I consider it an absolute privilege that I am able to travel to these events and share my experience with all of you... and share the joy chess brings to me.
John Brezina has produced a superb report from the World Championship that was held recently in London, England. Of course, he also took some great pictures. John allowed me the liberty of inserting and captioning the photos. See all of Mr. Brezina's terrific photos from the event here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/o67jVf4EkXYbs9HR8 The setting is London, November 9-28,... Read more >>
12/8/2018 at 8:07am Views: 255
Played sometimes with beautiful artistic pieces on fantastic boards. Sometimes played with stones and bottle caps on a board scratched in the dirt.
Having been invited by Sunil Weearmantry, and his son, GM Hikaru Nakamura; John Brezina was off to Sunrise, Florida this month. Where he attended the local Mayor's Chess Challenge. Quoting Mr. Brezina, "Sunil and Robert McLellan, both with the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, have put together a great community chess outreach program down there. I had a great time helping teach a... Read more >>
11/2/2018 at 10:33am Views: 315
It was weird seeing NM Wall not touching the floor as he was walking around the playing room :-)
The Autumn season is my favorite time of the year. Warm days and cool nights, The tree leaves changing colors and football is back. Of course none of that matters to chess players. We play indoors regardless of the season. The 2018 Fall Classic up and running First, I'm pleased to report that we exceeded our attendance goal of 60 players. Only by a couple but nevertheless... Read more >>
10/15/2018 at 7:19pm Views: 308
What other game has added so much to human culture?
Before getting to another terrific St. Louis chess report by John Brezina, let me call your attention to the ACE Chess Club. ACE is an acronym for All Children Equal, and is the idea of Griffin McConnell. Most of us know that Griffin is disabled due to several life saving brain surgeries that he has already had to endure in his young life. Undaunted, Griffin has become quite a chess player. He... Read more >>
9/28/2018 at 6:52am Views: 545
What internet chess doesn't provide is the intensity of the over the board game, or the camaraderie of the players before and between rounds.
With one exception, all the photos used in this report were taken by John Brezina. I took the liberty of applying a "Zeke" filter to the heading photo of the 3rd round in progress, and I hope it doesn't make John too mad :-) See all of Mr. Brezina's excellent photography at this event here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/h72bcAEaGC7MXjYU8 The attendance of 113 players at... Read more >>
9/6/2018 at 11:36am Views: 695