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

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

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