Chess Webinars

At the most recent Northwest Chess board meeting, we decided to do some things to add value for NWC subscribers. Free chess webinars? Check! Of course we’re talking about on-line events, since our ability to hold in-person meetings is severely constrained at the moment. Can you say… Zoom? Mondays in May we’ll have webinars from… Continue reading Chess Webinars

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!

Oregon players sweep Vancouver Open

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

First Side Event Completed at 2012 U.S. Open

Josh Sinanan of Washington, pictured above, finished tied for 5th place with 3.5/5 after losing to co-winner Nick Raptis in the final round. Photo credit: Russell Miller. The U.S. Open Weekend Swiss, the first side event of this year’s tournament held August 4-5, was won by Nick Raptis of Oregon and Francisco Guadalupe II of Texas who… Continue reading First Side Event Completed at 2012 U.S. Open