Update Feb 26, 2015

Congratulations to Emilio Lopez for taking place at the Lone Kings Scholastic Tournament, on Feb 21. Emilio went a perfect 3/3 to take home the trophy.

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 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  | 
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    1 | EMILIO LOPEZ                    |3.0  |*    |W   3|W   2|B   4|
   CA | 15187057 / R:  421P15-> 464P17  |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  425P15-> 467P17  |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | ANDREW BRAULIO AVILA            |2.0  |L   1|W   3|*    |W   4|
   CA | 15547088 / R: Unrated-> 357P3   |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 358P3   |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | STEPHANY MENDOZA                |0.5  |L   1|*    |L   2|D   4|
   CA | 15574444 / R:  104P6 -> 107P9   |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  104P6 -> 107P9   |     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | NATHAN THUNDER                  |0.5  |U   1|D   3|L   2|*    |
   CA | 15675026 / R: Unrated-> 102P2   |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 102P2   |     |     |     |     |     |
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Results from 2014 Winter Scholastic

San Diego Scholastic Chess League

Saturday, Dec 13th- Keiller Leadership Academy

The San Diego Scholastic Chess League hosted its first annual Winter Scholastic Tournament. 23 players from all over San Diego County participated in the event and featured scholastic players from the 4S-Ranch Library Chess Club and the KLA Chess Club.

Sections included:

OPEN (Average rating of 926)

Top finishers:

   1 | DHRUV WADHWA                    |3.5  |W   4|L   3|W   6|D   2|W   5|
   CA | 15211702 / R:  987   -> 965     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  964   -> 940     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | SAHIL WADHWA                    |3.0  |W   5|L   4|D   3|D   1|W   6|
   CA | 15211697 / R: 1165   ->1115     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1126   ->1078     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | AARON W CHIZHIK                 |3.0  |W   6|W   1|D   2|D   5|L   4|
   CA | 15198497 / R:  948   -> 962     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  890   -> 919     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | NEEL KUMAR                      |3.0  |L   1|W   2|L   5|W   6|W   3|
   CA | 15457820 / R:  826P14-> 918P19  |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  819P14-> 899P19  |     |     |     |     |     |     |

* 3 way tie for 2nd place with 3.0 points

Novice (Average rating of 503)

Top finishers:

  1 | JESSE RICHARD GILILLAND VII     |5.0  |W   4|W   2|W   6|W   7|W   3|
   CA | 15491550 / R:  645P6 -> 783P11  |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  650P6 -> 790P11  |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | ARAV WATWANI                    |4.0  |W  11|L   1|W   3|W   4|W   8|
   CA | 15462107 / R:  641P12-> 679P17  |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  637P12-> 680P17  |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | ANVIT WATWANI                   |3.0  |W   8|W  10|L   2|W  11|L   1|
   CA | 15365451 / R:  447P17-> 480P22  |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  453P17-> 485P22  |     |     |     |     |     |     |

Beginner (UNR)

Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  | 
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    1 | DOMINIC DE LA TORRE             |4.0  |W   4|W   2|W   3|W   2|
   CA | 15513477 / R:  638P4 -> 715P8   |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  640P4 -> 718P8   |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | JUSTIN SUN                      |2.0  |W   3|L   1|W   4|L   1|
   CA | 15487856 / R:  169P13-> 361P17  |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  172P13-> 364P17  |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | JHONAH BERNADINO                |1.0  |L   2|W   4|L   1|L   4|
   CA | 15604335 / R:  844P2 -> 473P6   |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  848P2 -> 476P6   |     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | MACIE BAUTISTA                  |1.0  |L   1|L   3|L   2|W   3|
   CA | 15604341 / R: Unrated-> 269P4   |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 271P4   |     |     |     |     |     |

Full Results can be found here

Congratulations to all players. We look forward to help building chess in the San Diego Scholastic Community.

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Game Annotations

Now that we’ve started class tournaments, it’s time to start learning from our games. It’s great to see our new players start out and notating. Learning from games and mistakes is not only important in chess, but in life as well. The process of going back to reflect and learn is important for improvement.

We are definitely a work in progress, but we are also looking forward to improving

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Interesting chess blog: 5 Weirdest Chess Variants

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Update

It’s been awhile since our last post, but here are some updates with KLA Chess Club

* Club is participating in the San Diego Scholastic Chess League with the 4S-Ranch Library Chess Club and Gompers Preparatory Chess Club

* After School Chess Club is well underway

* Chess class is using the Chess Magnet School program

* We are planning to host two scholastic tournaments (Tentatively for Dec and Mayor June)

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San Diego Scholastic Chess League

KLA Chess Club has now partnered up with the Gompers Preparatory Academy Chess Club and 4S-Ranch Community Library Chess Club to form the San Diego Scholastic Chess League.

The purpose of the league is to develop Scholastic Chess in San Diego in a fun and instructive environment. This will be a great opportunity for our students to develop their game, establish new relationships and have fun playing chess.

Our goal is to improve each week. For more information about the league, visit the website. San Diego Scholastic Chess League

KLA Chess Club now on Chess Magnet School.

KLA Chess Club will now be utilizing arguably the best scholastic Chess teaching program available, Chess Magnet School. KLA chess club received the $1,000 fund through the generous supporters of Donors Choose.

Chess Magnet School is an instructive online chess program that allows students to learn at their own pace. Students obtain different levels based upon their conceptual understanding. The program also allows the instructor and parents to monitor their students’ progress.

Chess Magnet School will allow KLA chess club members free access for the upcoming year in which students may participate in either in class with our class set of lap tops or at home. We are looking forward to an exciting year of chess.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others were generous supporters of this project to bring Chess Magnet School to KLA.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others were generous supporters of this project to bring Chess Magnet School to KLA.