Chess club – Ajedrez En Mexico http://ajedrezenmexico.org/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:46:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-69.png Chess club – Ajedrez En Mexico http://ajedrezenmexico.org/ 32 32 Vice President of Seneca Chess Club takes on Russian grandmaster at exhibition https://ajedrezenmexico.org/vice-president-of-seneca-chess-club-takes-on-russian-grandmaster-at-exhibition/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:46:17 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/vice-president-of-seneca-chess-club-takes-on-russian-grandmaster-at-exhibition/ More than 30 movements. That’s how many times it took Sagar Srivastava, vice-president of the Seneca Chess Club, to lose the biggest chess game of his life to Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov. “I still can’t believe it,” said Mr. Srivastava, one of 11 attendees who played Mr. Kasparov in a simultaneous chess exhibition as part […]]]>

More than 30 movements.

That’s how many times it took Sagar Srivastava, vice-president of the Seneca Chess Club, to lose the biggest chess game of his life to Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov.

“I still can’t believe it,” said Mr. Srivastava, one of 11 attendees who played Mr. Kasparov in a simultaneous chess exhibition as part of the Collision Technology Conference at Toronto this week. “It was an amazing experience. I was the first to play him and he beat everyone at the end. But I gave my best and was one of the last standing.

Mr. Srivastava graduated from the Graduate Certificate Program in Financial Planning this spring. He returns in the fall for the Graduate Certificate Program in Financial Services Compliance Administration.

The Indian international student has been playing chess since he received his first board as a child. He joined the Seneca Chess Club last year to relax and follow his hobby.

“I feel like I’m good at chess,” he said. “But facing a former world champion, you never know what will happen. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I wanted to experience how a grandmaster plays.

To prepare for his match against the grandmaster, Mr. Srivastava learned about Mr. Kasparov and watched his matches online.

“I was sure he would destroy everyone in five shots, but I thought I had to give him a good game anyway,” he said. “I took all of his bishops, knights and pawns, and he took all of mine. I was nervous but calm, trying to think of his next moves. I enjoyed the experience a lot.”

The Collision Conference continues today with two Seneca initiatives showcased on stage at York Region’s #YRTech pavilion. President David Agnew discusses partnering with Kingbridge Center to support environmental innovation and entrepreneurship in York Region. Marianne Marando, Vice President, Academic and Students, and Chris Dudley, Director, Entrepreneurship, present the Career HERizons program, which will help prepare women for new careers.

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Girls Chess Club strives to socialize with summer practices – The Madison Record https://ajedrezenmexico.org/girls-chess-club-strives-to-socialize-with-summer-practices-the-madison-record/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 01:07:35 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/girls-chess-club-strives-to-socialize-with-summer-practices-the-madison-record/ MADISON — During summer vacation, the girls of the Madison City Chess League take advantage of the free time to socialize with their peers and continue their commitment to learning more about the game of chess. “When I ask our daughters what they love most about chess, they tell me, ‘Hanging out with my friends.’ […]]]>

MADISON — During summer vacation, the girls of the Madison City Chess League take advantage of the free time to socialize with their peers and continue their commitment to learning more about the game of chess.

“When I ask our daughters what they love most about chess, they tell me, ‘Hanging out with my friends.’ So we’re creating opportunities for girls to do just that this summer – and sometimes those events involve playing chess,” Ranae Bartlett joked.

Bartlett is executive director of the Madison City Chess League.

During the week of June 5, with Summer Chess Camp underway, the league launched the Girls Chess Club Summer Events. The girls met to play putt-putt at the Insanity Complex in Madison.

“We have lots of fun activities for our Girls Chess Club members this summer. Some events are free and some have associated fees,” Bartlett said. To book a summer event, girls must have a current MCCL membership.

For their next event, the girl group hiked Rainbow Mountain on June 18. MCCL coach Sarah May led the girls on the Rainbow Loop Trail.

On June 26 at 2 p.m., players will gather for the All Girls Monthly Chess.Kid Tournament. “We host a monthly Girls Chess Club online tournament on the last Sunday of each month at ChessKid.com. It’s another way for girls to improve their chess skills after summer chess camp” , Bartlett said.

Their schedule includes a Trash Pandas baseball game on July 6 at 6:35 p.m. The Girls Chess Club will start the game with the honor of “First Pitch,” Bartlett said. Their next activity will be Movie Night at Cineplanet 15 on July 13 at 6:30 p.m. The girls will choose between “Minions” and “Thor: Love and Thunder”.

For more information, visit madisonchess.com.

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Saint Louis Chess Club to welcome American chess legends and rising stars | New https://ajedrezenmexico.org/saint-louis-chess-club-to-welcome-american-chess-legends-and-rising-stars-new/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 18:04:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/saint-louis-chess-club-to-welcome-american-chess-legends-and-rising-stars-new/ The 2022 U.S. Senior, Junior and Junior Girls Championships go overboard from July 6 – July 16, 2022 SAINT LOUIS, June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This summer, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host three national championships featuring the top senior, junior and female American chess players. Of July 6 – 16, 2022, Saint Louis, […]]]>

The 2022 U.S. Senior, Junior and Junior Girls Championships go overboard from July 6 – July 16, 2022

SAINT LOUIS, June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This summer, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host three national championships featuring the top senior, junior and female American chess players. Of July 6 – 16, 2022, Saint Louis, the chess capital of America, will host the top 10 juniors, girls and seniors from the 2022 US Junior, US Girls’ Junior and US Senior Invitational Chess Championships. Tournaments feature more than $130,000 in price.

“We are thrilled to once again kick off the national championships this summer bringing together the best chess players from all over United States“, said the general manager tony rich. “For the past 13 years, we have been proud to annually host the future of chess with the US Junior and US Junior Women’s Championships and for the fourth year in a row we will showcase the legends of chess with the US Senior Championship. “

The three 10-player fields will connect the past and future of chess for a celebration of the best in chess.

The U.S. Junior Championship will feature a group of new and returning young prodigies. 2021 U.S. Junior GM Champion Hans Niemann will not return to reclaim his title. Headliners include two-time U.S. Junior GM Champion Awonder Liang, GM Brandon JacobsonGM Christopher Yoo and GM Abhimanyu Mishrawhose talent and determination put them among the brightest young minds in the game. Additionally, the wildcard player will be three-time US Girls’ junior champ, MI Carissa Yip. In addition to winning the title, players will compete to win a piece of more than $20,000 prize fund and an invite to the U.S. Championship later this year. The winner of the American Junior Championship will receive a $6,000 scholarship, jointly supported by US Chess and Dewain Barbier.

  • U.S. Junior Women’s Championship

The future for women’s chess in the United States is bright and will be on full display during the USA Women’s Junior Championship. This tournament features a roster of rising stars, while the 2021 U.S. Junior Girls Champion MI Annie Wang will not return to reclaim his title. Headlining players returning to competition this year include WGM Jennifer Yu, WGM Thalia Cervantes and WIM Alice Lee, each considered one of America’s finest female and male chess players. In addition to winning the title, players will have the chance to win a piece of more than $10,000 prize fund and an invitation to the United States Women’s Championship later this year. In addition, the winner of the United States Junior Girls Championship will receive a $6,000 scholarship, jointly supported by US Chess and Dewain Barbier.

For the fourth year in a row, the US Senior Championship will run alongside other national chess championships across the country. The 2022 platoon features legendary chess players, including six American Chess Hall of Fame inductees: Grandmasters Gregory Kaidanov, the 2021 American Senior Champion, Joel Benjaminthe 2020 senior american champion, Alex Shabalovthe 2019 senior american champion, Larry Christiansen, Igor Novikovand wildcard Nick Di Firmian.

GM’s Yasser Seirawan expert commentary team, Alejandro Ramirez and Christian Chirila will call the live action. The team will provide game analysis daily from July 6 – July 16 online from 1:00 p.m. CT.

Fans can watch all the action live on www.uschesschamps.com and on the Saint Louis Chess Club Youtube and Twitch.tv canals.

2022 U.S. Junior Championship Ground

Last name

Qualification method

Ranking by invitation*

Hometown

GM Awonder Liang

Champion Denker 2021

2705

Madison, Wis.

General Manager Brandon Jacobson

Evaluation

2627

Westfield NJ

GM Christopher Yoo

Evaluation

2626

Dublin, California

GM Andrew Hong

Evaluation

2610

Saratoga, California

GM Abhimanyu Mishra

Evaluation

2607

Englishtown, New Jersey

Mr. I. David Brodsky

Evaluation

2584

Cortlandt Mansion, NY

IM Justin Wang

Evaluation

2565

Katy, TX

NM Pedro Espinosa

2021 US Junior Open Champion

2222

New York, NY

MI Balaji Daggupati

Evaluation

2525

San Ramon, California

MI Carissa Yip

Wildcard character

2514

Andover, MA

2022 U.S. Women’s Junior Championship Ground

Last name

Ranking by invitation*

Qualification

Hometown

WGM Jennifer Yu

Evaluation

2388

Ashburn, Virginia

WGM Thalia Cervantes

Evaluation

2355

St. Louis, Missouri

Alice Lee

Evaluation

2347

1North Oaks, MN

FM Ruiyang Yan

Champion Haring 2021

2344

Mountain View, California

WIM Rochelle Wu

Evaluation

2319

Woodland, California

WFM Sophie Morris-Suzuki

Evaluation

2250

Waccabuc, NY

WFM Zoey Tang

Evaluation

2232

Portland, OR

WIM Ellen Wang

Evaluation

2213

Bronx, NY

WFM Gracy Prasanna

Evaluation

2210

Nazareth, Pennsylvania

WFM Anne-Marie Veléa

Wildcard character

2201

Sammamish, WA

2022 U.S. Senior Championship Ground

Last name

Ranking by invitation*

Qualification

Hometown

GM Gregory Kaidanov**

2021 Senior USA Champion

2600

Lexington, Kentucky

MI Igor Khmelnitsky

2021 Irwin Champion

2470

King of Prussia, PA

GM Dmitry Gurevich

2021 US Open Senior Champion

2417

Chicago, IL 60607

GM Vladimir Akopian

Evaluation

2672

Glendale, California

GM Larry Christiansen**

Evaluation

2601

Cambridge, MA

GM Igor Novikov**

Evaluation

2587

Lexington, Kentucky

GM Alex Shabalov**

Evaluation

2558

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

GM Maxim Dlugy

Evaluation

2549

New York, NY

GM Joel Benjamin**

Evaluation

2534

Waldwick, New Jersey

GM Nick Di Firmian**

Wildcard character

2506

Oakland, California

* Invitational rankings are calculated and certified by US Chess.

** Refers to members of the US Chess Hall of Fame participating in the 2022 Senior US Championship at the Saint Louis Chess Club.

St. Louis Chess Club

The Saint Louis Chess Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers advanced chess classes, beginners classes, and special lectures.

Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Saint Louis Chess Club is committed to supporting chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. . For more information, visit www.saintlouischessclub.org.

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SOURCE St. Louis Chess Club

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JCPS chess club students enjoy the game https://ajedrezenmexico.org/jcps-chess-club-students-enjoy-the-game/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/jcps-chess-club-students-enjoy-the-game/ LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A family that plays together stays together. What do you want to know JCPS students enjoy chess in class Players show boost in self-confidence and better grades A couple of JCPS teachers hope to diversify the sport within schools Their children helped develop the program and teach students The Louisville Hennigs play […]]]>

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A family that plays together stays together.


What do you want to know

  • JCPS students enjoy chess in class
  • Players show boost in self-confidence and better grades
  • A couple of JCPS teachers hope to diversify the sport within schools
  • Their children helped develop the program and teach students

The Louisville Hennigs play chess at home, at work, and even in the pool, and they use the sport to help students in the classroom.

Chess is a way of life for the Hennig family. (Spectrum News 1/Ashley N. Brown)

Ron Hennig is a math teacher, football coach, and chess coach at Valley High School.

His father taught him to play chess when he was around 10 years old.

He paid it forward by teaching his four sons, Trey, Nathan, Teddy and Samuel.

“He just looked at us and said, ‘Come here guys. I’m going to teach you a man’s game,'” Trey Hannig says.

For Ron, chess is more than a game. It’s something his family will always have to share.

“When you’re 18, most of the time basketball and football stop and chess doesn’t stop,” Ron explains.

With the help of his wife Leslie, who also coaches chess and teaches English, and a chess-related arts class at Conway Middle School, each school’s small chess clubs grew into hundreds of players and in several regional and national champions and awards. .

Leslie and Ron Hennig both teach at Jefferson County Public Schools and are also chess coaches (Spectrum News 1/Ashley N. Brown)

Ron coaches several sports, but one of his team chess players, Valley High School junior Caleb Gray, is dedicated solely to chess.

Caleb has played chess most of his life. He knew how parts moved before he could ride a tricycle.

“I played my mom when I was three and beat her,” Caleb says.

He started professional competition in 5th grade.

In April, Caleb was crowned the K-12 Under 1200 National High School Champion, but he says winning isn’t everything.

“You win a lot and you don’t get much out of it, but when you lose you tend to learn from it,” Caleb says. “More enjoyable is when you have a really tough game because then you passed someone who was really competing with you,” Caleb says.

That’s not the only life lesson students learn from the game.

The couple say chess helps students improve logic and problem solving skills and take responsibility for their actions.

Their chess-playing students also improved their grades and self-confidence while reducing behavioral problems.

“My heart melts when I watch students click and learn something or see them do something and they succeed and feel good about it. That’s what I live for,” says Leslie.

The couple hopes to continue to grow their teams and not just in numbers.

“We want to create more diversity in chess to the extent that more women play chess, just more racial diversity, more diversity with different beliefs, and we just want to find common ground through the game of chess,” says Leslie Hennig.

Their boys have been key in bringing new players together.

Each of their sons has won championships, but for Ron, the best prize is watching them teach other students.

“Because you don’t know anything until you can actually teach it and I know they’ll take different paths and lives they have different goals but just to see they have the passion in them teaching is very important to us being the teachers that we are,” says Ron.

Even after graduating, teachers believe their students will make good progress on the board and in life.

Every summer, the Hennings hold summer camp in their backyard.

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Steven Kwan launches trash-talk fueled chess club in Guardians clubhouse https://ajedrezenmexico.org/steven-kwan-launches-trash-talk-fueled-chess-club-in-guardians-clubhouse/ Mon, 30 May 2022 10:00:37 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/steven-kwan-launches-trash-talk-fueled-chess-club-in-guardians-clubhouse/ The Kwan’s Gambit took over the clubhouse from the Guardians. The clubhouse has featured a myriad of pre-match activities available to players over the years, as is the case at all league stadiums. For a time, ping pong was the contest of choice, with former reliever Dan Otero stoking a few rivalries with heated matches. […]]]>

The Kwan’s Gambit took over the clubhouse from the Guardians.

The clubhouse has featured a myriad of pre-match activities available to players over the years, as is the case at all league stadiums. For a time, ping pong was the contest of choice, with former reliever Dan Otero stoking a few rivalries with heated matches.

Then there’s Mario Kart, sitting near a corner of the clubhouse, which is Jose Ramirez’s realm.

Rookie outfielder Steven Kwan brought a calmer but more intense addition: chess. And he recently recruited new players thanks to the show “The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix.

It really started with Guardians outfield prospect Will Benson in the spring of 2021. Benson brought a chessboard from home, and Kwan was instantly hooked. He had played before, of course, but he immersed himself in it and helped Benson along the way.

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The chess club makes history again: flagship coshocton today https://ajedrezenmexico.org/the-chess-club-makes-history-again-flagship-coshocton-today/ Tue, 24 May 2022 19:53:09 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/the-chess-club-makes-history-again-flagship-coshocton-today/ This year’s 2022 championship match was between a brother and sister. Fourth- and fifth-year champion Jayvn Gress played sixth- and seventh-year champion Gauge Gress in a three-game best-of-three series that determined the club’s spring opener champion. chess. The little sister beat her big brother to become the second girl in 31 years to win the […]]]>

This year’s 2022 championship match was between a brother and sister. Fourth- and fifth-year champion Jayvn Gress played sixth- and seventh-year champion Gauge Gress in a three-game best-of-three series that determined the club’s spring opener champion. chess. The little sister beat her big brother to become the second girl in 31 years to win the Spring Tournament title and have her name engraved on the plate. (Submitted)

Last year, for the first time ever, the Ridgewood Chess Club‘s Spring Open final was between two siblings who battled it out for the right to have their names on the club’s coveted plaque. of chess. Brothers Noah and Jadon Smolder starred in the championship match, with Jadon becoming the eventual 2021 champion.

For the second year in a row, two siblings took part in the championship game. This year’s 2022 championship match was between a brother and sister. Fourth- and fifth-year champion Jayvn Gress played sixth- and seventh-year champion Gauge Gress in a three-game best-of-three series that determined the club’s spring opener champion. chess. The little sister defeated her big brother to become the second girl in 31 years to win the title of Spring Tournament Champion and have her name engraved on the plaque.

The results of the Spring Open Chess Tournament were as follows: High School Division: Champion Dakota Kealiher, second place Julia Geer and third place Raiden Medley; sixth and seventh grade division: Champion Gauge Gress, second place Jadon Smoulder, third place Jacob Blackwell, fourth place Beau Hardesty and fifth place Bradley Cottrell; and fourth and fifth year division: Champion Jayvn Gress, second place Noah Smoulder, third place Kendal Myers, fourth place Grady Alan and fifth place Rilyn Cottrell.

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Breaking News – Rhodes University Chess Club wins two medals at Nelson Mandela Bay Chess Trials https://ajedrezenmexico.org/breaking-news-rhodes-university-chess-club-wins-two-medals-at-nelson-mandela-bay-chess-trials/ Tue, 24 May 2022 08:16:22 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/breaking-news-rhodes-university-chess-club-wins-two-medals-at-nelson-mandela-bay-chess-trials/ Chess Club President Lucas Mnguni plays with his Deputy and RSC President Botlhale Modisaotsile. ” width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”margin-left: 30px;”/> Checkmate: Rhodes University Chess Club President Lucas Mnguni plays with his Deputy and RSC President Botlhale Modisaotsile. Denzel Nyathi The Rhodes University Chess Club is proving to be a force to be […]]]>


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Checkmate: Rhodes University Chess Club President Lucas Mnguni plays with his Deputy and RSC President Botlhale Modisaotsile.

Denzel Nyathi

The Rhodes University Chess Club is proving to be a force to be reckoned with after winning two medals at the recent Nelson Mandela Bay Regional Chess Trials. The first trials took place at Nelson Mandela University, Gqeberha (6-7 May 2022) and the second trials took place at Piet Retief Primary (13-14 May 2022). Current Chess Club President Lucas Mnguni took fourth and second place, while current Student Representative Council President Botlhale Modisaotsile took third and fourth place respectively.

“Nelson Mandela Bay Chess holds trials every year to choose a team to compete in the South African Junior Chess Championships. Since we are adults in a university setting, we also have to go through these trials,” explained Modisaotsile.

In the first weekend of trials at Nelson Mandela University, the Rhodes Chess President and the SRC President played each other, only to draw a draw. When the two face off, it is called “The Presidential Derby”, with both being leaders of the Rhodes University Chess Club and the SRC respectively.

“For the past few years, the Rhodes University Chess Club has died. There has been no action, no movement. So to be President of Chess this year and to see my team perform well in tournaments makes me We have two more tries to play so it’s a work in progress for us,” said Mnguni.

The duo called for more students to join the chess club even if they weren’t confident enough in their skills. “We all have to start somewhere. We try to accommodate everyone, even those who join the social part,” Modisaotsile said.

Mnguni said, “It is high time our fellow students took chess seriously. The few who play try and report the results. We can compete with the best. We have been competing with other universities, and we want our chess club to be competitive and the best in the Eastern Cape and even South Africa. While Rhodes Chess Club played in Gqeberha on May 13-14, current Rhodes Chess Club Vice President Maletapata Moshoeshoe and Rhodes Chess Club 2021 President Johnathan Kroutz represented Rhodes Chess at the USSA Closed , which took place at North West University, Potchefstroom. .

Three other players who participated and finished in the top ten in the first downs are Johnathan Kroutz, Steven Masemola and Maletapata Moshoeshoe, who came out at positions five, six and seven respectively.

Rhodes University Chess Club continued to impress in second tries, with Tshiamo Gadinabokao finishing fourth in the Under-20 section.

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Louisville High School Chess Club Inspires Students https://ajedrezenmexico.org/louisville-high-school-chess-club-inspires-students/ Tue, 24 May 2022 04:02:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/louisville-high-school-chess-club-inspires-students/ Chess clubs at schools like Valley High help students get the most out of their high school experience. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Only a chess coach, who also happens to be a football coach, could turn a team of misfits into pros. As Ron Hennig says, “We are the land of misfit toys”. He coaches Valley […]]]>

Chess clubs at schools like Valley High help students get the most out of their high school experience.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Only a chess coach, who also happens to be a football coach, could turn a team of misfits into pros.

As Ron Hennig says, “We are the land of misfit toys”.

He coaches Valley High School’s chess team. Once a week, he opens his classroom to anyone interested in the game of chess.

On Monday night, this room was filled with players from the Portland neighborhood in Valley Station.

Valley senior Joseph Thomas said he gained a lot from the activity.

“I don’t know if I would be friends with someone I’m friends with now if I didn’t join chess,” Thomas said.

Beyond that, playing chess with the soccer coach has helped him eat healthier, exercise, and even deal with losses.

“It doesn’t seem like chess would cause that, but chess has such a butterfly effect. You meet new people and those people change your life,” he said.

“You never know what’s going to trigger a student,” Leslie Hennig said. She is the coach at Conway Middle School. They have won every regional since 2015.

His students eventually attend Valley and go on to chess. The high school has been the JCPS National Champion and District Champion twice since 2015.

Teddy Hennig is a student at Valley (as well as being Leslie and Ron’s son). He said: “We have a lot of victories, believe me, I mean behind you is a showcase of trophies. What I really like about this specific chess organization is being with my friends .”

Louisville teams are looking to expand their programs and reach diverse communities.

To learn more about the program in the Portland neighborhood, contact Fork Knights Chess Club at (502) 457-4938.

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Enjoy breakfast at Memphis Chess Club in Tennessee https://ajedrezenmexico.org/enjoy-breakfast-at-memphis-chess-club-in-tennessee/ Tue, 17 May 2022 07:28:38 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/enjoy-breakfast-at-memphis-chess-club-in-tennessee/ Posted in Tennessee To eat May 17, 2022 by Meghan Kraft There are many old school eateries and eateries located throughout historic Memphis, TN, and it’s heartening to recognize that the city merges historic and contemporary places so perfectly. Memphis Chess Club is perhaps one of the best examples of […]]]>



There are many old school eateries and eateries located throughout historic Memphis, TN, and it’s heartening to recognize that the city merges historic and contemporary places so perfectly. Memphis Chess Club is perhaps one of the best examples of the past meeting the present, and it serves as both a full-service cafe and the home of the local chess club. Founded in 1877, the Memphis Chess Club has long been a part of the community, and its revamped space caters to chess enthusiasts and board game enthusiasts alike.


The Memphis Chess Club is a great place to spend the afternoon, whether you’re looking for a game of chess or a slice of pizza with a side of a board game. You can find out more about the famous Memphis Chess Club on its official website or on its Facebook page.

Address: Memphis Chess Club, 195 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

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Edwards Elementary Chess Club – Ames Community School District https://ajedrezenmexico.org/edwards-elementary-chess-club-ames-community-school-district/ Fri, 13 May 2022 15:04:42 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/edwards-elementary-chess-club-ames-community-school-district/ Every Tuesday and Thursday, sometimes as early as 12:10 p.m., a line begins to form outside a hall at Edwards Elementary School. Anxious students walk in and out, checking the board for their name and whether they are part of group one or two. Phrases like “Have you signed up?” and “You’re in the second […]]]>

Every Tuesday and Thursday, sometimes as early as 12:10 p.m., a line begins to form outside a hall at Edwards Elementary School. Anxious students walk in and out, checking the board for their name and whether they are part of group one or two. Phrases like “Have you signed up?” and “You’re in the second group,” echo down the hallway. The excitement is palpable as students walk in and out with lunch in hand. Excitement brought because of the possibility of playing chess.

To most people, Arnabh Swamy looks like a typical 5th grader, focused on schoolwork and friends, with an eye toward the future and college. Still, Swamy started this chess club at Edwards Elementary mostly by accident.

“It actually started because I wanted to play a chess match against my teacher,” Swamy said.

“It took a while for Ms. Lynch to have a moment to play, and during that time other children started to take an interest in chess.”

A game of chess turned into two, then four, and now 70 students cross a room for the opportunity to play. Initially a club for 5th graders, now 3rd and 4th graders can participate. As a result, two time blocks were created. One from 12:20 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. and the other from 12:40 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. At most, the club can have up to 54 people at a time in each time block.

“We used to meet in the conference room,” Swamy adds, “and after more people joined, we asked if we could have a bigger room.”

Preparation for Chess Club works a bit like a well-oiled machine, which makes it hard to remember that it was created by fifth graders. Helping Swamy organize the club is fellow 5th grader Gwen Burrell. She says after Swamy’s idea, she created posters to spread the word, and the rest is history. The duo spend around 90 minutes preparing for Chess Club, matching opponents and dividing the participants into two separate groups. While we’re playing chess, Burrell is the one running the show.

“I play chess but Gwen makes sure everything is organized,” Swamy said.

“I’m good at taking charge,” Burrell added.

Swamy has been playing chess for just over 5 years, a game he learned to play from his father. Although he loves the game, his favorite thing is that it’s a strategy game.

“Playing with other people and trying new moves is my favorite part,” admits Swamy. “If I see other people making a move, I try to learn from it and use it when I play.”

With such a well organized club, it’s hard to imagine what could happen next. Swamy and Burrell admit that they have several students who would rather learn to play chess. While it’s not something they’re able to offer now, they hope in the future it’s something that can be added.

In the meantime, Swamy encourages any student interested in a club to give it a try. “Sometimes if you just don’t want to join, you should try to do it your way,” he adds. “Play alone until you’re more comfortable and want to play with other people.”

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