April 2013 Chess Roundup
- Written by Dan Leroy
This month the youngins' take center stage. First off, another teenager gets a GM norm. This time it's a Norwegian. The 2013 Junior Chess Congress has a record turnout. (In case you were wondering the new record is 375.) And the University of Illinois got ready to go to the President's Cup. The final result was that the University of Illinois came in 4th. Here's a video story from CBS.
Here are the results from around the state:
March 2: The Hoose 2013 Tournament in Bloomington, IL had 191 kids participating in 4 sections. In each section, the sole winner had a perfect record. Here are the winners for each section, Nathan Lee (Lower Primary), Nihar Mothikuru (Upper Primary), Ethan Catt (Elementary), and Balaji Iyengar (Junior High). Crosstables.
Two weeks of international chess competitions in Naperville
- Written by Mikhail Korenman
By Mikhail Korenman
FIDE International Organizer
For the last four years the end of March is a traditional time to host an international chess activities that organized by the International Educational and Cultural Services 501-c3 non-for-profit organization.
March Chess Roundup
- Written by Dan Leroy
In February we celebrate President's Day. In Armenia, the president of Armenia's Chess Academy and national Chess Federation is behind a plan underway that is making chess a mandatory school subject for children over 6. More can be found here. On the other side of the world, in the Chilean Championship, FM Pablo Salinas edged out FM Torres Bravo Christobal to defend his title. Going back to Europe, there was a three-way tie for first at the 2013 Reykjavik Open between Pavel Eljanov, Wesley So, and Bassim Amin. Here in the homeland, the Third Annual Inter-Ivy League Chess Tournament, had the A Teams from Brown and university of Pennsylvania tying for first.
Thirty Compete in DeKalb's Tarrasch Memorial
- Written by Bill Feldman
Amidst the backdrop of pithy phrases such as "In tournaments it is not enough to be a connoisseur of chess; one must also play well,” thirty chess stalwarts competed in the Siegbert Tarrasch Memorial, held February 23 in DeKalb.
March Madness at Evanston Chess Club
- Written by Maret Thorpe
It's not just a certain sport-played-by-tall-people that goes crazy in the third month of the year. Chess players have their own version of March Madness. They've either just finished the USAT or the IHSA team championship, or they're gearing up for the State K-8, the National Scholastics or the Chicago Open. At the March 2 Evanston Tri Level, we had 55 players who were either already in fighting form, or working toward it.