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New Member

New Playing getting his 1st club game with Rudy

New Playing getting his 1st club game with Rudy

A new member has joined the Jackson Chess Club. The more member we have, the more diverse the games become which is great for all concerned. Positional players need to play against attacking tactical players and visa versa. Also the off-hand conversations can ebb and flow with new ideas so its never a dull moment at the club!

Dog Days of Chess

Rudy,Cole,Marc and Jeremy anaylize a position.

Rudy,Cole,Marc and Jeremy anaylize a position.

Even though it has been a cool Summer, the Chess is Hot at the Jackson Chess Club. Somebody always has an interesting set or book they bring down and if you have any game you’d like to go over, Jimio or many of the other members would be happy to check it out and go through all the inner working and variations. The chess lessons here are totally free! This is Jimio saying *Chess for Fun*

Summer Time just Right for Chess

Jeremy vs Anna

Jeremy vs Anna

Its Summertime and the fishing is easy but over the chessboard it can get a little more complicated. That’s the fun of improving at chess. Watching yourself get better and better and finding more openings to employ and getting much deeper into a position. It’s like an elaborate battle of a war where suddenly the General finds out the enemy has received more help from unknown sources sand he now must change plans. So you try new strategies and more aggressive ambushes in the hopes it all works out. Some risk involved but not too much that you collapse from the sides or from behind. Even a hard fought battle can be welcomed with a draw because getting into huge trouble can feel like a victory when both side concede equality.

Lumen Christi Chess Club visits Jackson Chess Club

Lumen Christi members play a game at Jackson Chess Club

Lumen Christi members play a game at Jackson Chess Club

The Lumen Christi Chess Club came to visit the Jackson Chess Club. Around 6 or 7 members attended and enjoyed pizza and sodas. All in all a good time and lots of fun games. -Jimio

Things Are Looking Up

Anna and Sammy

Anna and Sammy

Anna and Sammy sharpening their skills for the next Tournament. Practice makes perfect they say, so its *Play Play Play* This is Jimio saying *Chess for Fun*

Anna, Brenden and Sammy win Trophies

The 3 Trophy Amigos

The 3 Trophy Amigos

Sammy’s Mom Stacy and Anna’s Mom Lisa took Anna, Brenden and Sammy to a Chess Tournament at Chippewa Middle School in Okemos Mi.
The Tournament Area

The Tournament Area

150 kids participated in this event. That is a great turnout. Ray Garrison organized and ran it. I have played Ray many times in Lansing, Ann Arbor, Detroit and other cities around michigan. He is a very strong player and teaches and coaches chess.
Brenden in Action

Brenden in Action

Brenden has a Excalibur Chess Clock with a unique “Hour-Glass” timer mode.
Sammy looks confident of the win

Sammy looks confident of the win

Anna writing down her move

Anna writing down her move

Gwen, Reuben and Joe also went to cheer the players on

Gwen, Reuben and Joe also went to cheer the players on

Some More Cheering!

Some More Cheering!

Brenden pondering a move

Brenden pondering a move

Sammy getting into his game

Sammy getting into his game

Brenden has it all figured out

Brenden has it all figured out

This Chess Tournament was not USCF [United States Chess Federation] Rated. The 3 Chess Amigos did very well in representing the Jackson Chess Club and many thanks to Stacy Way for the fantastic photos and for the info about the tournament. I’m sure our young Jackson club chess players will return to more tournaments in Michigan to bring home more Trophies.

Playing on a Giant Chess Set

They said they were going to crush each other. I guess who had the toughest voice wins.

They said they were going to crush each other. I guess who had the toughest voice wins.

Gario, Dougio and I were in Detroit a few days ago checking out the ice along the Detroit River but most had already melted, so we had lots of time to kill and headed over to the Motor City. We stumbled across this huge chess set so I figured I’d naturally take a few photos.
Gario in a GrandMasterly pose.

Gario in a GrandMasterly pose.

The chess pieces were made of a very durable plastic and it seemed they had some sand inside them to weigh them down so the wind would not knock them over.
Gario making a move.

Gario making a move.

Actually it was kinda hard seeing the entire position. I think a ladder to stand on would have helped me calculate my variations better.
Jimio prefers Knights

Jimio prefers Knights

We need a chess set like this in downtown Jackson. Maybe next to the Clock Tower. This is Jimio saying *Groovy Chess to All*


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