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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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Regional Qualifier #1

Regional Qualifier #1

Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by .

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REGIONAL QUALIFIER #1 – MARCH 10TH, 2012 This one is a must! It is a Qualifier for the upcoming 2012 State Championship and is USCF rated. If you qualify here, then at the next Qualifiers you can play fun sections to gain experience or rating. If you do not qualify- then it still leaves few […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Ryan Manacheril (1800 USCF)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Ryan is a young chess player/coach that has not only lot of chess titles behind his belt, but a fair amount of chess coaching as well. Ryan was a member of the Gilbert High School Champion Chess Team and has won several trophies as a Blitz player. He also has a lot of experience coaching […]

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Fide Master Warren Harper (USCF 2350)

Fide Master Warren Harper (USCF 2350)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Warren is very competitive on the chess board and probably at every other sport and board game he plays. Becoming a Texas State Champion is not an easy feat! He is currently a student at the University of Arizona and just placed first at the super strong Green Fields Open 09. Warren is also a […]

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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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1st Annual Western Alliance Scottsdale Summer Chess Camp. August 4-8, 2009

1st Annual Western Alliance Scottsdale Summer Chess Camp. August 4-8, 2009

Posted on 05. Jul, 2009 by .

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We are proud to partner with Unity Chess to continue our wonderful tradition of Western Alliance Summer Camps in Scottsdale.

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4th Annual Western Alliance Tucson; Recap

4th Annual Western Alliance Tucson; Recap

Posted on 03. Jul, 2009 by .

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Our heartfelt thanks to all the coaches, participants, helpers, volunteers, and Green Fields Country Day School for this wonderful event! Check out our photos from the event on Flickr Tournament Results coming soon!

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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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IM Levon Altounian wins the 2009 Arizona State Championship.

IM Levon Altounian wins the 2009 Arizona State Championship.

Posted on 26. Apr, 2009 by .

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Tucson Open is one of my favorite competitions in Arizona to participate in. The tournament is one of the three adult tournaments held in Tucson each year and therefore attracts many adults from all over, while younger players have many more opportunities to compete during the chess year.

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2nd Annual Western Alliance Summer Chess Camp. June 24-28, 2007

Posted on 29. Jan, 2009 by .

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Monthly Chess Camp; March 21, 2009

Monthly Chess Camp; March 21, 2009

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .

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In Preparation for the 2009 Arizona State Championship. Openings, Middlegames, Endgames, Tactical Puzzles, and Calculation.

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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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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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