CDA Chess Clubs meetings will resume in March 2014. The meetings will continue at Strategy and Games in the Silver Lake Mall unless posted otherwise. Please check back around the first of March for futher information. CDA Chess Club now has a new master level chess player (James Maki) and a new USCF tournament director (George Lombardi). There are plans to run 4 USCF sanctioned tournaments per year at this time.
Coming soon our newest member in September is an internationally rated grand master and author of several chess books. He will be our new local USCF tournament director to host future USCF rated sanctioned events.
All current high school chess players please register to get updates to current events and special unrated tournaments to be held later. Tired of traveling to Spokane to play chess? Now you don't have to. Join the Coeur d Alene Chess club today and play local! There will be a drawing at the end of the year for glass chess set. Members will receive an entry ticket for each event they attend so come often and increase your chances! Our new chess training program is availabe to members who show up on game nights or tournament days.
About CDA Chess Club
The Coeur d Alene Chess Club was formed in July of 2011 by its founder Harold Wetmur. The purpose of the club is to unite all chess players of varying strengths from 8 years and up by providing an environment for players to engage in games for fun as well as non-sanctioned tournaments for fun and sanctioned tournaments for serious players. Players new to the game may join the club and as a registered member will receive free chess instruction by other club members. Several times throughout the year we have various fund raising activities for our members to engage in which help to fund the club and offer prizes to the best fundraisers in the club to reward them for their participation in the events. Registered members will have access to the members only area of the site which will include advanced training materials, club roster, annotated games that members have played, and a place to submit your own feedback including things you would like to see on the site as well as a place to submit interesting chess quizzes to challenge yourself and other members.
Beginners will receive instruction in how to play chess and receive instruction in all three phases of the game (openings, middle game strategies, and beginning check mates). Beginner players will be paired with other players of similar or slighlty more advanced strength so that they both have a good opportunity to win matches and gain confidence while advancing their skills.
If you are an experienced chess player that would like to play other players of equal or greater skill for fun as well as play in sanctioned events to increase your chess player rating then the CDA Chess Club is for you. We use training techniques such as computer chess programs, regular chess matches through several gaming sites, chess annotation and game analyses to improve player skills.