Posted in September 2011

National Chess Day Events


National Chess Day is October 8th this year and Tallahassee Chess Club is sponsoring two tournaments on that day. Scholastic Tournament Get the 2011 National Chess Day Scholastic Tournament Announcement and Registration Form. WHEN: October 8, 2011 WHERE: Gamescape in Tallahassee Mall, 2415 North Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32303 (where the Old Navy used to be, across from the … Continue reading

BSA has a new Chess Merit Badge


The Boy Scouts of America have a new merit badge for chess. The official launch of the new badge occurred this past weekend at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Bobby Fischer wrote articles for Boys Life magazine back in the early 70’s. You can read about and view a videos from the official … Continue reading

Lucena Position


The Lucena Position is a very important endgame position that everyone should know and understand. It involves a  King, Rook, and Pawn vs. a King and Rook. If you understand this position you will be able to win it every time, even if you are playing a grandmaster! Here’s a video lesson that will help you … Continue reading

September First Wednesday Tournament Results


We had a great showing last night for our “First Wednesday” chess tournament. There were 12 players and we had a six round swiss G/10 tournament. Congratulations to Ben Silva for taking first place with a perfect score and to Hugh Cline who took second place. Following is the cross-table for last night’s tournament. September … Continue reading