Wednesday, December 08, 2010

2010 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - Dec 27-30, 2010

2010 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

International Chess Tournament in FOUR sections.

**Early EF deadline for Individual sections extended to December 10th**

OPEN Section: $2,900 in prizes; 5 rounds; games on 12/28 (eve), 12/29, 12/30
SCHOLASTIC rated: lots of trophies (individual based on age and team/club); 5 rounds; games on 12/28 (eve), 12/29, 12/30
SCHOLASTIC unrated: lots of trophies (individual based on age and team/club); 4 rounds; ONE DAY on 12/29
BLITZ: $1,500 in prizes (based on 80); 10 rounds; games on 12/28 in the evening

Also: Intercollegiate Team championships will be held on 12/27-30. Play next to the top players of the American continent, many GMs will be present!


Yuletide Yodeling High-Speed Swiss -- Dec. 9 (Rd 1+2) & Dec. 16 (Rd 3+4)

4-Round Swiss in One Section.   Two games per night.   Game/45 minutes.
USCF (dual) Rated. EF: $5.
TD is Becker; Assistant TD is Grochowski.


Final Standings:

SWCC Yuletide Yodeling High-Speed Swiss  Cross Table

  No.    Name                         St Rate Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Rd 4  Score


   1. Hendrickson, Nolan (2)........  WI 2110 W10   W2    W7    W5      4.0

   2. Becker, Allen J (3)...........  WI 2029 W6    L1    W8    W7      3.0

   3. Ireland, Johnathan (4)........  WI 1832 -N-   -H-   W11   W9      2.5
   4. Gaddameedi, Vilas (10)........  WI 1446 -N-   -H-   W14   W8      2.5

   5. Grochowski, Robin (6).........  WI 1789 L7    W13   W6    L1      2.0
   6. Demler, John (9)..............  WI 1510 L2    W10   L5    W14     2.0

   7. Williams, William (1).........  WI 2200 W5    D8    L1    L2      1.5
   8. Coons, James J (5)............  WI 1818 W13   D7    L2    L4      1.5
   9. Pokorski, Jeffrey (7).........  WI 1775 -N-   -H-   W12   L3      1.5
  10. Hildeman, Jonathan (8)........  WI 1732 L1    L6    W15   D13     1.5
  11. Hegelmeyer, John (11).........  WI 1434 -N-   -H-   L3    -B-     1.5
  12. Vadapally, Pranay (12)........  WI 1222 -N-   -H-   L9    W15     1.5
  13. Jester, James Will (13).......  WI 1195 L8    L5    -B-   D10     1.5

  14. Vadapally, Prahlad (14).......  WI 1032 -N-   -H-   L4    L6      0.5
  15. Hegelmeyer, John W (15).......  WI  976 -N-   -H-   L10   L12     0.5
 

Monday, December 06, 2010

The Wisconsin Memorial

Dec. 18-19 The Wisconsin Memorial
5SS, 45/2, 25/1, SD/1 (45/2,SD/1 Rd 4 only). Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3841 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704. EF: $22 (Juniors $18) by Dec. 14. $3 more later or on site. $$b/50 and 4 per class: $125-85. A - $70; B - $60; C - $60; D - $50; E - $40; U1000 - $30; Unr - $30; Upset - $50. Reg.: 9-9:30 A.M. Dec. 18. Rds.: 10:00-2:30-7:30; 10:00-3:30. WI Chess Tour Event! ENT: Dennis Kosterman, 28 Singleton Ct., Madison, WI 53711. INFO: Dennis Kosterman, (608)770-3133, dennisk@tds.net. HR: $69 (Block held until 12/6) (608)-244-2481. www.wischess.org. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Winter Wonderland Frozen Pawns Blitz -- December 2

10-Round (Round-Robin) in One or more Sections (depending on number of players).
Game/5 minutes.
USCF Quick-Rated.
EF: $5.
TD is Becker; ATD is Grochowski.

41st Badger Open

41st Annual Badger Open, G/60 (4-rounds), Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Open and Reserve (U1400), and also a scholastic tournament. Mail entries to Waukesha Chess Club, attn: Badger Open, c/o Jim Nickell (262-544-6266 for info).

Monday, November 08, 2010

Chain Rattling, Glass Breaking Spooky Swiss

October 28 & November 4, 11 & 18   4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and Under-1600).  Game/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5. (One ½-Point Bye Available for any round (except round four) if requested at least 2-days prior to round). TD is Grochowski; ATDs are Fogec & Becker.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Wm Martz Memorial/North Central Open - Nov 26-28

Nov. 26-28 
Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 4747 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207. In 2 Sections, Open: 6SS, 45/2, 25/1, SD/1, (Rd 5: 45/2, SD/1), EF: 40, Juniors $37 by 11/23; +$5 later or at site. $$b/50: $250-150. A $105, B $100, C $95, D $90, U1200 $80, Unr $70. Upset $60. Reg.: 5:30-6:30 pm 11/26. Rds.: Fri: 7; Sat: 10-2:30-7:30; Sun: 10-3:30. WI Chess Tour Event. Scholastic: 4SS, G/60, EF: $10 by 11/23; $15 later or at site. Prizes: Trophies to Top 3 & Top Girl; Medals to scores of 2+. Reg.: 8:30-9:30 am 11/27. Rds.: Sat: 10-1-3:30-6. ENT: Dennis Kosterman, 28 Singleton Ct., Madison, WI 53711. 608-770-3133. INFO: dennisk@tds.net. HR: $79 (Rate guaranteed until 10/27) 414-481-8000. Chess Magnet School JGP.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Wisconsin Veterans and Juniors Tournament - Oshkosh, Nov 6-7



Nov. 6-7   WCA Veteran's Tournament  and   2010-2011 Wisconsin Junior Open


There were 3 groups:  
Veterans: 34 players, 1st NM Jeff Cooper, 2nd Allen Becker
Junior Open:  61 players,  =1st: Matthias Melcher, Brady Harder, Suhas Kodali
Junior/Beginners:  71 players, 1st: Hadi Najeeb


Please submit photos and any news to me, and I'll post to this section!

Sponsored by
www.wischess.org

USCF RESULTS

Last year's Wisconsin Senior Champion, Wade Christensen, congratulating 2010 Wisconsin Senior Champion, NM Jeff Cooper: 







Saturday, October 23, 2010

Greg Knutson Memorial - Madison, WI, October 30-31

Oct. 30-31   Greg Knutson Memorial
5SS, Rds. 1,2 G/120, Rds. 3-5 45/2, SD/1. Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3841 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704. 608-244-2481. Hotel Rates $69 mention chess. EF: $19 if received by 10/27. $25 at site. Cab drivers may subtract $5. $$GTD: 1st $140, 2nd $120, A $90. B $80, C $70, D $60, U1200 $50, Unr $40. Rds.: 10, 2:30, 7; 10, 3:30. Reg.: 9-9:30. Entries: Guy Hoffman PO Box 259822, Madison, WI 53725. Info: schachfuhrer@hotmail.com. A WCA Tour event. NS. NC. Chess Magnet School JGP.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spook House Action III, October 21 (one-night)

3-Round Swiss in two sections:
Game/29 Minutes (Action-rated)
and
Game/30 Minutes (Dual-rated)
USCF Rated. EF: $5. (½-Point Bye available for only first round if requested prior to round)
TD is Becker; ATD is Fogec.


Results:
G/29:   Nolan Hendrickson & David Cardenas, 3-0, equal 1st Place
G/30:   Allen Becker, 3-0, 1st Place
 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hales Corners Challenge XII - Saturday, October 16, 2010


Hales Corners Challenge XII
USCF Grand Prix Points: 10. October 16, 2010.

USCF Results

Excellent turnout of 78 (=2nd-highest attendance ever!)

Winners in Open:
FM Betaneli and Hendrickson, Tie for 1st
Aranovich, Cardenas and C. Mckinney, Tie for Class A
Pokorski, Class B

Winners in Reserve:
Padilla, MacLeish and Adream Liang, Tie for 1st
Lund, Class D
Murali, Class E

Winners of free Goddesschess entry into HCC XIII:
Shira Evans and Sandra Pahl

Winners from Goddesschess:
Evans, Pahl, Murali, Alba-Jimenez S., Huang J., Huang A., Huang S.


Several photos from the event:

Andrew Grochowski vs NM Bill Williams:

Alena Huang and Jan Newton:

 Gary Aranovich and NM Jon Burgess:
 FM Betaneli looking at Jim Coons vs Erik Santarius
 Jon Breider and Shira Evans:
 Shira Evans;
 next photo is Robert Murphy vs Chrisopher McKinney:
 Tournament co-winner Nolan Hendrickson facing Matt Waller.  Nolan has gained 86 rating point in his last two tournaments!
 Wisconsin's #1-ranked player, Ruslan Ahundov, with Joseph Hernandez and Erik Santarius in the background.
 Shira Evans vs Derek Sachs:




4SS, G/60. 2 Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1600). Crowne Plaza
Milwaukee Airport Hotel—6401 S. 13th Street (near airport). EF: $35-
Open, $25-Reserve, both $5 more after 10/13. Comp EF for USCF 2200+, contact
TD for details. $$ Open=1st-$325 (guaranteed), 2nd-$175 (guaranteed), A-$100, B
& Below-$75; $$ Reserve =1st-$100, 2nd-$75, D-$50, E & Below-$40.


Reg: 8:30-9:30, Rds: 10-1-3:30-6. Ent: Payable to SWCC, c/o Allen
Becker, 6105 Thorncrest Drive, Greendale, WI 53129 (allenbecker@wi.rr.com).
QUESTIONS TO: TD Tom Fogec, 414-405-4207 (cell)

Online flier:  http://home.roadrunner.com/~swcc/HC%20Challenge%20XII.pdf.  

Some event highlights:
1. Life Master Sheldon Gelbart was on hand throughout the tournament to analyze games for tournament participants.
2. Goddesschess once again generously sponsored prizes for female chess players. 

History:  number of players (open+reserve=total) and the winner(s):


HCC XII.. 10/2010 (41+37=78) FM BETANELI, HENDRICKSON
HCC XI…04/2010 (41+37=78) SANTARIUS
HCC X...  10/2009 (42+34=76) GM AMANOV
HCC IX... 04/2009 (56+51=107)GM AMANOV, IM YOUNG, SANTARIUS, KOHLENBERG
HCC VIII.10/2008 (33+32=65) IM TATE, IM YOUNG, TENNANT, A. BECKER
HCC VII..04/2008 (22+30=52) BURGESS, TENNANT, PARKER
HCC VI...10/2007 (30+32=62) TENNANT, BREIDER, SANTARIUS
HCC V....04/2007 (40+22=62) IM TATE, FM STAMNOV
HCC IV...11/2006 (23+26=49) FM STAMNOV
HCC III.. 04/2006 (28+17=45) TENNANT
HCC II... 10/2005 (20+18=38) BURGESS, A. BECKER
HCC I.... 04/2005 (34+36=70) BETANELI 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Golden Autumn Beauty Swiss

September 23 & 30 & October 7, & 14
4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and Under 1600).
Game/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5. (One ½-Point
Bye Available for any round (except round four) if requested
at least 2-days prior to round). TD is Fogec; ATD is
Grochowski.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Colored Leaves Rattle the Pawns Blitz II --Sept. 16

Multi-Round (Round-Robin) in One or more Sections
(depending on number of players). Game/5 minutes.
USCF Quick-Rated. EF: $5. TD is Fogec; ATD is Grochowski

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

UPCOMING LECTURES AT SOUTHWEST CHESS CLUB

At 6:00 pm, BEFORE THE GAMES, we have LECTURES:

Aug 26 - Sheldon Gelbart: "Gambits and Positional Sacrifices"
Sep 2- Nolan Hendrickson: "Practical Chess Tactics: The Art of Finding the Best Move"
Sep 16- David Dathe: "Painful Truths About Chess Improvement"

Friday, August 20, 2010

End of Summer Dog Days Quad - Aug 26, Sep 2, 9

End of Summer Dog Days Quad
August 26, & September 2 & 9

3-Round “Round-Robin” (a “Quad”).   Four chess players to a Quad.  Game/90 minutes.  
USCF Rated.  EF: $5.  TD is Grochowski; ATD is Fogec

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sept. 4-6 Rohland Memorial/WI Closed Championship

Sept. 4-6 Rohland Memorial/WI Closed Championship
A State Championship Event! Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3841 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704. Open to state residents, past champions and students in WI schools. In 3 Sections, Premier*: 6SS, 40/2,SD/1, EF: $38 by 8/31, $45 at site, USCF juniors $5 less. $$b/30: $400-250-200. �A' $175, U1800 $175. Traveling and permanent trophy to winner. $50 Kittsley Upset Prize (1 overall). Reg.: 9/4 10:30-11:30am. Rds.: 12-7; 10-7; 10-3:30. Reserve (U1800)*: 6SS, 40/2,SD/1, Open to 1799 & under. EF: $23 by 8/31, $30 at site, USCF juniors $5 less. $$b/30: $300-150. Trophy to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st �C', 1st �D', 1st U1200, 1st Unr. $50 Kittsley Upset Prize (1overall). Reg.: 9/4 10:30-11:30am. Rds.: 12-7; 10-7; 10-3:30. Junior: 4SS, G/60, Open to under 1800 & under age 19. EF: $16 by 8/31, $23 at site. Prizes: Trophies to top 3 and 1st HS, 1st MS and 1st Elementary. Medals to scores of 3 or more. Reg.: 9/4, 8:15-9:15am. Rds.: 9/4: 9:30-12-2:30-5. ALL: Checks payable to WCA. WCA Membership Mtg 9/5, 3:30pm. ENT: Guy Hoffman, PO Box 259822, Madison, WI 53725, Dennis Kosterman 608-277-0451. INFO: schachfuhrer@hotmail.com. HR: $69 608-244-2481 Mention Chess. NS. NC. W. *Chess Magnet School JGP.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Joe Crothers Memorial SWCC Championship

Event Rated, click here

Matt Waller wins the Joe Crothers Memorial SWCC Championship,
on tiebreaks over John Veech

Full list of prizewinners:


1st: Trophy Waller
2nd:  Trophy Veech
3rd: t-shirt Williams

Class A
1st: Trophy Zhou

Class B
1st: Trophy Grochowski, A.
2nd: t-shirt Coons
3rd: t-shirt Mhaskar

Class C
1st: Trophy Joachim
2nd: t-shirt Gaddameedi

Class D
1st: Trophy Luebbe

Class E
1st: Trophy Jester
2nd: t-shirt Huang, S.

U1000
1st: Trophy Vootkur, S.
2nd: t-shirt Markowski
3rd: t-shirt Burgin
4th: t-shirt Adavi



Tournament Info:
July 8, 15, 22, ; August 5, 12 and 19
6-Round Swiss in One Section. Game/100. USCF Rated. EF: $7. (must be a member to participate). SWCC Membership $10 (can join prior to first round). (Two ½- point byes available in rounds 1 through 5 if requested at least 2-days in advance; no byes available for round 6.) TD is Becker; ATD is Grochowski.

34th Annual Green Bay Open

July 24-25 34th Annual Green Bay Open GPP: 10 Wisconsin Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI 54313. 5SS 40/100, 30/1, SD/30. EF: $40, Juniors under 19 $35, if rec'd by 7/21, all entries including phone & email are $10 more after 7/21! $$Gtd: $1450 Cash + 6 trophies! 1st $375 + trophy, 2nd $210, 1900's & 1800's $105 each; 1700's &1600's $100 each; 1500's & 1400's $95 each; 1300's & 1200's $90 each; Under 1200 $85. Trophies to top Juniors ages 17-18, 15-16, 13-14, 11-12, 10 & under. Reg.: 8:45-9:25am. Rds.: 10-2:30-7:30; 10-3:30. HR: $79/$79/$89/$99 call 920-494-7300 mention chess tournament. Room block held to 7/6. Other Info: 1/2 bye avail. rds 1, 2 or 3 if req'd w/entry. WCA Tour Event. NS. NC. W. Entries & Inquiries to: Luke Ludwig, 2191 Allouez Ave., Green Bay, WI 54311. 920-465-9859, email: lukealudwig@aol.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.

Ivan Wijetunge is playing, so check out his blog coverage.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

John Becker, 2009 SWCC Club Champion: Lecture and Simul (1 July 2010)

John Becker gave a great lecture, showing three of his games.  They were full of tactics and surprises, and reminded us to strive for play and complexity in our games.  John played several club members.

Jeff Pokorski and Tim Burton won their games, while Jim Coons, Alan Buschmann, and Shiva Suri drew with John Becker.

John will be defending his title at The 2010 Joe Crothers Memorial SWCC Championship, starting next week!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Joe Crothers Passes Away

It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Joe Crothers, President of the Southwest Chess Club, has passed away. Joe collapsed Sunday evening while playing chess at the Southwest Chess Club pavilion at Polish Fest and died later at the hospital. He was a wise and valued leader of our club and will be greatly missed. Arrangements are still pending, but likely to appear in tomorow's Journal Sentinel. Tom Fogec/Southwest Chess Club

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Summer Steamy Humid Swiss: June 10, 17 & 24

3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and U1600).  Game/100. USCF Rated.
EF: $5. (One ½-Point Bye Available for any round (except round 3) if requested at least 2-days prior to round).
TD is Fogec; ATDs Grochowski & Becker.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

SWCC at Polish Fest, June 18-20

Southwest Chess Club at Polish Fest next month, June 18-20 (Milwaukee Summerfest Grounds)

Simuls
FRIDAY, June 18
12-4      NM SheldonGelbart
4-8        NM Mike LaBudde
7-11      Allen Becker

SATURDAY, June 19
12-4      Nolan Hendrickson
4-8        David Dathe
7-11      NM Bill Williams (7-time Wisconsin State Champion)

SUNDAY, June 20
12-4      Ray Hayes
4-8        Tommy Schneider
7-11      John Becker (current SWCC Club Champion)

Volunteer Schedule:
Friday, June 18:       12-6:  Franek & Fons;        5-close: Edquist & Franek
Saturday, June 19:   12-6: Gelbart & Synowicz;  5-close: Demler & Katka
Sunday, June 20:     12-6: McGee & Vlack;       5-close: Ross & Fons

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Heatwave Action III: June 3

3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (G/30 Minutes and G/29 Minutes). USCF Rated.
EF: $5. (½-Point Bye available for only first round if requested prior to round)
TD is Becker; ATD is Grochowski.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Days Are Getting Longer Round-Robin: May 13, 20 & 27

Days Are Getting Longer Round-Robin: May 13, 20, & 27
3-Round “Round-Robin” (a “Quad”). Four chess players to a Quad. Game/90 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5.00. TD is Fogec; ATD is Grochowski.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Sunny Blazing Blitz-O-Matic: May 6

Chessplayers, we'll have a one-night Blitz event this Thursday, May 6 (Game/5 minutes):


Sunny Blazing Blitz-O-Matic: May 6
7-Round (Round-Robin) in one or more sections (single or double-round, depending on number of players). Game/5 minutes.
USCF Quick-Rated. EF: $5. TD is Becker; ATD is Fogec.



Then, mark your calendars for our following event, starting May 13:

Days Are Getting Longer Round-Robin: May 13, 20, & 27, 3-Round “Round-Robin” (a “Quad”). Four chess players
to a Quad. Game/90 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5. TD is
Grochowski; ATD is Fogec.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blossoming Flower Power Swiss

Blossoming Flower Power Swiss: April 15, 22 & 29
3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and U1600). Game/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5.00. (One ½ Point Bye Available for any round (except round three) if requested at least 2-days prior to round). TD is Grochowski; ATD is Fogec.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Hales Corners Challenge XI

Hales Corners Challenge XI, Saturday, April 17, 2010.  We enjoyed the nice new location at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel .   We had 78 total chess players turn out!  Thank you.


ERIK SANTARIUS wins the OPEN section.
8 (!) players tied for 2nd.

JUSTIN RAJSKY wins the RESERVE SECTION.
Joel Pollen (unrated!) took clear 2nd in the Reserve.

Rachel Ulrich wins 1st Place Goddesschess prize; Sandra Pahl and Joanna Huang tied for 2nd Place, Goddesschess award.

Thanks to everyone for a great turnout!

Online flier.

Last Round action on the top boards, Open Section
(Stamnov-Santarius;  Betaneli-Parker;  Lutzke-Williams).

Reserve Section (Justin Rajsky-Rachel Ulrich)


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Melting Ice Action IV

Melting Ice Action IV: April 1
3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (G/30 Minutes and G/29
Minutes). USCF Rated. EF: $5. (½-Point Bye
available for only first round if requested prior to
round) TD is Fogec; ATD is Grochowski.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lions Turning Into Lambs Swiss

Lions Turning Into Lambs Swiss: March 4, 11, 18 &
25 4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and U1600).
Game/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5. (One ½-
Point Bye Available for any round (except round four) if
requested at least 2-days prior to round). TD is Fogec;
ATD is Grochowski.

29th Annual Waukesha Memorial

Saturday March 27th, A Wisconsin Tour Event! 4SS. G/60. Dual rated. Comfort Suites Hotel, Exit 294, I-94 and WI 164, Pewaukee, WI 53072. $$Non-monetary, traveling trophy to First, books for class winners. Open to all. EF: $15 ($12 by 3/26). Reg.: 9:00-9:45, Rds.: 10:00; 1:00; 3:30; 6:00. No state memb. req'd. OSA. Mail entries to Waukesha CC. 1911 Stardust Dr., Waukesha, WI 53186. Phone Info: Jim Nickell (262) 544-6266. Online info: jnickell@wi.rr.com. Flyers: http://waukeshachessclub.org/2010WauMemFlyer.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

UW Winter Open 27 February 2010

Rd1 G/60, Rds 2,3,4 G/90 Inn Wisconsin Room, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison, WI. EF: $20 Open, $15 Reserve by 25 Feb, $5 more at site. $$ Open: $200, $150, A $125, B and below $100. Reserve (U1600): $100, $85, D $75, E $65, U1000 $55, Unr $45. Reg: 9-9:45. Rds: 10, 12:30, 4, 7:30. ENTRIES: Guy Hoffman, PO Box 259822, Madison, WI 53725. Info:608-262-0308 11AM-6PM M-F. NS, NC, W. A Wisconsin Tour event

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Winter Blitzzard V

February 25, one night only-speed chess (Game/5).

Monday, February 15, 2010

February Is For Lovers Swiss: February 4 & 18

4-Round Swiss in One Section; two games per night; Game/45 minutes. USCF (dual) Rated. EF: $5.

Monday, February 08, 2010

US Amateur Team Championship - North (Feb 12-14)

Feb. 12-14 or 13-14 2010 U.S. Amateur Team Championship - North Wisconsin Two sections: Open and Scholastic (Saturday only) Open: 5SS, G/90+30/move/increment (G/120 if digital clocks not available; 2-day: rd.1-2 G/60). Crowne Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Airport, 6401 South 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221.
Info: abetaneli@hotmail.com, ashish@vajachess.com, 608-334-2574, 414-234-1005.

Watch two videos from Round 1!  Here and here.

2 Grandmasters, 1 International Master, 2 FIDE Masters, and 6 Masters



Standings through the weekend also here.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

GM Yermolinsky Lecture/Simul at SWCC ! - Feb. 11

GM Alex Yermolinsky is coming to SWCC on February 11. Lecture 6:30, Simul 7:30-10:30. $10/board. Tw0-time US Chess Champion, GM Yermolinsky recently tied for 1st in the North American Open in Las Vegas, December 2009. Alex Yermolinsky was born in the former Soviet Union. After leaving it he spent a short time in Italy before moving to the USA. Awarded the IM title in 1990 he became a GM in 1992. He has won the US Championship twice, in 1993 (shared with Alexander Shabalov) and in 1996. He's also played on the US Olympiad team. He has several books in print and works as a chemist for a pharmaceutical company in California.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ice on Lake Michigan Swiss (Jan. 7-21)

January 14, 21 & 28: 3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and U1600)