My Arbiter Journey: End of the Beginning

Prospective arbiters — read this! For everyone else, it may not be that exciting… Rekindled Ambition As recently as two years ago, I did not think I would pursue becoming a FIDE Arbiter or International Arbiter. I did pass a FIDE Arbiter seminar in 2010, and worked a few tournaments as a Deputy Arbiter in

The 2020 U.S. Class Championships

The 2020 U.S. Class Championships: An OTB National Event!? Kudos to International Arbiter/International Organizer Anand Dommalapati and Capital Area Chess for holding the 2020 U.S. Class Championships over-the-board from October 30 through November 1 in Dulles, Virginia. 130 players participated! In case you didn’t know, the U.S. Class is a 5-round Swiss system tournament with

Chess Tactics: Del Campo — Matros, 2020

The Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy is currently organizing two concurrent 10-player round robin tournaments: a Grandmaster norm event and an International Master norm contest. Unlike in a Swiss, each player in a round robin knows exactly how many points he will need to score in order to secure the GM or IM result.

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