Grandmaster Lecture Friday 3/15 – Free for Members!

Rochester Chess Club

is proud to present

An evening with

GM Larry Christiansen

 

Former United States Chess Champion GM Larry Christiansen will be giving a 90 minute lecture via Skype on Friday, March 15, 2013, in the Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Building Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the lecture beginning at 7:30.  Admission is FREE to RCC Members and $10.00 to non-members.

Larry Christiansen grew up in Riverside, California and joined the Riverside Chess Club in 1967. He became a master in 1971, won the 1971 National High School Championship that same year and repeated that success in 1972 and 73.

Larry won the US Junior Championship 1973-75 and represented the US in the World Junior Championship twice in Teeside 1973 (3rd) and Tjientiste, Yugoslavia (2nd). In 1977 Christiansen became a Grandmaster, becoming one of the few players (including Mikhail Tal) to go directly from Master to Grandmaster without holding the intermediate title of International Master.

In 1978 Christiansen left college to work for the Church’s Fried Chicken Corp. as their chess goodwill ambassador. He traveled across the US and Canada giving lectures and simultaneous exhibitions .

In 1980 Larry shared the title of US Champion with Walter Browne and Larry Evans and repeated that success in 1983.  Larry came close to capturing the title all through the 1980s and 1990s until he won it clear in 2002 ahead of Nick de Firmian.

Larry has represented the USA in 11 Chess Olympiads and has won over 25 international tournaments including Torremolinos 1977,  LInares 1979, LInares 1981 (with Karpov), Munich 1991, Reykjavik 1998, and Merida 1998.

In 1990 Larry married his wife Natasha.  They moved to Germany that same year where Larry was a member of the powerful German chess team from Porz.  He also competed in the Swiss chess league from 1992-1996.

He currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with Natasha where he teaches chess and is active in the US Chess League with occasional tournaments.

 

For more information, contact:    Mike McKinley      Prez25@live.com                  507-254-1126

                                      Dennis Mays         dennis_mays@q.com          507-254-6809

http://rochesterchess.com/  and http://www.facebook.com/RochesterChess

Larry C Lecture and G/90 Results

On Friday this week we will be having a free lecture for RCC members in the Mayo Geffin Auditorium.  Grandmaster Larry Christiansen will be presenting.  Here’s a link to the Larry C flyer.

 

March G/90 round 2 will be on Tuesday at 6:30PM.  Results and pairings below.

Rd Bd Scr White Scr Black
02 1. xxx Mays, Dennis C (1.0,1643) xxx Newshutz, Robert N (1.0,1949)
02 2. xxx Berg, George Stanl (1.0,1438) xxx Gaustad, Kevin A (1.0,1796)
02 3. xxx Fulsom, Frank A (1.0,1186) xxx Townsend, Ralph (0.5,1858)
02 4. xxx Leker Locker, Maor (0.0,1652) xxx Paulik, Mikael Tho (1.0,1176)
02 5. xxx Paulik, George F (0.5,1722) xxx Burkhalter, Terrence (1.0,nnnn)
02 6. xxx Fulsom, Jack A (0.0,1498) xxx Knuth, Roy A (0.0,1715)
02 7. xxx Schimke, Timothy J (0.5,1526) xxx Regener, Scott (0.5,1495)
02 8. xxx Baron, Gilbert (0.5,985) xxx Albrecht, Edwin (0.5,597)
02 9. xxx Sinicrope, Anthony (0.0,744) xxx Kinion, Paul Arthu (0.0,1417)
02 10. xxx Markland, Matt (0.0,nnnn) xxx Yan, Benjamin (0.0,954)
02 0.5 Frogner, David Bru (0.5,1305) BYE REQUESTED
02 0.5 Schimke, Benjamin (0.5,1107) BYE REQUESTED
No. Name Rate Pts Rnd1 Rnd2
1 Newshutz, Robert N 1949 1.0 W17 A3
2 Gaustad, Kevin A 1796 1.0 W18 A4
3 Mays, Dennis C 1643 1.0 W19 A1
4 Berg, George Stanl 1438 1.0 W16 A2
5 Fulsom, Frank A 1186 1.0 W20 A8
6 Paulik, Mikael Tho 1176 1.0 W22 A17
7 Burkhalter, Terrence 1.0 W21 A9
8 Townsend, Ralph 1858 0.5 -H- A5
9 Paulik, George F 1722 0.5 D11 A7
10 Schimke, Timothy J 1526 0.5 -H- A11
11 Regener, Scott 1495 0.5 D9 A10
12 Frogner, David Bru 1305 0.5 -H- -H-
13 Schimke, Benjamin 1107 0.5 -H- -H-
14 Baron, Gilbert 985 0.5 -H- A15
15 Albrecht, Edwin 597 0.5 -H- A14
16 Knuth, Roy A 1715 0.0 L4 A18
17 Leker Locker, Maor 1652 0.0 L1 A6
18 Fulsom, Jack A 1498 0.0 L2 A16
19 Kinion, Paul Arthu 1417 0.0 L3 A21
20 Yan, Benjamin 954 0.0 L5 A22
21 Sinicrope, Anthony 744 0.0 L7 A19
22 Markland, Matt 0.0 L6 A20