KindredSpirit’s Kaleidoscope: World Chess Live

World Chess Live, a family-friendly chess service, is sponsor of the 2008 World Chess Live Junior Grand Prix (JGP).  The November issue of CHESS LIFE, page 53, listing shows as of October 1, 2008, events received and processed being unofficial and subject to change during the year through year-end has tallied 4,469 players with JGP points with 363 JGP events held. Top prize includes free entry and $1000 in expense money to the 2009 U.S. Open and a handsome plaque.  Additional prizes for the top 20 and each top state representative will round out the winners.

Jumping into a tie for the lead by coming from behind with 90 was New Yorker Jack Hutton who amassed a total of 135 points, shared by Peter Giannatos, NC; Shicheng Zhao, VA; Joel Anthony Pena, NJ;

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Those interested can write to USCF, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557-3967.

DON’T HAVE A CHESS CLUB IN YOUR AREA OR KNOW IF ONE EXISTS NEARBY, OR IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PLAYING TOURNAMENT CHESS, the USCF can help you. Most tournament listings show upcoming tournaments in CHESS LIFE and whom to contact.


39th US Team East and World Amateur Team  2/14-16/09 held in Parsippany, NJ

2009 Super Nationals IV — 4/3-4/09  Nashville, TN

2009 US Amateur Team – North  2/14-15/09 Waukesha, WI

2009 US Amateur Team – South 2/13-15/09 Orlando, FL

2009 US Junior Chess Congress 2/28-3/1/09 Anderson, Indiana

2009 US Amateur – West May 23-25 Tucson, Arizona

Participants must be or become USCF members.

                            DID YOU KNOW?

Who are the two K’s that have been instrumental in developing school chess programs ?

(No, I am not going to tell you!)

Just received the February issue of CHESS LIFE and want to add my congratulations to our two Olympiad teams (Men and Women) who equaled a 3rd place finish to win respective Bronze Medals. The men’s team was composed of GM Gata Kamsky, GM Hikaru Nakamura,  GM Alexander Onischuk, GM Yury Shulman, and GM Varuzhan Akobian.  The team scored 29 – 15.

The US Women team: IM Irina Krush, IM Anna Zatonskih, WGM Rusudan Goletiani, WGM Katerina Rohonyan, WFM Tatev Abrahamyan.

The team scored 30.5 – 13.5.

THE MATCH IS ON BETWEEN OUR GATA KAMSKY AND TOPALOV and will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from February 16-28, 2009. The winner will then meet World Champion Anand for a title match.

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The Benoni Defense has its ups and downs; here, Mike Blechar hands Rudolf Katzl a short lesson in how not to play it.

                             White: Mike Blechar  vs. Black: R. Katzl

1.d4  c5  2.d5  e6  3.e4  exd5  4.exd5  d6  5.Nc3  g6  6.Nf3  a6  7.a4  Nd7  8.Qe2+  Qe7  9.Ne4  Kd8  10.Bf4  Ngf6  11.Nfg5  h6  12.Bxd6  Qe8  13.Nxf6  Qxe2  14.Bxe2  hxg5  15.Bxf8  Rxf8  16.Nh7  Re8  17.Nxg5  f6  18.Ne6+  Resigns (1-0).

Participate!  Submit your analysis  and I will publish the best and most interesting one received.


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