campaign announcement

“Rook, Rattle & Roll” Campaign Launches, Bringing Chess to Chicago Schools.

Chicago – November 14, 2015: The Chicago Chess Foundation (CCF) announced today the launch of, “Rook, Rattle & Roll,” a new program to provide grants to resource-strained Chicago schools seeking to build competitive chess programs.   “Chicago’s scholastic chess environment really lags behind other major cities. While we see enthusiasm for chess, we don’t see[…]

Diane Mayer Christiansen and her son, Jackie

A Parent’s View on Chess Benefits

Chess was not always a part of my life. It wasn’t until my son, Jackie, entered into fourth grade that I was introduced to the game. Of course, now I know that Chess is much more than a game. It’s a battle, a dance and a savior. For my son, the savior aspect was apparent[…]