Top 5 Active Players In The State of Arizona

IM Levon Altounian
Castlehill Coach
IM Rogelio Barcenilla, Jr.
IM Mark Ginsburg
University of Arizona
FM Daniel Rensch


IM Nikolai Andrianov
The Chess Emporium


The 2004 ACFI State Championship will be hosted by the915Club.

IM Rogelio Barcenilla, Jr.
Age: 32 years old
Federation: Philippines 
2 GM norms
Philippine Junior Champion
Asian Junior Champion
2001 National Open Blitz Champion
2001 Continental Open Blitz Champion

IM Mark Ginsburg

Won the following events twice: Pan-Am Intercollegiate (team), US Amateur East (team), and Manhattan CC Champ in 1988 and 1990.
Won in Eeklo Belgium 1985 ahead of Hellers and Winants and won Brugges Belgium 1989-1990 ahead of the famous Ben Finegold.
IM at age 22.

FM Daniel Rensch
Age: 18 years old

5-time USCF All-American team member
Master at the age of 14
Captain of Fitch Academy 2003 National Championship High School Team
2003 High School National Blitz Champion
2001 and 2003 Arizona State High School Champion
2000 Junior High School National Champion
1998 Elementary National Champion
Captain of Shelby School Elementary National Championship Teams
1998 Arizona State Elementary Champion


FM Pieta Garrett
Age: 17 years old

Accomplishments :
USCF All-American Team Member
Winner of 2002 U.S. Cadet Championship
2002 Chicago Open u2200 1st Place Winner
Winner of 2002 San Diego County Championship
2002 High School National Blitz Champion
2002 Southern California Open Co-Champion
Member of Fitch Academy 2003 High School
Championship Team
2000 Arizona State High School Champion
Member of Shelby School National
Championship Teams

(Not Pictured)
Steve Stubenrauch


GM Yermolinsky Strategy Session at the915Club
January 31 - February 1, 2004

GM Alex Yermolinsky
It doesn't matter how good you are, there is always something more to learn in chess.

GM Yermolinksy will return to the915Club in May. Anyone over 1800 interested in participating in his strategy session get a hold of Daniel Rensch at the club.

From left to right: Mark Moore, Danny Rensch, Sean Arn, Pieta Garrett, Vaishnav Aradhyula, Arin Madenci, Robby Adamson, Leo Martinez, and GM Yermolinsky.  


Master Trek @ ASU
January 24, 2004

Shunta Hashimoto
1st Place - 700-999

Ryan Grigsby
3rd Place - 1000-1299

Ryan Harmonick
3rd Place - 700-999

Eric Carlson
4th Place - 700-999

Ben Hook
4th Place - 1000-1299

Jon Dussik
2nd Place - 1300-1599

Arielle Lee
5th Place - 700-999

Brennen Lee
2nd Place - 1000 -1299

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