Thursday, January 16, 2014

UW Winter Open - Feb. 15-16

5-SS, TC rds. 1-3 G/120 d5, rds. 4-5 45/2, SD/1 d5. Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715, 608-263-2600. Reg.: 9-9:30 Rds.: 10, 2:30, 7:30; 10, 3:30. EF: $20 if received by 2/13, $25 at site. $$ $1000 GTD. 1st $200, 2nd $165, 3rd $135, A $100, B $90, C $80, D $70, E $60, U1000 $55, Unr $45. Entries: Guy Hoffman, 1305D Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI 53716-3279. Phone: 920-279-0701 NC. NS. WI Chess Tour Event. Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Snowy, Ice Box Swiss: January 2, 9, 16* & 30

4-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 four) if
requested at least 2-days prior to round). TD is
Grochowski; ATD is Fogec.
(*NOTE: on January 16th only we will meet at St. James Church (Parish Building), 7219 S. 27th Street (south of Rawson), Franklin, WI).

NOTE: This tournament will be interrupted by a GM Jesse Kraai's lecture on January 23

Monday, January 13, 2014

GM Jesse Kraai – January 23, 2014

GM Jesse Kraai read a passage from his novel (Lisa), analyzed Game 9 from Anand-Carlsen match, and answered questions.  This was a free event! 

GM Kraai's website
Jesse had copies of his book for sale with him which he signed.



Sunday, January 12, 2014

Wisconsin Action Chess State Championship, January 25th, 2014

***All winners are recognized as official State Champions***

SECTIONS: (1) Open (USCF rated); (2) U1400 Madison RBO (USCF rated); (3) Scholastic: K-12 players only (USCF rated); and (4) Scholastic: K-5 only (not rated).
Location: Madison Shorewood Hills Elementary School (1105 Shorewood Blvd, Madison WI 53705)
PRIZES: Scholastic Sections: trophies to top five individuals, top five teams, and additional trophies based on age. Open and U1400 Sections: trophies and $$ depending on the number of entries.
ENTRY FEE: $20 if received by January 23rd, $25 afterwards. Please mail checks to (include desired section, contact phone number and email; if scholastic: current grade and name of the school): Wisconsin Chess Academy, 1090 Links Court #1, Brookfield WI 53005
DETAILS: everyone plays four games with time control of 30 minutes per player per game. This event has four separate sections, so everyone can find the right level of competition.
SCHEDULE: please register ahead of time if at all possible; on-site registration 9:00-9:30am, rounds: 10am, 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2pm. Award ceremony at 3:15pm. Lunch break between second and third round (can be purchased on site).
Questions: Alex Betaneli abetaneli@hotmail.com or 608-334-2574