Local Chess Enthusiast Jeff Stansberry reports from the 2016 World Championships in New York

Jeff traveled to New York to watch the 2016 World Championships and covered the story on behalf of the Ohio Chess Association. He even got to ask the two competitors a question which made them both laugh.

2017 Pan-Am Intercollegiate Chess Championships to be held in Columbus

The event will be held December 27-30, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency / Greater Columbus Convention Center.The Pan-Ams are the National Championships of College chess and are always held late December. This past year they were held in New Orleans and had 60 teams with a good portion of the contestants being titled players. This is one of the strongest team tournaments held in the country.

Upcoming Ohio Open Tournaments

2017 Arnold Schwarzenegger Open

March 3-5, 2017, Columbus Convention Center

Open Section is FIDE Rated!

2017 Columbus Open

Open Section FIDE Rated!

4 sections and new larger prize structure!

June 23-25, 2017 Ohio Union, The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Game Spotlight

2017 Cardinal Open

Round 2 - 2017 Cardinal Open

GM Fidel Jimenez (2636) - NM Aristo Liu(2200)


NM Aristo S. Liu has posted some strong showings as of late. In mid-December, he tallied 5 wins and 2 draws in the National K-12 Grade Level Championship, Grade 8, in Tennessee; next he scored 3 wins and 1 loss in the December 2016 Mustard Seed Tournament, Open Section; then 3 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw in the Akron Chess Club Tournament, Open Section on January 8; followed by 3 wins and 1 loss in the Greater Cleveland Scholastic Chess Tournament for a 5-way tie for second in the Championship Section on January 21.

In the 2017 Ohio Cardinal, Open Section round 1, NM Liu notched a win against NM Mika Brattain, the 2016 Ohio Champion. In round 2, he played as Black against GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez of Missouri, ranked sixth in the state. Play was even up to move 20, then drifted from slightly better to clearly better for Black by move 35. White's move 37 is definitely bad, and from there Black was able to take full advantage of further inaccuracies by White through move 50 to claim a full point. Both players finished the 2017 Ohio Cardinal with 3.5 points.


Upcoming Scholastic State Championship Tournaments

2017 Elementary Championships March 18, 2017

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2017 All Girls April 1, 2017

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2017 High School Middle School April 29-30, 2017

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The purpose of our association is to foster the study and pursuit of the game of chess by conducting tournaments for players, sponsoring teams to represent the state of Ohio in interstate and international play, promote chess organizations in the state of Ohio, and the overall general promotion of chess.