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14th Annual SPFNO– 4/27-28/2019 (Santa Clara, California)

Dear Chess Parents, As many of you are aware, in 2015 I helped to bring the prestigious Susan Polgar National Open for Girls and Boys to California. I may no longer be the organizer for this event, but I still support its mission 100%. Because of this, I strongly encourage all of my fellow CaliforniaContinue reading “14th Annual SPFNO– 4/27-28/2019 (Santa Clara, California)”

The 2016 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys

  The prestigious annual Susan Polgar Foundation National Open was created in 2006 in order to give more opportunities to young chess players in the United States. The 2016 SPFNO is an official qualifying event for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Invitational for Girls and the 2016 FIDE World Youth Chess Championship. Entrants will be brokenContinue reading “The 2016 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys”

The Thrilling Conclusion of the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys

After the final round of the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys, there remained two-way ties for first place in four different sections. Rather than use computer generated tiebreaker scores, we let the children decide the matter themselves over a five minute game of blitz chess. Depending on the section, theseContinue reading “The Thrilling Conclusion of the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Final Team Standings

  SPFNO Final Team Standings Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U18/16 Boys Code Name Score 1 COQUIL Coquille High School 7.0 Aaron Grabinsky 5.0 Josiah Perkins 2.0 Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U16/18 Girls Code Name Score Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONALContinue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Final Team Standings”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Blitz Championship Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: Blitz # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot Prize 1 Cameron Wheeler 2383 W25 W3 W17 W16 W2 W4 6.0 1st Place 2 Aaron Grabinsky 2318 W29 W12 W5 W10 L1 W13 5.0 2nd Place 3 Joshua Grabinsky 1644Continue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Blitz Championship Results”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U16/U18 Boys Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U18/16 Boys # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot 1 Colin Chow 2265 W4 W12 W13 W3 L2 W6 5.0 2 Aaron Grabinsky 2318 D7 W9 W8 W5 W1 D3 5.0 3 Udit Iyengar 2177 W16 W11 W5 L1Continue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U16/U18 Boys Results”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U16/U18 Girls Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U16/18 Girls # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot 1 Ana Lopez Sanchez 1659 D3 W4 D2 W3 W4 W2 5.0 2 Sofia Stanescu-bellu 1543 W4 W3 D1 W4 D3 L1 4.0 3 Hailey Riley 1364 D1 L2 W4Continue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U16/U18 Girls Results”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U14 Boys Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U14 Boys # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot 1 GABRIEL SAM 2093 W12 W11 W23 W3 D2 W5 5.5 2 SETH TALYANSKY 1974 W15 W9 W5 W4 D1 D3 5.0 3 DANIAL ASARIA 2166 W10 W6 W4 L1Continue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U14 Boys Results”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U14 Girls Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U14 Girls # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot 1 ANDREA CECILIA CRIST BOTEZ 1714 W10 D2 W14 W3 W7 W4 5.5 2 ARIA LAKHMANI 1446 W13 D1 W5 D7 D4 W10 4.5 3 TRINA CHATTERJEE 1705 W12 W5Continue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U14 Girls Results”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U12 Boys Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U12 Boys # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot 1 JOSHUA GRABINSKY 1644 W23 W25 D4 W10 W37 W7 5.5 2 IVAN KE 1905 W30 W61 W11 W20 D7 W3 5.5 3 KARTHIK PADMANABHAN 1812 W14 W28 W22 W5Continue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U12 Boys Results”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U12 Girls Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U12 Girls # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot 1 CHENYI ZHAO 1741 W17 W14 W12 L2 W9 W3 5.0 2 SHIVANGI GUPTA 1378 W15 W20 W6 W1 L3 W10 5.0 3 MINDA CHEN 882 D13 W27 W14 W4Continue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U12 Girls Results”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U10 Boys Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U10 Boys   # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot Prize 1 Chinguun Bayaraa 2062 W16 W31 D5 W13 W4 W3 5.5 1st Place 2 RISHITH SUSARLA 1878 W64 W35 D13 W10 W14 W12 5.5 2nd Place 3 JUSTINContinue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U10 Boys Results”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U10 Girls Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U10 Girls   # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot Prize 1 ANNAPOORNI MEIYAPPAN 1547 W20 W13 W4 W6 W2 D3 5.5 1st Place 2 RIANNE KE 1634 W10 W11 W5 W3 L1 W4 5.0 2nd Place 3 NASTASSJAContinue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U10 Girls Results”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U8 Boys Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U8 Boys   # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot Prize 1 AGHILAN NACHIAPPAN 1526 X64 W15 W11 W3 W9 W2 6.0 1st Place 2 JONATHAN CHEN 1538 W42 W47 W5 W14 W4 L1 5.0 2nd Place 3 TOMMYContinue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: U8 Boys Results”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Under 8 Girls Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U8 Girls   # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot Prize 1 RUI YANG YAN 1350 W14 W5 W9 W7 W2 W4 6.0 1st Place 2 ARADH KAUR 881 W12 W13 D7 W3 L1 W9 4.5 2nd Place 3Continue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Under 8 Girls Results”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Unrated 3-6 Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: UNRATED 3-6 # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize 1 ARNAV VYAS unr. X2 X8 W3 W5 W4 5.0 1st Place 2 PRABHVIR SINGH BABRA unr. F1 B— W4 W3 W6 4.0 2nd Place 3 MAXWELL ARCHIBALD unr. X— W6Continue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Unrated 3-6 Results”

Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Results and Thank You

 Dear Chess Parents and Coaches, Thank you for signing your children up for the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys. Organizing a tournament of this magnitude is a challenge and was a phenomenal success because of the players, coaches and parents who chose to devote their weekend to scholastic chess. Our entire tournamentContinue reading “Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Results and Thank You”

Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: FAQ

There’s a tangible buzz in the air all around Silicon Valley because the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys is on the horizon. Facebook walls and Twitter news feeds have begun to highlight the coming event and of course the hundreds of talented youngsters who will be competing. Even my five minuteContinue reading “Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: FAQ”

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Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 3

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is constantly at work making sure the events we offer your children are the very best in California. Below are some images from week 3 of the 2014 Fremont Summer Chess Camp. There is still one more week left in our chess camp at Mission San Jose Elementary SchoolContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 3”