News

The 2021 US Armed Forces Chess Championships is coming

Posted by Natali Ramos on

  American Chess Equipment is proud to announce our partnership with Jim Hollingsworth and the Texas Armed Forces Chess to bring to you the 2021 US Armed Forces Chess Championship! Jim Hollingsworth is a retired US Army Major Veteran who organized and hosted  the 2017 and 2018 Texas Armed Forces Open Chess Championships. After the successful championships, Major Hollingsworth decided it was time for a nonprofit US Chess affiliate that focused on highlighting and supporting Veteran chess players, giving life to what is now known as the Texas Armed Forces Chess. As proud sponsors and organizers of this tournament, American Chess Equipment and Wood...

Read more →

Las Vegas National Opening Review

Posted by Natali Ramos on

Did you miss the Las Vegas International Chess Festival 2021? Not to worry, Shelby Lohrman will catch you up on what you might have missed!

Read more →

NAYCC Chicago

Posted by Natali Ramos on

American Chess Equipment is proud to announce the 2021 North American Youth Chess Championships in Chicago, Il.This great tournament is put on by the Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation in association with US Chess, FIDE, and a couple of other organizations. This is open to all players under the age of 18 from the USA, Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Remember, this is a 9 round tournament. There will be FIDE titles and norms available! It will be rate by both FIDE and US Chess. This last year has been a trying time for all of us. With no OTB chess,...

Read more →

Shelby Lohrman's Review of the Latest Metal Ultimate Pieces

Posted by Natali Ramos on

The Bobby Fischer Metal Ultimate Chess Set changed my opinion on metal chess pieces. I was always a fan of the wood UCP in Rosewood or Paduk.  Until now, I never had the desire to play with metal chess pieces.  Made for the tournament chess player who loves their Ultimate Chess Pieces but is seeking a classier set for playing at home. Patterned on the famous UCP design, the pieces are a hefty weight silver and black anodized metal set. Looks nice, plays nice and weighs in at a whopping 9.85 lbs!  The bottoms have thick billiard black felt, and the bases will demand a...

Read more →

Register for the Las Vegas International Chess Festival - June 16-20, 2021

Posted by Mary Beth Carson on

Hey Everyone, Throughout this trying period of the pandemic, there is one thing the chess playing community has been looking forward to.  That is, over the board (OTB) Chess.  Online chess is great, but there is nothing like sitting across from a real person and crushing their chess-loving soul. American Chess Equipment is honored to work with Alan and Janelle Losoff from the National Open.  Al and his wife Janelle have been running the National Open for 20+ years and have been doing their best to make it the best tournament experience from a player’s perspective.  Every year we partner...

Read more →