Closing out Norway Chess with music

Some very cool chess-themed music at Norway Chess tournament closing ceremony. 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

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

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