Next Tournament


Hosted by Kellogg Leadership for Community Change and The Archangel 8 Chess Academy.

Scheduled to appear International Master, Kenneth W. Regan, Ph.D, 2008 & 2010 Mayor's Cup Champion and International Master, Mladen Vucic, Yugoslavian Junior Champion.

Saturday and Sunday, August 21st & 22nd, 2010.

Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main Street, Buffalo NY(Main and Heath).

20 Enhanced USCF Grand Prix Points, Five Rounds, Swiss, Game 120, FIDE & USCF rated, USCF membership is required.

Two Sections of play & Entry Fees:Fide Masters Open, $55.00 and U1500, Advance entry fee $30 or $45 Onsite. One half BYE available upon request at registration.

Guaranteed Cash Prizes:FIDE MASTERS OPEN:$350 - $250 - $200, U2000 $175, U1800 $150.00.

U1500 Cash Prizes:$150 - $90 - $60.

Game Schedule:Registration closes at 9:30am., Games start at 10am, 2:30pm and 7pm., Sunday Schedule games start at 10am and 2:30pm.

Advance entries are greatly appreciated. Checks must be mailed and made payable to Archangel 8 Chess Academy, 60F Guilford Lane, Buffalo, NY 14221 no later than Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Please include full name, USCF Id number, Section and telephone number.

Online registrations for the advance discount entry fees must be online no later than Wednesday, August 18, 2010, please reply to

CANADIANS and FIDE Rated players are encouraged to participate.


Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador


  1. Indeed I am playing, as I e-mailed Michael early last week. In the meantime, I've been at the center of a tech story surrounding a claimed proof by Dr. Vinay Deolalikar of HP Labs of "P != NP", which is the big open problem in theoretical computer science. The story has become not so much the claimed proof as the orderly scientific discussion of it via Internet centered on the weblog of Professor Richard J. Lipton of Georgia Tech, on which I'm the chief consultant. I've co-written several of the highly-followed posts on this blog, and wrote (all but the first "page" of) what aims to be the capstone description of the paper's technical issues, which he posted just now here.

  2. Chess Enthusiasts,

    It's great to see the Buffalo connection to
    this outstanding problem continue with
    Ken Regan's great expertise and renown.
    The famous original formulation of
    this open question of P != NP was done
    by Steven Cook, who grew up in Amherst
    and subsequently became a professor at
    the Univ. of Toronto.

    Very interesting (though I understand
    almost none of it :) ) so thanks for
    posting, Ken !