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CT Master Hanon Russell Wins US Amateur East

Jun 28 - Hanon Russell won the U.S. Amateur (East) in New Jersey over Memorial Day Weekend, 5-1 (+4, =2, -0) one-half point ahead of the field. Congratulations Hanon on a great tournament!

New Haven Chess Fest a Success!

Jun 28 - On Sunday June 22, The New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas featured the New Haven Chess Fest on the Green in New Haven. Over 100 chess players from across the state and region participated in the day-long event featuring speed chess, pick-up games, chess instruction, free prizes, T-shirts and more! The weather was great, music and social atmosphere made this a memorable occassion. Unfortunately with only 48 hrs advance notice, there wasn't enough time to get the word out, but thanks to Susan Polgar who featured the event on her chess blog, turnout was better than expected and it looks like this will be an annual event sponsored by Edutech, USCF Sales and the CSCA. Thanks to everyone who helped make this first New Haven Chess Fest a success!

GM Sergey Kudrin Retains Title as CT State Champion!

Mar 18 - Highlights of the 2008 CT State Chess Championship, Mar 8 & 9 at Yale Univ: GM Sergey Kudrin Retains his title as CT State Champion! David Bedoukian becomes U1800 State Champion. Harry Wheeler wins the CT High School State Championship and will represent CT at the Denker Tournament of High School Champions! Alexandra Wiener will represent CT at the Polgar National Tournament for Girls! West Haven High School wins 11th State Team Championship (10 Consecutive Titles)! Michael Finneran wins CT Middle School State Championship! Amity Junior High School is top Middle school team. Ethan Segall K-6 State Champion, Jonathan Baccay K-3 State Champion. Thomas Knoff 1st Grade State Champion, Julian Wang Kindergarten State Champion. For full results, see RESULTS Section of this website.

GM Kudrin Wins 2008 GNHO

Feb 3 - GM Sergey Kudrin (2598) and Master Ernest Colding won all four games in the Open Section at the Greater New Haven Winter Open, with GM Kudrin taking first on tiebreaks. 130 chessplayers participated in the event held Saturday, Feb. 2. First Place U1600 went to Richard Chang(1515), First Place U1200 went to Roy Beavers(1199), First Place U1000 went to Davon Chen (980) and First Place U800 went to Daniel Shavnya(777). Top 3 school teams were Flanders (1st), Micro Society (2nd) and Peck Place (3rd). Check Full Results under Results Section of this website or see