CDA Chess Club Witnesses Exciting Week of Fierce Competition


In an intense week of play, CDA Chess Club's veterans and beginners showcased their tactical brilliance and strategic insight. Exciting matches, unexpected victories, and promising newcomers marked the week.

The club meeting on Monday, November 6, boasted a strong turnout, with the first round seeing 11 competitors and the second round gaining an additional player, Serena. The club welcomes newcomer Mark, who joined his first meeting and jumped into the thrilling action.

A nail-biting standoff between Sam M. and Owen resulted in a draw, hinting at a budding rivalry to watch in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, Travis's unexpected victory over Rick created quite the stir, marking one of the week's most notable upsets.

Returning to the fray after a few weeks' absence, John made a triumphant comeback with two wins, earning a significant gain of 35 points. However, the player with the most exciting gain of the week was Daniel, whose dual victories saw his score rise by an impressive 41 points.

The club's next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m., at the NIC Student Union. All chess enthusiasts are warmly invited to attend and participate in the thrilling competition.

During the beginners' meeting on Thursday, the atmosphere was similarly thrilling. Eight players engaged in three rounds, with Leo emerging as the uncontested champion of the evening after a flawless performance. The club is eagerly planning the next beginners' meeting, scheduled for Thursday, November 16, at 6:00 p.m., at the Burger King in Post Falls. All individuals who are new to chess are encouraged to join.

Looking ahead, the next round of the North Idaho Scholastic Chess League will take place on Tuesday, November 28th, at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library starting at 4:00 p.m.

The club's ladder has been updated, reflecting all the week's activity and drawing an exciting roadmap for the battles to come.


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