Mechanics Institute Chess Room Newsletter #265

   Chess is above all a game of skill. Its beauty and subtlety can only be fully understood by those who take the time to see - not only the clever moves that actually appear on the board but also the hidden ideas and threats which the players had to avoid.

Tim Harding

1) MI Chess Club News
2) Nick de Firmian on Chess.FM
3) Russian-American Chess Summit in Lindsborg
4) Here and There
5) Upcoming Events

1) Mechanics' Institute Club News

The Mi suffered a painful loss to Baltimore last week. At one point a 4-0 result for the Mechanics's looked possible but things turned out quite differently.

San Francisco vs Baltimore .5-3.5
1. IM Vince McCambridge (SF) vs IM Pascal Charbonneau (BAL) 0-1
2. FM Tegshsuren Enkhbat (BAL) vs FM Dmitry Zilberstein (SF) 1-0
3. FM David Pruess (SF) vs FM Bruci Lopez (BAL) 1/2-1/2
4. WIM Tsaagan Battsetseg (BAL) vs NM Andy Lee (SF) 1-0

McCambridge,V (2502) - Charbonneau,P (2506) [D27]
USCL San Francisco vs Baltimore (6), 05.10.2005

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 dxc4 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 c5 6.0-0 a6 7.a4 Nc6 8.Nc3 Qc7 9.d5 Na5 10.Ba2 e5 11.e4 h6 12.h3 Bd6 13.Be3 Qe7 14.Qc2 Bd7 15.Rae1 g5 16.Ne2 b5 17.Ng3 c4 18.Nd4 exd4 19.Bxd4 Be5 20.Nf5 Bxf5 21.exf5 Bxd4 22.Rxe7+ Kxe7 23.Qd2 Bb6 24.Qc3 Bd8 25.axb5 Kf8 26.b6 Nb7 27.Qxc4 Kg7 28.Qc6 Rb8 29.b4 Be7 30.Rb1 Nd6 31.Re1 Rhc8 32.Rxe7 Rxc6 33.dxc6 Rxb6 34.c7 Rc6 35.Be6 Kf8 36.c8Q+ Rxc8 37.Rxf7+ Nxf7 38.Bxc8 Nd5 39.Bxa6 Nxb4 40.Be2 Nd6 41.g4 Nd5 42.Kh2 Kg7 43.Bf3 Nf4 44.Kg3 Kf6 45.h4 Ke5 46.hxg5 hxg5 47.Kh2 Ne8 48.Kg3 Nf6 49.Kh2 Nd3 50.Kg3 Nc5 51.Kg2 Kf4 0-1

Enkhbat,T (2453) - Zilberstein,D (2435) [D90]
USCL San Francisco vs Baltimore (6), 05.10.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.Qa4+ c6 6.Bf4 0-0 7.e3 dxc4 8.Qxc4 Be6 9.Qb4 b5 10.Bxb8 Rxb8 11.Ne5 Qb6 12.Be2 Rfc8 13.Nd3 Bc4 14.Na4 bxa4 15.Qxc4 c5 16.dxc5 Qa5+ 17.Kf1 Nd7 18.Bg4 e6 19.Rc1 Bxb2 20.Rc2 Bg7 21.Ke2 Nb6 22.Qb4 Qa6 23.Rhc1 Rd8 24.Rd2 Nd5 25.Qc4 Qxc4 26.Rxc4 Nc3+ 27.Rxc3 Bxc3 28.Rc2 Bf6 29.c6 Rdc8 30.Bf3 Rb6 31.Rc4 a3 32.Kd2 Be7 33.Rd4 a5 34.Rd7 Bb4+ 35.Kd1 Rbxc6 36.Bxc6 Rxc6 37.Ne5 Rd6+ 38.Rxd6 Bxd6 39.Nc4 Bb4 40.Kc2 Kf8 41.Kb3 Ke7 42.Ka4 h5 43.Nxa5 Be1 44.f3 Kd6 45.Nc4+ Kd5 46.Nxa3 Bd2 47.e4+ Kd4 48.Kb5 f5 49.exf5 gxf5 50.Nc4 Bc3 51.a4 e5 52.Nd6 f4 53.Ne4 Be1 54.a5 Bxa5 55.Kxa5 Ke3 56.Kb5 Ke2 57.Kc5 Kf1 58.Kd5 Kxg2 59.Ng5 Kxh2 60.Kxe5 Kg3 61.Kf5 Kh4 62.Ne6 Kg3 63.Ke4 h4 64.Nxf4 1-0

Pruess,D (2432) - Lopez,B (2409) [C62]
USCL San Francisco vs Baltimore (6), 05.10.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 Bd7 5.d5 Nb8 6.Bxd7+ Nxd7 7.c4 Ne7 8.Nc3 g6 9.h4 Bg7 10.h5 h6 11.g4 Nf6 12.Nh4 Qd7 13.hxg6 fxg6 14.f3 Nh7 15.Qe2 Bf6 16.Be3 b6 17.0-0-0 0-0-0 18.c5 dxc5 19.Nxg6 Nxg6 20.Qa6+ Kb8 21.Nb5 c6 22.dxc6 Qxc6 23.Qxa7+ Kc8 24.Qa4 Kb7 25.Qa7+ Kc8 26.Qa4 Kb8 27.Qa7+ Kc8 28.Qa4 1/2-1/2

Battsetseg,T (2273) - Lee,A (2231) [C06]
USCL Baltimore vs San Francisco (6), 05.10.2005

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 Qb6 8.Nf3 cxd4 9.cxd4 f6 10.exf6 Nxf6 11.0-0 Bd6 12.Bf4 Bxf4 13.Nxf4 Qxb2 14.Ng5 0-0 15.Rb1 Qxa2 16.Rb3 Nxd4 17.Rc3 Qa5 18.Bxh7+ Nxh7 19.Qxd4 Nxg5 20.Nh5 Rf7 21.Rg3 Qd8 22.h4 e5 23.Qxe5 Ne6 24.Rd1 d4 25.Rdd3 Qc7 26.Nf6+ Kf8 27.Nh7+ Ke7 28.Qe1 Kd8 29.Ng5 Nxg5 30.Rxg5 Qc4 31.Qd2 Rd7 32.Rg4 a5 33.Rgxd4 Qe6 34.Rd6 Qe7 35.Rxd7+ Bxd7 36.Re3 Qb4 37.Qd5 Ra6 38.Rd3 Qe1+ 39.Kh2 Qe7 40.Qxb7 Qe5+ 41.g3 Rd6 42.Qb8+ Ke7 43.Re3 Qxe3 44.fxe3 a4 45.Qb4 Ke6 46.g4 Bc6 47.g5 Rd7 48.h5 Rd5 49.Qc4 Kd6 50.h6 gxh6 51.gxh6 Rd2+ 52.Kh3 Rd1 53.Qf4+ Kc5 54.Qg5+ Kb6 55.Qf4 Rh1+ 56.Kg4 a3 57.Qb4+ Bb5 58.Qd4+ Kb7 59.Qd5+ Bc6 60.Qxh1 1-0






The first two in the division advance to the playoffs.

(2.0-4.0) San Francisco Mechanics vs Carolina Cobras (1.5-4.5)

Starts at 8:30 PM ET Time Control - Game 60 with 30 second increment

San Francisco Mechanics Carolina Cobras

IM Vinay Bhat - 2462

FM Dmitry Zilberstein - 2435

FM David Pruess - 2432

NM Mark Pinto - 2200

Avg Rating - 2382

San Francisco Total -------

GM Marcin Kaminski - 2473

FM Lev Milman - 2474

IM Jonathan Schroer - 2462

David Pecora - 2097

Avg Rating - 2376

----- Carolina Total

* Team listed first has white on boards 1+3

Batchimeg Tuvshintugs has won the David Gee Memorial with a round to go and stands 7 from 7!

The MI's monthly blitz tournament will be held Saturday, October 22 and not October 29.

2) Nick deFirmian on Chess.FM

Hi folks:

This week's guest on the internet radio show "Chess and Books with Fred Wilson" will be GM NICK DE FIRMIAN. The show runs from 8:00 to 10:00 PM (EST) every Tuesday evening. As always, there will be replays of the show almost immediately afterwards for our chess enthusiasts on the West Coast & elsewhere, and often there will be several replays the following day. You can access it easily at the website:

"Fred's guest on Tuesday evening, Oct.11th, 2005, will be three-time US Champion GM NICK DE FIRMIAN. Nick, who tied for 1st with GM Benjamin in 1987 and also in 1995 with GM's Wolff and A. Ivanov, won the title outright in 1998 by defeating GM Benjamin in a thrilling playoff final match in what was clearly one of the strongest US events ever held. Nick has also participated in several Interzonals & Olympiads and won many strong US & European Open tournaments. Nick, who has been described by GM Rohde as a "classical attacking player, employing a Fischer-like search for activity and soundness", will discuss his exciting career as a dedicated King Pawn player-he is obviously enjoying and will comment on the abundance of 1. e4 at San Luis!-and Najdorf Sicilian advocate. Also, we'll talk about his work as editor and co-author of the (now) superb 13th & 14th editions of "Modern Chess Openings", and his just completed newly edited, modernized and slightly corrected edition of Capablanca's classic "Chess Fundamentals". Please send questions for GM Nick de Firmian to or Tony Rook."

Best in chess, Fred Wilson


Fred Wilson Chess Books
80 East 11th Street Suite 334
New York, NY 10003
Hours: Noon-7:00 P.M.,
Monday through Saturday
Phone: (212) 533-6381

3) Russian-American Chess Summit in Lindsborg


106 South Main, Lindsborg, Kansas 67456 - 785-227-2224

Release 10/04/05

Contact: Mikhail Korenman 785-227-2224 or Wes Fisk 785-227-4121

Russian-American Chess Summit in Lindsborg

This weekend saw the first exchange of students in the Chess for Peace initiative. Nine students from the Karpov School of Chess in Poikovsky, Siberia arrived in Lindsborg, Kansas with Alexander Bah, executive director of the Russian Chess Federation, Alexander Andreevsky, chairman of the district sports commission, Galina Kovaleva, director of the Karpov School of Chess in Poikovsky, and Tatyana Danilova, deputy commissioner of the Poikovsky district. Grandmaster Alexander Onischuck, a veteran of Poikovsky and Lindsborg tournaments, also accompanied the group to Lindsborg.

Bill Hall, executive director of the U.S. Chess Federation, came to meet with his Russian counterpart on Friday. "We discussed many things," said Hall. "We talked about getting chess into schools and ways in which we can set up a model that can be duplicated in all states. We also talked about arranging top-level competition between our youth and female players," said Hall.

Bah agreed. "Chess is part of our curriculum. We support chess in schools and we help them with the competitions. Schools help to select talent. If talent arrives at a school, the Russian Federation takes care of it," said Bah.

Both Bah and Hall participated in a virtual online chess class conducted by Mikhail Korenman, director of the Karpov Chess School and the Chess for Peace initiative. The students had a chance to interact with the two leaders of the Russian and U.S. chess federations.

Prior to round one on Saturday, students from the Karpov School of Chess in Poikovsky, Siberia exchanged gifts with the students of the Karpov School in Lindsborg. Thus began the match between the Siberian and Kansas students.

A casual observer remarked that the Siberian students were sometimes hard to distinguish from their American counterparts. Siberian team member Andre Khafizov proudly wore a Chicago Bears jersey with quarterback Rex Grossman's name emblazoned across the back. The Siberian team spoke no English and their Kansas counterparts spoke no Russian, but through chess, an international language in its own right, the two student groups forged a special bond.

Kansas student Isaiah Jesch, of Conway Springs, scored the first win in Saturday's morning's match when he sacrificed his queen to defeat Dimitry Korneev. Things were not to go that well for the Kansas team in the first round. The Siberian team scored a 7-2 victory over the Kansas students. Only Jesch and Blythe Buscher had won their games. The Kansas students rallied to win the afternoon round with a 5-4 score; however, the Siberian team won the overall match 11-6.

Blythe Buscher, of Erie, had won both of her games against Anna Yarugina. When asked about her mental preparedness for the games with Yarugina, Buscher replied, "I read the paper!" Buscher was referring to a Salina Journal article that quoted Yarugina as saying she couldn't lose.

On Friday night, the Siberian team went to the Smoky Valley High School homecoming game. When Alanna Olson, a Smoky Valley High School student, was asked how the Siberian students enjoyed the game, she replied, "I don't think they were watching much of it. We were all too busy trying to talk to each other."

Mayor John Magnusson came by the Karpov School to watch the two teams play. "Having grown up in the middle of Kansas, I wouldn't have dreamed a chess team from Siberia would come here to play chess. I think it's great for us to have the opportunity to interact and have a 'real people' experience," said Magnusson. "It's also good they will be here during Hyllingsfest to see how the different cultures mix here in Lindsborg."

Visitors to Hyllingsfest this weekend will have an opportunity to play members of the Siberian chess team on Friday and Saturday afternoons at the Karpov School of Chess in Lindsborg. Korenman said everyone is welcome and there is no charge.

Mikhail Korenman, director of the Karpov Chess School and the Chess for Peace initiative, said he will be taking the visitors to see several Kansas attractions in Wichita, Hutchinson, Salina, and Abilene. The Siberian team will be in Lindsborg through next weekend. ###

GORBACHEV ADDRESS: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29, at Presser Hall. Prime Seating: $53.50. General Admission $27. KARPOV-POLGAR MATCH: 3:30 p.m., Oct. 29, at Presser Hall.
Adults: $10.50. Students: $5.50. Credit cards are welcome.
Contact: Karpov Chess School, 106 S. Main, phone 785-227-2224.

4) Here and There

US Champion Hikaru Nakamura is in third place with two rounds to go in a Category 17 event being held in Stepanakert, Karabakh (Armenia).

Karabakh International

Following on from the 2004 Petrosian Memorial, the Chess Academy of Armenia and the Government of Nagorno Karabakh have organised a Category 17 tournament in Stepanakert, Karabakh October 1st-11th, 2005.

1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2724 5.0; 2. Anastasian, Ashot g ARM 2596 4.5; 3. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2662 4.0; 4. Asrian, Karen g ARM 2645 3.5; 5. Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2696 3.5; 6. Bu Xiangzhi g CHN 2637 3.5; 7. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2748 3.0; 8. Dreev, Alexey g RUS 2694 3.0; 9. Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2682 2.5; 10. Macieja, Bartlomiej g POL 2592 2.5;

Bu Xiangzhi has withdrawn from the event and returned to China due to an urgent health problem with his father.


1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. a3 g6 5. g3 Bg7 6. d3 d6 7. Bg2 O-O 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. O-O Ne7 11. Nd2 c6 12. Rc1 Bg7 13. b4 a6 14. a4 a5 15. b5 Be6 16. Nb3 f5 17. e3 Kh8 18. Qe2 Bg8 19. d4 exd4 20. Nxd4 Qb6 21. Rfd1 Qc5 22. Qd2 g5 23. Nce2 Rfd8 24. Rb1 Ra7 25. Rdc1 Rc8 26. Qd3 Qe5 27. Qd2 Bf7 28. Nb3 Rca8 29. Ned4 Be8 30. b6 Ra6 31. c5 Rb8 32. Nf3 Qf6 33. cxd6 Nd5 34. d7 Bf7 35. Nc5 Rxb6 36. Rxb6 Nxb6 37. Nxb7 Nxd7 38. Qxd7 Qb2 39. Qxf7 Qxc1+ 40. Bf1 Qd1 41. Qc7 Rxb7 42. Qc8+ Kh7 43. Qxf5+ Kg8 44. Qc8+ Bf8 45. Qxb7 Qxf3 46. Qb3+ Kh7 47. Bd3+ Kg7 48. Qc3+ 1-0

Tune in to for live games, commentary, and news about this exciting event. Games begin at 15:00 local time daily (GMT + 4) starting October 2, 2005.

5) Upcoming Events

Mechanics' Institute

Carroll Capps - November 5 - 6
Pierre Saint-Amant - Nov. 19
Guthrie McClain - December 3

2 upcoming events in October at the East Bay Chess Club

EBCC Scholastic Quads On Sunday, October 16th, 2005 USCF rated; open to players 18 years old or younger

Prizes: Trophy to the top finisher in each quad. Entry fee: $10 if mailed before 10/9/05, $15 at site. $5 discount for East Bay Chess Club Members

Rounds: 10 AM, 12 PM, and 1:30 PM Time control: Game in 45 minutes.

Signup at:


EBCC October Swiss Saturday, October 29th-30th, 2005 A USCF rated 4-round Tournament in 2 sections

Prizes: (Based on 40 full entries, but top 3 prizes guaranteed) Open Section: $150, $100, $50; 1st U2000: $100 Reserve (U1750) Section: $100, $75, $50; 1st U1550: $75; 1st U1300: $75 Entry fee: $30 if mailed before 10/22/05, $35 at site. $5 discount for East Bay Chess Club Members

Rounds: 11 AM and 4:00 PM on both days Time control: 30 moves in 90 minutes, followed by Sudden Death in 1 hour.

Signup at:

California and Nevada

2005 Reno Western States Open Chess Tournament
October 14-16, 2005. Reno, Nevada.

$52,400 PRIZE FUND!!! for this Six Round Swiss in Seven Sections (based on 500 paid players, $33,550 Guaranteed). At least 15 places paid in every section! Large prize fund made possible by the generosity of the Sands Regency Casino Hotel. RUB ELBOWS WITH THE MASTERS: Reception with Former World Champion GM Boris Spassky on Wednesday night. FREE lecture by GM Larry Evans on Thursday evening. $100 simul with GM Boris Spassky on Thursday night. Book signing session with GM Boris Spassky on Friday morning. Clinic by GM Boris Spassky on Saturday afternoon. Favorite game analysis with GM Boris Spassky on Sunday afternoon
Chief TD (NTD)
Jerry Weikel

A Heritage Event!
An American Classic!
A U.S. Championship Qualifier!
Nov. 24-27 or 25-27 41st Annual American Open GPP: 100 S. California
8SS, 40/2, SD/1. LAX Renaissance Hotel, 9620 Airport Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90045. $$40,200 b/o 400 entries, 50% of each prize gtd. 6 sects. (Unr. must play in Unr. or Master). Open: $4000-2000-1000-700-600-500, U2450/Unr. $1000-500, U2300/Unr. $800-400. U2200 (not a separate section; Experts eligible for all other prizes in section) $2600-1300-700. U2000, U1800, U1600: Each $3200-1600-800-400. U1400: $2200-1100-550, U1200 $1000-500 (not a separate section; U1200s also eligible for U1400 prizes). Unrated: $350-200. EF: Open, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400 $119 if rec'd by 11/22, $30 less for jrs. under 15 playing up, $50 more for players rated under 2000 playing in Open, Unrated $39. All: $21 more at door. SCCF membership req'd, $14, $9 jrs under 19 includes Rank & File magazine, OSA. Elegant trophy each section winner. Best game prizes gtd: $100-50-50 (one must be from non-Master). No checks at door - cash, credit card or money order only. 4-day schedule: Reg. closes noon 11/24, 12:30-7:30, 12:30-7:30, 10:30-5, 10-4:30. 3-day schedule: Reg. closes 11:30 am 11/25, 12-2:30-5-8 (G/1), schedules merge in Rd 5 and compete for common prizes. Byes (2 max) with advance notice. CCA minimum ratings and TD discretion will be used to protect you from improperly rated players. October Rating Supplement used. HR: $89, (310) 337-2800, mention chess. Parking only $5. Info: NTD Randy Hough (626) 282-7412, Ent: American Open, PO Box 205, Monterey Park, CA 91754 or NS, W, FIDE Rated. U.S. Championship Qualifier.

Nov. 25-27 or 26-27 EBCC Thanksgiving Swiss GPP: 20 N. California

6SS, 30/90, SD60. East Bay Chess Club, 1940 Virginia St, Berkeley, CA, 94709. EF: $60, $70 after 11/12. $5 EBCC discount. $$1000G (top 4 prizes) plus $2000 b/80. Open: 400-300-200-100, u2200: 200-125-75. U2000: 250-150-100, u1800: 200-125-75 U1600: 200-125-75, u1400: 150-100-50. Special Event: Simul by IM Vinay Bhat Fri at 7:30 pm. Reg: 3-day 9-10:30 11/25; 2-day 9-9:45 11/26. Rds: 3-day: 11-4:30 daily. 2-day: rds 1-3 G/45: 10-12-2, merge in rd 4. Info:; 510-845-1041.

Nov. 25-27 or 26-27 EBCC Thanksgiving Swiss GPP: 20 N. California

6SS, 30/90, SD60. East Bay Chess Club, 1940 Virginia St, Berkeley, CA, 94709. EF: $60, $70 after 11/12. $5 EBCC discount. $$1000G (top 4 prizes) plus $2000 b/80. Open: 400-300-200-100, u2200: 200-125-75. U2000: 250-150-100, u1800: 200-125-75 U1600: 200-125-75, u1400: 150-100-50. Special Event: Simul by IM Vinay Bhat Fri at 7:30 pm. Reg: 3-day 9-10:30 11/25; 2-day 9-9:45 11/26. Rds: 3-day: 11-4:30 daily. 2-day: rds 1-3 G/45: 10-12-2, merge in rd 4. Info:; 510-845-1041.


Oct. 28-30 10th Annual Governor's Cup GPP: 80 South Dakota

5SS, 40/2, ALL/1, Full-K. Holiday Inn City Centre, 100 West 8th Street, Sioux Falls, SD. 605-339-2000. HR: $79. $$10,000 Gtd. Sections: Open (all): $$5550; Prizes: $1200-1000-800-600, Master $500-300-100, Expert $400-250-100, U2K $200-100. Premier (U2000): $$2375; Prizes: $700-500-300, Top B $300-200-100, U1600 $175-100. Reserve (U1600): $$2075; Prizes: $600-450-300, Top D $250-150-75, U1200 $150-100. All, EF: $55 if rec'd by 10/25, $75 at site. Reg: 10/28 from 4-5pm. Rds: 6; 10-4:30; 9-3:30. USCF memb. required. Info: 18 & under preregistering in Reserve section, pay $35. GMs, IMs & over 2400, free. Adv. Ent: Sioux Empire Chess Foundation, 2100 Slaten Court, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, 605-371-0154, NS, NC, W, FIDE.

Susan Polgar National Open

Championships for Girls (under 21)

January 27-29, 2006 | Corpus Christi, Texas

K-2, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, Open section

(Must be under 21 as of January 27, 2006)

TIME CONTROL: 6 SS - G/45 or G/40 with 5 seconds delay

Prizes: Trophies to top 20 individuals and top 4 teams in each section. Special medals to 21st - 30th place individuals and 5th - 7th teams. 3 or more from the same school and section or same chess club and section (top 3 scores added to give team final standings). Every player receives a special hand signed certificate from Susan Polgar.

AWESOME AdditionAL Prizes: A LAPTOP computer to 1st individual each section! There will be chess items as prizes given in the value of $200 - $150 - $100 - $50 respectively for 2nd - 5th places (individual) in each section.

Any player with 6-0 score will also receive a digital chess clock!!

Prizes for Blitz / Puzzle Solving Championships: Trophies to top 5 players in each section. Special medals to 6th - 20th place. Blitz and Puzzle Solving Championships will be only one section but trophies will be given out to separate categories.


Friday, January 27:
3:30 PM Lecture for players / parents / coaches by Susan
5:00 PM Puzzle Solving Championships
6:15 PM Tandem Simul (Maximum 70 players)

Saturday, January 28:
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony
Rounds: 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM
7 PM Blitz Championships (G/5 - 7 SS)

Sunday, January 29:
Rounds: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM
4:00 PM Closing Ceremony

Entry Fees: $28 if received by December 1, 2005; $38 if received by January 1; $48 if received by January 15; $58 on site - On site registration: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday and up to 9:30 AM on Saturday. Blitz EF: $10 - Puzzle Solving EF: $10 - Simul: $15 | Special $25 entry fees for all 3 events (Blitz, Puzzle and Simul)

Make checks payable to: Susan Polgar Foundation 103-10 Queens Boulevard (Suite 1C) Forest Hills, NY 11375

Ramada Inn Bayfront & Convention Center 601 N. Water Street Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

(361) 882-8100 or 1-800-688-0334 or For chess rate, please mention: "SPNO" beginning now. Hotel rate cutoff date: December 27, 2005. $59.00 Single or Double | $69.00 up to 4 people | $89.00 2 family suite | $10.00 roll away bed or crib.

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