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What's NEW at Bay Area Chess

This tournament is best suited for adults and advanced youth (ratings 1000 & higher) who prefer long time controls.

This is a scholastic tournament.

2019 Tournament Calendar is released

Thank you for your patience as we have worked through some bugs on the website! The 2019 Tournament calendar is now available. We are slowly eliminating all errors, so your understanding is greatly appreciated. Any feedback, notes, or questions, just email us!

Thank you for your continued support of our club and our events! We could not have done this without you and this amazing chess community! :)
Blog posts
Perhaps it was the heat wave that inflamed the 311 players who came out over Memorial Day Weekend to contest BayAreaChess’ Best of the West Class Championships 2018 because there was plenty of feisty chess going on inside the Santa Clara Marriott. Continue reading article at uschess website..

Dozens of nationally-ranked juniors were part of the large field at this year's SPFNO. Read the recap and see the pictures of the action and the winners.
Propelled by student enthusiasm and support from BayAreaChess and others, the kids at Grant Elementary of San Jose are learning great lessons on and off the chessboard. Here's their story.
Fighting chess helps East Bay native triumph. Analysis of his final round win by IM Vignesh Panchanatham.
Also, BAC Coach GM Zviad Izoria garners draw vs. world no. 6 GM Wesley So. Read IM Vignesh Panchanatham's recap and game analysis.
Read IM Vignesh Panchanatham's analysis of Zviad's awesome win at the US Chess Championships 2018 over Caruana, who will be facing Magnus Carlsen for the world title this fall, and the rest of Vignesh's daily analysis (on our blog).
Read the story, published in US Chess News, of the teams and players that excelled in our record-setting tournament, which drew 1,160 players!
BAC's IM Vignesh Panchanatham recounts how a low-expectations mindset helped him to one of the best tournaments of his chess career. With game analysis, including his win over one of America's top rising GMs.