Tournament Results

GM Shtembuliak Evgeny Wins Southwest Open

GM Evgeny Shtembuliak won the International Section of the Southwest Open with 7.0 points in nine rounds. GM Jeffery Xiong tied for second with GM Kamil Dragun and GM Hvhannes Gabuzyan with 6.5 points. NM Benjamin Frenkel topped the Under 2300 section with 6.0 points in seven rounds. Gabriel McDonald placed first in the Reserve section with 6.5 points in seven rounds. Walton Downs won the Novice section with a perfect seven points. The 85th Annual Southwest Open was held in Irving, Texas over Labor Day weekend. Shtembuliak is a student at Texas Tech University.

GM Evgen Shtembuliak won the International Section of the 2019 Southwest Open and was the top Collegiate Player

GM Evgen Shtembuliak won the International Section of the 2019 Southwest Open and was the top Collegiate Player

NM Benjamin Frenkel won the Under 2300 section at the 2019 Southwest Open

NM Benjamin Frenkel won the Under 2300 section at the 2019 Southwest Open

Gabriel McDonald won the Reserve Section of the 85th Southwest Open

Gabriel McDonald won the Reserve Section of the 85th Southwest Open

Walter Downs won the Novice section at the 2019 Southwest Open

Walter Downs won the Novice section at the 2019 Southwest Open


In the scholastic side event, Cole Blakemean of Keller High School won the K-12 Championship section with a perfect five out of five, while Rayansh Pande topped the K-12 Under 1000 section.

Results

Nicole Niemi Wins 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Championship

Tom Crane, Texas Chess Association President; Nicole Niemi, 2019 Texas Women's Chess Champion; and Maritta Del Rio Sumner, Distinguished Visitor.

Tom Crane, Texas Chess Association President; Nicole Niemi, 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Champion; and Maritta Del Rio Sumner, Distinguished Visitor.

Nicole Niemi (from Garland) won 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Champion on tie-breaks over Woman International Master Alexey Root, Ph.D. (from Denton), the 1998 Texas Women’s Chess Champion. Both ended the four-round event with 3.5 points.

Both players performed as exemplary champions throughout this Championship, in the North Richland Hills Library, during the period of August 17-18, 2019. Both finished with 3.5/4 points after their hard-fought draw on Board One in the final round. The games is available on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/texaschesschamps/video/469029679.

The 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Championship was held in the North Richland Hills Library.

See Wall Chart at USCF (Not in tiebreak order.)

Cameron Wheeler Wins State Championship

Cameron Wheeler and Lucas Revellon

Cameron Wheeler, 2019 Texas State Champion and Lucas Revellon, 2019 Texas Amateur Champion

IM Cameron Wheeler’s 6.5 points (out of seven) topped the field of 46 in the championship section of the 74th Texas State and Amateur Championships held at the DFW Airport Marriott South in Fort Worth from May 24-27, 2019. IM Zurab Javakhadze was second with six points. GM Julio Sadorra and NM Jack Easton were third with 5.5 each. Lucas Revellon won the amateur section with 6.5 points out of seven.

Championship Section Results | Amateur Section Results

The tournament was organized by Dallas Chess Club.

IM Paz Wins Texas Senior Championship

IM Miguel Medina Pas Wins 2019 Texas Senior Championship

IM Miguel Medina Pas Wins 2019 Texas Senior Championship

IM Miguel Medina Paz won the 2019 Texas Senior Championship in San Antonio on the weekend of March 30 – April 1 with 4.5 points in five rounds. Donald Flournoy finished secound.  See the full results at US Chess.

 

Thirty Eight Teams Compete State Jr Teams Championships

MC2 Home School Group won all five rounds at the 2018 Texas State Jr. Teams Championships in Southlake recently.  Thirty-eight teams with 152 players competed.  Team results are below, individual results are posted at US Chess.

Championship:

  1. MC2 Home School 5.0 (Fort Worth) State Champions
  2. Reynolds Middle School (Prosper) 4.0
  3. Imagine International (McKinney) 3.0
  4. Imagine International (McKinney) 2,5

Reserve U800

  1. Otto Middle School 4.5 (Plano)
  2. Carroll Middle School 3.5 (Southlake)
  3. Plainview Home School 3.0 (West Texas)
  4. Wyatt Elementary School 3.0) Plano
  5. Glenhope Elem (Grapevine) 3.0 (tie)
    WRE Elem (Prosper) 3.0 (Tie)
    Westwood Middle School (Carrollton) 3.0

Novice U400

  1. Durham Intermediate School 4.0 (Tie) (Southlake)
  2. Imagine International 4.0 (Tie) (McKinney)
  3. Lee Elementary (Coppell) (Tie)
  4. Great Hearts Academy 3.5 (Irving)