Standings at the half way point of Girls Invitational

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

Wrap-up on Chess Life online

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.

Hoyos earns title, Bryant tentatively earns seed into next US Closed

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

Hoyos still in front; 14 others within a point of the lead

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 info@nwchess.com. – Eric Holcomb, NWC Business Manager and Webmaster. All… Continue reading Hoyos still in front; 14 others within a point of the lead

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Four Players tied at 5.5-0.5

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

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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… Continue reading Breckenridge draws with GM D. Gurevich; Results through Rd. 5

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Denker, Barber complete. Six day schedule begins in the main event.

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.

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11 perfect scores after 3 rounds in the US Open Traditional Schedule

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