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Lathrop Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament a Huge Success

March 27, 2017

The Third Annual Lathrop Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament was a huge success both from a chess and organizational standpoint. The hospitality and comfortable playing space offered by River Islands Technology Academy is truly unmatched for chess tournaments in San Joaquin County. Parents had access to free WiFi and fresh coffee while chess players took to the basketball court for some extra fun in between rounds. Of course the most notable feature of the Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament was the chess skill scores of children demonstrated on their boards during the course of their five rated rounds. After each round concluded, many of the participants took time to show Chris Torres their games and gain valuable feedback from the experienced coach. At the end of the day, all participants and their families attended an elaborate awards ceremony where the Mayor of Lathrop, Sonny Dhaliwal, addressed the crowd and distributed a prize to every young chess player.

Future stars of the RitechA Chess Team Olivia Kohn and Logan Delancey.


Savannah Torres-O’Callaghan and R.J. Delancey engaged in a fierce battle of wits.


4-year-old Lilianya Torres receiving her first chess trophy from Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal.


Alton Torres-O’Callaghan is the 2017 k-1 chess champion.


Rosaleia Torres was a perfect 5-0 in the grade 2-3 section.


Jackson Torres-O’Callaghan being awarded the first place trophy for grades 4-5.


RitechA’s chess star Omar Silva took first place in the grade 6-8 section.


Bryan Higgason-Sprenkel went 5-0 in the highly competitive High School section.

 

 

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 29

March 25, 2017

White to play and mate in four moves.

Mate in 4

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 28

March 21, 2017

White to play and mate in three moves.

Mate in 3

Third Annual Lathrop Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament 

March 20, 2017

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 27

March 13, 2017

Black to play and mate in 5 moves.

Mate in 5

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 26

March 10, 2017

White to play and mate in 4 moves.

Alekhine – Amateur, Vienna 1936

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 25

March 9, 2017

Black to play and mate in 6 moves.

Lajos Portisch – Susan Polgar, Budapest 1991

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 24

March 8, 2017

What is white’s best continuation?

White to move and win.

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 23

March 3, 2017

Black to play and mate in 5.

Gilles Andruet – Boris Spassky, Bundesliga 1988

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 22

March 2, 2017

What is white’s best move?

White to move and win!


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