Tune-in for Chess.FM. John's weekly 60+ minute show (members only) will feature an interview with leading chess personalities. Talk with IM John Watson on ICC
John's special guest this week (Tue., 4 Dec.) will be man-of-the-moment GM Hikaru Nakamura, the youngest US champion since . In his prodigy days, Hikaru, who at 15 years and 79 days is the youngest US grandmaster ever, broke every Fischer age-group record save for that of US champion. In 2004, at the age of 16, he won the US championship in .
Hikaru is regarded as something of a legend on ICC (playing under the handle of ), where his status as one of the best blitz players in the world - both o.t.b and online - is seldom challenged. After a lean period on the international scene, Hikaru hit a purple patch in October with big back-to-back victories in two very strong European tournaments: the Magistral D'Escacs in , and the Corsican Masters.
2007 MI Events
I will be running USCF rated chess tournaments in ! Events for scholastic (K-12) players will be on Nov 25, Dec 22, Jan 12, and Feb 16. These will all be
trophy prize quads. Please note the earlier start time of 2pm. Please check in before 1:45pm. I will also have an Adult tournament on Nov 24. These are octos, 3-SS. I expect some masters to play in this one. The players will be distributed into sections of 8 each. This allows a first prize of $100 for each section. If you have any questions, please contact me.
USCF Tournament Director
USCF National Master
Sacramento Chess Club Weekend
Swiss #19, December 15 & 16, 2007 -- Cancelled The tournament site undergoing renovations that will not be complete
by the tournament date.
Dec 8, 2006 3rd Annual Igor Ivanov Memorial.
5SS, G/60, 1st round is G/45, St. George Chess Club Tournament, , JUST 120 MILES NORTH OF LAS VEGAS. EF:$35. GMs and IMs free entry. $150 appearance stipend for IMs and GMs; and free room and Lunch. Prize fund: $1200 absolutely guaranteed. $400-225-125, other distributed as class prizes Reg: Friday Dec. 7th, 6:30pm- 7:30pm, Saturday Dec. 9, 8:00am to 8:45am. Please register in advance if Possible. Rds: 1st round 9:00am. Next rounds ASAP. Byes must be submitted before the 2nd round for a half point. Award Ceremony: there will be an Awards Ceremony immediately after the last round. All cash prizes are unconditionally
guaranteed. What to bring: chess clocks, pen. Please turn off.
Ent: Chess Center, the same address as given above. You can also
register and have questions answered at: www.stgeorgechess.com or call Alan Crooks at