"If your opponent offers you a draw, try to work out why he thinks he's worse off."
The 3rd William Addison G/45 will be held this Saturday starting at 10 am.
1) Nicolas Yap leads Tuesday Night Marathon 2) Americans in Budapest 3) International News 4) Here and There 5) MI and other Bay Area Chess Camps 6) Upcoming Events
1) Nicolas Yap leads Tuesday Night Marathon
San Francisco high school student Nicolas Yap is leading the Summer Tuesday Night Marathon with a perfect score after five rounds. The teenager has defeated NMs David Blohm and Russell Wong the past two rounds to give him a half point lead over another youngster, Alex Setzepfandt, and Anthony Rozenvasser. Three rounds remain for the 81-player field.
2) Americans in Budapest
American players turned in fine performances in the June First Saturday tournament. FM David Vigorito made a long overdue final IM norm by tying for first with 8-3 in the Category 2 (2292) IM norm section. David who lives in Las Vegas but has strong ties to Boston, needs only to raise his rating to 2400 FIDE to receive the title.
IM Jesse Kraai of Santa Fe, New Mexico, tied for third at 5.5 from 9 in the Category 7 (2404) GM section while Boston IM Joseph Fang finished with a respectable score of 4-5.
Berczes,D - Vigorito,D
3) International News
AS revealed in this column some two week's ago, the on-off-on again FIDE title match between Garry Kasparov and Ruslan Ponomariov now looks set for a change of venue from Buenos Aires in Argentina to Yalta in the Crimea region of the Ukraine.
It's now reported Ukrainian sources that both players have received official confirmation of the switch of venue from FIDE, and the match date now looks set to be in early September.
Yalta is famed for a world summit held there in the dying days of the Second World War between the "big three" of Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin, which endeavored to unify the world. Hopefully the new Yalta summit match may yet lead to unity in the chess world!
Worryingly, however, the proposed dates look likely to clash head-on with the annual Eurotel Trophy match in Prague - yet another Bessel Kok and Serge Grimaux extravaganza - which is believed to be a six-game "Battle of the Sexes" classical match between world number three Vishy Anand and top female player Judit Polgar.
Enghien-les-Bains standings: 1 E Bareev (Russia) 6/8; 2 M Adams (England) 5.5; 3 J Polgar (Hungary) 5; 4 B Gelfand (Israel) 4.5; 5-6 C Bauer, L Fressinet (both France) 4; 7-8 T Radjabov (Azerbaijan), J Lautier (France), 3; 9-10 V Akopian (Armenia), V Korchnoi (Switzerland) 2.5.
B Gelfand - J Polgar
JOHN B HENDERSON in The Scotsman
4) Here and There
The Monterey Chess Center, which has been in operation since 1966, and it its present location on Alvarado Street since 1972, will be closing its doors at the end of this month. Open six days a week (closed Mondays), the Chess Center is the creation of Ted Yudacufski who has kept it running since day one. If you find yourself near Monterey the next few days check it out.
Can anyone provide information on the late Sandor Tresz (1912-1988) who was an MI member for many years?
SM David Pruess will be playing in an IM norm event in Montreal later this month before relocating to New York. Good luck David!
MI GM-in-Residence Alex Yermolinsky and MI Chess Director John Donaldson will be playing in the World Open next week so there will be no lectures next Tuesday and Wednesday.
5) MI and other Bay Area Chess Camps
The MI is hosting a camp for intermediate players (July 14-18) this summer. All ages are welcome. For more information go to http://www.chessclub.org/Children.html . The Berkeley Chess School (http://www.berkeleychessschool.org/Pages/summer_camp/summercamp.htm) is running a series of camps in the East Bay and San Francisco this summer while Know Chess (http://www.knowchess.com/summer_camp.htm) is holding camps in the South Bay and the Peninsula.
6) Upcoming Events
Upcoming Tournaments at the MI
Full details at www.chessclub.org
William Addison: June 28
2003 Chess Camp for Intermediate Players
West Coast Events
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