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ChessKid Special Offer

We are happy to present our partnership with Chesskid.com , the best online chess platform for kids. ChessKid is fun, safe and educational https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxRUm--xlkw With a Gold Membership, your kid will enjoy these features: Unlimited puzzles to solve.Interactive videos that explain opening, strategy principles, calculation techniques and more in a unique way. Play online against [...]

August 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BERKELEY QUAD 7/20/19

50 players from all around the Bay Area joined us this past Saturday to compete in our July Quad tournament. For many it was their first time seeing our shiny new Berkeley Chess Center, and we were happy to give them the tour! There were 13 Quads, with several 1200-rated players in the top Quad. [...]

July 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

BCS March Digest

BCS teams win overall, team, and side scholastic prizes at US Amateur Team West The Berkeley Chess School "A" team — NMs Bryon Doyle, Rochelle Wu, Derek Wu; plus BCS instructors Greg Lope and Scott Mason — tied for first place at the US Amateur Team West Championship held Presidents' Day Weekend in Santa Clara. [...]

March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|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

January news and digest

"Glasscoe Pairings" to be used in February BCS WeekenderA variant of the Swiss System pairing algorithm will be used at the monthly BCS Weekender Feb. 8-10. The change was introduced by long-time Berkeley Chess Club director Alan Glasscoe in 1991. Typically within a group of players sharing the same score, the group is sorted by [...]

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

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
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