The MMCA Summer Open held on June 22 was quite an enjoyable event for me. The relaxed atmosphere, fast time control and excellent tournament direction by NM Bill Williams helped me to play my best and I ended up undefeated at 3 1/2. I tied for second with my friend, Lawrence Butler. Congratulations to NM Roman Levit on winning the event with a perfect score of 4. Although I was proud of my result, I was overjoyed when my student, Leanne Holm, age 9, won her first two games against much higher rated opponents. She was leading me by half a point! Ms. Holm ended up winning her class and scoring the upset prize! She has annotated her wins below and I have added additional notes.Read more: MMCA Summer Open 1996
Here are two annotated games from a former state champion:Read more: Two Games From Ani Deshpande
White: Mark Hando
Black: FM Emory Tate
William Martz Memorial/North Central Open
Round 6, Board 1(Java-based game viewer) Read more: Hando-Tate
Jeremy Kane and Siarhei Biareishyk tied for first place in the 2004 Wisconsin Junior Open Championship, and will have a playoff match to determine which of the two represents Wisconsin in the Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions.
Andrew Stevens was the sole winner of the Reserve section, while Chasue Lee and Marvin Johnson tied fro first place in the Beginner's section, all of them with similar perfect scores.
Wisconsin has been active on the national chess scene for longer than most other states in the union, but we seem to have come to the idea of formalizing the state champion later than our contemporaries. The earliest formal championship we've been able to find was a match that crowned Carl Eppert as the official state champion. We're still digging through archives looking to fill in the blanks, as there was active club play in the state going back to the days of Morphy and Paulsen. This list is the official list; if you have information about champions not on it, please contact us with the information.Read more: State Chess Champions
2020 WCA Tour Leaders
State Champion: Erik Santarius