Proud mom that I am of one of the top young chess players in the state of Illinois, I would be remiss if I didn't note the following exciting news:
"Big League Chess is coming to Illinois with the addition of the Chicago Blaze to the United States Chess League for the upcoming 2008 season. The USCL is an organization of 14 top-flight chess teams from across the country that play matches during a ten-week season that runs from late August to late October, followed by playoffs and a championship."
(quote from from a Chicago Blaze informational flyer)
Our family is especially pleased to observe that one of the members of the initial roster of players is my son's very own mentor and coach, Grandmaster Yury Shulman. So you can bet we will be closely following the doings of the Blaze in the weeks and months ahead!
You can learn more about the Chicago Blaze here.