California Chess Journal

(Scans courtesy of Sam Sloan)

-------------------- Editor: Hans Poschmann --------------------

Volume 1, Number 1, October 1986 pdf png (GM Larry Christiansen wins U.S. Open. Danny Edelman won the Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions.)

Volume 1, Number 2, November 1986 pdf png (World Champion Gary Kasparov defeats Challenger Anatoly Karpov 12.5 to 11.5, and retains the title. GM Peter Biyasas, IM Elliott Winslow and Paul Clarke tied for 1st in the 20th Annual LERA Sunnyvale Class Championships. Donald Urquahart won the 3rd Annual Peach Tree Classic.)

Volume 1, Number 3, December 1986 pdf png (GM Yasser Seirawan won the U.S. Championship. Igor Ivanov and Jay Whitehead tied to win the 16th Annual Carroll M. Capps Memorial. Craig Mar won the Bob Henry Memorial. Cris Ramayrat won the San Jose State University Fall Tournament.)

Volume 1, Number 4, January 1987 pdf png (Three GMs, Walter Browne, Lev Alburt and Boris Gulko, tied for 1st in the 22nd Annual American Open. GM Peter Biyiasas won last years' 11th Annual Bagby Memorial Tournament. Igor Ivanov won the "Going for the chicken money" Tournament, held at the San Jose State University. Cris Ramayrat and Peter Biyiasas tied for 1st in the LERA Thanksgiving Class Championships.)

Volume 1, Number 5, February 1987 pdf png (FM Jay Whitehead won the 3rd San Francisco International.)

Volume 1, Number 6, March 1987 pdf pngJon Frankle won the 12th Annual Bagby Memorial to become the Northern California Champion. Cris Ramayrat and Jay Whitehead tied to win the People's Tournament in Berkeley. Nick DeFirmian and Jay Whitehead tied for 1st in the BARCO Tourmament.)

Volume 1, Number 7, April 1987 pdf png (NM Craig Mar and IM Jay Whitehead tied to win the San Jose Chess Club Open. Cris Ramayrat and Renard Anderson tied for 1st in the 23rd Annual LERA Class Championships.)

Volume 1, Number 8, May 1987 pdf png (IM Ramon Mateo won the 4th San Francisco International. Cris Ramayrat won the San Jose State University Spring Tournament. Victor Baja won the Master Section of the San Francisco Class Championships.)

Volume 1, Number 9, June 1987 pdf png (Cris Ramayrat and Paul Clarke tied for 1st in the 19th Annual LERA Memorial Class Championships. GM Larry Christiansen won the Memorial Day Classic in Los Angeles. Richard Kelson stuns IM Cris Ramayrat in last round to win the San Rafael Spring Open. Kasparov issues challenge to Fischer.)

Volume 1, Number 10, July 1987 pdf png (Eugene Martinovsky won the Senior Open held in San Diego. C. Ramayrat, M. Leski and W. Milbratz tied for 1st in the Santa Clara County Open.)

Volume 1, Number 11, August 1987 pdf png (GM Leonid Shamkovich gave a simultaneous exhibition at the Berkeley Chess Club and scored 20 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses. GM Walter Browne, IM Marc Leski, FM Craig Mar and IM Elliott Winslow tied for 1st in the San Jose Master / Expert Open.)

Volume 1, Number 12, September 1987 pdf png (Jay Whitehead and Cris Ramayrat tied to win the Vocal August Championship, held in Sunnyvale. George Koltanowski gave Rohnert Park his memorabilia for display.)

Volume 1, Number 13, October 1987 pdf png (GM Utut Adianto won the Pan Pacific Tournament. 'Out Of The Past In California Chess' by Guthrie McClain. Rich Kelson, James Eade and Tony Ladd tied for first in the 1st Annual Livermore Open.)

Volume 1, Number 14, November 1987 pdf png('Out Of The Past In California Chess' by Guthrie McClain. Marc Leski and Jacob Bleiman tied for 1st in the 20th Annual LERA Thanksgiving Class Championships.)

Volume 1, Number 15, December 1987 pdf png (Top "50" In Northern California. 'Out Of The Past In California Chess' by Guthrie McClain. IM Jay Whitehead won the 1987 U.S. Chess Grand Prix and was awarded $5,000 and a berth in the 1988 U.S. Championship. GM Yasser Seirawan won the Software Toolworks American Open. Igor Ivanov and Gustavo Darcy tied to win the Alex Vancura Memorial.)

Volume 2, Number 1, January 1988 pdf png (Gustavo Darcy won the N4C Syntex Championship. Nick deFirmian, Cris Ramayrat, Marc Leski and Dov Gorman tied for 1st in the 15th Annual People's Tournament; held in Berkeley. Jonathan Brown, Stephen Shaughnessy and Zachary Mason tied to win the 3rd Annual Young People's Tournament. FM Craig Mar gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Berkeley Chess Club and scored 11 wins and 4 draws.)

Volume 2, Number 2, February-March 1988 pdf png (Will Wharton and Richard Koepcke tied for 1st to win the Monterey Coast Classic. IM Cris Ramayrat won the San Jose Action Chess Championship. 'Out Of The Past In California Chess' by Guthrie McClain. Gabriel Sanchez and Lee Corbin tied to win the Master/Expert section of the Kolty Chess Club Class Championships. FM David Glueck gave a 15-board simul at Sproul Plaza on the U.C. Berkeley Campus which lasted 4.5 hours; he scored 45 wins, 3 losses and 4 draws.)

Volume 2, Number 3, May-June 1988 pdf png (Paul Cornelius won the Open Division and Liz Neely won the Expert Division in the 20th Annual LERA Memorial Day Class Championships. NM Richard Kelson won the 18th Annual Rohnert Park Chess Club Tournament. Enoch Kwok won the Primary Division, Robert Chang and Ian Lee tied for 1st in the Elementary Division and Matthew Gross won the Junior High Division of the Children's Chess Tournament; held at the Hayward Public Library. 'Out Of The Past In California Chess' by Guthrie McClain. Gustavo Darcy won the Sacramento Spring Sectional. FM Craig Mar gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Chabot Community College Chess Club and scored 14 wins and 2 draws.)

Volume 2, Number 4, July 1988 pdf png (IM Cris Ramayrat, NM Keith Vickers and Gregory Kotlyar tied for 1st in the Berkeley Class Struggle. Bill Chesney and Cris Ramayrat tied for 1st in the 23rd Annual Santa Clara Open. Michael Tomey won the Livermore Open.)

-------------------- Editor: Peter Yu --------------------

Volume 3, Number 1, January 1989 pdf png (Berkeley 2nd at Pan Ams by Joel Salman)

Volume 3, Number 2, February 1989 pdf png (The Case of the Phantom Tournament by Peter Yu. Bellarmine Wins Scholastics Again.)

Volume 3, Number 3, March 1989 pdf png (Nick deFirmian is People's Champ. Interview: Yaz, GM and Organizer by Bill Wall. Elena Donaldson: I Came Here For Love by Peter Yu. Three Tie in "Fischer" Class Champs.)

Volume 3, Number 4, April 1989 pdf png (Over 200 At Scholastic Championships by NM Peter Yu. Can Yu Believe It? by Roger Poehlmann.)

Volume 3, Number 5, May 1989 pdf png ("I Have No Time Anymore" Interview by Joel Salman. Man Versus Machine by NM James Eade. Locals Upset Favorites at Nationals by Peter Yu.)

Volume 3, Number 6, June 1989 pdf png (Man VS. Machine: Valvo-Deep Thought by IM Michael Valvo. Browne Victorious in Yountville. Mar, Anderson Share At Lera. Lina Grumette Memorial Results. Lose Like A Grandmaster, Part I by Ganesan. Krejcik the Great by Richard Shorman.)

Volume 3, Number 7, July 1989 pdf png (Winslow Wins Class Struggle. Lose Like A Grandmaster, Part II by Ganesan. Exclusive Interview: GM Torre by Bill Wall.)

Volume 3, Number 8, August-September 1989 pdf png (U.S. Junior Open. The 1989 U.S. Junior Invitational Championship U.S.C.F. Bungles the Invitations by NM Peter Yu. The Amazing Polgar Sisters. Kasparov the Chessplayer by Richard Shorman and Peter Yu.)

Volume 3, Number 9, December 1989-January 1990 pdf png (LERA Thanksgiving Class Championship. 1989 Reno Open by NM Tom Dorsch. Cal-Berkeley Fall Series by NM Peter Yu. Berkeley Blitz! by NM Peter Yu. Chess History: Fischer Meets Leonid Stein. Late Knight With David Letterman by NM Peter Yu. Northern California Chess Association. Pawns of Chess: A Study in the Chess Player's Personality Traits and Motivation by Peter Yu. On the Trail of Capablanca by Edward Winter.)

Volume 4, Number 1, February-March 1990 pdf png (U.C. Berkeley Wins Pan-American Intercollegiates. 2nd Annual Palo Alto Open. Berkeley Chess Club Open Qualifier Part I by Ganesan. Bay Area Splinters January-February 1990. Berkeley "B" Stays Afloat at Salt Lake City by Ganesan. Berkeley Sweeps Pacific Coast Intercollegiates by NM Peter Yu. Shorman Presents the Classics by Richard Shorman.)

Volume 4, Number 2, April-May 1990 pdf png (1990 Women's Chess Initiative. 17Th Annual People's Draws Record Attendance. McManus Repeats at Scholastics. BCC Open Qualifier: Part II by Ganesan. Berkeley Wins Regionals Yu and Ganesan Co-Champs. NCCA Scholarship by Mike Goodall. GQM Part One: Introduction...A Chess Comic Strip by NM Peter Yu.)

Volume 4, Number 3, June-July 1990 pdf png (Strugatsky Wins NCCA Masters to Become Northern California Champion. St. Mark's Wins National Team Title, Patel and Shore Co-Champs. Lowell Places Second at National High School Championship. LERA Brilliancies by NM Tom Dorsch. GQM by Peter Yu)

Volume 4, Number 4, August-September 1990 pdf png (Kotlyar Wins LERA Memorial Day Championships. Hjorth and Kelson Top Berkeley Class Struggle. Kotlyar Most Consistent at Mechanics' Stamer Open. Bank of America Makes Banking and Chess Easier. California's Best by NM Tom Dorsch. 1990 Sacramento Invitational by NM Tom Dorsch.)

Volume 4, Number 5, October-November 1990 pdf png (Three Split at Kiwanis Open. deFirmian Wins LERA. Youth is Served at Lowell. Petrosian's School by SM Greg Kotlyar. To Publish or Not To Publish? by Frisco Del Rosario. California's Best by Frisco Del Rosario & IM Elliott Winslow. New Kid on the Block by NM Mark Pinto.)

Volume 4, Number 6, December 1990-January 1991 pdf png (Sands Regency Western States Open Sets Record Attendance. Baja, MacFarland Split at Nor Cal Class Championships. Davis Sweeps Capps by Mike Goodall. Alan Stein Tops Super-Strong Field at Livermore Open. Santa Clara Upsets No. 1 Cal. Military Exercises by Ganesan. Baja, Dumyk Victors at Lowell. World's Finest annotated by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili. Fighting Chess by NM Mark Pinto. Unsolved Mysteries by NM Victor Baja.)

Volume 5, Number 1, February-March 1991 pdf png (Kotlyar Tops Turkey-Day Tourney by NM Tom Dorsch. North American Open Debuts in Las Vegas. Fighting Chess by NM Mark Pinto. Giant-Killer by IM Jeremy Silman. Deux de Lyon by NM Michael Arne. Winning Comebacks by FM Craig Mar. Around the Bay by NM Kash Patel. Unsolved Mysteries by SM Victor Baja. The New CalChess by Tom Dorsch. World's Fastest Grandmaster by Ganesan. Club Spotlight by Frisco Del Rosario and Scott Wilson. Iskotz Returns to Lowell.)

Volume 5, Number 3, June-July 1991 pdf png (Quads in Berkeley!? More Quads in Palo Alto annotations by NM Richard Koepcke. Watson Wins Berkeley Qualifier. 64 Turn Out for Lowell by Alan Tse. "Maybe Isn't a Rule" by Randy Mont-Reynaud. How Kasparov Beats Karpov by SM Greg Kotlyar. Burlingame Bids Farewell.)

Volume 5, Number 4, August-September 1991 pdf png (LERA Memorial Day. Four-Way Tie at 28th Stamer by NM Jim Eade. Director's Notebook by Alan Glasscoe. 1991 Sacramento Open by NM Tom Dorsch. Nor Cal Splinters. Charles William Powell [obit] by Keith Vickers.)

-------------------- Editor: Carolyn Withgitt --------------------

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-------------------- Editor: Eric Schiller --------------------

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-------------------- Editor: James Eade --------------------

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-------------------- Editor: Allan Fifield --------------------

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-------------------- Editor: Frisco Del Rosario --------------------

Volume 15, Number 1, January-February 2001 pdf png (CalChess Scholastic Quads Attract 167 and 190 Players to New Site by Dr. Alan Kirshner. Dorsch Wins Championship Section of LERA Thanksgiving Tournament by Riley Hughes. Hernandez Has a Good Win in the 12th Burlingame CC Goodwin Open by Frisco Del Rosario. Porter Tops Capps Memorial Field. USCF Newcomer Bakhandi Wins Livermore Chess Championship by Riley Hughes. Browne Scores a Hat Trick at UPSCL Tripleheader by Steve Cohen. Sulskis Takes Sacramento Swiss #6. Berkeley Chess Club Relocates. Burlingame Holds Off Sacramento Rally to Win Team Match by Richard Koepcke.)

Volume 15, Number 2, March-April 2001 pdf png (Shulman, Ehlvest Lead the Field at Koltanowski International. Avant! Foundation Awards $25,000 to Berkeley Chess School Founder by Lanette Chan-Gordon. No Boys Allowed - 164 Girls Play in Sojourner Truth Tourney. Record Turnout at CalChess Scholastic Quads in December by Dr. Alan Kirshner. Jessie Jean's Open and Action Give Coffeehouse Chess a Good Name by Bud Setzepfandt. California, Stanford Tie for Third at Pan-Am Intercollegiate. Akopian, Peters, Ivanov Split the Wishbone at Fresno Championship by Bonnie Yost.)

Volume 15, Number 3, May-June 2001 pdf png (Bhat, Chen, Setzepfandt, and Zierk Win CalChess Scholastic Championships. Perez is King of the Hill at Ohlone College Tournament. Givens Supplies the Beans and Weikel the Green at Jessie Jean's by Bleys W. Rose. Two-Time U.S. Champ Wolff Scores 41-1-3 in Burlingame Club Simul. Aigner Wins Burlingame McIlrath Memorial. Fortune Favors Casadei at the 28th Berkeley People's Tournament by Jason Childress. Team Gazit Tops the UPSCL Parent/Child Team Tournament by Steve Cohen. UPSCL Peninsula Scholastic Championship Weathers a Most Busy Day. Weibel Knights Take a 4-3 Lead in Series with Berkeley Bishops by Dr. Alan Kirshner. Camilla Baginskaite by Jason Childress. Grandmaster Ashley Stars at Oakland Knowland Zoo Chess Fest by Henry Vinerts.)

Volume 15, Number 4, July-August 2001 pdf png (It's Akopian Again at San Joaquin County Championship. Kansas City Attracts 20 CalChess Kids to Largest Tournament Ever. Five-Way Tie for First at Mechanics' Institute Lovegrove Senior Open. Aigner, Gaffagan Share Top Prize at Mechanics' April-May Marathon. 234 Undeterred by Detours and Delays at Grade Level Championship by John P. McCumiskey. Garbouz Heads First Group at Charlotte Wood Scholastic Quads by Frisco Del Rosario. Dzindzichashvili Wins Adult Legs of WOLC/UPSCL/WBCA Tripleheader. Cal, Stanford Duel to Another Draw at President's Cup. Early 20th-Century Chess at San Quentin Prison by Neil R. Brennen. Volunteers Sought for Inmate Correspondence Games. 83 Attend Sacramento Scholastic Chess Championship. San Diego to Host 2001 Southern California Open.)

Volume 15, Number 5, September-October 2001 pdf png (Wang Prepares for U.S. Junior by Winning Sequoia Championship. Chess Journalists Honorably Mention California Chess Journal. Wojtkiewicz Wins San Francisco Firecracker Open. Attendance at Firecracker Open a Dud: What Happened? by Frisco Del Rosario. Summer Temperatures and Scholastic Chess Attendance Rise Together by Dr. Alan Kirshner. Hayward Library in Its Fourth Decade of Hosting Scholastic Chess. On the 100th Anniversary of the Capablanca-Corzo Match by Frisco Del Rosario. Three FIDE Futurities at Mechanics'. Summer Family Fun an Additional Draw at Sacramento Championship. Cultural Exchange Brings Irish Kids to Visit Berkeley Chess School Bishops by Lanette C. Chan. State Scholastic Championship to be Held in Monterey.)

Volume 15, Number 6, November-December 2001 pdf png (IM Ricardo De Guzman Wins Swisses in Sunnyvale, Sacramento and San Francisco.)

Volume 16, Number 1, January-February 2002 pdf png (The Kirshner Chronicles: Record Turnout at Weibel.)

Volume 16, Number 2, March-April 2002 pdf png (Jennie Frenklakh Defends the Home Court at Region XI Women's Open.)

Volume 16, Number 3, May-June 2002 pdf png (Michael Aigner Wins LMERA Class Championship. Dmitry Zilberstein Shares First Prize at Berkeley People's Tournament.)

Volume 16, Number 4, July-August 2002 pdf png (Alberto Cisneros is the Killer B at Koltanowski Memorial, CalChess San Mateo Swiss. Inside: 1,100 at State Scholastic Championship; Bhat Wins High School Title a Record Fourth Time.)

Volume 16, Number 5, September-October 2002 pdf png (Maurice Ashley Stars Again at Windsor East Bay Chess Fest. Pruess and Pearson Among Top Finishers at U.S. Open, Peckham Takes First GM Scalp. Chess Journalists of America Award CCJ for Best Photograph, Cartoon, Analysis.)

Volume 16, Number 6, November-December 2002 pdf png (Capablanca Scores 29-0-3 in San Francisco Simultaneous. De Guzman Wins State Championship.)

Volume 17, Number 1, January-February 2003 pdf png (Elizabeth Shaughnessy Represents CalChess, Ireland at FIDE Olympiad. De Guzman Wins Jim Hurt Memorial. News and Games from Simultaneous Exhibitions by Pruess, Sanchez.)

Volume 17, Number 2, March-April 2003 pdf png (Jennie Frenklakh Repeats as Region XI Women's Champion.)

Volume 17, Number 3, May-June 2003 pdf png (Monty Peckham Wins State High School Championship, Third at People's Tournament. Largest Event Ever in Northern California: CalChess State Scholastic Championship Attracts 1,312 Players.)

Volume 17, Number 4, July-August 2003 pdf png (Northern California's Top First-Graders Go 1-2-3 at CalChess Grade Level Championship. IM Trio De Guzman, Sevillano, Cusi Split Pot at Central California Chess Congress.)

Volume 17, Number 5, September-December 2003 pdf png (Dmitry Zilberstein Wins Northern California State Championship. The Old Legends Issue, Featuring Bobby Fischer, George Koltanowski, the Cherryland Cafe, Nicolas Yap.)

-------------------- Editor: Eric Hicks --------------------

Volume 20, Number 2, April 2004 pdf png (Kasparov's Nightmare!! Bobby Fischer Challenges IBM to Simul; IBM Scrambles to Build 25 Deep Blues!)

_________________ CCJ Articles _________________

The Dean is coming to Rohnert Park September 1987(Vol.1 No.12)

Out Of The Past In California Chess October 1987 (Vol. 1 No. 13)
"The Good Old Days"

Out Of The Past In California Chess November 1987 (Vol. 1 No. 14)
Henry Gross, 1908 - 1987

Out Of The Past In California Chess December 1987 (Vol. 1 No. 15)
The Night I met Alekhine

Out Of The Past In California Chess February/March 1988 (Vol. 2 No. 2)
A.J. Fink 1890 - 1956

Guthrie "Mac" McClain April/May 1991 (Vol. 5, No. 2)
by Bob Burger

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