California Chess Journal

(Scans courtesy of Sam Sloan)

-------------------- Editor: Hans Poschmann --------------------

Volume 1, Number 1, October 1986 pdf png (GM Larry Christiansen wins U.S. Open. Danny Edelman won the Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions.)

Volume 1, Number 2, November 1986 pdf png (World Champion Gary Kasparov defeats Challenger Anatoly Karpov 12.5 to 11.5, and retains the title. GM Peter Biyasas, IM Elliott Winslow and Paul Clarke tied for 1st in the 20th Annual LERA Sunnyvale Class Championships. Donald Urquahart won the 3rd Annual Peach Tree Classic.)

Volume 1, Number 3, December 1986 pdf png (GM Yasser Seirawan won the U.S. Championship. Igor Ivanov and Jay Whitehead tied to win the 16th Annual Carroll M. Capps Memorial. Craig Mar won the Bob Henry Memorial. Cris Ramayrat won the San Jose State University Fall Tournament.)

Volume 1, Number 4, January 1987 pdf png (Three GMs, Walter Browne, Lev Alburt and Boris Gulko, tied for 1st in the 22nd Annual American Open. GM Peter Biyiasas won last years' 11th Annual Bagby Memorial Tournament. Igor Ivanov won the "Going for the chicken money" Tournament, held at the San Jose State University. Cris Ramayrat and Peter Biyiasas tied for 1st in the LERA Thanksgiving Class Championships.)

Volume 1, Number 5, February 1987 pdf png (FM Jay Whitehead won the 3rd San Francisco International.)

Volume 1, Number 6, March 1987 pdf pngJon Frankle won the 12th Annual Bagby Memorial to become the Northern California Champion. Cris Ramayrat and Jay Whitehead tied to win the People's Tournament in Berkeley. Nick DeFirmian and Jay Whitehead tied for 1st in the BARCO Tourmament.)

Volume 1, Number 7, April 1987 pdf png (NM Craig Mar and IM Jay Whitehead tied to win the San Jose Chess Club Open. Cris Ramayrat and Renard Anderson tied for 1st in the 23rd Annual LERA Class Championships.)

Volume 1, Number 8, May 1987 pdf png (IM Ramon Mateo won the 4th San Francisco International. Cris Ramayrat won the San Jose State University Spring Tournament. Victor Baja won the Master Section of the San Francisco Class Championships.)

Volume 1, Number 9, June 1987 pdf png (Cris Ramayrat and Paul Clarke tied for 1st in the 19th Annual LERA Memorial Class Championships. GM Larry Christiansen won the Memorial Day Classic in Los Angeles. Richard Kelson stuns IM Cris Ramayrat in last round to win the San Rafael Spring Open. Kasparov issues challenge to Fischer.)

Volume 1, Number 10, July 1987 pdf png (Eugene Martinovsky won the Senior Open held in San Diego. C. Ramayrat, M. Leski and W. Milbratz tied for 1st in the Santa Clara County Open.)

Volume 1, Number 11, August 1987 pdf png (GM Leonid Shamkovich gave a simultaneous exhibition at the Berkeley Chess Club and scored 20 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses. GM Walter Browne, IM Marc Leski, FM Craig Mar and IM Elliott Winslow tied for 1st in the San Jose Master / Expert Open.)

Volume 1, Number 12, September 1987 pdf png (Jay Whitehead and Cris Ramayrat tied to win the Vocal August Championship, held in Sunnyvale. George Koltanowski gave Rohnert Park his memorabilia for display.)

Volume 1, Number 13, October 1987 pdf png (GM Utut Adianto won the Pan Pacific Tournament. 'Out Of The Past In California Chess' by Guthrie McClain. Rich Kelson, James Eade and Tony Ladd tied for first in the 1st Annual Livermore Open.)

Volume 1, Number 14, November 1987 pdf png('Out Of The Past In California Chess' by Guthrie McClain. Marc Leski and Jacob Bleiman tied for 1st in the 20th Annual LERA Thanksgiving Class Championships.)

Volume 1, Number 15, December 1987 pdf png (Top "50" In Northern California. 'Out Of The Past In California Chess' by Guthrie McClain. IM Jay Whitehead won the 1987 U.S. Chess Grand Prix and was awarded $5,000 and a berth in the 1988 U.S. Championship. GM Yasser Seirawan won the Software Toolworks American Open. Igor Ivanov and Gustavo Darcy tied to win the Alex Vancura Memorial.)

Volume 2, Number 1, January 1988 pdf png (Gustavo Darcy won the N4C Syntex Championship. Nick deFirmian, Cris Ramayrat, Marc Leski and Dov Gorman tied for 1st in the 15th Annual People's Tournament; held in Berkeley. Jonathan Brown, Stephen Shaughnessy and Zachary Mason tied to win the 3rd Annual Young People's Tournament. FM Craig Mar gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Berkeley Chess Club and scored 11 wins and 4 draws.)

Volume 2, Number 2, February-March 1988 pdf png (Will Wharton and Richard Koepcke tied for 1st to win the Monterey Coast Classic. IM Cris Ramayrat won the San Jose Action Chess Championship. 'Out Of The Past In California Chess' by Guthrie McClain. Gabriel Sanchez and Lee Corbin tied to win the Master/Expert section of the Kolty Chess Club Class Championships. FM David Glueck gave a 15-board simul at Sproul Plaza on the U.C. Berkeley Campus which lasted 4.5 hours; he scored 45 wins, 3 losses and 4 draws.)

Volume 2, Number 3, May-June 1988 pdf png (Paul Cornelius won the Open Division and Liz Neely won the Expert Division in the 20th Annual LERA Memorial Day Class Championships. NM Richard Kelson won the 18th Annual Rohnert Park Chess Club Tournament. Enoch Kwok won the Primary Division, Robert Chang and Ian Lee tied for 1st in the Elementary Division and Matthew Gross won the Junior High Division of the Children's Chess Tournament; held at the Hayward Public Library. 'Out Of The Past In California Chess' by Guthrie McClain. Gustavo Darcy won the Sacramento Spring Sectional. FM Craig Mar gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Chabot Community College Chess Club and scored 14 wins and 2 draws.)

Volume 2, Number 4, July 1988 pdf png (IM Cris Ramayrat, NM Keith Vickers and Gregory Kotlyar tied for 1st in the Berkeley Class Struggle. Bill Chesney and Cris Ramayrat tied for 1st in the 23rd Annual Santa Clara Open. Michael Tomey won the Livermore Open.)

-------------------- Editor: Peter Yu --------------------

Volume 3, Number 1, January 1989 pdf png (Berkeley 2nd at Pan Ams by Joel Salman)

Volume 3, Number 2, February 1989 pdf png (The Case of the Phantom Tournament by Peter Yu. Bellarmine Wins Scholastics Again.)

Volume 3, Number 3, March 1989 pdf png (Nick deFirmian is People's Champ. Interview: Yaz, GM and Organizer by Bill Wall. Elena Donaldson: I Came Here For Love by Peter Yu. Three Tie in "Fischer" Class Champs.)

Volume 3, Number 4, April 1989 pdf png (Over 200 At Scholastic Championships by NM Peter Yu. Can Yu Believe It? by Roger Poehlmann.)

Volume 3, Number 5, May 1989 pdf png ("I Have No Time Anymore" Interview by Joel Salman. Man Versus Machine by NM James Eade. Locals Upset Favorites at Nationals by Peter Yu.)

Volume 3, Number 6, June 1989 pdf png (Man VS. Machine: Valvo-Deep Thought by IM Michael Valvo. Browne Victorious in Yountville. Mar, Anderson Share At Lera. Lina Grumette Memorial Results. Lose Like A Grandmaster, Part I by Ganesan. Krejcik the Great by Richard Shorman.)

Volume 3, Number 7, July 1989 pdf png (Winslow Wins Class Struggle. Lose Like A Grandmaster, Part II by Ganesan. Exclusive Interview: GM Torre by Bill Wall.)

Volume 3, Number 8, August-September 1989 pdf png (U.S. Junior Open. The 1989 U.S. Junior Invitational Championship U.S.C.F. Bungles the Invitations by NM Peter Yu. The Amazing Polgar Sisters. Kasparov the Chessplayer by Richard Shorman and Peter Yu.)

Volume 3, Number 9, December 1989-January 1990 pdf png (LERA Thanksgiving Class Championship. 1989 Reno Open by NM Tom Dorsch. Cal-Berkeley Fall Series by NM Peter Yu. Berkeley Blitz! by NM Peter Yu. Chess History: Fischer Meets Leonid Stein. Late Knight With David Letterman by NM Peter Yu. Northern California Chess Association. Pawns of Chess: A Study in the Chess Player's Personality Traits and Motivation by Peter Yu. On the Trail of Capablanca by Edward Winter.)

Volume 4, Number 1, February-March 1990 pdf png (U.C. Berkeley Wins Pan-American Intercollegiates. 2nd Annual Palo Alto Open. Berkeley Chess Club Open Qualifier Part I by Ganesan. Bay Area Splinters January-February 1990. Berkeley "B" Stays Afloat at Salt Lake City by Ganesan. Berkeley Sweeps Pacific Coast Intercollegiates by NM Peter Yu. Shorman Presents the Classics by Richard Shorman.)

Volume 4, Number 2, April-May 1990 pdf png (1990 Women's Chess Initiative. 17Th Annual People's Draws Record Attendance. McManus Repeats at Scholastics. BCC Open Qualifier: Part II by Ganesan. Berkeley Wins Regionals Yu and Ganesan Co-Champs. NCCA Scholarship by Mike Goodall. GQM Part One: Introduction...A Chess Comic Strip by NM Peter Yu.)

Volume 4, Number 3, June-July 1990 pdf png (Strugatsky Wins NCCA Masters to Become Northern California Champion. St. Mark's Wins National Team Title, Patel and Shore Co-Champs. Lowell Places Second at National High School Championship. LERA Brilliancies by NM Tom Dorsch. GQM by Peter Yu)

Volume 4, Number 4, August-September 1990 pdf png (Kotlyar Wins LERA Memorial Day Championships. Hjorth and Kelson Top Berkeley Class Struggle. Kotlyar Most Consistent at Mechanics' Stamer Open. Bank of America Makes Banking and Chess Easier. California's Best by NM Tom Dorsch. 1990 Sacramento Invitational by NM Tom Dorsch.)

Volume 4, Number 5, October-November 1990 pdf png (Three Split at Kiwanis Open. deFirmian Wins LERA. Youth is Served at Lowell. Petrosian's School by SM Greg Kotlyar. To Publish or Not To Publish? by Frisco Del Rosario. California's Best by Frisco Del Rosario & IM Elliott Winslow. New Kid on the Block by NM Mark Pinto.)

Volume 4, Number 6, December 1990-January 1991 pdf png (Sands Regency Western States Open Sets Record Attendance. Baja, MacFarland Split at Nor Cal Class Championships. Davis Sweeps Capps by Mike Goodall. Alan Stein Tops Super-Strong Field at Livermore Open. Santa Clara Upsets No. 1 Cal. Military Exercises by Ganesan. Baja, Dumyk Victors at Lowell. World's Finest annotated by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili. Fighting Chess by NM Mark Pinto. Unsolved Mysteries by NM Victor Baja.)

Volume 5, Number 1, February-March 1991 pdf png (Kotlyar Tops Turkey-Day Tourney by NM Tom Dorsch. North American Open Debuts in Las Vegas. Fighting Chess by NM Mark Pinto. Giant-Killer by IM Jeremy Silman. Deux de Lyon by NM Michael Arne. Winning Comebacks by FM Craig Mar. Around the Bay by NM Kash Patel. Unsolved Mysteries by SM Victor Baja. The New CalChess by Tom Dorsch. World's Fastest Grandmaster by Ganesan. Club Spotlight by Frisco Del Rosario and Scott Wilson. Iskotz Returns to Lowell.)

Volume 5, Number 3, June-July 1991 pdf png (Quads in Berkeley!? More Quads in Palo Alto annotations by NM Richard Koepcke. Watson Wins Berkeley Qualifier. 64 Turn Out for Lowell by Alan Tse. "Maybe Isn't a Rule" by Randy Mont-Reynaud. How Kasparov Beats Karpov by SM Greg Kotlyar. Burlingame Bids Farewell.)

Volume 5, Number 4, August-September 1991 pdf png (LERA Memorial Day. Four-Way Tie at 28th Stamer by NM Jim Eade. Director's Notebook by Alan Glasscoe. 1991 Sacramento Open by NM Tom Dorsch. Nor Cal Splinters. Charles William Powell [obit] by Keith Vickers.)

-------------------- Editor: Carolyn Withgitt --------------------

Volume 5, Number 5, October-November 1991 pdf png (1991 Northern California Open Championships by Frisco Del Rosario. LERA Victory Marks Jay Whitehead's Return by NM Tom Dorsch. Alan Stein Wins Denker Tournament of State High School Champions. Philippines vs. Rest of the World by NM James Eade. Palo Alto Scholastics by Randi Mont-Reynaud.)

Volume 5, Number 6, December 1991-January 1992 pdf png (Browne Scores Perfect 5-0 U.S. Class Championships by NM James Eade. Izumikawa Tops Field of Masters In First Palo Alto FIDE Futurity by NM Tom Dorsch. Three-Way Tie at 21st Capps Memorial by NM James Eade. 1991 Livermore Open Report by Frisco Del Rosario. Vitaly Kanzaveli (2412) scored 5-1 to the the LERA Thanksgiving tournament. Hot Romance in a Cold War; San Jose Civic Light Opera presents CHESS. Gran Wins Hayward Club Championship for Third Time. Jordy Mont-Reynaud Awarded Chess Scholarship by Randy Mont-Reynaud. My Game with Alekhine by Leah Koltanowski.)

Volume 6, Number 1, February-March 1992 pdf png (Capitol City Open by Richard Fauber and Tom Dorsch. Cal Beats Clemson in Citrus Bowl by NM Peter Yu. San Jose State '91 by GM Walter Browne, Alan Stein and Francisco Sierra. HFTS Sectional; NM Robert Kichinski Annotates Upset Win.)

Volume 6, Number 2, April-May 1992 pdf png (Best in West Duel in San Rafael, State Scholastic Championship by Ray Orwig and Carolyn Withgitt. North-South Scholastic Chess Match by Joe Lonsdale. Browne Wins 19th People's by GM Walter Browne, NM Peter Yu and Pam Ruggiero. Revival of a Grand Tradition The 1992 North-South Match by Frisco Del Rosario. 28th LERA Peninsula Class by NM James Eade. College Bowl Chess by NM Peter Yu. A Personal Approach to Mate with Knight & Bishop by NM Loal Davis. 8th Livermore Open by NM James Eade.)

Volume 6, Number 3, June-July 1992 pdf png (GM Browne Takes Clear First at Western Class by NM James Eade. GM Walter Browne Speaks His Mind; A Candid Interview with Tom Dorsch. Grandmaster Stefan Djuric Comes to Town by GM Stefan Djuric and NM Tom Dorsch. Showing Class in the Blue Grass-Lowell High goes to the Nationals by Peter Dahl. Chess Flourishes in Berkeley by Elizabeth Shaughnessy. Izumikawa Shines at LERA Memorial Day. Region XI Women's Championship by Carolyn Withgitt.)

Volume 6, Number 4, August-September 1992 pdf png (29th Stamer Tournament; "Dinosaur Sighting in Bay Area!" by NMs Jim Eade, Jim McCormick, Robert Haines and Sidney J. Rubin and Mark Brown. Izumikawa Mines Gold In Golden Gate FIDE Challenge by NMs Jim McCormick, Robert Haines, Jim Eade, and Tom Dorsch. Brian Jew is Shining Through by NM Peter Yu. Bank of America Chess Club by Joseph K. Puechner. North vs South II Scholastic Rematch by Joe Lonsdale. HFTS South Bay Sectionals by NM Tom Dorsch. Summer Scholastic Sizzle by Ray Orwig and Alan Kirshner. Palo Alto Futurity II by NM Richard Koepcke. IM Hjorth First in Class Struggle by IM Greg Hjorth and Don Shennum. LERA Memorial Day Crosstables.)

Volume 6, Number 5, October-November 1992 pdf png (Players Enjoy First Labor Day Festival by NM Tom Dorsch. Chess Then and interview with Alfred Hansen by Bruce Jewett. Local Masters Find FIDE Fever by NM Mike Arne and Peter Yu. Neil Falconer Wins Senior Open by Carolyn Withgitt. LERA Pennisula Class Championships by SM Vladimir Strugatsky, NM Steve Cross and NM Mike Janniro. Fischer Returns to Inspire Another Generation of Chess Players by NM Peter Yu. Getting Breakfast for Champions; Mom's Vacation at the World Youth Championship by Randy Mont-Reynaud.)

Volume 7, Number 1, January-February 1993 pdf png (CAPA All-Master Tourneys by NM David Forthoffer. Three Masters Win at 10th Livermore Open by NM Tom Dorsch. Browne, Anderson Win Capps by NM Jim Eade. Three-way Tie on Turkey Day by NM Richard Koepcke. Ong Stars in 4th Goodwin Open by Frisco Del Rosario. Machine Mates Masters in Silicon Valley by NM Peter Yu. Local Youths Win at Nationals by Joe Lonsdale.)

Volume 7, Number 2, March-April 1993 pdf png (1993 Kicks Off With the CalChess Winter Festival by IM John Grefe and Carolyn Withgitt. Action in the Valley by NMs Peter Yu and Mike Arne. CAPA Master's III & IV by NM Peter Yu. People's Celebrates Platinum Anniversary by NM Peter Yu & Frisco Del Rosario. Letter from A Lynchburg Jail by Sam Sloan. More Good Wins From 4th Goodwin by Frisco Del Rosario. Should You Study Pawn Ending? by Val Zemitis. Push a Pawn, Go to Jail.)

Volume 7, Number 3, June-July 1993 pdf png (1993 North-South Match and Interstate Open; Dramatic Climax to Close Match by NM Tom Dorsch. 29th Annual LERA Peninsula Class Championships by NM Tom Dorsch. 1993 Norcal Scholastic Championships by Ray Orwig. CCA's Western Class Championships; Concord, California . April 9-11, 1993 by NM Tom Dorsch. Silicon Valley Championships . April 17-18 by NM Peter Yu. The 1993 San Francisco Amateur Championship by NM Jim Eade.)

Volume 7, Number 4, August-September 1993 pdf png (LERA Memorial Day by NM Richard Koepcke. California Scholastic Grade Level Championships by Dr. Alan M. Kirshner. North-South III by Joseph Lonsdale. 30th Arthur B. Stamer Memorial Open by NM James Eade. Koltanowski is 90! by Tom Dorsch. 1993 Sacramento Open by NM Tom Dorsch, NM Richard Koepcke and NM Keith Mehl. Computer Chess Comes of Age by Walter Wood. 1993 US Junior Championship by Don Shennum. Silicon Valley Summer Championships by NM Peter Yu.)

Volume 7, Number 5, October-November 1993 pdf png (Jordy Mont-Reynaud Wins Silver Medal in Boys-Under-10 World Championship by Randy Mont-Reynaud. Davis September Open by NM Tom Dorsch. Continental Open by NM Peter Yu. 13th San Joaquin Valley Championship by Dennis M. Wacjkus. 1993 Northern California State Championship by FM Jim Eade and NM Tom Dorsch. 29th LERA Sunnyvale Class Championships by Carolyn Withgitt.)

Volume 8, Number 1, January-February 1994 pdf png (Izumikawa Wins Final Silicon Valley Grand Prix Tourney for 1993 by NM Peter Yu. Livermore Open by Carolyn Withgitt. FIDE Chess by FM Jim Eade. San Francisco Championship by NM Tom Dorsch. San Francisco Scholastic Championship by Dr. Alan M. Kirshner. 23rd Annual Carroll Capps by FM Jim Eade.)

Volume 8, Number 2, April-May 1994 pdf png (1994 CalChess Winterfest by SM Thomas Wolski, NM Alan Stein, and NM Gene Levin. 1993 San Francisco Bay Open by Don Shennum. 1993 U.S. Game-In-Fifteen Championship by GM Walter Browne and NM Tom Dorsch. 1993 LERA Thanksgiving Tournament by NM Richard Koepcke and NM Mike Splane. The Physics of Chess by R. E. Fauber.)

Volume 8, Number 3, August-September 1994 pdf png (19th Annual Norcal Scholastic Champs by Ray Orwig. Silicon Valley Spring Championship by Peter Yu. Using Psychology in the Opening by FM Craig Mar. 1994 National Elementary Chess Championships by Joe Lonsdale, SR. 1994 Davis Summer Open by FM Peter Yu. In Memory Of Phillip Dutton Smith, 1917-1994 by Dwight Williams, Publicity Director, Fresno Chess Club. - "In 1973, he (Phillip) became the oldest USCF member to earn a Master title, at age 56." San Francisco Lowell Sectionals by FM Peter Yu. 14th Annual San Joaquin Valley Championship by Dennis Wajckus, Club President. Bay Area Scholastic League Is Off To Promising Start by Ray Freeman. In Memory of Robert Andreini by Alfred Hansen. 1994 Region XI International by FM Jim Eade.)

-------------------- Editor: Eric Schiller --------------------

Volume 9, Number 1, October-December 1994 pdf png (Doug Decker dies in tragic accident. North crushes South in Third Annual Match by National Master Tom Dorsch. CalChess Championship cross table. Making the Top 50 List by FM Craig Mar. CalChess Rating System by Tom Dorsch, USCF Regional Vice President.)

Volume 9, Number 2, January-February 1995pdf png (Vinay sets new record as youngest Master ever! Pan-Pacific Preview. CalChess Season Opener by Tom Dorsch. Is it Fried Liver or Burnt Toast? by IM John Watson and NM Eric Schiller. Grosvenor Muddle: The West Coast Scholastic Chess Conference by Alan M. Kirshner, Ph.D. Region XI Women's Championship. Vinay Bhat: The Story so Far.)

-------------------- Editor: James Eade --------------------

Volume 9, Number 3, March-April 1995 pdf png (The Mindscape/Mechanics' Institute 1995 Pan-Pacific Invitational by FM James Eade. The Linklater Memorial 1995 Northern California State Championship by IM John Grefe. Perfect at People's Donaldson Undefeated at Berkeley Tournament by Don Shennum. Northern California Chess Championships Scholastic Report by Dr. Alan M. Kirshner. CalChess Rating List. 1995 North-South Match by NM Richard Koepcke.)

Volume 9, Number 4, May-June 1995 pdf png (Western Class Championships by GM Walter Browne. An Interview with Boris Gulko Conducted by James Eade. Close Encounters of the Browne Kind by FM Craig Mar. The 1995 National Junior High School Chess Championships by Alan M. Kirshner. California Scholastic Grade Level Championships by Alan M. Kirshner. Mindscape Chessmaster Youth Challenge by Eric Schiller. CalChess Rating List.)

Volume 10, Number 1, Autumn 1995 pdf png (Yermolinsky Wins U.S. Open by Sam Sloan. CalChess/Mechanics' Institute Challenge Series by FM James Eade. Universe Open by Tom Dorsch. Zilberstein Wins Stamer by Sam Sloan. Vinay, Vidi Vici. Berkeley Class Struggle by Don Shennum. 15th Annual San Joaquin Championship by Allan Fifield. CalChess Rating List.)

Volume 10, Number 2, Winter 1996 pdf png (An interview with Tom Dorsch by James Eade. Who Were those Filippinos and Why Did They Take all of Our Rating Points? by FM James Eade. 1995 State Championship by Tom Dorsch. The 1995 3rd Fresno County Championship by Allan Fifield. Patrick Jackson obit by Alan M. Kirshner. Visalia Fall Picnic by Allan Fifield. 15th Livermore Open. King's Gambit Theme Tourny Games by IM Mark Leski.)

Volume 10, Number 3, Spring 1996 pdf png (Kids' Prayers Answered on Cathedral Hill by Alan M. Kirshner. Izumikawa and Cartagena Win State Championship by Sam Sloan. The 32nd Annual LERA Peninsula Class Championships by James Eade and Richard Koepcke. Peninsula Scholastic Championship by Alan M. Kirshner. The Berkeley Bishops Along the Diagonal by Mark Brown. Davis Chess Club Hosts Invitational Quad by David Johnson. Madera Chess Club You Cannot Win if You Do Not Play! by Kelton Brewer. Tulare County Chess for Kids by Allan Fifield. Behind the Scenes at the CalChess Scholastic by Alan M. Kirshner.)

Volume 10, Number 4, Summer 1996 pdf png (Hopkins Junior High School New National Champions by Alan M. Kirshner. Berkeley Class Struggle by Don Shennum. Stamer Memorial 1996 by Mike Goodall. The Fourth Annual San Francisco Amateur Chess Championship by Richard Koepcke. 16th Livermore Open by Don Wolitzer. Berkeley Chess Club Championship by Alan Glasscoe. Capa's Mysterious Bishop Move by GM Gabriel Schwartzman. The Keres File by GM Larry Evans. 16th Annual San Joaquin Championship by Allan Fifield. Weibel Summer Scholastic Quads by Alan M. Kirshner. Visalia Spring Picnic by Allan Fifield. Madera Chess Club News by Kelton Brewer. Paul Morphy The Reluctant Chessplayer by Ignacio Marin.)

-------------------- Editor: Allan Fifield --------------------

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-------------------- Editor: Frisco Del Rosario --------------------

Volume 15, Number 1, January-February 2001 pdf png (CalChess Scholastic Quads Attract 167 and 190 Players to New Site by Dr. Alan Kirshner. Dorsch Wins Championship Section of LERA Thanksgiving Tournament by Riley Hughes. Hernandez Has a Good Win in the 12th Burlingame CC Goodwin Open by Frisco Del Rosario. Porter Tops Capps Memorial Field. USCF Newcomer Bakhandi Wins Livermore Chess Championship by Riley Hughes. Browne Scores a Hat Trick at UPSCL Tripleheader by Steve Cohen. Sulskis Takes Sacramento Swiss #6. Berkeley Chess Club Relocates. Burlingame Holds Off Sacramento Rally to Win Team Match by Richard Koepcke.)

Volume 15, Number 2, March-April 2001 pdf png (Shulman, Ehlvest Lead the Field at Koltanowski International. Avant! Foundation Awards $25,000 to Berkeley Chess School Founder by Lanette Chan-Gordon. No Boys Allowed - 164 Girls Play in Sojourner Truth Tourney. Record Turnout at CalChess Scholastic Quads in December by Dr. Alan Kirshner. Jessie Jean's Open and Action Give Coffeehouse Chess a Good Name by Bud Setzepfandt. California, Stanford Tie for Third at Pan-Am Intercollegiate. Akopian, Peters, Ivanov Split the Wishbone at Fresno Championship by Bonnie Yost.)

Volume 15, Number 3, May-June 2001 pdf png (Bhat, Chen, Setzepfandt, and Zierk Win CalChess Scholastic Championships. Perez is King of the Hill at Ohlone College Tournament. Givens Supplies the Beans and Weikel the Green at Jessie Jean's by Bleys W. Rose. Two-Time U.S. Champ Wolff Scores 41-1-3 in Burlingame Club Simul. Aigner Wins Burlingame McIlrath Memorial. Fortune Favors Casadei at the 28th Berkeley People's Tournament by Jason Childress. Team Gazit Tops the UPSCL Parent/Child Team Tournament by Steve Cohen. UPSCL Peninsula Scholastic Championship Weathers a Most Busy Day. Weibel Knights Take a 4-3 Lead in Series with Berkeley Bishops by Dr. Alan Kirshner. Camilla Baginskaite by Jason Childress. Grandmaster Ashley Stars at Oakland Knowland Zoo Chess Fest by Henry Vinerts.)

Volume 15, Number 4, July-August 2001 pdf png (It's Akopian Again at San Joaquin County Championship. Kansas City Attracts 20 CalChess Kids to Largest Tournament Ever. Five-Way Tie for First at Mechanics' Institute Lovegrove Senior Open. Aigner, Gaffagan Share Top Prize at Mechanics' April-May Marathon. 234 Undeterred by Detours and Delays at Grade Level Championship by John P. McCumiskey. Garbouz Heads First Group at Charlotte Wood Scholastic Quads by Frisco Del Rosario. Dzindzichashvili Wins Adult Legs of WOLC/UPSCL/WBCA Tripleheader. Cal, Stanford Duel to Another Draw at President's Cup. Early 20th-Century Chess at San Quentin Prison by Neil R. Brennen. Volunteers Sought for Inmate Correspondence Games. 83 Attend Sacramento Scholastic Chess Championship. San Diego to Host 2001 Southern California Open.)

Volume 15, Number 5, September-October 2001 pdf png (Wang Prepares for U.S. Junior by Winning Sequoia Championship. Chess Journalists Honorably Mention California Chess Journal. Wojtkiewicz Wins San Francisco Firecracker Open. Attendance at Firecracker Open a Dud: What Happened? by Frisco Del Rosario. Summer Temperatures and Scholastic Chess Attendance Rise Together by Dr. Alan Kirshner. Hayward Library in Its Fourth Decade of Hosting Scholastic Chess. On the 100th Anniversary of the Capablanca-Corzo Match by Frisco Del Rosario. Three FIDE Futurities at Mechanics'. Summer Family Fun an Additional Draw at Sacramento Championship. Cultural Exchange Brings Irish Kids to Visit Berkeley Chess School Bishops by Lanette C. Chan. State Scholastic Championship to be Held in Monterey.)

Volume 15, Number 6, November-December 2001 pdf png (IM Ricardo De Guzman Wins Swisses in Sunnyvale, Sacramento and San Francisco.)

Volume 16, Number 1, January-February 2002 pdf png (The Kirshner Chronicles: Record Turnout at Weibel.)

Volume 16, Number 2, March-April 2002 pdf png (Jennie Frenklakh Defends the Home Court at Region XI Women's Open.)

Volume 16, Number 3, May-June 2002 pdf png (Michael Aigner Wins LMERA Class Championship. Dmitry Zilberstein Shares First Prize at Berkeley People's Tournament.)

Volume 16, Number 4, July-August 2002 pdf png (Alberto Cisneros is the Killer B at Koltanowski Memorial, CalChess San Mateo Swiss. Inside: 1,100 at State Scholastic Championship; Bhat Wins High School Title a Record Fourth Time.)

Volume 16, Number 5, September-October 2002 pdf png (Maurice Ashley Stars Again at Windsor East Bay Chess Fest. Pruess and Pearson Among Top Finishers at U.S. Open, Peckham Takes First GM Scalp. Chess Journalists of America Award CCJ for Best Photograph, Cartoon, Analysis.)

Volume 16, Number 6, November-December 2002 pdf png (Capablanca Scores 29-0-3 in San Francisco Simultaneous. De Guzman Wins State Championship.)

Volume 17, Number 1, January-February 2003 pdf png (Elizabeth Shaughnessy Represents CalChess, Ireland at FIDE Olympiad. De Guzman Wins Jim Hurt Memorial. News and Games from Simultaneous Exhibitions by Pruess, Sanchez.)

Volume 17, Number 2, March-April 2003 pdf png (Jennie Frenklakh Repeats as Region XI Women's Champion.)

Volume 17, Number 3, May-June 2003 pdf png (Monty Peckham Wins State High School Championship, Third at People's Tournament. Largest Event Ever in Northern California: CalChess State Scholastic Championship Attracts 1,312 Players.)

Volume 17, Number 4, July-August 2003 pdf png (Northern California's Top First-Graders Go 1-2-3 at CalChess Grade Level Championship. IM Trio De Guzman, Sevillano, Cusi Split Pot at Central California Chess Congress.)

Volume 17, Number 5, September-December 2003 pdf png (Dmitry Zilberstein Wins Northern California State Championship. The Old Legends Issue, Featuring Bobby Fischer, George Koltanowski, the Cherryland Cafe, Nicolas Yap.)

-------------------- Editor: Eric Hicks --------------------

Volume 20, Number 2, April 2004 pdf png (Kasparov's Nightmare!! Bobby Fischer Challenges IBM to Simul; IBM Scrambles to Build 25 Deep Blues!)

_________________ CCJ Articles _________________

The Dean is coming to Rohnert Park September 1987(Vol.1 No.12)

Out Of The Past In California Chess October 1987 (Vol. 1 No. 13)
"The Good Old Days"

Out Of The Past In California Chess November 1987 (Vol. 1 No. 14)
Henry Gross, 1908 - 1987

Out Of The Past In California Chess December 1987 (Vol. 1 No. 15)
The Night I met Alekhine

Out Of The Past In California Chess February/March 1988 (Vol. 2 No. 2)
A.J. Fink 1890 - 1956

Guthrie "Mac" McClain April/May 1991 (Vol. 5, No. 2)
by Bob Burger

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