Northwest Chess Open

A fundraising event for Northwest Chess, a six-round tournament on chess.com, will be held May 9-10 in memory of Mike Neeley, former NWC editor. Prizes are subscriptions or subscription extensions. Come play and be part of NWC history; this is the first NWC Open played online, and the only time the event has been held… Continue reading Northwest Chess Open

NW Regional Scholastic

On 16 May, the grand on-line chess experiment continues with a new event, the Northwest Regional Scholastic Championships! When shelter-in-place orders forced the delay or outright cancellation of chess events with packed playing halls full of potentially contagious people, the Washington Chess organizers quickly moved to well-planned on-line events. But somebody (naming no names) noticed… Continue reading NW Regional Scholastic

Chess Webinars

At the most recent Northwest Chess board meeting, we decided to do some things to add value for NWC subscribers. Free chess webinars? Check! Of course we’re talking about on-line events, since our ability to hold in-person meetings is severely constrained at the moment. Can you say… Zoom? Mondays in May we’ll have webinars from… Continue reading Chess Webinars

Jason Yu becomes National Master

Congratulations to Jason Yu of Bellevue, Washington, who achieved a U.S. Chess rating of 2203 as a result of scoring 5 out of 9 points at the 2nd Annual Seattle Chess Classic, held at Seattle Chess Club August 15-19.  Along the way to the title, Jason scored a draw against GM Tarjan and wins against FM… Continue reading Jason Yu becomes National Master

Velea Sisters & Team USA Golden at Pan-American Youth!

  By Monica Olaru Sophie Velea and Anne-Marie Velea won gold medals at girls under 10 and girls under 14 in 2018 Pan-American Chess Championship in Santiago, Chile.Anne-Marie received also the title of Woman FIDE Master and Sophie received again the title of Woman Candidate Master. Both of them will represent USA as official representative at World Cadets… Continue reading Velea Sisters & Team USA Golden at Pan-American Youth!

American Teams Falter in Seattle Summer Team Matches

Here are the final results of the Seattle Summer Team Matches between Teams Carlsen vs Caruana and Spassky vs Fischer.  Pictures from the match can be found on the WCF FB page. Seattle Summer Team Matches: Team Carlsen (A) vs Team Caruana (B) (5 v 5) Team Spassky (A) vs Team Fischer (B) (5 v 5) Teams:… Continue reading American Teams Falter in Seattle Summer Team Matches

14 Northwest Juniors qualify for 2018 World Youth & Cadets!

Congratulations to the Northwest chess players who qualified for the 2018 World Youth & Cadets! ​The following local players have qualified for the World Youth (ages 12-18), which will be held in Halkidiki, Greece, October 19-31, 2018: Open U18: Roland Feng (WA) Bryce Tiglon (WA) Open U14: Anthony He (WA) Girls Under 16: Naomi Bashkansky… Continue reading 14 Northwest Juniors qualify for 2018 World Youth & Cadets!

Washington Players Triumph at 2018 US National Junior Congress

By Vijay Sankaran, Igor & Stephan Jiang The US National Junior Congress was held at Basis Independent Silicon Valley School, San Jose, CA from Mar 10th – Mar 11th. WA kids participated in U12, U10 and U8 sections representing the Seattle Chess Club. In a tightly contested tournament, all the players who were part of… Continue reading Washington Players Triumph at 2018 US National Junior Congress