Posted in October 2011

Happy Halloween – Gambit Style


Everyone likes to pull these out on All Hallow’s Eve (aka Halloween). So I will post videos and links for more reading on these interesting gambits. The Halloween Gambit You can read more about the Halloween Gambit via¬†Wikipedia, The Chess Website, and Chessville. And here is another ghoulishly fun gambit: Dracula Gambit: You can read … Continue reading

Capital City Chess Championship


The 2011 Capital City Chess Championship is November 5, 2011. You can download the 2011 Capital City Chess Championship Tournament Flyer (in PDF format). Saturday, November 5, 2011 Tournament Site: 516 North Adams Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 (Google Map) 4 Round SS, G/60 This is an unrated tournament Bring your own chess set and clock … Continue reading

National Chess Day Quick Chess Tournament Results


I want to thank the players that came out for our National Chess Day Quick Chess Tournament on Saturday. There were 9 players for the 5 round Swiss, G/29, USCF-rated tournament. There was a three-way tie for first between Jonathan Sanford, John Chancy, and Ben Silva. They split the money prize for 1st & 2nd … Continue reading

First Wednesday Tournament Results


Here are the results from our Monthly “First Wednesday” tournament. At the request/agreement of the players we changed the time control from G/20 to G/15 so that there would be enough time to complete a Round Robin. There was a three way tie for first between Richard Kennedy, Colin Dougherty, and Ben Silva. Following is … Continue reading

Monthly Chess Tournament Tonight


Here’s a reminder that our monthly “First Wednesday” chess tournament is tonight. This is a G/20 tournament. Rounds will depend on entries, but I think it will only be 3 or 4 rounds. TIPP’s will be awarded at 20 for a win and 10 for a draw. Registration is from 6:45p-7:00p (DON’T BE LATE). Each … Continue reading