2014 Eric Larsen Memoral


This Saturday (9/27) the Tallahassee Chess Club is proud to host the first Eric Larsen Memorial at the offices of AIF. Eric Larsen was a strong active player and long time prominent member of the club, so we hope you all will come and celebrate his life with us at what is sure to be … Continue reading

Jacksonville City Championship


What: Jacksonville City Championship 2014 When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Location: University of North Florida Student Union 3rd Floor Time: Registration 10:30 am – 11:00 am Rds: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:45 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:15 pm. Lunch: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Ends: 8:00 pm Prizes: First place prize guaranteed $250. Other prizes will … Continue reading

Chess Puzzle Friday


Solution to last weeks puzzle: Black Mates in 4. 1,Re1+ if 1…Bd1 2.Rxd1+ Ka2 3.Qxa3+ Kxa3 4.Ra1# From the game Egor Chukaev vs Mikhail Tal, Tblisi (1956). King’s Indian Defense: Averbakh. Benoni Defense Advance Variation (E75) 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Bg5 c5 7. d5 … Continue reading

Chess Puzzle Friday


First, the solution to last week’s puzzle: White mates in 2 with… 1. Nf5 and Black cannot stop both mate threats via Qxg7# or Qh8#. For example: 1…Bxf5 2.Qh8#, or 1…Nxe5 2.Qh8#, or 1…f6 2.Qxg7# or, 1…Ne7 (hoping to block on g8) 2.Qxg7# 1…Qf6 (to protect g7) 2.Qh8# This is from the game Gawain Jones … Continue reading

Chess Puzzle Friday


Solution to last week’s puzzle: Rxh6 if gxh6 Qe5+ Kg8 Bd5+ Rf7 Qf6 Rf8 Nd8 mates This puzzle is from the game Anna Zatonskih vs Peter Klein, Hilohovec, 1995 Zatonskih, Anna – Klein, Peter 1-0 B01 Hlohovec op 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Nxd5 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 e6 6. c4 … Continue reading

Chess Puzzle Friday


First, the solution to last week’s puzzle: 1. Rd7+ Rxd7 2. Qxd7+ Kf8 3. Qd8+ Qe8 4. Qxe8# or 1. Rd7+ Kf8 2. Rxf7+ Kxf7  and white wins the black queen for a rook. Last week’s puzzle comes from the game Jennifer Shahade vs Martha Fierro Baquero, Guarapuava, 1995. Now for this week’s puzzle (White to move … Continue reading