TofuNightmare
Feb 6, 2021
TO VIEW A LIST OF CURRENT CHESS.COM CLUB MEMBERS---> https://www.idahochessassociation.com/post/updated-player-list-for-ica-s-rated-chess-com-club
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Winter Tournament announcement

Winter Tournament announcement

bigdonkeyhead | 2 feb 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 | 17 gen 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 | 6 gen 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 | 28 dic 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...
2020 Holiday Leftovers Tournament

2020 Holiday Leftovers Tournament

TofuNightmare | 21 dic 2020
On the morning of the 26th, pry yourself out of bed, wipe the gunk out of your eyes, make yourself a stale turkey & cranberry sandwich and join us for the first ever Holiday Leftovers Tournament!  It will be in our new rapid format of 5SS G/15+5 with two sections: U1500 and 1500+.  New tournament, new format, two sections, on the morning after Christmas - what could possibly go wrong?  Come on and give it a try!  10am until around 1pm Boise time, December 26 LINKS: Registration and Inf...
Announcing The Winter Solstice

Announcing The Winter Solstice

TofuNightmare | 16 dic 2020
The longest night of the year will occur on December 21.  It’s known by astronomers as the winter solstice.  In Boise, we will see more than 15 hours of darkness.   But don’t despair.  ICA is here to brighten up your solstice!   On Monday, December 21 at 10am Boise time, ICA will hold this year’s Winter Solstice Tournament.  It’ll be open to all US Chess members, will be in our usual online-classic format 4SS G/30+5 and will be hosted on Chess.com.   Don’t worry, your boss ain’t going to noti...
Announcing The Christmas Blitz

Announcing The Christmas Blitz

TofuNightmare | 12 dic 2020
Have you been naughty or nice?  No matter.  Either way the ICA has little Christmas present for you… another online blitz battle!  Yes, you heard it right.  The Christmas Blitz Tournament will be held on Wednesday, December 16 at 6pm Boise time.  It’ll be open to all US Chess members, will be in our usual online-blitz format of 7SS G/5+3 and will be hosted on Chess.com.  The tournament will likely be over around 9pm so visions of sugar plums will have ample time to dance in your head.  Please...
Scholastics Schedule Announced!

Scholastics Schedule Announced!

TofuNightmare | 11 dic 2020
The season is upon us - The Scholastic Season! Please check the Idaho Chess Association website every now and again for updated information.  The registration form, with tons of information, can be found here or just use https://bit.ly/21Scholastics.  Note that three brand new Chess.com clubs have been created for scholastics.  The ICA Rated club will continue to be used for our online rated classic and blitz open events.  Spread the word.  Help us make this season an amazing success!  An...
2020 Western Idaho Open

2020 Western Idaho Open

TofuNightmare | 27 nov 2020
Idaho Chess Association is pleased to announce this year’s Western Open!  The event will be held on Saturday December 12 at 10am Boise time.  The Western will be hosted on Chess.com, will be US Chess rated and will be in our usual online classic format of 4SS G/30+5.   I realize that this time of year everyone is thinking about Christmas and the winter solstice and things like that.  But hold on!  We have tournaments in the pipeline for those too (December 16 & 21).  But this next tournament...
TURKEY TROT BLITZ TONIGHT!

TURKEY TROT BLITZ TONIGHT!

TofuNightmare | 25 nov 2020
I know it's a busy time of year, but don't forget that Idaho Chess is putting on a blitz tonight!  The link to the original new post with all the details and links you need is shown below.  Check it out...   Turkey Trot Blitz