For anyone who didn't get a personal communication, we will NOT be meeting for casual chess today due to the New Year holiday. Have a wonderful and safe new year celebration and hope to see you all Wednesday at Sycamore Library, or back at the church on Monday, January 7th.
Under the advisory of all publicity is good publicity, today's Chronicle has a painful write up of this weekend's Home for the Holiday event. Alas, the reporter totally missed the boat on how USCF ratings work (and a few other details) but what can you do? Anyway, here's the article:
Daily Chronicle article 12/31/12
Speaking of the Home for the Holidays Open, congrats to Howard Cohen, winner of the Anand section (Open), Kyle Mathews, winner of the Lasker section (Under 1750), Gerry Crane, winner of the Nakamura (Under 1500) section, and Armel Peel who won the Rubinstein section, Under 1200.
Here are the USCF results: USCF crosstable
It was terrific to see Gerry prevail in his first DeKalb event, only his third tournament ever. Congratulations also to our own Aaron Bartelt who tied for second in the Rubinstein section in his very first tournament.
Thank you to everyone who came out... 28 registrants made this the second largest event in our history. It was great to see some old faces (their faces aren't exactly old, but I just hadn't seen them in a while, you know?)