Timur Gareev comes to Fort Collins and teaches chessmates students at Liberty high school! He was also in the paper Thursday morning with a student from Liberty Ryan Green! Here is some pictures of the events:
Timur played a blindfold game, taught some chess strategy and talked about what it takes to be a great chess player. Timur is the 3rd ranked chess player in America and is planning on breaking a world record in 2015 by playing 50 blindfold game simul!
Ruy Lopez chess tournament brings tough competition!
170 competitors took to the chess board to compete in our second tournament of the year! You have to be a very good chess player to come away with a trophy and have to have some serious moves to take first place! However a few of our young Bobby Fischer’s did just that and here is a rundown of our champions:
in our open rated section Felix Yu, Aidan Marco and Anand Vissa tied for first place with 3/4 score Felix winning on tie breaks!
In our 800-1000 rated section Alexander Marsh went 5-0 winning every game and taking down the competition! His new rating is 1070 which puts him in the open section next tournament!
In our high school section Matt Rinella won first place! This was a bigger high school section go Matt!
In the 8th grade section Robert Macfarland and James Robinson tied for first. Bobby won on tiebreaks.
In the 7th grade section Josh Lee went undefeated winning his first tournament!
In the 6th grade section Jack Kiechlin went 5-0
In the 5th grade section Zachary Contreras, Tyson Whitman and Curtis Chun tied for first Zach winning on tiebreaks this may be the most competitive section of them all I think the top 12 players in this section would win first in any other section!
In the 4th grade section Rishabh Cowlagi went 5-0 unbeaten from Traut.
In the 3rd grade section Rahul Ghosh won his first tournament doing an outstanding job beating all of the competition without fail.
In the 2nd grade section Armando Hernandez pulled through and won 1st place from Poder Academy!
In the k-1 section Tyson Bhalla won first place winning all 5 rounds.
Congratulation Chessmate players! Here is the standings:
Here is some of the action from the event:
First tournament of the year!!!
Chessmates-PSD tournament had 124 participants in 10 sections!
Here is a list of the tournament winners:
Codi Davison tiw with Shrihan Anikapati for first place k-1 section!
Pristine Cyril in the second grade won her section undefeated!
Rahul Ghosh also went undefeated in the third grade section!
Our undefeated fourth grade champion is Ryan Green!
Tyson Whitman is the fifth grade champion!
Ben Dunaisky and Kenny Hotra tie in the 6th grade section!
Eric Fukumoto Takes down the seventh grade section without a loss!
William Hu and Blake Petersen tie for 8th grade champs!
Alex Gibson is the high school champion!
Oliver Wallace wins the u1000 rated section!
Suhaas Narayanan goes four wins zero losses and is our rated champion!
All sections Standings Here is the standings for all of our players!
Here is some pictures of the event with more to come:
Thanks everyone for coming see you at our next tournament in November you can sign up below!
Thanks for checking out the Chessmates website. Were looking forward to an exciting year! You can check out our tournament series below. You can look up one of our 17 schools chessmates is teaching in by going to the Clubs tab. Always feel free to contact Zachary Bekkedahl with questions and concerns. info@chessmatesFC.com
Looking forward to seeing everyone for the October 12 chess tournament register on the post below!
|#||Name||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Tot|
|2||James J Zheng||L1||W8||W3||W6||3|
|3||Andrew Fra Zirger||W7||L1||L2||W4||2|
|4||Alexander J Marsh||W8||W5||L1||L3||2|
|5||Lilly Dana Wilson||W6||L4||W9||L1||2|
|7||Aidan E Marco||L3||B—||B—||U—||2|
|#||Grades 6-8||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Rd 5||Total|
|#||Name||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Rd 5||Total|
|#||K-2||Grd||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Rd 5||Total|
Chessmates camp June 24-28 2013
Another the year of camp is in the books! This year we had an all time high of 55 participants. We split them into 3 main groups with coach Bob, Coach Brad and coach Keaton. Camp went from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday. Kids played in a tournament built into camp as well as other events like a problem solving competition, a simultaneous exhibition, blitz matches and blindfold chess.
Big thanks to Coach and international master Keaton Kiewra who came all the way from Lincoln Nebraska to teach at camp! here is some pictures from his simul when he played 50 kids at once!
We taught the kids some great instruction. I don’t think there is a kid who didn’t come out of camp with a much improved chess brain! Included in this slideshow is also pictures from the tournament rounds. This post couldn’t go without some good photos from 4 square! Here is our group shots and our awards ceremony as well. You can find more pictures from the Coloradoan: http://www.coloradoan.com/viewgal
Okay here is a rundown of some of the outstanding performances we had at camp!
The brilliancy prize went to Aritra Nag for this quick win below:
Tournament winners for Bob’s group:
Ian Brannock undefeated!
Isaac Fry 2nd place
Isaac Mount 1st place
Sebastian Collino 2nd place
Suhaas Narayanan undefeated!
Mathew Iverson 2nd place
Jasom Aladsani 3rd place
Anand Vissa won the problem solving competition, Noha Shahba won the best notation, and Ryan Green won the most improved award!
See everyone next year!!!!!!!!!!!
Another great Summer tournament kicked off the end of school this year! We had a nice small 40 player tournament. Great fights in each section check out some pictures and standing below:
Okay here is our winners:
1st place Akshat Jain 3.5/4
2nd place Aidan Mraco 3.5/4
3rd place Oliver Wallace 2/4
1st. William Hu
2nd. Joshua Lee
3rd. Alex Gibson
1st. Curtis Chun (undefeated)
2nd. Luke Namesnik
3rd. Isaac Mount
1st. Andrew Hermann
2nd. Rahul Ghosh
3rd. Marcus Bekkedahl
The chessmates last tournament of the series the Kings gambit went off with a bang. 163 participants took over the 7 sections. Their was prizes for individuals, teams and for series winners. Pictures of the event are below with standings and more!
Our individual winners were:
Natalie Lin k-1, Alexander Marsh 2nd grade, Rishabh Cowlagi 3rd grade, David Gao 4th grade, Timothy Stephens 5th grade, Oliver Wallace middle school, Akshat Jain rated section. Congrats to all our Kings Gambit champions!
Our team champs are the Liberty chessmates! For the middle school section the Lesher chessmates take 1st place!
This years series champions who won their section for the 5 tournaments overall are: Nicholas Bekkedahl in k-1 Alexander Marsh 2nd grade, Ryan Green 3rd grade, Sami Al-Adsani 4th grade, Timothy Stephens 5th grade, Anand Vissa 6th-8th grade, and Jasom Al-adsani rated! Congrats for an awesome year these players are our chessmates champions! Good luck everyone for next Fall!
Next tournament will be the start to our Summer series and will be May 4th at TPAAK 4812 McMurry drive Fort Collins Colorado 80528.
The state tournament is for all kids k-12 grade that are United states chess federation members or rated players. The sections were k-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12 grade. It was a 6 round tournaments lasting all day February 16th and 17th to decide the best kids in the state!
Chessmates players did Fantastic including the Liberty team winning the k-3 grade team championship! Preston middle school team placed 2nd in the middle school team championship!
Our impressive individual performances were:
k-3 grade section:
Alexander marsh 4.5 points 3rd place overall!
Ryan Green 4 points tied for 4th place!
Nicholas Bekkedahl and Jack Nauman didn’t place but scored 3/6 in their first state championship.
K-6 grade section:
Suhaas Narayanan scored 5 points and placed 3rd winning on tie breaks!
Aidan Marco scored 5 points only losing to Suhaas and tied for 3rd place.
James Zheng, Lilly Wilson and Nathan Kerekes all scored 4 points and tied for 8th place in the state! Unfortunately tie breaks didn’t go their way as there was 13 players tied for 8th-21st place! The section had 62 players!
Ayden Adair scored 4 points and tied for 4th place in the state!
Benjamin Beavers scored 2.5 points in the tournament which helped him and Ayden win 2nd place for their Preston team!
Great work chessmates! Please send your pictures of the tournament if you have any!