Noah Fields is WA State High School Champion!

Noah Fields, a 9th grader from Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, won clear first place at the WA High School Individual Championship. Noah is a long-time student of IM Georgi Orlov, and his rating has now passed 2100 for the very first time.¬†Along the way, he defeated both of the master-level He Brothers in back-to-back… Continue reading Noah Fields is WA State High School Champion!

Anath Gottumukkala wins WA Junior Open

Reported by WCF president Josh Sinanan. Recent International Community School graduate Anath Gottumukkala (rated only 1278 USCF, 1634 NW) won clear first at the Washington Junior Open on MLK Monday (Jan. 19, 2015) with 4/4!¬† For his victory, Anath is seeded into the 2015 WA Premier and 2016 WA Junior Closed. This was only Anath’s… Continue reading Anath Gottumukkala wins WA Junior Open

Daniel He repeats as winner of Washington Junior Closed

Congratulations to Daniel He for winning the Washington Junior Closed two years in a row! This is a six-player annual invitational tournament of the best junior chess players in Washington. Daniel He finished with 4 of 5 points, drawing twice but going undefeated. Ethan Bashkansky finished a close second with 3.5, drawing three times (including… Continue reading Daniel He repeats as winner of Washington Junior Closed

Raptis starts new year with Gresham win

Nick Raptis started the new year right by winning the annual Gresham Open, held Jan. 3-4 at the Mt. Hood Community College. Raptis scored 4.5 of 5, drawing only Lennart Bjorksten, who finished in a three-way tie for second place with Aaron Grabinsky and Yogi Saputra, all with 4 points. Raptis is a frequent winner… Continue reading Raptis starts new year with Gresham win