Friday, August 29, 2008

Iowa Open 2008

USCF Results
Top seed and 2008 Iowa Open Champion FM Sean Nagle

Sean Nagle won the tournament with 4.5/5. He beat 2 time Iowa champion Pete Karagianis in round 4 and 3 time current Iowa champion Tim McEntee in round 5. Matt Anzis was second with 4/5. 3rd was shared by McEntee, Matt Dahl, Robert Keating, and Tatiana Vayserberg at 3.5/5

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I wish I could gain 215 points from four games!

Roshan plays in Texas

Labor Day Events

Labor day is big w-end for chess in most states.

Illinois - Illinois Open Championships

Wisconsin pre-entries include:

2168 Kane, Jeremy
2066 Velikanov, Alexander (He will also be playing in the World Youth Champ. in Vietnam!)
1833 Veech, John
1770 Pan, Hongkai
1723 Jin, David
1717 Kane, Jonathan M
1601 Gorectke, Andrew
1530 Zhang, Tianye
1432 Schneider, Thomas
1415 Jing, Aaron
1192 Gorectke, Samuel

Iowa - 54th Iowa Open

Michigan - 2008 MICHIGAN OPEN

Ohio - 64th Ohio Chess Congress

Monday, August 25, 2008

Professor Arpad E. Elo – a fond remembrance

Don't miss this article which has references to Milwaukee/Western Open etc.

Link to chess base article

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

No "Western Open" this year

Arlen Walker came by and gave the news. This event has a rich history.( Fischer played in the 1957 edition )

Sunday, August 17, 2008

More Chicago Chess

When I was in Chicago, I stopped by Angelo Young's Chess Club where Chris Baumgartner was running a FIDE/USCF rated event. Anthony Parker picked up a FIDE rating norm at this event.

USCF Results

IM Angelo Young's Touch Move Chess Center

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

3 Days 4 events

Aug. 15 Indiana State Blitz Championship Kokomo, Indiana Results

Aug. 15 Indiana State Quick Championship Kokomo, Indiana Results

Aug. 16 Indiana State Class Championships Kokomo, Indiana Results

I scored 1-1=2. This is a position I had in the loss.
I am black. Here I had 23...cxd4 24.cxd4 fxe5 if then 25.fxe5 I have Nxd4! if then Bxd4 Bg5+ wins.
But inaccurate play on my part cost me the game.

Aug. 17 Blitz Chess Tournament Skokie, Illinois
Final results from the Skokie Blitz event. IM Amanov vs IM Kapengut,
FM Kaushansky vs FM Stamnov (shaking hands)

Friday, August 08, 2008

SWCC Club Championship - Anthony Parker goes 6-0

Southwest Chess Club

Anthony playing the wing gambit against the Sicilian defense in his last round game.

Final results

USCF results