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Women's FIDE Master Undefeated CHAMPION - Buffalo FIDE Summer Chess Festival 2011

The Buffalo FIDE Summer Chess Festival has its first female undefeated Champion, Anna V. Levina, Womens FIDE Master. Anna came in from Cornell University, Ithaca New York to claim the new crown with a total of 4.5 pts out of 5 pts.

International Master, Kenneth W. Regan, Ph.d, 2011 and 2010 Mayor's Cup FIDE Champion, Michael A. Mc Duffie, Chess Ambassador and Founder of The Archangel 8 Chess Academy both welcome and congratulate the new 2011 Buffalo FIDE Summer Chess Festival Champion, Anna V.Levina. International Master, Brian M. Hartman from Toronto, Ontario Canada placed second with 4 points out of 5 games. There was a three way tie for third place with 3 pts were Mark J Clark, Jamestown New York, John N. Zilliox, Buffalo New York and Daniel F. Johnston, Rochester New York.

Upset Leaders for the festival were; Anna V. Levina with 363 pts, John N. Zilliox with 164 pts, James P. Davis with 120 pts, Daniel F. Johnston with 32 pts and Erik W. Lubas with 27.5 points.

Highlighted matches were as follows; Anna V. Levina, Womens FIDE Master defeated Brian M. Hartman, International Master for 363 pts, John N. Zilliox defeated Mark J. Clark, National Master for 164 pts, James P. Davis, Esq. draws David S. Miller for 120 pts, Daniel F. Johnston defeated David S. Miller for 32 pts and Erik W. Lubas draws John N. Zilliox for 27.5 pts. Mark J. Johnson from University of Buffalo had to withdraw for personal reasons.

We are looking forward to the Buffalo FIDE Fall Chess Festival 2011 which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th, 2011 at the Gloria J Parks Community Center, 3242 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214. The "anticipated" short list of 10 Open section players who are scheduled to appear are International Master, Kenneth W. Regan, Ph.d, 2011 Buffalo "Mayor's Cup" FIDE Champion, 2011 Buffalo FIDE Summer Chess Festival Champion and Women's FIDE Master, Anna V. Levina(Cornell University), International Master, Brian M. Hartman(Toronto Canada), John N. Zilliox, Erik W. Lubas, James P. Davis, Esq., David S. Miller, Harish Srinvasan, Bryan Castro and Douglas Dubose. Online advance discount early entries are due by October 8, 2011 where the entry fee is $55 or $75 USD Cash at the door with reply to

We hope you will mark your calendars for the Kickoff of the Fall/Winter Chess season and remember starting in November 2011, we will be at the Main Place Mall, Upper Level, 390 Main St, Buffalo, NY, every third Saturday of each month for 4 Rounds, Swiss, USCF rated, Game 50 tournaments. Help us to continue to grow the Buffalo Niagara Chess Community Chess Club, with the Tell a Friend, Bring a Friend Chess referral program.

Thank you to everyone who helped us in making this Summer Chess Festival 2011 an historic and successful event. Special "Thanks" to Vic Bahl, Douglas Dubose, Bryan Castro, Robert Simpson, Simpson & Simpson, LLC, Tony Kimbrough, Glenn Westcott, Emory Parrish, James J Paul, OD, James Gibson and Kenneth W. Regan, Ph.d, who came as spectators to view some of the matches.

Final report submitted by Michael A. Mc Duffie, Chief Arbiter and USCF Tournament Director.

1 comment:

  1. I came by to give congrats, and earlier regrets at not being able to play. Besides having an NSF deadline a week from Friday, I pulled 1-1/2 all-nighters the previous weekend to submit a paper and write a 9/11-observing article on the major Math/CS weblog I assist.

    At some time I will blog on my jam-packed summer. For now you can Google my name + Canadian Open to find a report I wrote for Susan Polgar's blog, "Father Robert" to find a tribute to my late father, and "Marshall Romance" to find a piece for Bill & Kate on the British Embassy website which includes how I met my wife and honors the wedding of Pope Pius XII's chief defender. And read some slides of my chess research presented at AAAI 2011 at