Odds & Ends

Posted: May 26, 2010 in chess, Tournaments
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ICA Summer Open

Our friends at the International Chess Academy are hosting their “2010 Open Championship” this Sunday, June 6.  The tournament is a 4 Round Swiss event.  The only requirement to enter is a rating over 1400. Entry fee is $40 in advance and $45 at the door.  If you’re interested, click the local club link for the ICA on the right side of this website.

New Suffern Chess Club Tournament Starts Tomorrow

The 90 Minute Mayhem tournament is in the books. We had a strong turnout for all of the rounds and finished with 23 players in the tournament. Gerry is running our next tournament, which starts tomorrow, April 26th at 8 p.m.  Be sure to stop by at 7:45 to ensure that you are in time to be paired.

Chess Networking

I’m not sure if “Chessworking” is a real term, but if you’re a member of the site LinkedIn, you should take advantage of the various networking groups they have. There are a couple of chess oriented groups that are worth investigating.

The largest group with over 1,500 members is called “Chessmasters” and is oriented to the larger Chess community. Another group called “Managers Who Play Chess” is more focused on discussing the benefits that chess brings to people in managerial roles.

While I’m not an active member of Facebook, I’m sure there are many chess groups and fan pages to join in that arena as well.  Let us know if you have any suggestions for other ways to interact with fellow chess players.

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