Andrei Botez

2019 Oregon State Girls Championship in Portland on *Saturday May 25* (Date changed!)

Oregon Chess Federation together with Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation would like to invite all the girls to the 2019 Oregon State Girls Championship on May 25 at the Portland Chess Club.
This event will determine Oregon’s nominees the most prestigious national girls scholastic events:
The SPFGI (Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational) and the NGTOC (National Girls Tournament of Champions).
Time Control:

A 4 round G/55 + 5 seconds increment Swiss for Championship section.

A 4 rounds G/40 + 5 seconds delay Swiss for Reserve section

Eligibility
Championship section open to all junior girls in Oregon State, Reserve section open Oregon residents and out of state players.
Players must be under 19 as of Jun 14, 2019.
Ratings and membership requirment

Championship section: USCF membership required.  Dual rated, both USCF and NWSRS.

Reserve section: NWSRS rated (no membership required).
Equipment

Clocks and notation required – clocks and score sheets will be provided.

Round times:
Championship: 9:00am11:15pm1:30pm, and 3:45pm.
Reserve: 8:45am10:30am12:45pm2:15pm
Prizes
Championship section:
  • Equally divided bursary for the first two places who will represent Oregon State in 2019 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions and 2019 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational.

  • The final amount of those bursaries will result by subtracting the expenses from the total amount of the entrée fees of this tournament.

  • In case of a tie for 1st and/or 2nd a playoff round with G/15 white, G/12 black with draw odds will determine winner.

  • Plaques for 1st-5th Places (3rd to 5th place tiebreak will be used)

  • Champion will have the 1st choice to pick the tournament.

Reserve section:

  • Trophies for 1st-5th Places

  • Reserve Champion will also receive one year USCF Membership (Young adult, Youth or Scholastic – depending on the age of the player). Same tiebreaker as in the top section.

Entry fee: pre-payment $30 before May 20, $35 after or paying at the door.

Must pre-register. Registration deadline is March 15 at 5:00 PM (no registrations accepted after the deadline).

Questions?  Email Andrei at Silver.Knights.Chess.Club@gmail.com

Roshen Nair won the 2017 National Chess championship for U11 section at 2017 US Junior Open

Roshen Nair won the 2017 National Chess championship for U11 section (under age 11) by competing in the 2017 US Junior Open in Minnesota. There were four sections – U8, U11, U15 & U21. After 24 hrs of grueling chess (over 3 days and 6 rounds), Roshen and two other players tied for first place with 5 points. After coming ahead in the tiebreaker, Roshen has been awarded the national chess champion title for U11.

 

Roshen’s other big achievements in the last 18 months are below :

  • Won 1st place at the 12th Annual OSCF (Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation) State Chess Championship (Elementary Platinum section) on May 6th, 2017.
  • Won 1st place at the 2017 Oregon State Chess Championship (Grade – 5 section) organized by “Chess for Success” by having a perfect score(5-0) on March 11th, 2017.
  • Won 1st place at the 2016 Oregon State Chess Championship (K-4 section) organized by “Chess for Success” by having a perfect score(5-0) in April 2016.
  • Won the 2nd place at the 11th Annual OSCF (Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation) State Chess Championship (Elementary Platinum section) in April 2016.
  • Won 1st place at the 2016 OREGON OPEN (U1600 – section)
  • Won the 2nd place at the 2017 President’s day weekend tournament (in the top section).

2017 US Junior Open results can be viewed using the following links.

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201707238792.3-15403672

http://www.chessweekend.com/2017/2017-u-s-junior-open-individual-standings/

“How the US team won gold at the 2016 Chess Olympiad”-a talk by team captain John Donaldson *FREE*

International Master of chess

International Master of chess

On Thursday, February 23 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Portland Chess Club, IM John Donaldson, captain of the 2016 US Olympiad team, will provide an inside look at how the US team won the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku by giving a talk and going over several games that were important to the US team’s victory. The event is free and open to everyone!

John has served as captain of the US Olympiad team twelve times since 1986. He is the author of over thirty chess books and has been director of San Francisco’s Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club since the 90’s.

Portland Chess Club:

 

The Huffington Post article

NY Times article

The Washington Times article

 

Silver Knights Chess Club Quads – An OSCF State Qualifier

Silver Knights Chess Club Quads

Sunday, October 4th and October 25th, 2015 – Silver Knights Chess Club Quads
Prizes: First place trophy, second & third place medal, fourth place small chess gift – for each section.

Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS rating.
Time: Sunday, October 4th and 25th, 2015 | 2:15pm – 5:30pm – will start on time and finish on time.
Fee: $17 – Preregistration close Sunday (day of the tournament) at 09:00 AM – no late fee.
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12.
Location: Petite Patisserie in Happy Valley.  Free parking. Parents and accompanying persons can wait while enjoying coffee and the finest handcraft European pastries from “Petite Patisserie.”
Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club websitehttp://silverknightschessclub.blogspot.com/
Contact: Andrei Botez, silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com, (503) 995-2888

Sunday, July 6th, 2014 – Silver Knights Chess Club Quads – An OSCF State Qualifier

 Prizes: First place trophy, second & third place medal, fourth place small chess gift – for each section.

Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS rating.

Time: Sunday, July 6th, 2014 | 2:15pm – 5:30pm – will start on time and finish on time.

Fee: $17 (Registration closes on Saturday at 21:00 pm) – no late fee.

Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12.

Location: Petite Patisserie in Happy Valley.  Free parking. Parents and accompanying persons can wait while enjoying coffee and the finest handcraft European pastries from “Petite Patisserie.”

Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club website http://silverknightschessclub.blogspot.com/

Contact: Andrei Botez, silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com, (503) 995-2888

Results are in at the Elementary Nationals in Dallas!

USCF website mentioned that a new record of 2,224 players played in Elementary National mega-event in Dallas nine sections.

Among them there were six Oregon representative’s: Sharan, Praveer (K5), Zhang, Gavin (K5), Crane, Elliot James (K5), Samudrala, Nikhil (K5 U900), Gauthier, Avril (K5 U900) and Siddiqui, Yusef (K5).

Not long time ago, at the High School Nationals, all the Oregon representative come back with extra rating points, not sure if any other state can brag about something like that. At this nationals, Oregon did it again!

Praveer 1307 => 1493

Gavin 1159 => 1416

Elliot  925 => 1216

Nikhil 752 => 1002 6/7 – tied for 3rd) in K-5 U900 (9th place  after tie breaks)

Avril  957 => 1200 Perfect score 7/7 – USA National Champion Division K-5 U900

Yusef  102  => 288 

Congratulations!!

(Photo credit Joseph Gauthier )

Oregon players shine at 2014 High School Nationals

ALL OREGON REPRESENTATIVES GAIN RATING POINTS!

Here they are:
DUANE LEE 519 -> 719
PHILIP F WEISS 1459 ->1514
JOSIAH PERKINS 1553 ->1573
KIAN PATEL 1479 ->1552
JOSHUA GRABINSKY 1534 ->1561
ANDREW LAM TRATTNER 1905 ->1914
PRANAV SHARAN 1546 ->1645
CLEMEN DENG 1902 ->1930
AARON GRABINSKY 2189 ->2215

Also Aaron is mentioned on USCF website:

“One of our most distinguished national scholastic chess players Justus Williams (2383) lost to an Expert from Oregon Aaron Grabinsky (2181); Justus is the reigning 2013 US Cadet champ, 2013 US Junior Open champ, 2013 National 10th Grade (as well as 2012 National 9th Grade) champ, but is not likely to add the overall High school title this year. ”
National High School Championships, San Diego 2014

Here is the game:

White: Grabinsky, Aaron
Black: Williams, Justus
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.f4 d5 4.Nf3 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Nd7 6.g3 Ngf6 7.d3 b6 8.Bg2 Bb7 9.Qe2 Be7 10.Nfg5 Nxe4 11.Nxe4 Qc7 12.b3 O-O 13.Bb2 Rae8 14.O-O a6 15.a4 f5 16.Nd2 Bf6 17.Bxf6 gxf6 18.Nc4 Bxg2 19.Qxg2 Nb8 20.Rae1 Nc6 21.Nd2 Nb4 22.Nf3 Kh8 23.Nh4 Rg8 24.Re2 Nd5 25.Qf3 Qd6 26.Kh1 Qd7 27.Rfe1 Nc3 28.Re3 b5 29.axb5 axb5 30.h3 b4 31.Qh5 Nd5 32.Rf3 Re7 33.Kh2 Reg7 34.Ng2 Rg6 35.Nh4 R6g7 36.Ng2 Qd6 37.Ne3 Nc3 38.Nc4 Qd4 39.Qh4 Rxg3 40.Qxg3 Rxg3 41.Kxg3 Nd5 42.Ne3 Nxe3 43.Rfxe3 e5 44.Rf3 Qc3 45.Re2 exf4+ 46.Rxf4 Qa1 47.Kh2 Kg7 48.Rxf5 Qd4 49.Ref2 Qd6+ 50.Kg2 Qd4 51.R5f4 Qc3 52.Re4 f5 53.Ref4 Kg6 54.Rxf5 Qa1 55.Rxc5 Qa8+ 56.Rf3 Qe8 57.Rc4 Qe2+ 58.Rf2 Qe7 59.Rg4+ Kh6 60.d4 Qb7+ 61.Kg1 Qc6 62.Rf5 Qxc2 63.Rf3 Qd1+ 64.Kg2 Qe2+ 65.Kg3 Qe1+ 66.Kf4 Qc1+ 67.Ke4 Qc6+ 68.d5 Qc2+ 69.Kd4 Qd2+ 70.Kc5 Qc1+ 71.Kxb4 Qe1+ 72.Rc3 Qe7+ 73.Kc4 Qe2+ 74.Kc5 Qe7+ 75.Kc4 Qe2+ 76.Kc5 Qe7+ 77.d6 Qe5+ 78.Kc4 Qxd6 79.b4 Qc6+ 80.Kb3 Qd5+ 81.Ka3 Qa8+ 82.Kb2 Qa4 83.Rd4 Kg5 84.Rc5+ Kf6 85.h4 Qa8 86.Rf4+ Ke6 87.Rfc4 Qg2+ 88.Kb3 Qf3+ 89.Ka4 Qd1+ 90.Kb5 Qd7+ 91.Rc6+ Kd5 92.Ka6 1-0

Congratulation to all of them!

March 16th, 2014 – Silver Knights Chess Club Quads – An OSCF State Qualifier

 Prizes: First place trophy, second & third place medal, fourth place small chess gift – for each section.

Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS rating.

Time: Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 | 2:15pm – 5:30pm – will start on time and finish on time.

Fee: $17 (Registration closes on Saturday at 21:00 pm) – no late fee.

Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12.

Location: Petite Patisserie in Happy Valley.  Free parking. Parents and accompanying persons can wait while enjoying coffee and the finest handcraft European pastries from “Petite Patisserie.”

Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club website http://silverknightschessclub.blogspot.com/

Contact: Andrei Botez, silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com, (503) 995-2888

Silver Knights Chess Club Quads – An OSCF State Qualifier

Prizes: First place trophy, second & third place medal, fourth place small chess gift – for each section.

Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS rating.
Time: Sunday, February 16, 2014 | 2:15pm – 5:30pm – will start on time and finish on time.
Fee: $17 (Registration closes on Saturday at 21:00 pm) – no late fee.
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12.
Location: Petite Patisserie in Happy Valley.  Free parking. Parents and accompanying persons can wait while enjoying coffee and the finest handcraft European pastries from “Petite Patisserie.”
Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club websitehttp://silverknightschessclub.blogspot.com/
Contact: Andrei Botez, silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com, (503) 995-2888