Register for Reno!

Due to an error, viagra 60mg the full-page ad for the 33rd Annual Sands Regency Reno – Western States Open, purchase Oct. 16-18 in Reno, Nevada, was not repeated in the October issue of Northwest Chess. However, it’s not too late to register for the event. See the full-page ad/entry form on the NWC website and mail your entry by October 9, or you can also register onsite. This is one of the top chess tournaments of the year, offers prizes of up to $2,000 in open and class sections, and there is always a good turnout of players from the Northwest. As of this writing, hotel rooms are still available at the chess rate – call the Sands Regency Casino Hotel, 1-866-386-7829, and ask for code USCHESS1015.

Eastern Washington Open Results

Tournament Winner: Michael Cambareri on left and TD Kevin K.  Photo Credit: Annete Wayland
Tournament Winner: Michael Cambareri on left and TD Kevin Korsmo.
Photo Credit: Annette Weyland

Kevin Korsmo directed the 30 player event on Sept 26-27 for the Spokane Chess Club.
Michael Cambareri won with a 5-0 score. Unrated Karl Reutter scored 4-1 to take 2nd place clear. Kevin reports: “Karl is a west side kid who played some scholastic chess and is a junior at Gonzaga.” He has a Northwest Scholastic rating of 1156 based on 105 games

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Raptis does it again, Portland CC G/60 Event.

The Seattle Chess Club held their annual Seattle Fall Open on Sept 18-20. Nick Raptis of Portland Oregon won the Open Section 4.5-.5. Bryce Tiglon and IM Ray Kaufman tied for 2-3 with 4-1. Bryce took a 4th rd 1/2 bye and drew with Nick in round 5. 46 players took part in the Open Section.
The 35 player Reserve Section was won by Joseph Truelson with 4.5-5. It appears from looking at his US Chess information that he is a scholastic player who lived in Minnesota until this year and now lives in Washington since he has played in several Washington events. Fred Kleist was the tournament director.

US Chess Crosstable CLICK HERE

Sign on a street near the Portland Chess Club. Photo Credit: Russell Miller
Sign on a street near the Portland Chess Club. Photo Credit: Russell Miller

From the website of the chess club

“Club Championship (Sept 29-Oct 29): The annual Portland Chess Club Championship, viagra
which is open to all PCC members, prostate takes place in October (sometimes starting in late September as was the case this year) in place of the Tuesday Quads. Mike Morris, PCC life member and longtime board member, won with 4.5/5, gaining around 70 rating points and winning $50. He beat defending champion FM Nick Raptis, who finished 2nd with 4/5, on the last round to take the title. Brian Elser finished 3rd with 3.5/5. Roland Eagles won the $25 U1800 prize with 3/5 and gained around 65 rating points.”

Mike was also the TD. CLICK HERE for the US Chess Crosstable
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The Seattle Chess Club held their annual Seattle Fall Open on Sept 18-20. Nick Raptis of Portland Oregon won the Open Section 4.5-.5. Bryce Tiglon and IM Ray Kaufman tied for 2-3 with 4-1. Bryce took a 4th rd 1/2 bye and drew with Nick in round 5. 46 players took part in the Open Section.
The 35 player Reserve Section was won by Joseph Truelson with 4.5-5. It appears from looking at his US Chess information that he is a scholastic player who lived in Minnesota until this year and now lives in Washington since he has played in several Washington events. Fred Kleist was the tournament director.

US Chess Crosstable CLICK HERE
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not taken at Seattle Spring event but at a Portland event.” width=”1467″ height=”1100″ class=”size-full wp-image-725″ /> Nick Raptis
photo by Russell Miller, not taken at Seattle event but at a Portland event in 2013

The Seattle Chess Club held their annual Seattle Fall Open on Sept 18-20. Nick Raptis of Portland Oregon won the Open Section 4.5-.5. Bryce Tiglon and IM Ray Kaufman tied for 2-3 with 4-1. Bryce took a 4th rd 1/2 bye and drew with Nick in round 5. 46 players took part in the Open Section.
The 35 player Reserve Section was won by Joseph Truelson with 4.5-5. It appears from looking at his US Chess information that he is a scholastic player who lived in Minnesota until this year and now lives in Washington since he has played in several Washington events. Fred Kleist was the tournament director.

US Chess Crosstable CLICK HERE
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not taken at Seattle event but at a Portland event in 2013

The Seattle Chess Club held their annual Seattle Fall Open on Sept 18-20. Nick Raptis of Portland Oregon won the Open Section 4.5-.5. Bryce Tiglon and IM Ray Kaufman plus Dereque Kelley Jr. tied for 2-4 with 4-1. Bryce took a 4th rd 1/2 bye and drew with Nick in round 5. 46 players took part in the Open Section.
The 35 player Reserve Section was won by Joseph Truelson with 4.5-5. It appears from looking at his US Chess information that he is a scholastic player who lived in Minnesota until this year and now lives in Washington since he has played in several Washington events. Fred Kleist was the tournament director.

US Chess Crosstable CLICK HERE
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not taken at Seattle event but at a Portland event in 2013

The Seattle Chess Club held their annual Seattle Fall Open on Sept 18-20. Nick Raptis of Portland Oregon won the Open Section 4.5-.5. Bryce Tiglon and IM Ray Kaufman plus Dereque Kelley Jr. tied for 2-4 with 4-1. Bryce took a 4th rd 1/2 bye and drew with Nick in round 5. 46 players took part in the Open Section.
The 35 player Reserve Section was won by Joseph Truelson with 4.5-5. It appears from looking at his US Chess information that he is a scholastic player who lived in Minnesota until this year and now lives in Washington since he has played in several Washington events. Fred Kleist was the tournament director.

US Chess Crosstable CLICK HERE
Nick Raptis of Portland won the September 26, clinic
2015 G/60 event held at the Portland Chess Club with 4-0 score. 22 players took part. LENNART BJORKSTEN was the TD.

CLICK HERE for the US Chess crosstable

Seattle Fall Open Results

Chess players from Orgeon triumphed in the 2015 Vancouver Open, more about
which took place August 22-23 at the Vancouver Red Lion Hotel at the Quay and was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation.  FM Nick Raptis and Jason Cigan tied for first in the open section with 4.5/5, bulimics
topping the 35-player open section, cost
which included 6 masters.  Andrea Botez won clear first in the 47-player reserve section with 4.5/5.  Galen Pyle was the Chief TD of the event.  Photos from the tournament taken by Rachna RS can be found here.

Prize winners include:

Open Section:

Raptis and Cigan

=1st/2nd: Nick Raptis, Jason Cigan 4.5 $330 each

1st U2000: Faris Gulamali 3.0 $120

=1st/2nd U1800: Eric Zhang, Jacob Mayer 2.5 $60 each

Reserve Section:

Botez

1st: Andrea Botez 4.5 $280

=2nd: John Acken, Dan Mathews, Mu Lin 4.0 $60 each

=1st U1600: Ari Bluffstone, Joey Yeo 3.5 $45 each

1st U1400: Henry Romero 3.5 $90

=1st U1200: David Prideaux, Andy Tien, William Nicholas 2.5 $30 each
Chess players from Orgeon triumphed at the 2015 Vancouver Open, clinic
which took place August 22-23 at the Vancouver Red Lion Hotel at the Quay and was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation.  FM Nick Raptis and Jason Cigan tied for first in the open section with 4.5/5, medicine
topping the 35-player open section, generic
which included 6 masters.  Andrea Botez won clear first in the 47-player reserve section with 4.5/5.  Galen Pyle was the Chief TD of the event.  The USCF crosstable can be found here.  Photos from the tournament taken by Rachna RS can be found here.

Prize winners include:

Open Section:

Raptis and Cigan

=1st/2nd: Nick Raptis, Jason Cigan 4.5 $330 each

1st U2000: Faris Gulamali 3.0 $120

=1st/2nd U1800: Eric Zhang, Jacob Mayer 2.5 $60 each

Reserve Section:

Botez

1st: Andrea Botez 4.5 $280

=2nd: John Acken, Dan Mathews, Mu Lin 4.0 $60 each

=1st U1600: Ari Bluffstone, Joey Yeo 3.5 $45 each

1st U1400: Henry Romero 3.5 $90

=1st U1200: David Prideaux, Andy Tien, William Nicholas 2.5 $30 each
Chess players from Orgeon triumphed at the 2015 Vancouver Open, mind which took place August 22-23 at the Vancouver Red Lion Hotel at the Quay and was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation.  FM Nick Raptis and Jason Cigan tied for first in the open section with 4.5/5, viagra dosage
topping the 35-player open section, which included 6 masters.  Andrea Botez won clear first in the 47-player reserve section with 4.5/5.  Galen Pyle was the Chief TD of the event.  The USCF crosstable can be found here.  Photos from the tournament taken by Rachna RS can be found here.

Prize winners include:

Open Section:

Raptis and Cigan

=1st/2nd: Nick Raptis, Jason Cigan 4.5 $330 each

1st U2000: Faris Gulamali 3.0 $120

=1st/2nd U1800: Eric Zhang, Jacob Mayer 2.5 $60 each

Reserve Section:

Botez

1st: Andrea Botez 4.5 $280

=2nd: John Acken, Dan Mathews, Mu Lin 4.0 $60 each

=1st U1600: Ari Bluffstone, Joey Yeo 3.5 $45 each

1st U1400: Henry Romero 3.5 $90

=1st U1200: David Prideaux, Andy Tien, William Nicholas 2.5 $30 each
Chess players from Oregon triumphed at the 2015 Vancouver Open, capsule
which took place August 22-23 at the Vancouver Red Lion Hotel at the Quay and was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation.  FM Nick Raptis and Jason Cigan tied for first in the open section with 4.5/5, Phimosis
topping the 35-player open section, which included 6 masters.  Andrea Botez won clear first in the 47-player reserve section with 4.5/5.  Galen Pyle was the Chief TD of the event.  The USCF crosstable can be found here.  Photos from the tournament taken by Rachna RS can be found here.

Prize winners include:

Open Section:

Raptis and Cigan

=1st/2nd: Nick Raptis, Jason Cigan 4.5 $330 each

1st U2000: Faris Gulamali 3.0 $120

=1st/2nd U1800: Eric Zhang, Jacob Mayer 2.5 $60 each

Reserve Section:

Botez

1st: Andrea Botez 4.5 $280

=2nd: John Acken, Dan Mathews, Mu Lin 4.0 $60 each

=1st U1600: Ari Bluffstone, Joey Yeo 3.5 $45 each

1st U1400: Henry Romero 3.5 $90

=1st U1200: David Prideaux, Andy Tien, William Nicholas 2.5 $30 each
Chess players from Oregon triumphed at the 2015 Vancouver Open, emergency
which took place August 22-23 at the Vancouver Red Lion Hotel at the Quay and was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation.  FM Nick Raptis and Jason Cigan tied for first with 4.5/5, topping the 35-player open section, which included 6 masters.  Andrea Botez won clear first in the 47-player reserve section with 4.5/5.  Galen Pyle was the Chief TD of the event.  The USCF crosstable can be found here.  Photos from the tournament taken by Rachna RS can be found here.

Prize winners include:

Open Section:

Raptis and Cigan

=1st/2nd: Nick Raptis, Jason Cigan 4.5 $330 each

1st U2000: Faris Gulamali 3.0 $120

=1st/2nd U1800: Eric Zhang, Jacob Mayer 2.5 $60 each

Reserve Section:

Botez

1st: Andrea Botez 4.5 $280

=2nd: John Acken, Dan Mathews, Mu Lin 4.0 $60 each

=1st U1600: Ari Bluffstone, Joey Yeo 3.5 $45 each

1st U1400: Henry Romero 3.5 $90

=1st U1200: David Prideaux, Andy Tien, William Nicholas 2.5 $30 each
Chess players from Oregon triumphed at the 2015 Vancouver Open, treat which took place August 22-23 at the Vancouver Red Lion Hotel at the Quay and was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation.  FM Nick Raptis and Jason Cigan tied for first with 4.5/5, cure
topping the 35-player open section, which included 6 masters.  Andrea Botez won clear first in the 47-player reserve section with 4.5/5.  Galen Pyle was the Chief TD of the event.  The USCF crosstable can be found here.  Photos from the tournament taken by Rachna Soneji can be found here.

Prize winners include:

Open Section:

Raptis and Cigan

=1st/2nd: Nick Raptis, Jason Cigan 4.5 $330 each

1st U2000: Faris Gulamali 3.0 $120

=1st/2nd U1800: Eric Zhang, Jacob Mayer 2.5 $60 each

Reserve Section:

Botez

1st: Andrea Botez 4.5 $280

=2nd: John Acken, Dan Mathews, Mu Lin 4.0 $60 each

=1st U1600: Ari Bluffstone, Joey Yeo 3.5 $45 each

1st U1400: Henry Romero 3.5 $90

=1st U1200: David Prideaux, Andy Tien, William Nicholas 2.5 $30 each
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not taken at Seattle Spring event but at a Portland event.” width=”1467″ height=”1100″ class=”size-full wp-image-725″ /> Nick Raptis
photo by Russell Miller, not taken at Seattle event but at a Portland event in 2013

The Seattle Chess Club held their annual Seattle Fall Open on Sept 18-20. Nick Raptis of Portland Oregon won the Open Section 4.5-.5. Bryce Tiglon and IM Ray Kaufman plus Dereque Kelley Jr. tied for 2-4 with 4-1. Bryce took a 4th rd 1/2 bye and drew with Nick in round 5. 46 players took part in the Open Section.
The 35 player Reserve Section was won by Joseph Truelson with 4.5-5. It appears from looking at his US Chess information that he is a scholastic player who lived in Minnesota until this year and now lives in Washington since he has played in several Washington events. Fred Kleist was the tournament director.

US Chess Crosstable CLICK HERE

Sluggers Week 2 Report

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by Mark Smith and Curt Collyer

In the second week of the US Chess League season, prescription the Seattle Sluggers scored a convincing 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Blizzard.

In an energetic game on board 1, pestilence IM Georgi Orlov lost on the black side of a Nimzo-Indian (starting with the Two Knights Tango) to IM John Bartholomew. Orlov’s piece play on the kingside was vigorous, but his queenside development lagged.  21…Qg6 seemed, to Fritz, to be the tipping point as the evaluation jumped from +0.68 to +2.1.

While that loss unfolded, IM Michael Lee gained an advantage in his English against IM Sean Nagle. To those of us in the commentary room, Lee’s position seemed to be accomplishing  very little until it suddenly accomplished very much, especially after Black’s self-destructive 18…Ke7. The hand of a magician created a rout out of a molehill.

David Golub’s Benko Gambit looked smooth against Kevin Wasiluk. Golub’s grip strengthened bit by bit as he dominated the a and b files and eventually captured White’s passed a pawn. He made it look easy and will no doubt influence others to play the Benko.

Bill Schill varied from GM practice on move 10 against a Sicilian Najdorf played by Andrew Titus, soon winning a pawn and nursing the small advantage to victory. A big slip by Titus on move 52 enabled Schill to convert to a pawn race in which he queened well ahead.  Schill’s skillful grit paid off in the longest game of the match.

Final score of the match:   Seattle 3.0 – Minnesota 1.0

Some photos from the match can be found here.

Crosstables of a couple of Seattle CC Events

Portland Chess Club Sign
Portland Chess Club Sign

Portland CC Aug G/60 event held on August 29, impotent 2015

Lennart Bjorksten reports on Facebook: ” Yes. I was the TD, and I’m still not comfortable with the arcane nuances of submitting a tournament for rating. None of the folks who are experienced with the process were around when the tournament ended.

The G60 will be rated this coming Tuesday, before we start the September Tuesday quads. My apologies for the delay.

We had 31 players, so the tournament was split into two sections. The upper section was won by Nick Raptis with 3.5/4, followed by Becca Lampman, Mike Goffe, and Ethan Wu at 3/4. The lower section was won by Jeremy Le Grove with 3.5/4, followed by Masakazu Shimada, Brian Berger, and Marcus Leung at 3/4. Kushal Pai and Matthew Witt shared the U1400 prize with 2.5/4.”

Crosstable link

TD of Seattle CC Fred Kleist at 2012 US Open. Photo by Russell Miller
TD of Seattle CC Fred Kleist at 2012 US Open. Photo by Russell Miller
CLICK HERE for Dog Days event held in August.

August 30 event Tornado of 19 players, thumb CLICK HERE for crosstable