Here are two annotated games from a former state champion:Read more: Two Games From Ani Deshpande
White: Mark Hando
Black: FM Emory Tate
William Martz Memorial/North Central Open
Round 6, Board 1(Java-based game viewer) Read more: Hando-Tate
Jeremy Kane and Siarhei Biareishyk tied for first place in the 2004 Wisconsin Junior Open Championship, and will have a playoff match to determine which of the two represents Wisconsin in the Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions.
Andrew Stevens was the sole winner of the Reserve section, while Chasue Lee and Marvin Johnson tied fro first place in the Beginner's section, all of them with similar perfect scores.
Wisconsin has been active on the national chess scene for longer than most other states in the union, but we seem to have come to the idea of formalizing the state champion later than our contemporaries. The earliest formal championship we've been able to find was a match that crowned Carl Eppert as the official state champion. We're still digging through archives looking to fill in the blanks, as there was active club play in the state going back to the days of Morphy and Paulsen. This list is the official list; if you have information about champions not on it, please contact us with the information.Read more: State Chess Champions
There are several good places to play chess online right from your home. All you need is a computer and access to the internet. When I originally sat down to write this article I discovered that 12 pages of writing could not do justice to all the extra features these clubs offer, and 12 + pages takes up a lot of space... however, during my research I ran across an excellent web page called The Chess Kamikaze Home Page. This place has several good articles for chessplayers including Guide to Playing Chess on the Web, written by Steven A. Lopez.Read more: Playing Chess On The Internet
State Champion: Erik Santarius