GM Lars Bo Hansen Wins The CFCC/Orlando Magic Quick Chess Tournament On Tie Breaks In A 6-Way Tie For 1st Place!

GM Lars Bo Hansen Wins The CFCC/Orlando Magic Quick Chess Tournament On Tie Breaks In A 6-Way Tie For 1st Place!

Congratulations goes to Grandmaster Lars Bo Hansen (2623), of the Orlando Chess House in Oviedo, FL., for winning the first-ever Magic Chess Knight & Basketball event held at the Amway Center

CFCC 2016 Class Championship Finishes With A 5-0 Win In Both The Master/Expert & Class E Section!

CFCC 2016 Class Championship Finishes With A 5-0 Win In Both The Master/Expert & Class E Section!

As some bemoaned the lack of titled players in this particular event, current CFCC Club Champion John Ludwig (2448), who perhaps wished for more titled players and/or GM’s to be in attendance than most, took advantage of their absence

CFCC Enjoyed a Strong 119 Player Turnout for its Annual Orlando Autumn Open & National Chess Day Tournament

CFCC Enjoyed a Strong 119 Player Turnout for its Annual Orlando Autumn Open & National Chess Day Tournament

John Ludwig (2414), who had taken a few weeks vacation from chess, came back in style, defending his tournament play

GM Julio Becerra Retains Florida State Championship

GM Julio Becerra Retains Florida State Championship

The event held in Orlando started off with 4 of the top 5 rated players losing their 1st game.  None can remember an event starting with that many of the top 5 masters

John Ludwig Shakes Up The Central Florida Class Championship

John Ludwig admits he is now using a different study method for playing in chess tournaments. He is now doing intensive analysis of the most used openings. Though this seems obvious