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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

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

Congratulations!

Berkeley Chess School Would like to Congratulate NM Michael Lei Wang on Achieving the rank of US National Master! NM Michael Lei Wang is also currently the Grade Level High School State Champion, as well as the current Berkeley Chess Club Champion! We at Berkeley Chess School couldn't be more proud of Michael and his [...]

October 11th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Congratulations

Congratulations from Berkeley Chess School to BCS Instructor Uyanga Byambaa for recently attaining the title of National Master! Great Job! […]

October 11th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Congratulations

The Berkeley Chess School congratulates BCS student Josiah Stearman for recently attaining the title of National Master before his 11th birthday! His hard work and determination paid off. Josiah has earned the title at an earlier age than any other BCS student in its 33 years of existence. Well done! […]

October 11th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Berkeley Bishop’s Qualifier

Congratulations to all who attended our Qualifying tournament on Saturday, you are now officially on our Berkeley Bishops team! Alumni of the Berkeley Bishops includes Grand Master Sam Shankland, International Master David Pruess, FIDE Master Andy Lee, and Master David Petty. Competition was fierce, with many of our top players participating. After the four rounds, [...]

October 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments
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