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Amateur Team Weekend Upon us!
February 11, 2010 On President's Day Weekend February 12-15teams all across the country chessmates nj for four National Amateur Team Events, the, and These events include a number of titled and famous players.
The average rating of all four players just has to be under the cap of 2200 USCF.
CLO will bring you news from every event, including videos from the US Amateur Team East, which will be chessmates nj its Ruby Anniversary 40 years, corr.
Have something to share about your participation in any of the four editions of this American chess festival?
The East IM Dean Ippolito, Photo Betsy Dynako Chicago 2009 Topping the many source entries at the US Amateur Team East is native New Jeseryan squad, which will be rated the maximum, 2199.
I had already confirmed Christopher Wu and Daniel Zhu for boards 3 and 4 but was still looking for a board two around 2400.
I was talking to my good friend IM Chessmates nj Vigorito and told him it wasn't too bad he wasn't 50 points lower rated.
Dean, 31, is playing in his 25 th straight Amateur Team.
His first was on a Games fun free apps Kids team at seven years old.
GM Robert Hess will lead another strong USATE team.
Boards two and three, Andrew Ryba and Zachary Weiner are seniors at reigning National High school championship team Stuyvesant while board four, Richard Rivera is a freshman at college.
Hess told CLO, " It's one of those events where you play to completely have fun.
It's always great to see a GM play for fun, showing true love for the game.
It also will be a great tournament for me, as my last was another team tournament.
This one should be easier and much more relaxing.
See in the Update: Another team led by a GM chessmates nj Chess Mates NJ 2010.
Leonid Yudasin will be the resident instructor.
The full squad line-up: Leonid Yudasin 2580 Art Macaspac 2120 Sam Barsky 2100 John Sheatsley 1757 SWarren Lohr 1710 West The lineups of the top two teams, Pawns on the Ground and ACA Monsters, are listed below.
Hillery will also contribute a wrap-up blog to CLO.
Organizer Alex Betaneli told CLO, The snowstorm hit Wisconsin earlier this week, but by this weekend only the organizers from the East need to worry about the weather.
True, the temperatures got to -2 last night, but this could never deter the solid folks of Midwest from playing Chess.
The numbers are already higher than the total number of participants last year and the teams are quite a bit stronger!
So far, the rating favorite is the Chicago Industrial Chess League with an average ELO of 2190.
Their leader is the famous theoretician NM Steve Tennant.
This is the first time since 1999 that the tournament will have two teams with Grandmasters: GM Gurevich joins forces with some of his strongest students, while GM Yermolinsky is making a drive from South Dakota to team up with Wisconsinites.
IM Angelo Young is not going to miss any action and has a strong-looking team of friends.
Also registered are powerful teams from Iowa and Indiana and we are waiting to hear chessmates nj Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri!
South Harvey Lerman, organizer of the US Amateur Team South told CLO that the top two teams to beat so far are, Piece Mongors II 2187.
But don't count out the Larry Storch team 2143.
Lerman said that a strong Miami team often just walks in to the event, but this year there's a rumor that they may not chessmates nj it.
Last year My Girl Is Pissed, from Miami won the event.
The defending champions' team name refers chessmates nj the fact that this year, like last, the US Amateur Team East overlaps chessmates nj Valentine's Day.
So a wise word to gentleman and ladies leaving your significant others at home for Amateur Team fun: Leave a box of chocolates before you go.
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