Visit UNAM Chess Club Wednesdays in River North
- Written by Keith Ammann
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Chicago campus invites local players to attend its newly created chess club Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 PM. The club meets on the first floor of the UNAM Chicago building, 350 W. Erie St. in River North.
June Chess Roundup
- Written by Dan Leroy
June has school letting out and people taking a break from the work they've been doing all year. Chess tournaments are similar. Time to stop the studying and preparation and just play the game you love to play. Here are last month's results.
May 5: The Evanston 3x3 Tournament had 37 players for this 3 section event. In the Gold Section (1700+) Sam Schmakel was the solitary person to win all three rounds. In the Silver Section (1200-1699) Seth Jay Kushinsky was the sole finisher with 3 points. In the Bronze Section (U1200 and unrated) Edward Zhang won all his games. Crosstables.
May5: 13th Annual JJC Spring Quads in Joliet, IL. 12 players total. The winners were: Daniel Sajkowski (Quad 1), David Middleton (Quad 2), Len Webber (Extra). Crosstables.
Ninth Annual David Mote Memorial Open
- Written by David Long
Fifteen chess players attended our May 19th tournament, the Ninth Annual David Mote Memorial Open. The tournament was held at the First Congregational Church on Springfield's southwest side, our first time using this site.
Anshul Adve, of Champaign, swept the tournament with a 4-0 score, and won first place. There was a three-way tie for second place, also involving first in Class C-D. Kyle Mayhugh and Jospeh Bean, both of Missouri, and Steven Evans, all had 3 points. Evean Gresen of Springfield, captured first in Class A-B with 2 points. Cameron Walters, of Champaign, and Brian Bourne, of Jacksonville, shared first in class E and below, also with 2 points.
May Chess Roundup
- Written by Dan Leroy
May flowers bring April Showers. Or something like that. Chess can be topsy-turvy. Masters suggest learning the endgame first. Higer rated players don't always end up on top. Provisional players beat more tournament savy players. This month had it all.
April 1: The Illini Chess Club had it's April Fools Open. No really. 8 people participated in this dual section event. Michael Auger won the UR Section and Joe Mcgee won the LR section. Crosstables.
March 31 to April 1: The International Youth Team event took place in Oak Brook IL. One person shy of having 100 participants. This 99 strong event had two sections. In the Under 10 section Anastasia Golovkina and Nikita Styazhkin tied for first with 7 points out of 7 points. In the Combined section the top four highest rated players tied for first with 6.5 points: Maksim Mokshin, Mark Emdin, Anna Styazhkina, and Vladislav Dyakov. Crosstables.
Knight Moves Chess Club Spring Open and Update
- Written by Hector Hernandez
This tournament was held at the Rudy Lozano Branch of the Chicago Public Library on March 31, 2012.
We got 22 players to compete - plus 10 who showed up too late to play. One of our quads consisted of 6 year-olds, 2 boys and 2 girls. Ricky Roman's younger brother Danny won it with a 6-0 score. Esteban Vargas was second at 4-2. Elizabeth Rivera was 3rd: 2-4; and, Grace Robinson was 4th. All participants received a ribbon and a "Chess Fiesta" folder.
The concept of family doing things together was evident here yet once again.