Idaho Chess Association-

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Aug 17, 2020
Lhend7932
3 days ago
Never mind. I figured it out.
Lhend7932
3 days ago
If I participate, do I need to give my USChess ID?
gmpasteve
4 days ago
Congratulations to everyone who came out to play at NIC last night. There were six players, including Wiley and Scott, who were new. This brings our total number of players since we started to 25, so there is an excellent base for building our club. NIC Student Union will be closed for the holiday this Friday, so everything should be going on next Monday night when there should be a big group.
poppunkdreamqueen
Will there be a Tuesday tournament this week?
rowethan
6 days ago
Did the turkey trot get cancelled?
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Tuesday Night Rated play again!

Tuesday Night Rated play again!

bigdonkeyhead | Jun 23, 2022
We are pleased to offer ICA Rated Members an opportunity to play every week on Tuesday night.  Beginning this next week (and every Tuesday), 3SS G/30 at 7 pm PT we offer a US Chess rated event.  To register, please fill out this link, make sure your username is registered with USChess, and have a current US Chess membership:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuvGu1Ozorq5XF0QL8ZZanx4VujMt4F3JM9qYQe-CaccuSkg/viewform?usp=sf_link For those of you interested in donating in order to ...
Every Tuesday?

Every Tuesday?

bigdonkeyhead | Jun 20, 2021
We are pleased to offer ICA Rated Members an opportunity to play every week on Tuesday night.  Beginning this next week (and every Tuesday), 5SS G/10 at 7 pm PT we offer a US Chess rated event.  For those of you interested in donating in order to sponsor or offset our rating fees, think of donating here:  https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=VCNWV3HTXDGSY
Senior Championship

Senior Championship

bigdonkeyhead | May 21, 2021
Wow, I never thought of myself as a senior but hey, I get to play in the ICA Senior Championship where Idaho will select their representative for the 4th Annual John T. Irwin National Tournament of Senior State Champions.  Play starts at 10 am MT on Chess.com for US Chess members that reside in Idaho and are 50 years old or older.  Details are found on the registration form. Registration Form
2021 State Scholastic Team Championship

2021 State Scholastic Team Championship

bigdonkeyhead | May 20, 2021
Join this club to play on June 19:  https://www.chess.com/club/ica-scholastic-team/join/c61ffa
May Flowers Chess Tournament

May Flowers Chess Tournament

bigdonkeyhead | May 14, 2021
Join us on May 15 at 10 am MT to play in the May Flowers US Chess Rated Tournament.  Expect 4 rounds of G/30+5 action that will challenge you and warm you up for the June 12 over-the-board tournaments coming up in each of Idaho's regions.  This will be a grand time with nearly 30 people already signed up.
Winter Tournament announcement

Winter Tournament announcement

bigdonkeyhead | Feb 2, 2021
Neither Covid nor snow will stop us from playing!  Join us on Saturday, Feb. 6 for a 5-round g/30+5 Winter Tournament.  Register here.  US Chess Rated.  Free.  
MLK Blitz!

MLK Blitz!

bigdonkeyhead | Jan 17, 2021
This quote by Dr. Martin Luther King reminds me of chess - substitute chess for education - "The function of chess is to teach one to think intensively and think critically."  Please join us this weekend for the seventh annual Blitz Championship that is historically run during the Martin Luther King celebrations.  Caleb Kircher is the current champion - who will be the next? The tournament format is 7SS G/5+3 and it has one open section.  You must have a current US Chess membership and a cur...
Fair Play on Chess.com

Fair Play on Chess.com

TofuNightmare | Jan 6, 2021
The following has been cut&pasted from an original Chess.com-authored article What are the rules? No chess programs or engines (e.g. Chessmaster, Fritz, Komodo, Houdini, Stockfish, Chessbase with any active UCI engine, etc.) can be used to analyze positions in ongoing games at any time.   In Daily Chess (turn-based games with several days per move), you may consult any resource which is not engine-based. This includes books, opening databases (including the Chess.com Explorer) for [www.chess...
2021 New Years Tournament

2021 New Years Tournament

TofuNightmare | Dec 28, 2020
Does anyone really care what goes on in Times Square?  Is anyone getting excited about the Couch Potato Drop?  Come on, start your New Years off right.  We have some real chess on tap for you!  On Saturday, join us for a 4SS G/30+5 classic battle.  Happy New Year Everyone! 2021 is going to be a whole lot better!  10am until around 2:30pm Boise time, January 2  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: No chess engines No open tabs in your browser except for the tournament and Zoom No drawing arrows or high...