Chess Tournaments

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We are pleased to announce our first 5 round event starting August 7th and concluding on September 4th.

Entry is free and rounds will start each Friday at 7:10 p.m. The games will be 25 minute + 10 sec. with two games against the same opponent per round. will be the playing site and’s rapid ratings will be used.

We will also have a Prize Fund! Overall 1st-3rd is $60/40/30. Best Junior (u16), Senior (60 and over) and Best Female player are all $25 each. Registration ends on August 7th at 5pm. So sign up early!

To join, use the Contact Form to send a message with your full name, USCF ID, and username before 4pm on Friday, August 7th.

Games will start Fridays at 7:10 pm. To play, please log into the Live server a few minutes before the start of the round, and challenge your assigned opponent to a G25+10 game. After the game is finished, play a second game with reversed colors. Finally, download the PGN for both games and email them to Mention the round, players, and result in the subject.

Clubs League
Chess Tournaments Daily Matches: Daily
SGVCC Goes International!

We may all be physically stuck at home but your fellow Club members are making their presence felt abroad—online that is! We are presently in team matches against clubs from Scotland, France, and Singapore. We also have our old foes the Reno Chess Club. The matches started on July 15th and are what is called “Daily Play” by, who organized the event. But in fact it is more like old school correspondence chess as you have three days to make a move. Each participant plays two games against the same player in each match.

The match against Singapore has the most players, with seven on each team. But someone may have forgotten to remind our opponents of the time control as Randy Hough won his first game in record time—-a mere 3 days! Randy was surprised at the speed of his opponent’s moves but certainly took advantage of it.  His e6 pawn push was a nice way to pick up the errant Black Bishop on g4. It is our featured game:

In fact, we are now up 4-0 against the team from Bishan, Randy also won his second game and Chris Stychinsky, not to be outdone, also finished 2-0.

But, it is much more likely that the matches are going to take many months to finish. We are still waiting for our match against Thousand Oaks Chess Club to conclude, which started last March and is 93% done, with @ObedientRunner playing the clock out in a lost position. We will be providing periodic updates but you can check out the games yourself by following these links:

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Chess Tournaments Club Matches: Live Clubs League Concludes!

After an ignominious start, losing 9-1 in our first match, SGVCC won three of its last four matches to finish 4-4 over 8 rounds. Matches were played on Saturdays with a game 15|2 sec t/c. The League was sponsored by and many thanks go to our own Laura Nyström for serving as our club administrator.

In Round 8 we faced the Huntsville Club of Alabama. The city of Huntsville is nicknamed “Rocket City” for its NASA facility that employs over 6,000 people. And it looked like they were trying to send us into orbit early as we were down after the first round of games. But two wins in round two and a half-point forfeit gave us the victory.

Clubs League Final Results

Like traditional in-person team events there was a lot of excitement each match. It all comes down to how the team does and so even if you lost your own games you could cheer on your teammates. The playing site was ideal as you could see other games in real time and we had some amazing comeback games in the last round that had us fixated on our screens!

The only downside we ran into were teams not having an even number of players, which meant some people did not always get a game. We apologize if this happened to you. It was never clear how many players would show for each team until the time of the event, so hopefully that improves.

To see the full match results, including any game played during the match, visit:

Thanks as well to all our members who participated! It was great fun meeting people from other clubs and checking out their club websites. Keep watching for the next rapid play Clubs League.

Featured Game

Standings After Round 8 (Final Round)
# Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Pts TB1 Place
1 Chess Club Zebra W45 W17 W2 W10 W3 W7 W9 W8 8.0 40 1st
2 GROP Chess Club W49 W51 L1 W14 W10 W4 W3 W9 7.0 40 2nd
3 Exeter Chess Club W39 W35 W11 W40 L1 W28 L2 W7 6.0 39.5 3rd
4 Chess Long Island W8 L15 W29 W19 W21 L2 W20 W12 6.0 38 4th
5 Club Scacchi Cesena W13 W16 L40 W18 W11 L9 W17 W10 6.0 38 5th
6 Galeria de Xadrez Borba Gato L7 L27 W34 W30 W36 W21 W14 W15 6.0 31.5 6th
7 Gill Saint Bernard’s Knights W6 W25 W30 W15 W12 L1 D8 L3 5.5 42 7th
8 Cercle D’Echecs De Hull L4 W23 W25 W36 W20 W12 D7 L1 5.5 39 8th
9 Chess Projects Club Milano H— W24 W51 W17 W40 W5 L1 L2 5.5 37 9th
10 Noble Park Chess Club W33 W14 W28 L1 L2 W18 W32 L5 5.0 41 10th
11 Stockport Chess Club W26 W29 L3 W35 L5 W16 W15 L13 5.0 36.5
12 The Secret Dark Knight Society W34 W42 W20 W46 L7 L8 W25 L4 5.0 36
13 Club Atletismo Huesca L5 W39 L24 W29 L16 W33 W31 W11 5.0 33
14 TJ Valasska Bystrice – Sachy W55 L10 W16 L2 W24 W37 L6 X32 5.0 31
15 Saint Petersburg CC Florida W44 W4 W46 L7 D42 W19 L11 L6 4.5 37
16 TJ Bohemians Praha W50 L5 L14 W26 W13 L11 W35 D24 4.5 35
17 Aatos Chess Club W52 L1 W33 L9 W39 X40 L5 D18 4.5 33
18 SK Povazske Podhradie W47 L40 W48 L5 W35 L10 W28 D17 4.5 33
19 Burlington Ambush Chess Club W36 L46 W27 L4 W23 L15 W38 D20 4.5 32
20 Los Pujamaderas Chess Club W22 W21 L12 W44 L8 X42 L4 D19 4.5 31
21 Los Angeles Chess Fortress W41 L20 W53 B— L4 L6 W23 D25 4.5 29.5
22 San Gabriel Valley Chess Club L20 L44 D41 W53 L37 W30 W36 W38 4.5 24
23 Columbia SC Chess Club L25 L8 W38 W27 L19 W43 L21 W37 4.0 29
24 Airbus Chess Club L51 L9 W13 W49 L14 H— W29 D16 4.0 28
25 ChessEmpire [Case Western Univ.] W23 L7 L8 W37 X46 H— L12 D21 4.0 27
26 Eagle and Child Chess L11 D43 D31 L16 W52 L32 W45 W28 4.0 26.5
27 Aurora CC 2012 L46 W6 L19 L23 W30 L35 D34 W41 3.5 31
28 Schachclub Hochstadt a.d. Aisch W48 H— L10 W50 W32 L3 L18 L26 3.5 30.5
29 Badgers Brook Chess Club W43 L11 L4 L13 D31 W49 L24 W35 3.5 30
30 Club Depor. Esp. de Buenos Aires D37 W38 L7 L6 L27 L22 W44 W43 3.5 29
31 Wimbledon Chess Club L35 W49 D26 L32 D29 W39 L13 D33 3.5 27.5
32 Circolo Scacchistico Forlivese L40 W52 D50 W31 L28 W26 L10 F14 3.5 26.5
33 Hobart Chess Club L10 W45 L17 L41 W44 L13 W49 D31 3.5 25
34 Villages Chess Club of Florida L12 L36 L6 L38 B— W44 D27 W45 3.5 23.5
35 Warley Quinborne W31 L3 W43 L11 L18 W27 L16 L29 3.0 32.5
36 Billiards Cafe Chess Club L19 W34 W37 L8 L6 L38 L22 W49 3.0 31
37 Club Mariano Moreno D30 W54 L36 L25 W22 L14 D41 L23 3.0 29.5
38 Huntsville Chess Club D54 L30 L23 W34 D41 W36 L19 L22 3.0 29
39 Echiquier du Grand Ales L3 L13 W52 W47 L17 L31 D43 H— 3.0 26.5
40 Club Ajedrez Puerta Elvira W32 W18 W5 L3 L9 F17 3.0 26
41 Lincoln High School Chess Club L21 L53 D22 W33 D38 H— D37 L27 3.0 24.5
42 Coachella Chess Club W53 L12 W44 H— D15 F20 3.0 14
43 Lycee Francais D’Agadir CC L29 D26 L35 D45 X50 L23 D39 L30 2.5 22.5
44 Reno Chess Club L15 W22 L42 L20 L33 L34 L30 B— 2.0 27.5
45 ShahmatKG L1 L33 L47 D43 D49 X52 L26 L34 2.0 25.5
46 IHOP Chess Club W27 W19 L15 L12 F25 2.0 17.5
47 SK Ceska Lipa L18 L48 W45 L39 U— U— W55 2.0 14
48 Schaakclub’t Ros Dendermonde L28 W47 L18 X51 2.0 11.5
49 Hermanus Chess Club L2 L31 W55 L24 D45 L29 L33 L36 1.5 27.5
50 Val Parisis Echecs- Franconville L16 W55 D32 L28 F43 1.5 13.5
51 A.D. Scacchi Foggia W24 L2 L9 F48 1.0 16.5
52 Phoenix Chess Club L17 L32 L39 W55 L26 F45 1.0 16.5
53 Highland High School Chess Club L42 W41 L21 L22 U— 1.0 16
54 Jacksonville Chess Club NC D38 L37 0.5 6
55 Gazmag Sakk Szakosztaly L14 L50 L49 L52 U— U— L47 0.0 15.5



Chess Tournaments
SGVCC Wins Dramatic Round 7 Match Against Billiards Café Chess Club!

After coasting to victory last week in Round 6, SGVCC needed heroic efforts in our match versus the Club from Ayer, Massachusetts. It all came down to the final two games on Boards 2 and 3, where Chris Stychinsky and Richard Reid had to overcome very difficult potions to help us win 4.5 to 3.5, by just a single game.

It seemed we were coming from behind the entire match.  First, John Wright on Board 1 went down quickly losing both games. But then @Capital2 on Board 4 got us back even with strong play, taking both games. Chris had lost his first game and Richard had won his, so the match was tied at 3 points each going into the last two games.

But no sooner did we get a reprieve we were fighting for our lives again.  Richard was Black against the London System and White had broken through on the Kingside, first by sacrificing a piece, then getting the piece back plus all three of Black’s Kingside pawns! Chris was White against the Black Lion Defense and the “Lion” was roaring! Our opponents meet at a pool hall and it looked like they were going to run the table! Later computer evaluations have both our hero’s lost, but it’s people–not machines–that finish chess games.

In a time scramble Richard was able to create his own passed pawn and the players agreed to a draw with seconds remaining. At that point, the match was still tied and it was all up to Chris. Appropriately, we have made this our featured game this week:

If you look at White’s position after Black played #33…Rh8, it is hard to see how White avoids getting checkmated in short order. Chris’s solution on move #34 seemed to rattle Black, who was still winning, but likely frustrated by White’s stubborn resistance. And “Nimzotech” was starting to make some threats of his own too.  Sure enough, five moves later Black dropped a piece and the Lion had been tamed!

Black Lion

Chess Tournaments Club Matches: Live
Clubs League: Round 6 (We Won!)

Round 6 was played against Deportivo Español de Buenos Aires of Argentina on 4th of July. Randy Hough, Richard Reid and John Wright played on 3 boards, and the team from Argentina forfeited 2 points.  San Gabriel won with 5.5 points vs. Buenos Aires’ .5.

Round 6 Results

Featured Game:

“It was an interesting game because he had the Bishop pair. But after I traded off the white-square Bishop, I think my Knight was superior” — John R. Wright

Standings After Round 6
# Place Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Tot
1 1 Chess Club Zebra W44 W8 W6 W13 W4 W5 6.0
2 2 Chess Projects Club Milano H— W31 W49 W8 W21 W10 5.5
3 3-6 Cercle D’Echecs De Hull L9 W24 W17 W37 W12 W15 5.0
4 Exeter Chess Club W39 W29 W14 W21 L1 W19 5.0
5 Gill Saint Bernard’s Knights W11 W17 W46 W7 W15 L1 5.0
6 GROP Chess Club W47 W49 L1 W16 W13 W9 5.0
7 7 Saint Petersburg CC Florida W52 W9 W41 L5 D23 W20 4.5
8 8-16 Aatos Chess Club W51 L1 W40 L2 W39 X21 4.0
9 Chess Long Island W3 L7 W32 W20 W26 L6 4.0
10 Club Scacchi Cesena W22 W28 L21 W27 W14 L2 4.0
11 Galeria de Xadrez Borba Gato L5 L36 W45 W46 W37 W26 4.0
12 Los Pujamaderas Chess Club W35 W26 L15 W52 L3 X23 4.0
13 Noble Park Chess Club W40 W16 W19 L1 L6 W27 4.0
14 Stockport Chess Club W38 W32 L4 W29 L10 W28 4.0
15 The Secret Dark Knight Society W45 W23 W12 W41 L5 L3 4.0
16 TJ Valasska Bystrice – Sachy W55 L13 W28 L6 W31 W33 4.0
17 17-19 ChessEmpire [Case Western Univ.] W24 L5 L3 W33 X41 H— 3.5
18 Circolo Scacchistico Forlivese L21 W51 D48 W30 L19 W38 3.5
19 Schachclub Hochstadt a.d. Aisch W43 H— L13 W48 W18 L4 3.5
20 20-30 Burlington Ambush Chess Club W37 L41 W36 L9 W24 L7 3.0
21 Club Ajedrez Puerta Elvira W18 W27 W10 L4 L2 F8 U— 3.0
22 Club Atletismo Huesca L10 W39 L31 W32 L28 W40 3.0
23 Coachella Chess Club W50 L15 W52 H— D7 F12 U— 3.0
24 Columbia SC Chess Club L17 L3 W25 W36 L20 W42 3.0
25 Huntsville Chess Club D54 L46 L24 W45 D34 W37 3.0
26 Los Angeles Chess Fortress W34 L12 W50 B— L9 L11 3.0
27 SK Povazske Podhradie W53 L21 W43 L10 W29 L13 3.0
28 TJ Bohemians Praha W48 L10 L16 W38 W22 L14 3.0
29 Warley Quinborne W30 L4 W42 L14 L27 W36 3.0
30 Wimbledon Chess Club L29 W47 D38 L18 D32 W39 3.0
31 31-35 Airbus Chess Club L49 L2 W22 W47 L16 H— 2.5
32 Badgers Brook Chess Club W42 L14 L9 L22 D30 W47 2.5
33 Club Mariano Moreno D46 W54 L37 L17 W35 L16 2.5
34 Lincoln High School Chess Club L26 L50 D35 W40 D25 H— 2.5
35 San Gabriel Valley Chess Club L12 L52 D34 W50 L33 W46 2.5
36 36-45 Aurora CC 2012 L41 W11 L20 L24 W46 L29 2.0
37 Billiards Cafe Chess Club L20 W45 W33 L3 L11 L25 2.0
38 Eagle and Child Chess L14 D42 D30 L28 W51 L18 2.0
39 Echiquier du Grand Ales L4 L22 W51 W53 L8 L30 2.0
40 Hobart Chess Club L13 W44 L8 L34 W52 L22 2.0
41 IHOP Chess Club W36 W20 L7 L15 F17 U— 2.0
42 Lycee Francais D’Agadir CC L32 D38 L29 D44 X48 L24 2.0
43 Schaakclub’t Ros Dendermonde L19 W53 L27 X49 U— 2.0
44 ShahmatKG L1 L40 L53 D42 D47 X51 2.0
45 Villages Chess Club of Florida L15 L37 L11 L25 B— W52 2.0
46 46-48 Club Depor. Esp. de Buenos Aires D33 W25 L5 L11 L36 L35 1.5
47 Hermanus Chess Club L6 L30 W55 L31 D44 L32 1.5
48 Val Parisis Echecs- Franconville L28 W55 D18 L19 F42 1.5
49 49-53 A.D. Scacchi Foggia W31 L6 L2 F43 U— 1.0
50 Highland High School Chess Club L23 W34 L26 L35 U— 1.0
51 Phoenix Chess Club L8 L18 L39 W55 L38 F44 U— 1.0
52 Reno Chess Club L7 W35 L23 L12 L40 L45 1.0
53 SK Ceska Lipa L27 L43 W44 L39 U— U— 1.0
54 54 Jacksonville Chess Club NC D25 L33 U— 0.5
55 55 Gazmag Sakk Szakosztaly L16 L48 L47 L51 U— U— 0.0
Chess Clubs League
Chess Tournaments Club Matches: Live
Clubs League Round 5

San Gabriel Valley was paired against Club Mariano Moreno of Argentina, a strong team. We’ve discovered many Clubs League players are underrated due to results from the prior week. Several games have resulted in large rating swings–as much as 600 points! Do not underestimate your opponent in Clubs League! Five boards were played, and San Gabriel lost by two games. The following is the 2nd game played on Board #1:


Standings after Round 5

# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1 Chess Club Zebra W51 W12 W8 W20 W7 5.0
2 Gill Saint Bernard’s Knights W17 W14 W43 W10 W9 5.0
3 Chess Projects Club Milano H— W27 W47 W12 W15 4.5
4 Cercle D’Echecs De Hull L5 W31 W14 W29 W19 4.0
5 Chess Long Island W4 L10 W42 W13 W18 4.0
6 Club Scacchi Cesena W30 W23 L15 W21 W22 4.0
7 Exeter Chess Club W33 W40 W22 W15 L1 4.0
8 GROP Chess Club W44 W47 L1 W24 W20 4.0
9 The Secret Dark Knight Society W53 W16 W19 W36 L2 4.0
10 Saint Petersburg CC Florida W50 W5 W36 L2 D16 3.5
11 Schachclub Hochstadt a.d. Aisch W39 H— L20 W46 W25 3.5
12 Aatos Chess Club W49 L1 W34 L3 W33 3.0
13 Burlington Ambush Chess Club W29 L36 W28 L5 W31 3.0
14 ChessEmpire [Case Western Univ.] W31 L2 L4 W26 X36 3.0
15 Club Ajedrez Puerta Elvira W25 W21 W6 L7 L3 3.0
16 Coachella Chess Club W48 L9 W50 H— D10 3.0
17 Galeria de Xadrez Borba Gato L2 L28 W53 W43 W29 3.0
18 Los Angeles Chess Fortress W37 L19 W48 B— L5 3.0
19 Los Pujamaderas Chess Club W45 W18 L9 W50 L4 3.0
20 Noble Park Chess Club W34 W24 W11 L1 L8 3.0
21 SK Povazske Podhradie W52 L15 W39 L6 W40 3.0
22 Stockport Chess Club W32 W42 L7 W40 L6 3.0
23 TJ Bohemians Praha W46 L6 L24 W32 W30 3.0
24 TJ Valasska Bystrice – Sachy W55 L20 W23 L8 W27 3.0
25 Circolo Scacchistico Forlivese L15 W49 D46 W41 L11 2.5
26 Club Mariano Moreno D43 W54 L29 L14 W45 2.5
27 Airbus Chess Club L47 L3 W30 W44 L24 2.0
28 Aurora CC 2012 L36 W17 L13 L31 W43 2.0
29 Billiards Cafe Chess Club L13 W53 W26 L4 L17 2.0
30 Club Atletismo Huesca L6 W33 L27 W42 L23 2.0
31 Columbia SC Chess Club L14 L4 W35 W28 L13 2.0
32 Eagle and Child Chess L22 D38 D41 L23 W49 2.0
33 Echiquier du Grand Ales L7 L30 W49 W52 L12 2.0
34 Hobart Chess Club L20 W51 L12 L37 W50 2.0
35 Huntsville Chess Club D54 L43 L31 W53 D37 2.0
36 IHOP Chess Club W28 W13 L10 L9 F14 U— 2.0
37 Lincoln High School Chess Club L18 L48 D45 W34 D35 2.0
38 Lycee Francais D’Agadir CC L42 D32 L40 D51 X46 2.0
39 Schaakclub’t Ros Dendermonde L11 W52 L21 X47 U— 2.0
40 Warley Quinborne W41 L7 W38 L22 L21 2.0
41 Wimbledon Chess Club L40 W44 D32 L25 D42 2.0
42 Badgers Brook Chess Club W38 L22 L5 L30 D41 1.5
43 Club Depor. Esp. de Buenos Aires D26 W35 L2 L17 L28 1.5
44 Hermanus Chess Club L8 L41 W55 L27 D51 1.5
45 San Gabriel Valley Chess Club L19 L50 D37 W48 L26 1.5
46 Val Parisis Echecs- Franconville L23 W55 D25 L11 F38 1.5
47 A.D. Scacchi Foggia W27 L8 L3 F39 U— 1.0
48 Highland High School Chess Club L16 W37 L18 L45 U— 1.0
49 Phoenix Chess Club L12 L25 L33 W55 L32 1.0
50 Reno Chess Club L10 W45 L16 L19 L34 1.0
51 ShahmatKG L1 L34 L52 D38 D44 1.0
52 SK Ceska Lipa L21 L39 W51 L33 U— 1.0
53 Villages Chess Club of Florida L9 L29 L17 L35 B— 1.0
54 Jacksonville Chess Club NC D35 L26 U— 0.5
55 Gazmag Sakk Szakosztaly L24 L46 L44 L49 U— 0.0
Chess Clubs League
Chess Tournaments Club Matches: Live
Clubs League Round 4

San Gabriel Valley Chess Club earned its first victory in Round 4 when Highland High School Chess Club of Gilbert, Arizona forfeited due to lack of players. This Arizona State AIA Competitor arrived with 2 players to our 5 and forfeited all games. A request was made to to not be matched against any High School teams in the future.

Standings After Round 4

# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Chess Club Zebra W53 W19 W10 W13 4.0
2 Exeter Chess Club W26 W33 W15 W8 4.0
3 Gill Saint Bernard’s Knights W27 W23 W34 W14 4.0
4 The Secret Dark Knight Society W55 W17 W12 W28 4.0
5 Chess Projects Club Milano H— W20 W41 W19 3.5
6 Cercle D’Echecs De Hull L7 W25 W23 W21 3.0
7 Chess Long Island W6 L14 W43 W22 3.0
8 Club Ajedrez Puerta Elvira W16 W30 W9 L2 3.0
9 Club Scacchi Cesena W24 W31 L8 W30 3.0
10 GROP Chess Club W45 W41 L1 W32 3.0
11 Los Angeles Chess Fortress W37 L12 W46 B— 3.0
12 Los Pujamaderas Chess Club W38 W11 L4 W50 3.0
13 Noble Park Chess Club W47 W32 W18 L1 3.0
14 Saint Petersburg CC Florida W50 W7 W28 L3 3.0
15 Stockport Chess Club W44 W43 L2 W33 3.0
16 Circolo Scacchistico Forlivese L8 W49 D39 W40 2.5
17 Coachella Chess Club W46 L4 W50 H— 2.5
18 Schachclub Hochstadt a.d. Aisch W29 H— L13 W39 2.5
19 Aatos Chess Club W49 L1 W47 L5 2.0
20 Airbus Chess Club L41 L5 W24 W45 2.0
21 Billiards Cafe Chess Club L22 W55 W35 L6 2.0
22 Burlington Ambush Chess Club W21 L28 W42 L7 2.0
23 ChessEmpire [Case Western Univ.] W25 L3 L6 W35 2.0
24 Club Atletismo Huesca L9 W26 L20 W43 2.0
25 Columbia SC Chess Club L23 L6 W36 W42 2.0
26 Echiquier du Grand Ales L2 L24 W49 W51 2.0
27 Galeria de Xadrez Borba Gato L3 L42 W55 W34 2.0
28 IHOP Chess Club W42 W22 L14 L4 2.0
29 Schaakclub’t Ros Dendermonde L18 W51 L30 X41 U— 2.0
30 SK Povazske Podhradie W51 L8 W29 L9 2.0
31 TJ Bohemians Praha W39 L9 L32 W44 2.0
32 TJ Valasska Bystrice – Sachy W54 L13 W31 L10 2.0
33 Warley Quinborne W40 L2 W48 L15 2.0
34 Club Depor. Esp. de Buenos Aires D35 W36 L3 L27 1.5
35 Club Mariano Moreno D34 W52 L21 L23 1.5
36 Huntsville Chess Club D52 L34 L25 W55 1.5
37 Lincoln High School Chess Club L11 L46 D38 W47 1.5
38 San Gabriel Valley Chess Club L12 L50 D37 W46 1.5
39 Val Parisis Echecs- Franconville L31 W54 D16 L18 1.5
40 Wimbledon Chess Club L33 W45 D44 L16 1.5
41 A.D. Scacchi Foggia W20 L10 L5 F29 U— 1.0
42 Aurora CC 2012 L28 W27 L22 L25 1.0
43 Badgers Brook Chess Club W48 L15 L7 L24 1.0
44 Eagle and Child Chess L15 D48 D40 L31 1.0
45 Hermanus Chess Club L10 L40 W54 L20 1.0
46 Highland High School Chess Club L17 W37 L11 L38 1.0
47 Hobart Chess Club L13 W53 L19 L37 1.0
48 Lycee Francais D’Agadir CC L43 D44 L33 D53 1.0
49 Phoenix Chess Club L19 L16 L26 W54 1.0
50 Reno Chess Club L14 W38 L17 L12 1.0
51 SK Ceska Lipa L30 L29 W53 L26 1.0
52 Jacksonville Chess Club NC D36 L35 U— U— U— 0.5
53 ShahmatKG L1 L47 L51 D48 0.5
54 Gazmag Sakk Szakosztaly L32 L39 L45 L49 0.0
55 Villages Chess Club of Florida L4 L21 L27 L36 0.0
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Chess Club News
SGVCC Holds First Organizational Meeting

The First Organizational Meeting of the San Gabriel Valley Chess Club was held Monday June 15th, 2020. The purpose of the meeting was to organize the club and determine how it will run, as well as other administrative matters such as the appointment of officers and Corporate Bylaws. The agenda included the appointment of SGVCC Corporate Officers, the approval of Organizational Bylaws and the appointment of a banking institution.

The Club’s primary purpose is the development and broadening of the game of chess as recreation, art, and as a significant element of culture in Southern California. This purpose will be accomplished by providing a physical location where people can play chess together and share in their enjoyment of the game of chess. Activities to promote this purpose shall include the organization of rated chess tournaments, casual play, and free instruction for those new to the game.

Club membership is open without discrimination to all members of the public who complete a valid application and pay annual dues.

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The Board of Directors may appoint committees comprised of Club members in good standing who are not otherwise Board Officers. Such committees will present recommendations to the Board in writing and these recommendations may be adopted by a majority vote of the Board. To volunteer for a committee, please express your interest via the contact form on this site.

To submit suggestions, recommendations and ideas, please use contact any Board Member. The club will hold an Annual Meeting (TBD) and notice will be given to all members at least 30-days prior to such meeting.Other meetings may be held at the Board’s discretion as necessary to conduct Club affairs.

Any member interested in receiving a copy of the Club Bylaws may request a copy via the contact form on this site. You may also send an email to:email as pic


Volunteers are needed for 1-2 hours per week to assist with club duties. This includes the setup and management of club tournaments, assisting with occasional website and e-mail updates, reporting tournament results and other club matters. The club is also seeking submissions of original chess photography and article submissions on Chess960 and Arena Blitz for use on the club website.

Chess Clubs League
Chess Tournaments Club Matches: Live
Clubs League | Round 3

Clubs League Round 3 was played against Lincoln High School of Portland, Oregon June 6th. Lincoln High School was established in 1869 as Portland High School, making it one of the oldest public high schools west of the Mississippi River. Five boards were played and the match was drawn 5 games to 5. NM John Wright, NM Axel Muller, Randy Hough, Johnny Carrido and Laura Nyström played.

Featured Game:

Results After Round 3:

# Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total
1 Chess Club Zebra W54 W9 W16 3.0
2 Club Ajedrez Puerta Elvira W24 W20 W14 3.0
3 Exeter Chess Club W38 W23 W21 3.0
4 Gill Saint Bernard’s Knights W39 W34 W25 3.0
5 Noble Park Chess Club W42 W22 W27 3.0
6 Saint Petersburg CC Florida W43 W13 W17 3.0
7 The Secret Dark Knight Society W55 W15 W19 3.0
8 Chess Projects Club Milano H— W31 W30 2.5
9 Aatos Chess Club W53 L1 W42 2.0
10 Billiards Cafe Chess Club L11 W55 W26 2.0
11 Burlington Ambush Chess Club W10 L17 W32 2.0
12 Cercle D’Echecs De Hull L13 W36 W34 2.0
13 Chess Long Island W12 L6 W33 2.0
14 Club Scacchi Cesena W35 W46 L2 2.0
15 Coachella Chess Club W41 L7 W43 2.0
16 GROP Chess Club W40 W30 L1 2.0
17 IHOP Chess Club W32 W11 L6 2.0
18 Los Angeles Chess Fortress W49 L19 W41 2.0
19 Los Pujamaderas Chess Club W51 W18 L7 2.0
20 SK Povazske Podhradie W45 L2 W44 2.0
21 Stockport Chess Club W37 W33 L3 2.0
22 TJ Valasska Bystrice – Sachy W52 L5 W46 2.0
23 Warley Quinborne W29 L3 W50 2.0
24 Circolo Scacchistico Forlivese L2 W53 D28 1.5
25 Club Depor. Esp. de Buenos Aires D26 W47 L4 1.5
26 Club Mariano Moreno D25 W48 L10 1.5
27 Schachclub Hochstadt a.d. Aisch W44 H— L5 1.5
28 Val Parisis Echecs- Franconville L46 W52 D24 1.5
29 Wimbledon Chess Club L23 W40 D37 1.5
30 A.D. Scacchi Foggia W31 L16 L8 1.0
31 Airbus Chess Club L30 L8 W35 1.0
32 Aurora CC 2012 L17 W39 L11 1.0
33 Badgers Brook Chess Club W50 L21 L13 1.0
34 ChessEmpire [Case Western Univ.] W36 L4 L12 1.0
35 Club Atletismo Huesca L14 W38 L31 1.0
36 Columbia SC Chess Club L34 L12 W47 1.0
37 Eagle and Child Chess L21 D50 D29 1.0
38 Echiquier du Grand Ales L3 L35 W53 1.0
39 Galeria de Xadrez Borba Gato L4 L32 W55 1.0
40 Hermanus Chess Club L16 L29 W52 1.0
41 Highland High School Chess Club L15 W49 L18 1.0
42 Hobart Chess Club L5 W54 L9 1.0
43 Reno Chess Club L6 W51 L15 1.0
44 Schaakclub’t Ros Dendermonde L27 W45 L20 1.0
45 SK Ceska Lipa L20 L44 W54 1.0
46 TJ Bohemians Praha W28 L14 L22 1.0
47 Huntsville Chess Club D48 L25 L36 0.5
48 Jacksonville Chess Club NC D47 L26 U— 0.5
49 Lincoln High School Chess Club L18 L41 D51 0.5
50 Lycee Francais D’Agadir CC L33 D37 L23 0.5
51 San Gabriel Valley Chess Club L19 L43 D49 0.5
52 Gazmag Sakk Szakosztaly L22 L28 L40 0.0
53 Phoenix Chess Club L9 L24 L38 0.0
54 ShahmatKG L1 L42 L45 0.0
55 Villages Chess Club of Florida L7 L10 L39 0.0
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Chess Tournaments Club Matches: Live
Clubs League | Week 2

San Gabriel Valley played Reno Chess Club on 5 boards, losing 8.5-3.5. Our opponents at the Reno Chess Club were very gracious, and there were some strong tactical scholastic players in the fold.

Game of the Match

Any member is welcome to play in Clubs League!

Results after Week 2:

Week 2 Results

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The Clubs League will also have a Daily Chess component in addition to Rapid Chess. If you enjoy Daily Chess and would like to participate, please leave a comment below.