Evanston Chess, the place for friendly and relaxed adult chess in the Chicago area, will hold two more tournaments in the coming weeks. First up is a blitz match on Tuesday night, July 17.It’s unrated, so don’t let your lack of a U.S. Chess Federation membership keep you away from this one.After that, it’s the club’s second “economy open,” on Saturday, July 28.And when they say economy, they’re not kidding: it’s only five bucks to enter.Check out either tournament or both if you’re looking for some friendly chess with normal people—as normal as chess people get, at any rate. Details here and here. And while you're at it, stick this flyer up on the fridge to remind you that Evanston Chess meets every Tuesday night.
This blog was originally about the Ray School Chess Club, and sometimes still is, but now it's about chess everywhere -- though mostly in Chicago -- and anything else that strikes my fancy.
The blog's title, for readers who aren't familiar with Ray, refers to the school itself—-a 117-year-old fortress of a building, replete with turrets, on Chicago's South Kimbark Avenue.