Friday Night Chess in Chicago

TheAdultProdigy

I was wondering if there are any rated tournaments in or within an hour's drive of Chicago on Friday nights.  I've checked the USCF TLA, USCF Clubs page, and the Illinois Chess Association, but I didn't see anything, but I also know that probably half of all non-major chess events are not listed.

 

I'll be driving up from Souther Indiana, so suggestions for Friday night rated chess in mid-/northern Indiana is welcome, too.  It doesn't seem like West Lafayette has anything.

Reebie13

Millern,

Did you get the messages I sent. There were three possibilities.

 

Thanks

 

Richard

TheAdultProdigy
Reebie13 wrote:

Millern,

Did you get the messages I sent. There were three possibilities.

 

Thanks

 

Richard

Yep.  Thanks!

Therikker
Hi could you share suggestions for Chicago games with me , as well? Friday and Saturday will both occasionally work for for me.
TheAdultProdigy
Therikker wrote:
Hi could you share suggestions for Chicago games with me , as well? Friday and Saturday will both occasionally work for for me.

 

https://www.kingregistration.com/tournaments 

http://il-chess.org/open-tournaments 

 

http://www.uschess.org/tlas/upcoming.php 

 

http://www.chichess.org/ 

 

http://www.evanstonchess.org/ 

 

http://burrridgechessclub.org/ 

 

http://www.ilchessvets.org/index.html 

 

http://stcharleschessclub.weebly.com/ 

 

Also, you can contact "Nathan Kelly" through Facebook (he responds to everyone and has become the heart of chess in Chicago) or the "Chicago Chess Blitzers" page on Facebook, where everyone is friendly and willing to give info.  There are a lot more events in the MidWest, if you are willing to drive a bit, too.

TheAdultProdigy
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AlisonHart

I haven't lived there for a couple of years, but - as I recall - Touch Move (in Edgewater) was always open on Friday nights. No A/C in the summer, and it's mostly IM Angelo Young and his family pounding your face like a drum, but it's still excellent fun. The Evanston chess club is the best established, and there's a better rating range, but it's Evanston, so the el doesn't just drop you off there. They have tournaments once a month (or did), but it was just blitz; I don't think they do classical with any regularity.

 

There are also a huge number of informal chess clubs on the south side. I went to an event around 85th and State, and there were a couple of pretty decent players (1600+) recruiting for their neighborhood chess clubs that meet in restaurants, libraries, and such. 

 

Honestly, for such a big city, I was really surprised at how little Chicago has to offer, chess wise. I still get emails from the Chicago chess center people.....they're trying to build a real club, bless 'em. It's just hard to get off the ground. 

jstay

I live in NWI Indiana 30 min south of Chicago. There used to be a club at the Meijer in Highland IN that I attended on Tuesdays but I haven't been in years. Is there anything within half an hour of that going on anywhere? Cheers.