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Williams Rocks!

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John Williams won TCC’s August 2020 Tuesday Knighter tournament with a fine score of 7-1. His reputation of class and strength continues to solidify itself in TCC history. TCC also congratulates Pedro Valdericeda and Josh Perez for splitting the under 1600 performance prize.

Pedro Valdericeda (left) put up a titanic defensive effort against John in round 8 that played down into an opposite colored bishop endgame, but alas John’s two pass pawns and active King pressed home for the full point.

Dereck Williams looks on in the foreground. Many-time winner Marius and Sorin observe in the background.

The ongoing saga of our flagship tournament continues! In September, TCC looks forward to more great stories with 10 rounds of action scheduled, two USCF-rated G/45 rounds each Tuesday night.

NOTE: TCC will not have a 10-player maximum but all other Covid-19 rules will be enforced.


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TCC Needs Your Help

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TCC is looking to supplement its income while it bridges the gap into a better tomorrow. If there’s anything any of you would like to and are able to contribute to our nonprofit club, TCC would greatly appreciate it. TCC uses what it has to help its community through the game we love and it’s many benefits. Thank you.


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Lucan Continues Streak

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With a score of 7-1, Marius Lucan once again won clear first place in TCC No. 82 that finished July 28. His only loss was to state championship contender Byran Shapiro, MD, who topped the field in terms of rating. This was TCC’s second Tuesday night Swiss since re-opening since closing for a few months due to Covid-19.

The action continues next Tuesday, August 4, with a new 8-round G/45 Swiss. Once again, masks will be required and there will be a limit of 10 persons in the club at one time. So, if you want to play on Tuesday nights in August, contact TCC to reserve a spot.


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Yu Tops 1st Summer Joust

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Brandon Yu

The Summer 2020 Junior Joust series has begun. Brandon Yu took first place with a perfect 4-0 score. Giovanna Bascon got 2-2, Max Bascon got 1.5-2.5 and first-timer Malachi Stiles got 0.5-3.5. This was a small 4-round Swiss which featured some very exciting games. Malachi Stiles vs. Max Bascon in round two was a back and forth barn burner that ended in a stalemate draw. These kids are off to a good start and we’ll see how the rest of the season develops.

The next Junior Joust is planned in two weeks.


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TCC Vote Chess Match vs North County

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TCC is playing a “vote chess” match vs. the North County Chess Club. Check out the game here.


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TCC Closed due to Covid-19

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TCC will be closing for awhile starting today March 17. The closure is temporary and we will keep you posted as to when the club will re-open.


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March of Queens Postponed

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Unfortunately, the March of Queens tournament scheduled for Saturday March 21 will have to be rescheduled. There have been some withdrawals due to health concerns and a scheduling conflict for our main staff member as well. We will keep you informed as we look for a new suitable weekend for it.


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Yu is Perfect in Winter #2

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Brandon Yu

With a perfect score of 4-0, Brandon Yu won clear first place in the 14-player 4SS Junior Joust Winter No. 2 event. Second place was Dennis Zhao at 3.5-0.5, and there was a tie for 3rd place at 3.0-1.0 between Sahan Doraiswamy and Gavin Ebreo. The event was held Jan. 25, 2020. Junior Jousts are normally held every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 11 a.m.

Complete standings here. Games are here.


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Amy Lin tops Junior Joust Fall Finals

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With a score of 4-1 and a winning tiebreak Blitz game, Amy Lin secured the title of 2019 Junior Joust Fall Finals Champion. Second at 4-1 was Evan Zhao, and third place was Brandon Yu at 3.5-1.5. Congratulations to these winners, and also to the other seven contestants who worked hard to earn a spot by qualifying in this invitational event.

Complete standings here. Games here. Pictures here.

Video of tiebreak blitz game here (coming soon).


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Lucan wins another TCC Tuesday nighter

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Expert Marius Lucan continued his streak last night by winning another Tuesday night G/45 Swiss at the Temecula Chess Club. This makes six in a row. Congratulations to Marius who is pictured above with Dennis and Evan Zhao. Complete standings are here. Games from rounds 5 and 6 are here.


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