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KLEIN CHESS CAMP PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Jun 21 2008 (16:26)
Klein chess camp was held June 16-20, 2008. As parents dropped off children around 7:45 each morning, I autographed (sold) two copies of Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators and two copies of Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving. This year I taught tactics in the upper camp, where students ranged from USCF 612-1479. The schedule was fantastic: One group of 8

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BANIEL IS CHAMPION, DULGER MAKES HISTORY! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Thu, Jun 12 2008 (11:47)

Specialist Jhonel Baniel of the Army Medical Department demolished Air Force surgeon Dr. (Colonel) Sam Echaure in the last round of the 2008 US Armed Forces Inter-Service Chess Championship to secure top honors finishing with 5.5 points. A week-long stellar performance earned him a hallowed place in the tradition-rich annals of military chess. His name is forever etched in the record books alongside world famous players like IM Emory Tate.

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2008 Inter-Service Chess Championship Pictures, Tucson, Arizona PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Thu, Jun 12 2008 (09:12)

 

All Inter-Service photos on this blog are by NTD Ron Braud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2008 Inter-Service Chess - Final Round Underway PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Thu, Jun 12 2008 (08:33)

Baniel keeps his lead despite losing his sixth round game to Choate, the Navy’s top seed. Eight players (Keough, Bucholtz, Dulger, Ranario, Echaure, Macaspac, Pitts and Choate) are behind Baniel’s heels at four points each.

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Baniel leads with 4.5, Dulger in second place PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Wed, Jun 11 2008 (18:50)

Baniel beat Ranario in round five to take sole lead in a 20-player field with 4.5 points. Dulger who is proving to be the sensation of the tournament is only half a point behind. Baniel’s score reflecting his solid performance is enough to guarantee a team spot on the US Armed Forces Team for the NATO event. The Army is now tied with the Air Force, each team with 19 points. Individual scores and team standing will be posted in the next entry.

 

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