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Hard Work, Talent Take Chess Master Around the World; Opens Up Doors

As an eight-year-old girl growing up in a small coal mining town in the southern part of Poland, Patrycja Łabędź (“Cja”) (pronounced See-ya) had no idea that watching her sister play chess would take her on an endless adventure; an adventure that would span over 15 years and take her to over 30 countries.  FIDE[…]

new free coaching tools from CCF and ICA

Coaching Tools Made by CCF & ICA

CCF and the Illinois Chess Association have worked together in recent months on three new products designed to explain the fundamentals of youth chess coaching. The coaching tools are aimed at making the process of organizing youth chess teams easier and more fun. Both groups are committed to building new chess clubs and strengthening those that[…]

Bill Brock. photo by Keith Ammann

Spotlight on Bill Brock

An Introduction to Bill Brock: Bill Brock is one of the most active and well-known chess players in Chicago, with a long record of chess public service. He is a 2000+ level player in chess tournaments. He is a long-time officer and a former President of the Illinois Chess Association, where he was an early[…]