". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Friday, September 4, 2009


The 2009-10 season of the United States Chess League has begun! Chicago's team, the Blaze, played their first round Wednesday night against the Arizona Scorpions and unfortunately got pretty badly stung. But hey, it's early. There are nine more weeks remaining in the regular season. So stay tuned!

My son is honored to be a member of this year's Blaze lineup, especially since his chess teacher is also on the team! To see some photos and read the team blog, click here. The slide show starts as soon as you land on the site, so if you miss the first few pictures be sure to restart it and watch from the beginning. There are several great shots of Trevor. :-)

(For you observant ones who may notice and find yourself wondering why all the game shots show only one player, the answer is that USCL chess is played online. So each player has a computer on which he makes his moves electronically while his opponent does the same somewhere else in the country. Meanwhile, each player also keeps a physical board set up with the current position. That is why you can see both a computer and an actual chess board in front of each player in the photos.)

1 comment:

Karen said...

A chess tournament where mom doesn't need to hang out in hotel rooms! How cool is that? Thanks for posting about Trevor's chess matches. It's fun to watch his successes.