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Team Match This Past Weekend

We had a team match (slash warm-up) this past weekend. Ben Silva has been helping to organize some new FSU players. We held a match between them and some Tallahassee players with established ratings. I understand that they are trying to get to the Pan-Collegiate Tournament in Texas in December. You can view the tournament … Continue reading

Scholastic Tournament – October 12th – National Chess Day

Download/Print: October 2013 Scholastic Chess Tournament Flyer (PDF) Register Online:  Where: Gamescape in Tallahassee Mall, 2415 North Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32303 Sections: Two Sections: USCF rated & Unrated USCF Membership is only required if you play in the rated section You may pay for a USCF membership onsite the day of the tournament or … Continue reading


So I find myself stranded at the San Francisco Airport with four hours to kill until my flight. Wait, perhaps I should rewind a bit. It’s my first time on the West Coast and unfortunately it was a short trip. Flew in yesterday to San Jose, had an job interview this morning and took the … Continue reading

3rd Annual R.L. Froemke Memorial / 2013 Tallahassee Open Chess Tournament

Hosted by Tallahassee Chess Club May 24-26 or 25-26, 2013 $500 Guaranteed First Place All other prizes 70% guaranteed Register online at: View/Print the 2013 R.L. Froemke Memorial / Tallahassee Open Flyer (PDF format) Playing Location: 516 North Adams Street Tallahassee, FL 32303 See photos of the playing venue at View map at Get driving … Continue reading

May 18th Scholastic Chess Tournament

Sponsored by Tallahassee Chess Club Register Online: Download/Print: May 2013 Scholastic Chess Tournament Flyer Where:  Gamescape in Tallahassee Mall, 2415 North Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32303 Sections: Two Sections: USCF rated & Unrated. USCF Membership is only required if you play in the rated section. You may pay for a USCF membership on-site the … Continue reading

Chess 960: The Future of Chess?

Do you hate memorizing opening lines? Even if this is not the case, you still might feel as though your game is plateauing. Let’s face it most players have become very fixated in their ways, using only a handful of openings. Logically, this means we are only getting exposed to certain positions and ideas over … Continue reading

Fairview-Imagine Winter Team Match

Fairview Middle School and Imagine Charter School played a 5 person team match last night Wednesday February 13th.    The five Imagine team members  were  Libbi, Josh, Ashton, Logan, and Lilah, while the members of the Fairview team were Julian, Travis, Carson, and Rayme.    Fairview was one member short until Imagine graciously allowed them to add Julian’s … Continue reading

Attack the Sicilian

This was played in the Main Line Chess Club Championship in 2004, one of the many unrated tournaments I have played in.  It was played a few month before Dan won the US Amateur East in 2005 so I have to think he was a strong player then, he has since become a 2350-2400 player.  … Continue reading