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International Grandmaster Timur Gareev

We have a special guest coming to our chess club Friday May 2nd. It will be located at our main club on 4825 S Lemay ave. It is a church called council tree we rent out a room from.

Timur will be giving a simul where he plays all of the participants a game of chess at the same time as well as giving a short lesson. He will be open for quesitons and autographs. Timur is the 2nd highest rated player in America is an international Grandmaster and we are lucky to have him stop by for a short while on his way through Colorado. The event costs only $20. It will go from 5pm-8pmish (maybe a little later for some players). Timur is known for his skill at blindfold chess and can play up to 50 games at once without looking at any of the boards. He will be trying to break the world record for blindfold in the near future.

So come have a good time with chess friends and play one of the world renown chess players. Everyone is welcome! No one is expected top beat so don’t feel bad no matter how good you are at chess. This will be a great experience and you can always say you played a famous Grandmaster! Please emial info@chessmatesfc.com with any quesitons and to reserve a spot. Payment can be made on site.


Posted on 21 April '14 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

King’s Gambit Tournament March 29th

Our last tournament of the school year turned out to be a great success! We had 165 participants! Thankyou to everyone who attended! 35 students were able to play in the entire series and were honored with the “Lasker Achievement Award”. Both the series and individual tournament had several noted accomplishments.

Congratulations to Fossil Ridge High School for winning the tournament with 14.5 points! They will be attending the State Team Championship in May.

Congratulations to Kinard Middle School with 23.5 points! Well done!

Congratulations also to, Ridgeview Elementary School, which finished with 19 points!

Section Winners:
k-1: Tyler Thieszen

2nd grade: Allen MacFarland

3rd grade: Traegon Hand

4th grade: Griffin Mcconnell

5th grade: Zachary Contreras

6th grade: Julian Brodsky


7th grade: Guangxin Liu

8th grade: William Hu


High School: Magnus Chun

Rated 800-1,000: Jack Nauman

Overall Series Champions:Rated Section: Suhaas Narayanan

k-1: Thomas Kaduk 25 points

2nd grade: Pristine Cyril 29 points

3rd grade: Rahul Ghosh 25 points

4th grade: Matthew Grumm 27 points

5th grade: Curtis Chun 28 points

6th grade: Kenny Hotra 14.5 points

7th grade: Eric Fukumoto 26 points

8th grade: Robert Macfarland 17.5 points

High School: Alex Gibson 16.5

Rated: Anand Vissa 20 points


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Zach Bekkedahl

Posted on 1 April '14 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Chessmates Summer Series

Tournaments will be at T and R Paul Academy 4812 McMurry Dr Fort Collins Colorado 80524.

  • Dates will be: June 14th, July 12th, and August 16th

  •  5 round event with 30 minutes on each clock, one hour total each game
  • Trophies, medals and participation awards will be given out.
  • Sections: k-2 grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, rated 600-800 k-12, rated 800-1000 k-12 and rated 1000+
  • Come by 8:30am for players meeting finishing around 2pm awards ceremony.

Summer tournaments 2014

Register here or print out and send in form above:


Posted on 31 March '14 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Kings Gambit March 29th

Kings Gambit Chess tournament March 29th!

Final tournament of the season!

  • Chess tournament located at Kinard middle school.
  • Last tournament March 29th
  • 5 rounds 40 minute games for rated and 30 minute games for unrated
  • Big trophies and participation prizes!
  • Sign up at the door before 830am
  • Team prizes as well as series prizes will be given out!
  • Pizza for lunch,  Chair massages,  and an extra adult tournament for fun!
  • Finished with tournament around 3pm.
  • Registration form with more info: Chessmates-PSD tournaments 2013-2014 (2)


Register Here:


Posted on 19 February '14 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Chessmates series results

Here is results for our full series! We have 6 tournaments Plus the state tournament this year. The players with the most points in all of the tournaments combined will win my hand made 2′x2′ chess boards in each section! Picture of players winning boards below. This year we will have prizes for 1st-4th place in each section.

Here they are: Standings


Posted on 21 January '14 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.