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Penn State Chess Club Uses GoFundMe to Send Team to Pan-Ams

10/29/2017 by Chess Club

Through the 1960's and to 1976, Penn State set the bar for chess activity at the collegiate level.  Thanks to Dr. Robert Bernreuter, Vice President of Student Affairs, Donald Byrne was rec...

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Vlad Getman Tops Felix Schwarz Memorial; Jerry Zhang Tops Elders

10/24/2017 by Chess Club

Vladimir Getman cruised to victory in the Felix Schwarz Memorial played at the CLC Charter School on National Chess Day, October 14. With his score nicked only by a draw with expert Eugene Furman, ...

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Upsets Highlight John Devereaux Memorial

08/31/2017 by Chess Club

Spencer Carran and Jason Scott surprised the experts in the John Devereaux Memorial played at the Ramada Inn on August 26. Spencer (pre-tournament rating: 1856) and Jason (pre-tournament rating: 15...

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Scholastic Chess Tournament Fun For All

05/15/2017 by Chess Club

Spirited competition was abundant during the scholastic chess tournament held on Thursday, May 11 at the Ferguson Township Elementary School.  While players vied for individual prizes, each of...

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Allison Mi and Jerry Zhang Score at the PA State Scholastics

04/25/2017 by Chess Club

Congratulations to Allison Mi and Jerry Zhang who turned in fine performances in the Pennsylvania State Scholastic Tournament held in Lancaster on the weekend of March 11-12.  Jerry won three ...

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Donald Byrne Memorial Celebrates Memory of Chess Luminary

04/17/2017 by Chess Club

Twenty-nine competitors met at the Ramada Inn on April 8 to witness a 4-0 sweep of the open section by chessmaster Erick Garcia.  Garcia cleared a path to victory with wins against local exper...

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Prasad Krishnan Ties for First in Williamsport Quad; Emily Hu Excels at National Chess Congress and Eastern Open

02/07/2017 by Chess Club

We are happy to note that Prasad Krishnan came away with two wins and one loss to secure a tie for first place in the U1300 section of the January 28 edition of the Williamsport Quads.

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Chess Teacher, Holocaust Survivor, Felix Schwarz Honored by Spirited Competition

11/14/2016 by Chess Club

Chess experts from three generations fought to a friendly conclusion with a tie for first, second and third place in the rated section of the Felix Schwarz Memorial Chess Tournament, held on Novemb...

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Local Stalwarts Score in Simultaneous Exhibition

10/17/2016 by Chess Club

On October 15, eighteen local players sat across the board from Jonathan Sarfati, international master and Chess Olympiad veteran who once held world champion Boris Spassky to a draw.  Sarfati...

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Devereaux Memorial Attracts Top Talent; Local Players Shine

08/17/2016 by Chess Club

The John Devereaux Memorial Chess Tournament, played at the Ramada Inn August 6-7, drew players from throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia to vie for $2,500 in prize money.  Contestants we...

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Jim Johnson Rolls To Victory In July Unrated Open

07/12/2016 by Chess Club

In our first Game:30 open tournament, Jim Johnson dominated, posting a perfect 3-0 record to claim first place.  Micah Donohue and Prasad Krishnan finished in a dead heat for second and third ...

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First Inter-City Match is Great Success

06/08/2016 by Chess Club

On May 14, Vlad Getman, Jim Johnson, Amran Mardianto, Emily Hu, Micah Donohue, Sandy Breon, Jim Robinson, Costa Getman, Hart Gillespie, Prasad Krishnan, Sawyer McCarthy, Clayton Johnson and Jerry B...

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Lancaster Open and State Scholastic and Collegiate Championships to be Held March 5-6

02/08/2016 by Chess Club

Mark your calendars!  The annual Pennsylvania state and collegiate championships will be hosted once again in Lancaster along with a tournament open to all on March 5-6.  Details for all ...

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Donald Byrne is Focus of New Chess Book

02/05/2016 by Chess Club

We are happy to note that work has begun on a book about the exemplary life and chess career of Donald Byrne. Any related anecdotes, stories or simple recollections submitted for our Chess Heritage...

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Two Losses in 13 Rounds for Emily Hu

01/20/2016 by Chess Club

In November Emily Hu traveled to Philadelphia to post an even score in the National Chess Congress under 2000 section.  Particularly impressive was the fact that she lost just one game against...

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Williamsport Open: Micah Donohue Captures U1600 Prize

01/12/2016 by Chess Club

Six of our local players – Sandy Breon, Micah Donohue, Emily Hu, Scott Posey, Michael Wilson and Jerry Zhang – ventured north on November 7th and 8th to enjoy the hospitality of our fri...

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