New York, NY, USA

Congratulations to:

Division A MVP Gerald Demitre of Bloomberg scoring 9.5 out of 10

Best rating improvement by Ruslan Tepelyan of Bloomberg: +141 points; 8.16% gain; 8 games played

Division Winners Playoff Winners
A JPM Chase Bloomberg

Welcome to BAL Chess
2020\21 season

     The Bankers Athletic League is New York City’s premier recreational chess league.  We play chess using a team format, on alternate Thursday evenings from October through May.   After the play-off rounds, trophies are awarded at a league dinner.

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In Memoriam: Robert James Fischer
3/9/1943 - 1/17/2008

  • Attained IM rank and won the U.S. Championship at age 14
  • Attained Grandmaster rank at age 15
  • Eight-Time U.S. Champion (including an 11-0 score in 1963-64)
  • Won the quarter-final and semi-final matches for the world championship by scores of 6-0
  • Eleventh World Chess Champion, 1972-75
  • Lifetime Tournament and Match Score: +439 -88 =250 (72.6%)

Who was better?     Some information and games here.

GM Robert Fischer
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