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Tucson Open: January 20-22, 2012

Tucson Open: January 20-22, 2012

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .

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Time has come for the annual Tucson Open! It is one of the most exciting tournaments of the year and accommodates adults and children alike. It also allows for a flexible schedule such as a 1 or 2 day Scholastic and a 3 or 2 day Adult tournament in 3 sections. The event hosts numerous […]

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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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LEVON ALTOUNIAN WINS THE 2010 TUCSON OPEN

LEVON ALTOUNIAN WINS THE 2010 TUCSON OPEN

Posted on 05. Mar, 2010 by .

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Tucson Open, January 24-25, 2010: To me, the Tucson Open is one of the most enjoyable tournaments of the year. It is also one of the several Tucson tournaments that adult players’ participation is truly encouraged. For the last 2 years (before the 2010 AZ. State Championship tournament at Scottsdale) Tucson Open was also the […]

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Gurczak-Lebovitz from Tucson Open

Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by .

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This was one of the most theoretical games of the tournament. It showcases deep knowledge of the Gruenfeld Defense theory and can be enjoyable for both beginners and Masters. (1) Gurczak,John (2059) – Lebovitz,Andrew (2050) [D89] Tucson Open, 24.01.2010 [Gurczak,John] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 […]

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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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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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