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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2012 Chess Olympiad - Updated

Chess may not be an Olympic event yet; but the Chess Olympiad only needs a change of venue if it ever comes about. The link has been updated, you can now see pictures, live games, etc.Click here. If you don't have time for anything else check out the photo's from the opening ceremonies.

 As you may know already Nakamura has surpassed Fischer's top rating at the Olympiad and is now the #5 player in the world. For those who want the quickest updates on top player rating changes, Live Chess Ratings provides daily updates.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Taylor Bagley Wins "The Dog Days Of Summer Open" With a Perfect Score!!

Taylor Bagley went 4-0 to take 1st place in the Open section of "The Dog Days of Summer Open." Chris Bush, Randas Burns and Larry Bell each scored 3-1 to share the 2nd-3rd place money. Terry Fathuaer took home the Under 1700 cash!

Michael Williams and Dan Bulleit scored 3.5-0.5 each in the Reserve section to take the 1st and 2nd place money, while W. Chuck Miller was 3rd and Robert Woodford took home the Under 1000 prize.

Special thanks goes out to Amy Nunn and Rayane Chatrieux our local club members that participated!

The complete rated crosstable can be found here:

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer Open
Saturday, August 25, 2012

USCF Rated * 4SS * G/60 *

EF: $20 if mailed by August 20th

PLACE/SITE: FAMILY BUFFET;121 Towne Drive * Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Late/On-Site Registration Sat: 11-11:25 am – Late EF: $5.00 more. (Cash only at site)

ROUND TIMES: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

OPEN (1400+) $$b/15
1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $45, U1700 - $45

RESERVE (U 1400) $$b/10
1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25, U1000/unr - $25

Make check payable to: Johnny Owens and mail by August 20th to:
Johnny Owens; P. O. Box 266, Elizabethtown, KY 42702

Email: chessnut@insightbb.com / Phone: (270) 272-3061

Reminder Of "The Dog Days Of Summer" Open!!

I have 10 pre-registered for this Saturday’s tournament with 7 actually paying in advance! A few more have said that they plan to play but, haven’t really committed. I will accept preregisters through midnight tonight (August 23, 2012) either by email or phone calls. After that it's $25.00 to play! Details of this tournament are below!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday Knights Rated Games Returns to the Family Buffet!!

Next Tuesday, August 21, 2012 I will direct a tournament that will run 2 consecutive Tuesdays at the Family Buffet. We will play 2 rounds each evening and the time control will be Game/45 with a 5 sec. delay.

The cost will be $1.00 to cover the cost of the rating fee. So, we will play 4 rounds of chess! Round one will start promptly at 6:30 pm. Please email me at chessnut@insightbb.com if you have any questions or wish to preregister. If there is an odd number of players, the last one to register will be dropped out to ensure we don't have any byes!

Parsons Perfect!

Steve Parsons took no prisoners last night, scoring a perfect 3 points to win the August Rating Tournament a half point ahead of Louis De Fiore who was also unbeaten.
Clyde Alexander was baptised by fire in his first USCF rated over the board tournament. Clyde has been playing on line and decided to try his hand at "live action". Clyde plays much stronger than last night's results reflect and hopefully will become a regular member of the Club.
Click here for the complete X-table.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

How To Chose A Chess Set

When friends and acquaintances learn we are chess players they often ask advice on purchasing a chess set for themselves or their children. Chesshouse has developed a 25 page PDF which answers all the questions and no doubt aids in the sales of their product. Of particular note is their "free" piece replacement policy on their basic club sets. Click here for a free copy of the PDF.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Welcome Noreen!

Tonight 11 year old Noreen Chatrieux joined the Club and will play in next week's 2nd Tuesday Tournament! We now have three ladies in the Club.
Joe Farrell popped in with Steven, Ernie, Rudy, Rayane, and Kerry were also in attendance allowing for action on 3 boards! It's great to see attendance getting back to normal.