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Teaching chess since 1996

It was very strange. We had people who registered for Friday’s tournament and then didn’t show up. For awhile, I thought we had an odd number, and I would get to play. But we ended up with exactly four players and set up a round-robin. Lance finished first, and Ivan finished second..

This was our final tournament for November.. We had two recorded upsets so far, and they will each be awarded a one month diamond membership at

You can register for December  tournaments here:

In-person Novice Class: Sunday, Nov 19
We meet on Sundays from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • We have a conference room at Fishers of Men church to use. They are on the corner of  Austin Parkway and Grant’s Lake Blvd in Sugar Land (next door to the post office and across the street from the First Colony library).
  • This class is for 3rd graders through adult.
  • The fee is $20/lesson.
  • You must reply in advance if you want to attend the class.

  • We have already learned the principles for making good moves in open games. We will begin learning the principles for making good moves in closed games.

Our next Intermediate class is:

          Tuesday, November 28

Our new series continues this week: The Bridge from Positional to Tactical.

We’ve learned positional concepts — how to get an advantage from a position. This series teaches how to convert those positional advantages into tactical advantages.

This week, we will learn about

  • Using the lost bishop.
  • Attacking with the twin bishops.

We meet online from 7:30 - 8:30 on Tuesday nights.

contact to sign up for a coach or to request a class.