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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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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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2nd Annual Green Fields Tournament; October 10, 2009

2nd Annual Green Fields Tournament; October 10, 2009

Posted on 20. Sep, 2009 by .

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LOCATION: Green Fields Country Day School 6000 N. Camino D La Tierra, Tucson,AZ  85741 DESCRIPTION: 4 rounds: 3 Sections. Open, Booster ( U1200 ) and Reserve ( U 1600 ), Open to all current USCF members. TIME CONTROL: Game in 45. Byes: ½ point byes are available if requested prior to round 2 or before […]

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4th Annual Western Alliance Chess Camp; June 23-27, 2009

4th Annual Western Alliance Chess Camp; June 23-27, 2009

Posted on 20. Jun, 2009 by .

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4th Annual Western Alliance Chess Camp held in Tucson, Arizona.

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Arizona State Championship. April 24-26, 2009

Arizona State Championship. April 24-26, 2009

Posted on 10. May, 2009 by .

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Arizona State Championship held at Gilbert High School April 24-25, 2009

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University High School

University High School

Posted on 10. Feb, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Levon Altounian University High School has great potential of becoming a chess powerhouse. The school is highly regarded for its academics, and naturally the chess club directly benefits from this. I have coached there for 3 years now and each year the school surprised me with new chess talent. It is pure pleasure being […]

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Amanda Mateer (USCF Rating 2050); Expert

Amanda Mateer (USCF Rating 2050); Expert

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .

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Amanda is an exceptional chess player, ranked among the 30 US female chess players and among the top 12 under the age of 21. She is a 2-time Arizona Representative of the prestigious Susan Polgar Girls Championship, and has played hundreds of USCF rated tournaments. Amanda is very serious yet personable chess player who likes […]

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John Wright (USCF Rating 1750)

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .

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John’s style was forged by many years of tournament play and teaching in schools. John likes to look for exciting opportunities in his chess games and to take advantage of the chances that his opponents present. He likes to teach tactics and how to take advantage of the opponent’s mistakes. He is also a very […]

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Andy Lebovitz (USCF Rating 2000); Expert

Andy Lebovitz (USCF Rating 2000); Expert

Posted on 25. Jan, 2009 by .

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Andy is the winner of the Under 1800 Section in the North American Open (2001), and shared First Place at the Tucson Open (2005). He coaches at various schools, including Basis, Tucson Elementary and High School (2004-2005). Andy holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Science from the University of Arizona. He likes to play […]

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Steve Ostapuk (USCF 1600)

Steve Ostapuk (USCF 1600)

Posted on 17. Jan, 2009 by .

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Since 2000, Steve has mentored chess to over 3,100 students in Phoenix and Tucson. Some of Coach Steve’s students accomplishments have included winning a 2001 Kindergarten Arizona State Championship and over a hundred individual and team trophies at the local, regional, state and national levels. Twenty of Steve’s students have been rated in the top […]

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3rd Annual Western Alliance Summer Chess Camp. June 23-27, 2008

Posted on 11. Jan, 2009 by .

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Booth-Fickett Magnet School

Booth-Fickett Magnet School

Posted on 06. Jan, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Matt Noble Booth-Fickett was one of our latest Chess Club additions in 2008. As a Magnet School, the administration, parents and students were very interested in starting a serious chess club. After overcoming the usual obstacles involved in starting a new chess club thanks to some of the parents, we were able to enlist […]

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FIDE Master Ken Larsen (Current USCF Rating 2320)

FIDE Master Ken Larsen (Current USCF Rating 2320)

Posted on 02. Jan, 2009 by .

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Ken is a 5-time Arizona State Champion, and has 23 years of tournament experience. He is the Coach of the former National Champion, Orange Grove school team, and the Trainer of the 1996 World Junior Champion and Grandmaster Tal Shaked. Ken coaches at many schools across Tucson. He has a Degree in English Literature from […]

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Green Fields Fall Scholastic. September 20, 2008

Green Fields Fall Scholastic. September 20, 2008

Posted on 20. Sep, 2008 by .

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The 1st Annual Green Fields Fall Open was a great success, attracting 96 scholastic players.

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2nd Annual Western Alliance Summer Tournament. June 29th, 2007

2nd Annual Western Alliance Summer Tournament. June 29th, 2007

Posted on 29. Jun, 2007 by .

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The tournament was part of the 2nd Western Alliance Tucson Summer Chess Camp and was open to all non-camp players. We had 17 players in the OPEN section and 32 in the RESERVE. It was held at the Green Fields Country Day School premises.

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Arizona Game/10 Championship. March 23, 2003

Arizona Game/10 Championship. March 23, 2003

Posted on 23. Mar, 2003 by .

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This tournament was memorable to me because it was the very first official tournament I played in Tucson. Looking back at the final results, I see lots of young players who placed in the top have later gotten to the master level and beyond. Tournament Results

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