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!

2015 WA Class Championships

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

Roland Feng and David Golub win 2015 Seattle Seafair Open

FM Roland Feng and NM David Golub topped the 70-player field of the 2015 Seattle Seafair Open, each scoring a perfect 5 wins from 5 games. The tournament was hosted by Seattle Chess Club July 24-26 and directed by the inimitable Fred Kleist, who paired the entire event by hand! A slew of players tied… Continue reading Roland Feng and David Golub win 2015 Seattle Seafair Open

Roland Feng repeats as 2015 WA Open Champion!!

The 2015 WA Open was held at the Lynnwood Convention Center over Memorial Day weekend May 23-25. A strong attendance of nearly 200 players took part mostly from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.  WCF Tournament Coordinator Dan Mathews and WCF President Josh Sinanan organized the event, which was directed by Fred Kleist with assistance from… Continue reading Roland Feng repeats as 2015 WA Open Champion!!

2015 WA State Championship Results

Below are the final results of the 2015 WA State Championship, Premier, and Invitational Round Robins in order of tie-breaks. A link to the USCF rating report can be found here. Full results with crosstables can be viewed here. Games from the first weekend can be found here and from the second weekend here. Championship NM Roland Feng… Continue reading 2015 WA State Championship Results