3-14-2014 Larry Evans Memorial 1-week warning for early entry deadline
The 3rd Annual Larry Evans Memorial has an early entry deadline on March 22. Follow THIS LINK for details.
3-13-2014 Chess club seems to have gained a patron
Thanks to the generosity of Dennis Elrod, an expert level player who has been away from tournaments for a decade, the club has some valuable prizes to look forward to. Starting off, the top A, B, C, and D players in the Club Championship Qualifier will win a coupon for a clock simul with GM Sergey Kudrin on April 16th, valued at $30 each. The simul coupon is transferable. Following the Larry Evans Memorial, either the following Thursday or the next, there will be a 5- or 6-round tournament at Game/15 time controls with MONEY PRIZES TOTALING $300!
3-14-2014 Club Championship Qualifier Round 9
The Club Championship Finals seem to be mostly set. Here are some scenarios. If Fleming wins or draws against Weikel, he'll earn the #1 seed. If Weikel wins, he'll have the #1 seed. Hong has the #2 seed. The loser of Weikel-Fleming, Fedunov, and Chung will have the #3-5 seeds. If I understand the tiebreaks, Casten is #6, Fischer is #7, and Mortlock is #8. See the groups, schedules and results HERE>>. The first round of playoffs should start in on March 27.
2-17-2014 Nate Garingo Passed Away
Nathaniel Garingo, Reno Chess Club Champion in 2010 and 2011, and Nevada State Champion in 2010, passed away this week. He was 29. Nate, we'll miss your big smile and brilliant combinations.
12-31-2013 Holiday Swiss, Final Round 8
Fred Casten and David Peterson finished atop the field of 20 at 5.5/8. See results>>.
10-20-2013 Western States Open finishes in 6-way tie for first!
In the Open section, GM Jesse Kraai, GM Alexander Ivanov, GM Melikset Khachiyan, GM Sergey Kudrin, GM Enrico Sevillano, and FM/SM Ronald Cusi score 4.5 out of 6. Jesse Kraai won the playoff. There were clear firsts in each of the other sections: Aaron Grabinsky 5.5/6 in Expert, Drayton Harrison 6.0/6! in Class A, Cailen Melville 5.0/6 in Class B, Brian Burkhart 6.0/6! in Class C, and Mike Farrill 5.0/6 in Class D. See results>>
10-11-2013 October Swift G/35 Quads
Ten people played in a second week of rapid time controls. Nate Garingo and Bob Bennett (2nd week in a row) took home $20 prizes. Norm Wyatt won $10 in a 3-game match against Lonnie Garcia. You can see the results here>>
10-4-2013 Get In Gear G/30 Quads
Inaugural quads saw a decent turnout of 11 players arranged into 3 quads. Daniil Fedunov, Bob Bennett, and Jeff Olson won their respective quads, each taking home a $20 cash prize ($5 entry). You can see the results here>>
9-28-2013 North vs. South Match
Almost all the news out of Tonopah was bad for the North as the South won both the State Championship and the match. Congratulations to Nevada State Champion David Lucky and the South Team who won 10.5-9.5.
9-22-2013 Annual Meeting
2013-2014 officers remain the same: President Jerry Weikel, Vice President Phil Dennis, Treasurer George Smith, Secretary Norm Wyatt, and Sergeant at Arms Rick Arteaga.
9-22-2013 David Ryba Memorial - Final Round 6
Club Champion Jerry Weikel beat George Fischer to make a clean sweep to 6.0/6 atop the 23-player swiss. Results are posted on this page>>.
7-26-2013 Reno Chess Club Championship
Congratulations to three-time Nevada State Chess Champion and now seven-time Reno Club Champion Jerry Weikel who won the crucial game 6 against two-time Club Champion and 2010 State Champion Nate Garingo in the Club Championship Finals Match. Final tally was 3.5-2.5. Weikel defeated the past two champions on his way to this seventh club title. See the club championship bracket. Click here for club championship rules.
7-26-2013 Hard Luck Swiss, Final Round 6
After six rounds, Fred Casten, James Mann, and Jeff Olson finished atop the 13-player field. See results here>>.
7-26-2013 Class Championships
Congratulation to George Fischer who won a second game in a row in game 3 of the Class A Championship finals against Dan Shapiro and clinched the Class A Champion title 2.5-0.5 in the 4-game match. In Class D, Kevin Chung clinched the Class D Champion title winning 3-1 in his 4-game match against Andrew Pease. Matt Herald claimed the title of Class B Champion by winning 3-0 against James Mann. In Class C, Paul Mortlock won game 3, clinching the match 2.5-0.5 against Mauricio Amaya and claiming the title of Class C Champion. See the results page>>
4-6-2013 Larry Evans Memorial
167 players came to play in the second year of the Larry Evans Memorial, formerly the Far West Open which would be in its 13th year. The 62-player open section was won by GM Alexander Ivanov (winner of the rapid playoff), GM Sergey Kudrin, GM Walter Browne, and IM Ray Kaufman with 5.0/6. Winning teams were Mechanics (35), Sacramento (32), and Foster City (31.5). See results>>.
3-15-2013 Reno Chess Club Championship Qualifier
Defending club champion Daniil Fedunov finished with an 8.0/8 record and top seed in the bracket. The Cinderella story is James Mann who went 3.0/4 against high-rated players and gained 112 rating points. See Results>>.
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