Two-way tie in Seattle October Tornado

Two local expert-rated chess players, Ethan Bashkansky and Kyle Haining, drew each other and tied for first, with 3 of 4 points, in the Seattle Chess Club October Tornado, held on October 12 at the club. Each player also had a half-point bye. “Tornado” refers to the relatively fast time control, G/60 with 5-second delay. There were… Continue reading Two-way tie in Seattle October Tornado

BC players tie for first at Portland Fall Open

Two British Columbia chess players, Bindi Cheng and (Isaac) Joe Roback, tied for first place at the Portland Chess Club Fall Open October 11-12, also celebrating National Chess Day in the U.S. Each scored 4 out of 5 possible points. (See the USCF crosstable for details.) This is hardly surprising for Cheng, rated about USCF 2500… Continue reading BC players tie for first at Portland Fall Open

Two early October events in Washington

Showing the geographic diversity of chess in Washington, two major events were held the first weekend of October on opposite sides of the state. Oyster Bay Inn Classic, Bremerton, WA (Oct. 4-5, 2014) 16 players competed in two sections. Michael MacGregor won the Open section with 3.5 of 4 points, regaining a 2200+ rating (2202), while Zhili… Continue reading Two early October events in Washington

More September Portland and Seattle results

Portland Chess Club September Quads (Tuesday evenings 9/9 to 9/23): The upper section, run as a 6-player Swiss, was won by Sean O’Connell with 2.5 of 3 points. The middle section was won by Arliss Dietz with a perfect score of 3. The lower section was won by Ken Harry with 2 of 3 points. USCF… Continue reading More September Portland and Seattle results