The 2019 spring Hales Corners Chess Challenge has finished and prizes awarded. This year's event was brought back to Milwaukee (YAY!) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, South 13th Street and College Avenue.
This year's Challenge hosted 31 players in the Open and 34 players in the Reserve. As you know, Goddesschess has been helping support female chess players since Challenge VIII.
Congratulations to Jennifer Yu, who came out of the gate on fire and stayed on fire throughout the entire 2019 tournament, finishing with 10 out of 11 possible points. She had 2 draws and 9 wins! WHOOP WHOOP! Yu took sole first place in the Women's Championship for $25,000. Veterans to the U.S. Women's Championship Tatev Abrahamyan and Anna Zatonskih tied for 2nd place with 7.5/11 and each
Hola! The 2019 Grand Pacific Open (13th Annual Grand Pacific Open) will be here before you know it: April 19 - 22, 2019 in beautiful Victoria, BC over Easter weekend. You can find all the details and registration information/forms, etc. at the link (above).
WGM Nino Maisuradze is returning to play in the Premier Section after an absence of several years, hooray! WFM Valeria Gansvind is
Hola darlings! It's that time of year once again. Goddesschess is sponsoring cash prizes for female players which are paid in addition to any prize money for which the player may qualify. Goddesschess is pleased to have provided prize money for Southwest Chess Club's Spring and Fall tournaments since Hales Corners Challenge VIII!
This year's 29th Spring Tournament will be held on Saturday
It's that time of year again, darlings! Yes, once again, the "St. Louis Chess Club," whose formal name is too long for me to remember, something with Chess and Scholastic and Center in it -- is hosting the U.S. Chess Championships. It's smaller than you'd expect (at least it was in 2009 when I visited the city) in a great location on this wonderful mini-pedestrian mall area in an upscale
By now you would have heard the story. There is more coverage at The New York Times:
This 8-Year Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile
Overcoming Life's Basic Truth: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.
By Nicholas Kristol (Opinion writer)
March 16, 2019
Our Chess Champion Has a Home
The 8-year old refuge who last week was thrilled to have a trophy suddenly has so much more.
February 9, 2019 (sorry for the delay!)
Housebound yet again this snowy and super-cold winter in southeast Wisconsin. UGH! We got at least 8 more inches of snow overnight. I shoveled once yesterday, once this morning, and need to go out and do what I hope will be a final shovel a bit later on. It's still snowing although flurries now, not the wet heavy stuff that pounded us
Hola darlings! How are you all - hope you're doing great! I can tell you right now I'm sure enjoying this January thaw that's enveloped my home town for the past 3 days, just wonderful to not be freezing my fingers and toes off every time I step out the door. Yesterday it got up to 54 degrees F and the Sun felt fabulous!
Sad news. As the new year churns forward, we are losing more and more