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Monday, July 17, 2017

Phoenix Sunday Rapids

What: US Chess Federation Rated Tournament

When: July 23, 2017 - Sunday Evening!

13240 N 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Prizes: 75% returned (each section).

Time Control: G/20;+5 Affects Quick rating only.

USCF membership is required to play in this tournament.

About the US Chess Federation:

Become a Member:

Note: By entering you agree to play all available rounds.
You must play all three rounds to be eligible for a prize -
unless you are a late entrant needed to make an even number
of players in a section.

Format: Three Round Quads
(4 player sections by rating.) A section
with other than 4 players may be paired
as a 3 round Swiss if deemed necessary.

Entry Fees:
$10. online through Saturday the day before.
$10. onsite. No checks or money orders.
Purchase is required (as little as $1.50)
Please retain your receipt.

Advance Registration (below)
Advanced Registrants - please notify the TD if
you are going to be more than 10 minutes late!

Onsite Registration: until 5:00 pm Sunday

Rounds Times: 5:05 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Round times are approximate. If both players are willing
then the next round can begin early (with TD's consent).
If a round finishes late then a break of up to 10
minutes may be taken by either player.

Byes: If a late entrant is needed to make an even number of players
in a section then one half point bye is possible. Otherwise no byes.
By entering you agree to play all available rounds.

Directions: Near the SouthWest corner of N 7th St & E Thunderbird Rd

Event Limitations and Site Conditions: No Indoor Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible.

ID required. If you have them, please bring a chess set and digital clock.

Advance Registration
Player name:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Chess Improvement Now

Are you (or your child) satisfied with your/their chess results? Want to win more? A chess coach can help! Now you could pay good money for coaching from a Master but if you are rated under 1700 then a 'Class A' player can show you how to win more chess games! 'Class A' players are rated in the top 10% of nationally rated players.

Rama G is a 'Class A' tournament competitor with years of experience.

He will help you to get better results by

1. showing you how to play stronger chess +

2. showing you how to get the best results possible
with your current chess strength. +

3. by analyzing your games with you +

4 by playing you and then analyzing with you (optional).

Here are some recent results:


2017-02-07 thru 2017-02-28
Open Swiss____FEBRUARY 2017 TUESDAY____Scottsdale, AZ_____2nd Place (tied)___3 - 1

2017-01-03 thru 2017-01-31
Open Swiss____JANUARY 2017 TUESDAY____Scottsdale, AZ_____2nd Place (tied)___3.5 - 1.5

2016-11-01 - 2016-11-29
Open Swiss____NOVEMBER 2016 OPEN____Scottsdale, AZ_____1st Place (tied)___4 - 1

2016-06-07 - 2016-06-28      
Open Swiss____JUNE 2016 TUESDAY____Scottsdale, AZ_____2nd Place (tied)___3 - 1

2016-02-17 - 2016-06-24 -
Correspondence____WALTER MUIR E-QUAD____Web Server____1st Place___5 - 1 (undefeated)

2015-11-04 - 2016-03-09
Correspondence____WALTER MUIR E-QUAD____Web Server____1st Place___6 - 0 (perfect score)

2015-09-01 - 2015-09-29      
Open Swiss____SEPTEMBER TUESDAY 2015_____Scottsdale, AZ_____1st Place___4.5 - .5

Quick Quad____G/20;+5 ON FRIDAY_____Phoenix, AZ_____1st Place____3 - 0 (perfect score)

2015-08-01 - 2015-08-09      
Open Swiss____116TH ANNUAL US OPEN____Phoenix, AZ_____even_____3.5 - 3.5 (excludes byes)

2015-05-28 - 01-18-2016      
Engine Assist____ASPIRERS GROUP 44____ICCF.com______1st Place_____6 - 0 (perfect score)

2 hour session: $30. ($15. per hour)

90 minute session: $27.

1 hour session: $20.


cash, credit/debit is tendered at the beginning of the session.
credit/debit payments are made online and processed by PayPal.

Training clock:
may be stopped for up to 10 minutes per hour for breaks.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Chess AZ 30-30

When: Saturday, Feb. 4-11, 2017

Crunch 50 Cereal Bar
13240 N 7th St #6
Phoenix, AZ 85022

USCF membership is required to play in this tournament.

About the US Chess Federation:

Become a Member:

Prizes: Trophies for 1st and 2nd place winners.

Tiebreak 1 = individual encounter. Tiebreak 2
= number of Black wins. Tiebreak 3 = playoff.

Time Control: G/30;d30 - Affects both Quick and Regular rating.

Format: 4 Rounds (format tbd)

Entry Fees:
$15.50 online through Friday the day before the tournament begins.
$20. onsite. If rated 1800 or higher: $10. online, $10. onsite. No checks or money orders.

Online Entries: below

Onsite Entries: until 5:55 pm Saturdays

Rounds Times: Round 1 and 3 at 6:00 p.m. Rounds 2 and 4 at (approximately) 7:30 p.m.
Tournament completed over two Saturdays.

Byes: Up to 2 half-point byes available in any rounds - must be determined before round 2 begins.

DIR: Between Starbucks and Goodwill near the SouthWest corner of N 7th St & E Thunderbird Rd

Event Limitations and Site Conditions: No Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible.

ID required. Please bring a set and digital clock unless you are new to the USCF.


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Brain Fuel

For optimum performance during demanding mental activities like a tough exam or a chess match,

fuel for the brain must be readily available. This fuel is the calories in the food that we eat - and the

brain burns approximately 20% of the calories that we consume!

However, the kind of food that those calories come from can make a substantial difference

in mental performance. Many people try sugary snacks as an easy fix but excess sugar

intake has been shown to negatively affect cognition. Also, the safe allowance of daily

sugar is lower then many people realize.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting the amount of added

sugars consumed daily to no more than 36 grams for men or 24 grams for women.

Fortunately, Dr. Andrew Abraham, M.D. - has found a solution ... a tasty, plant-based

protein bar that has 10g of organic protein and 6g of fiber but only 5g of added sugar!

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