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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

Grandmaster Scalp at the Calchess State Championship!

  NM Derek O'Connor earns a Gm Scalp at the State Championship! [Event "Calchess State Championship"] [Site "Union City"] [Date "2018.09.02"] [Round "3"] [White "GM Enrico Sevillano"] [Black "NM Derek O'Connor"] [Result "0-1"] [PlyCount "54"] [Setup "1"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 [...]

September 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Killer Combo’s at the State Championship!

Check out this game! Master section Cal chess State! [Event "Calchess State Championship"] [Site "Union City"] [Date "2018.09.03"] [Round "3"] [White "Derek Wu"] [Black "Evan Ai"] [Result "0-1"] [PlyCount "54"] [Setup "1"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 0-0 7.e3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 h6 9.Bh4 c6 10.Nge2 Re8 11.0-0 Nf8 [...]

September 2nd, 2018|Blog, Games|0 Comments

20 rating points lower but 50 years younger

My most recent opponents at the Berkeley and Mechanics Institute chess clubs were rated 1580 and 1600. The rating system says they're about equal in playing ability, but the games serve to remind that kids are almost always much under-rated. [Event "Berkeley CC Walter Browne Memorial"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.06.15"] [Round "?"] [White "Frisco [...]

June 20th, 2018|Blog, Games|0 Comments

A neat miniature by the Berkeley Chess School founder

The Berkeley Chess School blog has seen just a couple of entries in years, so they brought me in, an old chess writer, to boost the signal. I sought a miniature game to test pgn4web integration with the blog. This is a gem by BCS founder Elizabeth Shaughnessy. your web browser and/or your host do [...]

June 15th, 2018|Blog, Games|0 Comments
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