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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 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 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.
Click below for more:
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.