GRCC Player Highlight: Will Brooks

Grand Rapids is experiencing a boom in chess! The Grand Rapids Chess Center has over 40 paying members and is rolling out a full-year chess calendar for local players and enthusiasts, while also seeking to draw players from the greater Midwest. Our desire is to make Grand Rapids and West Michigan a draw to competitiveContinue reading “GRCC Player Highlight: Will Brooks”

Opening Repertoire Selection Using a Chess Database

by VP Henry Rankin Choosing an opening Repertoire is no small task for any chess player. Personal tastes, psychological comfort, and general opening knowledge all come into play. Using an opening database to help provides for a more reasoned approach to explore better fitting choices. What follows is my effort to choose a repertoire thatContinue reading “Opening Repertoire Selection Using a Chess Database”

A Tribute to Dr. Tony Palmer

by the West Michigan Chess Community From Facebook Page It is with heartfelt sorrow, that we have to announce the passing of our beloved Coach Dr. Tony, who passed away on Saturday August 22, 2020, in St. Joseph, Michigan. He touched a lot of young and old chess players through his love of chess.Continue reading “A Tribute to Dr. Tony Palmer”

Fischvogt, Eastwood, and Maliepaard Shine at the Inaugural Caledonia Quick Mini Swiss

Report By Henry Rankin Competitive chess invaded the bonnie lands of Caledonia Michigan on a misty, memorable, and colorful autumn day. A comfortable location in the Library‚Äôs community room belied the fighting quality of chess played on Saturday October 26, 2019. This was the Inaugural Caledonia Quick Mini Swiss organized by the Grand Rapids ChessContinue reading “Fischvogt, Eastwood, and Maliepaard Shine at the Inaugural Caledonia Quick Mini Swiss”