Halfway through the 2013 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational in St. Louis the six Northwest girls are a combined +3. Becca Lampman of Washington is tied for fourth place among the 60 entries at 2.5-0.5. She still has a good shot to take the top prize. Northwest girls’ results after 3 rounds: Becca Lampman 2.5… Continue reading Standings at the half way point of Girls Invitational
Quote of the Day – “Here is a real treat. The Armageddon playoff game from the Blitz Championship held July 22, 2013. Both girls are co-champions, equal in every way. But the trophy itself needed to be decided as to who got to take that home. This game decided that. In an Armageddon game, White had… Continue reading Updated Coverage – 2013 SPGI
Al Lawrence’s final report for Chess Life Online gives mention of NWC ‘stalwarts’ and has another shot of the Pupols-Seirarwan photo. The piece is positive towards the Vancouver venue and it also gives some acknowledgement to the Webster University team sweep of the G/15, blitz and open events. Click here to view the article.
GM Manuel Leon Hoyos won an Armageddon playoff with the white pieces to earn the title of 2012 United States Open Chess Champion. Hoyos finished with an 8-1 record, the same as GM Dmitry Gurevich and FM John Bryant of California. The top two players on tiebreak (Hoyos and Bryant) were seeded into the playoff… Continue reading Hoyos earns title, Bryant tentatively earns seed into next US Closed
Welcome to the Northwest Chess blog! Beginning with the U.S. Open in Vancouver, WA, NWC officers and editors will be able to use this blog to communicate directly with our web audience. Comments are welcome and may be sent to the author of the article or to email@example.com. – Eric Holcomb, NWC Business Manager and Webmaster. All… Continue reading Hoyos still in front; 14 others within a point of the lead
517 players are now clashing in one section. I have the good fortune to be sharing a room with former U.S.C.F. Executive Director Al Lawrence, who is covering the event for Chess Life and USCF Online. Click here for this morning’s report form Al, including some of the top games. Summary – players within one… Continue reading Schedules merge at 2012 U.S. Open
GM Yasser Seirawan and Yaacov Norowitz, the top two seeds in the group of 200+ players in the traditional 9-day schedule, drew their game last night allowing IM Salvijus Bercys and reigning Oregon champions Steven Breckenridge to climb into a four way tie for first place. GM Dmitry Gurevich heads a seven-player pack lurking a… Continue reading Four Players tied at 5.5-0.5
Pictured above is our NWC table in Vancouver. Photo Credit: David Grimaud. Atulya Shetty (MI) and Darwin Yang (TX) topped the leader board at the Denker, with Shetty taking the UT-Dallas scholarship on tiebreak. Tommy He won the Barber while Alexandra Weiner won the US Junior Girls Open. Full crosstables are available on the USCF… Continue reading Breckenridge draws with GM D. Gurevich; Results through Rd. 5
Pictured above is our NWC table in Vancouver. Photo Credit: David Grimaud. Atulya Shetty (MI) and Darwin Yang (TX) topped the leader board at the Denker, with Shetty taking the UT-Dallas scholarship on tiebreak. Tommy He won the Barber while Alexandra Weiner won the US Junior Girls Open. Full crosstables are available on the USCF web… Continue reading Denker, Barber complete. Six day schedule begins in the main event.
Five FIDE titled chess players are among the 11 tied for first place at 3-0 after three rounds of the traditional schedule of the 2012 U.S. Open in Vancouver, WA. The complete list can be found on the U.S. Chess Federation website and will be updated by Phil Smith as the tournament progresses. Perfect scores… Continue reading 11 perfect scores after 3 rounds in the US Open Traditional Schedule