Monday, November 24, 2008

Ranger Rick's Album

Phil Roth and "El Mariache" Dave Delgadillo. Lifelong friends and deadly tacticians!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Carey Milton

Carey Milton was stricken today while playing Cy Lakadawala in Round 1of Gambito # 397.  He was rushed to Scripps-Mercy Hospital.  Eye-witness accounts report that a number of his friends came to his aid: Richard Jensen called 911;  Dimitry Kishinevsky ran to the road to flag down the ambulance; James Mahooti applied CPR.  I am sure that many of you present also provided assistance.
I heard about this later this evening from Jamieson Pryor and called the hospital at 8:30 p.m.
According to his attending nurse, Carey is stable and sedated at the moment.  Carey is *not* in intensive care and can receive visitors.  The nurse said that Chuck Ensey has already visited.
We are cautiously optimistic that the incomparable one will pull through (after all, he wins games a full queen down) and return to chess boards to dazzle us all with his wizardry.
Please keep Carey in your thoughts and prayers.  We will try to provide you with updates.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Varun is an Expert!

Congratulations to Varun Krishnan who went up to 2004 in the Super Double Gambito!! We are all proud of our local phenom...  

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Web Site

Hey there,
A few years ago there were emails flying around between Rick, Chuck, and myself about a java applet chess viewer I wanted to incorporate but it never happened. Anyways, with this msn groups issue, I'd like to resurface this a bit. The last few weeks I have been messing around with Adobe's Flex 3, and it freakn rocks. I've converted a chess game viewer I did in .NET to Flex. Its a flash based(actio script) web app, and its totally open source. While getting more intimately involved in Flex, I would love to put something together for the club. We could have a flash based, no javscript, web site, and anyone with the flash plugin, free of course, could do some amazing things all through the flex web site. If anyone is wondering about games already out there, the viewer I did will parse a those pgn files, and will do unlimited nested variations.
If anyone would like to see this go forward, give me some ideas on things you'd like to have, and I'll try to hook it in. I can give anyone thats interested a demo anytime.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Double Super G November '08

Behind that sweet, innocent demeanor lies a mind of mating net calculations and other chess snares. Beware!

Pictures from the Double Super Gambito held in November of 2008.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fall Swiss 2008

Candid snapshots from the SDCC Fall Swiss event of 3008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Super Double Gambito Open

Please don't miss one of the big events of the year at the San Diego Chess Club - the 8th Annual Super Double Gambito Open on November 8th and 9th. $$2,100 in prizes, 8 rounds over two days of G/45 (or G/40 w/ 5 second delay). To sign up and secure the advanced entry rate of only $50, just email , otherwise it is $60 at the door. See our website for details. We usually get between 35 and 40 players, I would like to see us get to 50 this year, which is quite possible considering 100 different players have won money at a Gambito Open this year so far.  Thanks, Chuck Ensey

Monday, November 3, 2008


Im surprised I have not seen any messages on Enrico being on the cover on this months' ChessLife. I got my copy this weekend. Good for him. Just letting you guys know.
Anyways, enjoy.