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7 Health Benefits of Playing Chess

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Chess

By admin | July 2, 2014

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Chess Written by Jenna Savage    Thursday, 25 October 2012 20:11    Grandmaster and world chess champion Bobby Fischer is famously quoted as saying, “Chess is life.” But can this two-player game, consisting of a square checkered board and playing pieces that are moved in different ways depending on…

You Make The Call

You Make The Call

By admin | September 13, 2013

You Make The Call By Mark Kurtzman. In the diagram below, the game appears drawn. In almost all cases, when serious tournament players compete, they agree to a draw when there are no winning chances. In this game, however, it was the final round of an important championship tournament. And there was a lot of…

10 big brain benefits of playing chess

10 big brain benefits of playing chess

By mkurtzman | July 25, 2013

10 big brain benefits of playing chess Not for nothing is chess known as “the game of kings.” No doubt the rulers of empires and kingdoms saw in the game fitting practice for the strategizing and forecasting they themselves were required to do when dealing with other monarchs and challengers. As we learn more about…

Advanced Chess Tournament Entries

Register Online and your entry will appear automatically on our Advanced entries page! Players will see in advance which players are competing in a specific tournament & the schools they are from.  

Chess Programs

After School Programs

Tri-State Chess will provide all of the chess equipment; this includes chess boards, sets & the demonstration boards the instructors use.

Monthly Chess Tournaments

Tournaments are divided into 7 sections based upon age and strength.  Players can play "up" into any section.  The top section includes Adults and offers Cash prizes.  Trophies, plaques and medals to all others.

Summer Chess Camps

Providing students chess activities throughout the summer months in the NY area. Contact Us for more details and schedule for next Summer.

Private Chess Lessons

One of the best ways to improve your game is to bring the score of your tournament games to your chess coach & have them analyze the game with you.