2018 British Columbia vs. Washington Challenge Match

The second annual BC-WA Challenge Match took place at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Victoria on the weekend of January 12-14, 2018.  The results of the match were similar to last year’s: BC Masters 12.5 – WA Masters 12.5  Tied Match! BC Team #2 9.0 – WA Team #2 16.0! Each team was comprised… Continue reading 2018 British Columbia vs. Washington Challenge Match

FM Anthony He wins 2018 WA Junior Closed

Congratulations to Anthony He for winning the WA Junior Closed Jan 5-7 with a perfect 5.0 score.  Naomi Bashkansky placed 2nd,  and there was a tie between Oscar Petrov and Daniel Shubin for 3rd place. Prize winnings:                 $200 Anthony He, and seeded into the WA State Championship                 $170 Naomi Bashkansky                 $65 Oscar Petrov… Continue reading FM Anthony He wins 2018 WA Junior Closed

2017 WA Winter Classic

Playing room at the WA Winter Classic. FM Steven Breckenridge of Gresham, OR, won the the 2017 WA Winter Chess Classic with 7/9 and took home the $500 first place prize!  Steven finished half a point ahead of second place finishers FMs Anthony He and Ignacio Perez, each of whom won $325 for their efforts.… Continue reading 2017 WA Winter Classic

2017 WA Class Championships

The 2017 WA Class Championships were held at the Lynnwood Embassy Suites over Thanksgiving weekend November 24-26. A strong attendance of about 180 players took part from throughout the Northwest, primarily from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. The event was hosted by Washington Chess Federation. Organizers: WCF Tournament Coordinator Dan Mathews & WCF President Josh… Continue reading 2017 WA Class Championships

Sluggers Qualify for 2018 PRO Chess League

With the help of returning Slugger and World No. 10 GM Hikaru Nakamura, it is my pleasure to announce that the Seattle Sluggers have officially qualified for the 2018 PRO Chess League!  Here is a link to the detailed qualifier article: https://www.chess.com/news/view/6-teams-qualify-for-pro-chess-league-you-pick-2-more Other Sluggers who helped the team qualify include GM Georgi Margvelashvili, IM Bryce… Continue reading Sluggers Qualify for 2018 PRO Chess League

WFM Chouchanik Airapetian wins 2017 WA Women’s Championship!

A record 23 players took part in the 2017 WA State Women’s Championship, a 5-round Swiss held at the Seattle Chess Club September 15-17, 2017.  The tournament, which was dual US Chess and FIDE rated, attracted players from throughout the Northwest States including Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.  The chief organizer of the event was… Continue reading WFM Chouchanik Airapetian wins 2017 WA Women’s Championship!

Seattle Chess Classic draws 75 players!

FM Roland Feng, the current WA State co-Champion, won the first Seattle Chess Classic with an undefeated 7/9 and took home the $1300 first place prize!  Roland finished half a point ahead of second place finishers IM Ray Kaufman, FM Tanraj Sohal and NM Daniel He.  Tying for 2nd U2300 with 6 points each were… Continue reading Seattle Chess Classic draws 75 players!

Chess in Equatorial Guinea

Story submitted by Seth Talyansky, email talyanskys@catlin.edu. We, the leaders of the Catlin Gabel Chess Club, investigated the circumstances of chess in Equatorial Guinea (EG), the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, as a project for Spanish class. After Seth’s saga of efforts to connect us with people in EG, which we recount in an article for… Continue reading Chess in Equatorial Guinea

IM Georgi Orlov Wins WA Open 6-0!

  The 2017 WA Open was held at the Lynnwood Embassy Suites over Memorial Day weekend May 27-29. A strong attendance of about 205 players took part from throughout the Northwest, primarily from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. The event was hosted by Washington Chess Federation. Organizers: WCF Tournament Coordinator Dan Mathews & WCF… Continue reading IM Georgi Orlov Wins WA Open 6-0!