Anthony He becomes FIDE Master

Anthony He became Washington State’s youngest ever FIDE Master on February 20, 2017 by scoring 5.5/9 at the 2017 WA State Chess Championship in Redmond. He gained 93.6 points to boost his FIDE rating over 2300. Anthony achieved the title 4 days after he turned age 12.  Anthony is currently the US number 1 FIDE rated player in his age group (U-12).  Congratulations, Anthony!

FM Anthony He Photo Credit: Xuhao He

Bellevue 8th grader Naomi Bashkansky wins World School Chess Championship!

information pills helvetica, sans-serif”>Naomi Bashkansky has just won the 2016 World School Chess Championship in the Girls Under 13 category, held on December 2 – 12 in Sochi, Russia.
 
With 5 wins (full points) and 4 draws (half-points), she got 7 points in 9 games, and finished in the first place — without a single loss, undefeated.
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As a winner she is awarded the Woman FIDE Master (WFM) title, and is invited (expenses paid) to the 2017 World School Chess Championship in Romania.
 
Here are the full WSCC GU13 results: http://chess-results.com/tnr251725.aspx?lan=1&art=4&flag=30&wi=821 — note the singular US flag on top!
 
imageIt should also be noted that Daniel Shubin, a 6th grader at Open Window School in Bellevue, participated in the boys U11 section and represented team USA in Sochi.  In his first International event, Daniel scored 5 out of 9 (4 wins, 2 draws, 3 losses), an excellent result.  He tied for 21 place out of 66 participants, congratulations Daniel!

Seattle Kings vs. Princes Match II and Junior RR Results

The 2016 Washington President’s Cup took place at Seattle Chess Club February 13-14.  The tournament was hosted by Washington Chess Federation and directed by WCF tournament coordinator Dan Mathews, generic with assistance from Duane Polich and Murlin Varner.  67 players took part in two sections: Open and Reserve U1600.  Sloan Setiadikurnia, Travis Miller, and Zachary Zhang tied for first place in the Open section with 3.5/4!  Northwest Chess Grand Prix Admin Murlin Varner won the reserve section with 4.5/5!  A selection of games from the tournament can be viewed here.  The US Chess rating report can be found here.  Below is the complete list of the prize winners:

Open

Sloan Setiadikurnia
Sloan Setiadikurnia

Sloan Setiadikurnia, 3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1stU1900, $271.67

Travis Miller
Travis Miller

Travis Miller3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1st U1900, $271.67

Zachary Zhang
Zachary Zhang

Zachary Zhang, 3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1st U1900, $271.67 (seeded into 2017 WA Premier based on highest tiebreaks)
Minda Chen, 3.0, 1st U1700, $82.50
Jasen Reeves, 3.0, 1st U1700, $82.50

Reserve

Murlin Varner, 4.5, 1st Place, $300
Boas Lee, 4.0, 2nd Place, $250
Aidan Lawler, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Andy Tien, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Alison Xiao, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Joseph Levine, 3.5, 1st U1200/Unrated, $82.50
Emily Tang, 3.5, 1st U1200/Unrated, $82.50

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played over the February 13-15 weekend in Twin Falls, pharm
Idaho. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, here
Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, there
2016 in Twin Falls, health system
Idaho. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, health care
2016 in Twin Falls, sick
Idaho. 36 players plus one house player attended the event. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, unhealthy
Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, order 2016 in Twin Falls, contagion
Idaho. 36 players plus one house player attended the event. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, doctor
Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

Here is

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, Migraine
2016 in Twin Falls, pharmacy
Idaho. 36 players plus one house player attended the event. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

Here is a link to the US Chess Crosstable.

Kings vs. Princes II & Junior RR Players
Kings vs. Princes II & Junior RR Players

Here are the final results of the 2016 Kings vs. Princes Match II and Junior Round Robin.  The US Chess rating report can be found here.  Pictures from the match can be found here.

Kings:
 
IM Ray Kaufman (2359, generic
2314, sales USA) 5.5 $275

FM John Readey (2266, 2280, USA) 5.0 $250
FM Nick Raptis (2399, 2220, USA) 4.5 $225
FM Ignacio Perez (2258, 2192, USA) 4.0 $200
NM Nat Koons (2305, 2263, USA) 3.5 $175
FM David Bragg (2200, 2122, USA) 2.5 $125
NM Dereque Kelley (2184, 2153, USA) 1.5 $75
 Princes:
 

NM Bryce Tiglon (2357, 2279, USA) 4.5 $225
NM Kyle Haining (2191, 2206, USA) 4.5 $225
CM Joshua Doknjas (2147, 2008, CAN) 3.5 $175
Vikram Ramasamy (2010, 1958, USA) 3.5 $175
NM John Doknjas (2205, 2166, CAN) 2.5 $125
Anthony He (2135, 1995, USA) 2.5 Medal
Derek Zhang (2179, 1976, USA) 1.5 Medal

Final Score of the match: Kings 26.5 – Princes 22.5
 Junior RR:
 
Patrick Huang (1812, unr., CAN) 5.5 Medal
Joseph Truelson (1743, unr., USA) 5.5 Medal
Brendan Zhang (1899, 1757, USA) 5.0 $250
Travis Olson (1961, 1767, USA) 4.0 $200
Neil Doknjas (1751, 1579, CAN) 3.5 $175
Aditya Kannan (1739, unr., USA) 3.0 Medal
Jacob Mayer (1755, unr., USA) 1.5 $75
Rushaan Mahajan (1464, unr. USA) 0.0 Medal

Notes/Requests:

  • We kindly ask that each participant please annotate one game for Northwest Chess magazine.
  • The $100 brilliancy prize for the best played game by a King, Prince, and Junior RR player will be judged by a panel of judges that has yet to be determined.  Winners to be announced in the May or June issue of NWC.

Thanks to everyone for taking part and making this such a wonderful event!  Any feedback/suggestions to improve the match are welcome.

Bryce Tiglon wins WA Denker qualifier playoff!

Photo of top team.
Photo of top team.

Team members are, drug from left, cheap juniors Kian Patel and Gabriel Skoro, seniors Duane Lee and Clemen Deng, and sophomore Anders Olsen.

Photo and Article by Nancy Keller

Lincoln High School Varsity chess team was like a ferocious bear, shaking off pesky attackers one by one at the 2016 Oregon High School Chess Team State Championships held at Junction City High School. The Lincoln High School chess team consisted of Clemen Deng on first board, Kian Patel on second board, Gabriel Skoro on third board, Duane Lee on fourth board and Anders Olsen on fifth board and is coached by Stephen Runion.
Round 1, Lincoln shrugged off Sheldon High School from Eugene 4 to 1. Round 2, Lincoln had to compete against Wilson who ultimately took second place overall. Lincoln manage to win 3:2. Clackamas took Lincoln on in round 3 but got smashed as Lincoln won 4.5 to 0.5. Clackamas ultimately took third place overall. Then is was La Salle’s turn in round 4 and Lincoln won 3.5 to 1.5. La Salle ultimately took fifth place overall.
Then it was Coquille’s Varsity Team during round 5. First board player Clemen Deng was paired up against Coquille’s first board Aaron Grabinsky who is a National Master and 12th grade National co champion and about 250 rating points above Clemen. Clemen managed to get a draw against this higher level player. Boards 3, 4 and 5 smashed Coquille’s players and Lincoln won 3.5 to 1.5. Coquille ultimately won 4th place overall.
Thus Lincoln was undefeated after the five round event and won the Overall Varsity Championship and a $200 per player scholarship provided by First Community Credit Union along with medals and trophies.
Lincoln High School did not stop there as the Lincoln Junior Varsity chess team captured first place overall in the Junior Varsity Section. The junior varsity team had players Dylan Huard, Noah Gladen-Kilarsky, Andrew Sheiman, Felix to and Alexander Pham. They managed to beat 2nd place Clackamas and drew Jesuit High School in round 4. But Clackamas beat Jesuit so Jesuit slid into 3rd place. Robert Gray Middle School put up a tough stance in the Junior Varsity section winning 4th place overall and placing first in the middle school division.

Summary of results:

Overall champion and winner of the 2016 OHSCTA scholarships
Lincoln High School

Varsity Overall
1st Lincoln 6A
2nd Wilson 6A
3rd Clackamas 6A
Varsity 6A
1st Lincoln
2nd Wilson
Varisty 4A/5A
1st LaSalle
2nd Crescent Valley
Varsity 1A/2A/3A
1st Coquille
2nd Pleasant Hill

Junior Varsity Overall
1st Lincoln
2nd Clackamas
3rd Jesuit
Junior Varsity 6A
1st Lincoln
2nd Clackamas
Junior Varsity 4A/5A
1st Hillsboro
2nd LaSalle
Junior Varsity 1A/2A/3A
1st Delphian
2nd Myrtle Point

Middle School
1st Robert Gray
2nd Coquille

Open Teams
1st Clackamette (Clackamas and Willamette combo)
2nd Cottage Grove
3rd Al Kennedy and Delphian combo

Board Overall
Board 1 Simon Venter
Board 2 Josiah Perkins
Board 3 Gabriel Skoro
Board 4 Travis Croteau
Board 5 Anders Olsen

Class 6A
Board 1 Clemen Deng
Board 2 Nathan Jewell
Board 3 Riley Waugh
Board 4 Duane Lee
Board 5 Arya Naghdi

Class 5A/4A
Board 1 Michael Moore
Board 2 Kristian Villa
Board 3 Nicholas Richardson
Board 4 Joseph Nguyen
Board 5 Sean Richardson

Class 3A/2A/1A
Board 1 Aaron Grabinsky
Board 2 Vianna Phillip
Board 3 Nathan Faber
Board 4 Jordan Lyda
Board 5 Jordan Henderson

Individuals
1st Cole Evered
2nd Christain Gomez
3rd Billy Want

CLICK HERE for a xtable of the event.
Event was Feb 26-27, 2016 with Norman May the tournament director.

Bryce Tiglon - 2016 WA State High School Denker Representative
Bryce Tiglon – 2016 WA State High School Denker Representative

Congratulations to Bryce Tiglon, patient  a freshman at Lakeside School in Seattle, for winning the playoff to qualify for the Denker Tournament of High School State Champions!  He tied for 1st with 4/5 along with Samuel and Daniel He, all of whom share the title of WA State High School co-champions.  For winning the playoff, Bryce is invited to represent WA in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, held concurrently with the U.S. Open this August in Indianapolis, IN.  Bryce receives a $750 scholarship from WCF and a $250 scholarship from WHSCA.  Congratulations Bryce!

The playoff games were played at the Seattle Chess Club on March 5 under the supervision of TD Fred Kleist.  Colors were drawn at random and the following games were played at a time control of G/90 + 30 sec. increment.

The games from the playoff can be viewed here.

Here is the link to the US Chess crosstable.

Results from the playoff (first player listed had white):

9:30    Samuel – Daniel. Result: .5-.5
2:00    Daniel – Bryce Result: .5-.5
6:30    Bryce – Samuel. Result: 1-0

Washington President’s Cup

The 2016 Washington President’s Cup took place at Seattle Chess Club February 13-14.  The tournament was hosted by Washington Chess Federation and directed by WCF tournament coordinator Dan Mathews, generic with assistance from Duane Polich and Murlin Varner.  67 players took part in two sections: Open and Reserve U1600.  Sloan Setiadikurnia, Travis Miller, and Zachary Zhang tied for first place in the Open section with 3.5/4!  Northwest Chess Grand Prix Admin Murlin Varner won the reserve section with 4.5/5!  A selection of games from the tournament can be viewed here.  The US Chess rating report can be found here.  Below is the complete list of the prize winners:

Open

Sloan Setiadikurnia
Sloan Setiadikurnia

Sloan Setiadikurnia, 3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1stU1900, $271.67

Travis Miller
Travis Miller

Travis Miller3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1st U1900, $271.67

Zachary Zhang
Zachary Zhang

Zachary Zhang, 3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1st U1900, $271.67 (seeded into 2017 WA Premier based on highest tiebreaks)
Minda Chen, 3.0, 1st U1700, $82.50
Jasen Reeves, 3.0, 1st U1700, $82.50

Reserve

Murlin Varner, 4.5, 1st Place, $300
Boas Lee, 4.0, 2nd Place, $250
Aidan Lawler, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Andy Tien, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Alison Xiao, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Joseph Levine, 3.5, 1st U1200/Unrated, $82.50
Emily Tang, 3.5, 1st U1200/Unrated, $82.50

2016 WA State Championship

The 2016 Washington President’s Cup took place at Seattle Chess Club February 13-14.  The tournament was hosted by Washington Chess Federation and directed by WCF tournament coordinator Dan Mathews, generic with assistance from Duane Polich and Murlin Varner.  67 players took part in two sections: Open and Reserve U1600.  Sloan Setiadikurnia, Travis Miller, and Zachary Zhang tied for first place in the Open section with 3.5/4!  Northwest Chess Grand Prix Admin Murlin Varner won the reserve section with 4.5/5!  A selection of games from the tournament can be viewed here.  The US Chess rating report can be found here.  Below is the complete list of the prize winners:

Open

Sloan Setiadikurnia
Sloan Setiadikurnia

Sloan Setiadikurnia, 3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1stU1900, $271.67

Travis Miller
Travis Miller

Travis Miller3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1st U1900, $271.67

Zachary Zhang
Zachary Zhang

Zachary Zhang, 3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1st U1900, $271.67 (seeded into 2017 WA Premier based on highest tiebreaks)
Minda Chen, 3.0, 1st U1700, $82.50
Jasen Reeves, 3.0, 1st U1700, $82.50

Reserve

Murlin Varner, 4.5, 1st Place, $300
Boas Lee, 4.0, 2nd Place, $250
Aidan Lawler, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Andy Tien, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Alison Xiao, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Joseph Levine, 3.5, 1st U1200/Unrated, $82.50
Emily Tang, 3.5, 1st U1200/Unrated, $82.50

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played over the February 13-15 weekend in Twin Falls, pharm
Idaho. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, here
Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, there
2016 in Twin Falls, health system
Idaho. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, health care
2016 in Twin Falls, sick
Idaho. 36 players plus one house player attended the event. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, unhealthy
Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, order 2016 in Twin Falls, contagion
Idaho. 36 players plus one house player attended the event. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, doctor
Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

Here is

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, Migraine
2016 in Twin Falls, pharmacy
Idaho. 36 players plus one house player attended the event. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

Here is a link to the US Chess Crosstable.

Kings vs. Princes II & Junior RR Players
Kings vs. Princes II & Junior RR Players

Here are the final results of the 2016 Kings vs. Princes Match II and Junior Round Robin.  The US Chess rating report can be found here.  Pictures from the match can be found here.

Kings:
 
IM Ray Kaufman (2359, generic
2314, sales USA) 5.5 $275

FM John Readey (2266, 2280, USA) 5.0 $250
FM Nick Raptis (2399, 2220, USA) 4.5 $225
FM Ignacio Perez (2258, 2192, USA) 4.0 $200
NM Nat Koons (2305, 2263, USA) 3.5 $175
FM David Bragg (2200, 2122, USA) 2.5 $125
NM Dereque Kelley (2184, 2153, USA) 1.5 $75
 Princes:
 

NM Bryce Tiglon (2357, 2279, USA) 4.5 $225
NM Kyle Haining (2191, 2206, USA) 4.5 $225
CM Joshua Doknjas (2147, 2008, CAN) 3.5 $175
Vikram Ramasamy (2010, 1958, USA) 3.5 $175
NM John Doknjas (2205, 2166, CAN) 2.5 $125
Anthony He (2135, 1995, USA) 2.5 Medal
Derek Zhang (2179, 1976, USA) 1.5 Medal

Final Score of the match: Kings 26.5 – Princes 22.5
 Junior RR:
 
Patrick Huang (1812, unr., CAN) 5.5 Medal
Joseph Truelson (1743, unr., USA) 5.5 Medal
Brendan Zhang (1899, 1757, USA) 5.0 $250
Travis Olson (1961, 1767, USA) 4.0 $200
Neil Doknjas (1751, 1579, CAN) 3.5 $175
Aditya Kannan (1739, unr., USA) 3.0 Medal
Jacob Mayer (1755, unr., USA) 1.5 $75
Rushaan Mahajan (1464, unr. USA) 0.0 Medal

Notes/Requests:

  • We kindly ask that each participant please annotate one game for Northwest Chess magazine.
  • The $100 brilliancy prize for the best played game by a King, Prince, and Junior RR player will be judged by a panel of judges that has yet to be determined.  Winners to be announced in the May or June issue of NWC.

Thanks to everyone for taking part and making this such a wonderful event!  Any feedback/suggestions to improve the match are welcome.

IM Michael Lee - 2016 WA State Champion
IM Michael Lee – 2016 WA State Champion

Here are the final results of the 2016 WA State Championship, sales
Premier, Invitational, and Challengers sections in order of tie-breaks.  The USCF rating report can be found here.  Games from all 4 sections can be viewed here.

Championship
 
IM Michael Lee 2505 8.0 1st $900
FM Tian Sang 2354 7.5 2nd $500
IM Ray Kaufman 2359 6.0 =3rd-4th $250
FM Roland Feng 2425 6.0 =3rd-4th $250
NM Bryce Tiglon 2350 5.0 5th $100
NM Daniel He 2249 4.5
FM Nick Raptis 2396 3.5
LM Viktors Pupols 2206 2.5

FM Costin Cozianu 2451 1.5 (withdrew)

Derek Zhang 2179 0.5

Premier
 
FM John Readey 2266 6.5 1st $450
 
NM Kyle Haining 2202 5.5 2nd $250
NM Samuel He 2262 4.5 3rd $150
NM Michael MacGregor 2211 4.0 =4th-5th $75
Anthony He 2135 4.0 =4th-5th $75
NM Josh Sinanan 2205 3.5
FM David Bragg 2202 3.5
FM William Schill 2265 2.5
WFM Chouchanik Airapetian 2090 2.0
FM Ignacio Perez 2264 1.5 (withdrew)
Invitational
 
Neo Olin 2038 7.0 1st $225
 
FM Nikita Chetrari 2298 6.5 =2nd-3rd $100
Masayuki Nagase 2000 6.5 =2nd-3rd $100
FM Paul Bartron 2064 5.5 4th $50
 
Jason Yu 2008 4.0 =5th $6.25
Toshihiro Nagase 2023 4.0 =5th $6.25
Sangeeta Dhingra 1928 4.0 =5th $6.25

David Arganian 2000 4.0 =5th $6.25

Alan Bishop 2007 2.0

Damarcus Thomas 2020 1.5
Challengers
 
Vikram Ramasamy 2010 7.0 1st $112.50
 
WCM Naomi Bashkansky 1979 5.5 =2nd-3rd $50
Brent Baxter 1916 5.5 =2nd-3rd $50
Mary Kuhner 1933 4.5 4th $25
Travis Olson 1961 3.5 5th $12.50
Brendan Zhang 1932 3.0
Noah Yeo 1900 2.5
Eric Zhang 1827 2.5
Mark Smith 1896 2.0
Michael Hosford 1933 0.5 (withdrew)

Notes/Requests:

  • Prize checks will be mailed out later this week.  Please make sure we have your current address.
  • We kindly ask that each prize winner submit an annotated game for publication in Northwest Chessmagazine.  Please send the annotated game to Josh Sinanan or Jeff Roland (jroland@cableone.net) by Feb 21st.
  • A panel of judges will judge the brilliancy prizes ($100) for all four sections.

2016 WA State High School Individual Championship

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2016 holding the January 2016 issue of Northwest Chess that was presented to him personally by editor Jeffrey Roland. This is the first time (this very moment caught on camera!) that Ian has ever seen or touched an issue of NWC, and he is even on the cover. Photo credit: Jim Berezow.” width=”660″ height=”440″ /> Ian Cavey taken on January 25, 2016 holding the January 2016 issue of Northwest Chess that was presented to him personally by editor Jeffrey Roland. This is the first time (this very moment caught on camera!) that Ian has ever seen or touched an issue of NWC, and he is even on the cover. Photo credit: Jim Berezow.

Ian Cavey taken on January 25, resuscitator
2016 holding the January 2016 issue of Northwest Chess that was presented to him personally by editor Jeffrey Roland. This is the first time (this very moment caught on camera!) that Ian has ever seen or touched an issue of NWC, and he is even on the cover. Photo credit: Jim Berezow.

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2016 holding the January 2016 issue of Northwest Chess that was presented to him personally by editor Jeffrey Roland. This is the first time (this very moment caught on camera!) that Ian has ever seen or touched an issue of NWC, and he is even on the cover. Photo credit: Jim Berezow.” width=”660″ height=”440″ /> Ian Cavey taken on January 25, 2016 holding the January 2016 issue of Northwest Chess that was presented to him personally by editor Jeffrey Roland. This is the first time (this very moment caught on camera!) that Ian has ever seen or touched an issue of NWC, and he is even on the cover. Photo credit: Jim Berezow.
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The 2016 WA State High School Individual Championship was held on January 29-30 at Lakeside Upper School in Seattle.  89 players took part in 3 sections: Championship (NW rating 1600+), contagion
Premier (1200-1599), and Reserve (1199 and below). The tournament was hosted by Lakeside School and organized by Washington Chess Federation President Josh Sinanan.  Travis Olson and Dan Mathews directed the tournament with assistance from Jacob Mayer and Siva Sankrithi.  3 players tied for first in the Championship section with 4/5: National Masters Bryce Tiglon (Lakeside, 9th grade), Samuel He (Redmond, 11th grade), and Daniel He (Redmond, 11th grade).  Cheyenne Zhang (Lakeside, grade 10) won the Premier section with a perfect 5/5!  Sihern Han (Ingraham, gade 12) won the Reserve section also with 5/5!  The rating reports can be found here: USCF and NWSRS.  Additional photos from the tournament can be found on facebook.

2016 WA Junior Open & Reserve

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The 2016 WA Junior Open was held on MLK Monday at Interlake High School in Bellevue.  A record 258 players took part in 7 sections: K-1 U800, misbirth 2-3 U800, pestilence K-3 U1400, remedy 4-6 U900, 4-12 U1400, U 1600, and Open.   The tournament was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation and directed by David Hendricks with assistance from Josh Sinanan, Chouchan Airapetian, Roland Feng, Toshihiro Nagase, Ignacio Perez, and Jacob Mayer.   5 players tied for first in the Open section with 3.5/4: FM Nikita Chetrari, Anthony He, Neo Olin, Arjun Thomas, and Petar Spasic.   Anthony He, a 5th grader from Samammish, won the armageddon style-playoff and earns a seed into the 2106 WA Premier and 2017 WA Junior Closed.   Anthony’s championship-clinching playoff win can be found here.  Photos from the tournament can be found here.  The rating reports can be found here: USCF and NWSRS.

FM Ignacio Perez wins 2015 WA G/60 Championship!

Group PhotoThe 2015 WA State Women’s Championship was held December 12-13 at the Seattle Chess Club.  Seven players took part in one open section:

  • WFM Chouchanik Airapetian (2080 USCF, approved 2086 FIDE, neurologist ARM)
  • Badamkhand Norovsambuu (2038 USCF, life 2017 FIDE, MGL)
  • WCM Naomi Bashkansky (1976 USCF, 1695 FIDE, USA)
  • Kerry Van Veen (1548 USCF, USA)
  • Minda Chen (1337 USCF, 1522 NWSRS, USA)
  • Karen Schmidt (813 USCF, USA)
  • DI Anjali Walsh (680 USCF, 1311 NWSRS, IRL)

The tournament was co-organized by WCF Member-at-Large Chouchanik Airapetian and WCF President Josh Sinanan.  Carol Kleist directed the event.

Congratulations to WFM Chouchanik Airapetian for winning the tournament with 3.5/4 points!  “Chouchan” is originally from Armenia and has played in several U.S. Women’s Championships over the course of her chess career.  She now lives in Mercer Island with her husband and two children, where she teaches and promotes chess full time through education.  For her victory, Chouchan is seeded into the Invitational section of the 2016 WA State Championship.  More photos from the tournament can be found on facebook here.  The USCF rating report can be found 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

Good turnout for the 2015 Winter Open held at the Portland Chess Club. 24 players in both sections. A near record turnout per research by Micah Smith of Vancouver.
Not only the same numbers of players the same score for top two finishers of both sections, hospital
4.5-.5 and 4-1.
Open section winner was Nick Raptis of Portland. 2nd place to Seth Talyansky of Portland. Reserve section winner was Jazon Samilano Portland with 2nd to Michael Rabadan of Yakima.

TD tasks handled by Lennard Bjorksten and Michael Morris both of Portland.

US Chess Crosstable CLICK HERE

Nick Raptis wins  Event
Nick Raptis wins Dec G/60 Event

20 players took part in the monthly G/60 event held at the Portland Chess Club on Dec 26, troche 2015. With a 4-0 to top rated player in the event, click
Nick Raptis of Portland won the event clear.
4 players scored 3-1. Mike Morris of Portland was the tournament director.

US Chess crosstable CLICK HERE

Nick Raptis wins  Event
Nick Raptis wins Dec G/60 Event

20 players took part in the monthly G/60 event held at the Portland Chess Club on Dec 26, Phimosis
2015. With a 4-0 score the top rated player in the event, treat Nick Raptis of Portland won the event clear.
4 players scored 3-1. Mike Morris of Portland was the tournament director.

US Chess crosstable CLICK HERE
David Hendricks reports:

Congratulations to Daniel He for winning the WA Junior Closed for a 3rd straight year! He and his twin brother Samuel He actually tied with a 4.5 score after 5 rounds of the round robin with time controls G/90;d10, read
beating all opponents, search and drawing against each other. Then they had to go head to head in an Armageddon style playoff round with white getting 15 minutes, recipe and black getting 12 minutes with draw odds, both with a 10 second delay. Daniel chose white after a coin flip, and after hard play with no blunders on either side, Samuel’s time expired first. Daniel gets seeded into the 2016 WA State Championship.
The third place prize was split between Vikram Ramasamy and Derek Zhang.
The tournament was held Jan 8th-10th 2016 at the Hendricks house, Bellevue library, and Redmond library.

US Chess Xtable CLICK HERE

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Here is the photo info: (L to R) Samuel He, Daniel He, Derek Zhang, Jason Yu, Ananth Gottumukkala, Vikram Ramasamy

Photo Credit: David Hendricks

2015-12-29 17.30.50The 2015 WA G/60 Championship was held at Seattle Chess Club over winter break December 28-29.  The tournament was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation and directed by Fred Kleist.  48 players took part in one large open section.  FM Ignacio Perez, discount RX
originally from Cuba, won clear first with 5.5/6, claiming the $180 first place prize.  USCF Expert Huso Hadzic and Class A player Brendan Zhang tied for second with 5.0/6 apiece.  Jacob Mayer, Oscar Petrov, Joseph Truelson, Brian Chen tied for =U1800 with 4.0 each.  Owen Xuan and Daniel Shubin tied for first =U1600 also with 4.0 points.  Joshua Lewis-Sandy, Jason Reeves, and Brandon Jiang split U1400 honors with 3.5 points each.  Kevin Tu and Anne-Marie Velea tied for the U1200/unr. prize, each scoring 3.5.  Photos from the tournament can be found here.  The USCF rating report can be found here.

2015 Washington State Women’s Championship

Group PhotoThe 2015 WA State Women’s Championship was held December 12-13 at the Seattle Chess Club.  Seven players took part in one open section:

  • WFM Chouchanik Airapetian (2080 USCF, view 2086 FIDE, decease ARM)
  • Badamkhand Norovsambuu (2038 USCF, this web 2017 FIDE, MGL)
  • WCM Naomi Bashkansky (1976 USCF, 1695 FIDE, USA)
  • Kerry Van Veen (1548 USCF, USA)
  • Minda Chen (1337 USCF, 1522 NWSRS, USA)
  • Karen Schmidt (813 USCF, USA)
  • DI Anjali Walsh (680 USCF, 1311 NWSRS, IRL)

The tournament was co-organized by WCF Member-at-Large Chouchanik Airapetian and WCF President Josh Sinanan.  Carol Kleist directed the event.

Congratulations to WFM Chouchanik Airapetian for winning the tournament with 3.5/4 points!  “Chouchan” is originally from Armenia and has played in several U.S. Women’s Championships over the course of her chess career.  She now lives in Mercer Island with her husband and two children, where she teaches and promotes chess full time through education.  For her victory, Chouchan is seeded into the Invitational section of the 2016 WA State Championship.  More photos from the tournament can be found on facebook here.  The USCF rating report can be found here.