It also refers to the study of the game of chess by the United States Armed Forces for military applications. The first tournament was held in , and continued uninterrupted until , when the support of the United States Department of Defense was withdrawn. Emory Tate won the Armed Forces Chess Championship five times, in , , and three times in a row from , was an unequaled record. There were 12 invited participants. Feuerstein was four times New York state champion. Hudson was a bombardier-navigator on B bombers and a former US Amateur champion.
United States Armed Forces Chess
Chess in the US Armed Forces
While the Amateur West is one of the longest-running tournaments in Tucson, exactly when it was first held is somewhat in dispute. The edition of the Amateur West featured 67 players in total, including three players over and nine players over The six-round tournament was played over three days and was divided into 3 main sections, Championship, Reserve, and Booster. Players from five states made the journey to participate. The scholastic side event, for players in grades K-6 and rated under , ran two separate events on Saturday and Sunday. Many of the 15 scholastic players chose to compete both days and played eight rounds of chess over the weekend! One of the highlights of the Amateur West Championship is the upset prize, awarded before play begins in rounds two through six.
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Email: Password: Forgot your password? Home Tournament. Sections and Schedules Sections 1 section with Team Swiss pairings. Top 4 player rating counts towards the team rating. Max 4 players can play in any given round, players must sit in rating order.
Canty sits down and adjusts his pieces. Five to one means the player would have five minutes total to make all of his moves, while Canty would only have one. Canty hits the button on his clock to start the game. He plays at a dizzying pace, zipping pieces back and forth in a combination of lightning-fast calculation and sheer muscle memory.