London, Round 1

A great round of ferocious, fighting chess by some of the strongest players in the world… Anand-Nakamura, 1/2-1/2 Nakamura, the strongest player in the US and currently among the top ten in the world, had the dubious honor of playing black against World Champion Anand in the first round. He decided to play the Berlin…

London Chess Classic

One of the strongest chess tournaments of the year starts Wednesday, Dec 8 in London. It features many of the strongest players in the world, including: Vishwanathan Anand (from India, World champion and world’s highest-rated player), Magnus Carlsen (from Norway, second highest-rated player in the world), Vladimir Kramnik (from Russia, previous world champion, fourth highest-rated…

Eugene Fall Classic

For eleven straight years, Jerry Ramey has directed the Fall Classic scholastic chess tournament in Eugene. The name has changed over the years, but it is consistently a high quality event, year in and year out. This year 60 players from all over the state (and even one from Washington) participated. Playing in the elite…

Portland Chess Club, November G/60

The Portland Chess Club hosts a four-round G/60 tournament one Saturday per month. The tournaments are OSCF qualifiers, but usually about 3/4 of the participants are adults. Scary? Nah… Well, scary for the adults maybe. In a match-up between a 10 year old and an adult 100 points higher rated, I’d put my money on…

Portland Area League, Rounds 1-3

The powerful Portland area high school chess league has completed three rounds of play. In the upper division Gavin Megson of Clackamas High School and Nathan Ryan have both been a perfect 3/3 so far. Nathan (928 NWSRS) had to notch a 400 point upset in the third round to keep his streak in tact,…

Southern Oregon Chess League

November 20, 2010, despite threats of snow in the passes, the Southern Oregon Chess League held a tournament at the Coquille High School. Coquille Varsity and Coquille Junior Varsity chess teams once again showed their dominance in the region with Sutherlin and Oakland participating. Marshfield and Myrtle Creek were unable to participate. For the Coquille…

Byron Massey Memorial in Coquille

Upper and Elite Division trophy winners Saturday, November 13th, at the Byron Massey Memorial Chess Tournament held at the Coquille High School, players strived to emulate the sportsmanship that Massey had displayed in past chess tournaments. Kaitlyn Davidson displayed a cheerful attitude despite adversity and loss. Matthew Crim complimented his opponent who had just lost,…

New OSCF Website

Welcome to the new OSCF website! The look is the same but the functionality has expanded to include more information, easier access, and more interactive features. On the main page, look for up-to-date news from Oregon, US, and world chess and post your comments. Some of the new features and information you can find: Games…