Thursday, March 23, 2006

US Women's Champion Visiting the PCC

IM Anna Zatonskih, brand new US Women's Champion visited my Chess Center today. We discussed many topics from the US Championship, Olympiad to World Championship, etc. I will publish a full interview with Anna shortly. Stay tune...  Posted by Picasa

USCF Top 7 and under

April 2006 Top Age 7 and Under

Rank Name Age State Rating

1 Nip, Nicholas 7 CA 1668
2 Wu, Christopher 7 NJ 1580
3 Moon, Benjamin B 7 GA 1565
4 Shutzman Polgar, Tom 6 NY 1496

5 Karamsetty, Jeevan 7 VA 1488
6 Lee, Brian J 7 PA 1419
7 Yuan, Michael 7 TX 1415
8 Chiang, Jonathan 6 TX 1403
9 Zhang, Alex 6 PA 1359
10 Brattain, Mika 7 MA 1348
11 Lin, Dachey 6 TX 1300
12 Lee, Christopher Chen 7 NY 1297
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Elina scored 6-0 at All-Girl's National

Elina Kats, fresh off from her New York State High School Championship first place finish, scored a perfect 6-0 to win the top section at the All-Girls National in Chicago. Congratulations to Elina! Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 13, 2006

Improve your techniques

White to move. Is White lost here? What should White do? Posted by Picasa

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Tommy won the NY State K-1 Championship

Tommy scored a perfect 6-0 to win the New York State K-1 Championship. So the Polgar Team won two Championships and one second place finish. Congrats to Elina, Dylan and Tommy! They scored a combine 15.5 / 17! Posted by Picasa

Elina made chess history

Elina Kats (middle) was the first ever member of the Polgar Chess Center nearly 10 years ago. She didn't even know how to play chess then. A few months ago, she won the 2005-2006 Polgar Club Championship.

Today, she just won another big one, the 2006 New York State High School Championship. She was one of a very few girls in a section that is dominated by boys. That made it even more special!

By winning this tournament, she has earned the right to represent the state of New York in the 2006 Denker Tournament of High School Champions or the Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls. She is the first female player in the country to earn the honor of qualifying for both events.

Unfortunately, the Denker and Polgar Tournaments are being held at the same time. Therefore, she must choose one. After consulting with her Mom, she informed the chief organizer (FM Sunil Weeramantry, step father of GM Nakamura) that she chose to participate in the Polgar tournament. Congratulations to Elina!
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Impressive second place finish

Dylan, one of the three players from the Polgar Chess Center finished in a tie for second place in the primary section of the 2006 New York State Scholastic Championship. Congratulations to Dylan! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


6 Different Camps (Small Classes)

Week 1: July 10 - 14
Week 2: July 17 - 21
Week 3: July 24 - 28
Week 4: July 31 - Aug 4
Week 5: Aug 14 - 18
Week 6: Aug 28 - Sept 1

What will the campers learn? They will

· Have a clear and precise knowledge of important chess positions
· Learn unique and critical chess tactics and combinations
· Master vital endgame patterns
· Develop a sound understanding of chess openings
· Comprehend middlegame ideas
· Create logical plans and strategies
· Study winning chess psychology
· Develop chess mental toughness
· Learn to use various chess software to improve and much more…

Camp Information
All classes will be conduct at the Polgar Chess Center

9:30 AM - 2 PM
Except Aug 28 - Sept 1:
10 AM - 4 PM


This is a special Chess Camp for youngsters from age 5 and up. Everyone will be taught with a special training method that has been exclusively developed by 4-time Women’s World Champion and 5-time Olympic Champion Susan Polgar.


Week 1-5: $325 per week (lunch included)
Week 6: $399 (lunch included)

PCC members get 10% off.
Register by May 31st for a $50 discount!
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