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BCS in the news! We’re an architectural gem! Read the San Francisco Chronicle article here.

May 8th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WGM Anjelina Belakovskaia takes 1st at FIRST US Senior Women’s Championship!

      Congratulations to WGM Anjelina Belakovskaia, winner of the FIRST ever US Senior Women’s Championship! WGM Belakovskaia captured the title and the $4,000 first prize in a nailbiter game with WFM Olga Salachik, who played to the brink of upset, but Anjelina defended well. The final rankings were:   1 WGM Belakovskaia, Anjelina [...]

November 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Congratulations to BCS Alumnus GM Hans Niemann

GM Hans Niemann has had an amazing 2021! First earning the GM Title!! Then winning the World Open! Then winning the US Junior Championship (Qualifying for the 2022 US Championship!) Currently Hans is ranked 6th in the world of all Juniors. (and climbing rapidly!) In 2022 for the second year in a row, Hans has [...]

January 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Congratulations to BCS Alumnus GM Christopher Yoo!

Christopher Yoo has just achieved the Rating requirement for the Grandmaster Title!! (He has  already earned all 3 of his Grandmaster Norm!s) He achieved the final requirements for Grandmaster one week before his 15th Birthday! (Beating Bobby Fischer's record who achieved the Grandmaster rank at 15 years old!) Christopher broke 2500 FIDE at the historic [...]

December 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 U.S. Champion Sam Shankland visited Glorietta elementary school.

2018 U.S. Champion Sam Shankland visited his elementary school Nov 7th, and yes, chess was played. GM Sam Shankland  "Once a Gopher, always a Gopher! It has been nearly 20 years since I graduated Glorietta Elementary, but yesterday I came back to my old Alma Mater for the first time in a very, very long [...]

November 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FIDE World Chess Championship 2021

Daily coverage of the World Championship Match can be found via this link! https://dailychessmusings.com/fide-world-chess-championship-2021/

November 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BCS Alum GM Sam Shankland advances to the Quarterfinals of Chess World Cup!

With a win over world number 29 GM Peter Svidler yesterday, Sam advances to the 6th Round of the FIDE World Cup! 207 of the world’s strongest grandmasters began this knockout tournament on July 10th, and now Sam is among the last 8 players. He will play GM Karjakin next in the Quarterfinals, GM Shankland [...]

July 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Congratulations to BCS alumni IM elect Josiah Stearman!!

Congratulations to IM Josiah Stearman!! Josiah Berkeley chess school alumnus, and Coach has earned all 3 of his International Master norms, and has achieved a 2400 Fide rating on Oct 21st after he beat GM Yuniesky Perez (2600) in round 2 of the Spice cup. He has fulfilled all the requirements of the International Master [...]

October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BCS wins National Championship!

BCS sent 3 teams to the National Amateur Team West in SFO over Presidents Day Weekend. BCS (Best Chess School), BCS Can we Wu it?, and BCS Sunshine Almond Woodpushers. BCS Can we wu it? was the top ranked team in the 3 day schedule with a 2194 rating average, and BCS (Best Chess School) [...]

February 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BCS Queens win top Girls Team at Amateur Team West!

BCS Queens sent a team for Amateur Team West over Presidents Day Weekend! The Team consisted of Board 1) Rhianna Lope Board 2) Sanvi Argaarwal Board 3) Avigail Tiomkin Board 4) Carissa Penn The Queens won the first match! they lost the second match (but they lost to the team who won 1st) won the [...]

February 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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