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 Chess.com. -RD
by Mark Smith and Curt Collyer In the second week of the US Chess League season, the Seattle Sluggers scored a convincing 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Blizzard. In an energetic game on board 1, IM Georgi Orlov lost on the black side of a Nimzo-Indian (starting with the Two Knights Tango) to IM John… Continue reading Sluggers Week 2 Report
Michael Lilly? of Portland Chess Club reported on Facebook Steven Breckenridge’s simultaneous exhibition was a success tonight (Saturday 18 July 2015). Against 18 players, Steven was 16-1-1. A win was achieved by Santiago Tenesaca, and a draw was secured by Prashant Periwal. Congratulations are due to all. Photo taken in 2012.
Arthur Stamer Memorial Winners (1964-1993) The Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club’s longest-running tournament was held June 6–7, 2015. Here is a list of previous winners, that includes many well-known names. The 1974 event, won by many-time Oregon state champion Clark Harmon, was the best-attended, with 117 entries. 1964 William Addison 1965 Earl Pruner 1966 Duncan Suttles… Continue reading PNW Players among Winners of Long Running California Event.
Edward Winter CHESS NOTES posted the below recently. CLICK HERE for his CHESS NOTES website. 9366. Capablanca in Portland “Russell Miller (Vancouver, WA, USA) sends two games which have been found by Casey Bush on page 4 of the Sunday Oregonian, 23 April 1916. They were the only simultaneous games which Capablanca did not win… Continue reading Capablanca in Portland Oregon 99 years ago.
I noticed that the Seattle Chess Club was getting close to having 1000 events listed on the USCF website. CLICK HERE The USCF records listed on the website only start in 1991. So the clubs listed below have run lots more events but to get those numbers would take searching of NORTHWESTS CHESS magazines. As… Continue reading Number of Chess Events held by some affiliates in WA/OR
CLICK HERE for the article about World Championships. Mathew Wilson, U of W and U of O grad, writes two-part article on ChessBase.com.
A Hero Was Here group put their fireworks fund raiser on a vacant lot near Russell Miller’s home so of course I took photos. Here is a link to the group: CLICK HERE. Click HERE for more photos.
Russell Miller arranged an e-mail chess match between players from Dubrovnik Croatia and Vancouver Washington. It has been proposed by a group in Vancouver that the two cities become sister cities. When the newspaper in Vancouver announced this Russell tried to contact some chess players in Dubrovnik and Vancouver about a 6 board e-mail match.… Continue reading Dubrovnik defeats Vancouver WA e-mail match