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Submitted by FearNoEvil12 on September 9, 2009 at 1:22 PM.
Lev Altounian wins Third Consecutive Arizona State ChampionshipFor the third consecutive year, International Master Lev Altounian from Tuscon, Arizona captured the Arizona State Championship. Lev finished with a 5-1 score in the 12-player closed tour...Read more »
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Joel Johnson, unlike nearly all other chess masters, started playing tournament chess at the advanced age of 17. But it did not take long before success struck, in just his third chess tourney, Joel won the 1972 Merrimack Valley High Chess Championship (Lowell, MA area). Less than six years later, Joel earned the National Master title, raising his USCF rating from 1342 to 2320, followed shortly thereafter, by earning the Life Master title. As a player, Joel is a tactical chess player that has won many chess tournaments during his roughly forty years of playing chess at the Master Level. During the summer of 2007, Joel won the 2007 U.S. Senior Chess Championship.
Over the last few years, Joel has been the most active chess player in the state of Arizona, playing more than triple the number of USCF rated games, than the next most active player. In addition to playing, Joel was an award winning Editor of "Chess Horizons", the official state chess magazine for the state of Massachusetts.
During his career, Joel has been involved in all aspects of chess, from organizing and directing chess tournaments, serving as a chess magazine editor, serving as a games editor, creating chess clubs, writing chess books (including the best selling "Formation Attacks", "Fromation Attack Strategies", "Attacking 101: Volume #001", and the recently released, "Positional Attacks".), winning many chess tourneys, to being a very highly sought after chess coach, possessing great communication skills and many successful students.
What people are saying about my books:
Life Master Brian Wall (USCF: 2213)2 time Colorado State Champion ======================================================I think I've died and gone to heaven. It's terrific to see Joel succeed with another instant classic.
Randall Hoch (USCF: 1891) - Texas==================================I am finding it as enjoyable as your first one. The games you have chosen are not only instructive, but also very entertaining. Your books have given me appreciation and motivation to play attacking chess from move 1. ... So I have to credit you with showing me the way!
Michael Stewart (USCF: 2267) - Mississippi ===========================================I got your new book, outstanding work!!! Better than the first if that's possible. Both books are attacking classics and should be on every chess players shelf.
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