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April 27

Events: Rated and Unrated: First, the next rated event hosted by Far North Chess:

The May Day Chess Tournament
Time Control: Game in 30
May 21, 2011

at the Aleutian Pribilof Island Association
1131 East International Airport Road
(across from Alaska Wildberry Products and Sourdough Company)

Registration Fee: $25, Early Registration: $15 if received by May 20, 2011
You are considered registered for this tournament when payment is received.
Payment can be sent to Russell Gates, 7110 Foothill Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504

*Schedule of Events:*

9 15 a.m. Registration Opens (Day-of-Registration Fee: $25)
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Round 1
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Round 2
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Round 3
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Round 4
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Round 5
5:45 p.m. Prize Ceremony

This will be the Denker Qualifer for the state. The highest finisher in the
open section or Denker eligible section (depending on number of
registrants), who is eligible for the Denker, will receive the Alaska state
Denker nomination. For more information about the Denker Tournament of Champions,
visit: http://denkerchess.com

Our latest unrated events at the club last Friday went very well. The eight-player Open event was won by newcomer, Mark Dixon with a 5-1 score.
Mark sports a rating over 1800 and is a welcome addition to the local scene!
The event for Juniors [four players] was won by young Aaron who also scored 5-1.

February 26th

2011 Rundy and link: Here is the plug for the tournament:

"The 2011 Rundy Chess Tournament: March 4, 5, 6, 2011, at:

Pacific Northern Academy
550 Bragaw Street., Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Registration fee: $30

Registration will begin Friday, 3/4 at 5:00 p.m.

Friday 3/4
Round 1 (G/90): 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 3/5
Round 2 (G/120): 9:00 a.m.
Round 3 (G/120):  1:30 p.m.
Round 4 (G/120):  6:00 p.m.
Sunday 3/6
Round 5 (G/120):  10:00 a.m.
Closing Ceremony: 2:30 p.m.

Prizes based on participation.
Hope to see you there!

I'm sure readers are aware of the new book "Endgame" by Frank Brady which updates the life and times of Bobby Fischer.
The following link goes to a 34-minute interview with Brady--quite fascinating!
To access the mp3 file go here.

All for now--NIMZO.

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