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Colorado Information - April 2024

The April 2024 edition of the Colorado Informant is now available!

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  • Grand Master's Chess
  • History of Chess in Denver
  • 2024 Scholastic State Championships
  • Tribute to MLK Tournament
  • 2024 CO Closed Championships

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CSCA Board Zoom Meeting Wed. 3/27, @7:30pm

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1 12524770  2024-06-30  IM MICHAEL A MULYAR 2464 2/1/2024  Original Life Master, National Master, Life Senior Master (norms-based)
2 12793255  2024-08-31  FM MATT HASSEN 2331 10/1/2023  National Master, Candidate Master (norms-based)
3 14696346  2024-04-30  SULLIVAN MAC MCCONNELL 2296 2/1/2024  Original Life Master, National Master, Life Master (norms-based)
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5 12859076  2024-05-31  CHRISTOFER PETERSON 2234 3/1/2023  National Master, Candidate Master (norms-based)
6 14919064  2026-02-28  NEIL BHAVIKATTI 2234 12/1/2023  National Master, Candidate Master (norms-based)
7 14345456  2025-01-31  DANIEL HERMAN 2229 2/1/2024  National Master, Candidate Master (norms-based)
8 12807276  2024-08-31  JESSE COHEN 2228 12/1/2023  National Master, Candidate Master (norms-based)
9 10407443  2024-09-30  RANDY C CANNEY 2215 7/1/2023  Original Life Master, National Master, Life Master (norms-based)
10 10923344  2099-12-31  BRIAN D WALL 2200 2/1/2024  Original Life Master, National Master, Life Master (norms-based)
11 12630593  2024-05-31  RICHARD SHTIVELBAND 2200 2/1/2024  Original Life Master, National Master, Life Master (norms-based)
12 12812415  2023-01-31  VLADISLAV YANOVSKY 2193 3/1/2023  National Master, Candidate Master (norms-based)
13 12812582  2024-05-31  MATTHEW WOFFORD 2191 2/1/2024  National Master, Candidate Master (norms-based)
14 30856070  2024-11-30  MURAT ERKAN 2187 2/1/2024  
15 14692997  2024-04-30  GRIFFIN THOMAS MCCONNELL 2169 2/1/2024  National Master, Candidate Master (norms-based)
16 13214543  2023-05-31  ORGIL BATSAIKHAN 2163 12/1/2023  Candidate Master (norms-based)
17 15755701  2025-06-30  EAMON CURCHIN MONTGOMERY 2148 2/1/2024  Candidate Master (norms-based)
18 31326521  2024-06-30  MATTHEW ABRAHAM 2143 2/1/2024  
19 15543043  2024-05-31  VEDANTH SAMPATH 2142 12/1/2023  1st Category
20 30548239  2024-07-31  JORGE RUBIO 2117 12/1/2023  3rd Category
21 12696800  2099-12-31  KEVIN SEIDLER 2115 3/1/2023  Candidate Master (norms-based)
22 10409233  2023-06-30  ROBERT E O'DONNELL 2100 9/1/2023  National Master, Candidate Master (norms-based)
23 12418845  2023-09-30  CRAIG D WILCOX 2089 12/1/2023  1st Category
24 13392987  2024-12-31  RHETT LANGSETH 2078 2/1/2024  Candidate Master (norms-based)
25 30684349  2023-08-31  DAVID BASTIAN WELLNITZ 2074 12/1/2023  
26 12804661  2024-05-31  DMITRY KISHINEVSKY 2071 3/1/2023  National Master, Candidate Master (norms-based)
27 12761501  2025-07-31  TURPANA MOLINA 2047 2/1/2024  1st Category
28 12698120  2025-12-31  ROBERT BUCHOLTZ 2045 1/1/2024  1st Category
29 14290675  2025-02-28  SUHAAS NARAYANAN 2042 2/1/2024  1st Category
30 16934084  2026-01-31  WFM IRIS LI 2038 12/1/2023  1st Category
31 16135827  2024-12-31  JUAN CARLOS BRENES SALGADO 2036 2/1/2024  Candidate Master (norms-based)
32 16231534  2024-05-31  CHRISTOPHER MOTLEY 2018 2/1/2024  1st Category
33 14345441  2024-12-31  SARA HERMAN 2015 2/1/2024  1st Category
34 13072431  2023-09-30  NICKOLAS PETERSEN 2013 12/1/2023  1st Category
35 12473543  2024-09-30  RONALD J SMITS JR. 2007 11/1/2023  2nd Category
36 12405387  2024-12-31  DANIEL PATRICK AVERY 2005 7/1/2023  1st Category
37 10410347  2099-12-31  BRAD LUNDSTROM 2003 1/1/2024  Candidate Master (norms-based)
38 10273030  2099-12-31  RICHARD W BUCHANAN 2000 12/1/2023  National Master, 1st Category
39 15777612  2024-05-31  GARY PAUL WARMERDAM 1984 2/1/2024  1st Category
40 15525004  2024-11-30  ALEKSANDR BOZHENOV 1980 2/1/2024  1st Category
41 16317701  2024-07-31  KAMAL KOSHY 1979 12/1/2023  
42 12822260  2024-07-31  EDWARD YASUTAKE 1975 12/1/2023  1st Category
43 12687852  2024-11-30  JOE A FORD 1974 2/1/2024  1st Category
44 12597213  2024-08-31  ALEXANDER STEGER 1970 12/1/2023  1st Category
45 31332829  2024-07-31  JULIEN BOTTO 1969 12/1/2023  
46 12496393  2025-04-30  MARK KROWCZYK 1967 7/1/2023  1st Category
47 17334272  2024-10-31  MR. OWEN SEBASTIAN CURTIS 1960 2/1/2024  2nd Category
48 12478542  2025-02-28  JASON ROSENHOUSE 1949 2/1/2024  1st Category
49 31167718  2024-03-31  EVAN MCCORMICK 1946 2/1/2024  4th Category
50 12318730  2099-12-31  MIKE MALONEY 1942 12/1/2023  Candidate Master (norms-based)
51 15610124  2024-08-31  DAVIN YIN 1942 2/1/2024  2nd Category
52 16973491  2024-02-29  SIKANDER BAKER-NAGAR 1936 2/1/2024  1st Category
53 10408261  2024-05-31  JOSHUA SAMUEL 1934 12/1/2023  1st Category
54 12728345  2024-09-30  PAUL D ANDERSON 1928 1/1/2024  1st Category
55 11106293  2024-03-31  DOAK HEYSER 1926 7/1/2023  
56 17314325  2024-04-30  ROWEN OREGEL 1921 1/1/2024  2nd Category
57 14736983  2024-10-31  LUIS A JIMENEZ 1920 2/1/2024  1st Category
58 15755021  2025-05-31  ALEX T BOHN 1917 12/1/2023  2nd Category
59 14700831  2024-12-31  PETER BARLAY 1916 1/1/2024  3rd Category
60 12634157  2022-08-31  MR. JASON LEROY WYCOFF 1911 7/1/2023  1st Category
61 30941243  2024-01-31  EDUARDO MATHEUS 1908 4/1/2023  
62 15475345  2025-05-31  JEREMY BRIAN ROLDAN 1905 2/1/2024  2nd Category
63 12745430  2024-07-31  LAURENCE ROBERT WUTT 1904 2/1/2024  1st Category
64 30080070  2024-01-31  CALEB PE�A 1904 12/1/2023  2nd Category
65 12459346  2024-08-31  KEITH JAY OXMAN 1900 12/1/2023  1st Category
66 12577783  2024-06-30  CRAIG MOFFITT 1899 12/1/2023  2nd Category
67 14711412  2024-11-30  MILES THOMAS BROWN 1898 12/1/2023  2nd Category
68 12528601  2024-03-31  PATRICK J WRIGHT 1891 2/1/2024  3rd Category
69 12526243  2025-04-30  BLAINE NEWCOMB 1889 2/1/2024  1st Category
70 12126030  2024-08-31  EARLE P WIKLE 1888 2/1/2024  Candidate Master (norms-based)
71 30680599  2024-08-31  DAVID AIZENBERG 1886 12/1/2023  2nd Category
72 13028820  2024-10-31  KENZIE L MOORE 1885 2/1/2024  1st Category
73 17089483  2024-04-30  MR. MARK OVERTON BROWN 1881 12/1/2023  2nd Category
74 30438419  2025-01-31  ROCCO JAN DEGEEST 1874 2/1/2024  2nd Category
75 30341176  2025-01-31  CALEB NOAH KOELLER 1869 1/1/2024  2nd Category
76 16901544  2025-04-30  JASON MCEWEN 1867 12/1/2023  2nd Category
77 12543698  2099-12-31  ROBERT DECK 1864 2/1/2024  1st Category
78 13802751  2025-01-31  CORY KOHLER 1863 2/1/2024  2nd Category
79 12877251  2024-01-31  MR. ANTHONY R WHITT 1862 5/1/2023  1st Category
80 16493370  2024-06-30  DEREK YIN 1856 2/1/2024  2nd Category
81 12477167  2024-10-31  BRIAN JOHN ROUNTREE 1855 12/1/2023  1st Category
82 11197175  2024-07-31  DUWAYNE LANGSETH 1852 2/1/2024  1st Category
83 14034385  2024-01-31  ALEXANDER R HEMMAT 1852 3/1/2023  1st Category
84 14725297  2024-10-31  JORDAN EDMONSON 1851 12/1/2023  3rd Category
85 16018722  2024-09-30  VEDANT PRAVIN MARGALE 1850 2/1/2024  2nd Category
86 12478674  2024-10-31  JAMES DREBENSTEDT 1843 2/1/2024  1st Category
87 15807085  2025-01-31  AMITAI SEBBA 1841 2/1/2024  2nd Category
88 12532789  2023-05-31  SHAWN BURNHAM 1838 1/1/2024  2nd Category
89 15828028  2024-02-29  ANDREW STARR 1825 2/1/2024  2nd Category
90 30155254  2024-03-31  KRISTOPHER ZELKIN 1820 2/1/2024  2nd Category
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92 12889369  2024-03-31  DANIEL MARMER 1810 2/1/2024  2nd Category
93 12718954  2099-12-31  TIMOTHY E BRENNAN 1804 1/1/2024  1st Category
94 17124023  2023-07-31  GREG JOHNSON 1803 3/1/2023  
95 11017606  2024-11-30  HERMAN W CHEW 1801 2/1/2024  2nd Category
96 10357519  2099-12-31  RICHARD R ROLOFF 1800 11/1/2023  1st Category
97 12283310  2099-12-31  CHARLES MINSKEY 1800 3/1/2023  1st Category
98 12870487  2025-04-30  JOHN BREZINA 1800 12/1/2023  3rd Category
99 30407944  2023-01-31  WILL FRAZIER 1800 3/1/2023  
100 15106306  2023-06-30  WOODIE HUBERT DIAMOND JR. 1796 1/1/2024  4th Category
101 16746206  2025-10-31  GRAYSON MANUEL 1796 2/1/2024  2nd Category
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Colorado State Chess Association Meeting Wednesday, 01.23.2024

Present: Earle Wikle, Jesse Cohen, Nicholas Brookins, Andy Starr, Duwayne Langseth, Todd Bardwick, Neil Bavikatti, and Tom Nelson join at 8pm.

OLD BUSINESS - Deferred to later for Dean to come online.

FINANCIALS
Cost of Arapahoe County Fairgrounds were presented.
NEW BUSINESS
-2024 Colorado State Scholastic championship. Todd put out an email with all the TD’s included.
Todd stated same crew as last year, should have any problems.
By request: Earlier in the year, last year there was an issue. Bye policy. 1⁄2 point for a bye and
must be requested 1 hour prior to the matches. Todd states he doesn’t want people requesting
later byes during a tournament because it could impact pairings in the final two matches. He
states it could allow participants to manipulate the system. It is almost like people requesting
byes to allow people to buy their way into a prize position. We should not give out byes in
rounds 4,5,6, per Todd. Earle, post it in an advertisement and we are covered. Earle states Todd
is the Tournament Director, and he can make any changes. Rule in the book: 21c2 and 22c2 and
only take 1⁄2 point buy from rounds 1 through 4 and not allow 1⁄2 point buys in rounds 5 and 6.
Then send out an email to reflect the change in an email to those who have already registered.
Voting to recommend 1⁄2 byes for rounds 1-3. 0-point byes are allowed. The vote passed
unanimously.
Volunteers that we have working being discussed to ensure we have enough. Tom organized this
all, but Tom is not here. Dean is doing the pairings. Earle can do the pairings and Andy can do
the pairings as well. Everyone has to have their USCF memberships up to date prior to the
pairings being posted for those players.
Food Trucks: Jesse was spearheading this facet. Paradise tavern. Food truck usually pays to be
there. We have cost associated with the venue; comes with two kitchens, warming kitchens, but
not to cook in. Just cooling and warming. One entity is in the building, “Paradise tavern” $200 is
their option that they chose per day. Three other food trucks: Romo’s Mexican food truck
(Tacos). Q’s Cuisine (Barbecue), What Would Cheesus Do (cheese sandwich’s). We must get a
permit from Firefighters if they are going to cook to have it inspected for concerns.
If the second kitchen is not accessible, we may have to not have Cheesus involved. Jesse spoke
with Jessica Heights stated we have two kitchens. But one of the kitchens will be utilized by the
Chess administrators because it is too close to the chess players and would disturb the actual
tournament.

Set up for the tournament. Earle will be there the night before to set up the DGT boards. Todd
will set up the board numbers and the boards. Todd is requesting another person to help with
setting up the venue. Starting on Friday for set up. There will be three divisions: K-3 K-5, K-12.
Three DGT boards for each section. Benjamin Beaver, Zach hired to take over his operations.

Benjamin offered his services and other coaches. Setting up the chess sets is the most time-
consuming issue. Todd would like for him and Jesse Cohen to set up the chess sets alone and

not utilize the volunteers.
Tom: has the sets. Tom will be arriving at 3p.m. on Friday. Tom will be bringing the trophies and
booklets, as well as the score sheets, pencils or pens.
Earle at the end will go up on stage with a microphone and present the trophies. Earle spoke
with someone working for the tournament and wanted they wanted their child to be given a
free tournament and have their fees waived. The issue is giving out free things, the money is
actually used for travel for the kids to other venues if they win. It isn’t fair to everyone that
someone got a free tournament for whatever reason.
ACTIONS
Voting to recommend 1⁄2 byes for rounds 1-3. 0-point byes are allowed. The vote passed
unanimously.
OLD BUSINESS
Website project: Dean is not here. Neil is promoting a proposal to work on the website project,
he has been involved in the college application process. He is recommending a possible
professional option. Jesse Cohen is stating that there are no energy moving forward, motivation,
is not there. Jesse would like to hire professional services to get it accomplished. The project has
stalled, and Jesse wants to get this project moving forward. Dean is not assisting actively
enough to get this project done. Jesse suggest we hire someone for $200-$300 to transfer our
website. We use WordPress and then have someone build our website up. Then have the board
take over. Security is a concern during the conversation related to Jesse Cohen having his
website hacked. Someone recommended we not tie our bank accounts to the online site. The
recommendation is that we discuss with Dean and see what his thoughts about using Stripe for
payments. To see if Dean is going to assist with moving forward and be interactive in this project
Earle: Would like Jesse to send Earle the website link to see what their rates are. Jesse is
suggesting, “FIVER” is a list of people that will work with you for a price and you can choose and
decide which entrepreneur to choose versus price.

Motion to close the meeting by Earle, seconded by Jesse Cohen.

Signed

Nicholas Brookins, Colorado State Chess Association Secretary

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Colorado Informant - January 2024

The January 2024 edition of the Colorado Informant is now available!

In This Issue:

 

  • 2024 Scholastic State Championships
  • DCC Fall Classic
  • US Chess Championship
  • St. Louis Rapid & Blitz
  • Incarceration Unvealed
  • Clear, Pragmatic, Powerful

and more!


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