Portland results: Club Championship & Oregon Class

Two important events recently concluded in Portland: 2014 Portland Chess Club Championship This 5-round 16-player event, held on consecutive Tuesdays September 30-October 28, ended in a three-way tie, with Nick Raptis, Brian John Esler and Alex Grom scoring 4 of 5 points, each losing only one game to one of the other co-winners. See the USCF… Continue reading Portland results: Club Championship & Oregon Class

BC players tie for first at Portland Fall Open

Two British Columbia chess players, Bindi Cheng and (Isaac) Joe Roback, tied for first place at the Portland Chess Club Fall Open October 11-12, also celebrating National Chess Day in the U.S. Each scored 4 out of 5 possible points. (See the USCF crosstable for details.) This is hardly surprising for Cheng, rated about USCF 2500… Continue reading BC players tie for first at Portland Fall Open

More September Portland and Seattle results

Portland Chess Club September Quads (Tuesday evenings 9/9 to 9/23): The upper section, run as a 6-player Swiss, was won by Sean O’Connell with 2.5 of 3 points. The middle section was won by Arliss Dietz with a perfect score of 3. The lower section was won by Ken Harry with 2 of 3 points. USCF… Continue reading More September Portland and Seattle results

Portland CC August 2014 Quad 45 event

The Portland Chess Club holds a monthly quad tournament (known as a “Quad 45” because of the 45-minute time control) that usually takes place on the third Saturday of each month. This tournament is billed as a great way for new players to get introduced to the PCC and USCF-rated tournament chess as well as… Continue reading Portland CC August 2014 Quad 45 event

Portland June Summer Open and G/60 Events

Portland CC Summer Open (June 21-22) As reported by Brian Berger, “Preregistration numbers for the Portland Chess Club’s Summer Open tournament gave the first hint that a full house could be expected. And a full house it was, as 42 players gathered to test their playing skills–many of them new faces to this reporter.” The… Continue reading Portland June Summer Open and G/60 Events