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2013 WESTERN ALLIANCE SUMMER CAMP RECAP

2013 WESTERN ALLIANCE SUMMER CAMP RECAP

Posted on 04. Jul, 2013 by .

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8TH ANNUAL WESTERN ALLIANCE JUNE 25-28TH, 2013 At the International School of Tucson (IST) One of the largest chess Camps in Arizona and the largest in Tucson took place at the end of June as usual. The Camp consisted of the Main Event (9AM-4 PM), the Evening Events (5PM-7PM) and the Grand Prix #4 tournament […]

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TUCSON SUMMER CHESS CAMP: JUNE 26-30TH

TUCSON SUMMER CHESS CAMP: JUNE 26-30TH

Posted on 09. May, 2012 by .

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The 7th Annual Western Alliance Tucson Summer Chess Camp is under way and open for registrations. There are less than 2 months left before the next Western Alliance Tucson Summer Chess Camp! This is your chance to join the largest Tucson camp of the year with amazing Instructors at a very affordable rate. Official Camp […]

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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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IM MAC MOLNER AND FM PEDRAM ATOUFI CONFIRMED FOR DECEMBER 17TH TOURNAMENT!

IM MAC MOLNER AND FM PEDRAM ATOUFI CONFIRMED FOR DECEMBER 17TH TOURNAMENT!

Posted on 08. Dec, 2011 by .

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  We have wonderful news: For the Tucson Chinese Center Winter Open we have 2 great additions (players) for the “Master” section and 2 general additions to make the even even more exciting! International Master Mac Molner (who recently moved to Tucson)  and FM Pedram Atoufi ( funder of the Scottsdale Unity Chess Club) will […]

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UPCOMING: Anaconda Winter Chess Camp: December 26-28th

UPCOMING: Anaconda Winter Chess Camp: December 26-28th

Posted on 05. Dec, 2011 by .

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The Camp will be held December 26th through 28th. It starts on Monday and it fits very well right after Christmas and before New Years and when most schools are out. It is hard to believe, but this “new” idea is in its 8th year of making! The word “Anaconda” refers to the slow and […]

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Our Newest Coach: IM Mac Molner

Our Newest Coach: IM Mac Molner

Posted on 19. Nov, 2011 by .

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I know IM Mac Molner a lot from tournament chess as well as in life. We just finished 2 International tournaments together- in Los Angeles (Metropolitan Invitational) and in Texas- the Susan Polgar SPICE CUP 2011. We also had a chance to prepare for some chess events together and I had the pleasure of having […]

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2011-2012 TUCSON EVENT CALENDAR

2011-2012 TUCSON EVENT CALENDAR

Posted on 15. Sep, 2011 by .

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Dear players and chess parents, To make it as convenient as possible for everyone to find tournaments, camps and other events right here in Tucson, we will keep updating this particular post with all upcoming events and their respective fliers.  While the exact amount of events for each month may change, this post should give […]

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Anaconda Summer Chess Camp: August 5-7th: Finished

Anaconda Summer Chess Camp: August 5-7th: Finished

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

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9th ANNUAL ANACONDA SUMMER  CAMP:August 5-7th 4 different rating  sections/ 1.5 or 2 hour a day groups. Objective: To have an explosive start in the 2010-2011 chess season. Main Instructor: International Master Levon Altounian, 2008-2011 AZ. State Champion. What a Camp! We did not have any complete beginners sign up (I think that is rather […]

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Ed Yetman

Posted on 12. Feb, 2011 by .

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Ed is known for his charismatic personality and interest in chess on every level.  He was a Correspondence Chess Master with a rating of 2300 and is the publisher of the Yetman Brothers’ Descriptive Chess Magazine. He is also a tournament director, having organized many  FIDE and USCF tournaments over the last two decades. I am […]

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Recap: 1-Day Monthly Chess camp: Jan 29th, 2011

Recap: 1-Day Monthly Chess camp: Jan 29th, 2011

Posted on 02. Feb, 2011 by .

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Monthly Camp: January 29th, 2011 Monthly or 1-day Camps are one of the easiest and most fun ways to learn and practice chess for less. The subject of this month was ‘HOW TO WIN’- a subject that many will find the largest challenge of their chess career. In each of 3 groups we concentrated on […]

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Recap: Winter Chess Camp- Dec 26-28th

Recap: Winter Chess Camp- Dec 26-28th

Posted on 02. Feb, 2011 by .

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Anaconda Winter Camp: December 26th-28th, 2010 Anaconda Chess Camps are now in their 7th year of making and as popular as ever. As many of you know, we organize a Winter Camp at the end of each December and the Summer Camp in the middle of every August. For the 2010 Winter  Camp ACFS decided […]

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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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WINTER HOLIDAY CHESS CAMP: DECEMBER 26-28TH

WINTER HOLIDAY CHESS CAMP: DECEMBER 26-28TH

Posted on 29. Nov, 2010 by .

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Please download the flyers below for the Winter Chess Camp, taught by IM Levon Altounian and FM Ken Larsen. There will be 3 Main groups and 1-day Strategy Session Camp for 1500+ players. Download PDF 2010 holiday poster small Download DOC file Holiday Anaconda December 2010

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After-School Group Lessons available starting September 2010!

After-School Group Lessons available starting September 2010!

Posted on 12. Sep, 2010 by .

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Need high quality, affordable lessons with similar strength kids? This is it! Group lessons will be available with 2010 AZ State Champion, IM Levon Altounian for the 4-week group classes. They start in the middle of September and are open for all students under age of 12 and under 1000 USCF rating. The classes will […]

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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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UA Junior Competing for Chess Title, $3,000

UA Junior Competing for Chess Title, $3,000

Posted on 03. Jul, 2010 by .

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Our very own Warren Harper is out to rock the chess world. To learn more about Warren, check out his bio

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Ben McGahee

Ben McGahee

Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by .

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Ben was an active participant of chess tournaments while attending the Foothills High School couple of years ago. After taking a break from chess, he is now back and with vengeance: He plays now in as many chess tournaments as possible and has a very obtainable goal to be a chess coach while improving his […]

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Viktor Yee

Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by .

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Viktor Yee (1900 USCF) Viktor was always an aggressive and dangerous chess player and that made him a very valuable player for the Foothills High School in their quest for National Championship titles. He also coaches a basketball team and that fearless desire to win on a basketball court also influences his decisions both as […]

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Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez (USCF 2600)

Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez (USCF 2600)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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It is a pleasure adding one of the best chess players in the USA to our Honorary Instructor list— Alejandro Ramirez. I have known Alejandro for several years now, and he is not only a very strong and solid chess player, but also a very interesting person to be around. Even though he is residing […]

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Dan Katzel (USCF 1800)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Dan is one of the most experienced chess players in Arizona. His vast experience on the chess battlefield makes him a great candidate for any kind of chess coaching. Dan always works on his chess trying to break new chess heights. Dan also knows a lot about chess history and is a fun guy to […]

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