After a better than expected turnout, both of Grandmasters and of total players, at the New York State Open in Lake George, organizer Steve Immitt declared that the recently revived tournament is back on the calendar for good. At NYSCA, we are extremely glad to hear that. You can download here or continue reading for an embedded magazine. Continue reading
New York has a three-time scholastic champion for the first time in its history. Deepak Aaron made history in Saratoga early in March winning the State Scholastic for the third time. That is history New York Hall of Famers like Joel Benjamin couldn’t generate, and yes, the New York State Scholastic has been around long enough that Hall of Famers are among its champions. Over 500 players made it to the tournament, the most in recent years, and a sign that the recent slow economic times may be coming to an end. You can download the PDF here or continue reading for an embedded magazine. Continue reading
A new year is here, and it‟s another exciting year for chess. On the international level, one of our former champions, Hikaru Nakamura, is lighting up the world stage and hopefully working toward a threat on the world title. It‟s hard to believe that 2012 will mark the 40th anniversary of New Yorker Bobby Fischer winning the world title. Download Here, or continue reading for an embedded magazine.