Chicago Chess Center 1st Haymarket Memorial
Apr
29
Apr 30

Chicago Chess Center 1st Haymarket Memorial

  • Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago

Room 605, UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60607.  $5,000 based on 88 players; $2,500 guaranteed!

Three Sections: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30, inc/30, Accelerated pairings possible. ½-byes available in all rounds; request before rd.2. Rounds 10-4 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday.

OpenEF: $69 in advance, $80 on-site. U2000 may play up for additional $15. GMs and IMs play for free; no prize reduction!.$$1000-500-200. U2300 $300 $100 U2100 $200. 

Under 2000: Open to 1999 & under. EF: $67 in advance, $80 on-site.  U1600 may play up for additional $15. $400-200-100. U1800 $300 $150 $100. Unrated may not win more than $200.

Under 1600: Open to 1599 & under. EF: $59 in advance, $400-200-100. U1400:$200 $120 $100; U1200 $120 $110 $100. Unrated may not win more than $100.

Cindy Berry Memorial Prize (donated by Vince and Cynthia Berry Family Fund) have been increased to $150 $100 $50 to top three women scorers (all sections combined).

Chicago Chess Center Action #1
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Chicago Chess Center Action #1

  • UIC Student Center East, Room 605

May 7, CHICAGO CHESS CENTER ACTION #1 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, 750 South Halsted, Room 605, Chicago IL 60607.

Five-round Swiss System. Game in 25 minutes, delay 4 seconds, Registration: 9-9:45 a.m. Rounds: 10:00, 11:15, 1: 15, 2:30, 3:45. Byes available in any round: this is a casual event.

3 Sections: OpenUnder 1600Under 1000.. No additional charge to play up!

Entry Fee: $16 in advance, $25 onsite. Under 13 or Over 65: $10 advance, $20 onsite. Masters and Experts: $5 advance, $20 onsite.

PRIZES: Five games of quality, action-rated chess in a congenial atmosphere. (Line stolen from Evanston Chess.). Book prizes to winners and at our whim.

Chicago scholastic players with financial need can play for free, including free memberships. Contact us for details. ENT: www.chichess.org/ events/INFO: Bill Brock 773-294-1709 info@chichess.orgwww.chichess.org. Sets, boards, and clocks provided. Wheelchair accessible.

Chicago Chess Center Pre-Opening Plus-Score #9
May
20
10:00 am10:00

Chicago Chess Center Pre-Opening Plus-Score #9

  • 750 S. Halsted

May 20

CHICAGO CHESS CENTER PRE-OPENING PLUS-SCORE #9 

4SS, G/65; d5. UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60607. 

3 Sections

OpenEF: $35 advance; $45 onsite. PrizesEach player with 4 points wins $240; 3½=$120; 3=$60 4, 2½=$30. 

Under 1800: Open to 1799/under. EF: $35 in advance; $45 onsite. PrizesEach player with 4 points wins $160, 3½=$80, 3=$40, 2½=$20. 

Under 1200: Open to 1199/under. EF: $10 advance; $20 onsite. Prizes: 1st: Clock & book, 2nd: two books, 3rd: book. Free entry & US Chess membership available to a limited number of City of Chicago scholastic players with financial need (honor system). Email for details. 

ALL: 20% discount for CCC members. Rounds: 10-1-3:30-6. Accelerated possible. ENT:  Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc. P.O. Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618. Onsite 9-9:45 a.m. No phone entries. ½-point bye any round: request before rd. 2. All-day parking $7 at 760 W. Taylor.  INFO: Bill Brock, 773-294-1709 info@chichess.org. Sets & clocks provided. W. 

Chicago Chess Center Rated Beginners' Open #5
Jun
4
10:00 am10:00

Chicago Chess Center Rated Beginners' Open #5

  • 750 S. Halsted

June 4

CHICAGO CHESS CENTER RATED BEGINNERS' OPEN #5 

5-round Swiss System. Each player has 30 minutes for each game, plus an additional five-second delay per move.

Room 605, UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60607. Open to 1200 & under. Entry Fee: $18 in advance; $25 onsite. Prizes: 1st place: clock + book, 2nd place: two books, 3rd place: book.

Free entry and & US Chess membership available to a limited number of City of Chicago scholastic players with financial need (honor system). Email for details.

Reg: 9 to 9:45 AM. Rds: First round 10 a.m. other rounds as soon as possible. (There will be a lunch break!)

ENT: Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc. P.O. Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618. www.chichess.org/events/. INFO: info@chichess.orgwww.chichess.org/events W

Chicago Chess Center Midsummer Plus-Score #10
Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Chicago Chess Center Midsummer Plus-Score #10

  • UIC Student Center East

June 24
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 10
CHICAGO CHESS CENTER MIDSUMMER PLUS-SCORE #10 

Extra prizes to celebrate our tenth plus-score event!

4SS, G/65; d5. UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60607.

$$GTD: $750 in Open Section, and cash prizes to all plus scores in Open & U1600 based on final score!

3 Sections

Open: 4SS, G/65; d5, EF: $37 in advance; $45 onsite.  $$: Each player with 4 points wins $320, 3½=$160, 3=$80, 2½=$40.

Under 1600: 4SS, G/65; d5,  Open to 1599 & under. EF: $37 advance; $45 onsite. Each player with 4 points wins $240, 3½=$120, 3=$60, 2½=$30.

Under 1000: 4SS, G/65; d5, Open to 999 & under. EF: $10 in advance; $20 onsite. Prizes: 1st: Clock & book, 2nd: two books, 3rd: book. Free entry & US Chess membership available to limited number of City of Chicago scholastic players with financial need (honor system). Email for details.

ALL: 20% discount for CCC members. Rounds: 10-1-3:30-6. Accelerated possible. ENT: online or at Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc. P.O. Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618. Onsite 9-9:45 a.m. No phone entries. ½-point bye any round: request before rd. 2.

INFO: Bill Brock, 773-294-1709 info@chichess.org. Sets & clocks provided. W. 

PARKING

All-day parking is available for $7 in the UIC Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure at 760 W. Taylor St. with purchase of parking sticker (normal all-day rate is $8.50). We encourage carpooling.

CTA

Blue Line to UIC–Halsted; 8 (Halsted) to Polk; 12 (Roosevelt), 18 (18th) to Halsted

METRA

Union Station is a 0.8 mile walk, Ogilvie Transportation Center is a 1.1 mile walk. Walk west to Halsted, then walk south. Short taxi ride from all Loop METRA stations.

DINING

Argo Tea may be open on the second floor of Student Center East. Options within a half-mile walk include:

Fontano Foods 1058 W. Polk St.
RoSal’s 1154 W. Taylor St.
Khaosan & Taylor 1104 W. Taylor St.
Tufano’s 1073 W. Vernon Park Place

Chicago Chess Center Pre-Opening Plus-Score #11
Jul
8
10:00 am10:00

Chicago Chess Center Pre-Opening Plus-Score #11

  • UIC Student Center East

July 8, 2017
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 6
CHICAGO CHESS CENTER PRE-OPENING PLUS-SCORE #11 

4SS, G/65, d5, Cardinal Room, UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60607.

In 2 Sections

Open:  

$$500 minimum guaranteed (Based on past events, actual prizes may be significantly higher).: Each player with 4 points wins $240, 3½=$120, 3=$60, 2½=$30.

Under 1700:  Open to 1699 & under. $$ Each player with 4 points wins $160, 3½ $80, 3 $40, 2½ $20.

ALL: EF: $35 in advance, $45 on-site. 20% discount for CCC members. Under 1700 may play in Open Section for additional $15.  Rounds: 10-1-3:30-6. Accelerated possible. ENT: online or mail to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc. P.O. Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618. Onsite 9-9:45 a.m. No phone entries. ½-point bye any round: request before rd. 2.  INFO: Bill Brock, 773-294-1709 info@chichess.org. Sets & clocks provided. W. 


Clark Street Capital Grandmaster Invitational #1
Apr
12
Apr 16

Clark Street Capital Grandmaster Invitational #1

  • Avant

Contact Information:

Chicago Chess Center

Ron Logan. Vice President

312.894.9148

Chicago Chess Center Presents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chicago, Illinois – Chicago Chess Center is proud to present the Clark Street Capital Grandmaster Invitational on April 12th – 16th. The event features some of the worlds’ best chess players as well as up and coming, promising Chicagoans. The event features GM’s Ilya Smirin (former Israeli champion) Nikola Mitkov, Vladimir Georgiev, and Priyadharshan Kannappan.

This event is being graciously sponsored by our friend Jon Winick of Clark Street Capital.

The event will be generously hosted by Avant, at their headquarters in Chicago located at 222 N. LaSalle Drive.

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #8
Mar
12
10:00 am10:00

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #8

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Studen Center East,

Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 4/SS, G/65 + 5s delay. Accelerated pairings possible. In three sections: Open, U1700, U1300. Rounds: 10 AM, 1:00, 3:30, 6:00 PM. Entry fee: Open & U1700: $45 on-site. Under 1700 may play in Open for additional $15. U1300 $20 onsite. All sections: 20% discount for CCC members. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: Based on final score (Open: $240 for 4.0/4, $120 for 3.5/4, $60 for 3.0/4, $30 for 2.5/4; U1700: $160 for 4.0/4, $80 for 3.5/4, $40 for 3.0/4, $20 for 2.5/4): U1300: 1st: Clock, 2nd: two books, 3rd: book. Sets and clocks provided. Site is wheelchair-accessible.

Isaac Braswell Memorial—City of Chicago Blitz Championship
Mar
5
4:00 pm16:00

Isaac Braswell Memorial—City of Chicago Blitz Championship

  • UIC Student Center East, Room 605

Over $1,000 in prizes!

Room 605, UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607

7-round double Swiss (14 blitz games! Play two consecutive games against each of seven players) Game in 3 minutes, 2-second increment (two seconds is added to time after each move).

EF: $45 on site; GMs, IMs, and FMs: $20 onsite. 20% discount for CCC members.

On-site registration 3 to 3:45 p.m. Half-point byes available in up to two rounds (equals four games). Byes must be requested in advance of round 4.

Rounds: Play begins at 4 p.m., each round will begin as soon as possible afterwards.

Prizes: $500-200-100; U2000, $100; U1600 $100; U1400: choice of clock or two books; U1200: choice of clock or two books; U1000: choice of clock or two books

$10 of each entry fee donated to Holsten Human Capital Development, NFP (hhcd.org) in memory of Isaac Braswell to benefit the residents of Lawson House.

US Chess and FIDE blitz rated. Sets and clocks provided. Site is wheelchair-accessible.

CCC Rated Beginners' Open #4
Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

CCC Rated Beginners' Open #4

Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 5/SS, G/30 + 5s delay. In one section; open to U1200 and unrated only. Rounds begin at 10 a.m. and subsequent rounds will begin as soon as possible after end of previous round. Sets, boards, and clocks provided. Entry fee: $25 on-site. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Financial assistance (including entry fee US Chess membership) available to a limited number of Chicago public school students: contact info@chichess.org for details. Prizes: 1st place: clock + book, 2nd place: two books, 3rd place: book. Site is wheelchair-accessible.

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #7
Feb
26
10:00 am10:00

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #7

  • Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 4/SS, G/65 + 5s delay. Accelerated pairings possible. In two sections: Open, U1700. Rounds: 10 AM, 1:00, 3:30, 6:00 PM. Entry fee:(onilne registration now closed) $45 on-site. 20% discount for CCC members. Under 1700 may play up for additional $15. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: Based on final score (Open: $240 for 4.0/4, $120 for 3.5/4, $60 for 3.0/4, $30 for 2.5/4; U1700: $160 for 4.0/4, $80 for 3.5/4, $40 for 3.0/4, $20 for 2.5/4). Sets and clocks provided. Site is wheelchair-accessible.

CCC 30-Second Increment #2
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

CCC 30-Second Increment #2

  • UIC Student Center East

Room 605, UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 3/SS, G/65 + 30s increment. 1 vs. 2 pairings. Rounds: 10 AM; 2, 5:15 PM. Entry fee: $18 in advance; $25 on-site (CCC members 20 percent off). Masters who register in advance will receive entry fee refund after completing all three rounds. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: Three games of quality, regular-rated chess in a congenial atmosphere. Half-point bye available in any round. Sets and clocks provided. Site is wheelchair-accessible.

Six-on-Six High School Chess Rumble
Jan
14
8:30 am08:30

Six-on-Six High School Chess Rumble

  • UIC Student Center East, Sixth Floor

The Chicago Chess Foundation and the Chicago Chess Center cordially invite you to participate in a six-on-six high school chess tournament exclusively for Chicago public and private high school students.  CCF and CCC are both 501(c)(3) organizations commited to offering instructive and low-cost events that nurture chess cultures in every school in the city. The Six-on-Six Chess Rumble is the first event in this series and we look forward to a great day of chess. More info here.

CCC Rated Beginners' Open #3
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

CCC Rated Beginners' Open #3

  • UIC Student Center East

Third Floor Conference Center, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 5/SS, G/30 + 5s delay. In one section; open to U1200 and unrated only. Rounds: 10, 11:15 AM; 1, 2:15, 3:30 PM. Sets, boards, and clocks provided. Entry fee: $25 on-site. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Financial assistance (including entry fee, lunch, and US Chess membership) avialable to a limited number of Chicago public school students: contact info@chichess.org for details. Prizes: 1st place: clock + book, 2nd place: two books, 3rd place: book. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #6
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #6

  • UIC Student Center East

Third Floor Conference Center, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 4/SS, G/65 + 5s delay. In two sections: Open, U1700. Rounds: 10 AM, 1:00, 3:30, 6:00 PM. Entry fee: $45 on-site. 20% discount for CCC members. Under 1700 may play up for additional $15. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: Based on final score (Open: $240 for 4.0/4, $120 for 3.5/4, $60 for 3.0/4, $30 for 2.5/4; U1700: $160 for 4.0/4, $80 for 3.5/4, $40 for 3.0/4, $20 for 2.5/4). Sets and clocks provided. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

 

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #5
Nov
19
10:00 am10:00

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #5

  • UIC Student Center East

Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 4/SS, G/65 + 5s delay. In two sections: Open, U1600. Rounds: 10 AM, 1:00, 3:30, 6:00 PM. Entry fee: $35 in advance, $45 on-site. 20% discount for CCC members.  Under 1600 may play up for additional $15. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: Based on final score (Open: $240 for 4.0/4, $120 for 3.5/4, $60 for 3.0/4, $30 for 2.5/4; U1600: $160 for 4.0/4, $80 for 3.5/4, $40 for 3.0/4, $20 for 2.5/4). Sets and clocks provided. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #4
Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #4

  • UIC Student Center East

Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 4/SS, G/65 + 5s delay. In two sections: Open, U1700. Rounds: 10 AM, 1:15, 3:45, 6:15 PM. Entry fee: $34 in advance, $45 on-site. Under 1700 may play up for additional $15. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: Based on final score (Open: $240 for 4.0/4, $120 for 3.5/4, $60 for 3.0/4, $30 for 2.5/4; U1700: $160 for 4.0/4, $80 for 3.5/4, $40 for 3.0/4, $20 for 2.5/4). Sets and clocks provided. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

CCC Scholastic Tournament #2
Sep
17
9:00 am09:00

CCC Scholastic Tournament #2

  • UIC Student Center East

Third Floor Conference Center, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 5/SS, G/30 + 5s delay. In one section; open to students in grades K-12 only.  Rounds: 10, 11:15 AM; 1, 2:15, 3:30 PM. Sets, boards, and clocks provided. Entry Fee: $10 in advance, $15 onsite. Onsite registration 9 to 9:45 a.m. Entry fee includes one-year membership in US Chess for new members! Financial assistance (including lunch) available to a limited number of Chicago public school students: contact info@chichess.org for details. Prizes: Book prizes.

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #3
Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

CCC Pre-Opening Plus-Score #3

  • UIC Student Center East

Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 4/SS, G/65 + 5s delay. In two sections: Open, U1700. Accelerated pairings possible in rounds 1 and 2. Rounds: 10 AM, 1:15, 3:45, 6:15 PM. Entry fee: $34 in advance, $45 on-site. Under 1700 may play up for additional $15. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: Based on final score (Open: $240 for 4.0/4, $120 for 3.5/4, $60 for 3.0/4, $30 for 2.5/4; U1700: $160 for 4.0/4, $80 for 3.5/4, $40 for 3.0/4, $20 for 2.5/4). Sets and clocks provided. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

CCC Rated Beginners' Open #2
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

CCC Rated Beginners' Open #2

  • UIC Student Center East

Third Floor Conference Center, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 5/SS, G/30 + 5s delay. In one section; open to U1200 and unrated only. Rounds: 10, 11:15 AM; 1, 2:15, 3:30 PM. Entry fee: $10 in advance, $20 on-site. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: 1st place: clock + book, 2nd place: two books, 3rd place: book. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

CCC June Swiss
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

CCC June Swiss

  • UIC Student Center East

Third Floor Conference Center, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 4/SS, G/65 + 5s delay. In two sections: Open, U1700. Rounds: 10 AM, 1:30, 4, 6:30 PM. Entry fee: $35 in advance, $45 on-site. Under 1700 may play up for additional $10. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: $1,000 guaranteed (Open: $300-175-100, U2000 $75; U1700: $175-100, U1500 $75, book prizes to top U1300 and U1100). Sets and clocks provided. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

CCC Pre-Opening Quads
May
21
10:00 am10:00

CCC Pre-Opening Quads

  • UIC Student Center East

Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 3/RR, G/90 + 5s delay. Rounds: 10 AM; 1:45, 5 PM. Entry fee: $18 in advance, $25 on-site (CCC members $15 in advance, $20 on-site). Masters who register in advance will receive entry fee refund after completing all three rounds. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: Winner of each quad gets free entry to one future CCC event (maximum value $40). Boards and sets provided; bring clocks. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

Women's Chess Workshop
May
7
2:00 pm14:00

Women's Chess Workshop

  • Avalon Branch Library

Learn the rules of chess from square one, or improve your game if you play already. Each of these two-hour workshops is free and open to women of all ages (and future women ages 7 and up). Special guest instructor: Patrice Connelly.

Cindy Berry Memorial Plus-Score Open
Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Cindy Berry Memorial Plus-Score Open

  • UIC Student Center East

Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 4/SS, G/65 + 5s delay. In one section; accelerated pairings in rounds 1 and 2. Rounds: 10 AM; 1, 3:30, 6 PM. Entry fee: $40 on-site. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: $200 for 4.0/4, $100 for 3.5/4, $50 for 3.0/4, $25 for 2.5/4. Boards and sets provided; bring clocks. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

Women's Chess Workshop
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Women's Chess Workshop

  • Bucktown–Wicker Park Library

Learn the rules of chess from square one, or improve your game if you play already. Each of these two-hour workshops is free and open to women of all ages (and future women ages 7 and up). Special guest instructor: Patrice Connelly.

CCC Pre-opening Plus-Score Open #2
Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

CCC Pre-opening Plus-Score Open #2

  • UIC Student Center East

Third Floor Conference Center, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 4/SS, G/65 + 5s delay. In one section; accelerated pairings in rounds 1 and 2. Rounds: 10 AM; 1, 3:30, 6 PM. Entry fee: $35 in advance, $40 on-site. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: $200 for 4.0/4, $100 for 3.5/4, $50 for 3.0/4, $25 for 2.5/4. Boards and sets provided; bring clocks. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

CCC Rated Beginners' Open
Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

CCC Rated Beginners' Open

  • UIC Student Center East

Third Floor Conference Center, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago. 5/SS, G/30 + 5s delay. In one section; open to U1200 and unrated only. Rounds: 10, 11:15 AM; 1, 2:15, 3:30 PM. Entry fee: $10. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: book prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, top U800 and top unrated. Boards and sets provided; bring clock if you have one. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

Intro to Tactics
Mar
12
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to Tactics

  • Dunning Branch Library

If you’ve only been taught the rules of chess, you haven’t been taught to play chess. Learn the basics beyond the basics—the tricks and techniques that all accomplished players know—and transform your game from aimless to merciless. For players ages 7 to 77. Free.

Intro to Tactics
Mar
6
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to Tactics

  • Woodson Regional Library

If you’ve only been taught the rules of chess, you haven’t been taught to play chess. Learn the basics beyond the basics—the tricks and techniques that all accomplished players know—and transform your game from aimless to merciless. For players ages 7 to 77. Free.

Intro to Tactics
Mar
5
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to Tactics

  • South Shore Branch Library

If you’ve only been taught the rules of chess, you haven’t been taught to play chess. Learn the basics beyond the basics—the tricks and techniques that all accomplished players know—and transform your game from aimless to merciless. For players ages 7 to 77. Free.

Intro to Tactics
Feb
28
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to Tactics

  • Sulzer Regional Library

If you’ve only been taught the rules of chess, you haven’t been taught to play chess. Learn the basics beyond the basics—the tricks and techniques that all accomplished players know—and transform your game from aimless to merciless. For players ages 7 to 77. Free.

Intro to Tactics
Feb
27
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to Tactics

  • Lozano Branch Library

If you’ve only been taught the rules of chess, you haven’t been taught to play chess. Learn the basics beyond the basics—the tricks and techniques that all accomplished players know—and transform your game from aimless to merciless. For players ages 7 to 77. Free.

What's the Big Idea? The Artist: José Raúl Capablanca
Feb
20
2:00 pm14:00

What's the Big Idea? The Artist: José Raúl Capablanca

  • Albany Park Branch Library

Modern chess began with the champion innovators Paul Morphy,  William Steinitz and José Raúl Capablanca. US Chess Expert Bill Brock explains how these brilliant players transformed chess and how to put the principles they pioneered to work in your own games. For “advanced beginners.”

What's the Big Idea? The Artist: José Raúl Capablanca
Feb
13
2:00 pm14:00

What's the Big Idea? The Artist: José Raúl Capablanca

  • Hall Branch Library

Modern chess began with the champion innovators Paul Morphy,  William Steinitz and José Raúl Capablanca. US Chess Expert Bill Brock explains how these brilliant players transformed chess and how to put the principles they pioneered to work in your own games. For “advanced beginners.”

CCC Pre-opening Plus-Score #1
Feb
13
10:00 am10:00

CCC Pre-opening Plus-Score #1

  • Conference Chicago at University Center

4/SS, G/65 + 5s delay. In one section; accelerated pairings in rounds 1 and 2. Rounds: 10 AM; 1:30, 4, 6:30 PM. Entry: $35 in advance, $40 on-site. On-site registration 9 to 9:45 AM. Prizes: $200 for 4.0/4, $100 for 3.5/4, $50 for 3.0/4, $25 for 2.5/4. Boards and sets provided; bring clocks. Site is wheelchair-accessible. No smoking.

What's the Big Idea? The Analyst: William Steinitz
Feb
6
2:00 pm14:00

What's the Big Idea? The Analyst: William Steinitz

  • Beverly Branch Library

Modern chess began with the champion innovators Paul Morphy,  William Steinitz and José Raúl Capablanca. US Chess Expert Bill Brock explains how these brilliant players transformed chess and how to put the principles they pioneered to work in your own games. For “advanced beginners.”