Saturday, January 26, 2013

64 Squares has moved to facebook

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

queen's gambit declined

I don't have a huge encyclopedic knowledge of chess openings. When I play white, I play the Queen's Gambit, and when I play black, I open with the Sicilian in response to e4. This is a cool and instructive video that covers some concepts to consider when the Queen's Gambit is declined.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cesar Chaves Branch Youth Chess Tournament

We had a great time this afternoon! If you are, or know, a young chess player...come on out and join us next time!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday

I spent Black Friday shopping for Montgomery's chess pieces. A buddy of mine told me, "Get a bunch and put 'em on credit!" to which I replied, "I never give Montgomery any credit; I do like to take his queen an put her on layaway."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

glass chess sets

Have you ever noticed that the only people who are impressed with these are the ones who don't play chess?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cesar E. Chavez Branch Youth Chess Tournament

Free for all CHILDREN and TEENS! Top players are to receive: * TOURNAMENT CHESS SETS * PAID MEMBERSHIP INTO US CHESS FEDERATION * TOURNAMENT LEVEL TRAINING * CERTIFICATE For pre-registration, email Marvin Willis or contact Pete Villasenor – Branch Manager (510) 535-5620 Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Cesar E. Chavez Branch Library 3301 E. 12TH Street, STE. 271 Oakland, CA 94601

Monday, November 5, 2012

RIP Village Chess Shop

I'll never forget the time when my brah invited me to spend New Years with him in NY. When I got there he told me that there were two places that I simply HAD to see. One was The Strand bookstore, and the other was the Village Chess Shop. I was absolutely blown away by both. Let’s hope that The Strand sticks around for awhile longer. Check out this cool documentary about the Village Chess Shop: click here