May 4, 2014 | Posted in Chess Lectures | By

Awesome State Champions

by LM Dana Mackenzie

Recommended for Intermediate Players

Life Master Dana Mackenzie introduces us to the amazing games of some regional legends, including FIDE Master John Curdo, best known for winning the Massachusetts State Championship 17 times; FIDE Master Curt Justin Brasket, sixteen-time State Champion for his home state of Minnesota; FIDE Master Orest Popovych, 4 time New Jersey State Champion; International Master William Martz, the highest rated player from Wisconsin for almost 20 years and holds the USCF record of 104 for the most consecutive rated games without a loss; and Life Master Brian Wall, 5 time winner or tied for the Colorado State Championships. More

Content: 2 hours and 39 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 lectures.

Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 4.86 out of 5

ECO B52, B09, B18, D95, E80

Fans on Chesslecture.com said: Really outstanding lecture and a very interesting topic. I like seeing non-GM games because they are imperfect… the games are more representative of what you see in clubs or weekend tournaments.

LM Dr. Dana Mackenzie is a USCF Life Master, a PhD mathematician, and an award-winning mathematics, science journalist and author. Champion of North Carolina in 1985 & 1987, he became a master in 1988. Mackenzie now lives in Santa Cruz, CA and runs a chess club for kids at the local library. His passion for chess and his enthusiasm for teaching is unmistakable.

 

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