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.