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8-year-old Champ

Penngrove 8-year-old earns top honor in county tourney By Heidi Bailey  June 9, 2010 09:59 pm When most think of chess, the image of two old men sitting at a lone table with a stop clock comes to mind. Most would never think it could be a favorite game for children. But for one child in […]

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Making chess come to life

Production of ‘Lords of the Board’ at Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa shows wonders of a strategic game By STEVE HART THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 3:00 a.m. Last Modified: Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9:33 p.m. It wasn’t your typical Sunday afternoon chess match at Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square. […]

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Santa Rosa students make their moves

John Burgess/PD By KERRY BENEFIELD THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Friday, January 30, 2009 at 3:00 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, January 30, 2009 at 11:24 p.m. More than 50 kids from eight Santa Rosa elementary schools went rook to rook, queen to queen Friday at the first ever all-district chess tournament. The play of Diego Avalos […]

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All-girls’ chess match held in Santa Rosa

Cassandra Wright, 6, expresses the many emotions of a tense chess game at Ursuline High School in Santa Rosa during a tournament put on by Chess for Kids Inc., of Santa Rosa. KENT PORTER/The Press Democrat   By MARTIN ESPINOZA THE PRESS DEMOCRAT   Published: Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 5:40 p.m. Last Modified: Saturday, […]

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Your move, Rohnert Park

Nonprofit chess club begins classes at Boys and Girls Club By Heidi Bailey  September 10, 2009 08:48 pm Blitzing, blundering, blocking and attacking. No, its not football. It’s a game that’s been around for centuries known as chess. The thought of chess may bring images of old timers sitting around with their scotch and tobacco pipes, […]

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Too young to learn? Nope!

I just taught my 6 year old niece to play chess… My family kept saying… “I don’t know, she’s still pretty young.” I said, “Don’t worry, she’ll understand what she understands and we won’t go any faster than that”. We played for over 4 hours! I thought “Should I bring out the standard vertical teaching […]

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Simultaneous Games

“A student that I have watched attend the Chess for kids workshops for several months played me in a with several other students. He came the closest out of all the kids, some of them several years older, to beating me. After class, I told his mother this and how impressed I was with his […]

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2013 All Girls Chess Tournament

All ages and skill levels are welcome. This is a fun low key competitive event designed to improve skills, self confidence, and self esteem. Players are grouped in quads of similar grade levels and will play a total of three matches. The winner of each quad receives a trophy and prizes awarded to the runners […]

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