Ivanov wins Seattle August Tornado

Making only his second USCF tournament appearance, Ventsislav Ivanov won the Seattle Chess Club August Tornado held August 24, 2014 with a perfect 4.0 score. Ivanov raised his regular provisional rating to 1997, and his quick provisional rating to 1716. Tied for second place were Viktors Pupols and Brendan Zhang, each drawing two games (including against each… Continue reading Ivanov wins Seattle August Tornado

Pupols wins Washington Senior

Continuing his long and amazing chess career, Viktors Pupols won the Washington Senior Adult Championship held at the Tacoma Chess Club, August 16, 2014. Pupols scored 3.5 out of 4, drawing only longtime expert and Tacoma Chess Club member Paul Bartron, who finished second with 3.0 points. USCF crosstable link. Report by TD Gary Dorfner: The 2014 Wash.… Continue reading Pupols wins Washington Senior

Portland CC August 2014 Quad 45 event

The Portland Chess Club holds a monthly quad tournament (known as a “Quad 45” because of the 45-minute time control) that usually takes place on the third Saturday of each month. This tournament is billed as a great way for new players to get introduced to the PCC and USCF-rated tournament chess as well as… Continue reading Portland CC August 2014 Quad 45 event

Some recent event results

Seattle July Tornado (sometimes called the Sunday Tornado), held July 27, 2014 at the Seattle Chess Club. Ethan Bashkansky and Zixiao Han draw each other and tied for first with 3.5 out of 4 points. Both are now expert-rated, with Han having a provisional rating. See the USCF crosstable. Tacoma Open, held August 2, 2014 at… Continue reading Some recent event results