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Ashburn Chess Club Tournament Rules

Not just rules but issues, policies and advice for our tournament players and TDs.

Adobe Acrobat file 412K Victor T. Feb 21, 2010

Quick tournament rules

An abridged list of rules for Quick tournaments (Game in 10 to Game in 29)

Word file 28K Paul S. Nov 28, 2009

Obregon_FM Gorman

This is my last round game in the recent Northern Virginia Open. FM Gorman had the black pieces and played the Sicilian. After some middlegame action, the match ended with a drawn rook-and-pawns ending.

a .PGN file 1K A former member Nov 10, 2009

USCF rating system

A short description of the USCF rating system.

Word file 30K Paul S. Oct 24, 2009

How to keep score

How to read and write chess notation.

Adobe Acrobat file 108K Paul S. Oct 18, 2009

Tournament protocol

Protocols for Action tournaments; especially for beginning players

Word file 27K Paul S. Oct 15, 2009

Action tournament rules

An abridged list of rules for rated Action tournaments.

Word file 26K Paul S. Oct 14, 2009


The game was played in the last round of the Carver Tournament. It features the popular & sharp Najdorf variation for Sicilian lovers. White held on to his initiative from the opening phase and reached a winning endgame despite Black's resistance.

a .PGN file 1K A former member Aug 30, 2009


In round 4 of the Carver tournament, I played Black against Master Raymond. In a tough Semi-Slav game, the position remained relatively equal until the queens were exchanged. And until the last move, Black's slight edge was not easy to exploit.

a .PGN file 1K A former member Aug 23, 2009


This game followed a Winawer line, a popular choice by French Defense players. The game shows how one mistake (...g6) can lead to a quick downfall. The Kingside attack was relentless and a knight maneuver leading to mate provided the climax.

a .PGN file 0K A former member Aug 21, 2009

Raymond Duchesne-Scott Knoke_8-15-09

My game from Raymond's simul 8-15-09, now with annotations by Raymond as well as a suggestion from Shawn. White castled long and engineered a strong attack. Black had chances, too, but played some weak moves towards the end. Comments welcome!

a .pgn file 3K Scott K. Aug 18, 2009

DiBeneditto-vs-Hayde­n - 08152009

As requested by Herky, here is the game played between Matt and I at today's session. The opening was a Sicilian where White plays Qxd4. A tough battle over 60 moves. I've added a few brief comments and would welcome any feedback on the game.

a .pgn file 3K Richard H. Aug 16, 2009


Another game against RaymondD. White invades Blacks position through the center, gets a Q and R on the 7th rank and even promotes a pawn. Black somehow survives and counterattacks leading to tripled isolated pawns trapping the White king.

a .pgn file 2K Richard H. Aug 9, 2009


Victor and I discussed the Grand Prix Attack (GPA) against the Sicilian today - quite different to mainstream lines. Attached is a recent game I played against RaymondD in a far from typical variation in the GPA. Some general notes are in the file.

a .pgn file 1K Richard H. Aug 8, 2009


In the recent Kingstowne Tournament, club founder Charles Frey played Black against Alex Passov who was the tournament favorite. It was a closed Sicilian which culminated in a won pawn endgame by Charles. Frey went on to win the tournament!

a .PGN file 1K A former member Aug 2, 2009


In my first USCF tournament, I played against Fiona Lam who was rated 1770 then. This was a memorable game because this enabled me to garner the top unrated honors in the Northern Virginia Open '08. What a great tournament experience!

a .PGN file 1K A former member Jul 31, 2009

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