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GRAND PRIX #4 SHORT RECAP!

GRAND PRIX #4 SHORT RECAP!

Posted on 04. Jul, 2013 by .

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GRAND PRIX #4 JUNE 29TH, 2013 This was the last of the 2012-2013 Grand Prix series held at the International School of Tucson (IST) This time the tournament was attached to the Western Alliance Chess Camp but normally it is a “freestanding” event. It also showcased cash prizes in the top 2 sections. When the […]

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2013 AZ STATE GRADES RECAP:JAN 12, 2013

2013 AZ STATE GRADES RECAP:JAN 12, 2013

Posted on 17. Jan, 2013 by .

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AT STATE GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP GILBERT, AZ, JANUARY 12, 2013. 5 ROUNDS Congratulations to all who played! Here is the link to the USCF website with the ratings and placement adjustment. Please note: The exact placement on the USCF website is not accurate. In other words it is not based on the actual tie-breaks used at […]

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RECAP: Grand Prix #2

RECAP: Grand Prix #2

Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by .

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TUCSON GRAND PRIX #2 DECEMBER 15TH, 2012 SPONSOR: INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TUCSON USCF RATED GAME IN 45 MINUTE / 4 ROUNDS This event was the 2nd one in the series of Tucson Grand Prix events aimed to determine the best players in each category and at the same time provide a chance to play USCF […]

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Recap: Arizona State Grades 2012

Recap: Arizona State Grades 2012

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .

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The State Championship took place January 7th, 2012, with the Blitz tournament happening January 6th. The event drew couple of hundred players into all the sections- from Kindergarten to High School. It was first time organized by the Foothills Chess Club and went very smoothly. Thanks you to everyone who helped organize it and all […]

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Recap: Chinese Center USCF Tournament: Dec 17th

Recap: Chinese Center USCF Tournament: Dec 17th

Posted on 29. Dec, 2011 by .

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The 4th one of its kind event took place at the spacious Tucson Chinese Cultural Center on December 17th. What a wonderful tournament! In addition to a record breaking participation, we also had a great turn-out in the “Master” section. It is a section that is notoriously hard to organize, since many professionals are not […]

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RECAP: League Match #3

RECAP: League Match #3

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

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  League Match 3 was held on December 3 at the BASIS Oro Valley. It hosted about 160 players from many neighboring Tucson and Oro Valley schools. The formats for the tournament as well as the prizes were similar to League matches 1 and 2 and allowed players to compete in individual formats yet go […]

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Recap: League Match #2

Recap: League Match #2

Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 by .

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The League Match #2 (November 5th, 2011) results are out! The tournament was held at a spacious Harelson Elementary school and hosted a couple of hundred players in K-3, K-6 and K-8 sections. The tournament was in the Individual format, although there were trophies for Team winners too. Here is the link to the rating […]

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Upcoming Event: Monthly Camp-September 24th

Upcoming Event: Monthly Camp-September 24th

Posted on 15. Sep, 2011 by .

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If you are interested in learning chess secrets in a very affordable and friendly environment- then the “Monthly Camps” are for you. Camps such as these give students a chance to get ready for the Chess Season while having fun, learning and becoming friends with other chess players. This time the topic will be “Attack” […]

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2 Back-to-Back LA Metropolitan Internationals (August 17-28th): My Impressions

2 Back-to-Back LA Metropolitan Internationals (August 17-28th): My Impressions

Posted on 30. Aug, 2011 by .

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Organized by the Metropolitan Chess (metrochessla.com)   The 1st one of the 2 back-to-back events organized by Metropolitan Chess (the brainchild of the ever charismatic Ankit Gupta) was held August 17-22 in Downtown Los Angeles Sheraton Hotel. The official name of it was “1st International” but it felt like a very mature tournament. We even […]

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TUCSON CHINESE CULTURAL CENTER SUMMER OPEN,August 13th: Finished

TUCSON CHINESE CULTURAL CENTER SUMMER OPEN,August 13th: Finished

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

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This is one of the most fun tournaments of the year in Tucson! Held at the wonderfully spacious facility of TCCC, the tournament featured 3 main sections, with many Class A players battling for the honors. We had a wonderful turnout of 60 participants, who kept the tournament very exciting by playing some very beautiful […]

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6th Annual Western Alliance Summer Camp, June 21-25th: Finished

6th Annual Western Alliance Summer Camp, June 21-25th: Finished

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

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June 21-25th, 2011 The 2011 Western Alliance Summer Chess Camp traditionally takes place on the last week of June, traditionally at the spacious grounds of the Green Fields Country Day school. This all-day camp (9AM-7PM) is a great mix of chess lectures on broad spectrum of subjects and real life chess practice and training. The […]

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Winning G/10 2011 Las Vegas Championship, etc: Recap

Winning G/10 2011 Las Vegas Championship, etc: Recap

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

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  Las Vegas Chess Festival: June 8-11, 2011 Becoming 2011 Game 10 National Champion. That 10 Minute Game Event became the highlight of the Vegas chess trip for me and left a very positive feel throughout the tournament. It is always great to start a tour (3 planned events) with doing super well in the […]

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1st ICC Open: Match with GM Hikaru Nakamura

1st ICC Open: Match with GM Hikaru Nakamura

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

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  ICC (chessclub.com) website has long been considered the top choice for all Grandmasters and beginners alike, who would like to play, study and learn chess on line. With their brand new addition- the ICC Open (May 2011), they tapped a whole new field of tournaments on line that include cash prizes. It was a […]

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Tucson Chinese Center Tournament:SPRING OPEN: March 19th, 2011

Tucson Chinese Center Tournament:SPRING OPEN: March 19th, 2011

Posted on 02. Feb, 2011 by .

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Tucson Chinese Community Center ( TCCC ) will sponsor its annual Spring  Open on March 19th. If you are looking for comfort for players and parents, great facility, safe environment, skittles place and very strong competition- this is the tournament to attend. It is probably not much of an exxaguration to say that TCCC offers […]

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Why Chess is good for your IQ

Why Chess is good for your IQ

Posted on 22. Dec, 2010 by .

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Chess benefits for kids Playing chess can be a good strategy to promote learning. By Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy, Special to Tribune Newspapers December 21, 2010 A prodigious body of research says that chess for youngsters translates into increased ability in logic, creativity, problem-solving, memory, reading and self-confidence. Studies show that even average children who play […]

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Samuel Sevian- Youngest Master Ever!

Samuel Sevian- Youngest Master Ever!

Posted on 22. Dec, 2010 by .

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Below is the link to one of the most recent publications on Sam. Making a 2200 USCF being 9 years old is a Super Achievement by any standards. Congratulation to a fellow Armenian and his coach, my old friend Andranik Matikozian. Santa Clara boy, 9, becomes youngest U.S. Chess Master Also posted at MSN.com as […]

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2011 AZ STATE CHAMPIONSHIP/3-WAY TIE

2011 AZ STATE CHAMPIONSHIP/3-WAY TIE

Posted on 18. Nov, 2010 by .

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2011 ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, November 12-14th, 2010 3-way tie for the State Championship title. This year Arizona Chess Federation experimented with with yet another system to determine the State Champion. Last year it was a Swiss system tournament with 5 rounds, while the previous couple of years the Champion was determined in the biggest tournament […]

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CHINESE CENTER TOURNAMENT/RECAP

CHINESE CENTER TOURNAMENT/RECAP

Posted on 18. Nov, 2010 by .

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The 2nd Annual (TCCC) USCF Rated Tournament October 2nd, 2010 Organized by: Arizona Chess For Schools The USCF Rated Tournament took place in the Main Hall and consisted of 3 separate sections, divided by rating: Open / Master section, Under 1500 USCF and Under 900 USCF. TCCC has one of the most comfortable playing halls […]

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Tucson Chinese Center USCF Tournament: October 2nd, 2010

Tucson Chinese Center USCF Tournament: October 2nd, 2010

Posted on 12. Sep, 2010 by .

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The Tucson Chinese Community Center (TCCC) and ACFS will host their 2nd USCF Rated tournament on October 2nd, 2010. Those who have had the pleasure of attending the previous events at TCCC, surely remember the spacial playing room, beautiful waiting room and the wonderful and relaxing atmosphere that TCCC is all about. This time around […]

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FM Warren Harper: US Junior Ch-ship recap

FM Warren Harper: US Junior Ch-ship recap

Posted on 11. Aug, 2010 by .

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I got a surprise e-mail about three weeks before the tournament from Tony Rich, the chief organizer of the Junior Closed and Women’s Championship, inviting me to play in the tournament. When I first read the invitation, I really wanted to play because I hadn’t really played in a strong tournament for a very long […]

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