Wonderful Donation to our Chess Club

Wonderful Donation to our Chess Club

During our Club Meeting on Thursday we were all playing chess and watching each others games when all of the sudden Jay tells us some person just walked up to the counter and handed the employees a paper sack full of chess books and said it is for the Jackson Chess Club. I couldn’t believe such a beautiful sight! Over 2 dozen chess books on openings, middlegames and endgames by famous authors of their time. If you notice in the photo that newspaper article on chess. It’s by Bill Bayliss who had a weekly column in the Jackson Citizen Patriot. I have an old clipping from a game he published of mine in the Sunday Cit Pat June 26,1977 and I will post it in a few weeks. This chess book donation couldn’t have happened at a better time also, since we have many young players just learning the finer points of the royal game. Of the 16 players in attendance that night, 6 were young players. We have about 4 female players too so its not just a man’s game. Women have been getting much stronger and it wont surprise me if we see a Women World Chess Champion beating a Man. Many of our members help the younger ones with chess lessons and an instructional game or 2. I love to play them and discuss theory with each move to show the reasoning behind every move. I wish I knew who donated these chess books, the Chess Club would buy them a Pizza and start a tournament in their name. But I know many people are just satisfied knowing they did a great thing for our community. To whoever did this – *We thank you from the bottom of our heart and board and chessmen *

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