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GM Timur Gareyev Breaks World Record

Posted in News on December 6th, 2016 by Tom Brownscombe

At the Foundations Building on the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) campus, beginning on the morning of Saturday, December 3, 2016 and ending in the early morning on Sunday, December 4, 2016, chess Grandmaster (GM) Timur Gareyev set a new world record for blindfold chess games played simultaneously. Many people are familiar with the game of chess, considered by many to be the world’s premier strategy game. But few people have ever witnessed a blindfold simultaneous chess exhibition, and very few people have ever successfully performed one.   Read more »

Remembering David Sheryka

Posted in News on July 11th, 2016 by Tom Brownscombe

Reno Club News & Announcements (from RenoChess.org)

David Sheryka Memorial Tournament

July 7 and 14, 2016

Reno Chess Club, Reno Nevada

David Sheryka, a longtime member of the Reno Chess Club, passed away on May 25th. David once sported an Expert rating and continued to play Class A chess for the past 20 years. In his honor, and with the generous sponsorship of David’s relative, Jerry Weikel will run a 6-round swiss tournament. Format is a 6-round swiss with rounds 1-3 at Game/30;5 second delay on July 7th and rounds 4-6 on July 14th. Cash prizes will be awarded: 1st: $100, Top A: $50, Top B: $50, Top 1599-below: $40.

The Nevada Chess Community has lost a valued player and frequent competitor in the North – South Team matches held annually in Tonopah, Nevada. We offer our condolences on behalf of our community to David’s friends and family, and from the Directors of Nevada Chess, Inc. He will be missed. – A. Magruder

Posted in News on March 16th, 2016 by Juan Jauregui

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2016 Nevada State Scholastic Chess Championship

Posted in News, Scholastic on January 30th, 2016 by Tom Brownscombe
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will be held at the Las Vegas Day School 3275 Red Rock Las Vegas

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Entry Fees increase after February 25th and again after March 7th.

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Elliott Liu Retains State Champion Title

Posted in News on January 15th, 2016 by Alan Losoff

On January 9th and 10th Elliott Liu defended his State Championship title against Mike Zaloznyy.  After both won their semi-final matches against Virgil Reyes and Ernest Hong respectively in Tonapah last fall they agreed to play the final back home in Las Vegas.  Because of scheduling conflicts the match was not played until last week.

Elliot (left) vs Mike.

Elliot (left) vs Mike.

Call for Nominations

Posted in News on November 1st, 2015 by Tom Brownscombe

The term of service for a Nevada Chess board member is two years. Each year the term of service of either three or four of our seven board members expires. In 2016 the terms of service of four of our current board members (Charles Chinnici, Daniel Conver, Allen Magruder, and Jerome Weikel) will expire. In 2016 there will be an election to fill the four board member positions that will become vacant when these board members’ terms of service expire.

Nevada Chess is now seeking nominations for these four board positions that will be available in 2016. Nominees must be or become members of both the United States Chess Federation and Nevada Chess, Inc. on February 1, 2016. Nominees must also be at least 18 years of age. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2015. If you would like to nominate yourself or some other person for a position on the Nevada Chess, Inc. board of directors please send an e-mail to tkbrownscombe@hotmail.com or send a letter to:

Nevada Chess BoD Nominations
c/o Tom Brownscombe
1213 East Saint Louis Avenue #3
Las Vegas, NV 89104

In 2016, the list of nominees will be published on the Nevada Chess website. A ballot will be sent to all Nevada Chess, Inc. members. Ballots will be counted at the annual membership meeting in the spring of 2016.

GM Walter S. Browne 1949 – 2015

Posted in News on June 24th, 2015 by Janelle Losoff

by Janelle Losoff, Co-Organizer of the Las Vegas International Chess Festival

It’s with great sadness, we must pass along the tragic news that

GM Walter Browne


Grand Master Walter Shawn Browne has quietly and suddenly passed away in Las Vegas Nevada.

As we grieve, we extend our condolences to his wife, family, friends, and the fans of this towering giant.

 

We will post more details here as we get them.


 

GM Browne had just finished playing in our 50th Anniversary National Open. He tied for 9th-15th. He played a 25 board simultaneous exhibition here at the Las Vegas International Chess Festival. He also taught at our chess camp and gave a lecture series. After the Chess Festival, Browne stayed the night at the home of his life-long friend, Ron Gross, who reported to us that Walter died suddenly in his sleep. We are shocked and saddened by this sudden loss.

GM Walter Browne was a 6 time U.S. Champion and eleven time winner of the National Open. He won the American Open seven times, the World Open three times, and the U.S. Open Chess Championship twice. Please visit his United States Chess Federation profile to learn more about him. Many thanks to our friends and chess journalists who have linked to this page as the original source for this story.

Walter was a good man, a great friend, and a mentor to generations of players. He will be sorely missed, yet his games, his brilliance, his generosity, and his explorations of the games, as well as his presence will live on. Farewell Walter. We will remember you. Rest in Peace.

Born January 10, 1949 in Sydney, Australia


Died June 24, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada

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