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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! https://content.blubrry.com/cover_stories_with_chess_life/Chess_Life_Cover_Stories-Episode_16_July_2019.mp3

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

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

Berkeley Chess School students do well at State Championship!

On December 8th and 9th, sixty-two BCS students competed in this year’s CalChess Grade-Level State Championship, held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. In this tournament, players compete within their grade for individual, school, and club prizes.  BCS fielded club teams in every grade (except 9th, 11th, and 12th grades) Our small but mighty [...]

December 12th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ChessSite.com wrote a wonderful article about The Berkeley Chess School

Wonderful article written by Chesssite.com  Here is the link!

December 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Northern California wins big at North American Youth

Congratulations to the all of the following Northern California medalists at the #NorthAmericanYouth in Mexico. IM LADIA JIRASEK (Gold U18)  WIM ROCHELLE WU (Gold Girls U20 + WGM norm)  WFM KIMBERLY LIU (Silver Girls U20 + WIM Title on 2000 rating)  FM ADRIAN KONDAKOV (Gold U12 + Title on 2100 rating)  CM ERIC LI (Silver U12) CM VYOM [...]

November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nice win by NM Rochelle Wu in Round 1 at the Weekender

[Event "Berkeley Weekender"] [Site "Berkeley"] [Date "2018.11.09"] [Round "3"] [White "Pranav Senthilkumar"] [Black "NM Rochelle Wu"] [Result "0-1"] [PlyCount "54"] [Setup "1"]   1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 d5 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 a6 6.c5 Nbd7 7.Qc2 g6 8.Bd3 Bg7 9.b4 0-0 10.0-0 Re8 11.Bb2 e5 12.dxe5 Ng4 13.e6 fxe6 14.e4 Rf8 15.h3 Ngf6 16.Rfe1 [...]

November 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beautiful Tactical Game at the Berkeley Open!

[Event "Berkeley Open"] [Site "Berkeley"] [Date "2018.09.15"] [Round "3"] [White "NM Derek Wu"] [Black "Michael Anderson"] [Result "1-0"] [PlyCount "54"] [Setup "1"] 1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 d5 4.Bxf6 exf6 5.e3 Be6 6.Bd3 c6 7.Qf3 g6 8.h4 h5 9.Nh3 Bd6 10.Ne2 Nd7 11.Nhf4 Bf7 12.c3 Qe7 13.b4 Nf8 14.b5 Ne6 15.Rb1 0-0 16.Rh3 Ng5 [...]

September 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Fun game in the Master section at Calchess State

[Event "Calchess State Championship"] [Site "Union City"] [Date "2018.09.03"] [Round "3"] [White "WFM Kimberly Liu"] [Black "Sam sloan"] [Result "1-0"] [PlyCount "54"] [Setup "1"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Qf6 4.d4 d6 5.Nc4 fxe4 6.Nc3 Qg6 7.Bf4 Nf6 8.d5 Be7 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 a6 11.Re1 b5 12.Na5 Bf5 13.f3 Re8 14.g4 Bd7 15.Nxe4 Nxe4 [...]

September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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