Byes (additional comment)

1/2 pt. byes in four round events. Suppose you don’t play well on Sat. Lose the first and draw the second. Feel better and show up eager to play early Sun. but now discover you receive a forced bye and have to wait until Sun. afternoon thereby only getting in...

Chess Players Take Note

Chess Players Take Note … If you are no longer in the habit of looking ahead for NMCO tourn. announcements …The new NMCO has already published the format for the Memorial/Senior … and what a great format it is for serious chess (non-seniors, also)....

Last call for games (until next time)

Hey all, If you played in the NM Open, this is a last call to turn in any games you’d like to see published in the Desert Knight. I realize there were a number of problems with turning in games at the tournament site, including that many scoresheets didn’t...

GM visiting Las Cruces

GM Josh Friedel and WIM Ivette Garcia will be playing in Las Cruces on Thursday November 15. We will start with a simul and finish with a blitz event. Arrowhead Park EC HS will be hosting this event. For more information, please contact Will Barela at...

A New State Champion

Congratulations to Corbin Gustafson our New State Champion.  No one has had better results in New Mexico this year.  Well deserved! Also, thank you to last year’s board, your service is greatly appreciated! Congratulations to our new board members, and thank you...

NM Open Registration

Why does Paypal want to charge me $50.00 to register for NM Open this morning (11/7) when the Tournament listing says the cost is $40.00 unless paid AFTER 11/7. It should ONLY be $50.00 after 11/7, not ON 11/7.