• Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3-6pm at University Settlement House 273 Bowery, New York, New York 10002; near 2nd Avenue F, #6 Bleeker Street, and Broadway Lafayette subway stations.

  • Short lecture by GM Michael Rohde Blunders and Brilliancies; 3:10; Suggested donation $5-15.
    If enough participants (not uscf rated):
  • Amateur Speed Tournament; 4pm; 5/G; Suggested donation $10-15; Book prizes!
  • Advanced Speed Tournament; 4pm; 5/G; $20 (sorry, absolutely no discounts); 75% returned in prizes
  • For Speed Chess Format click here.
  • Quiet Social play; 4pm; for those who choose not to play in the speed tournaments or should it be impossible to form one of the sections.

    RSVP as the date of the event gets near: jgraham at nystar dot com. Please bring chess equipment. None supplied. Notes: Everyone must sign in at the University Settlement on the left counter. There will be a sign-in sheet with the room number. The staff will direct you to the right space. Note that we have the room from 3-6 only. Volunteers are needed to help with setup and cleanup. No food please!!!

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017, 3-6pm at University Settlement House 273 Bowery, New York, New York 10002; near 2nd Avenue F, #6 Bleeker Street, and Broadway Lafayette subway stations.

  • Short lecture by IM Yaacov Norowitz Harmony in Chess and the "Dacha" Approach; 3:10; Suggested donation $5-15.
    If enough participants (not uscf rated):
  • Amateur Speed Tournament; 4pm; 5/G; Suggested donation $10-15; Book prizes!
  • Advanced Speed Tournament; 4pm; 5/G; $20 (sorry, absolutely no discounts); 75% returned in prizes
  • For Speed Chess Format click here.
  • Quiet Social play; 4pm; for those who choose not to play in the speed tournaments or should it be impossible to form one of the sections.

    RSVP as the date of the event gets near: jgraham at nystar dot com. Please bring chess equipment. None supplied. Notes: Everyone must sign in at the University Settlement on the left counter. There will be a sign-in sheet with the room number. The staff will direct you to the right space. Note that we have the room from 3-6 only. Volunteers are needed to help with setup and cleanup. No food please!!!


    JUNE 25 Summer Discount Sunday Quads
    3RR, G/25 d5. University Settlement House, 273 Bowery, New York, NY 10002; Quads; one section may be 3SS. Entry fee: $30; Discounts for low income (chess4.nyc/slide.htm for details); donations also needed. Early EF: 40% of full EF if postmarked 5/27; 20% of full EF if postmarked by 6/18; If not a current USCF member and paying at least one years’ USCF dues, EF is $5 by 5/27; $10 if by 6/18; $15 at the door (cannot combine with other discounts). Prizes: 75% of entry fees returned in prizes. Number and amount of prizes depend on number of players in section. Section with more than 5 players gets 2 prizes. Reg. ends: 2:10. Rds.: 2:15-3:30-4:45. Checks payable to: Jeremy Graham, 201 West 16th St., New York, NY 10011; Or Google Wallet: jerrygrahamnyc@gmail.com; Bring equipment; none supplied. Participants must sign in downstairs. No food please.

    Adult Beginners' Workshop tentatively scheduled for July!

  • Donations: Cash donations are needed to help pay for venues and lecturers. Also donations of chess equipment and equipment related to lectures (projector, computers with chessbase and/or swiss sys, portable sound system)are needed. Also donations of chess books in unread condition, to be used as prizes. Unfortunately, donations made at this time are not tax deductible. GoFundMe page is here!

    Purpose: To provide chess as a social activity, primarily for adults. Please note that my events are not intended to compete with the Marshall Chess Club. My event scheduling is based on funding and availability of the site. I am a member of the Marshall Chess Club, and I recommend Marshall membership for chessplayers in the NYC area.

  • Contact: jgraham at nystar dot com.

  • Directors: I am seeking directors to form a non-profit organization. Preferred qualifications: a) Someone I have known a long time and know I can work with; b) Must have experience and a good understanding of the nyc chess environment; c) Must be like-minded with regard to purpose; d) Must be devoid of potential conflict of interest.