There Tsunami Tournament

In Schools, Students, Team, Tournament on October 4, 2016 at 5:21 pm


Saturday saw 293 students descend upon Madison Meadows Middle school for the Tsunami Scholastic Chess Tournament. 22 of which were my students.

In Kindergarten Section I had the awesome Sts Simon & Jude player of Alex Feix  entering his first tournament and scoring 1.5 points!!

K-3 U500 Section I had the teams of:

Sts Simon & Jude – Jordan Hidalgo 4.0, Zeke Hernandez 2.5, Aiden Randall 2.0, Carlos Ramos 1.0 & Maryjayne Barriente 0.5 which brought the 5th place trophy back to the school.

Jordan Hidalgo ended up in a 5-way tie for first place and took the second place trophy home on tie breaks!!


My Madison Simis – Ian Hurley 2.5, Lola Saxe 2.0, Alexander Weiss 2.0, Max Fishleder 1.5, Michael Ulan 1.0, Olivia Liv Demarse 1.0, Rowan Bain 1.0, Cael McMahon 1.0 & Maxwell Johnson 1.0 did a great job ending up in 8th place!

From Desert Sun Academy, Hudson Palmer scored 2 pts for a 50% score!

K-6 U600 Section saw another 5th place team win. This one from Madison Simis team of

Allison Kemp 3.0, Sean Hurley 2.5, Ian Kirkman 2.0, Avery Lopez 2.0, Uli Kohrt 1.0 & Brody Cobb 1.0


Allison was able to take home the 20th place trophy for herself.

In this section I had Aiden Brockway 1.0 representing SSJ, Arianna Fairchild 0.5 representing Esparanza Kyrene and Cade Jones 0.5 of DSUN

In the K-6 Champ section Delaney Scott-Martin 2.0 scored her 50%

These kids couldn’t do any more to make me more proud of them then I already am!!




Saturday’s Tournament 

In Uncategorized on September 19, 2016 at 3:16 am

Here are a few of my students who played in the 280 strong scholastic tournament on Saturday in Scottsdale

Both Cade and Huston are from Desert Sun Academy in Cave Creek

11 Move Win in the BDG

In BDG, Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Chess, Chess Trap, Correspondance, Gambits, Traps on April 2, 2016 at 4:11 am

A quick win playing a trap against Manuel Sencials of Malaga, Spain.


KingLeopold (1609) – Erculito (1508)

Chess.com 04.01.16

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5 7.g4 Bg6 8.Ne5 e6 9.Qf3 Bxc2!? 10.g5! Nd5?? 11.Qxf7# 1-0