ChessKid and Events Taking Off!

posted Apr 4, 2020, 7:56 AM by Louisiana Chess
   After 4 successful 90 minute short time control virtual events during the week (in addition to Strategic Thoughts 5 scholastic events on ChessKid), the LCA will host a 3 hour team tournament Sunday afternoon from 1-4 pm. The G/20 i10 tournament is called Quarantine Quicksand and all Louisiana chess players are welcome to play as we take on teams from Louisville, Memphis, and Jackson. 

Anyone who is not yet in the Team Louisiana club can create a free account on and submit a request to join the team. They should send an email to me at telling me their screen name, real name, parent’s name if under 16, US Chess id (if a member) and US Chess rating. The LCA will then accept them on the team and they’ll be able to register for any of our tournaments.

Next week, we will again offer several 90 minute intraclub events, each beginning at 7 pm: a G/5 Bayou Blitz on Tuesday; Ladies Knight on Wednesday; the G/10 i5 Stay Home & Play Chess on Thursday, and the G/15 i10 Virtual Hamburger & Seafood on Friday. We will look to plan a simul for Saturday & a Team Battle against other teams for Sunday.

Our elite team, the Louisiana Masters and Candidates, is for highly rated players and welcomes both those who have recently been active over-the-board tournament players and those who have been on hiatus from tournament play. Requests to join Louisiana Masters and Candidates can be submitted through lichess with an email reflecting screen name, real name and rating to The LCM team will play some intraclub events, some team tournaments against other clubs, and, over the next 2 weeks, will compete in the World Online Team Championship!

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Leila D’Aquin
Chess NOLA ♟ 
Building community through chess, one move at a time.