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July 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

July 7 BCS Quads

The BCS Quads attracted 21 players to the Berkeley Chess School July 7, directed by Bryon Doyle. Trophies were awarded to these quad winners: Q1 Maxim Tarima Q2 Sebastian Heredia-Zulaica Q3 Alexander Tarima Q3 Benjamin James Flitcroft Q3 Owen Michael Cassidy Q4 Saahil Bakhru Q5 D’Angelo T. Romero Q5 Owen Johnson A game in Quad [...]

July 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Opportunities missed at the BCS G/45 tournament

NM Bryon Doyle and Class B players Timothy Werby and Sos Hakobyan each scored 3-1 to share 1st-3rd place at the BCS G/45 June 30 at The Berkeley Chess School.  Doyle directed eight players in the open G/45, and six in the blitz tournament following, where he won again with 5-1, tied with NM Michael [...]

July 2nd, 2018|Blog, Games, News|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

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
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