Memories of Greg Knutson

  • Written by Don Hwang
  • Published: 16 November 2004
  • Last Updated: 14 April 2009

On July 28, 1996, my friend died. To the members of the chess community who did not know former USCF Master Gregory A. Knutson I offer my deepest sympathy. They shall never know the kind soul who brought gentle humor and intellectual challenge into my life. Greg was a man of many talents and a broad range of interests. Most of us are familiar with his chess playing ability, but many are unaware that he was also a 2-dan Amateur (Master) of Go and that it was his true love. Perhaps, it was his lifelong interest in Mathematics which propelled him toward a game in which logic was not the determining factor in mastery, but intuition, passion and unrestricted imagination. Nor are many people aware of the fact that he was an expert at backgammon and bridge.

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  • Written by Mark Hando
  • Published: 16 November 2004
  • Last Updated: 12 May 2009

White: Mark Hando

Black: FM Emory Tate

William Martz Memorial/North Central Open

Round 6, Board 1

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Kane, Biareishyk win Junior

  • Written by Arlen
  • Published: 10 November 2004
  • Last Updated: 27 June 2012
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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.

State Chess Champions

  • Written by Arlen
  • Published: 29 October 2004
  • Last Updated: 16 October 2023

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.

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