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The Fewer the Merrier?

I wrote this post on Saturday but had a problem with my website that kept me from posting it until now. This year’s Aptos Library Chess Club tournament was a smashing success in every way but one. We didn’t have as big a turnout as we did in 2014 (31 players) or in 2013 (37 […]

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This is a mostly off-topic post, but it starts in chess club. At the Aptos Library Chess Club yesterday, a gray-haired woman comes in and starts talking with me. “Oh, I didn’t realize there was a chess club here!” she said. For a little while we chat about the history of the chess club, and […]

Delano Beach Club comes stocked with a chess board and hammocks

When a pool scene without the boom, boom, boom of dance music is more in line, the new  Delano Beach Club at  Delano Las Vegas  offers a South Beach-inspired paradise.

The world's top chess players have just formed a new $1 million professional tour

If you had any doubt that chess has gone big time in the era of current World Champion Magnus Carlsen, an announcement made last Friday at the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of St. Louis (CCSCSL) should change your mind. Eight of the...Show More Summary

2010 KCC Consultation Game, Adjourned

Adjourned Position - White to move How can Black answer 26.Ne5? Last night began the Kenilworth Chess Club's annual consultation game ( my Java, PGN, John's Java, zipped PGN ), with Yaacov Norowitz leading the White team and Steve Stoyko leading the Black team. Show More Summary

Chess Mates in the News

Kenilworth Chess Club Champion Arthur Macaspac, who expects to open his Chess Mates cafe soon, is featured in an article in Central New Jersey's Home News & Tribune titled "Chess lover opens cafe in Rahway."

Lesson of the Week

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

My school chess clubs this week will be seeing this position from Fedorchuk -- Krush, Qatar Masters 2014. Irina Krush found the best move here and quickly won the game. Black to move Congratulations are due to Irina Krush for winning the U.S. Show More Summary

Kasparov vs Short

For all media inquries, please: Clayton BuryCommunications CoordinatorChess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint LouisBattle of the Legends: Garry Kasparov vs. Nigel Short Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis to Host Exhibition...Show More Summary

1st Al Ain International Youth Open Chess Championship

1st AL AIN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015http://alainyouth2015.blogspot.ae/ The 2nd round has successfully finished, yesterday. General Secretariat of Al Ain Chess & Culture Club, Mr. Saif Alnuaimi visited to the tournament during the 2nd round. Show More Summary

56 GMs to compete in Dubai Open

43 nations to compete in Dubai Chess Open185 players set to attend event at Dubai Chess Club from April 5-15PUBLISHED: 17:42 APRIL 1, 2015STAFF REPORTDubai: A total of 43 countries will vie for the prestigious Shaikh Rashid Bin Hamdan...Show More Summary

Brixton Byways 10: Howzat

In the last episode we found some helpful corroboration of the likely Year Zero of Streatham and Brixton Chess Club, viz 1871. This was the moment of stellar creation when, out of the void of the Stockwell, Kennington, Camberwell sector of the ever expanding chess universe, there appeared the nebulous form of the Endeavour Club of North Brixton. Show More Summary

College Chess Final Four in NY City at the NY Athletic Club

Webster University Final Four Team (by rating order)GM Liem "Man of Steel" Le - Sophomore/Finance - 2755/2676 (Vietnam) GM Ray "Fearless Attacker" Robson - Sophomore/International Studies - 2750/2656 (USA) GM Illya "The Brain" Nyzhnyk - Freshman/Math 2748/2622 (Ukraine)GM Vasif "Mr. Show More Summary

5th International Rapid Chess Festival to be held in Thessaloniki

The 5th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival is scheduled to take place on 2-3rd May, 2015, at Hotel Philippion in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and a popular tourist destination.Pefka Chess Club and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union organize the event in a 10-round Swiss FIDE format with tempo of play 15? + 3?. Show More Summary

The return of Yasser Seirawan in Dubai

Four-time US chess champion GM Yasser Seirawan visited Dubai Chess & Culture Club to deliver a chess lecture on 19th March, 2015, just a few days before the start of the prestigious 17th Dubai International Chess Open Tournament.The special guest and former World junior champion returned to the United Arab Emirates after nearly 30 years. Show More Summary

2015 Ronald Simpson Chess Challenge

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

FM Ronald Simpson passed away in 2013 from cancer, but his memory is living on. Bob Ali of the Kingsmen Chess Club is holding a tribute in his honor next week in Brooklyn, New York. The tournament will be a four-round Swiss format and will run on consecutive Tuesdays beginning at 6:00pm. Simpson was residing […]

International Chess Festival “Waves of the Danube”

The International Chess Festival “Waves of the Danube” is scheduled to take place from 30th April to 3rd May, 2015, in Continental Hotel, Drobeta Turnu Severin, in Romania.The event is organized by Chess Club Oltenia and is separated...Show More Summary

Al Ain Youth Championship

AL AIN Youth Championship 5th – 12th April 2015 The Al Ain Chess Club invites all youth players U15 with FIDE ID to participate in the 1st ALAIN youth chess championships U15, that will be held for the first year in the chess city of ALAIN between 5h and 12th of April 2015. Show More Summary

VI Sharjah Cup Women’s International Chess Championship 2015

VI Sharjah Cup Women’s International Chess Championship 2015Chess & Culture Club for Ladies (Sharjah) with Sharjah Sport Council has the pleasure to invite all women chess players to participate in VI Sharjah Cup Women's International...Show More Summary

Vera Menchik

I am teaching chess to some women who have joined our club, "The Lost Knights of the Superstitions." Nice title, eh? At once both romantic and self-deprecatory with an allusion to the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine and Jacob Waltz, the...

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