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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
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 .