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2016 Idaho Blitz Chess Championship

The 2016 Idaho Blitz Chess Championship took place on July 16, 2016 and is now part of Idaho Chess History you can find the coverage on our Results page. Twenty-one players participated in this year's event. Reports/games/videos/photos etc. will be added to the complete coverage that in time will be as complete as it can get.

There is already a great deal posted, So check it out, check back again, and maybe even hit refresh to see the latest reports as they become available.

Tournament Director Jeffrey Roland took video in the first six rounds of the eight-round event. Rounds two-six having recorded both games of a particular board that round... As videos take longer to produce, those will be rolled out over the coming week and added to the coverage.

Here is the video of the first round between Adam Porth and Cody Gorman.

Here is the video of the second round between Justin Siek and David Zaklan.

Here is the video of the third round between FM David Lucky and Jamie Lang.

Here is the video of the fourth round between FM David Lucky and Cody Gorman.

Here is the video of the fifth round between Chip Ruberry and Brett Hamilton.

Here is the video of the sixth round between Jamie Lang and Adam Porth.

The Grandmaster's King Book Signing & Blitz Demonstration

July 23, 2016:

Michael Weitz, the author of a chess mystery book series, is going to be autographing his book The Grandmaster's King at a table inside the store during that time.

Click here for the flyer

New Mission Statement

July 9, 2016:

Mission: The mission of the Idaho Chess Association is to provide organized chess play, coordinate chess activities within the state, support and develop local chess clubs, encourage player development, and to enhance appreciation of chess.

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