Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Kansas City Chess Club Newsletter December 2012 from Ken Fee

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  December 2012

Chess players and parents,

The last two weeks have been exciting for chess players. The 1st Annual City Championship was held at the Airport Holiday Inn over the Thansgiving weekend. 89 players participated in the USCF/FIDE rated Open, Scholastic, Blitz, and Bughouse City Championship Tournaments while 58 players participated at the 10th Annual Missouri K12 Grade Championship at Oakhill Day School on December 1st. Results will be posted soon!















K-3 City Chamnpion: Veronika

Congratulations to the following who won City Championships!

Open City Champion Abhishek Mallela
U1750 City Champion Zachary Schuh
U1500 City Champion Adam Albright
K-12 City Champion Benjamin Hart
K-6 City Champion Augustus Glazier; Dawson Gulley; William Jiang
K-3 City Champion Veronika Vancsa
Blitz City Champion Abhishek Mallela
Bughouse City Champions Tony Dutiel and Ben Gradsky














Open and Blitz City Champion
        Abhishek Mallela


See you at the club!

Ken Fee 
Executive Director - The Kansas City Chess Club
 

Schedule of Events




December Weekly Events at The Kansas City Chess Club


Tuesdays:
Blitz Night 7-10PM
Tuesdays: Youth USCF Rated G30 7-10PM

Wednesdays: G60 Night 7-10PM
Thursdays: Open Play 7-10PM
First Friday G30 100% Cash Prize Tournament December 7th


Go to www.kansascitychessclub.com calendar on the front page for details of each event!







December Kansas City Chess School Link


Mondays at Liberty Hy-Vee 6-7PM
Tuesdays at The Kansas City Chess Club 6-7PM
Wednesdays at The Kansas City Chess Club 6-7PM
Thursdays at The Kansas City Chess Club 6-7PM


Go to www.kansascitychessschool.org for details of each event!

December 15th Super Saturday Events




December 15th Boy Scout Merit Badge Class - Flyer and Register Here

December 15th Fundraiser Youth Tournament - Flyer and Register Here

December 15th Home School Chess Club - Flyer and Register Here

December 15th Bughouse Pizza Party - Flyer and Register Here




December Tournaments Link



December 7th, 2012 First Friday G30 Cash Prize KC Chess Club
December 22nd, 2012 Christmas Youth Tournament USCF Rated KC Chess Club
December 22nd, 2012 Christmas Open USCF Rated KC Chess Club






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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Kansas City Chess Club Newsletter October 20th, 2012 from Ken Fee

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  November 14th, 2012

 
Chess players and parents,

November has been a busy month for chess. Besides running chess tournaments, instructing players with private lessons, and teaching Learn Chess classes for the Mid-Continent Library System in 8 locations, The Kansas City Chess Club has been teaching future masters to play and enjoy chess in before and after school chess programs in 35 schools in the Kansas City Metro. We are fortunate to have numerous high energy, highly qualified instructors who love to share their knowledge of the game of chess!

Below are links to flyers and online registration for upcoming events!

Thanks for your support!

Ken Fee  Executive Director - The Kansas City Chess Club
 
 
 

 
 

 

 
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Kansas City Chess Club Newsletter July 1st, 2012

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  July 1st, 2012
 
 
New News
 

A record 43 players attended the 1st Annual Win Cash No Entry Fee Tournament on Saturday June 30th. The tournament is the annual Kansas City Chess Association Championship. Congratulation to Bill Collin who won the Open and to Frank Williams who won the Amateur Championship. Here is the link to the USCF Rating Report!


A Record Number of Players!

  Thank You!




Open Section

Final Standings

No. Name Rate Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4
1 Collin, William D 1707 4.0 W14 W15 W3 W2
2 Lemon, Zoe 1524 3.0 W5 W13 W6 L1
3 Hajiarbabi, Mohammadreza 1744 3.0 W11 W10 L1 W15
4 Conklin, Spencer L 1793 3.0 L10 W18 W11 W12
5 Evans, Shane Chris 1843 2.5 L2 W9 W22 D6
6 Schuh, Zachary Lan 1724 2.5 W25 W7 L2 D5
7 Weeks, Josiah 1450 2.5 W12 L6 W13 D8
8 Whitsell, Frank 1808 2.5 -N- W17 W10 D7
9 Hajiarbabi, Shahrzad 1003 2.5 W16 L5 W29 D22
10 Parkerson, Andrew 1399 2.0 W4 L3 L8 W19
11 Bird, Jeff 1287 2.0 L3 W24 L4 W16
12 Hajiarbabi, Kiana 1705 2.0 L7 W19 W14 L4
13 Dutiel, Tony 1926 2.0 W22 L2 L7 W17
14 Miller, Webb 1348 2.0 L1 W26 L12 W20
15 Lacina, Stephen D 1076 2.0 -B- L1 W25 L3
16 Weil, Jack thomas 751 2.0 L9 W27 W18 L11
17 Wright, Collette 1020 2.0 W28 L8 W30 L13
18 Howe, Matthew A 897 2.0 W29 L4 L16 W26
19 Wang, William Junj 903 2.0 W27 L12 W26 L10
20 Nam, Hyung Ju 882 2.0 W23 L22 W24 L14
21 Crites, Rodney W 1020 2.0 -U- -U- W23 W23
22 Williamson, Byron 1610 1.5 L13 W20 L5 D9
23 Bowser, Paul 457 1.0 L20 -B- L21 L21
24 Glazier, Gavin J 425 1.0 W30 L11 L20 L27
25 Glazier, Augustus 1151 1.0 L6 L30 L15 W28
26 Daniels, Connor 730 1.0 -X- L14 L19 L18
27 Glazier, Samuel 708 1.0 L19 L16 L28 W24
28 Schwarz, Logan J 743 1.0 L17 L29 W27 L25
29 Ryan, Jesse 694 1.0 L18 W28 L9 -F-
30 Iacovlev, Serghei 756 1.0 L24 W25 L17 -F-

Amateur Section



(Left) Frank Williams receiving his trophy from Ken Fee (Right)


No. Name Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4
1 Williams, Frank 4.0 W6 W2 W9 W8
2 Eaton, Aaron 3.0 W12 L1 W5 W7
3 Walker, Dylan 3.0 L4 W13 W12 W10
4 Detrick, Zac 2.5 W3 L12 D10 W9
5 Mahmood, Kadin a 2.0 L8 W6 L2 W12
6 Robb, Shelby 2.0 L1 L5 -X- W11
7 Krishna, Chinmay 2.0 -B- L9 W11 L2
8 Pearce, Jack 2.0 W5 -B- -U- L1
9 Weil, Brad 1.5 D11 W7 L1 L4
10 Holt, Nick 1.5 W13 L11 D4 L3
11 Holt, Connor 1.5 D9 W10 L7 L6
12 Dehaan, Alex B. 1.0 L2 W4 L3 L5
13 Hazeslip, Tanner 0.0 L10 L3 -F- -U-


Important: The Kansas City Chess Club will be closed on Wednesday for July 4th!

 
Tournament Results
 
 
Weekly Results
 

 
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Thank You from Conrado!




Thank You


Conrado had his operation and is feeling much better! His family would like to thank all of you who donated and played in his tournament! What a wonderful experience is it to know that we have so many caring parents, kids, and players at the Kansas City Chess Club! Congrats to Laurie and Jack for winning the raffle!
Ken Fee ,Executive Director of the Kansas City Chess Club

Conrado Fundraiser Our Goal $2,450*


Present Total: $2450    *The Dr. lowered his fee again from $3,000
Winner of the Drawing! Conrado picked the winning tickets!
Laurie McGuire 1 year of KC Chess School $500
     Jack Pearce 1 year Master Warrior Membership $500

1. The Glazier Family $125
2. Rod Crites $160
3. The Anders Family $50
4. Bill Collin $160
5. Laurie and Kadin $70
6. Laurie Candles St. James Tournament $85
7. Alex Dehaan $60
8. Radford Family $20
9. Dan Holmes $10
10. Anand and Karan $50
11. Sal Martinez $100
12. Mike Smalley $25
13. Caudillo Family $50
14. Santy Family $100
15. James Sanders $15
16. The Lemon Family $25
17. Karl Bodenheimer $50
18. Abhishek $75
19. Randy Giminez $150
20. Dave Vlach $200
21. Joe and Spencer Conklin $100
22. The Schwarz Family $30
23. Joey and Mike Kelly $50
24. Ken Fee $129
25. Frank Whitsell $129
26. Daruis Masuhud $100
27. Troy Schuh $32
28. David Blair $25
29. Jack Pearce $125
30. The Frame Family $50
31. Laurence Coker $50


 Conrado Fundraiser Tournament
Conrado has been in pain for 5 years and needs our help to raise $2400 for an operation that may help. The original cost of the operation is $6,000, but the doctor has reduce the cost by 50%. Without health insurance, the situation does not look good!
As many of you know, Conrado has supported the Kansas City Chess Club over the last 10 years and is a friend to many of us!
I will personally match any donations made to help Conrado. I also plan to play and donate my rating points! Please help to support our good friend!     Ken

Saturday and Sunday April 7th and 8th.
G/90: 6SS. Open and Reserve Sections based on attendance.
The Kansas City Chess Club,  7667 NW Prairie View Rd. Kansas City, Missouri 64151. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Davita Medical Building. Pizza Hut and LC Hamburgers are walking distance for lunch.
EF: $50 for both days. $25 for Saturday or Sunday. Additional donations are also accepted! 100% of all entry fees will help Conrado!

Raffles will also take place for a $500 1 Year Master Warrior Membership and $500 1 Year of Chess School. Tickets are $50 each.
Registration: 11:30AM-11:45. Rounds: Saturday 12 noon/3:15/6:30 and Sunday 11 /2:15/5:30. 15 minute breaks between rounds! We will pair the first round at 11:50AM. The clocks are started at 12:00 High Noon! Half point byes available for any round.
Chess Book Prizes donated by Ken Fee
Memberships: USCF and KCCA. Sold onsite.
ENT: Ken Fee, 1537 Baker St., Liberty, MO 64068. kcchess@gmail.com  www.kansascitychessclub.com 816-399-3703  
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Friday, August 26, 2011

The Kansas City Chess Club Newsletter August 26th, 2011

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  August 26th, 2011
 
 
Cool Chess News

 
Why can't we have this in the United States? Armenia - Armenian chess players are greeted by thousands of people in Yerevan's Liberty Square celebrating their victory in the 2011 World Chess Team Championship, Link?

Looks like the new Sherlock Holmes coming out in December will have some chess! Here is a link with pictures.



New Club News
 
Club Sponsoring K12 Kids Nationals
 
 
The Kansas City Chess Club is sponsoring kids at the K12 National Championship in Dallas, Texas on November 18th-20th. We have already raised over $600. Please contact Laurie at alexnkadin@hotmail.com for details.

Next Tuesday August 30th Bughouse Tournament
On Tuesday August 30th, we are having a Bughouse Tournament, starting at 6:30! Flyer Link.


Saturday August 27th G60 USCF Rated Tournament
The July G60 USCF Tournament is scheduled for August 27th. The start time is 1PM! Flyer Link 


Kids Saturdays August 27th USCF Rated Tournament
We are running weekly USCF tournaments for kids with a 10AM start time! The events will be a great way for kids to improve their USCF ratings. Here is a link to the online flyer.
 
Chess Author and International Chessmaster John Watson visits the Kansas City Chess Club October 1st and 2nd!


Recent Newsletter Items
 
Monroi Personal Chess Managers have arrived at the Kansas City Chess Club Store . They are $359. Here is a link to product details.
 
We are officially moved now. All events will be at our 7667 NW Prairie View Rd. Kansas City, MO 64151 location.

34 players participated in the July G60 and July Kids USCF tournament on July 23rd. Click here for the rating results. 


GM Akobian making a move against Conrado Salazar

Grandmaster Akobian's July 9th visit sponsored by Dave Cummings and Tradebot Systems, INC was instructive and fun. GM Akobian ran two workshops and two simuls during the day. The highlight of the afternoon simul was a draw by Ansar Lemon who drew GM Akobian using a perpetual check. How did Ansar draw GM Akobian here? Answer at the end of the newsletter.
 


The Kansas City Chess Club Invitational 6 player Round Robin took place July 16th-17th at the Kansas City Chess Club. Congratulations to  Abhishek Mallela and Ben Gradsky who won the event with 4 points each. The event only had 3 draws out of 15 games! Both won $60. From left to right: Frank Smith, Ansar Lemon, Abhishek Mallela, Ken Fee, Ben Gradsky, and David Melliti.
 	
Bill Collin is running The Kansas City Chess Club Library. The library contains books, dvds, and digital files for players and parents to check out on a weekly basis. See Bill at the club for details.

The Kansas City Chess Club
and The Kansas City Chess School are now on Facebook. The Kansas City Chess Club is on Twitter. Please visit!

We are sponsoring are Kansas City Chess School kids at the K12 Nationals in Dallas November 18th-20th, 2011. More details soon as soon the the USCF posts the TLA.

Tournaments at the Kansas City Chess Club now have a cash prize option for players. Players who want to play for cash prizes will pay a cash prize entry fee. Our goal is to keep entry fees low for those who do not want to play for cash prizes while offering the cash prize option. Please check out the details on our website.

Starting September 12th, David Meliti and I will be running Monday G60 Quads. They will be separated in USCF rated quads and non-USCF rated quads. One game per week will be played with the time control of G60. Players will be grouped by USCF rating.

We now will be selling Monroi at the Kansas City Chess Club. One benefit of buying a Monroi at the club is that you will save the high shipping cost from Canada. For those of you who are new to the Monroi device, please check out their website.

Summer Special on Foxy and Roman DVDs. The regular price is $20, and we are now selling them for $15. The sale will end August 31st .



Tournament Results
 
 
Weekly Results
 


Wednesday Work on Your Game G30- A Record 28 Players June 15th, 2011
 




Blitz Bughouse Bonanza - Tuesday May 31st, 2011
Blitz Results
No. Name Rating Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4
1 Fee, Kenneth 1923 4.0 W14 W7 W3 W2
2 Whitsell, Frank 1851 3.0 W10 W9 W5 L1
3 Dutiel, Tony 1844 3.0 W15 W11 L1 W10
4 Glazier, George 828 3.0 L9 W14 W17 W12
5 Lemon, Ansar 1919 3.0 W19 W16 L2 W13
6 Sanders, David 606 3.0 L11 W20 W19 W15
7 Burns, Jameel 937 2.5 W20 L1 D8 W16
8 Mahmood, Kadin a 724 2.5 L12 W18 D7 W9
9 Glazier, Samuel 748 2.0 W4 L2 W16 L8
10 Lemon, Zoe 1468 2.0 L2 W15 W13 L3
11 Cummings, Joe 745 2.0 W6 L3 L12 W17
12 Glazier, Gavin 887 2.0 W8 L13 W11 L4
13 Cummings, Dave 1360 2.0 W18 W12 L10 L5
14 Glazier, Augustus 525 2.0 L1 L4 W20 W19
15 Frame, Jason 410 1.0 L3 L10 W18 L6
16 Swayne, Frances 786 1.0 W17 L5 L9 L7
17 Seymour, Owen 509 1.0 L16 W19 L4 L11
18 Rails, Ayden 284 1.0 L13 L8 L15 W20
19 Swayne, Christopher 475 0.0 L5 L17 L6 L14
20 Donnenfelser, Vlad 100 0.0 L7 L6 L14 L18
Bughouse Results
No. Name Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4
1 Tony D and Frank 4.0 W9 W2 W8 W3
2 Tony P and Ken 3.0 W6 L1 W5 W4
3 Ansar and Zoe 3.0 W10 W8 W4 L1
4 Jason and Jameel 2.0 W7 W10 L3 L2
5 Augustus and Samuel 2.0 L8 W7 L2 W6
6 Owen and Joe 2.0 L2 W9 W10 L5
7 George and Gavin 2.0 L4 L5 W9 W8
8 David and Christopher 1.0 W5 L3 L1 L7
9 Kadin and Ayden 1.0 L1 L6 L7 W10
10 Vlad and Francis 0.0 L3 L4 L6 L9

 
 


GM Sam Palatnik visits March 17th 2012 - Click here for his wonderful website!



Ansar played Bxh7+ Kh8 Bg6+ perpetual check. Notice the GM Akobian cannot take the bishop with his Knight because then Ansar wins the Queen with Qxe7!
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Friday, August 19, 2011

The Kansas City Chess Club Newsletter August 19th, 2011

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  August 19th, 2011
 
 

New News
 
On Tuesday August 30th, we are having a Bughouse Tournament, starting at 6:30! Flyer Link.

The July G60 USCF Tournament is scheduled for August 27th. The start time is 1PM! Flyer Link 

We are running weekly USCF tournaments for kids with a 10AM start time! The events will be a great way for kids to improve their USCF ratings. Here is a link to the online flyer.

Monroi Personal Chess Managers have arrived at the Kansas City Chess Club Store . They are $359. Here is a link to product details.



 

Recent Newsletter Items

 
We are officially moved now. All events will be at our 7667 NW Prairie View Rd. Kansas City, MO 64151 location.

34 players participated in the July G60 and July Kids USCF tournament on July 23rd. Click here for the rating results. 


GM Akobian making a move against Conrado Salazar

Grandmaster Akobian's July 9th visit sponsored by Dave Cummings and Tradebot Systems, INC was instructive and fun. GM Akobian ran two workshops and two simuls during the day. The highlight of the afternoon simul was a draw by Ansar Lemon who drew GM Akobian using a perpetual check. How did Ansar draw GM Akobian here? Answer at the end of the newsletter.
 


The Kansas City Chess Club Invitational 6 player Round Robin took place July 16th-17th at the Kansas City Chess Club. Congratulations to  Abhishek Mallela and Ben Gradsky who won the event with 4 points each. The event only had 3 draws out of 15 games! Both won $60. From left to right: Frank Smith, Ansar Lemon, Abhishek Mallela, Ken Fee, Ben Gradsky, and David Melliti.
 	
Bill Collin is running The Kansas City Chess Club Library. The library contains books, dvds, and digital files for players and parents to check out on a weekly basis. See Bill at the club for details.

The Kansas City Chess Club
and The Kansas City Chess School are now on Facebook. The Kansas City Chess Club is on Twitter. Please visit!

We are sponsoring are Kansas City Chess School kids at the K12 Nationals in Dallas November 18th-20th, 2011. More details soon as soon the the USCF posts the TLA.

Tournaments at the Kansas City Chess Club now have a cash prize option for players. Players who want to play for cash prizes will pay a cash prize entry fee. Our goal is to keep entry fees low for those who do not want to play for cash prizes while offering the cash prize option. Please check out the details on our website.

Starting September 12th, David Meliti and I will be running Monday G60 Quads. They will be separated in USCF rated quads and non-USCF rated quads. One game per week will be played with the time control of G60. Players will be grouped by USCF rating.

We now will be selling Monroi at the Kansas City Chess Club. One benefit of buying a Monroi at the club is that you will save the high shipping cost from Canada. For those of you who are new to the Monroi device, please check out their website.

Summer Special on Foxy and Roman DVDs. The regular price is $20, and we are now selling them for $15. The sale will end August 31st .



Tournament Results
 
 
Weekly Results
 


Wednesday Work on Your Game G30- A Record 28 Players June 15th, 2011
 




Blitz Bughouse Bonanza - Tuesday May 31st, 2011
Blitz Results
No. Name Rating Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4
1 Fee, Kenneth 1923 4.0 W14 W7 W3 W2
2 Whitsell, Frank 1851 3.0 W10 W9 W5 L1
3 Dutiel, Tony 1844 3.0 W15 W11 L1 W10
4 Glazier, George 828 3.0 L9 W14 W17 W12
5 Lemon, Ansar 1919 3.0 W19 W16 L2 W13
6 Sanders, David 606 3.0 L11 W20 W19 W15
7 Burns, Jameel 937 2.5 W20 L1 D8 W16
8 Mahmood, Kadin a 724 2.5 L12 W18 D7 W9
9 Glazier, Samuel 748 2.0 W4 L2 W16 L8
10 Lemon, Zoe 1468 2.0 L2 W15 W13 L3
11 Cummings, Joe 745 2.0 W6 L3 L12 W17
12 Glazier, Gavin 887 2.0 W8 L13 W11 L4
13 Cummings, Dave 1360 2.0 W18 W12 L10 L5
14 Glazier, Augustus 525 2.0 L1 L4 W20 W19
15 Frame, Jason 410 1.0 L3 L10 W18 L6
16 Swayne, Frances 786 1.0 W17 L5 L9 L7
17 Seymour, Owen 509 1.0 L16 W19 L4 L11
18 Rails, Ayden 284 1.0 L13 L8 L15 W20
19 Swayne, Christopher 475 0.0 L5 L17 L6 L14
20 Donnenfelser, Vlad 100 0.0 L7 L6 L14 L18
Bughouse Results
No. Name Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4
1 Tony D and Frank 4.0 W9 W2 W8 W3
2 Tony P and Ken 3.0 W6 L1 W5 W4
3 Ansar and Zoe 3.0 W10 W8 W4 L1
4 Jason and Jameel 2.0 W7 W10 L3 L2
5 Augustus and Samuel 2.0 L8 W7 L2 W6
6 Owen and Joe 2.0 L2 W9 W10 L5
7 George and Gavin 2.0 L4 L5 W9 W8
8 David and Christopher 1.0 W5 L3 L1 L7
9 Kadin and Ayden 1.0 L1 L6 L7 W10
10 Vlad and Francis 0.0 L3 L4 L6 L9

 
 


GM Sam Palatnik visits March 17th 2012 - Click here for his wonderful website!



Ansar played Bxh7+ Kh8 Bg6+ perpetual check. Notice the GM Akobian cannot take the bishop with his Knight because then Ansar wins the Queen with Qxe7!
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