Here are the final results of the 2016 WA State Championship, 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… Continue reading 2016 WA State Championship
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+), 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… Continue reading 2016 WA State High School Individual Championship
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, 2-3 U800, K-3 U1400, 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… Continue reading 2016 WA Junior Open & Reserve
The 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, originally from Cuba, won clear first with 5.5/6, claiming the $180 first place… Continue reading FM Ignacio Perez wins 2015 WA G/60 Championship!
The 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, 2086 FIDE, ARM) Badamkhand Norovsambuu (2038 USCF, 2017 FIDE, MGL) WCM Naomi Bashkansky (1976 USCF, 1695 FIDE, USA) Kerry Van Veen (1548 USCF, USA) Minda Chen (1337 USCF, 1522 NWSRS, USA)… Continue reading 2015 Washington State Women’s Championship
The 2015 WA Class Championships were held at North Seattle Community College from Nov. 27-29. 160 players took part, mostly from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The winners in each section were as follows: Master 2200+: FM Roland Feng $500 Expert 2000-2200: FM Paul Bartron $400 Class A 1800-2000: Vikram Ramasamy (6-0!) $300 Class B 1600-1800: Robin… Continue reading 2015 WA Class Championships
Anthony finished the tournament with 7.5 points out of 11 (5 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss) and ranked 14th place out of 185 players in the U10 section. Chess-Results Server Chess-results.com – World Youth Ch 2015 – Open under 10. Other related stories (added by NWC Business Manager): “Grabinsky brings home top US score… Continue reading Anthony He leads Northwest Players at World Youth
by Mark Smith and Curt Collyer In the second week of the US Chess League season, the Seattle Sluggers scored a convincing 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Blizzard. In an energetic game on board 1, IM Georgi Orlov lost on the black side of a Nimzo-Indian (starting with the Two Knights Tango) to IM John… Continue reading Sluggers Week 2 Report
Chess players from Oregon triumphed at the 2015 Vancouver Open, 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… Continue reading Oregon players sweep Vancouver Open
Below are the final results of the Kings vs. Princes Match and Junior FIDE Round Robin. The games from both events can be found here. The USCF rating report can be found here. Here is link to some pictures taken during the event by Victoria Jung-Doknjas: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Chess-Federation/173076032716634. Kings: FM Curt Collyer (2320, 2262, USA) 3.0 $300 3rd LM… Continue reading Princes beat Kings 14-11!