GM Zviad Izoria with white playing author IM Vignesh Panchanatham

History Made at the Annual CalChess State Championship

The 2017 CalChess State Championship took place over Labor Day Weekend at the Santa Clara Convention Center. In both the main event as well as the scholastic side event, the organizing team reported record numbers. In fact, the projected prize fund was increased by 10% because of the massive amount of entries!

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Historical site for the 42nd Peoples Tournament: The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley

GM Holt Wins the 42nd People’s Tournament

Since this heritage tournament was originally founded and first held in Berkeley, CA, bringing it back to this location was extremely important emotionally for many of the players in the Northern California chess community. The historical site provided a majestic, comfortable, and intimate venue for the distinguished members of the NorCal chess community.

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