Friday, June 14, 2019

Chess Profile


Title earned: Woman Fide Master (WFM) and National Master (NM)
Current standard rating: USCF 2240, FIDE 2114
Peak rating: USCF 2275 FIDE 2138
Current ranking:
 #14 - Female active player, Mongolia
 #5 - Female active player, New York State
 #1 - Female active player, Northern California, prior to NY residency
Age learned to play: 4

Some Awards, National and State Titles:
  • 2016 and 2017 Two - Time California Women's State Chess Champion
  • 2015 Co- Champion, US Women's Open, Las Vegas International Chess Festival
  • 2015 The Winner of 44th Carroll Capps Memorial, SF Mechanics
  • 2015 The Winner of 15th JJ Dolan Memorial, SF Mechanics
  • 2015 The Winner of Alan Benson Marathon, Berkeley Chess Club
  • 2014 Co-champion, Sacramento Chess Championship
  • 2014 The Winner of Jacqueline Piatigorsky Marathon, Berkeley Chess Club
  • 2013 US Amateur Team National Champion, played on board 3
  • 2011, 2012, 2015 Player of US Chess League, San Francisco Mechanics - Peak Performance: 2343

Monday, May 6, 2019

Chess Photo Shoot by Steven Elleman! October, 2018 Berkeley, California



Indoor setting

Demonstrating one of my games!



Cafe Strada, Berkeley
Campus, University of California Berkeley


Monday, November 5, 2018

2017 California's Women's State Chess Championship

After a long debate about whether to participate in the California's Women's State Championship or not, my desire to defend my title from the previous year was inevitable. Due to the overwhelming schoolwork, I wasn't playing active chess in 2016 and 2017. However, having participated in the US Amateur team west championship tournament a month prior to this event helped me to take some rust off and gain more confidence. Luckily, I was able to score 5.5/6 to win the tournament and defend my title.  Read more about my 2016 women's championship experience: https://uyangabyambaa.blogspot.com/2016/

Become the Back to back California's Women's State Chess Champion! March, 2017
Thank you Elizabeth Shaughnessy for organizing this wonderful event and giving out a generous prize fund!
Tournament Trophy with the name of the winner engraved


Studying some tactics before the event....

Result:
Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  | 
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    1 | UYANGA BYAMBAA                  |4.5  |W  11|D   3|W   7|W   2|W   6|
   CA | 14271351 / R: 2218   ->2232     |N:C  |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | NATALYA TSODIKOVA               |4.0  |W  22|W  13|W   6|L   1|W   3|
   CA | 12634942 / R: 2197   ->2204     |N:C  |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    3 | SAIKHANCHIMEG TSOGTSAIKHAN      |3.5  |W  15|D   1|W   5|W   4|L   2|
   CA | 16309084 / R: 2067P11->2087P16  |N:1  |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    4 | RUI YANG YAN                    |3.5  |H    |W  21|W   8|L   3|W  13|
   CA | 15462690 / R: 1886   ->1894     |N:2  |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    5 | LAUREN GOODKIND                 |3.5  |X    |W  19|L   3|D  13|W   9|
   CA | 12778910 / R: 1858   ->1849     |N:3  |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    6 | TSEGMED MUNKHCHULUUN            |3.0  |W  20|W   9|L   2|W  10|L   1|
   CA | 16231142 / R: 2159P17->2132P22  |N:2  |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    7 | SIMONA NAYBERG                  |3.0  |H    |W  12|L   1|W  20|D   8|
   CA | 14373224 / R: 1806   ->1822     |N:2  |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    8 | BARBARA GOODKIND                |3.0  |W  16|D  20|L   4|W  12|D   7|
   CA | 12778604 / R: 1800   ->1795     |N:3  |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    9 | JESSICA T LAUSER                |3.0  |W  23|L   6|W  15|W  16|L   5|
   KY | 12593821 / R: 1649   ->1641     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   10 | ELIZABETH SHAUGHNESSY           |3.0  |W  17|W  14|H    |L   6|H    |
   CA | 12254060 / R: 1528   ->1529     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   11 | BRENDA K MUNOZ                  |3.0  |L   1|L  17|W  14|W  15|W  16|
   CA | 13986033 / R: 1160   ->1154     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   12 | KIMBERLY LIU                    |2.5  |H    |L   7|W  21|L   8|W  20|
   CA | 14268494 / R: 1842   ->1814     |N:4  |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   13 | TING LIANG                      |2.5  |W  18|L   2|W  17|D   5|L   4|
   CA | 12780639 / R: 1576   ->1582     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   14 | JACKIE COWGILL                  |2.5  |H    |L  10|L  11|W  23|W  17|
   CA | 14105570 / R:  950   -> 947     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   15 | FIANNA PAULINE MCCARTY-SNEAD    |2.0  |L   3|W  18|L   9|L  11|W  21|
   CA | 14948296 / R: 1000   ->1028     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   16 | ANA HATARIK                     |2.0  |L   8|W  23|W  19|L   9|L  11|
   CA | 15375065 / R:  949P13-> 939P18  |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   17 | TALLULAH ANTOI MCCARTY-SNEAD    |2.0  |L  10|W  11|L  13|W  25|L  14|
   CA | 14948301 / R:  626   -> 694     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   18 | CONSTANCE BRAND                 |2.0  |L  13|L  15|W  23|W  24|U    |
   CA | 16334238 / R: Unrated-> 662P4   |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   19 | VICTORIA ACOSTA-FEREZI          |2.0  |W  25|L   5|L  16|H    |H    |
   CA | 16121037 / R:  382P19-> 391P22  |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   20 | ENKHJIN ERDENEBILEG             |1.0  |L   6|D   8|H    |L   7|L  12|
   CA | 15616172 / R: 1446   ->1453     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   21 | RENATE OTTERBACH                |1.0  |H    |L   4|L  12|H    |L  15|
   CA | 14565208 / R: 1237   ->1199     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   22 | NATALIE BALDACCI                |1.0  |L   2|H    |H    |U    |U    |
   CA | 13115670 / R: 1132   ->1132     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   23 | MEDHA MUKHERJEE                 |1.0  |L   9|L  16|L  18|L  14|W  24|
   CA | 14774103 / R:  165P24-> 187     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   24 | SARAH MCCARTY-SNEAD             |1.0  |H    |H    |U    |L  18|L  23|
   CA | 16025886 / R:  362P2 -> 100P4   |     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   25 | TERESA PROVENZANO               |1.0  |L  19|H    |H    |L  17|U    |
   CA | 16343473 / R: Unrated-> 100P2   |     |     |     |     |     | 
 
 

US Amateur Team Chess Championship

US Amateur Team Championship West (USATW) is one of my favorite tournaments of all times! It is very unique in a way that the winners are determined by the score of the entire team. Team tournaments are simply so much fun! Every USAT was so memorable for me. With three times I participated with different teams, we won the top female prize, top college prize and a big victory of winning the whole tournament and obtained the National Title.

  • 2013 USATW,  played for board 3 -  Our team won the entire tournament after defeating Princeton University in the playoff!
  • 2014 USATW, played for board 1 - I formed all girls team with my female students and we won the top female team prize!
  • 2017 USATW, played for board 2 - I formed a college team from UC Berkeley and we won the top college team prize!

2017 US Amateur Team Championship West   

Despite the intense coursework at Cal, I decided to form a team at the US Amateur Team Championship West in Santa Clara, CA to represent the school.


at Cal vs UCLA game, 2016

Find results here: https://www.bayareachess.com/events/17/0218sp/
Although our team average rating wasn't that high, we overperformed and tied for 4th place overall including winning the top college team prize! Congratulations to all our wonderful team members!


Team "Golden Bears"

Playing on board 2
Our Team /from left/ : Max, Daniel, Ganesh, Uyanga and Ata

Well done! Go Bears!
2013 US Amateur Team Championship: Norcal House of Chess Kings and Queen wins the National title!
 
The champion watch!

Our victory was an incredible journey. First, we won the US Amateur Team West tournament to qualify in the semi-final. 
Team "Norcal House of Chess Kings and Queen"


The Queen of " the Norcal house of chess Kings and Queen"




Yes, we did it! Won the West championship and qualified for the playoff!


After winning the semi-final match, we faced against team from Princeton University in the final playoff.

playing our playoff match!

US Chess Life Magazine, August 2013 issue features us!

Congratulations Norcal House of Chess Kings and Queen for the winning the US Amateur National Chess Championship! Well done! 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

2015 US Chess League, San Francisco Mechanics

Fall 2015 was incredible. I was playing the best chess of my life at that time, partly because I was off from school. It was a free semester for me since I was going to start Berkeley in spring 2016. An academic free environment gave me an opportunity to focus solely on my chess. I was winning all tournaments I entered and my rating reached its peak. I was very motivated to break 2300 USCF.
American Open during Thanksgiving weekend, LA

In addition, this was my last season to play in US Chess League team (USCL ), representing San Francisco Mechanics Chess Club. Read about my previous post about USCL: https://uyangabyambaa.blogspot.com/2012/04/san-francisco-mechanics-uscl-united.html

2015 Roster (March Rating List)

1.GM Daniel Naroditsky2712
2.GM Vinay Bhat2570
3.IM David Pruess2416
4.IM John Donaldson2411
5.FM Cameron Wheeler2391
6.FM Andy Lee2378
7.FM James Critelli2376
8.FM Vignesh Panchanatham2344
9.NM Siddharth Banik2243
10.FM Rayan Taghizadeh2224
11.WFM Uyanga Byambaa2168
• Manager: John Donaldson
• Assistant Manager: Payam Afkham-Ebrahimi


 http://uschessleague.com/player.php?p=uyanga-byambaa


See games: Week 2 http://uschessleague.com/games2015/costellobyambaa15.html
Week 4: http://uschessleague.com/games2015/byambaadurham15.html
Week 8: http://uschessleague.com/games2015/byambaahe15.html
Wildcard Round: http://uschessleague.com/games2015/byambaatiglon15.html
Quarterfinals:  http://uschessleague.com/games2015/byambaasanchez15.html

It was a successful last season. I was very happy with my overall performance and contribution to the team.

John Donaldson wrote in Mechanics Newsletter:

"The Mechanics’ 2015 US Chess League run was ended last Tuesday night in the quarter-finals when they were defeated by Western Division top seed Dallas by a score of 2½-1½. Uyanga Byambaa won for the M.I. on board four, defeating her opponent in 22 moves. This was Uyanga’s second playoff win and she finished the season with a 3½-1½ score, good for a 2343 performance rating.

Uyanga was also the winner of the 44th Annual Carroll Capps Memorial. She defeated International Master Vladimir Mezentsev and drew with National Master Siddarth Banik, finishing with a score of 5½-½. Mezentsev was second at 5-1 with Banik third at 4½.
This performance brought Uyanga’s rating to a personal best of 2275, which makes her the top-rated female in the Bay Area, ahead of Woman Grandmaster Nadiya Ortiz (2243), National Master Asritha Eswaran (2239) and Natalya Tsodikova (2164)."

At the same weekend, I entered  two day tournament at Mechanics, 44th Carroll Capps Memorial. After defeating International Master Mezentsev, I secured a first place.

The publication of CalChess, Northern California’s US Chess Federation affiliate
Winter 2016:

The 44th Carroll Capps Memorial Tournament

October 7th & 8th, 2015 Prize Winners:
1st Place: Byambaa – $250.00
2nd Place: Mezentsev – $160.00
Tied for Best under 2200, Best Under 2000, and Best Under 1800: K. Padmanabhan, Melville, Viswanathan, and Acharya – $59.25 each
Tied for Best under 1600 and Best under 1400: Jiang, Lingannagari, and N. Ayinala – $51.00 each
#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Tot
1Uyanga Byambaa22672292W18W12W2D3W11W45.5
2Vladimi Mezentsev24492445W21W17L1W5W3W95.0
3Siddharth G Banik22612267W19W13W8D1L2W114.5
4Karthik Padmanabhan20402051H---W15D9W6W17L14.0
5Cailen J Melville18011810L15W24W18L2W20W84.0
6Arul Viswanathan17961810W26L8W14L4W18W134.0
7Venkatagi Acharya16841762W31D9W17L11H---W224.0
8Derek C Slater21432123W20W6L3W12D9L53.5
9Steven Gaffagan20662061W14D7D4W13D8L23.5
10Akshay Padmanabhan19991989H---W22L11W15H---H---3.5
11Ashik Uzzaman19891999H---W23W10W7L1L33.5
12Rico Adkins18101809W25L1W19L8H---H---3.0
13Kevin F Dooley17851769W27L3W20L9W16L63.0
14Nicholas Jiang13761431L9W16L6W23H---H---3.0
15Arnav Lingannagari13321466W5L4W21L10H---H---3.0
16Nihar Ayinala10661216U---L14W26W25L13W273.0
17Nikunj C Oza20001970W24L2L7W19L4H---2.5
18Andy Xiong15781577L1W26L5W22L6D192.5
19Ethan Boldi14981501L3W27L12L17W26D182.5
20Mateo Step Hansen13881419L8W31L13W21L5H---2.5
21Bruce Ricard15981550L2W25L15L20H---H---2.0
22Shree Ayinala15721545H---L10D23L18W24L72.0
23Ashleann Chen14941469H---L11D22L14H---H---2.0
24Agnes Zhiyi Wang13661352L17L5W27L28L22W292.0
25Ethan Cheng13371296L12L21W31L16H---H---2.0
26Ahyan Zaman11371126L6L18L16W30L19W312.0
27Renate Otterbach11011076L13L19L24W31H---L161.5
28Guy R Robertson14531475U---U---U---W24U---U---1.0
29Sankar Ayinala11211117U---U---U---U---W31L241.0
30Vasan Padmanabhan970951U---U---U---L26U---U---0.0
31Nicholas Boldi820791L7L20L25L27L29L260.0

Thursday, November 1, 2018

One of my favorite games with Evan's Gambit!

NM Uyanga Byambaa (2190) vs WGM Anjelina Belakovskaia (2292)
2015 Reno Larry Evans Memorial Open, Reno NV



One of my favorite games with Fried Liver Attack!

NM Uyanga Byambaa vs NM Robert Hatarik
2014 US Amateur Team Championship West, Santa Clara, CA