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Chess FundamentalZ with GM DariusZ ŚwiercZ

Eighteen middle school and high school students from WV and KY attended the Huntington YMCA Chess Club’s Second Annual Chess Camp with GM Dariusz ŚwiercZ. The camp, June 26-29, included instruction on tactical as well as positional play, a simul, many, many puzzles, friendly matches and an end-of-camp four round tournament. We hope to do it again next year!

Group photo
Back row, left to right: Mark Hathaway, Zach Haden , Matt DeGroff, Clay Thompson, Oskar Meade, Matthew Phelps, Caden Eldridge, Dimitri Moore, Alex Peterson, Micah Barnette

Front row, left to right: Joe DeGroff, John Boylin, Jackson Denning, Alex Oliashirazi, Abram Hess, GM Swiercz, Duncan Bishop, Luke McCallister, Kaden Jeffers, Natasha Bradley

Photos by Seth Rutt

Chess Day Open and Scholastic

49 players competed in the Chess Day Open and Scholastic on October 8, 2022 in Clarksburg. In the open section, John Boylin IV and Elijah Tipton had a perfect 4/4. Nathaniel des Ruisseau had 4/4 in the Scholastic, then entered into the Open section and finished with 2 more wins (and 2 half-point byes). Pushkal Solanki swept the Elementary section with 4/4 (and one draw in the open section).

USCF Crosstable

Email Scam Attempts

Someone is pretending to be Craig Timmons, our WVCA president, in emails to various club contacts. If you receive a strange email with Craig’s name and an email address that ends in naver dot com, please disregard it.