Last night we hashed out some of the Kenilworth Chess Club Calendar for the remainder of the year. We have decided to begin opening at 7:00 p.m. to accommodate weekly lectures by Masters Steve Stoyko and Scott Massey. Scott will deliver his annual theme lecture on "Moscow 1925" October 6, which will occupy the club for the night. A rated tournament is planned for the first two weeks of November, to be advertised in Chess Life. Here is the plan for the next three weeks:
September 22 - Match with West Orange Chess Club. Starts promptly at 8:00 p.m. Please arrive by 7:45 p.m. if you wish to participate. All those who played at West Orange will be reserved a seat. Other openings based on rating.
September 29 - First lecture by FM Steve Stoyko from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. on the Main Line Lasker's Defense (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 O-O 6.Nf3 h6 7.Bh4 Ne4). Open to all, $5 per person. After the lecture there will be open play and skittles from 8:00 p.m. to closing.
October 6 - Special Lecture by National and Life Master Scott Massey beginning at 8:15 p.m. on "The Moscow 1925 Tournament and the Beginnings of Soviet Chess Domination." Admission TBA. This promises to be one of the best events of the calendar year. Scott has delivered several memorable annual lectures, including an excellent one last year on Bobby Fischer and His Games.
More information available at our Calendar page.