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Tuesday Night Changes

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There are some scheduling updates in regard to the curfew and the holiday.

With respect to the new Covid-19 curfew: TCC will only be playing one round of G/45+5 this coming Tuesday, Nov. 25, and this will complete the November 2020 tournament.

For December, TCC’s Tuesday night tournament will temporarily move to a time control of G/30+5 to enable us to finish each night comfortably before 10pm. So, this event will become a 5-round Swiss. Mask, spacing and hand sanitizer rules will remain firmly in place.

TCC will be closed on Thanksgiving day.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.


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Test 1

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Testing 123


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Lucan Awarded Fischer Prize

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For his perfect 10-0 score in TCC #84 against exceptional chess players, TCC awarded Marius Lucan with a beautiful Bobby Fischer trophy. Congratulations Marius.

L to R: Coach Paschal, Marius Lucan, NM Vadim Kudryavtsev


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Lucan’s Romp is a 10

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With a perfect score of 10-0, Marius Lucan won clear first place in TCC No. 84 by 1.5 points. The 10-round Swiss ended Sept. 29. NM Vadim Kudryavtsev was runner-up at 8.5-1.5.

Here is a game from the event:


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Arnold Sweeps JJ Finals

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Lily Arnold

Lily Arnold scored a perfect 4-0 in the Summer 2020 Junior Joust Finals. Her impressive performance earned her clear first place by a full point. Runners-up at 3-0 were Brandon Yu, Gavin Ebreo, and Lily’s sister Hannah Arnold. The 4-round Swiss was held on September 26, 2020.


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7 Qualify for JJ Finals

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The fifth Summer Junior Joust tournament was held Saturday Sept. 12. Hannah Arnold topped the field with a perfect 4-0 score.

This marks the end of the Summer qualifying events and the field is set for the 2020 Junior Joust Summer Finals. The seven who qualified are as follows:

Brandon Yu
Giovanna Bascon
Gavin Ebreo
Hannah Arnold
Maximus Bascon
Malachi Stiles
Lily Arnold

Good luck to all in the finals!


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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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