Thursday, August 9, 2012

First Steinitz Memorial Saturday

Registrations are streaming in for the inaugural Steinitz Memorial Open being held Saturday, August 11, 2012 in DeKalb.

Wilhelm Steinitz passed away August 12, 1900... 112 years ago, but his influence on chess remains noteable today. Steinitz is believed to be the first undisputed world champion, holding that title from 1886 to 1894. He also went 25 years without losing in formal match play!

The DeKalb Chess Club event will feature four rounds meaning USCF norms can be earned. Details are posted to the right of this entry.

Advanced registration can be accomplished through emailing a name and a USCF ID to


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