2015 IL Senior Open Championship

10/31/2015 - 11/01/2015

A State Championship Event

Top Illinois resident finisher will be the Illinois Senior Champion for 2015.

Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
5SS: G/120, d5.

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Columbus Day Weekend Discovers Midwest Class

Four Grandmasters have thrown their hats into the ring along with more than 50 others in the Premier Section of the 24th Annual Midwest Class. The five-round event is organized by the Continental Chess Association and is once again hosted at the Westin North Shore in Wheeling.

GM's Borish Avrukh, Vladimir Georgiev, Ashwin Jayaram, Alexander Goldin are expected to be among the leading contenders for the $2,000 championship prize.

All totaled, $20,000 in prize money will be awarded in seven sections. Once again, an $800 stipend will be award too the top male-female combined score.

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Just and Clark Publish Tell-All Book On Competitive Chess

Illinois chess stalwarts Tim Just and Wayne Clark have published a hilarious and insightful look at the world of tournament chess.

The e-book is entitled My Opponent Is Eating a Doughnut (what else would you call such a book?) and it is available for a don't-think-twice-about-it price at Amazon.com as of October 2015.

The long-awaited easy-read chronicles dozens of amusing anecdotes from the hundreds of events organized or directed by the two US Chess National Tournament Directors (NTD's).

Besides the entertainment value, the book offers extremely valuable insights on the challenging art of directing -- and the science of playing in -- formal tournaments.

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Volunteer Membership Secretary Sought

The ICA is seeking a volunteer Membership Secretary to keep its Membership database up to date and posted timely to the ICA website. Read More

Accepting Applicants for ICA Web Editor

The ICA is accepting applications for its Web Editor position. Read More

Call for 2016 USCF Delegates

The ICA is calling for delegates to the 2016 USCF Annual Delegates Meeting, taking place August 6-7, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN. If you wish to serve, please submit your application to Carl Dolson, ICA President, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than November 15, 2015.

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ICA Tournament Bid Schedule

2016 Illinois Senior Open Chess Championship

The Illinois Chess Association is requesting bids from organizers interested in organizing the 2016 Illinois Senior Open Chess Championship, the winner of which will be the 2016 Illinois Senior Champion.

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Notice of Election 2015

The ICA is calling for nominations of General Members to the Board of Directors. These are the five members who are not executive officers.

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Sam Schmakel Takes 2015 Illinois Blitz State Championship

19 players ventured out to the Crowne Plaza in Northbrook on Saturday evening, September 5, to compete for the Illinois Blitz State Chess Championship title. 

After five rounds of double Swiss action (10 games), our congratulations go to Sam Schmakel, who took the Illinois Blitz state champion's title with a score of 8.0 points. USCF Crosstables here.

Schmakel was followed by Dritan Zekaj and Vadim Ruzell, each with 7.5 points.

Schmakel, Zekaj, Ruzell, and Jonathan Hrach were tied at the top after three rounds with 5.0/6.0, with Nicholas Bartochowski a half point behind. Schmakel's separation from the pack came in round four, when he took both games from Hrach, while Zekaj gave up a half point to Ruzell. In the final round, Schmakel took the first game from Zekaj, cementing his Illinois Blitz state champion's title.

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Five Tie for Top Spot at 2015 Illinois Open

The 2015 Illinois Open State Chess Championship saw 94 contenders in the Open section, including five grandmasters, four international masters, and one woman international master.

After six hard-fought rounds, the Illinois state champion title will be shared by three, GM Alexander Goldin, GM Nikola Mitkov, and IM Florin Felecan, with non-Illinois resident IMs Priyadharshan Kannappan and Justin Tan also tying for the top spot, all with 5.0 points.

Six others were tied at 4.5 points, including GM Boris Avrukh, WIM Viktorija Ni, CM David Peng, and Masters Petros Karagianis, Jacob Furfine, and out-of-stater Nicholas Rosenthal.

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