Thursday, November 21, 2013

GM Kraai gives a Simul and book reading of "Lisa " a chess novel

On Saturday December 21st Santa Fe's  own G M,  Jesse Kraai, is coming to the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado.  Jesse will read from his brand new chess novel "Lisa" and will sell you a copy.  For a few $ more you can take a board against  the International Grandmaster in the simul AND get a copy of Lisa...all for $15.  This may be your last chance for some time to get to play against a titled player!
The reading starts at 2 p m.  The simul should run from approx 2:45 till 5
Send me an email to reserve your place in the simul   at

From Santa Fe take I-25 heading N.  After 8 miles take the exit to Clines Corners (285 S).  At the 2nd light go R into Eldorado..  The La Tienda mall is the first thing you see on the L.  The building with a green roof contains a restaurant , La Plancha, and the Performance Space.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Downtown Match-ups on November 16th

Our next event gives you the chance to play slower chess.  Play a match against the player with the rating closest to your own.  One game as black and one as white.  G/90;d5  Rounds at 10:15 and 2:15
Entry is $10:  2 points wins $20 and 1.5 points wins $10.  To enter send  your check to  Santa Fe Rooks or you could just email me to say you will be there and then hand me your $ in the parking lot at 9:55 on the day

Don Mulcahy                    1886
Brock Romero                   1826
Robert Hampton                1824
Mark Galassi                     1779
Nitant Kenkre                    1759
Nakul Deshpande               1737
Julian  Trujillo                   1710     
Jim Johnston                      1704
Holly McRoberts               1659
Oren Stevens                      1611
Andy Nowak                      1544
Jules Carter                         1520
Aaron Currence                  1395
Edward Weagel                  1127
Nikki Carter                         941
Asher Nathan                       941
Alfredo Vigil                       876
Annabelle Romero              856
Max Fouts                           855
There's still time to join them.  Send me an email if YOU wish to play

Please note that the library parking is metered as are the streets nearby.  You should either show up with a bunch of quarters or else allow extra time to locate free parking and then walk in to the library.
Try  Fort Marcy sports center   ....N on Washington then  L  .....  10 minutes walk back
        Rosario Bvd.  N on Washington, L on Paseo, R on Old Taos Hway and Rosario is a small road on the L .....7 minutes walk
        Huge free parking lots south of downtown between Old S F Trail and East De Vargas.  15 + minutes away

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