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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

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

Welcome home, Kevin Walters

Kevin Walters, then and now. 2002 quad in San Leandro, and last week. Kevin Walters was a BCS student and a BCS teacher, before heading to UC Davis. He's returned to the area to continue law school at UC Berkeley, and he played his first game at the new Berkeley Chess Club building last Friday. [...]

November 19th, 2018|Blog, Games|0 Comments

Boo! (Spooky Swiss prizewinners, pictures, an endgame)

40 players haunted the Berkeley Chess School playing hall Oct, 27 for the Spooky Swiss, directed by Bryon Doyle.   b>Prizewinners 800+ 1  Tobias Stowell  4 2-4  Elias Ross  3 2-4  Ethan Rapuano  3 2-4  James Lin  3 5-7  Sam Reynolds  2.5 5-7  Sam Reynolds  2.5 5-7  Sadhana Arivo  >2.5 Under 800 1  Kyle Cambra  3.5 2-4  Christopher Bei  3 2-4  rhianna jane lope  3 2-4  Joseph Kim Fitzgerald  2.5 5  Jacob Gould  2.5 Under 400 1  Justin Wu  3.5 2  Aradhana Arivoli  3 [...]

October 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Bishops after knights

In the 6th game of the 1909 Capablanca-Marshall match, Black developed his queen bishop prematurely by 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.c3 Bg4. By pinning the f3-knight, ...Bc8-g4 can help Black pressure a white pawn at d4, but White hadn't committed the d-pawn yet, and 5.d3 left little promise for the g4-bishop. The bishop [...]

October 9th, 2018|Blog, Games|0 Comments

Three share the top prize at Berkeley Open

Facing competition from a free tournament in Oakland and a particularly-fun adults-and-analog-clocks-only event in Carmichael, the Berkeley Open drew 60 players in four sections Sept. 14-16. Bryon Doyle directed. Derek Sijing Wu, who shared 1-3 place in the master section, played the game of the event. Accidents happen White played Nb4-a2+. Black, having declined a [...]

September 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Solano Avenue Association ‘completely thrilled’ with this year’s Solano Avenue Stroll

The Berkeley Chess School welcomed all comers to our booth at the Solano Avenue Stroll Sept. 9, which attracted more than 300,000 people to see more than 400 vendor booths and 40 entertainment acts. "For an event this size, we call it a success if it goes without major injuries, unusual police activity, or property [...]

September 11th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

FM and BCS alum Christopher Yoo makes first IM norm at Berkeley FIDE norm tournament

IM Joshua Sheng, an incoming UC Berkeley student, won the FIDE title norm tournament held 8/17-21 at our San Pablo Ave. location. (crosstable) FM Christopher Yoo, the highest-rated 11-year-old in the country, earned his second IM norm, which required beating GM Conrad Holt in the last round. It was Yoo's second IM norm. The first [...]

August 29th, 2018|Blog, Games|0 Comments

Results of, and best game from, Aug. 3 BCS Quad

Nine players won trophies at the 27-player BCS Quad held Aug. 3 at The Berkeley Chess School. Bryon Doyle and Neal Sauer directed.   Quad 1Yali Dancig Perlman2 Tristan Needham Quad 2Kyle Cambra2.5 Quad 3Christopher Bei2.5 Bradley Yen Quad 4Garrett Slody3 Quad 5Kian Jamali2.5 Benjamin Mendelyou Quad 6Nicholas Duquette3   Yali Dancig Perlman, who shared [...]

August 8th, 2018|Blog, Games|0 Comments

2018 CalChess Labor Day State Championship flyer

July 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments
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