Tag Archives: state championship

FEBRUARY 22ND MONTHLY CAMP

FEBRUARY 22ND MONTHLY CAMP

Posted on 28. Jan, 2014 by .

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Join us on February 22nd for the upcoming Monthly Chess camp! Camps are a great way to learn what normal chess clubs and even private lessons cannot cover. The topic this time will be about the balance between ATTACK! and the opposite side of the coin: DEFENSE! Students will have a chance to learn from […]

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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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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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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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Thomas Mathine: 6th Grade AZ State Co-Champion!

Posted on 14. Jan, 2010 by .

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Below is an exert from Thomas’s personal experience at the tournament. Great job! Check out the results at the USCF main website: uschess.org. When I woke up on Saturday morning, I was excited. It was January 9 and time for the Arizona State Grade Championship. I quickly got ready for the long drive my parents […]

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Ben Marmont (USCF 2150)

Ben Marmont (USCF 2150)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Ben is an Expert chess player attending the University of Arizona. He plays extremely balanced chess, which is very valuable when playing important chess tournaments as well as being a chess coach. Those looking for a coach that will cover all the aspects of chess will find a perfect match in Ben. Ben has also […]

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Castlehill Country Day School

Castlehill Country Day School

Posted on 23. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Levon Altounian (2002-present) Assisting instructors: Masters Leo Martinez (2002-2003) and Nirosh Silva (2004-2005) Castlehill Country day School has been one of the most successful Arizona schools for the past decade. It is partially attributed to the school administration’s great support for their chess team and the chess club and their efforts to make chess the main […]

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St. Gregory College Preparatory

St. Gregory College Preparatory

Posted on 23. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Levon Altounian Assistant Instructor: Expert Jonathan Shacter ( 2006-2007 ) Because of the great proximity to Castlehill grounds (practically next door neighbors),  St.Gregory was able to capture the graduating talents from Castlehill and start a very successful chess program there dating to 2004. Twice, the schools Junior High division was able to place in […]

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Monthly Chess Camp; Saturday, April 18, 2009

Monthly Chess Camp; Saturday, April 18, 2009

Posted on 21. Apr, 2009 by .

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In Preparation for the 2009 Arizona State Championship. How to score the most points playing higher/ lower rated opponents. General Strategy, the Best Openings, tricks and luck.

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Basis Elementary

Basis Elementary

Posted on 21. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Levon Altounian Previous Instructors: Josh Leonard, Dallas Elkins Basis Elementary has long had the reputation of one of the best school in Arizona and recently I learned there are also considered to be one of the top schools in US. That attitude of hard work and serious approach was also passed to the chess […]

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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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University High School Urbana Shocks IHSA with State Chess Championship Victory

University High School Urbana Shocks IHSA with State Chess Championship Victory

Posted on 02. Jan, 2009 by .

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In a battle that made David and Goliath seem like a fair fight, tiny University High School in Urbana with an enrollment of 245 faced off against the top ranked Lincolnshire Stevenson whose enrollment is 4545 at the IHSA State High School Chess championship.

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