Jul 152014
 July 15, 2014  Posted by at 6:59 am Uncategorized No Responses »

Please join us for the next meeting of BISCC at the Monroe Co. Public Library. It will be August 17th from 1:30 to 3:30 in rooms 1B/1C.  First time attenders may try the club for one meeting for free. For future meetings, check this site. BISCC meetings may also be seen on the Monroe Co. Public Library website under ‘Calendar’.

Mar 212014
 March 21, 2014  Posted by at 8:25 pm Uncategorized 2 Responses »

Hello chess families!

I hope your spring break has gone well. And what could top it off better than chess club? Please join us is rooms 1B & 1C of the Monroe County Public Library from 1:30 – 3:30 this Sunday.

The beginners will learn about the power of passed pawns. Then, the advanced players will learn how to break the rules by analyzing games in which players successfully deployed their queens in the opening and willfully violated other basic principles to win. For the second hour, a team mock-tournament-director competition will teach the players the finer points of how pairings work.

Congratulations to everyone who played in the Bloomington Chess Open and good luck to everyone playing at Team State finals tomorrow! Mark your calendars for the Ben Harris Spring Chess Open on May 24th at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

If you are looking for some chess during the week, consider checking out BuffaLouie’s on Tuesday evenings starting at 7 p.m. at 114 South Indiana Ave., next to Starbucks.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Mar 212014
 March 21, 2014  Posted by at 8:23 pm Uncategorized No Responses »

Hello chess families!

Just a (late) reminder that chess club is tomorrow from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Monroe County Public Library. We will be in 1A & 1C (1A is a change from our normal 1B).

The beginners will learn about the power of passed pawns. Then, the advanced players will be introduced to a different way of identifying candidate moves. For the second hour, we will be talking about and playing anti-computer chess variants.

Don’t forget that there is a tournament coming up one week from today in Bloomington. Entries must be received by Thursday. Rounds start at 10 and there is no cost. Adults are also able to play if they have a USCF membership.

May your chess games teach you something new!