March is a busy month for chess no doubt! The NACA is organizing 4 events, and there are still other events going on as well in Illinois from other organizers.
A quick list of events are as follows:
9th North American FIDE Invitational (March 22-28)
2008 IL Denker Qualifier (March 29-30)
2008 IL Polgar Qualifier and IL All Girls State Championship (March 30)
1st North American Match Challenge (March 31 – April 3)
IL Scholastic Championships (March 15-16)
International Scholastic Chess Tournament (March 15 – 16)
9th North American FIDE Invitational
On March 22, 2008 at 10:30am, 10 players from around North America will come together to put their minds to the ultimate test. 7 players will attempt to gain a ‘title norm’ in hopes of becoming International Masters, as recognized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
You can follow the event at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001krtu9zz2-LBOuR4ZTcz-xfWteQR7yS–we9PG46YyPzjIbJsJAGBk7e0xv_pO76EEE–gBbPDIy6cSIY21e_sOpCO3eCDL0i90QtN–_42emonzCpIbexQ==. All games will be transmitted live on the MonRoi World Databank of Chess.
Our cast of characters includes:
International Master Mesgen Amanov (TKM)
International Master Arjun Vishnuvardhan (IND)
International Master Angelo Young (PHI)
FIDE Master Mehmed Pasalic (GER)
FIDE Master Gauri Shankar (IND)
FIDE Master Raja Panjwani (CAN)
FIDE Master Igor Tsyganov (USA)
FIDE Master Teddy Coleman (USA)
FIDE Master Albert Chow (USA)
Marc Arnold (USA)