Mechanics' Institute ChessRoom Newsletter #59"You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it's really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas." Stanley Kubrick
1) Oropesa del Mar 2) SF 6 1/2 - Los Angeles 5 1/2 1925 3) Upcoming Tournaments
1) World Youth Chess Championship in Oropesa del Mar, Spain
Hikaru Nakamura (Boys Under 14) and Alisa Melekhina (Girls Under 10), each with 7 from 9, lead the US medal hopes with two rounds to go in the World Youth Championships being held in Oropesa del Mar, Spain. San Jose IM Vinay Bhat has 5.5 points in the Boys Under 18, having just won his round nine game. Vinay, who was seeded number 19 going in, can finish in the top ten with a strong finish. This event began on October 20th and will end on November 3rd. For more information, you can go to: http://www.worldyouthfestival2001.com/
2) SF 6 1/2 - Los Angeles 5 1/2 1925
San Francisco 6 1/2; Los Angeles 5 1/2 February 22, 1925
As has been their custom for many years, San Francisco and Los Angeles contested a match by telegraph on 12 boards on Washington's Birthday, the opposing teams being stationed at the rooms of the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club and the Los Angeles Chess and Checker Club, respectively. After a fighting finish, San Francisco won by the score of 6 1/2 to 5 1/2. The report, with which we have been favored, states: As usual, the captain of the San Francisco team was Bernardo Smith, who has handled his team for seven years without the loss of a match. We append the summary, together with another specimen of the play.
1. Fink 1 Ruth 0 2. Gruer 1/2 Borochow 1/2 3. Lovegrove 0 Mlotkowski 1 4. Clarke 1 Scharader 0 5. Branch 1/2 Mugridge 1/2 6. Woskoff 0 Short 1 7. Ryder 0 Perry 1 8. Epsteen 0 Scholtz 1 9. Bailou 1 Weinbalum 0 10. Fawcett 1 Hart 0 11. Maynard 1/2 Grabill 1/2 12. Hallwegen 1 Whipple 0
ACB 1925 p. 53
3) Upcoming Tournaments
MI EVENTS (check the MI website at www.chessclub.org) for complete details
October 30 to December 18
January 25 - 27, 2002.
* Two other similar tournaments will be held during the first half of the year as part of the Grand Prix. The player who scores the most total points in all three tournaments will receive an additional $300. Tournaments dates will be announced soon.( Before the end of 2001).
An American Classic & A Heritage Event