How to reach the Tournament Directors:

How to reach the Tournament Directors
Chris Wainscott 414-839-5232
Robin Grochowski 414-861-2745
Allen Becker 414-807-0269

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Chess Positions to Analyze

Robin Grochowski writes:

In a recent OTB game, I (playing white) reached the following position:

I spent too much time debating whether to take black's bishop with my pawn (dxe5) or my castle (Rxe5). I took with my castle. I took with the castle (Rxe5) because I was concerned that in the upcoming endgame, I did not want my bishop blocked with my own pawns. I did not want a bad bishop later in an endgame.
Any ideas from anyone whether Rxe5 was the best move? Perhaps taking with the pawn would have been better? But if taking with the pawn is better, why is it better?

Monday, September 04, 2006

Huge Scholastic Chess Event at Miller Park, September 30th (Saturday) !

The Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation, formerly known as Milwaukee Area Scholastic Chess Federation, is going to be holding a tournament at Miller Park! Their website is

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Falling Leaves Swiss (Aug 31 - Sep 21, 2006)

New 3-Round tournament, in 2 sections (+/-1600) starts August 31st. We'll post updates here. Contribute your news & games !

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

2006 Club Championship Results

2006 Southwest Chess Club Championship Results:
1st Overall: Allen Becker
1st Under 1800: Johnathan Ireland
1st Under 1600: Andrew Grochowski

Monday, August 28, 2006

Games Played at the Club

Post your club games here. We will also take these submissions and put them on our main club web site:

SWCC Blog Starts Up

This blog has been created for members of the Southwest Chess Club to use. Please post news, games, stories, or any other chess-related content you wish!