GM Timur Gareyev To Appear at the National Junior High Champs
By USCF Events Director Franc Guadalupe   
January 23, 2015
timurplaying.gifGM Timur Gareyev, one of the highest rated players in the country, will be the special guest at the National Junior High Chess Championship.

Timur will do a 30-board simul at 9 AM on Friday before the main event kicks off.  The same day, starting at 3 PM, he will take on all comers on Blitz games.  On Saturday at 4:30 PM, he will give a lecture followed by a Questions-and-Answers session.  The cost of the simul will be $25 but will be available only to the first thirty players to register for it.  His two other events will be free of charge.

GM Gareyev was the National Champion in his native Uzbekistan and represented that country at two World Chess Olympiads.   In the U.S., he has won many prestigious events, including the 2005 National Collegiate Championship, the 2009 Liberty Bell Open, the 2009 and 2010 Copper State International, the 2010 National Open, the 2011 Chicago Open, and the 2012 North American Open.  Timur was the recipient of chess scholarships to the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC) and University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB).  He attended both, but earned his degree at UTB.  In 2012 Gareyev, along with GM Alejandro Ramirez, was selected the winner of the Frank P. Samford, Jr. Chess Fellowship. Among chess enthusiasts worldwide, Timur is also famous for his ability to perform blindfold simultaneous exhibitions.    

The National Junior High Chess Championship will take place at the luxurious facilities of the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky, April 24 - 26.  For information and registration, please see . 

The other two major Spring Nationals are also coming soon.  The National High School Chess Championship will take place at the splendid Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio, April 10 - 12.  For information and registration, please visit

Lastly, the National Elementary Chess Championship will be held at the beautiful and spacious facilities of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, May 8 - 10.  For information and registration see

Keep checking CLO for more exciting news about the Spring Nationals and join us at one or more of them. In a few days, we will be announcing the special Guest GM who will be joining us at the Elementary National Chess Championship!