Danny’s Corner

Rensch Wins June Showdown!

Posted: June 11th, 2012 by Daniel Rensch

IM Rensch completed the tournament by winning his last four games, and finished in clear first. FM Olivera and NM Chakraborty finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively, with IMs Molner, Mohandesi and FM Atoufi rounding out the standings. Final totals below: Rensch, D.             — IM USCF 2463 — 4pts $500 Olivera, J.      [...]

June International Master Trek Showdown Player Bios

Posted: March 27th, 2012 by Daniel Rensch

The June International Master Trek Showdown is sponsored by the Chess Emporium, Steven Kamp and the Unity Chess Club. The event will be hosted at the Chess Emporium in Tempe Arizona.  PAIRINGS: # Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 1 IM SHAHIN MOHANDESI W 2 B 4 W 3 B [...]

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ACE Chess (Arizona) State Championship Recap!

Posted: March 7th, 2012 by Daniel Rensch

The 1st Annual ACE Chess Arizona State Championship took place this past weekend from March 2nd-4th at the Chess Emporium in Tempe Arizona. This exciting event was brought forth through the vision of its main sponsor, Steven Kamp. The tournament was designed to bring the state’s best players together to compete in the strongest Round [...]

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ACE Chess (AZ) State Championship Player’s List and Bios

Posted: February 14th, 2012 by Daniel Rensch

The first annual ACE Chess (Arizona) State Championship is set to take place over the weekend of March 2nd-4th, and will be held at the Chess Emporium — Tempe Location. The event is sponsored by Steven Kamp, as well as a number of other corporations. Below you can find the complete player’s list, with a [...]

Copper State International 2010 – Featured Games

Posted: June 22nd, 2010 by Daniel Rensch

Click here to see all the games from the 2010 Copper State International. Will open a new window.

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2010 Copper State International, presented by Abstrax Inc — Final Report

Posted: June 19th, 2010 by Daniel Rensch

The 2010 Copper State International, presented by Abstrax Inc came to a close on Wednesday June 9th in Mesa, Arizona. The tournament ended in the same way that it started: “Fighting Chess” on boards one through twenty! It seemed that every participant had something to play for down the stretch. Whether it was first place [...]

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Strategy Session with GM Yermo

Posted: February 15th, 2010 by Daniel Rensch

Grand Master Yermolinsky was extremely excited to present his material on Thursday January 28th for the Strategy Session (Group Lesson) in Mesa. After spending all week reviewing the live games from Wijk aan Zee (Corus Super-GM Tournament), Alex and Danny knew that only one topic would suffice: GM Hikaru Nakamura Night! Although Nakamura only finished [...]

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Showdown Recap: Arizona’s Best!

Posted: February 5th, 2010 by Daniel Rensch

The ACE Showdown held over the weekend of January 30th-31st had a few goals in mind: Bring as many of Arizona’s best chess players together as possible; provide a tournament platform where EVERY participant will be guaranteed at least three games against Master+ competition; and finally, create a comfortable environment where the players can focus [...]

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Tucson Open: “Team Yermo”!

Posted: February 5th, 2010 by Daniel Rensch

Here are some more pictures from Yermolinsky’s Trip to Tucson!

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Tucson Open: “Team Yermo”!

Posted: January 30th, 2010 by Daniel Rensch

Over the next couple of days I am going to be posting some pictures, each with a quick description, from the Tucson Open last weekend. In Tucson, GM Yermolinsky and I helped a small team of 6 players during the tournament. Game Review as well as Game Preparation for the upcoming rounds is where Alex [...]

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