Sunday, November 7, 2010

Keep your eyes open

My wife found this amazing Chess/Backgammon combo. The pieces shown are the 1850 Harrwitz Series Genuine Ebony.

Marcos Sr.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Young Chess Minds

Miguel (left) has less eight months of playing rated chess and has been improving his chess rating weekly and recently drew a 1700 rated player. He's fearless and always trying to learn new chess tricks. Great Job!!

Marcos SR

Friday, September 10, 2010

Chess legend Bent Larsen dies at 75

The best Danish chess player of all time, Bent Larsen, died yesterday, Thursday September 9th, 2010, after a short illness. He had suffered for a number of years from diabetes, but it is not yet known whether this was the cause of his death. In the latter part of his life Larsen resided in Buenos Aires with his Argentinian wife Marta. He will always be remembered.

Click Here GM Larsen's Games

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday's update

Ken Arnold won both G/30 and G/5 to finish off a great chess performance this weekend.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


We are up to 31 rated chess players now. Please welcome Robert Pool, David Barrera, Lloyd Albanos and Jonathan Lumian to the chess club. The HCC has been getting lots of public interest and more players on the way and it looks like we might have to start utilizing the front patio concrete tables which are actually comfortable.

*Tournament Winner: Jeff Arnold won both events, The open and the blitz

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Junior Champion, Sam Shankland

Sam is from California and is the 2010 U.S Junior Champ. Watch this game video, Jen and Ben did a nice job covering this game with special quest Parker and GM Nakamura.
Marcos SR.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Upcoming Tournament

The Jerry Hanken Memorial
111th United States Open Chess Championship
A Heritage Event
31 July - 8 August 2010
3-8 August 2010
5-8 August 2010
Irvine, California
GPP: 300
Tournament link

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The First Rated Tournament

Mikale (right) is visiting from Camdenton, Mo. his grandmother "Karen" located our chess club through this blog and brought him over to play. He is now a U.S.C.F member and participated in his first rated quad tournament. Mikale drew against a seasoned HCC veteran.

Who is this chess player?

Robert Fischer

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

This Sunday 6-20-2010 is Fathers Day and won't be available to hold rated tournaments.

Marcos Montes Sr.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Hemet Scholastic Chess Class

Our Scholastic Spring Chess Class will be ending on May 22,2010 and restarting in Sept 18, 2010. Today Our class added 4 children in which they participated in all activities. We worked on Alekine's Defense and The Tromponsky's Attack also the students where introduced to the chess chess clocks and played blitz chess. "Tons of fun"

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday's Tournament results 4-25-2010

Ken Arnold wins the club tournament. Ken covering some tactical analysis with Art Silbar. This was a special day for the Hemet Chess Club not only because there was plenty of good games being played over the board. There was a Scholastic USCF Rated Section added to our Sunday club Tournament. "These kids can play chess", said Conrado Castellanos.

New Chess Club Members

The Hemet Chess Club has two new club members Butch Aying and Art Silbar, Both are very strong chess players. They gave the spectators a series of 5 minute blitz games in which both players were impressed with each others game.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Yours Truly

"I am smiling", Because I'm playing this wonderful game of Chess. Well I've been a member of the Hemet Chess Club since 2004 and now heavily involved with the clubs responsibility for improving our Hemet Chess Club. I became a Certified Tournament Director for the USCF so we can have rated games here in Hemet. A chess rating is what measures the players skill and the most serious battle on the board will materialize during tournaments. My biggest milestone is the addition of the Scholastic Hemet Chess Club which meets on Saturday's at the Valley-Wide in San Jacinto. This chess class is for girls and boys 5-17 years old. I've been teaching this class for 1 1/2 years also by the way 48 youths enrolled this quarter and adding students weekly. Just marvelous.
Marcos Montes Sr.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Just having fun

Paul Hendrich making his next move on the board. Paul comes in early on Sundays before the start of the club tournament looking for a good game. So give him a challenge.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Final Four Tournament

Jeff Arnold takes first place on Sunday.
Third round chess play.
Silbar (left) vs. Arnold (right)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Just Play Chess

Your actually missing out of not playing the world's best board game. CHESS!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jeff Arnold vs. Kyron Griffith, (Amateur Team West)

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