Casual Chess Club

Casual Chess Club We are a friendly group of casual chess players that like to get out and have some fun! The games we play are unrated and you do not need to have a USCF membership to play us. We start meeting on Wednesdays at 5 in the afternoon.

09/07/2019

Hello, if you come on this site often, you may have observed that I don't update it anymore. I came on here to remove a (very old) phone number that was recently brought to my attention. There are no phone numbers associated with the club, at the time of this update. Nevertheless, the club is at Jersey Mikes on Tuesdays starting at 5, 1772 S. Rainbow Blvd in Las Vegas. It has been decided to keep this old page, for nostalgic purposes. Also take notice of the website casualchessclub.com. - Chris

Effective immediately Casual Coffeehouse Chess Club is now Casual Chess Club.
05/24/2018
Casual Chess Club

Effective immediately Casual Coffeehouse Chess Club is now Casual Chess Club.

We are a friendly group of casual chess players that like to get out and have some fun! The games we play are unrated and you do not need to have a USCF membership to play us. We start meeting on Wednesdays at 5 in the afternoon.

People post stupid things on facebook everyday, but do they brag? After this picture was taken, I went on to answer 3 mo...
08/07/2017

People post stupid things on facebook everyday, but do they brag? After this picture was taken, I went on to answer 3 more correctly until I got my 3rd one incorrect. That's an 89% correct ratio. Definitely had the Knight Vision Goggles cleaned before I put them on.

Here's a fantastic one!!! It took me 3 minutes to totally botch it!! I gave myself a face palm when I saw the solution!!...
07/28/2017

Here's a fantastic one!!! It took me 3 minutes to totally botch it!! I gave myself a face palm when I saw the solution!!! White to play show me you can get it in just a few seconds!!!

It's Black to move
07/13/2017

It's Black to move

Here's a real easy one! Since I answered correctly in a minute and 5 seconds, imagine how fast you guys can get this one...
07/06/2017

Here's a real easy one! Since I answered correctly in a minute and 5 seconds, imagine how fast you guys can get this one. White to play!!!

Did I show you guys this one yet? As Pete once said before, "Resigning is Stupid." White to move. Answer this correctly ...
07/04/2017

Did I show you guys this one yet? As Pete once said before, "Resigning is Stupid." White to move. Answer this correctly and find out why!!!

Here was a real fun one!!! White to play, I spent almost 4 minutes on this one, only to get it correct!!! Maybe you can ...
07/03/2017

Here was a real fun one!!! White to play, I spent almost 4 minutes on this one, only to get it correct!!! Maybe you can see the solution instantly!!

After 2 minutes, I answer correctly. With Black to play, sometimes it's best to just keep things simple!!! An adage we c...
06/30/2017

After 2 minutes, I answer correctly. With Black to play, sometimes it's best to just keep things simple!!! An adage we can use in life!

06/24/2017

In case anyone ever reads this, I have NOT quit chess....I actually have 2 jobs now and coming to chess in the last 2 months wasn't possible. I plan on keeping the meetup subscription active and plan on going back out to play you guys. I just need more time!!

A.B. has a fundraising site here https://www.gofundme.com/alberthailey. If you are a regular at either Jersey Mikes or t...
04/12/2017
Click here to support Albert's Special Needs Fund organized by Ed Magik

A.B. has a fundraising site here https://www.gofundme.com/alberthailey. If you are a regular at either Jersey Mikes or the Eastern Panera, then you've met and even played him at least once. Every now and then, I will help someone move with my big truck. Recently someone who had hired me allowed me to keep a washer and a gas dryer as part of payment, so I definitely have a washer that I can give A.B. if he wants it.

We are chess players trying to help Albert Hailey, age 69, who is completely deaf, profoundly visually impaired, paralyzed with paralysis in his lower body, partial paralysis in his upper body, and confined to a wheelchair. This is a result of infantile paralysis (Polio), and a short time later,...

Hello friends,If you are not aware yet, Timur has officially been approved by Guinness Records as the record holder for ...
03/30/2017
Most simultaneous blindfolded chess games (total games)

Hello friends,

If you are not aware yet, Timur has officially been approved by Guinness Records as the record holder for simultaneous blindfolded chess games.

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/72345-most-simultaneous-blindfolded-chess-wins

If you are interested in receiving your official Certificate of Participation, you can purchase one at https://store.guinnessworldrecords.com/

Choose Certificates and follow the onscreen instructions. I don't think it will have your name on it, but it will have the official embossed stamp.

Thank you for your participation. Timur couldn't have done it without you!!

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Just got this message from Jennifer Vallens, coordinator for GM Timur Gareyev. I'm going to plagiarize it word for word ...
02/12/2017
New In Chess - Magazine

Just got this message from Jennifer Vallens, coordinator for GM Timur Gareyev. I'm going to plagiarize it word for word via copy and paste. Here it is. Hi friends,

Just wanted to let you know that the Blindfold Chess World Record event that you participated in is covered in this month's issue of NEW IN CHESS magazine. (11 page spread)!

You can purchase a copy here https://www.newinchess.com/Magazine/

I wish I could send a digital copy, but it is not an option.

Then event will also be the COVER article in the March issue of Chess Life magazine. Be on the lookout!

I will keep you updated on the Guinness approval and will be sending notification out to all participants once that happens.

Best to you all!

Again.....so glad we all worked together in support of Timur's astounding accomplishment!

Jennifer
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12/22/2016
Casual Coffeehouse Chess Club

New meetup day starting now - The Wednesday night at Panera has been moved to Monday, same time same place different day. https://www.meetup.com/Vegas-Chess-Club-Meetup-Group/events/236136102/ With this move, there is now chess Monday through Friday among 3 different clubs all over town so if you can't make one day certainly you could make another!

Access the Casual Coffeehouse Chess Club page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Casual-Coffeehouse-Chess-Club/630459733651877 This is casual unrated chess, no USCF membership is required. Women

With the way the Raiders are this year, they've been reaching positions like this on a recurring basis!!
11/28/2016

With the way the Raiders are this year, they've been reaching positions like this on a recurring basis!!

Everyone, Pete was hospitalized the night before T-Day, diagnosed with pneumonia. I checked up on him this morning after...
11/26/2016

Everyone, Pete was hospitalized the night before T-Day, diagnosed with pneumonia. I checked up on him this morning after I got off work. He's been treated, is in a coma, and expected to wake around Monday. This is the information I received. Go Raiders...for Pete!

11/18/2016

Well now that the election is long over, I'll need to think of new ideas for chess memes. Meanwhile, Brian tells me that he'd like to contribute to this page, and behold; I sent him an invitation through this page to give him posting privileges. Perhaps he can come up with some useful information!!! I signed up for the SIMUL on Saturday, December 3rd at the UNLV!!! So after that I'll sure to have something interesting to post!

Hillary asks about Donald's Queen, but she overlooked the fact that she left her Knight hanging. Good thing The Donald s...
10/24/2016

Hillary asks about Donald's Queen, but she overlooked the fact that she left her Knight hanging. Good thing The Donald saw it....if he doesn't say or do anything stupid from this point forward he should be able to get to and win the ending!!

This one is titled, "The Donald's logic was to defend against mate and offer a Queen trade, but Hillary found the crushi...
09/04/2016

This one is titled, "The Donald's logic was to defend against mate and offer a Queen trade, but Hillary found the crushing Qxe7+, which led to his demise."

This one is titled, "Hillary pins The Donald's Knight, but leaves her outside passer hanging."
08/12/2016

This one is titled, "Hillary pins The Donald's Knight, but leaves her outside passer hanging."

Better look at the board first before you make your next move!!!
08/04/2016

Better look at the board first before you make your next move!!!

It's only a combination if it works!!!!
07/29/2016

It's only a combination if it works!!!!

And if Hillary was a good sport, she'd let him play it out!!!
07/17/2016

And if Hillary was a good sport, she'd let him play it out!!!

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07/07/2016

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06/22/2016

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06/10/2016

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05/21/2016

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05/04/2016

I'm at Jersey Mikes now, I'll be leaving here shortly to the chess center at 3160 S. Valley View Suite 105 to check out this simul that Brian just told me about. MOD has a Dr.'s appointment and Rich may just show up there. It starts at 7 if anyone sees this in time

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04/30/2016

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04/26/2016

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OK Everyone! I made Deven a bet that these 2 certain female chess players won't show up for his next meetup. Regardless ...
04/18/2016

OK Everyone! I made Deven a bet that these 2 certain female chess players won't show up for his next meetup. Regardless who's going to win the bet, there's certainly going to be a lot of beer this Thursday night. Come on over and have a few drinks on us while you play at Flavors of the World at 4972 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 22. Deven has a plethora of sets so if you don't have one it's no problem!

I can only imagine Magneto's USCF would be somewhere between 2000 - 2200.
04/14/2016

I can only imagine Magneto's USCF would be somewhere between 2000 - 2200.

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04/09/2016

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Deven tells me that he is hosting chess at his restaurant every Thursday from 5-8 from this point forward. 4972 S. Maryl...
04/07/2016

Deven tells me that he is hosting chess at his restaurant every Thursday from 5-8 from this point forward. 4972 S. Maryland Parkway Suite 22 Las Vegas NV 89119. It's down the street from the school. South on Maryland, pass trop and it's on the left inside a strip mall.

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04/04/2016

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04/02/2016

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03/30/2016

I'm at Panera right now so if you guys want to come down Albert and myself are here. Pete, I'm going to stop by your place tonight I have some things I'm going to give you.

Really, who calls this out anymore? Even "check" is called out very seldom.
03/29/2016

Really, who calls this out anymore? Even "check" is called out very seldom.

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03/28/2016

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Here's a very common King deflection. I had White vs. Tony on Wednesday, with Black to move, he played Q x R. My other r...
03/25/2016

Here's a very common King deflection. I had White vs. Tony on Wednesday, with Black to move, he played Q x R. My other rook (not pictured) was on the f1 square, so I played Rf6 check. If K x R then Q x Q. Fortunately for Tony, he knew that so he played Ke7 instead. We trade Queens and about 10 moves later I had a Passer on the 7th protected by the King and the Rook with the Right Bishop....then he resigned.

Sometimes the Pawn is NOT free, even more particular in the opening!!!
03/25/2016

Sometimes the Pawn is NOT free, even more particular in the opening!!!

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03/19/2016

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Only if you don't understand it!!
03/12/2016

Only if you don't understand it!!

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Any interest in northern meet ups?
Usually what days and a what time?