2004 Best of Phoenix Scholastic Chess Championship
Posted: 11/23/2004
By: ChessBase.com

This year the event was held at the beautiful Carefree Resort, Villas and Spa in Carefree, Arizona, 22 miles north of Phoenix. Located in central Arizona, its 8.5 sq miles are bordered by the Tonto National forest in the North and East and by the Sonoran desert to the south.

The town sits at an elevation of 2,500 feet above sea level in the North Valley and has a population of 2,300. It is a small town planned as a community where you can take in the Western style of life. It is also the location of the Western World’s largest Sundial.

The tournament itself was held in the spacious Carefree Opera House on the grounds of the resort, the entrance to which is overlooked by a sculpture of an American Indian Dancer in Eagle costume.

Almost four hundred kids competed in five sections, Kindergarten, 1st-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, Jr. High School 6th -8th grades and High School 9th-12th grades. They played eight grueling rounds, five on Saturday at Game in 40 and three on Sunday at Game in 60.

After playing, the kids could have their games analyzed one on one by either GM Gregory Kaidanov or IM Jeremy Silman.

Between rounds three and four on Saturday, the kids watched with interest as 60 year old Bosnian Master Milan Chorkovich took on American Master Matt Guthrie in the first blindfold exhibition match.

Milan Chorkovich – Matt Guthrie
Blindfold Exhibition, November 20, 2004, Carefree, AZ
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 Qe7 4.f3 d5 5.cxd4 dxe4 6.fxe4 Qh4+ 7.g3 Qxe4+ 8.Qe2 Bf5 9.Qxe4+ Bxe4 10.Bd3 Bxh1 11.Be3 Bb4+ 12.Nc3 Nf6 13.O-O-O Bxc3 14.bxc3 Be4 15.Re1 Bxd3 16.d5 O-O 17.Kd2 Bc4 18.Nf3 Re8 19.h3 Nxd5 20.Bd4 Rxe1 21.Nxe1 Nc6 22.Bf2 Bxa2 23.g4 a5 0-1

The second match took place between rounds four and five between GM Gregory Kaidanov and NM Sonny Kamberi.

G. Kaidanov-S. Kamberi
Blindfold Exhibition, November 20, 2004, Carefree, AZ.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c6 4.Qc2 Nf6 5.g3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 b5 7.Qb3 Bb7 8.Bg2 Nbd7 9.O-O a6 10.a4 Be7 11.Rd1 O-O 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.Nc3 Qb6 15.Ne4 Be7 16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.dxe5 Rfd8 18.Nd6 Bxd6 19.exd6 c5 20.Bxb7 Qxb7 21.axb5 axb5 22.Rxa8 Rxa8 23.Qd3 Qd7 24.e4 c4 25.Qc3 Qc6 26.e5 Rb8 27.Qb4 Qd7 28.Ra1 Qc6 29.Qa5 b4 30.Rd1 Qd7 31.Qc7 Rd8 32.Qxc4 Qb7 33.Rd4 Ra8 34.Qc1 Qb6 35.Rd1 Qb5 36.d7 Rd8 37.Qc7 Rxd7 38.Qxd7 Qxe5 39.Qd4 Qe2 40.Qd8+ Kh7 41.Qd3+ 1-0

After round five, the kids were treated to lectures first by IM Jeremy Silman (above) who’s main topic was check mate patterns and then by GM Gregory Kaidanov who treated them to a recent win from the 2004 Olympiad where he helped the American men’s team to fourth place by scoring six wins and four draws in his individual games.

Eight pm Saturday night was when the kids and some parents came to play the Simuls. Forty players took on IM Jeremy Silman who scored +38 -0 =2 whole 36 players tried there hand at contesting GM Gregory Kaidanov who came away with a score of +35 -0 =1.


Kaidanov allowed one draw, to Donald Prem (1564)

Sunday brought rain for the day, but this did not dampen the spirits of the kids as they sat down to play round 6, 7 & 8 to finish off the tournament. The Blindfold Exhibition continued with IM Nikolay Andrianov out playing NM Matt Guthrie between rounds six and seven. IM Silman and GM Kaidanov continued to analyze the kids games as they finished each round.

Between the last round and the award ceremony was the main Blindfold match between GM Gregory Kaidanov and IM Nikolay Andrianov.

GM Kaidanov-IM Andrianov
Blindfold Exhibition, November 21, 2004, Carefree, AZ.

1.d4 c5 2.d5 Nf6 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Be2 O-O 7.O-O e6 8.h3 exd5 9.exd5 Na6 10.Bf4 Nc7 11.a4 b6 12.Bc4 a6 13.Re1 b5 14.axb5 axb5 15.Rxa8 Nxa8 16.Nxb5 Nb6 17.b3 Nxc4 18.bxc4 Ne8 19.Na7 Bd7 20.Qb1 h6 21.Qb7 g5 22.Bd2 g4 23.hxg4 Bxg4 24.Nc6 Qf6 25.Nh2 Qd4 26.Nxd4 1-0

An exciting event as all watching gasped in shock as the local favorite, Coach Andrianov made the fatal mistake of losing his queen and the game to GM Kaidanov.

The award ceremony took place shortly after this spectacular demonstration. The winners of each section are as follows:

 

 

 

 


Kindergarten: Co-Champions Max Banister and Andrew Zhao (both five)


K-3rd Grade: 2nd Grader Brennen Lee


K-6th Grade: 4th Grader Ryan Mead


Jr. High School: 3rd Grader, Richard Ding


High School: 9th Grader Amanda Mateer (co-champion with Ethan Winter)


More in this section:
September 6th Is Canceled
Early Bird Registration For ICA FALL SEMESTER EXPIRES THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 25th!
Sign Up For Our Fall Semester & Take The ICA “Ratings Rise” Challenge!
Happy Holidays Chess Players!
2017 - 28 Families Participated In DOCTOR DAVE OSTFELD MEMORIAL SUMMER
West Point Military Academy Makes Presence Known At 2nd Largest ICA Saturday Qu
Plavnik Family, Jonathan, And Anthony Win Ostfeld Memorial Spring
April 23Rd, 2017 Blitz Tournament
Early Bird Deadlines For Spring And Summer Camps At ICA Approaching!
We Are OPEN For Classes Today In Both Locations
Due To Inclement Weather, Glen Rock Classes Are Canceled On Tuesday, March 14th
Due To The Winter Storm, Today February 9th ICA Will Be Closed.
2017 Feb 10Th Blitz
2017 Valentine’s Day & St. Patrick’s Day Blitz Tournaments
Grandmaster Fishbein, Mozart, Kal Penn, A Pirate, And Jon Bon Jovi ...
The ICA\'s New Year\'s Blitz Tournament Is This Saturday In Glen Rock
\"Weather Alert:\" ICA Will Be Open Tomorrow December 17th.\"
New Year’s Blitz Tournament December 31st!
ICA Winter Chess Camp: December 26th-December 30th!
Congratulations To ALL ICA Students Who Participated In NJ State Grade Champions
ICA Coach IM Mark Dvoretsky
Fall Semester 2016
Online Registration The Glen Rock
Millionaire Dollar Chess Tournament Comes
Dear Parents,
JANUARY 24 TOURNAMENTS At BCA Are Moved To JANUARY 31
Yusupov Interactive Lecture Series Schedule
Artur Yusupov Gives Second Lecture In World Champions Series
Artur Yusupov’s “Interactive” Lecture On Mikhail Tal And Blitz Tournament Result
Former World Rated #3 GM Artur Yusupov To Give “Interactive” Lecture
Four Way Tie In 2015 Fall Ostfeld Memorial Open Competition
Mathew Lerman”ator” Wins 2015 U1600 Fall Ostfeld Memorial Competition
2015 Fall Ostfeld Memorial Scholastic Competition Results
Stripunsky Family Wins First Ostfeld Memorial Family event of the Season
Summer Camp 2015 Comes To An End: Sign Ups For The Fall Semester Open!
International Chess Academy Vs. Long Island Chessmates: Match #4
Aryeh Lieb Shlionsky Pan American Champion! Wins Title In Colombia!
Registration Open For Scholastic, Master, And GM Camps ....
Results From New Jersey State Championships
DOCTOR DAVE OSTFELD MEMORIAL SUMMER 2014 Championshi
Boris Gulko Lecture May 22, 2014
Kasparov Conqueror Boris Gulko Lectured At ICA Teaneck May 8th!
03/20/2014 GM Ilya Gurevich Lecture
03/27/2014 Fishbein, Alexander Lecture
GM Fishbein Lectures On Chess Psychology
Kudrin Lectures At 2nd ICA Thursday Swiss!
Thursday Night Tournaments And Lectures:
March 6th Lecture: Black Knights Tango
Early Winter ICA Family Results: Xu, Riener, Shusterman...
GM Gelashvili Survives Charge By Katz To Win Open Section Of Dr. Ostfeld Memori
Early Winter Dr Ostfeld Memorial Scholastic Championships...
Vittal Wins Inaugural Open U1600 Section!
GM Gelashvili Tops Open Section In 1st Dr. Ostfeld Memorial Tournament Of Year
September 21st 2013 Saturday Quads Results: Pasarkar, Xu Brothers, Pavlova Win!
Three Amigos Win Dr. Ostfeld Open Section Spring Edition; Bartell, Kudrin, Katz
ICA Dr Ostfeld Memorial Spring Scholastic Championship Results
“Go Team” East Results; “Arrrrrr” “Geeee” Three Offensive Rookie Of The Year!
Ivan Ke, Josh Lerman
Triple Tie For First; Grandmasters, Stripunsky, Fishbein, And Kudrin Share First
ICA Dr. Ostfeld Memorial Winter Scholastic Championship!
Pushkin Plays Chess! Highest Rated Chess Dog In America!
ICA Students Excel At 2012 NJ State Grade Championship
Hurricane Sandy Creates Make-Up Week During Winter Semester!
ICA SCHOOL IN TEANECK & FAIR LAWN ARE OPEN
The New School Year: The United States Chess League Is Coming To The ICA!
Summer-In-The-Winter Camp Results: Season’s Greetings From Chess Clause
Grandpa Kudrin Rocking His Chair To Dr Ostfeld Memorial Open Win!
Dr. Ostfeld Memorial Scholastic Early Winter Championships!
Team East - It’s Just Two Months Away!
Dr. Ostfeld
FALL 2010 ICA SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
STUNNER: ICA COACH LERNER SHOCKINGLY UPSETS INTERNATIONAL MASTER MIKHAIL ZLOTNIK
STARTING MAY 1st WE WILL BE MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION IN FAIR LAWN!
PROFESSIONAL PLAY FROM ICA AT AMATEUR TEAM EAST COMPETITION!
Pasarkar, Ionita Families Win ICA Winter Scholastics Family Event!
ICA WINTER 2010 SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS DOMINATED BY CAPITAL KRAZY KIDS!
Army Man Arthur Feuerstein Co-Winner Of ICA OPEN!
ICA COACH ‘GM’ ARTUR JUSSUPOW (YUSUPOV) WINS FIDE AWARD FOR BEST CHESS BOOK!
Spring Schedules For Teaneck And Fair Lawn Are Available.
Winter Schedules For Teaneck And Fair Lawn Are Available
Register For Fall Semester Before 8/28 And Save $50!
ICA Celebrates Approach Of Summer With Tournament In Spring!
ICA Winter Championship 2/3/2008
ICA Winter Championship OPEN SECTION
ICA Early Winter 2007
NJ State Grade Championship 11/18/2007
ICA Spring Championship
2006 Women\'s World Chess Cup
Karpov on AI, search engines and chess
V.BOLOGAN. SWING
Russia captures world chess championship title
The real secrets of intuition in chess
Spain Names School after Bulgaria's Topalov
New chess champ has a novel way of winning
Anand shocked by Kasimdzhanov in World Chess
World Chess Championship had started in Argentina
Sending the Rook to the Opposite Wing
Russian Championship Qualifier
Congratulations to Hana Itkis
THE 106th U.S. OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
Live 8 and chess in Philadelphia
ICA Students and Teachers at HB Global Chess, Minneapolis May 18 - May 22
Man versus Machine: the battle for supremacy
The $20,000 free-for-all chess tournament
It's checkmate for chess world's boy wonder
Bobby Fischer, anti-US chess legend, now hates Japan too
CHESS PLAYS IN NASHVILLE - MUSIC CITY!
Kasparov pulls out of world chess championship, blasts FIDE
Chess whiz at the tender age of 9
Chess Champions
ARMENIA TO HOST WORLD'S FIRST ONLINE CHESS COMPETITION
Chess legend granted residency in Iceland
7 year old Chess Champ
Vela, Hanna dominate national chess tourney
Borough fourth-graders study chess
Harika wins gold in World Youth Chess
CHESS Lubomir Kavalek
Saitek Mephisto Maestro Travel Chess Computer
Calvia Chess Olympiad 2004 - Round Two Results
Kramnik keeps chess classical world title
EYES highlights the social benefits of chess
Chess Olympiad begins
Canada's chess king is just 16
Barbados set to compete at Chess Olympiad
CHESS Lubomir Kavalek
Dr Andrew Borg new Malta champion
U.S. Women’s Team Aims for Medal At 36th World Chess Olympiad
Favorites lead 2004 Euro Club Cup
6-member Team For Chess Olympiad
Locals in SA chess friendly games
Chess association to start year at Heritage
Tiger promises no mercy for opponents
Chess Queen Matches Wits with FIDE Champ
Chess players meet their match - quietly
Paragua rules GM tourney
Brownsville student invited to international chess tourney
Students do battle in chess
Kids test chess skills in tournament
WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP SETS RECORD FOR U.S. PLAYERS!
Genrikh Chepukaitis Died.
Chess tournament honors girl’s memory
APS Junior Chess Championship 2004
Monache chess team hosting tourney
How to prepare to the game (mentally) & Time management Placket-Sadler, 1998/99
The richest open tournament in chess history