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  • Ted Wang wins National K-12 3rd Grade Section

    Ted Wang wins National K-12 3rd Grade Section

    This year’s National K-12 Grade Chess Championship was held Dec. 9th to 11th at National Harbor, MD. Over 2,400 K-12 grade students across the country played in this annual national tournament, significantly higher turnout than last year. Here is what it looks like to have so many players in one huge room before the start of the first round. […]

  • Northwest Chess Open

    A fundraising event for Northwest Chess, a six-round tournament on, will be held May 9-10 in memory of Mike Neeley, former NWC editor. Prizes are subscriptions or subscription extensions. Come play and be part of NWC history; this is the first NWC Open played online, and the only time the event has been held […]

  • NW Regional Scholastic

    On 16 May, the grand on-line chess experiment continues with a new event, the Northwest Regional Scholastic Championships! When shelter-in-place orders forced the delay or outright cancellation of chess events with packed playing halls full of potentially contagious people, the Washington Chess organizers quickly moved to well-planned on-line events. But somebody (naming no names) noticed […]

  • 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 […]

  • Return to Blog World

    Looks like it’s been awhile since the NWC blog has been active, and even longer since I posted anything. Time to fix that! Two posts I’ll detail shortly:1) Free Master lectures for Northwest Chess subscribers;2) Northwest Chess Open, May 9-10, on -RD

  • National Chess Day in Vancouver WA

    National Chess Day was Saturday October 13, 2018. On that day a Simultaneous Exhibition by Grandmaster James Tarjan was held at the Vancouver Mall, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, Vancouver WA near Macy’s entrance to the mall by the large chess set on the lower level that gets a lot of play. Play took place […]

  • Jason Yu becomes National Master

    Jason Yu becomes National Master

    Congratulations to Jason Yu of Bellevue, Washington, who achieved a U.S. Chess rating of 2203 as a result of scoring 5 out of 9 points at the 2nd Annual Seattle Chess Classic, held at Seattle Chess Club August 15-19.  Along the way to the title, Jason scored a draw against GM Tarjan and wins against FM […]

  • Velea Sisters & Team USA Golden at Pan-American Youth!

    Velea Sisters & Team USA Golden at Pan-American Youth!

      By Monica Olaru Sophie Velea and Anne-Marie Velea won gold medals at girls under 10 and girls under 14 in 2018 Pan-American Chess Championship in Santiago, Chile.Anne-Marie received also the title of Woman FIDE Master and Sophie received again the title of Woman Candidate Master. Both of them will represent USA as official representative at World Cadets […]

  • American Teams Falter in Seattle Summer Team Matches

    American Teams Falter in Seattle Summer Team Matches

    Here are the final results of the Seattle Summer Team Matches between Teams Carlsen vs Caruana and Spassky vs Fischer.  Pictures from the match can be found on the WCF FB page. Seattle Summer Team Matches: Team Carlsen (A) vs Team Caruana (B) (5 v 5) Team Spassky (A) vs Team Fischer (B) (5 v 5) Teams: […]

  • 14 Northwest Juniors qualify for 2018 World Youth & Cadets!

    Congratulations to the Northwest chess players who qualified for the 2018 World Youth & Cadets! ​The following local players have qualified for the World Youth (ages 12-18), which will be held in Halkidiki, Greece, October 19-31, 2018: Open U18: Roland Feng (WA) Bryce Tiglon (WA) Open U14: Anthony He (WA) Girls Under 16: Naomi Bashkansky […]

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