Sunday, May 23, 2010

Texas State Championship 2010

This year's tournament will be held in Addison. Click here for all the details.

Next to the Southwest open this is Texas' most attended non-scholastic event.

The highest rated player to register is GM Zviad Izoria , also known as Mr HB Global, for winning $50,000 and a host of other prizes at the 2005 HB Global event.

Click here for pre-registered players.

I will be playing in this event for the 3rd time. In 1992 & 2002, I had sub-par performances, although I did start 3.5/4.00 drawing the eventual winner in 1992.

Since I have not played much rated chess, I decided to join Paul Haney, and Ethan Rodriguez to play at the Houston Chess Club G60 3 round event yesterday.

I went 2-1=0. My loss was to 2nd seed Bradley Sawyer (2292)

There were 34 players including 3 masters 3 experts. Click here for the cross table.

Bradly & Warren Harper tied for first with 3-0 scores. Warren is closing in on the 2400 mark. He is just 16 rating points away.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The board is not set up right...again

I used loved these Tintin books as a kid. I picked one up at the library the other day. This is from "The broken ear".

They did get the board correct the first time they played!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Sydney 2010

I am back here for a 3 week visit. I plan to get a game in at the giant chess board at Hyde Park.

Future tournament plans :

May 28-30 Texas State Championship
July 23-24 Catfish Days Chess Tournament