Mechanics Institute Chess Room Newsletter #302

    It will be cheering to know that many people are skillful chess players, though in many instances their brains, in a general way, compare unfavorably with the cognitive faculties of a rabbit.

James Mortimer

1) Mechanics' Institute Chess Club News
2) Alex Wojtkiewicz 1963-2006
3) Nor Cal Juniors defeat Australian Juniors by Michael Aigner
4) Peter Svidler on the Russian team in Turin
5) Enrico Sevillano and Andranik Matikozyan tie for first in 2006 Southern California Championship
6) Alex Baburin on Chess Today by Fred Wilson
7) Here and There
8) Upcoming Events

1) Mechanics' Institute Chess Room News

Former World Champion Boris Spassky and his wife Marina will be guests of the Mechanics' Institute from September 28 to October 3. During this time Spassky will give a clock simul, lectures, answer questions, work with junior players and sign books. He will give a clock simul on Saturday, September 30 on 25 boards. Cost for the simul will be $100 (The same as the past two years in Reno). The simul starts at 2:00 PM. There are only 25 spots which will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis, but to sign up before September 1, you must be a Mechanics' member.

More details on Spassky's activities will soon be forthcoming. This visit by the tenth World Champion will continue a Mechanics' tradition first started in 1903 by Emanuel Lasker and continued by Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Fischer and Karpov. Such visits are not inexpensive and contrary to some assumptions, the MI Chess Club is not blessed with an unlimited budget. Contributions to cover this visit will be greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Checks made payable to the MI can be sent to: Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post Street #408, San Francisco, CA 94104.

SM Craig Mar and Expert William Gray share first in the Tuesday Night Marathon with 4 1/2 from 5. Tied for third at 4 are NM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs, Chad Salinas, George Sanguinetti, and Daichi Siegrist. Three rounds remain for the 59 players.

2) Alex Wojtkiewicz 1963-2006

GM Alexander Wojtkiewicz (VOIT-kay-vich) died around 6pm on July 14th in Baltimore, ten days after he tied for first in the World Open.

I don't know the official cause of death, but Wojt suffered from internal bleeding for three days before seeking treatment and this may have contributed to his demise. All indications are that Alex was not feeling well in the weeks before his death but had no idea how precarious his situation had become. He leaves behind his son Joseph, Joseph's mother Laima and his mother Tamara.

Alexander Wojtkiewicz was born on January, 15th, 1963 in Riga, Latvia to a Polish father and Russian mother. His talent for chess was recognized at an early age and he received the Soviet Master title at 15. The following year he was a member of Mikhail Tal's team at the Riga Interzonal, which the former World Champion won with the monster score of 14 from 17. It was at this event that World Junior Champion Yasser Seirawan (seconding Tarjan and Mednis) first met Wojt. The two spent many happy hours playing blitz during the tournament.

The next phase of Wojt's life was not a happy one and I quote from the recollections of Alexey Shirov, who also grew up in Riga and played there frequently until 1988.

Wojtkiewicz's father (Pavel Voitkevich) died in Riga in the beginning of the 1980i due to severe health problems - more or less a similar age and cause of death as Alexander himself. He also drank heavily and had a strong character not accepting the Soviet's way of life. Maybe he was also jailed once, I am not sure now. He was also a gifted chess player and I think somewhere in the 60s or 70s he was refused the Soviet master title (after completing the norm) after which he practically stopped playing chess but he nevertheless passed the love of the game to his son.

Alexander was hiding from the Soviet army since 1982 and he was sentenced in the summer of 1986 for two years. In the summer of 1987 he was amnestied and started playing in Riga again despite the ugly behavior of chess authorities (for example they refused to award him when he was second in the Latvian blitz championship in 1987, I was lucky to be first then) but when he got the opportunity to move to Poland in 1988 he obviously did so immediately.

Refusing to serve in the army was not exactly the 'Latvian human rights' movement, in fact the danger of being a Soviet soldier was known all around the big country and I remember my own dilemma in 1989-1990. In any case Alexander had very clear negative ideas of the Soviet regime that probably made it absolutely impossible for him to go to the army unlike the most of players from his generation. He also told me once that he had good relations with the well-known scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov.

Wojtkiewicz immigrated to Poland in 1988 and quickly established himself as the top player in the country. During this time in his ancestral homeland, Wojt represented Poland on first board on several occasions in Olympiads and European teams championships. He won the Polish Championship several times. At some point Wojtkiewicz and the Polish Chess Federation began to have their differences and he began spending more and more time in the United States. Wojt came from a generation in the Soviet Union that looked West, so this move to the US was probably a natural one. A gifted linguist that spoke many languages fluently (Russian, Latvian, Polish, German and English with some French and Spanish thrown in), Wojt was a natural traveler and loved to visit new places. He made up for his lack of opportunity in the Soviet Union with gusto when he was released. One account has him having visited six continents and 48 states in his lifetime and it is easy to believe. Certainly he was among Delta's top customers in the late 1990s when he played frequently in Asia, often accompanied by his good friend Jaan Ehlvest.

Life in the United States was a mixed bag for Wojt. No other player, save the late Igor Ivanov, played so often and traveled so frequently around the United States in search of Grand Prix points. This life without a anchor, traveling weeks on end, certainly took its toll on Alex as it did on Igor. One online writer suggested naming the USCF Grand Prix after Alex and Igor, and it seems like the perfect tribute to these iron men. Alex was always busy in the US whether it was playing or teaching. Wojt seemed to feel financially insecure and it is a pity he had no health insurance.

Wojtkiewicz was a very talented player who loved the game dearly. Such words are often written about GMs when they die but here they are accurate. A product of his time (the Soviet Union in the late 1970s and early 1980s) Wojt adopted the recommended repertoire - safe and solid with White playing for the enduring small edge and razor sharp with Black to avoid the the death of a thousand small cuts. This translated into 1.Nf3, 2.c4 and 3.g3 as White and the Najdorf Sicilian and Kings Indian as Black. Later the Slav would creep into his repertoire, but for the most part Alex remained true to his school. Though a positional routine based on strong technique was his bread and butter in weekend swisses, Wojt was a brilliant tactician in the Latvian school tradition ( Tal, Shirov, Shabalov). By today's professional standards Wojtkiewicz lacked the disciplined daily routine and systematic study habits necessary to reach the world's elite nonetheless he truly loved the game and was always analyzing interesting positions. He contributed much to the theory of his beloved Catalan and his games in this opening were always worthy of close scrutiny. Alex never showed any sense of regret for the path he chose and was happy to play in swisses in which opening preparation counts for less and middlegame and endgame strength for more.

A full-portrait of Wojt cannot fail to mention that he could be very hard to deal with at times and gave tournament organizers grief on many occasions. If he was in a certain mood you definitely wanted to stay away. Not just once was he dubbed Grandmaster Vodkavich, and yet that was just one side of him. Most of the time Alex was one of the most friendly and charming people you could meet. Cultured and curious, with a sharp wit and self deprecating sense of humor, you couldn't help but enjoying being around him. Many were the tournament organizer who welcomed him back to the fold after some incident, unable to resist despite the hidden suspicion that future troubles were lurking.

Alex will be missed by many.

Though Alex was known to habitually open 1.Nf3 in the US he could often play a mean 1.e4 when he wanted to. Here are two examples from early days.

Wojtkiewicz,A (2495) - Gdanski,J (2435) [B49]
POL-ch 49th Czestochowa (14), 1992

1.Nf3 c5 2.e4 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 a6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.Be3 Bb4 9.Na4 0-0 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.f4 Rb8 12.Bd3 Be7 13.c4 d6 14.c5 dxc5 15.Rc1 e5 16.f5 Rd8 17.Qe2 Ng4 18.Bxc5 Bg5 19.Rcd1 h5 20.h3 Nf6 21.Bc4 Rd7 22.Rxd7 Nxd7 23.Bxf7+! Kxf7 24.Qc4+ 1-0

Wojtkiewicz,A - Asanov,B [B78]
Sochi YM Sochi, 1980

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.Bb3 Rc8 11.h4 Ne5 12.0-0-0 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h5 Nxh5 15.g4 Nf6 16.e5 Nxg4 17.fxg4 Bxe5 18.Nd5 Bxg4 19.Rdg1 h5 20.Rxg4! hxg4 21.Bf4 Qh2 at all costs! 21...Rxd4 22.Bxe5 dxe5 23.Qh6 Rd1+ 24.Rxd1 1-0

3) Nor Cal Juniors defeat Australian Juniors by Michael Aigner

Most chess competitions occur over the board, face to face. Yet there is no reason to limit ourselves to physical interactions when it is possible to play chess in cyberspace. Of course, the internet offers the opportunity to meet and match wits against people from other countries and continents. The match against Australia was the first of hopefully more such events on the Internet Chess Club (

The genesis for the Australia match came when local junior Alex Grossman and his parents visited Australia and competed in scholastic championships Down Under. Alex's father Mike thought it would be a great experience to meet again in cyberspace. Mike Grossman arranged for the contact between Alan Goldsmith from Ausnetchess and me. After ironing out the match details and recruiting players, the match was set to go on July 15 at 5:00pm San Francisco time.

Amazingly, almost everyone who signed up on both teams actually showed up as planned. Typically someone would forget or perhaps their internet was unavailable. Out of 28 Californians and 26 Australians (24 boards each plus alternates), all but three showed up--some over a half hour early--all eager to play. Only one player developed internet trouble during the three hour match. And despite some confusion at the start, most players found their correct opponent and started playing within 10 minutes of the scheduled time. That was a minor miracle in itself!

The match itself progressed smoothly. Local players played two games at a 45 5 time control (game in 45 minutes with 5 seconds added per move) against the same board number from Australia. The chess server automatically switched the colors between the first and second game. In fact, once all boards were underway, there was little for the two organizers to do but watch and tally results. Maybe the only disappointment was that some games finished way too fast; two U18 matches finished 2-0 within 30 minutes with each team having one goat.

The U12 year old match was quite lopsided in favor of CalChess. The local squad was led by Daniel Naroditsky (#1 in USA for age 10 and under) and Gregory Young (#6 in USA for age 11). Although the opponents put up a valiant fight, they were outclassed and eventually lost. The final score was 20.0-4.0. The following Northern Californians won both of their games: Daniel Naroditsky, Gregory Young, Kyle Shin, Yian Liou, Jennifer Livschitz, Isaac Zhang, Alex Grossman, Andrew Chen and Ted Xiao,

In contrast, the U18 year old match was much closer. Australia's lineup featured Moulthon Ly, who had just obtained an IM norm at the recent World Open. CalChess countered with national masters Matthew Ho, Drake Wang and Daniel Schwarz. The U18 result was in doubt down to the end of the final two games. With CalChess clinging to a narrow 1.0 point lead, Drake Wang and Steven Liu both converted their endgames to provide for a more substantial margin of victory (13.5-10.5). Kudos to the perfect scores: Drake Wang, Daniel Schwarz, Mike Zhong, Matt Zavortink and Steven Liu.

The overall score ended up at 33.5 to 14.5 in favor of Northern California. Please visit the following website for complete results.

I would like to thank my counterpart for Australia, Alan Goldsmith, for organizing the match from his end. Due to some logistical difficulties, he had to put together his team entire within two weeks. I also want to thank Mike Grossman for the inspiration and for getting the ball rolling.

4) Peter Svidler on the Russian team in Turin

The following translation of an interview from the Russian website e3e5 was translated for Alex Baburin's excellent online daily Chess Today ( - 15 euros for three months)

"In November 2005 I had a long phone conversation with A.G.Bakh [Executive Director of the Russian Chess Federation],which Alexander Grigorjevich in his interview for the 64-Chess Review limited to just one sentence. I told him that it would be better for the team if someone else would perform the coach's duties, and I provided concrete reasons. But, indeed, I was agreed that if Sergei himself considers everything to be OK and does not want to go - then, after our victory in the important competition [The World Team Championship 2005] for some people the replacement of the coach would look illogical. And only this was mentioned by Bakh"

"All players, I underline this, have high opinions about him [Dolmatov] . He is one of the most decent persons in the chess world. But if all those who share the view that our team needs another coach would be excluded from the team, then the team will be changed radically"

"The main problem of Sergei, probably, is that there are such people (and he is definitely one of them) who, when everything is good, are waiting for everything to change for the worse. Such expectations are transferred to those who are around, in our case - to the team"

5) Enrico Sevillano and Andranik Matikozyan tie for first in 2006 Southern California Championship

IMs Enrico Sevillano and Andranik Matikozyan tied for first in the 2006 Southern California Championship, a 7-player round-robin held at the Los Angeles law offices of Cheong, Denove, Rowell and Bennett. from July 9 through 16. Next at 4-2 was IM Jack Peters. Other scores: IM Cyrus Lakdawala and Eugene Yanayt, 2.5-3.5; Christian Tanaka, 2-4; Francis Chen, 1-5. John Hillery directed.

Official site:

6) Alex Baburin on Chess Today by Fred Wilson

This week's guest on the internet radio show "Chess and Books with Fred Wilson" will be Ireland's strongest grandmaster, and creator & publisher of the terrific daily internet chess newsletter, CHESS TODAY, GM ALEXANDER BABURIN.

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 at the following website:, ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ICC MEMBER (a decision with which I disagree). However, if you visit you can sign up for a one week FREE trial membership, listen to my show that week, and access the other good stuff on while you're at it!

with Fred Wilson

"Fred's next guest on Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 will again be the popular grandmaster, author and teacher GM ALEXANDER BABURIN. Fred will interview Alex live from his home in Dublin, Ireland where Alex has resided for 13 years. Alex is the author of the highly acclaimed book "Winning Pawn Structures" and creator of the terrific daily internet chess newsletter ChessToday (which can be found at ). Alex and I will discuss the recent FIDE elections & international chess OLYMPIAD held inTurin, Italy, chess coaching-especially how one should prepare before embarking on a training session- improving endgame play, rare books & their changing values in this now Ebay/internet dominated world of OP/rare chess literature, our favorite books, the recent "funny business" at the World Open, the success of the Irish team with their new captain GM Joel Benjamin (!) at Turin, and much else. Please send questions for GM ALEXANDER BABURIN to ".

7) Here and There

We wish a speedy recovery to FM Eric Schiller who recently suffered a stroke.

The San Francisco Chronicle (Section B, page 1 and 8) on July 14, ran a picture of John Cutler who wants to bring a large chess board to the Mill Valley Plaza. The story received over half a page of coverage. The Mill Valley Plaza is one of the de facto chess clubs for Marin County chess players, with five inlaid tables getting constant use.

It might not have been Tinkers to Evers to Chance but Koltanowski to Grey to Donaldson produced a tournament report on the 1966 US Open in the latest issue of ChessBase magazine. The late Koltanowski directed the event forty years ago and later passed the game scores on to Grey for the event which had no book or bulletin on it. Earlier this year Grey loaned the scores to Donaldson who entered over 200 of them including Peter Cleghorn's upset win over Pal Benko.

US Champion Alex Onischuk has started his own website. Check it out at .

IM Vinay Bhat scored 5.5 from 9 to tie for 16th in the 89-player Andorra Open won by GM Igor Khenkin with 7 points.

US Womens champion Anna Zatonskih is continuing to play in Europe after the Olympiad. She scored 5 1/2 from 9 ( 2479 performance) in the Paris Open won by GM Kazhgaleyev with 7 points.

Zatonskih,A (2432) - Paredes Galan,A (2361) [C02]
Paris Open Championship Paris FRA (7), 14.07.2006

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bd3 Bd7 6.0-0 Rc8 7.a3 Nxd4 8.Nxd4 cxd4 9.Nd2 Ne7 10.Nf3 Nc6 11.b4 a6 12.Bb2 Qb6 13.Qe2 g6 14.h4 Bg7 15.h5 gxh5 16.Rad1 Ke7 17.Rfe1 Rcg8 18.Qd2 h6 19.Qf4 f6 20.Qh4 Qc7 21.Nxd4 Kf7 22.Qxh5+ Kf8 23.Nxc6 Bxc6 24.exf6 d4 25.Rxe6 Bd7 26.Re7 1-0

The 2nd Annual Alajuela Open in Costa Rica was won by GM Vladimir Georgiev of Chicago with 7 1/2 from 9. Among those tied for second at 7 were Chicago GM Nikola Mitkov and New York GM Gennady Sagalchik. Defending champion GM Varuzhan Akobian and LA NM David Bennett were among those on 6.5.

George's Koltanowski's record of over 50 years as columnist for the SF Chronicle is well documented and the incredible record of around 75 years for the LA Times (Steiner, Kashdan and Peters) is public record but David Cohen writes that are northern neighbors also have some long streaks. One is Malcolm Sim who wrote the chess column for the Toronto Telegram for 34 years, from 1922 until his death in 1956. For comparison, IM Lawrence Day will complete his 30th year at the Toronto Star in December.

10) Upcoming Events

Mechanics' Events

Vladimir Pafnutieff - August 5
Bernardo Smith Amateur - August 19 and 20

July 20-23, 21-23 or 22-23 11th Annual Pacific Coast Open GPP: 100 S. California 6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/60). Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills CA 91301 (US-101 to Reyes Adobe Road exit). Adjacent to the Santa Monica Mountains, 26 miles west of Burbank, 12 miles from Malibu, 28 miles from Ventura. Free parking. Prizes $30,000 based on 280 paid entries (unrateds, U1200 Section players, re-entries count as half entries), minimum $20,000 (2/3 each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections. Open: $3000-1500-700-500-300, 2300-2399 $1200, U2300/Unr $1200. FIDE. Under 2200: $2000-1000- 500-300-200. Under 2000: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1800: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1600: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1400: $1700-900-500-300-200. Under 1200: $1000-500-250-150-100. Unrated may play in any section, with maximum prize U2200 $1200, U2000 $1000, U1800 $800, U1600 $600, U1400 $400 U1200 $200; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: 4-day $144, 3-day $143, 2-day $142 mailed by 7/12, all $141 online at by 7/17, $150 phoned by 7/17 (406-896-2038, entries only, no questions), $160 (no checks, credit cards OK) at tmt. SCCF membership ($14, jrs $9) required for rated Southern CA residents. Special EF: All $60 less for rated players in U1200 Section. All $90 less to unrateds in any section U1200 through U2200. Re-entry (except Open) $80. Advance EF $10 less if paid with $49 USCF dues. 4-day schedule: Reg Thu to 6:30pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 7 pm, Sat 12-7, Sun 10-4:30. 3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 11am, rds Fri 12-7, Sat 12-7, Sun 10-4:30. 2-day schedule: Reg Sat to 9 am, rds Sat 10-1-4-7, Sun 10-4:30. All schedules: Bye all, limit 2, Open Section must commit before rd 2, other schedules before rd 4. HR: $78-78-78-78, 818-707-1220, reserve by 7/6 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $10 charge for refunds. Questions:, 845-496-9648. Advance entries posted at

3rd California Classic Championship! South Bay - Cupertino, CA July 29: Blitz, Bug; July 29-30: 2-Day Adult; July 30: 1-Day AdultNote: This is not a scholastic event! However, Juniors may sign up provided they can observe the decorum of adult tournaments.20085 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA TDs: Salman Azhar, Jason Gurtovoy Sponsored by USF Chess Club, Alan KirshnerPLACE: University of San Francisco, 2nd floor, 20085 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA (between De Anza Blvd & Wolfe Rd) DIRECTIONS: From I-280 N/S take De Anza exit & go South; Take left on Stevens Creek; U-turn @ Blaney & arrive 20085 Stevens Creek. Enter from the parking lot side (North) of the building. AMPLE PARKING AVAILABLEEVENT & SCHEDULE: Three sections: Expert (above 2000), Reserve (U2000) and Amateur (U1600) in a one or two-day schedule. USCF rated four-round Swiss. Ratings will be based only on the June 2006 USCF rating supplement. Registration: 7/29 - 8:30 am - 9:30 am. 7/30 - 7:30am - 8:30am.Rounds: 2-day: 7/29 - 10 & 3:00, 7/30 - 1:30 & 6:30, 1-day: 7/30 - 9, 11:10, 1:30, & 6:30. (1-day and 2-day events merge in round 3).Time controls: 2-day, 30/90 G/60 all rounds. 1-day, Rounds 1-2, G/60; Rounds 3-4, 30/90, G/60. ENTRY FEE: $49 postmarked by 7/24/2006; $64 postmarked after 7/24/2006 & on-site. IMs/GMs free. USCF membership required. Entrants may play up one section for $10. Reentry after round 2 of the 2-day schedule into the 1-day schedule: $20. $5 discount for Juniors (U18) or Seniors (65+). $5 discount for postmark before 7/14. Team: Four or more individuals may compete for a club, team, or school. Multiple club teams allowed. Team discount of $5 per entry. All (four or more) entries must be in 1 package or not counted. Teams may form on-site, but won't receive discount. BYES: ½ point byes available in any round and must be requested before the start of round 1. Maximum one ½ point bye per entry. PRIZES: Expert (2000 and up): 1st - $400 , 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100 Reserve (U2000): 1st - $400 , 2nd - $150, U1900 - $50, U1800 - $50 - U1700 - $50Amateur (U1600): 1st - $400 , 2nd - $150, U1500 - $50, U1400 - $50 - U1300 - $50Club or Team 1st- 3rd receive Club TrophyTop Junior (U18) Highest Score between Juniors - $50 for main event. Blitz Prize 1st - $50, 2nd - $35, U2000 - $20, U1800 - $20, U1600 - $20, U1400 - $20Bughouse Prize 1st - $50, 2nd - $40, 3rd- -$30 4th - $20 (per team) Overall prize fund based on 70 fully paid adult entries. Blitz prize fund based on fully paid 20 entries. Bughouse prize fund based on fully paid 12 teams. Prize fund and/or number of prizes will be increased or decreased based on total entries in each event. Additional Events-Blitz: Blitz Championship (Open) in a 5 round Swiss format. Each game will be played with both colors (10 games played total). Both sides will have 5 minutes to make all moves. This is a G/5 rated event. Event will start following the conclusion of 2nd round play or 8:00pm. Bughouse: Bughouse Championship (Open) in 5 round swiss. Each game will played with both colors (10 games played total). Both sides will have 5 minutes to make all moves. Unrated Event will start following conclusion of Blitz or 9:00pm. (May Sign up individually and td will partner to avoid late fee) (You may pay in advance and then form a team at the tournament.) OTHER: Bring chess clocks and sets (Black chooses equipment); few provided!! Registration will close as scheduled to allow round 1 to start on time. Late entries will be given a ½ point bye or paired against another late entry at the TD's discretion. No computer entries accepted. Wheelchair access to site. USCF rated. MORE INFO: E-mail: 2006 California Classic Entry FormName: USCF ID # Rating: . Address: Expiration Date: . City & State: Zip: Phone: ( ) - . E-mail Address: Requested ½ point bye (if any), round . Circle the section being entered: o Expert o Reserve o AmateurMark all that apply: 2-day: $49 postmarked by 7/24/2006 , $64 postmarked after 7/24/2006 & on-site 1-day: $49 postmarked by 7/24/2006 , $64 postmarked after 7/24/2006 & on-site Play up one section for $10. Discount (maximum 2 discounts [$10] per entry) Team Discount of $5 per member. Team Name: ! $5 discount for Juniors (U18) or Seniors (65+). $5 discount Early Registration Postmarked by 7/14/2006 for main event. $10 Bughouse Championship Entry Partner: postmarked by 7/24/2006, $20 after & on-site $15 Blitz Championship Entry postmarked by 7/24/2006, $25 postmarked after 7/24/2006 & on-site Re-Entry 1-day schedule for $20. TOTAL (Make checks payable to Jason Gurtovoy)Mail entries to: Jason Gurtovoy, 34249 Fremont Blvd. #158 Fremont, CA 94555

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