Sunday Night Arena

Sunday Night Arena

NM fpawn | Feb 13, 2021
Fpawn poses with two victorious students at 2009 CalChess SuperStates. Both kids are currently masters. Since Monday is another holiday, I will open my Sunday night practice arena for students to all members of the Sacramento Pawns club. The time control is rapid 10+5. Everyone is welcome, especially kids and lower rated adults. While the arena lasts two hours, you may join late or leave early. Come one, come all! Yes, Coach Fpawn will play. Fpawn Sunday Night Practice Arena When: 7:00 to...
US Chess Rated G/60 + 10 Tournament

US Chess Rated G/60 + 10 Tournament

NM fpawn | Feb 7, 2021
The Sacramento Chess Club will host its first US Chess online regular rated tournament on Chess.com starting on February 10. Play one round each Wednesday at 6:30 PM Pacific time for five weeks through March 10. The time control is Game in 60 with a 10 second increment.  This initial tournament has free entry and no prizes, but your US Chess membership must be active through March. Join the Sacramento Chess Club online group. You need not live near Sacramento. NTD John McCumiskey will manual...
Sunday Night Arena

Sunday Night Arena

NM fpawn | Jan 16, 2021
GM Bobby Fischer (right) analyzes with GM William Lombardy (left) and legendary coach Jack Collins (middle). Credit: Chess Life magazine, January 1968. Since Monday is a holiday, I will open my private Sunday night practice arena for my students to all members of the Sacramento Pawns club. The time control is rapid (10+5 - note change!). Everyone is welcome, especially lower rated players. While the arena lasts two hours, you may join late or leave early.  Come one, come all! Yes, Coach Fpa...
Sacramento Pawns Holiday Events

Sacramento Pawns Holiday Events

NM fpawn | Dec 17, 2020
Ho! Ho!! Ho!!! The Sacramento Pawns club hosts the weekly Pawn Storm on Saturday afternoon and two additional tournaments to celebrate the holiday season. Please join, bring your buddies, and make yourselves comfortable. 1. Sac Kids & Amateurs (U1400) on Saturday at 1:30 PM 2. Sac Pawn Storm #38 on Saturday at 3:00 PM 3. Rudolph's Sleigh Blitz on Monday at 7:00 PM Also, the official Sacramento Chess Club holds weekly rapid events on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. --------------------------------...
National Chess Day on Saturday!

National Chess Day on Saturday!

NM fpawn | Oct 8, 2020
Please join the Sacramento Pawns online club to celebrate National Chess Day on Saturday, October 10. We will host three tournaments. 1. The Kids & Amateurs starts at 1:30 PM for those under 1400 in Chess.com rapid rating. The time control is G/10 + 3 second increment. 2. Everyone should participate in the main afternoon event: the Pawn Storm beginning at 3:00 PM. This weekly tournament has been our mainstay during the pandemic. Call your friends and invite them to play chess! The time cont...
Saturday Afternoon Chess on October 3

Saturday Afternoon Chess on October 3

NM fpawn | Sep 30, 2020
Join the Sacramento Pawns club for our weekly COVID-safe chess every Saturday afternoon. Everyone is welcome to participate in our main event: the Pawn Storm beginning at 3:00 PM. Call your friends and invite them to play chess! --------------------------------------------------------------- Sac Pawn Storm #27 When: Saturday, October 3 from 3:00 to 5:00 PMWho: Open to all club members regardless of ratingFormat: FIVE (5) ROUND Swiss in one sectionLink: https://www.chess.com/live#t=1599952 ...
Saturday Afternoon Chess on September 26

Saturday Afternoon Chess on September 26

NM fpawn | Sep 23, 2020
Let us celebrate half a year of online chess for the Sacramento region. Pawn Storm #26 is on Saturday the 26th! Join the Sacramento Pawns club for our weekly COVID-safe chess every Saturday afternoon. The Kids & Amateurs starts at 1:30 PM for those under 1400 in Chess.com rapid rating. Everyone may participate in our main event: the Pawn Storm beginning at 3:00 PM. Call your friends and invite them to play chess! Unfortunately, the Kids & Amateurs was canceled again last week due to insuffi...
Saturday Afternoon Chess on September 19

Saturday Afternoon Chess on September 19

NM fpawn | Sep 17, 2020
Join the Sacramento Pawns club for our weekly COVID-safe chess every Saturday afternoon. The Kids & Amateurs starts at 1:30 PM for those under 1400 in Chess.com rapid rating. Everyone may participate in our main event: the Pawn Storm beginning at 3:00 PM. Both tournaments require a minimum of 4 players for three rounds, 8 for four rounds and 10 for the full five rounds in the Pawn Storm. Call your friends and invite them to play chess! --------------------------------------------------------...
Saturday Afternoon Chess on September 12

Saturday Afternoon Chess on September 12

NM fpawn | Sep 11, 2020
Join the Sacramento Pawns club for our weekly COVID-safe chess every Saturday afternoon. The Kids & Amateurs starts at 1:30 PM for those under 1400 in Chess.com rapid rating. Everyone may participate in our main event: the Pawn Storm beginning at 3:00 PM. Both tournaments require a minimum of 4 players for three rounds, 8 for four rounds and 10 for the full five rounds in the Pawn Storm. Call your friends and invite them to play chess! Be sure to also join the official Sacramento Chess Club ...
Match #3 Against Bishops of Honor

Match #3 Against Bishops of Honor

NM fpawn | Aug 4, 2020
Team USA won the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Azerbaijan. Sitting: Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So. Standing: Ray Robson, John Donaldson (captain) and Sam Shankland. Despite losing the first two club matches, the Sacramento Bishops of Honor want to battle a third time. The first match finished close at 7.5 to 6.5, but the second went to the Sacramento Pawns by 9.0 to 5.0. Can the Pawns three-peat or will the Bishops preserve their Honor?  Join us for yet another friendly Club Match ...