South Surburban Star Wars XXI
- Written by Dr. Orlan Smith, PhD Dr. Orlan Smith, PhD
Higuchi Runs 1st Harper College Event; Bartochowski Wins
- Written by Hiro Higuchi Hiro Higuchi
On April 8, I was honored to host my first-ever USCF tournament at Harper College.
Even with many other events happening around the state, a remarkable 45 players competed; 25 in the open and 20 in the U1700 section. Out of 25 players in the Open section, there were six Experts and a Master in the field.
In the Open section, Nicholas Bartochowski was the clear winner. Winning all three games, Bartochowski raised his rating to 2169.
NM Ken Wallach and Experts Rishi Narayanan and Abhy Venkat tied for second with 2.5's.
Illinois Chess Vets Holds Veterans-Only Event
- Written by Michael Lenox, Illinois Chess Vets Michael Lenox, Illinois Chess Vets
The non-profit Illinois Chess Vets (ICV) held its first “Veterans Only” tournament on March 30, at the American Legion Post 991 in the Chicago suburb of Worth. The non-rated event was a five-round Swiss with Game/15 time controls.
Trophies were awarded to Tony Fuksman (1st), Elmer Adams (2nd) and Thomas Evans (3rd).
The tournament also awarded medals to the top players from the Russian Army, US Army, US Air Force and US Navy. The US Marines and US Merchant Marines were not represented.
The tournament raised $65 that was donated to the Post 991 veteran’s fund.
South Suburban Chess Wars XX
- Written by Orlan Smith, PhD Orlan Smith, PhD
William Lombardy Benefit Tournament
- Written by William Whited, Burr Ridge Chess Club William Whited, Burr Ridge Chess Club
On January 21 GM Rev. William Lombardy Benefit was hosted in Palatine, IL. With a remarkable turnout of 54 players, almost 60 registered and an amazing 23 people played in Open Division.
Our day started out in unbelievable style where our facility allowed one of their classrooms to be utilized for a meet and greet to spend time with Rev. Lombardy. Rev. Lombardy who not only won US Open Championship three times and was the only undefeated World Junior Champion (11-0) in 1957, a feat that has never been repeated.