Open Game Play

Open Chess Game Play: All ages and skill-levels welcome!

When: Every Tuesday evening 7:15 pm - 11pm (or so) * * * * * Where: Aurora Turners Club, 1335 Mitchell Rd., in the Banquet Hall, downstairs.

This is just north of Indian Trail, in Aurora, east of Lake Street, west of Farnsworth.

ANCC is affiliated with the US Chess Federation and the Illinois Chess Association.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Club Tonight - CANCELLED

It looks like the weather is supposed to get pretty bad tonight.  I think it is best that we go ahead and cancel the club meeting so that people don't have to be out on the roads more than necessary.  Sorry for the late notice!  I hope anyone who is planning to come gets this in time.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Club Tomorrow

So we had 4 members play in the Tarrasch Memorial this past weekend and overall fared pretty well.  In the U1600 section Mike finished second with a score of 2/3 and in the U1200 section Jason and Kelebrant both finished with a score of 2/3 and Al finished with a 1/3.  We also had several more people who have visited the club in the past playing in the top 2 sections.

Tomorrow I look forward to many casual games and ladder games and potentially analyzing some games from the tournament.  I hope to see you all there!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Tournament Update

The full information for the tournament in DeKalb tomorrow is now in:

3 rounds, Game/65 with 5 second delay, Regular-rated.
Sections at TD discretion based upon registrations, but generally Open, Under 1600 and Under 1200. USCF membership required.
Event Description: Bookended by Dr. Tarrasch’s birthday (March 5) and the anniversary of his passing (Feb. 17), this event heralds the chess life of the author, teacher and perhaps strongest player of the late 19th century. Special prize will be awarded for the best game at the tournament involving the Tarrasch Defense (QP game) or the Tarrasch variation of either the Ruy Lopez or French Defense. Player must request evaluation and submit notation.
Prize Fund: Cash Prizes, $100 for 1st Place in Open Section (based upon 24 entries overall), remaining distribution at TD discretion (calculated and posted during first round). Guaranteed distribution of 67% of entry funds received, generally 80%. Class and upset prizes awarded too.
Where: First Congregational Church, 615 North First Street, DeKalb, IL.
On-site Registration: 9:00am-9:50am
Rounds: 10am, 1pm, 3:20pm with conclusion anticipated by 5:30pm.
Entry Fee: $15 with advanced registration by Friday, Feb. 22 at 9pm, $20 without pre-registration.
Discounts: $5 discount to second and additional family members or to members of same scholastic team beyond the first entrant.
Pre-registration: send USCF ID number and name to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Lunch: refrigerator and microwave available onsite for registrants, delivery menus also available onsite.
Skittles room available for family and games analysis.
Questions? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or see details at
Possible side event: Unrated Game/5 double round robin at conclusion of main event. If interested, please indicate interest at registration.

First Ladder Games

Well, our first ladder games took place this past week with Jason challenging Mike and failing, Al challenging Kelebrant and falling short, and finishing with our first ladder change when Al defeated Jason to start climbing the ladder. 

I hope to see many more of these challenges in the near future.  If you wish to challenge someone to a ladder game make sure the two of you agree prior to starting the game.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Club is on!

We will be back at the Turners Club again tomorrow, February 19th.  We had a smaller group last week, so it would be great to have everyone out on Tuesday to start our ladder system off with style!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Upcoming Tournament

For everyone's information, the DeKalb chess club will be hosting a tournament on Saturday, February 23rd.  This tournament is being run by one of our members and is about as close as most tournaments get if you live in Aurora.  I do not have all the details at this point, but DeKalb's tournaments are typically lower cost, in the $15-$20 range with generous cash prizes in each section.  The tentative plan is to have 3 sections, with the lowest being a U1200.  It would be great to have a strong showing from the Aurora Naperville Chess club on the 23rd!  I for one am hoping to be able to make it and hope to see many familiar faces.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ladder System

We are starting a ladder system during club play!  See the Club Ladder page at the top of the site to see the details.  If you have any input or questions, please let us know!


Hey everyone, in case anyone was in doubt, we will be meeting tonight at 7:15.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Club Tomorrow

Just to confirm, we will be having club tomorrow night at 7:15.  I look forward to seeing all of you again and hopefully some more new faces as well.