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

Beautiful Tactical Game at the Berkeley Open!

[Event "Berkeley Open"] [Site "Berkeley"] [Date "2018.09.15"] [Round "3"] [White "NM Derek Wu"] [Black "Michael Anderson"] [Result "1-0"] [PlyCount "54"] [Setup "1"] 1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 d5 4.Bxf6 exf6 5.e3 Be6 6.Bd3 c6 7.Qf3 g6 8.h4 h5 9.Nh3 Bd6 10.Ne2 Nd7 11.Nhf4 Bf7 12.c3 Qe7 13.b4 Nf8 14.b5 Ne6 15.Rb1 0-0 16.Rh3 Ng5 [...]

September 15th, 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

Grandmaster Scalp at the Calchess State Championship!

  NM Derek O'Connor earns a Gm Scalp at the State Championship! [Event "Calchess State Championship"] [Site "Union City"] [Date "2018.09.02"] [Round "3"] [White "GM Enrico Sevillano"] [Black "NM Derek O'Connor"] [Result "0-1"] [PlyCount "54"] [Setup "1"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 [...]

September 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Killer Combo’s at the State Championship!

Check out this game! Master section Cal chess State! [Event "Calchess State Championship"] [Site "Union City"] [Date "2018.09.03"] [Round "3"] [White "Derek Wu"] [Black "Evan Ai"] [Result "0-1"] [PlyCount "54"] [Setup "1"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 0-0 7.e3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 h6 9.Bh4 c6 10.Nge2 Re8 11.0-0 Nf8 [...]

September 2nd, 2018|Blog, Games|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

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|1 Comment
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