Jim Freerksen, CEO & Cofounder of All Access Chess has issued a press release regarding the 2021 National Rockefeller (K-5), Barber (6-8) and Denker (9-12) Championship. The press release can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tHzs75L45fUcN3hSFYE12qidqelKuMzo/view?usp=sharing.
Great turnout for our Mayday Outdoor Chess Extravaganza! We were able to find 10 extra chairs and add 8 players to make the total 69 (there was an 8 player unrated section not listed on the US Chess crosstable.) Player were charged with energy as it was the first time in over a year where a large open event was held in Iowa. Former state Champion Joseph Wan and Avid Blitzer Gokul Thangavel led pack from the start and collided in an epic showdown in the final round where a d