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Awesome State Champions - Chess Lecture - Volume 86

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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.


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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Manufacturer ChessLecture.com
Host NM Dana Mackenzie
Popular Collections ChessLecture.com DVDs
Publication Date May 13, 2014
Runtime 2.63 Hours
Hardware Requirements Standard DVD Player
Region Lock None - Playable Anywhere