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It’s official. Talented chess players from around the United States will be coming to California next February in order to compete in the 10th annual Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Boys and Girls. Over $100,000 will be awarded in prizes, which include trophies, computers, chess prizes and scholarships to Webster University. In addition to theseContinue reading “Huge Chess News for California”
With the Anand-Carlsen World Championship Match just days away, I have decided to start posting some of my favorite games played by either Viswanathan Anand or Magnus Carlsen. Our first game is taken from the 2003 World Youth Chess Championships. In the gem below, a fourteen-year-old Magnus Carlsen drops the “hammer” on his fellow Norwegian.Continue reading “World Chess Championship 2013: Preview 1 of the Anand-Carlsen Match”
It has now been several years since I first reported on the three California chess prodigies that I had the pleasure of coaching during the 2010 school year. My first article, “On The Eve of Greatness: Three California Chess Prodiogies Competing in their First National Chess Championship” shined the national spotlight onto Milind Maiti, Chenyi ZhaoContinue reading “On the Eve of Greatness: Part Three”
Young chess players from the San Francisco Bay Area took Maribor, Slovenia by storm this November. Their dominating performance at the World Youth Chess Championships once again proved that the best scholastic chess in the country takes place in Northern, California. Cameron Wheeler’s silver medal performance at the 2012 World Youth Chess Championship is theContinue reading “Bay Area Kids Dominate at the World Youth Chess Championship”
Today was the break day for the young chess players competing at the World Youth Chess Championships in Maribor, Slovenia. Team USA is particularly dominant in the U12 Open where American chess masters Samuel Sevian and Jeffrey Xiong are tied for first and will be playing on board 1 in round 7. Only a half point behind and tied for secondContinue reading “World Youth Chess Championships 2012: Half Time for Team USA”
California’s top young chess stars are once again proving that the kids in the Golden State play world-class chess. Several remain undefeated and nearly all remain in contention for the gold after the first two rounds of the World Youth Chess Championships. Round 3 has some interesting match-ups. Here are the games to keep an eyeContinue reading “World Youth Chess Championships 2012: Round 3 Preview”
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The 2012 World Youth Chess Championships in Maribor, Slovenia will be played according to this schedule: Round 1 is Thursday November 8 at 15:00 Round 2 is Friday November 9 at 15:00 Round 3 is Saturday, November 10 at 15:00 Round 4 is Sunday, November 11 at 15:00 Round 5 is Monday, November 12Continue reading “World Youth Chess Championships 2012”
Tomorrow two of my favorite young chess players will begin play at the World Youth Chess Championship in Maribor, Slovenia. As the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy, I have had the distinct pleasure of coaching many of the top ranking scholastic chess players from California and can comfortably state that the two players describedContinue reading “On the Eve of Greatness: Part Two”
To the Supporters of Northern California Chess, On November 2, 2012 California chess super-star Ben Rood will leave for Maribor, Slovenia in order to compete in the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships. Ben Rood asked his family to attend for support as he battles the best eight-year-olds from around the globe. A family trip toContinue reading “Help Send Ben Rood to Slovenia”
This November local super star Ben Rood will be representing the United States in the World Youth Chess Championship to be held in Caldas Novas, Brazil. Seven year old Ben would like to have his family there to support him as he battles the best eight year olds in the world for the title. AllContinue reading “Send Ben Rood to Brazil”