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… Continue reading Jason Yu becomes National Master

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

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:… Continue reading American Teams Falter in Seattle Summer Team Matches

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… Continue reading 14 Northwest Juniors qualify for 2018 World Youth & Cadets!

Washington Players Triumph at 2018 US National Junior Congress

By Vijay Sankaran, Igor & Stephan Jiang The US National Junior Congress was held at Basis Independent Silicon Valley School, San Jose, CA from Mar 10th – Mar 11th. WA kids participated in U12, U10 and U8 sections representing the Seattle Chess Club. In a tightly contested tournament, all the players who were part of… Continue reading Washington Players Triumph at 2018 US National Junior Congress

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