Unrated Rapid (October 6): With Lennart Bjorksten out of town, Mike Lilly stepped in to run this month’s Unrated Rapid. There were six players and the players decided to have the tournament run as a round robin with five rounds instead of the usual Swiss with six rounds. NM Jason Cigan topped the field with 4.5/5. Justin Brockman finished second with 4/5 and showed he is a lot better now than his old rating of 1681, from seventeen years ago when he was a kid, indicates. Mike was generous and awarded everyone who played a book.
National Chess Day-Portland Fall Open (October 13-14):
Sunday Quads (October 21):
Game in 60 (October 27):
Portland Chess Club Championship (October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30):