Exciting things happening in Louisiana Chess!

posted Apr 19, 2020, 6:32 AM by Louisiana Chess
   Exciting things are happening in Louisiana  chess, even with over-the-board play adjourned. This week, 2020 World Team continues, a Louisiana simul, an 8 state Team Battle, Blitz, G/10, & G/15 events!

The state’s top players are representing us well in 2020 Chess, the online world team G/10  championship that now includes almost 100 teams. The Louisiana team is 3-1, having swept Chess Carolinas in round 4 on Friday, and has split into 2 squads beginning with round 5. GM John Fedorowicz, a great friend of Louisiana chess and a future Chess Fest Special Guest, has joined the team and will play board 1 in the A squad’s round 5 match against the African Chess Lounge on Sunday, while the B squad will take on the Brazillian team Xadrex entre Amigos.

Also at 7 pm TONIGHT State Champion Miles Tisserand will play a 20 board simul against Louisiana players on Lichess. Here’s the link:  https://lichess.org/simul/aN37Dgxq

On Monday, Team Louisiana will again compete in the multi-state Team Battle! Last week, our team took first place in the U1700 section and came in a very close second in the Open. Let’s all sign up and play so that we can dominate again! Here are the links: 

On Tues-Fri evenings, Team Louisiana will have its Lichess intramural G/5 (Bayou Blitz), G/10 (Stay Home & Play Chess and Ladies Knight) and G/15 (Virtual Hamburger & Seafood Co.) events.

And, as always, Strategic Thoughts will host scholastic events on chesskid each weekday at noon. See the Strategic Thoughts Facebook page or reach out to Kendric Perkins for details.