Yearly Archives: 2019


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August 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments


50 players from all around the Bay Area joined us this past Saturday to compete in our July Quad tournament. For many it was their first time seeing our shiny new Berkeley Chess Center, and we were happy to give them the tour! There were 13 Quads, with several 1200-rated players in the top Quad. [...]

July 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GM Sam Shankland 2018 US Chess Champion cover story interview

Great Podcast with 2018 US Chess Champion GM Sam Shankland please click below to listen!

July 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Masters love G/45!!

IM John Donaldson won the Monthly G/45 with a perfect 4/4! 1 IM, 1 WGM, and 1 Master showed up for the G/45, and another 3 Titled players played in the Blitz afterward! full standings are below! SwissSys Standings. June G/45: Open #NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4TotPrize1IM William Donaldson24102417W9W6W2W44.0100.002WGM Carla Heredia22732271W12W7L1W63.025.003NM Abhishek Mallela22292215W10L4W9W73.025.004Orion Burl12781425W15W3W8L13.075.005Joachim Schuder19081891H---L8W15W112.56Frisco [...]

June 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BCS March Digest

BCS teams win overall, team, and side scholastic prizes at US Amateur Team West The Berkeley Chess School "A" team — NMs Bryon Doyle, Rochelle Wu, Derek Wu; plus BCS instructors Greg Lope and Scott Mason — tied for first place at the US Amateur Team West Championship held Presidents' Day Weekend in Santa Clara. [...]

March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great competition at the Berkeley Quads!

Feb 16th we held our Monthly Quads in Berkeley with 32 participants Quad 1 was won by the top seed Tobias Stowell with a perfect 3/3 Best game was won by Yasmine Waharte. There is a famous trap in the Kings Gambit that goes 1)e4 e5 2)f4 Bc5 3)fxe5?? Qh5! and game over Black wins. [...]

February 20th, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

Record Turnout for San Ramon Quad!

82 players competed in our San Ramon Quad last Saturday, February 2nd, beating our previous record of 79 players! The weather was threatening, but generally stayed dry. There was even a huge rainbow! As usual at these tournaments, the competition was fierce. Each player played three games against others of similar rating. After each game [...]

February 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

January news and digest

"Glasscoe Pairings" to be used in February BCS WeekenderA variant of the Swiss System pairing algorithm will be used at the monthly BCS Weekender Feb. 8-10. The change was introduced by long-time Berkeley Chess Club director Alan Glasscoe in 1991. Typically within a group of players sharing the same score, the group is sorted by [...]

February 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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