd2 and White has an extra pawn
The Tarrasch is Vars go-to choice when and Black has minimal compensation. 40. ... fxe6 41. Qxe6 Rxf2 42. Kh1 Rc2 43. a4
hes looking for solidity. It had already Rc1+ 44. Kg2 Rc2+ 45. Kf3 Rxh2 46. Qf7+
brought him a win in round four (against 18. ... cxd5 19. Qd1 Ba3 20. e4 Rd8 21. Qh5
Kh6 47. Qf4+, Black resigned.
the same GM Mikheil Kekelidze from the
blitz game; see sidebar, Blitzed). r+-tr-+k+ White picks up the bishop with 48.
Qc7+ if Black moves to the seventh rank,
4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2 Be7 zp-+-+pzp- or mates with 48. g4 Kh4 49. Qh6 on ...
8. 0-0 0-0 9. Bg5 c4 10. Ne5 Be6 11. b3 h6
q+-+l+-zp 47. Kh5.
A Rybka-approved deviation from 11.
... Qa5, which he tried against Wesley So
+-+p+-+Q And thus Timur Gareev found himself
in Wijk aan Zee earlier this year. -+-zPP+-+ atop the tournament standings at 5 out
of six. He became the first person to win
12. Bf4 vl-+-+-zP- the tournament by himself since 1984!
More common is 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. P+-vL-zPLzP I thought Chess Life readers would
Nxc6 bxc6 14. bxc4 dxc4 15. e3, reach- appreciate getting to know the charming
ing a typical pawn structure for this line.
tR-+-+RmK- National Open champion, so one day, I
After21.Qh5 caught up with him just as hed returned
12. ... Qa5 13. Bd2 Bb4 from a day trip to Mexico with friends.
A good, simpler alternative would have 21. Qc4 Timur first came to the U.S. when he
been 13. ... Qb6!? getting the queen out was seventeen, and spent a year studying

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[Gareev describing himself]:
freedom,
spirituality,
excitement.
Right: Timur Gareev. Below, the second place
logjam among Authur Kogan (directly below),
and (bottom row, l-r) Alex Lenderman, Alejan-
dro Ramirez, and Varuzhan Akobian.

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Some of the tournament staff that make this a great event. Left to right: Wayne Clark, Tom Brownscombe, Karen Pennock, Allen Magruder,
Kenneth Sloan.

at UTD. He then returned home, and came My tournament took the form of a win- I had been pressing the whole game and
back to attend UMBC for a year. Now hes draw pattern; I won all my white games, had just netted an Exchange after a
at UTB, with a year and a half to go before and drew all the black. strange decision by Ed to place his rook
he finishes his bachelors in marketing. I Heres a key game that I played in in the way of a discovered attack. White
couldnt resist the half-joke that hes sam- round five, against someone who had an should convert this easily, but my next
pled all the U.S. chess universities, to excellent tournament despite losing to move is a product of excessive optimism
which he replied that he was thinking of me! At 68 years of age, Ed Formanek had and relaxation.
pursuing a masters at Texas Tech. a very spry performance, going four from
36. Qc4?!
Timurs interests include jujitsu, poker, six, defeating one grandmaster (Arthur
and skydiving, which he described as a Kogan), drawing two others (Melik Why not the simple 36. Rc5, not losing
relaxing, refreshing experience. When Khachiyan and Renier Gonzalez) and, to any pawns and threatening to take on a5?
asked for three words to describe himself, round it off, crushing an international
he went for nouns: freedom, spirituality, master in the final round to claim a share 36. ... Qxb2 37. Rb3
excitement. His decision to study mar- of the Under-2300/Under-2400 prize. Of course, activating my rook like this
keting he explained by saying that hes an had been the idea, but surprisingly, the
ideas person, not a numbers person. rook lift is not as devastating as it was
His chess style he characterized as A Krushing Victory supposed to be.
aggressive; adventurous. Timur wants to IM Irina Krush (2520)
improve at chess, aiming for 2650 in the IM Edward Formanek (2262) 37. ... Qd2 38. Rb7 Rd8 39. Ra1 Kh6 40. Be4
near future, and 2700 a few years down National Open 2010, Las Vegas (5), Nc3
the road, but made it clear that he has no 06.13.2010 The last few moves were time pressure
ambitions to be champion: he just wants moves, and now that we'd reached the
to play and understand chess on the level
of the big guys. For him, chess seems to
r+-+-+-+ time control, I could take stock of what
had happened.
be both an end (in the sense that he enjoys +-+l+-mkp
the creative process) and a means to an 41. Bf3!
end; he wants to make a contribution to
-wqp+pzpp+
Grabbing the pawn with 41. Bxc6 Bxc6
society through chess, being an ambassa- zp-+n+-+- 42. Qxc6 actually leaves Black with a lot
dor for the game. Actually, I understood -+-zP-+-+ of counterplay after 42. ... Qxd4. I had to
this kind of relation to chess quite well, be careful of such positions all the time,
since my own is very similar. You want to tR-+L+-+P and I realized it was crucial not to acquire
use chess to make some kind of an impact QzP-+-zPP+ material at the expense of letting Black get
on the world, beyond just achieving your rid of the horrible bishop on d7. The
own personal success with it. +-tR-+-mK- whole strategy for the rest of the game is
I promised to unveil the mystery of the White to play based on punishing that piece.
Under-2500 prize, so here it is: I won it!

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Blitzed
In round four of the six-game observers standpoint, it looked a matchup Akobian-Finegold, Akobian expressed his indig-
blitz tournament, two GMs like at the outset, neither player where the players first nation with his opponents
with perfect scores were paired, was aware that this crucial part reached a drawn queen plus behavior ... but for some rea-
Varuzhan Akobian and Mikheil of the time allotment was miss- bishop endgame, then a son this didnt prevent him
Kekelidze. The following posi- ing, and that White realized drawn queen endgame, with from doing the exact same
tion was reached: this somewhat earlier than the only difference in strength thing a few weeks hence.
GM Varuzhan Akobian (Quick: 2611) Black, probably around the of position being that Black Call it karma, divine prov-
GM Mikheil Kekelidze (Quick: 2463) time he rescinded the draw had a lot more time, though idence, or whatever, but the
National Open G/10 Championship, offer, and decided to cash in White had a reasonable universe seemed to cast a vote
07.08.2010 on this awareness (the lack of amount (about a minute) at on this issue. In the very next
delay was Whites only winning the beginning too. The audi- game, the proponent of the
-+r+-+-+ chance in the position.) ence was treated to a bunch no holds barred blitz style
+-+-+p+p Now, I understand that blitz of back and forth with nei- lost to Timur Gareev, which
is a game of time, but its also ther player making any effectively ended his chances
Pmk-mK-+-+ still a game of chess, so these progress, and when Akobian of winning first, then drew
+-+-zPp+- sorts of examples raise the offered a draw, it was ignored the final game against Pavel
-+-+-zP-+ question of where to draw the by the player with more time, Tregubov to secure a finish
+-+-+-+- line, when and how much to who was merciless in con- out of the money.
elevate the time factor over the verting his time advantage
-+p+-+-+ game factor. Its a very subjec- into a full point. Afterwards,
+-tR-+-+- tive question, dependent on
Black to play everything from an individu-
als understanding of chess
Black had a big time advan- etiquette, to their sense of fair-
tage, starting out with close to ness and respect for the game
two minutes while Varuzhan and their opponent, to their
had something in the vicinity ability to rein in their compet-
of forty seconds, but he itive instincts in the heat of
squandered that whole battle. Personally, I think that
advantage immediately, look- blitz without at least some min-
ing for a win that he couldnt imal increment or delay is a
find. So both players now had brutish spectacle set up to
thirty seconds, and they bring out the worst in people as
repeated the position numer- they grab for whatever piece
ous times, with White going of wood is within reach to stave
Ke7, Black replying Rc7 off the ticking of their final sec-
check, White moving the king onds. Every time I witness this
away, Black moving the rook spectacle, I am traumatized at
along the c-file, and so on. the core.
Eventually White offered a So yes, I do think the ques-
draw on his own move; Black tion of where to draw the line
responded by asking him to has no perfect answer, and
first show his move, which thus should be taken out of
White did, but then when players hands entirely, but
Black held out his hand to still, absent that, Id suggest a
accept the draw, White had few guidelines, such as: dont
apparently reconsidered, said behave in such a way that
he wanted to play on, ignored your opponent wont want to
the outstretched hand, and shake your hand afterwards.
forced Black to continue play- Dont behave in such a way
ing having wasted some that your opponent will feel
precious seconds holding out like you trampled all over him
his hand. Then White effi- and the chessboard just to
ciently and remorselessly get a lousy point. And think
flagged his opponent. how youd feel if the same was
This situation neednt have done to you.
happened, as the official time This story has a rather
control of the tournament was ironic background, too. Just
ten minutes plus two seconds a few weeks earlier, there had
delay, but whoever had set this been a blitz tournament at
clock had neglected to include the end of the U.S. Champi-
the delay function. From an onship in St. Louis. There was GM Mikheil Kekelidze: Victim of a blitz etiquette breach?

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41. ... Nb5 42. Rd1!


A simple, but effective move. Black's
-+-tr-+-+
queen is forced to leave her ideal post +RwQ-+-+p
on d2, and each retreat (to b4 or c3) has -+-+pzplmk
a big drawback.
42. ... Qb4 43. Qc1+!
zp-+-+-zp-
Forcing an important weakening of
-wq-snL+-+
Blacks pawn formation around the king. +-+-+-+P
43. ... g5 44. Qc5 -+-+-zPP+
Now this would be winning, except +-+R+-mK-
Black has the only move. A critical line After 47. Qc7
that I spent a long time on was 44. Bxc6
Bxc6 45. Qxc6 Nxd4 46. Qc7 Nf3+ 47. This is very similar to the
gxf3 Rxd1+ 48. Kg2 Qxb7 49. Qxb7. position I could have gotten
on move 44, with the impor-
-+-+-+-+ tant difference that my bishop is
on e4, not f3, so Black doesn't
+Q+-+-+p have any options on the f3-
-+-+pzp-mk square. White threatens basically
everything on the board; the
zp-+-+-zp- queen, the rook, and most impor-
-+-+-+-+ tantly, mate on h7. Black is forced
to give up the queen.
+-+-+P+P
47. ... Ne2+ 48. Kh2 Qxb7 49. Bxb7 Rxd1
-+-+-zPK+ 50. Qe7 Nd4 51. Qf8+, Black resigned
+-+r+-+- Mate will follow after 51. ... Kh5
Analysis after 49. Qxb7 52. g4 Kh4 53. Qh6+.

I could have reached this position by In the last round, I got paired with Ben
force, and I thought it was winning, but Finegold and made the advisable decision
I also had concerns about Black setting of switching from the familiar but narrow
up some king of fortress with the rook on paths of the Queens Gambit Accepted
the fourth. Of course, Blacks king is ter- or Slav that I have been playing recently
rible and he should lose because of to the Nimzo Indian, which in my fifteen
Zugzwang, but I can't say I regret not minutes of pre-game preparation I noticed
going for this. that Ben didnt seem to have any partic-
44. ... Be8 ularly strong weapon against. I figured I
had enough experience on the White side
And now, I put in more time and calcu- of the Nimzo that I could figure out
lated the win: whichever of the three lines Ben was
45. Be4! Bg6 46. Qxc6 Nxd4 47. Qc7 likely to play against it. This sensible
opening choice resulted in easy equal-
(see diagram top of next column)
my favorite tournaments. .
ity, and gave me a great ending to one of

2010 National Open At A Glance


Date: June 11-13, 2010 Location: South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, Las
Vegas, Nevada Top Finishers: Open, 1st, 5: Timur Gareyev; 2nd-5th, 5:
Varuzhan Akobian, Aleksandr Lenderman, Alejandro Ramirez, Arthur Kogan.
Under 2200, 1st-2nd, 5: Danyul Lawrence, Michael William Brown; 3rd-
4th, 5: Liulia Cardona, Eric Zhang. Under 2000, 1st-2nd, 5: Daniel Bryant,
PHOTO BY OSCAR GALVAN

Colin Reece Field-Eaton; 3rd-5th, 5: Yusheng Xia, William Barefield, Esteban


Escobedo. Under 1800, 1st, 6: Matthew Noble; 2nd-3rd, 5: Dimitri Kosteris,
Cesar Mendoza. Under 1600, 1st, 6: Ernesto Lim; 2nd-3rd, 5: Raymond
Tan, Eusy Ancheta. Under 1400, 1st, 5: Shaogang Bian; 2nd-3rd, 5: Vahe
Patatanyan, Gary Andrus. Under 1200, 1st, 5: Francisco Moreno; 2nd-4th,
5: Kobey Love, Stephen Van Voorhis, Henry Maltby. Unrated, 1st, 6: Ruperto
Dilig, Jr.; 2nd, 5: Gerald Centeno; 3rd, 4: Al Canafe. Chief Arbiter: Bill Snead

36 Chess Life September 2010 uschess.org


Correspondence Chess

A Correspondence
Chess Manifest Destiny?
U.S. Tops 9th Pan-American
Team Tournament

By FM Alex Dunne
ixteen teams gathered from twelve countries of North, Latin, and South America to play in the Ninth Pan American Corre-

S spondence Chess Championship. Four countries, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Peru were allowed to enter two teams.
There would be four boards on the team and Peru (Peru team 1) looked like the favorite with a grandmaster and three sen-
ior international masters (SIMs). Guatemala contributed a GM, senior master (SM) and international master (IM), and Cuba and
the United States each had a SM and two IMs. The tournament demonstrated that titles arent allGuatemala and Cuba fin-
ished in the middle while the race for first was a close four-way affair between the USA and Peru (team 1), last years winner
Brazil, with just one IM, and Chile, who had no titled players at all. At the end it was the USA, with brilliant performances by
our middle boards, led by IM Wesley (Ted) Brandhorst (+3 -2 = 10), SM Michael Millstone (+10 -2 =3), Michael Proof (+10 =5)
and IM Corky Schakel (+5 -3 =7) who gained the title of the ninth Pan-American team champions.

Board one ICCF 1997 continued 10. a5 which also 14. ... Nb6
Whites combination against Venezuela offers White better prospects. Brandhorst
initiated on move 15 is startlingly original. is apparently following Izoria-Vunder, St. -+ktr-vl-tr
Petersburg 2002 which continued 10. ...
Be7 11. Rg1 g6 12. Bh6 with a quick win zpp+-+pzp-
Slav defense (d16) for White. -snp+p+-zp
Wesley Brandhorst (2477)
Alberto Garcia Barreras (2417)
10. ... Qa5 11. Rg1 0-0-0 12. Ne2 h6 wq-+-+-+-
9th Pan American Team Championship, Black has delusions of attacking on PsnLzPP+-+
2007 the kingside, but this is a dangerous loss
of time. +Q+-+P+-
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 13. Qb3 Nd7 14. Bd2 -zP-vLNzP-zP
Na6 6. e4 Bg4 7. Bxc4 Bxf3 8. gxf3 e6 9. 0-0
Nb4 10. Kh1 This pin is particularly nasty as Black tR-+-+-tRK
has no good way of relieving it. After14....Nb6
An earlier game, Goncalves-Kubasky,

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Correspondence Chess

15. Bxe6+! fxe6 16. Nf4 Rxd4 dxe3 as in Carlsen-Sammalvuo, Gaus-


After 16. ... Bd6 17. e5 Be7 18. Ng6
-+-+-+k+ dak 2004) 14. 0-0-0 Nc6 15. Rhg1 b5
+-zp-+p+p 16. Bd5 Nb4 17. Qe4 Rb8 18. Bf4 cxb2+
Black has to surrender material.
19. Kb1 Bd6 20. Bxe5 Bxe5 21. Bxf7+,
17. Qxe6+ Rd7 18. Ng6 Qh5 19. Rg3 Nd3 20. -+p+lzp-+ Black resigned.
Be3 Bd6 21. Rh3 Qa5 22. Nxh8 zp-zP-+-+- 13. Qh5 Qxf6!? 14. Nd5 Qg6 15. Qh4
White's combination has come to an -+-+-+-+ White finds all is not so easy after 15.
end. With the Exchange and a pawn,
zP-tr-zP-zP- Qxg6 hxg6 16. Nc7+ Kd7 17. Nxa8 dxe3
White needs only to tame Blacks initia-
18. 0-0-0+ Kc6 19. Bd5+ Kc5 20. Bxb7
tive to pocket the full point. -tr-+-zPLzP Nc6 21. a3 a5 22. c3 exf2 23. b4+ Kb5.
22. ... Bf4 23. Rf1 Qxa4 24. Bxb6 axb6 25.
Ng6 Bd6 26. Rh5 b5 27. Rf5 Qc4 28. Qxc4
tR-+-mK-+R 15. ... Qc6 16. Nf6+ Kd8 17. Bd5 Qc5 18. Be4
After23....Rc3 Be6 19. Bd2 Be7
bxc4 29. e5 Bc5 30. e6 Rd8 31. Ra1 Kc7 32.
e7 Re8 33. Rf8 Rxe7 34. Nxe7 Bxe7 35. Rf7
White remains tied down all over the The first wave of the attack has ended.
Kd6 36. Rxg7 b5 37. b3 Bg5 38. bxc4 bxc4
board. Black has to plan to invade the Black has an extra pawn but his king
39. Kg1 Bf4 40. Rg6+ Kd5 41. Kf1 c3 42. Ke2,
queenside. The key invasion square, b3, still wears a target around its neck.
Black resigned
means Black has to exchange bishops. 20. 0-0-0 Kc7 21. f4 Bxa2
36. h4 h6 37. Ke2 Ke5 38. Kd2 Kd5 39. Bd1 This capture marks the beginning of
Kd6 40. Bc2 Kc5 41. Bd1 Ra2+ 42. Ke1 Bd5 Blacks counterattack against the white
43. Be2 Kb5 44. Bd1 Ra1 45. Kd2 f6 46. Be2 king. Soon all the action will be on the
BoardTwo Be6 47. Bd1 Ra2+ 48. Ke1 Bd5 49. Be2 c6 queenside.
Six isolated, doubled pawns prove irre- 50. Bd1 Kc5 51. Be2 Rb2 52. Bd1 Kb5 53.
sistible as Michael Millstone grinds down Be2 a4 54. Bd1 22. fxe5 Rd8 23. Bxh7?
his Canadian opponent. This is a strange capture. Cesars name-
Black threatened ... Rb3 but now either
the bishops come off or White is strangled. sake would never have made this capture.

Englishopening(a21) 54. ... Bg2 55. Be2 Rb1+ 56. Kd2 Bf1 57. Bd1 23. ... Nc6 24. Qg3 Qb5 25. Bf4 Kb6
Michael Hryniw (2189) Bd3, White resigned. Finally, the black king finds safety,
Michael Millstone (2429) surrounded by friends.
White can only choose which side Black
9th Pan American Team Championship,
can break through on58. h5 Rb2+ 59. 26. Bd3 Qa5 27. Ne4 Nb4 28. Nd6 Bxd6 29.
2007
Ke1 Kc5 60. Bf3 Bc2 61. Be2 Bb3 and the exd6 Bd5 30. d7 Rxd7 31. Bf5 Re8
a-pawn falls or 58. Bc2 Bxc2 59. Rxc2
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. Qc2 Nf6 4. e3 0-0 5. Ra1 60. Rc3 Ra2+ 61. Ke1 Kc5 62. Kf1
Nge2 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Nxd5 Qxd5 8. Nc3 Rb2 63. Ke1 Kd5 64. f3 Rg2 wins.
-+-+r+-+
Qc6 +p+r+p+-
The queen stands well on this spot, pmk-+-+-+
restricting Whites development and pin-
ning the knight. wq-+l+L+-
BoardThrEE -sn-zp-vL-+
9. a3 Be7 10. b4 Be6 11. Bb2 Nd7 12. Rc1 Michael Proofs king looks as if it will be
Rfd8 13. Ne4 a5! severely battered by the Cubans swarm- +-+-+-wQ-
A daring choiceBlack agrees to a ing pieces but a great resource with 31. -zPP+-+-zP
damaged queenside in return for the ini- ... Re8! shows it is really Whites king in
tiative. danger. +-mKR+-+R
After31....Re8
14. Qxc6 bxc6 15. Nc5 Nxc5 16. bxc5 Rd5 17.
d4 Rb8 18. Ba1 exd4 19. Bxd4 Bf6 Siciliandefense,Scheveningen 32. Rxd4
Another daring choice allowing his pawn Variation(Keresattack)(B81)
structure to be damaged on the kingside. IM Cesar Revuelta Capablanca (2435) White can't afford 32. Bxd7 Na2+ 33.
Millstone is obviously no slave to conven- Michael Proof (2396) Kb1 Nc3+! 34. bxc3 Qa2+ 35. Kc1 Re2!
tion. Actually Blacks very active pieces 9th Pan American Team Championship, and Black mates.
make up for his weakened pawn structure. 2007 32. ... Rde7 33. Rxb4+ Qxb4 34. Rd1 Qa4 35.
20. Bxf6 gxf6 21. g3 Rb2 22. Bg2 Rd3 23. Qf2+ Kc6 36. Qd4
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5.
Ra1 Rc3 White gives up: the exchange of queens
Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. g4 e5 8. Nf5 g6 9. g5
gxf5 10. exf5 reduced the game to one of technique.
(see diagram top of next column)
This wild line was popular at the start 36. ... Qxd4 37. Rxd4 Kc5 38. Rd1 Re1 39.
The first fruits of Black's campaign Rxe1 Rxe1+ 40. Kd2 Rf1 41. Be3+ Kd6 42.
of this game.
the weak white c5-pawn falls, after which Bd3 Ra1 43. Bf4+ Ke6 44. c4 Bg2 45. Kc3 f5
the doubled c-pawns don't look so weak. 10. ... d5 11. gxf6 d4 12. Bc4 Bxf5 46. c5 Bf1 47. Bc2 Bb5 48. Kd2 Rf1 49. Ke3
24. 0-0 Rxc5 25. Rac1 Rbc2 26. Rxc2 Rxc2 But Michaels choice here is suspect Bc6 50. Bd6 f4+ 51. Kd4 Rf2 52. Bd3 Rxb2
27. Ra1 f5 28. Bf3 Kf8 29. Bd1 Rb2 30. Kf1 (now). His teammate had earlier faced 53. Bxf4 Rb4+ 54. Ke3 a5 55. Bg3 a4, White
Ke7 31. Rc1 Kd6 32. Ke1 c5 33. Rc3 Rb1 34. the better 12. ... Qc7, but even so won a resigned.
Kd2 Ra1 35. Bc2 c4 quickie in Millstone-Douzlech, X NAICC
2005: 13. Qd3 dxc3 (the latest is 13. When Nicaraguan Hamlet Garcia

38 ChessLifeSeptember2010 uschess.org
presses too hard (23. Rxd7?!) Corky the king. Both sides have somewhat com- Black sacrifices a pawn to activate his
Schakel shows how a centralized bishop promised king shields. rook.
and extra pawns converts into an
16. bxc3 Re8 17. f4 h6 18. Nf3 Kf7 33. Nxf5 gxf5 34. g4
endgame win.
Corky has some difficult problems After 34. Bxf5+ Kg7 35. Kb3 Re3 36. g4
developing his queenside, but this is not
French Defense (C11) a solution to those problems. He retracts -+-+r+-+
Hamlet Danilo Garcia (2290) this next turn.
Corky Schakel (2391) zp-+-+-+k
19. Qe3 Kg8 20. Qc5 Re7 21. Kb2
9th Pan American Team Championship, -zp-+-+p+
2007 But Hamlet, too, is indecisive. With 21.
Rd6 he puts more pressure on Blacks +-+-+n+p
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. position. -+-sN-zP-zP
Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 0-0 8. Qd2 Be7
9. Bd3 f5?!
21. ... Kh7 22. Rd3 Bd7 23. Rxd7?! Rxd7 24. +-zPL+-zP-
Bxe6 Re7 25. Qxf5+ Qxf5 26. Bxf5+ g6 27.
Corky tries an ancient anti-positional Rxe7+ Nxe7 28. Be4 PmKP+-+-+
line as the usual 9. ... Nd7 has been The attack is over; the endgame has +-+-+-+-
doing very poorly lately. The danger is been reached. Whites weakened pawn After32....Nf5
that the e5-square has been significantly structure offers Black the advantage.
weakened. Kf6 37. Bd7 Re7 38. Bc8 Re4 Black is a
28. ... Rc8 29. Nd4 b6 30. h4?! favorite, but the fight goes on. White can-
10. Nc3 c5 11. dxc5 Bxc5 12. 0-0-0
White mistakenly thinks he has the not leave Black with a kingside pawn.
White could be content with 12. 0-0 and advantage and starts operations on the The endgame is difficult but Whites 35th
a small advantage, but he has bigger kingside. This pawn advance only helps move is fatal.
dreams. Hamlet lets Corky know the king the superior side.
is his target. 34. ... Kh6 35. gxf5? Re1 36. f6 Rh1 37. f7

12. ... Nc6 13. Rhe1 Qf6 14. Bc4 Bb4 15. Ng5
Bxc3
30. ... h5 31. Bd3 Re8 32. g3 Nf5!

(see diagram top of next column)


White resigned. .
Kg7 38. Bg6 Rxh4 39. a3 Rh1 40. f5 h4,

And Corky lets Hamlet know that the Apparently such things were not Read Alex Dunnes The Check is in the
plays the thing with which he will catch dreamed of in Hamlet's philosophy. Mail column monthly on uschess.org.

9 TH PAN AMERICAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP


International Correspondence Chess Federation Chief Tournament Director: Juan Alberto Martello

# Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Score Results

1 USA XX 3 2 3 1 2 1 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 40 24
2 Peru 1 1 XX 2 1 3 3 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 39 22
3 Brazil 2 1 XX 2 1 1 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 39 22
4 Chile 1 1 1 XX 2 2 2 2 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 39 21
5 Argentina 1 2 1 2 2 XX 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 37 23
6 Peru 2 2 2 1 2 XX 2 2 1 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 35 21
7 Argentina 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 XX 2 1 1 3 3 3 2 3 3 35 19
8 Cuba 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 XX 3 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 33 19
9 Guatemala 1 2 1 0 1 2 2 1 XX 1 2 2 3 4 3 3 31 16
10 Canada 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 XX 2 3 2 2 3 3 30 15
11 Canada 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 XX 3 1 2 2 3 25 8
12 Brazil 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 XX 3 2 3 3 23 11
13 Ecuador 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 XX 2 2 2 22 8
14 Mexico 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 XX 3 3 18 4
15 Nicaragua 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 XX 3 17 4
16 Venezuela 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 XX 10 0

uschess.org Chess Life September 2010 39


Whats The Best Move?

Viva Capablanca!
By GM Larry Evans

Capas Immortal Games 1. White moves 2. White moves


Jos Ral Capablanca, 3rd World
Chess Champion (Russell Enterprises + + +r+ + r+ + 
2010) is a remarkable account of his +p+ +r+k + +
+p+k
career by Isaak and Vladimir Lin-
der, two Russian chess historians.
p+p+R+Rp + + qp+
Their biography features 87 anno-
+ + + +  P+ + + p
tated games, numerous photos, P+ +QP + +Q+ + P
documents, and complete crossta- + + +  P +  p+  P
bles of Capas tournaments and
matches. His loss of the title in 1927
P + +P+ + +R+ K
to Alekhine by 18-15 which was + q +K+ + + + +
called a drama in 34 acts stunned (a) Kf2 (b) Ke2 (c) Qe1 (a) a6 (b) Rc2 (c) Kg2
chess fans who eagerly awaited a
3. Black moves 4. Black moves
rematch that never materialized.
The invincible Cuban was 2
points ahead of Alekhine in a field of
++rrk+ + +  r k
16 at London 1922 where a chess + p q pp pln l +p
patron, who took them both to a pp p l + p + +qP
show, said: Capablanca never took + + + + + +p+ p
his eyes off the chorus, whilst
Alekhine never looked up from his
PP+ P + +  P+ +
pocket chess set. + nPLN+ + N PL+
Solutions to this months quiz P+ Q PLP PP L + +
positions are on page 71. +  R+  K K + + RQ
(a) c5 (b) Na4 (c) Qd7 (a) Qg8 (b) Qf5 (c) Qe6

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Back to Basics

Chess is for Thinkers

Developed through trial-and-error, the standard time control sessions (40 moves in
By GM Lev Alburt

two and a half hours, adjourned, then one hour per every 16 moves) has produced
the greatest events and games ever played.

My recipe for quick and steady improve- and move. He missed several opportuni-
ment: play in tournaments with a ties to inflict crushing material losses.
7. g3
My coach Fritz prefers the simple 7.
serious time control, such as the World (Levs further comments are in italics.)
Nc3. I looked at the a6-f1 diagonal and
Open or the U.S. Open (two hours for 40
said hmm, what can my good bishop
moves, then one hour for the rest of the Sicilian Defense,
really do on this diagonal besides trade off
game); record the time spent by you, and Smith-Morra Gambit Declined (B22)
for his c6-knight? So I went for some
your opponent, on each move (dont for- Laurence Stone (1304)
kingside fianchetto action which will, by
get to apply common sensefor instance, Kevin Ahtou (1853)
the way, lead to my golden moment in
do not record the time in time pressure); Chess Castle of Minnesota
about ten more moves.
analyze your game (ideally, with your Played March 28, 2010
Fritz is right. By trading the c6-knight,
opponent); and in particular try to estab- Time Control: Game in 45 minutes, plus a
youd get rid of a menace to your d4-pawn.
lish how wisely youve allocated your 3-second delay
time.
Now, if you enjoy blitzplay blitz, by all
7. ... Bf5

means. Blitz helps with intuition, decisive-


1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 Nc6 4. Nf3 g6
Mixing ... Nc6 and ... g6 is an error here.
r+ qklnr
ness, basic tactics and strategies; it also
unveils before you hundreds of positions Better is 4. ... Nf6, 4. ... d5 or, the best of pp+ pp+
in just a few hours. But for three/four- all, 4. ... dxc3!.
+n+ +p+
move-deep tactics, in-depth strategies,
and planning, a serious time control is a + +pPl+p
5. cxd4 d5

must! +  P+ +
And action-chess controls (game/30,
r+lqklnr
game/60) fall somewhere between blitz pp+ pp+p + + +NP
and serious chess. I hope that this long PP + P P
introduction addresses the question
+n+ +p+
raised by Laurence Stone, winner of this + +p+ + RNLQKL+R
months award! After 7. ... Bf5
Writes Mr. Stone:
+ PP+ +
+ + +N+ Better is the logical 7. ... Bg4.
In submitting this game, I want to ask
a basic question: What is your philosophy
PP + PPP 8. Bg2 e6 9. 0-0 Nge7 10. Bg5 Qb6 11. Qe2

of time controls, specifically when train- RNLQKL+R Protects my b-pawn directly and my
ing? I personally prefer a slower game d-pawn indirectly: if 11. ... Nxd4 12. Nxd4
After 5. ... d5
since I can think more about each move; Qxd4 then I have 13. Qb5+.
but, I can experience a lot more openings Too fancy; better was the simple 11.
when I play five games in a day.
6. e5 Qd2.
This little game isnt exceedingly pretty After 6. exd5!, attacking the knight and
overall, but Im rather proud of the mate- thus forcing 6. ... Qxd5, White gains tempi:
11. ... Bg4

in-three that I almost saw. I mean, with 7. Nc3 Qa5 8. d5, with some edge. Pinning one of my defenders of d4. I will
ten more minutes on my clock, Im sure now add another defender, he will add
I would have seen it! All you have to do
6. ... h5 another attacker, and I will have to give
is consider all captures and checks and Dubious. After 6. ... Bg7 well get an it up.
there it is. equal position, usually achieved by the Exactly; thus, 11. Qd2!
On the other hand, the only reason I got following move order: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3.
into such a position with my much c3 Bg7 4. d4 cxd4 5. cxd4 d5 6. e5 Nc6,
12. Rd1 Nf5

stronger opponent is because he, too, analyzed in Chess Openings for Black,
was needing to cut his thoughts short Explained.
(see diagram top of next page)

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tudewhy desperation?
r+ +kl r r+ +kl + 22. Qd8+ Rxd8 23. Rxd8+ Qe8 24. Rxe8+
pp+ +p+ pp+ +p+r Kxe8 25. Rd1 Nc6 26. Ba4 Bb6 27. Nb5 Ne4
qn+p+p+ q +pLp+ 28. Nd6+ Nxd6 29. Rxd6 h4

+ +pPnLp + +LPn+p + +k+ +


+ P +l+  n+ + + pp+ +p+r
+ + +NP + +Q+ PP lnRpLp+
PP +QPLP PP + P + + +  P+
RN+R+ K RN+R+ K L ++ +  p
After 12. ... Nf5 After 17. ... Nb4
+ + + + P
I guess his idea was to attack my queen PP + P +
and then safely recapture on d5 with his
13. h3??
This move is a blunder. After 13. ... knight ... but this gives me a mate in + + +  K
Nxd4 (either knight will do), chasing my three! Its right there, and I bet anyone After 29. ... h4
queen, he can gain more than just one whos solved a few checkmate puzzles
pawn of material. can see it. I just do 18. Bc6+ ... if he It is Black whodesperatelyis trying
takes with his b-pawn or knight I have 19. to activate his poor rook somewhat. White
Qd7 mate, or if he takes with his queen can stop this: 30. Kg2 Rh5 31. f4.
13. ... Bxf3
But he doesnt see it! Really, such an I have 19. Qd8+ Rxd8 20. Rxd8 mate.
automatic move must be embarrass- No other options! But, alas, I missed it.
30. Bxc6+ bxc6, Draw agreed.
ing for a class-A player. I blame it on the Correct. 17. ... exd5 was a must, ready 30. Bxc6+ wasnt needed, as the pinned
clock. to meet 18. Qxd5 with 18. ... Be7 or even knight couldnt run away.
18. ... Rd8. Kevin offers a draw, even though he had
several minutes left on his clock and I was
14. Qxf3 Ncxd4
Id prefer 14. ... Nfxd4. 18. Bb3
down to about four seconds. I immediately
What I did see was that, if his knight agree, and he said, You dont deserve to
takes my queen, I have 19. Ba4+ and he lose this one on time ... there had to be
15. Qd3 Nc6 16. Bf6

will have to block with his queen, which a kill in there somewhere.
r+ +kl r I would take, and then he could take my Kevin was right: even now White is
pp+ +p+ bishop and I his knight. The problem much better, perhaps even winning, after
with short time controls is you (I, anyway) 31. Kg2 (not 31. Rxc6 Kd7, and another
qn+pLp+ tend to settle for the first move that looks black prisoner, the king, escapes from his
+ +pPn+p OK instead of wasting time looking cage). But having little timede facto,
for that better move. three incremental seconds per moveMr.
+ + + +
+ +Q+ PP
An excellent observation!
18. ... Bc5 19. Qd7+ Kf8 20. Rd2 Nxg3
Stone was correct to take a draw. .
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often work, as 17. Bxd5 did (as well see).
21. Nc3 Qc6
Dont these moves always look strong, Do not send games with only a
Stronger, however, was 17. Nc3 and only for the first few seconds anyway? This few notes, as they are of little instruc-
then, perhaps, Bxd5with the goal of threatens mate on h1 and seemingly tive value and cant be used. Writing
recapturing on d5 with the knight! forces me to trade queens. Instead, I des- skills are a plus, but instructiveness
perately ram everything at his king. is a must! Make sure your game (or
I like the following White attack very part of it) and your notes will be of
17. ... Nb4??

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Endgame Lab

Rapid!

The Melody Amber rapid event is the leading example of the current popularity
By GM Pal Benko

of rapid chess. But endgames can suffer in these events.

In keeping with the spirit of our age of from the checks coming from behind.
acceleration, rapid chess is enjoying a ren-
65. Kd5 Ra5+ 66. Kxd6 Ra6+ 67. Ke7 Ra7+

aissance. It can be hard to budget the


68. Kf8, Black resigned.
After the first diagram, it is surprising
48. Kf2 Kf6 49. Ke2 Kg7 50. Kd2
available time; usually this means the that it would be the black king locked up,
endgame is afforded the least overall time. R+ + + +
not the white one.
Not surprisingly, generally that quality of  P + +pk
play suffers the most in the last phases of
these gameseven for top players. To illus-
+ p +pp Unbelievable
GM Ruslan Ponomariov (2737)
trate, here are some rook endgames from
GM Magnus Carlsen (2813)
+ + + +
some of the currently highest-rated players.
+ +PPP+ Amber Rapid, Nice 2010

Locked up king  r+ + +
GM Magnus Carlsen (2813) +  K+ + + +k+ +
GM Levon Aronian (2782) + + pp+p
Amber Rapid, Nice 2010 + + + +
+r+ +p+
After 50. Kd2
+ + + +  R+  P+
50. ... h5?
+ + + +
It was too early for this. White gets some
+ + +pk
R+ p +pp chances after this. To delay it: 50. ... Ra2+ + + + + P
51. Kc3 and then 51. h5 would have + + PPK
been the right timing.
 P+ + +
+ +P+P+ + + + +
Black to play
51. g5 h4 52. Ke2 h3 53. Kf2 Ra2+ 54. Kg1
+ + +PK Rg2+ 55. Kh1 Ra2 56. f5 Kh7
r ++ + + No better is 56. ... gxf5, since after 57. Such equal positions usually end with a
exf5 Kh7 58. g6+ wins. friendly handshake. Even similar positions
+ + + + when a player is a pawn down are typically
Black to play 57. f6 h2 58. Rf8 considered a draw.
Black is lost already. 58. Re8 Rxa7 59.
The position is completely balanced. It is Re7 was also winning.
41. ... Rc4 42. Kg3 e6 43. f4 h6
hard to imagine how Black can lose with Prepares the ... g6-g5 break, which would
such an active rook. 58. ... Rxa7 59. Kxh2 Rb7 have been better avoided by White with
Thus Black is completely passive. There 44. h4.
was an opportunity to play for stalemate
43. ... Ra3?
Instead 43. ... g5! would have elimi- with 59. ... d5 60. exd5? Ra2+ 61. Kg3
44. Kf3 Rc3+ 45. Kf2
nated any fantasy of Whites entombing Ra3+ 62. Kf4 Rf3+! drawing, but it is only The more aggressive 45. Ke4 was possi-
the black king. (Thus 44. Ra8 Kh7 with a dream since 60. e5! d4 61. Kg3 d3 (61. ble, and better.
tempo, etc.) ... Rd7 62. e6, or 62. Rxf7+ wins.) 62. Rd8
wins for White.
45. ... g5 46. fxg5 hxg5
Black succeeds in isolating the e5-pawn.
44. Ra8 Kf6 45. a6 Ke7 46. a7 Ra2 47. f4!
Threatening 48. e5 then e6!, using a 60. Kg3 Ra7 61. Kf4 Rb7 62. Ke3 Ra7 63. Kd4
skewer motif. (... fxe6 is answered by Rc7 64. Re8! 47. Ra4 Kg7 48. Rg4 Kh6 49. g3
Rh8.) There was a way to err: 64. Kd5? Rc5+ Still equal is 49. h4 gxh4 50. Rxh4+ Kg5
65. Kxd6 Rd5+! 66. Ke7 Re5+ 67. Kxf7 51. g3.
Re7+ resulting in a stalemate.
47. ... Ra3+
Still, 47. ... g5! could have yielded a
49. ... Kh5 50. Ra4 Kg6
draw (after 48. f5 or 48. fxg5 hxg5) since 64. ... Ra7 Or 50. ... Rc5 51. Re4 Kg6 52. g4 with
the white king, heading to b6, cant hide If 64. ... Rc5 then 65. e5! equality.

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Problem I Problem II
A. Koranyi, 1963 A. Koranyi, 1970)
Benkos Bafflers
Most of the time these studies ++ + + + + + +
resemble positions that could actu- +  R+ + p + +R+ +
ally occur over-the-board. You must
simply reach a theoretically won or
+P+ + + P+ p +kP
drawn position for White.
+ + + + p + + +  r
Solutions can be found on page + + +k+ + + + +
71. + + + + + + + +
Please e-mail submissions for
Benkos Bafflers to:
r + +P+ +P+ K +
pbenko@uschess.org
+ + +  K + + + + r
White to play and win White to play and draw

51. Ra5 Rd3 52. h4? 79. Kg3 Kf8 80. Re4 Ke7 81. Kg4 Kd7 82.
This offers a new target for Black.
Rd4+ Kc6 83. Rd6+ Kc7 84. Rd1 + +  k+
Instead, 52. Rb5, a waiting move, could If 84. Ra6 Kb7 85. Rd6 Kc8 86. Rc6+ Kd7 +p+ +p+p
have held on because 52. ... Rd5 would be 87. Rc5 f6 wins. The rest was easy, and p ++ + +
winning for Black only if the white king was White resigned on move 102. This surpris-
on h2. ing result justified Carlsens efforts since he + + + +
needed the whole point to finish first. P ++  p+
52. ... gxh4 53. gxh4 Rd7 54. Ke3 Rb7 55. Kf4
Escape! + r +P+
Rb4+ 56. Kg3 Kf5 57. Ra7 Rg4+ 58. Kf3 Rg7
GM Magnus Carlsen (2813)
59. Ra5 Rg1 60. Rb5 Ra1 61. Rc5 Ra3+ 62.
GM Vugar Gashimov (2740)
Kf2 Ke4 63. h5 Ra8 64. Kg3 Kf5 65. Kh4 + +  P P
There is still equality with 65. Rc7 Rg8+ Amber Rapid, Nice 2010  R+ +  K
66. Kh4 Rg4+ 67. Kh3 Rg7 68. Kh4 Kxe5 After 34. gxf3
69. h6 but after 65. ... Rf8 66. h6 Kg6  r +r+ +
White looks to be in trouble. pawn with 34. ... Rc5 (or 34. ... Rb3!?) 35.
+p+ Npkp Rb1 b5 36. axb5 Rxb5 37. Ra1 a5 etc.
This would have made the black rook more
65. ... Ra4+ 66. Kg3 Rg4+ 67. Kf3 Rf4+ 68.
p+ +ln +
active.
Kg3 Kg5 69. h6 Rg4+ 70. Kf3 Rh4 71. Rc7
Kg6 72. Rc8 Rxh6 73. Kg4 Rh1 +  q+ +
35. Rb1 Ra3 36. Rxb7 f3
P ++  p+
+R+ + + An unnecessary mate threat that only
+ + +p+ + + +L+ weakens this pawn.

+ +p+k+ Q + PPP 37. h3 Rxa4 38. Kh2 a5 39. Kg3 Ra1

+ +  P+ R + R K Possible alternatives: 39. ... Rb4 or 39.


White to play ... Ra3.
+ + +K+
First lets see the process of moving into 40. Kxf3 a4 41. Ra7 a3 42. Kf4 Kg7 43. Kf5
an endgame. It looks that Carlsen is in big
+ + + +
The white rook and king are both placed
+ + + + trouble here. The attack is over and the optimally, assuring the draw.
+ + + + r knight is trapped.
43. ... a2 44. f4 Rh1 45. Rxa2 Rxh3
After 73. ... Rh1
Even adding this pawn to his collection
26. Nd5! Bxd5 27. Re5! Rxe5 28. Qxe5 Rc8!
A different possibility is 28. ... Rg8!?, does not change the situation in any sig-
and after 29. Rd1 Qc2 30. Rxd5 Re8 31. nificant way.
Qg5+ Qg6 32.Qxg6+ hxg6 33. Rd1 Black is
74. Rg8+??
White has made inaccuracies and lost a
slightly better.
pawn to this point, but this was a deadly
46. Rg2+ Kf8 47. Ra2 Rh6 48. Kg4 Rg6+ 49.

mistake. 74. Kf4! was still a draw by hang-


Kf3 Kg7 50. Ra5 h6 51. Rb5 Rd6 52. Kg4 Kg6

ing his e-pawn, giving it up only for the


29. Qg5+ Kf8 30. Qxf6 Qc1+ 31. Bd1 Qc3 32. 53. Ra5 Rd4 54. Rb5 h5+ 55. Rxh5 Rxf4+ 56.

f7-pawn.
Qxc3 Rxc3 33. Bf3! Bxf3 34. gxf3 Kxf4 Kxh5 57. Kf5 f6 58. Kxf6, Draw.
(see diagram top of next column) Winning a drawn position and drawing
74. ... Kh7 75. Ra8 Rf1!
This lets White manage to escape into a losing ones is simplified if your opponents
Cuts the white king off from his pawn. rook ending, the ending that gives the best play inaccurately due to limited time on the
practical chances when a pawn down. clock. Carlsen, however, always found a
76. Ra2 Kg6 77. Rg2 plan that gave him the best chances and
After 77. Ra5 Rf5 followed by f6 wins.
34. ... Rxf3? then realized them faultlessly. He has pre-
Taking the doubled pawn is only a min- viously stated that in endgames he had
77. ... Rf5 78. Re2 Kg7!
imal gain for Black since it does not help the essential knowledge, he practiced and
The black king aims for d5and there is liberate his own pawns. Instead, Black he worked out the principles on his own.
no good way to prevent it. should have prepared to mobilize his extra It is a good advice to follow. .
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ity for errors made in such work. Two 1/2 pt byes available. No smoking & no computers. Bring your clocks!
6SS, Rds 1-2 G/90, Rds 3-4 G/2, Rds 5-6 30/90, SD/1. HR: $39.00, Nov. 5-7, New Jersey
SUBMISSIONS: If possible e-mail your tla to: tla@uschess.org http://dodlodging.net/VT_Andrews.htm. ENTRIES: On-line at http://www. 2010 National Youth Action
(Joan DuBois). For tla deadline schedule, formatting help and Grand usmilitarychess.org/usafo2010.html or mail to Mike Hoffpauir ATTN: USAFO, 9SS, G/30, Ocean Place Resort and Spa, One Ocean Boulevard, Long Branch,
Prix information see pg. 69-70 or check http://main. uschess.org/ 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693 with Rank, Name, USCF ID #, current NJ 07740. HR: $109 single/double/triple/quad, 732-571-4000 or 800-411-
go/tlainfo. Payment can be done online through theTD/Affiliate area rating/rank, and branch of service. NC. NS. W. INFO: E-mail mhoffpauir@aol.com, 6493. 4 Sections: High School (K-12), Middle School/Junior High (K-9),
or sent to: U.S. Chess,TLA Dept., PO Box 3967, Crossville,TN 38557. marinechess@yahoo.com, checkmate2008@att.net. Join the community Elementary (K-6), Primary (K-3). EF: $50 by Oct. 9, $70 by Oct. 23, $85 after
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/militarychess. Oct. 23 and onsite. Awards List: Individual: K-3, K-6, K-9, K-12: 1st-25th
place. Class Awards: 1st-3rd place K-3: U800, U600, U400, Unr. K-6: U1000, U800,

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Oct. 23, Illinois U600, Unr. K-9: U1200, U1000, U800, Unr. K-12: U1400, U1200, U1000, Unr.
Nationals 2010 U.S. G/60 Championship
Teams: 1st-15th place. Schedule: Opening Ceremony Sat., Nov. 6 at 9:30 am.
Rds. 1-5 Sat., Nov. 6: 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 3:30 pm & 5 pm. Rds. 6-9 Sun., Nov.

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Oct. 1-3 or 2-3, Texas 4R-SS. Holiday Inn Hotel, 5300 W. Touhy Ave., Skokie, IL 60077. 847.679.8900. 7: 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, & 3:30 pm. Side Events: BlitzTournament- Friday Nov.
$4,000 Guaranteed. Prizes- in 3 sections: Open: $500-375-250;Top 2299-2200, 5, K-6 & K-12, 6:30 pm, entry fee $15 if p/m by 11/2, $20 after or on site. Bug-
2010 U.S. Class Championships U2199-2000, 1900-1899 - $150 each; Reserve Section (U1800): $450-325-200; houseTournament- Sat. Nov. 6, 6:30 pm, entry fee $25 at site. Registration closes
5SS, G/120 (2-Day Option, Rd 1, G/60), $10,750 b/200 full paid entries, 70% Top 1699-1600, 1599-1500,1499-1400 - $125 each; Booster (U1400): $400- at 5 pm. Blitz Awards: Individual: K-6 and K-12, each section 1st-20th. Team:
Guaranteed. Junior entries, all Class E, and Unrated Section count as 2/3. Free 275-150; Top 1399-1300, 1299-1200, 1199-1000 - $100 each. EF: $60 by 6pm K-6 and K-12, each 1st-10th. Bughouse Awards: 1st-10th place. Awards Cer-
entry for GMs. Free entry for IMs, deducted from winnings. Hilton Hobby Air- 10/22, $80 onsite; $100 Combined EF with US G/30 by 6pm 10/22, $140 Com- emony for Blitz and Bughouse, Sun., 9:00 am. NYA Awards Ceremony:
port, 8181 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061, www.houstonhobbyairport. bined EF with US G/30 onsite. Play Up - $10 more. $50 Re-entry (per event). Sunday, Nov. 7, 5:30-7 pm. Club teams allowed! All games played in the Ocean
hilton.com. Free parking! $89 HR! 713-645-3000, Group Code: USCC. 8 Sec- No half-point byes allowed (zero point byes only). GM/IM/WGM/WIM/FM/WFM Place Resort and Spa. Team rooms are limited, contact Cheryle Bruce,
tions, Rated players may play up one class only. MASTER (2200/up), FIDE free entry with nothing deducted from winnings. Cannot withdraw. Must play cbruce@uschess.org or 931-787-1234 ext.147. Hotel info: www.oceanplace.
Rated, $1,200-550-300 (U2400: 400-200-100), EXPERT (2000-2199), $800- all rounds. Onsite Registration: 8:30-9:30am. Rds.: 10am-12:30pm-3pm- com/. Contact: Assistant Executive Director/Director of National Events: Pat
400-200, CLASS A (1800-1999), $800-400-200, CLASS B (1600-1799), 5:30pm. Mail entries with registration information to: North American Chess Knight Smith 931-787-1234 ext.133. Mail entries to: U.S. Chess, Attn.: NYA,
$800-400-200, CLASS C (1400-1599), $800-400-200, CLASS D (1200-1399), Association (make checks payable to) 4957 Oakton Street, Suite 113, Skokie, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557. Additional details and online registra-
$800-400-200, CLASS E (U1200), $300-200-100, Unrated, $300-100. National IL 60077. More information and online registration available at: tion: www.uschess.org/tournaments/2010/nya/.
Class Champion title and plaques to each Class winner. Tie-breaks: MSCO. EF: www.nachess.org/g60. Questions via email only: sevan@nachess.org. No
$75 postmarked or on line by 9/24, $85 after. Special EF: $45 by 9/24 ($55 smoking. Boards, sets, clocks provided. Tournament provided equipment must Dec. 10-12, Florida
after) for all players in Class E, Unrated Section, and Juniors U18 in Class C be used. No exceptions. October Supplement. USCF Membership Required. Book- 2010 National K-12 Championship
or D. No checks on site. 3-Day Schedule: Registration Fri (10/1) 5-7pm. Rds. seller onsite 7SS, G/90. Disneys Coronado Springs Resort, 1000 West Buena Vista Dr., Lake
Fri 8pm, Sat 1pm & 6:30pm, Sun 9:30am & 2:30pm. 2-Day Schedule: Regis- Buena Vista, FL 32830. 407-939-1000, $129 single/double/triple/quad. 13

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tration Sat (10/2) 8-9am. Rds. Sat 10am, 1pm (merges with 3-Day Schedule) Oct. 24, llinois Sections. Play only in your grade section. December rating supplement will
& 6:30pm, Sun 9:30am & 2:30pm. Byes for all rounds, must commit before end be used. 1/2- point bye available any round (except round seven) if requested
of Rd 2. SIDE EVENTS: 5-min BLITZ, Sat after Rd 3, 2 sections, entries will 2010 U.S. G/30 Championship in advance of rd. 1. Team score = total of top three (minimum two) finishers
be split in Upper and Lower, $10 EF on site, 75% returned in prizes; SCHOLAS- 5R-SS. Holiday Inn Hotel, 5300 W. Touhy Ave., Skokie, IL 60077. 847.679.8900. from each school per grade, first place individual and team, including ties, will
TIC TOURNAMENT, 5SS, G/30, One day only, Sat 10/2, $20 by 9/24, $25 $4,000 Guaranteed. Prizes- in 3 sections: Open: $500-375-250;Top 2299-2200, be National Champion for their grade. Schedule: Opening ceremony Fri. 12:30
after. Sections: K-3, K-6, K-9, K-12. Prizes: Trophies to top 10 in each division. U2199-2000, 1900-1899 - $150 each; Reserve Section (U1800): $450-325-200; pm. Rds.: Fri. 1 pm-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-2 pm-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-1 pm. Awards Cer-
All scholastic players in this side event will receive a commemorative medal. Top 1699-1600, 1599-1500,1499-1400 - $125 each; Booster (U1400): $400- emony Sun., approx. 5 pm. Special round times for K-1 sections: Fri. 1:30
ENTRIES: Mail to USCF, ATTN: 2010 US Class, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville,TN 38557. 275-150; Top 1399-1300, 1299-1200, 1199-1000 - $100 each. EF: $60 by 6pm pm-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-1:30 pm-5:30 pm, Sun. 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Awards Cer-
Enter online: https://secure.uschess.org/webstore/tournaments.php.Tourna- 10/22, $80 onsite; $100 Combined EF with US G/60 by 6pm 10/22, $140 Com- emony Sun. approx. 4:30 pm for K-1. EF: $50/participant (postmarked by
ment website: www.uschess.org/tournaments/2010/class/. Info: bined EF with US G/60 onsite. Play Up - $10 more. $50 Re-entry (per event). 11/14), $70/participant (postmarked by 11/28), $85 later or $90 at site, $5.00
flguadalupe@aol.com, (713) 530-7820. Chess Magnet School JGP. No half-point byes allowed (zero point byes only). GM/IM/WGM/WIM/FM/WFM extra for all phone registrations, $20 change fee for roster or section changes

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Tournament Life

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after 11/14 or any onsite changes. Onsite registration Thurs. 9 am-10 pm & Irving St., Rahway, NJ 07065. A block away from Rahway Train Station. Lim- Sept. 13-Oct. 4, New York
Fri. 8 am-10 am. After 10 am players will have a 1/2-point bye for rd 1. ited to first 50 entries. EF: $40, members $30. GM Free, $30 deducted from
Awards:Trophies to top 10 individuals & top five teams (minimum) in each grade. prize. Guaranteed Prizes: 1st - $250, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100 and Top U2200, Nassau Semi-finals
Class prizes: 1st-3rd place K-3: 800-999, 600-799, U600, Unr. 4-6: 1000- U2000, 1800, 1600 - $100. Limit 2 byes, commit by 11:30. Re-entry $15, counts 4SS, 40/80. 1st Presbyterian Church, 1st & Main Sts, Mineola. Semi-final: open
1199, 800-999, 600-799, U600 Unr. 7-9: 1200-1399, 1000-1199, 800-999, U800, half (no re-entry after 2nd round). Entering 10 min. before game, $5 Extra. to over 1399, or 1.5+ pts in Nassau Qualifying. EF: $34 by 9/11. $$ (750 b/25,
Unr. 10-12: 1400-1599, 1200-1399, 1000-1199, U1000, Unr. Every player (732)499-0118, www.chessmatesnj.com. top 2 gtd.) 180-120, U2000, 150-100-50, U1400/UR 100-50. 2 pts qualifies for
receives a commemorative item! Side Events: Bughouse: Thurs. 11 am, Reg. top section of NCC Championship. Novice: under 1400/UR not qualified for Semi-

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onsite only Thurs. 8 am-10 am, $25/team. Blitz Sections: K-6 and K-12, Thurs. Sept. 9, 16, New Jersey final section. EF $21 by 9/11. $$ (170 b/10) 100, U1200/UR 70. Both: EF
5 pm, Reg. onsite until 4 pm. Blitz EF: Onsite - $20; Advance by 11/28 entry: non-memb $10 more, $7 more at site. 2 byes 1-4. Reg to 7:15 PM. Rds.: 7:15
$15. Blitz Awards: Trophies in K-6 and K-12 sections. Individual: Top 10, Team: Dean of Chess Academy Thursday Swiss each Mon. Ent: H. Stenzel, Amy Dr., Sayville, NY 11782, captnhal@optonline.net.
1st-5th place. K-6 Class: 1000-1199, 800-999, 600-799, U600 Unr. K-12 Class: 4SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. Chess Magnet School JGP.
1400-1599, 1200-1399, 1000-1199, U1000, Unr. Bughouse Awards:Trophies for (908) 595-0066. GTD$$ Open: $150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, U1300:
Bughouse, TBA. Team Rooms are limited. Contact Cheryle Bruce 931-787-1234 $50 gift card. Pre-entry: $30 ($20 members). On Site: $40 ($30 members). A State Championship Event!

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Entries postmarked by 8/6/10 to PO Box 323, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889. Sept. 17-19, Alabama
ext. 147. Hotel info: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/ resorts/coronado-
springs-resort/. Questions: Cheryle Bruce: 931-787-1234 ext. 147 or Ent: See www.deanofchess.com for more details. Reg.: 7:30-7:45pm. Rds.: 8:00,
9:05pm (2 games each week). Alabama State Championship
U.S. Chess, Attn.: K-12 Championship, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557 or
Held on the University of Alabama campus, Tuscaloosa, AL within walking dis-
online at https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/tournament.php. Chess
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Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Florida tance of Riverwalk, restaurants, and football stadium of the NCAA champions.
Magnet School JGP.
Location: Ridgecrest South, Second Street. 6-SS, 30/90, SD/30; Champi-
St. Petersburg $800 Guaranteed Cash - A USCF Grand Prix Event onship Sections: Open, Reserve (u1500); EF: $40 by 9/6, $50 at site. ACF

Grand Prix Now in two sections! OPEN $500.00 Absolutely Guaranteed. 5rd Swiss
G/30. EF: $25, $30 at door. (SPCC Mems. $5 off) Prizes: $150-100-50; U1800
memb reqd $10, OSA. GM & IM no fee- EF deducted from winnings; $2500 prize
fund, 100% Gtd. On-site reg: FRI: 6:00 pm 6:40 pm cst. Rds.: FRI: 7:15; SAT:

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Sept. 3-6, Michigan & U1600 $60-$40 ea. SUPER SCHOLASTIC SECTION: (MUST BE UNDER 1400 9:30-2-6:30; SUN: 8:30-2. Open: $500-325-200, (u2000: $225, u1800: $200)Tro-
USCF & UNDER AGE 18) $300.00 Absolutely Guaranteed. 5rd Swiss G/30. EF: phy to top AL players in each section. Reserve: $350-250-175 (u1200:
2010 Michigan Open $20; $25 at door. (SPCC Mems. $4 off) PRIZES: $80-$60-$40; U1200 & U1100 $150-$125); Byes: Rds. 1-5; request before Rd 2. HR: $59. Special one-day
7SS, 40/2 SD1 (3-day option G/75 Rds 1-2, 2-day option G/30 Rds 1-4). Lex- $40-20 EA. Preregister www.andrewchess.com with Paypal. Cash or check only scholastic tournament on 9/18: 5-SS, See flyer for details. ENT: Freedom
ington Lansing Hotel, 925 S Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI 48917 (877)-322-5544 HR: onsite 9-10 AM. Rd 1 at 10:15. Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N., St. Peters- Chess Academy, PO Box 2356, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403-2356. INFO: See
$87 by 8/4, after if space avail. Choice of 3 Sections: Open (All), Reserve burg. Chief Organizer: Andrew Scherman. 727 822 1171. NS. NC. W. www.freedomchessacademy.org for flyer with directions, entry forms, HR and
(U1800), Booster (U1400/Unr). Choice of 3 Schedules: 4-day Reg Fri 9/3: 5:30- other details. NS, NC, W. OSA. Chess Magnet School JGP.

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Sept. 11-12, California Northern
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6:30pm, Rds 9/3: 7pm, 9/4: 11am-6pm, 9/5: 10am-7pm, 9/6: 9am-3:30pm; Sept. 17-19 or 18-19, Georgia
3-day Reg Sat 9/4: 9:30-10:30am Rds 9/4: 11:30am-2:30pm then merge w/
4-day. 2-day Reg Sun 9/5: 8:30-9:30am Rds 9/5: 10am-11:30am-1pm-2:30pm 5th Ursula Foster Memorial 2010 Boris Kogan Memorial
then merge w/ 4-day. Advanced EF (by 8/30): 4-day Open $57, Reserve 6-SS, G/90, Two Sections: Open: $$300+plaque-100-50. (Prizes in Open 5-SS, Rd. 1: G/2, Rds. 2-5: 30/90, SD/1, (2-day schedule Rd. 1 G/90). Atlanta
$47, Booster $37; 3-day Open $58, Reserve $48, Booster $38; 4-day Open $59, guaranteed); Reserve (b/22): U1800 $150 U1600 $75 Ribbon for top score Chess Center, 3155A East Ponce de Leon Ave., Scottdale, GA 30079. $2,500 b/89;
Reserve $49, Booster $39. On-Site EF: Open $70, Reserve $60, Booster $50. female player. Doctors Medical Center (cafeteria), 1441 Florida Ave., Modesto, 50% Guaranteed. In 4 sections: Open: $400-200, u2200- $225, u2000- $225.
Special EF: All GM/IM/FM/2200+ Free, Adv 4-day EF deducted from prize. CA 95352. EF: $30 if recd by Sep 6, $35 after (cash only on site). Under 1900: $225-125, u1700- $225-125. Under 1500: $225-125, u1300-
All Juniors U18 $10 off. Make checks payable to MCA. E-mail entries OK, must GMs/IMs/FMs and Female players Free. Reg.: 9:00-9:45 am. Rds.: 10:00, $200, u1100- $200. Unrated: (not part of base): EF: $18 by 9/15; $25 at site.
pay advanced EF during on-site registration period. $$ ($3500 Guaranteed): 1:15, 4:30 Sat and Sun. (Up to two byes req before rd 2.) Ent: Checks payable Trophies to top 5. All: EF: $42 if recd. by 9/15; $45 at site. Reentry: $25. Bye:
Open $400-$270-$230, U2200: $210, U2100: $200, U2000: $190, U1900: $180. to Don Tiffin: 128 Palm Ave., Modesto, CA 95350, (209) 524-2901, all rounds (limit 2), must commit before 1st round. 3-day schedule: Reg.: Ends
Reserve $320-$225-$150, U1700: $130, U1600: $120, U1500: $110. Booster mtdacruz@sbcglobal.net. Chess Magnet School JGP. 7:15 p.m. Rounds: 7:45, 2-7:30, 10-3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg.: Ends at 10 a.m.
$220-$150-$110, U1200: $100, U1000: $95, U700/Unr: $90.Trophies for all Place Rounds: 1st at 10:30 a.m., then merges with 3-day. Info: (404)-377-4400 or
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Winners (& 2nd Place Each Class in Booster). MCA Membership Meeting: Sun Sept. 12, New Jersey
atlantachess@yahoo.com. www.atlantachessclub.com. Enter: Same as above.
9/5: 4pm followed by MCA Hall of Fame induction of Stan Beckwith and Peter NS. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Nixon. Entries & Info: Jeff Aldrich, 7453 Whippoorwill Ln, Davison, MI 48423,
Every Sunday Chess Mates G/45 Open

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810-955-7271, jeffchess@charter.net. MCA Website: www.michess.org. Chess
5-SS, Rds.: 10:30, 12:15, 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 pm. Chess Mates Corporation, 1531 Sept. 17-19 or 18-19, Vermont
Irving St., Rahway, NJ 07065. A block away from Rahway Train Station. Lim-
Magnet School JGP.
ited to first 50 entries. EF: $40, members $30. GM Free, $30 deducted from 15th annual Green Mountain Open

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Sept. 5, New Jersey prize. Guaranteed Prizes: 1st - $250, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100 and Top U2200, 5SS, 30/90, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60), Stratton Mountain Inn, Middle
U2000, 1800, 1600 - $100. Limit 2 byes, commit by 11:30. Re-entry $15, counts Ridge Rd (take Stratton Mountain Rd. from center of Bondville), West Wards-
Every Sunday Chess Mates G/45 Open half (no re-entry after 2nd round). Entering 10 min. before game, $5 Extra. boro, VT 05360. 35 minutes east from Manchester, VT or 55 minutes west from
5-SS, Rds.: 10:30, 12:15, 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 pm. Chess Mates Corporation, 1531 (732)499-0118, www.chessmatesnj.com. Brattleboro on Rt 30; under 2 hours from Albany, NY or Springfield, MA. $$G

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See previous issue for TLAs appearing September 1-14

2000. In 3 sections. Open: $300-150-80, top Under 2010/Unr $180-90. Under 1734 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-859-2333, Ask for UMBC prizes guaranteed. $$G 250-150-100. Top U2400 and Top 2300 prizes. Spe-
1810: $250-120-60, top Under 1610 $160-80, no unrated may win over $180. chess rate. www.lq.com (From I-95, take Exit 47A onto I-195 towards BWI Air- cial prize for biggest upset. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45PM. One
Under 1410: $200-100-50, top Under 1210 $120-60, no unrated may win over port.Take Exit 2A onto 295 north towards Baltimore; take first exit, bearing right bye available, rds. 1 or 4 only; declare at registration.
$100. EF: 3-day $68, 2-day $67 mailed by 9/9, all $69 online at chesstour.com onto West Nursery Rd..) Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I-95 & follow
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by 9/15, $75 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 9/15 (entry only, no questions), $80 signs to UMBC. Park in Lot 9 or 16. Ent: Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Dept. of CSEE, Sept. 23, New York
at site. $40 less to unrated in U1410 or U1810 Section. No checks at site, credit UMBC, Attn: Championship, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Make out
cards OK. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry. check to UMBC. For more information: ChessClub@umbc.edu, (410) 455- 10 Grand Prix Points Tonight!
Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20. Mailed, phoned or paid 8499, www.umbc.edu/chess. NS, W, FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP. 4-SS, G/30. Chess Center at the Marshall Club, 23 West 10 St., bet. 5-6 Ave.,
at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30. Re-entry $40, not available in Open. GMs NYC: 212-477-3716. EF: $35, Club membs $25, GMs free ($20 from prize), spec-

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Sept. 18-19, New York ified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$560 b/32 paid entries (may
free; $40 deducted from prize. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds
Fri 7, Sat 12 & 6, Sun 9 & 2:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 11:30 am, rds. be limited to 1st 36 to enter), top 2 Gtd: $$ 200-110-50, Top U2200/unr $105,
2010 CAN/AM International FIDE Masters Series U2000 $95. Limit 2 byes (1 bye for U2000), commit by 8:15. Reentry $15. CCA
Sat 12, 3 & 6, Sun 9 & 2:15. Half point byes OK all, must commit before rd 2; Presented by Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell W. Whitfield Jr. and The
limit 1 bye towards class prizes. HR: $79-79, 1-800-STRATTON, 802-297-2500, ratings may be used. Class pairings OK rd. 4. Reg ends 10 min before game.
Archangel 8 Chess Academy 5SS, Game/120. Gloria J. Parks Community Cen- Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible!
reserve by 9/3 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD

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ter, 3242 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14215. International Chess Event for

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CERdL5 at 2pm. One half point Bye available
#D657633, or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Unofficial uschess.org established FIDE rated players! FIDE rated. EF: $55.00. $$GTD: $350-250-200. Sept. 24-26 or 25-26, Kentucky

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CANone in Round 5. Canadians in southern Ontario
ratings based on 4 or more games usually used if otherwise unrated. Ent: Con- U2000 $175 and U1800 $150. Rds.: Saturday - Rd 1 at 10am, Rd 2 at 2:30pm,
tinental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658, 10am, 3rd annual Louisville Open
chesstour.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at if requested at registration, 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75). Under 1100 Section plays 2 days
chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP. & The Toronto region are WELCOMED! ENT: The Archangel 8 Chess Academy, only, Sept 25-26, all G/75. Holiday Inn Southwest Fair Expo, 4110 Dixie Hwy,

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Sept. 18-19, Florida 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221, arcangel8chess@yahoo.com. INFO: (I-264, Exit 8B), Louisville, KY 40216. Free parking, free airport shuttle. Prizes
Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador. HR: www.visitbuffaloniagara.com. US Dollars $10,000 based on 150 paid entries (Under 1100, unrated, & re-entries count
North Florida Classic Chess Championships V Cash Only, No checks accepted on site. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School as half entries), $7000 (minimum 70% each prize) guaranteed. In 6 sections.
5SS, G/90. Price-Martin Center, 220 N 11th Street, Palatka, FL. $500 to First JGP. Open: $1200-600-300-200, clear win or first on tiebreak $100, top U2200
Place Unconditionally Guaranteed. 2nd Place $ 250, 3rd $ 125, Top U1800, $800-400. FIDE. Under 2000: $800-400-200-100. Under 1800: $800-400-
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Sept. 19, New Jersey 200-100. Under 1600: $700-400-200-100. Under 1400: $600-400-200-100.
U1600, U1400, U1200/UNR Each $ 150. First Place Fully Guaranteed, other
prizes based on entries (b/48) More Entries Mean More Prize Money! EF: $45 Under 1100: $300-200-120-80, trophies to top 5, 1st 600-799, Under 600,
Dean of Chess Academy Sunday Swiss Unrated. Unrated prize limits: U1100 $80, U1400 $160, U1600 $240, U1800
if by Aug. 31, $50 at Site. USCF Rated. TD Ben Cody & Jim Hedge. Reg ends 4SS, G/60. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876.
9:30 a.m. Saturday. Rounds: 10-1:30-5, Sunday 11-3. Championship Trophy to $320 B, U2000 $400. Balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 5 sections EF:
(908) 595-0066. GTD$$ Open: $200-$150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, 3-day $88, 2-day $87 mailed by 9/16, all $89 online at chesstour.com by 9/22,
First, Trophies to Top each class listed above. 5-Second Time Delay permitted. U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-entry $40 ($30 members). On-site: $55 ($40 mem-
NS NC W. Advance Entries: Jim Hedge 4502 Pontiac Street, Palatka, FL $90 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 9/22 (entry only, no questions), $100 at site.
bers). Entries postmarked by 5/26/10 to PO Box 323, Whitehouse Station, NJ No checks at site, credit cards OK. EF for all in U1100 Section and unrated
32177. www.palatkachessclub.com, palatkachess@hotmail.com, (386) 972-4225. 08889 or online at www.deanofchess.com. Reg.: 9-9:45am. Rds.: 10, 12:30,
Sponsored by The Palatka Chess Club and the City of Palatka. Contact us for in U1400 Section: all $40 less. All: GMs free, $60 deducted from prize. Special
3, 5:30. 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com,
special rates Before you book Hotel rooms. Chess Magnet School JGP.

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Sept. 19, New Jersey Adult $30, Young Adult $20. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult
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Sept. 18-19, Maryland $30. Re-entry $50; not available in Master Section. Unofficial uschess.org rat-
Every Sunday Chess Mates G/45 Open ings usually used if otherwise unrated. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30
UMBC Championship pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat
5-SS, Rds.: 10:30, 12:15, 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 pm. Chess Mates Corporation, 1531
5SS, 20/1, SD/1. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Cir- 10:30 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. Under 1100 schedule: Reg.
Irving St., Rahway, NJ 07065. A block away from Rahway Train Station. Lim-
cle, Baltimore (in University Center, 3rd floor). Open: (All) $$900: $300-200-100 ends Sat. 10:30 am, rds. Sat. 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 1:30. Bye: all, Open must
ited to first 50 entries. EF: $40, members $30. GM Free, $30 deducted from
Gtd., Class prizes $100 ea. to top U2300, U2100, U1900. Top UMBC student commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR: $79-89, 502-448-2020, ask for chess
prize. Guaranteed Prizes: 1st - $250, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100 and Top U2200,
awarded trophy & title of 2009-2010 UMBC Chess Champion. Certificates & rate, reserve by 9/10 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600,
U2000, 1800, 1600 - $100. Limit 2 byes, commit by 11:30. Re-entry $15, counts
UMBC Class titles to top UMBC students U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, use AWD #D657633. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
half (no re-entry after 2nd round). Entering 10 min. before game, $5 Extra.
U1200, & Unr. All prospective members of any UMBC ChessTeam for academic Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge
(732)499-0118, www.chessmatesnj.com.
year 2010-2011 must play in this section. Free ent. to GMs, $40 deducted from for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted
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any prizes. U1800: (U1800/Unr.) $$800 b/40: $300-200-100, Class prizes $100 Sept. 21, New York at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.
ea. to top U1600, U1400. No Unr. player may win more than $200 in this sec-

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tion. See separate TLA for rated beginners tournament held 9/19. All: EF: $40 Marshall Masters (Formerly the St. Johns Masters) Sept. 25, District of Columbia
if postmarked by 9/3, $50 later, $10 less if under age 20. Reg.: 8:30-9:30am 4SS, G/30.ThirdTues. of every month. 23 W. 10th St., NYC 212 477-3716. Open
Sat., Rds.: 10-3-7:30pm Sat, 10:30-3:30pm Sun. Byes: Up to three 1/2-pt. byes to players rated over 2100 (plus all players scoring 2.5 or more at any CCNY Bill Hook Memorial Blitz Tournament (QC)
avail. in Rds. 1-5 if reqd at least 1 hr. before Rd. (before Rd 2 for any Rd. 4-5 at MCC Thursday 4 Rated Games Tonight! since the prior months Masters) EF: 8 Rd -Double Swiss (16 games). Game/5. US Chess Center, 1501 M St. NW.
bye), but only at most one 1/2-point bye in Rds 4-5. HR: La Quinta Inn and Suites, $40, members $30, GMs $10 (returned on completion of tournament).Top three Washington, DC 20005. EF: $40 if by 9/18, $50 at site. Free entry for GMs who

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register by 9/18. $$G 500-300-200, U2000 $120, U1800 $100, U1600 $80 Sept. 28, New Jersey or 5 must commit before 2nd rd. (irrevocable; only one bye avail. on Sunday).
U1400 $80. Reg.: 12-1. Rds. every half-hour starting at 1:30. One section event 3 day schedule: Reg. ends 7pm, Fri. Rds. 8,2-8,9-2:30. 2 day schedule: Reg.
- class prizes are not separate sections.This tournament is quick rated but we Dean of Chess Academy Last Tuesday Grand Prix (QC) ends 7pm, Fri. 9am Sat. Rd. 1 at 10am, then merge with 3 day. HR: $64
will use players regular ratings for pairings and prizes. Ent: US Chess Cen- 4SS, G/10. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. (reserve by 9/10; mention chess tnt.) 803-783-5500. Other info: More $$ per
ter, address above. Info: 202/857-4922. www.chessctr.org/hook.php. (908) 595-0066. GTD$$ Open: $150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, U1300: extra regular entries. Trophy only entries do not count toward based on
$50 gift card. Pre-Entry: $30 ($20 DOCA member). Onsite: $40 ($30 DOCA mem- entries. Free entry to masters ($60 deducted from any winnings). Unrateds must
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Sept. 25-26, California Northern play in Open/Championship section unless TD can verify their playing strength
ber). IMs and GMs Free! Entries postmarked by 7-20-10 to PO Box 323,
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889. See www.deanofchess.com for more details. in order to assign into lower sections. (Unrateds only eligible for place prizes
2nd Annual Exchange Bank Open Reg.: 7:30-7:45pm. Rds.: 8:00 & ASAP. in sections they play.) Annual SCCA meeting held 1-2pm on Sunday. SC Cham-
Exchange Bank, 444 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403. 4 round Swiss, pionship title to top SC player. Info/Reg/Pmt: S.C. Chess Assn., c/o David Y.
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G/120. In 3 Sections, Open: $$GTD: $250-175. Reserve: Open to 1899 & under. Oct. 1-3 or 2-3, Ohio Causey, Treasurer, 741 Dragoon Dr., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (chess-
$$GTD: $200-125. Booster: Open to 1499 & under. $$GTD: $150-100. Unrated bass@att.net). (Please indicate whether playing in 2 or 3 day schedule and
plays in Booster Section. ALL: EF: $35 advance until 9/22, $45 at site. Reg.: Cleveland Open
indicate any byes when pre-registering. Be sure to include payment to receive
09/25, 8:30am - 9:30am. Rds.: Sat 10,3; Sun 10,3. ENT: Paul Stagnoli, 4233 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75), Sheraton Cleveland Airport
early entry fee otherwise $70 at site.) Chess Magnet School JGP.
Kintyre Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95409. INFO: (707) 478-4385 paulgs@sonic.net. Hotel, 5300 Riverside Drive (inside Cleveland Airport; free shuttle), Cleveland,

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NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP. OH 44135. Free parking, free airport shuttle. Prizes $18,000 based on 220 paid Oct. 1-3 or 2-3, Texas
entries (re-entries & $50 off entries count half), $12,000 (2/3 each prize)

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Sept. 25-26 or Sept. 26, New York minimum guaranteed. In 6 sections. Open: $2000-1000-600-400, clear or 2010 U.S. Class Championships
tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2200/Unr $1200-600. FIDE. Under 2000: See Nationals.
Marshall September Grand Prix $1500-700-400-300. Under 1800: $1500-700-400-300. Under 1600: $1300-600-
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400-300. Under 1400: $1200-600-300-200. Under 1200: $700-400-200-100. Oct. 1-Nov. 19, New York
4SS, 30/90, SD/1. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $50, Mem-
bers $30. $$625 Gtd: 250 -100-75, U2200/Unrated $100, U2000 $100. Reg. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1400, $500 U1600, or $700
U1800. Top 5 sections EF: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 9/23, all $109
2010 Queens Chess Club Championship
ends 15 min. before game. Rds.: 2 schedules: 2-day, Rds. 12:30-5:30 pm each 8-SS, G/120. All Saints Lutheran Church, 164-02 Goethals Avenue, Jamaica, NY
day; 1-day, (Rds. 1-2 G/30), 10-11:15 am-12:30-5:30 pm Sun; both merge rd online at chesstour.com by 9/28, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 9/28 (entry
11432. EF: $55, $50 if received by Sept 24. QCC membership required (6 mos
3. Limit 2 byes, request at entry. NO RE-ENTRY. May be limited to first 60 play- only, no questions), $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site. GMs free; $100 $20 U19, 65+ or female, others $25). $500-300-200 guaranteed to top 3,
ers. FIDE. (G/30 not FIDE-rateable.) Chess Magnet School JGP. deducted from prize. EF for all in U1200 or unrated in U1400: all $50 less. class prizes per entries. Three 1/2 pt byes available with advance notice; byes
Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry. Online at chess- for Rounds 5-8 must be requested before the end of Round 4. Registration:
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Sept. 26, New Jersey tour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, 7:15-8:00 10/1, rounds at 8:15 each Friday. Ent: Ed Frumkin, 445 East 14th Street
Young Adult $30. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day sched- #10D, New York, NY 10009 (212-677-3224 do not call onThursday or Friday).
Every Sunday Chess Mates G/45 Open ule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day General info at www.queens-chess.com. FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP.
5-SS, Rds.: 10:30, 12:15, 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 pm. Chess Mates Corporation, 1531 schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. All: Half

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Irving St., Rahway, NJ 07065. A block away from Rahway Train Station. Lim- point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. Oct. 2, New York
ited to first 50 entries. EF: $40, members $30. GM Free, $30 deducted from HR: $80-80-80-80, 216-267-1500, request chess rate, reserve by 9/17 or rate
prize. Guaranteed Prizes: 1st - $250, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100 and Top U2200, may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car 15th Annual Arkport Open
U2000, 1800, 1600 - $100. Limit 2 byes, commit by 11:30. Re-entry $15, counts online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury 4SS, Rds 1 & 2 G/60, Rds 3 & 4 G/90. Arkport Village Hall, 6 Park Ave., Ark-
Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, port, NY 14807. $GTD: $200 - 100, $B/25: U1800 and U1600 each $100 - 50.
half (no re-entry after 2nd round). Entering 10 min. before game, $5 Extra.
845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet EF: $30 cash at site. Reg. 9-9:45 a.m., 10/2/10, Rds. 10, 12, 2:15, 5:30.
(732)499-0118, www.chessmatesnj.com.
School JGP. Director: Ronald Lohrman. Info: 607 295 9858. Ent: F. K. Harris, 1 Northridge

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Sept. 26, Pennsylvania Dr., Arkport, NY 14807. Chess Magnet School JGP.
A Heritage Event!
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A State Championship Event! Oct. 2-3, New Jersey
2010 PA State Game/60 Championship
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Oct. 1-3 or 2-3, South Carolina
4SS, G/60. Wm. Pitt Union, Univ. of Pitt., 5th & Bigelow, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Dean of Chess Academy 40/2 SD1
3 Sections, $$ (695G): Championship: EF: $30 by 9/18, $40 later. $200-100, 71st S.C. Championships 4SS, 40/2 SD 1. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ
U2000 $75, U1800 $50. Premier: U1600. EF: $25 by 9/18, $35 later. $90-60, 5SS, 35/90,SD1 (2day schedule Rd.1 G/90). Plaza Inn and Suites, 7300 Gar- 08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. GTD$$ Open:
U1400 $50, U1200 $40, U1000 $30;Trophies toTop 2,Top 2 U1400,Top 2 U1200, ners Ferry Rd. (at I-77), Columbia, SC 29209. $2,700 b/60 ($1,350 GTD) In $200-$150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-entry
Top 2 U1000. Scholastic: Grades K-12 U900. EF: $15 by 9/18, $25 later. Tro- 3 Sections (trophy to 1st & 2nd S.C. player in each section): Open/ Champi- $40 ($30 members). On-site: $55 ($40 members). Entries postmarked by
phies to Top 7, 1-3 U600. ALL: Teams of 4 to 7 combined from all sections, onship: $600-300-150 u2200-$150 u2000-$150. Amateur (u1800): $300-150 9/24/10 to PO Box 323, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 or online at
Trophies 1st-2nd schools, clubs. PSCF $5, OSA. Reg ends 10am. Rds.: 10:30- u1600-$150. Reserve (u1400): $300-150 u1200-$150 u1000-$150. EF: $60 if www.deanofchess.com. Reg.: 9-9:45am. Rds.: Saturday 10:00am, 5:00pm
1-3:15-5:45. Ent/Info: PSCF, c/oTom Martinak, 25 Freeport St., Pittsburgh, PA recd by 9/29; $70 at site; $35 re-entry; Special trophy only entry: $20; not Sunday 9:00am, 4:00pm. For more details see website. Chess Magnet School
15223, 412-908-0286, martinak_tom_m@hotmail.com. W. eligible for prize money. SCCA memb. reqd, OSA. Byes: avail. all rds, Rds. 4 JGP.

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Oct. 7, New Jersey Oct. 8-9, Utah AM, 11:45 AM, 2:15 PM, 4:30 PM. ENT: Make EF and/or USCF Membership
checks payable to: International Chess Academy MailTo: DianaTulman, 28 Can-
Dean of Chess Academy G/30 National Chess Day: Utah Open terbury Lane, New Milford, NJ 07646. NS. NC. W.
3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. 5SS, 3 Sections: Open, U1600, U800/unr/beginner. Location: University of
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(908) 595-0066. All Prizes GTD$$ Open: $150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, Utah, Union Bldg, Parlor A & Saltair Room. EF: $30 adult, $20 youth, $5 less if Oct. 10, Tennessee
U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-Entry: $30 ($20 DOCA member) Onsite: $40 ($30 mailed in advance to Grant Hodson, 5856 Cilma Dr, West Valley City, UT 84128.
members). IMs and GMs Free! Entries online at www.deanofchess.com. GM/IM free. Open: Registration Friday 2:15-2:45 pm, 6-6:25 pm, or Saturday Memphis Fall Chess Festival
8:45-9:30 am with up to two 1/2 point byes available. Rds.: 1-3 G/90, rds 4- 4SS, G/60. University Center at the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Reg.: 7:00-7:15pm. Rds.: 7:30 & ASAP. See website for more details.
5 G/2. Rds.: 3-6:30 Fri, 10-1:15-5:30 Sat. (A score of 3 1/2 qualifies for Nov. 38111. 2 Sects. PRIZES: $2,000 b/70 full-paid ent. (50% guaranteed). OPEN:

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Oct. 7-11, 8-11, 9-11 or 10-11, Virginia Utah Closed State Championship.) U1600: Registration Sat. 8:45-9:30, G/60, $600-400-200; U1600: $400-200-100 (Top U1000): $100. SHELBY COUNTY
Rds.: 10-12:30-2:45-5-7:30. U800/unr/beginner: Reg. Sat. 8:45-9:30, G/45, BOUNTY: Defeat the top ranked player (Open Sect.) and win free entry to our
Continental Class Championships Rds.: 10-12-1:45-3:30-5:15. Open prizes:Trophies and $200 1st, $100 2nd, $100 next tournament! EF: $40 by 10/7; $50 at site; Jrs. (under 19 yrs of age and
Master Section, Oct 7-11: 9SS, 40/2, SD/1. GM & IM norms possible. Expert top female. Class trophies, 1st & 2nd to U2000 & U1800. U1600 prizes: $150 playing in U1600 Section) $30 by 10/7; $35 at site. Re-Entry Fee: $20 (avail.
through Class E, Oct 8-11, 9-11 or 10-11: 7SS, 40/2, SD/1 (3-day option, 1st, $75 2nd plus trophies. 1st & 2nd place class trophies for U1400, U1200 up to Rd. 3; 2 re-entries count as one additional entry for prize fund). Reg. Sat.
rds. 1-2 G/75, 2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/40). Under 900, Oct 10-11: 7SS, & U1000. 1st HS and 1st Jr High, 1st K-6. U800/unr/beginner: $100 1st, $75 8:15-8:45am, Rds.: 9-11:15-1:30-3:45. Byes: Avail. all Rds. (must commit
G/40. Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, 2nd plus trophies. 1st & 2nd K-6 trophies. UCA membership Meeting: 9:30- before Rd. 2). ENT: On-line registration, printable entry form and map of Univ.
VA 22202. Free shuttle to/from Reagan International Airport and Crystal City 9:55 am 9 Oct. Class money if over 90 participants. Chess Magnet School campus at www.cajunchess.com, or mail entry form to Shelby County Chess,
Metro station (contact hotel for schedule). Prizes $100,000 based on 650 paid JGP. 1614 Vance Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. Info or Phone Ent: 504-905-2971.
entries (Seniors count as 3/4 entries; re-entries, GMs, WGMs & foreign IMs Major credit cards accepted (no checks at site).

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as half entries, U900 Section as 1/3 entries), else proportional, minimum Oct. 9, New Jersey
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$60,000 (60% of each prize) guaranteed. In 8 sections; rated players may play Oct. 14, New Jersey
up one section: Master (2200/up): $10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-700-600-500- Dean of Chess Academy G/30
3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ Dean of Chess Academy G/30
400-400, clear first bonus $200, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $3000-1500-700. If tie
08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. All Prizes 3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876.
for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game for title & bonus. FIDE rated. Expert,
GTD$$ Open: $150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, U1300: $50 gift card. Pre- (908) 595-0066. All Prizes GTD$$ Open: $150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card,
Class A, Class B: each $5000-3000-2000-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.
Entry: $30 ($20 DOCA member) Onsite: $40 ($30 members). IMs and GMs Free! U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-Entry: $30 ($20 DOCA member) Onsite: $40 ($30
Class C: $4000-2000-1500-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300. Class D, Class E:
Entries online at ww.deanofchess.com. Reg.: 2:30-3:00pm. Rds.: 3:00, 4:15, members). IMs and GMs Free! Entries online at www.deanofchess.com.
each $3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-300-200-200. Under 900: $1000- Reg.: 7:00-7:15pm. Rds.: 7:30 & ASAP. See website for more details.
600-400-300-200, trophies to top 10. Prize limits: 1) Players with under 26 and 5:30p. See website for more details.
lifetime games rated as of Oct 2010 official list may not win over $400 in U900, A Heritage Event!
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$1000 in Class E, or $2000 in Class D. Games rated too late for 10/10 list not Oct. 9-10, California Southern Oct. 15-17 or 16-17, California Southern
counted. 2) If official rating was more than 30 points over section maximum
on any USCF rating supplement 10/09-9/10, prize limit $1500. 3) Unrated (0-
National Chess Day Open Los Angeles Open
(Sponsor: Dr. Valery, MD, INC.) 6-SS, G/60 (no time delay). Los Angeles Chess 5-SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day schedule rds 1-2 G/60, then merges). LAX Hilton, 5711
3 lifetime games rated) cannot win over $200 in U900, $400 in E, $700 D, $1000
Club, 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025, 2nd floor. $$ 1,500 Guaranteed! W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. $$7,000 b/170, 50% of each prize guar-
C, $1400 B, or $1800 A. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games
2 sections, Open: $400-200-50, U2200: $125, U2000: $125. Reserve: (U1800) anteed. 2 sections: Open, $$1200-600-400-300-200, U2200 $500-250-150,
usually used if otherwise unrated. 4) Balance of limited prize goes to next
$200-100, U1600 $125, Under 1400/Unrated $100, U1200 $75. EF: $55 if U2000 $500-250-150. Amateur, open to U1800/Unr, $$500-300-200, U1600 400-
player(s) in line. Mailed EF: 5-day (Master only) $205, 4-day $204, 3-day
received by 10/18; $60 at the door ($40 LACC members if received by 10/18; 200-100, U1400 400-200, U1200 100, Unr. 100. Unr. May win Unrated prize only.
$203 if mailed by 7/13; 5-day $225, 4-day $224, 3-day $223 mailed by 9/29;
$45 at the door; Siblings $15 off, SCCF Memb 10% off$30 new LACC members). All, EF $69 if recd by 10/14, $79 at site. Reg.: 5-6 p.m. 10/15, 9-10 a.m. 10/16.
all $250 at ite. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online EF at chesstour.com: Reg.: 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Rds.: 12, 2, 4 pm each day. 1-day option I: Play 1
$207 by 7/13, $227 by 10/4, $250 after 10/4 until 2 hours before rd 1. Phone Rds.: 3-day: 6:30, 10:30-5, 10-4:30. 2-day: 10:30-1 (G/1), then merges with
day- no 1/2 pt byes- 1/2 EF. 1-day option II: Play 1 day & receive three 1/2 3-day at 5. All: SCCF membership req. ($18 re, $10 jr). $25 Best Game prize,
EF at 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions): $230 by 10/4. No phone entry pt byes- full EF Free Parking lots on the SW corner of Santa Monica & Purdue
after 10/4. GMs & foreign IMs free; $150 deducted from prize. WGMs $100; all sections eligible. 1 half-point bye if requested at least 1 round in advance,
- 1 block East, and the BOA parking - or in the building basement ($3). Info: rd. 5 must be requested with entry. HR: $99, (310) 410-4000, mention chess.
$120 deducted from prize. EF $70 less to seniors over 65 in Class E & above (310) 795-5710 or Mick@LAChessClub.com, www.LAChessClub.com. Ent:
sections. EF for U900 Section, and unrated in Class E: $72 mailed by 9/29, Parking $8/day. Info: admin@westernchess.com. Web site, on-line entry:
Checks (LACC- P.O. Box 251774, Los Angeles, CA 90025) CC (310/795-5710). www.westernchess.com. Ent: SCCF, c/o John Hillery, 835 N. Wilton Pl. #1, Los
$75 online at chesstour.com by 10/4, $80 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/4 (entry State Championship Qualifier.
only, no questions), $90 at site. Special 1 yr USCF dues with Chess Life if paid Angeles, CA 90038. NS. NC. F. State Championship Qualifier. Chess Mag-
net School JGP.
ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced)
with entry: Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20. Mailed, Oct. 10, New Jersey
ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced)
phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30. No checks at site, credit Oct. 15-17 or 16-17, Illinois
cards OK. Re-entry: $100, no re-entry from Master Section to Master Section. Dean of Chess Academy Sunday Swiss
5-day schedule (Master only): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu. 7 pm, Fri 12 & 4SS, G/60. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ 19th annual Midwest Class Championships
7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 4-day schedule: (Expert to Class 08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. GTD$$ Open: 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75). Class E Section plays Oct. 16-
E): Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. $200-$150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-entry 17 only with separate schedule. Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North
3-day schedule (Expert to Class E): Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2:30 & $40 ($30 members). On-site: $55 ($40 members). Reg.: 9-9:45am. Rds.: 10, Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45
6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 2-day schedule (Expert to Class E): Reg. ends 12:30, 3, 5:30. Entries postmarked by 10/3/10 to PO Box 323, Whitehouse Sta- north; from Milwaukee, I-94 to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south). Free parking.
Sun. 9 am, rds Sun. 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. Under 900 schedule: tion, NJ 08889 or online at www.deanofchess.com. Prizes $20,000 based on 250 paid entries (re-entries & Class E Section count
Reg. ends Sun. 9 am, rds. Sat. 10. 12. 2, 3:45, Mon. 10, 12, 2. 4-day, 3-day, as half entries), else in proportion except $16,000 (80% of each prize) minimum

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& 2-day merge & compete for same prizes. Byes: OK all; limit 4 (limit 2 in last Oct. 10, New Jersey guaranteed. In 7 sections; no unrated allowed in Master or Expert. Master
4 rds), Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. Bring sets, (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2300
boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. HR: $95-95-105-115, 703-418- ICA Fall 2010 Open Championship $800-400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1500-700-400-300. Class A (1800-
1234, reserve by 9/22 or rate may increase. Special chess rate parking Bergen Academy, 200 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601. OpenTo All Ages 1999/Unr): $1500-700-400-300. Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1500-700-400-300.
$6/day, with or without guest room. Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD With Rating >1400 4SS, G/60 U. S. Chess Federation Membership Required. Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class D (1200-1399/Unr):
#D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Foreign player ratings: Prize Fund ($$ b/40): 1st - 3rd $300, $250, $200, U2000, U1800, U1600 $1200-600-300-200. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $600-300-200-100, trophies
Usually 100 points added to FIDE, 100 to FQE, 200/more to most other foreign, each $100. Best Under 13 Years Old $75, Best Over 65 Years Old $75. Prize Fund to top 7, top 800-999, 600-799, Under 600, Unrated. Rated players may play
no points added to CFC, PR or Jamaica. Some foreign ratings not accepted for Will Not Be Reduced Below 70 %. Reg Ends at 9 AM. Only one requested 1/2- up one section. Unrated prize limit $150 E, $250 D, $400 C, $500 B, $700 A. Top
Class A or below. Highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to point bye allowed, if requested before the start of round two. EF: Adv (pmk. 6 sections EF: 3-day $103, 2-day $102 mailed by 10/7, all $105 online at chess-
disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled. US player ratings: October By Oct 6th) $40, AT Site $45. GMs Free Entry. INFO: 201 287 0250 or 201 833 tour.com by 10/12, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/12 (entry only, no
list used; FIDE ratings used in Master Section; if USCF is more than 100 1741, Email: Diana@icanj.net (Web Site Entries: www.icanj.net). Rds.: 9:30 questions), $120 at site. No checks at site, necredit cards OK. EF for all in Class
points above FIDE, adjusted USCF rating may be used. Special rules: Players
must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. In round
3 or after, players with scores of 80% or over and their opponents may not use
headphones, earphones or cellphones or go to a different floor of the hotel with-
out Director permission. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY
12577. Questions: 845-496-9658, www.chesstour.com. You may request low-
est possible section if October rating unknown. $15 service charge for
refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet
School JGP (except U900).

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Tournament Life

E, and unrated in Class D: all $50 less. All: ICA memb. ($15, scholastic $10, smoking, all with 2 queens size beds) will be held till Oct. 11th. Visit: situation occurs 3 colors in a row may be assigned. Reg.: (10/21) 5-8 pm,
both $2 less with online entry) required for rated Illinois residents. Unofficial www.springfieldparkboardchessclub.com for current information and directions. (10/22) 9:00-10 am. Rds.: 12-7, 10-6, 9:30-4. Byes available any round, if
uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF Chess Magnet School JGP. requested before 1st round (Open Section 2 byes max.). SIDE EVENTS: Wed.
dues with nagazine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young (10/20) 7pm Clock Simul, [40/2, G/1] (Including an analysis of YOUR game.
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Oct. 16-17, New Jersey
Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult GM Sergey Kudrin $30 (A great value!).Thurs (10/21) 6-7:30 pm GM Larry Evans
$30, Scholastic $20. Re-entry $50; not available in Master Section. GMs $80 Dean of Chess Academy 40/2 SD1 lecture -Free, 7:30 Simul GM Melikset Khachiyan (only $15!), 7:30 Blitz (5 min)
from prize. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 4SS, 40/2 SD 1. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ Tourney ($20-80% to prize fund). Sat 10/23 (3-4:30pm) GM Larry Evans
& 4:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. GTD$$ Open: Clinic(Game/Position Analysis) - Free. Sun. (10/24) QuickTourney (G/25) 5 Rd.
& 4:15. Class E schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 $200-$150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-entry Swiss ($20) [12 (Noon)-5pm] 80% to prize fund. ENT: Make checks payable
& 1:15. Bye: all, Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR: $98- $40 ($30 members). On-site: $55 ($40 members). Entries postmarked by and send to: SANDS REGENCY (address above) HR: $35! (Sun-Thurs) & $59!
98-98-98, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 10/1 or rate may increase. 10/9/10 to PO Box 323 Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 or online at (Fri-Sat) + 13.5% tax. (mention CHESS 1020 & reserve by 10/5/10 to guar-
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, www.deanofchess.com. Reg.: 9-9:45am. Rds.: Saturday 10:00am, 5:00pm antee room rates.) INFO: Jerry Weikel wackyykl@aol.com, (775) 747 1405, or
Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: Sunday 9:00am, 4:00pm. For more details see website. Chess Magnet School website: www.renochess.org/wso (also go here to verify entry). FIDE. W.
chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess JGP. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Magnet School JGP.
ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced)
Oct. 22-24 or 23-24, New Jersey
ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced)
Oct. 16-17 or 17, New York
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Oct. 16, Pennsylvania
Marshall October Grand Prix Boardwalk Open
2010 Fall Harvest Grand Prix 4SS, 30/90, SD/1; Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $50, Mem- 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75), Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel,
4SS, G/90. Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, PA 18102. EF: bers $30. $$625 Gtd: 250 -100-75, U2200/Unrated $100, U2000 $100. Reg. 1401 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Free parking. $$18,000 based on 220
$40, LVCA/LCSC Members $30, $$200-100 Guaranteed to top 2, more per paid ends 15 min. before game. Rds.: 2 schedules: 2-day, Rds. 12:30-5:30 pm each paid entries (re-entries & $50 off entries count half), $12,000 (2/3 each prize)
entries. FREE ENTRYTO UNRATEDS, if paying 1 year USCF Dues. Up to two 1/2 day; 1-day, (Rds. 1-2 G/30), 10-11:15 am-12:30-5:30 pm Sun; both merge rd minimum guaranteed. In 6 sections. Open: $2000-1000-600-400, clear or
pt byes (if declared before round 3). REG.: Ends 10am. RDS.: 10:30-1:30-4:45- 3. Limit 2 byes, request at entry. NO RE-ENTRY. May be limited to first 60 play- tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $1200-600. FIDE. Under 2100:
7:45. Ent/Info: Check payable: Bruce Davis, 1208 Linden St., Fl. 1, Bethlehem, ers. FIDE. (G/30 not FIDE-rateable.) Chess Magnet School JGP. $1500-700-400-300. Under 1900: $1500-700-400-300. Under 1700: $1300-600-
PA 18018 or 610-625-0467 or bdavis@lehighvalleychess.org or www. lehigh- 400-300. Under 1500: $1200-600-300-200. Under 1200: $700-400-200-100.
valleychess.org. Chess Magnet School JGP. A State Championship Event! Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, $500 U1700, or $700

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Oct. 16-17, Pennsylvania U1900. Top 5 sections EF: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 10/14, all $109
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Oct. 16, Wisconsin
online at chesstour.com by 10/19, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/19 (entry
2010 Ira Lee Riddle Memorial PA State Champ. only, no questions), $120 (no checks, credit cards OK)at site. GMs free; $100
Hales Corners Challenge XII 5SS, G/120. Warminster Rec & Educ Ctr, 1101 Little Ln., Warminster, PA 18974.
4SS, G/60. Two Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1600). Crowne Plaza Mil- deducted from prize. EF for all in U1200 or unrated in U1500: all $50 less.
$$(2025 b/90, 2/3 gtd.) 3 Sections: Open: $500-250, U2000 $125. U1800: $300- Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry. Online at chess-
waukee Airport Hotel, 6401 S. 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI (414) 764-5300 150, U1600 $125. U1400: $300-150, U1200 $125. EF: $40 by 10/9, $50 later.
(mention chess tournament). EF: $35-Open, $25-Reserve, both $5 more after tour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40,
PSCF reqd, OSA. Reg: ends Sat. 9:30am. Rds.: 10-2:30-7, 10-2:30. Bye: limit Young Adult $30. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day sched-
10/13. Comp EF for USCF 2200+, callTD for details. Prizes: $$ Open: 1st-$325 2, ask by rd 2.Trophy to top club (top 4 scores over all sections). Info: 267-237-
(guaranteed), 2nd-$175 (guaranteed), A-$100, B & Below-$75; $$ Reserve: 1st- ule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 9 & 3:15. 2-day
6212, leteefs@yahoo.com. Ent: MasterMinds Chess Club, 6929 Sherman St., schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 9 & 3:15. All: Half
$100, 2nd-$75, D-$50, E & Below-$40; Goddesschess prizes for females. Reg.: Philadelphia, PA 19119. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.
8:30-9:30, Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. Ent: Payable to Southwest Chess Club, c/o Allen point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

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Becker, 6105 Thorncrest Drive, Greendale, WI 53129. Questions to TD: Tom Oct. 19, New York HR: $95-95, 732-776-6700, reserve by 10/8 or rate may increase. Car rental:
Fogec, 414-405-4207. Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chess-
Marshall Masters (Formerly the St. Johns Masters) tour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15

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Oct. 16-17, Missouri 4SS, G/30. Third Tues. of every month. 23 W.10th St., NYC 212 477-3716. Open service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658.
to players rated over 2100 (plus all players scoring 2.5 or more at any CCNY Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.
2010 Springfield Park Board Chess Club Open
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at MCC Thursday 4 Rated GamesTonight! since the prior months Masters) EF: Oct. 23, Illinois
5-SS, G/120. South Side Senior Center, 2215 South Fremont Ave., Springfield, $40, members $30, GMs $10 (returned on completion of tournament).Top three
MO 65804. EF: $40, $35 for SPBCC members, $50 at site. Pre- register by Sept. prizes guaranteed. $$G 250-150-100. Top U2400 and Top 2300 prizes. Spe- 2010 U.S. G/60 Championship
30th to get discount. Class prizes based on 50. Overall guaranteed: $500-300- cial prize for biggest upset. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45PM. One See Nationals.
200. ($G 1000) X,A,B,C,D,U1200, $100, $50, / Unr $100. Registration: 8:30-9:30 bye available, rds. 1 or 4 only; declare at registration.
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on 10/16. Rounds: 10, 2:30, 7:00; 9:00-1:30. USCF required, MCA required of Oct. 23, New Jersey

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all MO residents. OSA. All site entries and memberships must be paid in Oct. 21, New Jersey
cash. Entries: Joe Brozovich, 4334 S. Newton, Springfield, MO 65810, 417-882- Dean of Chess Academy G/30
3992, email: jmbroz@att.net. Tournament sponsored by Springfield Park Dean of Chess Academy G/30 3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ
Board Chess Club. Bonus: Friday night jumble with Life Masters Bob Holliman, 3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. 08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. All Prizes
Ron Luther. Lecture at 7 pm with simultaneous exhibition at 8 pm. Accommo- (908) 595-0066. All Prizes GTD$$ Open: $150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, GTD$$ Open: $150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-
dations at: Lamplighter Inn, 1772 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804, U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-Entry: $30 ($20 DOCA member) Onsite: $40 ($30 Entry: $30 ($20 DOCA member) Onsite: $40 ($30 members). IMs and GMs Free!
417-882-1113. Request tournament rate of $59.95 per night. Lamplighter Inn members). IMs and GMs Free! Entries online at www.deanofchess.com. Entries online at www.deanofchess.com. Reg.: 2:30-3:00pm. Rds.: 3:00, 4:15,
is about 1 mile from the tournament site. 30 rooms (24 non-smoking & 6 Reg.: 7:00-7:15pm. Rds.: 7:30 & ASAP. See website for more details. and 5:30p. See website for more details.
A Heritage Event! A Heritage Event!

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Oct. 22-24 or 23-24, Georgia Oct. 23-24, Iowa

41st Annual Southern Congress Ames Chess Festival XXV


5-SS, 30/90, SD/1. (2-day schedule Rd.1 G/90). Atlanta Chess Center, 3155A (IA GP Qualifier) 5SS. 30/75, SD/1. Molecular Biology Building, ISU Campus,
East Ponce de Leon Ave., Scottdale, GA 30079. $4,000 b/89. $2,000 Guaran- Ames, IA. EF: $40 by 10/16, $50 at site. Jr/Sr: $30 by 10/16 $40 at site. IA
teed. In 5 sections: Open/Unr. $600-400, u2200- $300-200-100. Under 2000: memb reqd $15, Jr/Sr $10. ($$1000 b/40, top 3G): 250+T, 150, 100, U1900,
$300-200-100. Under 1800: $300-200-100. Under 1600: $300-200-100. Under U1600, U1300, U1000, each 75-50. Reg.: 8-8:30 am. Rds.: 10-2:30-7:30, 10-
1400: $250-150-100, u1200: $100. All: $59 3-day and $58 2-day if received by 2:30. Several special 25th Anniversary Commeratives available. Entries to:
10/20; $65 at site. GMs and IMs free. $60 deducted from prize. Reentry: $35. Roger Gotschall, 1341 Truman Place, Ames, IA 50010. Info: Ameschess@
Bye, all rounds (limit 2), must commit before 1st round. 3-day schedule: Reg.: aol.com or 515-233-4239. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

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ends 7:15 a.m. Rds.: 7:45, 2-7:30, 10-3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg.: ends 9:30 Oct. 24, llinois
a.m. Rounds: 1st at 10 a.m., then merges with 3-day. Info: (404)-377-4400 or
atlantachess@yahoo.com. www.atlantachessclub.com. Enter: Same as above. 2010 U.S. G/30 Championship
NS. Chess Magnet School JGP. See Nationals.
A Heritage Event!
ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced)
Oct. 24, New Jersey
An American Classic!

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Oct. 22-24, Nevada Dean of Chess Academy Sunday Swiss
4SS, G/60. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876.
28th Annual Sands Regency Reno-Western States Open
(908) 595-0066. GTD$$ Open: $200-$150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card,
6SS, 40/2,20/1,G 1/2. Sands Regency Hotel/Casino, 345 N. Arlington Ave., Reno,
U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-entry $40 ($30 members). On-site: $55 ($40 mem-
NV 89501. 1-800-648-3553 or (775) 348-2200. $$37,000 b/400, Gtd. $$25,250-
bers). Entries postmarked by 10/14/10 to PO Box 323, Whitehouse Station, NJ
$3500-2500-2000-1500-1000-800-700-600-500-400 in Open Section plus 1/2
08889 or online at www.deanofchess.com. Reg.: 9-9:45am. Rds.: 10, 12:30,
of all other prizes. 6 Sections: OPEN: EF: GMs & IMs free (enter by 10/1 or
3, 5:30. For more details see website.
pay late fees), Masters $142, (2000-2199)-$175, (1999-below)-$201. $$ Prizes

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1-10 listed above, (2399-below) $1000-500, (2299-below) $1000-500. If a tie Oct. 25, New Jersey
for 1st overall then 2 (G/10) playoff for $100 from prize fund. (Note: GM/IM
w/free entry not eligible for class prizes 2399 and below; may elect to pay entry Dean of Chess Academy G/10 (QC)
fee and become eligible). EXPERT: (2000-2199) EF: $141. $$1700-800-600-500- 4SS, G/10. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876.
400 (under 2100)- $700. A Sec.(1800-1999) EF: $140, $$1600-800- (908) 595-0066. All Prizes GTD$$ Open: $150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card,
500-400-300-200-200. B Sec.(1600-1799) EF: $139, $$1,400-700-500-300- U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-Entry: $30 ($20 DOCA member) Onsite: $40 ($30
300-200-200. C Sec.(1400-1599) EF: $138, $$1,200-600-400-300-300- members). IMs and GMs Free! Entries online at www.deanofchess.com.
200-200.D/under Sec. (1399/below) EF: $137, $$1,000-500-400-300-200- Reg.: 7:30-7:45pm. Rds.: 8:00 & ASAP. See website for more details.
200-200 (under 1200) - $300. (Unrated Players) EF: Free + must join USCF or
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increase membership for 1 additional year thru this tournament ($49 adults,
Oct. 26, New Jersey
$25 juniors). Prizes: Top unrated in D Section wins 1 yr. USCF membership
Dean of Chess Academy G/10 (QC)
plus trophy. Note: Unrated will be put in D Sect. unless request to play up.
4SS, G/10. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ
Seniors (65+) additional prizes $$200; (Seniors not eligible: provisionally
08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. All Prizes
rated, unrated, masters); Club Championship $$800-400-300-200 decided by
GTD$$ Open: $150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-
total score of 10 (and only 10) players from one club or area (not eligible - GMs,
Entry: $30 ($20 DOCA member) Onsite: $40 ($30 members). IMs and GMs Free!
IMs, or unrated). Trophies to Top 3 (A-D Sections). ALL: EF $11 more if post-
Entries online at www.deanofchess.com . Reg.: 7:30-7:45pm. Rds.: 8:00 & ASAP.
marked after 10/2 and $22 more if postmarked after 10/15 or at site. Do not
See website for more details.
mail after 10/15 or phone or email after 10/19. $20 off EF to Srs (65+) and

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Jrs 19/under. Players may play up. Unrated players not eligible for cash prizes Oct. 28, New Jersey
except Open 1-10. Provisionally rated players may win up to 50% of 1st place
money except open Section 1-10. CCA ratings may be used. Note pairings not Dean of Chess Academy G/30
changed for color alternation unless 3 in a row or a plus 3 and if the unlikely 3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876.

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(908) 595-0066. All Prizes GTD$$ Open: $150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, Nov. 6-7, Virginia 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75). Kings Island Resort, 5691 Kings
U1300: $50 gift card. Pre-Entry: $30 ($20 DOCA member) Onsite: $40 ($30 Island Drive (I-71, 6 mi north of I-275), Mason, OH 45040. Free parking. $$
members). IMs and GMs Free! Entries online at www.deanofchess.com. 15th Annual Northern Virginia Open 30,000 based on 350 paid entries (re-entries & U1100 Section count as half
Reg.: 7:00-7:15pm. Rds.: 7:30 & ASAP. See website for more details. 5SS, Rds. 1-3 G/2, rds 4-5 30/90 SD/1. $$2,500 (Top 3 G) B/90. Note NEW entries); minimum $24,000 (80% of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections: Open:
TOURNAMENT LOCATION: DoubleTree Hotel Dulles Airport - Sterling, 21611 $3000-1500-800-600-400, 1st on tiebreak $200 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1600-
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Oct. 28, New York
Atlantic Boulevard, Sterling, Virginia, 20166. Tel: 1-703-230-0077, Fax: 1-703- 800. FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1900: $2000-1000-
230-0078. $69(!!)Rooms. Direct link for hotel registration by 11/1available on 500-400-300. Under 1700: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1500: $1800-
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tournament website as well as directions. Open: $570-350-240 (G); Top X/A- 900-500-300-200. Under 1300: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1100:
4-SS, G/30. Chess Center at the Marshall Club, 23 West 10 St., bet. 5-6 Ave.,
Unr/B/C/D/U1200 each $200, Top Upset Prize (1) for Rd1-($25), Rd2-($30), $800-400-300-200-100. Unrated prize limits: U1100 $150, U1300 $250, U1500
NYC: 212-477-3716. EF: $35, Club membs $25, GMs free ($20 from prize), spec-
Rd3-($35) and Rd4-($50). Reg.: Saturday Nov 6: 8:30 am-9:45am. Rounds: Sat $400, U1700 $600, U1900 $800. Balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6
ified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$560 b/32 paid entries (may
10-2:30-7, Sunday 10-3:30p. One 1/2 pt bye allowed, must commit to byes before sections EF: 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 11/4, all $115 online at chess-
be limited to 1st 36 to enter), top 2 Gtd: $$ 200-110-50, Top U2200/unr $105,
Rd 1, and are irrevocable after play starts. EF: $50 if recd by Nov 1, $60 at site tour.com by 11/9, $120 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 11/9 (entry only, no
U2000 $95. Limit 2 byes (1 bye for U2000), commit by 8:15. Reentry $15. CCA
or after 11/1. VCF Membership Reqd for VA Residents ($10-Adults, $5 U19). questions), $130 at site. EF for all in Under 1100 Section and unrated in Under
ratings may be used. Class pairings OK rd. 4. Reg ends 10 min before game.
Ent: Michael Atkins, PO Box 6138, Alexandria, VA 22306.Make checks to Vir- 1300 Section: all $60 less. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $60;
Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible!
ginia Chess. Email: matkins2@cox.net, but NO e-mail entries, just information. not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if oth-
A Heritage Event! Web: www.vachess.org/nova.htm. W, NS, FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP. erwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry-

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Oct. 29-31, Nov. 6-7, New York Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20. Mailed, phoned or paid

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Nov. 12-14 or 13-14, Connecticut at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds
2010 Marshall Chess Club Championship Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds
9-SS, 40/120, SD/60. Marshall CC, 23 W 10th St., NYC: 212-477-3716. Open 17th Annual Eastern Chess Congress and Senior Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. Byes: OK all; Open must commit by rd 2, oth-
to members and nonmembers rated 2200+, qualifiers from Marshall Amateur 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75). Holiday Inn Select, 700 Main St., ers by rd 3. HR: $62-62, 800-727-3050, 513-398-0115, reserve by 10/21 or rate
Championship Oct. 22-24, and seeded players. $$4500 Gtd: $2000-$1000-$500- Stamford, CT 06901. Free parking. $8000 guaranteed prize fund. In 6 sections. may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve
$350-$100, U 2400/unr $250, U 2300 $200, U 2200 $100. PLUS: Edward Open: $1000-500-250, top U2110/Unr $400200. FIDE. Senior: Open to all born car online through chesstour.com. Car rental is easiest & cheapest trans-
Lasker Memorial Brilliancy Prize $300. Title of 2010 Marshall Chess Club before 11/14/60 rated under 2210 or unrated. $700-300-200, top Under portation from Cincinnati Airport. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury
Champion to highest-scoring Club member. EF: $125, members $100 if received 2010/Unr $400-200. Under 1910: $700-300-200. Under 1710: $600-300-150. Mills, NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658. Advance entries will be posted at
by 10/28, all $20 more at site. No phone entries. GM EF returned upon com- Under 1510: $600-300-150. Under 1210: $300-150-100, trophies to top 5, top chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.
pletion of tournament. Reg.: 4:30 5:30pm 10/29; rounds 6pm 10/29, 11 & Under 1010, Under 810, Unrated. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1210,
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5:30PM 10/30. 10/31, 11/6, 11/7. Two byes available, must request at regis- Nov. 26-28 or 27-28, Michigan
$200 U1510, or $400 U1710. Top 5 sections EF: 3-day $88, 2-day $87 mailed
tration, no byes on 11/7. FIDE. IM/GM norms may be possible, no byes for norm by 11/4, all $89 online at chesstour.com by 11/9, $95 phoned to 406-896-2038
aspirants. Chess Magnet School JGP. 2010 Motor City Open
by 11/9 (entry only, no questions), $100 at site. EF for all in U1210 or 6-SS. 4 Sections: OPEN, U1800, U1400, U1000. OK to play up. Top Section
A Heritage Event! unrated in U1510: all $40 less. No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs free, FIDE-Rated. Prize Fund: $8,850 Overall. 60% Guaranteed! TOURNAMENT

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Oct. 29-31 or 30-31, North Carolina $80 deducted from prize. Mailed EF $3 less to CSCA members. Re-entry $50; SITE: CROWNE PLAZA-AUBURN HILLS (Directions and Lodging Info
not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if oth- below). TOP 3 Sections have 2-Day & 3-Day Schedules. Only 2-Day Sched-
37th L.P.O. (Lipkin/Pfefferkorn Open) - Tracy Callis Memorial erwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. ule available for U1000 Section. No Re-Entries in OPEN and U1000 Sections.
5-SS, 35/90, SD/1. (2-day option Rd. 1 G/90). Clarion Hotel Greensboro Air- Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, Up to three 1/2-pt. byes available; must be requested before start of RD 4. All
port, 415 Swing Rd. (I-40 at Exit 213), Greensboro, NC 27409. (336)-299-7650. phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. 3-day sched- sections merge after RD 3. Unrated eligible ONLY for Overall prizes in ALL sec-
$15,000 b/215 full paid. $7,500 GUARANTEED. In 7 sections: Open/Unr.: ule: Reg ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day tions; may not be eligible in lower sections at discretion ofTD. USCF and a STATE
$1200-600-500-350, u2300- $350. Under 2200: $1100-550-350-250, u2100- schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. Bye: all, memberships required; can be purchased on site. EF by Fri., 11/19 (add $10
$250. Under 2000: $1000-500-350-250, u1900- $250. Under 1800: $1000-500- limit 2; must commit before rd 2. HR: $89-89, 800-408-7640, 203-358-8400; after): OPEN SECTION: IMs and GMs Free ($100 EF deducted from prize): 3-
350-250, u1700- $250. Under 1600: $1000-500-350-250, u1500- $250. Under reserve by 10/29 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD DAY: $103. 2-DAY: $102. No Re-Entries Allowed. U1800 SECTION: 3-DAY: $83.
1400: $1000-500-350-250, u1200- $250, u1000- $100. Unrated: (not part of D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, 2-DAY: $82. Re-Entries: $40. U1400 SECTION: 3-DAY: $63. 2-DAY: $62.
base) Trophies to top 7. EF: $91 3-day, $90 2-day if received by 10/26; $97 at Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: Re-Entries: $30. U1000 SECTION (Only 2-Day available): $52. No Re-Entries
site. GMs and IMs Free. $75 deducted from any prize. Unrated: $25 3-day, $24 www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. allowed.TL: OPEN, U1800, U1400 Sections: 3-Day Schedule: RDS 1-4, G-120;
2-day if received by 10/26; $30 at site.Juniors: $49 if playing for a trophy; $69 Chess Magnet School JGP. RDS 5-6, 40/120, SD/30. 2-Day Schedule: RDS 1-3, G-45; RDS 4, G/120, RDS
for cash by 10/26; $10 more at site. 3-day schedule: Registration: ends 7 p.m. 5-6, 40/120, SD/30. U1000 Section: For 2-Day Only Schedule: G-90. REG: 3-
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Rounds: 7:30, 2-7:30, 10-3:30. 2-day schedule: Registration: ends 9:30 a.m. Nov. 12-14 or 13-14, Florida Day Schedule: Fri, 11/26, 9:00-11:00am. 2-Day Schedule: Sat, 11/27,
Rounds: 1st at 10 a.m., then merges with 3-day. All, Re-entry $45, not in 8:30-9:45am. RDS: 3-Day Schedule: Fri, 12, 6. Sat, 12:30, 6. Sun, 10, 3:30.
Open. NCCA membership required $5, other states ok. Byes available in any 9th Annual Turkey Bowl 2-Day Schedule: OPEN, U1800, U1400 Sections: Sat, 10:30, 12:30, 3, 6. Sun,
round, limit 2, must commit before 1st round. NCCA Grand Prix. Hotel: $89 Dou- 5SS, G/120, (2-day Option Rd. 1 G/60). El Palacio Hotel & Conference Center, 10, 3:30. U1000 Section: Sat, 10:30, 2, 6. Sun, 10, 1:30, 5. IM or GM Lec-
ble or King with complimentary breakfast. Mention: ChessTournament. Cut-off 4900 Powerline Rd., Ft. Lauderdale. $$6,500 b/200 paid entries, 60% min. Gtd. ture on Sat, 11/27, 5:00-6:00pm ($10). See Cell phone and Headphone
date on 10/15 to be guaranteed the rate. Info: Thad Rogers (478)-742-5607 Open: $1,000/Trophy-600-400-200, U2300 $100. U2100: $500/Trophy-300-150, Rules Posted at Site. $$8,850 OVERALL (60% guar.), 20 GPP: OPEN: $3,150
cell: (478)-973-9389 or Atlanta Chess Center (404)-377-4400. atlantachess U1950 $100. U1800: $500/Trophy-300-150, U1650 $100. U1500: $500/Trophy- (b/40): 1st-2nd-3rd, $1,000-$600-$350; 1st U2400, $300; 1st U2200, $300; 1st
@yahoo.com. Enter: American Chess Promotions, 3055 General Lee Rd., 300-150, U1350 $100. U1200: $500/Trophy-300-150, U1050-100. U900:Trophies U2000, $300; 1st U1800/UNR, $300. U1800: $2,200 (b/36): 1st-2nd-3rd,
Macon, GA 31204. NS. NC. FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP. for 1st to 5th, Medals for all others. Unr. may enter Open, U1200 or U900 only. $700-$400-$300; 1st-2nd, U1600, $250-$150; 1st-2nd U1400, $250-$150.
EF: $65 by Nov. 9, $14 more later and on-site, GMs & IMs free ($65 deducted
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Oct. 30, New Jersey U1400: $1,950 (b/42): 1st-2nd-3rd, $600-$400-$250; 1st-2nd U1200, $200-
from prize). U900 section $30 by Nov. 9, $10 more later and on-site. Re-entry $150; 1st-2nd U1000, $250-$150. U1000: $1,550 (b/40): 1st-2nd-3rd,
cash prize sections $35. Reg.: ends 1/2 hr before 1st rd. Rds.: 3-Day 1st Rd. $400-$300-$175; 1st-2nd U900, $150-$75; 1st-2nd U700, $150-$75; 1st-2nd
Dean of Chess Academy G/30 Fri. 7:30, 2-Day 1st Rd. Sat 10, Rds. 2-5 Sat. 1:15, 6:30, Sun. 9:30, 2:30. 2 1/2
3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ U500, $150-$75. Biggest Upset in Each section: Choice of Mechanical or Quartz
pt. byes, if reqd before rd. 2. HR: $69 by Cut-off Date, 954-776-4880. Ent: Boca Clock! Chief Sr.TD: Ed Mandell. Bring boards, pieces, clocks! Directions & Lodg-
08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. All Prizes Raton Chess Club, 2385 Executive Ctr. Dr., Ste. 100, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Online
GTD$$ Open: $150-$100-$50, U1800: $50 gift card, U1300: $50 gift card. Pre- ing: CROWNE PLAZA-AUBURN HILLS, 1500 Opdyke, Auburn Hills, MI 48326,
entry & addl info: www.bocachess.com, 561-479-0351. FIDE. Chess Mag- located off I-75 at Exit 79 (University Drive). Turn left over overpass, right at
Entry: $30 ($20 DOCA member) Onsite: $40 ($30 members). IMs and GMs Free! net School JGP for G/120 rds.
Entries online at www.deanofchess.com. Reg.: 2:30-3:00pm. Rds.: 3:00, 4:15, the first light (Opdyke). Go 1/2 block down. Go online at www.cpauburnhills.com

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and 5:30p. See website for more details. Nov. 12-14 or 13-14, Ohio for reservations or call toll-free at 1-800-593-5434. Ask for MCO chess rate
($74) by 11/13 for this rate. Info, Ent: Ed Mandell (586) 558-4790, AllThe Kings
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Oct. 30, Tennessee 19th Annual Kings Island Open Men Chess Supplies and Brain Games, 27170 Dequindre Rd, Warren, MI
Heart of Tennessee Open
5-SS, rd.1 G/30, rd.2 G/60, Rds.3, 4, 5 G/75. Trinity Presbyterian Church,
1020 N. Rutherford Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN. EF: $25 by 10/28, $30 at site. $$
(1160, top 2 G, class prizes b/6 entries per class, else proportional): $200-120,
X, A, B, C, D, E/below, Unr. each $120, . Reg.: 8:00-8:45am. Rds.: 9:00-10:00-
12:30-3:00-5:30. Ent: Rutherford County Chess Club, P.O. Box 1593,
Murfreesboro,TN 37133. http://rccc.us/ (with map to site), rccc@rccc.us 615-
895-7989. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

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Nov. 6-7, Florida

North Florida Classic Chess Championships VI


5SS, G/90. Price-Martin Center, 220 N 11th Street, Palatka, Florida. $500 to
First Place Unconditionally Guaranteed. 2nd Place $ 250, 3rd $ 125, Top
U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200/UNR Each $ 150. First Place Fully Guaranteed,
other prizes based on entries (b/48) More Entries Mean More Prize Money! EF:
$45 if by Oct. 15, $50 at Site. USCF Rated.TD Ben Cody & Jim Hedge. Reg ends
9:30 a.m. Saturday. Rounds: 10-1:30-5, Sunday 11-3. Championship Trophy to
First, Trophies to Top each class listed above. 5-Second Time Delay permitted.
NS NC W. Advance Entries: Jim Hedge 4502 Pontiac Street, Palatka, FL
32177. www.palatkachessclub.com, palatkachess@hotmail.com, (386) 972-4225.
Sponsored by The Palatka Chess Club and the City of Palatka. Contact us for
special rates Before you book Hotel rooms. Chess Magnet School JGP.

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Nov. 6-7, Pennsylvania

Erie Chess Club 100th Anniversary Tournament


5SS, G/120. Sweetwater Ballroom, 15 E. Main Street, Suite 202, North East,
PA 16428. EF: $40 if received by 10/30 $50 after 10/30 or on site. $5 discount
to Erie Chess Club members and Juniors under age 18. $$GTD: $300. X, A, B,
C, D & Below $100 Each guaranteed - at least 90% of entries paid out in
prizes. Rds.: Saturday 10 am. 2:30 pm and 7 pm. Sunday 10 am and 2:30 pm.
1/2 Byes available round 1-4 if requested in advance. ENT: Christine Mitchell
534 Bonnie Brae Erie, PA 16511 814 899-8920 camrcm@yahoo.com. INFO: Craig
Schneider 814 453-7763 craigers518@msn.com. DIR: Route 20 becomes
Main street in North East Sweetwater Ballroom is above the bike shop at Main
and Vine. NS. NC. Chess Magnet School JGP.

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48092. Fax (586) 558-2046. Eds Cell (248) 635-2375. Email: allthekings- 1400: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1200: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 209 (NOT the hotel address), Fairfax, VA 22030-2708. Info: brennan-
mench@aol.com. Web: www.allthekingsmenchess.com. Chess Magnet School 1000: Trophies to top 8. Under 800: Trophies to top 8. Under 600: Trophies to price@verizon.net. Chess Magnet School JGP.
JGP. top 8; unrated age 15/over may not enter Under 600. Unrated may not win

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over $150 in U1200, $250 in U1400, $400 in U1600, $500 in U1800 or $700 in Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, New Jersey
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Nov. 26-28 or 27-28, Missouri
U2000. Student/Alumni trophies to top 5 teams of 4 (regardless of section)
representing any US college, HS or pre-HS players attend or have graduated Atlantic City International
Thanksgiving Open Imagine Your Dreams On The Board and On The Boardwalk.
6SS, G/120 (2-day option Rds 1-3 G/65). Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint from. Top 7 sections entry fee: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 11/18, all
$109 online at chesstour.com by 11/22, $115 phoned by 11/22 (406-896- 6SS, G/120. Sheraton Atlantic City, 2 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ
Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Free entries for GMs and 08401, $99 room rate, single double, contact: 1-800-992-4023, or www. star-
IMs, deducted from earnings. GMs and IMs are not counted toward the based 2038, no questions), $130 at site. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize. Re-entry
$60, not available in Premier. Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600 Sections woodmeeting.com/Book/CHESS2010. $5 parking; U.S. Champion GM Gata
on prize fund. EF: 3 day $99 if received by 11/20. $119 at site. 2 day $98 if Kamsky will be there!: GM Kamsky Thurs Simul & playing the tourna-
received by 11/20. $118 at site. 3 Sections: (Open, U1800, U1400) PF: entry fee: $27 mailed by 11/18, $28 online at chesstour.com by 11/22, $30
phoned by 11/22 (406-896-2038, no questions), $40 at site. All: No checks at ment (http://chessweekend.com/)! Saturday Blitz, Poker Side Event, 2
$10,000 (b/100): Open: $$GTD $1,600-$1,000-$600-$400 U2200: $500-$300. schedules, 7 sections, $50,000 b/500 paid entries, 60% guaranteed: OPEN
U2000: $450-$250. Unrated can win overall prizes only. U1800: $1,000-$500- site, credit cards OK. Mailed EF $3 less to PSCF members. Unofficial uschess.org
ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with mag- Section (scheduled FIDE rated): 4,000, 2,000, 1,000, 750, 500, 400, 300, 300,
$300. U1600: $450-$250. U1400: $1,000-$500-$300. U1200: $250-$150. U1000: 300, 300, U2500 prize = 1,000, U2400 prize = 800, U2300 prize = 600;
$225-$125. Unrated may play in U1400 or U1800, but can only win a maximum azine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20,
Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, U2200 Section: 2,500, 1,500, 750, 500, 400, 300, 300, 300, 250, 250; U2000
of $100. 3 day schedule: Reg.: Fri. 11:00-12:30. Rds.: Fri 1, 6 Sat 1, 6 Sun 10, Section: 2,500, 1, 500, 750, 500, 400, 300, 300, 300, 250, 250; U1800 Sec-
3. 2 day schedule: Reg.: Sat. 8-8:45. Rds: Sat: 9, 12, 3, 6. Sun: 10, 3. Sched- Scholastic $20. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 11 am, rds Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11
& 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day top 7 sections schedule: Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds tion: 2,500, 1,250, 750, 500, 400, 300, 300, 300, 250, 250; U1600 Section: 2,500,
ules merge after Round 3. Re-entry: $60 (available in all sections and not counted 1,250, 750, 500, 300, 300, 300, 300, 250, 250; U1400 Section: 1,500, 1,000,
toward b/PF. Top 3 overall qualify for 2011 Club Championship. Three 1/2 Sat 10, 12:45, 3:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600
schedule: Reg ends Sat 9 am, rds Sat 10, 12:45 & 3:30, Sun 10, 1:30 & 4:30. 600, 400, 300, 300, 300, 250, 250, 250; U1200 Section: 1,500, 800, 500, 400,
point byes available if declared before Round 1. Hotel (ask for chess rate): 300, 200, 200, 200, 200, 200, U 1000 prize = 500; Unrateds may enter Open
Chase Park Plaza Hotel; 1-877-587-2427; $159/night. Parkway Hotel; 314-256- Half point byes OK all rounds; limit 3, Premier must commit before rd 2, oth-
ers before rd 4. HR: 95-95-95-95, reserve by 11/12 or rate may increase. Parking and U1200 sections only and limited to $400 in prizes; Byes:Two half-point byes
7777; $97/night. Water Tower Inn; 314-977-7500; $70/night. Ent: 4657 upon request, last round bye request must be made by the end of round 2 and
Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108, or online at saintlouischessclub.org. Info: at hotel $8/day with guest room, $15 without; garage next to hotel is about
$10. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633 or reserve car through can not be retracted; Classic Schedule G/120: Fr (12 Noon - 5 PM )-Sat (12
314-361-CHESS info@saintlouischessclub.org. FIDE. Chess Magnet School Noon 5:30 PM) -Sun: (12 Noon - 5 PM); 2-Day Schedule: Rounds 1-2-3, Sat-
JGP. chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15
service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, 845- urday: 10 AM (G/60) - 12:30 PM (G/60) - 3 PM (G/60); Round 4, Saturday: 5:30
An American Classic! 496-9658. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet PM (merged with Classic Schedule, G/120); Rounds 5-6, Sunday: 12 Noon - 5
A Heritage Event! School JGP. PM; EF: $149 USPS by 12/11 & 6 PM on-line; $172 on line only 12/11, 6 PM -

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Nov. 26-28 or 27-28, Pennsylvania 12/16,6 PM (no USPS); $10 early EF discount to Juniors (18 years old and under);

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Dec. 4-5, Virginia $189 at the site (Classic = 11 AM Friday & 2-day = 9 AM Sat); GMs free if
41st annual National Chess Congress pre-enter by 12/11, $45 after that (counts as free entry for based on), Early
6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50). Bottom 3 sections play separate Fairfax Open EF deducted from all GM prizes; re-entry = $100 (counts as 1/2 entry), No e-
2-day schedule only, 11/27-28, G/75 (rds 1-2 G/50). Sheraton Hotel Philadel- 4-SS, 40/2, SD/1. Best Western Fairfax City, 3535 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax VA mail or phone entries; On-line tournament/side event entry and info:
phia City Center, 17th & Race Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19103. $30,000 GUARANTEED 22030 (I-66, Exit 60 to VA 123 South, left at first light, hotel on left). $$G 1750 http://chessweekend.com/; USPS Tournament and Blitz entry (include
PRIZE FUND PLUS TROPHIES. In 10 sections. Premier, open to all rated UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED in 3 sections. Open: 400-200-120, U2200 120. USCF ID, contact info, e-mail, section; schedule, bye requests): Tim Just, 37165
2000/above and juniors under 18 rated 1800/above. $$G 3000-1500-700- Reserve: Open to U2000, 250-120, U1800 120. Booster: Open to U1600/UNR, Willow, Gurnee, IL 60031, Checks payable only to Chess Central. $20 EF
400-200, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $1400-700. FIDE. Under 150-90, D 90, U1200/UNR 90. EF: $45 if rcvd by 11/29; $60 at site. Reg.: 12/4 refund service charge. Note special tournament rules on-line or request USPS
2200: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 2000: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 7:30-9:15. Rds.: 9:30-4, 9:30-4. HR $80, reserve at 703-591-5500, refer to tour- copy. Book Dealer: Rochester Chess & Books + Chess4Less. Saturday Blitz:
1800: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1600: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under nament. ENT: Checks payable to Brennan Price, 3545 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite $1500 B/60, 2 sections, 5 Round Double Swiss 10 Games, 2 Games with

Cajun Chess International Chess Academy (NJ) Renaissance Knights


GOLD & SILVER
7230 Chadbourne Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126
504-208-9596
28 Canterbury Lane
New Milford, NJ 07646
201-287-0250
Chess Foundation
PO Box 1074
Northbrook, IL 60065
AFFILIATES
cajunchess@yahoo.com diana@icanj.net, www.icanj.net 773-844-0701
www.cajunchess.com renknights@aol.com GOLD
Any affiliate that has submitted at least 50
Jersey Shore High School www.renaissanceknights.org
Chess League
USCF memberships during the current or
Chess Academy PO Box 773, Lincroft, NJ 07738 San Diego Chess Club
previous calendar year, or is the recognized
5825 West Patterson Avenue jbart1517@yahoo.com 2225 Sixth Avenue
State Affiliate, is eligible to become a Gold
Chicago, IL 60634
773-414-2967 San Diego, CA 92101
Affiliate. Gold Affiliates are honored in a
New Jersey State Chess Federation 619-239-7166
chessteacher@comcast.net
special list in larger type in Tournament
c/o Roger Inglis, 49-A Mara Rd. chucnglo@aol.com
www.thechessacademy.org Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
Life each month, giving the affiliate name,
http://sdchessclub.multiply.com
973-263-8696, rwij@njoychess.com
address, phone number, e-mail address,
Chess Club and Scholastic www.njscf.org Texas Tech University SPICE
and website. Gold Affiliation costs $350 per
Center of St. Louis Box 45080
year, and existing affiliates may substract $3
4657 Maryland Avenue New York City Chess Inc Lubbock, TX 79409
St. Louis, MO 63108.
for each month remaining on their regular
c/o Russell Makofsky 806-742-7742
314-361-CHESS 234 Thompson Street SPICE@ttu.edu, www.SPICE.ttu.edu
affiliation, or $20 for each month remaining
info@stlouischessclub.org New York, NY 10012
on their Silver Affiliation. As of August 6,
www.stlouischessclub.org 646-707-3587 Village Chess Shop of NYC
info@chessnyc.com c/o Michael Propper
Continental Chess www.chessnyc.com 230 Thompson Street 2007, by paying an annual payment of $500
Association New York, NY 10012 (instead of $350), Gold Affiliate status may
PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, North American Chess Association 212-475-9580 be obtained with no minimum requirement
NY 12577. 4957 Oakton Street, Suite 113 info@chess-shop.com for memberships submitted.
845-496-9658 Skokie, IL 60077 www.chess-shop.com
chesstour@aol.com 888.80.Chess, sevan@nachess.org
www.chesstour.com www.nachess.org Western PA Youth Chess Club
Attn: Jerry Meyers SILVER
Any affiliate that has submitted at least 25
En Passant Chess Club PaperClip Pairings 4101 Windsor Street
USCF memberships during the current or
1301 North Shore Drive c/o J. Houghtaling Jr & Remy Ferrari Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-422-1770
previous calendar year, or is the recognized
San Benito, TX 78586 6005 Forest Blvd, Brownsville,
956-399-9724 TX 78526, 956-459-2421 catnipper99@yahoo.com
State Affiliate, is eligible to become a Silver
td_edg@sbcglobal.net jejrhoughtaling@bisd.us www.youthchess.net

Affiliate. These affiliates will be recognized


in a special list in Tournament Life each
month, giving the affiliate name, state, and
choice of either phone number, e-mail
SILVER AFFILIATES address, or website. Silver Affiliation costs
Bay Area Chess (CA) Marshall Chess Club (NY) Orange Crush Chess Club (IN) $150 per year, and existing affiliates may
subtract $3 for each month remaining on
www.BayAreaChess.com www.marshallchessclub.org akakarpov@att.net
Chess Center of New York (NY) Michigan Chess Association Sparta Chess Club (NJ) their regular affiliation. As of August 6, 2007,
www.chesscenter.cc www.michess.org www.spartachessclub.org
by paying an annual payment of $250.00
Indiana State Chess Association Oak View Chess Club (CA) (instead of $150), Silver Affiliate status may
www.indianachess.org 714-848-4377
be obtained with no minimum requirement for
Long Island Chess Nuts (NY) Oklahoma Chess Foundation memberships submitted.
516-739-3907 www.OKchess.org

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each of 5 opponents, G/5 (no delay), Rnd 1 byes available, Rnd: 10/18/10, 10:15 300-200-200-200, no unrated may win over $200. Prize limits: 1) Players with est of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE
PM- December Supplement Used For Saturday Blitz Rating, Highest Regu- under 26 games played as of 12/10 list may not win over $1500 U1300, $2500 ratings may be expelled. US player ratings: December list used; FIDE ratings
lar/Quick, Or Highest Available, Rating Used - Quick Chess Rated, EF: $30 by U1500 or U1700. Games rated too late for 12/10 list not counted. 2) If more not used. Special rules: In round 3 or after, players with scores of 80% or more
12/11 USPS or 12/16 on-line, $40 after that, Open: $250 - $125, U2300, than 30 points over section maximum on any list 12/09-11/10, prize limit and their opponents may not use headphones, earphones, or cellphones or go
U2100, U1900: $110-$55; Reserve (U1700): $200-$100, U1500, U1300, U1000: $1500. 3) Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) may not win over $200 in U1000, to a different floor of the hotel without Director permission, and must submit
$70-40; Un may win top prizes only; Special Rules: Cell phone usage is pro- $400 U1300, $800 U1500, $1200 U1700, $1600 U1900, or $2000 U2100. 4) Bal- to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. Ent: Continental
hibited in the tournament room. If you use yours without TD permission you ance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mailed EF: 4-day $244, Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-
may lose 10 minutes or half your time, which ever is less. Repeated violations 3-day $243 mailed by 10/15, 4-day $274, 3-day $273 mailed by 12/13. Online 496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School
may lead to forfeits or removal from tournament. Players must submit to EF: $245 at chesstour.com or entry.cc by 10/15, $275 by 12/20, $300 12/21 JGP.
search for electronic devices if requested by TD/Organizer. Players, and their until two hours before round 1. Phoned EF: $250 phoned to 406-896-2038 by
opponents, after round 3 with a score of 80% or over may not use head- 10/15 (no questions), $280 by 12/19. No phone entry after 12/19. EF at site: A Heritage Event!

ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 60 (enhanced)


phones, earphones, cell phones, or leave the playing area withoutTD/Organizer $300. Special EF: Seniors 65/over in Under 1300 or above, $130 less. Re-entry Dec. 26-28 or 27-28, New York
permission. Glenn Panner &Tim Just, organizers. http://chessweekend.com/. $120; not available in Open Section. GMs $150 from prize. U1000 Section EF:
Chess Magnet School JGP. 4-day $84, 3-day $83 if mailed by 12/13, $85 online at chesstour.com by 29th Empire City Open
12/20, $90 phoned by 12/19 (406-896-2038, entry only, no questions), $100 6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50), well lighted third floor, New Yorker
An American Classic! at site. EF for unrated in U1300 or U1000: 4-day $54, 3-day $53 if mailed by Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, New York 10001.

ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 200 (enhanced)


Dec. 26-29 or 27-29, Nevada 12/13, $55 online at chesstour.com by 12/20, $60 phoned by 12/19 (406-896- $10,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 6 sections. Open: $1000-500-300-200,
2038, entry only, no questions), $70 at site. All: No checks at site, credit cards clear or tiebreak 1st $50, top U2400/unr $600-300. FIDE. Under 2200: $800-
20th annual North American Open OK. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at 400-200-100. Under 2000: $800-400-200-100. Under 1800: $800-400-200-100.
7SS, 40/2, SD/1 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/75). Ballys Casino Resort, 3645 Las chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or Under 1600: $700-400-200-100. Under 1400: $400-200-120-70, top U1200
Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas. NV 89103. $$ 120,000 based on 600 paid entries. Sen- paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. 4-day reg. ends 12/26 $240-120. Unrated may not win over $200 in U1400, $300 U1600, or $500
iors, re-entries & GMs count as half entries, U1000 Section & U1300 unrateds 5 pm, rds 12/26 6 pm, 12/27 11 & 6, 12/28 11 & 6, 12/29 10 & 4:30. 3-day U1800. Top 5 sections EF: 3-day $98, 2-day $97 mailed by 12/17, both $99
as 1/4, else in proportion; $90,000 minimum (75% each prize) guaranteed. In reg. ends 12/27 10 am, rds 12/27 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, 12/28 11 & 6, 12/29 online by 12/22 at www.chesstour.com, $105 phoned by 12/22 (406-896-2038,
7 sections. Open: $10000-5000-2500-1200-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear 10 & 4:30. Bye: all, limit 4, limit 2 in last 4 rounds; Open must commit before no questions), $120 at site, GMs free; $90 deducted from prize. EF for all in
winner or 1st on tiebreak bonus $200, 2300-2499 $2500-1200, U2300/Unr rd 2, others before rd 4. HR: $96-96, 800-833-3308, 702-739-4111, rate may Under 1400 and unrated in Under 1600: $40 less. All: Re-entry $50, not avail-
$2500-1200. FIDE. Under 2100: $8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400- increase if not reserved by 11/22, all rooms in chess block may sell out about able in Open. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org ratings
400, no unrated may win over $2000. Under 1900: $8000-4000-2000- 11/1. Free parking (garage at adjacent Paris Las Vegas Hotel is most conven- usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if
1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $1000. Under ient). Car rental: for special Avis rate reserve car through chesstour.com or paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholas-
1700: $8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400. Under 1500: $6000- call 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633. Foreign player ratings: Usually 100 tic $15. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20.
3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-300-300. Under 1300: $6000-3000-1500- points added to FIDE, 100 to FQE, 200/more to most other foreign, no pts added 3-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Sun 10:30 am. Rds. Sun 11 & 6, Mon 11 & 6, Tue
1000- 800-600-500-400-300-300. Under 1000: $1000-600-500-400-300-300- to CFC or Jamaica. Some foreign ratings not accepted for U1900 or below. High- 10 & 4:30. 2-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Mon 9:30 am. Rds. Mon 10, 12:45, 3:15

Membership Appreciation Program (MAP)


The MAP program continues in 2010. See details at main.uschess.org/go/MAP. Top standings will appear every two months in Chess Life.

Overall Affiliate Standings Adult Memberships Standings


Name State Points Name State Points
CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSN NY 605 CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSN NY 498
BAY AREA CHESS CA 366 JERSEY SHORE HS CHESS LEAGUE NJ 177
PAPERCLIP PAIRINGS TX 283 DALLAS CHESS CLUB TX 81
WESTERN PA YOUTH CHESS CLUB PA 223 SAN DIEGO CHESS CLUB CA 55
DALLAS CHESS CLUB TX 196 MARSHALL CHESS CLUB NY 54
LONG ISLAND CHESS NUTS NY 191 CHESS CENTER OF NEW YORK NY 54
TRI-STATE CHESS NY 187 MAINE ASSOC OF CHESS COACHES ME 46
JERSEY SHORE HS CHESS LEAGUE NJ 177 CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CTR MO 42
SILVER KNIGHTS PA 161 VEGAS CHESS FESTIVALS NV 39
ST PETERSBURG CHESS CLUB FL 146 AZ CHESS CENTRAL AZ 35
Small State Affiliate Standings Scholastic and Youth Memberships Standings
Name State Points Name State Points
MAINE ASSOC OF CHESS COACHES ME 123 BAY AREA CHESS CA 345
METRO CHESS DC 63 PAPERCLIP PAIRINGS TX 266
SIOUX EMPIRE CHESS FOUNDATION SD 43 WESTERN PA YOUTH CHESS CLUB PA 208
TALES TOLD TALL CHESS NH 32 TRI-STATE CHESS NY 185
NEW MEXICO SCHOL CHESS ORG NM 30 LONG ISLAND CHESS NUTS NY 181
AIRLINE COMMUNITY SCHOOL ME 24 SILVER KNIGHTS PA 147
OMAHA CHESS COMMUNITY NE 22 ST PETERSBURG CHESS CLUB FL 131
WELLS MEMORIAL SCHOOL NH 18 COLUMBIA GRAMMAR SCHOOL NY 118
LIKENS CHESS SD 14 DALLAS CHESS CLUB TX 115
MESA CHESS CLUB NM 13 BOCA RATON CHESS CLUB FL 112
State Chapter Affiliate Standings Member Standings
Name State Points Name State Points
MICHIGAN CHESS ASSOCIATION MI 420 NAVARRO, DANIEL A TX 85
PENNSYLVANIA ST CHESS FED PA 131 ENNIS, JUSTIN PA 46
MINNESOTA ST CHESS ASSN MN 90 DOCKERY, JOHN T FL 31
MARYLAND CHESS ASSOCIATION MD 72 LARSON, GERALD A AL 24
MASSACHUSETTS CHESS ASSOC MA 62 ALDI, DAVID J CT 20
KENTUCKY CHESS ASSOCIATION KY 61 MCDONALD, THOMAS D TX 19
NEW HAMPSHIRE CHESS ASSN NH 59 BERRY, FRANK K OK 16
NEW JERSEY ST CHESS FED NJ 43 WINSTON, GABRIEL R NY 15
WASHINGTON CHESS FEDERATION WA 41 CHENEY, WILLIAM G AZ 15
GEORGIA CHESS ASSOCIATION GA 28 THOMAS, KENNETH NJ 14

PCT Gain Standings

State Pct Dec09 Jul10 State Pct Dec09 Jul10 State Pct Dec09 Jul10 State Pct Dec09 Jul10
TERR 20.0 70 84 NH 5.7 370 391 AK 3.2 94 97 NJ -0.2 3244 3238
ND 16.2 68 79 MN 4.0 1076 1119 GA 1.8 1513 1540
DE 6.9 159 170 CT 3.8 1102 1144 IA 1.6 637 647

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Tournament Life

& 6,Tue 10 & 4:30. Half point byes available all rounds, limit 2 byes, Open must SS G/30, Every Friday, Rounds 7, 8, 9, 10pm. Chess Emporium, 10801 N 32nd Oct. 16, SCS Weibel Fall Scholastic Chess Quads #1
commit by rd. 2, others by rd 4. HR: $239-239-264-289, 1-800-764-4680, St., Phoenix, AZ 85029. EF: $35. 82% prize fund. ChessEmporium.com. 602-482- Weibel Elementary School, 45135 S. Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA. Info & Entry
reserve by 5 pm 12/13 or rate will increase, ask for Continental Chess Asso- 4867. Form at: www.calnorthyouthchess.org/Applications/FallQuads10-GP/Quads
ciation rate. Ent: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 Every Friday Night Frenzy FALL10-GP.html. Open to all scholastic players who are USCF members.Trophies
service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, 845-569-9969. Advance Gilbert Mathnasium, 538 S. Gilbert Rd., Ste 107, Gilbert, AZ 85296. USCF to winners of each Quad. Chess medals to all who do not win a trophy. Info:
entries posted at www.chesstour.com. Bring set, clock, board-none supplied. membership required for rated games. Non-members welcome. In 2 Sec- Alan M. Kirshner, Ph.D., Alan@CalNorthYouthChess.org, (510) 659-0358.
Chess Magnet School JGP. tions, Blitz: 6 Rd. RR, Prizes: Medal for top finisher. Rds.: Starts at 6:30. G/45: Jan. 14-17 or 15-17, 2nd Annual Golden State Open

ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 150 (enhanced)


Jan. 14-17 or 15-17, California Northern Rounds Rd. Single Round, Open to call ahead to ensure appropriate pairing. Rds.: See Grand Prix.
Starts at 6:45. ALL: EF: $5 on site. INFO: Lynn Schucker, 480-216-8025
2nd Annual Golden State Open chess@azchesscentral.org. www.azchesscentral.org. California Southern
LA Chess Club
7SS, 40/2, SD/1 (3-day option, rds. 1-2 G/75). Concord Hilton Hotel, 1970 Dia-
Every Tuesday - Tuesday Night Action
www.LAChessClub.com. Saturdays: 10AM-10 PM (Class
mond Blvd., Concord, CA 94520 (I-680 Willow Pass Rd exit). Free shuttle

& 3 Tournaments). Sundays: 12-6 & 1-5 PM (Adult &


between hotel and Concord BART station. Free parking. Prizes $40,000 SS 45/2 SD/1, 1 round every Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Registration first

Junior Tournaments) Details on our website. Tuesdays:


based on 320 paid entries (re-entries & U1300 Section count as half entries), Tues. of month. Chess Emporium, 10801 N 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85029. EF: $35.

7:30-9:30 PM (Intermediate/Advanced Lecture). 11514


minimum guarantee $30,000 (75% of each prize). In 6 sections. Open, 60% prize fund. ChessEmporium.com. 602-482-4867. Chess Magnet School

Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 795-


open to all. $3000-1500-1200-800-600-500-400, clear or tiebreak winner $200, JGP.

5710. (4 blocks 405 West, Santa Monica & Butler, 2nd


top U2400/Unr $1800-1000. FIDE. Under 2200: $2400-1200-1000-700-500-400- Oct. 9, American Chess Events - National Chess Day Event!
Floor). Private (1:1) Lessons, Group Classes, Tourna-
300. Under 2000: $2400-1200-1000-700-500-400-300. Under 1800: ASU Campus, Physical Sciences, Wexler Hall, Room 118. Parking available at

ments.
$2400-1200-1000-700-500-400-300. Under 1600: $2000-1000-800-600-400-300- Parking Structure #2, on the Northeast corner of McAllister Ave. and Tyler St.
200, top Under 1400 $800-400. Under 1300: $800-500-400-300-200- 100-100, Structures and lots are free except during special events. Tournament Details:
top Under 1100 $400-200. Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) may enter any 5 Levels: 1000-1199, 1200-1399, 1400 to 1699, 1700 to 1999, and 2000 & up.
section, with maximum prize U1300 $300, U1600 $500, U1800 $700, U2000 $900.
Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, LACC 8 Quick Games Friday Night (QC)
4 rounds: Swiss System. G/60. 1/2 point bye for any one round if notified prior 4DSS, G/10 (8 Games). 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90025, 2nd Fl. 4 blks W
Top 5 sections EF: 4-day $154, 3-day $153 mailed by 1/6, all $155 online at to event. Sets and boards provided. Must bring and play with clock. We will
chesstour.com by 1/11, $160 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 1/11 (entry only, no 405. EF: $10. Q-rated. Reg.: 7:30-8 pm. Rds.: 8, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15. Prizes: 1/2
always have a player of Master Level (2200 USCF Rated or higher) competing EF. Free BOA & street parking. Info: (323) 265-0585 or www.LAChessClub.com.
questions), $180 at site. GMs free; $130 deducted from prize. Under 1300 Sec- in our Master Trek tournaments. We guarantee it! Round Times: Round 1
tion EF: $4-day $74, 3-day $73 mailed by 1/6, $75 online at chesstour.com by 9am, Round 2 11:15am, Round 3 1:30pm, Round 4 3:45pm. EF: Scholas- Sept. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 4 LACC Grand Prix G/61
1/11 (entry only, no questions), $80 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 1/11, $100 at tic: 1000-1199, 1200-1399, 1400-1699, and 1700-1999:$25 by October 6, $28 4 separate events. 6SS, G/61. 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA. ($320 b/20),
site. All: Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chess- by October 8, $30 at site. Adult Participants: 1000-1199, 1200-1399, 1400- $100/50/30; U1800-U1200:$50/40/30/20. EF: $25 ($20 memb). Reg.: 11-12
tour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid 1699, and 1700-1999: $15 by October 6, $18 by October 8, $20 at site. All pm. Rds.: 12, 2, 4. Free BOA parking. $3 basement. Info: (310) 795-5710 or
at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. Re-entry (except Open) $60. players 2000 & Up: $20 at all times. All players rated 1950-2000 must pay $30 www.LAChessClub.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Mailed EF $5 less to CalChess members. 4-day schedule: Late reg. ends Fri to play up. Note: Registration and check in by 8:45am Saturday morning.
6:15 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 3-day sched- Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, LACC - 10 Blitz Games Saturday Night (QC)
Awards: Trophies to top five places in 1000-1199, 1200 to 1399, 1400 to 5DSS, G/5 (10 Games). 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90025, 2nd Fl. 4 blks W
ule: Late reg. ends Sat 10:15 am, rds Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 1699, and 1700 to 1999. Trophies to top three places in 2000 & up. Must win
4:30. Byes: OK all, limit 3; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. 405. EF: $10. Q-rated. Reg.: 8:30-9 pm. Rds.: 9, 9:20, 9:40, 10:10, 10:30. Prizes:
2 games to possibly receive a trophy. Our Grand Prix Points (GPP) totaled and 1/2 EF. Free BOA & street parking. $3 basement. Info: (310) 795-5710.
Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Foreign awarded at end of season. See MT Grand Prix Cup details.
player ratings: See chesstour.com. HR: $99-99-109, 925-827-2000, reserve Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, LACC LA Masters G/30
by 12/31 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD 3SS, G/30. 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 2nd Fl. 4 blks W 405. EF: $30 ($20
#D657633. Questions: chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Ent: Continental Chess, California Northern memb). Reg.: 5:30-6 pm. Rds.: 6, 7, 8. Prizes: ($180 b/10), Free BOA & street
c/o Goichberg, Box 661776, Arcadia, CA 91066. $15 service charge for with- parking. $3 basement. Info: (310) 795-5710 or www.LAChessClub.com.
drawals. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP. Modesto Round Table Chess Club Monthly (Mondays)
Amateur Rating Tournaments (Under 2000 & Beginners), LOCATION: 3848 Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, LACC Saturday G/61
McHenry Ave., Modesto (Meeting Room). ENTRY: $15. GUARANTEED: 4pts $60, 3SS, G/30. 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 2nd Fl. 4 blks W 405. EF: $30 ($20
Regional 3.5 pts $45, 3 pts $30, 2.5 pts $15. ALL BYES: Half Pt. RDS.: 7pm. REG.: 6pm
(1st & 2nd Mondays). Modesto Chess School: 6pm. No Club Membership Fee
memb). Reg.: 5:30-6 pm. Rds.: 6, 7, 8. Prizes: ($180 b/10), Free BOA & street
parking. $3 basement. Info: (310) 795-5710 or www.LAChessClub.com.
Alabama & No Chess Class Fee required. INFO: John C. Barnard (209) 450-6133. Chess
Magnet School JGP. Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, LACC Sunday G/61
Sept. 17-19, Alabama State Championship 3SS, G/61. 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA. ($320 b/20), $100/50/30; U1800-
See Grand Prix. Sept. 11-12, 5th Ursula Foster Memorial 1200:$50/40/30/20. EF: $25 ($20 memb). Reg.: 11-12 pm. Rds.: 12, 2, 4. FREE
See Grand Prix. PIZZA & BOA parking ($3 basement). Info: (310) 795-5710.
Arizona Sept. 25-26, 2nd Annual Exchange Bank Open Sept. 5, 19, 1st & 3rd Sunday Scholastic Triathlon
Every Friday - Friday Night Action See Grand Prix. 4 separate events - each consisting of Chess/Bughouse/Blitz.

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3SS, G/30. 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90025, 2nd Fl. 4 blocks W 405. EF:
$25 ($20 LACC memb, $10 off siblings, Free for new LACC memb). 2 sections:
Colorado Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, Atlantic City International (NJ)
See Grand Prix.
K-1 and K-12. Reg.: 12-1 pm. Rds.: 1, 2, 3; then Bughouse (4-5) and Blitz (5- Oct. 9-10, Tri-Lakes Open
6). Prizes:Trophies (Top 3), Medals (next 3) & Disney prizes (every chess player
Dec. 26-28 or 27-28, 29th Empire City Open (NY)
5 Round Swiss System Tournament. Time Control: All rounds: G/90+30
See Grand Prix.
receives a prize). Free BOA & street parking; or basement ($3). FREE PIZZA Increment. Site:The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 State Highway 105, Palmer Lake,
& free class (12-1). Info: (310) 795-5710 or www.LAChessClub.com. CO 80133. Sections: Open (open to all) and Reserve (U1500). EF: $35; Sr, Jr,
Unr. $27. Pre-Registration: $30; Sr, Jr, Unr. $22. Must be received by Octo-
Delaware
Sept. 25, Saturday Chess Tournament
Victor Villa Clubhouse, 13393 Mariposa Rd., Victorville, CA 92395. The tourna-
ber 7, 2010. Please include email address for confirmation of payment received. Nov. 20, 2010 Mid-Atlantic Girls Chess Championships (MD)
USCF & CSCA membership required. See www.uschess.org & www.colorado- See Maryland.
ment is planned as Quads, with the strongest four players in the top quad, the
chess.com for rates. OSA. Prizes: Cash prizes per entries, paid at end of
next four in the second quad, etc. A three round Swiss System tournament may Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, Atlantic City International (NJ)
event. Registration: 8:30-9:30am Saturday. Rounds: 10/9 - 10:00am, 2:30pm,
be used to take care of all entries in the bottom section. There will be three See Grand Prix.
7:00pm; 10/10 9:00am, 3:00pm. Entries: Jerry Maier, 229 Hargrove Court,
rounds with each player having one hour for all his moves. No one will be elim-
Colorado Springs, CO 80919. Phone: (719) 660-5531. Email: pmjer77@aim.com.
inated! All players may play three rounds. Players may sign up at: 9:30 A.M. Chess Magnet School JGP. District of Columbia
with the last round expected to finish about 5 P.M. EF: $10. First prize in each
Sept. 12, Metro Sunday Quads
section is $30. TD: Donald Cotten.
3-RR, G/90. U.S. Chess Center, 1501 M St. NW. EF: $20. $$: $40 each quad.
Oct. 9, Bakersfields National Chess Day Festival Connecticut Scholastic sections. EF: $10, Trophy prizes. Both: Reg.: 9:15 - 9:50. Rds.:
4-SS, G/61. This is a rated event. Golden State Mall 3201 F Street Bakers- Nov. 12-14 or 13-14, 17th Annual Eastern Chess Congress and Sen- 10-1-4. (202) 857-4922. www.chessctr.org./quads.php.
field, CA 93301. EF: This will be a potluck format, your last name will determine ior Sept. 25, Bill Hook Memorial Blitz Tournament (QC)
what you bring to the tournament: A-I drinks, J-R main dish, S-Z dessert. Or See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix.
$20 at site. Rounds: 10am-12:30am-2:45pm-5pm. Prizes to top winners. After
the last game is completed: a FREE simul will be given by IM Enrico Sevil- Nov. 20-21, 7th annual New England Scholastic Championships Oct. 3, Kingstowne October Octagons (QC) (VA)
lano, former U.S. Open Champion, to all participants. All: 1/2-pt bye available 7SS, G/65, Sheraton Hotel, 1 Bradley Airport (visible at airport entrance), Wind- See Virginia.
any round. Info: Kenneth J. Poole 661-304-7468, kpchessman@yahoo.com or sor Locks, CT 06096 (I-91 Exit 40 to Rt 20). Free parking, free airport shuttle. Nov. 20, 2010 Mid-Atlantic Girls Chess Championships (MD)
visit www.bakersfieldchessclub.com. Ent: Bakersfield Chess Club, P.O. Box Open to all K-12 students; New England titles limited to players & teams from See Maryland.
176, 3501 Mall View Rd., Suite 115, Bakersfield, CA 93306. Chess Magnet schools in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT. Team prizes based on top 4 scores from
School JGP. same school. Teams of 2 or 3 players allowed, but are at a disadvantage. In 4
sections: High School (K-12), Middle School (K-8), Elementary (K-5), Primary
Florida
Oct. 9-10, National Chess Day Open (K-2). Players face only those in their section. EF: HS $42.75, Middle School Miami Country Day Grand Prix Series
See Grand Prix. $42.50, Elem $42.25, Primary $42 if mailed by 11/12, all $43 online at chess- Scholastic and Non-Scholastic Sections.
Oct. 15-17 or 16-17, Los Angeles Open tour.com by 11/16, $60 at site. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine More info at www.bocachess.com or call 954-421-8222 or 561-479-0351.
See Grand Prix. if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com, Young Adult (age 24/below) $20, Palm Beach Gardens Chess Club
Scholastic (age 12/below) $12. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Young Adult $25, Meets every Saturday 9 am till 4 pm. 4-SS Rated Games G/75 or G/120 (Chess
Oct. 17, LAO Hexes Scholastic $15. Trophies to top 10 players, top 5 teams, top 3 unrated in each
3-SS, G/90. LAX Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. Six-player Magnet School JGP). Also, Scholastic Games G/30, 4-SS. For more info: see
section, top D, E, U1000, U800 (HS), E, U1000, U800 (MS), U1000, U800, U600 www.palmbeachchessclub.info or call President/TD John Dockery at 561-762-
sections by rating. EF: $20 if received by 10/14, $25 door. $$ 40-20-10 each (Elem), U700, U500, U300 (Primary). Free entry in all Continental Chess Asso-
section. Reg.: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Rds.: 10:30-1:30-4:30. Ent: SCCF, c/o John Hillery, 3377.
ciation Swiss tournaments until 6/15/11 to top New England player each
835 N. Wilton Pl. #1, Los Angeles CA 90038, online at www.westernchess.com. section, until 3/15/11 to 2nd New England player each section. Late reg. ends South Florida Chess Club
Oct. 17, LAO Scholastics Sat 9 am, rds Sat 10, 1, 3:45 & 6:30, Sun 9, 12 & 2:45. Awards Sun 5:30 pm. Wednesdays 6:30-10:30pm. Rated G90 Tournaments and skittles. Most tour-
5-SS, G/30. LAX Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. Open Half point byes allowed any round, limit 2 byes, must commit before rd 2. HR: naments are 4+ rounds with a time control slower than G/60, those events
to gr. 12-below. In two sections: Open: Trophies to top 5, top 3 U1200, top 2 $87-87, 860-627-5311, reserve by 11/5 or rate may increase. Car rental: 800- would qualify for Chess Magnet School JGP. www.SouthFloridaChessClub.com
Unrated. Grade 6/below U1000: Trophies to top 5, top 3 U700, top 2 Unrated. 331-1600, use AWD D657633 or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, St. Petersburg $800 Guaranteed Cash
Reg.: 8:30-9:15. Rds.: 9:30-11-12:15-1:45-3. EF: $16 if received by 10/14, $20 Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: - A USCF Grand Prix Event
door. Inf: John Hillery, admin@westernchess.com. On-line ent: www. www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Include school, grade, birth date, USCF ID, See Grand Prix.
westernchess.com. Ent: SCCF, c/o John Hillery, 835 N. Wilton Pl. #1, Los address of each player. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com.
Chess Magnet School JGP. Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, St. Petersburg Scholastic
Angeles CA 90038.
5rd Swiss, G/30 USCF RBO 4 Sect. K-2U400; K-5U500; K-8U700; & K-
Jan. 14-17 or 15-17, 2nd annual Golden State Open (CA-N) Nov. 26-28 or 27-28, 41st annual National Chess Congress (PA) 12U1000; top 12 in each get trophy; all others get medal. Trophies to top 12
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. teams.Team (2 or more) - take best four scores from all divisions. EF: $18. SPCC

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U1200 $50-30-20 b/35. Sign-up on-site. 1st rd 1pm. 2202 E. Busch,Tampa 33612. Bldg, Salmon River Suites, 1065 S. 8th St., Pocatello, Idaho. EF: USCF mem req., Late Ent. 8-9am, Rd 1, 9:30am. Prizes: $465.00 b/o 20 full pd. Ent. 1st $150;
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Sept. 18, Tampa Bay Fall Junior Championship
mit by end of rd 2. Prizes: $$ b/30 non ISU; Open: $200-100-75; Reserve: for your birthday month, $5.00 discount for any state associaton (except
5SS, G/30. Discovery Christian Church, 10902 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL
$100-75-50. HR/ENT/INFO: ICA, % Jay Simonson, 391 Carol Ave., Idaho Falls, ISCA), FIDE Titled Players Free. + Free Snack Bar Adv. ENT: Donald Urquhart,
33612. EF: $30 in advance and for HCA students, $35 on site: includes pizza
ID 83401, 208-206-7667, rooknjay@yahoo.com, www.idahochess associa- 501 N. East St. # 802, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1629. Info: call Don at 317-634-
& beverage! $$b/30: $150-90-60. U1000 60; K-5 50; K-2 40. Reg.: Saturday,
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Sept. 18-19, North Florida Classic Chess Championships V
regularly scheduled FIDE title norm tournaments for GM,
Room. Entrance in back, down stairs, by office. Late Ent. 6-6:25pm. Rd 1,
See Grand Prix.
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4 events, 7SS, G/29 (G/25, T/D5). at Casselberry Chess Club (CCC), Wirz Park, is available on the certificate, call for details. Second gets the prize not cho-
806 Mark David Blvd, Casselberry, FL 32707. EF: $30/event, CFCC/CCC mbr $25, sen by First EF: Free if played in a Orange Crush pay event in last two
Masters free (EF deducted from any prize). $$480 b/30, 160-80-60, Classes months otherwise $2.00 Adv. ENT: Donald Urquhart, 501 N. East St. # 802,
B, C, D/under 60 ea. A fifth $480 b/30 prize fund given on Dec 4 to cumu- Sept. 11, 2010 St. Matthew Chess Championship Indianapolis, IN 46204-1629. Info: call Don at 317-634-6259 or e-mail akakar-
lative winners. Reg.: 9:30am. Rds.: 10, 11:15, 1, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, 6. Ent: CFCC, held by GM YURY SHULMAN, (the 2008 US Champion, US team member of the
pov@att.net. A ORANGE CRUSH EVENT.
921 N. Thistle Ln., Maitland, FL 32751. Info: (407) 629-6946 or www.central 2008 Olympiad Bronze medal winners, and 2010 WorldTeam Championship Sil-
flchess.org. ver medal winners and Best Game winner at the U.S. Championship.) 24500 Sept. 24-26 or 25-26, 3rd annual Louisville Open (KY)
Old McHenry Rd., Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047. Tel. 847-438-7709. G/30, 5rds, See Grand Prix.
Sept. 26, Tampa Bay Chess Club EF: $25 postmarked by 8/28, $30 after, on site $35 before 9:15. REG.: begins
4rd, Swiss, G/40 plus 5. EF: $25,TBCC $20. All enter at door. 3 sections: U1800
Oct. 15-17 or 16-17, 19th annual Midwest Class Championships (IL)
at 9:00, Rd. 1 begins 10:00am, no elimination. 4 Sections: Primary K-3, Ele- See Grand Prix.
(all ages), U800/O800 (scholastics only). Prizes: $100-60-40 U1600 $40 b/20 mentary 4-5, Middle 6-8, HS 9-12 and adults, Nonrated (all grades and adults).
per section. 1st rd at 1pm. Trophies for top 5 in each. 2202 E. Busch, Tampa, TROPHY awards to top 5 individuals in each section, top 3 individuals in each Nov. 12-14 or 13-14, 19th Annual Kings Island Open (OH)
FL 33612. Call: CoachT 813-727-8852 or wflachess.org. NS, NC, W. grade K-5, top individuals grade 6-12, top 3 team trophies, top 5 in unrated. See Grand Prix.
Oct. 2, First Saturday Quads Trophy awards at 3:00. ENT: checks payable to Yury Shulman International
3-RR, G/90. 521 S 13th Street, Palatka, FL 32177. EF: $12.Trophy or $25 to First Chess School, mail w/registration form to 428 Waverly Rd., Barrington, IL Iowa
each 4-player section. Reg ends: 9:45 am. Rds.: 10-1-4. (386) 329-1173. 60010, INFO: email chesswob@gmail.com or www.shulmanchess.com, Kiran Oct. 23-24, Ames Chess Festival XXV
www.palatkachess.com, palatkachess@hotmail.com. Frey 847-382-5410, GM Yury Shulman 312-375-7475. See Grand Prix.
Oct. 9, Celebrate National Chess Day at The Weiss School 3rd Sept. 18, McHenry Area Chess Quad Tournament
Annual Scholastic 3 rounds, G/80. Holiday Inn Hotel, 495 Airport Rd., Elgin, IL 60123. (Intersec- Kentucky
Located at 4176 Burns Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. K-12, 5 Divisions, tion of I-90 & Rt. 31). EF: $20 (cash or check only). Cash prizes of $40 for first Sept. 24-26 or 25-26, 3rd annual Louisville Open
5-SS, G/30. Trophies for Top 5 Players and Top 5 Teams in each Division. For and $20 for second in each Quad. Registration begins at 8:30 A.M. First round See Grand Prix.
more info. see: www.palmbeachchessclub.info or call President/TD John starts at 9:30, and this single day event ends by 6:30. For more information
see: www.mchenryareachess.org, or call Bob at 815-519-3323. Nov. 12-14 or 13-14, 19th Annual Kings Island Open (OH)
Dockery at 561-762-3377.
See Grand Prix.
Oct. 16, DBCC Club Championship Open Oct. 8-11, Celebrate National Chess Day
Schnebly Recreation Center, 1101 N Atlantic Ave (A1A), Daytona Beach, FL 32118. with the Grand Opening of the North Shore Chess Center at 5500 West
Touhy Avenue Suite A, Skokie, IL 60077. G/5 Blitz Tournament on 10/8. Simul
Maine
Checks payable to: Paul B. Tomaino. 2 Sections. Open: EF: $25. $350
against local masters, group lectures, and G/15 + 5 sec increment tournament Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, Atlantic City International (NJ)
($$b/15): $125/$100. U1600: $75/$50. Trophy & Title to top DBCC Member.
on 10/9. G/30 + 30/sec increment tournament on 10/10. Columbus Day See Grand Prix.
Scholastic: EF: $5. Prizes:Trophy &Title to top Scholastic. ALL: 5SS, G45, Rds.:
Scholastic Training Seminar (morning and afternoon sessions) and adult train-
10/11:35/2/3:35/5:10. Lunch 1:25 to 2:00. ENT: Paul B Tomaino, 575 N
Williamson Bl. #116, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. 386-239-9485. INFO: ing seminar (evening) on 10/11. Boards, sets, clocks provided! See website Maryland
pibit@cfl.rr.com.www.daytonabchcc.org. NS. NC. W. for further details - www.nachess.org/nscc or contact Sevan A. Muradian - Sept. 17, Oct. 1, 15, Catonsville Friday Knight Quick #105, 106 & 107
sevan@nachess.org or call 888.80.CHESS. (QC)
Nov. 6-7, North Florida Classic Chess Championships VI 5SS, G/15. EF: $8, club members $5. Reg.: 7:30pm. Rds.: 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10.
See Grand Prix. Oct. 9, 2010 Lincoln-Way Wests National Chess Day Open
Lincoln-Way West High School, 21701 S. Gougar Rd., New Lenox, IL 60451. Enter $$b/24 1st=$50, 2nd=$25, U1850 $12. Bloomsbury Community Center, 106
Nov. 12-14 or 13-14, 9th Annual Turkey Bowl by the main entrance. Three sections: 3-SS, G/60 USCF rated open section; Bloomsbury Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228. Info: Joe Summers 410-788-1009,
See Grand Prix. 3-SS G/60 ICCA rated High School section; 4-SS G/40 non-rated Elementary josephas2@verizon.net. Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/vze12d59q/.
Dec. 10-12, 2010 National K-12 Championship & Junior High section. EF: With a pre-registration e-mail before or on Thurs- Sept. 18, UMBC Rated Beginners Championship (RBO)
See Nationals. day October 7, and an on-site registration between 8:00 and 8:30 on Saturday, 5SS, G/30. UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in University Center, 3rd floor).
$5 (with a purchase of USCF membership, the entry fee is free); else $10 (with Open to U1200/Unr. USCF membership required. Free USCF memb. to any-
Georgia a purchase of USCF membership, $5). For students, the pre-registration e-mail
should contain your name, grade, school, and which section you wish to play
one scoring at least 3.5 pts. Certificate to anyone completing 5 rds. Top UMBC
NGCC - Friday Night Chess! student awarded trophy & title of 2009-2010 UMBC Amateur Chess Champ. EF:
in (and USCF ID# if you have one); for adults, it should contain your name and $15 if postmarked by 9/3, $20 later. Reg.: 8:30-9:30am, Rds.: 10-11:30-1:30-
North Georgia Chess Center, 2450 Atlanta Hwy, Suite 1401 Cumming, GA USCF ID# (if you have one). Awards: medals will be awarded to everyone who
30040. Details at: www.northgachesscenter.com. For Information Contact: 3-4:30 Sat. 1/2 pt. bye avail. in any rd. if reqd before rd. 1. Held concurrently
ties for 1st place. Info: Coach Miller stevencraigmiller@comcast.net (815-463- w/UMBC Champ. 9/19-9/20 (see separate TLA). Ent: Dr. Alan T. Sherman,
Joseph Couvillion, northgachesscenter@gmail.com or 770-844-9204. Reg.: Fri- 0104). Onsite concessions will be available.
days, 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Round Times: 1st Round starts at 7:00pm. Check Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 ATTN: Begin-
website for details for monthly Scholastic Tournaments. Oct. 9, Chicago Chess Festival - A National Chess Day Celebration! ners Champ. Cks payable to UMBC. Dir: Exit 47B off I95 & follow signs to UMBC.
Sponsored by Renaissance Knights and Chicago Public Schools. Come Park in lot 9 or 16. For more info: 410-455-8499, ChessClub@umbc.edu,
Sept. 17-19 or 18-19, 2010 Boris Kogan Memorial out and play at this spectacular event which will feature a 4-round chess www.umbc.edu/chess. NS, W.
See Grand Prix. tournament with both rated and unrated sections, workshop on how to start Sept. 18-19, UMBC Championship
Oct. 9, 2010 Atlanta October G/45 Championship - National Chess an after-school chess club, plus a whole lot more. Visit our websites for more See Grand Prix.
Day! details www.renaissanceknights.org or www.cpschess.com or call 773-844-0701.
4-SS, G/45. Atlanta Chess Center, 3155A East Ponce de Leon Ave., Scottdale, Oct. 3, Kingstowne October Octagons (QC) (VA)
Oct. 15, 2nd annual Midwest Rated Beginners Open (RBO) See Virginia.
GA 30079. In 2 sections: EF: $24. ($610 b/38): $150-100-80, u1900, u1700, 4SS, G/30, open to under 900 or unrated. Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel
u1500, u1300 each $70. Under 1100: $17. (not part of base). Trophies to top (see Midwest Class). Free parking. EF (at site only): $20. Special 1 year USCF Oct. 9, National Chess Day: Catonsville Shootout
3, top u900 and unrated. Reg.: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Rds.: 11-1-3-5. Info: (404)-377- dues if paid with entry, including paper magazine: Adult $30, Young Adult $20, EF: $20, club members $17, under 18 $15. Reg.: 9:45am. Bloomsbury Commu-
4400 or atlantachess@yahoo.com. www.atlantachessclub.com. Enter: Same Scholastic $15. Trophies to top 5, 3 year USCF membership extension to 1st, nity Center, Room 108, 106 Bloomsbury Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228. Two
as above. NS. 2 years 2nd, 1 year 3rd. Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, 8:10 pm, 9:20 pm, Sections: Open Section: 4SS, G/61. $$b/24 $100-$60-$42 U1850 $40 U1550
10:30 pm. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Half $40, more per entries. Rds.: 10:30, 1:00, 3:15, 5:30. Bye: 1-3. U1200 Section:
point bye available rd 1. Questions: chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. 5SS, G/30Trophies: 1st, 2nd, 3rd U1000 Plaque U800 Plaque. Rds: 12:00, 1:30,
2:45, 4:00, 5:15. Bye: 1-4. Info: josephas2@verizon.net Website:
PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS Oct. 15-17 or 16-17, 19th annual Midwest Class Championships
See Grand Prix.
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze12d59q. Ent: Joe Summers, 1201 Daniels Ave.,
Baltimore, MD 21207. Include USCF ID, rating and section. Checks payable to
HEALTH AND BENEFITS FUND Oct. 23, 2010 U.S. G/60 Championship
See Nationals.
Joe Summers. PH: 410-788-1009. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Oct. 9, National Chess Day Scholastic Quads (VA)
Many Grand Prix tournament organizers Oct. 24, 2010 U.S. G/30 Championship Montessori School of McLean, 1711 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA 22101. Time Con-
will contribute $1 per player to the Pro- See Nationals. trol: G/30. EF: $20 online by 10/6; $25 by noon 10/8; $30 on-site from
1:30-1:45. Check-in is MANDATORY for all pre-registered players, and must be
fessional Health & Benefits Fund. All Dec. 26-29 or 27-29, 20th annual North American Open (NV) complete by 1:50. Players that have not checked in by 1:50 will not be placed
See Grand Prix.
Grand Prix tournaments which partici- in a quad, even if they signed up in advance. Rds.: 2:00pm, then ASAP. Prizes:
pate in this program are entitled to be Indiana trophy to winner of each quad. See www.silverknightschess.com to register.
promoted to the next higher Grand Prix Oct. 9-11, 51st Annual U.S. Armed Forces Open Chess Championship
Chess Club Friday Night Blitz (QC)
See Nationals.
categoryfor example, a six-point tourna- 2302 West Morris St. at the West Morris St. Free Methodist Church. Entrance
is in the back, down the stairs by the office. When: Starts Every Friday except Nov. 20, 2010 Mid-Atlantic Girls Chess Championships
ment would become a 10-point the Fri before the second Sat doors open at 6:00 P.M. tournament starts at 6:30 Roland Park Country School; 5204 Roland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21210. Come out
tournament. Points in the top category P.M. Type: 3 Rounds, Game/5, Round Robin Quad, U.S.C.F. Rated. EF: $7.00 if and play in an all-girl environment. Open to K-12 girls from all states and DC.
are promoted 50%. received one week before tournament starting date, $8.00 at the door. Prizes: In 3 sections: Championship (Open): 4-SS, G/65; Reserve (U800): 4-SS, G/45;
Based on 4 full Pd. entries per quad, First in each quad: $20.00, Second in each Novice (U400): 5-SS, G/30. Number of rounds and time control may change

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based on number of players. Prizes:Trophies to top 10 players and top 3 schools Saint Louis, MO 63108. EF: $5 if received by 9/17. $10 on-site. One Section:
in Championship and Reserve; to top 15 players and top 5 schools in Novice. Trophies to 1st-5th Place, Top Under 800, Top Under 600, Top Under 400 and
Nevada
Check-in: 9:00-9:50 AM. Rds.: Round 1 start: Championship at 9:30, Reserve Top Female. Reg.: 9-9:45. Rds.: 10, 11:30, 1:15, 2:30. Award Ceremony: 3:45- Oct. 22-24, 28th Annual Sands Regency Reno-Western States Open
at 9:45, Novice at 10:00. Subsequent rounds to follow ASAP. EF: $20 by 4:00. One 1/2 point bye if declared before round 1. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., See Grand Prix.
11/14, $25 by 11/18, $30 at door. Ent: Online registration at http:// Saint Louis, MO 63108, or online at saintlouischessclub.org. Info: 314-361-
Nov. 8-Dec. 20, 2010 Clark County Chess Club Championship
MidAtlanticGirls2010.eventbrite.com. Mail registration: $20 if received by CHESS, info@saintlouischessclub.org.
Every Monday and Thursday from Monday November 8, 2010 to Monday,
11/15; contact Chris Kim for address. USCF membership required - may be pur-
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, October Knights December 20, 2010. Site: 2040 W Charleston UMC Medical ED Bldg, 6th floor,
chased at site, or online in advance at www.USChess.org. Sets and boards
4SS, G/90. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Las Vegas, NV. Closed Nov 25th. Main Event: Rounds start at 7:00pm Format:
provided; please bring chess clock. Food available for purchase. Info: Chris Kim,
Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Reg. Wednesday, October 6, 5:30-6:15pm. Rounds 12 Rd USCF Swiss. Time Control: G/120. E/F: $25.00. Registration: Email Rocky
cysk@attglobal.net, 410-794-6312. Chess Magnet School JGP.
(one per week) 6:30pm 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27. Check in with TD by 6:15 at ambassadorofchess@yahoo.com, Late Reg: Nov. 8, 6:00-6:55pm. Rd starts
Nov. 21, Silver Knights Chess K-8 Team Tournament (VA) to be paired each week/round. No advanced entries. EF: $10. Prize fund is at 7pm. NO LATE ENTRIES. Limited to 60 entries, bring set and clock. Prizes
G/30. Our Lady of Good Counsel School, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, VA 22182. 90% payout, with 1st place getting 1/3 of the total prize fund and first A, B, C, b/32: 1st $125+Gordon Barrett Cup 2nd $100+T $75+Trophy-U2000/UNR,
Two Sections: K-8 Rated, K-3 Unrated. EF: $80 per four-player team online D, E and U1000/unrated each take 1/9 of the prize fund. Winner qualifies for U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200. Must play at least 10 of 12 games and last rd.
by 11/17; $92 per team by noon 11/19; $100 on site from 12:00-12:30. Rds.: 2010 Knights Championship in December. One 1/2 point bye if declared before to claim prizes. 1/2 bye available b/32 entries. More info: must see
1-2-3-4. Trophies to top teams in each section. Teams must consist of 4 play- round 2. MCA memb. reqd from $5 OSA. Info: 314-361-CHESS. info@ saint- WWW.lvchess.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.
ers from the same school. See www.silverknightschess.com for complete louischessclub.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.
rules and to register.
Dec. 26-29 or 27-29, 20th annual North American Open
Oct. 8, 2nd Annual CCSCSL 2-on-2 Team Championship See Grand Prix.
Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, Atlantic City International (NJ) 4SS, G/75. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland
See Grand Prix. Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Free entries for GMs and IMs, deducted from earn- New Hampshire
ings. GMs and IMs are not counted toward the based on prize fund total. EF: Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, Atlantic City International (NJ)
Massachusetts $60 for 2-person team, $50 for 2-person team that are both annual members See Grand Prix.
Sept. 15, 22, 29,Oct. 6, 13, Hervey Brisson Memorial of club if registered by 10/7. MCA Membership Reqd from $5. OSA. PF: $1200
5SS, G/110, T/D5. Wachusett CC, McKay Campus School, Room C159, Fitch- (b/25 teams using combined ratings): ChampionshipTeam: $500. U3600 $400, New Jersey
Geller Quads - First Friday Every Month!
burg State College, 67 Rindge Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420. EF: $1 per game played; U3000 $200, U2400 $100. 1st Place team members qualify for 2011 Club
New Jersey Childrens Chess School, 862 DeGraw Ave.,
free to Wachusett CC members. Reg.: 7-7:10 p.m. Rds.: 7:15 p.m. Byes: 1-4, Championship. Reg.: 9-9:45. Rds.: 10, 12:45, 3:30, 6:15. Ad Hoc teams formed
Forest Hill (Newark), NJ 07104. Open to K-8. 3-RR,
limit two. Prizes: chess books. Info: George Mirijanian, 176 Oak Hill Rd., at the door. Game point scoring will be used for pairings and prizes, not match
G/30. Reg.: 6:30PM. Rds.: 7-8-8:50PM. Chess classes
Fitchburg, MA 01420, miriling@aol.com, 978-345-5011. Website: www. points. Hotel: Water Tower Inn at 314-977-7500 ask for the chess rate of
meet every Friday 6:30-9PM. Chess camp Geller Kids
wachusettchess.org. Online ratings as of Sept. 15 will be used. NS. NC. W. Chess $70/night. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108, or online at saint-
meets July & August, day & overnight. Website:
Magnet School JGP. louischessclub.org. Info: 314-361-CHESS, info@saintlouischessclub.org.
www.kidschesscamp.com. Email: chesscamp1@ hotmail.
com. Phone: 973-483-7927.
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Billerica Friday Swiss Oct. 9, National Chess Day Free Open and Scholastic
5 Rds. 40/90, SD/30. Billerica COA, 25 Concord Rd., Billerica, MA. EF: $15. Reg.: 4SS, G/45. Missouri River Regional Library: Storyhour Room (214 Adams St,
7:30pm. Cash prizes minimal b/entries. For info, call Brad Ryan, (978) 369-8533. Jefferson City, MO 65101). Two Sections: Open and Scholastic (grade K-
NS, NC. Chess Magnet School JGP. 12). Reg.: 9:15-9:30. Rds.: 9:45, 11:30, 1:15, 3. no EF, no prizes, but rating points Bergen Chess Mates (Formerly Dumont Chess Mates)
exchanged. Info: 1499 Summit View Drive, Holts Summit, MO 65043 or spring- Sundays 1-6 and Monday Nights 7-11:30. Ridgewood United Methodist Church,
Oct. 9, National Chess Day: Tornado #104 100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ. USCF rated tournaments, free lessons
fichess@yahoo.com.
4SS; G/60. Boylston C.F. 240B Elm St., Suite B9, Somerville, MA 02144. EF: $27, (adult and scholastic) with expert and master rated players. Simuls, lectures,
$17 to BCF members. Three sections: Open, U1800 & Rated Beginner. Prizes: Oct. 16-17, 2010 Springfield Park Board Chess Club Open club rental library. Yearly membership fee of $10 for adults and $8 seniors, mem-
b/entries. Reg.: 9:15-9:55. Rds.: 10, 12:40, 3:00, 5:10. NS, NC, W.Tel. 617-629- See Grand Prix. bership free to scholastic players. Cash prizes and trophies. For more
3933. information and calendar of events visit the club website at www.
Oct. 30, Trick-or-Treat Open
Oct. 16-17, 11th Western New England Open 3SS, G/75. UMC Memorial Union room N206, 518 Hitt St., Columbia, MO. bergenchessmates.com or contact Lawrence Constance at 201-568-1506 or
4SS, G/120. Holyoke Community College - Kittredge Center, 303 Homestead Ave Directions: From I-70 exit 126, south on Providence, east on Rollins, north on lacon1963@yahoo.com. Casual play does not require membership.
(route 202) 01040. EF: $42. Rated 2200+ $22, Unrateds FREE with advance Hitt. Reg.: 9:30-10:15. Rds.: 10:30, 1:15, 4:00. EF: $1, no prizes just the Dean of Chess Academy Friday League
registration, all postmarked by 10/12. Unr must play in U1400 section. EF ALL: satisfaction of playing well.Two ratings-equivalent sections if 18+ players. Info: Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. (908) 595-
Add $5 at site late reg. fee. $$960 b/30 ($22 entry fee counts as 1/2 entry). czar8196@gmail.com. W. 0066. Every Friday at 7:30pm come play one rated game at G/60 30 increment.
Sections: Open: 1st $200,Top U2000 $140. U1800: 1st $170,Top U1600 $130. Consecutive attendance not required. Prizes awarded at the end of each sea-
U1400: 1st $140,Top U1200 $120,Top Un-rated $60. Reg.: Sat. 8:30-9:30. Rds.:
Nov. 26-28 or 27-28, Thanksgiving Open
See Grand Prix. son. See website for event history, standings, and format. Yearly membership
Sat. 10am, 2:30pm. Sun. 9am, 2pm. Ent: Edward Kostreba, P.O. Box 1372, required. Membership includes year round discounts on products, services, and
Ware, MA 01082. Call Ed at 413-967-3242 or e-mail cadcamsv@bellatlantic.net,
http://www.wmass-chess.us. NS, NC. Chess Magnet School JGP. Montana tournaments. USCF membership required. See www.deanofchess.com for
more details.
Nov. 20-21, 7th annual New England Scholastic Championships (CT) Oct. 9, National Chess Day in Great Falls!
Food donations to benefit the Helping Hands Food Pantry Program/Cash pro- Dean of Chess Academy Thursday League
See Connecticut. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ 08822. (908) 595-
ceeds to benefit the GFHS Chess Program Great Falls High School Cafeteria,
Nov. 26-28 or 27-28, 41st annual National Chess Congress (PA) 1900 2nd Avenue South, Great Falls, MT 59405. If either section has less than 0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. EveryThursday at 7:30pm come
See Grand Prix. 5 players, thenTournament Director reserves the right to combine the sections. play one rated game at G/60 30 increment. Consecutive attendance not
Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, Atlantic City International (NJ) In 2 Sections, Chinook Open: 4SS, Game in 30 minutes, USCF Membership required. Prizes awarded at the end of each season. See website for event his-
See Grand Prix. Required for the Chinook Open. Food for the Soul: 4SS, Game in 30 minutes, tory, standings, and format. Yearly membership required. Membership includes
No Membership Required for Food for the Soul. ALL: EF: $5.00 if received by year round discounts on products, services, and tournaments. USCF member-
Michigan Oct. 7 + a can of food upon arrival, $8.00 + a can of food on site. Please bring ship required. See www.deanofchess.com for more details.
a can of food donation to Helping Hands Food Pantry. Reg.: Oct. 9, 2010, 8:00 Dean of Chess Academy Wednesday League
Sept. 3-6, 2010 Michigan Open
am to 8:45 am. Rds.: 9:00 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm. All players Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. (908) 595-
See Grand Prix.
meeting at 8:55 am. ENT: Christine Hinkle, GFHS, 1900 2nd Avenue South, Great 0066. Every Wednesday at 7:30pm come play one rated game at G/60 30
Oct. 1-3 or 2-3, Cleveland Open (OH) Falls, MT 59405. Please make checks to GFHS Chess Club. INFO: Doug Hansen increment. Consecutive attendance not required. Prizes awarded at the end
See Grand Prix. dhansen01@bresnan.net. DIR: Please Use Tunnel Entrance to Cafeteria. NS. of each season. See website for event history, standings, and format. Yearly
Oct. 15-17 or 16-17, 19th annual Midwest Class Championships (IL) NC. W. membership required. Membership includes year round discounts on products,
See Grand Prix.
Nov. 26-28 or 27-28, 2010 Motor City Open
See Grand Prix.

Missouri
Friday Action Quads - Every Friday Night (QC)
3RR, G/29 Quick Rated. Chess Club & Scholastic Center, 4657 Maryland Ave.,
Saint Louis, MO 63108. EF: $10. Prize fund $36 first in each quad. Club mem-
bership reqd. available from $1. Reg.: 6:30 - 6:45. Rounds begin at 7. Site entries
only. Info: 314-361-CHESS www.saintlouischessclub.org. NS, NC, W.
A State Championship Event!
Sept. 17-19, Missouri Chess Festival
2010 Missouri Open: 5SS, G/120. Best Western Columbia Inn, 3100 I-70 Dr.
SE, Columbia, MO. 2-sections: Open & Reserve (U1600): Prizes: Open
$250-1st Overall + Plaque (Top MO resident earns spot in 2011 Invitational
Championship), $120-1st in each M/X, A, B. Reserve$200-1st Overall +
Plaque, $100-1st in each C, D, E, U1000/Unr. EF: $40 by 9/10, $50 on site. Site
entries cash only. Reg.: 9-9:45am. Rounds: Sat-10/2:30/7, Sun-10:30/3. Max
one 1/2-pt bye. MISSOURI QUICK CHAMPIONSHIP: 4SS, G/29 (QR). Prizes:
b/20, $75-1st Overall + Plaque, $50-1st U1600. Reg.: 6:30-7pm Friday.
Rounds: 7/8/9/10pm. EF: $10 by 9/10, $15 on site. MISSOURI BLITZ CHAM-
PIONSHIP: 5SS, G/5 (QR). Prizes: $75-1st + plaque, $50-2nd, $25-3rd. EF: $10.
Reg.: 8-8:15am Sunday. Rounds paired ASAP, ending by 9:30am. MCA
SCHOLASTIC: 5SS, G/30. Prizes:Trophies to top 3, medals for 4th-10th in each
section: HS, K-8, K-6, K-3. EF: $10 by 9/10, $15 on site. Reg.: 9-10am Satur-
day. Rounds: 10:30/11:45/1:15/2:30/3:45. Awards: 5:15pm. MCA membership
required for all events except MCA Scholastic, available on site from $10, OSA.
MCA General Membership meeting 9:30-10:15am Sun. HR: $69/night, free Wi-
Fi & Hot breakfast, 573-474-6161, mention CHESS. Entries/Info: Thomas
Rehmeier, 5217 Denice St., Jefferson City, MO 65109. JCChess89@yahoo.com,
573-291-0852. Chess Magnet School JGP for Missouri Open.
Sept. 18, Back to School Bash (Scholastic Event)
Open to students enrolled in Elementary or Middle School for Fall 2010. 4SS,
G/30. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave.,

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services, and tournaments. USCF membership required. See www.dean Sept. 13, I Hate Labor Day Quad/Swiss (QC) over 10. Hot Shots: U1700, 4SS G/45, $100-50. Checkmates: U1300, 4SS G/45,
ofchess.com for more details. 3-SS or quads, depending on entries. G/29. Hackettstown Community Center, $100-50. New Stars: U1000, 5SS G/30, $100-50. Chess Pirates: U600, 5SS
International Chess Academy (Fair Lawn, NJ) 293 Main St. (Rte. 46), Hackettstown, NJ. EF: $8. Prizes (b/16): $50/25/10, G/30, $100-50. Players highest life-time is used. EF: $29 online at
Chess Classes: Tuesday 6:30 9:00 PM, Thursday 6:30 9:00 PM, Saturday $10 each U1800, U1500. If quad, $25 1st each section. Reg.: 7 p.m. Rds.: 7:30 entryfeesrus.com. EF: $35 in cash at Hotel. Reg.: by 10:45am. Rds.: 11am then
10:00 AM 1:00 PM. Add. 9-10 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. Phone pm, then ASAP. INFO: Eric Mark, (570) 872-6880, ericmark4@gmail.com. ASAP, with lunch break. Info: Ken at acn@goes.com or 908-763-6468.
201-797-0330. Website: www.icanj.net. Contact: Diana Tulman, 201-287-0250. Sept. 13, 20, 27, Dean of Chess Academy FIDE Quads Sept. 26, 4th Sunday G/60 Quads
Email: Diana@icanj.net. Fair Lawn facility offers Advance Chess Training for 3RR, G/90 +30sec/move. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, 3 RR, G/60 t/d5. 1st round 12 noon. All the Kings Men Chess & Games Cen-
serious chess players (rating > 1800). Branchburg, NJ 08876. (908) 595-0066. $50 to top player in each group, $20 ter (Just 20 mins. from Center City Philadelphia), 62 S. Brd.way, Pitman, NJ,
for second. EF: $30 ($20 DOCA Member). Ims and GMs Free! Separate Sec- 856-582-8222. EF: $20, members $18. Prizes: $40 1st per quad. Reg.: 10-10:30
International Chess Academy (Teaneck, NJ)
tions for FIDE and USCF Rated Players. Reg.: 7-7:15pm. Rds.: 7:30pm (1 onsite, or pre-register at www.YourchessSet.com/quads4.
Chess Classes: Monday 6:30 7:30 PM, Wednesday 6:30 9:00 PM, Sunday
game per week). Must be able to play all games. See www.deanofchess.com Sept. 26, Every Sunday Chess Mates G/45 Open
10:00 AM 3:30 PM. Add. 185 Court Street, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Phone 201-
for more details. See Grand Prix.
833-1741. Website: www.icanj.net. Contact: Diana Tulman, 201-287-0250.
Email: Diana@icanj.net.Teaneck facility offers a Summer Chess Camp and Mon- Sept. 16, 3rd Thursday Quads Sept. 26, Westfield Fall Scholastic
day night tournaments 7:30 PM 9:30 PM. 3 RR, G/30 t/d5. Quads grouped by rating. All the Kings Men Chess & Games Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ. 3 Sections: K-12 Open, Under 1250,
Center (Just 20 mins. from Center City Philadelphia), 62 S. Brd.way, Pitman, under 750. Open: 3 SS Game/45. Trophies to top 5 in each section. EF: $20,
Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Every Thursday plus G/5 Blitz and Chess Les-
sons NJ. 856-582-8222. Prizes: $25 1st per quad. Unr. cannot win more than $10. $15 members, at site $30, $25 Members. Reg.: 2-2:30 p.m. Rds.: 2:45-4:25-
9-SS, 8 pm 10:15 pm. Chess Mates Corporation, 1531 Irving St., Rahway, NJ EF: $12, members $10. Players with less than 4 rated games $7, members $5. 6:05 p.m. Under 1250: 4 SS, Game/30. Trophies to top 5 in each section. EF:
07065. (732) 499-0118. Limited to first 50 entries. EF: $20, members $15. Reg.: 6-6:45 pm. Rds.: 7-8-9 pm. Info: cs@ATKMchessSets.com. All: $20, $15 Members, at site $30, $25 Members. Reg.: 2-2:30 p.m. Rds.: 2:45-
GM Free, $15 deducted from prize. Prizes: 80% of the Entry Fees, 1st, 2nd and Visa/MC/Disc OK w/$1surcharge. Bring a clock! 4:00-5:15-6:30 p.m. Under 750: 4 SS, Game/30.Trophies to top 5 in each section.
top U2200, U2000, 1800, 1600. No re-entry or bye. Entering 10 min. before game, Sept. 18, Kens Club Quads (some noise) G/60 EF: $20, $15 Members, at site $30, $25 Members. Reg.: 2-2:30 p.m. Rds.: 2:45-
$5 Extra. ***Before the blitz tournament, GM Yudasins or a substitute high Adults/teens, Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Ln., Exit 12 off I-287, Som- 4:00-5:15-6:30 p.m. Tiebreaks for trophies. Info: Todd Lunna 732-526-7163,
rated instructor Chess Lesson, 6:30 pm 8 pm. Members: FREE, Non- erset. Reg.: by 10:45 am. 1st Round - 11am, then ASAP. EF: $21 early at lunnaco@aol.com, www.westfieldchessclub.com. Send Advance entries to:
members: $15. www.chessmatesnj.com. entryfeesrus.com or $20 cash at site. Prizes: $50. Ken at acn@goes.com or Todd Lunna, 36 Maple Drive, Colts Neck, NJ 07722 by September 23, 2010.
Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Every Saturday Quad G/60 908-763-6468. Sept. 27, Dean of Chess Academy Monday Kids Quads
3RR. Rds.: 10:30, 1:00, 3:15 pm. Chess Mates Corporation, 1531 Irving St., Rah- Sept. 18, Kens Kids Club K-8 Swiss 3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876.
way, NJ 07065. EF: $25, members $20. Prizes Per Quad: 1st-$50 and 2nd-$25. Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Ln., Somerset, Exit #12 off I-287. All Cash (908) 595-0066. Trophies to top player in each quad. EF: $20 ($15 member).
(732)499-0118, www.chessmatesnj.com. prizes b/10 per section. Prizes per section increase $20 with each paid entry Reg.: 6:45-7:00pm. Rds.: 7:00 & ASAP. See www.deanofchess.com for more
over 10. Hot Shots: U1700, 4SS G/45, $100-50. Checkmates: U1300, 4SS G/45, details.
Sept. 5, Every Sunday Chess Mates G/45 Open
See Grand Prix. $100-50. New Stars: U1000, 5SS G/30, $100-50. Chess Pirates: U600, 5SS Sept. 28, Dean of Chess Academy Last Tuesday Grand Prix (QC)
G/30, $100-50. Players highest life-time is used. EF: $29 online at See Grand Prix.
Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Every Monday plus G/5 Blitz and Chess Lessons entryfeesrus.com. EF: $35 in cash at Hotel. Reg.: by 10:45am. Rds.: 11am then
9-SS, 8 pm 10:15 pm. Chess Mates Corporation, 1531 Irving St., Rahway, NJ ASAP, with lunch break. Info: Ken at acn@goes.com or 908-763-6468. Oct. 2-3, Dean of Chess Academy 40/2 SD1
07065. (732) 499-0118. Limited to first 50 entries. EF: $20, members $15. GM See Grand Prix.
Free, $15 deducted from prize. Prizes: 80% of the Entry Fees, 1st, 2nd and top Sept. 19, Dean of Chess Academy Sunday Swiss
See Grand Prix. Oct. 3, $uper $unday U2000 Quads
U2200, U2000, 1800, 1600. No re-entry or bye. Entering 10 min. before game, NOTE changes: (Adult/HS players only.) Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Lane,
$5 Extra. ***Before the blitz tournament, GM Yudasins or a substitute high Sept. 19, Every Sunday Chess Mates G/45 Open Somerset NJ, Exit 12 off I-287. 4 Player Quads, G/60, Reg.: by 10:45 am. Rds.:
rated instructor Chess Lesson, 6:30 pm 8 pm. Members: FREE, Non- See Grand Prix. 11am, 1pm, 3pm. (Held with K-8 event so may be some noise) EF: $20 early
members: $15. www.chessmatesnj.com. at entryfeesrus.com no refunds or $20 cash at site. Prizes: $50. b/4. Ken at
Sept. 19, Westfield Quads
Sept. 7, 14, 21, Dean of Chess Academy U1800 Quads 3 RR, Game/45. Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ. Prizes: $50 to first acn@goes.com or 908-763-6468.
3RR, G/90. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. in each section. EF: $20, $15 Members. Reg.: 1:30-2:15 p.m. Rds.: 2:30-4:20- Oct. 3, Viking Club $unday $wiss K-8
(908) 595-0066. $50 to top player in each group. EF: $25 ($20 member). Reg.: 6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-526-7163, lunnaco@aol.com, www. NOTE Changes: Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ, Exit 12 off I-
7-7:15pm. Rds.: 7:30pm (1 each week). Must be able to play all games. See westfieldchessclub.com. 287. In 4 Sections: Hot Shots K-12 Open, K-8 Chess Mates U1300, K-8 New
www.deanofchess.com for more details. Stars U1000, K-8 Pawn Pirates U0600. All Sections: 5-SS G/30, $100-50.
Sept. 20, Dean of Chess Academy Monday Kids Quads
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Every Tuesday Quad G/30 3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. b/10 per section. Section under 5 entries will become a Quad or merge.
3RR. Rds.: 7, 8:15, 9:30 pm. Chess Mates Corporation, 1531 Irving St., Rah- (908) 595-0066. Trophies to top player in each quad. EF: $20 ($15 member). Players highest life-time established rating is used. EF: $29 by mail or online
way, NJ 07065. EF: $25, members $20. Prizes Per Quad: 1st-$50 and 2nd-$25. Reg.: 6:45-7:00pm. Rds.: 7:00 & ASAP. See www.deanofchess.com for more at entryfeesrus.com. No online refunds. EF: $35 cash at Site. Ent: 115 W. Moore
(732)499-0118, www.chessmatesnj.com. details. St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Info: KenThomas, 908-763-6468, acn@goes.com
NS, NC, W.
Sept. 9, 16, Dean of Chess Academy Thursday Swiss Sept. 20, Stroudsburgundian Invasion G/10 (QC)
See Grand Prix. 5-SS. G/10. Hackettstown Community Center, 293 Main St. (Rte. 46), Hack- Oct. 4, Dean of Chess Academy G/5 U1600 Team Tournament (QC)
ettstown, NJ. EF: $7. Prizes (b/16): $40/20/10, $10 each U1800, U1500. 4SS, G/5. 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ 08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes
Sept. 12, Every Sunday Chess Mates G/45 Open from the Flemington train station. 4 PlayerTeams Played in match style format
See Grand Prix. Reg.: 7 pm, Rds.: 7:30, ASAP. INFO: Eric Mark, (570) 872-6880, eric-
mark4@gmail.com. found at USATE in Parsippany every year. Average of players must be U1600.
Sept. 12, $uper $unday $wiss K-8 Games will not be rated. If you dont have a team you will be put in one on-
Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. In 4 Sec- Sept. 25, 4th Annual Greater Pocono Scholastic Championships (PA) site. Prizes: 50% of entries to top team, 20% to second. Entry $50 per team
tions: Hot Shots U1700, Chess Mates U1300, New Stars U1000, Pawn 4SS, G/45. Pocono Mountain East HS, 200 Pocono Mountain School Rd., Swift- ($40 members). Reg.: 7:00-7:30pm. Rds.: 7:35pm & ASAP. See www.
Pirates U0600. All Sections: 5-SS, G/30, $100-50. b/10 per section. If less water, PA 18370. Sections: K-12 U/1000, K-12 Champ. EF: $22 online by deanofchess.com for more details.
than 5 entries in section it will become a G/45 Quad with $100 Prizes. Players 9/22; $30 on-site 9:00-9:30. Rds.: 10:30-12:30-2:00-3:30. Prizes: trophies to
top individuals & schools. See www.silverknightschess.com to register. Oct. 4, 11, 18, Dean of Chess Academy FIDE and Non-FIDE Section
highest life-time established rating is used. EF: $29 by mail or online at Quads
entryfeesrus.com. No online refunds. EF: $35 in cash at Site. Ent: 115 W. Sept. 25, G/60 Quads-Skittles** 3RR, G/90 +30sec/move. Dean of Chess Academy 3150 Route 22 West,
Moore St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Info: Ken Thomas, 908-763-6468, Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Lane Exit 12 off I-287, Somerset, NJ. Reg.: Branchburg, NJ 08876. (908) 595-0066. $50 to top player in each group. EF:
acn@goes.com NS, NC, W. by 10:45 am. First Round 11am, then ASAP with lunch break. EF: $20 cash at FIDE Section: $30 ($20 members) Non-FIDE Section: $25 ($15 member). IMs
Sept. 12, $uper $unday U2000 Quads site, or early online at entryfeesRus.com. Prizes: $50.The Quads and a K-8 are and GMs Free! Separate Sections for FIDE and USCF Rated Players. Reg.: 7-
(Adult/HS players only.) Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, held together. **see Skittles Style on entryfeesrus.com website. Info: Ken 7:15pm. Rds.: 7:30pm (1 game per week). MUST BE ABLE TO PLAY ALL
Branchburg, NJ 08876. 4 Player Quads, G/60, Reg.: by 10:45 am. Rds.: 11am, Thomas, acn@goes.com or cell 908-763-6468. NS. NC. W. GAMES. See www.deanofchess.com for more details.
1pm, 3pm. (Held with K-8 event so may be some noise) EF: $21 early at Sept. 25, Hamilton Chess Club Quads Oct. 4, 11, 18, Goodbye Summer Swiss
entryfeesrus.com no refunds or $20 cash at site. Prizes: $50. b/4. Ken at 3RR, 40/80 15/30 15/30. Full K. Ray Dwier Recreation Center, Bldg. 392, 3-SS, 40/90, SD/60. Hackettstown Community Center, 293 Main St., (Rte. 46),
acn@goes.com or 908-763-6468. Groveville, NJ 08620. Quads open to all EF: $10. $25 per Quad. Reg.: 9- Hackettstown, NJ. EF: $12. Prizes (b/16): $60/40/20; $20 each U1800,
Sept. 13, Dean of Chess Academy Monday Kids Quads 10:30/am. Rds.: 10:30/am-1:30/pm-4:30/pm NJ State Chess Federation, U1500. Reg.: 7-7:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Rds.: 7:30 p.m. each Monday. Half-point
3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. no dues magazine Subscription per year, OSA. NS, NC, W. byes available any round; last-round bye must be requested with entry. INFO:
(908) 595-0066. Trophies to top player in each quad. EF: $20 ($15 member). Sept. 25, Kens Kids Club K-8 Swiss Eric Mark, 570-872-6880, ericmark4@gmail.com.
Reg.: 6:45-7:00pm. Rds.: 7:00 & ASAP. See www.deanofchess.com for more Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Ln., Somerset, Exit #12 off I-287. All Cash Oct. 5, 12, 19, Dean of Chess Academy Open Quads
details. prizes b/10 per section. Prizes per section increase $20 with each paid entry 3RR, G/90 +30sec/move. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flem-
ington, NJ 08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station.
$50 to top player in each group. EF: $25 ($15 members). IMs and GMs Free!
Reg.: 7-7:15pm. Rds.: 7:30pm (1 game per week). MUST BE ABLE TO PLAY
ALL GAMES. See www.deanofchess.com for more details.
Oct. 6, Dean of Chess Academy Monday Kids Quads
3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ
08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. Trophies
to top player in each quad. EF: $20 ($10 member). Reg.: 6:45-7:00pm. Rds.:
7:00 & ASAP. See www.deanofchess.com for more details.
Oct. 7, Dean of Chess Academy G/30
See Grand Prix.
Oct. 7, Dean of Chess Academy Monday Kids Quads
3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876.
(908) 595-0066. Trophies to top player in each quad. EF: $20 ($10 member).
Reg.: 6:45-7:00pm. Rds.: 7:00 & ASAP. See www.deanofchess.com for more
details.
Oct. 7-11, 8-11, 9-11 or 10-11, Continental Class Championships
(VA)
See Grand Prix.
Oct. 9, Dean of Chess Academy G/30
See Grand Prix.
Oct. 9, Princeton Day School National Chess Day
650 The Great Rd.. Plaques to top 3 school teams and top 6 in each section.

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Medals to all players. Four sections for OVER 1000 begin at 10:15 and must 4SS, G/5. 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ 08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes (908) 595-0066. Trophies to top player in each quad. EF: $20 ($10 member).
preregister: OVER 1600 (K-12), NEAR MASTERS (K-12 over 1400) and from the Flemington train station. 4 Player Teams Played in match style format Reg.: 6:45-7:00pm. Rds.: 7:00 & ASAP. See www.deanofchess.com for more
FUTURE MASTERS (Players K-12 over 1200) G/60, 3 rds. CLOSED (K-12 found at USATE in Parsippany every year. Average of players must be U1600. details.
1000-1200) G/45 4 rds. ALL OTHER SECTIONS. G/30 4 rds. beginning at 12:00 Games will not be rated. If you dont have a team you will be put in one on-
Oct. 30, Dean of Chess Academy G/30
noon. (round times will be accelerated if possible): OPEN (Players K-12 U-1000), site. Prizes: 50% of entries to top team, 20% to second. Entry $50 per team
See Grand Prix.
RESERVE (K-12 U-800), NOVICE II (K-8 U-600), NOVICE I (unrated K-6), K-1 ($40 members). Reg.: 7:00-7:30pm. Rds.: 7:35pm & ASAP. See www.
(unrated) NO SCORE K-1 (unrated). PARENTS OF PLAYERS rated G/30 3 deanofchess.com for more details. Oct. 30, Kens Club Quads (some noise) G/60
rounds. Pre-registration online, pay at the door $35. On-site 11-12 noon $45. Adults/teens, Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Ln., Exit 12 off I-287, Som-
Oct. 20, Dean of Chess Academy Monday Kids Quads erset. Reg.: by 10:45 am. 1st Round - 11am, then ASAP. EF: $21 early at
Info and register online: www.pds.org/chess. Inquires to Bonnie Waitzkin
3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ
Chessteach@gmail.com. entryfeesrus.com or $20 cash at site. Prizes: $50. Ken at acn@goes.com or
08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. Trophies
908-763-6468.
Oct. 10, Dean of Chess Academy Sunday Swiss to top player in each quad. EF: $20 ($10 member). Reg.: 6:45-7:00pm. Rds.:
See Grand Prix. 7:00 & ASAP. See www.deanofchess.com for more details. Oct. 30, Kens Kids Club K-8 Swiss
Oct. 10, ICA Fall 2010 Open Championship Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Ln., Somerset, Exit #12 off I-287. All Cash
Oct. 21, Dean of Chess Academy G/30
See Grand Prix. See Grand Prix. prizes b/10 per section. Prizes per section increase $20 with each paid entry
over 10. Hot Shots: U1700, 4SS G/45, $100-50. Checkmates: U1300, 4SS G/45,
Oct. 10, ICA Fall 2010 Scholastic Championship in 5 sections Oct. 21, Dean of Chess Academy Monday Kids Quads $100-50. New Stars: U1000, 5SS G/30, $100-50. Chess Pirates: U600, 5SS
4SS, EVERYONE PLAYS 4 GAMES, ALL PLAYERS WITH 2.5 POINTS OR MORE WILL 3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. G/30, $100-50. Players highest life-time is used. EF: $29 online at
RECEIVE ATROPHY! US CHESS FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR SEC- (908) 595-0066. Trophies to top player in each quad. EF: $20 ($10 member). entryfeesrus.com. EF: $35 in cash at Hotel. Reg.: by 10:45am. Rds.: 11am then
TIONS 3, 4 AND 5. Info: 201 287 0250 or 201 833 1741 E-mail: Diana@icanj.net Reg.: 6:45-7:00pm. Rds.: 7:00 & ASAP. See www.deanofchess.com for more ASAP, with lunch break. Info: Ken at acn@goes.com or 908-763-6468.
(Web Site Entries: www.icanj.net) ADV EF (pmk by Oct 6th) $25 At Site $30 Reg details.
ends 1/2 hr before 1st rnd. Late entrants will receive a 1/2 point bye for rnd. Oct. 31, Dean of Chess Academy Halloween Swiss!
1. Site Address: Bergen Academy, 200 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack NJ 07601. Oct. 22-24 or 23-24, Boardwalk Open 3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ
See Grand Prix.
In 5 Sections, Section 1 Junior Novice: Open to unrated players K through 08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. AllTrophies
2nd grade. Rds.: First Round 10:15 AM, then ASAP (tournament will end at Oct. 23, Dean of Chess Academy G/30 toTop 5. Prizes given out for best costume. Pre-Entry: $20 ($10 DOCA mem-
approximately 1:00 PM). Section 2 Novice: Open to unrated players K through See Grand Prix. ber) Onsite: $30 ($10 members). IMs and GMs Free! Entries online at
4th grade. Rds.: First Round 10:00 AM, then ASAP (tournament will end at Oct. 24, Dean of Chess Academy Kids Swiss www.deanofchess.com or address above by 10/23/10. Reg.: 10:30-11:00am.
approximately 2:00 PM). Section 3 G/45 Reserve: Open to players rated below Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ 08822. (908) 595- Rds.: 11:00, 12:15, and 1:30p. See website for more details.
800 and unrated players K through 12th grade. Rds.: 9:45 AM, 11:30, 1:15, 3:00 0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. 4SS, G/30 for K-1, Primary, Nov. 5-7, 2010 National Youth Action
PM. Section 4 G/45: Open to players rated below 1200 and unrated players and Championship Sections. 3SS G/45 for Masters Section. Trophies to See Nationals.
K through 12th grade. Rds.: 9:45 AM, 11:30, 1:15, 3:00 PM. Section 5 G/60: Top 5 in each section,Top 2 Unrated. Sections are divided by grade: K-1, Pri-
Open to players rated below 1700 and unrated players K through 12th grade. mary (2-3), Championship (4-12), and Masters (Any rated Over 1000). Pre-Entry: Nov. 12-14 or 13-14, 17th Annual Eastern Chess Congress and Sen-
Rds.: 9:45 AM, 12:00, 2:15, 4:30 PM. ENT: Make EF and/or USCF Membership $30 ($20 DOCA member) Onsite: $40 ($30 members). IMs and GMs Free! ior (CT)
checks payableTo: International Chess Academy MailTo: DianaTulman, 28 Can- Entries online at www.deanofchess.com or to address above by 10/16/10. Reg.: See Grand Prix.
terbury Lane, New Milford. NJ 07646. NS. NC. W. 8:30-9:00am. Rds.: K-1 Section 10am then ASASP. Primary & Championship Nov. 14, Greater Philadelphia Elementary Championships (PA)
Oct. 11, Dean of Chess Academy G/5 U1600 Team Tournament 10am, 11am, 12pm. Masters 9am, 10:30am, 12pm. See website for more Radnor Middle School, 150 Louella Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087. Sections: K-1,
(QC) details. K-3, K-6; see website for unrated sections. Time Control: 5SS, G/30. EF: $30
4SS, G/5. 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ 08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes Oct. 24, Dean of Chess Academy Sunday Swiss online by 11/10; $35 by noon 11/12; $40 on-site from 8:45-9:15. Rds.: 10-11:15-
from the Flemington train station. 4 PlayerTeams Played in match style format See Grand Prix. 12:40-1:50-3:00. Prizes: trophies to top individuals & schools; all players
found at USATE in Parsippany every year. Average of players must be U1600. receive a participation trophy orT-shirt. Free game analysis by NM Peter Min-
Games will not be rated. If you dont have a team you will be put in one on- Oct. 25, Dean of Chess Academy G/5 U1600 Team Tournament ear. See www.silverknightschess.com to register.
site. Prizes: 50% of entries to top team, 20% to second. Entry $50 per team (QC)
($40 members). Reg.: 7:00-7:30pm. Rds.: 7:35pm & ASAP. See www. 4SS, G/5. 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ 08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes Nov. 20, 2010 Mid-Atlantic Girls Chess Championships (MD)
deanofchess.com for more details. from the Flemington train station. 4 Player Teams Played in match style format See Maryland.
found at USATE in Parsippany every year. Average of players must be U1600.
Oct. 13, Dean of Chess Academy Monday Kids Quads Games will not be rated. If you dont have a team you will be put in one on- Nov. 20, Greater Philadelphia Middle School/High School Champi-
3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ site. Prizes: 50% of entries to top team, 20% to second. Entry $50 per team onships (PA)
08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. Trophies ($40 members). Reg.: 7:00-7:30pm. Rds.: 7:35pm & ASAP. See Horsham Community Center, 1025 Horsham Rd., Horsham, PA 19044. Sections:
to top player in each quad. EF: $20 ($10 member). Reg.: 6:45-7:00pm. Rds.: www.deanofchess.com for more details. K-12, K-8, K-12 U/1000. Time Control: 4SS, G/60. EF: $30 online by 11/17; $35
7:00 & ASAP. See www.deanofchess.com for more details. by noon 11/19; $40 on-site from 9:00-9:30. Rds.: 10-12:15-2:15-4:15. Prizes:
Oct. 25, Dean of Chess Academy G/10 (QC) trophies to top individuals & schools. Free game analysis by NM Adam
Oct. 14, Dean of Chess Academy G/30 See Grand Prix.
See Grand Prix. Weissbarth. Winner of K-12 is seeded into Greater Philadelphia Junior Invi-
Oct. 25, Its Cool Again G/40 Quad tational. See www.silverknightschess.com to register.
Oct. 14, Dean of Chess Academy Monday Kids Quads 3-RR, G/40. Sections by rating. Hackettstown Community Center, 293 Main St.,
3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. A State Championship Event!
(Rte. 46), Hackettstown, NJ. EF: $10. Prize: $25 top in each section. Reg.: 6:30- Nov. 21, New Jersey K-12 Grade Championship
(908) 595-0066. Trophies to top player in each quad. EF: $20 ($10 member).
7:00 pm, Monday, Oct. 25. Rds.: 7:00 pm, ASAP thereafter. Info: 5SS, G/30. Brookdale College, 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738.
Reg.: 6:45-7:00pm. Rds.: 7:00 & ASAP. See www.deanofchess.com for more
ericmark4@gmail.com, 570-872-6880.
details. Student Life Center, use Parking Lot #7 or #6; 4 miles from Garden State Park-
Oct. 26, Dean of Chess Academy G/10 (QC) way exit 109. 13 Sections: Play only in your grade! MORE TROPHIES!!!
Oct. 16, Kens Club Quads (some noise) G/60 See Grand Prix. Grades K-6; Trophies to top 15 individuals, top 5 teams - top 3 from each
Adults/teens, Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Ln., Exit 12 off I-287, Som-
Oct. 27, Dean of Chess Academy Monday Kids Quads school/grade; 50% of players receive trophy or medal! Grades 7-12: Trophies
erset. Reg.: by 10:45 am. 1st Round - 11am, then ASAP. EF: $21 early at
entryfeesrus.com or $20 cash at site. Prizes: $50. Ken at acn@goes.com or 3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 334 Route 31 North, Flemington, NJ to top 10 individuals, top 5 teams; Rds.: 10am and ASAP. EF: $35 by 11/13, $55
908-763-6468. 08822. (908) 595-0066. Minutes from the Flemington train station. Trophies at site. USCF mem reqd. Reg.: 8-9:00am. After 9:00am 1/2 pt bye rd 1. Info:
to top player in each quad. EF: $20 ($10 member). Reg.: 6:45-7:00pm. Rds.: 732 259-3881, hsprechman@characterkings.org. Ent: Please make checks
Oct. 16, Kens Kids Club K-8 Swiss 7:00 & ASAP. See www.deanofchess.com for more details. payable to NJSCF and send to NJSCF, PO Box 1511, Jackson, NJ 08857. Entries
Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Ln., Somerset, Exit #12 off I-287. All Cash must include name, grade school, date of birth, USCF ID # & expiration, mail-
prizes b/10 per section. Prizes per section increase $20 with each paid entry Oct. 28, Dean of Chess Academy G/30 ing address, phone number & entry fee, please include email address. The 1st
over 10. Hot Shots: U1700, 4SS G/45, $100-50. Checkmates: U1300, 4SS G/45, See Grand Prix. Place player and team from NJ in each grade will be recognized as the NJ Cham-
$100-50. New Stars: U1000, 5SS G/30, $100-50. Chess Pirates: U600, 5SS Oct. 28, Dean of Chess Academy Monday Kids Quads pion for that grade! Chess sets and boards will be provided! Please bring a
G/30, $100-50. Players highest life-time is used. EF: $29 online at 3SS, G/30. Dean of Chess Academy, 3150 Route 22 West, Branchburg, NJ 08876. chess clock!
entryfeesrus.com. EF: $35 in cash at Hotel. Reg.: by 10:45am. Rds.: 11am then
ASAP, with lunch break. Info: Ken at acn@goes.com or 908-763-6468.
Oct. 16, Saturday Scholastic (K-8)
4 RR, G/45 t/d5. 1st round 11 AM. All the Kings Men Chess & Games Center
(Just 20 mins. from Center City Philadelphia), 62 S. Brd.way, Pitman, NJ, 856-
582-8222. EF: Online $20, members $18. Onsite: $22.50, members $20. NO TOURNAMENTS IN YOUR AREA?
Includes FREE pizza & soda. Prizes: Trophies top 4, medal top K-3. Reg.: 10 -
10:30 onsite, or pre-register at www.YourchessSet.com/kidsswiss. WHY NOT ORGANIZE ONE?
Oct. 16-17, Dean of Chess Academy 40/2 SD1
See Grand Prix.
Oct. 18, Dean of Chess Academy G/5 U1600 Team Tournament Do you need to go out of town for tournament play? Would you and others in your area
(QC) like the convenience of an occasional event closer to home? Organize one!
Its not much work to hold a small tournament, and there is little risk if you use a low-
cost site and avoid guaranteed prizes. You might even make a profit! Either a based-on
DROPPING OUT? Swiss with projected prizes up to $500, a Quad format, or a trophy tournament will vir-
Have to miss a round? tually guarantee taking in more in fees than you pay out in prizes.
The affiliation fee is just $40 a year. You will receive the annual rating supplement and
It is very important that you have access to the TD/Affiliate area of our website.
NOTIFY THE DIRECTOR Remember, you can both run and play in a small event. Many of them wouldnt be held
before pairings are made, so no one if the organizer/TD couldnt play.
is deprived of a game! If you forfeit WANT TO KNOW MORE? Contact Joan DuBois at joandubois@uschess.org.
without notice, you may be FINED up Well be glad to help you be part of the promotion of American chess!
to the amount of the entry fee!

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Nov. 21, $uper $unday U2000 Quads 11554. 2 sections: Main: U-2300/unr. $(b/20): $150-100. Top U-1800, U- Sept. 25-26 or 26, Marshall September Grand Prix
NOTE changes: (Adult/HS players only.) Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Lane, 1500 $70 ea. EF: $35. Reserve: U-1400/unr. $(b/10): $100-75.Top U-1200 $60. See Grand Prix.
Somerset, NJ, Exit 12 off I-287. 4 Player Quads, G/60, Reg.: by 10:45 am. Rds.: EF: $25. BOTH: Reg.: 6:40-7:10 PM, no adv. ent., non-LICC members +$10.
Rds.: 7:15 PM SHARP ea.Thursday. 2 byes 1-5. Info: www.lichessclub.com. NS.
Sept. 26 (not Sept. 19), Binghamton Monthly Tourney
11am, 1pm, 3pm. (Held with K-8 event so may be some noise) EF: $20 early
FREE USCF ONLINE MEMBERSHIP ($34 VALUE, call for details) WITH
at entryfeesrus.com no refunds or $20 cash at site. Prizes: $50. b/4. Ken at Chess Magnet School JGP.
ENTRY FEE. 4 ROUND SS, GAME/60. Reg.: 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM. ENTRY: $30
acn@goes.com or 908-763-6468. Sept. 11, Utica Four Seasons Summer Cash only on site. Please register in advance if possible. (Checks payable to
Nov. 21, Viking Club $unday $wiss K-8 4SS Rds. 1-2: G/60, Rds. 3-4: G/90. Mohawk Valley Community College, Cordiscos Corner Store.) Rounds: 9:15, 11:45, 2:15, 4:30. Prizes: b/20. Open
NOTE Changes: Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ, Exit 12 off I- Exit 31, I-90, bear left, South on E. Genesee, (2.6 miles), left on Memorial High- Section. 1st- $175, 2nd - $95, 3rd- $50.Trophies 1st - 3rd. Under 1700. 1st- $80,
287. In 4 Sections: Hot Shots K-12 Open, K-8 Chess Mates U1300, K-8 New way (2.3 miles), left Sherman, right into MVCC, IT Building. EF: $30. Prizes 2nd- $40. Trophies 1st - 4th. Please bring clocks. Cordiscos Chess Center. 308
Stars U1000, K-8 Pawn Pirates U0600. All Sections: 5-SS G/30, $100-50. (b/20): $200, 125, 75, Class 100. Reg.: 8:30-9:15. Rds.: 9:30-12:00-2:15- Chenango St., Binghamton, NY 13901. (607) 772-8782. jcordisco@stny.rr.com.
b/10 per section. Section under 5 entries will become a Quad or merge. 5:30. Ent: Joe Ball, 310 Helfer Lane, Minoa, NY 13116. Chess Magnet School
Players highest life-time established rating is used. EF: $29 by mail or online JGP.
Sept. 26, Fourth Annual Usdan Chess Challenge
G/30. Usdan Center For the Creative and Performing Arts, 185 Colonial Springs
at entryfeesrus.com. No online refunds. EF: $35 cash at Site. Ent: 115 W. Moore
Sept. 13-Oct. 4, Nassau Semi-finals Rd., Wheatley Heights (Long Island), NY 11798. Open to all Grades K-12, sec-
St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Info: KenThomas, 908-763-6468, acn@goes.com
See Grand Prix. tions for K-3, 4-6, and Jr. High/High School. Trophies to top 5 each section,
NS, NC, W.
Sept. 16, 4 Rated Games Tonight! other prizes per entries. Reg.: 10:15-10:45 am. Round 1 at 11 am. EF: $25 in
Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, Atlantic City International advance, $35 at site. Info and registration forms, email JSalman@ Opton-
4-SS, G/30. Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W. 10th St., bet 5-6 Ave., NYC:
See Grand Prix. line.Net or BrianKaren@usa.net.
212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $30, Club membs $20,
Dec. 26-28 or 27-28, 29th Empire City Open (NY) specified Greater NY Scholastic prize winners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150- Sept. 27-Oct. 25, Marshall Monday Under 1600
See Grand Prix. 100-50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit 5SS, G/90. Marshall Chess Club, 23 W 10th St, NYC 212 477-3716. EF: $40, mem-
by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds.: 7-8:15- bers $20. ($300 b/20): $120-70-50, U1300 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7 PM
New Mexico 9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under each Monday. Byes OK, limit 2, request by rd 3. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Sept. 25-26, Santa Fe Open 10 min. before game.
Sept. 29-Oct. 27, Marshall CC Under 2000 Wednesday Swiss
Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave., 6/SS, G/60 TD/5. $$ $900 Sept. 17-19 or 18-19, 15th annual Green Mountain Open (VT) 5SS, 30/90,SD/1, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. EF: $40, members $20.
b/72. Unrated eligible only for 50% of prize except in Open. Sections: OPEN, See Grand Prix. ($$300 b/20): $120-70-50, U1700 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45, Rds.: 7 PM each
U1700, U1400, EF all $25. Special U1100 playing in U1400 prize. Rds.: 9-11:30- Wednesday. Byes OK, limit 2, request by Round 3. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Sept. 18, Marshall CC Saturday G/60
2:15. Byes:Two 1/2 pt bye requests before 1st Rd pairing. Discounts: take one
4SS, G/60. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. ($360 b/24) Sept. 30, 4 Rated Games Tonight!
only. $5 with SFCC student or staff I.D. $5 family after 1 full price entry. Reg.
$120-70-50, 1700-1999/unr $65, U1700 $55. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 4-SS, G/30. Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W. 10th St., bet 5-6 Ave., NYC:
on-site 8-8:30. Late fee $10 if not received by 9/23, mail checks payable to
11:15-11:45AM. Rds.: 12-2:30-4:45-7. Note: Only one bye available, request 212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $30, Club membs $20,
NMCO, P.O. Box 4215, Albuquerque, NM 87196. Info, entry form and direc-
at entry. specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-100-
tions: nmchess.org. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Sept. 18-19, 2010 CAN/AM International FIDE Masters Series 50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by
Nov. 6-7, New Mexico Open 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds.: 7-8:15-
See Grand Prix.
Rio Rancho Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE. Co-Spon- 9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under
sored by the Meadowlark Chess Group and the New Mexico Chess Organization. Sept. 19, Green Mountain Under 13 Novice (VT) 10 min. before game.
5/SS. Sat. G/2 Sun. 30/90 SD/60. Rds.: 9-2-6:30, 8:30-2:30. EF: Open $35, See Vermont.
U1800 $30, U1400 $25. Rated U1100 playing in U1400 $20. $$: b/80: Open $250-
Oct. 1-Nov. 19, 2010 Queens Chess Club Championship
Sept. 19, Marshall CC Sunday G/30 Action See Grand Prix.
$125-$75, U1800 $175-$100-$50, U1400 $120-$60-$30, Best U1100 $30. 5SS, G/30. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members
Unrated eligible only for 50% of prize except in Open. Bye: one 1/2 pt. request $20. ($360 b/24): 120-70-50, U2100 $65, U1800 $55. Rds.: 12-1:30-2:45-4- Oct. 2, 15th Annual Arkport Open
prior Rd 1. 2010 NM State Championship plaques to best finish by NM res- 5:20pm. One bye available, request at entry. See Grand Prix.
ident man & woman in Open. Reg.: Sat. 88:30. Late fee $10 if received after
Sept. 21, Marshall Masters (Formerly the St. Johns Masters) Oct. 2-3, Fifth Marshall CC Amateur Team Championship!
11/4. $5 Family discount after one full price entry. NMCO Annual meeting & elec-
See Grand Prix. 4SS, G/120. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $30 per player,
tions Sun 2pm. Pay to NMCO, Box 4215, Albuq. 87196. Info: directions & entry
Members $25. All, $5 less if played in any of the first four MCC Amateur Team
form: nmchess.org. Recommended Motel, SUPER 8, 4100 Barbara Ln. SE 505- Sept. 23, 10 Grand Prix Points Tonight! Championships. 2 player teams with ratings averaging under 2200. $$ (b/15
896-8888 ask for chess rate. W. Chess Magnet School JGP. See Grand Prix. teams): 150-75, U1800 team $90, top scores bds. 1 &2 $90 each. Reg. ends
Sept. 25, Marshall Saturday U1800 15 min. before game. Rds.: 12-5:00 pm each day; Limit 1 team bye, request
New York 4SS, G/45. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. ($300 b/20) with entry. Replacement player must have same or lower rating, must play same
$120-70-50, U1500 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 12:15-12:45AM. Rds.: board. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Sept. 9-Oct. 7, Long Island CC Sept. Open
5SS, G/90. United Methodist Church, 470 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow, NY 1-2:45-4:30-6:15. Note: Only one bye available, request at entry. Oct. 5, New York Experts

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Open to U2200. 4SS, G/30. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: 9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under $20. ($360 b/24): 120-70-50, U2100 $65, U1800 $55. Rds.: 12-1:30-2:45-4-
$40, members $20. $$300 b/20: $120-70-50, U1800 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 10 min. before game. 5:20pm. One bye available, request at entry.
7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. One bye available, request at entry.
Oct. 22-24 or 23-24, Boardwalk Open (NJ) Nov. 20, 2010 Mid-Atlantic Girls Chess Championships (MD)
Oct. 7, 4 Rated Games Tonight! See Grand Prix. See Maryland.
4-SS, G/30. Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W. 10th St., bet 5-6 Ave., NYC: Oct. 22-24 or 23-24, Marshall Amateur Championship/Jerry Simon Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, Atlantic City International (NJ)
212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $30, Club membs $20, Memorial See Grand Prix.
specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-100- 5SS, 30/90, SD/60, open to U2200/unr. Marshall CC, 23 W 10th St., NYC. 212-
50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by Dec. 26-28 or 27-28, 29th Empire City Open
477-3716. EF: $35, members $20. ($$400 b/24): 150-100-50, U2000 $51, See Grand Prix.
8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds.: 7-8:15- U1800 $49. Top 10 finishers (plus ties) with plus scores will be eligible to pay
9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under
10 min. before game.
for and enter the Marshall CC Championship on October 29 (otherwise, 2200
rating reqd). Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. 2 options: 3-day, rds 7pm Fri., 12n, 5:30pm
North Carolina
Oct. 7-11, 8-11, 9-11 or 10-11, Continental Class Championships Sat., 12n, 5:30pm Sun; 2-day (rd. 1 G/45), Reg.: 9:15-9:45am, Rd. 1 10am Sat- Oct. 29-31 or 30-31, 37th L.P.O. (Lipkin/Pfefferkorn Open) - Tracy
(VA) urday, merge rd. 2. One bye avail, request by rd. 3. No reentries. Chess Callis Memorial
See Grand Prix. Magnet School JGP. See Grand Prix.
Oct. 24 Binghamton Monthly Tourney
Oct. 9, NY October Under 1600!
4-SS, G/50, open to U1600 or unr., Chess Center at Marshall Chess Club, 23 FREE USCF ONLINE MEMBERSHIP ($34 VALUE, call for details) WITH
Ohio
W. 10th St., bet 5-6 Ave., NYC: 845-569-9969. EF $40, Club members $25, spec- ENTRY FEE. 4 ROUND SS, GAME/60. Reg.: 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM. ENTRY: $30 Sept. 18, House of Chess Open
ified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. May be limited to 1st 26 Cash only on site. Please register in advance if possible. (Checks payable to 4SS, G/45. House of Chess, Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, OH (W of JC
entries. $$ (300 b/20 paid): 150-70-30, top U1300 $50, $70 limit to unr. Limit Cordiscos Corner Store.) Rounds: 9:15, 11:45, 2:15, 4:30. Prizes: b/20. Open Penny). Sections: Open, U1600. Reg.: 11-11:25 AM. Rds.: 11:30-1:15-3:30-
2 byes, commit by 2:30. Reg. ends 15 min before game. Rds.: 12:30-2:30-4:30- Section. 1st- $175, 2nd - $95, 3rd- $50.Trophies 1st - 3rd. Under 1700. 1st- $80, 5:15. Prizes (b/25): Open: 1st $200, 2nd $100; U1900 1st $100; Reserve
6:30 pm. CCA Ratings may be used. Online entry at www.chesscenter.cc thru 2nd- $40. Trophies 1st - 4th. Please bring clocks. Cordiscos Chess Center. 308 (U1600:) 1st $100. Ent: $25, Club members $20. Info & entries: House of Chess,
10/7. $10 extra to enter by phone! Chenango St., Binghamton, NY 13901. (607) 772-8782. jcordisco@stny.rr.com. Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Phone: (440) 979-1133. E-mail:
Oct. 28, 10 Grand Prix Points Tonight! info@houseofchess.com. Web: www.thehouseofchess.com/.
Oct. 9, Prove Your Point!
3-SS, G/30. Chess Center at Marshall Chess Club, 23 W. 10th St., NYC: 212-477- See Grand Prix. Sept. 24-26 or 25-26, 3rd annual Louisville Open (KY)
3716. EF $20. 3-0 wins $40, 2.5 wins $20, 2 wins $10. Reg ends 7:20 pm. Rds.: Oct. 29-31, Nov. 6-7, 2010 Marshall Chess Club Championship See Grand Prix.
7:30-8:30-9:30. See Grand Prix.
Sept. 25, Dare Devil Tournament
Oct. 9, Syracuse University Fall Open Nov. 1-29, Marshall Monday Under 1600 G/45 Tmt, td/5, 4 rounds at Dayton Chess Club. Free Parking. EF: $25 until 17
4SS Rds.: 1&2 G/60, Rds.: 3&4 G/90. Syracuse University, Carnegie Hall, 5SS, G/90. Marshall Chess Club, 23 W 10th St, NYC 212 477-3716. EF: $40, mem- September, then $35. EF refunded to players rated 2200 or higher who com-
Rm. 222 (Fr 81N, Ex. 690E, Ex. 14, Son Teal to Columbus, L on E. Genesee, R. bers $20. ($300 b/20): $120-70-50, U1300 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7 PM plete their schedule. Prizes (b/25 paid): Open $200-101, U1900 $100, U1600
Westcott, R. Euclid, to Park Check Pt, 3rd right. Fr 81S, Ex. E. Adams, R on E. each Monday. Byes OK, limit 2, request by rd 3. Chess Magnet School JGP. $99. Reg.: 10-10:45am. Rds.: 11, 1:00, 3:15, 5. Info: Questions dcc.18w5
Adams, R on Comstock, R Euclid, to Park Check Pt, 3rd right). EF: $30. Prizes @sbcglobal.net or 937.461.6283. Mail EF to: Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th
Nov. 3-Dec. 1, Marshall CC Under 2000 Wednesday Swiss
(b/20): $200, 125, 75 Class 100. Reg.: 8:30-9:15. Rds.: 9:30, 12:00, 2:15, 5:30. Street, Dayton, OH 45410 or register online at www.daytonchessclub.com.
5SS, 30/90,SD/1, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. EF: $40, members $20.
Ent: Joe Ball (315) 436-9008. Chess Magnet School JGP.
($$300 b/20): $120-70-50, U1700 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45, Rds.: 7 PM each Oct. 1-3 or 2-3, Cleveland Open
Oct. 9, The Right Move Celebrates National Chess Day in the Cap- Wednesday. Byes OK, limit 2, request by Round 3. Chess Magnet School JGP. See Grand Prix.
ital District Nov. 4, 4 Rated Games Tonight!
Henry Johnson Charter School, 30 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206. EF: Oct. 2, House of Chess Open
4-SS, G/30. Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W. 10th St., bet 5-6 Ave., NYC: 4SS, G/45. House of Chess, Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, OH (W of JC
FREE. Two sections: Rated and Unrated. Prizes: Trophy to top 7 in each sec- 212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF: $30, Club membs $20,
tion. Medals for all earning 2 or more points. Registration email: Penny). Sections: Open, U1600. Reg.: 11-11:25 AM. Rds.: 11:30-1:15-3:30-
specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-100- 5:15. Prizes (b/25): Open: 1st $200, 2nd $100; U1900 1st $100; Reserve
brjohn@juno.com by Thurs., 10/7. 4SS, G/30. Rd. 1 at 10:00. 50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by (U1600:) 1st $100. Ent: $25, Club members $20. Info & entries: House of Chess,
Oct. 9-10 or 10, NY October Under 2300! 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds.: 7-8:15- Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Phone: (440) 979-1133. E-mail:
4-SS, 30/90, SD/1. Chess Center at Marshall Chess Club, 23 W. 10th St., bet 9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under info@houseofchess.com. Web: www.thehouseofchess.com/.
5-6 Ave., NYC: 845-569-9969. EF $40, Club members $25, specified Greater NY 10 min. before game.
Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-100-50, top U2000 $95, Nov. 11, 4 Rated Games Tonight! Oct. 3, Cleveland Under 13 Novice
U1800 $85. Reg. ends 15 min. before game. 2 schedules: 2-day, rds 12:30-5:30 4SS, G/30 in one section, open to under 1000 or unrated born after 10/3/97,
4-SS, G/30. Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W. 10th St., bet 5-6 Ave., NYC:
pm each day; 1-day, (rds 1-2 G/30), 10-11:15 am-12:30-5:30 pm Sun; both Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel (see Cleveland Open). EF: $20, cash at site
212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF: $30, Club membs $20,
merge rd 3. Limit 2 byes, commit by rd 2. Re-entry $20, counts half. Class pair- only. Special 1 year USCF dues if paid with entry, including paper magazine:
specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-100-
ings OK rd 4. Online entry at www.chesscenter.cc thru 10/7. $10 extra to Scholastic $15, Young Adult $20. Trophies to top 5, top Under 800, Under 600,
50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by
enter by phone! Chess Magnet School JGP. Under 400, Unrated. Reg. ends Sun 9:30 am, rds. 10, 11:15, 12:30, 1:45. Unof-
8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds.: 7-8:15-
ficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Half point bye
Oct. 10, NEW Sunday Sliding Scale Quads! 9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under
available rd 1. Play in both this event and the Cleveland Open by taking a round
3-RR, G/30. Chess Center at Marshall Chess Club, 23 W. 10th St., NYC: 212- 10 min. before game.
4 bye in the Cleveland Open.
477-3716. EF: Master $35, Expert $30, A $25, U1800 $20. $$ (all EFs returned Nov. 12-14 or 13-14, 17th Annual Eastern Chess Congress and Sen-
less $36 per quad). Reg ends 7:20 pm. Rds.: 7:30-8:30-9:30. NO FREE ior (CT) Oct. 9, National Chess Days Are You in the Game? Tournament
ENTRIES!! No phone entry! See Grand Prix. 4SS, G/45. West Side United Church of Christ, 3800 Bridge Ave., Cleveland, OH.
EF: $20 if recd by Oct. 4; $25 at site. Reg.: 8:30-9:15. Rds.: 9:30, 11:30, 2, 4.
Oct. 11, Marshall CC Columbus Day Action Nov. 13, Marshall CC Saturday G/60 Prizes: b/40, Open 100/75; U1800 80/60; U1600 70/50; U1400 60/40; U1200
5SS, G/30. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members 4SS, G/60. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. ($360 b/24) 50/30. Ent: Tom Graske, 4869 South Park Dr., Fairview Park, OH 44126; 440-
$20. ($360 b/24): 120-70-50, U2100/unr $65, U1800 $55. Rds.: 12-1:30- $120-70-50, 1700-1999/unr $65, U1700 $55. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 734-3916; tom_g_44126@yahoo.com.
2:45-4-5:20pm. One bye available, request at entry. 11:15-11:45AM. Rds.: 12-2:30-4:45-7. Note: Only one bye available, request
at entry. Oct. 9, National Chess Day: Cincinnati Scholastic Chess Series
Oct. 14, 4 Rated Games Tonight! Launches for 2010-2011
4-SS, G/30. Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W. 10th St., bet 5-6 Ave., NYC: Nov. 14, Marshall CC Sunday G/30 Action 4SS in 4 sections: K-3, 4-6, 7&8 (all Game/30), 9-12 (Game/45). EF: Onsite $20,
212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $30, Club membs $20, 5SS, G/30. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members advance-entry and other discounts available. Onsite Reg.: 8:00-8:30 am, Rd 1:
specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-100-
50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by
8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds.: 7-8:15-
9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under
10 min. before game.
Oct. 14-Nov. 18, FIDE Thursdays!!
6SS, G/120. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. Open to all players rated 1600
or above. EF: $50, $30 members. $$500 b/20: $175-125-100, U2000 $100; 2
byes OK, commit before Round 4. Reg.: 6:15-6:45, Rds.: 7PM each Thursday;
FIDE rated. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Oct. 14-Nov. 18, Long Island CC Fall Open & Scholastic
(no round 11/11) 5SS, G/90 (Schol. G/30). United Methodist Church, 470 East
Meadow Ave., East Meadow, NY 11554. OPEN (G/90): 2 sections: Main: U-
2300/unr. $(b/20): $150-100. Top U-1800, U-1500 $70 ea. EF: $35. Reserve:
U-1400/unr. $(b/10): $100-75. Top U-1200 $60. EF: $25. SCHOLASTIC (G/30,
open to K-12): 2 sections: Adv.: U-1800/unr. Beg.: U-1200/unr. Both: EF:
$25. Medals to top 3 in ea. section. ALL: Reg.: 6:40-7:10 PM, no adv. ent., non-
LICC members +$10. Rds.: 7:15 PM SHARP ea. Thursday. 2 byes 1-5. Info:
www.lichessclub.com. NS. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Oct. 16, Marshall Saturday U1800
4SS, G/45. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. ($300 b/20)
$120-70-50, U1500 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 12:15-12:45AM. Rds.:
1-2:45-4:30-6:15. Note: Only one bye available, request at entry.
Oct. 16-17 or 17, Marshall October Grand Prix
See Grand Prix.
Oct. 19, Marshall Masters (Formerly the St. Johns Masters)
See Grand Prix.
Oct. 21, 4 Rated Games Tonight!
4-SS, G/30. Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W. 10th St., bet 5-6 Ave., NYC:
212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF: $30, Club membs $20,
specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-100-
50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by
8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds.: 7-8:15-

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8:30 am for 9-12, all others 9:00 am. Seven Hills Upper School, 5400 Red Bank towncentercitychessclub. be made by the start of Round 2. Rds.: 10AM-12:30PM-4:00PM-6:30PM. Info:
Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227. Other tournaments in series will be at other ven- 412-421-1881, www.pittsburghcc.org. Entries: Pittsburgh Chess Club, Attn: Mike
ues on Nov 6 and Dec 4, 2010, Jan 8, Jan 29 and Mar 5, 2011. Complete Every Saturday Lehigh Valley Super Quads and G/10 (QC) Holsinger, 5604 Solway St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Make checks payable to Pitts-
information and registration form at www.chessinnati.com. Info: Doug Dysart, (NO QUADS OR BLITZ ON LVCA GRAND PRIX DATES LISTED IN CHESS LIFE)
burgh Chess Club. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.
513-484-3768, dougdysart@hotmail.com, or Alan Hodge, 513-697-0763, G/40 Quads, 3-RR. Reg.: 1p. EF: $10. Prizes: $30 for 3-0 score, else $25 for
ahodge4@cinci.rr.com. 1st. Lehigh County Senior Ctr., 1633 Elm St., Allentown, PA 18102. G/10 Quick Oct. 9, MasterMinds CC 2nd Saturday Swiss/Open Quads
Chess, 5-SS. Reg.: 5-6 pm. EF: $5. Prizes: 50% of Paid Entries. Info: Blair Christian Academy, 220 W. Upsal St., Philadelphia, PA. 2 events. Quads:
Oct. 9, Toledo October Swiss bdavis@lehighvalleychess.org, www.lehighvalleychess.org/. 3RR, 40/80, SD/30. EF: $20 cash on site only, Perfect score winner $50 else
Open, 4SS, Rnd 1 G/75, Rnds 2-4 G/90.The University ofToledo Health Science $40. Rds.: 10-2-5. Scholastic Swiss: EF $15, ASAP $5 recd by Thursday
Sept. 18-19, Lackawanna County Open
Campus, Mulford Library Basement Caf, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH before, $25 at the door. 3 sections: Open 3SS, G/60, Rds.: 10-12:30-3; 1st,
Clarion Hotel, 300 Meadow Ave., Scranton, PA (exit 184 off I-81). 5R SS, Rds.
43614. Can split into 2 sections if enough players. EF: $20 by 10/7 $25 at site. 2nd, 3rd, top under 1200, top unrated; U1100 -1st, 2nd, 3rd, top under 800,
1-3: G/75, Rds. 4-5: G/90. $$500 Gtd in two sections: Open: $150-$75, u1900
Reg.: 9-10 a.m., Rds.: 10, 1, 4, & 7. Prizes: $360 b/20, $100-50, 1st Class A top unrated & U750K-6 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, top under 600, top under 400, top unrated
-$50; Reserve (u1800 & unr): $125 - $60, u1400/unr - $40. Trophies to 1st in
,B,C,D/Under $40, 1st U1600 $50. Ent: James Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., 4SS, G/40. Rds.: 10, 11:45, 2, 3:45. 1st & 2nd school & club trophies. All Reg.
each section. EF: $27 rec by 9/10, $32 by 9/17, $35 at site. Reg.: 8:30 -
Maumee, OH 43537. 419-367-9450. Chess Magnet School JGP. ends 9:30am. Free parking on site! Ent: MasterMinds CC, 36 E. Hortter St.,
9:15am. Rds.: Sat: 9:30, 12:30, 3:30, Sun: 9:30 & 1:00. Entries/Info: Bernie
Oct. 24, Trick-or-Treat Mini-Swiss Sporko, 127 S. Main St., Carbondale, PA 18407. 570-282-2793, Cell: 570-604- Philadelphia, PA 19119. Checks made payable to MasterMinds CC. Info:
3SS, 30/60, 30/30, 30/30. Hamilton Williams Campus Center, Benes Room, Ohio 2461. e-mail: basp0529@verizon.net. Online entries acc thru PayPal. HR: Bradley Crable, 215-844-3881, info@mastermindschess.org or www. master-
Wesleyan University, Delaware. $$75 b/8: $50-25. Sections of 8-10 by rating. $69, call 570-344-9811and mention TDs name & Chess Tournament. Chess mindschess.org.
EF: $12 if recd by 10/22, $15 at site. Free for over-the-board masters. USCF Magnet School JGP. Oct. 16, 2010 Fall Harvest Grand Prix
memb. reqd. Reg.: 9:30-10:15, Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 4:30. Ent: Tom Wolber, 272 See Grand Prix.
Sept. 19, 51st Pittsburgh Chess League
Hearthstone Dr., Delaware, OH 43015. 740-368-3681 w., 363-9612 h., tkwol-
30/90, SD/1. Wm Pitt Union, Univ. of Pitt., 5th & Bigelow, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. A State Championship Event!
ber@owu.edu. NS, NC, W.
Monthly 4-player team event from Sept. to Apr. EF: $50/team by 9/16. Rds.: Oct. 16, 2010 PA State Championship Scholastics
A State Championship Event! 2pm. Ent/Info: Tom Martinak, 25 Freeport St., Pittsburgh, PA 15223-2245, 4SS, G/40. Warminster Rec & Educ Ctr, 1101 Little Ln., Warminster, PA 18974.
Nov. 6-7, Ohio Senior Championship martinak_tom_m@hotmail.com, www.pitt.edu/~schach/. W. 2 Sections: K-12 Open. K-6 U700. All:Trophies to top 5 & top unrated in each
Open to anyone born before 1961. 2 days, 2 sections, Open and U1600. 5SS, Sept. 24, Friday Night Action #21 section. Trophies to top 2 schools & top 2 clubs (top 4 scores over both sec-
Rnd 1-2 G/105, Rnds 3-5 G/120. The University of Toledo Health Science Cam- 4SS, G/30. Belmont Park Classroom, 200 Anderson Rd., King of Prussia, PA tions). EF: $15 by 10/9, $25 later. PSCF reqd, OSA. Reg: ends 9:30 am. Rds.:
pus, Mulford Library Basement Caf, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 43614. 19406. Sections: Open, U/1400. EF: $30 online by noon the day of the event; 10-11:30-1-2:30. Info: 267-237-6212, leteefs@yahoo.com. Ent: MasterMinds
See web site for campus map: www.toledochess.org/. EF: $30 by 11/4, $40 $10 more on-site 6:30-6:45; $10 less for players under 18. Rds.: 7:00, then ASAP. Chess Club, 6929 Sherman St., Philadelphia, PA 19119. W.
at site, $3 off for OCA members. Reg.: 9-10 a.m., Rds.: 10, 2, & 6 on 11/6, 10 Prizes: $100 to 1st overall; others per entries. Register at www.silver
& 3 on 11/7. Prizes: $1255 b/30, $200-140, Class A $120-60, Class B $120- Oct. 16-17, 2010 Ira Lee Riddle Memorial PA State Champ.
knightschess.com. Registration limited to first 30 players. See Grand Prix.
60, U1600 $120-75, Class C $120-60, Class D $120-60, Class E/under, $60.Trophy
to Open and U1600 winners. Ent: Jonathan Doran, 4120 Walker Ave., Toledo, Sept. 25, 3rd Annual David Elliott Memorial Oct. 22-24 or 23-24, Boardwalk Open (NJ)
OH 43612. 419-350-1971. E-mail: admin@toledochess.org. 5-SS, G/30, $$ $300 guaranteed. EF: $20. Prizes: $100+trophy 1st, $50 2nd, See Grand Prix.
$75 U1800, $75 U1600/unr. St. Lukes Ev Luth Church, 417 N. 7th St., Allentown,
Nov. 12-14 or 13-14, 19th Annual Kings Island Open PA 18104 Park in the lot and enter thru the gate. Reg.: 9 AM to 10 AM. Rds.: Oct. 24, PCL October Quick Quads (QC)
See Grand Prix. 10-11:30-2-3:30-5. Questions: Eric C. Johnson 610-433-6518 No advance 3RR, G/15. Wm. Pitt Union, Univ. of Pittsburgh, 5th & Bigelow, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 13, Toledo November Swiss entries. NS. See www.freewebs.com/allentowncentercitychessclub for more 15213. EF: $10, $7 juniors. $20 to 1st/quad. Reg.: 11-11:15am. Rds.: 11:30am-
Open, 4SS, Rnd 1 G/75, Rnds 2-4 G/90.The University ofToledo Health Science info. Noon-12:30pm. Info: martinak_tom_m@hotmail.com, 412-908-0286. W.
Campus, Mulford Library Basement Caf, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH Sept. 25, 4th Annual Greater Pocono Scholastic Championships Nov. 6-7, Erie Chess Club 100th Anniversary Tournament
43614. Can split into 2 sections if enough players. EF: $20 by 11/11 $25 at site. 4SS, G/45. Pocono Mountain East HS, 200 Pocono Mountain School Rd., Swift- See Grand Prix.
Reg.: 9-10 a.m., Rds.: 10, 1, 4, & 7. Prizes: $360 b/20, $100-50, 1st Class A water, PA 18370. Sections: K-12 U/1000, K-12 Champ. EF: $22 online by
,B,C,D/Under $40, 1st U1600 $50. Ent: James Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., Nov. 14, Greater Philadelphia Elementary Championships
9/22; $30 on-site 9:00-9:30. Rds.: 10:30-12:30-2:00-3:30. Prizes: trophies to Radnor Middle School, 150 Louella Ave., Wayne, PA 19087. Sections: K-1, K-
Maumee, OH 43537. 419-367-9450. Chess Magnet School JGP. top individuals & schools. See www.silverknightschess.com to register. 3, K-6; see website for unrated sections.Time Control: 5SS, G/30. EF: $30 online
A State Championship Event! Sept. 26, 2010 PA State Game/60 Championship by 11/10; $35 by noon 11/12; $40 on-site from 8:45-9:15. Rds.: 10-11:15-12:40-
Nov. 20, 2010 Ohio Grade Level Championships See Grand Prix. 1:50-3:00. Prizes: trophies to top individuals & schools; all players receive a
5-SS, 13 separate sections for each grade. Open to students enrolled in Ohio participation trophy or T-shirt. Free game analysis by NM Peter Minear. See
schools in grades K-12 or home schooled in Ohio in same grades, age 19 and Oct. 1-3 or 2-3, Cleveland Open (OH) www.silverknightschess.com to register.
under. The Bertram Inn and Conference Center, 600 North Aurora Rd., See Grand Prix.
Aurora, OH, 44202. HR: $85, up to 4 per room, (330) 995-0200. EF: $25 if Nov. 20, 2010 Mid-Atlantic Girls Chess Championships (MD)
Oct. 2, Fall Warm-up See Maryland.
received by 11-10, $35 after. Free and reduced lunch students $10. No on-site 4SS, G/30. Mother of Divine Providence School, 405 Allendale Rd., King of Prus-
registrations. Schedule: Announcements 9:45am, First Rd.10am all sec- sia, PA 19406. Sections: K-6 U/500, K-12 U/900, K-12 Champ. EF: $25 online Nov. 20, Greater Philadelphia Middle School/High School Champi-
tions. K-2: All Rds G/30, est. finish 3:30pm. 3-6: Rds. 1-4 G/30, Rd 5 G/45, est. by 9/29; $35 on-site 12:00-12:30. Rds.: 1:00, then ASAP. Prizes: trophies to onships
finish 6pm. 7-12: Rds 1-4, G/45, Rd 5 G/60, est. finish 8pm. Awards: Trophies top individuals & schools. Free game analysis by NM Peter Minear. See Horsham Community Center, 1025 Horsham Rd., Horsham, PA 19044. Sections:
to all scoring 3.5 or more, top three teams each section. Medals to non tro- www.silverknightschess.com to register. K-12, K-8, K-12 U/1000. Time Control: 4SS, G/60. EF: $30 online by 11/17; $35
phy winners, grades K-8. Contact: Michael Joelson, 216-321-7000, by noon 11/19; $40 on-site from 9:00-9:30. Rds.: 10-12:15-2:15-4:15. Prizes:
mdjoelson@aol.com. Info, forms: www.progresswithchess.org. Oct. 2, W.Chester 1st Sat. Quads trophies to top individuals & schools. Free game analysis by NM Adam
Our 21st year! 3RR, 40/80,sd/30. United Methodist Church, 129 S. High St., West Weissbarth. Winner of K-12 is seeded into Greater Philadelphia Junior Invi-
Oklahoma Chester, PA. EF: $20; every tenth quad free $$40, $50 for 3-0, $5 for 3rd rd win
if not 3-0. Reg.: 9am; Rds.: 9:30,1,4:30. Info: Jim White 484-678-3164.
tational. See www.silverknightschess.com to register.
Oct. 16, 3rd Ada Open Nov. 26-28 or 27-28, 41st annual National Chess Congress
4-SS, G/55+15. (dual rated). 1st Presbyterian Church, 580-332-3073, WFC Cen- Oct. 3, Cleveland Under 13 Novice (OH) See Grand Prix.
ter, 301 E. Kings Rd., Ada 74820. $$100 1st, other $ per entries. Reg.: See Ohio.
Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, Atlantic City International (NJ)
9-9:45am. RDS.: 10-12:30-3-5:30. EF:$20. OCF mem req $10. LS, W. Ent: Oct. 7-11, 8-11, 9-11 or 10-11, Continental Class Championships See Grand Prix.
Frank Berry, 402 S. Willis St., Stillwater, OK 74074, FKimBerry@AOL.com (Go (VA)
east on Main Street to downtown Ada and turn right (South) on Brd.way. Con-
tinue South on Brd.way - about a mile - until you come to the top of the
See Grand Prix. Rhode Island
second hill, which is a four way stop.Turn left (East) on Kings Rd.. In one block Oct. 8, Friday Night Action #22 Sept. 18, 109th Rhode Island Pawn Eater
Kings Rd. dead-ends at the Presbyterian church. The second church bldg, 4SS, G/30. NOTE VENUE CHANGE: Belmont Park Classroom, 200 Anderson Rd., 4SS, G/60. RI College, Providence, RI. Sections & Prizes: $500 b/40: OPEN,
behind the first, is the WFC.) Chess Magnet School JGP. King of Prussia, PA 19406. EF: $20 online; $30 on-site 6:30-6:45. Rds.: 7:00, U1900, U1500. EF: $25 by 9/16, $30 at site. REGISTER ONLINE (Paypal) at
then ASAP. Prizes: $100 to 1st, $50 to 1st in lower half. Register at www.rhodeislandchess.org. NO EMAIL ENTRIES. Reg.: 9-9:30, Rd 1 at 9:30
Pennsylvania www.silverknightschess.com. Registration limited to first 24 players. prompt. Entries after 9:30 get 1/2 point bye. Ent: RI Chess, P.O. Box 15444, River-
Every Second Saturday of the Month
side, RI 02915. Site tel. (401) 837-1302. NS. NC. W.
Allentown 2nd Saturday Quads 3RR, G/40. St. Lukes
Oct. 9, 53rd Gateway Open on National Chess Day!

Ev. Luth. Church, 417 N. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18102.


4SS, G/70. Pittsburgh Chess Club, 5604Solway St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217. EF: South Carolina
Quads open to all. EF: $12. $$24/quad. Reg.: 12-1, Rds.:
$28 postmarked by 9/30, $38 thereafter, $3 discount to PCC members. 2
Oct. 1-3 or 2-3, 71st S.C. Championships
1:15-2:45-4:15. No adv. ent. Info: 610-433-6518. Other
Sections: Open and Reserve (U1800). Prizes $$615 b/25, top 2 prizes in Open

rated events every week! www.freewebs.com/allen


guaranteed 85%!: Open: $120 - 90, U2000 $80. Reserve: $100 - 70, U1600 $60, See Grand Prix.
U1400 $50, U1200/Unr $45. Reg.: 9-9:45. Requests for half-point byes must Oct. 9-10, 1st Annual National Chess Day and Festival
4SS, 35/90 SD1. 268 W. Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Prize Fund -
$500 based on 25 regular paid entries. In 3 Sections: Open 1st-$125 2nd-$65
u2000-$60. Under 1800 1st-$125 2nd-$65 u1400-$60. Special U1000 Sec-
tion: Free entry-education materials to 1st-3rd. EF: $25 if recd by 9/30, $30
at site. Reg.: 8:30-10am Sat. Rds.: 10:30am, 4pm Sat., 10:00am, 3:30pm Sun.
Adv Entries: Charleston Chess Club, c/o David Y. Causey, 741 Dragoon Dr., Mt.
Pleasant, SC 29464 (email:chessbass@att.net). Chess Magnet School JGP.

South Dakota
Oct. 9, National Chess Day Split Rock Scholastic
Garretson School, 505 2nd Street, Garretson, SD. 4-sections, K-3, K-5, K-8,
K-12. 5-rounds G/40 except K-12, 4-round G/60. Trophies to top seven indi-
vidual in K-3, K-5, K-8, top five individual in K-12. Team trophies to top five in
K-3, K-5, K-8, top three in K-12. Team scores based on top four players from
same school. Tiebreaks for trophies. Reg.: 7:30-8:30 am. EF: $10 if pre-reg-
istered, $15 on-site. USCF membership required. Rds.: 9, 10:30 am, 12:30, 2,
3:30 pm, for K-3, K-5, K-8. 9, 11 am, 1, 3 pm for K-12. Boards/timers provided.
Info: GM Alex Yermolinsky at Yermo@sio.midco.net, or Bob Boland at ksam-
aboland@gmail.com, (605) 201-4729. For registration forms/flier upcoming
events at www.siouxempirechess.com or www.sdchess.org.

Tennessee
Oct. 9, 2010 Cumberland County Fall Open
Cumberland Co. Community Complex, 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville,TN 38555.

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In 2 Sections, Open: 4SS, G/60, $$GTD: $50. 25-X,A,B,C,D,E/Below. Amateur: ing, TX 75038. (must be received by October 5th); On-site 8 - 8:45 AM (On-site found on our website: http://members.cox.net/arlingtonchessclub/). 3SS
4SS, G/60, Open to U1000. $$GTD: $50. 25-G,H/Below, unr. ALL: EF: $10 if may receive a 1/2 point bye in first round. G/30. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Held concurrently with club
mailed by 10/4, $15 at site. Memb. Reqd: TCA $10. ENT: Harry D. Sabine, P. ladder. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arling-
Oct. 16, October Slammer
O. Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557. INFO: www.cumberlandcountychess.com or ton, VA 22202. Reg.: 7:00-8:15. Rd 1: 8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no
Hornbeak Bldg, 2nd floor, 4450 Medical Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229. 5-SS, Rd.
Susan at 931-261-4024. NS, W. advance entries, cash only. Contact for info only: chrisney2@gmail.com. W, NS.
1 G/30, Rds. 2-5 G/60. $$1,000 b/40: $250-150; A, B, U1600 ea. $100-$75.
Oct. 9, National Chess Day! U1400/unr. $75. EF: $30 if recd by 10/14, $35 at site. Junior (18/under) or Sen- Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, Arlington Chess Club Friday Night USCF Rating
Open and U1200. 4SS, G/60 Open; 5SS, G/30 U1200; EF Open $20 On-Site, and ior (65+) entry (count 2/3 toward based-on): $20 by 10.14, $25 at site. Ladder
MCC Membership $15 anytime. EF: U1200 $15 on site, and MCC Membership Reg.: 9-10 a.m., Rds.: 10:30-11:30-2-4:30-7:30. Half-pt. bye any 1 rd., notice 30/90 SD/1. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd.,
$10 anytime. Prizes: 1st open $100, 2nd Open $50, and 1st U1600 $50, U1200: before rd. 2. Entries: SACC, POB 501, Helotes, TX 78023. Info: www. Arlington, VA 22203. Player with most monthly points - $50 and most total points
Trophies to top 3. Site: Hampton Inn, 962 South Shady Grove Rd., Memphis, sanantoniochess.com, 210-695-2324. NS. NC. W. March - December wins $50. Must Join Club to play ($50 Adult, $40 U18) check
TN 38120. Hotel reservations: (901) 762-0056. Entries: Memphis Chess Club web to make sure we are open each week - members.cox.net/arlingtonchess
Inc., PO Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187-0864. www.memphischess.com, gpy- Nov. 6, Ed Gurukul-Plano Thanksgiving Scholastic club/ladder.htm. Ladder has been running for over 45 years, now win money
lant@gmail.com. 4504 Legacy Drive, Ste 100, Plano, TX 75024, 214-635-6214, tourna- too! Contact: Adam Chrisney for info: Chrisney2@gmail.com. No advance
ment@edgurukul.com. 5 sections: K-1, K-3 Primary Open, Elem U500, Elem entries, sign up for ladder weekly by 8pm, games start 8:15pm. Future monthly
Oct. 10, Memphis Fall Chess Festival Open, MS-HS Open/USCF Not Required for K-1, K-3 Sections, 5 Rounds-G/30.
See Grand Prix. events will appear a month in advance here. Chess Magnet School JGP.
EF: $ 20 if received by 11.01.2010, Else $30. Trophies:Top 3 each section, over-
Oct. 30, Heart of Tennessee Open all teams. Ribbons for Positive Scores. Reg.: 9:00-9:45 am, Rd. 1 10:00 am, all Sept. 11, Kingstowne Quad #68/Action-Plus #40
See Grand Prix. others ASAP. Mail Registrations to above address. Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., Alexandria, VA
22315. 2 Events. Quad #68: 3RR, G/100. EF: $10 if received by 9/8, $15 at
Nov. 27, 50th Mid-South Open Dec. 26-29 or 27-29, 20th annual North American Open (NV) site. Prizes: Medals to 1st and 2nd in each quad: gold to 1st if 3-0 score, else
3 sections: G/60 (4 rds) and G/30 (7 rds) and U1200 G/45 (4 rds), EF: $20 ($15 See Grand Prix. silver; bronze to 2nd. Rds.: 11-3-7. Action-Plus #40: 5SS, G/45. EF: $15 if
MCC members). Prizes: G/30-$100-$75-$25; 1st G/60-$100-$75-$25 guaran- received by 9/8, $20 at site. Prizes $$250 b/20: $100-60, U1800-U1400-Unr.
teed prizes. U1200:Trophies toTop 3. Free blitz tournament for all entries after Utah each $30. Rds.: 11-1-3-5-7. Both: Reg. 9:30-10:45. Ent (checks payable to):
last rd! ($10 for blitz only), unrated g/5, trophy for 1st. Registration 11/27: A State Championship Event! Don W. Millican, P.O. Box 2902, Springfield, VA 22152. Email (info only):
8-9:30am. Rds.: Rounds (G/60): 10-1-3-5. Rounds (G/30): 10-11-1-2-3-4-5. Sept. 18, Utah Team Championship dm407_92@hotmail.com. W (please give 48-hour notice if needed).
Rounds (G/45) 10 and as soon as possible. Site: Hampton Inn, 962 South Shady 3-player teams. See www.utahchess.com for details.
Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38120. Hotel reservations: (901) 762-0056. Entries: Sept. 18, HR Fall Swiss
Memphis Chess Club Inc. PO Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187-0864. Oct. 8-9, National Chess Day: Utah Open 4SS, G/70. Holiday Inn, 1815 Mercury Blvd., Hampton. Prizes: $700 b/o 30 $200,
www.memphischess.com, gpylant@gmail.com. See Grand Prix. $100, A-B & unr-C-D-U12 each $80 Increased with 35+ EF: $37 by 9/16 else
$45. Reg.: 8:30-9:00. Rds.: 9:20-12:15-2:45-5:15. Entries/Cks: Ernest Schlich,
Texas Vermont 1370 S. Braden Cres., Norfolk, VA 23502, (757) 853-5296, http://mysite.verizon.
net/eschlich. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Oct. 1-3 or 2-3, 2010 U.S. Class Championships Sept. 17-19 or 18-19, 15th annual Green Mountain Open
See Nationals. See Grand Prix. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Arlington Chess Club Friday Night USCF Rat-
ing Ladder
Oct. 9, National Chess Day: Ed Gurukul-Irving/Valley Ranch Fall Sept. 19, Green Mountain Under 13 Novice 30/90 SD/1. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd.,
Scholastic Championships 4SS, G/30 in one section, open to under 1000 or unrated born after 9/19/97,
Arlington, VA 22203. Player with most monthly points - $50 and most total points
9400 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 140, Irving, TX 75063, 214-635-6214, tourna- Stratton Mountain Inn (see Green Mountain Open). EF: $20, cash at site only.
March - December wins $50. Must Join Club to play ($50 Adult, $40 U18) check
ment@edgurukul.com. 5 sections: K-1, K-3 Primary Open, Elem U500, Elem Special 1 year USCF dues if paid with entry, including paper magazine:
web to make sure we are open each week - members.cox.net/ arlingtonchess-
Open, MS-HS Open/USCF Not Required for K-1, K-3 Sections. 5 Rounds, G/30. Scholastic $15, Young Adult $20. Trophies to top 3, top Under 700, top Unrated.
club/ladder.htm. Ladder has been running for over 45 years, now win money
EF: $ 20 if received by 10.5.10, else $ 30. Trophies: Top 3 each section, over- Reg. ends Sun 8:30 am, rds. 9, 10, 11, 12:15. Unofficial uschess.org ratings
too! Contact: Adam Chrisney for info: Chrisney2@gmail.com. No advance
all teams. Ribbons for Positive Scores. Reg.: 9:00-9:45 am, R1 10:00 AM, all usually used if otherwise unrated. Half point bye available rd 1. Play in both
entries, sign up for ladder weekly by 8pm, games start 8:15pm. Future monthly
others ASAP/Mail. Registrations to: Ed Gurukul Institute, 4504 Legacy Dr., Suite this event and the Green Mountain Open by taking a round 4 bye in the GMO.
events will appear a month in advance here. Chess Magnet School JGP.
100, Plano, TX 75024.
Nov. 20-21, 7th annual New England Scholastic Championships (CT) Oct. 3, Kingstowne October Octagons (QC)
Oct. 9, National Chess Day: Scott Watson Memorial See Connecticut.
7RR G/20, 8-player sections. Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne
5SS, Rd 1-3 G/30, Rd 4-5 G/45. Jack E. Singley Academy, 4601 N. MacArthur,
Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, Atlantic City International (NJ) Village Pkwy., Alexandria, VA 22315. EF: $15 if received by 9/29, $20 at site.
Irving, TX 75038. Rated Sections: K-3 Primary, Under 400; Elementary K-5/6,
See Grand Prix. Prizes: $50-30-20 each section. Rds.: 11-12-1:30-2:30-3:30-4:30-5:30. Reg.:
Under 500; Elementary K-5/6, Over 500; MS, HS. Unrated: K-6, MS/HS. Tro-
9-10:45. Ent (checks payable to): Don W. Millican, P.O. Box 2902, Springfield,
phies, RatedTop 3 individuals (all sections),Top 3 teams (all sections); Unrated
Top 3 individuals (both sections). EF: Rated $15; Unrated $10, Late and On-site Virginia VA 22152. W (please give 48 hours notice).
Add $10 (On-site may receive a 1/2 point first round bye). Registration by Arlington Chess Clubs Last Friday Action Oct. 7-11, 8-11, 9-11 or 10-11, Continental Class Championships
mail: Jack E. Singley Academy, Attn: John T. Smith, IV, 4601 N. MacArthur, Irv- On the last Friday of each month, the ACC sponsors an action tournament (dates See Grand Prix.

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Oct. 9, National Chess Day Scholastic Quads Fee: $10 by Sept 3, $15 by September 16 and $15 on site. Registration and Oshkosh, WI 54901. Open to youth born after 11/6/1989. In 4 Sections, Open:
Montessori School of McLean, 1711 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA 22101. Time Con- check in begins at 8:00 and closes at 8:45. Round 1 will begin at 9:45 or before. 5SS, G/120, EF: $15 in advance by 11/2; $20 at site. Prizes: Top 5, Top 3 each
trol: G/30. EF: $20 online by 10/6; $25 by noon 10/8; $30 on-site from Garden tickets are available to chess players and their families at half price. 1300, 1200 and 1100, Top 4 Under 1100 and Top 3 Unrated. Reserve (Under
1:30-1:45. Check-in is MANDATORY for all pre-registered players, and must be Bring picnic or sack lunches. 1100 or Unrated): 5SS, G/120, EF: $14 in advance by 11/2; $19 at site.
complete by 1:50. Players that have not checked in by 1:50 will not be placed Prizes:Top 5,Top 3 each 900, 800, 700, Under 700 and top four Unrated. Non-
Oct. 2, A Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation Event: Kenosha
in a quad, even if they signed up in advance. Rds.: 2:00pm, then ASAP. Prizes: Public Museum Rated Beginners Grade 7-12: 5SS, G/120, Open to Grades 7-12. EF: $11 in
trophy to winner of each quad. See www.silverknightschess.com to register. 5SS, G30, Divisions: K5U800-unrated, Open-unrated, USCF U900, USCF Open. advance by 11/2; $16 at site. Prizes:Top 5 places,Top 3 Grade 7-9. Non-Rated
Awards: 5 ind trophies to all divisions and medals to all. 3 team trophies in Beginners Grade K-6: 5SS, G/120, Open to Grades K-6. EF: $10 in advance
Nov. 6-7, 15th Annual Northern Virginia Open by 11/2; $15 at site. Prizes: Top 5 places, Top 3 Grade K-3. ALL: Reg.: 11/6,
See Grand Prix. each division. Registration and location at: www.wisconsinscholasticchess.org,
www.wisconsinscholasticchess.org/. Fee $10 by Sept 18, $15 by September 8:45-9:30 A.M. Rds.: 10:15-2:30-7:15; 10:00-3:00. ENT: Mike Nietman, 2 Boca
Nov. 20, 2010 Mid-Atlantic Girls Chess Championships (MD) 30. No on site registration. More info on WSCF website. Check in is not required Grande Way, Madison, WI 53719. INFO: Mike Nietman, 608-467-8510 (before
See Maryland.
but chess control opens at 9:05 am. Museum opens at 9:00 am. First round 11/5) mike.nietman@charter.net. HR: 920-424-1106 $35 double (dorm room)
(Mention Chess). www.wischess.org. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Nov. 21, Silver Knights Chess K-8 Team Tournament begins at 9:45 or before. Those arriving after 9:30 can enter in Round 2.
G/30. Our Lady of Good Counsel School, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, VA 22182. Oct. 15, 2nd annual Midwest Rated Beginners Open (RBO) (IL) Nov. 6-7, WCA Veterans Tournament
Two Sections: K-8 Rated, K-3 Unrated. EF: $80 per four-player team online See Illinois. 5SS, G/120. Gruenhagen Conference Center, UW-Oshkosh, Corner of High
by 11/17; $92 per team by noon 11/19; $100 on site from 12:00-12:30. Rds.: and Osceola St., Oshkosh, WI 54901. Open to Age 21 and over. EF: $20 by 11/2;
1-2-3-4. Trophies to top teams in each section. Teams must consist of 4 play- Oct. 15-17 or 16-17, 19th annual Midwest Class Championships (IL) $25 at site. $$b/40 and 3 per class: $150-100. A - $80; B - $70; C - $60; D -
ers from the same school. See www.silverknightschess.com for complete See Grand Prix. $50; E/Unr - $40. Reg.: 11/6 8:45-9:30 A.M. Rds.: 10:15-2:30-7:15; 10:00-3:00.
rules and to register. Oct. 16, Hales Corners Challenge XII Held in conjunction with the WI Junior Open but in a separate room. ENT: Mike
Nietman, 2 Boca Grande Way, Madison, WI 53719. INFO: Mike Nietman, 608-
Nov. 24-28, 1st DOTMLPFI Invitational See Grand Prix.
467-8510 (evenings before 11/5) mike.nietman@charter.net. HR: 920-424-1106
9RR, 40/90; G/30+30sec./m. DOTMLPFI, Inc., 1591 Dahlia Dr., Ste. 103, Vir- Oct. 30-31, Greg Knutson Memorial $35 (dorm room) (Mention Chess). www.wischess.org. NS. NC. W.
ginia Beach, VA 23453. U2200 10 player FIDE-rated closed event. $$G 5SS, Rds. 1,2 G/120, Rds. 3-5 45/2, SD/1. Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3841
400+plaque-200; U2000: 300-100. EF: $100; $50 rebate if complete all 9 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704. 608-244-2481. Hotel Rates $69 men-
games. No byes. belke_tom@dotmlpfi.com. For details: http:// mysite. tion chess. EF: $19 if received by 10/27. $25 at site. Cab drivers may subtract
verizon.net/eschlich. NS, NC, W. FIDE. $5. $$GTD: 1st $140, 2nd $120, A $90. B $80, C $70, D $60, U1200 $50, Unr
Dec. 4-5, Fairfax Open $40. Rds.: 10, 2:30, 7; 10, 3:30. Reg.: 9-9:30. Entries: Guy Hoffman PO Box
See Grand Prix. 259822, Madison, WI 53725. Info: schachfuhrer@hotmail.com. A WCA Tour
event. NS. NC. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Dec. 17-19 or 18-19, Atlantic City International (NJ)
See Grand Prix. Nov. 6-7, 2010-2011 Wisconsin Junior Open

WARNING!
Gruenhagen Conference Center, UW-Oshkosh, Corner of High and Osceola St.,
Washington
Jan. 14-17 or 15-17, 2nd annual Golden State Open (CA-N)
See Grand Prix.

West Virginia FOREIGN RATING?

CELL PHONE
THE USE OF A
Oct. 3, Kingstowne October Octagons (QC) (VA)
See Virginia.
NOT UNRATED!

PROHIBITED!
Oct. 16, Mountaineer Open
If you have no USCF rating, but do have a
IN THE TOURNAMENT ROOM IS
4SS, G/75, Morgantown Chess Club, 100 Cobun Ave., Morgantown, WV. $$500
b/28 2 sections, Open: $120-100, U2000 $80, U1800 $60. Reserve (U1600): rating or category from any other country,
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How to Enter in Advance

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Chess to Enjoy (page 13) Whats The Best Move? (page 41) 3. Bg2 Qf2 4. Bxg5! Bxg5 5. Rf1 Qxf1+ 6. Bxf1
Problem I. dxe4 7. Bg2 Ne6 8. Bxe4 Ba6 9. Bb1!, Black

A. It was only drawn after 1. Kf2?? Qd2+ with per-


1. B. Capablanca-Alekhine, 27th match game 1927. resigned.
B. Black hinders e4 and maintains the balance with
1. Rxf6! Black resigns in view of 1. ... gxf6 2. Qxh6
and Qg7 mate.
petual check because 2. Kg1 Qd1+ 3. Kh2?? 1. ... Qf5 2. Bg2 Rd8 (if 2. ... Qc2 3. Qh2!) 3. Rf1
Problem II.
Qh5+ 4. Kg1 Rxg6 wins for Black.
B. Capa missed an easy win by 1. Ke2! Qxb2+ 2.
1. ... Re2+ 2. Kd6 Rxe6+! and the h-pawn queens. Qg6 4. e4 dxe4 5. Bxe4 Bxe4 6. Qxe4 Qxe4 7.
Nxe4 Kg8.
C. On 1. ... Qe6 2 e4! (Reinfeld gives 2. Re1 prepar-
Problem III.
Kf3 Qb3+ 3. Kf2! (not 3. Kg4?? Qxe6+!) 3. ...
1. f6! Bxf6 2. Qf5! and 2. ... Be7 3. Nf6+ will mate,
Qb2+ 4. Kg1 Qc1+ 5. Kh2 escaping the ing e3-e4) 2. ... dxe4 3. Bxe4 Bxe4 4. Qxe4 Qxe4
or 2. ... g6 3. Nxf6+.
perpetual. A simple move to the left could have 5. Nxe4 Nd5 6. a3 snares the g-pawn.
Problem IV.
changed the course of chess history, I think the
1. Rb1 Qa3 2. Ne4! threatens 3. Nxf6+ but also 3.
pain of this game was overwhelming and the
Bg8+! Kxg8 4. Qxa3.
mighty spirit was broken, noted Kasparov.
Endgame Lab Benkos Bafflers
C. Taboo of course is 1. Qe1?? Qxe1+ 2. Kxe1 Rxg6.
Problem V. (page 45)
Not 1. Rxf5?? Re1+ but 1. Qh3 Rxf1+ 2. Rd1!!

A. White succumbed after 1. a6? Qf1! 2. Qe4 Rd2 3.


Rxd1+ 3. Nxd1 and mate on h7 or h8 (3. ... Be7 4. 2. C. Capablanca-Alekhine, 11th match game 1927. Problem I.
Qh7+ Kf8 5. Qh8 mate). 1. Rc8 Rc2 2. c7 Kh4 3. Kh1
Problem VI. Rxd2 cxd2 4. a7 d1=Q 5. a8=Q Qg1+ 6. Kh3 3. Kh2? h6 4. Rg8 Rxg2+! 5. Rxg2 or 5. Kxg2
Qdf1+, White resigned. stalemate.
B. Also hopeless is 1. Rc2? Rd2+ 2. Rxd2 cxd2 3.
1. ... Nd4 and 2. ... Qh2!, threatening mate on h1,
does it, e.g. 2. Qe3 Qh2 3. g3 Rxd1+ 4. Bxd1 Qh1 3. ... Rc6 4. Kh2 Rc2 5. Rg8! h6! 6. c8=R! Rxg2+ 7.
mate or 3. Ke1 Rxb2! (even better than 3. ... Nc2+). Qe2 Qd4 4. Qd1 Qf2+ 5. Kh3 Qe1. Kh1 Rh2+ 8. Kg1 wins.
C. The drawing line is 1. Kg2! Kg7 2. a6 Rd1 3. Rf2 Problem II.
Solitaire Chess ABCs of Chess Rd2 4. Rxd2 cxd2 5. Qd5! Qb2 6. Kh3 Qc2 7. a7 1. a7 Rh2+ 2. Kf3 Ra5 3. h7 Ra3+ 4. Kg4! Rg2+
(page 15) d1=Q 8. Qxd1 Qxd1 9. a8=Q and Blacks extra 4. ... Rxc2!? 5. h8=N+! Kf6 6. Rxd6+ Kg7 7. Ng6 is
pawn isnt enough while queens remain on the
Discovery: The simple 1. ... c2 wins big material.
Problem I. equal.
board. 5. Kf4 Rf2+ 6. Ke4!

Removing the guard: Black wins a piece by 1.


Problem II. 3. B. Capablanca-Alekhine, Nottingham 1936. This 6. Kg4? Rf8 7. Rb7 Rh8! 8. Rb8 Kxh7 9. Rb7+ Kg6

A. Capa won after 1. ... c5? 2. Rxc3 Bxc3 3. Qxc3


was their first game since the 1927 title match! 10. Rb8 Rah3 11. a8=Q R8h4 mate.
... Bxf3. 6. ... Rf8 7. Kd5!

Mating net: With 1. ... Qf2+ 2. Kh1 Qf1+, White


Problem III. Qf6 4. Qxf6 gxf6 5. Nd2 f5 6. b5 a5 7. Nf1 Kf7 8. 7. Rb7? Rh8! 8. Rb8 Kxh7 9. Rb7+ Kg6 10. Rb8
Ng3 Kg6 9. Bf3 Re7 10. Kf1 Kf6 11. Bd2 Kg6 12. Rh4+ 11. Kd5 Rxa7 wins for Black.
a4, Black resigned. Sweet revenge.
B. Black is an Exchange up and retains an edge
is mated next move. 7. ... Rh8 8. Kc6!

Fork: Black wins a rook with 1. ... Qh4+ 2. Kg1


Problem IV. 8. Kxd6? Rxh7 9. Rxh7 Kxh7 10. c4 Kg7 11. c5 Kf7
with 1. ... Na4! 2. Ng5 Bxg5 3. fxg5 Qd7 4. Qc2 12. c6 Ke8 13. c7 Ra6+! allows Black to stop the
Qd4+. Re7 5. b5 axb5 6. cxb5 Nc5 7. d4 Ne6. pawns.
C. Pointless is 1. ... Qd7? 2. Rxc3 Bxc3 3. Qxc3
Skewer: White doesnt have a good reply to 1. ...
Problem V. 8. ... Rc3+ 9. Kb7 Rxc2 10. Rxd6+ Kxh7 11. a8=N!
when Blacks two rooks are no match for three draws.
Rf8. minor pieces plus a pawn.

Mating net: Black wins by 1. ... Rxg1+ 2. Kxg1


Problem VI.
A. Black lost after the passive 1. ... Qg8? 2. e4! Qf7
4. B. Capablanca-Alexander, Nottingham 1936.

Re1 mate.

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