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GRANDMASTER SAM SHANKLAND WINS US CHAMPIONSHIP!

  Have you heard the news?!?!? Berkeley Chess School alumnus, Grandmaster Sam Shankland, was recently crowned the 2018 U.S Chess Champion! With 3 of the12 players in the competition rated among the top 10 in the world – GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Hikaru Nakamura & GM Wesley So –GM Sam Shankland finished undefeated, - won [...]

May 1st, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Berkeley Friday Night students win big in Vegas!

Over holiday break a couple of our Friday Night students, Matthew and Suzie Erdenebileg, went to Las Vegas to play in the Annual North American Open. This is the biggest cash tournament in North America (besides the World Open) attracting 800 chess players . Matthew and Suzie played together as a team in the mixed [...]

January 18th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Masters rise to the top! At our Berkeley Weekender.

Masters Rise to the Top. BCS's 5th Weekender of the year had 8 titled players show up for our 100% guaranteed $1,500 Prize Fund. It was a hard fought weekend, but in the end 4 masters were able to stay ahead of the rest of the field and tie for first. Each took home $162.50 [...]

September 28th, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Congratulations to Berkeley Chess School alumni: FM Josiah Stearman, and GM Sam Shankland

Congratulations to Berkeley Chess School alumni:   FM Josiah Stearman, who has made FIDE Master at age 12 and    GM Sam Shankland who is now #58 in the world at age 25.     Most of Josiah’s qualifying FIDE games were played locally either at Berkeley Chess Schools Friday night marathon or at the Mechanics  [...]

September 2nd, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Fun times at our new Dublin summer camp!

We've just completed week 1 of our new full-day chess camp in Dublin. It was a great success, with 18 campers becoming much stronger players. Attending chess camp is the best way to improve, with four hours of lessons per day. And it's fun! Two levels were offered, one for students rated over 600, and [...]

July 11th, 2016|Blog, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NM Josiah Stearman wins Sacramento City Championship with 2595 Performance!

This year's Sacramento City Championship had its strongest line-up ever, with one Grandmaster, two International Masters, and five National Masters! Berkeley Chess School sent two National Masters to compete: 2014 Sacramento Champion Bryon Doyle, and 12-year-old World Youth contender Josiah Stearman. Josiah played extraordinarily well, winning against both of his  opponents on Saturday, starting with a [...]

July 11th, 2016|Blog, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Girls’ and Women’s Championships a Great Success!

The first Women’s California Chess Championship took place in Berkeley, California on April 2 and 3, 2016. The two-day event was sponsored by Cal Chess, NM James Eade, and The Berkeley Chess School, who hosted the tournament at the local historic landmark Hillside Elementary School. The tournament was well attended by players rated from [...]

April 13th, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Game View – Herman Steiner Marathon – Round 6

[Event "Herman Steiner Marathon"] [Site ""] [Date "2015.05.27"] [Round "6"] [White "Deng, David"] [Black "Regzedmaa, Gankhuyag"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C45"] [Annotator ",Doyle"] [PlyCount "118"] [EventDate "2015.05.27"] [SourceDate "2015.05.27"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nxd4 5. Qxd4 b6 6. Bc4 Qe7 7. O-O Qc5 8. Qd3 Nf6 9. Be3 Qe5 [...]

October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Legendary chess champion Walter Browne

The Berkeley Chess School is saddened to learn of the passing of legendary chess champion Walter Browne, a longtime Berkeley resident. Walter, a six-time US Championship winner, was a passionate ambassador for the game of chess. In the 1970s, at the peak of his career, Walter was one of the top-ranked players in the world, [...]

July 6th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

Berkeley Senior Chess Championship

The City of Berkeley Senior Chess Tournament The First Annual City of Berkeley Senior Chess Championship was held at the South Berkeley Senior Center on May 29, 30 and 31 and drew 26 players. It proved to be a very strong tournament with Grandmaster Walter Browne adding the title of City of Berkeley Senior Champion [...]

May 13th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments
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