Dan Brashaw scored 3.5 out of a possible 4 points to win the 2018 DSMChess Spring Swiss held Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at the Staybridge Suites in West Des Moines, Iowa. Pattrick Earney had a perfect score of 4-0 to capture 1st place in the Reserve section. Often when I encounter Brashaw at a tournament the first thing I say to him is “you're no Bobby Fischer.” Of course, he is not Bobby Fischer, but it’s a complement. We all know Fischer won the World Chess Championship in
Aidan Ducharme went undefeated to capture the Iowa Class E State Championship title. This annual tournament was held Saturday May 5, 2018 at the West Des Moines Learning Resource Center. Ducharme is a 5th grader at St. Augustin’s Elementary school in Des Moines. Aiden Ducharme - 2018 Iowa Class E Champion Seventeen players competed in this annual event. Fourteen scholastic and three adult players battled in this five round Swiss system tournament. Ducharme entered the tou
MOLINE, Ill. -- National masters Joseph Wan and Dan Brashaw drew their game against each in the final round to split top prize at the Cinco de Mayo Chess Tournament. They had 3.5 out of 4 scores. The event was held May 5 at the Western Illinois University's Quad-City Campus in Moline. The Iowa mini-qualifier and Illinois Tour Event was sponsored by the Western Illinois Leatherneck Chess Club with assistance from the Illowa Chess Club of the Quad-Cities.
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