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A special tribute event in memory of Mr. Yining Wang. For the past decade Mr. Wang had been a familiar figure at local and national chess scenes, and is remembered for his passion for the game of chess and contributions to the growing chess community in the Virginia-DC-Maryland  area.  All proceeds from this event will go to Mr. Yining Wang's family, with the goal of benefiting his two children, both highly accomplished chess players, in their continued pursuit of chess.


Sunday January 3, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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Pender Center (HS International Academy) 
Address: 3901 Fair Ridge Dr., Fairfax, VA 22033                        (on the northern side of Rt 50 between Fairfax County Pkwy and West Ox Rd, behind Harris Tweeter)

The organizers would like to thank HS International Academy for providing the venue for the event!

Advance Entries and Standings

 Advance Entries 

USCF Final Standings 


Parking: please park at the back of the building and enter from the rear entrance.  The tournament is at the lower level.


Yining Memorial Open 2016 

Main event: 4-SS, G/15, d5, USCF rated, also,  non-rated section for players who don't want rating, just play for fun & support!  Please bring your own chess set & chess clock (limited clocks onsite)!

Side eventsChallenge-A-Champion Simul,   Bughouse Tournament,  Family Team Fun Blitz,   Blindfold Chess Championship

Challenge-A-Champion Simul 2014 World Youth Girls Champion WFM Jennifer Yu, former National Girls Champion Joie WangVivian Cao-Dao, World Open U2200 Champion Andy Huang, former National Grade Champion Justin Paul, Runya XuNational Junior High Co-Champion Vishal Kobla, PAN AM Youth Champions FM Trung Nguyen and FM Tan Nguyenformer  National Grade Champion Ryan Xu, VA State Champion Evan Ling,  together with another top junior player from the area Alex Jian, and special guest,three times Wisconsin State Champion Jeremy Kane, will be present and ready to take your 'punch'!

Blindfold Chess Championship - Who will be crowned "Blindfold Chess Queen" and "Blindfold Chess King" in US Capital Area???

Yining Memorial Open Committee 

Chief Tournament Director     Caijun Luo, 703-593-0274

Assistant Tourment Director   Zhiheng Yu,   Ya He, 202-465-0399

Events Coordinator   Jie Xu

Art Designers   Yuyan Zhou,  Rui Ma

For sponsorship & donation, paypal account: is open during the whole period of chess tournament. (Be sure to use "send to Friends/Families to avoid extra transaction charge).We will send all donations, proceeds from chess tournament to Yining's family on Jan 4, 2014. Thanks! For more information, contact, Ya He at 202-465-0399 or Email: