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Summer Tournament

Chris vs Marc

Chris vs Marc

On Saturday July 18, 2015 the Jackson Chess Club held a tournament for its members. Brenden was the TD [Tournament Director].Everything went smoothly with no problems. We had an even number at 6 participants so 3 boards and no byes. Yours truly, Jimio took 1st place with 5 wins – 0 losses. Marc 2nd with 4 wins – 1 loss. Bill 3rd with 3 wins – 2 losses. Dave 4th with 2 wins 3 losses. Brenden 5th with 1 win – 4 losses and Chris 6th with 0 wins – 5 losses. We used a time control of 30 SD [Sudden Death] which means whos flag falls first after 30 minutes on his clock loses. The last 2 rounds we used 20 SD because it was starting to get late.
Bill vs Dave

Bill vs Dave

Marc vs Brenden

Marc vs Brenden

Bill vs Jimio

Bill vs Jimio

Brenden with the Queen on his head trick.

Brenden with the Queen on his head trick.

The TD Table

The TD Table

Brenden's Dad on his phone while Gario plays a game on his tablet.

Brenden’s Dad on his phone while Gario plays a game on his tablet.

Bill thinking during his game with Jimio. I'm eating my 1st piece of pizza.

Bill thinking during his game with Jimio. I’m eating my 1st piece of pizza.

Summertime Chess

Chris contemplating his next move against Jimio

Chris contemplating his next move against Jimio

Chris is from Marshall Michigan and had stopped playing chess for about 10 years but now he is ready to turn up the heat and get his game on fire! Come on down to the Jackson Chess Club. Pizza, Subs, Soft Drinks, 2 TVs and Free WiFi but the best thing is the cool A/C Take care, -Jimio

Happy 4th of July

New Member of the Jackson Mich Chess Club pondering a move

New Member of the Jackson Mich Chess Club pondering a move

Jimio saying *Happy 4th of July* to all the Schachspielers out there. Have fun, grill some brats, hotdogs, steaks, chicken or ribs and chop up that toss salad and don’t forget to have a chess set on the picnic table, ready for battle. *Cheers*

Spring is here and so is Chess

Playing Chess outside the Jackson Coffee Company

Playing Chess outside the Jackson Coffee Company

When you hear the birds and see the buds on the trees, you naturally should think about outdoor chess. My rating goes up 35 points when I breathe in that sweet flower scented air and hear the sounds of birds and people laughing as the stroll along the sidewalk. The strong aromatic smell of coffee is an added bonus to clear my senses. Anyways, I ran into these 2 fine gentelmen engaged in a most Royal Battle. They picked a fantastic spot and decided to let their cares and worries dissolved into the games. This is Jimio saying get outdoors and get some exercise and above all *Play Outdoor Chess*

Chess Set on Steroids

Giant Chess Set at the Westwood Mall

Giant Chess Set at the Westwood Mall

This huge chess set recently arrived at the Westwood Mall in Jackson, Michigan. They are sturdy thick plastic pieces with some weight added inside so that they will not tip over easily. The Westwood Mall was opened in 1972, so it has been 43 years that Jackson chess connoisseurs have waited to be able to play and analyze their games on such a large scale. A set this size you give you a new dimension in dep th and a greater outlook at observing variations. There are even giant checker pieces that are stacked on a rolling rack for all the checker enthusiasts. The only problem I see with this set is the pawns are almost as tall as the bishops and you can mistake a pawn for a bishop if you are not careful. This is Jimio saying: *Chess for Fun* *Come down to Westwood Mall and give the Giant Set a try*

Chess Old Style

1800s Chess Set at Mann House in Concord Michigan

1800s Chess Set at Mann House in Concord Michigan

One day my sister and I decided to ride our bikes through the city of Concord Michigan. Its a beautiful small town about 15 miles west of Jackson. We stopped at this big Victorian Home called the Mann House. built in 1884, Daniel Sears Mann and his wife constructed this house themselves so that their 2 daughters Jessie Ellen and Mary Ida could attend Concord School. Jessie lived there until she died in 1969 and then her home became a Museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Chess Set reminds me of one that Paul Morphy would have used and I am certain the Mann family played chess since most of the furnishings inside the home are original.

The Winter Blues are here. Take the edge off with some Chess!

New member Darrell putting the moves down

New member Darrell putting the moves down

Things can get pretty boring this time of year. The skies are grey and the sidewalks are hazardous. Even the TV shows have nothing but repeats. One thing good about chess is, every game will be different. So if your looking to kill some time while enjoying it, come on down to a whole new world of chess. If you want to save the world or take over the world its possible over the chess board. This is Jimio saying *Chess for Fun* *Chess for Relaxation* and *Chess to relieve Boredom*


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