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|Sat, May 30th - 6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Junior K-12 Chess Championship: Herschel Mednick Memorial|
A Celebration of Chess
Friday, December 6
7:00 - 9:30 PM
$5.00 per person (youth & adult)
Coaches attend for free
Join us for an evening celebrating the game of chess. It's the best deal in town!
Food, Fun, Prizes, Simul, Bughouse, Blitz, Challenge a Coach, Game Analysis, Special Guests, Instruction, & More.
Include name, grade, & school for youth participants.
Pay at the door.
Flyer available by request.
HAMPTON ROADS CHESS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENING WITH ROBERT KATENDE
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5:30-10:30PM
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
3229 MacDonald Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Event is FREE and open to the public (Donations accepted for the Robert Katende Initiative); Autographed Books $20 !5:30-7:30 PM - Movie Showing of Queen of Katwe; Simultaneous Exhibition 7:30-9:00 PM - Inspirational Talk 9:00-10:30 PM - Book Signing for His Book A Knight without A Castle and Photos
by FM Shelby Getz
Winning the 2nd installment of the National Senior Tournament of Champions was quite a
surprise, not only for myself, who was this year's event winner, but for others as well, especially
due to the unique choice of opening I elected to employ with the White pieces, and in this, my
fourth round game, against John, I was permitted to test it out yet again, for its second
deployment in the event, albeit against one of the event’s toughest competitors . I would also go on
to use it as my starting move in the final round to capture the crown.
[Site: Orlando , Florida]
[White: Shelby Getz]
[Black: John Fedorowicz]
[Result: 1/2 1/2]
[Time Control: G/90]
1. a3 This first move for White is officially referred to as Anderssen's Opening, so named after the
19th century German master , Adolf Anderssen , who first employed it to defeat Paul Morphy ,
arguably one of the greatest players to have ever played the game.
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by John D. Rockefeller V
Congratulations to Maryland's 2019 Denker, Barber, Haring, & Senior Representatives:
Click below for the Final Standings of the Denker, Barber, Haring, & Senior tournaments—& MD's team standing:
by IM-elect Sahil Sinha
2019 North American Junior (U20) Championship, 2019.06.26-30, IM-elect Sinha (White) vs IM Balakrishnan (Black)
I was looking forward to the 2019 North American Junior (U20) Championship, a prestigious event within the North American continent. Kudos to the Charlotte Chess Center for their amazing efforts in organizing these kinds of tournaments. Prior to this, I happened to have played a few norm tournaments at the Charlotte Chess Center and was just there in the first week of June. Unfortunately, my subpar performance was not sufficient to earn the norm, so I was hoping to make amends and turn in a better performance at this event, which I was competing for the first time and the top 3 finishers would achieve at least an IM norm.
by John D. Rockefeller V
Congratulations to the MD Girl Chess Champions 2019:
The Girl Champion will receive MD Chess's Girl Chess Champion Stipend of $750 to be Maryland's Representative at the National Girls Tournament of Champions.
Click below for the tournament’s Final Standings (MD Chess's Crosstables), US Chess Crosstables, photos (if any), highlight video (if any), & a list of the 10+ annual open tournaments run by MD Chess to any 3 of which the Champion will receive free Early entry.
by John D. Rockefeller V
Congratulations to the Maryland High-School & Middle-School Chess Champions 2019:
The HS Champion will receive MD Chess's HS Chess Champion Stipend of $750 to be Maryland's Representative at the Denker Tournament of High School Champions.
The MS Champion will receive MD Chess's MS Chess Champion Stipend of $750 to be Maryland's Representative at the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions.
Click below for the tournament’s Final Standings (MD Chess's Crosstables), US Chess Crosstables, photos (if any), highlight video (if any), & a list of the 10+ annual open tournaments run by MD Chess to any 4 of which each of the HS & MS Individual Champions will receive free Early entry.
3 Eulogies Delivered at St. Joseph Church in Baltimore, MD on 2019.03.18.
1. by John D. Rockefeller V
I first met Ralph through a mutual friend, John Sprague, at the Maryland Open in 2010. John knew I had been giving my son, John, chess lessons ever since he turned 2; so, he said I had to meet this other Dad who was doing the same thing with his son, Kevin. When Ralph told me that he was a Fide Master and that his wife, Annett, had been the top Under 16 girl in the former East Germany, I joked that John would never be able to catch up because of Kevin’s insurmountable advantage: in-utero chess training. John and Kevin soon became friends, hanging out at tournaments and going to each other’s birthday parties. When Ralph first invited John to 1 of Kevin’s birthday parties, he made it very clear that I should understand what we were agreeing to. Ralph warned me that I wasn’t being invited to some typical American birthday party that lasts only 2 hours; no, we had been extended a European invitation—which meant we should count on being at the Zimmers’ all afternoon and most of the evening. The other thing I remember learning that day during my first visit to the Zimmers’ house, was that Ralph put hot sauce on everything. According to Ralph, there wasn’t anything that didn’t taste better with hot sauce.
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