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The Check In: March-April 2018

    Friends of Chess Night Out & Chess Drive On March 1st, CCF hosted our first ever Friends of Chess Night Out at Metropolitan Brewing. This event kicked off our ten day Chess Drive, during which CCF reached its fundraising goal of $25,000, which was generously matched by the Oppenheimer Family Foundation. We would like to send a big thank[…]

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December Tournament Roundup by Bill Feldman

Attracting nearly 300 players, CCF held its second tournament of the 2017-2018 season December 16 at Washington High School in the far southeast of Chicago. Approximately 1400 students attend Washington High, located in a well-maintained residential district several hundred yards from the Indiana border. For Skinner North Classical, the 20-mile drive was well-worth the effort[…]

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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[…]