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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,...

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Shelby Lohrman's Review of the Latest Metal Ultimate Pieces

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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...

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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...

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Real Lessons Learned from Playing Chess

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BY: SHELBY LOHRMAN This week I had an experience I will never forget.  I was given the opportunity to help teach chess over at the Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena.  Have to admit, I was a little hesitant about the experience…am definitely not a fan of hospitals. When I arrived at Shriner’s, to say I was shocked was an understatement.  The children, parents, and staff were all happy and upbeat. Not at all what I was expecting. The kids were nothing short of amazing.  To go through the challenges that they are facing would cause even the toughest of us to...

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Why Play Chess?

Posted by Shelby Lohrman on

Written by Evan Rabin In May, I kicked off a Premier Chess Program at a middle school at an impoverished neighborhood in Brownsville, New York by asking “Why Play Chess?” I received some typical answers, including “It’s Fun.”, “It helps you think.” and “Competition is fun.” They were shocked how I explained the plastic pieces could help them get into high school, college and a good career. Chess has influenced me to become a critical thinker, conduct enterprise sales at Oracle and Rapid7, cofound a sales outsourcing startup Pillar Sales and ultimately form Premier Chess.  Premier Chess teaches life lessons to...

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