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The Reno Chess Club was established in 1952.

2017-10-13 Western States Open details announced!>>. Preregistration #16 posted 10/13 @ 8:10 pm.
2017-09-23 Terry Alsasua Memorial Planned for October 26-December 7
The club plans to hold an inaugural Terry Alsasua Memorial tournament starting in late October. The format will be similar to the David Ryba Memorial with 6 rounds, entry fee of $35, and cash prizes.
2017-09-23 Tonopah goes south
The team match didn't go our way. Congratulations to the South team. We'll get 'em next year.
2017-09-22 Annual Meeting
There was a change in the club officers: President Jerry Weikel; Vice President Mike Houser; Treasurer George Smith; Secretary Norm Wyatt; Sergeant-At-Arms Jeff Olson.
2017-09-22 David Ryba Memorial, Final Round 6
New member Angel Lopez Barajas finished in clear first with 5.0/6 atop the field of 18. See results>>.
2017-08-10 Summer Swiss, Final Round 5
George Fischer finished with 4.0/5 in sole lead atop the 12-man field. See results>>.
2017-08-10 Club Championship: Daniil Fedunov is Club Champion!
Daniil Fedunov won game 3 with black against Ernie Hong. Hong resigned the match, so Fedunov is the new Club Champion! Hong and Fedunov advanced past Jerry Weikel and Fred Casten, respectively in the semifinals. In the wildcard match, Jerry Weikel won 2-0 to advance past Patrick Nadon. See the club championship bracket>>.
2017-07-24 Library Management
George Smith, who already does treasurer duties, has volunteered to manage our growing chess book collection. Please check out library books and media with George Smith.
2017-07-06 The Club has a New Home! - with a couple limitations
The club has moved into the new space next door to the old place. At $200 per month, the bridge club is giving us most, if not all, of the week for chess events. It's going to take a little organization and the space is a little smaller, but the potential of having more events such as classes and weekend tournaments is exciting! The bridge club seems to have reserved Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, though, so leaving our chess gear unpacked is no longer an option. Polling seems to indicate that Tuesday nights might be a time to build a critical mass for a second weekly event, probably with fast time controls. Phone service is a minor problem. For now, the club phone number is 775-843-3786.
2017-07-06 David Sheryka Memorial, Final Round 5
George Fischer had already clinched first place last week, and took a rest, but there were 4 games played in the swiss and the field expanded to 10 players. See results>>.
2017-06-29 Class Championships finished!
The 4-game Class Championship matches started on June 1. Class B had Jason Thoel clinching the 4-game match 3-1 over Paul Mortlock. Class C had Jeff Bilyeu clinching the title with a third win 3-1 over Jeff Olson. Class D had Lin Gold clinching the title with a draw 2.5-0.5 over Norm Wyatt. Congratulations to Jason, Jeff, and Lin! Their names have been added to the Champions page. See results>>.
2017-05-25 Class Championship Qualifier, Final Week 16
Patrick Nadon clinched the Class Championship Qualifier with 10.5/14 atop a field of fifteen U1800 rated players in a single round robin format. See class qualifier results>>.
2017-05-18 Club Championship Qualifier, Final Week 14
The 4 Experts qualified in convincing fashion, winning 21 of 24 points against the 3 Class A players in the 14-round double round robin. Ernie Hong clinched the top seed out of the Club Championship Qualifier with 10.0/12. Fred Casten got the #2 seed based upon record against Hong. Daniil Fedunov got the #3 seed. Jerry Weikel got the #4 seed. See club qualifier results>>.
2017-04-18 2017 Larry Evans Memorial results are in!
227 players braved some hazardous traveling conditions on I-80 to battle in Reno, some opting for the new 2-day schedule. In the open section, GM Alex Yermolinsky won clear first with 5.0/6. There were also clear winners in the Expert Section (Chinguun Bayaraa), Class B (Stephen Pulley), Class C (Guerrero Silvestre), and Class D (Trinidad Cruz). Class A had a 3-way tie among Lawrence Martinez, Aaryan Deshpande, and Addison Lee. Sacramento Chess Club won the team prize, edging out Seattle Chess Club A by half a point. See results here>. GM Yermolinsky gave a nice write-up for his winning Reno experience at ChessBase.com.
2017-02-17 Reno chess hangouts shifting
Daniil Fedunov invited chess players to hang out at Bazaar restaurant/grocery starting at 9AM on Sundays. It is located north of the Atlantis Casino, near Popeye's Chicken on Moana and Virginia. Reportedly, Shopper's Square still has chess players in their upstairs space above Marshall's after noon on Saturdays. Games Galore in Meadowood Mall has meetups on Thursday evenings and Saturday noon, probably with emphasis on dice rolling tabletop games. Go players meet on Sundays at 1pm.
2017-02-07 Terry Alsasua passed away
Eleuterio "Terry" Alsasua, a longtime club member, passed away on Tuesday. Terry was a National Master, an Original Life Master, and Reno Club Champion in 2006. Terry was my (EH) chess nemesis as I won 2 out of the first 3 games we played in 2005, but since then he racked up 9 wins, 4 draws, and 0 losses against me. He was 79 years old.
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