Coming Up This Week - Club Championship Round 4

Round 3 Complete in Club Championship

The Club Championship is going strong! Eight exciting games were played last Friday. See the third round results below along with some of the games:

We'll be adding games from this year's tournament throughout the four rounds. Continue to check back for new game postings.

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Club 2014 Leaderboard:

# Name Rtng Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Total
1 John Randolph 2285 W13 D9 W7 2.5
2 Oleg Fabrikant 2019 W14 W10 D3 2.5
3 Leo Zamansky 1914 W15 W5 D2 2.5
4 Keevin Lee 1700 Bye W18 W9 2.5
5 Hans Multhopp 2213 W11 L3 W13 2.0
6 Jeff Davis 1697 D8 Bye W14 2.0
7 Vito Carla 1684 W17 W8 L1 2.0
8 Jake Lennon 2033 D6 L7 W18 1.5
9 Jeremy Scheidt 1973 W12 D1 L4 1.5
10 Jeff Benjamin 1719 W19 L2 D11 1.5
11 Daniel Cunningham 1655 L5 W15 D10 1.5
12 David Rief 1594 L9 W17 Bye 1.5
13 Tim Lake 1675 L1 W16 L5 1.0
14 Filiep Declercq 1640 L2 W19 L6 1.0
15 Daniel Horne 1396 L3 L11 W19 1.0
16 Steve Phillips 1314 Bye L13 - 0.5
17 Nick Doud 723 L7 L12 Bye 0.5
18 Austin Vetter UNR Bye L4 L8 0.5
19 Jordan Smith 1117 L10 L14 L15 0.0

Fischer 960 Tournament in March 2014

The Chess Club’s Hans Multhopp and Andy Mackowiak hosted a two-week event dedicated to the Chess960 chess variation. Chess960 (or Fischer Random Chess) was developed by Bobby Fischer and is one of the most common chess variations in use today. The rules are nearly identical to the standard game, but the pieces along the back row are randomly placed for each player. This allows for 960 different ways to set up the board at the start of a game and means that standard book openings cannot be used. All players, novice or master, must rely on pure chess instinct and creativity from the very first move. It’s an exciting variation that leads to some very interesting games and helps to level the playing field for all players.

Our first week's tournament featured three quads. The top quad had an average rating of 2170, and we had two youth members as well to round out a very diverse field of players. Check out pictures from the first night below. The winners of each quad are:

In our second week of 960 play, we had three new quads for players to compete in. There winners of the second round are: