Posted in January 2011

How Do You Resign a Chess Game?

How Do You Resign a Chess Game?

In an article in the 1950 Chess Review, Reinfeld and Kmoch writing about the game between Alekhine and Grünfeld, Vienna 1922, that, “Alekhine resigned – by taking his king and throwing it across the room”. Kmoch was a participant at the 1922 Vienna tournament. I hope none of you have resigned in this fashion. But, … Continue reading

Chess TV – Two Episodes (#320 & #321)

I don’t know about you all, but I’m beginning to really enjoy the Chess TV episodes. Here are two new Chess TV episodes of Weekly Chess News. Included in Chess TV #320 from January 17, 2011: London Chess Classic World School Chess Championship Opening School: Ruy Lopez Chess Puzzle Chess History Here’s the most recent … Continue reading

Mark Peach Memorial Chess Tournament Results

We had an excellent tournament this past Saturday! Thanks to all who played and those that came out to watch some of the games being played. There were some very interesting games and I hope some of you will submit them, along with some analysis, for posting in a future blog entry. We had 16 players … Continue reading

New Location for Wednesday Meetings

We have secured a new site for our Wednesday meetings. Beginning this Wednesday, January 26th, we will now be meeting at Gamescape in the Tallahassee Mall. Our meeting times will still begin at 6:30 PM and we can stay as late as 11:00 PM. Gamescape is across from the food court where Old Navy used to … Continue reading

Chess Tournament This Saturday!

A reminder that the Mark Peach Memorial Chess Tournament is this weekend. See our original tournament announcment on this blog for details. When: Saturday, January 22, 2011 Where: 516 North Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 (map) Format: 4 SS, G/60 Registration: 8:15 AM – 8;45 AM Rounds: 9:00, 11:00, 2:00, 4:00 Entry Fee: $40 members, … Continue reading

3 Free Chess Books for Teachers

3 Free Chess Books for Teachers

Here’s something exciting for teachers! You can get 3 free chess books from Mongoose Press. The offer is valid until March 31, 2011 or until supplies run out. For details, please contact Mongoose Press at I found this information at Alexandra Kosteniuk’s blog. See her blog for more details about how to get the books. Check … Continue reading

Chess TV #319

Another edition of Chess TV (#319) is out. This contains the second and final part from the film “Changing of the Guard”  about the 2009 Chess Championship. You can view the first part of the film on our previous blog post.

January Tournament Results

We had another nice turnout for our monthly “First Wednesday” chess tournament. Steven Lenhert took 1st place and Ben Silva took 2nd place. Thanks to everyone for a great tournament. Here is the wall chart from the event: January 2011 First Wednesday Chess Tournament Tallahassee, Florida – January 5, 2011 ID NAME                 Pts |  1     2     3     … Continue reading