Event Recaps

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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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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2010 Copper State International Recap — Halftime Report

Posted: June 7th, 2010 by Daniel Rensch

The 2010 Copper State International, presented by Abstrax Inc, has reached the midway point of the tournament. It has certainly been an exciting few days of chess in Arizona, with many ups and downs for both our top seeds and our “Norm Hunters”. Since our last recap (following the opening ceremonies and the first couple [...]

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Copper State Recap — Day 1

Posted: June 5th, 2010 by Daniel Rensch

Copper State Recap — Day 1

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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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Master Trek Recap - Oct 24, 2009

Posted: October 28th, 2009 by Daniel Rensch

Before we get to the Recap from October’s only Master Trek Grand Prix Cup tournament, I must first address a serious issue that has raised many questions over the past few months! The inquiry: Just how do you guys get your events/tournaments rated so quickly (much faster then anyone else)? Well, we have been trying [...]

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Strategy Session Recap - Oct 3-4, 2009

Posted: October 19th, 2009 by Daniel Rensch

Every time I visit Arizona, I am pleasantly surprised at the great interest that young Arizonian chess players show for chess! This past weekend’s strategy session was no different, as I taught three different groups. The intermediate group was small in numbers but made it up in enthusiasm. On the first day, we looked at [...]

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Master Trek Recap - Sep 26, 2009

Posted: October 18th, 2009 by Daniel Rensch

Of course the biggest turnout in Master Trek history (since the end of the combined “Master and Pre Trek Era”) would happen while I was away!!! Anyway, thanks to everyone for their support and we promise that, if this level of participation continues, a new and more comfortable venue for the best tournaments in Arizona [...]

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Master Trek Recap - Sep 12, 2009

Posted: October 3rd, 2009 by Daniel Rensch

A slight decrease in numbers for our second Master Trek of the season did not mean a slight decrease in “strength of tournament”! In fact, shortly after declaring the Master Trek on August 29th the strongest tournament we have ever had, I have to retract that statement in favor of the September 12th Trek. FM [...]

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Master Trek Recap - Aug 29, 2009

Posted: September 3rd, 2009 by Daniel Rensch

The first Master Trek of the 2009-2010 Grand Prix Cup Season was held on August 29th at ASU. To say that ACE Chess “hopes this tournament was a sign of things to come” would be an understatement. So many wonderful things happened at the this tournament, that we can’t help but start looking forward to [...]

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