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Links to Great Chess Resources

 If you have a link you'd like to see added to this page, send me an email.


Chess Tournament Resources:

    How to Play Chess (Official rules, simplified, by the USCF)

    Swiss Pairing System (My explanation of how the Swiss pairing system works)

    USCF Tie-breaking rules (My explanation of how ties are decided)


    Beginners Guide to Scholastic Chess Tournaments (For those attending the VT State Scholastics for the first time)

Chess Blogs:

    Burlington Chess Club


    Vermont Chess Camp (

    Chess 'n Math Association (Canada)

    Continental Chess Association

    Eastern New York Chess Association

    Maine Chess Association

    Massachusetts Chess Association

    New Hampshire Chess Association

    US Chess Federation

    US Chess Federation Members Area (Look up ratings and results!)

    Western Massachusetts Chess

    Western Massachusetts Chess Association

Chess Supplies:

    Rochester Chess Center

    Chess Central


    Abundant Board Games

Improve Your Game:

    50 Chess Games for Beginners

    Academic Chess

    Chess Notation  (A tutorial by Roger McIntyre)

    ChessOps Chess Openings

    Crowseed: Learning Chess

    Kid Chess

    Professor Chess

Play Against Others:

    ChessManiac (Operated by Dennis Steele, a native of Kirby, VT)

    Instant Chess

    MSN Chess

Chess Forms:

    Printable Notation Sheet