Playing Hank Anzis

Nov 28, 2011, 7:52 AM |

This holiday was great.  It was my first Thanksgiving with my amazing girlfriend Jaime & her family.  I also had the chance to squeak in a little chess with an Iowa Chess LEGEND, Hank Anzis.  

For those of you who don't know him, Hank is the chess-equivalent of what I want to become.  His son Matt, Four-Time Iowa High School Champion, is quickly working towards becoming the best chess player Iowa has ever seen.  Hank also recently launched a new website focusing on all things Iowa Chess related, which has been a long time in the making.  For any Iowa Chess players, this should be a website you bookmark or follow on your RSS feed.  Please give it a visit & help spread the word:
Beyond that, Hank is also gracious enough to help me improve my game & I always have a fun time when I play him.  He is one of those GIANTS I am aspiring to play well against. (See my blog article, "David vs. Goliath - How Do You Slay a Giant?")

I met Hank at Zanzibar's on Ingersoll Ave in Des Moines & we had a chance to play a few games.  I'll let Hank tell the tale of how it went down:

Thanks for a fun morning of chess, Hank!  Always appreciated.