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The Columbia University Chess Club hosted a lecture and simul with GM Alex Stripunsky, one of the top players in the country. The strong representatives of our club managed to capture a few wins, and we had a great time learning from and playing against the visiting GM!
Columbia won the 4th Annual Inter-Ivy League Championship. Both Columbia A and B teams scored perfectly, with the A team winning the playoff. Congratulations to the Ivy League Champions Victor Shen, Kyron Griffith, Andrew Ryba, Eigen Wang, and Shaoxiang Wang! Check out the main article on this memorable tournament on the USCF website, as well as the short one featured on BWOG. The official results are also available here.
This year Columbia was able to send two teams to the PanAm Championships held in Lubbock, Texas. While we didn't quite make the top four, we weren't too far behind! Full results of the tournament are available on the official website.
In a colossal match with Imperial College London, Columbia dominated the competition 9-2. Congratulations to our heroic competitors on a great performance!
Columbia was honored to welcome 3-time US Chess Champion Grandmaster Joel Benjamin to campus. He lectured about some of his best games to the club and then gave a simultaneous exhibition. In the end, of the 17 games played, Joel won 15 and drew two to Expert and club Vice-President Jennie Liu and National Master and club Treasurer Eigen Wang. If there was any lesson to be learned from the event, it was that being on the executive board makes you play chess better!
Thanks to Mikey! Here is the old website, stored in the illustrious archives.
Columbia and Penn tied for first in the Inter Ivy-League Chess Championship this year. The team results are below.
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Columbia University successfully organized and hosted the first inter-Ivy tournament. While the team from UPenn claimed first, you can catch more details of the event right here.
In a blast from the past, Columbia University clearly isn't afraid of any challengers. Check out this 1893 letter in which Columbia acknowledges its participation in what was a much earlier inter-Ivy matchup.