"Ninety per cent of all chess books you can open at page one and
then immediately close again for ever. Sometimes you see books that have
been written in one month. I don't like that. You should take at least
two years for a book, or not do it all."
1) US Women tied for first after four rounds in Chess Olympiad 2) 11-way tie for first after two rounds of Fall Tuesday Night Marathon 3) Here and There 4) Upcoming Events
1) US Women tied for first after four rounds in Chess Olympiad
The US Womens team, which includes MI member Camilla Baginskaite, is tied for first with China, after four rounds of the Chess Olympiad in Bled, Slovenia. This is the best-ever start for a US Womens team (seeded #11) by a wide margin and includes victories over perennial medal contenders Georgia and Yugoslavia.
The US Mens team, seeded 10th, in undefeated so far and tied for 16th.
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2) 11-way tie for first after two rounds of Fall Tuesday Night Marathon
Longtime MI member Ben Gross nicked top-seed FM Frank Thornally for a draw in round two of the Fall Tuesday Night Marathon. This leaves 11 players tied for first at 2-0 in the 69-player event. There is still time to enter this Marathon which goes for another seven weeks, ending December 17.
3) Here and There
Congratulations to NM Alan Stein who tied for first at 3-1 in the most recent Marshall Masters (10/29) with GMs Igor Novikov, Alexander Stripunsky, Leonid Yudasin and Maurice Ashley. Among Alan's victims was IM Yury Lapshun.
MI Member Andy Ansel of Walnut Creek is well-known as a tremendous collector of chess books. He shares his knowledge about collecting via a regular column on the Chessco website. His latest piece can be found at ahttp://www.chessco.com/news2/?KX802A&sess_id=66129788c6199bab22c9b4b94b345693
The great Yugoslav GM Svetozar Gligoric, who gave simuls at the MI in the 1950s and 1970s, has written an outstanding collection of his games entitled I play Against Pieces. The book is published by Batsford and ably translated by the husband and wife team of Zoran and Biljana Ilic. Some of you may remember Zoran from his participation in the 2000 Val Zemitis International.
Noted chess author and book dealer Fred Wilson began hosting a new free live Chess Internet radio talk show on http://www.chess.fm/ last night. The show runs for one hour, each Tuesday, starting at 9PM EST. It may be rebroadcast a couple of times during the week. It will be called "Chess and Books with Fred Wilson."
Fred writes, "The show will usually consist of four segments: First, I will personally review one or more new and/or current chess books or products. Then, we will always have an interview with an important chess personality--usually either a GM or IM, author, teacher, or chess business entrepreneur. Then I will have a short segment attempting to answer listeners' questions, which will be received either through email, or live over the telephone. Finally, time permitting, I will attempt to address the different problems beginning or intermediate players encounter while attempting to improve their game."
4) Upcoming Events
Carroll Capps Memorial: November 8-10
Coastside Chess Club Scholastic Tournaments
Saturday, October 5, 2002 and November 2, 2002 The Coastside Chess Club will be holding two scholastic tournaments this fall at the Half Moon Bay Community Center at 535 Kelly Avenue in Half Moon Bay (telephone: 650 726 8297) from 1 to 5 p.m. on the first Saturday in October and in November. The tournament is open to individuals in grades K-9. USCF, CalChess or other membership is not required. For many participants, this will be their first tournament, with some "veterans" from last year. Tournament rules will be briefly explained at the start. All players will receive ratings on the Coastside rating list but the games will not count for (or against) USCF ratings. There will be five games. Writing down moves is encouraged, but not required. Each player will have 20 minutes to complete all moves. Prizes will include trophies, certificates, and chess books, for the top winners and for the best results in each grade. All players are encouraged to register in advance by emailing the following player information to email@example.com Please try to get the information to us by noon on the Thursday before the tournament, to help save time at the start of the event. Name:Age:School:Grade:Rating (if any, specify USCF, ICC, Yahoo, Coastside or other source): Players who are not registered in advance must arrive at 1:00 p.m. on the day of the tournament. The registration fee is $15 per player. Chess sets and some clocks will be available, but players who have their own clocks are encouraged to bring them along. National Master Eric Schiller, Arbiter of the 2000 World Championship and author or many books on chess, including The Official Rules of Chess, will be directing the event. He will provide information to parents on how to encourage and develop chessplaying skills. The Coastside Chess Club has been formed to provide opportunities to the growing number of scholastic chess players on the Coastside. We welcome players from all over the Bay Area. We hope to offer competitions each month during the coming year, so please let us know if you can't make this one but are interested in future events. The tournament site is in downtown Half Moon Bay with its many great restaurants, shops and areas of historical interest. Drive time is approximately 30 minutes from San Francisco, SFO, or Palo Alto and about 45 minutes from Berkeley or San Jose.
Coastside Chess Club
Honoring a Northern California legend!
NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 1, 2002 - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
2002 CalChess JIM HURT MEMORIAL. 8-round Swiss-system tournament, November
28-December 1, Thursday through Sunday, (4-day schedule) or November
29-December 1, Friday through Sunday (3-day schedule).
Players may play one section higher than their official rating for $10.
Rounds: FOUR-DAY SCHEDULE: Thurs 11-4:30; Fri 10-3:30, Sat. 10-3:30; Sun
o 2002 JIM HURT MEMORIAL o
NAME___________________________USCF ID #_______________ Exp. Date______
MARK ALL THAT APPLY:
JIM HURT 1918-2000
This tournament is dedicated to Jim Hurt, 1938 Washington State Chess Champion, who ran quality tournaments at LERA in Sunnyvale, California, for 35 years.
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