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Teen Center Chess Tournament

Chess has been one of the most in-demand games in the Teen Center, and it's time for players to put their skills to the test. The Teen Center at Richland Library Main is hosting a Chess tournament Thursday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m. for players ages 12-18. We will use chess clocks to ensure play moves swiftly, and the winner will walk away with bragging rights and a travel chess set with storage bag.

For those would like to learn more about Chess and its strategies, check out some of the catalog titles below, including a YA title about a weekend-long chess tournament, Grandmaster by David Klass.


Chess for Kids and Parents by Heinz Brunthaler
Amazon Says: It is widely accepted that learning chess has a positive effect on children. Many parents want to help their children to study chess, but don’t know how to do it. This book more...
Amazon Says: It is widely accepted that learning chess has a positive effect on children. Many parents want to help their children to study chess, but don’t know how to do it. This book is the solution. It is a practical handbook that teaches the mysteries of chess with a light touch.All rules and aspects of the game are covered. This book will help children progress from absolute beginners to playing in tournaments. less...
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Amazon Says: In the tiny Russian province of Kalmykia, obsession with chess has reached new heights. Its leader, a charismatic and eccentric millionaire/ex--car salesman named Kirsan Ilyum more...
Amazon Says: In the tiny Russian province of Kalmykia, obsession with chess has reached new heights. Its leader, a charismatic and eccentric millionaire/ex--car salesman named Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, is a former chess prodigy and the most recent president of FIDE, the world's controlling chess body. Despite credible allegations of his involvement in drug running, embezzlement, and murder, the impoverished Kalmykian people have rallied around their leader's obsession---chess is played on Kalmykian prime-time television and is compulsory in Kalmykian schools. In addition, Kalmyk women have been known to alter their traditional costumes of pillbox hats and satin gowns to include chessboard-patterned sashes. The Chess Artist is both an intellectual journey and first-rate travel writing dedicated to the love of chess and all of its related oddities, writer and chess enthusiast J. C. Hallman explores the obsessive hold chess exerts on its followers by examining the history and evolution of the game and the people who dedicate their lives to it. Together with his friend Glenn Umstead, an African-American chessmaster who is arguably as chess obsessed as Ilyumzhinov, Hallman tours New York City's legendary chess district, crashes a Princeton Math Department game party, challenges a convicted murderer to a chess match in prison, and travels to Kalmykia, where they are confronted with members of the Russian intelligence service, beautiful translators who may be spies, seven-year-old chess prodigies, and the sad blight of a land struggling toward capitalism. In the tradition of The Professor and the Madman, Longitude, and The Orchid Thief, Hallman transforms an obsessive quest for obscure things into a compulsively readable and entertaining weaving of travelogue, journalism, and chess history. less...
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Amazon Says: A professional chess Grandmaster introduces the rules and strategies of chess, as well as its history and some of the great players and matches, in a boxed set that includes a more...
Amazon Says: A professional chess Grandmaster introduces the rules and strategies of chess, as well as its history and some of the great players and matches, in a boxed set that includes a chess board and pieces. 25,000 first printing. less...
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Grandmaster: A Novel by David Klass
Amazon Says: Freshman Daniel Pratzer gets a chance to prove himself when the chess team invites him and his father to a weekend-long parent-child tournament. Daniel, thinking that his fath more...
Amazon Says: Freshman Daniel Pratzer gets a chance to prove himself when the chess team invites him and his father to a weekend-long parent-child tournament. Daniel, thinking that his father is a novice, can't understand why his teammates want so badly for them to participate. Then he finds out the truth: as a teen, his father was one of the most promising young players in America, but the pressures of the game pushed him too far, and he had to give up chess to save his own life and sanity. Now, thirty years later, Mr. Pratzer returns to the game to face down an old competitor and the same dark demons that lurk in the corners of a mind stretched by the demands of the game. Daniel was looking for acceptance―but the secrets he uncovers about his father will force him to make some surprising moves himself, in Grandmaster by David Klass. less...
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Amazon Says: This right-to-the-point book by one of the game’s foremost teacher-writing teams uses a breakthrough approach to teach chess fast! Chess for the Gifted & Busy also provides more...
Amazon Says: This right-to-the-point book by one of the game’s foremost teacher-writing teams uses a breakthrough approach to teach chess fast! Chess for the Gifted & Busy also provides the most time-efficient review of important techniques for chess veterans, even masters. You choose the level you want to achieve. Want to go from absolute beginner to neighborhood champ? Complete Level I in an afternoon, play some practice games―and you’ll quickly be saying “checkmate”! When you’re ready to become a tough tournament competitor, Level II cuts through the mysteries of strategy and tactics to show you just what you need to know. And, if you decide that you won’t settle for anything less than being an Expert, near the top levels of tournament chess, Level III delivers all the essential knowledge!Chess for the Gifted and Busy is a condensed but comprehensive summary of the entire Comprehensive Chess Course series, also available from W.W. Norton. 800+ Illustrations less...
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