Congratulations to Obed Salas, who won the second place trophy in the Dealey Interscholastic Chess Tournament on November 15, 2014. Thanks, Obed, for your example and for proving to everyone that the Hotchkiss Chess Club rocks!


Hotchkiss Chess Club Rules


Hotchkiss Endgame Exercises

By Monday After Thanksgiving, December 1, 2014, every Hotchkiss Chess Club member needs to learn to solve Hotchkiss Endgame Exercises 001 through 009. And if that assignment is too boring, study Exercise 010.


Chess Tournament Preparation


How to Write a FEN String        Game Form


Cutting and Pasting FEN Strings Into Mayura


How to Play Chess (


Mayura ChessBoard - A FREE chess program for Windows

 1) CLICK HERE to download

 2) Then click on the downloaded zip file to extract the contents.

 3) And then click on "setup.exe" to install the program.


LucasChess - A FREE chess program for Windows:

 1) CLICK HERE to download the program

 3) And then click on the downloaded exe file and follow instructions.


Instructions: Mayura or Lucas Installation From Flash Drive


Silman Endgame Course    Silman FENs

By Friday, November 21, everyone in the Chess Club should be able to solve Problems 1, 2, 3, 4, and 15.


László Polgár's '5334 Problems, Combinations and Games'

Thousands of exercises: mate in one; mate in two; mate in three


Chess Openings

Good Starts and Bad Starts


Jerry's Academic Chess Rank Database

Email me for further details re. access to this free academic chess ranking database for school chess clubs.


Additional Chess Resources

Resources for the academic chess community