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  • In Whitney's Shadow

    batgirl Aug 24, 2016, 11:11 AM

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community...

  • A Legendary Chess Zen Master Has Died

    IM Silman Dec 17, 2015, 4:16 AM

    When I was just turning 19, I would go with a friend to Berkeley and visit the Hare Krishna temple. Were we into them? No, not at all. But every evening they offered free (very tasty!) food, and when you are broke...

  • The 2014 Holly Heisman Memorial Charity Chess Tournament

    NM danheisman Apr 27, 2014, 9:33 PM

    My first wife, Susan Hollis (Holly) Bloom Heisman, passed away of breast cancer in Oct 1994. Among her social work jobs had been working with battered wives and runaway teens. She also did extensive volunteering...

  • Harry Nelson Pillsbury

    billwall Jul 7, 2007, 3:47 PM

    After Paul Morphy, the next great chess player was Harry Pillsbury (1872-1906). Harry Nelson Pillsbury was born on December 5, 1872 in Somerville, Massachusetts, located just north of Boston.   His father, Luther...

  • USCL Eastern Division Playoff Preview

    News Oct 29, 2010, 6:37 PM

    It's playoff time, in the US Chess League!! The most exciting chess event in the US is sponsored by Pokerstars and involves four board matches between 16 teams representing a variety of American cities. For more...

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  • Attitude

    Ziryab Feb 24, 2017, 10:07 AM

    Attitude   Win with grace. Lose with dignity.Susan Polgar During morning coffee today, I reviewed three games on Chessgames.com, then played a single blitz game. When the blitz game began, I spoke my opponent's...

  • Joseph vs. Joseph: Challenger's Cup Round 3

    Joseph_Truelson Nov 11, 2016, 5:06 PM

    Yes, that's my opponent, and no he is not playing me. This is actually the next round, with him clearly not happy at me for beating him the night before. But who cares about him, let's talk about me! I took that...

  • What It's Like To Visit The Moscow Chess Museum

    dylanlove Aug 28, 2016, 10:14 AM

    With the opening of the Moscow Chess Museum, chess has had a formal home in the Russian capital since September 2014. Chess enthusiasts of all stripes — newbies, club players, and grandmasters alike — will do themselves...

  • Irish Team Wins Glorney and Robinson Cups - Report

    ICU Aug 10, 2016, 6:58 AM

    Glorney Gilbert International 2016 - Tournament Report Desmond Beatty  5 Quick Summary Glorney: Ireland WIN Gilbert: Ireland SECOND (won by England) Robinson: Ireland WIN Stokes: Ireland THIRD (won by France) Best...

  • Upcoming events and other news

    ICU Aug 10, 2016, 6:54 AM

    Upcoming events and other news John McMorrow  1 As the sun sets on the 2015-16 season (with the exception of several important foreign events such as the ECU and Jugendschach EU Youth Championships 2016, Turda...

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  • Liverpool Fans: RIP RONNIE MORAN 1934-2017

    RuneTonseth Mar 22, 2017, 2:05 PM

    Source:  http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/257561-ronnie-moran-the-remarkable-life-of-mr-liverpool Liverpool FC is deeply saddened by the passing of club legend Ronnie Moran, aged 83. The revered former...


    FideCastro Mar 8, 2017, 6:13 PM

    RUSHALL TO REDDITCH   Picture the scene at Rushall Olympic Football Club the night of February 13th in the Birmingham and District Chess League: a huge silver trophy similar to the FA Cup belonging to the football...

  • Announcing the 2017 CHT In-group Homeschoolers Tourney!!!

    ijgeoffrey Feb 7, 2017, 7:27 PM

    Greetings team! We are ready to begin organizing the 2017 CHT In-group Homeschoolers Tourney! We had a blast with last year's tournament, but, there was room for improvement on the logistical side. So, I have put...

  • 21st Century – To Today ---- Down but Not Out !!

    TricksieTricks Jan 15, 2017, 4:09 PM

    After a difficult 1990's , St James continued on the slippery slope down into the 21st century. We had retained a few of our very strong players though and in typical St James fashion, after last year's relegation,...

  • 1990's – Decade of Slow Decline

    TricksieTricks Jan 15, 2017, 3:30 PM

    At the start of the 90's the club was still very strong with a good (Albeit declining) number of members playing in the big concert room of Greenlands Social Club. Unfortunately the numbers, for various reasons,...

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