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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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League Match #3: December 3, 2011

League Match #3: December 3, 2011

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

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  Tournament play is one of the best ways to combine fun, competitive nature of the game and learning all in one. League Matches provide a nice venue towards that goal as couple of hundred players in K-12 show up to compete for numerous Individual and team trophies and medals. The registration can be done […]

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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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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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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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CHESS CLUB FLYERS FOR SCHOOLS

Posted on 25. Aug, 2010 by .

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Here is a list of ACFS sponsored schools and their respective fliers for the chess clubs that have yet to start this year.There are few schools pending the final version and they will also be posted as soon as possible. SATORI SCHOOL: SATORI 2010 CASTLEHILL SCHOOL:CASTLEHILL 2010 REGISTER TULLY SCHOOL:TULLY 2010 ST.JOSEPH PARISH:ST.JOSEPH 2010 TANQUE […]

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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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Gordon and George Ruan: A portrait in black and white

Gordon and George Ruan: A portrait in black and white

Posted on 21. Jan, 2009 by .

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AT FIRST GLANCE, brothers Gordon and George Ruan may seem like polar opposites. Gordon is a senior; George is a subfreshman. The former is calm and collected; the latter is excitable and energetic. However, they both share a fascination that transcends their differences and allows them both to see a world that is invisible to the casual observer.

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Castlehill chess club plays to win; Arizona Daily Star

Castlehill chess club plays to win; Arizona Daily Star

Posted on 24. Feb, 2008 by .

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Last month, Castlehill won the 14th annual Arizona State Grade Championship for fifth-graders, sponsored by the Southern Arizona Chess Association. The championship is one of 12 state titles the school has won since 2002, as well as a national championship in 2004, said Levon Altounian, Castlehill chess coach.

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February 2002 Quick Chess. Pasadena, CA

February 2002 Quick Chess. Pasadena, CA

Posted on 05. Feb, 2002 by .

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Tournament Results

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Altounian Southern California Champion

Altounian Southern California Champion

Posted on 21. Apr, 2001 by .

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Senior Master Levon Altounian won the 2001 Southern California Championship, held July 14-22 in Los Angeles by the Southern California Chess Federation. Los Angeles Times chess columnist IM Jack Peters reports the last round was particularly dramatic and completely altered the standings.

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