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.

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.

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